Monday, December 17, 2007
Hopefully I still get enough milk to cover the morning and two night feeds. Last night little man was nursing, and pulled off, looked up at me and squinted his eyes shut and gave me the biggest smile! I wanted to cry he was SOO adorable!
In other news, he had his 9 month check up on Friday. He weights 20lbs 8 oz, is 28.5 inches long and is measuring in the 50-75 percentile for both. His head is still at 97th percentile (I don't remember the measurement.)
That is all for now!
Tuesday, December 04, 2007
I've just had a revelation. He doesn't yell while he is in transition, just when sitting or standing, so the key is to keep him moving. Yeah, like that will work.
He had pulled himself up on the couch the other day, and for some reason had one of those little wrist rattles on his arm. He got into his standing position, and noticed the rattle, and took his little hand and grabbed the rattle. Letting go of the couch. He stood there for 10 seconds or so, then realized what was going on, and fell down. My little man is growing up so fast!
Other new things:
- He claps. It's cute
- He waves. This is also very cute.
- He stands up in his crib. Not so cute, especially at 4 am.
- He snores, just like daddy. This is hopefully just temporary with the cold weather.
- He says something that sounds a lot like "I want my mama." We don't know what it means.
- When mommy laughs he laughs back. Even if he is sad or upset about something.
- He can climb the stairs (with supervision). He giggles while he goes up and down.
Wednesday, November 21, 2007
So the weather forecast says it is supposed to snow today. Two inches! While it is kind of exciting, it will be Finley’s first snow, it is a
My current morning routine is carrying all of my stuff (bookbag, laptop, pump bag and baby bag,) PLUS the baby, since he has outgrown his infant carrier out to the car. How much fun will that be with slippery icy snowy ground! Yay!
Other things I am NOT ready for? My test today. That’s right, I am so not prepared. But it’s okay. I’ll get through it. I’m going to leave a little early today to go study a bit before the test I thinkAnd if all else fails (and so do I) my prof drops the lowest test score. This is the third out of four tests, and the first two were okay, I got an A and a B, it just puts a lot more pressure on the fourth test if I do poorly on this one.
If I’m gonna leave early that means I have to get some work done now, since that is what they pay me for.
Tuesday, November 20, 2007
Well, not so much busy as stressful… I have a test tomorrow, and I am ill prepared for it. Aurgh! So what do I do? Screw around on the internet. People need Christmas lists ASAP, so I worked on that. I should be studying and I elfed myself instead. Check it out:
That’s all for today.
Wednesday, November 14, 2007
Work is kind of busy, and class is kicking my butt (I have a test in one week, and I'm only 4 chapters behind on my homework (5 if you count NEW material that isn't on this test.) Oh well, I don't have to turn it in, so I am not REALLY worried about the homework, just passing the darn test.
My Creative Memories group had an open house yesterday, and I think it went pretty well. I had two customers! Yay!
Okay, back to work!
Monday, November 12, 2007
I missed posting this weekend. Of course, we were at my In-Laws house, and they don’t really have internet. Well, they have dial up, but it is such a pain to use other people’s computers! I am nut using that as an excuse, I just felt the need to put that out there.
We went to
Friday, November 09, 2007
We are going to a wedding tonight, so I am posting now, 'cause I know after the wedding I won't want to post! I was going to take today off, but that didn't happen, so I went in for a little bit, got what needed to be done done, and here I sit, waiting for the family to get home. Pumping of course.
It seems weird to say family. I know we are one, but it just feels, well, like I said, weird. I guess that is because I don't commonly refer to them as my family. I mean, my family has been my parents and brother for so long, it is difficult to adust to a NEW family unit. Not to say I don't think my parents and brother (and his wife and daughter) are still family, they very much are, not to mention the hubby's huge family. But I have my very own little family now. And l like it!
Well faithful reader. (If there is one!) I should go now, before the computer shuts itself off and this post is lost forever! (Or, well, until I drag out the cable and plug the computer back in...)
Have a good Friday!
Thursday, November 08, 2007
I'd like to redesign the pump system. I think it should be a bit more streamlined, so it can be used under a loose shirt. I enjoy pumping in the car when we travel (I tend to get more milk then, not sure why), and the dang thing is so bulky and awkward, I feel like the truckers are staring at me! But, such is my life right now.
Just my random thought on pumping. Night.
Tuesday, November 06, 2007
And how would I know this? I never seem to get any these days! The baby was up half the night Sunday night with a terrible cough, that made me want to ask him how long he’s been smoking… you know that rattle-y chest, hacking cough that smokers get, he has it. Yay! I also have a couch, but for some reason, we can’t be up coughing at the same time, oh no, he finally goes back to sleep and then I start up with it! Ugh!
