Sunday, April 30, 2006

April Sylvie photos

Yes folks, believe it or not, for once I am actually on time with posting the monthly photos . Sylvie has experienced two breakthroughs this month: 1) she can pull herself into a standing position and 2) her lower left central incisor! Ladies and gentlemen...she FINALLY HAS A TOOTH! And it looks as the the lower right central incisor will be popping through the gum any day now as well. Luckily, she's had no obvious discomfort while teething and I'm hoping that holds true for all the rest of the pearly-whites-to-be. As for the weaning, it has gone extremely smoothly for both of us. I had the one bad day early on and I finally went ahead and boobed Sylvie to ease the pressure. Then we went another couple of days without and I developed a sore spot on one side, (presumably a blocked duct), that I again relieved with nursing Sylvie. I coud tell though that my milk was just about gone. At this point, I'm pretty sure that the dairy has closed down until future child(ren). Bye bye, boobs....Thaaaaanks foooor the maaaamarieeees...hyuck, hyuck.

Wednesday, April 19, 2006

6 things about me

I've been tagged by Katie to list 6 random things about myself and then choose 6 more people to tag to do the same thing.

1) I received an honorable mention in the Society of Illustrators Student competition in my senior year at SCAD (...these laurels sure are comfortable to rest on...)
2) I was INSANELY excited to get the complete Captain & Tenille collection 6 CD set, and for only $15 counting s&h! (I blame my parents for my love of 70's pop)
3) I always used to want to be a red-head but now I am too lazy/cheap to be bothered with dying my hair (and I rather dig the silvery strands that have begun to permeate my naturally dark brown tresses)
4) I have 5 piercings (...all in my ears you perv)
5) I've moved alot; spent about 10 years (total) in Alabama, 3 years in Wisconsin, 6 years in Ontario, 8 years in Georgia and I'm going on 4 years in Massachuetts
6) At one point in college I had 7 cats: Tribble, Kittery, George, Luna and Luna's 3 kittens (who I later found homes for)

So, now that I have completed this post, I get to tag someone else. Here are the rules:
1--If you are tagged, you have to post six things about yourself on your site.
2--Then you should leave a comment on my site to let me know that you have posted.
3--You can then tag at least 6 more people. To tag, just leave them a comment to let them know they are IT!

Six people that I choose:
1) Manda
2) Doah
3) Chloe
4) Robyn
5) Brian and/or Liz
6) Bev

Sunday, April 09, 2006

Oh my aching ta-tas!

Today is Day 3 of The Weaning of Wee Wallis. I had hoped that as she'd only been nursing once or twice a day for a while now that going cold turkey would not be overly painful for either of us. As it turns out, I was half right; Sylvie has apparently already forgotten that her chief source of sustenance was once mama juice and instead quite happily downs several ounces of whole milk with Instant Breakfast (more calories! more I say!) first thing in the morning.

Thankfully, the emotional pain that I thought would accompany my decision to wean has been much less than I had originally expected. I do miss the closeness and when I'm holding her and my boobs are feeling like they're about to 'splode, I am sorely (ha, ha) tempted to offer her a nipple not made from silicone. BUT, I have decided upon this course of action and I know that giving in to that feeling will only prolong the agony.

Did I say agony? It's not really that bad...except when any pressure other than the clothes I'm wearing is applied to my chest...then it comes kinda close. Mostly it's like the post header says; a constant ache. I was figuring it would probably take a week or so for the milk to dry up but then I looked it up online and saw that it can take SEVERAL weeks. YIKES!. Time to buy a jumbo bottle of ibuprofen and start stuffing my bra with cabbage leaves I guess.

Tuesday, April 04, 2006

March Sylvie photos

A lot happened with Sylvie this past month: She turned one, travelled to Savannah for the first time where she finally got to meet her Uncle Travis, attended her first bridal tea and (extra-utero) baby shower, had her hair cut, started bah-ing when shown pictures of sheep, learned how to sit-up all by herself AND...she's started talking to us in a second language--well third if you count baby jabber--by signing! So far she knows the signs for "more" and "milk". Sylvie and pal Sara also had their first visit to the Children's Museum.

Monday, April 03, 2006