Tuesday, February 25, 2014

Random Musings: My Life Today

I have a beautiful life. Even when my posts pull in the direction of melancholy or uncertainty about my parenting abilities, I am blessed. Some days I forget to remember my blessings. Instead I see the piles of things I need to do, things I haven't done, tasks to complete, laundry to be folded, piles of wallpaper that need to be picked up...

Thank you to all of you who have read my blog and have encouraged me in my writing. Y'all are counted in my blessings.

When I started this blog (I still have that post to write...all of the reasons I started this little space for my mind's wanderings and life's happenings), I thought maybe long term I might be able to make a little money with my writing. It wasn't a primary goal because, I mean...how many blogs are out there? Based on these numbers (which are almost a year old), at the least 240 million blogs exist. I definitely won't be holding my breath on being profitable.


Wednesday, February 19, 2014

Valentine's Day - My Three Loves

I **love** Miss S's serious expression as she peels off the backing on a foam heart. And, Mr. C? How cute is he?!
After being single throughout most of high school and a good chunk of college, I haven't placed much significance on Valentine's Day. In fact, I've enjoyed dinner out more than once with a group of friends for an anti-Valentine's day gathering.

In some respects, I'm too practical for Valentine's Day. I'd rather get a bouquet of sunflowers (or wildflowers!!) on a random day than overpriced roses on February 14th. Karl and I don't get each other anything (one of the reasons we're right for one another). As we woke up for work, we whispered "Happy Valentine's Day" to each other.
I love how carefully she placed the sticker and hearts.

This year the holiday took on a new significance. I was excited for Miss S about experiencing the fun of valentines (especially at her age when the holiday has a relative simplicity and innocence). 

I'm not sure who had more fun making the valentines.

Tuesday, February 11, 2014

Growth Curves (or Lack Thereof)

(made with the Growth app)
Today was Mr. C's 9 month check up. 

He's a cutie (definitely medically important).

He just started to wave (and waves in response to someone saying 'hello'...making an awesome connection between a word and an action).

The pediatrician was impressed.

His height and weight? 

Yeah. The pediatrician was...concerned (a word I don't like...I'm not sure why I dislike it, but I do. Thankfully, the pediatrician didn't use that word, but it was the gist of her response.)

Tuesday, February 4, 2014

How to Eat an Avocado (starring Mr. C)

Mr. C does. not. like baby food. Pureed? No, thank you. He shudders and then gags. Sometimes he finishes with spitting up. I quickly got the message. We moved onto soft foods that can be gummed (since he doesn't have any teeth yet). We introduced avocado today which was a big hit.

So far he's tried banana, puffs (Miss S and Mr. C both have enjoyed happy puffs - sweet potato flavor), prunes, and avocado [besides rice cereal (yick), pureed pears (yuck), and pureed prunes (blech)].

And, the pink bib? Yes, a hand-me-down from his big sister.

When did your little ones first sprout teeth? How about favorite first foods?