Saturday, December 30, 2006
The last few weeks have been so crazy and busy. We got back from our trip only to have to shop like mad for all the Christmas gifts we hadn't bought. Got that done with and had to get ready for the New Years Eve Party we hosted.
Now that the holidays are done, Ella and I are trying to settle into some sort of routine. She is now big enough for the exersaucer, thank you Lord, so I get a little break to get some things done. I love that thing and so does she! She has also discovered Sigma in the last couple of days. She loves to try and grab at him! So far he hasn't seemed to mind.
She rolled over from back to front on Tuesday. That was pretty cool! I can't beleive how big she is getting. Before I know it she is going to be crawling!! YIKES!
There are new pics on her website...go have a look!
Wednesday, December 20, 2006
Mike and I have been busy this week getting ready for Christmas. We didn't do much before we left so we have been shopping and wrapping and cooking and cleaning all week. We are almost done shopping, hopefully we will finish tomorrow.
This is just a side note to everyone I know, (mainly for one person, whom I won't mention, but his names rhymes with hill and I'm related to him), STOP BEING WEENIES!!!! We have all been friends or related long enough to know that you don't need a personal invite to come to my house. If I haven't seen you for awhile and hear through the grapevine that I'm having a party, you are invited. I love you all but some of you drive me nuts. :))
Friday, December 08, 2006
If you are going to post derogatory and nasty comments, please don't waste my time. I have better things to do than to worry about what comments your sorry ass is going to leave. I think people that have to post anonymously are pathetic anyways, covering up some other inadequate feature. If you can't post who you are then kindly leave my blog and move on to annoy someone else.
(This is in response to two comments I have received lately on my blog. I'm turning off the feature by the way.)
Thursday, December 07, 2006
Monday, December 04, 2006
Can you say GROSS?!!!! I picked her up, felt something warm, thought to myself, damn she spit up, started to smell something foul, realized she pooped, took her to the changing table and couldn't believe what I saw. Yes, folks the child pooped into the diaper, which then proceeded to ooze out the top of the diaper all the way up her back to her neck!!
Let's just say that Dad has diaper duty for the rest of the week. We had to get a bath and I threw the shirt out. My mother wanted to go retrieve it out of the trash and rinse it off in the toilet......there was as much poop inside the shirt as there was in the diaper. It won't fit her much longer anyways!
I told Ella as we got out of the bath that it was a good thing this didn't happen to her Daddy because if it had, he would have retired!!
Wednesday, November 29, 2006
I'm sure most people in the Midwest are blogging about the onslaught of Ice and Snow that we are to receive tomorrow. Here's the deal: It's my birthday tomorrow (30th) and I really want it to snow but not so much that I can't go out with Dave, Violet and my Hubby for dinner and drinks.
This is for Dave, I still expect your ass to be in my driveway with your Hummer around 7pm.
Edited: Just to clear up the confusion, when I say (30th) I mean the day, November 30th. Yes Jen, I'm only 29.
Thursday, November 23, 2006
Friday, November 17, 2006
We started feeding her cereal a few days ago and things are going wonderfully. Here is the pic of that infamous first bite:
Friday, November 10, 2006
Of more interest....Ella rolled over yesterday, tummy to back! I was such a proud mommy, my daughter is so smart!! So now she can stare and talk at ceiling fans and roll over. I don't think she realized it as she got that "Oh crap, what did I just do", look on her face.
You know what this means? We are going to start crawling, walking and getting into stuff. I'm not sure that I'm quite ready for that yet. I like my stuff and I'm not ready to have a bare house. I'm not ready to only have the top half of my Christmas tree decorated.
The books say to get down on their level and see what they can reach, get into, ect. So if you happen to stop by and I'm crawling around on the floor, you will know that I haven't completely lost it but I'm preparing for Ella's launch.
I'm going to try and go back to work on Monday and Wednesday. Mike will be here with Ella from 8-1pm those days. We will see how long it lasts. I may need a few of you to call or come by to check on him, to make sure he hasn't pulled all his hair out. My plan is to go to the gym from 8-9 and then head to the office until 12:30pm. I won't have to go in every week but I need to get out of this house.
