I must confess, I'm feeling a lot of pressure to blog something interesting lately, and have very little new to say. I wouldn't trade Jonah's stability right now for anything in the world, but when things are so calm, and I'm in the house all day every day, there's just not a whole lot to talk about. I'm pretty sure you guys really don't care what I had for lunch nor are you interested in the plot of today's episode of Wonder Pets or Backyardigans.
I do have a couple good ideas and the book really helps, but I just feel like I have ZERO time to formulate a post. Even ones with JUST pictures take forever, because now I want to edit all my pictures... as if I needed one more thing to make this posting process take even longer... but man, Picnik is pretty fun. That reminds me... do any of you know anything about gimp.org? It was in O Magazine, and says it is a free download similar to Photoshop, but when I go there, it all looks pretty technical, so I haven't downloaded it yet. Thoughts? I would love a good editing program but don't want to have to pay for Photoshop. Does anything free actually compare?
Jonah's started really experimenting with the sounds he can make to the point that he's almost given me a heart attack a couple times. When respiratory distress is your biggest fear, and your son just thinks it's HILARIOUS to suck in air a couple times in a row and then bust out a big grin, it's really quite evil and manipulative. (But still really stinkin' cute... you know, after you get over your almost infarction, that is.)
Jonah's kind of had a rough go of it today. Bath and dressing change were much more painful for him than usual as he has some pretty bad spots on both feet, his right shoulder blade, and a really painful one on his bottom. Except when he was in the NICU, I haven't seen one as bad as what's on his shoulder right now, and I've not heard him scream in pain like he did today when water hit the one on his hiney. If you could just say an extra little prayer for him tonight, we would appreciate it so much. It helps to know everyone is praying so hard when you feel so helpless as a parent.
And last thing. Do you have any "getting your kid to bed" ideas that don't involve letting him cry it out? This not putting him to bed until 11 thing is killer... especially because he's still getting up at least once a night, not including all the requisite wake-up butt pattings. I'm all about some cryin' it out, but it's not an option for him, because he will be rubbing his face and hurting himself in the process. Anyway, I'd love to hear if there was something that worked for you when your kid was his age.
Alright, I'm off to bed (but not really because Jonah is still awake, but I'm going to pretend.)
So, goodnight (but not really).