Saturday, 18 August 2018

Now Parenting: Week 9

Sunday started great, as compared to the 90 minutes on Saturday. Then at the weigh-in she’d gained 5 ounces, I trimmed cedars, and... Alexandra suddenly wanted ALL the food. She might have wanted a nap by 7pm, when she ate then immediately spit up? Got her to sleep despite the wailing. Which was nothing compared to the wailing during the 9:30pm bath. That seemed to expend all her energy though. She also slept a lot Monday afternoon, we’re wondering growth spurt (re-channeling of energy).
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Monday morning was time with Mommy as Dad was zonked then making bacon. We did go out to Fools’ Shakespeare in the Park after 5pm feeds; she slept for part, was awake to be offered a sword by an actress, then got a bottle when she started complaining. The instant bottles may not work so well, or she may have been in a mood; walking helped. 3am that night was a disaster as a bunch of the milk spilled on Alexandra and Dad felt like he’d betrayed a trust. Things were better by morning, which was good because Tuesday’s trip to Quebec was a bit exhausting itself (adding beer to the shawarma).

So, nap on Tuesday, resuming the outings Wednesday to the “Christopher Robin” movie (young un’s viewing). Started well, but she wouldn’t take the second breast and breezed through a bottle, meaning walking around, another bottle of instant (poured), some stroller, up and down the aisles... I only really missed the drowning bit of the film, I think. But I needed another break that afternoon. Some REAL good (awake and laughing) crib time in the evening though.

Thursday was largely a home day, and we got Chapel St pillows to help Alexandra eat. Aside from much wailing during the Comic Chat (wanted a bottle after Dad held her, and not the tiny bottle, the other one) she was pretty chill. That carried into Friday. Though after pizza buffet lunch, Dad ended up feeling out of it and needing a nap. He did recover, enough to be chill himself when Alexandra screamed after the phone rang as she was finishing a bottle. In fact the evening was pretty uneventful, though Dad stayed up until the 2:30am feed to get in some added writing.

Saturday kind of flew by, from the two month photo, to brunch, to two hours with Dad (lots of eating in first half hour, a couple changes, play, sleep), to lawn care, to shopping, to gaming. Granted, that’s about what I expected. Gillian came by to keep Anne-Lise and Alexandra company. Onwards?

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Item counts run Sunday (Aug 12) to Saturday (Aug 18).

Step Count 2016: About 55,700
Step Count 2017: About 57,000 (23 stars).
STEP COUNT 2018: Over 69,250. 8 stars.
After a straight week over 10k (last Thurs to this Wed), an ease off. This Fri was under 6k.

FROM 2016:
-I was pleased not to feel rushed on all the things on my To Do list. (Whelp.)
FROM 2017:
-Marmalade Week, completing a fanfic from viewings; reading without coding.

SchoolMail 2017: 2 (1 sent)
SCHOOL EMAIL 2018: 2 New (0 sent)


WRITING + ART RELATED ITEMS:
 -Synched 2nd “Jughead” comic video
 -Synched 3rd and 4th “Jughead” comic videos
 -Completed main ConBravo 2017 Day 1/2 report
 -Completed main ConBravo 2017 Day 2/3 report
 -Wrote “Chanced Erasures 4” (near 2k)
 -Thursday stArt Faire Comic Chat

OTHER ITEMS:
 -Cedar hedge trimming and weed pulling
 -“Twelfth Night” Shakespeare in the Park Mon
 -Trip to A-L work in Quebec for lunch Tue
 -“Christopher Robin” movie Wed
 -Mowed lawn including new seedling grass
 -Brunch with Friends Sat
 -Ticket to Ride/Forbidden Desert gaming Sat
 -2 Chapters of “Raising Your Spirited Child” (pg 215-245)
 -Lotus Prince’s “Corpse Party Blood Drive” (1 to 14)

