My mom is one of those people who forms emotional attachments to inanimate objects. So, consequently, she still has the same can opener that she's had forever. As this is the world that I grew up in, I also form bizarre attachments to stuff. This is why I'm having trouble packing up Joseph's clothes. He has some of the cutest little outfits! Don't get me wrong, I don't want him to stay little forever--I'm not one of those people. I love watching him grow and change, and I'm treasuring every quirky day that I'm lucky enough to be home with him. It's just that I'm not ready to pack up some of his 3-6 month clothes yet...despite sleeves that come to his elbows and legs that come to his knees. I keep thinking "we can getone more wear out of that cute Bears outfit" or "he can wear those dino pj's one more night" as he can't get his legs straight because they're way too short. Oh well. The next one will get some cute clothes, I guess, seeing as that I can't part with them (why? I don't know). And, Joseph will look sweet in the Snoopy jacket that both his mom and Uncle Cool wore that his Grandma just couldn't part with either :)
I've been decaffeinated for over a year now. But, there's just something about going to bed at midnight (since that's the only time that I can get intelligent stuff done), waking up at 3:30, falling asleep again by 4 (maybe), up at 5:30ish (with Matt), and baby up around 6 (and staying up) that just necessitates coffee. Since making coffee is one of those things that I've neglected learning (I know that it's ridiculously easy, I just don't pay attention so that someone else does it for me), I've been so grateful for the cup that Matt leaves me these past few days. Thankfully, it seems that I can drink my coffee and nurse Joseph back to sleep around 8:30 successfully. So, the caffeine isn't hitting him (I hope). I couldn't imagine having to function at school on this much sleep, although I'm sure that I would make appropriate adjustments. Right now I'm grateful that I don't have to worry about that.