On Thursday our nanny was sick and so I found myself working from home. John was going to be gone from 8am until 10pm, and I was pretty nervous about spending so many hours alone with Beatrice. She can be exhausting and I’m not used to spending so much one-on-one time with her. You know what? It worked for me. The working from home, the all day Beatrice marathon, it worked. I woke up at...
A Letter for Bebe
Today Beatrice received a present in the mail. She was pretty unimpressed with the brown packaging… or maybe she was hungry and unimpressed with the mamarazzi… Inside, she found a letter from aunt uncle Kara and a Mickey straight from Disney World. “Next time I send you a present - it will probably be a puppy or kitten.” She’s not lying. I hate puppies and...
Baby Dolls & Cousin Playdates
There she is, my darling little doll. Do you like her outfit? Just like the rest of her wardrobe, it is a product of Goodwill - hooray for thrifted vintage gems! And speaking of dolls, after I put this little frock on Beatrice, I discovered that it is probably a doll dress. Secretly, this made me like it even more. I can’t wait to pair it with some chubby legs and bloomers this summer! ...
Choose your love. Love your choice.– Thomas S. Monson
Beatrice decided to bring the most dramatic side of her personality to today’s 9-month checkup. When we laid her on her back to get measured, she totally fell apart. We sat her on the scale and she waved her arms frantically while screaming, turning red, and trying to get into my arms. She calmed down after that, but then cracked her head on the wall while trying to look out of the window. More...
And then She Slept
After weeks of multiple nighttime wake-ups and lots of Bebe tears, she has finally slept through the night without crying. Apparently we are SO good at sleep training that it only took 1 night to fix her habits. Or maybe the whole thing was just a phase and she got over it just as we lost our minds. Either way, there is now sleep in our lives, and that is a very good thing.
Who's in Charge NOW?
There is nothing I hate more than being taken advantage of. I used to be the most shy kid you’ve ever seen, still have a little pushover in me, and have been taken advantage of many many times. Bebe loves to take advantage of me. She went from sleeping through the night, to waking up 3-4 times, to refusing to go back to sleep without me. Her sleep habits have taken over our lives and we...
Dear Beatrice, At 9 months you are… exciting and exhausting. You pick up a new skill every day - some good and some not so swell. You are as sweet as can be and have figured flirting out nicely. You love to grin at older men, and then shyly bury your face in me, only to peek out with a coy little smile. You point at everything. Your range of noises gets broader every day. And my, how you...
Bebe has been on the verge of crawling for quite some time and she finally conquered it yesterday with John. I felt a twinge of sadness that I missed it – I mean come on, I spent the last 10 days with the girl and the FIRST moment she was away from me, she decided to go for it. However sad I felt though, I was excited for her that she finally figured it out, and let’s be serious, I knew that there...
In the Midst of all of my Stay-at-Home Mom Envy
I sometimes feel like I would suck at it. Bad. I have no patience, I can’t handle making stuffed bunnies talk all day, and CAN I SERIOUSLY NOT EVEN GO TO THE BATHROOM WITHOUT YOU COMING WITH ME??? But after straight up losing my mind at 5:30 this morning after Beatrice’s 4789382 wake-up of the night I had an ah-ha moment - maybe I suck at being a mom BECAUSE I work! Because you know,...