Saturday, March 19, 2011

All good things must come to an end...

Our spring break is wrapping up.

I am never ready to return to work, but I can honestly say I have had a completely fulfilling vacation. Mr. D, Baby D, and I had some fun outings over the past week.

The baby and I enjoyed numerous cuddle sessions. We made it to the park during the two nice-weather days (Um, speaking of which, 40 degree weather? You do not belong in spring break.), Baby D got to swing on a real (infant) swing for the first time. She LOVED it.

She also went down the slide with Daddy and me, and was thoroughly unimpressed with that.

During this break, we also re-discovered our favorite onesies in a big girl size! We are overly excited to re-live these outfits. By "we," naturally I mean the Mister and me. The baby could care less. In fact, she prefers no clothes at all (with the exception of her diaper). While undressed, she regresses back in time to the caveman era, where she grunts and violently kicks her legs and pumps her arms. Clothes just make her cry for the first minute or so. I do think she realizes how darn cute she is in these onesies, so she eventually accepts that she has to wear them in public.

Anyway, as our spring break draws to an end, I am satisfied with the time we've had off of work. I'll return knowing that the best break of all - summer vacation! - is right around the corner! Oh, I can't wait.

Wednesday, March 16, 2011


I am a firm believer in Karma. I try to do nice things for people, not only because it just feels good, but because I hope that it will come around to me again in my times of need!

For instance, if I'm driving and someone needs to merge in front of me and everyone else is being a jerk and refusing to let them in, my attitude is "By all means, get in front of me!" And I feel like this is good car karma, so perhaps later at the store I will get an awesome parking spot. I know, I am insane.

Today, however, Mr. D, Baby D, and myself went on a walk to the local. It was so gorgeous outside! I had just relocated one of our favorite little blankies that Baby D has, and was pumped. I decided she needed to cuddle it in her stroller on our walk. In our neighborhood, we stopped to talk to our neighbor for awhile. Later, on our way back to our house, I noticed someone's ad-chocked junk mail insert was rolling down the street. Papers were everywhere! I knew what it was because one had been in my mailbox earlier, so I gathered all of them up and disposed of them.

30 minutes later, we are back in our living room when the doorbell rings. For some reason, any time the doorbell rings, I assume it's a home invasion waiting to happen and it FREAKS ME OUT!

This time, it was just the neighbor we had chatted up earlier. He held up the aforementioned blankie and said "Is this yours?" Apparantly we had somehow dropped it on our way to the park. Him and his wife were walking their dog and came across it, and since he knew we were just in that area he was nice enough to pick it up and return it! Karma from the junk mail!

I'm so glad he was thoughtful enough to bring it back. I also find it cool that had we not stopped to talk to him, he might've never assumed it was ours, and it would still be laying on the sad lonely street.

I'm still not sure how we managed to lose it!

Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Flying fast!

Life is moving so fast. Every day I promise myself I'm going to start blogging more but it doesn't happen!

Baby D has gotten SO big and smart and fabulous. She is playful and silly and, sorry to say, STILL not sleeping through the night. We're talking about waking up every 1-2 hours. She is over 7 months old! I cannot believe I thought babies slept through the night at like 3 weeks. And while pregnant I thought, "Man, three weeks without a full night of sleep? No wonder new parents are cranky!" UM HELLO PAST ME, welcome to the worst wake-up call ever!

Speaking of the baby, I smell spit up and cannot locate the source. It's driving me insane. I even just attempted to smell my boob thinking perhaps the stink was radiating from that area. It's not. Oh, mystery baby vomit, where are you?

I am on spring break for work. I LOVE IT. This morning we woke up and I realized we had nothing for breakfast. So we loaded up and went to Starbucks, drank delicious coffee (vanilla latte for me, yum) and had yummy scones. Then we went to the store to get some groceries. Afterward, we came home so our girl could nap, then went back out again for lunch and some shopping. It was such a lovely day! We had forgotten to get lunch at the store that day, but I didn't mind because eating out is such a treat.

We still forgot to get breakfast food at the store, so we get to have Starbucks again in the morning! I love little vacation treats like that.

I can no longer type without locating the resting place of this spit-up.