Wednesday, February 21, 2007

February 21 of 28

For the longest time I've been looking for Palmolive Dish Wipes. They were basically these wipes that were pre-moistened with Palmolive soap, and they were fantastic. You wet them and they're ready for washing dishes. I've been using them for a few years now, I had bought them on sale, so I had a few boxes, and we mainly use our dishwasher, so I don't usually do dishes. But now, with Sean - I wash his bottles daily & steralize them. So - I started looking around for these packages of Dish Wipes. Apparently they don't exist anymore, here's the email I got in response from Colgate, who apparently owns Palmolive:

Dear Mrs. Robyn:

Thank you for contacting us about Palmolive Dish Wipes. We were sorry to learn that you are having difficulty finding this product.Unfortunately this product has been discontinued. Although we realize thata number of consumers enjoyed the product, unfortunately sales were simply not sufficient to continue selling it. Any stock that was available has now been exhausted so we are unable to send samples to you. We trust this information is helpful to you and we thank you again for contacting us.

Petra Eastman
Consumer Consultant
Consumer Affairs Department

Who uses words like "exhausted"? Interesting & too bad. I really wish I had been able to find more of this product. Had I know it was being "exhausted" I would have stocked up!

This morning I went to go visit my friend Debra from my Pre/Post Natal Aqua class. She had baby Noah three weeks ago today. Noah was also exactly 2 weeks early, her water broke, she wasn't contracting, was put on pitocin, had a vaginal delivery, episiotomy & forceps... JUST LIKE ME & Sean's birth! Very very very freakily scary! How weird is that. The only difference - her labor was 19 hours, where mine was 32 hours and 15 minutes. Had I not been yanked off the pitocin 4 times during my labor, I'm sure that Sean would have been born on the 27th of December instead of the 28th... but let's not go there. I like the fact that he was born on the 28th - it just happened to be my late great-grandmother's birthday. So that is nice.

Here are pictures from this morning:

Sean & baby Noah. They are so cute together. It's funny - because Sean weighs just 1 lb approx more than Noah - and he's only 3 weeks old!

I love this picture because it looks like they're dancing Egyptian style or something! Hee hee!

This afternoon I went with my mother to go see the movie Music & Lyrics with Drew Barrymore & Hugh Grant. Every other Wednesday at the Famous Players near my mom's house - they have Starz & Strollers where you can bring you baby. The theater is not as loud as a regular movie, but babies cry during. Sean I think was the only good boy during the movie & after being fed & changed, he slept the entire movie on my chest. They even had a changing area set up with free diapers on the house. I still opted to use my own diapers because I didn't like the diapers they had for babies Sean's size, and didn't want any accidents to happen as I didn't have ANY change of clothing for myself. Anyhow - we met a baby girl born just 5 days after Sean on January 2nd, and well as a baby girl born the day before him on December 27th. Oh the movie - you want to know about the movie? It was just alright. Thank goodness I had a free pass - because it was JUST okay. I would not pay to go see this movie, it's the type of movie you download for free off the web, or maybe rent it on cheap night at your local small video store. Even though I'm a fan of both Hugh & Drew's... it was a mediocre movie.

Tonight I went with Sean to the Montreal Knits meet up near my house. I got there early, and fed Sean & changed him before everyone got there, put on my Azure Wrap, and wore him the entire time. He slept from the time the first person arrived pretty much, until I left, giving me a good 3 hours of knitting! Here's what I started tonight:

It's the start of Sean's Apple Hat. I am making it in 1 year size, because the pattern is for either 6 month size (Sean will be 6 months in the middle of the summer, so that doesn't work out) and 2 years is frankly a long time from now, and I want him to enjoy some handknits by his mommy before he gets too old & starts telling me what he likes & doesn't like to wear! I figure 1 year size will probably be great in the fall/winter. He only turns one at the end of December, so I'm hoping he doesn't have a big head or anything! So far, the hat is coming along great. I'm knitting it on 4.5mm circulars that are 16" in size. I love these tiny circs! Tiny in length - they're great. I have to knit about 4 and three quarters inches, before switching to DPN's for the decreases at the top. I can't wait for it to start looking like a hat! So far tonight at knitting, I was able to do just over 2 inches.

This is the MOST I've knit at knitting meetups in a long time (since before I was pregnant!). I think it's mainly in part to two things. 1) Sean was sleeping & was a very good boy and 2) it's knitting in the round, stockinette stitch, and well - that requires NO concentration whatsoever! The patterns I've been working on lately (Column of Leaves, "Married" Socks) have concentrated needed patterns - ESPECIALLY the Column of Leaves pattern 100%!


Barb said...

Wow, seeing Sean next too the newborn really shows how big he's getting :)

Can't wait too see the apple hat, Both my girls recieved one from my Scarf Exchange pal, they are soooo cute :)

Summer Engh said...

Sean looks so much bigger than baby Noah!Sean is getting to be such a big boy.

Way to go on knitting the apple hat. Looks good. Can't wait to see the finished product.

P.S. It sounds like Sean is a really good boy. Does he cry alot?

Jenn said...

Thanks for your comments on my blog and congrats on your new little one, he's adorable. I see you're into photography like myself...having a baby is great for that, you have yourself your own little model now. My daughter's 3 now and I have my camera out nearly everyday taking photos of her.

Drea said...

Sean looks way bigger than that baby :-) its amazing he only weighs a lb more.
Taites in the lower percentiles for his weight and height. Whats Sean at?

Carrie said...

I'm so glad Sean let you knit for three hours! What a luxury. He looks so cute in those pics! Can't wait to see the finished hat. I love fruit hats, but haven't made any yet.

Jenny said...

The pictures of the two little guys are just adorable! Sean looks so big compared to the little guy!

g-girl said...

i can't believe sean is only one lb. heavier than Noah! he looks SO much bigger than him! yay for getting time to knit. :)