So I'm hanging on the couch right now enjoying a very cold Bud Light (why do bottles taste so much better than cans?). Jill's been asleep for more than a 1/2 hour and Tony is getting ready to grill some steak and pineapple, which I still have to cut. We are packing tonight too, ready for a weekend in Boothbay Harbor, ME with Tony's parents and sister, Andrea (not sure if dogs Webster and Calvin will be there too). Tomorrow is a half-day at work and I cannot wait!
The blog I mentioned in my last post - 1,000 awesome things - made me laugh today as I was running on the treadmill at the gym. A man in his early 30s walked by clam digging if you will and looking around to make sure nobody saw him. I honed in, laughed, but then turned my attention to Channel 5 so that the nose picker wouldn't feel silly if he saw me spying. He never looked, just walked and picked. Now that is coordination. AWESOME!
Oh Gisele. Where to begin... Of course she is beautiful and I'm sure she is a phenomenal mother. But there is definitely a language/culture barrier that she apparently doesn't realize until she airs her opinions that are then plastered throughout the media. Not long ago it was comments about her step-son. Now it's breastfeeding and drug-free deliveries. I think breastfeeding is wonderful but it is definitely not for everyone. And of course most have to return to work 6-12 weeks after giving birth. It's such a personal choice and should not be given any time limit. Any amount of time spent breastfeeding is a gift. Every ounce! [I had to tell myself this when pumping was not going so well.] We stopped breastfeeding about a month ago now. Although I miss it, I also feel secretly relieved. Life is so much easier when I'm not a stressed out beast worried about pumping at work and washing shields and membranes!
I wish I had the Flip video camera handy last night when Jill initiated a game of peek-a-boo. She held the cloth diaper (used as a burp cloth - thank you, Jen!) in front of her face and lowered it several times in between our "peek-a-boos!" and "where's Jill?," "there she is!" She was belly laughing and so were we!