Archive for July, 2012

Clear Elevators vs. Water Slides

July 27th, 2012

I’m going to toot my horn, Matt & I have the happiest/smiliest kid ever.  He’s so easy to make smile & giggle, it’s amazing.   Matt (after dropping L off at daycare):  He was so happy to see Jessica & Amy when I dropped him off this morning.  Just smiling & giggling for those two.  […]



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I’m going to toot my horn, Matt & I have the happiest/smiliest kid ever.  He’s so easy to make smile & giggle, it’s amazing.

 

Matt (after dropping L off at daycare):  He was so happy to see Jessica & Amy when I dropped him off this morning.  Just smiling & giggling for those two.  I’d be a pretty happy man if I could keep him this happy through his childhood.
C: We can, it will start with vacationing at The Embassy Suites

 

M: No…we’re never vacationing at The Embassy Suites.

 

C: *gasp* but it’s so amazing & fun!

 

M: Catie…we’re going to go to The Fairmont Scottsdale Princess

 

C: I bet they don’t have popcorn & free happy hour for adults!

M: Does The Embassy Suites have water slides?

C: No..but some have clear elevators which are awesome to ride up & down.

 

As much as The Scottsdale Princess looks amazingly fun, The Embassy Suites I hold near & dear to my heart.   There are a lot of things in life that Matt poo-poo’s and then once I go ahead & do them, he says “you know, I had my doubts, but you’re right, this was a good idea”.  I’m 100% sure this is one of them – Embassy Suites here we come (someday).


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This Boy…

July 26th, 2012

This boy…     Right after I took this picture this AM, this boy spit up all over me.  It MIGHT have happened 4 times this morning.  Everyday he sends me to work with spit-up stains on my shirt – some day’s worse than others.  As I  caught a glimpse of my shirt in the […]



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This boy…

 

 

Right after I took this picture this AM, this boy spit up all over me.  It MIGHT have happened 4 times this morning.  Everyday he sends me to work with spit-up stains on my shirt – some day’s worse than others.  As I  caught a glimpse of my shirt in the mirror today at work today, I realized it might be one of those “worse” days.  Yet, I can’t help but just forgive & love that “hearty”, smiley, blue-eyed boy.


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Refurbished

July 18th, 2012

*I started this post 4 months ago, its about time I publish it*   This is a more serious post, but I feel like it’s something no one ever talks about, but maybe we should more often.  I also know not everyone feels this way, but a lot of women I talk to do, and […]



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*I started this post 4 months ago, its about time I publish it*

 

This is a more serious post, but I feel like it’s something no one ever talks about, but maybe we should more often.  I also know not everyone feels this way, but a lot of women I talk to do, and they wonder the same thing I do – why is it never talked about?  It’s about becoming a mom & finding your new groove, if it’s even out there to be found.

 

Just when I felt like I was coming into my own self, I had a baby, and my world got flipped upside down, and then spun around in a blender for extra umph.  Losing my old self was a really harsh reality for me and a lot of moms (new and old).   Not only are you required to figure out what this baby wants at this very moment, but you’re also trying to find the new you – you know, the one that combines you’re old fun & free self with the one that now finds humor in baby poop-plosions (tell me again how it’s possible for them to get poop all the way up their back to the head & ruin and outfit, and yet, have non on their butt???  Poop houdini’s these babies are!).  You no longer have time for things you once loved like cycling, tennis, and running (without the dog + baby in jogging stroller), not to mention all of your household chores, such as darning the holes in your socks, are piling up.  Your mom comes to visit, and tells you live in filth…it’s awesome.

 

Thankfully, with time,and I mean, lots of time, you find a rhythm and you manage life (mostly day to day, sometimes week to week, but not minute to minute like it used to be) and fitting in a shower for the day no longer becomes such a huge task.

 

I have come to realize I will never be the same person I was, but I’m working on becoming a refurbished & better person – it’s still forming. I’m pretty sure this is going to be a life long project.  So strap on your rocket shoes, we’re in for a whirly ride.

 


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Lucy Dog…

July 9th, 2012

If Lucy B could read, this is the note I’d write her.   Oh dog…how I love you, you were our first baby and still my #1 girl.  However, I really am over you “acting out” now that your little brother is here.  You are amazing with him, so patient and caring, always making sure […]



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If Lucy B could read, this is the note I’d write her.

 

Oh dog…how I love you, you were our first baby and still my #1 girl.  However, I really am over you “acting out” now that your little brother is here.  You are amazing with him, so patient and caring, always making sure we are attending to his needs. Ever since we brought him home you have been getting into things that you would have never thought about getting into before, such as, the mail & pulling/eating books off the shelf.  Albeit it’s nothing to important (maybe you’re helping me sort through the junk mail?), it’s still SUPER annoying. I used to brag about how amazing you were, never eating anything that wasn’t yours.  Why now?  Are you jealous?  We give you tons of attention still and make time exclusively for you everyday – you even still get your daily run/walk in rain, snow, or shine.  Your behavior regressed when we first brought him home, and then you got better, but now that I’m back to work, you’re doing it again.  Dad no longer trusts you, and that’s why you don’t get to free roam the house anymore, but instead spend your days in your crate.  I hate putting you in your crate, I prefer to imagine you spending your days laying on the couch watching The Ellen Show & getting a sip of water from the toilet at your leisure.

 

The worst part pooch?  You KNOW you’re being naughty.  It’s really aggravating to mom & dad.  We want to trust you again, but feel like we’re back to ground zero – the puppy stage, where we slowly let you gain your independence from the crate.   Is this just a phase?  Will you ever shape back up into my awesome little brown lady?

 

I miss my good girl.

 

Love you for always-

Mom.

 


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4 months

July 6th, 2012

Link has been showing us his independent side lately & not needing to be snuggled to sleep.  On one hand I’m thrilled you can just swaddle him & lay him down and he falls asleep, but on the other hand, I love snuggling him.   He weighed a whopping 14lbs 3oz today & still in […]



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Link has been showing us his independent side lately & not needing to be snuggled to sleep.  On one hand I’m thrilled you can just swaddle him & lay him down and he falls asleep, but on the other hand, I love snuggling him.

 

He weighed a whopping 14lbs 3oz today & still in the 50th percentile – I’m not sure why everyone keeps saying he’s a big boy.