Sunday, December 21, 2008

Happy Winter Solstice!

Thank goodness the days are at least getting longer. We still have 2 more months of pure survival for this summer-loving-winter-solstice-baby (I was born December 19th - 3 days from the solstice that year). After the end of February, there is at least hope I will make it until the 8 weeks of good weather around here.

Yes, I need to move South. Anyone know how the job market is in Arizona or New Mexico?

LB hit her 26th week birthday on my birthday and turned 6 months the next day. I can't believe she is so old already. She continues to be the light of our life. We are experimenting with new foods and she seems to be happy to eat whatever we give her. Her digestive tract is a bit more picky and maybe a little research would have told me before it was too late - but LB's tummy does NOT like spinach. Poor thing, two days of gas and when it finally made it through her system it was untouched. At least it was organic.

In other news, I have been just so frustrated that I haven't had more time to blog and comment. I don't know how people do it, but I suspect it has to do with my lack of organization. Geode - new mother to twins - posts daily. Not only that, but she manages to be funny in just about every post. My other excuse is that LB is not a fan of napping. She takes 20 minute power naps and thinks she has slept for hours. I would like to say she sleeps great at night, but 4 hours in a row is the most I get. Actually, I think LB does sleep great at night - waking just to eat - but I wake up then and every time she fusses because she needs to (ahem) blow bad air. Thank you, spinach.

Here is what I hope to blog about some day:

No More Happy Birthdays: I stopped enjoying my birthdays after Ernest was born. Before I liked getting older - I felt wiser and better able to make the most of the life that I had. Now they are just a reminder of decreasing infertility. 41. Bleh.

Views From The Other Side of Using DE: Yes, it still bugs me, but it is much more than that. It will be a long post when (if) I get to it.

Coming Out Party: Like Luna did. Someday, someday.

Ask The Crazy Lady: Where I invite readers to ask me questions so I can post about what you want to hear. My life really isn't a series of "poor me" posts punctuated by a few "everything is perfectly glorious" posts.

Amber: How I came to hang out with a 23 year old fertile and her 8 month old son. Hint: we met via Craig's List a few months before LB was conceived.

EC Update: How things are going on the "natural infant hygiene" front. What has worked and not worked and what I think about those wonderful nasty magic disposable diapers.

For now, a link to a timely story on This American Life (you can download it for free on itunes) about vaccines and social responsibility and a view of the last few days here in the Inland Northwest and our record snowfall:



19 comments:

Ryan's Mommy said...

OK, I LOVE those pictures. Thanks for sharing!

MrsSpock said...

That last picture is priceless!

Lorraine said...

Mrs. Spock stole my comment word for word - that is an instant classic!

Leah said...

All of the pictures are cute, but that last one is just wonderful. Can't wait to see the other posts you wrote teasers about...

Fertilized said...

Kami, she is just too cute and animated.

I have a fond hatred for all things disposable diaper related.

luna said...

happy 6 month b'day to LB!

those pix are adorable! those cheeks!

battynurse said...

OMG!! Those pics are great. Especially the last one. How cute. Happy belated birthday to you. And yes I'm with you on the birthday thing. In my opinion everything after 25 has been absolutely useless.

theclam said...

Those pics are too cute for words!

xxx

Geohde said...

Those pictures are too cute! LB is gorgeous. :)

Oh, and yes- it's naptime! Naptime is the trick to spouting to the internet at large on a daily basis.

Sadly, housemoving is the natural enemy so shall slow down considerably for sometime :)

xx

J

Leah and Maya said...

That is the greatest picture, it made me laugh and laugh, she might be up and ready to move right now with you, I think Maya's staying here she loves loves loves the snow! good little Guatemalan girl! I love the christmas card picture too!!!!

EL said...

that last pic of her buried in the snow is TOO CUTE!! love love it:)

Tracy said...

Adorable pics!!!!!

Lisa said...

Oh my gosh, that last picture is fantastic!!

I look forward to some of the things you plan to blog about!!

Peeveme said...

OK the pics are the cutest!

I'll be looking for you post about the DE thing. Cuz I'm all thinking abotu it too. Now that i am pregnant it's so different than what I thought it would be like.

In fact, I will be looking forward to all those posts.

Summer said...

That series of pictures is the best! I love LB's expression at the end.

midlife mommy said...

OMG - I love those pictures, especially the last one. Priceless.

Me said...

THAT IS THE BEST BABY PICTURE EVER!!!

And Happy (late) Solstice to you too!

Pamela Jeanne said...

Loved the pics! Sending you warm wishes for a lovely series of celebrations...

sarah said...

love the series! I laughed outloud!