So I am going to do the best thing for me… take a shower and go to bed. Of course, once I fall asleep, the Finman will wake up.
Oh, and that so there, that I just used, it’s not quite that same usage as my usual so… so I’m going to let it slide!
Monday, November 05, 2007
Books I am currently reading: “The Thief Lord” by Cornelia Funke. It is a children’s book. I’ve read it a couple of times. It’s a pretty good quick read. I am also reading “Dragonfly in Amber” by Diana Gabaldon. It’s the second book in a series about a timetravelling woman (of sorts) It’s set on the 1700’s and 1900’s. Very interesting (I’ve read all six that are out now) The author is working on book 7, hopefully to come out in 2009.
Short post, I’m tired! Til tomorrow!
Sunday, November 04, 2007
The baby is trying to crawl. In the process he has learned how to sit up. This is an improvement, because he just yells at me when he is on his tummy and wants to be put back sitting, but now he can fix that himself. Yay! He still yells at me to fix it, but I tell him he can get there himself. I figure he'll be crawling soon, he is so very close, but has to be mad before he goes forward. It is pretty darn funny.
He got "attacked" at daycare on Friday. One of the other kids came and yanked on his shirt and scratched his face and shoulder while he was playing in the exersaucer.. It looks like he got hit in the nose. Aww, my baby's first fight! (Well, he got bit once too...) Ahh, the joys of daycare. I feel sorry for the other kids when he can walk... he's gonna have "incident reports" all the time!
I don;t know if I've mentioned it, but the Finman goes to an Army daycare, so there is a form for everything. Incident reporting, meds, lotions, food he can eat. It's kind of crazy. But, it is fairly cheap. Given the option, I would stay home with him in a heartbeat, but since that isn't an option, he goes to his baby boot camp. (Okay, it's nothing like boot camp) They eat breakfast and sing songs and eat snacks and play with toys and eat lunch and play outside.. It's a busy place. Fin's favorite part is the food. The boy loves to eat.
Okay, off to bed!
Friday, November 02, 2007
Yeah. It’s a bad combo.
Have I mentioned I don't like snot? This morning in the car, boogers everywhere. I actually had to find a tissue so his boogers didn't get all over me when I took him out, since he likes to bury his face in my shirt. And it is only November. It is going to be a LONG winter!
Day two of NaBloPoMo!
So if you don’t know anything about blogger, it is pretty cool. Like right now, I am typing my blog in Outlook, and I can just E-mail it to my personal blogger address, and it posts! I haven’t explored a whole lot, but so far I like this place.
The baby has been VERY fussy lately. I think he is teething, and he is not a happy camper. He probably tolerates pain about as much as mommy does. Maybe more, cause mom is a huge wuss!
I’ve noticed that I tend to start with “So…” I need to work on that, because it annoys me to no end! Reading through my past blogs I have a
Okay, back to work! More to come!
Thursday, November 01, 2007
I haven't posted a blog in FOREVER! Let's see if we can make a habit!
Lets see, from my last post in February, I was pregnant. Nope, not that anymore. Didn't know what variety of baby we were having. Know that now.
Okay, up to speed!
I have a 7 1/2 month old son named Finley. He is a joy every day! Yes, even through poop and tears and hair pulling, a joy. I never knew I could love someone so much! But I do.
Right now, he is in the process of learning to crawl, against his will. He would much rather get up and walk, but due to the fact that he weighs around 20 lbs, and probably 9 of that is head, he is just a little bit top heavy. (Okay, so maybe that is a little over exaggerated, but lets face it, his little 50% body is a little disproportionate with his 97%+ head) In other words, he is top heavy. He stands up, then falls over. If he leans over to get something, he can't get back up. Poor kid.
He is also teething. This makes for a cranky baby. Hopefully soon we will at least have a tooth to show for it. Hopefully. I mean, how long can a kid teethe for and not get teeth? We are going on two months now.
That's all for today. Tune in tomorrow (hopefully!) for a day in the life of moomy. (No, not a typo, I just feel like a dairy cow.)
Monday, February 05, 2007
But the really big news is that my husband and I expecting the birth of our first child in March. Yeah, like I said, a lot has changed. Things are going pretty well so far, I have started to get pretty uncomfortable lately, but I think that can be expected in the 9th month of pregnancy. We don't know what we are having, and are kind of having trouble deciding on names, so hopefully before we go to the hospital we have SOMETHING picked out. We will have to see.