Monday, July 11, 2011

Brain dump

My mom had a hip replacement today. Reports are she's doing awesome and has even already gotten up and walked a bit on it. Was very glad to hear it, as I was more than a bit nervous about the whole thing (even though I knew she'd be fine).

Quinn's rolling out all sorts of milestones all of a sudden. A couple days ago he started crawling. Like ACTUAL crawling. It's still a bit slow and awkward, but he's fully, officially mobile. This is awesome bc being able to crawl towards toys, etc, means he's less frustrated about stuff.

Then today he pulled himself up to standing for the first time. He did this repeatedly throughout the day...and fell and hit his head at least 3 times as a result. So the happiness gained by crawling is getting cancelled out by falling over from trying to stand.

He also might be teething.

I'm blaming all of the above for why his sleep has been kinda crap lately. He's waking a bunch at night, taking longer to fall back asleep, and resisting naps. Fun stuff. Here's hoping it passes soon.

We leave for Texas in 3 days. I'm a bit stressed about the flight, but excited to get there. Trying to settle my brain enough to get everything ready. When I saw Quinn pull himself up today I realized what good timing this trip will be. I remember this being a challenging time with Donovan, as he wanted to pull up on everything but was still so unsteady, so I had to be within arm's reach ALL THE TIME to try to catch him when he fell. With Quinn I'll have some backup.

Still no clue what's happening with our computer files. We spent 1.5hrs on the phone with Carbonite this morning talking to tech support. The first guy was a jerk, practically insinuating that I was either lying or clueless about whether I had the files on my computer. Thankfully the next guy was much better. We restarted the restore after un/installing the software, it's been going ok all day but now starting to show errors. Needless to say, I will be canceling my Carbonite subscription after this is all over.

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  1. I hope your mom has a great recovery! My mom has had her left hip replaced 3 times and her right hip 1 time, so I completely understand!

  2. Tell your mom to do all of her physical therapy and do all of the home program they prescribe!! NOT doing it will be bad in the long run - scar tissue, pain, etc. Here's hoping the rest of her recovery is smooth sailing.

    Yay Quinn! Kiarda was also much happier when she got mobile. I hope the same for Quinn.

    Good luck and safe travels!

  3. Okay, I'm not sure what kind of computer you have, but if you use an apple with a newer OS, it is SO worth it to get the external drive and use Time Machine. It automatically backs up whenever your computer is on and it has saved me a couple times already (especially since it keeps multiple versions of files when you change them). So worth the money. I've lost data and photos and emails before and it stinks!



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