Tuesday, February 26, 2008

And now...she's pulling up

Mommy got her a new car! Sweet Pea is pulling up on everything imaginable. She is keeping us hopping!

snow baby

We got some snow this weekend. Honey Bun was not too excited, but I got a few shots of Sweet Pea!

Tuesday, February 19, 2008

babyproofing begins

I was off work, because of President's day yesterday and spent the day...baby proofing the house. Every room, except Honey Bun's bathroom (which I refuse to clean) has been uncluttered and outlets have been covered and extension cords have been eliminated and cabinets are shut tight.

I even put up a baby gate to insure that she doesn't get the hot water heater. Which caused all kinds of panic. Honey Bun didn't know what to do then...he was on the garage side of the gate and didn't know how to get to the kitchen. You step OVER. I could tell that was troubling to him. Then the cats were having the same problems. I had to take each one and put them over it, Bill finally jumped over. You see the litter box is in the garage, so mastering the jump over the gate is important to us all. Ted had a wild look in his eye, so I am sure he had an interest in mastering the jump also.

I know the baby proofing only lasts till she finds something else to put in her mouth or pulls the iron down on her head...but for one day...she is safe.

Wednesday, February 13, 2008

Sweet Pea crawls

Look at me...posting a video...enjoy!

some pictures for you

Going for Dad's can

My Valentines

Monday, February 11, 2008

6 mo shots

It was thundering and lightening and raining ice pellets when I woke up this morning. Honey Bun called from the office and said it was bad out and for us to be careful...so I opted to stay home till after the doctor appt. Sweet Pea had to have her 6 mo shots. Poor Baby! I had a good visit with the doctor and I really like her, but she is expecting again and I am wondering if I should schedule our yearly check-up for after her maternity leave. I expect I will just so I can see her.

We had to wait in the waiting room for 30 minutes. And I even had to say, "we have been waiting 30 minutes, should I reschedule my appointment?" You know what happened next...the nurse came out and put us in a room and we sat another 20 minutes. And we were in a room that looked like it used to be a storeroom(yesterday) and they just rolled in the examination table--right before we walked in. ANYWAY. I think they should at least tell you that the doctor is running about an hour late, and I don't expect that they will say...we have been waiting for you, come right in. But 50 minutes of waiting...gimme a break.

But I had a huge list of questions and I totally got my $25 co-pay's worth of the doctor's time. So now she is over an hour later than she was.

The nurse came in with the shots and asked me if I wanted to stay in the room? Like I would leave my child, when we both knew she was going to hurt her. And then she asked me if I would be able to hold her down. I mean really...the child is 6 months old. Yes, I can hold her down. She cried so hard. I knew it was going to hurt, she got 3 shots and I did my part and talked to her and held her and then got her dressed so we could go out in the cold. I think it hurt her feelings that I would allow that to happen to her. She was asleep before we got home and I carried into day care and put her in the crib. I left the tylenol with her and can't wait for 4:30, so I can go get her. Already it is an emotional day!

Thursday, February 7, 2008

a numerical list

1. Last night an o'possum got into the garage. Who we lovingly call Eppossumondas(have you read the book? Very Cute!) And as you might have guessed, Eppossumondas has visited before. Honey Bun used to use the garage trash for real trash when he was BBQing and Eppossumondas was a regular visitor to our garage because at that time we were also leaving the big garage door open for the cats. So it was possum thanksgiving EVERYNIGHT!

Back to my story...

Last night Eppossumondas got into the garage and made himself at home in the back corner nestled in some leftover construction materials. Honey Bun alerted me to the fact, I looked and indeed...it was him. Honey Bun finished cooking the pork chops (which were wonderful) and then turned off the lights--so Eppossumondas could leave in peace.
I called sister and asked her what to do, she said that little brother and bread baking fiancee helped her get the chipmunk out of her garage this summer and to call bread baking fiancee and ask her what to do. So I did. Since she is a farm-girl, she said that they go wild for cat food. So I took her advice and put a pile of cat food on the driveway...pretty soon I checked on it.
She was RIGHT, cat food was gone....Eppossumondas was gone.... and I was happy! So I quickly shut the garage door and the kitchen began to warm up again. I can't believe we lived with the garage door open all winter for the cats.

2. I am still breastfeeding Sweet Pea. But I am also slowly weaning her. She eats sweet potatoes, squash, peas, carrots, peaches, bananas, pears, apple and cereal. She is drinking formula from the bottle and nurses at lunch and at bedtime. I know I am going to eliminate the lunch feeding soon. And today it is looking like soon is going to be here before I am ready!
She cried when I left at lunch today. I just want to flit in feed her and flit back to work. The back-up babysitter was there today and that probably had something to do with it, but I can't handle crying in the middle of the day. Tomorrow I have to travel, so no lunch visit...but I will have to see how next week goes. I made it to 6 months with the breast feeding which was my goal, but lately she has wanted a bottle after breast feeding, meaning she is still hungry.
And I am finally having to face that I am done with this phase and need to progress with the weaning and on to the next step.

3. I have been not nice today and it totally rubbed off on everyone else in my department. Sorry folks! I am usually a morning person, but a certain co-worker rubbed me the wrong way and BAM! I turned into Nasty McNasty. I think it knocked her back on her heels and she scurried to her corner, but the damage was done. She felt the need to stop by my desk AGAIN and soon figured out that I was not going to be accommodating (slow learner)

4. After lunch I brought the office some Sundried Tomato and Basil Wheat Thins. (My new favorite cracker) Thought that might smooth over my nastiness. BUT I had to go to Wal-mart to get the crackers (and you know how I LOVE Wal-mart, NOT) In the wheat thins area, there were 3 boxes of wheat thins and none were the Sundried Tomato. I almost whirled around and spewed nastiness all over the shelf stocker, but I saw a family sized box on the top shelf and grabbed those. And sped back to the office

and the best part!

5. Since everyone is avoiding me and my foul mood...now I am sitting at my desk eating a family sized box of my new favorite crackers.

p.s. And in case you are wondering...I did offer crackers to those in my department but, I think they are still scared. TOO BAD, these are great crackers!