Category: Proud Mama Moments

Reading. 0

Reading.

Rosie read me a Henry and Mudge book tonight. She reads very slowly and has trouble sounding out some words still, but SHE CAN READ. Oh my gosh. She is so proud of herself, she was about to burst.  I had no idea she could read words like “winter” or “sparkle”.  We’ve been working on sight words from the Dolch list as a part of homeschooling and doing some random phonics work sheets she likes from the Comprehensive Curriculum book for 1st...

Rosie is done nursing. 37

Rosie is done nursing.

I remember how much I first struggled to get Rosie to nurse when she was a newborn. She wouldn’t latch on.  She just wouldn’t.  She arched her back and screamed. I didn’t know what to do. I thought she hated me.  I remember one night, when we’d only been home from the hospital for maybe a day or two, I laid her down on the bed and sobbed and sobbed because I was certain she hated me and that was why she reacted so strongly every...

Day of Firsts. 4

Day of Firsts.

My Ada is a wild child.  Here she is this morning.  First pig tails ever in her hair today.  :)     I don’t know what Ada’s deal is.  She is constantly running, actually running, and into every single thing. I feel like my head is spinning!  Blink for one second and she’s climbed up on the back of the couch.  Go to the bathroom and she’s pulled out a box of crackers and is stomping on them while they’re still in the...

The 11th Month. 1

The 11th Month.

Can you believe my Ada is 11 months today!? How is this going by so quickly? I’m trying so hard to savor each moment of chubby baby goodness, but it’s like someone sat on the remote and pressed fast forward, and no one can find it to hit pause. At 11 months Ada is 20 pounds, and 26 inches tall. She can walk and say bits and pieces of words.  She babbles, shakes her head no, and plays pretend.  She eats...

On a darky, rainy night… 1

On a darky, rainy night…

I never realized how much I would love having more than one child.  I am so happy.  It’s kind of sickening considering all of the bad things going on in the world, but there it is. Joy. I guess I shouldn’t apologize for it, because it’s crazy wonderful. You know, I am a college drop out.  I dropped out with two semesters left to get my degree.  I gave up a full scholarship that I earned with my perfect high school GPA. I got pregnant and married when I was 19...

Walking. 1

Walking.

Today Ada walked by herself without coaxing.  She’s walked before on her own, but only when we hold our hands out and encourage her. Not today though. This morning I was doing the dishes and Ada was happy pretending to color on the grocery ad with one of Rosie’s pens.  She was intently bent over scribbling, though the pen wasn’t clicked out to actually write.  She did that for at least 45 minutes. Then as I was finishing the dishes she stood up,...

Siblings. 0

Siblings.

I have to be honest. Sometimes I wonder if I’ve forever destroyed my relationship with Rosie by adding Ada to the mix.  Rosie used to be the very center of my world.  She was my baby, I always knew every little thing she did and I was always there to snuggle with her, play with her, give her constant attention. Then Ada came along and Rosie had to step aside, because babies need a lot of attention… But.  But, but, but… When I look...

1/18/2011 0

1/18/2011

18/365 Can your pets make breakfast? I’ve been trying to pay extra attention to Rosie lately.  I love the way she absolutely lights up when I teach her something new.  She’s big on learning how to do things all by herself lately. Sleep in her own bed?  Check.  Open her own granola bars and string cheese wrappers?  Mhm, and open everyone elses’ for them as well.  Wipe her own bum?  Sometimes yes, sometimes no.  Dress herself in clothes she selects?  Oh,...

Rosie Reading. 1

Rosie Reading.

My hormones are throwing me through a loop lately. I’ve got more pimples than I had in middle school, nipples throbbing on and off, waves of PMS-like nausea and cramping, and a few episodes of brown spotting.  Maybe Aunt Flow will be back soon?  This is so annoying, I wish I could just have my period and get it over with instead of the constant flux of hormones making me feel like crap in sudden bursts. Ada is still nursing lots and lots, so...