Jan. 19th, 2011 08:26 pm
judecorp: (baby feet)
We had a major poop blowout today. The whole back of the onesie was yellow, dudes!

Punk always had formula poop so we never had this issue. It was funny.


Sep. 6th, 2008 08:30 pm
judecorp: (top of the world)
Welcome to the world, Teddy! And congratulations, mamas and big sis!!

Long recap

Jul. 7th, 2008 09:11 pm
judecorp: (remember it)
So we survived Punk's first year and now her first birthday party, complete with rain because of course I can't have a party that I expect to be outside without a healthy dollop of rain. We invited a lot of people because it was her first birthday and we think she is the coolest ever, and also because of the holiday weekend bringing out of town friends closer, and I really relied on having some outdoor space to put some of these people. Thankfully the rain stopped in the late morning so we could have some folks on the deck, but the yard really didn't get used and I didn't get to have the Baby Pool Party I was dreaming about. (Oh, the photos we could have had!)

Instead we had Babypalooza in our living room and it was the cutest ball of chaos you will ever see. Besides Punk, there was Jack (16 months), Ruby (11 months), Mo (10 months), Charlotte (10 months), Jeremy (6 months) and Anna (12 months). It was crrrrrrazy! But freaking cute. Also, Punk has stopped beating up Mo and has moved on to Jeremy. Mmm, younger men.


My [livejournal.com profile] smurfbrother and SIL ([livejournal.com profile] gretastic) were in town for the festivities and as always, that was made of awesome. I just love when they are around because they are the coolest ever and because they are so in love with my kid. I mean, sure, she's the coolest ever, but they are so into her and it is really great. And she is really into them. After a day or so, I could ask, "Where's Uncle Rick?" and she would look at him and then crawl over to this giant ball she has so he could play with her. And of course she knew that Aunt Gretchen would pick her up whenever she wanted to see her balloons out the window. That kid loves her some balloons.

I wish they lived closer to us so badly. It's like an ache.

Also, my brother totally worked his butt off helping us out with the party. On Thursday while I was at work, he did all of my dishes. And on Friday, he mowed the back yard (even though we didn't get to use it). And then he made pounds and pounds and pounds and POUNDS of cook-out food - shrimp and couscous salad, pasta salad, and the most delicious potato salad ever. Yum.


Punk is just so awesome. So so so awesome. Tonight she was sitting on the floor putting toys in a container and dumping them out. Over and over. It is so neat to see her little wheels turning. Rick taught her how to work one of the buttons on her pop-up toy (now she can do two!), and now I'm trying to teach her how to push a toy car around and say "vroom vroom." Also, she is trying really hard to stack blocks, but she hasn't figured out how to let it go gently yet - she still pushes really hard.

She is such an amazing and perfect little thing, and I just love her so much.


Tonight is Jen's first night teaching Digital Media at a local adult education school. She is really excited about it because she likes teaching and because it's actually an art job, but I'm not going to lie, the idea of being a single mom twice a week after working long days is really daunting. That, and I need to find someone who can cover from when she has to leave to when I get home two nights a week, which is stressful. But the worst is that she told me it would be a 10-12 week commitment and I knew that no matter how crazy, I could plug away for 10-12 weeks. But then the other day she dropped the bomb that it is actually THIRTY-SIX weeks. As in 9 months. As in that's just crazy talk. That's 9 months of coming home from long work days, doing Punk dinner, Punk clean up, Punk playing, Punk bedtime, Punk toy clean-up, Punk day care bag change-over, the works. I am tired just thinking about it... and it's only the first day.
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One of the gals I was privileged to meet through my due date community ([livejournal.com profile] july2007babies) is having a special day today. Today is the day that [livejournal.com profile] loretta78 became a mama. Beautiful little Aiden would have been one year old today. He passed away at 11 weeks due to SIDS. I can't even imagine, but she is so amazing and so strong and has so much grace about the whole thing, more than I ever could.

Happy birthday, Aiden. And happy birthing day, L. I'm thinking of you.

We're back!

Apr. 8th, 2008 08:25 pm
judecorp: (my sunshine)
We're back!

Did you miss us? We spent 8 days in sunny Florida visiting Jen's parents. We took a 3 day side trip to Disney World (well, more like 2.5 days) and that went better than I'd ever expected but was still ridiculously exhausting. I saw SO many people with infants Punk's age or younger there and I just wonder how they do it. Perhaps their children will just fall asleep whenever they are tired, wherever they are. Although I will say that Punk did have one stroller nap (45 minutes) and one Ergo nap (15 minutes), so I guess I can't say "never" anymore.

