Friday, November 12, 2010


So the holidays are fast approaching and I would absolutely love to deck the entire house out in holiday stuff. But I'm holding myself back... why? because I'm positive that my dear wonderful little 2 year old would tear apart the decorations the first chance he had. Also, our house is small! With the amount of toys and things everywhere there just isn't that much room to put up holiday decorations! I am deeply wanting to move into a larger home, however I have no idea when or even if this will happen. But oh to have a larger home... the ways I could decorate. So I think I may just put up one or two small things and wish for the best. I really do want the munchkin to have the joy of the holidays I do, but right now I still think he's too young to even notice!

Has it really been so long?

I can't believe I have not written in over 2 months! Ugh how horrible of me to be neglecting this page! I am terribly sorry for anyone out there that may actually read this blog. I will try my hardest to write at least once a week from this point on, and feel free to throw tomatoes at your computer screen if I do not.

Well so much has been occuring in my little munchkins life. He caught a cold about 3 weeks ago and his sleep and schedule has been completely off since. It did not help that at the end of his cold was the time change and that always throws me off. Take right now, he fell asleep (for his nap) at 3 and it is almost 5:30 and he is still asleep! He did wake at 6am this morning! oh did mommy not like that. I do have a plan though. I am awaiting his daddys return phone call to give my idea to him "DISNEYLAND!" Well, why not! If the munchkin sleeps any longer we can take him to that super happy place, run around, watch the fireworks and shows, etc, etc and then come home super late.... maybe just maybe if the gods are all on my side that would help the munchkin sleep in a little tomorrow and maybe even get back on some sort of schedule! Hmm here is hoping.

So our 2nd thanksgiving is just around the corner and this year rather than going across the country to see the grandparents they are coming to us! WOO HOO! The munchkin has not seen them since 2009 (in person) so this should be great. We are going to Disneyland with all the grandparents, a great-aunt and a cousin the Sunday prior to Thanksgiving. I am hoping it is not too terribly crowded and that we all have fun. Then it is the normal running around etc since the hubby has to work. Thanksgiving we are feasting at my parents home with some other family members. That Friday we will be going to the Living Desert for some animal and train watching and then that night both sets of grandparents will be with us as we go watch the lights as they are turned on at the Mission Inn. It shall be a very fun and busy week and I even have to fit in cooking for more than just my usual 3! Looking forward to it though!

Tuesday, August 10, 2010

Sleep talking or Awake?

So lately the munchkin has been stumping his daddy and mommy. We hear sounds coming from his bedroom, fullon converstaions even! We listen and listen, then sometimes we open the door, but we are not greated with that adorable little "HIIIII" instead no sounds issue forth. We have a sleep talker/player! For the last hour I have been listening as the little one has talked, banged the side of his crib, sang, and made other less distinguishable sounds. I opened his door and find a little one fast asleep on the bed! How crazy! I know I walked in my sleep as a child so I think I would much rather have him talk and make me think he is awake rather than have him go head first down the stairs!

With the increased sleep talking also comes another big milestone... His 2nd Birthday! I can hardly believe that my little munchkin is going to be 2 in just a little over a month! He has grown so very much, has developed by leaps and bounds, it amazes me that he was ever a tiny little baby! Ahh how time flies so quickly!

Monday, August 2, 2010

The land of the sleeping

So the past 3 weeks now it seems my munchkin has only one thing on his little mind... SLEEP! Oh how I never thought I would see this happen! He has been sleeping 12 hours at night and then taking a 3 hour nap in the late afternoon! Oh my goodness how this has just thrown me for a loop! Playdates and classes have had to be canceled due to his "sleeping in" and then his slow start to the day! The hubby and I are amazed at how much the little one wants to sleep and how he is putting up a very little fight compared to in the past! Oh how nice this is, although it can be a little bit annoying as well! He is definitely growing as a result of all this sleep, and man does my body feel it every time I go to pick him up. Although he is also becoming such a smart little one. He loves starting his ABC's from the letter I, he loves to do the Gymboree log freeze at the table while eating (it so cute since he does the little shoosh thing too!), he just started to use a fork without spilling the food from the fork (ok it's a spork but he doesn't need to know that), he can climb and run with the best of them, he loves to go outside and in the car in the morning and he absolutely loves his Gymboree class (although mommy doesn't like the fact that it is moving very far away from us and the drive is not so great!), oh and he loves hearing the story "Princess Baby Night Night" right before bed! So cute.

