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late summer
Mar. 13th, 2007 @ 09:59 am (no subject)
I can't believe I haven't posted since before christmas!! Paula said something about Juli wanting to move to NY so I had to come see for myself. I'm doing really well here. I feel like I have come into my own as a person and a mommy. I am no longer defined by my friends, but rather by the kind of person I want to be and the kind of mommy that I am. It is awesome. Theron is absolutely the light of my life, he is just adorable and thriving. It is amazing to see this little creature who exists solely through me and Andy turning into his own little person. I just can't wait to see who he becomes. I really had no idea the kind of love a parent has for a child until now. 

It is amazing too what this little baby has done to my already blissful marriage. It is like falling in love all over again but in a deeper way. Tears form in my eyes sometimes just watching Andy with Theron. It's crazy.  We've only been married two years!! It feels like a lot longer than that. Our anniversary was last week. Andy brought me a diamond necklace and a dozen red roses. Then we got sushi to-go. Haha. We don't get to go places alone very often. Sometimes that sucks but I try to remember that my time with Theron is very very limited. He is growing so fast and one day I will miss this moment. 

I feel challenged and rewarded every day. I feel alive! I know almost everyone gets to be a parent, but I am really into this, I am giving it my all.

Baby is crying, I'll post again soon.
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Dec. 10th, 2006 @ 04:18 pm (no subject)

Oh- I have to add that I DID NOT have to let him "cry it out". He went down quietly and peacefully and slept that way all night :) He must just be ready for it and that makes me happy.

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Dec. 10th, 2006 @ 04:15 pm Sleeping like a baby!!
Hooray, hooray! I got a FULL night's sleep last night.
 Last night was Theron's third night in his crib. The first two were very normal for him, waking every 2- 3 hours. Then last night, I put him in his crib at 7:30 as usual and he didn't wake until 6 am!! yeah!!!!  I woke up at 4 worried about him, so I got up and checked on him and then had to pump because I was painfully engorged. He woke up at 6, I brought him into bed with me and we nursed and cuddled and slept until 9. I feel like amillion bucks today and I hope this is going to be a new pattern for him. I hope I hope I hope.
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Dec. 9th, 2006 @ 06:22 pm (no subject)
So you know I'm into this mom's group online. It is a natural family living/ attached parenting group. Everyone is pretty hardcore it seems, especially the leader. By hardcore I mean clothdiapering, organic eating, babywearing, no cry-it-out, no circumcision, no tv or cable, homeschooling, etc. So I meet the leader yesterday.... all 400 pounds of her!!!!!  And she tells me she's having her 3 year olds birthday party at McDonalds?? Oh- and she drives an Excursion. I feel lied to and betrayed. 

I tend to put people up on these pedestals. I thought like she was some kind of God or something. 

She's a self professed tree-hugger. I think she needs to add Excursion-driving tree-hugger to her list. What's up with that??
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Nov. 29th, 2006 @ 06:25 pm (no subject)
So this is how the crackwhore story goes. I'm really not ok with using that word. 

Sunday morning we are getting ready to leave Key West. I'm pakind up, washing bottles, etc. and Adny is loading the car. Everything is so tightly packed in Key West, there is no room for anything so the car is literally parked 10 feet from my sister's fron door. Andy is making trips to and from the car, not locking the doors in between. He comes in for a few minutes then goes back out and there is a woman there who tells him that she just wants to be a good person and let him know that she saw a man steal a blue backpack out of his car. The man told her that there were expensive electronics in there and he would sell it back to us for $100. ???!!!  Andy tells her to hold on and comes in to get us and tell us this whacked out tale. His Ipod was in there, the keys to his car (since we drove mine), our digital camera, his eye glasses, his cell phone, our chargers and who knows what else. So all I can think of is the precious video of Theron on Thanksgiving and I just tell him to give her the money. My sister immediately calls 911. So funny. 

When we get outside, she insists she knows who this guy is and knows where he went and can probably get to him before he pawns our shit. She says we can hold onto her purse until she gets back to assure us that she will come back. So we give her $70, which is all Andy had in his wallet. She goes right in between Paula's house and the neighbors and returns in less than two minutes. It wasn't until then that we realized what had just happened. SHE stole our shit, stashed it in the neighbors' yard and sold it right back to us!!! Crazy crackwhore. 
Moves to make, chocolate to eat. 

While she was gone I riffled through her purse and discovered the used condom. Dirty dirty dirty. The cops arrived, but they couldn't do anything. At least we got our shit back.
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Nov. 28th, 2006 @ 05:55 pm (no subject)
We had a great Thanksgiving. Here are some highlights and lowlights. 

