Friday, January 30, 2009

Do as I say, not as I do

Pitching his message to Oregon’s environmentally-conscious voters during the campaign for President, Obama called on the United States to “lead by example” on global warming, and develop new technologies at home which could be exported to developing countries.

“We can’t drive our SUVs and eat as much as we want and keep our homes on 72 degrees at all times … and then just expect that other countries are going to say OK,” Obama said.
“That’s not leadership. That’s not going to happen.”

Now why isn't the President wearing a suit coat? Hmmm...well the New York Times had the answer to that....

The capital flew into a bit of a tizzy when, on his first full day in the White House, President Obama was photographed in the Oval Office without his suit jacket. There was, however, a logical explanation: Mr. Obama, who hates the cold, had cranked up the thermostat.

“He’s from Hawaii, O.K.?” said Mr. Obama’s senior adviser, David Axelrod, who occupies the small but strategically located office next door to his boss. “He likes it warm. You could grow orchids in there.”
New York Times

So I can't eat all I want & be warm all the time? You're uh...kind of a hypocrite there now aren't you Mr. President.

Monday, January 26, 2009

Good Baby

Awe...I have such a good little girl. Now I don't want to jinx myself but she has successfully slept on her own for three nights in a row. So both she & I actually got more sleep this way...AND...I could sleep in bed with my hubby again who I was seriously missing...AND... I didn't wake up with a sore back & a crick in my neck from crashing on the couch. Hurray!!! Life is good. It's amazing the wonders a good nights sleep can do for your outlook on life.

So Dan mentioned to me that Juliet's initials are JR, you is "junior". I just thought that was funny. I see nickname potential here.

Dan & I decided to go the cloth diaper route. I was a bit worried at first about how that would work given my gag-i-ness regarding all things poo. But since that has turned out not to be an issue I am really loving the cloth diapers. They are awesome. Especially when she soils it again (sometimes twice) right after I have just changed her. It is SO nice not to be dropping tons-o-money on diapers each week at Walmart; and honestly it is just as easy to toss them in washing machine & turn it on as it would be to put the disposables in the trash.

And now back to Juliet. She is so cute! I just can't get over it. I love to hold her & cuddle her & watch her sleep. This is really the best thing ever. I just keep praying that it works out that I can stay home with her instead of going back to work. I just can't bear to miss a moment of this!

And on a completely unrelated yet noteworthy note: my platys(pet fish) had babies! I was cleaning out their tank and what do I find? Adorable wee baby fishies. So cute! However not as cute as Juliet :)

Friday, January 23, 2009

Is it really so complicated?

I got the "On Becoming Babywise" book that everyone keeps mentioning. Lots of good info in there. However now I have made myself paranoid. I am seeing that I have kinda been doing everything wrong. I frequently nurse her to sleep(that is a no-no I guess), because she likes to fall asleep after eating & that is when she sleeps the best is right after eating. The book says there should be "wake time" after eating before she goes to sleep. How much "wake time" are we talking here; does 5 minutes count? 30 minutes? Yeah I'm still not sure how to accomplish that one.

Also since she usually falls asleep while eating then maybe she isn't getting a full feeding each time & I guess the best milk comes last. I think she is getting bigger, she certainly feels heavier to me; but now I keep wondering if she is getting enough of the good stuff to eat. I don't eat very healthy-like myself. I have been on a caramel corn kick lately, but sometimes that is all I end up eating. Yeah, not very healthy or vitamin-y for making the baby foods. I keep thinking of those V-8 commercials where they thump them on the head & say "should have had a V-8." So I say to myself *thump* "should have actually eaten some real food today." (or a V-8 would work too; mmmm... V-8, that sounds healthy & vitamin-y. I'll go put that on the shopping list) And what if she sleeps too long & should be eating. Dan says let her sleep, she'll wake up & let me know when she is hungry. Will she? I hope so.

I think I am really over-thinking all of this.

Thursday, January 15, 2009

Thank you

I just wanted to say thank you to everyone for all your sweet comments, your love & support. I feel so loved & blessed to have such great friends.

Monday, January 12, 2009


Ok so I know I have been posting lots of pictures & no words. Personally I'm more for pictures than words anyways but I suppose they can't say it all- all the time :)

I am doing great. Honestly I don't even feel as though I had a baby, physically that is. As my pregnancy went so ridiculously smooth, so did my delivery & so has my recovery. In total I gained 10lbs by the end and as of today I am down 25lbs from there. It's crazy! Breastfeeding is awesome. I didn't think I would like it but she is just so dang cute when she feeds I just want to feed her all the time, and it doesn't hurt anymore so that is definitely a plus.
Also I was afraid of the puking & pooping aspect, as I have a seriously wimpy gag reflex and have even been known to vomit at the sight(or thought) of vomit. But it has not been a problem at all. I'm changing those poopy diapers like a champ and haven't even gaged at my baby.
Sleeping is going good. Sometimes she takes awhile to fall asleep but then she will let me sleep a good 4 hours before wanting to eat again. However, I have had her sleeping in our bed since she was born & now I am trying to persuade her to sleep in her crib but it's not working. She will eat & fall asleep & I'll put her down & 5-10 minutes later she will wake up & realize she is alone & cry. I'll go pick her up & she'll want to eat again for a few until she falls asleep & I put her back in the crib. Repeated over & over & over again, which makes for none of us getting any sleep. I'm not sure what to do, am I just supposed to let her cry?

In summary. I LOVE being a mommy. It is so wonderful. It is so sweet to see Dan with her too. He tries to maintain his tough guy image but he is so cute & soft & squishy with her, it is so precious. I never imagined I could love my little person so much. I just want to hold her and kiss her and love her forever and ever. Kittens & puppies & baby squirrels got nothin' to my little Juliet.

Friday, January 2, 2009