Tuesday, June 30, 2009

Couch Potato

my 4.5 month old is mesmerized by the TV...she will just stare at it...I am not sure what she sees, but sometimes we have to turn it off so she will want to play. She wants to sit on our laps and watch the TV...my DH said last night "well we should get her some educational stuff like Baby Einstein"...but is she really seeing anything but bright objects...I mean, she doesn't understand yet...does she? I am afraid of having a child that wants to sit in front of the TV for the rest of her life. She will now throw a fit if she can't see it when she is sitting with us. Her grandmother told me the same thing...she had to turn the TV off since Aidan was staring at it. She likes to drink her bottle and watch TV...sigh

Wednesday, June 24, 2009

The problem with my town...

is that it is too easy to walk and get ice cream on a wonderful night like tonight...or too head down to the local inn for drinks on the porch. These two things are my downfall on warm summer nights. Tonight I decided that I must walk across the bridge to Dilly's for ice cream...because Aidan wanted ice cream. I mean, she is not even eating yet...just her formula in a bottle. We do give her a little ice cream of course...and she does seem to like it. However, this is no excuse for me to get it...even if I do get the frozen yogurt...sigh...I will be upset, I am sure, if the scale doesn't budge again this week. Losing this baby weight has been the most frustrating thing I have ever done. It's like my metabolism just stopped or something. I just want to be able to comfortably wear my regular clothes...and that includes my old bras too. My husband is overjoyed that they don't fit, but it is because I am still overweight. I am now despressed about the frozen yogurt that was so good an hour ago...and I may head upstairs and get on my stepper instead of sitting here blogging...I hope Aidan never has to worry about being overweight...hopefully she gets daddy's metabolism.

Sunday, June 21, 2009

Happy Father's Day!!

The best present ever...Aidan's ANC count came back at 2,700...so we don't need to go back for three more months. The Dr. is starting to think it just took her longer than other babies to get to where she needs to be since she was premature. Of course, we are being conservative and still monitoring her for symptoms, but he said if she was sick, then she wouldn't be growing the way she is...She is almost in the 50th percentile for her age group, which means she has already caught up to her real age group. The Dr. even thinks she is a little chunky...great, just what we need...give my child a complex at 4 months old. She doesn't even eat the amount they recommend in a day.
Anyway, in honor of my friend Sylvy, whoes baby shower I am going to next weekend...I wantedto make my top ten list of things I couldn't live without. I was looking through her registry and wanted to makesure she has all of the important stuff...or what I think is important anyway...
Top ten things I couldn't live without

1. The Pack n Play with bassinet and changing table
2. Kick n Play bouncer (gotten for $7 at a consignment sale)
3. Spin and Store drying rack
4. Munchkin Bottle brush
5. Formula dispenser
6. Evenflo travel system (very light and easy to use)
7. Backseat mirror - so I can check her out while I am driving for sanity)
8. Playtex ventaire bottles - these are so great!!
9. Fisher Price Rainforest gym
10. Bibs, bibs, and more bibs!!

Thursday, June 18, 2009


that's right people!!! I am wearing pants that zip and button!! I mean, they are my biggest stretchiest pair, but I'll take it. Who would have thought that something so minor as wearing pre-pregnancy pants could bring me such joy. Now if I could just get rid of the roll that is spilling over the top of that waistband, now that would be a major celebration. It's been awhile, and I have so much updating to do,I will try later on this afternoon if I am not too busy working. Just needed to brag a little!

Thursday, June 11, 2009


or "talking" I should say...I just love it...I love hearing my baby girl babble on and on...sometimes she really takes the time to try to make specific sounds with her mouth, and then sometimes she is just screaming and giggling with joy. I am totally convinced that she watches me when I say "I LOVE YOU" and she is trying to say it back to me...it is always three syllables of sounds when she responds to me telling her that...there is not any person in this world that could tell you that their heart doesn't melt when their child looks up at them and smiles and giggles. Right now I am thinking about seeing her face and watching her eyes squint up and her dimple appear as she smiles at me...I can't get home to her soon enough...and it melts daddy's heart too...and that is easy to do, believe me...I have been trying so hard to catch it on my camera and only have one smiling picture as proof right now...my camera is a bit slow, and she doesn't like the flash, so the smile usually disappears before I can snap a picture. I look forward to driving home today with her in the backseat talking away...I just wonder what she is thinking about...it makes me want to watch that movie "Look Who's Talking" again!

Monday, June 8, 2009

First day of daycare...

I made it through without having a breakdown. I guess I can thank my boss for making sure I had a full day with plenty of meetings and work to get done. Once I got her there and settled in I sat down to feed her (she takes her timing waking up in the mornings), but then I realized I needed to leave for work...I started to tear up, so I hurried out the door quickly. They gave me the information I needed to log onto the webcams and watch her room during the day. I told them I was super busy and wouldn't have time...yeah, right...no matter how busy I was I still found time to log on and see what I could see...and it wasn't much, that's for sure...the screen is so tiny I could kindof see where she was and what she was doing, but that was it...I guess I expected to be able to zoom in on her or something. Oh well, it was enough for me to see that they were feeding her on the floor in a boppy...I ALWAYS hold her in my arms...so I was almost yelling at the girl through the screen..."pick my daughter up!!!" and I IM'ed my co-worker and complained to him...all he could say was "what's a boppy?"...he's obviously not a dad. Anyway, at 4:29PM I was out of there and on the road to go get my little girl. It was exciting to see her so happy just hanging out on the floor and watching the bigger kids sit up and crawl around her. I know she will learn so much just being with them. But, I was not impressed to see that she didn't eat much...and I will say something about them holding her if she continues to not eat so much. I know it is an adjustment for her, but we are paying alot of money for good care. So we'll see how tomorrow goes...another busy day for me at work...but you know I'll be logged on checking on Aidan all day long...ahhhh, hooray for technology!

Thursday, June 4, 2009

Bassinet = retired

Well....the time has come...the bassinet is done with. Aidan is just getting too big, paired with the fact that she is a belly sleeper that moves everywhere. After last night...woke up by her at 3:30AM to find her staring back at me (she went in there on her belly), I flipped her back over thinking she'd go back to sleep. So I stood there and watched her flip back over and stare up at me. So we got up and did a diaper change (and she peed all over for like, the 4th time this week) and bottle and then it took me FOREVER to get her back to sleep. Once I got her back into the bassinet I had to stand there and shake it for about ten minutes before I was confident that she was sleeping soundly. I was exhausted by then, but then of course, all I could do was lay there and stare at the ceiling, and listen to my snoring husband and dogs. Everyone was sound asleep, and I was jealous. So, as soon as I got home from work, we got the pack n play ready and that is where she will be sleeping in our room. I am just not quite ready to move her into her own room yet. The bassinet is done and I am glad, because really I didn't like it much for her anyway...I am kicking myself for not registering for the one with the music and vibrating modes...sometimes you just gotta splurge!