Friday, June 27, 2008

Friday Fun

Hi blogger ladies,
I am on a mission for organization in my house. I have come to the conclusion that my husband is not on this same mission, and will never be. I am on my own. I have discovered that it is not only my blogging that has suffered but also my bill paying, mail opening, phone call returning, and other necessary fucntions of life. So I ask you all knowing internet people. How do you do it??? Oh, giving up any more sleep is NOT an option. Please send me your wisdom. My child is about to start crawling and it is now or never to find the answers.

Monday, June 16, 2008

Ok, ok

I know I said I would be better about blogging and I am sure that there is no one still reading but I am going to post anyway. Now the little man is almost 6 months! Holy crap. I am supposed to start doing things like feeding him (ya know, mushy veggies and such). That sounds like it is going to cut into my blogging time even more. bummer. Should make for some funny pictures though :-)

I have to blog about the scene I saw yesterday. We were out for lunch with some friends for father's day and the table across from us a big famiy, 3 school age kids, and their parents were having lunch. The kids and dad were chatting and laughing. Mom was reading a novel. No talking or interacting at all. What's up with that??

Also, did anyone read the NY times mag article on parenting balance? I thought it was very interesting that the only couples that have the balance figured out are lesbian parents. Go Lesbian mamas! Thanks for showing us the way :-)

Tuesday, April 29, 2008

Hello again!

Whew! This taking care of a small being really sucks up all of your time huh? I have missed you all and am going to try and be better about cheking in. It has been 4! The little prince (LP) has been growing up a storm and can sumo wrestle any of the other babies in his age group. I may have gotten a few hours sleep in the last couple of months and my house is filled with laundry and dirty dishes, but we are having a great time here!
LP is big enough to travel these days and we have been all over the map including a trip home to podunk. It was fab. We got to see our favorite friend RBelle!

So many deatils to fill you in on...but they will have to wait until the next nap time. Baby calls!

Wednesday, January 09, 2008

The prince has arrived!

As you probably could have guessed, our little prince has made his grand entrance into the world. Sorry I didn't let you know sooner but things were/are kind of crazy.

He decided to show up one day early (made mommy very happy). The story goes that I had been trying to coax him out with spicy food and long walks to no avail, but as hubby and I were heading to bed the evening of the 19th I said "I bet he decides to come tonight". This was my guess because it was in the middle of a major storm. Rain, wind, the whole nine yards. Sure enough, 30min later the water breaks and we are off...
9.5 hours of labor later, I find that my anesthesiologist is my new favorite person and 7hours after that " the prince" arrives with no complications. He weighed in at 8lbs and was 21 inches. Just perfect :-)

Then all chaos ensued and has just let up in the past couple of days. Brief summary: my parents staying with us and tons of other visitors + Christmas and New Years=very busy. Add in breastfeeding issues + another storm that knocked out power for 2 days to the normal sleep deprivation and general newborn issues and you have a very tired and frazzled mommy.

Today hubby is back at work and prince is asleep in the sling so all is quiet on the western front...for now.

Monday, December 10, 2007


Everything is ready for baby to arrive and we have been keeping busy with holiday activities. We had a nice Hanukkah with family this past weekend and have had our own celebration during the week. We also put up our Christmas tree and decorations. Now we have a long list of holiday parties to attend (if the baby doesn't come first). That is my new line "unless the baby comes". It is more wishful thinking than anything else. The docs don't think he will be arriving this week, but I was having some contractions yesterday that got our hopes up. Today...nothing. I am ready. Hubby is ready. We are just waiting for baby to decide that he is ready too.

Will keep you posted!

Monday, December 03, 2007

turn, turn, turn

Surprise, surprise the baby turned...all by himself! We went in for a version and the first ultrasound showed that he was indeed transverse so they gave me some apple juice and hooked me up to the monitor to get a baseline. By the time the second nurse came in to check on us, the baby had turned head down! We were shocked. So they quickly strapped me into this super-sexy girdle and gave me instructions to stay as upright as possible. So no more swimming or yoga for me. I will be re-reading the natural birth sections of my books since I was SURE this kid would be a c-section. I think I remember something about breathing. Well, guess I didn't need that scheduled c-section after all. Now I have to wait for the whole contraction/water breaking thing...will keep you posted!

Monday, November 26, 2007

Puppy update

Nope, there is not a sweet little fuzzy puppy running around my house. I couldn't do it (I wanted to) but I told hubby that I was in no state to make that kind of decision and that it was his call. He decided that we would be too preoccupied with the baby and we would not be the best puppy parents right now. We did pass the word along to other friends and hopefully someone will love the little guy. I did tell hubby that if our friends absolutely could not find a home for him, then he was coming to ours. I hope someone out there finds him irresistible so I do not have to take care of 2 babies (3 if you count hubby :-)

As for things on the baby front, they are moving along. I am sitting here listening to the wonderful sound of drilling and hammering. Music to my ears, because it means that by the end of the week I will have a completed nursery. YEAH!! Good thing, because there is currently no room for my Christmas tree because a stroller, bouncy chair, and baby swing are occupying that space. I can't wait until next week when I will have a nursery AND a decorated tree. Baby will be full term and I can stare at the pretty lights and wait for his arrival. Ahhh that will be so nice.