Saturday, January 29, 2011


I think you need some babylove in your life, and I know I haven't shared Miss much lately, so, 


Brian was not photo-ready.

Miss Droolcakes.

Happy girl!

First encounter with cereal. 

Not. Convinced. 

Pigtails!  My absolute favorite!

Shoes are fun to EAT!

And, in case you were superconcerned about her stats:  At her 4 month appointment she was 15lbs 10oz, 25 inches and her head circumference was a bit over 17 in.  90th percentile for height/weight, and 97th for head! Funny!  She carries that big head well though, eh?

She wears some 3-6 and some 6-9, and when we use 'Sposies she needs a 3.  

Rice cereal is not so intriguing, but the past few days she has willingly finished a few tablespoons.  Veggies will start soon, butternut squash first, which we'll follow with avocado and some peas.   I'm making babyfood, and the little manual grinder seems like it won't be so effective.  We recently purchased a blender, and once I get the rest of my tools (strainer, ice cube trays, the veggiessss!  ha!)  we'll be in business.

Most importantly of all though, she is such a happy healthy girl!  Her laugh is just amazing, and she finds the silliest things to be hilarious!  She has finally figured out the jumping in her jumparoo, and has mastered rolling from her back to belly.  I've been trying to carry her more though, 'cause I'm terrified that she may actually crawl, and I'm pretty sure I can't handle my little baby being that big.  Just scary.  She is the most awesome thing ever, obviously

p.s. I realized how horrendously messy my kitchen is and totes when on a cleaning spree after posting these.  Swear. 

Monday, January 24, 2011

My sister bought skinny jeans.


Let me paint you a little picture:

1. I had a baby 4ish months ago. I am in the process of feeling pretty again. (Officially, since 1/1. I took a bit of a hiatus for cheesecake and chocolate covered chips in December) Today I felt brave enough to meet with Jillian again, but my jeans still say fourteen. Yikes for me. Pre-mama I was a ten, and comfortable with that. (I'm no skinny mini, I'm just not. It's genetics, and while high school wasn't fun, I've made peace with being average sized and well endowed. Whatevs.)

2. I'm five feet, two inches tall.

3. My sisters are beautiful. I'm not being dramatic, strictly facts. They both, but Meg in particular, have perfect teeth, big pretty eyes, and long legs.

Alyssa, Molly, Meg

Meg and baby Scarlett

Now, it's not so much that we compete, but more that I don't want to be the short, squirrely, and obviously out of shape one.  We're traveling home in March, so I have only 40 something days to get this all worked out.

SO, in addition to exercising daily (which is a bit of a hurdle with Miss Louisa) , I resolve to:

-Whiten my teeth with WhiteStrips, which I find terrifying.

-Eat more healthfully.  This means that York peppermint patties are not allowed because they are not a 'diet' treat.  

-Use my daily tanning lotion religiously, because I am still a brunette

-Attempt to correct my hair situation.  I tried this once already, and the result is: dark ends, reddish brown at the top, and some delightful dark roots.  Lovely.

Luckily for Brian, he has a month away for training, so he gets to miss out on most of the crazy!  So, 45 days...

Wish me luck!

p.s.  I have like 900 posts that I've started but haven't finished/posted.  Here's to neglecting my blog less in 2011!