Trinity

May 30, 2010 at 4:12 pm (Uncategorized)

As any parent knows, there are three items that affect the moods of every child, and sometimes the three work together to form an unholy trinity of fussiness.

  • Dirty Diapers
  • Gas
  • Sleep Deprivation

Dirty Diapers are straight forward. In most cases there is a call to arms in the form of loud gaseous explosions. This can also be accompanied by grunting, snorting and a beet red face.

Gas is the silent killer, couple this with sleep deprivation and you have a recipe for a meltdown. Patting the baby in a gentle way is an art that I was not familiar with. Bouncing is bad. Do not bounce and pat unless you want the Mt. Vesuvius of breast milk to be upon you.

Sleep deprivation is the easiest fix. Find the soothing item that calms your baby and use it! Our soothing technique is being outside. I recommend the mosquito netting as it blocks the aformentioned blood suckers, and surprisingly, helps block bird poop from hitting your baby (true story).

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Before Tea

May 28, 2010 at 12:25 pm (Uncategorized)

By: A. A. Milne

 

Emmeline

Has not been seen

For more than a week. She slipped between

The two tall trees at the end of the green…

We all went after her, "Emmeline!"

 

"Emmeline,

I didn't mean–

I only said that your hands weren't clean."

We went to the trees at the end of the green…

But Emmeline

Was not to be seen.

 

Emmeline

Came slipping between

The two tall trees at the end of the green.

We all ran up to her. "Emmeline!

Where have you been?

Where have you been?

Why, it's more than a week!" And Emmeline

Said, "Sillies, I went to see the Queen.

She says my hands are purfickly clean!"

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Hiccups

May 27, 2010 at 5:39 pm (Uncategorized)

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Paperwork

May 27, 2010 at 5:02 pm (Uncategorized)

Today is our 4th wedding anniversary. We also had our first pediatrician appointment this morning. When we arrived, the woman in billing asked if we had brought along “the pink form” we were given during our hospital stay. We said we could not recall receiving the form during the chaos of our stay. We let them know we would bring it next time.

Here is the amount of paperwork we were sent home with after one full day in the hospital.

Emmeline has received some very cute and cuddly blankets. I pulled one out my mother sent with an animal print on it. She loves to snuggle on the soft bedding and always has a hand by her face.


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I have a website?

May 25, 2010 at 8:28 pm (Uncategorized)

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Emmeline was a bit surprised to find out she was already on the ‘internet.’

Precious girl with her mother on her first day in this big world.

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Swaddled and Full of Life

May 24, 2010 at 11:23 am (Uncategorized)

Emmeline is only a few hours old and she already loves to stick out her tongue, curiously peek at her surroundings, and has some dark hair. We are excited to see if the hair is a dark brown, or possibly red. Right now Suzannah is resting, and Adam has napped a small amount and is working on the “sitting while sleeping” position.

So far both girls (mom and daughter) have been poked, prodded, drained and have come through like champions. The hospital is not a place of rest or relaxation, but instead is a train station where you sit half-asleep and half-naked while a barrage of people come through peppering the family with questions:

  • “On a scale from one to ten, how would you rate your pain?”
  • “Have you had a chance to look at our overpriced baby photo packages?”
  • “Did you know that your baby needs 4,300 shots in the state of Missouri”
  • “Your baby will die if you do not do the following things 3 times per…”

So far one of the best perks of being in the hospital is the WiFi. The negative is that we don’t ever seem to be alone for more than 30 minutes, which makes rest near impossible. This place was not made to be fun. It is like an episode of Dragnet, Just the Facts, and nothing more. Dry, cold, calculated. Thankfully we have a wonderful staff of nurses who make the stay a bit more pleasant.

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Baby Pugh is on the way!

May 23, 2010 at 11:47 pm (Uncategorized)

Suz – thinking about babies.

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Song of the Day 05/21/2010

May 21, 2010 at 7:27 am (Uncategorized)

  
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On this day in 1980 – Joe Strummer (Clash) was arrested at a Hamburg, West Germany, show after smashing his guitar over the head of an audience member.
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Song of the Day 05/19/2010

May 20, 2010 at 6:39 am (Uncategorized)

Plan B by Mute Math  
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On this day in 1967 – Jimi Hendrix signed his first American record contract with Reprise Records. 

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What was the last thing you returned?

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Song of the Day 05/19/2010

May 19, 2010 at 6:45 am (Uncategorized)

On this day in 1965 – FBI agents visited Wand Records investigating the lyrics to the song "Louie Louie" by the Kingsmen. 
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What was the last CD you purged from your collection?

As soon as these emails stop for a few days, you will know – that baby is here 🙂

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