Wednesday, February 4, 2009

6 Ss

Scattered—That's me lately. I keep a notepad by my chair to write down things I need to do, because I think of them when I'm nursing and promptly forget. I have posts half written in my head never to be finished. When Kathleen takes a nap, I am almost paralyzed by what I could/should/want to do and start half a dozen things without finishing them.

Snuffly—Kathleen seems to have her first cold. She's been stuffed up for a few days now. It's made sleeping flat hard for her, so we've put getting used to the bassinet on hold for a little while. I hope she shakes it soon, but I'm not freaking out as much as I thought I would.

Spit up—Kathleen's been doing a lot more of it, so I've been doing a lot more laundry.

Screaming—Lots of this too. From about 4:30 PM onward seems to be fussy time when she is just inconsolable. Clean diaper, full belly, nursing, shushing, walking, singing, pacifier, swaddling, boucing, back patting . . . none of it seems to help.

Smiles—To counter balance the shrieking, we have been treated to more smiles over the past few days. Yes, sometimes she'll go from smiling to shrieking in seconds, but, oh, the smiles. Such a treat to see. Makes me smile just thinking about them.

Satisfied—Sleeping baby snuggling in my lap.


  1. Sounds Spendid Sara! I had to try for the alliteration...didn't I?

  2. Sara, your babies look so alike. They are beautiful. I hope you don't mind me saying.

  3. Thank you, Sally. I don't mind at all. I see similarities only in flashes myself, much the way I see how either of them looks like Brian or me.

    And Cara, I'm a sucker (there's another S) for alliteration.