This is Lynnette's Typepad Profile.
Join Typepad and start following Lynnette's activity
Join Now!
Already a member? Sign In
Lynnette
Burbank, CA
I can say most of this out loud and with a straight face.
Interests: parenting, SAHM, pregnancy, infertility, comedy, los angeles, fantasy literature, cartoons
Recent Activity
Yeah, I had that baby. He's really great. He's just Louis, the happiest, funniest, cutest, strongest baby in all the land. A+, would recommend. I've spared you all the mooshy, weepy newborn posts and the sleep deprivation screeds. YOU'RE WELCOME. Hormones regulated, regular sleep acquired. Here I am. *from Terry Pratchett's "Lords and Ladies" Continue reading
Posted Apr 24, 2013 at Square Superhero
The caption. On the paddle board picture won me forever. And the Charlie picture is just how I imagine him, but with an ascot.
Toggle Commented Aug 17, 2012 on Where I fall in at a little pregnant
1 reply
Tell me you bought it.
Toggle Commented Jul 21, 2012 on Speechless Spednesday at a little pregnant
1 reply
On this, the most momentous of Thursdays, I am 37 weeks. FULL-TERM, LITTLE CHICKADEES. Not that this means much more than time slowing down to molasses-pour levels. This is the long, dark teatime of the pregnancy. In fact, what could possibly be a better time to... Have pestilence enter my home. Last week, the girl had a short virus of the puke and fever variety, no big, I came through it unscathed. Today? The husband has some kind of death... Continue reading
Posted Apr 19, 2012 at Square Superhero
I seem to have skipped the part of pregnancy where people exclaim about how adorable you are. Straight from "Hmmm..... is she just getting fatter..." to "Good gravy , so any day now, right?" Here at almost 32 weeks, I have been politely telling well-intentioned idiots that no, indeed, it is not twins, and I am also not due yesterday. I had some hope that this pregnancy would be less, um, planetary, but I guess that's just how my body... Continue reading
Posted Mar 13, 2012 at Square Superhero
It's as good a time as any to announce my new pregnancy to the internet. "Hello Internet, have you met my 17-week fetus? Fetus, did you know Internet is very well connected in your future career?" Would you like to hear about my weird pregnancy symptoms? I thought you might. There is a truly impressive amount of earwax being secreted from my head-holes. Like... startlingly large amounts, and this also happened to me during my first pregnancy. This is not... Continue reading
Posted Dec 2, 2011 at Square Superhero
I'm trying desperately to hang on to these last few days of the girl's babyhood. On Monday she'll turn two, and despite my fierce imaginary rearranging of her baby fat, she is quickly turning into a little girl. Oh my girl, of the round cheeks, stormcloud eyes, wispy blondness and scandalously long legs. She of the 4-year-old's vocabulary and 1-year-old's grace. My extrovert baby that hugs and kisses everyone she knows, immediately memorizes everyone's name, and introduces herself to retail... Continue reading
Posted Aug 4, 2011 at Square Superhero
Except here, where I tell the sordid details. My girls weekend can only be described as a stellar success, considering that I did not get either sunburned or hammered enough to cause collateral damage. I can't say the same for everybody, seeing as I ended the night carrying a passed-out roommate up to the room, but the point is, IT WASN'T ME. Excellent. By far, the most interesting part of the trip was the plastic surgery-watching. Out of the six... Continue reading
Posted Jun 20, 2011 at Square Superhero
My birthday present (that I picked out myself) is new bedding. You would not believe how long this lady can dither over thread counts. We have no real furniture in our bedroom so I get crazy with the duvet for prettiness, and this time I had the hardest time with it. I kept finding a pattern I loved, but in a puke green color, or a gorgeous color in a pattern that looked like STDs under a microscope. Call me... Continue reading
Posted May 28, 2011 at Square Superhero
Without a kid, I don't know that I would be aware of even half of what LA has to offer. We drove out to Underwood Farms today, where she rode her first pony, and she only screamed with abject terror toward the end of the ride. Success. Next were the peafowl, where she gleefully shouted "peaCOCK, peaCOCK, peaCOCK!" Then on to the produce picking. She ate sugar snap peas right off the plant, and sat there in the strawberry patch... Continue reading
Posted May 20, 2011 at Square Superhero
It's been party central around here. We had a big Easter party for our friends and today we had a Cinco de Mayo party for playgroup. There was a hell of a lot of delicious fare for both of these fetes. The good news that I'm not gaining weight. I continue to eat pretty well, but there are some quite fine beers in the house and I haven't quite been able to cut that part out. Funny, because in the... Continue reading
Posted May 5, 2011 at Square Superhero
The last two and a half years have been a free-for-all in the food and beverage consumption department. I guess when you're pretty square, as in no drug issues, infidelities, or any drama whatsoever, mimosas and pastries are as close as you can get to debauchery. Pregnancy and breastfeeding imposed some pretty tame limits. Since weaning, I've been indulging myself with extra booze. It's been fun, (oh, so fun,) but like everything, fun gets more unhealthy with age. For this... Continue reading
Posted Apr 28, 2011 at Square Superhero
I love coming across random birth stories on the interwebz, so why not recount mine? I am certain you've never read an identical one, as I have read hundreds and they are all so different. My July 30th, 2008 due date came and went quietly, with zero clues as to my passenger's departure. It was ridiculously hot in Los Angeles, as in 110 degrees! I ask you! Is that fair to a more than full term big pregnant lady? I... Continue reading
Posted Apr 14, 2011 at Square Superhero
The decision has been made to take our first family vacation in San Diego. No airfare or miserable flights, lots for the toddler to do, and our friends might be convinced to come with us. The glitch is the stipulation that I am the organizer. Good people of the internet, I am not a planner. I have a hard time planning which black yoga pants I should wear on any given day, or what meal I would like for dinner... Continue reading
Posted Apr 12, 2011 at Square Superhero
I just discovered a Trader Joe's sticker nestled snugly on my right knocker. Did the small girl deliberately put it there when I was distracted? Did it fall in when she was pressing it over her eye and pretending to be a pirate? I kind of think the husband viewed its discovery as provocative. He started smoldering at me from the other end of the couch. Yesterday we went to the beach. Little J gleefully walked off with a friend... Continue reading
Posted Apr 6, 2011 at Square Superhero
I would like to thank my third beer for giving me the courage to set up a playdate with women that are ALREADY MY FRIENDS. This, citizenry, is the definition of mild social anxiety. What is the fear exactly? Do I think that these wonderful women who purposely hang out with me, not just because they think my daughter is totally rad, but because they genuinely like ME will suddenly turn junior high and torch my ass? What is this... Continue reading
Posted Mar 31, 2011 at Square Superhero
My sweet 19-month old is weaned as of a couple of weeks ago. This is considered extended breastfeeding, and it is what worked for our family. She still asks for milk, but seems unaffected when I laugh and tell her "no effing way." We're done with that. Yesterday morning she was playing with a little plastic puppy. She held it up to her little chest and said "MILK!" while stroking his tiny head. She was nursing the puppy. I told... Continue reading
Posted Mar 27, 2011 at Square Superhero
Lynnette is now following Wil
Mar 26, 2011
What do you do when no one is around to hear how awesome you are? I have jokes coming out of my eyeballs while I am alone on the couch. My baby girl only gets about a third of my jokes, and the clean ones at that. A, (the handsome rogue) only occasionally laughs for me, because I have burned out his comedy receptors. ( I assume this is why. We have been together since... the Iron Age? I forget.... Continue reading
Posted Mar 25, 2011 at Square Superhero
Lynnette is now following The Typepad Team
Mar 25, 2011