Wednesday, October 22, 2014

the last week

It's my last full week of maternity leave. This is definitely good cause for much weeping and gnashing of teeth, but I'm trying to look on the bright side, savor the time we do have, and blah blah blah all that positivity stuff instead. That hasn't translated to doing very much exciting stuff (unless you count watching 300 episodes of Gilmore Girls exciting, which I do), but I do have a few Cute Baby Pictures I've been rudely hoarding, so at least I can share those.

We kicked off our week with Camilla's "two month" doctor visit...even though she's closer to three months now. Oh well. Details, details. 

Camilla pre-appointment:

 Look at that jolly, happy baby!! 

Camilla post-appointment and post-shots:

Don't worry or call CPS- she was being well-supervised. You can even see my butt indentation on the cushion next to her, so...proof. Proof that I should go to the gym immediately.
Not pictured: lots of inconsolable screaming. For two days.

In conclusion, she did not really like her doctor's appointment. On the plus side, we found out her height (23 in) and weight (13 pounds 9 oz) and the doctor was happy with her health and overall smile-iness. Oh and she also confirmed that her eyelashes are in at least the 99th percentile. But on the other hand, the misery of shots far outweighed all that,

While I've enjoyed the extra snuggles and her wanting to be held all the time and nap on my chest all the time (and watch Gilmore Girls all the time, obviously), I have not enjoyed the random screaming bloody murder or the fact that I'm running a sympathy fever (??? is that a thing? I have a fever for no reason, then). I hope that things go back to normal soon.

This did give me a great opportunity to use one of the Big Four Parenting Excuses, though. I've been excited about getting through them all and now I'm halfway there! As a pre-parent, I observed that parents blamed basically any and every negative or out-of-ordinary thing their babies did on one of four things:

1. Growth spurt
2. Teething
3. Shots
4. Time change

So now I've officially played the 'oh, it's a growth spurt' and 'she's screaming in a restaurant because she had SHOTS' cards. I just can't wait to use the other two- shouldn't be long now for the Time Change, but I'm hoping she doesn't start teething for at least another year. I want her to be a toothless baby for a really long time.

On a completely unrelated note, some neighbors down the street put up the best Halloween decorations EVER.

I know it's really hard to see the writing on the gravestones- apparently my nighttime iPhone photography isn't the best. And I keep saying I'm going to go take a picture during the daytime, but Millie had her shots and also I'm running a fever and apparently can't walk five houses down...

Anyway, this is a graveyard of our SEC rival teams (including the ones we aren't playing this year, ha). The gravestones are HILARIOUS. Like in the front left, you can see "Mizzou and A&M: Death by Chubb" (he's our unbelievable running back) and like- that is freaking awesome. Anyway. This makes me think I need to become BFF with these neighbors. In addition to having the best Halloween idea ever, they also have fabulous roses, a front porch swing with gorgeous pillows, and a baby girl who appears to be about 6 months old. My new life goal will be to befriend them. Mark it down.

Speaking of football- I'd like to give at least partial credit for last weekend's win to Millie. Chubb can take the other half of the credit, but I'm guessing he wouldn't look nearly this cute in polka dots.

In case anyone ever implies that you should not layer a red polka-dotted tunic over a black polka-dotted onesie...well, obviously they are wrong. Yet another fashion win for the baby (and game win for the Bulldogs)!!


  1. I just want to squeeze her! Mixing polka dots isn't like mixing plaid....looks great. Awesome Halloween decor. I love yelling for Chubb. I'm sure he was teased as a kid but now the name is great!

  2.!! I want to be in the 99% of eyelashes... pleaseeee!!!! Hope your last week goes by fast and is celebrated with no fussiness from sweet Camilla!
    Death to A&M! YES please!

  3. She is the cutest thing ever!!! I was just showing another lady at work these pictures, I mean how do not want to squeeze those cheeks?!

  4. Your neighbors- HILARIOUS! I'm typically very anti Halloween decorations (maybe it's my Catholic roots), I mostly just think they're tacky, I'm more of a fan of fall decorations. Pumpkins > Jack O'lanterns But when you pull out all of the stops and make a freaking awesome AND funny display, I guess I'm suddenly a fan. Definitely best friend worthy folks there.

    Hope you and Millie are feeling better soon. You need time to rest up before the time change... dum, dum, dummmm.

  5. She is so precious. I know it won't make next week any easier, but I hope you both feel better soon and can soak up your time together this week. And because I know next to nothing about college football, I don't know how Millie's outfit in your last picture qualifies in terms of team support, but she looks like a sweet little ladybug to me--so it's a win any way you look at it :)

  6. She is adorable!!! Such a cutie and I HATE SHOTS. This past appointment was particularly terrible because the older they get the more aware... and it's torture.
    I love your neighbors, that needs to be on Pinterest or ESPN or something cool like that.

  7. I think Millie keeps getting cuter and cuter!! Sorry about the nonstop screaming. That is so hard! And I cannot believe your leave is about over. How on Earth did that happen???

  8. Ummm how did I forget that YOUR FIRST TIME CHANGE WITH A BABY is coming up?!? Can't wait to see how C fares, although she is young enough that I doubt it will make any difference, so I'll check back with you in the spring...

  9. Ditto to Allison's comment about the time change- can't wait to hear how it goes for all parties involved! Either way, make sure to talk about it A LOT.

    Sorry that your time at home is winding to a close... I feel your pain :( But I'm excited to have another working mom in the trenches with me! Praying for a smooth transition!!

  10. First of all, Camilla weighs more than Jonas. :( Poor Jonas. Secondly, I like that you're a neighbor stalker and know so much about them! And finally, WHY does C look more and more like you all the time??!! I just can't get over it.

  11. camilla is adorable. seriously. no other words.

  12. As much as I want to love your neighbor's decorations, I'm a Mizzou alum, so I have to hate them out of principle. I'm sure you understand.

    Millie is getting cuter by the day! Soak up those baby snuggles!

  13. Oh my gosh that last picture I just want to squeeze (gently) her!! Little cutie pie!!! I hope you guys live up your last week and maybe even befriend those awesome neighbors!!!

  14. Millie is the cutest ever, shots stink and I'm totally dreading daylight savings in a couple weeks!

  15. Millie is adorable! I love all these pictures!

  16. I don't know if my favourite picture from this post is Millie pre-doctor's appointment or the polka dots. Ahhhhh. Adorableness!!!

    Also, I hope your fever has gone away and that Millie is over her shots. Although a lot of hours to watch Gilmore Girls is not a bad trade off.

  17. You literally have the best dressed baby in the entire world. The turban. The shoes. The double polka dots. I seriously never even have LittleM in matching pajamas.


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