Wednesday, April 14, 2010

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I've spent some time over the past week putting together a photo book on Shutterfly chronicling my pregnancy. Mainly it's all of my blog entries, plus a bunch of extra pictures. I think it will be a great memento of my pregnancy that I can enjoy and also that Addison can enjoy later on. It will be especially useful if she ever has a baby of her own, I think.

Re-reading all of my blog entries has made me very nostalgic and has also made me regret not doing more blog entries since Addison has been born. It's really nice to remember all the fun little things (and some not so little and not so fun things) that happened over the course of my pregnancy. There are definitely way more fun little things going on since she has been born, but these things don't exactly leave time for writing blog entries. And finding the desire to write up a creative blog entry in the down time between nursing, diaper changes and trying to shove some food in my face doesn't happen very often.

Even though it's difficult, I am going to start making an effort to write more blog entries. I'd like to hit 1 per week, but we'll see how it goes. However, I AM going to start Twittering about what Addison's up to (I need to use that account for something, huh?) This should be a lot easier than sitting down and typing up a blog and will let me keep track of all the special things that happen day to day. If you'd like to sign up for these Twitter updates, see this post for instructions. Or you can go to

Thursday, April 1, 2010

59 Days

Today our sweet little angel face is 2 months old! I think Aaron would agree with me that these past 59 days have been simultaneously the absolute best and definitely the hardest we have ever gone through. Every day, our little munchkin gets cuter and cuter, and we love her a little bit more. Some days a LOT more, like the day we saw her first real smile.

So far......

we've changed approximately 590 diapers

I've nursed her at least 472 times

Addison has met over 78 new people

she's cried for at least 118 hours

she's gone to the beach, two parks, several stores, her Auntie's house, her Grammy's house, both Grandpas' houses and visited the homes of two sets of great-grandparents

she's had her picture taken probably 2,000 times

I have kissed her approximately 5,000 times (this is not an exaggeration. I am addicted to kissing her little head and her sweet little cheeks.)

she continues to refuse to say "Dada" despite Aaron's best efforts

she continues to refuse to say "Auntie" despite Melissa's best efforts
I have heard her say "Ma" at least once, so we're halfway there!

There are probably a million different cliches about parenting ("the toughest job you'll ever love" and "you just don't understand until you're a parent") and there's a reason these cliches exist - they're TRUE!!! And taking care of a baby is hard enough, especially when you're breastfeeding, but add Grad school and a part time job (and trying to squeeze in a blog entry every now and then) and it will be a miracle if I have one shred of sanity left by the end of the year. But the crazy thing is, it's totally worth it. Last night I spent almost 2 hours trying to calm Addison down from a crying spell and wound up getting only 4.5 hours of sleep, but I was still happy this morning just because I got to wake up to her squishy little face. And honestly, who wouldn't be happy getting to see this every day?