Monday, May 10, 2010

My Baby, the singer

Kamryn can sing. No, really...she hits notes octaves higher than Mariah Carey ever could. Be jealous, MC. But seriously, Kamryn does this shrilling, and I mean shrilling, high-pitched shriek and my first thought was, wow, how on earth can she do that? and now my second thought it how in God's name do I make it stop?! Its really painful to the ear haha. And I feel bad because what if I am encouraging her to stop doing this noise and here the poor child is just trying to form the early sounds of speech. Or worse, what if she's trying to mimic me and the way I sing to her. Yikes, I hope not...plus, I can't even come close to hitting those notes. So, what is this sound? Will it stop? How can I teach her that shrieking Mariah-style is not so good when we are at the grocery store?

Friday, May 7, 2010

Shopping with a Celebrity

I think most can agree that having a baby changes you. C'mon, everyone says that. And I'm pretty sure that I expected that all aspects of my former life, my pre-pregnancy & pre-baby life, would be completely different once Kammy was here, but it still amazes/baffles me how much has changed. For example, shopping. Today Kammy and I went shopping at Tyson's Corner, which is a huge mall nearby, on a mission to get some shoes for me to wear to my graduation ceremony. Let me tell you...trying to find the nearest elevator was super annoying. Whoever designed this particular mall must have designed the whole thing and then realized they forgot to install elevators so they just randomly put them in weird, hard to find places. I felt like I was going down corridor after corridor hoping I wouldn't end up in some stock room. And to top it off, of course the department store I decide to park near, the elevator was actually broken so I had to take the escalator to the second level to where I was parked. This was quite interesting with a large stroller and I definitely got some glares. The woman behind behind me was like, "Ugh, SO dangerous," in a I-can't -believe-this-mom-is-doing-this-what-a-horrible-mother kind of way. When we got off the escalator, I turned to her and politely said, "I didn't have a choice, the elevator in this department is broken," smiled and walked towards my car. Geez, lady what did you want me to do? If she was so nosy and opinionated she could have at least offered to help me hold the stroller but whatever.

So Kammy is quite the little ham when we go out places. She LOVES the attention she gets from everyone. Seriously, like everyone. I think she has met more people than I have in my 25 years...and she's 5 months old. I feel like she's a celebrity that everyone wants to see and talk to. And she loves it! She smiles and squeals at anyone who looks at her and if someone is not looking at her, she will make her presence known! She will screech at the top of her lungs in this high pitched little voice and demand that she be paid attention to...I'm telling you this screech would make a dog's ears burn. She's such a little character. She makes me so proud of her, I'm so happy that she has such a fun personality and loves people. I mean, who wouldn't want to meet Kammy? She's such a little love and is just a delight to be around :)

Tuesday, May 4, 2010

Glee time Me time

So...I really love Glee. I don't care if its a dorky show, it makes me happy and I look forward to watching it on Tuesday night when I get home from class :) Love the songs, love the characters, love the show. Oh and the guy who plays Mr. Schuester...delicious :) There is something about guys who are attractive who can sing and dance...I don't know haha. Anyway, I love my Glee time me time...I think that show keeps me sane lol.

Good things are happening, which is nice. On Sunday, I get to celebrate my first Mother's Day, which I am really excited for :) I have had some confidence restored in the past few weeks & am feeling much better about being a mom. I think taking a little time for myself has helped (enter Glee time me time) and also having support from family & friends. Also, in exactly one week from tonight I will be finished with my last college exam EVER!!! Woo hoo!!! My college graduation is on Friday the 14th & I am so so soooooo excited & proud of myself. It has taken me a long time but finally its here :) Its weird, it doesn't seem real yet. I just can't wait to get that beautiful diploma so I can frame it and display that baby haha...then maybe it will be real.

Little Kammy is getting so big, its wild. Sometimes I look at her and I'm like, wow she's like a big girl now, she's not a tiny baby anymore!! Today, I was folding her laundry and decided that maybe some of her pj's & onesies that were 0-3 month size need to be packed away because they are way too small for her and I was probably unintentionally stuffing her into them because I was in denial about her getting so big. So, I was a little sad packing away her tiny clothes :( She really is a happy little baby, she plays with her toys and squeals and drools all day long. She eats her baby food like a champ, our little Baby Zilla (like Godzilla...she grabs the spoon so ferociously and shoves it in her mouth like she is demolishing it)...that's a new nickname for her, we have a million nicknames lol poor baby might get confused about her name!

K, well its late & Kam likes to get up around 7:30 these days so good night :) Sorry this post was kinda random and all over the place!!!