Saturday, June 4, 2016

Just The Cow...

Isaac (20 months) has always favored my husband... He's been a Daddy's Boy from very early on... He's only preferred me when he is tired & wants to nurse....

Tonight, I was outside swinging him on the swing set, enjoying some rare one-on-one time with my "poor" middle child....

Isaac: Daddy?
Me: I'm Mommy... (I sing the ABCs)
Isaac: Daddy?
Me: I'm Mommy, Daddy's inside... (I sing Old McDonald)
Isaac: Daddy?
Me: It's Mommy & Isaac time now... (I say a nursery rhyme or 2)

This continues for about 15 minutes... Isaac then started to CRY FOR DADDY!!!! 

Seriously, kid?!?

I guess I am just the cow...

Sunday, May 29, 2016

Five Minute Excerpt: Third Edition

I strip the baby & change his diaper... I rub him down with oil... I hear the toddler sneeze...

I run to grab the toddler & wash his face because he has snot all over his face & hands & he's headed toward the couch.... 

I return to the baby to dress him & realize his fresh diaper is already wet.... I change his diaper & dress him....

I grab the toddler & quickly change his diaper.... I hear the baby grunt, then fill his diaper...

I return to the baby for his 3rd diaper in less than 10 minutes....

(Disclaimer: This actually took about 10 minutes from start to finish ;)

Thursday, May 26, 2016

A Father's Love

We've had a rainy few days in our area with it becoming severe, even tornadic, this evening. 

Hubs has made a huge effort to play with Isaac outside pretty much every day since the weather has been fairly nice... So Isaac was not too happy when, after asking all day to go out, Daddy kept telling him no... He's just too young to understand it wasn't safe.

But, later in the evening, during a break in the rain & lightning, this happened:


Now, that's love, right there!

This got me to thinking about God's love for us... A Father's love. There are many times in our lives we ask for things... Sometimes the answer is "yes"... Sometimes it's "no"... Sometimes it's "later"... 

We may not always understand God's plan or His timing... But we must try to remember He loves His children and wants the best for us, even when we don't understand His plan...

Monday, May 9, 2016

Five Minute Excerpt Of My Day (Take 2)

Baby is laying on his play mat crying... I pick him up, sit down, and start to nurse....

Toddler has discovered the hidden art supply cabinet & pulls out an empty Kleenex box full of crayons...

I pop baby off and lay him back down to get toddler set up with crayons... 

As I put the crayons & coloring book on the table, toddler runs to "love" on baby... This includes laying on top of him & poking him in the eye...

I redirect toddler to the table to color....  I go back to the baby, now crying again...

Just as I sit down to nurse, toddler dumps entire box of crayons on the table, chair, & floor....

With baby still attached, I return to the toddler to pick up crayons off the floor... He is simultaneously wiping crayons off the table onto the chair and kicking them to the floor...

After all crayons are returned to the box, I again attempt to sit down to continue nursing... I notice the dog has gotten sick on the floor....

I pop baby off and set him in the swing & clean up the dog's mess....

Just as the mess has been cleaned & disposed of, I hear the crayons being dumped onto the table/chair/floor & the baby starts crying again....

Cue the circus music....

Wednesday, March 30, 2016

5 Minute Excerpt Of My Morning

I'm changing the toddler on the floor... He takes off one of my shoes... Baby starts crying.... I finish changing the toddler & the baby stops crying so I nurse the toddler since he's been asking for milk all morning... Baby starts crying again so I pop the toddler off & get off the floor... I scoop the baby up & my 6-year-old asks me to cut up an apple for her....

I'm standing in my kitchen holding a crying baby with my boob hanging out & I'm missing a shoe.... 
 
And I'm cutting up an apple....

Monday, July 21, 2014

Family Funnies

The other night, while showering, I felt a small bump on the bottom of my belly, past the point where I can see.  I looked at it in a mirror when I got out and it looked like a small tic... Frantic, I yelled for Mike to come take a closer look... He had me lay back on the bed so he could see the spot in better light... While he was looking really close, The Bean kicked... HARD... startling Mike and making him jump about 10 feet in the air and let some interesting vocab escape his mouth.... And that was what set off my laughing jag for the evening... ;-)

(It wasn't a tic, thank God!)

*****

Over the weekend, Kayden happened upon Mike and me while he was giving me a hug:

Kayden: I want in!

(Kayden proceeds to try to wedge herself between us while Mike does his best to keep her out and I try not to laugh at her plight...)

Finally, Mike lets go and steps back, and she gives me a hug... she then turns her back to me and opens her arms for Mike to hug her between us.

Mike: It's a sandwich!

Kayden: Yeah, and I'm the ham!

And yet another giggle fest for Mama... ;-)

*****

I'm large... very large... I am past the weight I was when I went to the hospital to deliver Kayden... and I have 10 weeks to go.... I actually split one of my 2 pairs of maternity dress pants today.... Had to break out the sewing machine to fix them....

This pregnancy has been much tougher on me than Kayden was... I can tell I'm older but I'm trying my hardest to enjoy it...

30 weeks as of yesterday....

Tuesday, May 20, 2014

Evolution of a Shiner

(So I got a text Sunday morning from Kayden's dad.... She was with him for the weekend: 

"We had a little accident last night... Ball took a bad bounce & caught Kayden in the face..."

(Aprox 14-16 hours post injury; slight swelling/bruising to the right side of her nose/eye...)

I texted back asking if she was in pain & he said no... Not surprised... She hardly cried when she fractured her foot at just over 2 years of age....

Monday morning, my mom sends me this picture:
(Aprox 36-40 hours post injury; more swelling/more discolored... I still haven't seen her in person yet...)

I again asked if she was in pain... Nope...

I meet my mom with Kayden Monday evening at Tae Kwon Do... It's the first time I've seen her since the injury...

(Aprox 48 hours post injury...)

Now I know I'm hormonal, but I seriously had to fight back tears... Still no pain complaints.... Her first real look at herself was at TKD in their wall mirror... "I look like a monster..." Said with a smirk....

I showed one of the docs at my office & he said he wanted to see her in a few days after the swelling went down so we have an appointment this Friday afternoon....

Her dad feels horrible... We both know it was an accident but that doesn't make it any easier to look at....

Today is Tuesday:
(A bit swollen from sleep....)

And we have her kindergarten readiness testing on Wednesday.... Hope the teacher isn't too horrified...

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In other news, I'm 21 weeks... I feel pretty good but I can already tell this is going to be a long, hot summer.... Which is better than the sub-zero arctic weather we had this last winter... ;)