Archive for September, 2009

September 28, 2009


>I am finally under 200 days pregnant! Yay!

September 28, 2009

>mama’s gonna be a wreck

>The week is finally here. The week I need to leave my little girl be hind with her daddy so I can take care of some business in Minnesota. I have not been away from her more than an overnight, so three days is going to be rough, on both of us. We have made progress with the sleeping, though not completely successful yet. And she seems to prefer a bottle of milk over mama’s milk, which is good (but makes me sad). I know she will be OK, I am just so afraid of never seeing her again. I am sure someday I will relish in these getaways, but for now I am a wreck.

September 25, 2009

>too young for the potty?

>Hadley 14 months old and is taking her diaper off. So I decided I would put her on the big girl potty when she does this. Sometimes she pees, most of the time she doesn’t. But when I ask her if she wants to sit on the potty, she nods yet. Am I crazy to think that I can potty train a 14 month old? She’s showing interest, so I figure we may as well use it as an opportunity.

September 24, 2009


>Today it was reported that a 19.2 lb, 24 inch baby was born to an Indonesian woman via c-section. Apparently she had diabetes, which is what caused the baby to grow abnormally large. All I have to say is “ouch!”

September 24, 2009

>all night long (all night)

>Hadley slept in her own bed, all night, two nights in a row. The first night at Grandma’s house in her pack ‘n play with a few fusses through the night. Last night in her crib with no fusses! We are so proud and couldn’t wait for her to wake up to snuggle her because, of course, we were up before five and stunned that we hadn’t heard a peep. I want to buy her a present or take her to Disneyland or something, I am just so proud! This is a MAJOR feet for us! And I feel so much better about going away next week for three nights without her.

September 22, 2009

>diaper rash = no fun

>Hadley has not had too many issues with her nether regions until this past week. I think it’s because she has decided that she likes apple juice and her mommy didn’t think to dilute it. So we took a little trip to urgent care this morning and we have been advised to get our chemistry kit out to mix up a butt soothing salve that consists of yeast cream, desitin and hydrocortizone cream. This should be interesting.

September 21, 2009

>eventful weekend

>We had a wonderful weekend! The anti-nausea medication the midwife gave me has really perked up my spirits. While food still isn’t high on my list, I at least don’t feel like puking – YAY!

On Saturday, Hadley and I headed out to LA to see my girlfriend at her trunk show at The Grove in LA and meet my girlfriend and her new five week old. I can’t believe that it was just a year a go that Hadley was that tiny and here she is the bustling little girl, who has opinions and interests and a fun little personality. I also can’t believe that we will have another one in April!
A fun thing on Saturday… Before we went to LA, Jonathan took Hadley to Gymboree and treated her to a Happy Meal after. She scored some Barbie bangle bracelets, which she wore ALL DAY! She slept with them on. Ran around with them on. Such a girl. And what’s crazy is that I am not a big costume jewelry wearer, so I don’t know where she picked that up. But, it was super cute!
Yesterday, Hadley and I fled the house to escape football Sunday. Jonathan is a big time football fan. Really, if you hear him talking on the phone with his buddies you’d think they were coaching the team! In fact, during the Superbowl last year (which, by the way, I conveniently scheduled us out of town for) he injured his back so badly from jumping around that he had to stay in bed for a few days.
Anyway… Hadley and I went down to my mom’s and spent the day. It was a very nice day of lunching at the Cheesecake Factory and strolling the mall. Scored a few goodies for Hadley at Old Navy’s infant sale (two pairs of cute jeans for $14), since I think she grew four inches in the last three days. After, we went back to my mom’s so Hadley could over water my mom’s grass and plants in the buff, a current favorite of Hadley’s.
Butt, (woops) I mean but, the evening did not end well… BAD diaper rash that woke Hadley up with a wale that we’ve never heard before when she pooped herself in her sleep. Her poor little butt was (and still is) red like we’ve never seen. She would barely let us clean it or put anything on it. Ultimately, after cleaning and lotioning, I laid her down naked on a towel next to me, let her nurse and air out. After about 30 minutes I put a diaper back on her. Poor little girl. I feel so bad… I think it got bad because she has been eating tomatoes like crazy and recently started drinking juice. OUCH!
Anyway, I hope the cyber world had a wonderful weekend!
PS – We found the other pink flip flop amongst several toys that she threw into her pack n’ play. She put them on first thing this morning and she is still wearing them!
September 19, 2009

>happy birthday, dad


You are loved and missed greatly.
September 19, 2009

>hullabaloo concert

Hadley decided to try on the other kids shoes instead of dancing to the music. Oh well, she had fun!

September 19, 2009

>bun’s a cookin’ in the oven

>Can you see him? Or maybe her? I consulted a Chinese Calendar Gender Predictor (well, four of them) and they all say it will be a girl. We’ll see which one is correct in about eight weeks or so.

Anyway, first appointment with my midwife. Like her very much. The baby is the right size and has a strong, beating heart that we got to listen to. I think this was the first time I felt the connection.