Tuesday, October 22, 2013

Excuses and complaints

I have been a terrible blogger here lately. It has been over a month since I made an actual post. I've written several but none seemed quite right. Also, I've been working a lot here lately. On the days I've been off I feel like I have to spend every minute with my little guy. I guess I feel guilty about leaving him to work. After six months it is no easier to leave him and it is hard every time. Those are all excuses I know. 

I'm in a complaining mood today. Probably because I don't feel well. I didn't feel well yesterday either. Plus William was cranky do to more teeth trying to come through. On top of all of that, my husband was here for a grand total of 45 minutes after work before he went to play volleyball. Overall, the house is a mess bc I definitely didn't feel like cleaning yesterday. We were out of town this weekend so I didn't get it done this weekend either. Yesterday I could have definitely used some help but apparently volleyball is more important. Maybe I'm over reacting??  

I've been doing terrible with giving up Coke too. Yesterday I bet I had 3 glasses. It is bad and I know I need to give it up. It does seem to make my throat feel better. Excuses, I know!

Anyway, sorry for the negative rant. I'll try to do better. How about a picture of my sweet little man to make everyone feel better

Wednesday, September 18, 2013

So What! Wednesday

Life After I Dew

I haven't linked up for So What! Wednesday in a while but I'm back this week! Here's what I'm saying so what to this week. So what if:
-I still get "test" anxiety and I'm 32! I had to do my recertification for CPR. This is only my 3rd recertification in 6 years--it's not like I haven't done this before but I was still seriously nervous before we started. It went fine by the way!
-I couldn't wait until the baby went down for his nap so I could watch last night's episode of Sons of Anarchy. Not exactly rated G so I can't watch it until he sleeps.
-I wish I didn't have to work tomorrow or Friday. I'd rather just stay here with my little man!
-We've started talking about maybe baby #2. I can't get clearance from my doctor until February but it's exciting to think about anyway.
-I got new contacts last week but can't wear them. My eyes are so dry and itchy right now it is impossible to keep them in for more than a few hours.
-I finally read Fifty Shades of Grey--and didn't really care for it. I only read it because the guy from Sons of Anarchy was cast as the lead so I figured I might would see it. Now I have no interest in seeing it. Definitely not my kind of book or movie.
-I still forget when I'm watching things off the DVR that I can fast forward through commercials.


Tuesday, September 10, 2013

Tuesday Catch up Time

We have been so busy these past few weeks. I have been off work for nearly 3 weeks and have loved it. College football started--I love some football. It is finally getting cooler around here--thank God! We've visited family and a few old friends and just got to hang out as a family. We just got back from a little family vacation to Atlanta. While in Atlanta, we took William on his first zoo trip and his first visit to the Georgia Aquarium. He loved both. Feeding the parrots was by far his favorite thing at the zoo. Initially, he was a little hesitant but after the first bird ate some seed off his stick he was all about it. He got to fee 3 birds before he ran out of see. He also really liked the monkeys and a bird show we got to see. I thought he'd like big animals like elephants and giraffes but he just look at them with no real change in expression on his face. 
As for the aquarium, I think he loved everything. I knew he would since he loves the 75 gallon aquarium here. He's always saying he wants to see his "fishies".
It was great because we had some real communication with him while we were there. He would point and say "see that" when he wanted to see a tank and he would sign finished when he was ready to move on. The two pools where you can actually can touch the animals were probably his favorite. He loved touching the anemone and would have stayed there all day if we'd let him.
Naturally, he was amazed by the Beluga whales and stared at them for a long time.
The Georgia Aquarium has a tunnel you can travel through while having fish all around you. He was so quiet when we went through it. He just kept looking around at all the fish. It was pretty special to watch.

He found the sea horses really amazing too. One of the few times I was able to catch him smiling in a photo while we were there.

It was so wonderful to get to see his expressions as he discovered all the different animals and fish. I think I enjoyed watching him more than anything!

While we were in Atlanta, we also visited the World of Coke museum. I love coke as many of you know (even though I'm trying to give it up) but I'd never been. Even when we lived in Atlanta, we had season passes to the aquarium and it's right across the street from it but we never went. It was fine. I liked a lot of the old coke art and memorabilia they had. Also, you get to taste 65 Coke products from around the world. Some of them are terrible! But I discovered I really like the Coke products sold in Africa. Who would have known??

