Monday, August 25, 2008


There is always something new and different everyday when there is a new baby around the house. We have dealt with all the good stuff and the gross stuff so far, but the incident that happened Sunday morning was uncalled for. My parents were in town and my mother and I were sitting on the couch feeding the baby. After she had finished woofing down her breakfast she started with her usual pooping face. That face is priceless by the way. She scrunches up, her face turns blood red, and she grunts. Entertaining to say the least. Back to the story. I get side tracked easily these days. My mother and I were sitting on the couch and heard her noises and well started smelling it too. After I thought she was done I picked her up to take her to the nursery to change her. I put my hand under her bottom and then that is when it happened. I heard another blow! I pulled my hand out and it was covered with yellow, yucky poop. Oh there was so much of it. It was so gross and horrible and I then screamed bloody murder. I screamed, screamed, and screamed. So loud that my father, who was in the shower, came out in a panic thinking something was wrong. There was something wrong! My infant child had laid a bomb on my hand that I used to eat with. My mother was no help either. She was laughing too loud. After I finally got done screaming we took the baby to the nursery to clean her up. It was so awful. It smelled so bad that not even the diaper genie could handle it. We had to take it outside and throw it away in the big trash can. How can such a precious little angel put out something so foul.

Saturday, August 16, 2008

1 month old

We made it! Ashlyn Kay is 1 month old yesterday. So it is is very hard to kill them. I can't believe I have survived a whole month of being a mommy and taking care of a newborn baby. I'm pretty lucky though since she is so good. Still I'm pretty freaking proud of myself. I have to give credit to her daddy too. He's doing a great job. I didn't think we would make. So now we just have like a million years left. YAY! At least we have reached one milestone. Its better than nothing.
Update on our life:
The baby has developed acid reflux like what seems to be every other American baby. BTW..I asked her pediatrician why so many babies have reflux. He told me that what doctors categorized as colic now know that it is actually reflux. colic is bogus! So now they are finding that babies do produce acid and have problems with digestion especially in the early weeks and months. Ashlyn's will probably disappear around 4-5 months or so he thinks. Good news though, he put her on prevacid and told me to put rice cereal in her bottles. I thought I would cry with joy when he gave me the go ahead about the rice cereal. We have only done it for 1 day but I feel like she is sleeping a little better. Last night she slept from 10:00-3:45. I woke up in a panic because I hadn't heard her cry at her normal time of 12:30. It was great! She slept soundly. Today she has been fussy though. We put her in the bouncer, the bassinet, the crib and rocked her all day long. We finally drug out her travel swing which actually swings back and forth. She went right to sleep. So now every time it stops Jeff and I about bust our tails trying to get to the swing to turn it back on. I don't want it to ever stop. It's a miracle. Thank you boppy!
I added some new pics of her taking a bath and swinging in her swing today and the other day. Enjoy!

Tuesday, August 12, 2008

OMG! How I have missed blogging. We have been down a computer so I haven't been able to write. So much has gone on since I last wrote. I am full on mommy now. I eat, sleep, and breathe mommyhood. It is actually great! We wake, we eat, we sleep, and then start all over again. Ashlyn Kay is such a good baby. She actually almost sleeps through the night. We have had several days of not sleeping so much and many poop diapers but nothing to hang myself about. She is starting to become more aware of her surroundings. She knows the sound of our voices. I know this because when I put her down in her crib to sleep and she screams, loudly, I can walk in to the room talking and she stops crying. She loves to be held and bumped as I call it. The doctors say when she smiles that it is just gas, but I refuse to believe it. I think she is cracking up about something. Some of the fun moments have been when she explodes and I mean explodes in to her diaper. It leaks out all over the place and then once we are all cleaned up she decides to tee tee on whatever. Including me! That was a great time. Last night we let her sleep in her crib. We have one of those video monitors. So you know I had a sharp eye on it all night long. I felt like I was watching reality tv. It worked out well though. I hope tonight goes as well as last night did. I am really dreading going back to work because I am having a great time being a mom and enjoying her every waking and sleeping moments. Now that we have a computer again I promise to keep everyone up to date on our little lives.