Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Monday, March 28, 2011

Day 30...

She was mad because she couldn't get out from under the jumper.

Saturday, March 26, 2011

Friday, March 25, 2011

Thursday, March 24, 2011

What day is it?

I lost count already...so I'll just go with Day 27 :p

My first Mother's Day Gift! So very awesome and I LOVE LOVE IT!!!

Sunday, March 13, 2011

Day 20...

A nice surprise on the tail of a difficult few days. Yay for FLUFFY MAIL :o)

Day 19...

Night #3 battling a fever. She slept a little in the emergency room.

Friday, March 11, 2011

Day 18...

She doesn't LOOK like she hardly slept last night and hasn't napped today...

The Hippie Creep...

There was a "way" that I thought I would parent before even giving birth...hell before even getting pregnant. The "way" was what was considered the norm by the mommies around me. Not bashing or judging in the least!! It just seemed that there were things I always heard about, methods other moms used for all sorts of things, that I accepted as the methods I would use because that's what mommies do. Let me give some examples: putting baby in her own room within a couple of months after birth, some form of sleep training, using regular disposable diapers. These are things millions of mothers do, and it's been the right thing for them. I never thought about there being other was of doing these things, just sorta "did what moms do." Of course now (8 months later), I've learned that millions of moms do all sorts of different things, and it's ok for ME to be ok with doing what I'm doing...which is creeping up on becoming a hippie-mom :o) Charlotte still sleeps in our room, and will for a looooong time I'm sure. In fact, she'll sleep in my bed for probably the next two years! I've started using cloth diapers, which I admittedly used to think was, well, for hippie moms. Now, I'm really wanting a food processor so I can start making baby food, I'm on the edge of starting to recycle, and I'm researching ways to make my own cleaning products. Yes...I'm creeping up on hippie-mommyhood. These are things I NEVER thought I'd consider a year ago.

Monday, March 7, 2011

Day 14...

8 months old taday...I can't believe it.
And, of course this picture is too ridiculous not to share.

Saturday, March 5, 2011

day 12...

Some incoming toofers are making her a little grumpy.
She gets to see her daddy tonight! He'll finally be home after six weeks TDY. Maybe that'll make her feel better. I know it'll cheer him up :o)

Friday, March 4, 2011

I took the plunge!

Today is day one of cloth diapering!!! I know it's ridiculous to be this excited about cloth diapers, but I can't help it. Let's see if it's all that it's cracked up to be :o)

Day 11...

Get set...

Wednesday, March 2, 2011

Day 10...

I know it's a bad picture, but this was all I could get. Charlotte's first day of swimming!

Miss Gigglebutt

Apparently she's ticklish ;O)

Tuesday, March 1, 2011

Being a mom turns you into things...

This thought just crossed my mind today sort of out of nowhere. Becoming a mother turns you into all sorts of things. And I can't remember NOT being these things. And it's fascinating that I'm all of these things at the same time.

I'm paranoid. Anxious. Content. Grateful. Sleep deprived. A hero. A FANTASTIC multitasker. A blogger. A goofy-talker. Organized...Unorganized. A heavy traveler. A watcher. A kisser. A furniture mover. A photographer. A "logistics of getting baby and mom into swim suits in the gym locker room" planner. A food machine. A cosleeper. A baby wearer. An attachment parent. A good housekeeper...A bad housekeeper. Mouth inspector. A nose inspector. A butt inspector. And I'm super strong now from lugging the carseat all over the place. I should enter an arm wrestling match for money.

Day 9...

Tuckered out after swim.

It's these little moments I wish I could hold on to forever.