Monday, April 27, 2009

Sleepytime Poo-Poos

I don't know if the sleepiness relaxes her sphincter or what, but for the last few weeks every nap, without fail, Mags fills her rags. And when Mags fills her rags Mr. Sandman decides not to visit.

So what have we tried?

1) Leave her in her room for the allotted nap time = missed nap.

2) Change her and try to put her back down. Most of the time we've missed the window of opportunity for a nap = missed nap.

3) Try to wait until the poop happens before putting her down. Again window of opportunity gone = missed nap.

It seems like no matter what we do she misses her nap. Crabby Maggie in the evening and awake Maggie at the poopcrack of dawn = sad, tired parents.

We don't think she is ready to potty train yet and cranky-pants apparently isn't ready to drop a nap.


Saturday, April 18, 2009

Magnolia's One Year Shoot

We hired our friend, Josh Durias to take Magnolia's "One Year" photos (more like 13-month photos--close enough). The photo shoot was a blast and we think they turned out great! Check out more of his work and info here.

Saturday, April 11, 2009

Okay, Now We're Bragging: Playground Skills

We think it's pretty awesome Magnolia can do this at 13 months.
The first time she did it all without any Papa interference.

28 Weeks

Well, there is good news, bad news and great news--for me, at least.

Good news, first? I managed to keep my weight stable this last month by walking more and watching more closely what I ate. Baby #2 is healthy and moving a lot.

Bad news? My glucose tolerance test came back borderline. That, coupled with the fact that Magnolia weighed over 9 lbs, means I have to be on a diabetic diet for the rest of my pregnancy. Yes, it could be worse. I could have had been on it all pregnancy or I could have had to do finger pricks and insulin. But I've been pretty whiny about not getting to eat whatever I want this week anyway.

My body feels like it has gotten huge this last month, even though I didn't put on any weight. Sleeping is much harder and my emotions decided to get on a roller coaster. I'm definitely in my 3rd trimester.

So, ready for the great news? We decided that Brian is going to take some time off from grad school. Why is this great news you ask and what does it have to do with pregnancy? Well, he was scheduled to leave for California for six weeks starting July 5th, and Baby #2 is due July 4th. He was such an amazing support for me both during labor and during the difficult post-partum weeks that followed my first delivery. I was gearing up for being without him, but am super relieved and ecstatic to have him with me, getting to know our new baby, helping Magnolia adjust to being a sister, etc. Brian is a little bummed to be losing his cohort, which have become a pretty tightly knit group, but aside from that one disappointment he is just as excited as I am.

Thursday, April 9, 2009


It may not have been delivered by the Cat in the Hat, but that didn't stop Thing 1 and Thing 2, aka Solomon Durias and Magnolia Rush, from enjoying the giant box tonight.

Wednesday, April 8, 2009


Our now confident walker has discovered the wonders of the park!Mesmerized, Maggie zigzaged her way across the park stopping at every blanket of sunbathers, picnicking families, or frisbee-playing college boys. Most people were friendly, and interacted with her briefly-- all except this boy:

The staring contest lasted much longer than the video. Well, actually the boy thought it was an ignoring contest. Maybe he was creeped out being surrounded by the mustachioed man in the background and the pregnant lady filming him.

No matter how long we stay at the park Magnolia definitely does not like leaving:

Tuesday, April 7, 2009

Maggie Pregnant?!?

To kick off spring break, Magnolia, my mom and I went shopping for some spring maternity clothes. Luckily, we had the store mostly to ourselves so Magnolia was free to enjoy playing peek-a-boo around my dressing room curtain and tour the store wearing a prosthetic belly.