Wednesday, November 30, 2005

3 Weeks

So my little Freyja daya doodle bug is now 3 weeks old & is one of the best things that ever happened to me. She's so alert now & loves to look at the art on the walls, the black iron bedframe & sometimes, even the computer screen (geek baby!) so Calvin has decided to already put her on the path to rampant commercial consumerism by indoctrinating her into the world of Baby Einstein. It's been said before by me & many others (with some controversy I might add) that this stuff is like crack for babies (& some adults). She's only "watched" it 3 times & her attention span is really only good for about 5 minutes so it's not like we're getting her addicted to it or anything by plopping her down in front of it & leaving her there. It's just been a handy distraction for both baby & daddy while I go get a much needed shower or throw yet another load of laundry in the washer. We think she likes the bunnies & the birds.

Speaking of birds....


There is this weird crow phenonmenon in our neighbourhood. For some bizarre reason all the crows in the city seem to congregate in this massive murder every day starting around 4ish. They group themselves in the trees & then start taking over parking lots & entire green spaces. We're talking thousands upon thousands of these cawing creatures creating a cacophony of creepy croaking cadences (how's that for some mad alliteration skillz?). Seriously it's totally creepy & I like crows. They group up & then fly to another group & so on & so on until there's about 10 thousand of them together & then they all take off to the area around the General Hospital. Is there something there we should know about that is attracting all these scavenging beasts? Some evil carrion that is placating these masses in some bizarre crow experiment perhaps in the hopes of creating a sequel to Hitchcock's "The Birds"? Whatever man, it's just weird.

So doodle bug & I have been on the "Candida Protocol" for over a week now & I think it's reached it's maximum effectiveness. Which is to say, not enough effect. The ointment & the Gentian Voilet seemed to make it a lot better right away but then, only to a certain extent. There is still the deep burning & the sharp shoulder blade (& now left elbow?!?!) pain that does not appear to want to go away. As of last night we get to stop the Violet for 2-3 days & then start again to see if that makes a difference, but I'm now making an appointment with my GP to get some stronger oral medication (Fluconazole [Diflucan]), which according to my sister clears this crap up good. Meanwhile, Freyja's butt rash is only mildly better & I feel soooo bad for her & her tender little tooshie. She doesn't look too happy when she has one of her explosive farts, though those of course could only make Calvin happy in a proud father sort of way. We're using Canesten & Zincofax to try & put a stop to the red bum rawness & I still get to use the All-Purpose Ointment after each feeding. I'm also taking Acidophilus & eating lots of yoghurt to try & combat this thing. At least the bun gets to have a break from looking like this for a few days.

Purple People Eater Posted by Picasa

She will eventually hate us for this won't she? Anyway, gotta get the little minx out the the Bjorn & attach her to my glorious chest before she starts screaming about the lack of lactose goodness in her belly. Oh ya, weird thing.... my lactose intolerance is a hell of a lot more tolerable now that I'm producing my own. Who would've thunk it?

Oh and many congrats & good luck to our pals John & Evelyn & Chris & Beth on the births of their new teeny tiny little bundles. Drop by if you need a break from listening to the crows at the General. Your darlings are in great hands.

P.S. Congratulations also to Frasier & Monilee. Hope your Costa Rica wedding was wonderful -sorry we couldn't make it but this bun thing made life a little crazy!


Maggie said...

She's the cutest purple baby I've ever seen. I'm in Victoria for the next couple days. Wish you were here so I had someone to hang out with while Todd's working.
Take care.
Love Maggie

Mom said...

Thanks for the update Laura.

This bird thing must be some avian conspiracy or something. Today there were thousands (well maybe hundreds) of some ravenous (get it?) birds swarming the Ash trees en masse, and then soaring en masse into a nearby tallest ever evergreen. I happened to be putting out garbage while this was going on and I tell you, I have never heard such a rushing of wings to put it biblically. It was quite a sight.

I understand the silly things get drunk on the berries. It's kind of like the soccer fan thing -- swarming en masse etc.

By the way, I'd never realized how cute a purple baby can be.


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