Archive for the ‘Abigail’ Category

5 months.

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

Doode. Abby. You’re FIVE MONTHS OLD TODAY. You eat rice cereal. You’re teething. You’re almost sitting up on your own. In fact, you might be able to already but I’m too busy waiting for you to tip over with my hands at the ready at all times.

Grandma and Grandpa Bee were visiting this weekend, and we celebrated your birthday month-day…thing…by making steak and watching The Hangover. Okay, so not entirely baby friendly activities, but we’d already watched Yo Gabba Gabba earlier in the evening and you got a bath, so…it all evens out.

I just can’t believe how big you’re getting. I am cherishing every minute of every day we spend together because I seriously feel like I’m going to wake up some morning and you’re going to be standing in your crib yelling “MA! GET ME A BOTTLE ALREADY! CHRIST ON A CRACKER!” and then I’ll be all “WHAT HAPPENED TO THE PAST YEAR. And say the magic word. ”

I love you baby sweets.

A summary of numbers.

Posted 25 Mar 2010 — by Mrs. Jenna
Category Abigail, RAD

Days until I have a rock n’ roll seizure in Las Vegas: 23

Days until the Twins home opener: 18

Tooth buds Abby had as of yesterday: 3 or 4

Days until I have a 5 month old on my hands: 2

Amount of cancer found in my mother-in-law: 0

It’s been a bit of a whirlwind the past few days. I’m getting more and more involved at work, Abby’s teething while my mother watches her for 8 hours a day for the first time, and my mother in law is still in recovery after her brain surgery.

Tomorrow I’m taking the day off to spend with my mom and Abbers, and maybe get some girl time in (aka SHOPPING).

Saturday is Abby’s big 5 month-day…so look for a cute new picture of her in one of her new outfits courtesy of grandma and her love of Carter’s outlet (conveniently located FIVE MINUTES from her home).

Oh, hi there.

Posted 15 Mar 2010 — by Mrs. Jenna
Category Abigail, The Hubs

Yeah, sorry about that. Kinda disappeared there for a bit. I got caught up with my BFF visiting and a new friend moving to town. Plenty of trips to IKEA and near massive amounts of beer consumption were had. But all was well.

Anyway, Abby is cute as can be and made sure to make up for lost time with her Auntie A by blabbering all weekend long. She’s also managed to find her feet. However, she’s struggling to get them into her mouth, because…well…that’s where everything goes, of course.

And also internets, the weather here in the MPLS has been GORGEOUS. Auntie A (who will now be known as “Sister Wife” only because we made a lot of people confused over the weekend by referring to each other as such), the hubs and I walked around NE for a while, browsing shops and giving Abby a chance to try out the stroller sans car seat. It worked, for the most part. She was a tad slouchy, but she made it work. Today is the second day of having windows open in our home and it is SO NICE. I know that by publicly proclaiming my love for sunshine and fresh air that it will more than likely snow tomorrow. I’m talking to you, Mother Nature. Don’t let me down. I give a mean side-eye.

Today, I’m working my way through a mountain of laundry and attempting to clean the house a bit. The Momma is coming to stay with us next week and although she insists I don’t worry about these things, OF COURSE I am. Also…the sunshine that’s finally gracing us is also doing a really good job at highlighting all the dust and kitty tumbleweed littering our floors. Gross. So, I’m trying to take care of that. I’m considering “bjorning” Abby and vacuuming. It will be a sight to see.

Spring cleaning.

Posted 11 Mar 2010 — by Mrs. Jenna
Category Abigail

Some of you awesome readers are having difficulty with my blog being a jerk. I still do not understand why the right side is giving some people problems and others none at all.

Regardless, I’ve been wanting to make a change, and it seems like now is the time.

I’ve owned for quite a while without doing anything with it.

I think, my friends, I may be getting a divorce from Blogger, asking for a get and briskly running into the arms of WordPress. And serving all of you from the more formitable

That’s right, time to get your panties in a twist. I’m hoping it’s awesome.

I may have some time this weekend to work on things, but of COURSE I’ll let you know when stuff is happening.

In the meantime, I’ll have you know Abby is perfecting her Shakira imitation skills. No, not belly dancing, but using the Shakira yodel to get her point across. You know how she kind of goes into Pee-Wee laugh voice when she sings? Like, in Hips Don’t Lie when she sings “baby when you talk like that” it’s kind of a weird, like vocal thingy? Alright, maybe you don’t hear it. But anyway, Abby does this now. All the time. It’s her new way of talking to us…like Shakira.

Fighting a losing battle.

Posted 09 Mar 2010 — by Mrs. Jenna
Category Abigail

It’s happened.

She’s found her thumb.


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.


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.