Thursday, July 23, 2009

Attention All Lurkers

Ella would like YOU to come out of lurkism!!! Please comment and tell me what you think about updates about Ella, my endometriosis and what you would like to see more of! I know there are lots of you out there and we LOVE to hear comments:)

Monday, July 20, 2009

Instead of "Not ME" Monday this week, Mckmama is hosting "Not MY CHILD" Monday. It is a chance to tell stories about the embarrassing or naughty things your child has done at inappropriate times.

My child is only but 11 months old and has yet to really embarrass me. She DOES however have the bad habit of NOT pulling down mommy's shirt when she wants to climb to a standing position. Luckily we were at home, but yesterday she did NOT pull the whole top down.

Just today, Ella did NOT climb up on the tv stand when mumma wasn't looking and lick the tv, then did NOT proceed to take one of her hair elastics, stick it in her mouth and chew it until mumma figured out that she had something she wasn't supposed to.

Geez, if she can accomplish all that in one week at 11 months, I wonder how much damage she is going to be able to do in the future. I can't wait to see!!

Thursday, July 16, 2009

My new Etsy store!

Please check out my new Etsy store! It'll have many more products as I get going!


Monday, July 13, 2009

"Not Me! Monday"

As people have read in my preceding post, Ella has been teething! This Not Me! Monday I'd like to take the chance to show you what I DID NOT let Ella take a nap in this morning. It IS NOT a pile of her teething drool from last night. What kind of mom would I be if I let my child sleep in her own drool?!? And guess what?!? She may even NOT nap in it this afternoon!

Sunday, July 12, 2009

We've got teeth!

Yes, folks, Ella is almost 11 months old and ALMOST has two teeth. I imagine by morning they will be poking all the way through. Miss Ella was not afraid to let us (and the neighbors) know that she is teething. The minute we felt her teeth, we gave her some tylenol. She was rubbing her ears all day, and also her eyes, so we figured it was pooping her out. Well, BIG mistake. Everytime we tried to put her down in her crib, she would WAIL! Finally, I gave her some cherry Orajel and she put her blanket over her head and went to sleep. For an hour. One nap all day=7 O'clock bedtime for baby Ella. I'll try to get some pictures tomorrow, but her huge tongue always gets in the way.

Saturday, July 11, 2009

She's a swingin' and a wavin'

This is Ella's new favorite thing to do. Swing and wave at the same time!

Thursday, July 9, 2009

On the #2 baby front....

Adam and I are still benched when it comes to makin' babies. We benched ourselves to recuperate from our recent loss.
Good news is, I finish my last packet of birth control pills at the end of this month. From there, we are hoping that nature will help us out again this time and there will be no need for medical intervention. We will try unmedicated for 3 months, but knowing that we have underlying issues, will probably jump on the Clomid wagon on the fourth cycle.
My message to Clomid:Ahhh, Clomid, how I LOOOOOOOOOATH you. You nasty, make me feel nauseous, crampy, bloated, wanting to reach my arms down my throat and pull my ovary out and throw it into the woods piece of trash that you are. But you could help get me pregnant, and for that I am grateful. Still think you had something to do with Ella being conceived even though I took you the cycle before.
Nevertheless, here's to jumping back on the wagon!!!

Oh the tricks she has learned

Ella has recently learned to do many things. She can now clap, hold her bottle, fish kiss, wave and say hi (I believe discriminately), Mumma (indiscriminately), and lastly, she has severe attachment issues with Mumma. I leave the room and OH MAN, do I pay the price. This means not getting housework done and when I do, I do it with her crying in her playpen 15 minutes at a time. I hope she outgrows that soon. How could I ever get upset though, looking into those big blue eyes......nah, I can't ;)


Monday, July 6, 2009

Patriotic Babycakes.

Our 4th of July was very rainy, so we opted out of going to the parade and fair this year. The fireworks still happened, but were too late for Ella to stay out. We figured she would be crankier than normal if she stayed up that late and then heard loud, scary booms. We did, however, have a bbq at my parents house. Ella enjoyed some homemade macaroni salad with noodles, peas, eggs, and tuna. I have yet to find a food this girl doesn't love. She is a bottomless pit when it comes to tablefoods. Her absolute favorite is any type of fruit. Her and I shared an apple today and, man, did she get CRANKY if I didn't shovel it in fast enough. If only I could get Adam to eat like her. But I digress. Here are some pictures of this sweet, patriotic, baby, thanks to Grandma Pat and Grandaddy Jann.

"Not Me" Monday!

"Not Me"
Monday has a new look. Pretty cool, huh?
This past week has been rainy, very rainy. No going outside and playing, or swimming in the baby pool (not that Ella would allow that)so we have been playing inside with toys, trying to accomplish some cleaning and of course, watching tv. Yes, this past week, I certainly did NOT let my darling child sit this close to the tv, because that would be very bad for her.