Archive for January, 2010

Sometimes someone else says exactly what you feel.

Posted 30 Jan 2010 — by Mrs. Jenna
Category baby business, motherhood

This is one of those moments.

Katherine Center wrote/created a piece for a Mom-convention (no, really) and it is one of the most beautiful things I have ever seen. Two minutes and forty-one seconds of how I feel as a mother.

Watch it here: defining a movement.

The Completed Nursery.

Posted 29 Jan 2010 — by Mrs. Jenna
Category Abigail, baby business, house stuffs

I FINALLY took pictures of little Miss Abby’s room. I figured I should do at least one thing on my list before I go back to work. (Birth announcements will be completed and will go out Monday. Don’t give me that look.)

Anyway – here it is! I submitted it to to be considered for one of their featured nurseries, but only time will tell if they pick it or not. Not getting my hopes up – the ones featured there are gorg. Especially my dear friend Morgan‘s daughter’s room. She’s like a celeb over there with her (or maybe her husband’s?) Ikea hacking skills.

Back to the task at hand. The photos. Here they are. If you haven’t been a reader for a while – a little back story. We waited to find out if we were having a boy or a girl until the babe made it’s first appearance in the world – thus a neutral nursery. And in all reality – best decision ever. Had I known I was having a girl this room would probably have ended up being pretty damn pink. And this way, it isn’t. And I LOVE THAT. It does have a couple girly touches (like that awesome ballerina painting I found at an antique store and bought on my birthday – a bit premature too, if I do say so myself). If you want to know where we got something – lemme know! I’d be glad to share the info.

Oh dear.

Posted 29 Jan 2010 — by Mrs. Jenna
Category baby business, motherhood

Uhm, so I had no idea hair loss was a side effect of the Mirena IUD.

I didn’t know until I read one of my favorite bloggers most recent posts.

And then I found this site.

Pardon my french but I am FREAKING THE FUCK OUT.

This HAS to be from the IUD. I am honestly pulling a golfball size clump of hair out of the drain every day. My hair is one of the few things I really REALLY like about myself and now it’s going away.

Points to be made:

  • This thing was expensive to have placed and I’ve only had it for 2 months. Should I give it more time? Probably. That’s more than likely what my midwife would say.
  • Let’s say I get it pulled. Yaz/Yazmin is out – caused depression. NFP/Charting/condoms are a pain in the rear and SCARE THE BEJEEZUS out of me. What then? A different pill? I suppose.

Hokay, that’s all for now. I just had to post this because omgwhatamIgoingtodo?!?!

A little help from my e-friends.

Posted 29 Jan 2010 — by Mrs. Jenna
Category blog bidnass

Hey y’all.

The hubs mentioned to me that the new layout on this site is taking a while to load and looking kind of funky on his computer at work.

Sometimes I forget that not everyone has a Mac. (You don’t have one yet? You should. Except, don’t get the iTampon…er…iPad. Get a MacBook or something. And then get me a new one too, thanks.)

Anyway – if you’re noticing this site looking like ass or the page is taking a kajillion hours to load, could you let me know in the comments section for this post? Just let me know what the issue is and also let me know if you’re Windows or Mac, and which browser you’re using. I can’t test the site on a PC until I get to work next week, and since I’ve had the last 4 months off I probably shouldn’t start back by playing around on my blog.

Thanks a bunch! And don’t forget to re-follow my blog/resubscribe!

Someone have the phone number for Hair Club for Men?

Posted 28 Jan 2010 — by Mrs. Jenna
Category motherhood, not so much

No, seriously.

I cannot even believe how much hair I am losing. I read that this would happen. I also read that my hair would get thicker with pregnancy. IT DIDN’T.

I really shouldn’t complain, my hair has always been pretty thick. I would always lose a bit every day in the shower, but I’m pulling out handfuls now. There are enough tresses in my drain catch to give Barbie a hair transplant. But what can I do? A big fat NOTHING.

Thankfully, even though showering feels like a scene in a horror movie, I’m not really noticing my hair being thinner. Yet. (And by typing said words, I probably just cursed myself.)

In other news, I had my abdomen ultrasound-ed yesterday. It was really weird. I mean, I was watching the tech show me all my organs on the screen and kept thinking that it was only like, 10 months ago that I saw my little girl on the screen for the first time. I was waiting for him to find my liver and say “and there’s the baby!” or something like that. ::shudder:: If I heard those words again so soon…gah. Speaking of horror movies…

Anyway – no word yet from the doctor. If I was a betting lady (which I am) I would say there were no stones in that ultrasound. Just a big ol’ empty gallbladder. I wish the doc would just call me so I can find out.

Four more days until I go back to work…