What an amazing little boy he is indeed!

Wednesday, July 21, 2010


After a few trying days today has finally gotten to be a bit better. Dinner is over and the men of the house are upstairs playing. It's nice to skip out on my nightly chores and just sit back to listen to the sounds of giggles resonating from the upstairs bedroom. Daddy definitely knows how to make the munchkin laugh.

Baby Einstein is slowly being replaced with Sesame Street! Oh my goodness I never thought I would see the day. A few days ago I thought what they hay and I turned on a guitar episode of Seame Street. Let's just say the munchkin fell in love and now all day every day all I hear is "Street, Street" - his version of asking for Sesame. He loves watching the puppets and characters interact and gets a little bored with the cartoon segments, unless they have Elmo or Big Bird in them of course. It is rather adorable!

Monday, July 19, 2010

Time goes by too quickly

I realize with the birth of a friends baby girl that it is fast approaching a month since I last blogged about anything baby related. For that I am very sorry.

It seems as my munchkin is approaching the 2 year mark every bit of the terrible twos is surfacing on a daily basis. Now he does still have those wonderfully angelic days where I could just gobble him up, but alas, that is not every day! (I wish it was) Ahh the joys of toddledom. He has become Mr. I'm a Big Boy Now! First it was wanting a big boy chair to eat, then I want to walk and hold your hand when we go anywhere outside (ok the holding the hand is forced by me and daddyand he is complying for now), to the I don't want to go near you at all because you are not standing the right way mommy! Oh my goodness how my head hurts. I do love my son to death but man there are days that I'd like to run away from his little attitude. The hubby and I wanted an independent free thinker and man did we get one! Oh goodness.

Well on to developments. He has been keeping me on my toes this last month with so many new things happening ... I think I'll just list them to make it easier on myself:
1. Going down the stairs like a big boy, AKA I don't hold on to the rail because that is for babies
2. Using 2 to 4 words together to get an idea across, such as Mommy hat please on (meaning mommy put the dang hat on)
3. He let's you know when he would like to do something, Shoes outside car - meaning lets get a move on ma
4. Pretends to give and recieve kisses from his stuffed animals and toys, pretends to draw shapes and objects
5. Loves to climb and slide
6. Finds one or two special toys for the day and takes them everywhere with himself
7. Refuses food he doesn't like and has to be coaxed into eating it, even though he liked it last week
8. Loves hotdogs, cheerios and cheese
9. Has finally started to watch and enjoy Sesame Street, and will even sit on his Tigger chair to watch, although he loves to run to the screen and touch the letters he knows
10. Can recognize most of his letters, can count to 30 on his own with just a little help, says his own version of the ABC's that starts somewhere in the middle
11. Randomly was singing Row row row your boat on Friday (I believe it was) it was so cute we made sure to get it on film

and the list goes on and on.... so many growths and developments, I definitely love watching him grow up!

Tuesday, June 29, 2010

"I"m a big kid now"

So at 21 months my munchkin has decided that he is a Big Boy. Oh the headaches this has caused mommy and daddy as we try to determine what it is that our once slightly easy going child now wants. Today it was - I will feed myself, I want to sit on my big boy chair (booster seat at the kitchen table) all by myself, I want to climb and play on things that are way too dangerous for me... oh how the list goes on!
It is amazing to watch my little one grow and develop but at the same time trying to figure out what he wants and how he wants it is exhausting. Oh well at least it's wonderful to watch him grow up!

Sunday, June 13, 2010

Craziness that is no nap!

