Why am I running on empty? I'm not sure exactly. Maybe it is because I'm exhausted from the move. Maybe it because work is stressful right now. Maybe it is because I have an inexplicably irritable baby who wakes up every hour or two fussing but not hungry. Maybe it is because my house is in shambles, and I lack the time and energy to unpack and clean up. Maybe it is the lovely stomach pains I've been dealing with. Maybe it is the congestion that just doesn't seem to go away. In all likelihood it is all of the above.
I went to the doctor this morning. It could be my gallbladder or it could be something else. Since the ultrasound showed no gallstones or sludge, the first step was to try putting me on acid blockers. If I still have breakthrough attacks of pain and nausea, then he'll have a scan done of my gallbladder. Fun times.
Jeramy bought a riding lawn mower seeing as how we now have a large enough yard to necessitate one. So the good news is that mowing the lawn is finally going to be fine enough that I don't have to do it anymore. It seems that my tenure as the only wife among our friends who mows the lawn is now over. Last summer I even mowed it well into my second trimester when it finally just got to be too much for me between the heat and swollen appendages. Of course perhaps Jeramy will pawn this responsiblility off on Jillian in the near future...
See that building in the background? The advertisement for our house described it as a shed. But in reality, we think it was a grow room. I'm by no means an expert in this area. But what shed has its own breaker panel, heat, underground ventilation, reflective walls and excellent insulation?
I've taken Jillian off of solid food for the time being. Ever since we started the rice cereal she has been extremely fussy and gassy, has horribly nasty diarrhea and blow-outs for the first time since she was about a month old (her poo has been relatively solid for about two months), and has started waking up every couple of hours at night and refusing to go back to sleep even though she is not hungry. On one hand, I doubt that a few tablespoons of rice cereal can wreak such havoc. However, it is the only variable that has changed in the past week. I hope this works, because coming home to an inconsolably fussy baby is incredibly draining.
When she isn't fussing, Jillian is noticing the world around her more and more. In the past couple of weeks she has really began noticing Cujo. He still isn't thrilled about her, but at least he tolerates her existence. I'm sure grow on him more once she starts sending crumbs his way.
All right. Enough whining.