Tuesday, January 26, 2010

The Lovely Bones

Went to see the lovely bones the other day with my coworkers. Halfway through the movie I wanted to rush home and hug my baby. Poor thing doesn't know it yet, but she isn't going to be allowed out of the house without a full complement of guards.

Monday, January 18, 2010

What's the Point?

Today I am starting my diet, and I'm not all that enthused about it. I'm trying to pump myself up about it, and I keep telling myself that this is a necessary evil to help lower my cholesterol, but it doesn't seem to be working.

I'm doing a point diet. Not exactly like Weight Watchers, but pretty much the same concept. My grandmother sent me a booklet with all my point tallies, and I'm going to try and use it as much as possible. So far today I've used up 8 points. I only get 20 in a day, so hopefully I've averaged it out so that my lunch at work is going to use up a majority of my points, but yet still leave me with enough to have a small snack when I get home from work tonight.

I've also weighed myself so that I can see if it does any good in that area. This morning I weighed 174. Which is 16 lbs less than before I was pregnant. I know this weight diffence is probably because of my thryoid medicine, but I'm going to be proud of it anyway.

Hopefully I'll be able to keep up with this diet, but right now I have my doubts. All I know right now at this moment, is that I'm hungry . . .

Thursday, January 14, 2010

Some Blondes Really are Dumb.

Yesterday I went into work on my day off to update my boss on whats been going on for the two weeks she has been on vacation. Before going home, I told her I would grab her some food from the Jack in th Box not to far from where we work. Heading into the drive thru I was beat by about ten seconds by a blonde woman in a SUV.

This woman pulls up to the 'preview board' and proceeds to sit there for ten minutes. Since she has at least three other people in the vehicle with her, I figure that is what is taking so long. I turn up my radio and prepare myself for the long wait that is sure to follow at the menu board only to see her pull away and pass the menu board.  Thinking to myself that maybe her and her 'peeps' decided to forgo Jack in the Box for something else, I pull ahead and proceed to order.

Afterwards, I rounded the bend only to see the SUV at the window where the blonde is proceeding to ORDER. Seriously?

After about five minutes, the attendant at the window asks the lady to pull around. I pull up and ask the girl what the deal was. Apparently, the woman in the SUV 'waited a really really long time, and no one answered her.' We had a good laugh at that. After getting my food, I pull out of the drive thru only to see the SUV parked not in a parking space, but in the middle of the parking lot. Just chilling there. I wonder if she thinks that parking in between the little yellow lines are optional.

Thursday, January 7, 2010

Ninja Vomit

When you've been vomited on and don't even realize it, THAT is when you realize that you are truly in the trenches of  parenthood.

Last night, Leah was hanging out over my shoulder and she made her little 'vomiting gurgle'. I pulled her off my shoulder and looked at the little bit that was on her lip and wondered why she was so upset at such a small amount of spit up. After walking around and soothing her a bit, I went to sit back down only to realize that my entire back was drenched in vomit, and that the futon had also been victimized. What a proud moment that was, to realize that my little angel vomits like a stealthy ninja.

Wednesday, January 6, 2010

Zombie Apocalypse

I've finally found a tiny bit of time to sit down and start my blog. I've always been the type of person who liked to plan things, have a 'To Do' list and get things done. However, since I've become a mommy I find that I have to learn to go minute by minute. I have a lot to learn, and I think it might be interesting to keep track of my process here.

Let me start with a tiny introduction. My name is April Ann, and I am married to one of the best guys in the world. We have been together since 2001, and married since 2008. We gave birth to a little miracle on September 16, 2009. When I say little, I mean it literally. Our little girl was born 2 lbs 13 ounces. At 38 weeks she was fully developed, but she hadn't put on the weight she should have the last six weeks before her birth. Her name is Leah Katelyn, and she spent a whole month in the NICU just so she could grow. It was the longest month of my life. Driving to and from the hospital three to four times a day and not once getting to bring my baby home was horrible.

On October 15th, 2009 we got to bring her home. That first night was scary, and I spent the whole night peeking over her bassinet to make sure she was still breathing. That was also the first night Leah vomited like a volcano. Her face turned dark red and she was crying furiously. I was so afraid that I'd have to take her back to the hospital, and was embarrassed that I had only had her for a few hours and already I must have done something wrong. Luckily, she calmed down and I was able to talk myself out of calling the emergency help line. The next morning found me exhausted and crying on the phone to my mom that I didn't think I was going to be a good mommy.

Since then, I've gotten a small grip on my guilt (was it my fault she didn't grow?), and her vomiting doesn't seem to faze me now. Note for first time parents - - babies vomit A LOT! It is not unusual, according to her pediatrician for a baby to vomit one to two times a day. Huh. Who da Thunk it?

I've returned to work full-time, and when I'm not at work I'm trying to juggle spending time with my family, getting housework done, and sneaking in some 'me' time. Hopefully I'll remember to update this blog during my personal time. I've named my blog 'Babies Don't Sleep on Tuesdays' because it was my husband's very first tweet on twitter. I signed up for Twitter after he had mentioned that he 'tweets'. After signing up, I realized he had actually only 'tweeted'  just the once. He has since then upped his tweets to 2. His last tweet was:
The baby gets me killed in every zombie apocalypse