Monday, August 31, 2009

Isaak is working on his first teeth. He was handling the pain pretty well until yesterday. He started pulling at his left ear more often. Last night he would cry about once an hour, all night. Poor little guy.

This morning Isaak woke up with a runny nose. I called the House Doctor today and he said use paracetmol for the teeth and call him back if he develops a fever.

I gave him a dose of paracetamol (tylenol)this afternoon and it seemed to help. He went right to sleep after his bath and hasn't roused since.

Isaak and I went for a run this morning, sans dogs. Halfway through the loop he started chatting, squawking and laughing. Too cute.

Yesterday Kevin and I took the road bikes to Ikea (with Isaak in the trailer). Something went screwy with my bike. I had changed the back tire before we left (in the last trip it had gone flat) and something must have gone out of wack with my rear derailer as I only had 3 gears...on the big one. Regardless, it was still faster then my dutch bike.

Last week we had taken Isaak to the Zuiderbad. It was too cold for him, both in and out of the water. Isaak was not happy with being put under water.

Saturday, we took Isaak to the Mirandabad. It is pool we had never been too. I had always thought it was 7 euros per visit. It isn't. It is more like 3.50 per visit. They have an entire complex of baby/kid pools. It incudes a wave pool, wading pool and two slides. The water was much warmer then last week and the air temperature was really warm. You didn't need to dry off to stay warm after getting out of the pool. He floated on his back, splashed in the water and went under 3 times.

Isaak now wears a bib all day...the drool is just too much. It is either change the bib twice a day or change his onesie 3 times.





Monday, August 17, 2009

Isaak Rolls Over

Isaak has learned how to roll over. He can go from back to front, on his right side.




Sunday, August 09, 2009

A Very Un-Productive Week

I have had a serious motivation problem all week. A quick bout of Kevin's cold and a spasming/seizing back & neck didn't help. Hopefully the next week will be better.

Monday I started to come down with Kevin's cold. I decided to nurse Isaak for one last week, to at least get him through this nasty cold. Monday night I crawled into bed after taking a couple of advil and benedryl and told Kevin he had better rally out of his sickness on Tuesday because it was now my turn to be pathetic and sleep all day.

Kara left on Tuesday. I was sad to see her go. She was an absolute joy to have around. I was feeling so shitty & exhausted I couldn't even get out of bed to see her off.

I slept all day Tuesday. I would rouse for a few minutes every couple of hours, take more advil and then go back to bed.

Wednesday I woke up feel MUCH better...only to develop a kink in my neck a few minutes later. The kink turned into a full back/neck spasm. It sucked! More advil was taken. The only relief was to lay flat on the bed with my head on Kevin's tempurpedic neck pillow. If I did this for an hour then I could get up and function for 10 min.

Needless to say I didn't get any work done Tuesday or Wednesday.

Thursday my neck and back were still a wreck. I was over the cold by now and Kevin was too so I decided it would be my last day of nursing (I was already down to 1 feed in the mornings anyway) and then dose my self with a muscle relaxant and crawled back in bed. I tried to work a little but it was very productive.

Friday I finally started to feel like I could function, my back & neck and subsided into a kink again. I was finally able to go and get my IUD - my favorite form of birth control. Of the 3 I have had this time wasn't nearly as bad as the first. I had a female OB/GYN and I like her a lot more then the bastard who stitched me back together in March...really I am over it.

Isaak was out of pureed fruits & veggies so Courtenay & I took a trip to Albert Cuyp. I may have went a little overboard...potatos, sweet potatos, bananas, squash, peaches, apples, avocado, carrots. oh my.

Once home I started cycling the produce through the food processor and ice cube trays.
My shoebox sized freezer.

Yes, Isaak is in danger of having orange hands & feet from all of the orange veggies.

Saturday morning Kevin and I went for a run. We really must be quite a site. One pushing the jogger the other with dogs in tow. I really need to get so I run more then once a month.

The rest of the day was spent hanging out with Isaak & Kevin.

Sunday was another lazy day. I am trying to soak up every minute of time with Isaak. I know it is flying by faster then I want.

In my weekend websurfing I found a couple of blogs with really cute stuff to sew. I wish I had a sewing machine here. I am torn on whether I should buy one. I may end up doing just that, something simple and inexpensive.

Tomorrow is Monday. I hope to be more productive.

Sunday, August 02, 2009

Week 23 - 5 Months

I can't believe that Isaak is 5 months old. Really, already? Where have the weeks gone?

He is happily eating solid food (well, kinda solid). He has apple sauce, avocado & rice cereal. Separately and combined. Tomorrow I will introduce him to mashed potatoes. I didn't think I would be the kind of mom who makes her own baby food, but so far I am. It isn't that hard: cook fruit/veggie in water, puree, freeze. Voila.

It helps ease the guilt that I am not around to feed him during the day, if I can't feed him then at least I can make the grub.

This weekend we made a quick trip to Brugges. It was Kara's first time but our second. We stayed at a lovely bed & breakfast. It was a relaxing weekend with chocolate, waffles & beer.