Archive for March, 2010

Fighting a losing battle.

Posted 09 Mar 2010 — by Mrs. Jenna
Category Abigail

It’s happened.

She’s found her thumb.

nooooooooooooooooo!

She’s been nomming on her hands and fingers for weeks now, but over the weekend, she discovered JUST HER THUMB. And now I can’t get it out of her mouth. It’s not like she’s keeping it a secret because the schmacking, sucking noises when she has it in her mouth are audible throughout the entire house.

Sigh.

I keep pulling it out of her mouth and putting the pacifier in, but it seems as though in the long run she would rather it be her thumb. At least the pacifier can eventually be taken away. I’m not about to take her thumbs away from her. (I don’t think…)

Also, Abby’s learned how to whine like a pro. She has her normal whine, but now she’s added a higher pitch squeal to the middle of it to REALLY get her point across. And if you hand her a toy when she’s in one of THOSE moods? She throws it.

My daughter is 4 months old and already has the attitude of a teenager.

We’re so screwed.

The 4 month check.

Posted 08 Mar 2010 — by Mrs. Jenna
Category Abigail, baby business

Abby had her four month appointment Friday afternoon. Her new stats are 14lbs 14ozs and 26″ tall! Long and lean, my little one is.

This is a total post and run for now, she’s napping and I MUST try to nap as well. Not enough sleep last night. Thanks Oscars.

Broseph, can you do me a solid?

Posted 05 Mar 2010 — by Mrs. Jenna
Category blog bidnass

Top Mommy Blogs - Mom Blog DirectoryThe Top Mommy Blogs site is resetting their counters tonight at 7:21pm PST/ 9:21 CST. (Thanks Smonk You!) Anyway, I really need you to click and click and CLICK AGAIN on this link or the one on the right so I can be number one! I know it won’t stick for too long, but it would be nice to be on the first page for a bit!

So, help a sister out! Muchas grassyass.

The postpartum fog.

Posted 05 Mar 2010 — by Mrs. Jenna
Category baby business, motherhood

A week ago or so I wrote this post about feeling like I have ADD. It’s gotten no better, and in fact….I might even say worse. I completely lost my train of thought MID-SENTENCE a few times while at work this week. Once during an interview of a potential new coworker. It was humiliating to the nth degree.

So, as I usually do, I asked my ladies and also the ladies at The Bump what they thought about it. I was, at the time, convinced this was a side effect of the BCPs I’m on, the Mirena, or both. (I’ve blogged about how I thought Yasmin caused my mild depression and thus got kicked to the curb a few years ago.) Lots of ladies said they feel the same way, but without hormonal birth control. Others mentioned that memory loss and brain fog are also symptoms of PPD, which I’m not fully convinced I have since I do not feel down or have any other symptoms of. Regardless, to be safe I plan on speaking to John the Midwife about all of this shortly.

In any case, lil’ Blair Bear posted this today on her blog, and these two bullet points really rang out to me:

  • Negative feelings dominate when returning to work post-baby. Top five feelings were guilty, overwhelmed, stressed, sad and anxious
  • 59% of working moms no longer cared as much about work post-baby.

I think I have two main issues that are causing my seriously lack of focus – I don’t care about my job as much anymore, and I wish to be at home with my little girl.

Now, I think MOST new moms feel the same way when they go back to work. However, I have secondary problems. This blog is one of them. And all of my e-moms I chat with daily. I’d rather be blogging, tweeting and chatting about Abby all day rather than be at work. I have all these ideas for this blog and what I want to do with it, and really…the only time I have to work on it is uhm…while I’m working. So then, I’m in meetings and I’m thinking about my blog or something that’s going on in my mommy forums and all the sudden it’s been a half hour, the meeting’s over and I have no idea what happened.

It’s serious shiny object syndrome. When I’m at home with my little girl and I don’t have to worry about work anymore, my brain levels out and I’m thinking quite clearly. When I’m at work though, everything changes and I just can’t focus on the task at hand. Actually, ask me what I’m supposed to be working on right now and I’ll just give you a big old blank stare because I simply don’t know.

I wish I could just stay home with Abby because I miss her every second I’m away from her and feel like I could just be a better person if we were always together. But I know that right now, that’s not an option…and may never BE an option.

Ah, ramblings. Anyway, that’s what’s on my mind right now. And look! I was able to focus on one thing for like, 20 minutes!

Keywords and cheek nomming.

Posted 05 Mar 2010 — by Mrs. Jenna
Category Abigail, blog bidnass, paparazzi

Lately I’ve been having a problem with Abby’s cheeks.

I want to nom on them all the time. I can’t stop. THEY LOOK SO DELICIOUS.

I mean, seriously, how could you not want to give those cheeks a nibble? I DARE YOU NOT TO NIBBLE.

Also, as a random fact – a couple keywords that have brought people to my blog:

“Hair Club phone number”
“older ladies of the night”

Hilarity. A more serious post coming up.