Friday, August 31, 2007

Sweet Validation

Ah...some days you get just what you need. Yesterday one of my dearest friends gave me a call. I haven't laughed that hard since I was exchanging labor stories with another first time mom (that is a story for another day).

We were exchanging stories of our kids...her 3 and my 2...yes, that includes our husbands. It was nice to know it isn't isn't just MY husband that cannot seem to find the closet to put his shoes away or put his keys and wallet in one of the multiple baskets I have purchased so his stuff isn't lying around or leaving for work doesn't equate to playtime with the kid(s) . I could go on...really.

Don't get me wrong, he does have his "chores" around the house...we both do. It is the little stuff that just makes me crazy. I think he likes the sound of my "bitchy" voice. Shit he has to...otherwise he would certainly TRY to put his shoes in the closet. Now I would understand if the shoes retaliated and jumped back out of the closet when he wasn't looking...after all you cannot control the action of one's shoes, right?!?! Or I could even understand if it was something new each time...but it is the nagging about the same stuff again and again and again.

Argh...husbands...the necessary evil.

Ahhh...friends who understand and put it all in perspective at least until the next time.

Thanks Heather, I needed that 10 minutes yesterday!!!!

Wednesday, August 29, 2007

Did you ever wonder...

what Nora would look like with hair?

Pretty darn cute if you ask me!!!

Thursday, August 23, 2007

Being a Mommy

As we quickly approach 5 months, I find it funny that some days I am still waiting for the mommy to come get this little girl that never leaves. It is still so hard to believe that she will be mine forever. She's not leaving. And truly I am okay with that, it is just this fleeting thought that goes through my head every now and again. I think it is all still sinking in. I mean shit after 34 years I had pretty much written mommy off the list of things to accomplish in my lifetime. I wouldn't trade it...not yet anyway...I live for 4:30 when I can pick her up from the babysitters. To see that smile and the string of drool dribbling down her chin. And believe it or not that doesn't even bug me. Now she hasn't thrown up in my shoe yet (Derek) so the verdict is still out as to how I will be able to handle everything that comes out of that mouth, but for some reason I think "NO" will be harder than any bodily fluid she could muster up.

I am suddenly listening to classical music in my car and Pajama Time is on my top five best reads for 2007. My bedtime is 9pm (sometimes I live on the edge and make it until 9:30). I now have to "dress" for dinner and am quickly learning the art of dunk and cover (Nora lets us know she is done eating by blowing out the last mouthfuls of cereal). I celebrate poop. The traumas of childbirth have become the topic or rather joke of my adult conversations. I have realized nursing mom's are much like cows. But mostly I have learned the value of a minute!

Of course some things will never change...pigs still don't sing la la la and those silly monkeys are still going to fall off the bed.

Sunday, August 19, 2007

Dads will Play

While the mom's have their backs turned, the dad's will play. Here are a couple pictures George was really proud of. Maybe I should keep a closer eye on Daddy?!?!?!

I'm ready for some football (with Daddy)!

Is it a bird, a plane, no it's superbaby.

Thursday, August 09, 2007

New Toy

I've actually had this for a little was mommy and daddy's 4 month birthday present to me. When I first got it, I didn't fit in it very well and could barely reach any of the toys or the bottom where my feet go. BUT, since I am growing so fast these days I can already touch the bottom and I have been able to explore all the toys. It really is pretty neat. And I love to stand up, it makes me feel like such a big girl!!!

PS - Although she keeps trying, Nora has promised Mommy that she will NOT to grow up too fast (for fears that mommy will start crying if she does grow up too fast).

Monday, August 06, 2007

I Went Swimming!!

At 4 short months old, I went swimming for the first time. It sure was bigger than my bath tub! I am not totally sure I am sold on it, but it was a little okay. Mommy & Daddy bought me this turtle to sit in. I think I will like that even more in a couple months. Sometimes I just kind of fell over in it. But I did already know to kick my little legs while I was floating in it. It was much more fun when people were holding me and "helping" me swim through the water.