Archive for the ‘baby business’ Category

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.

jbd;isugef;gr!

Posted 15 Jul 2010 — by Mrs. Jenna
Category baby business, marriage, motherhood

Yep, I just used the standard “OMFGIAMSOBUSY!” keyboard move to indicate that, YES. I AM VERY BUSY.

I had a bachelorette party last weekend, one this weekend and a baby shower as well; work is busier than I’ve been in years and we can’t forget I HAVE A NEARLY 9 MONTH OLD ON MY HANDS.

I knew this month was going to fly by, I just didn’t think it would go by THIS fast.

So here’s one of those awesome “recap” posts that always make me roll my eyes but OMG YOU GUYS. I have no time. Could someone loan me a day? I really just need one day. Preferably between Saturday and Sunday. We’ll call it Satunday. Wait. That’s too close to Satanday. How about Sunturday? Sure. We’ll go with that.

  • Abbers’  right front tooth is making it’s way in as we speak. I always try to take pictures but every time she sees me focusing in on them, she purses up her lips and pretty much gives me the “back off beeetch” eyes. So you’ll have to wait, dear internets, to see those toofies for yourselves.
  • It was roughly the surface of the sun here yesterday in good ol’ Minneaps. I am so thankful we have central air. Most houses in our hood do not. Although, there is something comforting about remembering lying in bed as a kid, sweating and praying the box fan in the window would magically turn into an AC. Abby will probably never know what it’s like to not have AC until she moves into her first apartment. (Okay. I just typed that and started crying. Thanks PMS!)
  • I had my consultation at Uptown Tattoo for my latest and greatest. I’m not going to talk about it here, you’ll just have to wait until September when I have it done. Needless to say I AM STOKED. I also have an appointment in August (after BlogHer) to get my foot touched up, which will hurt more than birthing babies.
  • I also finally made an appointment with a lady to talk about The Funk. I HAVE been feeling better lately, but I still get blue and have my moments where I think “I am not handling this well.” I have my first appointment on Monday. I’m both excited and scared shitless to talk to a woman I don’t know about the horrible thoughts that have run through my head.
  • I owe my bestie about 3,592 emails. She also owes me a blog post. :) I’ll start emailing, you start writing!

And…that’s that. Sorry all you’re getting lately is bulleted lists. Someday when I’m not having to block time on my calendar to take a piss, you’ll get a real solid post. Until then? UL tags all the way! (Yep. I code-monkeyed all over that shiz.)

Babies and explosions.

Posted 25 Jun 2010 — by Mrs. Jenna
Category Abigail, baby business, motherhood, please and thank you

So, it’s fireworks season. Abbers had her very first fireworks experience last night. It was small, didn’t go airborne, and wasn’t that loud. She did fine. However, we’re thinking about bringing her to the park next weekend to see the fireworks with us. Good or bad idea?  Parents of toddlers, did you bring your baby to fireworks? Was it a mistake or did they love them? I hope she would love them as much as I do. But, the kid broke into hysterics when the family yelled “SURPRISE!” at my mother-in-law yesterday for her birthday. (Happy birthday, Chris!) SO…I dunno if large explosions featuring colored swaths of light in the sky are the greatest idea.

Tell me how it went for you and your bebehs!

Prepare yourselves.

Hey! Do you follow me on Twitter? I hope so. If you don’t, YOU SHOULD. Because Thursday, I’m leaving on a long weekend trip to visit my bestie Amanda. (You should follow her too. I guarantee there will be hilarity via Twatting.) (Wait, her account is locked down. I’ll have a chat with her about this.)

Anyway, YES! I have a weekend away from home, meaning a weekend away from the hubs and Abbers. I will miss them both very very dearly, but OH MY GOD do I need a girls weekend. It’s been no secret I’ve been in The Funk lately and I’ve had just about enough of it. I’ve been trending towards more of the happys lately, but I think this weekend might just help. Or being away from my little family will send me in a downward spiral of despair. Whatevs. There’ll be shopping and lots of the drink so I’m sure I’ll cope somehow.  :) (No, family members reading this, I’m not an alcoholic. Yet.)

SO – tune into Twitter starting Thursday afternoon. I’ll be twittering lots and lots until Monday when I return. I’ll be flying to Phoenix, going to an 80s themed happy hour, driving to historic Prescott, AZ…and seeing Sex & The City 2. Then somehow finding my way through the Sky Harbor Airport in a massively hungover state to fly back home.

Speaking of Sex & The City 2, have you seen this video? I swear to you it is the funniest thing I have ever seen. I’ve watched it a million times and tears come to my eyes EVERY SINGLE TIME. So…watch it. And follow this guy on Twitter.

PS – Got the kitchen painted. THANK THE GODS. It looks awesome, btw.