Our little bubba is getting so big! I have a feeling by the middle of August he might be a full blown crawler. If you put something infront of him he will just go after it. He just happens to love my car keys. Go Bubba....Go!
Wednesday, July 30, 2008
On the Will front he is absolutely loving his rain forest bouncer. He goes crazy in it and starts laughing out of control. I will try and get video of it tomorrow and post it b/c it is the cutest thing ever. He is scooting a lot. Trying to get into everything. We are now going to lower his crib b/c he can reach up on things, we do not need any accidents! I am very paranoid about the whole crib thing to begin with. I think that is why I let him sleep with us for so long. I constantly check on him, it is almost to the point of OCD. Lew thinks I am a little nutso about this. I do to. Also I have noticed after the last round of vaccinations that Will has not been himself. He has been fussy, irritable, not really having interest in his food. What gives? I know he will get fussy after the shots but it has almost been a week. Any other mom out there deal with this? Just curious. Will is also growing so much, he is getting a little to big for all his summer clothes. Winter wardrobe, can't wait to shop for that!
Oh, I had to mention this, did anyone catch the Randy Pausch special with Diane Sawyer last night? What an inspirational man...his book is wonderful and insightful. Every time I hear something about cancer, it just hits close to home. I wish this book was out when my mom was going through her battle. This is a must read if you haven't already read it.
Well...I am off to watch Project Runway. I just love that show!
Tuesday, July 29, 2008
Then she was so worried about getting the kids out of their wet bathing suits before they got in the car. Kate it is over 100 degrees out, I do not think they will be wet by the time they make it into their car seats. She is just over the top sometimes. So does anyone think that the fame is getting to her a bit, have you noticed that she dresses so much better now then she did last season? Well, this is just an observation. Lew would probably think I am totally weird for writing a post like this but I just want to see if anyone else out there agrees.
Also in the news here at our household, Will has tried his first noodle, and loved it!
Saturday, July 26, 2008
What did I get out of my appointment? Mommy and Daddy can give me something called "People Food".
Sounds pretty yummy!
The doctor said he was amazed that I was already scooting around. I could see Mommy smiling big about that one, thinking she has an advanced child on her hands. Doesn't she know I will be golfing at age 3? C'mon woman do you know who you gave birth to?
He said that I was probably ready for a convertible car seat, since I am getting so big. SWEET! I get to pick out a new stylish ride for myself. Mommy and Daddy won't mind, they give me whatever I want anyway.
I am in the 95% for my height, yeah I might be a star basketball player one day. I am 50% for my weight and head circumference, which Dr. P said was OK. I have always thought I had a big head, since I have so much brains in there!
Well, I better scoot off to bed. Alfred (my lovey-thanks for the hint McMommy), and my binky are waiting for me to sleep tight.
Friday, July 25, 2008
Just love this pic. It is his snow hat my sister got him to come home from the hospital in. It never really fit him until summer! So I had to get a shot of him in it.
Bath time and drool time!
Wednesday, July 23, 2008
I wanted to say a Happy 1/2 Birthday to my sweet little bubba! I cannot believe that he is 6 months old today! He is growing so quickly. My baby is already starting to try and crawl! He lifts his whole body up and then drags his legs. Sometimes he gets up on his knees but he tires quickly. I can't believe it still, I am just in awe of this little being that is mine. Happy Birthday lovey!
Thursday, July 17, 2008
I find myself questioning the whole food thing, how much should he be eating, when, what etc. Then I tell myself not to put to much pressure on the issue and just go with the flow. Sometimes it works and other times it does not. My sisters and I am beginning to think that Will was not getting enough food i.e. the growth spurt/not sleeping through the night. So this is when I got serious about trying the baby food and really adding it to Will's diet. At first he was not interested in it but now he cannot get enough of it! I am now feeding him the stage 2 dha/organic Gerber baby food. He scarfs it down too! So yesterday I kept a mental note of what he ate and how much, down to the smallest detail(yes I know a bit crazy) and this is what he ate. 5-8oz bottles every 4 hours. After his second bottle of the day he at prunes and apples, the whole container. Then when we were eating dinner I gave him sweet potatoes/squash, again he ate the whole thing and was grunting for more. So then I gave him bananas/granola, he ate it all! Then around 7:45 he had his last bottle. Get this, he slept through the night, well tell 4:30 this morning, but quite an improvement.