UPCOMING FOR SURE:
 -Shopping Sun, Parents in Wed

STUFF TO SCHEDULE FOR SUMMER?
 -Recap for OAME 2018
 -Recap for ConBravo 2017
 -Recap for CanCon 2017
 -Write a TANDQ article on Polling and Bias
 -Write a post about types of praise/encouragement
 -Catching up with web serials
 -Read some of the books sitting at my desk

RH Stress Level: 3 (Divine Buster, Extension)

Saturday, 11 August 2018

Now Parenting: Week 8

Spitups galore is the mantra to start the week. After a not-too-active Sunday (where she weighed in at 8 pounds, 4 ounces), Dad thought some active time after she awoke after 8:30pm might be in order. To tire her out. He did wait almost half an hour after food, but at 9:30pm in the buzzy chair, the food came back. Monday morning there was sleep from about 3:30am to 9:30am (Mom was up at 3am then 6am) followed by a day where Alexandra couldn’t seem to find sleep. A little after 4pm in the buzzy chair, almost an hour after eating, there was a huge fountain, leading to an early bath. Did not watch the Sailor Moon SuperS movie, but hadn't planned to.
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On Tuesday she had a short walk in the morning, she did sleep a bit in her crib (rather than being placed there on Mon), and Dad finally got his serial story entry done. Dad then stayed up too late, such that he was still partly awake for the 2am feeding as well as the 40+ minutes of “my soother fell out, where is my soother” in the bassinet after. Wednesday was a day of Alexandra having trouble sleeping, to the point where after 8pm Dad managed to do a 10+ minute long random oratory so that the sound of his voice would help the young one finally doze off for a while in her chair. (Which then led to first major use of the baby monitor with its night vision, and a return by 9pm to collect her.) In the living room, the pyramid-style balloon bobbed towards the floor that day, plus there was a video call for Jose’s birthday.

Thursday was 10th anniversary day. Much tidying up around the house, and a trip out to pick up the blank ‘Thank You’ cards, leading to filling in calendar, plus it was DQ Blizzard day. In the midst of it Alexandra tries to find new creative ways to eat (hand on nipple and sucking on hand doesn’t work). Then out to dinner from 7-9pm at Pelican as Aunt Cecile took over. Friday there was extended sleeping through the day; Dad picked up some comics and caught up with yuri. (Citrus crossed a line in Book3 while Yamada/Kase remain precious.) On the mat, Alexandra can’t crawl, but on her front she can rotate and kind of shuffle sideways. We all went for a walk towards the end of the day in her last newborn diaper, we’re up to size one.

Saturday, a morning trip to the store and for Anne-Lise’s zumba wasn’t terrible despite forgetting the soother, but Alexandra really put Dad through the paces in the 90 minutes after they were at home (chair, bottle, mat, spit-up, music, diaper, walking, sleeping, crying, bottle). A reminder that stress level reflects an average. Nice visit after, than nap. x.x Though she was still a bit cranky later in the day, wearing Mommy out. Incidentally, Daddy’s leg problems come and go, it’s like a sudden charley horse causing temporary paralysis, then fine. The grass seedlings are doing pretty well outside.

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Item counts run Sunday (Aug 5) to Saturday (Aug 11).

Step Count 2016: About 50,700
Step Count 2017: About 60,200 (26 stars).
STEP COUNT 2018: Over 72,900. 9 stars.
Only Mon and Wed were under 10k.

FROM 2016:
-Shelved Math Comic, wrote new T&T Book 4 passages, saw “Sailor Moon Crystal”
FROM 2017:
-LOTS on the creativity including RRL, Tapastic and Series’ Scans

SchoolMail 2017: 9 (0 sent)
SCHOOL EMAIL 2018: 4 New (0 sent)


WRITING + ART RELATED ITEMS:
 -Wrote more “Time Untied” (another 1700 words)
 -Wrote “Chanced Erasures 3” (not quite 2k words)
 -Synched first “Jughead” comic video (1.5 min)
 -Thursday stArt Faire Comic Chat (partly)

