Tales of Mommyhood

Austin left me 4 1/2 minutes worth of messages on my phone. (13 separate ones.) Reminds me when we were dating, we used to do that for fun. See how many messages we could leave. Sorry for not answering, hon. I never heard my phone ringing. I have no idea how that happened.

Morgan loves my cell phone. It's like his Holy Grail. I MUST have that phone. I will leap over tall buildings, crawl over my mom, reach with all my might, risk falling off a bed...until I make it mine! Muhahahahhahah. We have an old cell phone he can play with, and he likes that phone. But mine is the one he covets most. He most wants it when I'm talking on it. Even if I'm not holding it up to my ear and I put it on speaker. He's a funny baby.

Morgan also loves remotes and taking DVDs off the shelves. I now have entered the phase known as "my baby destroys my stuff." He got one of my Lois & Clark DVDs out of the case while I was making dinner and rubbed it across the tile floor. Yep, it's scratched beyond all recognition. This of course only took him a minute to accomplish. I can't keep him out of things all the time. And I already have to keep him cooped up all day while I work. He spends his time during the day while I work in either what Austin and I affectionately call his "cage," (a blocked off play area), his crib, or the swing. I play with him from time to time when I can and pick him up when he gets too upset. So when I'm done with work, I like to let him explore the house a bit. Why does he have to be so mobile? It's like "toys? No thanks. I'd rather explore and climb and risk hurting myself and get into things that I generally shouldn't."

He is the most persistent baby I've ever seen. He is generally a "good" baby, but he definitely isn't lazy. Since he's learned to move, he's all over the place. Constantly. He does not want to sit still. He wants to pull himself  up on the entertainment center and bang on the TV (and try to eat it). I keep try giving him toys but he isn't that interested. Though today he has played a little more. He's finally learned to sit up. And he can go from sitting up to crawling. (Crawling to sitting up is a little more difficult.) He's just a little guy on the go. What happened to my little brick? He'll definitely be walking soon. Last night he cruised the couch a little bit for the first time. He's only 7 months old! I did NOT want a mobile baby this early. (He's been crawling since 5 months, rolling since 3.)

I'm exhausted. I don't recommend working and having a baby. It's a crazy life. Especially if said baby is a night owl and wakes up 6 times a night. I would totally have a love affair with sleep. When I get sleep again, it'll be all "Oh, sleep. How I've missed you. I took you for granted, baby. I'll never leave you again." So no babies for me again for a long, long, long, long time. Seriously.


Mom & Me

There's not a whole lot of pictures of Morgan and me. There's a few reasons for this: one, it's usually just me and Morgan at home, two, I hate the way I look right now, and three, I'm not usually wearing clothes. I'm going to start trying to get more pictures of me and Moby.



I find it funny that it's January and I'm posting about Halloween. Well, I don't want these awesome pictures to go to waste. For Halloween this year Austin and I had three Halloween parties. One with my family (I don't have any pictures from this) and two different ones with different friends. The family party was awesome, as usual. Unfortunately Austin and I didn't dress up as we weren't ready yet. This is first year that I've ever NOT dressed up for the family party.

Then we had a party with my "book club" friends. This party consisted of eating food, watching the boys play video games, and taking turns chasing babies. Austin, Morgan, and I dressed up in a theme. See if you can guess.

If you can't tell, Austin is Han Solo, I'm Princess Leia, and Morgan is Wicket (an Ewok). My costume was very last minute. I couldn't find any Princess Leia costumes that weren't ridiculously priced, so we thrift-stored it. The skirt and turtleneck I got the same night of the party. I bought "boots" at a costume store. I used Austin's tie as a belt and did my best to make Leia's trademark buns. Austin's costume was a pair of navy blue Docker's, a shirt we cut the collar off, and another shirt we cut the collar and sleeves off to make a vest. Morgan's costume is a bear costume we got at Old Navy. Then we bought some suede material to make the hood. It turned out pretty good.

Our other Halloween party was over at Brittnee and Matt's. We played a murder mystery game that Matt wrote that was simply awesome. It was a lot of fun. Trent and Jessica watched Morgan for us while we spent a few hours amongst other adults. Thanks guys! We repeated a costume we had done from the past. We were a butterfly and a butterfly catcher.



I have been blogging. I just haven't been posting my entries. Maybe I'll post them, but probably not. Most are too depressing to read. Anyway, I'm getting caught up.

Troy & Jen came to town in October to attend a sealing. While they were here, the family went to Cornbelly's together. It was a lot of fun. It was interesting having Morgan with us as it was at Cornbelly's the previous year that we announced our pregnancy. It was Troy & Jen's first time meeting Morgan.

A good time was had by all. And now for pictures: