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Sailing the seas of poop.

Posted 15 Sep 2010 — by Mrs. Jenna
Category Abigail, baby business, motherhood

With Abby fast approaching her 1st birthday, I’ve taken for granted the lack of blowouts and poop stories I had when she was younger.

HOWEVER.

The past 3 days have been nothing short of Pooptown. Like…poop. Lots of poop. Runny, disgusting, diaper rash inducing poop.

I’ll assume that the majority of you who haven’t closed your browser or skipped to the next post in your reader are parents yourselves, or at least pet owners. (We as a “community” are not so scurred of poop. Am I right? HIGH FIVE, POOP CLEANERS!)

Last week, a little cut on Abby’s finger started to look like it might be infected. Turns out, traditional methods of neosporin and band-aids are not recommended for babies who chew on their hands 24 hours a day. I know, you’re like…WHAAAAAA? ME TOO. So, like the good parent I am, I watched it…hoping it would get better.

Abby stayed the night at her grandparents house Friday while Mommy & Daddy celebrated Mommy’s second annual 29th birthday. While we were indulging in adult beverages, her finger blew up like, twofold. SO, Saturday included a trip to Urgent Care.  We came home with a bottle of amoxicillin. By Monday, her finger was looking better. Also on Monday, Auntie Amanda picked her up to get her ready for her bath, only to announce, “She’s wet!” where we proceeded to notice the shit stains all over her pajama bottoms. A blowout. Of diarrhea proportions. OH GOD. DOESN’T LOOK GOOD.

So, she’s got the shits from the medication. Enter my dear mother-in-law. Due to a crazy scenario including a since-removed tumor, she no longer has her sense of smell. So, imagine her horror last night when she decided to check Abby’s diaper the old fashioned way by sticking a couple fingers in it to see if it was wet, only to pull out a poop covered mess.

Abby’s only got 2.5 more days of the medication. 2.5 more days to sail the seas of poop.

Also – even though she’s 10.5 months old, Abby had her 9 month check yesterday. Official stats: 30 inches long, 21 lb 13.5 oz. I’ve got myself a tall baby girl.

In the backyard.

Posted 27 Aug 2010 — by Mrs. Jenna
Category Abigail, paparazzi

10 months.

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

Our little Abigail is 10 months old today. TEN MONTHS.  That means in two measly months she’ll be 12 months, aka ONE YEAR OLD. I’ve actually begun planning her birthday party and it kinda makes me want to cry every time I start designing her invitations.

I’ve decided she will most likely be walking or trying really hard to walk by her birthday. She has already crawled around our entire house which is nothing short of mind blowing every time she does it. She gives kisses, high fives, claps like a champ and feeds herself like a pro.

Seeing her grow is just awesome.

When you’re planning on having a baby, one really focuses on just THE BABY part of it. I never really thought about how cool it would be to watch her grow into a toddler and eventually a teenager and then adult. Like, the thought crosses my mind, and then she’ll actually hit one of those little milestones and it hits me like a wrecking ball. SHE IS GROWING UP. ALREADY. YOU’D BETTA RECOGNIZE, MOMMA.

An oldie, but a goodie.

Posted 25 Aug 2010 — by Mrs. Jenna
Category Abigail, baby business, paparazzi

This is a video from about 3 weeks ago when Abbers first began her crawling escapades.

Yes, the hubs is luring her with a crumpled up paper towel. You have NO IDEA how much she loves paper towels. Tearing them apart gives her great pleasure. We’re working our way up to phone books.

Also, the noises she makes at 0:43 make me smile. And you should stick with it till the end. BEST ENDING EVAR.

Please to enjoy!

Abbers and her first attempts at crawling. from jenna bee on Vimeo.

She says “Mmmmmmmmmum.”

Posted 23 Aug 2010 — by Mrs. Jenna
Category Abigail, baby business

I haven’t been writing much lately. That has a lot to do with OMGIAMSOBUSY, but also that I’m just trying to spend as much time with Abbers as possible right now because she is learning so much every day that I can barely keep up.

Her list of new tricks, some new…and some refined.

She gives kisses when asked.

She waves bye-bye.

She says MMMmmmmmmum. Mostly when I ask her to say “Momma,” but is starting to say it more on her own.

She can drink out of a straw, but has troubles with drinking too much and thus spitting most of it out. On me.

She is a MASTER crawler.

She figured out a walker toy that my mom bought for her in about 15 minutes.

She holds her own bottle.

She can pull herself up on almost anything.

I just can’t get over what a little person she’s becoming. And we’ve already started planning for her first birthday. Someone pinch me.

That reminds me, Abby pinches and bites too. So, nevermind on the pinching. I’m sure she’ll pinch me in about 10 minutes.

Also, we plan on teaching her this, so we can submit it to AFV and make dollars. It will happen. Either that or I’ll teach her to ask for 4 beers, a la Pearl.