OTHER ITEMS:
 -Cleaning up and box shuffling
 -Anniversary Dinner (Pelican Grill).
 -Caught up with some yuri reading
 -Friends coming by Sat
 -2+ Chapters of “Raising Your Spirited Child” (pg 149-215)
 -Lotus Prince’s “Jojo: Eyes of Heaven” (to end)

UPCOMING FOR SURE:
 -Work trip Tues, Movie trip Wed

STUFF TO SCHEDULE FOR SUMMER?
 -Recap for OAME 2018
 -Recap for ConBravo 2017
 -Recap for CanCon 2017
 -Write a TANDQ article on Polling and Bias
 -Write a post about types of praise/encouragement
 -Catching up with web serials
 -Read some of the books sitting at my desk

RH Stress Level: 1 (Evasion, Flier Fin)

Saturday, 4 August 2018

Now Parenting: Week 7

Sunday morning, dream included Alexandra, dreamt her first word was ‘meow’ and I accidentally jabbed her in the eye with the soother. On a brighter note, took my last Cipralix pill after I got up. Then, lots of info at the St Laurent session: About Alexandra being easily overstimulated, feeding position and getting ahead of her crying, led to the trip downtown including buying a book. Some hand/feet stamping before bath time (technically just before week 6). Busy day.
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Monday was arguably a busier day, had to entertain munchkin in the morning, then nab an hour of sleep before going out to the small beach to meet with Cecile. We were all wiped out by 1:30pm when we got back. (Note: Bring water next time.) Dumped part of a bottle of milk on her in the evening due to the seal needing to be readjusted for the amount of milk inside; also she seems to be spitting up more. (Apparently needs to be kept upright for at least 20 minutes after a feed, after Tuesday’s appointment. Always something.)

Moving on, Tuesday, I tried to install updated OS on my Mac at the library (nope, so still no wacom tablet), Wednesday Alexandra went to the movies with Anne-Lise and Cecile (I picked up Orleans shirts), Thursday was big. At 3am we shifted her to the bassinet with no wails, Anne-Lise took first watch which was after 6am, followed by me possibly not a moment too soon, leading to my first solo diaper change. We went to a medical appointment for Anne-Lise, leading to a 25 min walk in the stroller for me, then shopping. Alexandra was really out of it after about 10pm, but not so much so that she couldn’t eat.

Friday morning, also rough, but Anne-Lise figures that since the bassinet is close to the window (and the vent), that’s part of the problem - not that she had all night in said bassinet. So we’re sleeping on opposite sides of the bed going forwards. The struggle of food versus sleep is real, but that afternoon I did try to tidy up the sudden lawn we got when the city cut down a lot of the foliage on Tuesday morning. Then still trying to put together the Thank Yous from the baby shower(s).

Saturday was also very Alexandra centric, I took her at 8am, then again by 11:30 so that Anne-Lise could go to Zumba. So, mat play to noon, 45 minutes of sleep, food, staying upright, diaper change, chair time, tummy time, mat play, sleep and Anne-Lise was back before 3pm. So I could finish my art and catch Wynonna Earp. Then (after misbehaviour for not taking breast) I ended up checking out eavestroughs solo for the first time - and there was a sock. The people on the balcony behind us also left a facecloth or something out of reach. Gimme a break.

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Item counts run Sunday (July 29) to Saturday (Aug 4).

Step Count 2016: About 46,500
Step Count 2017: About 57,400 (22 stars).
STEP COUNT 2018: Over 72,500. 14 stars.
The days over 10k were Mon/Wed/Fri. The hip/leg issues come and go, I was only trying for at least a star per day (still going since March 2017), no total.

FROM 2016:
-Post format was adapted, and active procrastination.
FROM 2017:
-Was manic, started trying to learn Processing programming.

SchoolMail 2017: 1 (0 sent)
SCHOOL EMAIL 2018: 2 New (0 sent)
One student is already advising they’ll be away the first week of Sept.

