1. I had surgery. It's actually not even a big surgery. It probably doesn't even merit the name "surgery." But surgery I will call it, nonetheless, for the sympathy it garners me. I had a cyst surgically removed from my wrist on Tuesday in surgery. (The more I say "surgery" the more you'll remember to pity me.) It was a fast procedure which resulted in the best sleep I've had in months. (Is it sad that when I heard they were going to put me under general anesthesia, my first thought was, "Score, that sounds like a nice long nap!") Now my wrist is getting steadily better, and I've had my in-laws, hubby, and sister to help me handle el baby-o.
2. Speaking of sleep, we've been sleep training the baby. This has nothing to do with my mind being blank, but I just thought I'd mention it...though I do suppose it has to do with my mind being preoccupied. Me ol' noggin ain't working like it used to. I won't blame it on the baby though, as that's too in fashion. I choose to blame it on the preponderence of dried mangoes I've been eating lately. Do you think anyone in the history of writing has used "preponderence" and "dried mangoes" together? Now that's innovation. Anywho, sleep training: The baby had picked up a very bad habit from her parents which is a dependence on her pacifier. She was as dependent on pacifiers as I am on dried mangoes and quesadillas. She was waking up 4-6 times a night and unable to go back to sleep without it. No bueno. But for the past three nights in a row, she has slept 11 1/2 hours without waking once. And the angels sang from on high.
3. I've been planning a baby shower. This is no actual reason to keep me from blogging, as I have plenty of time in which to plan. But I tend to go crazy when it comes to party planning. It's a family trait. We're all insane. Certifiable. But we're also all darn good party planners.
And that is why, at the end of yet another day, I have nothing to show you bet yet another video of my baby. But she's more cute than I am clever anyway. And this way, you get to hear me talk in ridiculous voices. It's win-win.
I warn you in advance: This video is not interesting in the slightest. It's simply her rolling around moments before I took the picture I posted on Sunday. But she's just so cute.
And now, one of Mike talking like a big goofball, in our quest to get Allie to eat food.
And now here's a better video of Allie "eating" (which I mean in the loosest sense). (I really just posted that last video so you could hear Mike's applesauce voice.)