Today is not a good day to start things. Jon is down with the flu and the house is recovering from an influx of Christmas decorations and presents, and the general chaos caused by two working parents with various hobbies and two small children with more toys than a small nation. While writing this sentence, … [Read more…]
It’s a great big colorful world out there! Everything’s got a color that it can wear. Hand! Green hand! Yaaaay clap clap clap clap clap. I am starting to dislike our Laugh and Learn Puppy dog. Of all our toys that talk, sing, giggle and snort, the Laugh and Learn Puppy is the only one … [Read more…]
The Back Story: It took awhile for me to trust our baby monitor. I didn’t believe that the voice-activate setting would work, and pictured my poor baby crying his head off in the other room. Note: We live in a 2 bedroom apartment, and there is virtually no room in the house where you could … [Read more…]
Since I’m all about the baby lately, but don’t want to turn this into a baby blog, check out baby updates at maddoxheller.com. I’ll be updating this blog periodically with similar content to before the pregnancy, but for all baby-related news, pictures & video, head over to the new site.
I’ve been having contractions throughout the night and into this morning. I’m not sure if they’re the real kind, or if they’re a false alarm – darn those Braxton Hicks. In any case, I haven’t called the doctor yet because 1) we’re still in the process of recording the time between contractions 2) I’d rather … [Read more…]
Well, we’re at T-minus 5 days and counting, and here are some random thoughts that have been collecting in the empty space that used to house my brain: 1. I feel like a poser every time someone wishes me a Happy Mother’s Day. My Mom, who is amazingly talented at the right gesture in any … [Read more…]
Today, I had a “non-stress test,” a.k.a. being hooked up to a fetal monitor for 2 1/2 hours in a hospital bed. It is more fun than being shot in the chest and left for dead, but you know, most things are. I figure that it’s better to be safe, and all those doctors must … [Read more…]