Rough Nights: Yes, there were. It seems silly to track these now; any night that wasn’t rough for me probably was for Anne-Lise, and vice versa. From last Sat, when Alexandra wouldn’t go to sleep after 5:30am feed (Mom walked her about and she spat up a bunch; but then everyone got back to sleep for an hour) to Friday morning, when Anne-Lise determined the bassinet placement wasn’t ideal.


WRITING + ART RELATED ITEMS:
 -Doubled word count on “Time Untied” NaNo (final over 5,000)
 -Thursday stArt Faire Comic Chat
 -Summer Fun Art Trade art, completed

OTHER ITEMS:
 -Info session at St. Laurent Sun
 -Trip downtown Sun (gym/bookstore)
 -Beach with sister-in-law Mon
 -Doctor’s Appointment Tuesday
 -Shopping around town Thurs
 -Lawn Care, etc Fri/Sat
 -Finished “Call Me Dad!” (pg 176-185)
 -7 Chapters of “Raising Your Spirited Child” (to pg 148)
 -Lotus Prince’s “Jojo: Eyes of Heaven” (8 to 18)

UPCOMING FOR SURE:
 -Anniversary.

STUFF TO SCHEDULE FOR SUMMER?
 -Recap for OAME 2018
 -Recap for ConBravo 2017
 -Recap for CanCon 2017
 -Write a TANDQ article on Polling and Bias
 -Write a post about types of praise/encouragement
 -Catching up with web serials
 -Read some of the books sitting at my desk

RH Stress Level: 3 (Divine Buster, Extension)

Saturday, 28 July 2018

Now Parenting: Week 6

Sunday was a wash. After being out earlier, all three of us were tired enough to nap in the afternoon. Monday was more productive, for writing, and me being outside late for 10 minutes when it wasn’t raining, and playing with Alexandra in the chair with the panda flower earlier, and her health card arrived, and belated bath night, and somehow she drank 5 ounces at dinner. Though that’s becoming standard.
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Tuesday was an up and down day. Seems we can’t give her milk right from the fridge any more, need to warm it up. Pity. She woke up automatically before 4am for a feed, which we’ll start to have to make on demand. Also, for the first time, some of her clothes aren’t quite fitting. But so far so good? (Ignore the slight breakdown as I felt I didn’t know what to do late evening.)

Wednesday night was a bit of a mess, leading to bouts of unconsciousness on Thursday. Also, my knee started giving me enough pain that I was limping at times; I need to take care of my IT band over getting activity stars. Still went on a stroll with Alexandra and Anne-Lise on Friday though, and then tackled the cedar hedges (most of them) on Saturday after returning from ShadBrunch. Oh, and Wynonna Earp’s back on air. Up next, I have this idea of using the bassinet mattress in bed, we’ll see how that goes?

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Item counts run Sunday (July 22) to Saturday (July 28).

Step Count 2016: About 63,660
Step Count 2017: About 77,000 (24 stars).
STEP COUNT 2018: Over 69,900. 12 stars.
Under 10k on Wed, Fri and Sat.

FROM 2016:
-Air Conditioner repaired, then ConBravo
FROM 2017:
-On vacation in Stratford/Hamilton with Anne-Lise

SchoolMail 2017: 3 (0 sent)
SCHOOL EMAIL 2018: 8 New (0 sent)

Rough Nights: Last Sat, Wed, Fri
-I had trouble getting back to bed after early Sunday’s 4am feed.
-After an uncertain Tuesday, her last feed Wednesday went 10:50 to 12:30am totally messing with all the sleep scheduling.
-She was out before 11pm Friday. So bottle at 5:30am and she wouldn’t sleep after.


