Monday, December 27, 2010

One thing Anna inherited from me...

Is hyperventilating after really bad crying. Yay!...sarcastically of course. It's 1:40am and Anna has been to sleep and is now back up. After about 4o minutes of crying she's now up and eating, which will be followed by a diaper change and heading back to bed.

She's been doing this the last couple of nights. She falls asleep quick only to take a nap, pretty much, then get angry because she doesn't think she's ready to sleep for the night. Humbug. She'll cry and carry on for long enough that it's time to eat and change her before she'll be content again.

Needless to say, I'm tired. She used to wake up after about 20 minutes to get her pacifier back then she'd sleep. Now it's waking up to cry for however long she sees fit (usually until she eats and gets a new diaper or sits around for a bit) then goes back to sleep. I just hate to put her back to bed so soon after eating. I don't want to hurt her stomach by laying her back down.

Anyway, back to the title...
If I cry hard for a good period of time I hyperventilate toward the end and for a good ten minutes after. Anna does this, too. Poor girl, it just makes her cry more, which I understand. I think it scares her and she gets mad that she can't control it. That's my guess at least.

Well, now she's getting fidgety so I think she's ready to be burped, changed and head back to bed.

Here's to hoping I get some sleep!

Sunday, December 12, 2010

You Get Upset if Someone Things You Live Below Sunset

Christmas is just less than two weeks away. I'm actually quite excited for it. I don't think I'm actually getting any presents other than a $25 gift card to who knows where. No one is really exchanging gifts this year, but I'm cool with that. We don't really have room here for anything else. We actually need to do a huge clean out of our stuff. I do have a problem with getting rid of things, though. Maybe it's a girl thing, or maybe it's a family thing. Either way, I have way too many things in this apartment.

Of course Anna brings a lot of baggage with her. Babies are so small but their "necessities" are huge. And to think, we don't even have a lot of the things most babies have. No swing, no play pin, no walker or exersaucer (fyi - I hate that name).

Can you tell I don't ever know where to make paragraphs?

Back to Christmas...
I will be making people things again this. And don't worry, there are no magnets involved. I'm quite excited to give them out. I think they'll be much more appreciated than the tiny notebook/magnet/covered box combo, though last years gifts to everyone took forever. Those boxes are not a quick covering project...and they're messy!

Yesterday I took some family pictures. I had a good time and I'm really quite excited at how I think they turned out. I haven't looked through them yet, but they were looking good through the viewfinder. When I got home I dressed Anna up in a brown dress with pink polka dots and took some pictures of her. They didn't turn out as good as I thought they had while I was taking them. I often have that problem when using the aperture as the guide. I like f1.8 a bunch and it makes it hard to get the right focusing all of the time. I'm sure there are at least a few that are fine.

In other Anna news, she's been sleeping pretty well lately. I say pretty well because there for about a week she slept awesome, and the last couple of nights it's been a little tougher. She had been going to sleep later and later each night, so I started to give her a bath at 12, getting her cozy in a sleeper, reading a couple chapters to her then laying by her til she fell asleep. She would zonk out pretty fast then about 15 minutes later lose her pacifier so I'd go back in a give it to her then soon after I'd make my way to bed. Friday night she didn't go to sleep until 2:30 probably. She kept waking up really, really happy. I think she thought that if she was happy and smiling a bunch we'd take her out to play. It worked when it was time to feed her but that's it. Last night she went to sleep around 11:15 probably and woke up around 12. I don't know what time she actually got to sleep but it was more of a fight than normal. I think something had scared her while I was in the bathroom so she kept doing a whiny cry after getting calmed down.

Speaking of the whiny cry, she's been doing that today. Well, only coupled with the, "I'm scared!" cry. Hopefully the startled thing doesn't last long.

Now I'm tired from typing. Anna is sleeping while resting her head on my arm so this is a little awkward.

Guess the title quote!
(I don't know if anyone reads this anymore, so I'm not really expecting answers.)

Monday, December 6, 2010

He's Guilty! Case Closed!

I had jury duty today. Sunday I looked online to see if my number was excused or not and wouldn't you know it, it wasn't. We had to be there at 7:45 and nothing was started until probably 8:15. We watched a video then a judge talked to us. He asked if there was anyone who couldn't serve for any kind of emergency. I asked him about breastfeeding to see if, "my daughter having to eat matters?" He said I'd have to talk to Judge Jackson when we got to the courtroom. Around 8:40 we took a break and the ladies in charge told us to be back at 8:55 then they didn't come back until 9:10.

I think if I wasn't tired and Anna wasn't seeming to be sleeping so well, I might keep going. I thought I'd expand on this way more than I am.

Blah, Blah...then I got to go home because I breastfeed! Yay, Anna!

I've found that one of my hobbies is finding random people on Facebook. Not just strolling through profiles, but more having someone specific in mind and not knowing their name. I've become quite good at it.

Okay, I've got to take advantage of having a baby that's sleeping who also hasn't slept very much today. I'm heading to bed!

Wednesday, December 1, 2010

I'm really quite tired. I slept from 4ish to 6:30 then 7ish to 9:30. Miles woke me up to feed Anna then he headed to bed so I drank some coffee, ate some cookies and set up camp in front of the computer like normal. I'm trying to finish some senior pictures that I took in October (oops). Although I spend a ton of time in front of the computer I find myself getting distracted way too much...and when I'm not distracted I just move slow. Cleaning up faces is tedious and I'm really quite tired of it, so I'm looking forward to getting these finished.

Anna is sleeping on my chest right now. She's way too cute for her own good...and she has on a dress sleeper thing which is actually a little too small. She wears it more like a shirt so her legs are bare...FYI - she has the cutest little pudgy legs ever.

I'm contemplating taking a nap, but I think I'd rather be tired and admire Anna rather than trying to sleep, though I could definitely use it.

I think I'm done now. I can't think of anything else to say. Maybe one day I'll have something interesting to talk about!