Monday, May 24, 2010

My New Mommy Ride : )

TJ surprised me with this last week! He told me he wanted to get me something that he knew I had been wanting for a while and wanted to make sure we had the extra money to spend. He got up early to go to work and came back shortly with a Bike and Baby seat in tow.
AJ and I have had a ball riding around our neighborhood. I had no idea how undulated our road was until I was the motor for the transportation.
It was truly a nice surprise...Thx Honey!

Thursday, May 13, 2010

13 things on My mind today

1. Cleaning and doing laundry...it's never ending
2. Getting out of the house to do something...Maybe go to the lake and feed the ducks
3. Alex's 1st Birthday is just around the corner and will any of my family be able to come for it
4. I wanna see My Sister and My Niece!
5. Those Imagination Movers look like a lot of fun ; )
6. Does My tv get any other channels besides Disney and Nick Jr ?
7. 1st date real date night tomorrow...since before our son was born
8. What movie will we see and where will we eat?
9. Hope AJ sleeps the whole time where gone and doesn't give the babysitter any trouble
10. My sister-in-law graduates from Law School Saturday and I wish we could be there : (
11. Hope to get a nice healthy tan on the boat this weekend
12. Excited that my hubby has a 3 day weekend starting tonight
13. I LOVE MY FAMILY SO MUCH!

Wednesday, May 12, 2010

Wordless Wednesday


Little Man with his hair Blowing in the wind on the boat yesterday!

Monday, April 19, 2010

Operation Skinny Jeans

I have joined a blog called "Skinny Jeans" that has 17 contibutors including myself. We are all on the quest for a better version of ourselves. We are sharing our struggles, fears, excitement and accomplishments along the way. All while holding each other accountable and giving encouragement. We've all been down that road before of the diet that goes no where.
SO
A brilliant mind Brittany decided that she would start a support group so to speak. We all understand one another and get where were coming from, where we've been and where we hope to go.
This is a journey that I hope to lay to rest and not spend my whole life traveling. I had a baby almost 9 mo. ago now and I realize my body is different but it doesn't have to be. I want to lead a health, active life and set a good example for my son. My husband and I have talked about the outing that we would like to have but I feel in my current physical shape I would be "dead weight". We've talked about repelling, rock climbing, hiking, kayaking, even running. I hope to work up to these things. I have a goal in site and plan to reach it.
If your interested come join in the journey and follow us while we make "dreams of skinny jeans and bikinis come true"

Thursday, April 15, 2010

Growing Pains

Last night was a long night and I'm not used to that. AJ is 8 months old and has had maybe 2 or 3 nights where he's gotten up in the middle of the night. He woke up a little after 11 and was up until I would say 2. I could tell that he was so tired but yet SO restless. His legs were moving like he was running a marathon and he would shift his head back and forth trying to find a comfy spot. I turned the TV on in our room to kinda take his attention off of his discomfort. It worked for a short while but as soon as he closed his eyes he went right back to his squirming. I gave him some Motrin and thought this'll help him to relax...NOPE! At this point we had ran my husband off to the couch for his last couple hours of sleep. AJ's cry was a cry of pain and discomfort so I'm checking everything and messing with his ears thinking "Maybe he has an earache". He didn't even care that I was poking and looking.
On to my next hypothesis...AJ in the last couple of months has went from wearing at 4-5 months a 6 mo size for about a month and then moved into a 9 months size and has now recently moved into 12 months sizes. He's not a chubby baby but he seems long, which is the reason we have moved up sizes for the length. All of that growing can't be easy on top of crawling and building muscles. I know how I feel after a workout so add putting wear and tear on such delicate skin . It can't be easy being a baby and it's no wonder we can't recall our first years, it would no doubt be traumatizing.
I finally helped him get to sleep by laying my arm across him at the bend of his knees and patted and rubbed his back until he finally started snoring.
He seems ok today but tonight will tell for sure. It's just heart breaking when my baby reaches for me and wants to be held and he wants Mommy to make it all better and I'm pulling all my tricks out of the bag and nothing is working. Guess it's Growing Pains for Mommy too.

Saturday, April 10, 2010

Ultimate Blog Party 2010
My Sister was doing this so I decided I would join in!
So a little about me...
I'm 28 yrs old
My Husband and I have been married for 2 yrs come this June
We have and 8 month old son, AJ
2 Dogs, GG a Pitt-bull and Izzy a Lab
2 Cats, Daisy and Georgia
I'm a most of the time Stay at home Mom
I work 1 weekend a month as a Hair Stylist
Even though my son is still very young I plan to home school.
Most of my blogs are short and to the point because I now have a little man crawling around
who will not let my attention be off of him for too long or else I find him doing something mischievous.
I look forward to finding more interesting blogs and hope that everyone enjoys sharing in my life as a new mother and all that goes with that through my blog.

Sunday, March 28, 2010

It's the simple things

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Today I was sitting with AJ and he was disinterested in his toys that have all the lights, bells and whistles. So I decided to do something simple and fun. I got out some pots and a pan, a couple of spoons, showed him what to do and he went right to it. He played with these longer than most toys. I think what I as an adult look at and think "wow this looks fun" may not be what really is fun to an 8 month old. I'm really going to try and think out of the box to engage him more in things that really help aid in his development.

Stay tuned for what we might be playing with next : )