Oh what a day. It seems that for the second Sunday in a row our little munchkin has decided that a nap is not on the agenda. He first decided to wake up a whole hour later than normal... he then proceeded to show signs that yes a nap is coming.... boy were we in for it when an hour after he went into his crib for the nap he was still running around the crib and bouncing off the sides! I tried food and drink but that did not help to calm and settle him. So today he had no nap! Oh the pain that will be tonight if he wakes repeatedly! Already he is waking every night at exactly midnight, for this we have no idea why, and if he were to add more awake periods tonight I may actually die from exhaustion! So my hope is that he stays conked out all night! Tomorrow is now completely up in the air since I won't know if he'll get back to his regular routine or if he'll decide that it's not that important and he'll stay awake all day again!

Toddlers definitely throw you for a loop! Just when you think that everything is starting to go smoothly they go ahead and change it up on you! Oy what a pain!

Thursday, June 10, 2010

Things never go as planned

From the time Noah was born I have come to realize that with a baby it means that nothing in life will ever go as planned again. Here are some things from birth till now that have not gone as planned:

1. Breastfeeding - yeah not all babies latch right away. Some must start on a bottle then go to the breast due to whatever issue they might have. So you must be prepared for this! We weren't and so the minute I was released from the hospital we were running to BabiesRus for bottles, forumula etc. All because we believed that our little munchkin would have no problems!

2. Getting to events on time - it will never fail that your beloved little bundle of joy will either fall asleep in their bed or take a giant messy poop or ask for something to eat (because they are starving mind you) right as you are about to load them up into the car to go somewhere. Oh the joy... and as they get older it's like they have a sixth-sense or something and suddenly as soon as you want to go anywhere, even if it's just to pee, they need something before their limbs begin to fall off. Ahh they say "prepare the diaper bag the night before" or "start getting everything ready at least 2 hours before you have to go" but this just isn't realistic for an over worked and super tired new parent.

3. Your lil angel will eventually not be a lil angel in restaurants or places where they have to wait more than 10 seconds after they become old enough to sit up on their own - Yep as soon as the little bugger starts to sit on their own they are now so enthralled with the world and all around them that they must partake in every little thing. Enjoy eating out while the baby can still sleep in the carrier! Now on a side note it does get better later on... but that is much later on.

4. Your husband and all that the does will drive you up the wall (or wife for that matter) - it is inevitable that the lack of sleep will one day make you want to rip your loved ones heart right out of their chest and stomp on it with all your might. This lack of sleep and the surge of hormones running through your veins are tough to deal with. No matter what other people say this happens to everyone! Little things that did nothing originally will now feel like nails going down a chalkboard... all I can say is get medicated early! hehe... but really take time to talk to your honey and express your concerns, if they don't listen well go ahead and rip that heart out, I won't tell!

Ok the list goes on and on but I need to take a break! Happy parenting!

Motherhood ruins friendships (From Wordpress 5/25/2009)

Oh alright I know that is a little dramatic. However I just checked my work email (remember I'm a stay at home mom so I don't really need to check my work aka school district email) and found two letters from my team members that I was seperated from upon my departure from the middle school that were dated in February and the middle of this month. I feel horrible that I had not responded sooner, especially to the February letter. I spoke with these individuals multiple times daily and had lunch with them every day and every Friday and here I didn't respond to their letters, that were a response to mine from then. Ugh what a horrible friend I am. So I do plan to make it up to them. I am hoping to arrange a day that they can come to my humble abode and I will fix them a wonderful meal, or at least buy one and pretend I made it, hehe. I miss the comaradiere that the three of us shared and hope that we are able to regain it and visit with each other frequently from this point forward!
Oh what a horrible friend motherhood has made me!

Back to the world May 24, 2010 from Wordpress

So I have been offline for a very very very long time! Seeing as my little munchkin required me to be away from our in home office I never had the opportunity to do much online. Now we have our internet connection downstairs (where I spend most of my day) and so I am back.
So much happens daily in my little ones life, some good, some bad, some just plain annoying! Ahh but that is the joys of parenthood.
Well I really have no idea what to write about and the little one is asking for help so I am off, for now!

