I can just picture her thinking "I do NOT heart rainbows, and I don't know why you insist on dressing me up in all this girlie junk, mom!" Speaking of girlie junk, Ethan sent me a pretty amazing non-girlie onesie that I cannot WAIT until she grows into, because it is hilarious.
Also, people keep asking us who Lizzy looks like. To be honest, I don't think she looks too much like either of us (though I will admit that she has my long spinster fingers). To be honest, I think that Lizzy looks like that little boy from Love Actually!
In other news......
-Lizzy is a pretty good baby for the most part. She really does sleep a LOT. That said, she's been going through a phase lately where during the day, she wants to be held on my chest literally all the time. If I set her down for even a minute, she screams bloody murder. Sitting on the couch all day catching up on shows that I had DVR'ed was nice for the first week or so, but now I'm just feeling really unproductive. I have to go in to town tomorrow for an allergy shot. I think I'm going to stop at the fabric store while I'm in town and pick up some jersey fabric to make a DIY Moby Wrap. They aren't exactly the most flattering things in the world, but at least it might help me to get things done around the house. So that might help the days situation...but I'm afraid that it probably won't help the fact that Lizzy has also decided that she does not sleep from 2am-4:30am.
-There was a special election in Oregon yesterday. It was an interesting measure designed to tax "big corporations" more (though in actuality, there are some pretty big consequences for small businesses as well), which would theoretically provide more income for schools. The bad thing about the measure is that it was retroactive, which means that it was factored into 2009's budget before it was ever voted on. Since the measures passed, businesses now have an expense for 2009 that they didn't budget for...not a big deal for huge corporations, but most definitely a big deal for small businesses like the one J works for. For the record, it's worth noting that J's company is a FANTASTIC company to work for, and I love his bosses. They are genuinely good guys. But because of the economy, they've (understandably) had to make lots of cuts within the company. They've increased employee insurance premiums, they've frozen the accumulation of PTO, and they've laid off more than half the shop. I'm a little nervous to see how J's company will handle this--I'm not sure what else they could cut!
- I need a nursing cover of some sort. Any suggestions?
-I am having a hard time with this post-pregnancy body of mine. I feel lumpy. I hate that every day when Justin comes home, I'm in sweats, and probably haven't showered. If I have, my hair is just thrown up into a ponytail. Why am I in sweats every day? Because clothes (both maternity and pre-pregnancy) don't fit right. And it doesn't seem like breastfeeding is making anything "melt away" like so many people said it would. I am looking forward to my 6 week appt, where I'll hopefully be given the green light to exercise to my heart's content. I think I'm going to try doing the 30 Day Shred--which will probably (hopefully) totally kick my ass (back into shape).