Thursday, August 26, 2010

I have 12 days left

Before I have to go back to work. I'm going to miss Chloe and that sensation that I don't have to be anywhere at anytime.
Do you remember that feeling you used to get on Sundays . . . homework or assignments that weren't complete and due the next day. It took years after graduation university to shed that feeling. And then you start working full time and there's a bit of dread Sunday nights that the fun is over and you have to go back to the grind.
I'm feeling more anxious about leaving my Chloe-Chloe in the care of others 5 days a week and having to be places by a certain time.
I'm always early and my husband is always late. But this past year time has been irrelevant. I haven't had to be anywhere by a certain time. It's been great, freeing. My schedule is wide open. I can do errands whenever I want. I'm not looking forward to being constricted.
Now, that being said, I am anticipating being around adults, engaging in intellectual conversation, making money and having freedom. Now - you say - how's that? Well, my commute is two hours a day when I'm by myself in the car. I can get lunch by myself. Generally, I get to spend some time alone, which I never do now. So, freedom is also relative.

Saturday, August 14, 2010

Crazy teeth

So, Chloe has been teething these past couple of nights and I assumed that she was getting an upper incisor as that's the proper order of getting her teeth.

Now, I did my research and followed the above chart for putting the numbing medication on her gums. It's not like you can see anything coming in until the tooth bursts through the gums. Her bottom teeth have been visible  through the gums since she was four months old but she didn't get her first tooth until she was 10 months.
Anyway, so I'm putting the numbing medication on the upper gums on either side of her central incisor. Well . . . Mommy did wrong.
I dug out my head light Friday morning to fish around in her mouth.She'd kept us up the night before so I wanted to see what was going on. So, I'm poking around in her mouth and I can't see anything. But out of the corner of my eye . . . I see this flash of white on the right upper gums -- way in the back. I was absolutely horrified. HORRIFIED.
The white was the full surface of a molar that had come through the gums probably about two weeks ago. I felt around on the other side of the mouth and low and behold found a sharp edge of a more recently erupted molar. EEK.
She was teething around her birthday two weeks ago but I didn't see anything come through so I figured it was one of those preliminary teething episodes when the tooth moves through the canal but isn't ready to come through the gums. How wrong I was.
I felt terrible all day that this tooth had come through and I didn't even know it to sooth her pain.
The worst part is that's not the first time that's happened and I guessing it won't be the last.

Tuesday, August 10, 2010

Smile drought

It never fails that when you're paying the photographer Chloe won't crack a smile. But when Mom is taking the pictures for free, she can't stop them coming.

Tuesday, August 3, 2010

My friend Roberta took this video at Chloe's first birthday party on Saturday. I'm a dork but hey, we aren't all perfect.

Monday, August 2, 2010

Good day

I just have to take note that Chloe and I are having a good day. We've been playing loads, especially with the musical tea set she got for her birthday. She's a darling. I'm very lucky.

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