Hanna got a new purple dress today, and I put it and the matching undies into the laundry basket. (Yes, we always wash her new clothes before she wears them.) Hanna promptly pulled the undies out of the basket and started trying to put them on. She was somewhat hampered in her efforts by the [...]
call her green, for the children who’ve made her
Archive for September, 2011
Hanna is getting really good at walking. She still prefers crawling a lot of the time, but it’s becoming very common to see her toddling around the living room. She had her one year check up on Wednesday, and she weighs 20 pounds now! She’s getting to be such a big girl.
Angus just tore one of his back claws out jumping over the babygate in the kitchen. I feel like the worst cat mama in the world. He’s not walking like he’s in any pain, so I don’t think we need to take him to the vet, but how in the world are we going to [...]
In Hanna’s opposites book, there is a picture of a big and a small elephant. Every time we get to that picture, Hanna says “Mama!” What exactly do you think she means by that?
I am occasionally glad that I come from a long line of packrats, even though it means coming to terms with the fact that my own house will never be free from clutter. Today, my parents brought over the little rocking chair that my grandmother bought for me when I was little, and the toybox [...]
Lessons from Day 1 and a half of Meds: 1. Do not take antidepressants at bedtime. You won’t get any sleep. 2. Take your meds with food. It won’t make the nausea go away, but it will make it slightly better. I wonder what fun new things I’ll learn tomorrow?
So. I have talked to my doctor. She said I have every major symptom of depression, and most of the minor ones too. She’s made me an appointment to see the clinic’s psychologist, and given me a prescription for a low dose of antidepressants. (Since I’ve never taken any before, she wants to make sure [...]
When I first met Ryan, I felt like for the first time in my life, I knew where I was. Now I have Hanna, I feel lost again, and what’s worse, now I have something to lose. The world is suddenly dangerous, and I don’t know how to cope. I don’t talk about the down [...]
The computers and phones are down at work due to an electrical fire, so unless they miraculously fix them at some point today, I’ve got an extra day off. Given that Monday was a holiday and I’m taking Friday off for Hanna’s birthday (oh god she’s going to be a year old on Friday) that [...]
Hanna: Kitty! Me: No, that’s the kitty. Who am I? Hanna: Mamama! I can die happy now.