That's something nobody talked about: the boredom. At this age, Ella still takes several naps during the day and I'm going crazy in this house. I don't get to have any adult interaction except with my husband. I need to get a life!! SO, I'm going to try to work 2 days a week. I've also joined a Moms group here in the area. I'm so ready to get out and meet some other moms with little ones.
Thursday, November 09, 2006
Sunday, November 05, 2006
I know Mike works his ass off helping me. But I still have no problem feeling resentful, because when he does something with the baby it feels like he is doing me a favor. He asks me a question like, "Do you want me to feed her?" and I'm thinking, She's your baby too. Don't ask, just do it.
I'm to the point where I'm trying to figure out how to do it all:
2-3 loads of laundry a day
5-6 feedings a day
5-6 diapers, Pooping ones 1-2
1-2 hours of entertaning a 3 month with the attention span of a spoon.
2-3 hours of rocking
2 hours of cooking and cleaning up messes in the kitchen
???? who know s how many hours trying to decipher what the cry means.
Please don't anyone take this to heart. I'm tired, extremly stressed out and just want a day off. Oh, wait I don't ever get one!!
I love my husband dearly and I know he takes care of Ella whenever I ask. I'm just pissy today.....
I love you honey!!!
Friday, October 13, 2006
"Available in one size Adult standard. Adam costume fits up to 180 lbs. Eve costume fits up to 109 lbs."
Does anyone else see whats wrong here??? Adult Standard.....fits up to 109lbs......EXCUSE ME??
Adult standard for who? I don't know anyone who is 109lbs. I think the American average for women is somewhere around a size 10-12, 150-160 lbs.
Just makes you feel like a big fat slob!!
I've been working very hard that last 2 weeks trying to lose the last 15lbs of baby weight. My goal is for Dec 10, the day Mike and I leave on our cruise. So far I've lost 5lbs. So if you see me eating bad stuff, yell at me and tell me to eat a carrot!!
Friday, October 06, 2006
Thursday, October 05, 2006
Last night, we went all night without a feeding!! We have been trying to get this accomplished for a week or so now and last night was the first. She went down at 9am, got up at 4am, we rocked for about 5 minutes and she was out again. Slept until almost 7am!! Mommy was so well rested that we got up and went walking at 8am. Ella loves to go for walks and feel asleep almost as soon as we left the driveway.
As I'm sitting here, Ella is making this strange noises. I just got up to check on her and she is asleep. The only thing I can figure is that she is dreaming but here is my question. What in the world does a nine week old dream about?
Our cruise is in 9 weeks and I've been working hard to get back to pre-prego weight before then. I'm down 1.5 lbs this week, Yeah for me!!!
Wednesday, October 04, 2006
Tuesday, October 03, 2006
Friday, September 29, 2006
So the doctor says we need to be doing at least one hour of tummy time a day. Is he serious? She hates tummy time. The child lays there screaming and crying most of the time. Do I let her lay there and scream? It is suppose to help strengthen their heads. I think I would rather her have a floppy head than listen to her scream like a banshee. If any of you mommys have any helpful hints on making tummy time more enjoyable, I'm all ears!!
Ella slept in her bed all night last night. She has been sleeping in the car seat all night long but we haven't made it in the crib until last night. YEAH!! I don't know if that is from the shots yesterday or what but we were happy.
Thursday, September 28, 2006
Just a cute picture of Sigma keeping Ella warm on Daddys lap!!
Can you all beleive it? I have a car parked in my garage!!! We still have some work to do but I am so proud of the progress we made. It took us about 3 hours but it's done!!
Tuesday, September 26, 2006
Here are some new pics of the princess:
Friday, September 22, 2006
Mommy is so happy!! After a nine hour drive, (yes people I drove nine hours with a 2 month old), we arrived at Aunt Jennifers. I was so tired, a combination of new mom syndrome and driving 9 hours, all I wanted to do was sleep. Miss Ella had different plans. After being in a car seat SLEEPING for 9 hours, she was not about to be conned into anymore sleeping. So finally at 11:30pm, Aunt Jennifer told me to put her in her car seat to sleep. It worked like a charm; in she went and out she DIDN'T come until 7:30am!!
