Wednesday, November 22, 2006

A Day of Thanks.

I was reading a bunch of my favorite blogs and read a beautiful post by Ms.Mamma. It inspired me to write about the things I am most thankful for. Often I find myself having internal pity parties. Dwelling on how naughty Mason was for the entire day or how long it took to get Harper down for the night. Another thing I tend to whine about is the lack of time I get to be with my husband.

Thankfully though I am able to pull myself up and smack some reality into my head. I am damn lucky! I have an amazing little boy with a tremendous spirit. Nothing he does is meek, he is always full of life. What an amazing quality to have, to be Full of Life.

And my little girl, she spends a lot of the time she's not asleep looking right into my eyes smiling and making the cutest throaty gurgles as if she is trying to tell me something. How could I ever get irritated by that? She is perfectly healthy and is happiest when she is in my arms, looking in my eyes.

And my husband. Because of how hard he works and takes care of us, I have been able to fulfill a dream that not everyone gets to live. I've been able to stay at home with my kids and watch them reach every milestone. Because of him. We may not get the time together that we crave, but there will come a day when all our hardwork of raising amazing little people will pay off. We'll have all the time in the world together and hopefully we'll be able to say, "we wouldn't have done it any other way."

I love you, my amazing little family. I am thankful for having all of you in my life.

Tuesday, November 21, 2006

Ho Ho Ho Holiday Meme

1. Egg Nog or Hot Chocolate?
Egg Nog- spiked with rum is delish too.

2. Does Santa wrap presents or just sit them under the tree?
All the presents are wrapped.

3. Colored lights on tree/house or white?
All White.

4. Do you hang mistletoe?
Sure do.

5. When do you put your decorations up?
The weekend after Thanksgiving.

6. What is your favorite holiday dish (excluding dessert)?
Turkey Stuffing and Taters with gravy baby!!

7. Favorite Holiday memory as a child:
When I got a cabbage patch doll.

8. When and how did you learn the truth about Santa?
I don't remember.

9. Do you open a gift on Christmas Eve?

10. How do you decorate your Christmas Tree?
Lights and ornaments. I like them to match too.

11. Snow! Love it or Dread it?
Love it until it's ovestayed its welcome.

12. Can you ice skate?
Sure can.

13. Do you remember your favorite gift? nope

14. What's the most important thing about the Holidays for you?
Making memories for my kids.

15. What is your favorite Holiday Dessert?
Christmas cookie cut-outs.

16. What is your favorite holiday tradition?
Getting up and opening a full stocking.

17. What tops your tree?
A star.

18. Which do you prefer Giving or Receiving?

19. What is your favorite Christmas Song?
We Three Kings- BNL and Sarah McLachlan

20. Candy Canes! Yuck or Yum?
Yum! Crush them up and mix with melted white chocolate.
** If you do this let me know so I can check your list out too.

Thursday, November 16, 2006

It's all about Harper!

You've heard about Mason and my cervix, but I think it's time for a Harper update,no?

Where do I start...

The girl is huge! She has way out grown her newborn stuff and 3 month stuff and is wearing all 6 month clothes. At 8 weeks. The pimples are finally gone, but we are still dealing with a clogged tear duct in her right eye. Does anyone have any secrets on what to do with it? My ears are open. I had never heard of it before and was sure she had an infection of some sort. My friend (Hi Megan!) then told me that it was very common for babies to have them. I googled it and sure enough, that what it is, orange and green eye goop and all.
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She has gained a pound a week except for the first week and is at 14 pounds. Big Girl. (Don't tell anyone about the t-bone steaks I've been supplementing my breastmilk with.)
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I've been hesitant to tell my internet friends about this, afraid I'd jinx myself, but from day one Harper has gotten up only once a night to nurse. Once! Love It.
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She is a very "chill" baby. Unless I eat chili, baby does not like chili.
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I love her. My pretty, pretty girl.

Thursday, November 09, 2006

Am I What????

"Are you pregnant?" my midwife asked.
My heart started beating 200 beats per minute and my breath was taken away from me. A million things raced through my head in a fraction of a second. I had just given birth to a perfect little girl a mere 7 weeks earlier. Apparently my cervix is very blue, something that usually only pregnant women possess. It represents a very vascular cervix.

Then reality set in.

"You have to have sex to get pregnant, right?...So no, I am not pregnant."

Monday, November 06, 2006

Phone sex whether or not he wanted it!

This morning I made phone calls that I've been putting off for weeks. First calling the insurance company. Call me crazy but I was unaware that I had to be the one to call them to let them know we had a new family member. During that call Mason comes into the kitchen where I was with his trusty cement truck, only this time apparently the cement truck was his skateboard. Not so much! The first time he stood on it, smack! onto the tile floor he fell. He proceeded to cry the rest of the conversation and I am sure the lady couldn't wait to get off the phone with me and my screaming child.

Next I had to call the cable company. We are all about family in this house, switching from the crappy Showtime channels the Noggin channels. This time I was going to be prepared. I got out a dog coloring book and crayons and sat Mason at the kitchen table. I finally got through to a person when Mason wanted me to color. Okay, fine, sure! Anything to make the call less stressful. While the guy was looking up my account I picked up the red crayon.
"I'll color the dogs tongue. What color is Otto's (our dog)tongue?"
I started to color the dogs tongue. Just as the guy comes back on the line. Mason blurts out.
"What color is Otto's wiener?"
I try to ignore him. Stupid, stupid me. I should know by now that 2-3 year olds don't respond well to being ignored. Instead they get louder and louder.
"Maaamaaaa, What color is Otto's wiener?"
I considered explaining the situation to the cable guy, but then thought, Naaa. Give the man something to do today. He can brainstorm about "what color Otto's wiener is."

Wednesday, November 01, 2006

Six weeks ago...

I started the day looking like this:
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then later in the day, this:
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then I brought home this 24 hours later:
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and now I have this!
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isn't life amazing?!


The Scarecrow
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My Babies together on the couch. One with a chocolatey face the other with a bunch of pimples. Can you guess which is which?
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