Monday, August 15, 2011

The case of the the ear

Yes, this nasty thing was IN MY EAR! I'm convinced it's still there. Nasty Nasty Nasty!

Ummmm, yea. I'm sure by the title of this post you get what happened. I mean, really? Who has a moth fly in their ear?

The setting: Aunt and Uncles house with family. All of us are hanging outside on their awesome covered porch.

The story: I am sitting in my chair chatting away, when I see a moth from the corner of my eye. No joke I saw this monster moth before this happened. It literally built up speed and zoomed into my ear! Not just the outside of my ear. I am talking full on inside the ear canal. WTH?
Now, enter me freaking out and pulling at my ear. All while this moth is buzzing and flapping it's dirty, dusty, mothy wings in my ear. Ugggghhh! Finally, after what felt like hours, the stupid bug (use your imagination for the word I really want to use in place of bug) flew out of my ear. You would think that now I am monster free that I would feel better, right? WRONG! You see my sister is the only one that saw the moth fly out. I have been worried for the past 2 days that this bug is still in my ear!

Today, when I cleaned my ears, there was moth dust on the q-tip! No joke. The hubs thought it was funny that I had "moth poop" in my ear. Me, being the sensible person I am, decide that the thing is still in there. Now I don't want to go to the Dr. and pay my co-pay and them tell me the thing is gone. Then I would feel stupid. So, I call my husband when he gets to work and ask him to bring home the ear thingy so he can look in my ear. Well, according to him, the good news is there is no moth in my ear, but the bad news is the moth left lots of poopie dust in my ear. GROSS! I'm totally going to ask my mom for a second opinion tomorrow.
Long story made short. I still think the bug is in there and I totally feel for anyone that has ever had a bug fly in their ear. I will never forget that sound and feeling.

Lesson Learned: Remember to wear cotton balls in ear or earmuffs at all times while outside...

Has this ever happened to any of you?

Tuesday, August 9, 2011

Where does the time go?

Newborn Gianna

6 Month Gianna

On a daily basis I don't necessarily ask myself this. I often find myself counting down to nap time or bedtime. Blah blah, I'm an awful mom, whatever, but I need my time too. But today is different. My little girl is 6 months old and although the days sometimes seem to go by slow, I can't believe how fast time has gone. It seems like yesterday that I was holding this little peanut that couldn't hold her wobbly head up and all she did was sleep. Now I have a baby who babbles, laughs, and has a huge personality! It seems surreal that in only 6 more months I will have a 1 year old. I just couldn't imagine ever loving something this much and I love knowing that I will love her more and more everyday.

Baby Stats:

Sleep Habits

 For 5.5 months I have been a walking zombie. I just didn't understand why you didn't like to sleep at night. This was awful because if you know me you know I love to sleep, but this month you got it! You have been sleeping like a champ. (Lets just hope I didn't just jinx it)
You get a bath every night, which you LOVE, around 6:30, then you eat a 7 ounce bottle, and bed time by 7:45 at the latest. You do, however, sleep no later than 7 AM every morning...even with the tinfoil on the window.

Schedule, Schedule, Schedule

I am a firm believer in having a schedule with you. I just don't think you thrived like you do now without one.

Here is how our day normally runs:
7AM: Wake up time- Daddy always gets up with you in the morning. You get a 7-8 ounce bottle
7:30 AM: Playtime and hang out with Daddy
8AM: Breakfast-usually a fruit w/oatmeal
9:00-11:00AM: Nap time
11:00AM: 6-7 ounce bottle
12:00 PM: Lunch time usually a fruit or veggie
1-1:30 to 3-4 PM (this changes every day): Long Afternoon Nap
5:30-6:00PM: Dinner Time-Veggie w/Rice Cereal
6:15-6:30 PM: Bath Time then read books
7:00-7:30 PM: 7-8 ounce bottle
7:30-7:45PM: Bed Time

In between these times we have play time, reading time, tummy time, etc.

Weight and Length

At your 6 month appointment you weighed 14 pounds 10 ounces and you were 26 inches long.

Hair Color and Eye Color

You are still rocking the reddish/blond fuzzy hair and blue eyes

I feel like I need to start planning a first birthday party soon. There is just so much that I could say about how wonderful you are and how much of a blessing you are in my life, but I truly feel there are no words.

Happy 1/2 birthday my love!
I'll love you always, forever, no matter what.