Since the last video was somewhat, ahem, boring, I hereby give you baby squeals of delight:
Charles seems to giggle and squeal a bit more each day. He is also getting easier to read, as far as moods and schedules go, each day. But, we still have our rocky patches. He was quite noisy today and I had worked really hard all day (groceries, long, difficult walk with the dog and stroller, a couple hours at work, hospital visit, cooking dinner for Tony and for Buster, etc) and was possibly, maybe, a bit torn up from seeing a very dear friend stuck in a hospital bed due to complications from chemotherapy, so by the time Tony got home for dinner, I was on my last nerve. And then, Charles wouldn't eat but a few bites of cereal. Seriously, how is this supposed to help him sleep better if he won't eat more than a half-ounce of the stuff? Not to mention that I have to pump to get breastmilk to mix with the cereal, and I haven't pumped much lately and so am using up backstock. Which makes me worry about having enough for him when he goes to daycare, if I can ever find a daycare that will take a part-time infant. I am not very good at pumping, mostly because the only way I experience letdown is when Charles eats, and not just simply because I put a vacuum to my breast. This makes the process of pumping long and arduous (any advice, ladies?), and truly, I don't have an extra fifteen minutes in my day to do it! I am typing with one hand right now, the other holding a sleeping baby! [If I had a third hand, I would be holding a glass of wine to my lips.]
So, yeah, there you have it. I think I just really need some sleep. Charlie is still waking me to eat every two hours, and after feeding and then soothing to sleep in his crib, I am up for a half-hour each time. Good thing he is so darned cute.
Tomorrow, we are going to walk back to the hospital, and go into work at Goodwinds, and do the dog park thing, and hopefully be awake enough to make dinner. We'll see... I hear Leland might bring over a cinematic adventure featuring Leslie Nielsen, so I might just blow off dinner in favor of cold cereal and laughs. Speaking of, did I tell you that Tony is putting chocolate soy milk on his raisin bran these days? So weird...