Tuesday, March 25, 2008

It's official...there's a baby on the way!

Megan's Belly Mar 23, originally uploaded by WackyAuntie.

Yep, Little Sis is officially pregnant and the belly is on the move...quite rapidly too!

We've had interesting conversations with the four-year old Munchkins about where babies come from. I tried the cabbage patch theory...not!...then tried the garden seed analogy...worked bit better. J-Man seemed to get the "Mommy-hole" explanation the best. (I'm already dreading the phone call from his Kindergarten teacher regarding this issue when he explains the whole baby thing to his classmates!) But Mr. J was very concerned about exactly how the baby will get out of Mey-Mey's tummy. I've been forbidden to photographically document the birth, so must console myself with lots of burgeoning belly shots over the upcoming months! I can't wait. Neither can Miss Mosey and she very loudly tells the baby daily just how excited she is and won't they please hurry up and get here! Poor baby...he or she will definitely recognize Mosey's voice from the get go!

Tuesday, March 18, 2008

Daylight or Tungsten...hmmm

This is what happens when I forget to switch camera back to Daylight from Tungsten setting. Not too shabby though and pretty cool. This lovely moody blue shot is totally unadulterated. It's a true blue happy-accident... ha ha ha...

But seriously folks, this proves my theory. I'm at my best when I'm not thinking!

Friday, March 7, 2008


A phone conversation with my sister:

Ring, ring...

Sis: Hello?
Me: Hi..(basic friendly, polite sisterly chatter followed by) Does T have Photoshop Elements I can try?
Sis: How many times have you asked me that?
Me: Oh, I don't know, how many?
Sis: At least 3!
Me: Okay, so tell me again...does T have Photoshop Elements?
Sis: Yes, for the fourth time now.
Me: Oh goodie! So my goal is to get a copy to test drive. Remind me of that when I call the next time asking "Does T have Photoshop Elements?"
Sis: Next time I'll just lie and say "No, he doesn't"
Me: Oh...okay. But sis, remember we're victims of Mommynesia!

The above conversation is hard, quantifiable proof of the existence of Mommynesia, a new, scientifically discovered aspect of parenting: Mothers actually lose memory cells in their brains when they push out a baby during childbirth. These cells are lost forever, never to be restored, recovered or regenerated. They are gone...forever. The more children, the more cells lost.

Maybe that's what happened to Great Grandma: After child #7 her memory quota was gone and subsequent children just blended in with the rest. Her final tally: 14. So in actuality she probably had no idea she had that many kids! She did tell Mom once, "Oh honey, it gets much easier after the third and by the seventh, the older ones take care of the new ones."

Some days I feel like I've pushed out a 14-children's load of memory cells. The above conversation a case in point. But I do love my munchkin inordinately, even if he did zap my brain cells to smithereens!

See how adorable he is? How can I worry over a few lost memory cells . . . we all lose them as we get older. Besides I'll have the J-Man by my side, adoring his silly, forgetful Mother always (or at least until he's a moody teen-ager who won't talk or acknowledge his poor old Momma anymore).

It was worth sacrificing my memory to have this face to look at every day. Love you son!