Friday, December 29, 2006

I forgot how they take off.....

walking, that is. Baby Boo has been taking one or two or even up to three steps at a time for about a month now, but she has still used crawling as her primary means of getting around. Starting on her birthday (or at least that's when I noticed it), she's taking 5 or 6 steps and trying to get across rooms. She'd have an easier time if she wasn't always trying to carry stuff with her. It throws her off balance.

She got a new tooth in. So, let's see. That brings the total to 5 teeth. And I expect one in within a week since that's how the other 4 came in. The first one around 8 months, the second one a week later. The 3rd one around 11 months, and the 4th one 4 days later. So, now the 5th one I found yesterday. We'll see how long for the 6th.

Miss Priss is trying very hard to be a good big sister and keeps applauding Baby Boo's efforts at walking. She also tries to "help" her. Meaning, of course, that she grabs her hand and half drags her across the room hoping Baby Boo can keep up. Ah, the good intentions of a 3 year old.

Thursday, December 28, 2006

Time for New Year's Resolutions?

Is it that time again? What a scary thought.

Well, let's see. I'll start with the obvious. Lose the rest of the weight. I made a lot of progress through
the pool, and I know they'll be starting up again soon. I didn't have to pay the fatty fee once in the 12 weeks, and I lost almost 20 pounds. We will not discuss how much I gained back over Christmas. I would highly recommend it if you're looking to lose weight! The winner actually lost over 30 pounds! I'm not sure if I'll join this time only because I'm actually fairly close to my goal weight, so I don't have that much to lose. What a dilemma to have! LOL

More importantly, I intend to get in shape with a series of mini-goals. I need to get back on my water drinking (ugh, I can definitely tell I'm not drinking enough) and find a way to work in some workout time. Well, honestly, I need to find a way to drag my butt out of bed early enough to work out in the morning since that's the only time I have available. I just have to do it. But 5:30 comes so very early. But, seriously, I have to come up with some mini-goals that are achievable. I may have lost the weight (or a lot of it), but my fitness level is still in the crapper.

As far as the kids go, I have every intention of trying to be more patient with Miss Priss. She's 3. Which means she's on the 2nd year of being terribly 2. Someone with older children, please answer this for me: Do they just start developing an attitude at around 2 and then it gets worse and worse until it peaks when they are teenagers? Wait, don't answer that. I don't want to know. Anyway, I will try my hardest not to get angry with her when she's holding her sister down giving her sister a bear hug for about the 10th time even though I've already told her 20 times to stop.

As far as the little one goes, I fully intend to enjoy these last few precious months before she turns into the terrible 2-year-old and goes downhill from there.

Fortunately, there are still a few moments when they are both so very precious and sweet and I love them to pieces. Remind me of that when they are teenagers.

And, for my poor Hubby. I will work on keeping my hormones emotions in check and not taking out my frustration with Miss Priss and Baby Boo on him after they go to bed. I can be a nice person. I at least fooled him into believing showed him that at some point since he married me.

Don't I dream big for 2007? What are your New Year's Resolutions?

Wednesday, December 27, 2006

Almost exactly one year ago....

and probably past it by the time I get this published, my little Baby Boo was born. I can't believe she's a year old now. Where did the time go?

We had a wonderful Christmas. Miss Priss got a Dora scooter from Santa that she took off riding right away. Not sure where she learned to ride a scooter or if children are just born knowing how. She also got a Dora cash register courtesy of her aunt and uncle. A nice, loud toy that Miss Priss really loves. I think it's destined to be one of "those" toys -- you know, the ones that the batteries mysteriously die very quickly (because Mama pulled them out when no one was watching). Her aunt and uncle think it's very funny, but Miss Priss and Baby Boo are the first on that side of the family, and payback's a bitch, so they have no idea that when they have children, I will find the most obnoxious noisy toys to give their children. And, better yet, with parenting experience on my side, I'll already know what those are. Dora continued with a bath toy and a dress up doll.

Baby Boo got a TMX Elmo along with all sorts of fun things. And the same aunt and uncle joked that if we think Miss Priss's toy is loud, wait until we see Baby Boo's that's coming for her birthday. Haha. We'll see who gets the last laugh. I have a very long memory.

Friday, December 22, 2006

And God Bless Us, Everyone....

I love the movie choices this time of year. And since I now have DVR, I can record all of my favorites and watch them over and over again much to poor Hubby's dismay. Here is the list (that I can remember) of Christmas movies that are must sees every year. Sadly, I cannot find my favorite version of A Christmas Carol this year. And I cannot find Christmas Vacation without all the funny parts cut out unedited. But other than those two, I have the entire list on my DVR. I even got A Christmas Story unedited and commercial free (and White Christmas too!) Thank you, TCM!

Miss Priss has a definite preference for the Grinch over Rudolph. If I start to play Rudolph, she'll ask me to change it to the Grinch.

