Tuesday, November 01, 2005

Bits 'n' Bites

I have a toothache. Hurts like the dickens. Dentist Thursday. Whoo-pee.

J is crabby. He won't nap, either. Go to sleep, J. Be the turnip. Please? I am so tired of having a screaming baby in my arms, and I can do nothing for him. I think I may purchase earplugs; no point in both of us being miserable. I know I can't really do that, but it is very tempting sometimes.

I have been super-happy today. Now, I'm suddenly grumpy. J's screams could account for my sudden change in mood. I need a nap. I'm so tired, I put J's new diaper on and forgot the plastic pants. Pee got everywhere. I have had to put him down in his crib and just walk away for a few moments, for a good cry. I don't know what else to do.

Chest pains are subsiding somewhat, though on days like these they return. Part of the treatment involves not lifting. This is, obviously, impossible for me, with J. It could take quite awhile for the costochondritis to heal at this rate.

I can't get anything done. Nothing. Whatsoever. I don't have enough time to do anything of substance. (Stop screaming, J!)

I have a sneaking suspicion that one of my friends is in need of encouragement today. There is no reason for this; it is just a hunch. If you are this friend, please call me. I wish to offer you the support and encouragement that you need.


Dottie P. said...

Perhaps I am being obtuse, but why can't you wear earplugs? I wear them at the office or for studying, when I need a bit more quiet in order to concentrate. I use ones rated for 33dB and can still hear the phone ring. If J won't let you put him down and all he's intent on doing is screaming in your ear, may as well give yourself a wee bit of relief.

Of course, I may be missing something here, not having said screaming bundle of joy...

Trish said...

I didn't realize that one could still hear so clearly while wearing the earplugs. I was nervous that I wouldn't be able to hear him crying if he needed something. If that's not the case, I guess I will invest in some, just to preserve some of my hearing.


Dottie P. said...

Oh yes, earplugs don't make you completely deaf. They just cut down on the noise a bit. I wear them in Starbucks, during exams, in the summer when I want to leave the windows open, whenever. You'll still be able to hear J cry plenty.

However, when you take them out, you may be surprised at how extraordinarily loud your surroundings have been!