It's really true that our son is sleeping in 40 minute bursts. Saturday night I stopped counting at 9 wakings.
More on our trip
I have all these things I want to tell you about our trip to South Africa. Firstly, Noah grew up so much in so little time. He went from terrified of the beach to absolutely in love with the freezing cold water, and he learned to eat a lot of different foods-- mainly because we weren't able to make puree for him. This was the view from our window:
You'll notice that in all the pictures in South Africa (to come), I have a bandage. I managed to burn myself the morning after we arrived, with super-heated microwave water (apparently the microwave can make the water hotter than boiling, because it heats from the inside out). Eug was changing my bandage every few hours to prevent it from sticking, and I was generally in a fair amount of pain for a few days. What's remarkable is that 1) When the burn happened and I thought I was going to pass out from pain, the pharmacist immediately found what I needed, put it on, bandaged me up and had me on my way. No charge. In Boston that would have been a day at the E.R. (and we wouldn't have gone to the E.R. for fear of copays) 2) They gave me some kind of silver sulpher cream when the burn started to ooze a few days later, and basically overnight I was healed. We'd been anticipating some kind of terrifying burn scar, but there's almost no remaining scar. Amazing.
In other South Africa news, Eug and I had 2 shirts and one trousers (and I had one skirt) on the trip, and it was just right. We have these remarkable wool tshirts that dry in hours and never smell.
In contrast, Noah had 20 Bumgenius diapers. We only really needed about 10, as the diapers dried fast. It worked just fine to wash the bumgenius diapers in the bath. We used disposables for the flight, for fear of lugging poop across continents, but we probably didn't need to worry too much. South Africa was warm enough that Noah spent a significant proportion of his trip without a diaper, and we even found cute tiny Noah-sized underwear for him. I took way too many pictures of Noah in his tiny underwear.
Now that we're getting back into routine here in Boston, I'll get into a regular posting schedule again. Sorry for the absence, and thanks for checking back...