low fire danger

31 Aug

Time since birth: 8 weeks
Weight loss this week: 200g (.44lbs)
Total Weight loss: 11.6kg (25.57lbs)

Grabbing a little pink jumpsuit, i checked the tag. i was checking the sizes of all Hannah’s clothes as she grew out of 0000 and into 000. Low fire danger 000. Low fire danger? What, as opposed to all of those spontaneous combustion baby jump suits? Seriously, why do all baby clothes say that on the tag? Are the babies all going to use their pink jumpsuits as protection to go fight fires? Is it like those aussie bushfire danger signs (they let you know what the probability is for a bush fire, low, all the way to extreme), telling me there probably won’t be a fire today?

We learned about settling techniques at mothers group on Tuesday. I have been doing it wrong the whole time. You are not supposed to rock and pat them all the way to sleep on you, then put them down as they will immediately wake up, no longer in the warmth and comfort of your arms. That is why Hannah has had all of her naps on mommy and daddy. Instead, you are supposed to put them in their cots when they get sleepy and then rock and pat them while they are in the cot. We’ve been doing the new way since Tuesday and Hannah likes sleeping on me much better then in her cot. It’s been working for the most part, but her naps are not as long (she used to sleep 2-3 hours on me, and now she sleeps for 1 hour in the cot. Except at night, she has always been a good sleeper at night). It does take up to an hour and a half to get her to sleep sometimes.

Another $400 was spent on my boob. I had a fine needle biopsy which was much better then the core biopsy i had last year. For a core biopsy, they give you some anesthetic, then make an incision (in my case, i could still fell it so more anesthetic had to be given through the incision which was really really painful). A thing that looks identical to a piercing gun is then used to take the sample. The doctor pulls the trigger, and bang, a very loud noise scares the life out of you. The poor boob is then bruised for a couple of days, and your all done. This time, a very thin needle was inserted, jiggled around, repeated, then all is done. When they inserted the needle, they said “yep, that’s milk.” So, pretty much nothing to worry about, it’s just a fibrous benign lump that is now filled with milk (and gave me stretch marks). Of course I have to go to the boob specialist and pay $200 to get the official results next week.

Sometimes I’m up at 4 or 5am to feed Hannah. I could hear this strange noise coming from outside. On closer listening (it wasn’t that close to here), i realised it was a rooster. now correct me if I’m wrong, but aren’t roosters supposed to shout (what is the word for the noise a rooster makes??) at dawn? It certainly isn’t dawn that early. Last night, i was up at 2 and heard the rooster. I think he is one confused bird.

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One Response to “low fire danger”

  1. oelyam September 6, 2009 at 12:01 am #

    argh i just lost my comment. annoying blogspot.re. the rooster, i used to think that too, til i went to trent's parent's place and found that roosters crow ALL the time. even at 2pm in the afternoon! so midnight or late night crows are normal.

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