Monday, October 26, 2009

An Award (I guess)...taken from Kelly cause I was tagged...

Rules

1. You Can Only Use One Word
2. Pass this along to 6 of your favorite bloggers
3. Alert them that you have given them this award
4. Have Fun!

The Fun Part:

1. Where is your cell phone? chair

2. Your hair? Annoying

3. Your mother? questioning

4. Your father? knowledgeable

5. Your favorite food? everything

6. Your dream last night? None

7. Your favorite drink? Water

8. Your dream/goal? Happy

9. What room are you in? Livingroom

10. Your hobby? None

11. Your fear? Dying

12. Where do you want to be in 6 years? newhouse(6yearsold)

13. Where were you last night? Home

14. Something that you aren’t? Thin

15. Muffins? Blueberry

16. Wish list item? Patience

17. Where did you grow up? Somers

18. Last thing you did? Ate

19. What are you wearing? clothes

20. Your TV? large

21. Your pets? cats

22. Friends? Good

23. Your life? Busy

24. Your mood? Sleepy

25. Missing someone? no

26. Vehicle? van

27. Something you’re not wearing? socks

28. Your favorite store? children'splace

29. Your favorite color? Red

30. When was the last time you laughed? earlier

31. Last time you cried? Dunno

32. Your best friend? yaya's

33. One place that I go to over and over? Bed

34. One person who emails me regularly? yaya's

35. Favorite place to eat? Out

Tagged:

Wednesday, October 14, 2009

Baby Loss Awareness Day & My Special Group of Friends

Tomorrow is Baby Loss Awareness Day. This is a day to remember all babies lost before, during and just after birth. Light a candle at 7pm to help us remember.

As you may or may not know, we lost a baby on November 24, 2005. I was 8 weeks along and it was Thanksgiving Day. My due date was June 17, 2006. As you can imagine, it was a terrible day.

In March 2006 we conceived Lovebug. He definitely replaced the hole in my heart that had been created by our loss. I couldn't have been happier! He was born 100% healthy on November 17, 2006.

I found out in October 2007 that I was pregnant. This was a bit of a surprise! I was on birth control at the time so we weren't trying. But it was indeed a blessing. Once I calculated the dates I discovered that my due date was June 17, 2008, exactly 2 years after the due date of my lost baby. I couldn't believe it. The first 8-12 weeks were so tough wondering if this baby was going to make it. But I truly believe that Princess was brought to us by our angel and that's why there were so many similarities. She was born 100% healthy on June 9, 2008. She is indeed our special miracle!

To be honest, I don't think about my miscarriage often. It was a sad time of my life and I often wonder what that baby would be like today. But I wouldn't have Lovebug now if I had had that baby and I probably wouldn't have Princess. I do think about that baby around this time every year and of course on November 24th. Thanksgiving will never again be the same for me.

However, because of my miscarriage I met a wonderful group of women. We all met on a message board on WebMd and formed special friendships. We unfortunately all share the bond of having had miscarriages. Luckily though, most of us have gone on to have at least 1 baby if not 2 or more (Ashley!) since then.

Among those amazing women, I have my extra-special group of Ya-ya's. We talk daily and I value their friendships so much. Ashley, Jill, Kelly, Kristi, Mary, Patti & Reid. Among us we have 18 kids (wow, who knew it was that many!?!?). We have met Ashley & her family in person a few times and we're going to Disney with Kelly and her family in November. I honestly don't know what I would do without my Ya's. Love you all!

So, this has been my little tribute to Baby Loss Awareness Day. Remember those tomorrow who have lost a baby.

Tuesday, October 13, 2009

The story behind the Princess & Shoes video

Princess absolutely LOVES shoes, especially when they're new. Her and I were playing in the living room. She had her sneakers on when we first started playing. She then discovered that her Buster Browns (the ones in the video) were also in the living room. So, she brought them over to me and had me take off her sneakers to put the BB's on. I did that. Then she played for a bit, came back to me and had me take off her shoes & her socks and then just put her shoes on with no socks. This went on for quite some time, shoes on with socks and then shoes on with no socks. Back & forth, back & forth.

At one point, she wanted me to put them back on but got mad every time I tried. She wanted me to put them on the WRONG feet. So, I did that and she was happy as a clam. She only kept them like that for a couple of minutes and then had me switch them back again. It really was quite funny.

Video of Princess and her shoes

video

Monday, October 12, 2009

Ok, now to remember everything I've wanted to blog about lately. See, this is why I'm no good at blogging because I have all these great things to write but can't drop everything at that moment to blog about it.

Hmmm...I've been having some great conversations with Lovebug lately. It's great when we just talk and talk. It's so wonderful to see him growing & developing in to such a little person.

Earlier tonight we were on our way home from dinner at a restaurant. Lovebug had decided that he deserved ice cream. While we were in the car, he said "Mommy, it's hard work". I asked him what was hard. He said "I want to eat ice cream". So apparently it was hard work to wait to get home to eat ice cream.

He had a scoop of ice cream when we got home and then had an orange. Even those he's a picky eater and we're torturing training him to eat better he at least eats fruits (more on that later). Hubby had given Princess her bath then brought her downstairs to say good night. I gave her a kiss and said "Good night Princess" like I do every night (yes, I say Princess). Then Lovebug gave her a hug and kiss and said "Night night Princess". Totally made us laugh! He's never called her Princess before. He then said "Night night Sissy" which is what he normally says to her and is his name for her.

Now to the eating, after the restaurant we went to Stop & Shop to get some groceries. I went to the produce section first to get some fruit. Lovebug first asked for apples, then some oranges and some plums. I'm so glad that he likes fruits so much.

