Monday, June 24, 2013

Flying time and a 9 month old!

Time is passing by WAY too fast!  Seriously its exciting and makes me a bit hide-my-tears-weepy too!

My baby... my BABY... is not so much a baby.  He just turned 9 months old.  And as you Mama's know... turning 9 months is one of those reflective turns of the calendar as you think back to how your baby has now lived in the great big world as long as they were in your belly's... so yeah... very pleased to be the Mama to sweet and active bundle of smiles both within my belly and outside of it!

He crawls EVERYWHERE and pulls up on any surface he can find.  He's my adventurous and fearless baby, so I'm a little worried what the future holds!  He is determined and vocal and completely has me smitten over him!

Here we are the day of his baby dedication at church...  Squinty one and squinty two... this shows why I am always in sunglasses outside and I-man has bluer eyes and squints like me too!

And his official 9 month photo...

And then there is the sweet big brother who will be 3 in just a couple months! I thank the Lord for the opportunity to be Mama to the world's best boys (not that I am biased).  : )
Here he is painting his lawn mower he built at a Home Depot kids workshop day.  He loves to swing a hammer and build and paint and use his hands.  He is just like his daddy!  Handy and a brain that turns in a very "engineering" way.  Always wondering how things work, what they are made out of etc.  I'm more of a right brain... so its fun to look at life and answer questions through his lenses.
And Running-- you know I am still running.  But I've added cross training and love that.  SO now I run 2 times a week and cross train/strength train 2+ days a week.  Since I started p90x in February and kept up with the cross training-- I lost extra poundage doing this routine (as in the 10lbs I needed to lose to get back to pre-preg weight)!  Yeah!
Enough rambles for the day-- I finally had an all kid-fee day thanks to my sweet sister in law watching the boys today!  Off to go enjoy the last few minutes alone... and can't wait to hug my boys again!  : )


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Thursday, March 21, 2013

1st go at Windows Live Writer (rocks!) and Feeling Old!


I recently saw a post on Facebook along the lines of—I still feel like I’m 20—until I’m around 20 year olds, and then I feel my age!

Um—yeah.  That pretty well goes for how I feel I still look—dewy, young—until I try to take a few shots with my 6 month old… then I realize… holy smokes, who is that 32 year old?! 


6 month with Mommy 1

That’s what my 82 year old grandma says too.  She says she looks in the mirror and wonders who the wrinkly old lady is staring back at her.  Alas, maybe some things never do change!  : )  So while I am still a spry young three-two years of age, I better get some shots with my growing-up-fast baby boy…

6 Month w Mommy Crop

And then when you’re 6 months old—your happy about life and “don’t have a tooth in your head” --- yet...

6 months Sitting6 months


**PS—His hair always looks greasy on top because it is.  We have to keep lotion on his head all the time or he gets really bad dry skin and itches himself until he bleeds.  ; (  So greasy hair, it is!

Wednesday, March 20, 2013

Mommy Freak Outs and everyday life

I'm pretty certain when you sign up to be a mom, you no longer get to have days without worry over something or someone!   I haven't mentioned it to anyone but my hubby and a friend but oh well...  Here goes...   Don't think I'm a bad mom...

My 2 1/2 year old had a big plate of cantaloupe, and a wheat pita stuffed with a tiny smidge of organic natural pb.  A while into his meal while eating the cantaloupe he asked for a napkin because he said the juice was making him itchy... it was running all over him.  We wiped it off and then he started getting a few little bumps around his mouth.  I kinda freaked out and said it was time to take a bath to get all the juice off.   He started to scratch his neck like crazy and I had him lay down in the water to wash off more.  After about 15 minutes, the little rash on his face went away and he seemed fine again.  Freak out subsided.

Fast forward a day and he had more cantaloupe but ate it with a fork and there was no juice and no rash.  No issue.

Fast forward another day and my husband gave him another small pita sandwich with a smidge of organic natural pb (only ingredient are peanuts).  He got the little rash on his chin again... no itching and then it went away again after about 15 minutes. 

I have a niece with a severe pb allergy and this was obviously not the way she reacted.  I don't want to ask my sister about it because she will probably get me more nervous than I am!  Does this sound like a pb allergy?  He's eaten nuts of all kinds before without issue.  And also had other pb before without issue (the kind with extra ingredients).  I usually give him only sunflower seed butter for sandwiches but I ran out.

I have an appointment set up Friday with his pediatrician and another with an allergist on Monday... any thoughts/experiences before then are appreciated.  Obviously I am avoiding anymore pb before the appointments! 

*And thanks for the blogger alternative.  I am a pc, so I will look into it soon!  Blogger is back to not letting me post pictures!

**And happy 1/2 birthday to my sweet 6 month old (yesterday)!!

Tuesday, March 12, 2013

More randoms -- Alternate Title-- I hate blogger.

When blogger stopped letting me upload photos I just quit posting.  Here is a photo from five stinkin' weeks ago... but its too cute not to put up!
The boys are so sweet and I am thankful for every day we get to spend together!  Seriously, life is short and I don't take the blessing of being a mom lightly!
My sweet I-man is now 5 1/2 months old and has been sitting so well... ask him to roll over though and he is just happy to stay either way you lay him.  Seriously hes probably only rolled over from belly to back 15+/- times.  I knew it would be true, but could not imagine how it would look when I was pregnant... its pretty amazing how different babies can be!   It's REALLY hard the second time around not to play the comparison game.  I try not to look back at N's baby book and go from memory on some milestones so that I can't compare!  I know N was sitting really well right at 6 months but he rolled both ways a ton before sitting.  Alas.  They look different and act different.  And they love each other like crazy.  Seriously, they make each other giggle constantly and it warms my Mommy heart like crazy!
My sweet 2 1/2 year old (just turned 2 1/2!!) is VERY into asking questions.  Its a stage I knew would come like a flood when it did but I was not prepared for how many silly questions I'd have to repeatedly answer.  "Why are you taking the shell off the (hard boiled) egg?" (Asked at least 5 times as I peel an egg.) "What are you doing?"  "Why are the cars stopped?" (At every red light) "Why are you putting on your shoes?"  "Where are we going?" Ïs that ___?"  "Why is daddy doing that?" (To me while his Daddy is standing there doing something simple).  It's fun and yet, I quickly see why parents start to answer "because."  
Hint: Today I pretended to eat the shell of the egg, so I think I at least got him to fnish asking that question. : ) 
I've been running 3 days a week still but also started in a P90X group since I decided to postpone races right now (kinda on burnout from races and to help the budget).  The p90x has been a fun new challenge!  It's a lot more exercise than I normally do-- but I feel better and my jeans fit better after one month!

Well-- back to real life.  Thanks for those that have kept posting... I'm still reading!

Sunday, January 6, 2013

Perpetually Late

Before I got married (7ish + years ago now, what?!)... I liked to be a half hour to 15 minutes early to everything... church, a movie, a show...   Then I got married and we were lucky when we got anywhere together just 5 minutes early. 

Then one kiddo came along and that shot Early right in the foot.  We were lucky to get anywhere just 5 minutes LATE.

Now with two kids... um yeah, it's sliding back further still. 

If we keep having kids I'm thinking we'll shoot for the 9am service at church (or show or movie) and be happily surprised when we are there early for the 11:15!

Random thought of the day.  That is all.

Though I haven't been commenting... Good luck to any virtual running buddies doing the Goofy Challenge.  That means you Mandy and Nikki