Friday, August 9, 2013

seven quick takes friday - ed. 1

Pop quiz: what's an easy way to bump up your post count when you have a brand new baby blog?
Answer: join a link-up!

(Did you cheat and look at the answer? Shame.)

So without further ado:

1. I was looking for all the Seven Quick Takes posts so I could actually figure out HOW to join a link-up - being the new inexperienced baby blogger that I am - and there weren't any, and I was really confused, but then I realized I'm in Guam, and although it's past 8am here, it's not actually Friday yet for a large part of the world. So I'll just write the post and actually publish it later. (Was that a cheater #1, or what?)

2. We chose the hotel where we're temporarily living because it has kitchenettes in the rooms. Good plan, right?  We didn't realize, however, that it does not have Wifi. (Thus my phone is now getting an excessive amount of use.)  This distresses me to what might be an unreasonable degree. Like, if I had known about the no Wifi thing, I would have been hard-pressed to pick this hotel, despite the kitchen. "Hmm, food or Internet? Food or Internet?" So you tell me: is that a legitimately difficult choice, or is there something wrong with me?

3. We went to the pediatrician this week for Josie's 2-month checkup (and Faith's 2-1/2 year checkup) and girlfriend is almost 13 pounds already. She's at the 96th percentile for weight, people, and exclusively breastfed.  Can we say "oversupply"?

4. I love it though. Her thighs are so chunky and she has dimples in her elbows and her cheeks are so squidgable. I mean, look at these cheeks. Don't you want to squidge them?

5. The Guam Board of Medical Examiners is going to (hopefully) finally grant me a license next week. I feel like this has taken an excessively long time. That is all.

6. We have allowed Faith to watch entirely too much TV during this whole "overseas move" process. I'm not saying I wouldn't do it again (sanity is a valuable thing), but now when I try to limit her screen time, it leads to tears. Many tears.

7. She does do this adorable thing lately, though, where she says "okay" in situations where it's not quite the appropriate word. Just now, I forbade her from watching a third episode of Yo Gabba Gabba, which (as noted above) led to heartbroken tears. In the midst of her tears this happened:

Need sit on lap!

[confirming, heart melting]
You need to sit on my lap?

[as if it were all my idea - and still sobbing]


  1. I am so glad your blog was one of the ones I randomly selected from the link up to read. Pediatrician working in Guam with two little girls-sounds like an awesome blog to read.

    1. Thanks! I'm looking forward to posting our escapades - ordinary life in a not-so-ordinary situation... Should be fun!

  2. I also found you through Jen at Conversion Diary. Your little girl is so adorable. My baby is almost 1 and I can't wait until she goes to the pediatrician on Monday so I can see how big she is getting. Looking forward to following your adventures.

    1. Emily, what a great name you have. ;-)

      I love 1-year-olds! What a fun age!

  3. Beautiful baby, and the guy is cute too.

    1. I think so too, but I'm a bit biased.