Normally, I don't let William have any junk food/soda; however, I decided he could taste some coke while we were there. What better place to try your first coke than the World of Coke?? Obviously, he did not like it.

It has been great having nearly 3 weeks off. I know that it is going to be really hard to leave my little boy Friday and go back to work :( It makes me wonder why I ever went back to work. At least Bill is off so William will be with him that day!

Thursday, August 22, 2013

A better me

I've decided to rededicate myself to better health and fitness. I "lost" all my baby weight--the number on the scale is actually 2 lbs less than the day I found out I was pregnant. However, my body is definitely not in as good a shape as it was before William. I restarted using my fitness pal today. Next week the plan is to begin Zumba at home. I ordered the DVDs and I'm a little scared about it. Basically, I'm afraid if its too hard I will just quit. I'm only writing this post to help hold myself accountable. I'm hoping this will help. I want to feel healthier, stronger, overall just better about myself. It's definitely not easy finding exercise time with a toddler but I'm going to work on it. I feel like my diet is pretty good, better than most (except for Coke) so that part won't be too bad for me but exercising is not something I enjoy so that's the hard part. So here's to eating better and exercising more--we'll see how it goes!

Tuesday, August 20, 2013

Weekend Photos!

-It was a seriously busy weekend. As many of you know I went to visit my dad and stepmom this weekend. William had been taking 3-4 steps around our house, but when we got to my dad's house he turned into a walking pro. I mean this kid was going everywhere. Twenty to thirty steps were no big deal at all! It was pretty amazing. Everyone kept telling me when he was ready he would just take off and that's exactly what he did!
-We got to go visit my grandmother. William was the hit of the nursing home.

-He got to pick his own pumpkin and watermelon from the garden. This was really exciting for him.

-He got to play with/in a bunch of farm equipment--which he loved! What little boy doesn't love tractors, combines, and fork lifts!


Wednesday, August 14, 2013

So What Wednesday!

So What Wednesday

It has been a while since I blogged. I decided to take a hiatus from social media/internet/blogging. I sometimes think that we are all too focused on those things instead of what's going on right in front of us but now I'm back. I'm going to try to have a better balance.

Shannon from Life after I Dew is actually having her little one today so good luck and congratulations to her. She has a guest blogger today so you can still go link up!

 Here's what I'm saying so what to this week. So what if:

-I didn't actually miss Facebook/internet during my online vacation. I have checked Facebook like 6 times today though!
-I prayed for nap time all morning. William is teething and very unhappy.
-I let William watch Cars this morning. I don't normally let him watch TV but he's been so fussy all morning and it made him be quiet for a little while.
-I nursed him to sleep for nap time...I know we are trying to cut down to just morning and bedtime nursing but I gave up.
-Yesterday was the same--fussy baby, mama praying for nap time, crash on couch when he finally goes down instead of cleaning.
-I really wish I had a cleaning lady. Only like once/twice a week. I feel like I am behind on cleaning and will never get caught up.
-I run to the bathroom and gobble down my birth control every morning when I wake up. FIRST THING!! I know so many pregnant/trying to be pregnant people right now. I know two families who are expected #6 any minute now. I am not ready for two let alone six. After the past couple days I may never be ready!
-I am looking forward to our 4.5 hour drive Friday. This is how much I'm looking forward to visiting with my family. I haven't seen my baby brother in several months.
-I have been doing horrible with working out. I am going to do better. I only work one day next week and I will work out during nap times...hopefully. I'm going to try to work out during nap time is probably a more accurate statement.
-My husband and I will never see eye to eye on what constitutes family time. Him-sitting in same room while he plays a video game. Me-doing something together.
-I am considering loaning a member of my family money...is this a bad idea?? I think it might be.
-I am considering trying to give up Coke again...it is really hard.
-I haven't had a good night's sleep in over 2 weeks. See above item-this might be a contributing factor. Or maybe I just need to find a doctor and get some Ambien.

Well that's it guys! Have a great rest of the week.

