Wednesday, May 20, 2009


Baby G. is teething! Mr. McSpits is now Mr. Droolsalot. Can't wait to see his toothy smile .. i bet it'll be adorable. Until then he's fussy and not all too happy about this new situation. He doesn't have the holding of objects down though so although we have a rubber teething thingy he can't use it without help. So hubby's spending the day rubbing baby's gums. Cute!

Tuesday, May 19, 2009

I know where that picture was taken :)

.. randomly browsing random pics on a random site and I bump into a familiar sight ..

Heart Breath by ~ForkTrip on deviantART

Thursday, May 14, 2009


How in the world did I end up 10 lb lighter after giving birth than I was pre-pregnancy but with 10 times as much blubber? Seriously! I have this party to go to on Saturday and I've been looking forward to it because 1) we've made very few friends in this city and 2) the friends we have don't throw parties. Unfortunately out of the 4 stores I went to I only found one dress I liked and I look like crap in it .. due to the blubber. And I want to feel pretty damn it!

Wednesday, May 13, 2009

Stole this image from

If i spend one more hour in this cubicle i'm gonna go nuts!!!

Sunday, May 10, 2009

First mother's day

Hubby went golfing .. got to spend the entire day with baby G. He was awesome and sweet and cuddly and playful .. best day ever.

Saturday, May 9, 2009

The silly things parents do or Whatever doesn't kill them makes them stronger

I saw Naomi's post and it reminded me of something that happened a couple of nights ago. Baby G's been sleeping through the night pretty much, just getting up at about 5AM asking for some cuddles - I know, ADORABLE! But a couple of nights ago he got up screaming at 4ish obviously wanting food. Hubby went to take care of him since I had to get up for work in a couple of hours. After what seemed like a long time of screaming I got out of bed to see what was going on. I walked in on my husband, my son's father, talking to his 3 month old and saying: "You see this bottle?! I'm gonna put it right here until you calm down. Then you can eat."

It was 4AM after weeks of taking care of him constantly and I'm sure he's getting tired of dealing with Fussy McSpits 24/7 but I flipped. I don't think I have ever talked to him in that tone ever before and am not planning on doing it anytime soon. I think all I said was "What are you doing? Give him the food!!". He immediately gave him the bottle.

Tuesday, May 5, 2009

Seeking nanny ..

OK .. husband is going crazy with baby G who has the energy of a toddler and a body of a 3 month old who can't even hold his head. He constantly needs holding, talking to, walked about, interacting with, etc. Neither of us can bear the thought of him crying so it's 6-7 hours of keep-baby-entertained-and-happy (with enough time in between for either of us to freak out about getting as much done until he gets up from his nap, usually involving his laundry or washing his bottles). The grand majority of the time the little cutie is just all smiles and happiness .. as long as he's not bored. He likes looking at the butterflies hanging above his crib, loves staring the the wall full of books in his room (probably because of all the colors), talks to the animals hanging on his bouncy chair but does none of these things for more than 15 minutes at a time.

So we're looking for a nanny who can come watch him at our place because there is no way I will put baby G. in a daycare at 3 months of age. Around 1 year or so it's probably a good idea to have him be more social but until then he's a baby, more importantly he's my baby so I want him somewhere I feel comfortable with with someone I can trust, someone who will treat him like I treat him as broke as it might get me. I think we're looking for 2-3 days for about 4 hours at a time. Problem is the only person I would trust with baby G. has a baby of her own with just as much energy requirements so I highly doubt she'll be interested. I have to say I have never met anyone with a more similar attitude towards parenting to mine. Next step is interviewing, and installing web cams all over the house. I know, that may seem paranoid but the voices in my head say it is not .. and they're usually trustworthy.

In other news I'm throwing a surprise work baby shower thing in less than 2 weeks and for some reason signed up to do the cake. Why? Because I like feeding people ... it's one of the things I like best. Desert is really not my thing but that's another story. Bottom line is there will be at least 35 people there. 35 people?! Before 35 people RSVPd in 2 days I had this idea of chocolate cake cut into cute little squares, injected with something yummy and raspberryish and with a hard chocolate glaze. Now I'm just thinking Betty Crocker's Brownies. But that just wouldn't be fun.

Sunday, May 3, 2009

The 8 things tag

I'm giving into the tagging thing. Andrea tagged me for this:

8 Things I'm Looking Forward To

1. Moving
2. Baby G. being able to hold his head up on his own [oh so close!]
3. Next Friday
4. Making rolled fondant for a cake
5. Cooking the fillet mignons in the freezer
6. Traveling for fun again
7. Losing my baby belly fat
8. Not being broke! - the fillet mignons were a gift, a wonderful gift

8 Things I Did Yesterday [Saturday]

1. Slept
2. Made a mean arborio rice and chicken casserole
3. Petted the cats!!
4. Watched a documentary - Enron, the smartest guys in the room - the first movie I have watched since giving birth
5. Continued to have HOPE
6. Changed, cuddled and fed baby G.
7. Had a bratwurst with mustard and Corona .. yum!
8. Did baby laundry

8 Things I Wish I Could Do

1. Read more often [baby books don't count]
2. Run my own business
3. Read more often!!
4. Be a morning person
5. Sew better
6. Get over "the house is still being renovated" and have people over already
7. Clean mussels - I have developed a 'weirdness' when dealing with cooking live sea creatures I never had before
8. Travel more

8 Shows I Watch

1. The Daily Show
2. The Colbert Report
3. Fareed Zacharia's GPS
4. Good Eats with Alton Brown
5. The Soup (all the Hollywood you need)
6. The Family Guy
7. American Dad
.. Jellybean Mama helped me remember about the last three which remain stale on my DVR for about a week when I remember .. wait! isn't new Soup on Fridays?

8 People I'm Tagging

1. Jellybean Mama of
2. Ally of who has actually vowed herself to blogging silence so this might not work very well
.. that's all I got