Ella slept through the night, for the first time for 8 hours, in her car seat!! I told Jen this morning that I'm either moving here or Ella is now sleeping in her car seat everynight!!
Here is the photo that I sent Daddy in Texas of little princess sleeping soundly in the car seat.
I feel like a new woman getting 8 hours of sleep solid for the first time in almost a year. No middle of the night feedings, trips to the bathrooms or uncomfortableness. I think I'll go run a marathon this morning....okay maybe not.
Saturday, September 09, 2006
Point to this: If someone doesn't answer the door, you don't stand there for 5 minutes and then try again. If they don't answer the first time, they probably don't want to talk to you. Your magazines are not as important as getting my tired baby to sleep. I should have handed her the baby and told her, now that you woke her up its your turn.
I just realized that I've become the "parent". The one I used to laugh at for putting signs on the door that said, "Don't ring the doorbell, baby sleeping."
Friday, September 08, 2006
Saturday, September 02, 2006
My kid is an honor student at _(name of school)___: Mini-Van Soccer mom (no offense Jen)
If your bumper sticker is the Rebel Flag: Redneck, Budweiser drinking Good Ole Boy
Eat More Grits (Girls Raised In The South): Seriously........I'm not even going there.....Why would you even think that this is a good thing to display to everyone that is behind you?
Put on your big girl panties and deal with it: Women that thinks she is a Bad A@@
I Love Explosives, International Terrorist hunting permit, ect: You just scare me, Note to self, Don't make you mad!
I'm trying to get out of only posting about Baby stuff. Unfortunately at the moment, that is really all my life consists of. If you would an update on Days of our Lives, Oprah or any other daytime television show, let me know and I'll try to help!!
Friday, September 01, 2006
Little miss Ella didn't want to sleep last night. It was a long night, I think at one point I woke Mike up and told him I quit, being the mom. It only lasted about 5 minutes!!
We finally got some sleep 6-9:30am. Now we are here, typing this, Ella is trying to help. Time to feed her and hopefully get a little nap.
You don't realize how much you love to sleep, until you don't get it.
by the way there are new pics on the website under Aug. www.ellamariewilliams.com
Tuesday, August 22, 2006
Ella is only 3 almost 4 weeks old and that already makes me sad. Last night we put her in her crib, in her room, at 8:30pm. She slept there until 10:30pm when she got up to eat. Mike and I both agreed it was too early to let her sleep in there by herself. Mikes says, "what if she wakes up and needs something?" The girl has a powerful set of lungs, we would hear her. He said it was like watching your child get on the bus for the first time, we are just not ready for that yet.
I never thought my days would consist of getting up at 6 in the morning, diapering, washing bottles, changing clothes a zillion times a day (twice already this morning) and getting spit up on. You know what, I don't even mind. I look into those sweet, blue eyes and it makes getting pooped on at 3am all worth it!
Tuesday, August 15, 2006
Saturday, August 12, 2006
Ella is sleeping away in her swing, Mike is helping his Step-Sister move and I'm doing nothing. I should be doing laundry or cleaning up my room or something productive, but I don't feel like it. I do need to go visit Old Navy and try and find some clothes to wear while my body continues to shrink. I know its only been 2 weeks, but darn it, I'm tired of wearing maternity clothes. They said it would take at least a month.....I want it to be now!!
Hope everyone has a fun, safe weekend!!
Thursday, August 10, 2006
It's amazing to me that my life has changed so much in just the past 2 weeks. I can't believe that Ella is 2 weeks old today. For those of you that know me, you might find some of these changes unbelievable but trust me, they are so true.
