Sunday, October 23, 2005

What I can write in eight minutes

Quickly, before Baby wakes up...

We watched The Aquatic Life with Steve Zisou last night. It was quite funny and very quirky. For example, all the underwater scenes are so obviously fake that they remind me of illustrations in decades-old National Geographic magazines. I got the impression that the plot didn't really go anywhere, but that might have been because I was continually distracted by the need to feed, burp and nappy-change.

It's still taking several hours to get Baby to bed at night. Last night there was a three and a half hour gap between her bath and her getting to sleep; in between there was a lot of rocking and pacing, and some additional feeding. But once she fell asleep , she was down until 7am (score!).

After three weeks of wearing a splint on my left wrist, I have really distinct tan lines around the edges. The untanned parts of my hand and wrist really do look younger than the rest. Scary. It also means I really must get hold of a sun shade for the buggy; I wouldn't want Baby to look old before her time.

Strawberries don't last long, do they? The boy bought me some at the beginning of the week and I only got around to eating them today - I had to throw half of them out 'cos they were all furry.

5 comments:

EB said...

Fantastic Plus on the non-stop sleep period! Pity about the strawberries; right before their new coating, the furry ones would have been the sweetest.

Rainypete said...

Our little guy has just started to sleep from 11:00 pm to about 5:30am in one go. We think it's afluke and won't get our hopes up, but it has been nice.

Violet said...

eb: yep, the strawberries that were still edible were a bit disappointing - not as sweet and juicy as they ought to be.

rainypete: it's most probably going to happen more and more often though, until it's a regualar thing. My daughter slept for six hours straight one night, then didn't do that again for a few nights. Now it's looking like a semi-permanent thing.

glomgold said...

I hate having to throw out strawberries. Almost as much as I hate eating moldy food. I've yet to see any of those Steve Zisou/Tenenbaums type movies. One day...

Violet said...

glomgold: well, you bloody should. Some of those movies are pure gold.