WRITING + ART RELATED ITEMS:
 -Wrote BTTF “Who is Marty McFly” review and scanned images
 -Created ad for Any ~Qs
 -Wrote most of “Jughead Time Police” origins review
 -Recorded “Jughead” audio off cassette and scanned comic
 -Thursday stArt Faire Comic Chat
 -Up to a total of 2,480 words on “Time Untied” NaNo

OTHER ITEMS:
 -Info session at St. Laurent Sun
 -Lunch with sister-in-law Sun
 -Read “Journey With Strange Bedfellows” but unable to assist
 -Doctor’s Appointment Wednesday
 -Odd jobs (porch, windows, smoke alarm)
 -Friends brunch Sat morn
 -Trimmed cedar hedge Fri/Sat
 -1 more chapter of “Call Me Dad!” (to pg 175)
 -Lupa’s Charmed Season 9 and patron catchups
 -Lotus Prince’s “Book of Shadows” (end) & “Jojo: Eyes of Heaven” (to 7)

UPCOMING FOR SURE:
 -Trip downtown, trip to pond, doctor’s appointment

STUFF TO SCHEDULE FOR SUMMER:
 -Recap for OAME 2018
 -Recap for ConBravo 2017
 -Recap for CanCon 2017
 -Write a TANDQ article on Polling and Bias
 -Write a post about types of praise/encouragement
 -Catching up with web serials
 -Read some of the books sitting at my desk

RH Stress Level: 2 (Divine Buster)

Saturday, 21 July 2018

Now Parenting: Week 5

Well this has been a week! We went in for the month-old checkup on Wednesday, and baby needs more weight, but she falls asleep at the breast. This is apparently a common problem (and to a degree programmed into our genetics) for the first six weeks, so it became problem solving time. What’s helping is that I got her vibrating chair put together (on Tuesday), and she’s okay with being left in that (even for a nap) in a way that she isn’t with the bassinet. Gotta make sure sleep time is mostly in darkness now to help distinguish, I guess.
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In other news, Alexandra didn’t cry during bathing last Sunday, and does it more rarely with changing now too. Monday morning she was snuggled up next to me from about 6:30-9:30am (and I had more perplexing dreams, don’t really remember but related to family). Also see below for Tuesday. We’ve started tummy time for a couple minutes here and there. Also apparently the “swaddle and walk” technique needs talk, which my wife discovered early in the week as I tend to babble on naturally.

Friday morning feed at 3am, then cuddled with her and had weird fevered dreams where Anne-Lise drove off and I couldn’t catch up, so putting Alexandra in the fridge that was actually a teleporter made sense briefly? But then Anne-Lise was back and wanted to talk things out somewhere that wasn’t at home. After being at my old middle school we were in the parking lot of a hotel, and I just wanted to go home because I hadn’t slept after the feeding. I handed off the munchkin at 6am then had a dream that I had to handle a dispute on DS9 until Sisko came back, and when he did I found my bedroom was actually the store room for the cafeteria. So yeah.

Saturday morning I dreamt of teaching Grade 9s, so that was more normal. Rewinding time though, toaster fire on Friday morning, so that added smokey excitement, and we needed to get a new one. What else? Book recommended bubbles, a cold cloth can help keep munchkin awake during feeds, my hip issues continue. I knew she had no colour contrast, but apparently she sees in black & white. We went through pictures for thank you cards to send out and may need to take a new one.

Oh, and Anne-Lise’s “fit bit” doesn’t know what to make of our new schedules. It counts stroller walks as biking and rocking Alexandra as being on an elliptical. Okay. (Obligatory addendum, played my first “Cards Against Humanity” [Cdn ed.] and came in last with 10 cards but had the shining moment of the night by responding to “What’s that sound?” with “A mime having a stroke”.)

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Item counts run Sunday (July 15) to Saturday (July 21).

Step Count 2016: About 63,300
Step Count 2017: About 61,600 (25 stars).
STEP COUNT 2018: Over 75,500. 14 stars.

FROM 2016:
-Recaps for TMC, broken A/C
FROM 2017:
-Shoulder issues, tried to finish up “To Do” list

SchoolMail 2017: 2 (0 sent)
SCHOOL EMAIL 2018: 1 New (0 sent)

Rough Nights: Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday.
Tuesday she had trouble getting to bed, rocked her at 1:30am, slept next to her for a bit. From Wednesday on, 3am feeds to put more weight on her, which was rough to start (particularly Thurs morning when I was up after 6am feed failed).



