Thursday, January 29, 2009

Growing the family

No, it's not what you think. But my family has grown since the beginning of the year. I know I've mentioned this before, but I have two sisters I have never met. The sperm donor who helped create me remarried and had two daughters. They are much younger than I (even younger than my sister in TX). I didn't think they would know about me. I mean, I really didn't think sperm donor would find me important enough to mention. I knew he and his wife had divorced a while back, and they had both remarried. I wanted to meet my sisters, but I really didn't want to have anything to do with him (he lives in MN, so my family up there knows him and hears about him occasionally). At the beginning of this year, on a whim, I did a facebook search for both of them. And found both of them. I sent them messages. And they were both very excited to hear from me. Turns out, they did know about me. But not from sperm donor. Their mom told them about me when they divorced, so they didn't know much more than that I existed. He is apparently a crappy dad to them as well, and doesn't have much contact with them, so they couldn't really ask him questions. We have been sending messages back and forth, getting to know each other. I'm very excited about this and we hope to meet sometime this year. I'm very happy and a little nervous. But I think this really is going to be a great year!

Thursday, January 22, 2009

That's not really what I meant

I have started a blog for Navy Bean. It's at It's mostly for family members, since we don't live anywhere close to anyone. I'm writing it as if it's the Navy Bean writing it. Well, I kind of messed up. Under interests, I put, swinging, taking baths, playing, taking walks and talking. Only, I forgot that blogspot is usually for adults and my mom informed me that I might want to remove swinging from Navy Beans interests. That's not the kind of swinging she's interested in!

Monday, January 19, 2009

Resolutions and TMI

So I'm a little late getting to my resolutions. Give me a break! It's still January and I just had a baby. I noticed that Camille is resolving to get in shape before her 35th birthday. That made me think, because my 35th birthday is 10 days before hers. I could lose all this weight before then, but I don't think I'd look very good. I'd rather get in shape and get toned, which might take a while longer. So I resolve to have a bangin' body by May. Now, my husband already thinks I look great but that might be because 1) his x still hasn't lost her baby weight (her weight fluctuates, but she's never lost that last 20 lbs) and 2) he's only had sex 3 times since April 7th of last year (more on that in a minute). And I resolve to make a friend this year. A friend who lives in my area. I have a ton of friends and thanks to facebook, more and more of my old friends are popping up. This is wonderful and I'm thankful for it, but, I don't have anyone I would really consider a friend here. And with a new baby and a husband in the navy, a close friend would be handy. Not to mention it would be nice to have someone to hang out with once in a while. This means I have to move out of my comfort zone though, and reach out to people. But I can do it! Those are my 2 resolutions. That's it. We're keeping it nice and simple.

Now, to the TMI part. My poor husband. First he goes on deployment for 6 months, then he comes back to a 9 month pregnant wife and then we've had a few complications. I may have mentioned that the birth was a bit rough and I ended up with a lot of stitches. A lot of stitches. Well, even though I could tell the stitches had dissolved, things just didn't feel, um, right, down there. At my check-up, the doctor confirmed this. I guess that although the stitches healed up, some cells that were supposed to be growing on the inside of the stitches decided to grow on the outside. The doctor said that's not that uncommon. Only she had never seen the amount I had before. They need to be removed. By cauterization. Yes, I will have my lady bits cauterized. Don't you wish you were me!!! But, that means my poor husband has to wait until that has healed up before, well, you know. I think Navy Bean will be our only child together.

Friday, January 16, 2009

What a week

I survived the week without Wes. She actually slept pretty good the entire week. She had been having issues about going to bed, at night, and just crying until she was exhausted. The first night, she cried 45 minutes, last night, she cried 7 minutes. Of course, daddy is coming home tonight, and I doubt he'll want to turn out all the lights and turn off the TV at 9:00 to get her asleep. So we'll see what happens. And, I was sick this week. It was horrible, because I realized I don't have any frozen milk, so if I got too sick to take care of Navy Bean, someone would have to use formula. I'll start freezing milk next week. In addition to being sick, I couldn't get either of my prescriptions open. I used a hammer and smashed the bottles, which was very satisfying. This morning, my little princess was on her third outfit of the day before she had even been up an hour! And, she refused to take a nap this morning, even though she was obviously exhausted. She finally went to sleep after lunch, and I think I'm actually going to have to wake her up to feed her. Hopefully she will sleep tonight. So that's the update. Thankfully, Wes has a three day weekend, so at least next week without him will be short.

Monday, January 12, 2009

Time flies when you get no sleep

My little Navy Bean is now 2 months old. I can't believe it. She has changed so much in such a short period of time. She has almost complete control over her head, unless she's really tired. She loves to stare at people and she recognizes me and probably Wes. She turns her head to see where noises are coming from. She can track things with her eyes. She loves to smile and coo and talk and she's starting to laugh. And boy, she can move those little arms and legs! I'm also afraid that her beautiful hair is starting to thin out. I hope that it grows back in the same color.

We had our 2 month check-up this morning. She now weighs 10 lbs and 12 oz. I thought the nurse said she was 23 3/4 inches long, but she wrote down 22 3/4 inches. Overall, they said she looked really good. She also got shots and instead of waiting for an hour at the pharmacy to get Children's Tylenol, since I had some at home, I left. Stupid me. The box says, for children under 2 years old, give as directed by doctor. So I have no idea how much I'm supposed to give her and feel like a horrible mother. Then I racked my brain trying to figure out who to call, you know, who might know. Like someone who just had a baby, or maybe even two? So, Sandi or David, how much Tylenol do I give a 10.12 lbs. baby? Although, it's been 4 hours since she got the shots, and she doesn't have a fever yet. She hasn't really woken up yet either though. I did wake her up to eat, so she is still alive.

You didn't tell me there would be shots!!!

The kids were here until last Friday. And then Wes left yesterday for the week. He'll be in school for 8 weeks, only coming home on the weekends. The house is a mess. I need to pay bills. I'm behind on my e-mails, blog readings, phone calls, errands, and all that other stuff. I'm expecting to stay behind. Although, it is wonderful to have a completely quiet house!

Monday, January 05, 2009

Little giggle

This is how she felt after being in a house with 25 other people for 3 days straight!

Slightly drunkish looking baby, but with a smile!
She must have found the real eggnog!

Camille, with Navy Bean and her daughter.
Her poor daughter just wanted to squish and squish Navy Bean's cheeks!

Phoenix, holding the Navy Bean.

So, funny story about Phoenix and the Navy Bean. I'm breast feeding, so one day, while breast feeding discreetly, but not with a blanket over me, Phoenix walks up and asks what the Navy Bean is doing. I reply that she is eating. He looks at me funny, looks at her and then looks at me again. "What is she eating?" he asks. "Milk!" I reply. "From you?" "Yes." He looked at me strangely and then ran off. The next day, when I was feeding her again, he came up to me. "So, does she just suck on you and milk comes out?" "Yep." He seemed happy with that answer and ran off.

Anyway, I have a ton of pictures, but it seems a little late and a tad bit pointless to post them all. Besides, today the Navy Bean giggled. A real giggle. She's been doing these "ack" noises when she gets excited, but today, it was a giggle. It was so cute and just made me want to eat her up!