Archive for the ‘baby business’ Category

This post is mostly for my mom…

Posted 13 Jan 2010 — by Mrs. Jenna
Category baby business, motherhood

…because she was getting sick of the guidos fist pumping every time she checked my blog.  Now you get to see a post addressed to you! And now everyone knows you’re not amused by The Situation. I’ll post your phone number for disagreeing fans later.

Not much is going on in the land of Abby and her unshowered mother. Routine is setting in, and so when I do things like wash dishes twice a day, do laundry and pick up the house while watching Bonnie Hunt and What Not to Wear…there really isn’t much worth blogging about.

It DOES sadden me that routine is finally settling in, and I’m going back to work in less than three weeks. I’m going to try to make the best of the rest of my time and make Abby learn as many tricks as possible so I don’t miss anything. She did give me a BIG smile yesterday morning when I went to her crib to get her up for the day. We’re still working on smiles. I think she’s just a little shy. Other than that, she’s lifting her legs up in the air all the time now, so we’re getting some assistance during diaper changes.

Hmmm…what else? I think that’s about it for now. I apologize for my lack of anything. I’m spending most of my time manning the Save Conan fanpage on Facebook.  (I’m so crabby with NBC that I could spit.) Wanna become a fan? Click here.

The 2 month check and a new skill.

Posted 06 Jan 2010 — by Mrs. Jenna
Category Abigail, baby business, paparazzi

Yesterday Abby had her 2 month checkup appointment, complete with shots.

Her new stats are 11 lbs 3ozs, and 24 inches tall. That’s TWO FEET TALL, people. Where does she get her towering height from? Certainly not her parents. Maybe my dad’s genes skipped a generation and she’ll be 6’2″.

Her shots went as well as could be expected. I felt horrible hearing her scream only to know she had 2 more to endure. But she survived, and so did I. And then she slept ALL DAY. Thus…last night didn’t go so well. She didn’t want to go to bed, and when she fell asleep she woke up at midnight, 4am, 6:30am, and that was that. We were up for the day. So now I’m doing my best to try to keep her stimulated and entertained so she sleeps tonight. Momma’s tired.

In my attempts to keep her awake – she’s learned a new trick.

She figured out how to bring the rattle up to her mouth AND CHEW ON IT. ISN’T THAT EFFING AWESOME?!  This kid – she’s got talent.

2 months.

Posted 29 Dec 2009 — by Mrs. Jenna
Category Abigail, baby business, motherhood, paparazzi
My dearest Abigail,
Yesterday you turned two months old. On Christmas day, we dropped you off at the Grandparents house for the evening so we could have a party with all of our friends. Occasionally I’d look around our house wondering who was holding you, only to remember you were safe and soundly sleeping in a house a few miles away. When your father and I finally called it a night, we both agreed that we barely could stand that you weren’t here.
Saturday night, like I figured, you didn’t sleep through the night like you normally do. I got up around 3:30 when your fussing became too much and groggily fed you your bottle. That’s when I realized as much as I thought I’d hate not getting enough sleep and being woken up in the middle of the night…I absolutely love it. In fact, I prefer it. Staring at your beautiful face with only the orange glow of the light in your room is all I need to survive.
Love you much,
Mommy.

I can’t clean like this.

Posted 20 Dec 2009 — by Mrs. Jenna
Category Abigail, baby business, house stuffs, paparazzi

One foot on the bouncy chair, making it go. This make cleaning virtually impossible. Unless you call blogging about not being able to clean “cleaning.”

We’re having a decent sized Christmas party on Friday night for our friends, and our house looks like the setting for the latest apocalypse movie. (2012? Yeah, our living room was the backdrop.) I can’t hold Abby cause that’s pissing her off. The moby isn’t an option. Apparently, sleep is SO 2 days ago.

But how can I get upset with a face like this?

This is where I get mushy.

Posted 17 Dec 2009 — by Mrs. Jenna
Category Abigail, baby business, motherhood

This morning, as I’m sitting here, enjoying my new favorite talk show (Bonnie Hunt. I love her. That Chicago accent!! It just reminds me of home.) Abby’s in my lap kind of squirmy but also kind of sleeping. And I start to get mushy because she’s just all kinds of cute.

I love the way she squeaks when she stretches. Did I mention she stretches all the time? Because she does.

And the thing that gets me so much is when she laughs in her sleep. Do all babies do this? She isn’t smiling really that much – just an occasional one here and there that we pretty much have to bribe out of her. But when she sleeps? She’s all smiles and laughs. It melts my heart. And then this morning it dawned on me that someday, she’ll do that when she’s awake…and it’ll be because of something the hubs or I did.

Someone pass the kleenex.

And PS – she slept through the night THREE NIGHTS IN A ROW. Except last night. That didn’t work so well. I’m guessing it’s because her routine was changed, and we weren’t home until nearly 11pm from the in-laws. We’ll try again tonight.