Tuesday, June 24, 2008

No pink eye

We waited in the doctor's office for about an hour and a half before being seen. WHY DO THEY MAKE APPTS. AT A DESIGNATED TIME IF THE FRICKIN' DOCTOR ISN'T AVAILABLE AT THAT TIME? What's the point of having an appointment? This was my first doctor's visit alone without B. I've been spoiled in that B comes to all the appointments so it just figures that this one time I have to go alone I have to wait 1.5 hours. It sure isn't easy to be in the waiting room for that long with a squiggly 6 month old baby that has no interest in being held anymore. Oh I miss the days when I could hold her for hours and hours. But I do have to say she was a pretty good girl. She was so interested in all the people and activity in the waiting room that it made the time pass pretty quickly. Long story short - she doesn't have pink eye. She has a plugged tear duct that has gotten infected. The doctor prescribed some drops and we headed home. As soon as I put her in her car seat she crashed - she slept all the way home, through my trip to Walgreen's to pick up her prescription and back home again.

Monday, June 23, 2008


The bea.ba is a scam. I asked the woman at Williams Sonoma if the bea.ba was polycarbonate or BPA free and she said specifically that they contacted the company and it is free of "all the bad toxins found in plastic". This is NOT true. It is polycarb and contains BPA plus you are heating the plastic which is worse because the toxins from the plastic leach into the food through the heating process. Anyway, I returned it and got my money back and gave them a piece of my mind. I'm just going to use my blender.

Also, I think Lily may have pink eye from her JW Tum.bles class. We have an appt at 3:30. I'm hoping she doesn't but I'll keep you posted.

Friday, June 20, 2008

fun filled afternoon

I went to JW Tum.bles today with a few girlfriends that have babies the same age. Basically it is a tumbling class for infants. I put her on different toys like the bouncy seat and swing. We sang a few songs and that was about it. The class was free with the hopes of us signing up. I really didn't think it was worth it so I don't think we'll be returning. Oh and I splurged and bought this today . http://www.williams-sonoma.com/products/5279732/index.cfm?cm_src=rel

It's called a bea.ba mini baby food processor. It heats, defrosts, purees and steams. It was a tad spendy at $139.95 but ultimately I think it will be worth it if I actually do make my own baby food. If I don't then it was a big was of money. The annoying thing is when I asked the sales lady where it was made she said "FRANCE" but when I got it home and looked on the box it said "made in china". There is a big difference between a french company and a product manufactured in France. I think she thinks that is the same thing. I may return it. I'll have B take a look at it and see what he thinks. My friend Sarah scooped one up right away and since there were only two left I thought I should buy one too. Peer pressure at its finest.

Thursday, June 19, 2008

I'm doing the best I can DAMN IT!

My in-laws have been in town all week and then there was Father's Day yadayadayada. So I'm behind in my NabloPoMo posting. I'm working on it. I'll try to be better. I'm a week behind already. Crap.

I did manage to go to Bikram yoga this week. That is the yoga that is 105 degrees and you are in the room for 90 minutes doing various poses. I also went for a run yesterday. I'm sure I won't lose the weight that I had planned on losing before Lily's baptism next Saturday but even if I can lose one or two pounds I'll feel better. I had it in my head that I wanted to lose all of my baby weight by her baptism. She'll be six months old next Saturday too so that seemed like a perfectly respectable goal. We'll I'm about 7lbs short of that goal. I know I should just go hard core South Beach for the week and then I know I could lose at least 4-5 lbs but my motivation is fading. And after a week of my MIL belittling me and my mothering skills I don't think I'm up to the task.

Baby notes:
- She starts to make this little "haahaaa" cough sound when you're not paying attention to her.
- I started her on sweet potatoes and squash this week. My MIL fed it to her so I didn't actually get to see her reaction but it sounded like she really loved it. My little social butterfly loves attention and she's getting plenty of it with the in-laws here and then B and I fighting over her when we get home from work.
- B put together this little exersaucer toy for her where she can sit in it and spin around and look at the various little toys and she gets so super excited when we put her in it. She makes all kinds of noises and smiles.
- Last night she was pretty fussy in her crib so about 4:00 a.m. I brought her to bed with us and as soon as I put her down she was sound asleep and she didn't move or make a peep until 7:30. I woke up and she was staring at me, quietly. It was a perfect way to start my day.

Thursday, June 12, 2008

The Motherhood

While I was trying to get pregnant I often felt like The Motherhood was an elusive, elite sorority that I desperately wanted to pledge. I didn't get the inside jokes about sleep deprivation and breastfeeding. I didn't know the secret Motherhood handshake. Oh believe me I tried to play along. I was desperate to join. But just like it is with dating, l'eau d'desperation is not a fragrance people find attractive. Now that I'm in the club I get to laugh at all the jokes and even tell a few of my own. I can have endless hours of conversation about the feeding or sleep habits of my baby. Women stop me and my baby in Whole Foods and start up conversations at random. Women really are talkative and friendly when you are part of the Motherhood. Is it just that now they can figure me out or is the baby just a great conversation starter? At 37 I am a bit older than most of the first time Motherhood members but I still feel welcome in the club. It's really nice to finally feel like I fit in. I sometimes see a wanna-be member like I use to be and I can feel her eagerness to join the group. I see my former infertile self in her. But most of all, I'm just happy that I am not her anymore.

The Motherhood does have a dark side. They are definitely a competitive bunch. I've always known women to be competitive but the Motherhood can bring it to a whole new level. And I have a feeling it is only going to get worse. Mothers are truly amazing people. I have developed a great deal appreciation for mothers since becoming one myself. But why do we need to put other women down to make ourselves feel like better mothers and wives. I really hope that I don't become one of those women. One of these women is my mother in law. Just because I'm part of the Motherhood doesn't mean she's going to welcome me into the group with open arms. I'm not done with her initiation. I still need to earn my apron strings.

Lily highlight: My little bubble-blower. She is constantly trying to blow little spit bubbles. It's so cute when she has her nook in her mouth and she's tries to blow bubbles - she just lays in her crib with her nook and you can hear her making all this noise. It is so cute! Oh and she loves to scratch everything. Her little fingers are always trying to feel fabric or texture. She even does it in her sleep.

Good night!

Wednesday, June 11, 2008

Mad Skills

Since I've become a mom I've acquired some new skills that I'm actually quite impressed with.

1. The ability to reach behind into the car seat (while driving) find Lily's nook buried somewhere in her seat and pop it back into her mouth. My arms can expand and stretch similiar to that of a super hero.
2. I can recognize my baby's cry anywhere. I can even tell the difference between newborn cries. I'll be shopping somewhere and hear a baby cry and can instantly tell approximately how old that baby is. I should try out for one of those jobs guessing people's weight and ages at the state fair. I could make big coin.
3. Multitasking - HA! I quadtruple task. Make dinner while feeding baby inbetween loads of laundry all the while gossiping on the telephone to my girlfriend and watching reruns of Sex and the City.

Pretty soon I'll be flying around in my invisible plane and deflecting bullets from my magical arm bands.

Tuesday, June 10, 2008

I'm all in

I signed up with NaBloPoMoFo - okay I added the 'Fo. I figured it was the only way to jump start this blog and capture the randomness of my ADD mind.

Does this post count as #1?