Can you believe that I'm getting up at 6:30am every morning? Now sometimes, I do fall back asleep for an hour or two after feeding the little one, but most of time I'm up for the day. Considering I'm not going to bed until 11-12am, I have to say that is pretty good for me. I like my sleep.....I don't get it anymore. We get a wake up call at 1:30-2:00am and are usually up for an hour.
It amazes me everyday how much I can love this little human. My life has changed so much in the past two weeks, I can't imagine my life without her now.
She is doing awesome! She is awake a little more each day and she is starting to smile more!! She just stares out at the world with those big blue eyes, I wonder what she is thinking?
Soon Mike, Ella and I will be ready to rejoin the world. Doesn't she look just like her daddy?
Thursday, August 03, 2006
We got home Saturday afternoon and things have been going well. My sister has been here all week and I'm not sure what we would have done without her. Ella is fast becoming a chow hound and loves pooping and peeing on her Daddy!! He's gotten it a few times already. It's amazing to me that in just under a week I've grown so attached to this little body. She is so awesome and I can't wait to teach her all about the world around her.
Here are a few pics for now:
Ella thinking about her life so far
Ella's first bath at home
Ella's tiny foot in Daddy's hands
Wednesday, July 26, 2006
Tuesday, July 25, 2006
Monday, July 24, 2006
Dear Non-Pregnant Person,
I hope you find these guidelines helpful in your interactions with pregnant women as failing to follow them may result in serious physical harm. If you are thinking, surely she doesn't mean me- then you should probably read this twice.
1) The appropriate response to a couple telling you they are having a baby is "Congratulations!" with enthusiasm. Any other response is rude.
2) Through the wonders of science, we now know that babies are made ONLY by the mother and father- not grandparents. Unless the baby is in your uterus or you are the man that helped put it there, you may not ever use the phrase "my baby".
3) On the same note, unless you made the baby as defined in #2, the pregnancy, birth and raising of the child are not about you. You do not have input. No one wants to hear your opinion unless they ask for it.
4) The body of a pregnant women should be treated the same as any other body. You would not randomly touch someone's stomach if they were not pregnant, nor would you inquire into the condition of their uterus, cervix or how they plan to use their breasts. Pregnancy does not remove all traces of privacy from a woman.
5) Likewise, no women wants to hear comments on her weight- ever. A pregnant woman does not find it flattering that you think she is about is pop, must be having twins, looks swollen or has gained weight in her face. Telling her she looks too small only makes her worry that she is somehow starving her baby. Making such comments invite her to critique your physical appearance and you may not act offended. The only acceptable comment on appearance is "You look fabulous!".
6) By the time we are 20-30 years old, most of us have picked up on the fact that the summer is hot. We are hot every summer when we are not pregnant. We don't need you to point out that we will be miserably hot before the baby comes.
7) There is a reason that tickets to L&D are not yet sold on Ticketmaster. Childbirth is actually not a public event. It may sound crazy, but some women really do not relish the idea of their mother, MIL or a host of other family members seeing their bare butt and genitals. Also, some people simply feel like the birth of their child is a private and emotional moment to be shared only by the parents.
8) Like everything else in life, unless you receive an invitation, you are NOT invited. This includes doctor appointments, ultrasounds, labor and delivery. You do not decide if you will be there for the birth or if you will move in with the new parents to "help out". If your assistance is desired, rest assured that you will be asked for it.
9) If you are asked to help after the birth, this means you should clean up the house, help with cooking meals, and generally stay out of the way. Holding the baby more than the parents, interfering with breastfeeding and sleeping schedules and making a woman who is still leaking fluid from multiple locations lift a finger in housework is not helping.
10) The only people entitled to time with the baby are the parents. Whether they choose to have you at the hospital for the birth or ask for you to wait three weeks to visit, appreciate that you are being given the privilege of seeing their child. Complaining or showing disappointment only encourages the parents to include you less.
Monday, July 17, 2006
I've set up camp inside the house and am refusing to leave it until either Ella decides its time to make her grand entrance into this world or the temp drops below 90. I've been running around here in my night gown because its loose, cool and doesn't irritate my itching. If you happen to stop by, don't be surprised to see me in my beautiful MuMu!!
