The baby is doing well, she's still got the sniffles but otherwise she's over the flu. This kid is only 5 weeks old and she's already trying to hold her head up and attempting to stand and sit up on her own. Even her pediatrician is impressed by it.
Every time I go over to mom's house, the woman is holding the baby and talking to Junior. In fact she practically gushes over her. Unfortunately the baby is getting spoiled to being held constantly. T and A are also bad about automatically jumping and picking Junior up as soon as she whimpers. I may not have had children of my own, but I have raised two kids from infants, so I do have the same experience as the rest. Don't get me wrong now I believe babies should be held, but I also think that they should be allowed to cry a bit so they don't start demanding it as soon as they're laid down for a nap or bedtime.
T has tried to get A into having a strict schedule for Junior's feeding and sleep, but she has other ideas on that matter. In this, he's right because it will help get her into sleeping through the night a lot sooner. It worked for M, H, and V...so it should work for this baby too. Mom's theory is that she's not getting enough out of her formula and that's why she's not sleeping through the night and always wants a bottle, each time drinking almost 6 oz. She suggested that they put a little bit of rice cereal in her milk, but A claims that the pediatrician advised against that (which seems like bull to us). They've already switched the baby's formula twice since A's supply of breast milk is limited. I joked around that she needs to get fat like me so her boobs will be bigger. T gave me an evil look and said don't even joke like that. LOL
I mentioned this to lizamanynames last night and I might as well share the story on here for posterity.
Last night me, my brother and A had a conversation that's become almost a habit. He can not understand how we can find Jack Nicholson sexy without actually lusting after him and that we think its more his personality that is sexy. It's rather funny each time we get into it. Mostly because of the faces he makes.
The first time ended with him becoming traumatized because the convo led to Daisy Duke and me saying I used to want to be like her. He screamed and said I ruined all his fantasies he'd ever had about her. Me and A were laughing so hard that night we had tears in our eyes.
I think we'd also talked about how our third cousin's wife ruined things for him because he seriously crushed on Olivia Newton John and she'd told him she was a lesbian (I don't think she used that actual word since she was a Pentecostal preacher and we were just kids). I've never actually heard of her being one so I don't know where this woman got the idea, but at the time I was 11 and he was 9. It didn't stop him from watching whatever movie she was in at the time. In fact I think he still does. The guy will never admit it but he has the movie taste of a teenage girl at times. I've lost track of how many times he's watched the
Miss Congenialitymovies. *snerk*
It looks like Megacon is a go! M is really looking forward to it since I told her that she'll also possibly meet artists and writers there. In fact she's already planned out her outfit for it. She said she wants to look just right for meeting Gigi. Ha! I think she's also interested in finding out about how Wayne balances acting with being in two bands.
*crosses fingers and toes that things don't change before Friday.*
I gave H his first journal yesterday to help channel some of his anger over the family situation. I told him that whenever he's angry or hurt to write it down and it will help with those feelings instead of acting out. He was afraid that his mom would read it since she goes through his things. I asked him if he had a hiding spot that she didn't know about and he said he did but it was outside. So I gave him a large ziplock bag to keep the moisture from it. The other reason I gave it to him was to maybe help him in his reading since he gets frustrated that some words are too hard for him.