WRITING + ART RELATED ITEMS:
 -Wrote BTTF “Conundrum” review and scanned images
 -Wrote “Chanced Erasures 2” (over 2000 words)
 -Thursday stArt Faire Comic Chat

OTHER ITEMS:
 -France soccer outing Sun in pub
 -Doctor’s Appointment Wednesday
 -Toaster (etc) shopping with munchkin Sat
 -“Cards Against Humanity” Sat
 -3 more chapters of “Call Me Dad!” (to pg 150)
 -Lotus Prince’s “Book of Shadows” cont’d to 26

UPCOMING FOR SURE:
 -Session at St. Laurent, sister-in-law lunch, Doctor’s appointment

STUFF TO SCHEDULE FOR SUMMER:
 -Recap for OAME 2018
 -Recap for ConBravo 2017
 -Recap for CanCon 2017
 -Write a TANDQ article on Polling and Bias
 -Write a post about types of praise/encouragement
 -Catching up with web serials
 -Read some of the books sitting at my desk


RH Stress Level: 4 (Accel Shooter)

Saturday, 14 July 2018

Now Parenting: Week 4

We’re approaching the end of Week 4. It feels like it hasn’t been that long, but at the same time, there have been a few moments of eternity along the way. On Sunday we got her to spend up to 15 minutes in the bassinet, though by now we’ve mostly set it aside for now. On Monday we took her temperature for the first time; it was normal, she’s had some red dots on her face, likely due to humidity.
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Tuesday night, I had thought limit on her cries was 12-15 mins, based on a couple trips in the car - not so. Too tired to sleep/eat?? Eventually got her a bottle. Walked with her the next morning, then from maybe 8:30-10:30 had her curled with me instead of with Anne-Lise. Odd dream then: That Anne-Lise also went to change her, meaning we had two Alexandras. Then a half dozen of her at different ages in a camper. Who was the original? Internet reviewer “the Dom” had a suggestion of taking one on an amusement ride, with an anti-gravity sofa. He ended up playing a zither with Alexandra as I tried to solve the mystery of the house? Okay then.

Wednesday was pretty uneventful; I organized pictures into file folders. Thursday I somehow got a star (10 min of activity) just by walking around in the morning with Alexandra. Then more as I went to the store, then we all got out of the house for a 90 minute walk, and that was over 23k steps and 9 stars on the day. No bottles on this day either. Hip really bothering me by the end though, talked to the doctor on Friday (I’m easing off my meds) and it’s probably ligaments by the hip flexor. I’m still making dinners most night and not getting to much writing, but I’m okay with things for now.

Random other discoveries: Possibly our lights are upsetting her, too bright? Also might not like the posters of anime characters - could be they have the appearance of real people, she doesn’t have depth perception. The ceiling fan in the living room, although it’s never been on, may be suspicious. The reason a swaddle and a walk in the basement might help put Alexandra at ease/to sleep may be babies not having full awareness of arms and legs (hence liking the appendages swaddled up). She seems to get daily hiccups. She cries a bit like me sometimes, with the choked sobs at the end. She has a strong grip when she wants (on my finger usually). She sometimes messes around while feeding, getting milk on mommy. On Friday I held her for almost three hours as she slept.

I think we’re doing okay.

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Item counts run Sunday (July 8) to Saturday (July 14).

Step Count 2016: About 70,500
Step Count 2017: About 65,500 (20 stars).
STEP COUNT 2018: Over 109,600. 20 stars.
I had to double check that. But with walking Alexandra around, the last day I had under 10k steps was Tues July 3rd.

FROM 2016:
-In Minnesota for TMC, cubic song.
FROM 2017:
-Cleaning house/deck, feeling better about plans.

SchoolMail 2017: 2 (0 sent)
SCHOOL EMAIL 2018: 5 New (0 sent)

Rough Nights: Monday.
Again, that’s nights that need both of us. She does feed at 3 or 4am. Apparently I sometimes snore. I am sorry.




