Tuesday, August 18, 2009

Bumbos, Belly Fat, Brunette Hair, and Baby #2

If you have infants and do not own one of these it is a worthwhile purchase!
Abigail is 3 months old and "sitting up" on her own
She loves the freedom and independence of being able to sit and look around without Mommy.
Each time I set her in her bumbo, she looks around and grins when she realizes that she's on her own, so to speak.
I can admit with honesty and trepidation that my sweet baby girl has an attitude and an independent streak.
At some point I am certain this will get her into trouble, but for now we humor her nature knowing that we will "mold" it later.
Abigail is quite adept at throwing temper tantrums and her ear-splitting screams do grow wearisome, particularly when she is just doing it to be ornery.
John and I are (sadly enough) becoming antsy for the day when Little Miss Abigail can be disciplined for her Diva-Like behaviors as both he and I swear up and down that we will not have a daughter who behaves "like that."
Despite all this it is quite cute to see that little smile of accomplishment creep across her face each time she sits in her bumbo...
Belly Fat
I am sick to death of my flabby belly.
I have dieted and exercised until I am blue in the face and still the chub remains.
My sisters-in-law and I are beginning an intense workout schedule so hopefully I will see some progress.
I think my greatest fear is never truly feeling "good" about myself again.
I don't want to constantly be sucking or tucking in a chubby tummy!
Any mommies who have suggestions please pass them on!
Brunette Hair
For years now I have endured the maintenance of forcing my hair to be blonde.
Constant coloring and highlights are wearisome and expensive!
I recently began getting lowlights rather than highlights and after many compliments I decided to take the plunge!
I'm now a brunette and I love it!
Who said blondes have more fun anyway?!
Baby # 2
I wonder how many of you instantly saw the title of this blog and scrolled down to this section?!
First I will still your beating hearts and say "No" we are not expecting again!
It amazes me how having Abigail has brought out the wonderful Daddy in John.
I knew he would be a good father, but I could not have imagined how great he would be.
As soon as Abigail was born John declared that we were going to have "lots" of babies!
You can imagine how I felt having just been through the labor and delivery process!
Now that we are 3 months away from that moment, I am beginning to warm to the idea myself.
As my daughter grows and changes I wonder how similar or different the next little one will be.
It is amazing to see glimpses of John and I emerge in her, and I marvel at God's handiwork.
I am anxious to see how He will take the same combination and create an entirely unique human being.
When the time comes I will eagerly await baby #2 just as I did Abigail, but until then I am enjoying being a mommy of 1!

Sunday, August 9, 2009

A Mommy Mess Up

Around 6:00 a.m. Abigail had her first bottle of the day
We went and got groceries
Abigail has had thrush so Mommy put new clean nipples on bottles
Around 10:00 a.m. crying begins and Abigail won't eat
Continues throughout the day with crying becoming more intense
Mommy wants to pull her hair out
Around 8:00 p.m. crying continues but begins to wind down
Abigail finally relents and falls asleep
Peace and quiet restores Mommy to sanity
Around 6:00 a.m. Abigail won't take her formula and crying begins again
We leave for church in Washington with a screaming baby in the backseat
Amazingly enough the quiet ceases during church
Around 10:00 a.m. Abigail takes her bottle but Mommy notices that level of formula doesn't decrease
Mommy takes bottle out of Abigail's mouth and shakes it
No hole in tip of nipple
Problem Solved