Friday, July 07, 2006
I have to say that the last nine months has been pretty easy. I've had my husband by my side the whole time and I couldn't ask for any better. I've heard and read stories about husbands that are oblivious to the fact that their wives are pregnant. He has pampered me and spoiled me a little bit and I want to thank him.
Thank you for all the late night ice cream trips (I'm going to miss Fritzes).
Thank you for enduring the realllllllly slooooooow talkkkkkker at the childbirth class (giggles and all).
Thank you for putting up with my hormonal days (yes, I really am crying at a car commercial).
Thank you for getting my iron, fish, prenatal, tums, sudafed pills on a daily basis.
Thank you for getting up at 4am to get me an ice pack for my itchy belly.
Thank you for rubbing my feet almost every night, even though I know how much you hate that yucky lotion feeling on your hands.
Thank you for putting up with my needing to be in bed by 10pm, even on Weekends.
Thank you for gaining the necessary husband pregnancy weight along with me, I don't feel so alone in the thought of losing all this weight in a few weeks.
Thank you for understanding when my feet are swollen beyond recognition and you run into the store for me.
Thank you for always scoping out the parking lots to make sure there are not better parking spots than the one you are about to park in. (even though I know you hate doing this)
I'm sure there are plenty more thank you's in the future, this is just a start.
I love you!!
Your swollen, tired, hormonal wife!
Friday, June 30, 2006
Wednesday, June 28, 2006
patient: " Oh, your pregnant."
Me: " yes, I 'm due in about 4 weeks."
Patient: " I didn't realize, you are usually sitting down. I thought your face was just chubby, you know, because bigger girls have chubby faces."
Me: " Well, Thanks."
I couldn't believe that somebody just said that to me. Whether I was pregnant or not, who says something like to another person? It's amazing that some people don't think before they open their mouths.
People think that just because I'm pregnant it gives them the right to say things about how big I am. It's one thing for my husband or close friends to say something, I know they are joking. But for people that either don't know me or don't know me very well to say things, it just makes me so mad. Don't call me fatty, ask me if I'm having twins, or call me any of the other names you might think is okay, ITS NOT OKAY!!!!!!!
Monday, June 26, 2006
answer: My husband on his thought process to help locate my brothers Septic Tank.
Question: Who no longer fits into the seats at Taco Bell and feels like a big fat cow?
answer: Paula the pregnant one. Nothing could make you feel fatter than going into Taco Bell only to discover that you no longer fit into the seats without your stomach being pushed back into itself.....I had to sit in the handicap spot, where the seat is unattached and actually pulls out. YIKES!!!
Tuesday, June 20, 2006
Friday, June 16, 2006
Tuesday, June 13, 2006
We only have 7 weeks left.....maybe she will be early. I've started packing my bag just in case, I don't want to have to send Mike back home to pack things...(scary thought)!!
Last night we picked up a white bookshelf and got that put together. I have to still put up a closet organizer.
Tuesday, June 06, 2006
What has happened to our society that every one has to blame someone else for their actions? Lets start suing our parents for our genes, " Sorry Mom and Dad, I'm suing you because its all your fault that you passed these faulty genes on to me." I get so tired of people blaming everyone else for their problems.
Monday, June 05, 2006
BEFORE: UGLY GREEN
AFTER: PRETTY TAN AND RED
Landscaping is still not finished in front, although most of the bricks are in place, its just a matter of now getting dirt, rock, plastic and plants. Hopefully it will be done by this weekend.
I'm gettin bigger and bigger every day: Here I am at 30 weeks.
I'ts amazing to me that your body can stretch the way it does, so far I've been lucky and I haven't gotten one stretch mark (Knock on Wood). Ella is due in 8 weeks and I'm just about ready to be done with being pregnant. My feet are "SWOLLEN" ( some of you get this) and my belly is starting to get in the way of simple everyday things: Shaving my legs has become a circus act. Putting lotion on my feet and legs, almost impossible. Getting out of bed......rolling over in bed......