I've been a bottomless pit the past two days. I can't get enough to eat. Yet the scales keep going lower and lower. I now weigh less than I did when I got pregnant. The difference is that I was fit and had muscle when I got pregnant. Right now, it's all saggy and droopy. But tonight when I was stripping down to get in the shower, I glimpsed myself and was surprised at how thin I am beneath the droopiness. I think I ate about a half dozen muffins yesterday. Thank goodness I'm making quadruple batches of them right now. I've credited breast feeding for helping me to lose all of the pregnancy weight, so I guess I have BB's ravenous appetite to thank for the continuing loss. It's the only explanation I can come up with for the insatiable hunger I've been feeling these past two days.
I had my yearly dentist appointment today. I really like my dentist, but I truly hate the dentist. Does that make sense? She's really nice, but I had a dentist as a kid who wrecked me for life when it comes to dentists. I've also had a terrible, skin-crawling GP experience too, that I've been having a lot of flashbacks to recently, but I digress. That's a topic for another post. Maybe. I was happy to hear that I once again don't have any cavities, so I (hopefully) won't have to set foot in her office for another year. Next year I'm taking BB with me for his first appointment, so I'll have to pretend that I LOVE being poked, prodded and scraped. It should be fun. One neat thing about today's appointment is that she smoothed out my front teeth. Sounds weird, I know. I broke my tooth when I was a kid, and instead of putting a real cap on the tooth, they just kind of built one out of white filling material. Anyway, the current fake tooth I sport seemed to have become a bit rough over the last couple of years (she says it happens with the white fillings sometimes) so she buffed it out. It looks better and feels really smooth when I rub my tongue over it. BB is always running his tongue over his new front teeth, and I had to chuckle when I caught myself doing the same thing tonight.
BB now has four teeth on top and four on bottom. I finally managed to get a finger in his mouth this morning (the first time in a couple of days that he would let me) and the remaining two that were just under the skin have now broken through. Maybe maybe maybe we'll have a good night sleep again sometime soon? I don't mind if he needs to get up once, I get that. He's a baby. It's okay that he gave us 13 hours of consecutive sleep for 17 days in a row when he was three months old, and then took it away from us. But having to get up with him two or three times a night right now, plus waking up for the day at 05:00 or earlier is really starting to make me feel a bit zombie-like.
I've been working hard over the past couple of weeks to teach BB how to wave. I've failed at every attempt. Then last night, N was walking by with her hound and DH and BB were looking at her from the living room window. DH told BB to wave hello, and demonstrated how to do it. Guess who started waving?! So exciting! Now he waves at us all the time. I was changing his diaper this afternoon and his sweet little arm was flailing around. :)
It's going to be an odd weekend... DH is going to be at a seminar all weekend, so beginning late tomorrow afternoon, BB and I will be on our own for most of the time. DH will be home to sleep, but from the sound of things, that's basically all we'll see of him until Sunday night. I have a couple of friends coming over Saturday night for a Stitch-n-Bitch, but aside from that there's nothing else planned. I'll probably be begging my parents to come visit to break up one of the two days. I don't mind one bit being here with BB all day, but I always look forward to DH returning home from work at 16:30. I'm not sure how it will feel not having that to look forward to with nothing else to break up the day. On the bright side though, DH is taking tomorrow off of work, so we'll be able to get a few errands taken care of and spend a bit of time together.
I'm meeting with a potential babysitter next Wednesday night. I'm a bit nervous. If anybody reading this has any ideas about the sorts of questions I should ask her, please let me know. I'm worried I'm going to forget something that is really important, and then will kick myself later for not asking. There's still no decision on BN2, but I figure I need to get my ducks in a row in case we do decide to proceed.