A Christmas Story
Christmas Vacation
A Christmas Carol -- the good version that I haven't managed to record this year
It's a Wonderful Life
How the Grinch Stole Christmas
Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer
White Christmas

In the famous words of Tiny Tim, God Bless Us, Everyone, now and in the coming year.

Thursday, December 21, 2006

Only 2 More Days....

of work before we're off for the Christmas holiday. A 4 day weekend will be nice. I can't believe my baby girl will be one next week. Boy, time really flies!

I was starting to think that I was getting an early Christmas present because Baby Boo has been sleeping through the night for a few nights. However, last night she just didn't feel like it. Actually, I don't think she's feeling good, so hopefully she'll be back on track after she's feeling better.

Miss Priss woke up in the middle of the night complaining of her foot hurting. She seems to have growing pains in her legs, so I'm sure this is an extension of that. Probably her foot growing. She's got such a big foot, but it sounds like she'll need new shoes again soon. I'm hoping she can hold out until Spring and get new sandals, but she can always use new tennis shoes, too.

Wednesday, December 20, 2006

Baby's First Christmas

My grandmother is a little strange sometimes. Ever since her children started having children, she would buy a Hallmark baby's first Christmas ornament -- one for her tree and one for the parents of said grandchild's tree. When her first great-grandchild was born, she continued the tradition. Then Miss Priss was born, so she got one for her, my parents, and us. Well, as you know Baby Boo's birthday is quite close to Christmas, so last year even though I told her not to bother, she got Christmas ornaments for Baby's First Christmas 2005. Let me stop here to point out that I had a cousin who was born on Christmas Eve, so she felt the need to be prepared. The one for her tree doesn't match the one she gave his parents because she couldn't find two that were alike. So, to solve that problem, she bought 3 for 2005. So, instead of returning them and getting 3 more for 2006, she decided that we could all just "paint over the date." I found this highly annoying at the time, but I figured it was the pregnancy hormones talking. However, a year later, I still found myself annoyed that my baby girl wasn't worth getting the correct Baby's First Christmas Ornament. Everyone else had the right one, and I don't want to explain to Baby Boo when she's 10 years old that she has the wrong one because great-grandma didn't feel that she was worth buying the right one for.

Yes, this is all leading somewhere......

I got home yesterday to mac and cheese for dinner (my favorite) and a present from Hubby. He bought a Hallmark Baby's First Christmas Ornament for Baby Boo. I had been moping silently about it for a couple of days, but he knew how much I wanted it and got it more for me than for her. I knew there was a good reason I married him......

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Tuesday, December 19, 2006

So, now, if my computer will cooperate.....

I will give an update. My computer has been misbehaving and shutting down and crashing for no good reason recently, and it is supposed to be fixed now. We'll see.

I can't believe my baby will be 1 in just over a week. Ack! Where did the time go. She's taken a few hesitant steps, but nothing that can be definitively defined as walking. She's is so stubborn and sees no need to walk. It's so much slower than crawling. She's getting big and is definitely not my picky eater. LOL I can't wait to turn the car seat around, so that I can scoot my seat back (in order for her car seat to sit at the right angle, I had to scoot the passenger seat forward).

I'm not sure what happened to my sweet little 3 year old. Oh, wait, I never had one. LOL She's developed quite an attitude recently. Who knew that 3 year olds knew absolutely everything? I certainly didn't.

I'm doing good. I've gotten all my presents bought and wrapped. Hubby's in charge of his parents and our siblings who are getting gift cards. Yeah, we put a lot of thought into that one. The girls are getting lots of fun things from everyone. I just love Christmas! And best of all, we don't have to drive anywhere -- just a few blocks away!

Tuesday, December 05, 2006

It's been a long time, hasn't it?

Sorry. I didn't drop off the face of the earth, but I've been very busy, and my computer has been acting up, so it's been a little crazy.

Baby Boo has finally gotten the hang of standing up on her own (and dancing as well), and she's taken a few shy steps one or two at a time. I can't believe she'll be one at the end of the month. Maybe then she'll start sleeping. I certainly hope so.

Miss Priss is getting to be so funny. She and her daddy had a long conversation the other day about whether or not she would like monkey meat. He's always teasing her that she's getting a monkey burger instead of a hamburger, so she told him that she doesn't like monkey meat. And then more specifically, it was the yellow monkeys she doesn't like. O-kay.

The lump went away after a couple of days, and so it was completely gone by the time I saw the doctor. He said that if it came back, I'm supposed to call and be seen ASAP. I'm supposed to tell the receptionist that it comes and goes and that he wants to see it when it's still around and to get me in within 48 hours. Hopefully, I don't have to call. If I do, it will probably be within the next couple of weeks, so we'll see.

Hope everyone is doing well and enjoying the holiday season. I love this time of year.