Friday, February 8, 2008

Ok, I'm it

I need a break from watching the needle on my machine going up and down, TJ is actually sleeping, I don't feel like cleaning anything (even though I REALLY should) and I think this mommy tag Susie came up with is great, so I'm going to do it!

Typical Time of Wake Up

Well, TJ usually wakes up between 8:30 and 10:00. I however, get up by 7 so I can get things done, because once he is awake, I accomplish nothing!

On a Good Night When You/Kids go to sleep

TJ goes to sleep sometime between 10:30 and midnight. I usually follow within half an hour or so. However, James usually calls when he is done work around 1, so I kind of nap until he calls and then sleep after that.

How long have you been a momma

It will be 10 months on the 13th

How many times have you been a new mom

Just once so far, but even being able to say that is kind of a miracle for me. If that is all I get, thats ok!

How old were you when you became a mom

I was 26

Favorite Kids Show

TJ doesn`t really watch TV yet, but I love Fraggle Rock and the Muppets. I also like Veggie Tales.

Least Favorite Kids Show

There are oh so very many. I am not really a TV person.

Favorite Chore

Vacuuming with my Mom's Roomba!! LOL. Actually, I really enjoy organizing things.

Least Favorite Chore

I hate cleaning the bathroom. I make James do it. I especially hate dusting. I don't have little trinkets for that very reason. It really drives James crazy that I won't let him put out little things all over.

Meal you Cook Most Often

I try to keep it mixed up, but in general I prefer chicken and fish over beef. I know, how un-Albertan of me.

Kids Favorite Meal

TJ LOVE watermelon. He also really likes most any fruit or veggies. He does NOT like anything that is mushed up and fed to him in a spoon. Unless you are eating it too, then its ok.

Five Things That Make You Smile When You Are Being a Mom

1. When I get home from school and TJ sees me and his face lights up.
2. When TJ grabs the phone (even if its not ringing) and says "i dah" (Hi Dad)
3. The way TJ snuggles me when he gets sleepy
4. That I'm the only one who can comfort him when he wants Mommy
5. Watching TJ hit each milestone and learn so many new things each day.

Favorite Thing Your Husband Does With Your Kids

Its HILARIOUS to watch James change TJ. Really, if you need a good laugh, you should watch it.

Last Time You Went Out With No Kids

Last night I went to a scrapbooking thing. Thanks Grandpa!!

If You Could Take Your Kids Anywhere, Where Would it be

Paris, because I really want to go there. Ok, really, I want to go back to Disneyworld when TJ is old enough to remember it.

Favorite Pastime or Activity With Kids

TJ loves drumming on things, so we make music all the time. I also love his reaction when we do rhymes.

One Thing You Said You Would Never Do When You Were a Mom

Let my kids be the kid without manners who nobody wants to have over.

If You Had an Afternoon to Yourself, What Would You Do

Um, depends on what I've been doing in the few days before. I would probably organize my sewing room. I really need to do that. I should be doing that right now. If it was already done, I would probably work on TJ's quilt or do some scrapbooking.

One Thing Your Mom Did and Now You Do

Favorite Quality of Your own Mom

Her youthful spirit. Shes more like a kid than a lot of the kids I know. She always knows how to have fun, but also when its time to be serious.

Favorite Kids Book

I love Enchantress of Crumbledown. Its for teens. Its fantastic. As far as younger books, I'm a Dr. Seuss nut.

Best Advice For a New Mom

Um, I don't really thing I should give any. I'm pretty much the newest mom I know and I'm constantly asking for advice. Speaking of which, any advice on when to stop using the little bitty bathtub? I'm very nervous about bathing TJ in the big tub, but he's outgrowing the little one.

Scariest or Most Heartbreaking Moment as a Mom

Pretty much the whole delivery/after delivery. TJ's heart rate was way too fast and I wasn't doing very well either, so they said they were going to try using a vaccum and if that didn't work in 2 minutes, we were going to do an emergency c-section (the one thing that scares me spitless about having babies). Fortunately, the c-section wasn't necessary, but TJ wasn't breathing right when he came out and his heart was still beating WAY too fast, so they brought in someone for him. Seeing her come running (literally) into the room probably scared me the most.

