Wednesday, July 23, 2008
We had a bit of a scare in which I thought I was going to subtitle my blog "Life with 2 kids under the age of 1." (Or in case of twins, "with 3 kids under the age of 1".) The sub-sub-title would have been "blogging from the white padded cell." Nothing against kids, or against my own baby, but I was having trouble sleeping waiting for the first morning's urine. (Ah, "urine." Now, I've done classed up the joint.)
Anyhoo... all is officially clear for sanity to return to the fold. Just to be doubly sure, I had my doctor run a pregnancy test when I went in for my 6-week appointment yesterday (which was 8 weeks since I gave birth). (It's been a long 2 months. Yeah.) Finally! I can exercise with no restrictions. :) (Like I was really diligent with holding off until the check-up. Obviously, I didn't wait for the appointment before dabbling in other activities.) (What's will all the parentheses today?) (Are they on sale?) (Whatever.)
ONLY 2 MONTHS OLD AND ALREADY A DIVA
I'm not sure what to do with a girl baby. I typically lean towards the practical side of things (with occasional exceptions in shoes) and have trouble with the frilly. I was not only a tomboy when I was a kid, I freakin' thought I WAS a boy.
Here, my daughter is crying at the obvious fashion crime in her headband.
"Pleeeease, don't take me out in public looking like Aladdin!!"
I did. She has yet to forgive me for it.
Just wait until she turns 12 and I let loose with my fashion... sense... of ... creativity. Yeah, let's call it that.
When I'm on the computer, I have Baby Dhis sit on a bouncer next to me. She doesn't really last more than 5 minutes before she starts complaining. The other day, I noticed her briefly stare at the magnets on the desk next to her. Then, she looked away and started crying.
These are mainly magnets that come free on phone books or from doctors' offices. I keep them to use when making labels for the drawers on my metal desk and file cabinets. I got an idea.
I haven't scrapped any books in ... I don't remember when. (I think it was snowing outside.) But I always keep my paper scraps, even when they're too small or too random to realistically be used again. I got my scraps out, cut the magnets up and adhered the two together.
TAH-DAH! Baby art created in less than 5 minutes and without a penny spent.
She looks at them for a good 20 minutes. Then, it's nap time.
I know I will miss this stage of her little life, but I'm sure anxious for Adhis to be 4 years old. I've done that age before, and it will be nice to get into familiar territory again. Maybe then, I won't feel like such a new mommy. Or not.