I don’t get to be the baby anymore when I’m sick.

by statia on March 25, 2007

After a very long night and a longer fussy day, I believe the Mini Me-ester is going through a growth spurt. Seriously man, this parenting thing is keeping me on my toes.

Normally, this wouldn’t frustrate me, but the germ factory didn’t wait more than two weeks before subjecting me to a cold, which is wearing me down because all day, it’s “pick me up! I’m tired, but I’m not tired. Feed me now, nevermind, I’m not hungry. I know it’ll pass, but I feel guilty for feeling bad about all of it and I know it’s because I’m sick and not sleeping, because duh, he’s not sleeping. It makes me feel like a shitty parent. (And then he does his gummy wide grin in his sleep and completely melts the world around me.)

I also have a beef with baby clothing manufacturers. Can I get some clothing companies to make short pants? Because the Mini Me-ester got screwed with his parents and is not very tall, and therefore not really fitting into any of his pants very well. Height wise, he still can get away with wearing newborn sized pants, which I have two pairs of. Everything else swims on him.

On another note, we took the Mini Me-ester in to see Dr. Pompy on Friday who was over the moon about us coming in. He gave me a big hug and kiss and was genuinely happy to see us, which was really awesome. It felt good to be able to go back and show him off to the staff. And you know, if I didn’t believe in karma, I’d totally write Dr. Mustache a letter telling him to fuck off.


Steff March 25, 2007 at 4:29 pm

I’m sorry you are not feeling but sure glad you have a *gummy* smile to pull you out of that funk!

As for Dr Mustache, I would actually pay to overnight the FO letter!

Jenn March 25, 2007 at 4:30 pm

Hey, why don’t you sleep when he sleeps? :)

We have the opposite problem with pants. My boys are tall and skinny so everything is too short and too wide.

donna March 25, 2007 at 6:11 pm

I’m sorry you aren’t feeling well. Hope you get better soon!

erica March 25, 2007 at 7:01 pm

I hear you on the growth spurt and the pants being too long. I’ve resorted to offering to feed him everytime he cries because seriously? If he’s not crying because he’s hungry he soon forgets the other reason once he’s on the breast.

Linda March 25, 2007 at 9:39 pm

I bet Dr. Pompy was so damned happy. I know what you mean about the karma thing…but you can tell him the baby’s not his doing in a “nicer” way and not f*ck with your karma. ;-)

isabel March 25, 2007 at 10:09 pm

Cut the feet off some of those big pants. Who cares about hems?

It will get better, they tell me, on the sleeping front. Good luck!

Minawolf March 26, 2007 at 5:52 am

Err, babies wear something other then onsies when they’re that tiny?

Jenaside March 26, 2007 at 7:13 am

Awww. Isn’t it amazing how quickly they melt your defenses? (Not to be like, all gushy or anything.)

The pants thing.. Yeah. My son was 9 pounds 9 ounces and a whopping 20 inches long. He stayed in the 90th percentile for weight and and around the 30th percentile for height until he hit around a year and a half.

I had a short, fat baby. The clothing manufacturers really weren’t expecting that.

geeky March 26, 2007 at 7:53 am

hope you feel better soon!

Faith March 26, 2007 at 10:47 am

See, I like to think that it would be HIS karma coming back to bite HIM in the ass if you sent him that letter. But I like to justify things that way, personally. :)

waiting line March 26, 2007 at 12:47 pm

get well soon! …more gummie grins to come!

Tuesday March 26, 2007 at 4:44 pm

Being sick is a luxury Moms don’t get. Terrible.

What is worse? When your child is sick.

Teresa March 26, 2007 at 6:02 pm

Hope you feel better. And to this day, my son (5) can wear some of his shorts as pants. OK, high-waters, but still closer to pants on him then shorts.

robyn March 26, 2007 at 6:40 pm

Dude, some of N’s “shorts” are well past his knees and he’s taller than some 6-year olds at 3. Can’t imagine what you’re facing!

cee March 26, 2007 at 7:28 pm

Ohh so so happy for ya! Just having your own “lighter” body back, sleeping on your tum, the gummy baby smiles… all of it! Congrats again!

moi March 27, 2007 at 10:03 am

your posts are helping me wait out these last weeks. I need to keep chanting ‘gummy smile’ to myself!

just another jenny March 27, 2007 at 7:23 pm

I’m sorry your sick, that’s gotta be a kick in the ass at this early stage.

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