February 24th, 2005

julian grinning

Julian

Last night squirmy (but happy) Julian punched me in the nose and gave me a bloody nose. He grinned the whole time. He wasn't trying to hurt me. He was just having fun moving his arms around. My nose got in the way. It hurt. A lot. Now it's better. I'm glad he didn't break it.

Can someone please explain to me why he's got a ridiculously long attention span for feature-length animated films (e.g. Aladdin, Emperor's New Groove, Hercules...), but a ridiculously SHORT attention span for shorter, age-appropriate things like The Wiggles and Baby Einstein? He is NOT interested in those and I think it's because they're segmented. So a segment ends and he's done, even though there are 15 more segments to go.

Julian's been having screaming fits lately. Absolutely inconsolable, loud, heart-wrenching, awful screaming fits. :( I feel so bad for him. And frankly, somedays what it takes is plopping him in front of the TV and letting him curl up in your lap until he calms down. Then he's fine. I hate using the TV that way. But after 1/2 an hour of SCREAMING, it's hard to feel like I should make him suffer through that longer. It's not like a temper tantrum. His temper tantrums are always traceable to something specific like you telling him no he couldn't do something. And his temper tantrums usually involve him stamping his feet and throwing himself on the floor, but he stops if you turn your back to him. These fits are horrible crying/screaming fits. His pillow was soaking wet from tears one day from these fits. Poor baby. I really do think something's wrong. Maybe he's teething. Maybe the abandonment issues are finally kicking in (the psychologist said if it happens it could happen at any time because he has a sense of who's who, but no real sense of time). I don't know. I just wish I could fix it for him. *sniff*

Amazingly, he's also been incredibly cuddly and incredibly cute lately. And when he's NOT screaming, he's incredibly happy and funny and playful and an incredible joy to be around. So yay.
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ear update

I spoke too soon. I not only can no longer hear a darned thing out of my right ear it hurts more than ever and I definitely have ANOTHER ear infection.

Ah well, at least this explains the dizziness I've been dealing with.
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Potato Kugel: Done
Meatballs: Ready to be cooked in the morning (in the crock pot)
Chicken: Marinated, will pop in oven as soon as I get home
Rice & green beans: Will cook before shabbos
Salad: still haven't figured out what kind of salad, but that's easy and doesn't require cooking, only assembly, so that can be done after shabbos starts if need be.
Dessert: Ooops. forgot. Crap.
Spaghetti Squash: Dammit, haven't done that EITHER. But that doesn't take long and I'm tired, darnit.


Many of the dishes are done. The table is close to being cleared off. Julian's toys are as put away as they're going to get.

My ear hurts. My head hurts. My feet hurt from standing so much. I'm freaking tired. And I'm an emotional wreck, but that's an entirely different story and hopefully temporary anyway. Oh, and I'm dizzy because of my freaking EAR!

That is all for now.