The babe

Back by popular non-demand!  During my brief year-and-a-half hiatus from the blogosphere (hate that term, too futuristic), all total, about three people asked me about my blog.  Turns out, it only takes three requests and I am humbled by the praise, here I am at your service.  Ta dah!

Since you last heard from me, I have done the following things:
Got married, what what
Taught school
Got pregnant (consequently thought I contracted the West Nile Virus, turns out I am not one of those girls who feels healthier and prettier when pregnant)
Put on a few sexy pounds (I can remember every shake, so it was worth it)
Had baby (cut out of me)
Went back to work
Stopped working and tried to feel emotional about ending my 8-year teaching career.  Didn't.
Enjoyed my summer with Summer (and Dale)

The Babe
This is not where I am going to share with you my birthing story or birthing plan, for that matter.  Truthfully, I only recently learned what either of those were, along with what a "Push Present" is and I find it all beyond my capabilities.  The reality is that I had nine months to prepare for a baby, and I did nuthin'.  With the help of the internet's creativity, I decorated a nursery, other than that nuthin'.  I can barely call myself a mother.

But, I can call myself a mother because I just happened to have given birth to one of the cutest babies to ever debut on planet Earth (please don't take offense, I'm sure your baby is cute too).  Meet Summer.  She's totally my style.  She rarely cries, she laughs and smiles at anything, I'm pretty sure she thinks I'm funny, and she doesn't mind if I forget to bathe her four days in a row.  She's my pal.  But, before she was born, I woke up in cold sweats (mostly due to pregnancy) with the fear that I had this person growing inside of me who would always want to be with me.  A baby Klingon.  This didn't bother Dale so much, since he already had someone in his life just like that...ME.  However, I am happy to report that I really like having this person with me all the time.

So, she looks like Dale.  I love this about her.  I've been told by a few people (not actual sources) that babies come out looking like their daddies, so he will instinctually want to take care of them.  I find it weird that men would only want to take care of someone who looked like them, but whatever.  This does, however, support my argument that you should never marry old, ugly billionaires because your children will inevitably look like road maps.  Since Dale was a cute little boy, I am flattered when people say she doesn't look anything like me.  I try not to take offense at the fact that Dale can grow a beard in the time it takes him to brush his teeth and that someone might be insinuating that she has a hint of masculinity about her cuteness.

Well, I don't have any clever endings to this meandering update post, but I'm happy to say to the internet, I'm baaaaack!

Honeymooners (morning sickness is only 4 short months away)

Danny DeVito and Arnold Schwartznegger

Being cute

Being funny

Being the life of the party

If you've made it this far, you had better comment.

30 Response to The babe

August 15, 2012 at 8:51 PM

Great post. Glad you are back, Chel.

August 15, 2012 at 8:57 PM

Summer is such a cute baby!! I love all the pictures of her! I'm glad your back, because I just got a blog... so now I can follow yours! Hope everything is going well. Can't wait to see all of you soon!

August 15, 2012 at 9:07 PM

Is it weird that I would occasionally check your blog hoping for an update?? Glad to see that summer is as cute as ever!!!! Love that funny face picture! What a doll.

August 15, 2012 at 9:09 PM

I am so glad you've returned. I have no idea what a "push present" is, nor am I sure I want to. Summer really is the most adorable baby.

August 15, 2012 at 9:10 PM

Glad to see you're back. I love you're perspective and hilarity!

August 15, 2012 at 9:47 PM

You are such a good writer, so funny!! Your baby is pretty much THE cutest (besides my 3 of course) ;) happy to know youre doing well are you still in UV? If so we should get together again so I can see her cuteness in real life

August 15, 2012 at 10:49 PM

so i had no idea you had a blog. well done - it's pure comedy! i love your writing style/inner voice. please post more :)

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August 15, 2012 at 11:12 PM

What's worse, the fact that you took a year and a half blog break, or the fact that I still checked on it every few months to see if just maybe you updated. Thanks for not letting me down this time! And look at all these comments (since let's be honest, that's one of the best parts of blogging...)! Love seeing your cute family and adorable little girl.

August 15, 2012 at 11:40 PM

your babe is adorable! both of them. i loved everything about this!!!

August 16, 2012 at 8:14 AM

So funny! In so happy you were blogging again. I'm not blogging, but glad you are! Summer is so adorable!!!

August 16, 2012 at 8:29 AM

hilarious. (in)consequentially i saw cassie in the harmon's parking lot last week-ish and it made me think of running into the ever-so-pregnant you at the same place.

harmon's must be a mecca for pregnant women (or people who like to eat).

darling baby, p.s.

August 16, 2012 at 10:40 AM

Summer is the cutest baby ever and that is coming from a mom. Love your re-cap of the last 1 1/2 years. I am glad you are home and can play with that cute little girl all the time!

August 16, 2012 at 1:11 PM

'twas an eventful year and a half indeed! Glad you and your awesomeness have returned!

August 16, 2012 at 1:34 PM

I hope this means I am no longer responsible for journaling the last 1.5 years of your life for you. Love Summer's "funny" face.

August 16, 2012 at 3:42 PM

Ha ha ha, you are hilarious. I didn't follow your advice of not reading your blog on the FB... keep writing. It makes me chuckle.

August 16, 2012 at 11:52 PM

love this chels! so glad that fb decided to notify me that you updated your blog too. summer is darling! and of course, you and dale are too :).

August 17, 2012 at 5:16 PM

The internet has missed you and warmly welcomes cute baby Summer!! P.S. I'm still reaping the rewards of knowing you wherever I go. I see peoples eyes change when they realize I know you better than they do. We need to schedule some time together so we can take pictures and I can fully comercialize on your coolness. I'll bring a costume change so it looks like we hung out several days in a row.

August 19, 2012 at 2:26 PM

I can't wait to read your blog!

August 19, 2012 at 2:27 PM

Keep checking Rach, there just might be a little more blogging left in me.

August 19, 2012 at 2:29 PM

Apparently, you need to find out what a Push present is stat, since it involves your husband getting you a present after you've "pushed" the baby out.

August 19, 2012 at 2:29 PM

Thanks Anne, one day we'll meet.

August 19, 2012 at 2:30 PM

Yes, Jess, I live in Orem, where are you?

August 19, 2012 at 2:31 PM

Suzy, I'm totally flattered by your frequent checking. When in the world are you ever coming back?

August 19, 2012 at 2:32 PM

It's that dang specialty cheese section.

August 19, 2012 at 2:33 PM

You're off the hook for now Cass, but there's no saying I won't go another few years without journaling.

August 19, 2012 at 2:36 PM

It's a deal Andy. We'll take lots of us laughing. Action shots of us buying groceries together and watching scary movies. When will I see you again?

August 20, 2012 at 10:45 AM

Love your blog, I really do.

May 15, 2016 at 7:35 AM

I just gave Ana your blog address so she can fully stalk you and now I'm laughing at all these posts. So so good. -andy

May 15, 2016 at 7:35 AM

P.S. You need to write a book. You'd be rich!


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