It’s late again. I hate posting so late. I really want to go to bed and forget about itchy legs, an aching back and stuffy nose. But because Athena is sick she didn’t want to go to sleep until 10:20 — six minutes ago. She hasn’t stayed up this late in a long time! The only nice thing about this time is that Tim is able to soothe and console her, so I am not the only one that can do it. Now he just needs to remember how to put a baby to sleep through the art of bouncing.

Anyway. I am most definitely sicker today than yesterday. The day just dragged on and I wanted it to end. That is kind of a bummer about daylight’s saving time and being sick is that the night time is endless. All of these even though we all took a three hour nap this afternoon and I tried to take it as easy as I could today. Being sick totally sucks and I’d be lying if I said I wasn’t a little worried about Morella and her lack of weight gain. She is still only 22 pounds and because she’s been sick hasn’t been eating well at all for the last week. I had hoped she was up to 23 pounds .. who knows, maybe she was and then she got sick and is back to the 22 that I see. I hope it isn’t below that on Wednesday. She’s nothing but muscle and bones. We try very hard to give her a variety of foods doused with fattening things like butter and cream cheese, as well as leaving them out for her to graze on, offer three solid meals a day where we eat with her, always a dessert…sigh. You can’t force feed a toddler to eat right? Furthermore, toddlers are like babies in that they won’t purposely starve themselves, correct? OH geez Morella, just eat!

I noticed in my shower last night that my hair is starting to fall out. Three months. I guess that is about the same time it started happening with Morella. My hair was really long then still and I got a drastic hair cut to ease the loss (and manage the tub drain) with all that hair. I am considering another hair cut, but I am close to starting to grow it out. For what purpose though? I mean, I usually have my hair up anyway. Though, with long hair I can put it up way better than this stupid length where it goes into a lame looking ponytail. With long hair I can do sticks, up sweeps, braids, etc — But then again in the last two years I have learned how awesome short hair can be. No brushing, little washing, no sticky little fingers grabbing at it (though they don’t when it’s up anyway). When it comes down to it, I like long hair, but I don’t like it down. However I like long hairdo’s when they are up. But I don’t like short hair maintenance — and you know I am afraid it looks mom like. Though I am a mom, so do with that what you will.

Why am I talking about this? Gah. I should go to bed. I wish I could take something awesome to help me sleep. I guess I could have made a cup of extra sleepy time instead of drinking diet 7-Up, but it’s too late for that now.

Morella LOVES 7-Up, and since her fever finally broke today I feel like it really is a magic soda drink with special healing powers. I didn’t leave the house today, but that’s okay. I don’t think I’ll be leaving the house tomorrow either. Boo.

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