1) Being plagued by ticks all weekend. Thankfully the ticks are not attracted to humans and especially sweet little babies. 
2) Doing backseat acrobatics trying to nurse Theron in the car while he was in his carseat to keep him from crying.
3) Getting all our most prized and expensive shit stolen by a crackwh*re. ( Strong word I know, but she had a used condom in her purse so I feel this is appropriate)

1) Seeing Paula and Mike and staying in their home in Paradise. 
2) Fried Turkey and Honey Baked Ham
3) Lemon Meringue pie
4) Seeing my favorite cousin, Jimmy 
5) Feeding Theron his first taste of real food on Thanksgiving day. I have a video, so if you haven't gotten it by email, get me your email address and I'll send it to you. TOO cute :)
5) Buying all our most prized and expensive shit back from said crackwh*re for only $70.
6) Eating the best sushi I've ever had at a place called Ambrosia (I've eaten A LOT of sushi, folks, and this was the best)
7) Watching Survivor after thinking I had missed it (Thank you ON DEMAND) 

My dad was there too and surprisingly things were ok. He seems to be doing better. SO that's good.
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Nov. 16th, 2006 @ 03:21 pm (no subject)
There was a crazy storm last night. It was windy for a second and then the hail started and then the wind again. It sounded like a tornado. I kept thinking that it was going to wake up the baby.  Then it poured and poured and all I could think about was all the wasted water that wasn't going into my rain barrel because I've been to busy to hook it up to the gutters. Seriously, I've wanted a rain barrel for over a year, possibly two. Then I finally get one and I let it go to waste. This is the third rain I missed. And possibly the last for quite a while. 

What's everyone doing for Turkey Day?? We're going to the Keys. Key West. To see my sister. She hasn't seen Theron since he was 5 weeks old. Yeah!!!
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Nov. 9th, 2006 @ 06:24 pm (no subject)
First of all I have to say I highly underestimated my girls!! I don't think I knew about babies and food before I got pregnant, but aparently you all do!!! The good mommies do say at least 6 months. Old mommies (including mine) think you should start earlier. It is hard sometimes to stand up to what you believe when you are tired and vulnerable. We're waiting. I hope the sleep issue solves itself. We really are taking one day at a time. Today is a good day.

Little Goose is airing his perfect little butt laying on the floor next to me. I like to take good care of that cute little butt. He can roll over now although he doesn't like to. He fusses and tries to get me to help him. Most of the time I do. But it is good for him to build muscles. He's so cute.

Check these out if you have time :  babylegs  So freakin cute!! I'm ordering a few pair. I think they're perfect for showing off cute cloth dipes.

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Nov. 6th, 2006 @ 05:35 pm (no subject)
Last night was absolutely miserable. Theron decided he was going to wake up at 2am and make irrisistibley cute babbling noises and kick me in the gut. That was like the fourth night in a row of no sleep. If there is any debate about whether to vaccinate, that shoud be it.... it makes the next four days of your life seem like one really long day from hell.

So I decide that Andy's gotta take over mom duty for the night and he starts this "well, I have to get my sleep because I have a job" and I try to explain to him that this is not like I have had one night of bad sleep- this is like I haven't had more than 3 hours of strait sleep in four months!!! I feel like I am going to die. There actually was about two weeks where I was getting five hours in a row- and I felt like I coud rule the world on 5 hours. Yeah. So he went to work with less than a perfect nights sleep and I'm sure he's ok.

Something else I wanted to share: this woman stopped me the other day to chat about babies since mine is so damn cute. She asked me how he was eating and proceeded to tell me that her child was a premie and she started feeding him cereal at 2 weeks, fruit at 4 weeks and meat at 6 weeks!!! Of course, her child has been sleeping through the night since he was like 3 weeks old. She was in my neighborhood and so probably uneducated and a bit TRASHY. But, the pediatrician told us we could start feeding some foods. I have kinda felt like I wanted to wait until he could at least sit up by himself. Research shows that solids don't actually improve sleep, but just about all moms would argue with that. My virtual mom friends frown upon early feeding- breast is best. What to do??? It's very tempting.

So- today's poll:

1) How much sleep do you think you need? (I used to be a solid 8-9 hour girl)

2) Just curious, at what age do you think babies should start solids? I don't expect this to be an educated guess, that is the fun of it.

For me- get an extra hour of sleep tonight and REALLY really enjoy it.
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Nov. 3rd, 2006 @ 01:01 am 6 minutes to suvivor
Yes it is the one show I watch on our one channel.

I am going to do a series of polls. Please try to respond to them all. If you have some friends for me to add to my friends let me know. I always need more friends.

Poll questions: 1)do you like gossip? do you like horribly juicy- you just want to tell SOMEBODY gossip?

2) Did you know babies don't just sleep- you have to HELP them sleep. (shaking does not help)

These poll questions may seem meaningless and pointless, but you'll get it in the end and it really will help my research. All you have to respond is yes or no if you are too busy.

One funny thing that happened to me today is that the cutest baby in the whole world shat on me. And he was still cute.
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