Wednesday, July 31, 2013

So What! Wednesday

So What WednesdayI haven't been participating the past couple weeks but I'm back this week. Here's what I'm saying So What! to this week,
So What If:
-I haven't read the blogs I follow in like 2 weeks. Don't worry I still love you guys--just been crazy busy.
-I am so over being a single parent! Bill has been gone since last week for work and I am ready for him to return. I don't know how single parents do it. It makes me so grateful that I have a wonderful, supporting, helpful partner the majority of the time!
-I continue to tell people I'm 31 even though I turned 32 in December. I have no idea why I can't remember my actual age. It doesn't bother me that I'm 32 at all. Maybe it's because I had a 5 month old at the time of my birthday and was just so sleep deprived that I forgot it?? I don't know but I need to start claiming 32 since I will be 33 soon!
-I didn't make a menu plan this week since Bill was gone. We have had Publix rotisserie chicken most of the week. Sad I know, but I did make a lot of veggies from our farm share to go with it each night so it was like a totally different meal, right?
-I'm upset that it's raining today (my day off) but it was sunny on the days I worked. The forecast says it will be sunny Thursday and Friday--of course I work those days.
-The baby woke up at 5 minutes until 6 this morning when I could sleep in but always sleeps until 630-7 on the days I have to go to work.
-I'm pretty sure I'm going to be extremely lazy all weekend.
-I haven't worked out in like 10 days--probably not going to happen anytime soon (see above).
-I forgot to feed the fish yesterday. Sorry guys. They will survive. I mean they go like a week in wild without food I think.
-My nieces birthday party is in about one week--no present yet, no idea for a present yet. She's going to be 4. What do you get 4 year old little girls for their birthday?
-I ordered some cute tops from Ann Taylor this week and they arrived this morning. I immediately changed my shirt to one of the new ones. I couldn't wait because it's been a while since I went shopping for myself. Plus, I wear scrubs to work so I'd have to wait until Saturday if I didn't wear it today.

What are you saying so what to today??

William is One!

Last Wednesday, William turned one! It was a very special day for us. It is hard to believe it has been a year since he was born. So many people kept telling me that I know longer had a baby, but I don't believe that at all. He's still a baby to me and probably will be for a long time to come. It will always be an emotional/special day for me. It's the day I became a mother. William changed that status for me. I had not always seen myself as a mother; I wasn't sure I even wanted children but from the day I found out he was coming I knew I wanted him more than anything else. And I still feel that way. I can't imagine life without my sweet little boy.

Here are the stats:
-Height: 31.75 inches tall! My little guy is officially half my height and he is only one year old. That is crazy! Guess he's going to be tall like his daddy.
-Weight: 23+ lbs. We actually thought he was going to weigh more and I'm still not sure it's right. He kept pushing on the sliding part of the baby scale so she finally called it.

-Clothes: all size 18 months, except for one 12 month shirt that still fits somehow!
-Shoes: size 5 but they are too small again. This kid has really big feet!
-Diaper: size 4
-Favorite toys: Balls of all colors and sizes! His little people farm animals, mega blocks (birthday gift from grandma Mary), his new turtle he picked out himself

- What's new this month?? He's talking all the time--mama, dada, nay nay (his cousins name is Nathan), ball, bottle, no, bye bye, dog. He even said yellow once!
-The most exciting thing this month is walking!! He took his first two steps 3 days before his birthday and we were shocked! We were in the kitchen and he let go of the freezer drawer handle on our fridge and took two steps toward us! Almost every day since he's taking at least 3 steps. He even took 7 steps once!

-I look forward to this next year. I'm sure it will be just as amazing as the first and I can't wait for each new thing, William learns. He's such a happy baby and we enjoy each day that we are blessed to have him in our life.

Tuesday, July 23, 2013

Hello again!

It has been a while since I've been on here. Between vacationing, working, and planning/having our little guys birthday party, I haven't had much time for anything else. I feel like I'm so behind with everything else. The house is a mess, laundry is piling up, and I feel like I may never catch up on any of it. Maybe I should think about getting a cleaning lady just to get things straightened up so I can start with a "clean" slate. Wonder if I can talk Bill into that one?? I doubt it. I worked 4 days last week which didn't help matters at all.

Like I said earlier, we had William's birthday party this weekend. It is hard to believe that a year ago tomorrow our little guy was born. This past weekend we had his birthday party. It was good. It took a while but I finally found a lady on Etsy to design his invite for me and I love how it turned out!

I wanted to have all his monthly pictures so everyone could see how he's grown over the past year!

 All 6 of his grandparents were able to come. I don't think they've all been here at one time since our wedding in 2010. Basically, we had a pool party with our family and close family friends--over 40 people in all! It was crazy. William had a great time playing with his cake and swimming in the pool.

He had no interest in opening his presents so basically I had to do that for him.

Wednesday, July 3, 2013

Prince William!

I decided to clean a lot of photos off of my phone today (mostly due to the limited space warning) and here are a few of my favorites of our little guy!

