Thursday, October 29, 2009

Time to party in the streets!

So, Squeaks slept for 8 hours last night! EIGHT, count them....1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8!!! That's alot!!! I would like to say it is because she is a great baby (which naturally she is) but I think I might have to attribute it to the immunizationSSSSS she got yesterday. Fingers crossed for tonight!

Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Dr. Brown, I love you!

We had tried everything we could think of and Squeaks still would not take a bottle. She spit it out, screamed, kicked, you name it. I felt it was starting to hinder her bonding with her father because she would get so upset about the bottle that she would stop going to him at all. While I absolutely love that she loves ME to pieces, I was not getting ANYTHING done, ever because I was holding her ALL THE TIME! A couple of nights ago she took a Platex with drop in liner, latex nipple, bottle filled with warm water. Her latch was good so I filled it with formula and she spit it out. So, I start to figure maybe besides the nipple itself, the formula is not her favorite thing. So I pump a little breast milk and she took it. WOOHOO! But,....she is still sucking in a ton of air when she swallows and it takes forever to get her to burp. I made a special trip to WalMart (my least favorite place in the world sometimes) and picked up a Dr. Brown's bottle because I was told they really work. And you know what....they DO!! She took the bottle (still with water or breastmilk so, part of the issues was certainly her distaste for formula), drank it all up and NO AIR intake! Dr. Brown, whoever you are, you are my HERO!

Next to make the breasts produce enough to build up a supply!

Monday, October 26, 2009


Today my hubby is 40! I can't believe it. That means I have known him for more than a decade. I vividly remember having his coworkers (he was in Singapore at the time) surprise him by decorating his cubicle before he got into the office. He THOUGHT he had gotten away from that little "tradition" by being international for his birthday, but I got him anyway! Of course, it was 2am when he called to "thank" me for the gesture. HA! Today, however, times are so different. We are both working from home. No pomp and circumstance until dinner time when all the kids are home to watch daddy open his presents. Lucky for me, Halloween falls on a Saturday this year. So....easy peasy, we have a COSTUME 40th shindig ahead of us. It should be a great time. We are looking to have about 40 (fitting!!) people at the house. There will be imbibing for sure...and we don't have to drive anywhere...woooohooo! Anyway, Happy Birthday to my favorite hubby!

Wednesday, October 14, 2009

Hump Day

Not sure what to write today. The days all seem to blur together. I got some sleep last night, I guess that is a highlight. My sisters are coming to visit this weekend for 3 days. That is super duper. But, other than that, life with an 8 week old is pretty much the same every day. Nothing much changes until the big girls are home from school and basically that is the same every day, too! Monotony is a good thing, though.

Tuesday, October 13, 2009


I am still trying to figure out how best to work from home with a baby in the house. I SHOULD be working when she sleeps. But, it seems that as soon as I put her down and start working she wakes up. So, right now the best time for me to get ANY work done is after 9pm....but, that is when I am tired! So, how is this going to work out? I am managing to get in the 4 hours a day I want to work but they are all over the place and I don't feel I am getting anything done well. It would be soooo nice if the kiddo would get on a schedule of some kind so I can plan my days (and SLEEP at night!!!).

Monday, October 12, 2009

Single parenting

God Bless single parents! That's all I gotta say! I have no idea HOW (or why, sometimes!) they do it. Especially, with more than one child. YIKES!

Saturday, October 10, 2009


So, I just organized the closet which was LONG overdue. After having been in maternity clothes for, what seemed, an eternity I had forgotten what I owned! Some of it HAD to go the way of the dodo and some of it was saved so I have a size/style to aspire to in the coming months of weight loss! But, boy what a freaking boring chore! No energy to do anything else now. But....the day must go on....laundry hell, stinky bathrooms, some work for my job, trip to the punkin patch and corn maze, whats-for-dinner?, oh yea...and feed/burp/clean up baby at least 10 times each!! Do you remember when Saturdays meant sleeping in, having brunch out and seeing a matinee?!?! I vaguely recall the hazy days of youth! My girls have NO idea how easy they have it!

Friday, October 9, 2009


I actually got to scrapbook last night. Squeaks almost sort of cooperated. She let G-Man hold her for about an hour (a miracle these days), then I nursed her and put her in the bouncy chair at my feet for about 2 hours (also a miracle!). We then nursed and she slept for 2, 4 hour stretches. Is this a sign of the day we will have? I certainly hope so because today is volunteer at school day and I could use a QUIET Squeaks! Fingers crossed.

Thursday, October 8, 2009

Let's bring you up to date

So, I had my baby. A beautiful, precious, angel girl. But....the three of you who actually read my blog already knew that! :)

Summer flew by. I have been TRYING to do just about everything under the sun since school started. I volunteer in both big girls' classrooms on Fridays (WITH new little girl in tow!). I volunteered to be the Daisy (girl scouts) troop leader. I volunteered to be in charge, not just HELP mind you, of the Trick or Treat Street at the kids' school which just so happens to be the BIGGEST event the school holds. HAAA! I am also on the National Volunteer "board", so to speak, of my sorority which is a 2 year term. I am the Treasurer of my local National Panhellenic, sorority stuff for you not in the know, Alumnae group. All of this is on top of my full-time (which is only part time until January) job, that my boss thankfully is letting me do from home in the hours when the Squeaks actually sleeps (therefore I am working at 7am and 11pm...he he he), and my scrapbooking "business". I think this last pregnancy must have sucked what was left of my sanity right out my va-jay-jay when the kid came because I am most definitely INSANE!

Around the house we got a backyard, late in the summer. It will be ready to play on in the Spring when the ground thaws now that it is already freezing at night. G-man has been REALLY busy on his backhoe and tractor. We also "inherited" (with the help of more of our savings account) ANOTHER tractor and a "but it is so cool and I can mow the entire 7acres in under an hour" Kubota, zero turn, riding lawn mower (to the full priced tune of $11 grand!! which thankfully did NOT cost us that much!!!).

The big girls learned to swim this summer. Little big girl, the Doodlebug, lost 2 teeth! She is just one tooth short of her big sister. School is going well so far. My two Spawn of Satan are unnaturally the teachers' faves...not sure how that is possible!! :)

All in all I should say we are pretty blessed!