Friday, December 15, 2006

Babies of 2006 - Happy New Year!

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It's like a little baby conveyor belt.
(note: these are only the babies that I know or know of because putting every baby of 2006 on a conveyor belt would be, like, impossible.)

It's been a very busy year hasn't it? When I think back on it, it feels like a lifetime of experiences. The pregnancy, the dreams of giving birth to a cat, finally going into labor and then the much anticipated start of parenthood. There have been so many new experiences that I hadn't a clue about, or did have a clue but decidedly wiped any thought of it from my brain so my little head wouldn't explode. It's just better that way. Because, as it turns out, parenthood is wreaked with scary unpleasantries, however a worthwhile endeavor it may be.

I never knew about that feeling when you think your heart just can't swell any bigger, but then it does. I never knew the roller coaster of emotions that brought about tears, cursing, meltdowns & endless fretting. And one can't forget to mention the multitude of sleepless nights, the leaky boobs, that dreadful breast pump, the mommy brain, that absurdly enthusiastic response to anything the baby does, that newly acquired giant butt, the tummy time tantrums, the butt explosions, the pee shower attacks, the childproofing, the pediatricians, the vaccinations, the stupid yet catchy kiddy songs that get stuck on repeat in your head for a week, pre-school enrolment, the colds, the teeth, the photos, first plane rides, first car trips, huggies vs. pampers & jar vs. homemade. (stay with me here)

And just when you feel like curling up in the corner and staring at the wall for the next 6 months, you get that first smile followed by many, those contagious giggles, those coos, those huge, come hither eyes, those big, sloppy kisses and that feeling that you're the most important person to someone. That, my friends, is enough to remind you that being a mom is the bestest thing. EVER. Can I get an AMEN?

Oh, Merry Christmas & Happy Hanukkah!

Monday, December 11, 2006

Santa Baby

" what the ? "

Jake's been bug eyed before, but never like this. He got to meet Santa today. We walked into "Santa's Layer" and he was completely over come by all the glittery, shiny things hanging from the walls and ceiling. Not to mention the big, red, jolly guy sitting in the corner on a throne. How strange this whole tradition must seem to him. In these photos he definitely looks completely blown away by the whole ordeal and at the same time like he had just woken up into a dream. He did actually just wake up from a nap and I'd say he handled the whole thing quite well considering. He didn't even cry once. I however, was a blubbering idiot that pretty much stood there during the whole thing waxing on sentimental about how I couldn't believe I was taking my kid to meet Santa.

Mr. McGigglesworth 2

Wednesday, December 6, 2006

8 months and 2 days

things I can do:

  • sit unassisted

  • crawl on hands & knees

  • pick objects up with pincher fingers (a relatively big milestone in the baby world)
  • hold a sippy cup

  • drool

  • slime everything in my path (part in parcel with the last talent)

  • sleep from 7pm-7am (with a small dream feed @11)
  • say mama
things I like to eat:

  • pureed veggis & fruit

  • yogurt

  • cheese

  • boiled peas

  • boiled broccoli

  • chopped bananas

  • bread pieces

  • Cheerios

  • mac & cheese
  • cats

  • mommy's hair

  • lint

favorite toy:

some random photos:

Brace yourself..

I've joined the local Moms Club *gasp*. That's right. Moms club. You know you're jealous. Don't worry, most neighborhoods have one so you to can sign up and receive your very own standard issue mom jeans and vest. Mine are in the mail!

On another note I'm having technical difficulties with my video camera software and haven't been able to upload any of the Jake movies that I have recently shot. So if anyone reading this knows about Sony handycam software bugs please let me know. In the mean time, I'll leave you with this morsel which should tied you over until we get things figured out. I'm also in the process of posting a Jake 8 month update and some photos.