He definitely loves the pool!

Nap time!

Smiling happy baby!

He lost his horse in his bib pocket and couldn't find it for several minutes! It was cute watching him search for it.

Found it!

I love my new swing!!

Look what some one figured out how to do...standing without holding on to anything! Next step walking!
This is what happened when we let him try Bill's lemon at the Mexican restaurant the other day. I love that face!

He's such a sweet baby. He's trying to share his snack with Mr. Bear.

So What! Wednesday

So What WednesdayIt's time for another So What Wednesday link up with Shannon over at Life after I Dew.

Here's what I'm saying so what to this week. So what if:

-I came downstairs this morning after putting the baby down for his nap and immediately had some Coke. I know I'm supposed to be giving it up but this mama hasn't been sleeping well and I needed both caffeine and sugar today!

-I am not excited about working Friday. Life in a pharmacy the day after a holiday (on which we are closed) is crazy! Plus we will be short handed. Oh yeah, and two of the pharmacists (yours truly included) have been there about 6 weeks.

-Two of my best friends came to visit this weekend and I miss them more now that they are gone than I did before they came to visit. My husband says I've been depressed since they left.

-I am dreaded the drive to Bill's parents house Friday after I get off work. Late night drives aren't my thing...at all.

-I want a new haircut but have no idea what to do to it. My hair frizzes so much since I've had the baby. I don't remember it being this bad before I had him.

-I ordered William's invitations for his birthday. I got them from Etsy and they are so cute. Thank you so much to the wonderful reader who recommended I look there. I can't wait until the lady sends me the proof!

-I've had my two Netflix movies for over 3 weeks now. Guess I'm not getting my money's worth this month.

-Every time I wash my car it rains. White car plus wet roads equals brownish car.

-I got new plants for my fish tank and the fish keep digging them all up so the tank looks worse than it did before I worked on it.

-My husband's furlough due to this sequester business started this week. While I'm not excited about loosing some of our income, having him home earlier and on all Fridays will be nice. Got to look on the bright side!

Tuesday, July 2, 2013

11 months old!

I originally tried to post this last Tuesday but it never showed up on the site so I figured I'd just add to it and repost for today!

Last Monday (June 24th) our little guy turned 11 months! I can't believe he is almost one year old! He's grown so much since the day he was born.

  • Weight: 22-23 lbs--I'm guessing. Our scale is not that accurate.
  • Height: 31-32 inches--he's a tall guy
  • Diaper: Size  4.
  • Clothes: size 12 months and18 months, he is not a fan of shoes so we are still on the hunt for a shoe he will wear.
  • Teeth: he has 6 teeth-2 on bottom, 4 on top. Two more are coming in on the bottom
  • Toys: He loves his activity table and his stacking cups the most. He loves all types of balls (such a little boy). Moo is still his favorite book. Playing outside is also a new favorite since we put up his kiddie swing.
  • Walking: not yet, crawling everywhere and walking along the furniture but no walking on his own yet. He will stand on his own which is new for this month but no actual steps yet.
  • Food: He will eat anything at all. He really loves tortillas and chicken right now. He will eat all veggies and fruits we have tried so far.
  • William is such a sweet little boy who is open to playing and sharing his toys with everyone around him.
  • He LOVES people. Two of my best friends from college came to visit this weekend and he loved them both instantly.
  • Another new favorite is dogs. We don't have a dog but my sister in law who keeps him while I work has two. Since he's been spending time with them, he notices and wants to touch every dog he sees now.
-Mama and Dada are still the only two words we can make out. He says ba when he wants one of his balls so I think ball will be his next word.
-We are still working on baby sign language too. He can sign more, milk, play, and finished. We've started doing sleep, bath, and water but it's only been like a week so he's not ready to respond with those yet.

