Monday, January 7, 2008

Day one done

And of course Kate is starting to fuss as I begin to type. WHYYYYYYYY.

Only 185 more days to go. So far, it's not so bad. Working only ten hours was great. Working only ten hours for only two days will be even better. Driving home in a lurching vehicle was not so great; the transmission appears to be questioning it's role as such. For those who don't know we are the proud owners of a 1993 Dodge Caravan complete with rusted/patchy paint job (just like Kickyboots!) It's been a great little work horse. I hope the transmission can be coaxed into at least a temporary revival. Superman took the Scion to the Academy because the cadet's vehicle must be in complete compliance with vehicle code and the van has a cracked tail light cover. I find myself loving the ease of the mini-van because it's so much easier to wrestle Kate in and out of the car seat. The sliding van door is nine times better than the car door that gets in the way behind me or closes on my legs or bangs into the side of the car next to me if I'm not careful enough.

Kate did well at the new home daycare, though she certainly could have slept more. I hope she'll do that tonight. The time has come for her to sleep through the night again. She stopped once she started teething MONTHS ago, and then I was sick with the flu (twice!) and so my milk supply decreased and she was legitimately hungry during the night (and refused formula), and then she was teething again. But now she's eating much more solids and cereal and I'm pretty sure she's waking up to nurse out of habit. I didn't mind getting up with her before because it wasn't a big deal, but now that it's just us during the week we both need longer stretches of sleep. I don't know how I plan to start this sleeping through the night thing. I gave her a bonus feeding of cereal before I put her down tonight so maybe that will help keep her tummy full. She goes to sleep easily enough, it's just the waking up 2 or 3 times that doesn't work for me.

I miss my man. I don't expect to hear from him until Friday at 5 pm when he gets to go on liberty until Sunday at midnight.


  1. lainey345@yahoo.comJanuary 7, 2008 at 8:41 PM

    Good luck! You are being so brave about the challenges you have over the next few months!Don't even get me started about sleeping. Maddy sleeps worse now than she did when she was 4 months old. I think its the never-ending teething.

  2. Praying for you and the mottled cow van.

  3. Glad to hear that you are back to working only part time! Let the countdown begin. I admire you for taking this challenge on! I know it can't be easy. Oh, and good luck with the sleeping. If you happen to get some (luck), send any extra our way!