Lots to update

We’re going to go with the bullets for now. I’ll try to expand on most of them in some upcoming posts. Just a warning lots and lots of baby talk ahead.

  • How much do I suck? I just logged on to update and saw my post for the last book tour sitting in my drafts. I remember racing to finish it before Obama’s speech but I guess I forgot to hit publish. I also blame the fact that I had the worst cold of my life. Big oops on that one
  • I’m back on leave again, working just one day a week. I’m loving it but why you ask??
  • Well first, Sweetness needs physical therapy. She has to.rticollis, which is most likely due to her vacuum delivery. We go once a week to the PT and have a whole series of exercises to do with her 5 times a day. Given that it is her neck, I just don’t trust someone else doing the exercises. The PT wants it to resolve by about a year or she’ll most likely recommend surgery. So it is worth me being out of work to get this fixed. She hates it but somehow continues to be her smiling, sweet self throughout it all.
  • And second, our childcare is a hot mess. We were on the waitlist for the center at Mr H’s work. When she was born we were down to # 32 on the list and they estimated we’d be in by March. Now, because of the sibling rule, we’re # 57. And they are saying that all of the siblings are not going to get in. Freaking fertiles!
  • So for now we’ve got a nanny share right near my work. First time we went was last week. I’m still not sold on it and am going to keep looking. Something about it just seems off to me. I can’t put my finger on it but I’m going to trust my gut. Until I find something better, I’m just going to keep on popping over there.
  • I can not believe that tomorrow Sweetness will be 6 months old!!! Insane
  • I caved and we are now crying it out. I didn’t want to do it, and on some level I still don’t. But now she is waking up to play, not because she needs us for any other reason. She is so much happier when she gets a good night’s sleep. We’re on night 3 of it. First night we had 5 awakenings lasting between 5 and 15 minutes, last night just 1 but it lasted for an hour. I’m still somewhat skeptical because she goes to sleep like a champ, has for months. I nurse her, rock her, sing a song, and put her in her crib with a kiss and she’s out. Sometimes she’s out until 1-ish when I feed her and other times she’s out for about 90 minutes.
  • I realized that I can not think in non-TTC terms. Hr H was out of town last week and I felt those familiar O twinges along with all the other signs that I couldn’t miss if I wanted to. My first thought…damn, we missed our chance this month. Ummmm…that would actually involve me letting him touch me and having the energy for such a thing! I seriously wonder how anyone has Irish twins!

Wow–those are some long bullets. My apologies for being MIA. I’ve been reading and following along with all of you. I’ve just been a VERY bad commentor. I’m going to try to be better though.


March 4, 2009. sweetness.


  1. Fertilized replied:

    I am sorry to hear about the Sweetness in PT. Good Luck to you and her. Sending you lots of good thoughts on the CIO.

  2. LJ replied:

    Sorry about the PT! I had no idea 😦I bet the cry it out is harder on you than her too 😦

  3. Jennifer replied:

    If you’re not comfy with the nanny share…definitely find something else…go with your gut on this stuff! My Julian has torticollis…diagnosed 1 wk after his birth. We’ve been in PT since then…used to be once/week, now we’re down to once/twice per month. He’s getting better with it, I think, but he’s still tilting his head to the right a lot…I hope that resolves itself someday…they haven’t mentioned surgery though…and I hope sweetness won’t need it either.So, are you thinking about #2? I think we may start trying again soon…maybe do another FET cycle.We let Jules cry it out around 4 months old, a bit. It seemed to help and he’s a much better sleeper now. Once in a while he regresses, but that only lasts a few days or so. Good luck…I hope she starts sleeping better for you soon!

  4. Jen replied:

    That is a lot of updates! I’m sorry that you have to take off work because of the physical therapy and the daycare situation. It is nice to get an update on everything that is going on!

  5. mo*reezy replied:

    yes, thanks for the updates. Can you believe where we were 6 months ago? It’s insane. Happy half birthday to Sweetness, from her birthday buddy Maria.

  6. Sunny replied:

    Yeah your alive in the blogworld. I keep up with you on facebook which is nice but seeing a little bit more of what life has been like is nice. I have missed hearing about you! Hugs! You have a lot on your plate!

  7. Adriane replied:

    I am so happy to read an update from you! Sorry about the torticollis with Sweetness – hoping the PT is over soon. CIO is so hard. We did it and it was worth it, but difficult. Hope you find a better daycare option – one in which you are more comfortable. I’m glad you are trusting your gut!

  8. deanna replied:

    Great to hear some updates, though I’m very sorry to hear that Sweetness is dealing with PT. I’m glad you can take some time off work to help her through it.Six months! Isn’t it crazy? Are you starting solids with her now? I’d love to hear how it’s going, as Snippet will be gearing up to start in a few weeks….

  9. KE II replied:

    Great to hear the updates, been wondering about you! Sorry to hear about the PT, but great that you’re working through it. Think its a good idea to trust your gut with childcare, or else you can never settle. Speaking of ttc #2 you bring up a point that I constantly think about, I wouldn’t know how NOT to ttc, you just know your body too well!! Great to hear from you.

  10. sara replied:

    It was so good to hear an update from you! I’m so sorry about the Sweetness, I hope things continue to improve and she’s better in no time. Go with your mommy instincts with the childcare. It sounds like you have a good nose for what is good or not. I hope things work out with the childcare and work, it is just such a hard thing to juggle I’m finding. ((hugs))

  11. docgrumbles replied:

    sorry she needs ptgood luck with the cio

  12. Cibele replied:

    Thanks for participating… Our class of 08 is growing! Sorry to hear about Sweetness

  13. sarah23 replied:

    I can so relate to what you said a few months ago about teaching Sweetness to take a bottle. And I completely agree about the frustration in finding good childcare… in fact, I devoted an entire post to the topic this AM!

  14. Yoka replied:

    I missed an update from you. Glad to hear that you are all doing good. Sorry to her that Sweetness needs physical training.

  15. sara replied:

    Just my weekly drop in to say hi and hope you’re doing well!

  16. sara replied:

    How are you sweetie?

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