Titles are Hard

Whoops!  It’s been a few days since I’ve updated with a real post.  I’m not even sure why, really.  It’s not like I’ve been crazy busy or anything.  I guess when you’re a mom, time just slides by without you even realizing it.  Yesterday, I had no clue what day it could possibly be other than Monday.  I mean, I had no way to even make an educated guess about the date.  Sad, spongey, soggy mom brains.  Yeeeuck.  

And because of said mom brains, I can hardly even remember what’s been going on!  We did try Hazel on some rice cereal and some oatmeal, but both made her tummy upset.  The first day, we fed her some rice cereal at around noon, and then that night she was up about four times.  Four times!!!  This is a baby who sleeps 8 hours minimum and has since she was about six weeks old.  So you can imagine how frustrating that was.  Erin informed me that some moms get up every night four times with their babies.  Terrible!  I could barely get through the first few weeks waking up every three hours, I can’t imagine doing that for months on end.  My next baby will probably hate sleep and be up all night now.  ANYWAY, I quickly decided, F This Crap, and we will be waiting until this weekend to try anymore solids.  

And, I saw Godzilla this past weekend at the lovely dollar theater.  Was it worth seeing for a buck fifty?  Sure.  Will I see it again?  Probably not.  I really only wanted to see it because I like Aaron Taylor-Johnson (the lead actor.)  This weekend, I will probably see the new Apes movie at the regular theater, because David highly recommends.

I’m going to be getting David’s anniversary present ready this weekend too, meaning I’m going to buy all the stuff I need and then put it all together the day of while he is at work because, procrastinate.  Five years, people!  Coming up fast.  

Okay one more quick thing and then I have to go, because I have a million other things to do while this child is napping.  If anyone has any REAL WORLD advice on how to get my dogs to not be so nervous around the baby, please post it in the comments or email me!  She is going to be crawling soon (God help us all) and they still aren’t so sure about her.  Alex particularly gives her the ears-back-with-side-eye and nobody tells you what to do at this point.  All you can ever find is garbage like, “ohhh bring home a blankie with the baby’s scent on it” blah blah blah.  Yeah, sure, whatever.  The dogs don’t even see the baby because guess what!?  The baby is held and cuddled and not flopping around on the floor with the dogs.  So all they’ve done is see this little human-like thing that screams a lot be held to this high standard, and now that she is on the ground, they don’t know what to think about it.  So, help please if you have any advice or suggestions.  Also keep in mind my pets aren’t allowed on furniture, only Sookie is allowed on the couch, and she isn’t the one I’m concerned about.

She loves that "puppy"

She loves that “puppy”

This is before her first ever bite of cereal.

This is before her first ever bite of cereal.

Alex does love kissing babies.

Alex does love kissing babies.

Check out that Smeagol hair.

Check out that Smeagol hair.



© Carli Garrison and cllgarrison, 2014.


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