Friday, August 14, 2009

Seven Quick Takes – 8/14/09

1. So I should be packing right now. Instead I’m writing a post. Same difference. After all, this post WILL DEFINITELY help me get to my plane prepared, right? I’m actually ahead of schedule right now, because there are actual items of clothing IN THE SUITCASE. This is HUGE because I normally wait until 2 hours before I leave to pack. I am not even kidding. I am the worst packing procrastinator EVER. I just hate gathering everything. Hate it, hate it, hate it. If I could just sit and everything I need would just magically appear before me, I wouldn’t mind packing. In other news, I am very, very lazy.

2. Emily wrote a post about breastfeeding over at iVillage this week. (Warning! The accompanying picture to the article is kinda NSFW. Not sure why they had to show that, because WE KNOW what breastfeeding is, guys.) It was well written and I really loved it because I could relate to a lot of what she was saying. And then, THEN, people started commenting. And y’all, if you want to see my head explode, then just watch me read comments from people saying that you should not have children if you aren’t committed to breastfeeding 100%, even if it makes you more miserable than you’ve ever known. The comments made me want to punch people in the face. GAH! GAH! I absolutely DO NOT understand why people think it’s okay to be so harsh and judgmental over how you feed your child. YOUR CHILD NOT THEIRS.

3. Big Brother! Big Brother! Did y’all watch? Because Jeff straight up used the Coup d’état power, yo! We missed the first half of the episode, so when I came in Jesse and Natalie were on the block and I was practically yelling at Alex, “He used it! He used it,” despite the fact that he was carrying our sleeping child. But I am so pumped that Jesse is gone. SO. PUMPED.

4. Would you like to see a video of my child laughing? Of course you would!

Laughing with Daddy from Cora on Vimeo.

5. Wouldn’t it be nice if Starbucks or McDonald’s or Caribou delivered coffee to your house? That would be AWESOME. Because I’d really like some iced coffee right now, but I don’t want to leave the house. And really, there are lots of days like this, where I’d like to just run out and grab some coffee, but that means I’d have to put make up on. And a bra. (I don’t mean that.) (Yes I do.) (About the bra, I mean. That has got to be one of the most awesome things about staying at home with Jack. SORRY MALE READERS.) So if they could just bring the coffee to me, that’d be great. Of course, I’d probably still feel the need to put make up on to meet the delivery man.

6. Earlier, when I said that there were clothes in my suitcase? They’re not folded or anything. It’s just a big pile of clothes. Both mine and Jack’s. With some burp cloths and towels thrown in for good measure. Just thought I should clarify that it’s not like the suitcase resembles anything that could go on a plane right this second. Maybe the people who deliver my coffee could also iron and fold my clothes for me? Now THAT would be worth the money.

7. Jack has started this annoying new habit of only napping for 30-40 minutes at a time. It really sucks because he is CLEARLY still tired. Sometimes I can rock him and he'll go back down, but other times, he is just UP. And then he can barely stay awake two hours before he goes back down. (We do a hybrid baby-led schedule. I put him down for a nap two hours after he wakes up, unless he is super tired and cranky, in which case I will put him down immediately. I have found this works best for us. It leads to a happier baby and a happier mommy.) It's just no fun. I tried to get him to go back to sleep for 30 minutes yesterday before just giving up. He was simply having NONE of it. But then he was EXHAUSTED later in the evening. I don't really think there's anything I can DO to fix it, but man, it's just a bummer.


AI said...

OMG I heart that kid

Jodi said...

Make your own iced coffee. Seriously. I make mine. Just brew about 4 cups of coffee (I put about 3/4 to 1 cup of grounds in the filter so the coffee is STRONG). While it is brewing make a simple syrup of 1 cup water with 1 cup sugar. Stir in a sauce pan over medium low heat simmering for 5 minutes. Cool it then mix with coffee in a pitcher or jar. Then when you want some pour the mixture over ice and add milk. I also add some flavored creamers. And ta-da, iced coffee ready and waiting for you at all times. Mmmmmmm.

Philly said...

I like your kid

Mel said...

Love Love Love that video. We can't seem to catch B on tape yet. Oh and me too on the coffee delivery and napping prob. What is up with that...

Belle said...

I don't even have kids, but when I hear people get on their high horse about breastfeeding... I would very much like to punch them in the boob.