A catch-up post

I feel like I hardly ever write anymore…  And I miss it.  Just so much going on, or so I say, but then I look at my life and I think…  We don’t do anything!  No really, we don’t!

Here are a few updates, in no particular order and not really even related..

I think Nora is teething.  I know, I’ve said that before, but she is super cranky lately, which is really, really unlike her.  And while she’s been chewing on everything for months, it’s different now.  While I was rocking her to sleep tonight she had her binkie in the sides of her mouth just chewing away.  We’ve been giving her Motrin and Tylenol, which do seem to help, but I still feel so bad for her.  Thank goodness we get teeth as babies and don’t remember it!  She is still sleeping through the night for the most part, but getting her to sleep at night is a bit tougher now.  Naps are still hit or miss.  A few days ago she napped for over two hours.  Today it was like 30 minutes.

This past weekend Eric and I made an effort to socialize a bit more than we have since moving here in September.  Friday night my mom watched Nora so Eric and I could attend a New Year’s Eve party at the home of a family practice physician who routinely consults Eric.  He and his wife were super nice, made us feel very welcome!  The wife had called me the day before to personally invite me and give me an idea of what was planned and such.  There were five other couples at the party, and all their children who ranged in age from 4-10, well, I’m guessing, as I’m awful at figuring out kids ages.  The party was fun, one other guy there was a surgeon, I forget his specialty, so Eric knew him from the hospital as well, but the other couples were neighbors of the host and hostess.  It was super nice to meet some new faces and chat with other moms, mostly stay-at-home moms, who understand my boredom and frustrations.  And it was nice that their children are older and thus they could offer me advice on daycare, preschools, etc., but gosh, all the information gets overwhelming.  I don’t even remember all their names now or how many kids they have.  And do I really need to be thinking about preschool already??  So yes, everyone was super, super nice, although I’ll say the party got seriously interesting when we started playing Cards Against Humanity.  The bottles of alcohol could have had something to do with that too!

Then Saturday we attended another party to watch the Hawks play in the Rose Bowl.  Thank goodness the party was more entertaining than the game.  One of our regular sitters was free to watch Nora, but unfortunately we left right after the game ended since Nora was super fussy.  I blame teething.  And it was past her bedtime by then, and it seems I’m the only one she’ll sleep for.  Ugh.  So the party though, it was at the home of an anesthesiologist that Eric met at the hospital.  Several others in the medical field were also in attendance, and strangely enough, most of the wives were nurses.  Well, those that work.  I’m finding a theme here.  Actually, the hostess is a nurse who stopped working to raise her children who are all now in school.  She was thinking of applying at Eric’s office, but I’m pretty sure they just hired another nurse and aren’t currently looking for more.

I didn’t feel quite as at home at the football party…  Something about the women…  Huge diamonds, huger chests, I assume implants.  Not that I have anything against implants.  The women just seemed super clicky, like back in high school.  They invited us out this Saturday night, but I’m not sure I really want to go, and we’d have to find a sitter for Nora again.  And the group from Friday’s party invited us out this Friday evening, but again, no sitter.  I’m guessing one of my regular girls could come, but is it worth it when all I do is wonder if Nora is crying for the sitter?  Is that what all moms do when they are away from their children?

Crap, so much more I wanted to write about, but I’m tired and all I can think about is my bed!  More tomorrow.  Or the next day…

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