Princess has been walking more & more, it's so awesome! She typically does really well unless Lovebug pushes her over which being a typical big brother he does a lot. But she's definitely getting better at it. And oh my goodness, the love of shoes she has! I brought her to the shoe store with me last weekend so I could get each of them a new pair of sneakers and get myself some new shoes. She was picking out shoes and trying to put them on, it was the sweetest thing. And she was so excited to put her new shoes on for the first time. She is definitely a girl with her love of shoes!

Tuesday, October 6, 2009

Babies Don't Keep

I saw a portion of this poem the other day in a store, I thought it was really sweet and of course had to track it down to find the whole poem.

Mother, O Mother, come shake out your cloth,
Empty the dustpan, poison the moth,
Hang out the washing, make up the bed,
Sew on a button and butter the bread.


Where is the mother whose house is so shocking?
She's up in the nursery, blissfully rocking.


Oh, I've grown as shiftless as Little Boy Blue,
Lullabye, rockabye, lullabye loo.
Dishes are waiting and bills are past due
Pat-a-cake, darling, and peek, peekaboo


The shopping's not done and there's nothing for stew
And out in the yard there's a hullabaloo
But I'm playing Kanga and this is my Roo
Look! Aren't his eyes the most wonderful hue?
Lullabye, rockaby lullabye loo.


The cleaning and scrubbing can wait till tomorrow
But children grow up as I've learned to my sorrow.
So quiet down cobwebs; Dust go to sleep!
I'm rocking my baby and babies don't keep.


- Ruth Hulbert Hamilton

Sunday, October 4, 2009

I want my rug back and Princess walking

We had hardwood floors put in our living room/dining room a couple of months ago and had the old carpet ripped up. The other night Lovebug was running from the kitchen to the dining room and tripped over the seam between the 2 rooms. He fell but really not hard and didn't get hurt. However, the first thing he said to me was "I want my rug back", meaning that he wanted us to put the carpet back in, definitely a much softer landing surface. I explained to him that we weren't going to do that. We then went upstairs to start bedtime and he was quite happy to see the carpet upstairs in the hallway, LOL.

And just because I always have so many funny stories about Lovebug I feel I should include some stuff on Princess. She is starting to walk a lot more, she's finally not walking all funny looking. She still gets SO excited though when she walks so she ends up making herself fall over. But she walked all the way across our kitchen the other day and is doing more & more everday. Ahhh, maybe I won't be carrying her until she's 18, LOL.

Saturday, October 3, 2009

Why I don't like snotty people...or maybe I'm the snotty one...

So, I was at The Little Gym with Lovebug this morning. It was "bring a friend week", we didn't bring a friend. There was a little girl that brought her friend (and his mom). The little boys older sister also came. This was a class for 2-3 year olds (that Lovebug is in) and the older sister was about 7 or 8. At the beginning of class Miss Laurie told the older kids that were there that they had to sit by the wall and watch because it was a class for younger kids. One girl sat there perfectly fine throughout the whole class (her sister is a paying student). The sister of the guest sat there for about 5 minutes and that was it. During free play this older sister was up on the high bar, standing up on it and holding on to the bar higher up. One of the workers had to come in and tell her to get down. While this girl was up there, her mother was on the other side of the room not paying any attention. Now, what do you think would've happened if this girl happened to fall and get hurt?!? Of course, then it would've been the gyms fault and not the fault of the mother or the girl that didn't listen to the rules. When the mother found out that they had said something to her daughter, she looked annoyed! Ok, what the heck are you annoyed at?!? The fact that you're there AS A GUEST and not paying for it, it's a class for 2-3 year olds and you're letting your older child run around as if it's her class. Maybe it's that sense of entitlement that people these days seem to have, I really thought that was only the younger generation but apparently not.
So, is it her that's snotty for thinking she's entitled or is it me who thinks it's wrong that I pay good money to bring my child to that class and don't think people should take advantage of it who aren't paying?

And this isn't a snotty story, just sort of funny. There's a little boy in the class who likes to sit in Miss Laurie's lap at the beginning of class and at the end when we do the welcome & good-bye song. He sat there during the welcome song but for the good-bye song, some other little boy sat there. This kid threw a FIT!!! He was telling his mom it wasn't fair, to be honest I didn't hear her response but I hope she told him that it was fair because he sat there at the beginning of class and now it was someone elses turn.

Oh yes, and that reminds me of another snotty story!! During the instruction part of the class the kids were working on their monkey jumps. The good kids in the class wait their turn patiently. The kids whose parents apparently don't know how to discipline are getting in everyone elses way and trying to go over and over again. I swear that Miss Laurie is a saint and not telling the parents to control their children!

I know someone is probably thinking that they're there to have fun and they should be able to play and I totally agree. But when each child is told to wait their turn and kids just don't listen, why can't the parent get up and move them to another area of the gym. There's plenty of things to do.

So, again is it me that's snotty for thinking that a child should be taught to wait their turn or is it them for thinking that their child can go over & over again and not give the other children a chance? Hmmm...

I'm so glad he knows his name...

This morning Lovebug was in the bathroom with me while I was doing my
hair. We were having a conversation about The Little Gym. He loves his
teacher Miss Laurie. I told him (like I do every Saturday) that
Princess goes first then he goes. He said he didn't want Sissy (his
name for Princess) to go. Trying to reason with him I said that
Princess goes to the little kid class and is a Bird. And that he goes
to the big kid class and is a Super Beast. He thought about it and
said "Sissy is a bird?". I said "Yes and you're a Super Beast.". And
what is his natural response to that? No I'm First name last name (
and that loses all it's humor not using real names). And then he said
and Sissy is Sissy Last name. I really think that he believes that
Princesses first name is Sissy.