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Since last episode:
We left FX with his grandparents and drove home. Got home last Wednesday, worked our asses off getting the house clean. Chris took the Postal Service exam Thrusday. Thinks he did pretty well. We saw Star Wars: the SUCK to 'celebrate', then had to rent movies to get the bad taste out of our brains. Ummm...worked our butts off.

Saturday:
We went to R and A's house and helped them clean stored furniture, pack their truck and move. I got a harrowing, blistered, purple sunburn. Chris went with R in the truck, and I went home to meet FX, Chris's parents, brother and niece when they arrived. Then I bundled everyone off to R and A's new house to see the fireworks (their town did them Saturday). Built R's new kettle grill, made burgers, watched fireworks, home by 1:30 am. FX loved the fireworks.

Sunday:
Uh. I don't remember much of Sunday. I was in pain. I didn't sleep. I do remember that FX was very happy to finally be home! Oh, yes, we took everyone to see the museum a few towns over where my 1860's dress demo doll is displayed, and also to the old state capitol. I washed our car.

Monday:
Still in pain. It rained. A lot. Missed local fireworks show, as I just needed to die and had not been able to sleep for 2 days. Chris said FX liked the fireworks but was too close and got scared. Mom and I saw them from our yard anyway.

Tuesday:
In car all day, going on a sightseeing tour with the in-laws. Poor FX was basically strapped into a carseat all day long, as we merely drove by most things. We got some very cute pictures of him pointing by the Lewis and Clark Boathouse, though.

Today:
FX got his third haircut ever, and looks more human now :) Chris took his folks to drive through a local historical park, by special appointment (his parents are both disabled). They took lots of pictures. I stayed home and made chili, and sent in my class info for KWCS.

This looks like a "What I did for summer vacation" paper. I think I'm going to need a vacation after this visit :P
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I'm having a discussion about names for baby safety harness/leash things elsewhere. One person has expressed disgust for the term my mother uses for the things: "Angel Straps." I'm fairly sure that it's an old brand name, as my mom is emphatically NOT cutesy (save for her fondness for florals), dating from sometime between the 1950's and the 1970's.

Anyone else ever heard them called that?** )
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"This is about believing in someone. If you, who read this right now, believe that I have got what it takes to not only survive, but to thrive and succeed at what I set out to do, leave a comment here saying that you believe in me. Then, put this into your journal, and see just how deep your support structure really goes. You may be very surprised at who's out there rooting for you."

Stolen from [livejournal.com profile] goldsquare

In other news, I turned FX's bed around today, so he can get in and out of it, and put his little potty chair in his room.
He's been removing his pants when he's alone and they are soiled for several days now, but today this produced an unwelcome result - when he pooped
(as was eventually going to happen) during his nap, there was nothing there to catch it. There was much laundry to do after the nap,
as well as a bath of spectacular proportions. He's pretty good at knowing when he has to go, so we're trying the "open access to toilet facilities" method. It might work.

I'll keep you posted.

So it goes

Jan. 6th, 2005 11:50 am
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Moving! Must begin packing today, with breaks for sewing/painting. I don't expect to get that much done. I'm very sore from helping [livejournal.com profile] galiana_db move yesterday. That heraldic stuff is HEAVY. I hope she's getting on okay today - I feel like I was beaten with baseball bats and then thrown down a rocky slope. The fear of stiff and sore muscles is half of what's driving me to work hard today.

The other half? I need to stay busy. If I dawdle, I'll mope.

I woke up today and my baby was not there. He wasn't there when I went to sleep last night. I am mixed in my feelings about this: I needed sleep, and I wasn't getting it before, so him being away is good; I miss him terribly, and my instincts are screaming at me, despite knowing he's safe with my mom. He left his little star pillow, and refused to nurse before he left - as if he knew that it was time and he was going on an adventure away from me. This is SO hard, even though I know we need it. I'll see him before his birthday, though.
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My parents have left for Illinois with my son.

I'm sad. I miss him already.

Enough wallowing. Must go dress to help [livejournal.com profile] galiana_db move her things into her new apartment.
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He's grinning. He's laughing. The anaesthetic wore off hours ago. The sore gap in his gumline must be less painful than the raw nerves of naked tooth pulp. he's bleeding a little bit, but not too much. It's getting less and less as the hours pass.

He's happier and less irritable than I've seen him for months.

I've got my happy boy back.

Thank you, Modest Needs and Dr. Haider (wrong dentist. I called LOTS yesterday). AND my sister :P

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