J and I never really fought or used cross words with each other until Penny. Yeah we’d get mad at each other, but there was usually never anything accusatory about our disagreements…and if there were we’d try to be passive aggressive about it and make it sound like a joke. That’s changed in the last…… Continue reading Fighting words.
I’m sitting on the couch crying because I just got off the phone with my mom asking if she could keep Penny tonight. I’m torn between feeling guilty for being a wimp and proud of myself for recognizing I needed extra help today. I know Penny needs me and wants me, because she’s just a…… Continue reading I woke up this morning and knew that that one percent extra wasn’t going to happen.
I mean, technically they’re beds of dead leaves and spotty mulch, but you get the idea. I don’t do a lot during the week. I want to make something pretty…not just socks that no one gets to see. Our neighbors put us to shame with their pretry yards and seasonal decorations… I don’t want to…… Continue reading I’ve decided to clean up our flower beds this spring.
About a week before Penny’s 7 month “birthday” she started cutting a new tooth. Fast forward two weeks, and she’s now cutting three…with a possible fourth just waiting to erupt. About that same time she started a new developmental leap (yes, I have a copy of The Wonder Weeks), which means additional crankiness, clinging, less sleep,…… Continue reading One Percent
She now seems so big… Penny loves rolling around and trying to scoot (she can pivot on her belly like nobody’s business). She babbles even more, and has added the “mmmm” and “ma” sounds to her vocabulary. It sounds like she says “mama” and I love it. She sits up well but hasn’t yet graduated…… Continue reading 7 months
Penny was a very fussy, very clingy baby yesterday, but this time I get to blame teething. Three short naps, multiple hours of fussing and crying… My ears were ringing by the middle of the afternoon. J got home and we split the ear-splitting. While he played with Penny on the couch, I folded and…… Continue reading Quiet time.
My kid knows what a camera is and how it is used. Any time someone gets their phone out, Penny stops what she’s doing, looks directly at you, and poses.