Wednesday, June 26, 2013

So What! Wednesday

So What Wednesday
It's Wednesday so it's time for another So What! Wednesday. Here's what I'm saying so what if:
-My post yesterday is stuck in blogger limbo. It says it's posted when I look at my blogger dashboard but it is definitely not on my page. Guess I'll repost it later this week if it doesn't show up!
-Yesterday, the baby went down for a nap at 8:30am. My choices were clean the house, nap, or shower. Guess what I did...nap. I seriously needed the sleep.
-This morning was just like yesterday morning...nap won yet again.
-I let my son eat cantaloupe for dinner last night. He refused the chicken and squash. He would only eat cantaloupe. At least it's fruit so it's healthy.
-Two of my best friends are coming to visit Friday and I have yet to clean the house. I mean we all went to college together surely they don't expect a super clean house. They know I have a seriously active 11 month old right??
-Laundry has been waiting in the laundry room for several days now. Who cares? I just shut the door and pretend it's not there.
-I couldn't wait to watch yesterday's episode of Pretty Little Liars this morning so I watched it during breakfast...with the baby in the room. I try not to let him watch TV but I couldn't wait. He really didn't seem interested anyway. He just played with his toys instead.
-I ate 2 oatmeal cream pies today. Those things are seriously addictive. I don't know why my husband keeps buying them when he knows I can't resist them.

Thursday, June 20, 2013

Thursday Thoughts

Thursday Thoughts
Today I'm linking up with Jennifer at Ramblings of a Suburban Mom for another Thursday Thoughts!
-Last night I watched Toddlers and Tiaras on TLC. Two things struck me. Number 1: These people are crazy! Some of these moms are spending thousands of dollars on these pageants and they are obsessed! Some of the kids have fake teeth and hair pieces! A lot of the mom's are more upset if their child doesn't win than the kiddos. Last night the police were called on one of the moms because she was acting so crazy. Seriously, what kind of example does this set for your child?? Number 2: TLC stands for the learning channel. I don't feel like any program I saw advertised (or the one I was watching) involved learning at all. Here comes Honey Boo Boo definitely not a learning opportunity.
-I have become obsessed with Pretty Little Liars. I watched the previous season in record time on Netflix. Then, I scrolled through our guide forever to find the premiere from last week's rebroadcast so I could record it. And I set up a recording for all future episodes!! Both of which I watched yesterday. So now I'm completely caught up and feel sad that I now have to wait weekly to see what happens to these overly dramatic high schoolers! Ridiculous I know but we all need our fixes!
-I am looking for a place to let me make the invitations I want for William's birthday. I want a card that shows all his monthly pictures I've taken. I can't find any where on the web to let me create and order them. It is really bumming me out. I wanted to have it finished by Monday so when I take his 11 month pic I can just insert it and order. I know exactly how I want it to look. I just need someone to make it for me and I feel like I'm running out of time!! If anyone knows where to get/make these PLEASE let me know!
Guess that's it for the day--go link up with Jennifer!

Wednesday, June 19, 2013

So What! Wednesday

So What Wednesday

Today I'm linking up with Shannon over at Life After I Dew for another So What! Wednesday. This week I'm saying so what if:

-I don't work again until July 5th! So that means no money but so what! I'd rather be home with my little guy!
-I haven't been to the grocery store in over a week. I am going to go today. We really need some food! Plus, I forgot to thaw the hamburger meat I need for the spaghetti tonight so I have to buy more.
-I am sad about the fish pond. Apparently, it is going to cost over $2000 to fix our pond. I was hoping for like $500. I think we are going to have to wait to fix it. I can't see spending that much money right now on a luxury item. It's not like it's the roof or something. Basically, it's not something we need to live so I can't see spending the money. Maybe we can save money and do this at a later time
-I go Thursday to see the oral surgeon again. If everything has healed correctly I will get my implant crowns next week! Finally, the disastrous saga of my teeth will be over. However, I am still scared about this...they said it takes 1.5 hours. Why does it take that long to put on 2 crowns--scary.
-My mother's day fig trees are growing figs! The guy at the nursery said it would take a couple of years so I am surprised. I am seriously concerned the squirrels will try to get them before they are ripe. Is it illegal to kill squirrels if they are bothering you? I mean these squirrels are always digging up my flowers, peppers, and eating all the bird seed.
-I have given up on making William wear shoes. He hates them and cries about it when I put them on. I'm hoping when he starts to walk things will go better.
-Two of my best friends from college are coming to see me next week! I am excited. I haven't seen one of them in years. She's been working at an Air Force hospital in Germany. I haven't seen the other one since my baby shower. Neither has seen my son except for in pictures! I can't wait.

Wednesday, June 12, 2013

Friday Photo bomb!!

It's been a while since I did a post of just photos of William (or maybe not but I don't care)!

I kept a friend of ours baby for a few hours Wednesday. Their child is one day older than ours and they were so cute together. This is what my life would have been like with twins!!

Double trouble!

At the splash pad at the YMCA with his cousin

Mouth full of peas and squash

Worn out little boy!