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Today is the beginning of the end…

Posted 01 Feb 2010 — by Mrs. Jenna
Category Abigail, baby business, motherhood

…of my maternity leave.

Tomorrow, I go back to work.

Abby has been extra smiley today, which helps and hurts at the same time. She even gave me her first REAL GIGGLE! I tried so hard to get her to do it again but no. She’s also mastering squishing things between her fists to “pick them up.”

How do I feel about going back to the land of adult conversation? I’m actually really excited to go back. I can’t wait to get my mushy brain back to working order, to wear real clothes and makeup everyday. To eat and pee and use a computer* without interruption.

But not being able to pick up and snuggle my little girl whenever I want breaks my heart. I know she’s going to start doing a lot more in the coming weeks and I can’t even think about missing her firsts.

The hubs and I are in a position with his job where, if I REALLY REALLY wanted to, I could stay home. But when it really comes down to it…I don’t want to. I like my job. I like my career. I like making my own money. I am so thankful that between my job and his, we really only need 3 days of childcare, and his parents are able to take care of her for those three days. It’s a really hard decision, but I know it’s the best.

Next up – the gallbladder. The u/s came back normal, lab tests normal. Next the doc wants me to do what’s called a HIDA scan to see if maybe my gallbladder just isn’t working. Needless to say, Vincent isn’t coming out any time soon.

And the hair loss. I’m going to take a few deep breaths and write the current hair loss up to post-pregnancy hormones, but if I am still losing this much in a couple months (if there’s anything left to lose by then) I’m going to talk to my doc. I guess the time between 3-4 months PP results in the most hair loss. Until then I will gulp back the tears as I clear out my tub drain.

*This post was interrupted by a whiny baby who apparently needed a burp, because she spit up all over herself and her bouncy chair. Cleanup of both baby and chair was followed by an awesome Abby nap in the glider. Messy dining room and dirty dishes can wait when Abby falls asleep on Momma. Especially on her last day before going…back…to…work…..WAH!

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?!?!

Hungry baby = fast post.

Posted 19 Jan 2010 — by Mrs. Jenna
Category baby business, motherhood

Hello internets.

Again, routine in the Abby house = not much excitement. However, MY MOTHER is coming to stay with us! Her flight gets in at 5-ish today, and she’s staying through the weekend (my dad is driving up on Friday). The hubs and I keep saying “they’re going to shit when they see how much she’s changed.” Like, at least once a day we say that. It’s getting ridiculous, but it’s so true.

Anyway, Abby and I will be at the airport to pick her up, and I’m hoping she blesses my mom with a big gummy smile. They’re still few and far between so when they happen it’s pretty monumental.

Other than that, I go back to work TWO WEEKS FROM TODAY. I am both excited and totally dreading that day at once.

Sorry there’s nothing funny to report with this post. Except maybe the fact that I smell like cat butt. Did I mention I didn’t shower yesterday? Because I didn’t.

And…Abby just filled her diapers. The sheer force of her pushing out the poo made the pacifier in her mouth shoot across the room. THERE’S your excitement, internets. Enjoy.