Thursday, October 01, 2009
Yesterday morning I was clearly being WAY TOO SLOW getting ready, so Donovan was throwing a bit of a fit outside on the patio while I rushed around inside, and in his running around and crying he managed to trip and hit his chin against the cement step. His mouth filled with blood, and for a few moments I was TERRIFIED that he'd really hurt himself. After a few minutes he stopped bleeding, though, and calmed down, and just kinda laid snuggled up against me for a good 5 minutes before he was ready to be off again (and start demanding we leave the house). I figured he'd cut his lip and maybe bit his tongue, it was only later in the day that I took a closer look and noticed a big gash inside his lower lip, which is now fairly swollen. Luckily it's not bugging him nearly as much as I know it would me if it were my lip.
We're all feeling a bit tired these days. Zach and I continue to stay up too late (ack, how is it 10pm already???), and D continues to wake up way too early (5:40am the past few days) along with occasional wake-ups in the middle of the night. He's started needing a morning nap again, at least some days, and I'm stuck between letting him get the sleep he desperately needs (he keeps falling asleep on our walk back from the park in the morning, and staying asleep even as I get him out of the stroller and into bed), and trying to keep him up in hopes he'll sleep better at night instead. It's gotten much cooler all of a sudden, which is nice during the days but makes for a cold house at night-- the insulation here sucks, and the central heater is kinda weird, and so basically D's room gets pretty cold and I'm trying to figure out ways to keep him warm enough overnight. Today I bought a twin-sized fleece blanket for his bed, hoping it'll be big enough to still cover him even if he rolls around a good bit, and I also put in an alchemy request on Etsy for a sleep sack like this one (except with long sleeves) and have gotten a few offers, so hopefully we'll have that soon, too. I may also have to figure something out for a humidifier for his room, as he's starting to get stuffed up overnight (which then wakes him up, since he can't breathe especially when sucking his thumb). We had one last winter but I didn't like it very much, and now that I've moved things around in there and he's so much more mobile I don't know where I'd put it.
Life is full of little puzzles.