Saturday, February 26, 2011

So thankful...

So here I am on a Saturday indulging in a hot chocolate and some trashy MTV reality shows.  I should have known that I couldn't watch Teen Mom 2.  Inevitably I end up feeling really sad for these poor girls.  It is so easy to get pregnant! I don't know many women who as teenage girls didn't have a least one "scare" when they were in high school...even the careful girls. This particular episode was heartbreaking, one of the babies has some serious developmental problems having to do with complication from being a twin (ie. by no "fault" of the teen mom). This poor girl, I can't imagine her pain.  At one point the baby has to have an MRI and she says to the baby, "Mommy would do this for you if I could."  I of course started balling, to be 17 with that much on her plate.  My heart really goes out to her and her family.

I am so lucky that I had a baby on my terms and that she is healthy.  So much for a light afternoon of vegging out in front of the TV. I can't wait for Lily to get up from her nap so that I can just drink her in...

Matt and I have decided to once again to become "partners in hope" at St. Jude Children's Research Hospital because we can swing the $19 a month and we sure do have a lot to be grateful for. (81 cents of every dollar goes to research and treatment) Consider making a donation!

Tuesday, February 15, 2011

The following post is rated PG-13

Poor neglected blog...

We have been doing our best to keep busy in spite of the never ending oppression that is calling itself "winter". In the 29 years I have lived in New England I can't remember a winter like this one. Three weeks in a row I have had to cancel plans because we were having ANOTHER SNOW STORM!!

Last week we were granted a break and over the last few days have actually seen some melt, now everything is brown and nasty...thats what I call progress! Over the weekend we visited both sets of parents in Maine (where there is significantly less snow). What can I say about going home?  I am grateful that Lily has two sets of grandparents who love her so much and maybe I should leave it at that.

Yesterday I got my hair cut for the first time since Lily was born. Let me start by saying that I had 7 strands of baby fine hair before I got pregnant. While I was pregnant that number doubled to 14... postpartum 10 of them fell out. What I have been left with is just cruel. To make matters worse the "new hair" that is growing in, is coming in along my forehead and along my part. I have 1 inch spikes, spiky spikes, spiking up, all over my head. There is no other way to describe it. I could have splurged and gone to a salon but my hair is a lost cause, so we went to Supercuts. Dingle gets his hair cut there all the time and it usually turns out just fine. I should have known not to let this dude cut my hair when he wouldn't shut up about how much "breakage" I had...dude that is new hair, not breakage! Yesterday we walked out of there with two of the worst haircuts I have ever seen, Mr. Hedgehog and Mrs. Mullet. AWESOME. Oh, and Happy Valentines Day! Good thing we already love each other is all I'm sayin'.

Last night we skyped with my brother Josh, who is a peace corp volunteer living in Paraguay. I have to say that overall his living situation far surpasses my expectations. Soon he will have a small place of his own with four walls, a bed, and a gas stove...better than a mud hut. He used some of his startup allowance (or maybe his savings) to buy a netbook. He has the INTERNET in PARAGUAY, who knew? He is doing well, a hell of a lot better than I would be doing. He asked Lily to be his Valentine, which was hands down the cutest thing that has ever happened.

Today we ran some errands, with mixed results. It was cold, cold, cold, and windy, and cold. It is hard to lug Lily around in the winter. We ended our day with a playdate at the library with Vicki and Griffin. The kids are so cute together.  As I mentioned the other day, Lily has been perfecting her kissing skills. Let's just say Lily and Griffin made it to first base more than once today, which was adorable. Then Griffin tried to lift up Lily's dress, hilarious. Vicki and I joked about whether or not we could blog about what happened next, obviously I decided the answer was yes. There is no other way to describe it...there was dry humping. (There you go Vicki, I said it...haha)  Griff climbed on top of Lil and started bouncing up and down, all the while Lily laughed manically. This is why people have babies, for moments like that. Oh. My. God. Vicki and I, being the responsible mothers that we are, rolled around on the floor laughing, kicking ourselves for not having our cameras. A good time was had by all!!

Friday, February 4, 2011

not a cover model...

Better luck next time my love. 

(there will be a slideshow of the top ten finalists on their website soon...I will post the link when it is up so that we can all scoff at the babies who are supposedly cuter than Lily)

Thursday, February 3, 2011

still waiting...

I can't believe we haven't heard anything yet!!

I broke down and emailed the woman late yesterday afternoon to confirm that we would be notified even if Lily was not chosen as a finalist...and she never responded! I chose my words carefully and made every effort to sound neither desperate nor crazy, but maybe I came across as both. Bummer.

I don't know if no news is good news in this case...

In other news Lily gave me the most-intentional-full-on-open-mouth-baby-kiss-ever today, she even did an excellent mommy impression and said awwwww, as she planted it on me.  It was a great day.