Wednesday, April 30, 2008


Today Gerald is eight weeks old!

And I am fat.

I lost all of the weight I had gained while pregnant within a week of his delivery, everything is not back in place, but the number on the scale was good (at the time). A week after that I stopped wearing my maternity clothes and had dropped down to the weight I was after my first trimester (I had lost some weight because of morning sickness). I was feeling good, and couldn't wait to see how fast I could get back to being my "skinny" weight.

That was six weeks ago. In six weeks I have gained and lost the same 4 pounds over and over again.

I blame the Easter Bunny and cadburry creme eggs. Good thing there aren't any left.

Now, I'm off to walk my baby, and eat some veggies :) I really don't want to be the fat mom.

Friday, April 25, 2008


I have a good little boy - he sleeps well at night, just waking up once or twice to eat and generally going right back to sleep.

During the day it is a completely different story.

It's noon, he's exhausted. For the past hour I have held him until he has fallen asleep (5 min. tops), placed him in his crib (or pack-n-play or bassinet), turned around and heard him scream. I turn around and he's all "What? That wasn't me, I'm just laying here and being cute."

If he doesn't sleep soon, he won't sleep for the rest of the day and he'll be really fun (insert sarcasm here). So I just stuck him in the swing, without lowering the mobile, and tucked a blanket around him.

Please God, let him fall asleep.

"See how not sleepy I am?"

Wednesday, April 23, 2008

back to troy

Apparently this month was just J's travel month for the year - he's been out of town for at least one day each week. Next week is no different, so Gerald ad I are headed back up to Troy. While we both miss J while we are gone, I love hanging out with my parents and I know they are excited to be able to see Gerald a lot while he is still so fresh, plus this week John and Susie will be at home :)

Our schedule so far:
Mon AM - drive to Troy
Tues daytime - hang out with Susie and Auntie Dee
Thurs - drive back home

So, who's up for a visit?

Monday, April 21, 2008

off to Indy

We're headed to Indy!

Tagging along with J, and visitng friends. I think I'll cruise by the old house, too - just to see if the new owners are taking good care of it.


Saturday, April 19, 2008

good luck!

Auntie Susie and Uncle John have finals this week. Gerald wants to wish them "Good Luck!"

Friday, April 18, 2008


I am swiffering this morning and keep seeing these little dried spots on the floor. Where did they come from?

And then I realize - they are from me. I have dripped breast milk all over my house.


*to clarify - I can't stand to wear a bra at night, so that means no pads. As soon as I pick Gerald up, I am ready for him to eat, but we have to walk into the living room first. So there is a distinct trail from my room down the hall to the living room.

Thursday, April 17, 2008

bjorn again

Last night I decided to try out the Baby Bjorn - guess who loves it!!!

He was fussy when I stuck him in and he immediately calmed down and fell asleep, such a little angel (he did drool all over me, but oh well). The best part is when he's in it I can type, with two hands!

Hey there blog, guess who's back :)

I'm also pumped to wear him in it while I grocery shop. His car seat doesn't fit properly in the shopping cart, so I have been going after J comes home. But I hate going to the store at night - the daytime crowds are way better.

I think the major caveat is that I look a bit stuffed-sausagie while I'm wearing it. I'll post pictures later - need new batteries in the camera.

Monday, April 14, 2008

hanging out

Watching "This Old House" with Grandpa.

Playing with Grammy.


Grandpa knows my favorite game - Mr. Frog.

Thursday, April 10, 2008

where am i?

I'm in Troy. Why? Because J decided to go on a bowling tournament this weekend - no big deal, except he was also out of town all week for annual meetings. Great timing honey.

Gerald had his one month Dr. appt on Tues, he's now 9 lbs 7 oz and 22 inches long - he's exactly 50th percentile for length, weight and head circ. He's my happy, milky, average little boy :) Then on Wed I had a dentist appt - no cavities ;), after that I decided to head up to my mom and dad's - I needed an extra pair of arms.

Today we shopped, Gerald got a new pair of Robeez (blue with frogs) at Neiman's and we took his little silver spoon to Tiffany's to be engraved. And I got some yummy shampoo from Keils (love, love, love small indulgences!) and a truffle from Godiva. And then my mom made a wonderful dinner; yep, a lot better day than I would have had alone in OH. Tomorrow we're planning on heading to Sam's to stock up on diapers and wipes!

We'll be here until Sun, if you would like to see us just shoot me an email, and we can figure something out :)

Monday, April 07, 2008

the haps

Sorry I've been MIA. Last week J was out of town, and so was my mom, so I decided to head up to Troy for a few days and hang out with my dad :) He started a new job on Tues - more on that later - and we had lots of family to visit. I promise I will bring Baby G out to visit everyone else next time we are in the Detroit area. Then this past weekend I was in a wedding. Remember the wedding I sort of didn't want to be in? Well, I couldn't tell the bride no, I just felt too guilty, so I ordered a huge dress, had it taken in 4 full inches and made it work. Guess what? I had a ton of fun! The wedding was really sweet, and while the reception was the most laid back wedding reception I've ever been to (and I was sober) it was a blast. The only part that sort of sucked was that the hall was smoking-friendly, so now I have a little boy with a runny nose (OK, so that sucks big time, and I promise to never expose my baby to second-hand smoke again).

I'm sure there's more going on, but I can't think.

PS - J fished the pencil out of the lint trap. He used duct tape, and paint stir sticks. Go J!