More to come when I don't feel like the walking dead. I need a vacation from my "vacation."

[livejournal.com profile] shanneeluee, I am so sorry we didn't get together. I thought I would have tons of internet access and therefore didn't write your number down ahead of time. And then... I didn't have access. *headdesk*


Congratulations to [livejournal.com profile] whuffle and [livejournal.com profile] halleyscomet on the birth of a beautiful baby boy! You had to wait until I was GONE, didn't you? :)
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[livejournal.com profile] rockymtnhigh and [livejournal.com profile] bec4joy FINALLY had their baby!

It's a Girl!!
Charleigh Joe, 01-25-07, 8:35pm
6lbs 7oz, 19 3/4 inches

I KNEW it was going to be a girl!
judecorp: (downcast)
A woman I know through the wonders of LiveJournal gave birth to her much-awaited, beautiful baby on the 17th. That beautiful baby died that very same day.

She and her husband believe in a just, loving and merciful God, and while sometimes I am in awe of their faith, sometimes I think I understand it.

Not today. I just don't understand it today at all.

I feel so sad and angry and awful for them. Where is the justice? The mercy?
judecorp: (let's stay inside)
There are another gazillion inches of snow today. And it's the heavy, sticky kind. I keep hearing the snow clogging up the snowblower outside. Poor Jen, it is taking a lot longer today. (Although it is still better than shoveling!) There seems to be a ton. Sucks. I may never see my mailbox again. It is after 11am and Jen is still not at work. The plows didn't even do our street until 9 or so, so what are you gonna do? I hope her boss doesn't expect her to make up the time, but he probably does. *sigh*

My friends Eryn and Amy had a baby boy the other day - so exciting! He was a little guy (6lbs 8oz, I think) and the first thing I thought of was, "Oh, I bet they don't have a lot of newborn-size clothes." Everyone always tells you not to bother but let me tell you, when you have a small baby, you wish you bothered! I went through Punk's old stuff today and found the NB stuff that wasn't pink or a sundress (silly July girl babies) and packed it up for them. It's nice to think someone else will get some use out of them... but when I picked up the stuff I couldn't believe how small it was. And to think that Punk wore NB stuff for a long time because she was such a peanut! Yesterday in BRU we saw some NB-sized diapers (Pampers Swaddlers like in the hospital) and holy crap, they are small. Likewise, Punk wore those for a long while. And they are TINY. Guh. Where does the time go?

[livejournal.com profile] somerandomchic and [livejournal.com profile] boisestudley had a baby girl the other day, too - Elsie Jane. I am anxiously awaiting pictures. I need newborn pictures, dammit! :)

Back to the snow - I can't believe how much frickin' snow we have already gotten this winter. Last year it didn't snow at all until February. I guess this is payback. Blarg. I was supposed to have an ENT appointment at 10am today but I rescheduled it. I am not going A-N-Y-W-H-E-R-E today until the coast is clear from all of the icky white stuff.

I am such a snow hater. Why are all of the safe places to live either a) cold and snowy or b) ridiculously expensive or c) both? So unfair. SO unfair.
judecorp: (top of the world)
I can't keep the excitement contained. I just can't. Eryn and Amy are PREGNANT! I am so happy I could practically pee in [livejournal.com profile] cider's orange bucket! I have been waiting for them to be pregnant for so freaking long now. (Though admittedly they have been waiting longer and with more emotion than I have.)

They're going to have a kid six months behind us! How cool is that??!? Think of all of the fun mamas-and-babies things we can do! We can help them assemble their nursery furniture! (They did ours.) We can pass on some maternity clothes! We can offer them outgrown clothes! And we can be BIG DORKS together! I am so effing excited - there are few people in the world (or at least the Valley) that I adore more than E&A!

In other exciting news, some other friends have seeeekritly confided in me that they also tested positive recently. It is on the DL but I can squee in silence. *squee*


I am trying to do the whole "let go" thing in regards to the belly discrepancy thing. I am. Really. But I just can't get [livejournal.com profile] hopemcg and [livejournal.com profile] meglett out of my mind. So... Jen is going to call the midwife and see if she can get any more info (because she gets her info second-hand from me), and then we're considering asking for a growth scan/placenta check just to be on the safe side. H&M have implied that in hindsight, they wish they'd been more on top of things with Quinn... so maybe we should learn from them? Or maybe we should just continue to be ridiculous and overprotective. I don't know.

