Tuesday, August 26, 2008

and so it begins...

goodbye, AZ...hello, ND.

Wednesday, August 20, 2008


the monkey is 13 weeks and 3 days old today and last night he officially slept through the night. he fell asleep at 9:45pm and woke up at 7:45am this morning. now if only i could sleep continuously throughout the night we'd all be that well rested.

Monday, August 18, 2008

month 3!

my darling boy,

mama cannot believe that you are 3 months old already. it feels like just yesterday that we brought you home. now all of a sudden you are a little person, no longer the little baby blob you were only a few short weeks ago.

your personality has really come out this month, monk. your smiles light up the room. you're talking up a storm and your giggles are the best thing i've ever heard. just this past week you said "mom" and "yeah." i'm not counting them as your first words because you had no idea what you were saying, but you really did and i am so proud of you! it's amazing how much your baby vocabulary has changed this month. i just love our little chats....they are my favorite part of our days together. well that and when you're my little snuggle bug. i can't get enough snuggles!

your grandma d is your favorite person at the moment. as soon as you see her and she talks to you or smiles at you, you grin from ear to ear. she dances around her living room with you singing and rocking you and you just love it! her and grandpa are really going to miss you when we move next week. they have been such a big help to daddy and i since you were born. it is going to be hard to leave them.

you are sleeping "thru the night" now. you usually fall asleep by 9:30 and then sleep until 4am (although once or twice you have slept until 5 or 6am) and again until between 8 and 9. mama is a much happy camper now that she is getting a little more rest. i have a lot more patience when you get fussy. also - one night just before you turned 10 weeks old - daddy tried to put you in your crib and i wasn't ready. the next night i was and you have slept in your crib every night since. for the first few nights i would bring you back to our room and put you in your bassinet, but then i decided we might all sleep a little better if i left you in your crib. i was right.

your changing table is your favorite place, you little weirdo. you smile, laugh, kick your little legs, and talk to me more when you're lying down on that thing than any other time. i hope you continue to be a good boy while you're getting your diaper changed because it makes changing you much easier!

we left you with grandpa and grandpa d last night while we went to the melting pot (YUM!) and you refused to take a bottle. it has been a month since you last had one and i hadn't even thought you might refuse because you were so good on the bottle in your early days before we kicked breastfeedings ass. i guess you're officially a boob boy now. but, since me and daddy are going to see tom petty on wednesday we had to find a solution to that dilemma. we went and got you the first years breastflow bottle today and daddy is trying to feed you right now. i don't hear you screaming and sputtering so that is a good sign. i am not missing tom petty. not even for you my little munchkin. ;)

let's love baby einstein videos, but still hate your swing. you now have to face forward in your snugli or you won't have it. we can sit you in the bumbo and you will chew on your teething towel for a few minutes without getting cranky. you have a jumpy swing that we hang in the doorway and you like to play in that. you have even fallen asleep in there a few times. aside from that you still prefer human interaction. mama has her work cut out for her in the entertainment department. and you still abhor your car seat - much to our dismay.

when we play with you we often lie you flat on your back, let you grab our fingers, and tell you to sit up. and you know what, monk? you do! you get the cutest little look on your face, like you're about to take a big poop, make a little "o" with your mouth, and you lift your little head and back up off the bed. you are so smart. and the best news of all is that you almost rolled over today!

you are so strong, and so smart, and it is so much fun to watch you grow. mommy and daddy love you more than anything, baby boy.


***update: at your 3 month check up today you weighed 17 lbs 3.5 oz. you are one chunky monkey for sure!

Sunday, August 10, 2008

consumerism at it's best

since february, we have purchased the following:

-new car
-new living room furniture
-new camera
-new tv
-new bose system
-new cell phones
-new computer
-new camcorder

say it with me people, "RIDICULOUS!!!"

i bitched and moaned and flat out refused to spend my economic stimulus check, of which i only got $300, WTF?!, on stimulating the economy and although i didn't spend that money on stimulating the economy...i seem to be spending every other red cent i have on stimulating it!!!

you just watch, i paid off all my damn credit cards before the monk, and now i've jinxed myself by thinking i could afford all of that crap. the next thing you know i'm going to be all knocked up again and selling it all on ebay.

pray for me. or provide me with the winning powerball numbers. preferably the latter.

Monday, August 4, 2008

things i love:

-the monkey sleeping from 10pm to 5am

-when the daddy tells me i'm the best mommy ever

-my new tv


Sunday, August 3, 2008

funny story

we gave the monk a bath the other night, and since he loves to be naked, when we were done we laid him down on a blanket and played with him for a little while. i was sitting cross-legged in front of him, so i made sure to request that he not pee on me. i figured since i am the mama and i provide the boob, that he would grant my request, but not so much. about 5 minutes after being naked a fountain of pee made it's way all over the crotch of my pants making it look like i was the one that had peed myself! the daddy and i just sat there watching it happen and neither of us made any effort to stop it until it was far too late. it not only soaked my pants, but my shirt, and undies as well! fun times.

Saturday, August 2, 2008

today was a good day.

when i woke up this morning the first thing i thought was, "i HAVE to get out of this house today." our 2nd car broke down a few weeks ago and since we were planning on giving it to my parents when we moved anyway, we haven't bothered fixing it. this means that we are down to one car and i am stuck at home on the days monkey's daddy goes to work. it's not so bad for a day or two, or when my peeps come to visit me, but after a few days of just me and the monk, stuck in the house because it's too damn hot to go outside, i was about to lose my mind. even moreso when i realized that my better half (who am i kidding? i am TOTALLY the better half) took the car seat with him to work. i went to my parent's house to express my anguish over this unfortunate predicament and my dad, being the cool guy he is, went to his neighbor's house -whom he had never met before - introduced himself, and asked to borrow a car seat. not only did his nice neighbor say yes, he actually went and picked it up from another friend who had borrowed it and then told us to keep it as long as we needed. is that not the nicest thing ever???

needless to say, i have never been so happy to spend almost 2 hours in sam's club in my life. i happily traipsed around sampling a variety of tasty treats and purchasing clothes for the monk. why i am buying 12 and 18 month clothes already is beyond me, but i just can't help myself. especially not when i get an entire carter's outfit, pants and long-sleeved onesie, for under $7.00. in case you were unaware, it gets cooooooooold in north dakota.

speaking of which, as of monday, we only have 3 weeks left in this godforsaken desert and let me be the first to say, AMEN and HALLELUJAH!!! we walked to my parent's house (again, i know, but they only live a block away and they were feeding me...haha!) tonight and the wind was blowing. not the most pleasant feeling when it's 112 degrees outside and you feel like you're walking into a blow dryer. it may be cold in north dakota, but at least i can cuddle up on the couch with my boys, sip hot chocolate, and wear comfy pj's, whereas here it hardly gets cold enough to warrant putting the heat on. i am looking forward to having seasons again, and grass. green, green grass. woo hoo!

now i just need to finish packing...