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Thursday, March 23, 2006

If I wasn't so head over heels in love...

So earlier this week Amy told me that the title of my next post (which she informed me would probably be in 2007) should be a snippet from our conversation. "If I wasn't so head over heels in love with her, I would've gotten that large Blizzard when they were half price at Dairy Queen". It blows my mind that I am forcing the self-control to not eat the cheese - not eat the ice-cream - not eat the chocolate. Only ONLY is it because I adore this baby girl and want so badly for her to be happy that I give up my own happiness via ice-cream.

I decided after seeing the flutterbug's comment that I HAD to sneak in a post today. There just aren't enough hours in the day to get anything done. Not enough time to post. Not enough time to read blogs. Not enough time to read books. Not enough time to go to Wal-mart. Not enough time to clean. Just not enough time.

So as you can see, the bebe is happy happy in spite of ANOTHER cold.
We're learning things that work -
*No dairy
*The fart pump (which unfortunately also so happens to be the puke pump b/c of her reflux - thanks for the tip, Jim!) (And by the way, thanks, Em, for the back arching tip - it was a dead giveaway!)
*Calming baths
*Eucerin & Alpha Keri (thanks for the tip, Jen!)
*The singing cow

All of these things make us very happy. :)

I also have to say I have had some AWESOME gifts from Amy and Ginger - so exciting! And I still need to post a picture of the ADORABLE Noah's ARk stuff I got from Bek and Ang... MY FAVORITE NURSERY DECORATIONS! :) And you all saw the cuter than cute onesie from little E over at Chateau Cookie. At some point I hope to actually get a chance to respond to your comments - I read and love them all - and have gotten so much out of each and every one! You guys are the best!

Other random things... my hubby sent me TWO DOZEN roses this week. It was very exciting. As you can see I used one of them to take a picture to send to daddy to thank him. :) Also, little man Avery turned the big 0-1 recently so everyone should go and send him belated birthday wishes!! :)

Wednesday, March 08, 2006

A Hard Knock Life...

My life is lyrics these days. Different day/ different song. The two most appropriate songs at the moment: It's a hard knock life and Ice Cream (by Sarah McLachlan).
Add Thrush, Reflux, a milk allergy and Eczema (which I originally thought was baby acne) to Colic and a cold and you've got Rylee's little resume of sicknesses. Poor peanut. I hate seeing her miserable. The good thing is diagnosing the milk allergy has cut down on the Colic. I have been dairy-free for exactly one week now (which has been TORTURE) and we have seen remarkable differences in her demeanor. She used to cry from the second I got home from work until long after we went to bed every night. It's so awesome to see her awake and happy! As much as I feel like cutting out cheese, ice-cream and chocolate might be the death of me, it is TOTALLY worth it to see her happy.
Your love is better than ice cream
Better than anything else that I’ve tried
And your love is better than ice cream
Everyone here knows how to fight

And it’s a long way down
It’s a long way down
It’s a long way down to the place
Where we started from

Your love is better than chocolate
Better than anything else that I’ve tried
Your love is better than chocolate
Everyone here knows how to cry

UPDATED: The previous postpardum ranting had to be removed due to ruffled feathers from the plaintiff.