Who knew having kids could change everything? I started this blog to keep my family and friends up to date on all the adventures and mishaps of being a mom.

Thursday, January 20, 2011

First Ouchie

Being the very accident-prone person that I am, I knew it was only a matter of time before my little girl started getting ouchies. Tonight while I was giving her a bath, I looked down to see her baby toe bleeding. It looked like she had scratched the skin off the top of it. Now anyone who is around my daughter a lot can tell you that my kid LOVES to kick her feet. She hadn't been wearing socks all night so the likelihood that she would have a sharp toenail that would scratch her were pretty high.... however, I didn't think of that scenario until I saw her bloody little toe. She didn't cry at all and let me wash it off and continued to play and kick her whole bath. While drying her off and putting on her jammies, I put on one of those super tiny band aids you always seem to get in first aid kits (I know know why they make them). Here is a pic of her little foot with the band aid on it.... tiny toes with tinier band aids are just too cute not to share :-)

Thursday, January 6, 2011

Daddy/Daughter time

Everyone knows that Alex loves to play on the computer. I mean come on, the boy has TWO monitors so he can watch YouTube videos while playing online games on the other screen. So is it any surprise that Emersyn has become a fan too? She will sit in her Bumbo in his arms and just stare. She watches the action of the game, the Disney cartoons he Googles and even the occasional screen saver. It makes me happy that the two of them have found something they can already enjoy... although I must admit Emersyn is done with it after about 5 or 10 min lol. Here are some pics I took of them enjoying their quality time :-)

Best Part of Wakin' Up...

No, it is not Folger's in my cup, although I do enjoy that a few hours later. One of my absolutely favorite parts of the day is Emersyn’s early morning bottle.  My baby sleeps anywhere from 8-9 hours a night, so she is hungry between 4:30am-5:30am every day. She is still really sleepy still (just needs some food before going back to sleep most days). I know that Alex would help out with this morning ritual if I wanted to sleep later or get more rest but I am just not ready to give it up.

I can hear Emersyn start to stir on the baby monitor about 15 minutes before she actually starts to cry; letting me know that she is officially hungry and wants food now. Since she is still sleepy, when I pick her up she cuddles in close while I make her bottle. Then for the next 20-30 minutes it is just her and I sitting in the dark living room. I only turn the entry light on so that the light doesn’t wake her up. As I feed her, she holds my hand that is holding the bottle. I don’t mind that I am tired or that I left my warm bed to sit on the cold couch. I don’t mind that on work days, I have to turn around and jump in the shower when she goes back to bed. I don’t mind that Alex is sleeping soundly in the bedroom and gets 2 extra hours of sleep a night then me. All I think about is how much I love the angel in my arms and I much I love the morning bottle time.

After she’s done eating (usually sleeping at this point), she gets a quick burp and then I lay her back into her crib and cover her up.  I know that soon these early morning bottles will fade away as she is able to sleep longer, so I am cherishing every morning while I still get the chance.

Sunday, January 2, 2011

Goals for 2011

2010 was a whirlwind for me. I found out I was pregnant only 35 days into the new year so any resolutions or goals that I had for year were quickly replaced when I began the daily puke ritual. (Really when you have morning sickness there is nothing else that you can really concentrate on). So, since I DO NOT plan to be pregnant in 2011, I am making some goals for this year.

1. I want to continue to work on my relationship with Alex. He is the perfect match for me. Yes we do fight but I want to continue to work on our relationship and making him feel like he is my true love at all times.
2. I want to continue to spend as much time as I can with my beautiful baby girl. She is growing up so fast and I want to make sure I cherish every milestone and moment. She can be one frustrating little girl at times which leads me to my next resolution...
3. I want to learn more patience. With Emersyn, with Alex, with my co-workers, with my employees, with strangers.... overall more patience!
4. I want to lose the last of the baby weight. I haven't started working out yet, so my goal is to begin to workout and lose the last 10 pounds of baby (and maybe even a little more :-) )
5. I want to go on some great family vacations. In May, my mom, Emersyn and I are going back to the Midwest to see family and in November Alex, Emersyn, my mom, my aunt, hopefully Jamie and I are going to Disneyland for E's first trip to the magic kingdom. I would love to sneak in a weekend away for Alex and I for his birthday too :-)
6. I want to make sure that Alex and I get friend time too with each of us getting one night a month to go out with our friends while the other parent stays with Em.
7. I would like to try to write a book. Yes, lofty goal I know. I have always loved writing and have been playing around with an idea for a book, we will see if I can find the time. This is my last goal in case it doesn't really happen.

2010 was a fantastic year and I am looking forward to all the fun, excitement and surprises that 2011 brings.