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Random Nonsense

I just have a bunch of thoughts floating around in my head and felt like sharing...

I think it's funny how I can be in a totally separate room and I can smell Avery has pooped. Or have the radio on in the basement and somehow hear her cry in her room upstairs. Weird. Sometimes, I even wake up at night like my body subconsciously hears her crying, and she's at my mom's house. I wonder if there is some sort of connection between moms and daughters, that develops from them being in your belly for so long.

Avery is 8 1/2 months and still has no teeth. Still no signs of teeth but hopefully soon she'll get some. She has started waving, which is really cool. I'll say, "Avery, say bye" and I'll wave. Then she does! But only sometimes...it isn't a consistent thing yet. She's also started being really talkative in the car. She's just making noises or putting "words" together, "dada, baba, ya ya, etc. but sometimes she just yells DA! rea…

Figure Friendly

I guess there comes a point when you can no longer use the "I just had a baby" excuse before you realize the need to lose some poundage. For me, it was about 2 months after...and still going strong. Why is it we always have such a huge desire to be skinny, eat healthy, get fit, etc. yet the execution of such said desires is the hardest?
The added pressure from the hubby doesn't make it easier. After receiving those "you look weird" glares throughout pregnancy, it gets even worse afterwards. Your belly is all jiggly from being stretched. Same for your boobs. After lack of sleep, breastfeeding, and sore parts, the glares become "don't you think it's about time to get in shape darling?". Ugh. Even now, 8 months later, I'm still feeling those glares. I know he only means well, and part of keeping the marriage alive is pleasing my husband's needs of having an attractive wife. However, I feel like those carbs, sugar, and fattening foods have …

Avery Update

With so many intelligent thoughts running through my head on what I can blog about next, I forgot to update you all on Avery!

She is nearly 8 months old, which is very weird to say. I know I'll blink and she'll be 16, going to the prom. But before we get there, focus on now. I'm assuming she's mabye 20 pounds, although I have no clue. She still has no teeth and I don't think they are coming any time soon. I have this feeling that she'll be at her first birthday, gumming her cake like some 98 yr. old woman. Oh well. Oral hygiene of her is one less thing I have to worry about and add to my to-do list. I've decide today that she is offically crawling. Earlier, I put my cell phone across the room on the floor and she immediately crawled over to it. Ugh. My days of plopping her down in one spot and returning 12 min. later and she's still there are over. She has also decided to try and pull up on things. Not so exciting. She isn't strong enough so she gets…

Crazy Stages

Don't you ever wonder, why there are so many crazy people in the world? They all seem so more apparent when you are either trying to get pregnant, pregnant, or have had a kid. It's like, all the sudden some magical magnet gets turned on in you and these people are just drawn to you.

The Before: This is the stage of either trying to get pregnant, or just simply not being pregnant. It's like, the second after you get married, people are always asking "When are you going to have a baby!?". As if it's any of their business to begin with... I mean, can't the enjoyment of marriage be had first? And then, after it's been a couple years, the previous question turns into "Don't you even want kids?" or "Do you not like kids?", etc. What is it with these people? Or even worse, you get those comments, most often from women who have kids, such as "Well, when you get pregnant, you'll just love it so much. It's the best thing ever…

Baby Language - My Rant

Why doesn't someone invent some sort of baby translator? Instead of wasting money on leap frogs, gap clothes, organic everything...why not have something that translates what your baby wants??
I have no freakin' clue what Avery is crying about at the moment.. She took about a 45 min nap this morning, which is usually 2 hours. I left her in her crib after she woke up for probably an hour, thinking that she'd go back to sleep. Of course not. Instead, she's rolling around, jabbering, sitting up, throwing her pacifier, blah. So I put her down for her afternoon nap and go figure...she's back up awake within 30 min. As if I wasn't irritated enough from the earlier episode. So, I decide, maybe she just wants to be held, which I am VERY MUCH AGAINST. Babies need to learn how to sleep on their own, by themselves, in their own space. Otherwise, when they need to do that, they don't, because they are used to being held in order to fall asleep. Anyway, I hold her for pr…

New Year, New Blog

Well Friends, I'm sorry to keep you in the dark for some time now. It has been ages since I've last posted anything and I do apologize. Loads has been going on and I just haven't had the blog as my top priority. Alas though, I have come to my senses! One of my many resolutions this year it to update the blog more often than once a month...or quarter. I'm also going to take a slightly different approach to the blog. Avery is such a huge part of our lives now, however, there are lots of other things going on that are impacting them also. I want to let you know about all that is going on. So let me clue you in on all the latest!

1. Life change - Relocation. We purchased a house! Finally...I was beginning to dread my mom and dad, and seeing them every day and every night. Sometimes in the middle of the night. In their underwear. After much searching, and walking through TONS of houses, we finally found the one. Well, God had something to do with it too. We now are residence…