My boobs were my tools of the trade for almost 20 months.

Once my youngest daughter weaned herself from the Magical Boob Juice, the fun really began!

(And by fun we all know I mean chaos!)

Pull up a chair, sit a while, read a few pages.

Keep and open mind and a joyful heart and you too can get pumped into the world of The Milk Maid.


Attack of the Giant Baby

Ok, so she's not exactly giant... But Miss Ava is up to 12 lbs. 4 oz and 24.5 inches long! For those keeping stats, that's a gain of about 5 pounds since her last check up (and over 2 inches in length). It's true that mommy's milk does a body good!

Miss Ava also got her 1st shots today. Two in one leg, one in the other leg, one in the arm, and then the rotovirus vaccine is oral. She cried and cried... and her poor daddy cried with her. How did I, being as brazen and tough as I am, end up with the sweetest, most tenderhearted man ever? (Awww- sweet Jeffie!). He cries when his "bebe" feels pain, he cries at weddings, funerals, sonograms, when Chip Foose of Overhaulin' (a tv show about a guy who takes cars and fixes them for other people) got overhauled himself. Yeah- Jef is the tender one of the group. I'm the old hard-ass... it's worked for me this far!

There has been no movement for Jef on the job front. I kinda like it around here with him home. We're gonna work up a resume sometime this week. We're in no hurry. I'm still hoping to win the lotto, quite frankly. We do well together 24/7. Now if I could just "un-retire" my parents and have them out of my hair. Sheish!

I never figured out why my mom didn't talk to us at Thanksgiving. She was all happy and frolicky by the time she got back home and started calling us to have Ava come over. I told her no deal, we were going to enjoy each other a little while before we went visiting again. We did end up over there that night, but she wasn't too awful then.

My dad is at Wal-Mart buying us Tilapia. Frozen tilapia, that is. He knows I love to eat fish, and tilapia is really inexpensive. However, I always buy fresh fish (fresh meat of any kind is all that hits the tables around here!). I will just say thanks and smile... he's just trying to be helpful. He's always dragging home weird stuff for us. One time at Kohls he bought me some high-heeled knee boots. He brings them in, all grins, and states "I know they fit- I tried them on!". Yes- it's true... my father and I wear the same size in shoes. I just wish I could have been a fly on the wall that day watching him prance around in the store with those boots on!


singletracey said...

Morning! Glad to see all is going well over there.. Wow Ava is getting so big.. I hope she did okay in the evening for you after her shots! Happy Tuesday Girl!

Anonymous said...

I wait in anticipation of your stories! You have an awesome funny way of putting things :) Hope you are having a great week.