It is true though that when you do have your first baby that the mom instinct does kick in. Before I had Will I was really nervous, could I really take care of something so fragile? What if I do something wrong? But I am slowly learning that they will not break, everything is trial and error.
Do I think that I have a little case of New Mom Syndrome, yes. But I think that I am on the way to curing it.
Wednesday, July 16, 2008
But now there is a new monster in town, now known as the Winky Monster. Yes, you heard me right. I am hoping that I am not the only mom who is experiencing this, maybe the only mom blogging about it. Over the weekend, Will was in the bath in his bath seat, just chillin', when all of a sudden I saw him put his hand down in that area! Then he starts laughing about it! So I remove his hand and try and entertain him with his bath toys and then he puts both hands down there! Then laughs again! Now I think that it has become a game because when I remove is hands he is laughing and then he just goes right back to putting his hands down there. The other day I was changing his diaper, and he decides he is going to stick his hands down there and play. I moved his hands and he played the same game again. He thinks it is funny!
Every time he is in the bath he is doing it and the poor thing is getting red! I have had to put ointment on it because of it. So... please tell me that I am not the only mom that this is happening to. Can you believe this?!
Tuesday, July 15, 2008
I am… very tired right now and my body is sore from too much ab stuff
I want… our move to be over
I wish... for everyone in my family to be happy and healthy
I'm not a fan of… garlic
I miss… my mom
I fear… cancer
I feel… happy when I look at my sweet little bubba Will
I hear… Will's rain forest jumping toy
I smell…Will's last poopy diaper...yuck!
I crave… sweets all the time...yes I do eat sweets! oh..and a tropical vacation!
I search… for happiness all the time
I wonder...a lot but mostly about how life would be if my mom was here and how she is doing
I regret…not getting through school sooner...but life happens
I love… my Lew and Will, and my whole family
I ache…when I see something sad
I always...organize and clean obsessively
I dance…for my Will, crazy silly dancing
I sing... in the car or the shower...I am sure people in the car next to me think I should roll the windows up
I cry… when I think of something sad, hurt, or watch Beaches
I don’t always... clean out my car when I say I am going to
I write… because it makes me feel good...a release...I am in the midst of writing a book for and about my mom
I never… drive fast because I am late for an appt...I am usually 10 minutes early
I listen…to the feelings of others
I need… to be done with school and the move
So now you know a little more about me...
PS . Stay tuned for some more on the binky monster named Will! Coming soon!
Monday, July 14, 2008
So...our landlord has been taking our money and then NOT paying his mortgage. Nice huh?! Lew and I have been going back and forth since January deciding where we would move and when we would move. Our lease is up at the end of July and we have always wanted to move to Texas. But unfortunately right now is not the time, with student loans and such to still pay off.
With that we have decided to move to Chicago!! Yes, I know it is a big surprise. I am still in a little shock because I have been a east coast girl my whole life. But Lew has family and friends there and he is able to transfer his work there. It will be nice to be close to his mom and for Will to have a grandparent around. We will have a lot of support there and I can finish school online and get a job training and not have to worry about Will going to some stranger or to some daycare. (not offending any mom who sends there child to daycare, nothing wrong with it, but if you can stay home with your little one, that is awesome!)
Can you believe this though, that our landlord has not even called us to tell us that his place is being foreclosed? I mean I would think that he would since he has told us everything else! What gets me to, is that he has had at least 100 showings and no one has even made an offer on the place. The other day Will and I were out when there was a showing and I saw this woman and a 3 or 4 year old go in also. When I came back to our condo, almost 40 minutes later, Will's toys had been moved all over the house, someone sat on our bed ( i know b/c i am fanatic about making my bed neat). Then they sat at our dining room table, outside on our deck, with our dog Ella. Plus they left every light on in the house and all the closet doors were open! I was so annoyed! I know I kind have gotten off the path of us moving to Chicago, but I had to throw this in there, since that really set me off.
