Thursday, July 10, 2008

On My Own

No picture tonight, sorry. I successfully have completed my first 24 hours on my own! Last night at 6pm #1 left for work and I've had the boys pretty much on my own since. I'll be on my own until tomorrow about noon. We love 12 hour shifts because #1 gets every other weekend off, but it does get hard on my end. He works 6pm-6am, sleeps until about 4pm, and leaves for work about 5:30. There's about an hour and a half he's around, but in that time we eat dinner and he has to get ready for work. It went pretty well today, but I've been cheating and letting Big J watch Baby Einstein videos while I nurse. All together he probably watched 40 minutes of the DVD, 10-15 minutes at a time. I just have to try my best to keep him in the same room as Baby J and I so I know what he is up to. With the help of his trusty stool, Big J can pretty much reach anything in the house that isn't on top of the refrigerator!
Have I blogged about my dishwasher?? Well, in case I haven't I have to tell you it is the best thing EVER installed into my house. I think I'd even give up air conditioning to keep it. I am dreading our next water/electricity bill because I'm pretty sure it is using quite a bit of both, but oh the blessed sound of it swishing all the gunk off our dishes. We got it used from some people I have baby sat for. It is the same dishwasher that we had in the house when I was growing up (not the same unit, the same make/model) so I'm sure it isn't as energy efficient as the new ones, but we love it anyway. Tonight after dinner there were no dishes to wash, so #1 actually got to come outside with use for about 20 minutes between dinner and getting ready for work! Maybe I didn't get an official 24 hours on my own then, huh? Thank you Thank you dad for installing our new dishwasher!!!
Tomorrow Baby J goes to the doctor for his 2 week checkup. Is he 2 weeks old already? For most people that doesn't sound very old, but the time has flown for me. He weighed 7 lbs 1 oz at birth, left the hospital at 6 lbs 8 oz, weighed 6 lbs 9 oz at 4 days, and weighed 6 lbs 9.2 oz at 11 days. He's supposed to be back up to birth weight tomorrow. I'm not going to hold my breath on that unless the hospital scale (from 11 days) is really calibrated differently from my pediatrician's'. I'll keep you posted.

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