Tuesday, June 26, 2007

10 Minutes and Counting

I'm at the library with only 10 minutes left on the computer so this post isn't going to be written well. There are just a few things I really needed to get out there.

  • First, my sister's wedding was FABULOUS! Everything went really well, I think anyway, including the flowers. Katie got really mad when they showed up the wrong shade of blue. She threw the ribbon across the room and said that she hated them. Then the next morning she looked at them again and realized that they were beautiful and there was no need to freak out. (She should still get the extra money back because they weren't the color she ordered, but that's another issue.) The band at the reception was awesome! And the violinist was so good! It was great to see my sister's friend Kathy there. She has a beautiful little girl that's two and it's really great to be around other mommies and be able to talk about mommy stuff without feeling boring.
  • If anyone noticed the recipe in the comments on the last post you might want to know it's for the most fabulous chip dip there ever was! My cousin Megan is awesome! Write it down, use it up and enjoy! Thanks Megs.
  • Being a mom is exhausting! I feel like I'm trying to do about a billion things to improve myself, my family, and my child at once and succeeding and failing at them all! I don't know if that makes any sense, but I don't have time to get it right so there you go.
  • We're going up to WA in the middle of July and I'm stoked.

Now my baby's crying in the middle of the library so I have to go.

Thursday, June 07, 2007


Being a new mom is nothing if not an educating experience! I've already learned the basics of breast feeding, changing diapers, giving baths, getting baby dressed, and trying to get out of the door on time. (If I ever figure that one out I know I'll have become a success!) Well, I've recently learned two more things: torticollis and plagiocephaly. My baby has both. Kinda scary, kinda stressful. The good thing is that she doesn't really have a bad case and if we just do the stretches and exercises that the physical therapist showed us she'll be just fine. I just feel really overwhelmed and even though everyone keeps saying that I shouldn't feel bad about this I do. I've heard tons of times that its not my fault and I agree, but in the back of my head I keep thinking, what if I had started these sooner? What if I had caught it before now and then we wouldn't need the physical therapist. My baby is only two and a half months old and she has to go to physical therapy. Now that was a stressful day! All I could see in my baby girl that day was what the therapist told me about her neck, head, and back (the torticollis gave her a little bit of scoliosis). Then yesterday and today I played with my baby and saw all the fun stuff about how awesome she is. It'll be just fine in the end I know, but right now it's just a little hard.