Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Wordless Wednesday

Monday, September 28, 2009

I has a sad

So work has finally caught on to my internet obsession (and probably everyone else’s) and locked everything down. I cannot get into any of my sites and even though it’s only been an hour since I got to work, I already miss my girls. I cannot even begin to tell you how icky I feel not being able to talk with them. :*(

The weekend was pretty fun. We went out with my family to celebrate the September birthdays; mine, my baby brother, my aunt, and my grandma. Well, grandma’s is in August, but she was in Cali at the time and we didn’t get a chance to celebrate with her. We went to Olive Garden (shocking I know) and pigged out. They brought us a chocolate cake at the end of the dinner. ::dies and goes to Heaven:: So good.

We bought Little his Halloween costume too! We don’t normally do the Halloween thing, but how could I pass up an opportunity to dress my baby up like a monkey and not have people look at me weird?! It’s so beyond cute, I don’t think there’s even a word for it!

MyLovf bought me a new camera for my birthday, a Samsung W620. This sucker has 12 megapixels, and all the features totally blow my mind! The point and shoot cameras have really come a long way since the last one we bought 3 years ago. I have been taking pics like crazy with it! Alas, I haven’t had the time to upload any of them, but I will tonight, so stay tuned!

Monday, September 21, 2009

Dear Anonymous,

Thank you for the spelling lesson, but you didn't have to be such a snot about it. You’ll be happy to see that I made the suggested change.

I've also disabled anonymous commenting. If you're going to be insulting, you should own it.

Love,

Sunday, September 20, 2009

I'm a proud Mama!

Check out my baby boy. He's a frickin' GENIUS

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Friday, September 18, 2009

I Survived!

Quick recap of my first week back at work, which wasn’t as bad as I feared, but still sucked:

Monday:
The only day I full-on cried when dropping off my sweet baby. It was so hard to give him up that first day. I’ve gotten better with it, but my eyes still get teary when I hand him over.

Tuesday:
I actually don’t remember much of what happened on Tuesday. Aliens must’ve abducted me and erased my memory of the day.

Wednesday:
Little stayed at home with his Daddy. It was their first full day alone together and they did great! This was the only day I had to pump at work. It actually wasn’t too bad; there’s a private room with a recliner that I can use. Now if there was a TV in there, it would be the perfect set up!

Thursday:
Little laughed for the first time! Other stuff happened, but I can't think of anything worth posting after that!

Friday:
Today seems to be a screw-around-at-work day; there’s a potluck scheduled for lunch and a decorated cube contest (football theme), so instead of working, everyone is running around with streamers, banners and balloons!

Little and I are doing really well with our three feedings a day (while at work), and I’ve managed to increase my supply enough to get a good pumping session done in the evening. I have to send a bottle with him in the morning because he’s usually hungry when I drop him off. I don’t think he’s had to supplement all week. I am so proud of my boobs right now, they’ve finally caught up to his demands (took long enough)!

Tuesday, September 15, 2009

Yesterday wasn’t all together terrible

It wasn’t the best either though. Little decided on Sunday night that he was going to be a pill and was up every hour starting around midnight. I got up at 5 o’clock in the morning and was exhausted. I fed him (crying moment #1) and then pumped right after because I’d read that you have the most milk in the morning. Not so in my case, but I shouldn’t have been surprised, my boobs just don’t do “normal”. I got myself ready while MyLovf, who didn’t have to get out of bed till 6, cuddled with Little (crying moment #2). Then I got my little man ready for his first day of daycare (crying moment #3). We actually left the house on time and I dropped off my sweet baby with the morning teacher (crying moments #4, 5 and 6) and headed off for my first day back at work. I was literally counting down the minutes until I could run across the street and feed him and play a little.

Everyone was really glad to see me back. Probably because they’ve been really slammed since the last round of lay offs in August. Every time someone stopped by my cube, they asked after Little (crying moments #7-15). At 9:30, I ran across the street to see him. I spent probably 20 minutes over there, fed him and put him down for a nap. I did that at 11:30 and again at 2:00. At 3:30 I was out for the day... Oh, I forgot to mention that I’m working a different schedule now. Instead of coming in at 8:00, taking an hour lunch and leaving at 5:00, I come in at 7:00, take a half hour lunch and leave at 3:30. As much as I hate waking up so early, I lovf, lovf, lovf leaving that place at 3:30!

Having him so close is really what is getting me through right now. I have 3 breaks during the day, so I can run over there and spend time with him and kiss and hug on him. He seems to be ok with the arrangement. I found him twice in a swing and then playing on the floor when I walked in the door. The other babies in the room are all so cute! And there is one other that is right around his age. The teachers are really nice and there’s even another baby whose mother works in my building.

As much fun as our current set up is (note sarcasm), we would much rather have me home. We’re working on getting our mortgage modified. We, like most other people, took a substantial hit on our house when the market turned. It’s probably worth 70% of what we paid for it in 2006, so we’re hoping that our mortgage company will give us a break and lower our payments. If we can get it lowered enough, I can stay home. So far, it looks good, but we don’t know how long it will take to get everything squared away. In the mean time, I have to work. We need to keep the roof over our little ones’ head! I cannot wait for the day that I can blow this popsicle stand!

So that’s all for now I guess. Counting down till I get to see my Little again. Only a half hour to go!

Monday, September 14, 2009

I hate:

  • That 5am is now part of my day.
  • My baby will not be spending his day with me.
  • People on the freeway.
  • My baby will not be spending his day with me.
  • That I've walked back into a complete madhouse.
  • My baby will not be spending his day with me.
Today gives new meaning to the phrase "Lord, give me strength."

I've been here a grand total of 15 minutes. I'm ready to go home.

Sunday, September 13, 2009

3 months and heading back to work

My sweet baby is 3 months old!


The day I have been dreading since my Little was born is finally upon me and I honestly don't know how I'll make it through without crying. For the last 2 weeks I've been beside myself worrying over the daycare we signed him up at, about the women that will be taking care of him, and that he'll be lost in the sea of other children (not really, he's in a group of 5-6 babies). I cried nearly every day and counted down the hours till drop off. "Killing me" is an absolute understatement, but I know he'll be fine. I know he'll be fine. I know he'll be fine. ::sniffle::

Lucky for me, we found a daycare that is right across the street from my office, so I'll be able to pop over and see him whenever I want and can spend my breaks breastfeeding and playing with him. I'm hoping that this set up will keep me from completely losing it at any given moment during the day. Besides leaving my Little in the care of virtual strangers, I'm going to be walking back into a madhouse. Since I went on maternity leave half the people in my group were laid off. So I'll be doing the work of at least 4 people! Ugh! And I'm not even going to let myself think about what's coming in a couple of months... more lay offs and how fun it will be when I'm only one of TWO people in the "group". Kill me now please.

Thursday, September 3, 2009

Baby's new toy

Lovfing my new toy!
Hello Parrot!

Whatchu lookin' at Whale?
I lovf that crooked little smile!
So tired from bouncing.


Wednesday, September 2, 2009

Little's Room

I realized yesterday that I never posted pictures of Little's finished nursery, so here they are! I'm pretty proud of it, it's the only completed room in the house : )
They start from the door and go clockwise around. 

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