Who has solo road tripped with a newborn? I am starting to really plan it out in my head. I will be writing down his estimated feeding times from now until Wednesday so I can pull over BEFORE a meltdown starts. I might spilt the 8 hour drive into two days rather then one but I don’t really want to. I think I’ll just drink a shit ton of coffee and go for the entire drive. Any tips?
Last night I looked up Lou’s dad. I was told during the placement call that his father was incarcerated and I found him. I’m pretty sure it’s a three strikes type if thing or the one charge was a really big one to warrant a no bail and transfer to the prison soon. It is so odd to be able to track a child’s parent online through the state system.
Other news Lou is doing great! His feeding is much better now with very little puking afterwards. The AR formula is really helping and keeping him propped up constantly is working wonders. He gags on any other bottle aside from the disposable ones so in gonna have to test out others that have a very short nipple to see what’s best cause he is taking more then the two ounces the disposables hold.
The man that lives in the townhouse that shares a wall with mine has part time custody of his children. He has a 7 year old and twin 4 year olds. Look people, I like kids. At least most kids. These kids are so fucking loud! From 6 am when they start to run up and down the stairs to 9 pm when they stop running up and down the stairs I want to rip my ear drums out and remove their legs and arms. And their vocal cords. They bang on the walls and scream constantly. Don’t get me started on how the 4 year olds walk around with bottles of milk held between their chompers. I don’t say anything to him because I realize that my babies (McGee in particular) cry sometimes. And because he is currently looking for a house to buy. There is a large difference between twin 4 year olds throwing a tantrum and a newborn being fussy. I think I can safety say that I like my kids but other people children are not on my favorites list.
Again I love my FFA worker! She came over with coffee in hand for me, sat down and ate her lunch while talking with me. She is a magical lady who I very much enjoy being around. She is scared to hold babies but I shall break her of this fear. I did every one of my “don’t want to do list” before hand and even put on mascara. And pants.
In an hour my FFA worker is coming over. I am so utterly unmotivated to do anything to prepare for her. Like pick up the living room, quickly set up Lou’s first medical appointment, take out the trash, wash yesterdays makeup off my face, or put on pants. I just want to watch Long Island Medium on TLC… with no pants on.
So he is just about the opposite of how feedings went with McGee. He eats very fast if I let him. His poop smells TERRIBLE! I’m going to wic tomorrow and going to ask for the formula for babies who spit up a great deal. He came from the hospital on the regular formula and he doesn’t keep it down. I am switching him slowly to the formula that is for spitter uppers and its helping. To keep it down I find holding him up for an entire episode of Chelsea Lately helps him to not puke up what looks to me about half his feeding.