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Saturday, January 5, 2008



Q: How do you know your husband bought the wrong kind of cat food?

A: It says "Weight Management" on the bag. Um, hello? Have you seen my skinny ass cat? Neville's a porker, but Cambridge? She's the original Tiny Heiny. She's the small fry on the dollar menu. You also know it was the wrong food because you keep finding cat puke all over the house. Ick.


I wear Claire in a sling a lot, especially when it's nap time and we're at a party or visiting family and it's too loud for her to sleep. So, I get her to snuggle into my chest and she falls right to sleep. I often eat whilst she's thus slung which has not gone without some party fouls. For example, when I was eating dinner at my Mom's house in Colorado, a dried blueberry fell off my fork and landed in Claire's ear. Hee, hee. I now refer to blueberries as earberries. Another example: last night I was eating salad and a glop of ranch dressing landed on her neck. My poor baby. She's just swimming in my food over here!

Since coming back from vacation Claire has started to loose her hair. I looked at her across the room the other day while Huz was holding her and I thought I saw a bald spot over her ear; sure enough, when we brush her hair it comes out. So sad. I know it's natural to loose it, but I love her fine, downy baby hair. I hope she comes out of this stage without looking like an old bald man. (I wonder if it will grow back blond or stay light brown?) The good new is, she's lost all that crusty cradle cap (I always make the typo: cradle crap - which is pretty much a Freudian slip) along with the hair so at least her exposed scalp is nice and smooth now.

The other major (and I mean MAJOR) change in Claire since we've been home is the fact that she goes right to sleep (without the pacifier even!) when we put her to bed (in her crib! in her own room!) at 9:00. No fussing. No problem. And THEN - get this - Thursday night (the night after my first traumatic day back at full-time work) she slept from 9:00 - 4:50. Did you read that? That's nearly 8 hours. That's through the night, people. She did it last night too. Hot damn, it feels good to sleep again!

Posted by Bird On A Line @ 9:08 PM

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