Today I feel much better. I realize now that weekends are stressful, and this was a three day one. With Patrick and my mother home all day Dexee and I’s routine is completely thrown off.
During the weekdays we wake up between 8am and 9am…well she wakes up, I let her crawl around the bed and climb on top of me until half an hour later I give up and we get out of bed.
Dexee crawls around the living room for a while.
I heat up whatever puree on the stove. Today was blueberry, though it is too runny so I thickened it with baby cereal. She eats it, sometimes I try to coerce her too much, forgetting that it’s not actually that important if she skips a meal. Unless I forget, she than washed everything down with a glass of water, most of which spills on her. I have to hold to cup and tilt it for her.
After that she usually crawls around the living room some more,I crawl with her.
We than go to the library or for a walk. Today we didn’t. Instead she continued to crawl around the living room, playing with her non toys, and occasionally glanced at a dolphin documentary I put on TV. (We usually don’t watch TV before Daddy gets home, but when we do, even now, I try to choose something educational).
Usually Dexee goes to sleep at 11:30, today she didn’t seem tired so I put her in the stroller and we went for a walk. At noon we got home and I nursed her down to nap.
I read a little until I realized that I hadn’t eaten yet so I peeled and cut and apple and paired it with peanut butter.
After only 20 minutes of sleep I walked back into the room and Dexee woke up. She usuaully sleeps for two and a half hours and than we wait for Dad to get home, but not today. So right now Dexee is crawling on the carpet and climbing on the furniture while March of the Penguins plays in the back round. I don’t feel bad about not doing anything productive with her right now, after all, she is supposed to be sleeping.
When Patrick gets home we’ll go for a walk if his knees aren’t acting like old men.
It will be a good day.
I still hate Northern Virginia.