Saturday, August 31, 2013
Friday, August 30, 2013
Thursday, August 29, 2013
Tuesday, August 27, 2013
Monday, August 26, 2013
What I did to get my toddler to take interest in other foods besides cereal.
Saturday, August 24, 2013
It's almost like a contradiction....grow up but stay young...it reminds me of when people say never loose your youth, which I've heard so many times.
Over the past 7 years I've found that I've grown so much as a person. First of all, its weird for me to say that I graduated high school seven years ago...I feel so old (even though a lot of you are like what???? You're young! Ha ha) and it is simply amazing to see the change. I wish I would of documented everything back then, but while everything is still fresh on my mind. In just seven years, I had a couple of different jobs, was in college and was trying to find myself....who I am, not really realizing that I had found me but was maturing over time. I also met the love of my life, which came a couple of months after I had told myself that I would focus or look or accept any other relationships. Thinking back on it, I was 'swept off my feet' and I didn't know it.... And even after a couple of years of dating we became really serious and had our first child together....
Even with all of the changes and causes for me to mature I know for a fact that I haven't lost my youth...some people focus so much on rushing to grow up not taking the time to cherish every moment...I realized that yes, I do want to grow up and it will happen eventually but I need to enjoy my life..and that's what I've been doing ever since.
Being a mother of two children, I found it to be important that while I am teaching and disciplining them, I also have to enjoy life with them. With my oldest daughter before the younger one came, we would always do fun activities together. I would run around with her at the park, pretend to play store, have a tea party or picnic, jump on the bed and even when we go to Chuckie Cheese, run around and play in the ball pit with her. I wanted her to know that yes, I am mommy but I will play and get silly with you...it was only right and honestly fun.
As a mom...if there could be any advice that I could give other new mothers, it would be to enjoy life and have fun with your children. Don't get too caught up in being a "grown up".
Thursday, August 22, 2013
Wednesday, August 21, 2013
Tuesday, August 20, 2013
Monday, August 19, 2013
Saturday, August 17, 2013
Friday, August 16, 2013
So......I've been trying to work on shape recognition with Kay and she's been doing sooo incredibly well!!!
Today as we were going over her shapes, I thought I would try something different from the norm and ask her to draw a circle.
She took a couple of crayons and to be honest, I wasn't really expecting to see circles but I didn't want to underestimate her either.
She began to move her hand with the crayon in a circular motion and as I looked down. I saw circles....
I couldn't be happier as this is a major milestone that I didn't expect for us to reach yet, but the earlier the better :-).
- proud mommy
- · It’s very important to relax
- · Stay hydrated
- · Try to nurse in a quiet room
- · Consult a lactation specialist if needed or go online and chat with someone at the La Leche League www.llli.org
Thursday, August 15, 2013
Tuesday, August 13, 2013
Monday, August 12, 2013
Saturday, August 10, 2013
The baby is here!!!! Bright and early yesterday morning my second child,Alanna, was born at 8:22 am.
As the nurses helped to prepare me for surgery, I became nervous and anxious - I just wanted to fast forward to the part where I enjoy the baby....not all of this other stuff.
The room I stayed in felt and looked like a bedroom, it was comfortable and seemed soundproof, which was A major plus!! It had a rocking chair, extra chairs, paintings and a flat screen tv, among other things.
Now, I'm on the road to recovery from the c-section and it has been a difficult task to do. I will be honest and say that once the numbness completely wore off, I felt like someone was constantly stabbing my lower abdomen over and over again. I was very stiff and thankful for the "leg sleeves" the hospital provided which helped to keep the blood circulating and massaged my legs for over 24 hours.
The first time I had to get out of the bed I could of sworn that my feet had cement blocks on them. I felt dizzy, uneasy and so much pain, but I know in order to recooperate, I have to take baby steps to get back to being 100%, well close.
I have to admit that I missed being on the internet, blogging and tweeting but I am enjoying being a "new mom" again.
Thursday, August 8, 2013
- · 3 – 4 loosely fitting panties
- · 3 loosely fitting dresses
- · Loosely fitting pajamas pants
- · Nursing tank tops
- · 2 pairs of non-skid socks
- · Flip flops
- · Contact nipple shield
- · Baby’s “Take Me Home” Outfit
- · 2 onesies
- · Bibs
- · Burp cloth
- · Baby socks
- · Baby bow
- · Tooth brush & toothpaste
- · Lotion
- · Deodorant
- · Body brush
- · Scarf
- · Comb
- · Brush
Wednesday, August 7, 2013
Tuesday, August 6, 2013
Monday, August 5, 2013
Saturday, August 3, 2013
Friday, August 2, 2013
- While your waffles are toasting, cut up the bananas in thick but bite sized circles, the same with the strawberries
- Once the waffles are done, cut up into small triangles
- Then, begin to put the kabob together, starting with a piece of waffle, then fruit following.