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  • Back to Work

    Date: 2011.07.07 | Category: Baby, Family, Home, Mark, Me, Sarah, Uncategorized, Work | Response: 14

    I’ve been back at work for three days. I’m not sure what I expected. I guess I sort of thought Sarah and I both would be crying a lot. But then again, Mark and my mom are watching her this week. So work itself has actually been good. It’s been busy. Being gone for 12 weeks means a lot of catching up, even though I’ve been doing some work from home. It’s also good to see all of my co-workers again and catch up with them.

    What’s not good?

    I’ll tell you.

    1. I still have the anti-bottle beast baby. She hates the bottle still. Even with weeks of daily bottle feedings she still puts up a fight every. single. time. Most of the time she’ll give in after 10 minutes or so. After a 30 minute attempt this morning however, Mark called me in frustration and desperation. I spent my entire lunch break attempting and finally succeeding in giving her a bottle. And yes, I’ve tried different bottles and nipples. So far we’ve had the most success with Avent bottles, but I’m still open to suggestions.

    2. The breast pump. Pumping itself isn’t really all that bad. I just close my office door and settle in with a book or my phone until it’s over. The hard part is remembering to pack all the pieces to that dang thing and make it out the door with them every day. The first day back I had to turn around because I forgot a piece. This morning I forgot a piece and had to get it at lunch… only to forget the whole dang thing when I left to go back to work. Thank goodness my sister was able to bring it to me.

    3. Child care. This whole child care thing is an absolute nightmare. We got on lists months in advance like we were supposed to. Got into one, then found out their prices had skyrocketed since we registered in January. A few other things made us start questioning the place we selected. But what to do? Waiting lists are a year + long to get into good programs. Fortunately my sister’s daycare (that she absolutely loves) had an opening and we basically jumped on it. I think I will be a lot happier with this new place. However, instead of starting Sarah at daycare in September, she will begin next week. I’m having to mentally prepare myself for that, and frankly it’s making me nauseous.

    Life has definitely changed. And while work itself is basically the same, I am dealing with a whole new set of variables. At least I have my sweet girl to look forward to at the end of every day.

  • Hello, I love you, won’t you tell me your name?

    Date: 2010.03.08 | Category: Leela Fish, Life, Pets, Uncategorized | Response: 70

    “Give me back that Leela Fish, Give me that fish!” We sing to our dog. And now, when that Filet of Fish commercial comes on, Leela comes running at full speed to the living room, barking and singing along to “her song.”

    Welcome to our crazy home, where making up songs for our pets is standard practice. Where our days begin with screaming at the cats for scratching the chair at 5am, and end with me, my husband, both cats (orange tabbies Sam Cat and Angie) and both border collies (Leela Fish and Bonnie Barrell) piled in the bed together.

    What do we do in between? Well we work a lot doing graphic design and computer consulting respectively. But most importantly, we try to have fun… and do whatever our dogs want us to do. It’s probably unhealthy, but it’s fun. And really, isn’t that what matters most?

    So why start a blog? Well I linger around good blogging company. After all, I’ve been moonlighting as Web Mistress for the infamous for over a year now. And I convinced my BFF and fellow animal lover friend Susan that she needed a “big girl blog” at She’s One Lucky Dog. And periodically, during the day, a thought will hit me like a lightning bolt – “Ah ha! That would be a great blog topic!” I mean I know you would love to hear about the time the cat got caught in the curtain above my head by a single claw and screamed and cried until I dragged myself out of bed to rescue her from her undignified situation. And I know you want to hear what I think about the books I read and my attempts at photography and my nerdy Internet discoveries…. or maybe you don’t. But that’s what you’ll find here.

    So hello Internet. I hope we can be friends.

    At least Leela Fish hopes we can be.

    p.s. The banner will have the full cast of characters added in time. Look for Bonnie Barrell to make an appearance in the next few days!

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