Friday, August 24, 2007

Fabulous Friday

I feel great today! I’m finally in my pair of pre-pregnancy khakis and look good! I’ve been able to put them on for about a month now, but they didn’t look good. Now they look good. These are my last pair of pre-pregnancy pants I had to fit into before allowing myself to go buy new clothes, because I simply was not going to buy anything bigger than my pre-pregnancy clothes. I need to go buy about 3 new shirts – a black, a red, and a white. I wouldn’t mind a new pink one, too, and maybe a new pair of pants (which would give me 4 pairs of work pants). I really want to stop wearing the maternity shirts, though, but right now I don’t have enough regular shirts that fit the breastfeeding chest to be able to do that. I also need to go through my clothes again and get rid of the things I don’t see me wearing anymore, which would be a lot at this point. My criteria – must be comfortable, unstained, and can fit me now, plus I have to WANT to wear it. That’s going to GREATLY reduce the amount of clothing I have.

*TMI warning on*
Tree Faerie woke me up at 5 this morning, and I've been awake ever since. She woke me up because her body is trying to re-learn how to have a BM. When she was exclusively on breast milk, her BMs were always loose. Now that she's eating a lot more solid foods, her BMs are considered "normal" but much, much thicker than she's ever experienced. I feel so sorry for her when she's having trouble with it. This morning, she just keep screaming at me occasionally like she was saying, "Mommy, fix it!" In between the screaming moments when she was actually awake, she'd give me kisses, which was really sweet but very confusing. I finally put her in her Bounce Bounce Baby chair. Her little face turned almost purple, but she finally went and wasn't screaming about it. I actually brought the chair into the bathroom with me while I took a shower. Usually she sits in a pink bouncy seat while I take a shower, but I received a bit of information yesterday from her daycare teacher about bounce chairs and babies' BMs, so I figured I'd give her time in the chair.
*TMI warning off*

Tomorrow morning, my sewing buddy KH is going to become my home improvement buddy. She's coming over tomorrow morning to help me finish painting Tree Faerie's room. I have all the stuff, but I just haven't had the time/energy/help/gumption to finish it. We did paint one coat of Kilz and one coat of paint when we first picked up the stuff to do her room, but that's as far as we got. I'm looking forward to getting it done, because I plan on having her moved into her room and us moved upstairs next to her before the year is out. We won't be working on it too late, though, because she and I both have other plans tomorrow evening.

I have not started actually writing the story, though I have a lot more worked out in my head. I just actually have to put it down in pixels.


Monnik said...

Oh man, I totally remember my kids doing the same thing when they started on solids. I nursed The Boy and Bumblebee until they were about a year old and they never had BM issues (well, other than the squirt up the back of the onesie kind of issue) until they started on solids and had trouble figuring out which muscles to use to pass the BM...

Have a great weekend!!

As you can see, I'm also avoiding work... :)

Monnik said...

OH! Forgot to congratulate you on your khakis. That's awesome. Took me about eight years to get back into the size I wore before The Boy was born. You're doing great!

Andrea said...

Thanks. It's still about 50lbs heavier than I was 6 years ago, but I'm working on it. :) It's nice having a cheerleader, though!

And Tree Faerie is WELL known for her exploding diapers. It wasn't until she started solids that I could actually take her home from daycare in the same outfit I dropped her off in.

XYZinn said...

Great job with the weight!! Oh my gosh, my baby boy is 4 1/2 months old and I am in the same boat with the pants thing. I can fit in to them, but they don't look that great. I need to hurry and lose the rest of the weight before winter because I REFUSE to buy new clothes.
Today is my daughter's 2nd birthday. It seriously is surreal. How old is your daughter?

Anonymous said...

OK, I am glad I can still keep in touch with you. We are probably going to have to plan our class reunion soon! AAggghhhhh!Kara

Beth said...

thanks so much for visiting my blog and leaving such a nice comment! And the comment will get there too! I look at some blogs and they have HUNDREDS of comments!! HOW?! But you have to visit blogs to get bloggers to visit I guess that's the trick.

Your baby is SOOOOOO cute! Love the BM, I haven't been there in a LONG time! But I still remember it!
Oh, and YAY for fitting in the khakis! I'm ,uh...still trying to lose my baby weight....ya that's it.

Have a great weekend!

Swishy said...

Oooh, good for you on the khakis! That is awesome! Congratulations!