Archive | March, 2006

Are You Scared?

29 Mar

As I was leaving the grocery store today, I was approached by a reporter for the Channel 2 news.

“I’d like to interview you on the murders in Montreux,” the reporter told me.

I was aware that two elderly people had been found dead in their homes in Montreaux yesterday (read article), but I didn’t know much more than that. Montreux is an upscale neighborhood about two miles East of my neighborhood, where homes values are in the multi-millions.

“I really don’t have an opinion on it.” I told the reporter.

She kept prodding, so I agreed to the interview, thankful I had at least managed a shower and some basic makeup today (which isn’t the norm now-days).

“Do you feel like your neighborhood is safe, knowing there is a killer on the loose?” She asks me.

I responded that I thought the murder was an isolated incident, and still thought that my neighborhood was safe.

But she kept prodding… What will you do, knowing there is a KILLER on the loose?

Well, maybe I’ll double check that the doors are locked tonight, I replied.

I think she was looking for someone to be dramatic, saying they were scared to death, and that they didn’t feel safe anymore, but that’s not the case with me.

I do have to admit, though, when I came home, I was a bit more aware, and made sure to lock the doors once Madelynn and I were inside… I guess you can’t be too careful, right?

So if you live in Reno, look for my dramatic interview on the Channel 2 news at 11 tonight.

Update: Well, they aired the story, taking the slant that area residents are petrified about the killer on the loose. They then took a tiny sound byte from me where I said I was going to lock the doors tonight. Pretty stupid if you ask me, but at least they didn’t use my name with the sound byte.

Cute As A Button

25 Mar

Here are a few of the professional portraits we had taken last week. Madelynn is modeling the outfit that I wore when I came home from the hospital.

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Apology

22 Mar

It has been brought to my attention that I traumatized a few male relatives by talking about my nipples on this site. Sorry. I won’t ever mention my nipples on here again…. Although it could be fun to torment you with nipple talk… *contemplating this thought*

Tough Mama

21 Mar

Sunday was a great day. I’ve been getting a bit of cabin fever, so we decided to take Madelynn on her first snow shoeing outing. Now that we live in the foothills of Mt. Rose, driving up to Mt. Rose Meadows, a popular place for snow shoeing, takes only about 20 minutes.

JB wore Madelynn in the Baby Bjorn, and she did great. It was a beautiful day, and I was so happy to be out in the great outdoors again. In fact, I think we’ll go again next weekend. Here are a couple of pictures from the outing:

Madelynn in her snow hat
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JB and Madelynn
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After snow shoeing, I headed to the Siena spa for a 60 minute massage. I figured since JB has been skiing every weekend, it was high time that I get a special treat for myself while he stays home with the baby. It was luxury. And when I told the masseuse that I had been snow shoeing that day, she commented, “you had major surgery a little over a month ago and are already snow shoeing?! You’re tough!”

That’s right. I’m tough. Don’t mess with the Tough Mama.

Athlete’s Nipple

20 Mar

The Babe has Thrush. Thrush is basically like a yeast infection in her mouth. Her tongue and other spots in her mouth have this white, cottage cheese looking coating. When babies get Thrush, most likely, the mother has Thrush on her nipples.

Oh, the joys of motherhood.

Since I am still attempting to breast feed her a few times a day, the pediatrician said I most likely have Thrush on my nipples, too. He prescribed an oral medication for Madelynn, and the most interesting over the counter treatment for me….

I am to put Lotrimin on my nipples three times a day. Does that name sound familiar? It is a cream used to treat athletes foot and jock itch. And evidently, it works for Thrush inflicted nipples, too.

No wonder my nipples itch. I think I’ll chuckle just a little each time I apply Lotrimin to the girls!

Picture Perfect

17 Mar

Yesterday, Madelynn and I ventured to JC Pennies for her first professional photo session. I put her in the special outfit featured in my last post, with the absolutely adorable bonnet.

I fed her before we left home, and waited to change her into the outfit until right before the photo session, so as to avoid any chance of her puking on the outfit or having a poop blow-out.

As I was buttoning her up into the outfit at the photo studio, she did a rather impressive puke, and luckily, I aimed her so that the puke went all over me and not the adorable outfit. That is what motherhood is about, right?

This meant that I smelled like puke, but the pictures turned out great. I should have them available to post in the next few weeks. The photographer was absolutely amazing with Madelynn, as she was on the verge of a melt down the entire time, but the photographer knew how to work with her to get a bunch of photos with her eyes open and with her asleep, too.

Now, it is time for me to go bond with my Medela pump. Ciao!

New Photos of The Babe

15 Mar

When my Mom came out to meet Madelynn, she brought the outfit in which she brought me home from the hospital. Here is a picture of me in that outfit 30 years ago:

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Here is Madelynn in the same outfit:

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And here is a photo of our new little family:

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