Wednesday, September 30, 2009

All My Single Ladies

With Griff going on two out-of-state work trips in the past two weeks, I’ve gotten a little taste of what life would be like as a single mom, and I’ve come to this conclusion: if Griff ever decides to leave me, I’m going to do what any self-respecting woman in her right mind should do…CHASE HIM! Seriously, being a single mommy is hard! I’m used to taking care of Isabelle by myself every day, but I know I can count on a little break when Griff gets home from work. And not that I don’t adore my baby girl and love spending every moment with her, but let’s face it, she’s not the best conversation companion at this point. We do have some pretty deep discussions using her favorite word, “Ahgoo,” and she’s recently started blowing bubbles, which is pretty darn cute.

Izzy started sleeping in her bedroom a few nights ago, but as soon as Griff left, I had her back in the bassinet in our room. I don’t really know what the difference is, but I just didn’t want her so far away from me while we’re home alone. I’ve spent many nights home alone since we’ve been married, and it’s never bothered me until now. I was really nervous about Griff going out of town this time. I even spent one night with my parents, but then I realized I pretty much had to pack the entire house to spend one night away from home, and decided it’s just not worth it, so I toughed the rest out at home. I’ve always kind of plotted out my escape route in my head in case someone breaks into my house in the middle of the night when I’m alone. It usually involves escaping through the bathroom window (I hope none of you plan on breaking in now because I really don’t have an alternate plan). Anyhow…how am I supposed to jump through a window with a baby? Maybe that’s not the most rational thought, but you get the idea. Being home alone is just different now that I have a baby.

So, this week, I’ve realized a few things. First, I have a new-found respect for single mothers. I don’t know how they do it. Second, I’m lucky to have such a helpful husband. I love him very much and I hope he feels the same about me because, as we talked about earlier, he’s stuck! Third, I need a new baby-friendly intruder escape plan.

Enjoy some random baby pics!
So stinkin' cute!

First bite of peas...she looks a little concerned

Izzy and Mr. Monkey in a staring contest

She LOVES sweet potatoes!