Sunday, October 31, 2010

Accio Awesome

In other news, I turn 29 in 16 days... and then 3 days after that you'll find me in a theater sucking on a big, fat, cherry coke and horking down some frozen junior mints while watching The Deathly Hallows which reminds me, I need to buy tickets.  

Happy Halloween!!

Friday, October 22, 2010

4 am is not my friend

Oh hey there,

I'm not dead.  Though if you ask me at 4 am most mornings I pretty much wish I were.  

Let me be the first to tell you that the whole "fat babies sleep better" thing is a holy lie, a vicious untruth.  When that kid came out all chubby cheeked and featuring roll upon delicious roll, I seriously thought we were golden.  YES!  I thought, we'll have an amazing sleeper/eater and my life will be glooorious!  Wrong.  Yes, he likes to eat and yes he likes to sleep, just not in any sort of a pattern and certainly there is no sleeping going on between the hours of 3 and 6 am.  At that point in the night I've usually given up on getting him to sleep in his own bed and have retreated to the recliner which seems to be the only place I can get him to stay asleep for a few consecutive hours.  My back is none to happy about this, nor are my breasticles which STILL haven't gotten the memo about what their whole role is in this situation.  

We look a lot like this:
but usually I'm not smiling. 

Sleep, you fickle mistress.  I'd pay just about anything to get in bed with you on a regular basis again.  

In other news, I'm having my thyroid tested.  Let's pray the results spell out the answer as to why I'm a nut job.  

Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Pics Here

I don't do much of the promo stuff, but you know, occasionally I come across something that deserves a share and by jingo you should know about this.  I like pictures, I like pictures of my ridiculously attractive offspring especially.  I like it when I can get pictures of said ridiculously attractive offspring that are quality and I don't have to pay an arm and a leg to get them.  FotoFly is a new photography studio in Draper.  This morning I schlepped my two boys up there and came away more than pleased with the result.  For only $79 you can get your own session complete with a cd and the rights to your images, you can't beat that friends.  Plus right now they're throwing in 3 free sheets of professional quality prints if you schedule before October 15th.  

I am a happy camper.  The photographer and staff were amazing with my kids.  I felt right at home and am pleased as punch with my images.  And seriously, for only $79 this is a freaking steal of a deal.  Check them out, and come on Thursday to this to see the place in person.  

The End

Saturday, October 9, 2010

One Month's Time

We've made it through a month together.  This one and the rest of us that is.  

I sit here with him perched on my still sore chest, me typing away while he grunts and strains to fill his diaper before falling back asleep.  Are all newborns still this sleepy at one month old?  I can't remember.  

Time seems irrelevant in these early days.  The hours are spent in a constant cycle of eat, sleep, diaper change, repeat, interspersed with whatever else I can fit in between all of that.  Some things have been easier than I expected them to be, other things haven't turned out how I'd hoped.  Like nursing.  I promised myself before this boy was born that I wouldn't be as insane about it as I was with the Nub, but turns out I lied, because you can't avoid that kind of crazy.  The old debate of bottle vs breast sometimes isn't as simple as it would seem to be, and that fact makes it all the worse when you find yourself without much of a choice in the matter.  

But I press on blindly, because sometimes, doing what you can and letting go of what you can't is easier said then done. 

I had to describe myself in a few words today for something and what I came up with was "happy", "wife", "mother", and "humbled".  I'm happy being a wife and mother and humbled (sometimes to the point of tears and frustration) by the lessons I'm forced to learn everyday in these different roles, and that's plenty enough for now.  

Wednesday, October 6, 2010

The South 40 Follow Up

picking "punkins" from our very own patch

I'm sort of ashamed to admit that I really let my garden go to hell the last few months.  The bigger I got, the more I neglected it.  I managed to pick beans like 5 different times and then they just kept coming back, and then I couldn't bend over anymore.  Then the tomatoes finally came on, 1/3 of my corn actually produced, and the zucchini got the memo at last.  And then I had a baby.  

Game over.  

Today the entire thing is overrun with weeds and pretty much needs to be set on fire.  

I give myself 2 out of 5 stars in the gardening department.  

At least we got some pumpkins out of the patch.  Nubby is a real fan of the punkins.  

Monday, October 4, 2010

how we function

Baby Lu likes the sling

Mama likes getting crap done while baby Lu naps


want one?  

tell Kim, she made mine