Tuesday, December 05, 2006

Log off




I've decided to stop obsessively logging The Little Madam's day-to-day details - her sleeps, her eats and sometimes even the state of her bottom. While it's often been handy to go back weeks or months to see how much her napping has improved (or not) and that sort of thing, I really don't want to be recording the times of her bowel movements when she's off doing her Ph.D on motherhood neuroses (is it still stalking when it's your mum whose watching everything you do?).

It's only been a couple of log-free days, so I still catch myself trying to recall how many grapes disappeared down TLM's little throat, and whether she sang in her cot until 6.35 or 6.37, but I'm confident that I will adjust.

So to mark this special occasion I'm posting a photo of TLM attempting to eat yoghurt with a spoon.

10 comments:

happy and blue 2 said...

She is cute. Even when she's messy.
Constant logging of events is a lot of work. It's probably time to switch to video as a means of blackmailing her later in life, ha,ha..

Nyx said...

Man she's cute, an probably best to stop the logging now. Imagine when she owns her own company. You'll be sitting in the corner with a notepad observing her every move, could get tricky.

Angela said...

I remember when I stopped writing down my sons every nursing and diaper changing. It was a big relief to stop. It was a lot of work to remember.

Violet said...

The nanny records every event during her time looking after TLM, and she uses a specially-designed workbook which has room to put absolutely every detail - including the exact times of each nappy change and what the nappy contents were. So in a way TLM's still being logged - just not by me and not all the time. There's still plenty of blackmail material :-)

Avery's mom said...

its time you took a break from logging details. she look s happy and healthy to me. i think your obsesive behavior is just part of being a new mommy. you've done good keeping track of her but really its time to let some of the details go. all that tracking of how many grapes is a bit silly, and the condition of her bottom? I understand for all the illness your family has suffered over the last year but its time to set that book aside and enjoy an afternoon without the added stress of remembering EVerything. your'e doing good. enjoy your daughter

The Editter said...

Wow, she's got a proper haircut and all! Definitely not Baby anymore.

I remember being perplexed over the scrap of paper tucked into a book you lent me. It had times scrawled all over it.

flying kiwi said...

When did she get all that hair?

Violet said...

avery's mom: My behaviour must've baffled you 'cos I get the impression from your blog that you're much more laidback about things. If only I could have been too...

the editter: those times are probably the boy's scribblings, after he offered to look after TLM for a while and I demanded he keep up the logging so I wouldn't have blank spots in my notes! TLM is well on her way to her second fringe trim, y'know. And she now has 8 teeth.

flying kiwi: but she was born with hair - it just kept getting longer and longer...

Avery's mom said...

violet, you are competely right about me being more "laid back". Its not a matter of me not caring, but instead an issue of energy conservation having two now. its next to impossible trying to remember who was changed last. and I know i probably should try and keep a diary of these things especially when it comes to starting benjamin on foods. i hope i'm not damaging my kids in anyway...i look at it as a survival of the fittest and we're hanging in there so we're doing alright. i hope i never come across like I'm telling you how to do things. you have mommy insticnt too.

Violet said...

avery's mom: I wouldn't have bothered except I needed to feel some measure of control. If TLM had been a no-problem sleeper I probably would've only diarised her solids in case of allergies. You seem to be doing a great job.