I just don't have anything exciting to post non-baby/toddler related. Mommyhood has definately become my life which is ok I guess, though I miss being able to do stuff at the drop of a hat. Now it has to be planned well in advance, depending on what it is.
But for the update on Caylee the toddler, she's:
getting the concept of cause and effect
understanding phrases like 'let's go brush teeth' and 'go upstairs/downstairs'
still taking 2 naps
still b.f.ing for naps and nighttime
trying to say or mimic some words
doing a few signs for words - though not consistantly, need to work on more signs.
So, that's my life. I'm not bellydancing right now because Mark doesn't get home early enough for us to eat and me to have enough time to get to class. Not doing any sewing because I can't let her into the sewing room and by the time she goes to bed, I'm exhausted and just want to veg/check email/go to bed. And weekends it seems something's always going on.
While we're having a super low key Christmas, I should be thankful I have a healthy daughter who just turned one and is pretty well behaved, a husband with a job he pretty much likes and has been able to work from home with the snow, and I have a job that is flexible enough to let me choose my hours to stay home with my girl.
Yet, I feel a case of the Bah Humbugs. Is it because I didn't decorate or put up a tree? Is it because I received no wrapped gifts (hubby's gift of my new navigation system wasn't a suprise and given to me 2 weeks ago) and no Christmas cards? No stocking were hung. No Christmas Eve dinner w/ the relatives (even though they make me nuts sometimes). No Christmas brunch today (reschedueled for perhaps this weekend). I didn't do any physical Christmas shopping - it was all online and delivered to me. Is it because the snow has 'trapped' me in my house for over a week (no chains and no vehicle that could handle the snow)? No parties to visit friends?
I'm trying to be grateful for what I have. I don't need 'stuff'. I am healthy for the most part. I have food, electricity, internet, clothing, heat (hmmm, look at that priority order!) But doom and gloom seem to be hovering somewhere, I can sense it - or it that hubby's pessimistic nature surrounding the house, grumpy that we weren't more prepared for all this snow?
Ok, whine-fest over. Time to get dressed, find some lunch, and play with the baby... I mean TODDLER!
Hiro - Happy 1st Birthday!
and to my neighbor Missy!
I'm sick of living in a mess and being a packrat. But at the same time I have a hard time throwing/giving away stuff I've spent money on and could possibly resell on ebay or at a garage sale. Mark doesn't and can't really help. So I have until December 17 to clean up and organize (on the 19th I'm hosting a playdate for some babies and mommies) and I have to:
clean up area in bedroom where computer desk will come live (getting it out of Caylee's room)
move dresser in bedroom and move small entertainment bookshelf to that area (getting it out of Caylee's room)
clean off said computer desk to move it
clean up hallway to be able to make move happen
sell off/get rid of clothes I'm not really wearing
sell off pack n play Caylee's not using
sell off/ get rid of garment rack in garage that's taking up too much room
move computer/monitor/desk/chair/printer/internet/and phone to our room
oh and clean the rest of the house... which we won't even go into.