Wednesday, December 17, 2008

This one's for you Ariel

And now for your viewing enjoyment, some Christmas Carols by Christian. In the first video he uses Jordan's rattle as the accompanying rhythm (we've got rhythm yes we do, we've rhythm how about you). Pay attention to the lyrics on the second one. Sorry for the crappy lighting.

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Tuesday, December 16, 2008

J is for jinx and M is for meme

I find that all I have to do to jinx something is to blog about it. So of course since I said the breastfeeding strike was short lived, it reared it's ugly head again. My little man is apparently still having issues switching back and forth between boob and bottle. I don't know how to fix it so it's driving me crazy. He thinks he's a newborn too because he was up every two hours to eat last night. I guess he didn't get the memo that he will be four months old on Saturday and should not be getting up so often. Hopefully, the doc will give him cereal at his appointment on Tuesday.

In other news, Amanda tagged me with a meme a while ago, but I am forgetful, so here goes:

The rules:
1. Post the rules on your blog.
2. Tell 7 random things about yourself.
3. Tag 7 people at the end of your post.
4. Pass on the tag.

Thing 1: I pumped in the car on my way home yesterday. I was praying that I wouldn't get into an accident because how the heck do you explain that. Um sorry officer, what? Oh, these things? Um. It's a breast pump. Yeeeeah.

Thing 2: After reading Claudia's adventures, I want to take trapeze lessons. I think I may do it with Jenny when she comes to town in about 5 days (Jenny-Claus is coming to town). The fact that I'm afraid of heights is only slightly complicating this desire. Anyone that wants to come-with is free to join.

Thing 3: Thing 1 and Thing 2 are part of a Dr. Seuss book. I know, this is not about me, but I couldn't help it.

Thing 4: I am experiencing Christmas mayhem. I have only wrapped three presents so far. I think we got CMan way too many presents this year. My tree is also dying. I have the worst tree luck.

Thing 5: I am going to Disney the first week of January. Yes, if you are keeping count that means I have gone to the Orlando area four times in a span of one year. I should just buck up and buy the annual pass.

Thing 6: I think I've said this before, but Christmas songs make me cry. I guess I'm just too sentimental. I've been listening to 93.9 on the radio on my drive to and from work these days. They play 100% Christmas music during this time of year. I've been doing alot of crying on my commute these days. That, and the breast pump flanges attached to me, make a pretty interesting sight.

Thing 7: I've been to the movies two times this year (Indiana Jones and Get Smart). That is a very very sad fact because I love going to the movies. I want to go see Australia (both the movie and the continent).

I am not tagging 7 people because I don't think that many people even read this blog.

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Thursday, December 11, 2008

All things baby

My return to work (the Monday before Thanksgiving) went somewhat smoothly (save for the crying at my mom's house when I dropped JJ off the first day). I have now settled into my new routine (little sleep at sleep during the day). JJ adjusted somewhat well to the bottles at my mom's house and boob at my house. He did have a mini-nursing strike on the day before Thanksgiving that almost brought me to tears, but thankfully, it was short-lived and the nursing is going fabulously now. Even CMan is getting into it. He "feeds" his toys and the other day asked me for some "mommy milk" sorry babe, you've got teeth and I'm not ready for that yet.

Because I don't have enough things to do, I'm also trying my hand at cloth diapering (Al Gore would be proud). I always thought people that did that were crazy granola freaks, but it's not as difficult as it used to be (when I was in cloth diapers) and the diaper prints are just so cute that it's truly addictive.

It all started because I was browsing through Tarjay and I saw these. I hear that these are the gateway drug of cloth diapering and I believe them. I bought one or two and when I saw how easy they were, I started transitioning into other brands and other prints. Before I knew it, I had enough diapers to cover him in cloth for a whole day...or two..or three. I'll keep you posted on how that goes. I may have to go to cloth diaper rehab to stop buying these cute things.

One of my favorite gadgets that I've used these past months is the Itzbeen timer. It helps me keep track of when I last fed the baby. It has a little light and a switch to tell me on what side I fed him last. It's a lifesaver for those middle of the night feedings when I don't function too well. It saves me from having to do the math of how long it's been since he ate, slept, got a new diaper, took his reflux medicine. It's a life saver and unfortunately I used it so much that I broke it (I dropped it on the floor one too many times). I've been without for a couple of weeks and I feel totally naked without it. I keep forgetting to buy a new one when I'm in the store.

Another thing I use alot is my babeelite. It's a little clip that has a light attached to it. When JJ wakes up in the middle of the night, I just switch that little light on to check on him. That way I don't light up the entire room and wake R up. It's just enough light to get the middle of the night feedings and changings done. Fabulous. I love it.

I love my boppy too. So much that I have two of them. One upstairs and one in the car (that I take everywhere). Since I'm not very good at hiding myself (hello D's) when I feed the boy, whenever we go out shopping, I just feed him in the car and then I head into the store.

Another lovely item that I have two of (because I lost it and then found it again after I had bought another one) is my sling. I bought it on eBay (what don't I buy on eBay) and it's perfect for going in to a store quickly when I don't want to lug around the big ole car seat which weighs a ton (I'm getting some really nice biceps these days).

Unfortunately these people are not paying me to say these nice things about their products, nor have they sent me any free samples. I just wanted to share them with y'all because I think they're great. But of course if you're reading this and want to send me a free product, I will gladly accept it.

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Friday, December 05, 2008

Don't cry over spilled milk

Whoever coined that phrase did not own a breast pump.

I usually catch up on my blog reading while I pump at work. So here I was pumping away at my desk, laughing at all the pant stories I was reading over at A Little Pregnant, whilst unknowingly simultaneously having a pant situation of my own. I looked down at my lap and noticed a huge wet circle on my lap about 5 inches in width. Aw crap, I spilled milk. I figured that I had leaned over a little too far and spilled it. I continued my pumping and story reading. A little while later, I look down again and the spot is now about 8 inches around on my beige pants. It turns out the bottle I was using to pump my milk into was cracked and had a very small slow leak. So here I was laughing at those stories and getting paid back for it. Karma's a bitch...and a swift bitch at that.

Guess who smells like a cheese factory now?

Guess who has to hide in her office until 5 today?



Thursday, December 04, 2008

Aw crap

CMan so very nicely pointed this out to me in a flyer the other day

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Tuesday, December 02, 2008

Adventures in lunching

On Sunday we went to a local Cuban restaurant for lunch. They had a TV mounted on the wall that was showing an interview of Obama. Christian looked up at the TV and yelled "BA-RACK OBAMA!".

I'm sure they were lovin' us in that restaurant after that. Ha ha. I hope they didn't spit in our food.


CMan quote from the same day/place:

"Hey!... Where's my sandwich?'s in my hand"