I've been very out of it this week. B's not been sleeping very much or very well at night for the last two weeks straight. We had one really good month of sleeping all night in her own bed, and then she regressed on us. She's up 3 or 4 times a night in our bed. R's been high maintenance, lots of begging and whining and tantrums. I'm so exhausted. My house looks like, well, a toddler and preschooler live here. In a word, it's awful. Sunday is B's birthday. I guess I'm done with my shopping for her. I still want to get a splash pool for the backyard, but that's not necessarily for her birthday. I'm trying to be excited about it, but today I'm just too tired. I guess I'm making a cake tomorrow. I thought about cupcakes, and may still go that route, I can't decide for sure yet. I just want to crawl into my bed and be left alone for a while.
We discovered recently that B is allergic to grass, it causes her to break out in an itchy red rash. All winter, she had these rough itchy spots on her ankles, and I thought it was dry skin from the heat being on so much inside. But now that she's been playing outside in shorts and skirts, it's all over her legs, thighs and arms. J says it made him break out the same way when he was a kid, but that he outgrew it. It means she'll have to wear long pants and closed shoes with socks anytime she plays outside. Really she needs long sleeves too, because her arms also break out, but she'll roast. Maybe if I could find some long sleeves cotton gauze shirts... I don't know if they make those for babies. I'm going to talk to her pediatrician at her well baby check and see if they have any suggestions. I feel bad for her, it's so disgustingly hot in the summer. Of course, it would only be while we were out in the yard. Its hard to even find long sleeved shirts this time of year that aren't sweaters on clearance.
I made homemade chalk yesterday, I'll try to do a post about that in a day or two. I took some pictures, I just dont have them uploaded yet. It turned out well, and R has been enjoying it so far. I think B might like it too, but I am worried about her putting it in her mouth.