Tuesday, July 3, 2007

Nummy for the Tummy

Yesterday was Gretchen's 5 month birthday. To celebrate, we fed her her first solid food. OK, I don't know how solid it was, since it was rice cereal that was pretty runny. But it was a milestone. And it made me sad. She's no longer a purely breastfed baby. She's now onto the big leagues. My lil baby is getting bigger...

Wednesday, June 20, 2007


Ya. That's right. That's sound my head is making trying to recognize fact that I'm back to work. Ho.Lee.Ca.Ow.Training has begun. I am in the mix. I am 1 of 15 interns in training to become insurance agents. Ya. That's right. I do know how utterly boring and suburban that sounds (not like saying I'm in training to become the next Mrs. America or beekeeper or some such...insurance agent, so...so..

Sunday, June 17, 2007

Caught between the Scylla and Charybidis

The past month has flown. I cannot believe 6 months have passed since I let work. And now I will be heading back on Monday. Back to the same company but to a new job. I'll be starting training on Monday to become an insurance agent for the company I have worked for most of my adult life. My mom has been an agent for 20 years and will be retiring next February. She took over part of her dad's book

Tuesday, May 8, 2007

Baby in a Bucket

We are apparently having a heat wave. My child does not understand the whole "heat" thing and was a grumpus of the highest order yesterday. We were both hot and sticky and breast feeding was a chore and just made us hotter and stickier. I couldn't get Gretchen to go down for a nap. I think she was too uncomfortable. My dad called and invited us over for dinner, so Gretchen and I hopped in the car

Saturday, April 28, 2007

Mama's Girl

Gretchen has been getting so much better. The crying has eased off, she smiles at me all the time. She's becoming a mama's girl, which I suppose is normal considering she spends every waking hour with me. I realized last night how hard it is going to be to go back to work. It hit me like a two-ton buffalo. I woke up at 2:45 in the a.m. to pump and I couldn't get back to sleep. I just lay there in