Archive of ‘Ella’ category

Here’s the thing

The thing about one year olds is that they are very needy. They needy you to read stories to them, they needy you to stop them from climbing into toilets, they needy you to keep your eyes on them ALL THE TIME! What about when they sleep, you ask? Ella does sleep, doesn’t she? Yes, she does. […] Read more…

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Nervous Me

I am SUCH a nervous mom. I can’t help it. My heart skips several beats every time Ella is in a potentially dangerous situation. And EVERY situation is potentially dangerous. I take her to a children’s play area at the mall and I’m literally poised at the edge of my seat the whole time, ready […] Read more…

She shall not be moved!

Guess who got Ella’s cold? Yeah, APPARENTLY, baby germs are just as infectious as adult ones. Back in the day, when I would get a cold I’d bury myself for days under a heap of blankets with a box of tissues and a gallon of cold medicine. Gone are those days! I can’t even stop […] Read more…

Can I get an AMEN?

Proving once and for all that babies are MAD, Ella suddenly decided two nights ago to sleep for 10 hours straight. Just like that. No warning, no changes made on my part to her schedule OR diet. Nothing. She just decided on her own accord that waking up every two hours was not fun anymore. […] Read more…

Captain von Trapp

Someone reel me in! I’m turning into Captain von Trapp! Remember him? From the most awesomest movie ever made, The Sound of Music? You see, I’ve become completely obsessed with getting Ella on a schedule. And when I say obsessed, I’m talking typed out reports at the end of every day – obsessed. You know […] Read more…

Misery, Motherhood and Miracles

About a week ago I was staring at Ella, desperately trying to will her to stop crying when the reason for her misery suddenly dawned on me: she was pissed off. About what, you ask? About being yanked out of my womb. Her time in utero had been cut short and she was furious. Her […] Read more…

Little Miss Fussy

My oh my, did I get the world’s fussiest baby or what?! Ella is FUSSY. And when I say fussy I mean don’t-you-dare-put-me-down-for-even-a-second-or-I’ll-scream-bloody murder fussy. She is FU-SSY. If she’s awake, she’s crying (read: screaming). Unless she has a boob in her mouth. I spend my day breastfeeding her and praying that I survive the […] Read more…

Bringing Baby Home

I don’t know how else to phrase it so I’m just going to go ahead and say that the first few days at home with Ella were horrible. You, read that correctly – ho-rri-ble. It was by far the most emotionally and physically draining time of my life. Let’s put it another way shall we? I would rather […] Read more…

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