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Deciding I'm not stuck

Posted by Misty Montano on Monday, January 3, 2011, In : Baby 

She’s almost 18 weeks old.  Today she gets her 4-month shots.  Today I turn 33.  Saturday was my 10-year anniversary of full-time employment at the station.  It’s an over-said saying, “time flies”, but it’s an absolutely true statement as I seriously don’t know where the time has gone.

It felt like I had just gotten a handle on learning how to be mommy to my baby girl when all of a sudden it was time for me to go back to work.  BAM!  The patterns and adjustments I had made for m...

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She rolled!

Posted by Misty Montano on Monday, January 3, 2011, In : Baby 

Opening Christmas presents must have been too much excitement for Squeaks because she full of excitement and movement.  So much so that she rolled for the first time! (16 weeks old)

Oh my.  I have a mobile infant.  My house is a death trap that must be padded and made safe!

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Milestones for mommy, baby and the cat

Posted by Misty Montano on Wednesday, November 10, 2010, In : Baby 

She's 10 weeks old.  I can't believe how fast, and  yet how slow, the time has gone by.  I return to work in two weeks.  I know I'm not ready for it.  I try not to think about it, otherwise I breakdown into a gushing puddle of tears.  So I focus on Squeaks who is developing and amazing me every day.

We already talk.  She squeaks (hence the nickname) and coo's.  I talk or sing back to her.  She smiles.  I smile.

When upset she squeaks short bursts of "aah aah" with her mouth wide open, and in a ...
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Cue the ooos, aaahhhs, oooohhhs! Squeaks and Boys were on TV

Posted by Misty Montano on Thursday, October 28, 2010, In : Baby 
I told my husband weeks ago that the moment an opportunity came up for Squeaks to be on TV that he'd jump all over it.  He fervently denied it.  I just nodded and smiled.

Of course, I was right!

Squeaks "told" the boys stories yesterday morning.  The video of this aired this morning.
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Trial and error to soothe my fussy baby

Posted by Misty Montano on Friday, October 22, 2010, In : Baby 
We call her Squeaks because she squeaks more than she cries.  So far only two things really make her cry, hunger and gas.  Otherwise she gets fussy, like when fighting sleep.  She crinkles up her face and lets out one or two loud squeaks until she’s comforted in some way.

Most of the time these fussy spells are calmed with various tricks. My husband discovered that she loves bouncing on the exercise ball. We hold her, sit on the ball and bounce.  Within seconds she’s happy again. (I knew t...
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Lyra: Heroine, Harp of Heaven, Constellation and Mythology

Posted by Misty Montano on Tuesday, October 19, 2010, In : Baby 
Lyra Belacqua a.k.a. Lyra Silvertongue is the heroine in the trilogy His Dark Materials.  Our Lyra is our heroine as well!  We read, or rather listened to, the trilogy together and fell in love with the girl who saves the world.  This is rather fitting seeing as my husband's all time favorite trilogy is Star Wars, which as we all know, is based on the one who can bring balance to the force


Lyrics | Kate Bush - Lyra lyrics

Lyra is also our shining star and rightly so has her own constellation ...

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She entered the world with such drama (unabridged)

Posted by Misty Montano on Monday, October 18, 2010, In : Baby 
Too much, or too many details? See the abridged version!

“Please make it stop! PLEASE!”

I can feel how scrunched and tight my face is.  The plastic that used to be cool is now hot as I squeeze with a death grip that has turned my knuckles white.  I can’t control my rapid breaths.

I’m supposed to be breathing steady even breaths but that’s impossible.  I open my eyes to find my husband’s face and apologize, “I’m sorry!  I don’t mean to push!”

From somewhere in the room I hear ...
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She entered the world with such drama (abridged)

Posted by Misty Montano on Monday, October 18, 2010, In : Baby 
A gush of water with the force of an uphill water coaster shot the Baby out into the doctor’s raised arms.  My body jolted with shock.  How did he catch the Baby?  His arms were raised over his left shoulder as if he’d gone long to catch a football.  I swear the Baby, coincidentally shaped like a football, had flown threw the air a few feet!

My eyes searched for my Baby... A VAGINA!!  I see a vagina!!!  I have a Baby Girl!

I turned my head to find my husband’s face.  Had he seen?  Was he ...
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About Me: No I'm not a mystic

I answer to many names Misty Lou, Misty Jean, Mistycal and even Extrafancy are just a few of the nicknames to which I answer. The most important names though are Wife, StepMom and Mom. With all these names it's sometimes hard to know who I am! This blog started as a Nebraska girl learning, trying, succeeding and failing at gardening in Colorado. Along the way in growing my garden, I grew my family too as I married a wonderful man and became StepMom to two precious Boys. Now our family grows more as we have a Baby Girl. So here is all of me as I share my family, home and garden. BTW my middle name is Jennifer; my name is Misty Jennifer Montano.