Wednesday, November 19, 2008

november nineteen

Sean went to daycare today. He was feeling a lot better. Though, I think it may be because of his bedroom windows. The cold air seems to be coming into his room. Mack's room is boiling near his crib, where his vent is located and is a nice temperature in his room. Sean's room is ICE cold. He wears sleepers with feet. He has two crochet afghans that my grandmother made for him in his crib and he sleeps with both. And his feet, are ice cold in the morning under his jammies. Something isn't right - because I can feel the warm heat coming out of his vent in his room. So we picked up these sheet things you put on your windows and use a blow dryer to seal it - and it's supposed to keep the cold air out. I think I need Jamie to help me put it on, but I need to get that on his window quick.

I did a lot of work today, though Mr. Mackie had a bad day today. Teething. It sucks. I tried to make him as comfortable as possible, but his gums were really bugging him. I've heard horror stories about Baby Ora-Jel. (About it numbing the back of the babies mouth, and their tongue, and they choke on their own spit....) I don't know if this is a myth or what - but yeah. However, I used it all throughout Sean's teething without any worries - do I let this bother me? I'm not sure - what's your opinion on Baby Ora-Jel? I used some, but kept close eye on him, just in case. It really does help him. It can't be that bad, now, can it?

This evening I went knitting with West Island Knits. It was a small group tonight, but definitely fabulous company. I had a great time.

I cast on and finished 3 roses for Bea's wedding bouquet. She had only requested 1, but they were SOOOOOO fun to knit, that I just had to make them. I *wish* I was a knitter back when I got married (Sept 2005) but I wasn't. (I learned when I was 9, but didn't pick it up again until a month after I got married after a little stint of knitting in June ish of 2004.) Anyhow, one day when my sister gets married, I want to knit her bouquet - if she'll let me. I think it would be gorgeous. And defintily unique.

Specs:
Pattern: Simple Knitted Rose & Leaf by Sarah M. Hughes (my Rav link)
For: Bea's wedding bouquet
Yarn: 2 are in Cascade 220 Quattro (colors 5014 and 9438) and the last one is in unknown yarn that are leftovers from a scarf that Madeleine just finished, from yarn that she got from either Mona Schmidt or Veronik Avery at a Destash party at Monkland Knit night.
Needles: 4.0mm/US 6 Straights
Size: no size
Timeline: November 19, 2008.
Modifications: None, knitted as written.
Opinion: Love them, they're so cute. I'm letting Bea finalize them so that she can incorporate them in any way she'd like for the stems, etc. I totally hope that I can make a full bouquet for my sister for her wedding. I totally wish I would have had a love for knitting a little earlier, I totally would have loved this idea for my own wedding. Oh well, - I'll have to make one for when we renew our vows one day.

Have you heard of Rockabye Baby? It's lullaby renditions of adult bands. For example: Pink Floyd, Metallica, Tool, The Beatles, Beach Boys, Radiohead, Tool. There are 24 in the collection and Mackie got 19 of them. I cannot wait to put them on his MP3 player on his Dream Screen. (We have: Bjork, Bob Marley, Coldplay, Green Day, Led Zepplin, Metallica, Nine in Nails, Nirvana, No Doubt, Pink Floyd, Queens of the Stone Age, Radiohead, Smashing Pumpkins, The Beach Boys, The Beatles, The Cure, The Eagles, Tool & U2) Some of these Daddy likes, some of these mommy likes and some of these mommy & daddy are both a fan of. Should be interesting.

13 comments:

Bertha said...

I found with June that the baby Orajel didn't really work at all, so I stopped using it. I think babies drool so much, especially when they are teething, that all that spit kind of washes everything away...I know when I get canker sores I use the regular orajel and it doesn't work for more than a few minutes...The only thing I found that helped with June's teething were those homeopathic teething tablets? I don't know where you get them in Canada but you can get them in drug stores here, the brand I used was Hyland's teething tablets. I don't know what's in them, but they are all natural and they really, really seemed to help. They were like magic. Of course now June has her 2 year molars coming in (OMG can you believe Sean & June are almost TWO?!) and she refuses to eat the teething tablets anymore and is miserable, but while she was a baby, they were a lifesaver!

Andrea said...

I've been thinking about your baby ora-jel dilemma a bit and I think I would go ahead and use it. If you're still concerned, I would use just a smaller dab. Whether it works or not (referring to Bertha), I really don't know. She does raise a good point with the drool though. But it couldn't hurt to try, if anything it would potentially hurt less to try. However, this was said in my osteology class on Monday: Nobody remembers getting their first teeth because it hurts too much.

Fall Swap Partner said...

I haven't used any baby orajel, but I read about how it would wash out of their mouths too fast to be effective (that's why I didn't use it).
We gave tylenol for when his mouth hurt and I have a ton of refrigerated teething toys. For us, anything he could chew on helped him feel better.

Catherine said...

Thank you for the rockabyebabymusic link. My brother and his fiancee are expecting and she is a big Pink Floyd fan. Perfect baby gift!

Big Girl Feet said...

wow that album looks so cool!! heehee!! I wish our nephew was young enough for it- he's more into the barenaked ladies now- LOL!!

Johanna said...

Oh no, have you heard those Rockabye Baby CDs yet? I was so excited when I heard about them, but I was really glad that I got them from the library rather than buying them. They are like horrible elevator music renditions of your favorite bands!

If you are looking for something great check out "Symphonic Pink Floyd". It's the London Symphony Orchestra doing Pink Floyd songs. It's AMAZING!

Jenn said...

Orajel/ambesol absolutely does not work on either of my girls and Rowan hates it..if find it makes her waaaay more fussy after i put it on. I have heard of rockabye and I was very interested in it. You'll have to let me know all about it. :-)

Nell said...

I guess it's too cold but I've heard frozen washcloths are good for teething. Good luck! Poor little guy.

Tara said...

The knitted flowers for a wedding bouquet are a great idea! Too bad I don't know any knitters getting married soon...

Bea said...

The roses are so pretty! Yay!

I have no opinion about the orajel. Mostly because I've not had need for that sort of thing. I'm with you on needing to get the window sealed quickly. I'm sure its only getting colder from here on out.

Craftlover said...

knitted bouquet, how lovely would it be?!

The weather is so cold these days here.. I mean , to baby, and small kids, it's very easy to catch COLD...
take care!

g-girl said...

what a darling pic of mack! sorry to hear teething hasn't been fun for either of you. did you try out the baby orajel? I haven't any thoughts. I've only used the regular orajel. what a great idea to have a knitted bouquet! wow, Bea's bouquet is going to be beautiful. :) thanks for the rockabye link. We had a good time listening to snippets of some of our faves! Let us know how they work for Mack!

dawn said...

I never used the orajel with my boys because it never seemed to work. We did the Tylenol religiously when they seemed to be in a lot of pain.