Wednesday, August 31, 2011
Tuesday, August 30, 2011
We recently started talking about the best years of our childhood...and how, well, we're old now.
If you haven't guessed I'm not like most 25 year olds. I struggle with infertility, pregnancy loss, ppd, have a family, own almost 2 houses (one a condo), have gone and left law school (which I miss), started a M.Ed program which I have a 4.0 in, and instead of contemplating which bar I'm going to....I worry about which washer has a larger capacity, etc.
So, yes I'm young in years, but in older in comparison to others my age.
The best year of my childhood is a mix between being little and living with both my parents to just having memories of my mom, brother and I.
My favorite teens year was the Summer of my going into sophomore year in college (yes, I was 18). It's when I met Dave, had amazing friendships, and had no worries (and could wear mini skirts lol).
Now, I'm happy. I love 24 because A was born, but love 25 because she had her first year. I bet I'll love 26 (come October).
What were your favorites?
Posted by Momma at 7:01 PM
Saturday, August 27, 2011
Thursday, August 25, 2011
This is A on my brothers tractor from when he was little! My mom tied a rope around the steering wheel and pulls her around the backyard!
She doesn't reach, and can't be strapped in (I know, bad mom), but she LOVES it SO much! She even beeps the little horn!!
Wednesday, August 24, 2011
My husband thinks I'm crazy for having a party and spending so much money on my daughter who is only going to be one....
I honestly don't think I'm being over the top...he keeps saying that she won't remember it...but I will (and pictures will show how great it was).
She only turns one once, and it took us a long time to have her....so basically I win! My response is "once you carry a baby for 40 1/2 weeks and push that huge head out of your you-know-what then we can talk".
It is a BEE theme!!! Yellow and black decorations, a bee cake/cupcakes, a bee outfit (tutu and all), and of course the queen bee (thats me) has made the invites and the decorations herself!!!!!! :)
Now I just ned to schedule the first birthday shoot....and buy an outfit for me!
Tuesday, August 23, 2011
Yeah....so I am part of my condominium association. And there is this other person on the board that hates me. I know it is because I basically make her life hell (I dont vote with her, not on purpose but because I have a brain and dont feel the need to spend money on things we dont need, & long story short she was part of the original board that I was removing before most quit).
Our vent begins with our monthly meetings. I can do any day but mondays for our meetings due to childcare issues (she has a child she just brings him to the meetings...which is a huge distraction), she called me "inflexible".... She can't do tues or thurs because she wants to go to "bootcamp" at her gym. Hmmm....I'm inflexible? Where are your priorites??? Seriously?
So I agreed to have a meeting yesterday. A monday. But at the last meeting I voted with two others to not allow children at the meetings. What did she do on her monday meeting, not show up.
According to another member we have discriminated against her....eventhough I have a child and dont bring my child.
So common courtesy, don't bring your kids, dont bitch about not getting to go to the gym, and if you feel like missing a meeting scheduled to accommodate you SHOW UP!
Thanks for letting me vent. I honestly think shes a miserable person, and instead of giving in to make everyone happy....I'm putting my big girl panties on and becoming a bitch that I know I can be.
Monday, August 22, 2011
Help....send chocolate or tequila....it will only last for a few hours so maybe send both!!!!!!
Today is Monday and I am already begging for the weekend!!
Maybe it is because I had a great weekend with the baby, or because I want to fast forward past the last 6 pages of my paper due the 28th...
Whatever it is has me singing the iwantmyweekendback blues!!!!
Anyone want to go get a choco-tini???? :)
Saturday, August 20, 2011
- Walk! August 7th she started with a few steps! But now we take 7+ steps at a time! (but still prefer to crawl because of how fast we are)
- Her new words are "hi" (and if you don't say "hi" back...she keeps saying it), "Nice" (for when she pats the dogs, or pulls my hair, we always say nice and move her hand gently...so now when she walks over to the dogs she automatically says "niceeee"), "Gizze" (my in-laws dog), "up" (this is for us to pick her up or switch people holding her), "grampa" and "No nonononono no".
- She knows what she wants when she wants it.
- She shares with everyone, but things that most people wouldn't want. Like a piece of hair that she found on the floor (yeah, my hair is still falling out...thanks postpartum! lol)
- She eats EVERYTHING but tomatoes *we still breastfeed full time, but she eats like a piglet with "real" food too*
- Her favorite food is still watermelon.
- Her favorite show is "the Price is Right" (seriously...she gets a huge kick out of it, and claps and laughs at the tv! I swear she even boo's when she thinks that the contestant is wrong!)
Wednesday, August 17, 2011
Long story short....we got it!!!!!!!!! Yeay!!!!!!
Now the wait for them to dewinterize so we can have an inspection and appraisal.
Tomorrow we go and get quotes for our new kitchen and bathrooms....and to measure, etc.
If everything works out....then this whole experience would not have been for nothing....
Please keep us in your prayers and post that it all works out!!!!!
Here is our rehab home!!!!!
Posted by Momma at 11:33 PM
Tuesday, August 16, 2011
Out took my husband 2 days shy of 11 months for him to "understand" my commitment to breastfeeding.
I have a bad cold, and refused medicine because I wont dump my milk....and he finally gets it. He finally gets it......
I am having a problem understanding how he didn't get it sooner.
Posted by Momma at 7:53 PM
Sunday, August 14, 2011
Ever just have one of those days? Everyone and everything has just annoyed me today. Annnnoyyyyed me. And don't go grocery shopping when you're annoyed.
I fell in in the biggest puddle because I didn't see it and slipped....I fell over two...not one but two baby gates. Fell down the stairs....
Could you please please please also tell my husband not to say that I don't look like a runner...its not nice to say to someone who is trying to run and loose weight
Can you also tell my friends to call me....I am not in the calling mood....but I get lonely if they don't call me back!
Posted by Momma at 4:00 PM
Wednesday, August 10, 2011
I recently called into the radio station that I listen to every single day. They had a woman there who gives relationship advice.
My problem...when do we start trying to have another baby?
My dilemma: Dave wants to wait.
There is always a different excuse....no money, wait until we buy a house, what about domestic adoption (which we have already started before A was born), when I'm done with my M.Ed and teaching for a year, etc.
But what if in 3 years we start trying and we go through similar experiences to our past. We have a 1 in 4 chance for something to go wrong again. And so now...we could wait three...then take three years to get pregnant and A is now 6????
That doesn't work. We always said we wanted our kids close in age..... So what do we do?
The radio host special relationship guru said to talk to my dr....seriously?????? Bad advice. I know exactly what shes going to say...and I'm already doing all of what she will say.
So I come to you....Any advice?
Tuesday, August 9, 2011
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Posted by Momma at 4:14 PM
So, we've been searching and searching for a long time for a house...and today after many houses we found one.
Not just any house but the house that fits almost all of our requirements. Three + bedrooms, unfinished basement, front yard, backyard that is level for playset & room for the pool we want. And the best part is the neighborhood (and town we will be STAYING in....from one neighborhood to a new one, and the schools are good!!!)
And today if we get bad news, I know Dave will be sad.
So keep us in your thoughts!!!! We are beyond excited!
Monday, August 8, 2011
My baby is quickly turning into a toddler. This makes me sad but also very happy. Everyday she changes and grows, and everyday I think I couldn't possibley love her more but I do! I think my heart grows overnight!
She now is walking! Last week she would take one step and then sit.....but yesterday we saw 4 steps in a row! Eeeeee!!!!! Her striderites are on now to help and she is so adorable!!!!
Here are some pictures of her to get you until the next time I post!!!!