I /do/ know I was a LOT more "non-intervention" before I lost a baby. I guess that's how it goes.
judecorp: (never used to cry)
Seems like big, emotional things are popping up all over. I don't know if my heart is big enough to feel all of these emotions at once.

1. An online buddy of mine who I became chatty with when we found out we went to the same fertility doc - you might remember that she moved on to IVF after we got pregnant and then got pregnant with twins on her first IVF - well, she found out about a month ago that her girl twin had Turner's Syndrome and was barely hanging on to life. After several weeks, her little girl finally took her rest and now they have to keep that little boy in there as long as possible. My heart just breaks open for her and her husband. What a rollercoaster.

2. Another online buddy of mine is finally pregnant (in the uterus!) after her first successful IVF! Jenny'd had some ectopics and tube problems and this was pretty much their last ditch effort. So happy for her and Ezra!!

3. Another online buddy of mine is due in October and also may have discovered genetic problems with her little bean. They are doing more testing and I don't really understand everything about it but I guess they gave her little boy a 20% chance of survival. *gulp*

4. My friend Les just said goodbye to her beautiful dog. They've had so many years together and have been through so much. I always assumed that someday I would go down there and meet her finally and get to romp around with Monroe. I can't imagine that kind of loss, but whenever a friend loses a pet friend, I think about my cats and how I can't even think about losing them. So sad.

There's more, but this is the most recent. None of these incidents directly affects my life but man - so much emotion in such a small space. It seems like the universe is positively bursting with emotional energy these days. I'm not sure what's up with that.

Baby Ahoy!

Apr. 24th, 2007 09:19 am
judecorp: (motherhood)
Mermaidgrrl is having her baby today! (Or probably already did. Dang international bloggers.)

So excited for her and Little Mister!!

ETA: Welcome to the world, Seth Herman!!
judecorp: (top of the world)
It was a good weekend for babies.

Congratulations to Jeff and Melis on their gorgeous son, Nolan Jeffrey, born on Sunday morning! And congratulations to Beth and Rose on their gorgeous daughter, Edie Ruth, born at home in a whirlwind before the midwife could arrive!

I can't wait to hear all of the great stories. Good jobs, guys!
judecorp: (top of the world)
We interrupt the usual 09.11 sadness (which will come later, I'm sure...) to bring you the following news bulletin:

Holy crap, the Maxwells are having a baby!!

I knew it. I can't really explain entirely why, but I totally did. I knew it weeks ago. I knew it when we were hanging out watching The 40-Year Old Virgin. I knew it when he very sweetly mentioned to me about how awesome it was that Jen and I were trying to have a baby and going through all kinds of crap. Because dude, straight guys don't get misty about dyke babymaking for NO REASON. Even if Jeff is one of the most sensitive people in the known universe. REALLY.

Watch out in March because I am going to make out with their baby!

(p.s. Mr. Maxwell is a friend of mine since 7th grade, people!)
judecorp: (motherhood)
Big thanks to [livejournal.com profile] lorac and William for dropping by with beautiful baby Katherine! I got to spend some QT with some of my favorite people AND a baby on my lap!

She currently weighs about as much as Ralph. They felt the same on my lap. It was kind of surreal. (And Ralph was jealous.) And she is the cutest ever and she told me in the strictest confidence that I was her favoritest ever.

Yay babies!

Birth Day

Aug. 28th, 2006 08:39 am
judecorp: (motherhood)
A happy birth day to Tate Patrick, son of [livejournal.com profile] thatpatti and Scott, who was born last night! And another happy birth day to baby Luke, born August 25th to Jessica and Mark (friends from high school). And somehow I missed the mention of baby Katherine Elizabeth to [livejournal.com profile] lorac and William a few days back. It's totally Baby Season up in here!

As for repeat birthdays, today is [livejournal.com profile] humanbeatbox's, and sometime in the past couple of days I missed [livejournal.com profile] dollraves and [livejournal.com profile] rachelmichellek. Hope you had great ones!


Speaking of Tate, I must have been thinking about him when I went to bed because he was in my dreams. I dreamt that I went to visit him as soon as he and Patti came home from the hospital and was remarking at how he was born with a full head of hair. (In my dream, he was FULL of hair, like long, game-show-host hair.) Patti said, "That's nothing, look at this!" and she turned him to face me... and he was born with a full beard and moustache, too!!!!

That was probably the funniest dream I've had in a long time. You've had a very special entrance into this world in my mind, baby Tate! :)
judecorp: (motherhood)
OMG MY HOPEY IS PREGNANT!!!! Eeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee!!

Hopey and Meggers are gonna be mommies!!!oneoneone!!


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