uhhh...master T slept for SEVEN HOURS STRAIGHT last night. we were trying to get him back on track after a few late nights scrambled his brains again a bit, so we were waking him up to feed him every 3 hours on the hour. after dinner last night, he basically wanted to feed every hour, so i indulged him with boob. he took his daily bottle 9pm, crushed almost 5 oz of boob juice and then crashed from 11pm to 6am.
this morning when he started stirring i nudged the dotytron to change his diaper and he woke up, checked his cell phone, and was all like, "is this right? did the power go out? it's SIX AM!!!" what a smart little boobla khan.
our friend A gave us this book that his sister swore by, which the dotytron has been half-a**edly flipping through, which basically said that if you followed her program, your kid would be sleeping 12 hours. it comes down to stuffing them full of boob juice right before bed...which is kind of what we did, based on what master T was requesting, and it totally worked! it was a combination of that advice and our midwives advice, who basically said that we should feed him as much as he wants up until 10pm and then hopefully, he'll conk out.
this weekend was ram-jammed but so much fun. thursday night my friend H bailed on us for the leslieville wanderlust, so i strapped on master T and we went on our own little jaunt, which SOMEHOW resulted in us ending up at bobbette and belle. they were giving out free hot chocolate with homemade marshmallows and i ended up buying some cupcakes. these are the best purchased cupcakes ever. soft, moist, tender cake topped with the airiest buttercream. so good! from the bottom left we have: vanilla cake with raspberry buttercream, vanilla cupcake with espresso buttercream, and their chocolate cupcake with gianduja buttercream. ho boy, imma gonna get chub chub with them around the corner from us:
then we had these little dumplings stuffed with sauerkraut and mushrooms, that translated means "ears" - fried in butter with lots of browned, crispy onions:
cucumbers with dill, a grated beet salad, roasted green beans, salted sliced tomatoes with green onions:
there was also ANOTHER dish that i didn't take a picture of, a soup course that was a white borscht, based on a sour dough starter, with chopped egg and more pork sausage.
saturday we went to the dotytron's cousins weddings, which was crawling with dotys of all stripes and persuasions. here is the boobla with nany (now great-nany):
i was actually surprised that some idiot parents took their young, young kids to see the movies. the books and movies mature at the rate that harry does as a character. so if you started when you were 11 and read one a year, by the time you were 18 you'd be equipped to handle what happens. i wouldn't take a 5 year old to see the deathly hallows - the thing is rife with death, blood, despair, nazi overtones, decay. there are some pretty graphic, violent scenes that would've scared the crap out of young me.
all the performances are fantastic. ron weasley really shines in this one - he provides a lot of the levity and humour and there's a lovely, lovely scene with harry and hermione without any dialogue that underscores how far the three of them have come as friends. it was fantastic. i can't wait to see the last one, but in the meantime, i can re-read the books and get lost in that world again (and refresh the holes in my memory of what happens).
the dotytron always laughs at me because every now and then, i'll pick up the last book and read the "king's cross" chapter and just bawl my eyes out. but i'll probably start from the beginning and read it through. the dotytron has been starting from the beginning and i got into the habit of reading out loud to master T from "harry potter and the philosopher's stone" during the middle of the night feeding. i think he likes it.
while we were at the movie, the boobla was being watched by momma and poppa d so after the movie we trooped over there for a staycation. i love hanging out there. same way i love hanging out at my parents' place in markham. now that we have a baby, we're so coddled and spoiled! so last night momma d made us a delicious pot roast dinner - i had 2 helpings, it was so good:
for dessert, i made that banana walnut upside down cake for my contribution to last night's dinner, so we'll have the last of that with a scoop of ice cream.