Tuesday, May 12, 2009

Happy Belated Mother's Day

This week we are starting rice cereal. Just as everyone had said, it ALL ends up anywhere but the mouth. I never could get Aife to use a bottle, and rice cereal is proving to be no easier. But I will not give up! It is only day two of this here battle, and I have a whole bag of decaf coffee in the freezer. I know that this is the equivalent of non-alcoholic beer (the whole why bother factor), but if I close my eyes and wish really really hard, it almost has the same effect. Not really, but it is amusing to make a pot of decaf and not tell my boyfriend, and watch him drink it. It's the little things. 
Anyway, I guess the real point of my story is, Mother's day was not really all that great. I woke up sooooo early, spent almost the entire day cleaning, Aife was pissed off all day... I spent the day alone with a ceaselessy crying baby. She didn't want to eat, sleep, lay down, be held, move, sit still, be in the car. Nothing. 
But today totally made up for that. Matt let me sleep in. First time since the baby was born!! He took Aife into the living room, made a pot of coffee, and omelets, and was attempting to feed her rice cereal. I walked into the room and thought I was still dreaming. I couldn't believe it. I got to sit down, and enjoy my breakfast for the first time in 4 months. She didn't keep any of the cereal in her mouth, but I didn't care. I was soooo unbelievable happy and grateful. I am really looking forward to not being responsible for EVERY SINGLE FEEDING. We will just keep trying with the rice cereal. She will get it eventually. 


  1. I'm sorry that Mother's Day wasn't too great for you. I hope that you got a couple happy memories squeezed into the day somewhere somehow!

    Also, just hang in there with the rice cereal. I'm rooting for you and keeping my fingers crossed!

  2. I'm so glad you got a Mother's Day--even if it was on the wrong day. :)

    And Aife will get the idea of solid food soon! In a few weeks you can try banana and she'll go nuts. It's all about the sweet stuff. :)

    Also, I would really like a picture of rice cereal face...please?

  3. I will get those pics up soon. My camera broke, so I borrowed my dad's, but he doesn't have a USB cord for it, so I have to download them to his comp. put on jump drive etc... but they will be up soon!