Thursday, November 27, 2008

ThisThanksgiving I'm thankful for...

- my gorgeous, healthy daughter. (That's a given.)

- the end of the 6-week growth spurt. Last week was crazy-go-nuts. Her marathon crying sessions with no end in sight took quite the toll on both Brent and I, but we knew it couldn't last forever so we powered through. And thankfully we're back to the less fussy Em.

- Em's 6 a.m. feeding, when she's seemingly her most cheerful. Her eyes light up and her smile is HUGE. We'll spend a good 15 minutes just making mommy-baby eyes at each other. Getting up so early doesn't feel so awful when I have that to look forward to.

- Em's tummy, especially when it's full of milk. Also, Em's thighs. And toes. And super soft feet. And fat bracelets. Screw it - everything Em, head to toe.

- 4 1/2 months of maternity leave. Having this precious time together with my daughter means the world to me.

- my wonderful husband, who doesn't bat an eye when I ask him to take on one of the feedings for me so I can get a six-hour block of sleep. My hottie hubby also requests that I take some "me" time each weekend, even if it's just for an hour, so I can recharge a bit.

- my fabulous family, especially my mom and my in-laws. They couldn't be more excited to have Em in their lives.

- finding a daycare for Em that Brent and I are quite comfortable with. We both feel good about leaving her there. It's really close to my office, so I can visit during lunch. There's a great energy about the caregivers and the other kids there. As an added bonus, Em will be immersed in jazz music, Italian and Spanish. Heck, I wish I could spend MY days being taken care of there!

- the internet, which keeps me company when I can't fall back asleep quickly after a 1 a.m. feeding. It also allows me to wish you all a happy Thanksgiving! Oh, and the internet allows me to spread the word that if you happen to have the Game Show Network, my Pyramid episode from 2002, I think, is re-airing tonight at 6 p.m. (Check your local listings.) I didn't realize until late last night, otherwise I would have told you all sooner. My celebrity partners were Dick Clark and Karri Turner.

"So, here's some advice I wish I woulda got when I was your age: Live every week like it's Shark Week." - Tracy Jordan, 30 Rock

21 comments:

  1. Happy Thanksgiving to you and your family! :)

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  2. YAY! Happy Thanksgiving!!!

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  3. Happy Thanksgiving!

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  4. Happy Thanksgiving to you and your family! Enjoy Em's first turkey day!!!

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  5. I saw some cute Paul Frank x-mas toys the other day and thought of Em. Hooray for the end of marathon crying sessions! Happy First Turkey Day Em!

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  6. happy thanksgiving nanette! :)

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  7. Happy Thanksgiving!!!!

    I'm always thankful for one of your posts :)

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  8. Happy Thanksgiving! My episode is either December 18 or 19. ;)

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  9. Happy Thanksgiving! Is the Pyramid, the show hosted by Donnie Osmond. I think thats what it is.

    And I too, am thankful for the internet. I seriously dont know what I would do without it.

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  10. A great list, Happy Thanksgiving!

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  11. Aw, this was sweet. Happy Thanksgiving my dear! I totally agree, the 6 week growth spurt sucked major balls.

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  12. Happy Thanksgiving! We just powered through the 3 month growth spurt.. so you have another one to look forward to :)

    And I am soooo jealous of 4.5 month maternity leave! Enjoy every single second!

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  13. gah, why do i not remember the 6-week growth spurt?

    memory. it's the first thing to go.

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  14. happy thanksgiving! so good to see you last week.

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  15. Dang it...I missed the show by only a couple of hours.

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  16. happy thanksgiving Nannette!

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  17. So glad to see you last week!

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  18. I'm a little late, but Happy Thanksgiving! :)

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  19. Hope you had a Happy Thanksgiving!

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  20. I love your list. :) Happy belated Thanksgiving!

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  21. happy belated turkey day!

    i'm glad you guys found a good daycare you're comfortable with. must put your mind a bit at ease when you finally do have to go back to work. :)

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