WRITING + ART RELATED ITEMS:
 -1550 more words, publishing “Chanced Erasures 1”
 -770 words on “Time Untied”
 -Thursday stArt Faire Comic Chat

OTHER ITEMS:
 -Glued together mugs and glassware
 -Tidied up the kitchen, putting away containers
 -Doctor’s Appointment Friday
 -4 chapters (110 pgs) of “Call Me Dad!”
 -Lotus Prince’s “Corpse Party” & “Book of Shadows” to 10

UPCOMING FOR SURE:
 -France soccer, Doctor’s appointment

STUFF TO SCHEDULE FOR SUMMER:
 -Recap for OAME 2018
 -Recap for ConBravo 2017
 -Recap for CanCon 2017
 -Write a TANDQ article on Polling and Bias
 -Write a post about types of praise/encouragement
 -Catching up with web serials
 -Read some of the books sitting at my desk

RH Stress Level: 1 (Evasion: Flier Fin)

Saturday, 7 July 2018

Now Parenting: Week 3

This picks up from “Now Teaching” as the last two weeks of the second semester coincided with the birth of my daughter. I’ll be retiring “TEACHING RELATED ITEMS” as it won’t be relevant for a while (I have other things on my plate first). I do know I’ll only have morning classes in September (voluntary reduction of salary). I also still need to finish some miscellaneous COMA items.
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For Alexandra, bath time will normally be Sundays (barring necessity), but we had to go with Monday this past week because of Canada Day excitement. “Rough Nights” will be added and based on the night, not the “morning”, even if that’s technically incorrect when woken up at 3am. (Also not necessarily counting the nights Anne-Lise is up...) There was one impressive fountain of fluid (we’re supplementing breast with bottle). The munchkin dislikes being changed.

She also dislikes being left in her bassinet, even if she’s sleeping - or perhaps more to the point, she likes movement. My Dad has said I was the same way, and he learned how to “walk and sleep” at the same time. This might be in my future. I spent three hours with her in my arms on Thursday afternoon, and didn’t really feel the effects until after. I wish I knew what was wrong with my right hip (and down my leg) it’s bugging me. Only once have I been really too tired to handle the crying.

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Item counts run Sunday (July 1) to Saturday (July 6).

Step Count 2016: About 52,900
Step Count 2017: About 61,600 (21 stars).
STEP COUNT 2018: Over 77,700. 17 stars.

FROM 2016:
-Put up “Nanoha” merchandise, prepared for Twitter Math Camp
FROM 2017:
-Felt like the writing during my year off was a failure

SchoolMail 2017: 0 (0 sent)
SCHOOL EMAIL 2018: 7 New (1 sent)
Figured out where I went wrong. Gained an extra day around March Break, should have totalled out to 194. Went back and made the edits.

Rough Nights: Sunday, Tuesday.


WRITING + ART RELATED ITEMS:
 -Got indexes out for this column and next “Epsilon” story
 -130 words on “Time Untied”; 350 words on “Chanced Erasures 1”

OTHER ITEMS:
 -Lunch with family on Canada Day
 -Dinner with in-laws Canada Day
 -Breakfast with family on Monday
 -Dentist Appointment on Tuesday
 -Lawn/Yard Work on Wednesday
 -Trip to A-L work on Friday
 -Brunch with friends on Saturday
 -“Tales of the Loop” RP on Saturday
 -Last 8 tips of “25 Things Every New Dad Should Know”
 -Lotus Prince’s “White Day” and its Remake (& Discord)
 -Van Wilderman’s “White Day” and “Don’t Die Dateless”

UPCOMING FOR SURE:
 -Doctor’s appointment

STUFF TO SCHEDULE FOR SUMMER:
 -Recap for OAME 2018
 -Recap for ConBravo 2017
 -Recap for CanCon 2017
 -Write a TANDQ article on Polling and Bias
 -Write a post about types of praise/encouragement
 -Catching up with web serials
 -Read some of the books sitting at my desk

RH Stress Level: 2 (Divine Buster)