(If you need to skip the blather, just go to the bottom and hook me up!!)
Does anyone else have the problem that when you find a bug crawling on you (or in your general vicinity) that then for the next hour or so you think you have bugs ALL OVER YOU? I call this phenomenon "phantom bug." Unfortunately, I'm not suffering from the phantom bug problem right now … we have the real thing. I just woke up from our routine morning nap to find ANTS in THE BED. What's worse? I also found them CRAWLING ON THE BABY. *pause for freaking out* I'm pretty sure if I was going to hell — because I finally swerved on the freeway and hit some jackass who cut me off and therefore ended his/her life — I would be condemned to go on that show where people have to lie in a glass box and voluntarily have bugs crawl all over them. What is that show called? You know the one with the annoying short guy who is all "OH SNAP!" every time someone barfs? Anyway, on the Hades version of that show, I would NOT get money for doing that.
The ant problem we currently have started about a week after we brought the baby home. Originally we thought it had something to do with the weather or the fact that we over-watered the garden, but finally I figured out that I was putting nursing pads full of breast milk into the bathroom garbage and … yeah. So wherever milk has inadvertently splashed, leaked, or been pumped (that's pretty much EVERYWHERE), ants are so on it. GROSS. We have so many ant baits lined up everywhere in this house it's a little tacky. I've been trying to avoid spraying Raid because we have dogs and yes, A BABY, but dang, the ants in the bed was the last straw! We are on the attack now, jerks!
So, was that a long enough tirade about bugs for you? Move on, shall we?
I HAVE A ONE MONTH OLD BABY. This is crazy. When I was pregnant time CRAWLED and now that she's out it's flying. We took her for her one-month checkup yesterday and she now weighs 11 pounds, 10 ounces and is 23 1/2 inches long. She's in the 97th percentile for everything! Without being asked our doctor was all, "I can't really predict how tall she's going to be when she gets older…" and we were all "Oh, we're not worried, we add a few weeks to her age mentally anyway." And when she's 12 and already 5-foot-4 (as I was) we'll be telling her not to worry because she was 11 days late and is TOTALLY ahead of the curve!
And she IS, people!! She smiles reflexively and she's only on week 5! My baby is a genius!
Anyway, there were no shots this visit which I was really happy about but I now have an entire month to get worked up because next time, we get FIVE.
She also finally, finally met her cousin Robert (and Aunt Caci and Uncle Jono too). It went REALLY well.
Sydney and I agree, cousins are the bomb.
I'll leave you with a sappy story only a mother could love and then a question: Yesterday we decided, enough is enough, it's time to do our errands together. We made it to the cleaners, the bank and the Taco Bell drive through with no problem!! Lastly, we made the trek to Target, which takes about 15 minutes. For whatever reason (I contend that my daughter MISSED me), Syd started to cry in the backseat. It began as a "I lost my paci" whimper, but then by the time we got to the store it had digressed into a "I'M DYING! SERIOUSLY, I AM GOING TO DIE" wail. Frankly, I wanted to die by the time we got there … it felt like we hit every red light and every old lady on the west side was out for a cruise! Finally we were parked and I tore around the side of the car to get her out of her seat and the second she saw me she smiled and stopped crying. I practically STARTED crying I was so moved! We skipped around Target with the Baby Bjorn (which yes, I know I said I was down on, but I AM IN LOVE WITH MY BABY BJORN NOW!) just high on life. It was awesome.
And now my query: How does one conduct tummy time? We did a little today on a blanket on the couch but all she did was spit up and didn't seem to enjoy herself very much. We also have a playmat but I'm not sure if I should even be worried about this yet. When did you start your baby on tummy time?