Archive for March, 2010

Dear Stella…

Posted 30 Mar 2010 — by Mrs. Jenna
Category not so much

What was it about the worst clothing item to “come back into style…”

…that screamed  “OHMIGOD. BABIES NEED HAREM PANTS!”

I used to respect you. And now, Ms McCartney? I LOATHE YOU.

5 months.

Posted 27 Mar 2010 — by Mrs. Jenna
Category Abigail, baby business, paparazzi

Doode. Abby. You’re FIVE MONTHS OLD TODAY. You eat rice cereal. You’re teething. You’re almost sitting up on your own. In fact, you might be able to already but I’m too busy waiting for you to tip over with my hands at the ready at all times.

Grandma and Grandpa Bee were visiting this weekend, and we celebrated your birthday month-day…thing…by making steak and watching The Hangover. Okay, so not entirely baby friendly activities, but we’d already watched Yo Gabba Gabba earlier in the evening and you got a bath, so…it all evens out.

I just can’t believe how big you’re getting. I am cherishing every minute of every day we spend together because I seriously feel like I’m going to wake up some morning and you’re going to be standing in your crib yelling “MA! GET ME A BOTTLE ALREADY! CHRIST ON A CRACKER!” and then I’ll be all “WHAT HAPPENED TO THE PAST YEAR. And say the magic word. ”

I love you baby sweets.

A summary of numbers.

Posted 25 Mar 2010 — by Mrs. Jenna
Category Abigail, RAD

Days until I have a rock n’ roll seizure in Las Vegas: 23

Days until the Twins home opener: 18

Tooth buds Abby had as of yesterday: 3 or 4

Days until I have a 5 month old on my hands: 2

Amount of cancer found in my mother-in-law: 0

It’s been a bit of a whirlwind the past few days. I’m getting more and more involved at work, Abby’s teething while my mother watches her for 8 hours a day for the first time, and my mother in law is still in recovery after her brain surgery.

Tomorrow I’m taking the day off to spend with my mom and Abbers, and maybe get some girl time in (aka SHOPPING).

Saturday is Abby’s big 5 month-day…so look for a cute new picture of her in one of her new outfits courtesy of grandma and her love of Carter’s outlet (conveniently located FIVE MINUTES from her home).

A MIL update.

Posted 24 Mar 2010 — by Mrs. Jenna
Category marriage

The hubs’ mom made it through the surgery, which ended up being more like 10 hours rather than 6, but they got all of the stubborn tumor out. I haven’t been able to visit her yet, but I think Abby and I will be going up this evening after the hubs gets off of work.

Thank you everyone for the thoughts and prayers!

My life almost ended.

Posted 22 Mar 2010 — by Mrs. Jenna
Category please and thank you, The Hubs

For 36 hours this weekend, good ol’ Bessy, aka my four year old iBook stopped working. It shut itself down, and then refused to power up again. We’ve neglected to unplug it from the power plug so the battery was crap, but no reason to not turn on. I panicked. Not only because I had pictures on there that were not backed up of Abby’s first date with rice cereal, but OMGINEEDMYLAPTOP. Seriously. I know I’m addicted to the likes of Twitter and Google Reader, but I had no idea how much. I attempted to turn it on numerous times to no avail. I started imagining how much it was going to suck to go another $1800 into debt because Bessy wouldn’t fire up. And another $350 or so on the Adobe Web Premium (thanks educational discount). And then, randomly…I gave it one last try before using it as a doorstop, and it magically turned on. Only one other time can I remember being so relieved, and then was when John the Midwife announced Abby was out and GOOD GOD I no longer had an inside baby. So, yeah – that’s why I was absent over the weekend.

All kidding aside, there’s a serious event taking place early tomorrow morning. The hubs’ mother is going in for brain surgery to remove a tumor that’s pushing in the olfactory area of her brain. She’s lost her sense of smell forever, but they need to remove the tumor to ensure that she doesn’t lose anything else. It’s pretty scary. Luckily they can access the area through her nasal cavity rather than having to pull her skull back (::shudder::) so her recovery time will be minimal at 6 weeks. Also, more than likely the tumor is not cancerous, but of course they won’t know for sure until they do a biopsy.

The hubs is getting up at 4am tomorrow to pick up his folks and drive them to the University hospital, where he’ll spend the day with his dad, waiting for his mom to endure the 6 hour surgery.

Thoughts, prayers, good juju – whatever you have to spare would be greatly appreciated.