It's been raining off and on all day, but in a strange sort of way. The sky looks blue and clear, but then a stray cloud will pour on us for a minute, then move away. I much prefer constant storming/rain vs. this drizzling type.
This morning Corbin had his 2 month check up. He's 11 lbs 2.5 oz and 26 inches. Poor baby got his vaccines today and so I've let him sleep in the swing today instead of his bed. I think this has made the day much better than it would have been otherwise.
I just ordered a new book on Amazon - Merry Hall. It sounds very good! But we'll see. I wish I had a good book to curl up and read on a day like today, but my latest buys have been parenting books - not exactly the rainy day read I would like. Anyone have a good suggestion? I'm always up for a new(or old) book.
Hayden has been testing the boundaries today - which leaves me exhausted and at my wits end. He's in that difficult toddler stage where he doesn't talk much and understands only a little, yet has all the physical abilities and curiosity of an older toddler. Achieving any kind of discipline over tantrums and shrieking is a very long uphill battle. He is in the habit of shrieking whenever he wants something or doesn't like something. It's a very annoying habit - which I'm sure is even more shocking to non-parents when we're out. All my efforts to curb this behavior have failed. Has anyone else gone through this? Did you have any success in stopping it? Or do you just have to wait to grow out of it?
I didn't get as much done as I would have liked today. I've designated Monday as my cleaning day, but I only managed the laundry, a few (not all) dishes, and picking up the living and dining room. My bathrooms desperately need some attention - but I'm in no hurry to start cleaning toilets, ha!
And I think I'm getting the hang of Corbin's cries, I've narrowed them down into these categories:
1.) I'm hungry, please pass the boob.
2.) OH crap, these cheap Luv diapers have leaked again!
3.) Gas, gas, I have GAS!!
4.) This activity mat is boring.
5.) What the? Help! There's a 30 lb toddler SITTING on me!!! Momma!!