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My Little Porcelain Doll

Filed under: Kaelin,Photos,Such is Life,Undeniable Cuteness — Amy @ 5:58 pm


Embarassing Moment #216

This is the face my boss saw when he walked into my office the other day while I had my shirt pulled up to my neck and was in the middle of using my breast pump. It went something like this…

Him: (knocking on door)


Him: (opening the door)

Me: (hiding behind computer monitor)

Him: Did you get an email from so-and-so?

Me: What the…??? If I say no, will you GO AWAY???

I’m still not sure if he even noticed. I was very grateful for a well-placed computer monitor. Perhaps I should start hanging a sign outside my door.

We still don’t have a nanny for Kaelin, which means that as of February 20th, we’ll be in a bit of a pickle. Ideally, Jens’ home-based business that he is trying to put together will take off just in time to generate enough income that he can work from home and be there with her. But we’re not exactly counting on it.

Circus Clown in Training

Filed under: Confessions,Kaelin,Parenting,Photos,Such is Life — Amy @ 11:17 am

Every day is a new creative venture of trying to find techniques that deter crying fits. Each method expires quickly and seems to lose its effect within a day or two, so the need for new anti-cry defenses is a constant void needing to be filled. At each successful attempt, I give myself Supermom Points, highly cherished and full of kudos. Oh, and each Supermom Point also comes with a handful of candy out of the M&M’s jar.

Don’t get me wrong, she’s a very good child in general, and doesn’t really cry that often. She spends most of her day sleeping, eating or pushing out farts that rattle the house like a nuclear explosion followed by a 3.0 earthquake. Note to self to see if our home warranty covers drywall repair due to natural disaster from baby bottom.

She is, however, getting to the stage where when awake, she wants to be entertained. But is not yet at the stage at which she can hold and investigate things, watch things further than about 18 inches away, or move by herself. She therefore gets a little frustrated during the awake times.

Enter Mommy.

Yesterday we had a rousing game of romping around the house to “Paul Has a Head Like a Ping Pong Ball.” By the time we got to the first chorus of “ping-pong-ping-pong-ping-pong-ball,” teary eyes had morphed into wide open eyes which stared at me with a look of “Are you completely insane?”

Success. 1 Supermom Point for me. If I keep this up, they’re going to have to name a pacifier after me or something.

Along came my Kaelin

Once upon a time, I had this idea that Stay-At-Home-Moms had more time on their hands during the day than any person really needed.
Once upon a time, I understood that showering was the first priority upon waking in the morning.
Once upon a time, I completely underestimated the value of being able to pick up blankets, tissues and nail clippers off the floor with my toes.
Once upon a time, the idea of washing dishes and tying shoes with one arm was absurd.
Once upon a time the notion of “sleep when the baby sleeps” sounded so simple.
Once upon a time I had time to blog at least once every few days and looked with scorn upon those who let their blogs slip into dormacy for weeks at a time.
Once upon at time, I remembered what 8 hours of continuous sleep felt like.

And then one day, I became a mom. And all the rules went out the window.

And were replaced with one beautiful face and a never-ending appetite.

Arboretum Mission Successful

Filed under: Family,Jens,Me,Photos,Pregnancy — Amy @ 2:02 pm

Got my picture 🙂

You can’t really tell in the picture, but this was my first attempt at wearing the dreaded MATERNITY SHORTS in public, as my belly is slowly but surely outgrowing the waistline on my pants. Actually, they’re quite comfortable and the lack of buttons & zippers & ties cuts down on the bulk in front.

Baby’s First Picture

Filed under: Health...or Lack Thereof,Photos,Pregnancy,Such is Life — Amy @ 3:55 pm

First Ultrasound 3/7/05

Had my first pre-natal doctor appointment today. It wasn’t nearly as bad as I was expecting. J went with me so he could hold my hand during the needle part but they didn’t even stick me (though I hear that comes later).

And I even got my first sonogram. Not that you can see much from the picture I got to take home, but we did get to see the baby’s heart beating on the screen and got a lesson in detecting which shapless blob was the head and which one was the yolk sac.

Evidently my uterus is shaped like a pork chop and this baby has wedged itself into the narrow tip. Looks like we might be having a shy kid, though I don’t see how if it has J for a father.

The medical world seems to be full of terms that sound worse than they are. Never having been through this before, I got a little nervous when the doctor started talking about the sonogram PROBE. Oh, and the CYST on my right ovary where the egg was released that we can’t do anything about except watch it right now because it’s regulating the progesterone. Apparently that’s pretty normal and it should go away sometime after the placenta takes over. And then they start telling you all about the tests that are available to determine Cleft Palate and Downs and Cystic Fibrosis and all kinds of other scary malformations.

But from all appearances everything seems to be pretty normal and there’s no cause for alarm yet. YET.


Filed under: Personal History,Photos,Such is Life — Amy @ 5:24 pm

The day I discovered online shopping.

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Hi. I'm Amy. I started this website in 2005 as a place to deposit my journal and photos. It has gone through a few incarnations and masquerades as a family site, but since I'm the only one who contributes to it, it's really all about ME, ME, ME.

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