We will be moving at the beginning of August, so it is soon! We just started packing and I hate it! I have started throwing stuff away and selling stuff on ebay that we have not used because I just can't stand all the stuff. Most of it is Lew's! He is a horrible pack rat! He cannot get rid of anything.
I am sure I will be filling you in on more details of our big move to come. But here is a little something to enjoy...
Sunday, July 13, 2008
Take a large step forward on a diagonal with the toes of one foot pointed out. Keep front knee in line with ankle and other straight. Push off front foot to bring feet back together.
Wednesday, July 9, 2008
I do consider the birth of my sweet Will, one of my most momentous occasions besides getting married to my wonderful husband.
I think experiencing the birth of a child and feeling something growing inside you, is just the must wonderful thing that can happen to a woman. Something you can barely put into words. I will remember his birth for the rest of my life not for all the pain but for the day that our family really began.
Here I am at 5 months pregnant, when I really started to show and when I really started to feel the first kicks of Will. He was a kicker and had the hiccups at least 4 times a day!
Here I am at 7 months pregnant when my back really started to hurt, if it wasn't for me still teaching aerobics and toning, I think my back really would have went out. Will liked to plant most of himself on my left side, which happens to be where I injured my back a year before.
Oh, please ignore the roots coming in! I was definitely in need of a major hair overhaul!
This was right after Will came out. It was 12 hours of labor and about 5 hours of pushing! At the third hour I literally was out of gusto and just wanted to fall asleep. Being a first time mom and watching all those baby shows, I thought birth would be a piece of cake. Those ladies on the baby story make it look easy sometimes. Not so. Will had his hand up by his face and by the 4th hour the nurse was able to get it out of the way so Will could come out. My doctor had been in and out with the 5 hour push a thon. His office was in the building but he was seeing patients between checking on my progress. He finally made it back when Will's head was literally almost out, and I just remember saying, "Where is Dr. H?" He came in and was like let's have a baby, and was pretty much shocked that Will was pretty much out. Love my doctor but he was barely there for the birth. For a second I thought that my sister and husband were going to deliver the baby with Nurse Molly.
That is my most special moment. I would not change a thing with the months of kicks, hiccups, indigestion, and all that pushing was worth everything to have my Will.
But maybe he is going through a growth spurt, right? During the day he is eating 8 oz. every 4 hours. In the morning he usually has cereal or some sort of Gerber organic baby food. Then in the late afternoon he usually has another wonderful choice of Gerber baby food with his afternoon bottle. Ladies he is eating it all too! Sometimes he grunts and now we have called him our little Raptor because he makes all these loud noises, that sound relatively close to that of a dinosaur. He will be eating his food and then stop and make these noises. Then goes back to eating. It is the funniest thing. We will have to get on video soon.
So...I told myself that I will continue to wake up for my sweet Will in the middle of the night and for go sleep so that my little man will thank me one day when he is the quarterback for the Chicago Bears! When he wins the Superbowl he will say, " I want to thank my mom for always giving me my midnight snack that made me what I am today. Thanks Mom!"
Saturday, July 5, 2008
Sit on a step/chair/couch with legs slightly bent, feet flat on floor. Place hands on step/chair/couch by thighs and press palms into it to lift butt.
Next, slide butt off edge and bend elbows to drop hips 3 inches from floor. Straighten arms and slide hips back without sitting down.
3 sets of 12 reps
Friday, July 4, 2008
Tuesday, July 1, 2008
(Daddy coming in the room): Will, buddy, what shall we do tonight?
Will: Ummm, I was thinking we should start off with a bang! This ones for you MCMommy!!
Reddi-wip shots all around!!
(Don't worry mommy's Will DID NOT have any)Daddy: Great idea Will, now what?
Will: Let's go for a ride and pick up some munchies, but I'll drive, you've had one too many shots Daddy!
Will: Let's pig out!!
Will: No more for me daddy, stick a fork in me, I'm done.
Daddy: Will, it's getting late, are you ready for bed?
Will: Not yet Daddy, just one more thing!!
"Hello, I am still waiting for this to be rinsed, Daddy come on!"
"Yeah! Thanks for finally putting the camera down and giving me a rinse."
"Not only do I like to eat cereal and baby food now, my favorite is prunes, but I like to eat my feet. Yummy! "