Tuesday, May 13, 2008

Is your head flat, or are you just happy to see me?

Yep, the verdict is in. One side of the back of Kali's head is flattening out. It's nothing keeping her off her back during the day won't fix. Have I mentioned that she loves being on her back? And only tolerates tummy time for fifteen minutes? And how long can you leave your child in a jumperoo or Bum*bo?

But hey, I like to think that part of the reason she always turns her head to the left is that she wakes up in our bed, with me on the left, and then we have a little morning conversation before we get up. Hmmm... I guess I should switch sides with Mr. December, huh?


Have I mentioned that the little princess is teething? Today was especially bad - she was crying her "ouch, make it stop, this hurt makes me sad" cry anytime I wasn't holding her, and some of the time I was. It's hard being there for a teething baby all day... but not as hard as not having a teething baby to be there for. I'm deeply thankful - just tired.


It was gorgeous out today. We spent about 4 hours in the shady yard, with me trying to do various outdoor tasks and Kali protesting loudly. At least she got plenty of fresh air into those little lungs.

And now, a question for you wise internets:

My back deck smells like pee, and I'm pretty sure it's cat pee (my neighbour suggested that it was a male cat spraying his territory). Short of pulling down the deck, what can I do to get rid of the smell? Pressure washing didn't work.

And that concludes my Tuesday ramblings. Tune in next time when I hope to be more witty and focused.


Aurelia said...


Her head will be fine, just try increasing the tummy time a little bit per day, and why not put her in the bumbo? Do you have an exersaucer?

As for the catpee? I don't know, but I think if you call a vet hospital or animal shelter they may carry something you can clean the deck with.

Karen said...

how could she possibly be old enough for teething ALREADY??

Chris said...

Teething?! Oh my goodness! Hope Kali is feeling better soon.

Rachel said...

We are going through the teething thing too, I think. It is dragging on and on with no sign of a chomper.

I have no idea how to get rid of the pee smell. We sprinkled cayenne pepper behind the bushes our neighbors cat was peeing on. That stopped the cat from continuing to use that spot.