Category: Parenting

Fleece Bags. 3

Fleece Bags.

We woke up this morning to four inches of snow on the ground.  It usually doesn’t snow much in December, this is like January weather.  Strange! The average day time high temp for December here is 45 degrees.  Today the high was 21 degrees.  Brrr. Rosie is still seriously struggling with her attitude issues.  She was fine all weekend, but then today she’s been horrible.  And you know what?  It’s because she knew Tyler was going back to work tonight.  I feel...

Bangers a la BANG! 3

Bangers a la BANG!

Rosie had her first ever dentist visit this morning.  It was shockingly uneventful.  I don’t know what I was so nervous about. I’ve been going to the same dentist since I was three years old.  The dentist was excited that I was bringing in my kid, said it made him feel old.  He took a picture on his camera of Rosie and him together.  I’m waiting for him to email it to me.  He’s a nice guy. Rosie was thrilled to get to go...

12/8/2010 0

12/8/2010

I may not be able to find that patience in a bottle, but I have figured out a trick. Rosie is distracted from being picky by making meals funny.  I tell her I’m going to make a surprise plate of food for her and no matter what she cannot look until it’s sitting in front of her at the table.  These surprise plates somehow make her excited about eating things like carrots or whatever.  I’m not sure how it works, but I have a theory...

12/7/2010 2

12/7/2010

Being a parent is so difficult sometimes. I wish it was all about smiles, laughter, happy moments, and fun times.  Unfortunately in order to achieve all of those happy moments there’s some background dirty work that has to occur.  Why can’t children just pop out as perfectly behaved, permanently cheerful creatures? Rosie has been having such a difficult time lately.  It’s funny because each year it gets a little more difficult–you’d think it would get easier at some point, but alas...

Welcoming Baby Ada. 0

Welcoming Baby Ada.

The first part to this, along with her birth video, is in the previous entry. For those who asked, Ada is pronounced like the letter A at the beginning. A-duh. Or Aid-ah, if you’d rather… Everything is going so smoothly this time, in comparison to the horrible time I had after Rosie’s birth. Baby Ada knows how to nurse so well! She latched on shortly after birth and didn’t stop nursing voluntarily for almost the entire first 24 hours. My milk...

Baby Ada’s Birth Day. 12

Baby Ada’s Birth Day.

I feel as if I am completely in awe. Did any of this actually happen? It’s all so unbelievable, the entire pregnancy I’ve felt a since of disbelief. After my miscarriage I was afraid to trust that I could have a real live baby. I didn’t want my heart broken again. Even after three healthy ultrasounds I still couldn’t wrap my mind around the image of a healthy baby. Once you realize that it can all change in an instant, it’s...