18.7.06

Warning: Wordy Post Ahead

I never give blow-by-blows so I thought maybe I could get away with it just this once. Busy day.

  • 1:30am: (Is this too early to count as the start of my day?) I awoke to a crying baby, nursed him and went back to bed around 2am (note 'bed' not 'sleep').
  • 5am: (Again, too early?) Woke to Tyler giving crying baby binky. Lately Mack has been rotating between waking once or twice a night. Turned out to be a double feature evening. Funny thing, after eating this time he didn't want to go back to bed so from about 5:30 to 6:15 he just laid in his crib, cooing at his mobile and stuffed sock bunny. It was so cute. How can you be upset about not sleeping with a baby like Mack?
  • 7:30am:Woke up and fed Mack (1/2 hr later than usual due to 2nd feeding making me very tired). I checked the latest news on Lebanon, showered, got dressed, and ate breakfast.
  • 9:30am: Again, feed Mack. Then leave for Mexican Consulate in downtown San Diego.
  • 11am: Arrived at Mexican Consulate. After wandering around outside for a minute a middle-aged man asked us if we were there for a visa and directed us in thru the VERY uninviting barred metal doors "up to the second floor, window one". The Mexican Consulate was different than I expected. I didn't think it would be nice but, it is a representation of their government and country. You'd think they'd like to make a good impression at least. I'd say it was about 3 steps down from our DMV. Another surprise-- Nothing was in English. Signs on the bathroom telling you to accompany your children ect, all in Spanish. Now I don't know for sure, but I assume that the American Consulate in say, China! has signs in both English and Mandarin. Hey, I guess that's where we're different. Everyone inside was absolutely in love with out little blond, blue eyed baby. As I walked by people would literally reach out to touch him. No joke.
  • 11:40am: Left Consulate and walked around Little Italy.
  • 12:00pm: Arrived in Balboa Park and found a place to Nurse Mack. It happened to be free Tuesday (had no idea) so we visited The Timken Museum of Art, The San Diego Museum of Art, The San Diego Institute of Art and The Mingei International Museum. Whew! At The Mingei they had an exhibit on differnt costumes from different 'carnivals' around the world'' (my fav). At The Art Institute they always display local art (Ty's fav).
  • 3:30pm: G0t home. Fed Mack. Found killer deal online for play pen. Cleaned kitchen.
  • 5:30pm: Yep, fed Mack again. What can I say, he needs to eat. Checked blogs. Read AAP book on infants (aka: educated myself). Gave Mack a bath.
  • 8pm: Mack nursed, got a final diaper change, had story time and then went off to bed.
  • 9:19pm: Wrote blog. And now I'm going to go find some lunch/dinner. Good Night.

6 comments:

  1. Fern! I loved reading this post. It was so funny! I have a feeling that you are going to get that the whole time in Mexico! Those people want white babies pretty badly, so hang on to Mack. .. The art museum sounded cool!! I still REALLY want to go see you. . . I'm going to try my best to get to San Antonio ;)

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  2. yo ferny fern. I love wordy blogs. I get curious as to what other people do all day. I love free Tuesdays! I've been there on a free Tuesday on accident before and it just makes you feel lucky. So when you were in the Consulate with everything in Spanish did you feel like you knew enough to get by? Even when I was in Mexico I don't think I've ever been somewhere that doesn't have something in English, but I'm just curious.

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