Tuesday, April 7, 2009

Where do I even start?

It has been so long. So very long.

I even used my mom as a cop out so I didn't have to write a post.

Not that I don't want to.

I want to. I just don't have a moment of my own these days.

And it sucks!!

Let's go over some basics that have been going on in Sophia's and my world.

My world:

  • I got a new laptop. It is fabulous and it looks really pretty. It makes me happy.

  • I will be 30 in 12 days!!! holy crap.

  • I have skin that suddenly thinks it is a teenager. So annoying. 30 with acne is just what I always dreamed of.

  • I am craving a #32 from Phoa Ha.

  • I went to the gym this morning. A small miracle.

  • The reason I went to the gym was because my awesome parents bought me an ipod for my bday! How cool are they? And I now I am finally one of the cool kids. And now it means I don't have to use this pathetic taped up mp3 player anymore...

  • I am still not a morning person. Sophia please take note.

  • I work 20 hours a week and am still a full time stay at home mom. I work when Sophia naps, evenings and weekends. Hence the reason I cant blog or do anything creative or fun any more, boo. But it is worth it. I don't have to leave my baby girl. My husband isn't on the brink of exploding from the stress of not enough money. Life as busy as it is... is now easier, does that make sense?

  • I am determined to not be a fat cow anymore. Somehow by some miracle I will make this happen. I need a Canadian Biggest Loser (Except I would never leave Sophia, so that wouldn't really work).

  • Everyone around me is pregnant. My sister, my sister in law and my neighbor friend. I am so excited for them! I love hearing their stories and reliving the same feelings I felt in those first months. Of course it makes me want another one. Just not quite yet. I have to take care of the above mentioned note. Then I can gain all the weight back...except of course I would be super careful and eat only veggies and lean meats. Buwhhahahahahaha oh sometimes I kill myself.

  • I'm tired and will probably regret mentioning that I am fat cow tomorrow morning.

Sophia's world:
  • Sophia is almost 1.5 years old. holy crap.

  • She loves her babies and bears and blankies and baby bottles. She loves B words. She is the cutest lil mommy ever. She feeds them and cuddles them. She walks them around in her new stroller.

  • She had a severe bath phobia for a few weeks. Which really made things difficult. Sponge baths can only do so much. She somehow finally got over her fear and now I have to plead and beg her to come out.

  • Sophia sleeps like a champ (knock on wood, knock on wood) Ever since she was 14 months old I have had a solid nights sleep (knock on wood, knock on wood) I thank my sister Gina who told me like it was. Let her cry. I only let her cry it out for two nights and it was never more than a 10 minute cry and poof just like that she slept like a champ. All I have to do is lay her down and say good night and she falls asleep on her own. She sleeps from 7:30pm to 7:30 am.

  • Sophia doesn't have any more bottles. The soother on the other hand... oh my she is addicted! The addiction has only gotten worse. I should have gotten rid of them long ago when I still had a say in things. I'm going to have to google 'how to stop my infants soother addiction'.

(yes, she prefers her soo-soo upside down)

  • I have to take in all of Sophia's pants. 18 month clothes are huge on the waist but she needs them for length. How she is my daughter I do not know. Because I have never I repeat never have had this problem.

  • She also doesn't really care about TV. She doesn't like potatoes. She hates cheese. She hates anything in her hair. She loves cantaloupe. She would rather not wear pants.

  • She is FINALLY starting to talk!! It makes my heart skip a beat. She now says baby, book, bath, bum, belly, bye, hi, hot, drink, duck, sock and walk. I'm sure she says more I just cant decipher her code yet. She also repeats me now which is really beyond adorable!

  • She lets me know what she wants by nodding her head with an enthusiastic smile or shaking her head no with a furrowed brow. For instance "Sophia do want a drink"? shakes head no with a furrowed brow. "Do you want a cracker"? shakes head with a furrowed brow. "Do you want a soo-soo"? nods head with a very very enthusiastic smile.


Allikaye's Mama said...

Oh how I have missed you and that cute girl!! I am so glad you gave us that update!! She is getting so big...and beautiful still! Oh..and I am 30 in 2 years..and my face is a teenager too! Worse than when I was a teen...what's up with that? I actually am using proactive and like it!
Happy day to you in 12 days! Yay! Keep posting you busy girl!! Miss you!

Jen said...

Well, you've definitely been missed! It is great to read an update on how you are doing and see the adorable pics of Sophia. Your mp3 player totally cracked me up! If you stumble on any good weight loss or skin care tips, please send them my way.

Gina Woods said...

Oh my little Sophia (and Laura)! I can`t wait to hear all of the `b`words coming from her cute little mouth! Miss you guys! Can`t wait to see you in June.

Teresa @ Grammy Girlfriend said...

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amanda said...

jumping up and down over here friend!! sooo excited to have you back!! you and little miss have sooo been missed :)

love the update on you and her of course. first happy almost 3-0!! and second could she be any cuter?? seriously friend adorable!!

and you are right it's such a great age! it just melts my heart when beans is all lovey on her babies!!

can't wait to hear about the big bday celebration :)

Chris said...

Love this random post! It's good to hear that things are going well, although busy, in your neck of the woods.

Christy said...

Glad you updated. I thought we lost you!

Your baby girl sounds amazing. We have gone through many of the same things - bath phobia, letting the baby cry himself to sleep, etc. This mommy gig is tough sometimes, but it usually all works out.

The Crocks said...

You're back!!! Yay! Happy Birthday soon!! Sophia is precious. Like seriously. But you knew that. :)

I've missed you!!!!! :D