So I shall begin (taken from My wordpress account)

First I must give credit to my hubby for making a lovely Binky graphic for me... ahh how I've tried all of those with my son.

So the last few weeks have been very trying. My little one has decided that having major teething pain, a very bad diaper rash, a rash from the snot running non-stop, would all be a very good thing. His entire schedule was wacky and had me (and the hubby) barely sleeping. It was so very trying and I didn't know if and when he would ever feel better, for it seemed as though everything we did made him feel worse. Well today is day two of what looks like the turn around. Vaseline seems to be doing wonders on the rash, he's back to sleeping and eating normally (during the day at least) and is in a very happy mood. I'm only hoping that this trend will continue.

As for myself I am highly disappointed. Due to the lack of sleep my body seems to feel as though it is shutting down. My joints seem to be experiencing a bad case of arthritis and I can barely get myself out of bed in the morning. All the cleaning and organizing I would like to do seems to have fallen drastically behind since I am having a terrible time moving around during the day. I'm gaining weight rather than losing weight, because I'm too tired to get up in the morning to go to the gym and I can't go at night because I wouldn't be able to go to sleep. Ugh it's so frustrating.

Well I just heard a binky drop out of the crib, our usual sign that my son is awake, and he's only been in the crib for 15 minutes and this is supposed to be his second nap of the day. I think I spoke too soon about him going back to normal! UGH!

Monday, June 7, 2010

My dear friends. Motherhood will throw you for a loop and then some... Ok and for you dads out there it will definitely affect you too. For me yesterday was one of those loop days. Everything seemed to be going normal... munchkin woke up in the morning just a little later than normal, had a great morning visiting with grandma and grandpa while the mommy did some cleaning, and then seemed to be right on target for his midafternoon nap... low and behold here is where things go astray. I'm not sure if it's because he wanted to continue playing downstairs, or if grandpa snuck some candy into him (which I doubt) but little man would not go to sleep! He spent almost 4 hours bouncing around his bed screaming, yelling, crying. So being the diligent mama I gave him cheerios, hylands tabs, tylenol, hot dog.. all of which didn't help him fall asleep. He just wouldn't... finally when I thought I would go crazy there was silence, ahh the golden silence, but alas it would only last about 20 minutes before the scream happened and he was wide awake! Blasted child had to do this right as I was getting dressed for a wedding we were supposed to be at an hour prior. Ugh so I got him then got myself ready, then gave a snack, he was then dressed and ready to go. We ended up being 2 1/2 hours late! But we were able to go to the reception, however he decided to walk/run around the place and stare at all the planes. Finally out of my own exhaustion and because his bed time was now upon us and we were almost an hour away from home we departed. Daddy thankfully took the munchkin home while I drove my own car, very slowly, home and got myself some dinner. What a day!

Now sadly these days happen more often than one would expect and it's usually when it is just munchkin and mommy. Some people say kids can feel when parents are stressed... I say bull my child just has it in for me and when ne knows something is different he just decides we're gonna do it his way and he finds the most inconvient ways to do things.

Now today so far has been a different story. He woke a little early this morning, had an excellent playdate with the local moms group and even went down for his nap early... he may even still be asleep during said nap (we are now 2 hours into it)... but there was nothing pressingly important on the schedule today, so maybe he senses that and decided today he would take it easy on me. Although I wish yesterday was more like today. Ah the fun of parenthood... Now where is my cupcake!

A little legal and rambling

There are so many things to write about as a new mom, from frustrations to joyous occasions. Since my little munchkin is now 20 months old I feel I have so much writing to catch up on, so this may seem like a jumble of thoughts with no organization, but at least I'm getting these down. And for those who may decide to copy this for a little profit please be aware that all rights are reserved and my work is copywrited, so if you want to use something you must get my expressed consent in writing before doing so.

So with a little bit of legal being said, I hope my dear friends (you know who you are) take this and learn from it or you at least get a laugh from it.

Friday, June 4, 2010

The other blog

So I created a wordpress blog a few months back and am hoping to use both as a way to save my sanity. Here's hoping it works!