Last Time your Child Told you They Loved You

When he flopped out of Jessica's arms onto my head so I would hold him at dinner tonight.

Last Time You Said I Love You to Your Kid(s)

When I put him down for his nap almost a whole hour ago (yee haw!)

Tuesday, February 5, 2008

Sorry, too tired to come up with a good title!

Is it sad that I look forward to reading the blogs as much as I do? Its like having friends when I don't get to leave the house. Oh well, if it is sad, so be it! Life has been so busy the past few weeks this may be a little of a long post. Sorry 'bout that!

My poor little TJ has cut 3 teeth in the past 2 weeks. He has not been a happy camper. He hates eating food from a spoon, so he usually eats what I am eating. Lots of fruits and veggies. (Sidenote: This is actually working well because I'm really watching what I eat knowing that he is going to eat it too.) However, when he is teething, he doesn't want to eat anything. He always loses some weight, which he doesn't really have to lose. To add to that, he has had a nasty little cold for a week or so now. I love him, but he is oh so very cranky. He was a little better today, but only a little. I'm hoping this new trend will continue and he will be back to his happy little self soon.

James was home last week, so that meant we were INSANELY busy. He had about a billion doctor apointments. He has had tonsilitis 4 times this past year, so he has to have his tonsils taken out. He already had a specialist appointment with an ear nose throat specialist when he comes home next time, so Dr. Smith just added a note to why he was seeing him. The original appointment was to see if he can get his deviated septum fixed. Then he had an appointment at the sleep apnea clinic. He has a loaner machine to use while he is at work this week to see if it helps. He was supposed to have a dentist appointment, but it didn't get approved in time. He also has to have lasik surgery before he can be a cop, so he was supposed to have an appointment at the eye dr. However, the dr. ended up having to be out of town for a few days, so that got postponed til next time too. I have a full time job just keeping up with all of his appointments!

I made a cake for a little girls first birthday. She really loves frogs, so they wanted a frog cake. That was pretty much the only direction they gave me, so this is what I came up with.

We have been busy little bees getting ready for the wedding. We had the invitations made within a couple of days and then mailed out, but they got sent back because the guy at the post office told us they weren't oversized and they were. Now, they are re-stamped and back in the mail. Other than that, we have done some guest book pages, bought the dress, veil ect., had a bridal shower/bachelorette, planned the decorations, meal and servers and a whole lot of other stuff. Next week I'm doing the bustle in her gown, making a jacket for it, and a dress for the afterparty. That is assuming that Amanda gets better. She has been really sick for the past 2 weeks.

Other than that, my time has been almost completely consumed with class, sewing and mommying. Class is going really well. Its been pretty easy so far, but it is early on. I have taken the first load of bags to Anna Banna. I'm super excited about them. I've got two more styles I'm finishing this week and then have one or two more to figure out. The ones I've done so far have all been based on patterns by Amy Butler. Of course, I couldn't use her patterns because they are copyrighted, so I looked at her bags online and made my own pattern based on that. I'm so excited about how they turned out. I'm going to make change pads, burp cloths, blankets and bibs to match. Everything but the bibs will have the fabric on one side and co-ordinating minky on the other. That should all be done within the next 4-5 weeks. I'm still waiting on my minky samples and then I'll have to place my order. Otherwise, it would be sooner. Its hard to believe my business has actually gotten up and running. Things are going well and seem to be falling in to place nicely. I'm going to have some pictures professionally done once I have everything finished, but here are a few I took in the mean time.

This is the "Manda" bag.
This one is the "Jesi"

Ok, this won't rotate no matter what I do, so here it is sideways. This is the "Kelly".

And I couldn't do one more post without a picture of my cute little guy. This is one of the few times he was happy this past week. I can't get this one to rotate either. Stupid new computer.

Well, thanks for reading! Hope it wasn't too boring for you!