Monday, May 29, 2006

Last night went really well, considering I'm trying to change what is a lifelong habit for Emma. She woke up when Steve and I came to bed, and of course wanted to nurse. When I wouldn't let her, she cried inconsolably for about five minutes, which was really hard for me (not to mention her!). I felt like, after always teaching her that she can trust me, I turned my back on her and confused her. I didn't really turn my back on her, of course, because I was holding her and trying to soothe her the whole time, but I still felt terrible. Anyway, after crying for a few minutes, she said she was hungry. I went and sliced up an apple for her. She sat in bed and ate it, then laid down, cuddled up to Steve, and went to sleep. This is crazy because, no matter how much she adores Steve during the day, she wants nothing to do with him at night. Ever. I know he was thrilled that she was finally cuddling with him at night, and I know I was thrilled because I had a little space to myself. After that, she woke up four more times during the night. When she couldn't nurse, she cried for a minute the first time. The other times, she asked to nurse, I told her we'd nurse in the morning and just cuddle for now instead, and she just went back to sleep! Amazing! I am so relieved that she's taking it this well!

I finished another sock yesterday. Yeah, that's right - one sock. I'm going to learn the two socks on two circular needles method before I knit anymore socks. I have a bunch of lonely single unmatching socks piling up, and no desire to ever knit matches for any of them. I do like the way this last one turned out. I dyed the yarn myself, and at first I was annoyed that the brown color was so streaky, but I think it turned out okay.

I have some stupid spyware on my computer and it's driving me crazy. Every time I open Firefox, some Internet Explorer pop-up ad comes up. In the past two days I've downloaded SpyBot, ADV, SpyDoctor, AdAware, and Yahoo AntiSpy and none of them have gotten rid of it! ADV found it, and acts like it's getting rid of it, but then it pops up again as soon as I open Firefox. Gah!

It is thundering like crazy here and starting to rain. I love thunderstorms, but I feel sorry for anyone who is trying to have Memorial Day parties or picnics today.

6 comments:

Deanna said...

I like that sock. The streaky brown part looks totally cool!

Kara said...

Go to this forum http://forums.techguy.org/54-security/ and post your problem. (or email me and I'll post for you. One user is GREAT and I go right to her) or have them walk you through using HijackThis - a great program but you'll need help in using it. I've fixed my personal computers with that forum AND work computers. Good luck!

Vegan Knitting said...

I was about to post the EXACT same suggestions as Kara. What is happening is that you have some sort of hijack program that reloads even after you've supposedly deleted it. Hijack this is a great program that detects ALL programs running on your computer and lets you delete them. But don't do any of that without guidance unless you are a big tech geek like me!

Vegan Knitting said...

Oh, and I like the streaky brown part as well! They're Neopolitan ice cream socks!

David said...

If that is supposed to be a birthday sock for a brother, I don't know if those colors will match my current wardrobe too well...

Katie said...

Cool sock!

And thats awesome the night went so well!! She's such a big girl! And your such a good mom.