Monday, October 26, 2009

Wanted: Baby Manicurist

I don't know if I admitted this in an earlier blog or not, probably not because I was too ashamed and embarrassed, but about a month ago while attempting to trim Hannah's nails, I caught some skin. I was horrified and immediately put the clippers down. She wasn't even moving (I did it while she was in a milk comma), and I certainly wasn't rushing; I was being super careful! Since then I've had an aversion to this grooming routine so when her nails start getting really long I start begging Eric to do the dirty deed, but yesterday, he clipped her skin too! This makes me feel a teeny bit better (his doing it proves how difficult it is, even if nobody else in the world does it). But now we are left with a dilemma: who will cut Hannah's nails??? Clearly her parents are incompetent....

On another note, maternity leave is over. I start back at work tomorrow. They're letting me work part-time from home so it shouldn't be too bad, but I have no idea how I'll manage to get anything done.


  1. It is a bit unnerving at first, but we found
    that baby sissors worked well and were easier to control than the clippers. Available in most stores in the baby department.
    Just drop Hannah off at my house and pick her up when you are done working (in our dreams!).
    If I know you at all, I know you will rock it.
    Love ya!

  2. I think the working will take some getting used to - but as long as you are at home, I think it will be good for you.

    And, I'll give her nails a try next time - I never wounded you (with nail clippers anyway.)

  3. Ahhhhh....Hannah's biggest fans: her grandmothers :)

    The scissors are actually Eric's weapon of choice. This recent stint with the clippers was his first (and most likely his last). I tried the scissors a few times prior to cutting her but just couldn't get the hang of them. Since I'm not used to them, they're awkward. I suppose I'll have to practice...I've had a number of successes with the clippers, but the failures make it easy to forget all those....Anyway, thanks for the support! And you're both hired!!

  4. it gets easier. Ben clipped Esther's skin the day after she was born (she was born with claws). I can now manage to clip Asa's nails while he's in full squirm mode. Good luck with the working from home. I can't get the hang of it. But it's different with two kids. I worked from home when Esther was very small for a short time. I prefer getting out of the house myself. I can't even manage to write this comment without a complete tragedy occurring (we just had a marker incident).

  5. Teri,(Eric & Hannah girlie)I have seen & heard people say they have just chewed them off like their own until their children got older. I showed Aunt Mendy the pictures on your blog of Hannah-girlie and she said she looks like Eric when he was a baby. I told her she looks like the both of you because I believe you both favor each other. But then again she looks like herself, lol. I was going throught some pictures and came across some of Eric. I laughed because it just seems like yesterday he was little guy. Give Hannah- girlie a hug and a great big kiss from Aunt Patsy.

  6. I feel like my response to that should be "gross!" but what I'm really thinking is GENIUS! I'm not sure what kind of habits that teaches here, but we'll deal with that later (probably when we decide to curb her habit of sleeping in bed with us, which will probably be when she's about 10).

  7. Thank you, thank you very much! I have always thought that being a manicurist would be fun. Hee, hee!!


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