Monday, December 29, 2008

The End

Yesterday was our last christmas celebration with family. Everyone was reasonably well behaved, and nearly all the gifts well liked. Hannah got a lot of things this year that seem to be big hits. She's really over the top with her enthusiasm about things she's received, especially anything Sleeping Beauty related (movie, barbie with her own horse, etc). Norah on the other hand was not nearly as interested in most of her toys. She happily played with paper some of the time, and at least yesterday, alternately screamed for no apparent reason. Which is frustrating, since she's newly off her medicine in a test to see how she does without it. I am having a hard time differentiating between what's normal Norah, and what's possibly something else. So hopefully we'll see something to give us a clue.

Friday, December 26, 2008

Monday, December 22, 2008

Two peas in a pod

Though it's now pretty obvious that I never get anything new for me. I love how they're both staring off randomly at the snow, paying no attention to Daddy with the camera

Thursday, December 18, 2008

One week

Man, one week until Christmas. I'm so unbelieveably screwed. I still haven't wrapped a single gift, I'm not nearly done with Steven's stocking, or Gary's if I remember correctly. I know Norah's isn't finished. I haven't even started sewing the girls Christmas outfits, though at least Hannah's is cut. I need to spend some quality time with my sewing machine. Only one problem. It wakes Norah up. So I can't sew while she's awake for obvious reasons. Now I also cannot sew when she's sleeping. Or at the worst, can only sew during one nap so that she doesn't miss both.

On the up side, Hannah is super excited for Christmas this year. And we're getting our first real accumulating snow tomorrow. So we should have a white Christmas for her. I can't wait to see her open up her stocking and her gifts this year. It's so exciting for me to watch her having a good time.

Wednesday, December 17, 2008

And because I'm blessed

Things I need

1. A baby whisperer. I want to know what this kids deal is. Seriously, sleep!
2. A remote car starter. Dang it looks cold, I don't want to go out and START the car.
3. One night of totally uninterrupted sleep in a huge bed ALONE!
4. New snow boots
5. A personal shopper
6. Four extra hours in each day to finish all my christmas sewing
7. Patience, 3 is so trying I'm losing what I didn't already have
8. Soup for lunch, it's too cold to take Hannah to school without soup first
9. To be less evil. Scaring a 3 year old is hilarious, but probably mean.
10. A life. Clearly there's a problem if I'm sitting here at not even 9am when I could be sewing.

Tuesday, December 16, 2008

Mood Swings

Sheesh, aren't we supposed to have those in the TEEN years? Yesterday I went to pick up Hannah from school, and as usual Dori (Emma's mom) and I chat it up while waiting for the girls to be released. When they finally come out, I help Hannah get her sweatshirt/backpack on to go home, and then assume that as usually she and Emma will grab hands and walk as far in front of us as we'll let them. Only she doesn't. She grabs me, and scowls at Emma. Tells me she doesn't want to hold her hand. Well fine, don't. Goodness knows I won't make you. But you have to walk anyways. So we get about halfway down the hall to the front doors and she says "I can hold your hand if you want to Emma!" and they take off. Did I miss something?

Then we're on our way to the fruit store and we drive by Emma's house. Hannah yells to Gary "Look it's Emma's house... HI EMMA. See, I TOLD you I have an Emma!"

Yeah, it's going to be a LOOOOOONG 15 years

Monday, December 15, 2008

9 Months

Norah had her 9 month WCC today and she is apparently wonderful. She's meeting her milestones for her age, and her doctor is happy with her weight and height gain (Take that WIC psycho!). In fact the only thing she didn't like was that they had to test her lead today, so she screamed at her finger being squeezed, not the poke mind you, just the squeezing.

Friday, December 12, 2008

17 things

Ok so I think Lisa tagged me, but since no one reads this but family I can't exactly tag anyone else. So I'm supposed to list 17 things about me.

1. I love BEING a mom, I hate SOUNDING like one.
2. I could eat ice cream every day
3. If I could justify turning the heat to 72*, I would
4. I met my best friend on the internet
5. I hate 99% of the pictures of me out there
6. I leave facebook open most of the day, even when I'm not here
7. I love to take pictures, but rarely have time.
8. I have lived in Massachusetts my whole life, minus 9 months
9. I have been proposed to many more times than I have been married.
10. I spend all summer wishing it was fall, and the rest of the year wishing it was summer
11. I hate children's television
12. I hate Laurie Berkner because she's perky and annoying
13. I have boxes and boxes of old papers and pictures I can't bear to toss
14. I don't keep up with people enough, though I do mean to
15. I wish I could cosleep again, I miss it
16. I don't just use cloth diapers for the environment, they're pretty cute too
17. If my day doesn't start with coffee, you don't want to talk to me.

Wednesday, December 3, 2008

Frustrated and Angry

Hannah had a GI appointment 6 weeks ago. I commented to him that she wasn't eating well, was refusing, and when I COULD get her to eat, it was much less than normal. He said it wasn't anything to worry about because she was still gaining and healthy. Well here we are six weeks later, and not only is she gaining less than she should be for her age, but apparently NOW it's an issue, not six weeks ago when I thought it was worrisome. And to top it off, not only do I have to worry because the GI is worried. Now I get informed by the apparently UNinformed WIC lady that I should be feeding her solid food. Um, no kidding. Except she won't eat when I feed her, only when she can feed herself. Which doesn't appear to be a problem. She can pick up small pieces of things and put them in her mouth. Problem solved. Except not according to this lady. Norah supposedly lost 25% of her curve, and when she starts walking will lose more. Except she's BARELY crawling, so I don't see walking happening in the next, oh, Month. And she is taking the weight I gave her from the GI, which was NAKED. WIC never weighs naked, so you can't tell me that fully dressed with a cloth diaper on she wouldn't have weighed close to a pound more, which might have shut her up. I should have just let her weigh Norah so I didn't have to let her make me feel like I'm a loser mom. I'm not a loser and I refuse to give her any more bad food associations by force feeding her. But you know what, the WIC lady thinks I should anyways. I don't get it.

Monday, December 1, 2008

The end is near

Or Holy Crap it's December already. Where did my year go? I was JUST pregnant, right? I don't have a 9 month old (ok I don't actually until tomorrow, but you get it)

We did pictures for Christmas cards yesterday, and let me tell you that taking pictures with a 10 second delay on the camera doesn't work so well with Norah. I'm lucky she was even looking at the camera, and while Steven and I look pained at the idea of being IN the picture, it looks decent, so I sent it off to be printed and picked them up an hour later. So, check your mailboxes if I have your address, you may this scary christmas card coming to a mailbox near you!