Lyra is asleep in my lap. This is normal. I’m starting to wonder at what point I give up trying to get her to sleep by herself in a proper sleeping space (i.e. not a carseat, which is our only success thus far) and just accept that until she’s prepared to, I am a walking human bed. I don’t even really mind that she wants to be with me all the time, except occasionally when I need to find food for myself or want to clean something in the apartment up. It’s actually more frustrating trying to convince her to sleep elsewhere, since she just cries or yells if I put her into her bassinet – no matter how long I leave her in there.
I even borrowed the playard bassinet from my mom’s house to see if Lyra would accept sleeping in that instead of her own bassinet, but it has the same effect – Lyra hates it and Dayle wants to curl up in it and sleep himself.
At any rate, I’m pretty close to giving up on it entirely until she lets it happen. Good thing I’m not going back to work any time soon. We need a queen size bed now… the double is too crowded with Adam, me, Lyra, Dayle and Sera all vying for real estate.
I started the diaper service today. They dropped off the diapers and a pail, with instructions on how this is supposed to work. Hopefully this will go smoothly. I’m pretty sure it works out to being cheaper than the 7th Generation disposables we’ve been using up until now, as well as the Gdiapers that we’ve also tried. If we had a dryer of our own I’d skip the service and just use cloth and wash them, but we only have the little portable washer. I could hang them to dry, but things dry stiffly on our balcony drying rack… perhaps not the most comfortable thing on Lyra’s behind.
Yesterday I discovered and cleaned out what was formerly a bag of potatoes. It had become an oozing, smelly pile of blackish brown goo in the cupboard, hidden behind a sandwich grill and some bags of rice. It smelled truly terrifying, and I got queasy trying to clean it up, but I got through it and now the cupboard is clean. A bowl of baking soda with essential oil in it has been absorbing the odour since yesterday, and I think it’s actually working really well.
I could use some company today, I think. I’d also like to clean the living room… maybe I can transfer Lyra to the car seat to sleep the rest of her nap. And chase Dayle out of the playard bassinet…