Monday, February 28, 2011

Saturday, February 26, 2011

Day 6...

I've been playing on :0)

She had a rough night last night. She woke up several times crying. I think she was just overtired. We went to a birthday party in the evening, and she tolerated it really well, but ended up being awake for over 4 hours (something she does NOT do). So she's pooped this morning. But it's fine by me. Nothing planned today, since it's 8 degrees outside.

Day 5...

Oops! I forgot a day. This was taken yesterday, though, so it still counts. And speaking of oops (random thought), it drives me nuts when people spell it OPPS! It happens more than you'd think. Carryon.

Thursday, February 24, 2011

Day 4...

My best friend these days.

I was not blessed with a good sleeper. Once in a while I'll get a good 6 hour stretch, but that's only when God is handing out miracles. Most nights it's two hour stretches all night, and sometimes not even that. But that's all ok, since I'm lucky enough to be able to stay home. We take afternoon naps together that make it easier for me to function. Also, I can't imagine waking up to anything more adorable than Char's face and her sound practice. This morning it was ta ta ta ta! We hung out in bed for a while this morning. I'd stay there all day if I wasn't worried that Banjo was going to crap all over the kitchen if I didn't let him out. But today is a good day. I got some good sleep and so did the peanut. In fact, my only complaint this morning was that our new bed is soooo soft that it is physically difficult to climb out of :o)

Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Day 2...

This mac 'n cheese is delicious...but it aint perdy.

I didn't think she'd like it, but she chowed down.

You should know that she had a cookie after this that lasted about 30 seconds. Then Banjo had a cookie.

Monday, February 21, 2011

Sunday, February 20, 2011

My Life As...

A year ago this blog would have been titled, "My Life As The Happiest Pregnant Woman You'll Ever Meet." A year before that, it would have been titled, "My Life as a Military Spouse, Trying Desperately to Find My Way in the World of the Air Force..and Some Friends for That Matter." A couple years before that, it would have been, "My Life as an Elementary School Teacher." And before that, "My Life as a College Student With Two Jobs, Living in a Studio Apartment." I suppose I could go back as far as, "My Life as a Toddler, Crawling Out of the Bedroom With My Nose Plugged Because My Brother Just Filled His Diaper," but you get the point.

But here I am, a mommy. That still sounds so strange to me, since I have yet to hear her call me that. I'm in no rush, though. It already brings tears to my eyes that she's outgrowing 12 month jammies. But the day she was born, the days of thinking of myself as an Elementary Teacher, or a Military Spouse, or a College Student were in the background. Now for the most phenomenal job title I'll ever hold. I'm sure it will evolve, though. Maybe into, "Mommy Losing Her Sanity," or, "Mommy Needs a Drink," or even, "Mommy's Kids Are Grown Now, so Maybe She Should Go Back to Teaching Full Time."

I'm absolutely in LOVE with motherhood. But this blog is not meant to bore you with my words. Nope. I don't think what I have to say is all that interesting. And most of you are mommies yourselves probably, so nothing I say is going to impress anyone. So I'm doing this as an excuse to take pictures. Maybe this will take the edge off of the obsessive Facebook picture posting that's probably earning me an annoying reputation.

So here goes. One picture a day for 365 days is my goal. I'm sure 99% of them will be of my little love bucket, Charlotte. But I'll try to add some variety so I seem like I have at least a little bit of a life outside of mommyhood.