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Nick always wants me to hold him. I get so upset when he cries if I put him down, but I do have other things I need to do besides hold him, especially since max doesn't really want him in the same room. Then tonight I remembered that I could swaddle him (which I do at bedtime anyway) and he has been happy as a clam and so much calmer! Well, he's been asleep or dozy for most of the time but that's okay.
It was a bad day for things. I washed diapers and the washer fucked up and gave me some weird error message so I had to run the cycle again. Then I tried to put the crib together and first tried with the wrong hardware and then found out two of the screws are missing so that isn't done. Then I tried to fix the coffee grinder and nick made that well nigh impossible thanks to the aforementioned constant holding thing. I did manage to fix the grinder but I wouldn't have had to take it all apart if I'd realized the issue in the first place which was that no one has been cleaning the chute the grounds come out of so it was clogged with oily coffee grounds. I ran some rice through it and it's working nicely now. Although I did have some random piece fall out which seems to serve no purpose whatsoever and I couldn't put it back in.
I think I will go to bed early, after I have some chocolate ice cream and pretzels. Nick decided 4:30 would be a brilliant stay awake time last night. This was after waking at 1:45 (feeding at midnight), and at 4:30 he was up for over an hour and then we got up at 8 and I got not much of a nap.

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Date: 2012-06-22 02:21 am (UTC)From: [identity profile] jezebelleinhell.livejournal.com
speaking of tricks with rice...

I had a mom tell me that her son dropped her cell phone in the toilet and she took her phone apart, left it in a bag of rice overnight and it worked fine in the morning. Rice is amazing!

Date: 2012-06-22 05:12 pm (UTC)From: [identity profile] magenta-girl.livejournal.com
Rice IS amazing! And tastes good, too!

Date: 2012-06-22 02:49 am (UTC)From: [identity profile] becomingkate.livejournal.com
Have you considered wearing your baby? It would leave your hands free to do other stuff. I don't have any amazing advice because my son and I didn't really like it (I think I'm too short to wear a baby comfortably, he got big way too fast) but just throwing it out there.

Date: 2012-06-22 05:15 pm (UTC)From: [identity profile] magenta-girl.livejournal.com
I will definitely be wearing him, but at the moment I'm not sure my Ergo will fit me (I don't know where the extender piece is for it), and I have honestly just not had the energy to get my shit together and try wearing him.
I kind of realized that I probably held Max most of the time when he was Nick's current age, it's just that it was easier with just one, especially since Max isn't really wanting Nick in the same room. I'm missing Max due to having to spend all my time with Nick! And it seems like it HAS to be me. He tolerates being held by my husband and my mom sometimes, but often it seems like Mommy is the only one. Which I like sometimes but other times it's a bit smothering. Infancy is not my favorite childhood stage...

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