Wednesday, January 28, 2009
Class is Cancelled. Class is Cancelled. (There is a goofy little dance that goes with this song)
Maybe I can get further ahead in my reading :D And maybe I'll even take a nap *gasp*
There is an angel watching over my shoulder. The roads were REALLY bad on the way to work today. 3 inches on the ground and they'd salted, but not plowed, which means it was 3 inches of SLUSH. I was slipping and slidding all over the place, so I was driving really really slow. Anyway, after I had dropped Juliet off at daycare I was driving down the road and I must have hot a pile of slush or ice or something because out of nowhere I lost control. I spun a full 360 and then another 180 ending up facing the wrong way on the opposite side of the street. Thank GOD no one was near me to hit me. Usually I can steer out of it when I start to slip in bad weather (Jon taught me SOMETHING good) but no amount of steering helped... so I took my foot off all pedals, and just let myself go. Nothing I could do. Thankfully Juliet was NOT in the car. I had only been going 25, so I slowed down even more and was driving 10/15 when I spun out a SECOND time on the ramp getting on to 87 South. I almost skidded all the way off the ramp and over the edge. Again I got REALLY lucky and no one hit me. This time I'd tapped my brakes to slow down on the ramp... stupid stupid. NEVER tap your breaks when driving in snow. I was able to do a three point turn and continue to work. Needless to say- I drove about 5 the rest of the way and was REALLY late.
Tuesday, January 27, 2009
She's holding her head up so well now! Just wanted to post a quick picture before I go to work *yawwwn* (I hate early mornings!)
Monday, January 26, 2009
Got a package from Lyndall today- a really really cute knitted lamb. Juliet promptly sucked on the ear when I gave it to her, but only for a second. :)
Sunday, January 25, 2009
Lets see if this works- its a video of Juliet.
Saturday, January 24, 2009
I have the BEST daughter. Yeah I know I am biased but still. I have a work friend (Kara) who not family oriented in the least. She's one of those people who will probabley never have kids and be very happy about it. These days I am used to getting compliments on Juliet- how pretty she is, or how good she is. Last night Kara surprised me by telling me that I had an amazing daughter. After I said thanks, she said 'In fact she's so cute and wonderful she almost makes me want one!'.
Talk about surprising!
Not only is she cute and adorable, she's also a GREAT sleeper for me. She's got a wonderful routine. Most days she's out for the night at 9pm and gets up after 8, usually after I've dropped her off to Amy's on Tues and Wed. And on Sat, after I work the overnight she'll sleep with me until almost 3pm, even after sleeping all night at Connies. Of course she still wakes up at night to eat, but she eats and then goes back to sleep. There are days that I feel tired, but it's going well!
Thursday, January 22, 2009
Have I said before how much I love being a mom? I have? Oh. What about how much I love my daughter? Oh- I've said that too... well then. John (Finelli) came to visit the other day. It made me realise how few MEN she's seen in her life. He was holding her, and she kept wanting to come back to me. And while that warmed my heart (that she preferred mummy) it made me realise that she might be a bit freaked out by men seeing as she is always watched by women. Weird that she could develop a preference so quickly.
Monday, January 19, 2009
I seem to have a magic lap. You see when I stand up it looks like everyone elses lap. However, if I am not holding Juliet, when I sit down *poof* a cat magically appears in it. It doesn't matter how many time I toss said cat off, he still appears. (I guess Ninja just really wants lap time!).
Speaking of cats... I had to take Baby to the vet today. She got so freaked out when Yoshi came over yesterday that she hurt herself somehow while she was hiding. The vet thinks shes torn a ligament in her knee- which should heal fairly quickly. I've got some anti-inflamitories for her. If it's not better in a week I'll have to go back so cross your fingers and hope she gets better!
Sunday, January 18, 2009
I'm just sooo FULL of pictures today! My friend Eric came over today with Yoshi- the dog I would adopt if I could adopt a dog (I'm not home enough to have one). Anyway, I introduced Yoshi and Juliet... I am not sure who was more freaked out- Yoshi or the cats because yoshi was here! Anyway, I finally got Yoshi to aly still long enough to take a picture of the two of them. There is also one of me and Yoshi (a terrible one of me!) so you can see how big Yoshi is :)
At least a little... She was half reclining on my arm when she leaned forward and stayed there all on her on. I took these pictures myself- so one hand/arm was holding the camera and the other was holding the rattle. I was slightly supporting just above her bottom with my leg as you can see... but she was basically holding herself up.
... about being a mother:
The smile on her face when she wakes up and sees me there.
The little hum she makes when she sleeps in my arms.
The "talking" at me when I am changing her diaper.
Her snuggling as close to me as she can get when she sleeps.
The joy on her face when we play in the bath.
Her watching me when I walk in a room.
There is nothing about this child that doesn't make me so thankful to be a mother. I never knew I could love this much. She is worth EVERYTHING that Jonathan has and probabley will throw at me.
Saturday, January 17, 2009
I can't imagine how anyone could not want a part of this childs life- she is so amazing.
Tuesday, January 13, 2009
Sunday, January 11, 2009
Juliet almost rolled over today! It's early for her to do so though. She got 3/4 of the way to her side before she fell forward again. She wore herself out trying and is napping again. I hope she sleeps tonight. She's also smiling more, and more alert. She's also found her hands and are sucking on them for comfort... she hasn't worked out how to suck just her thumb, for which I am thankful because that is a hard habit to break. I even think she guides my fingers to her mouth sometimes. Shes not reaching and grabbing yet, but I think she is reaching- it seems like she is when she is on her mat.
Friday, January 09, 2009
So I was showing someone in security the pictures of Juliet on my phone, and he said about the New Years pictures "Why would you do that?" (Meaning the headband). When he saw the kitty onsie I had her in, he said "I'm surprised you didn't have ears on her!". Well, I remembered I had a pair of cat ears from holloween 2 years ago and thus....
Wednesday, January 07, 2009
It's been a while since I have posted. I've gone back to work and I'm having a love/hate relationship with it. I'm really enjoying the adult interaction, but I hate having anyone else look after Juliet. I miss my cuddle time. I feel like I get her home, play a little and then it's bed time. It feels rushed like I don't get enough time :( Plus, I'm tired. We don't have a set 'schedule' or anything yet so getting up at 5am when Juliet didn't go to sleep until 11 or later is rough. But I do what I have to do to provide for her. She went down tonight at 9.30, and I'll take her to bed with me when I go at 11 (after Top Chef of course). Luckily I don't have to work until 3pm tomorrow.
As for daycare.... I have someone I work with looking after Juliet. It's someone I really thought I could trust, but now I am doubting that she is such a good idea. She's made several comments about things that go against my parenting ideas- like starting solids before 6 months, forcing naps, and thinking that she should be sleeping through the night. Today I pick up Juliet and she gave her water! I am sure you don't think it's a big deal- but it is. BF babies don't NEED water- in fact it can cause water toxcicity if too much was giving. I was upset and said to her that I didn't want Juliet to have water and she ARGUED with me. I'm asuming she is trying to do the best for Juliet, but I am her mother, and she needs to respect the choices I want to make for my daughter. I am still really ticked off that she argued with me. I think I need to change daycare- I can't afford it, but I can't trust that the woman I am with now will listen to anything I say, I am now terrified that she will do something (again) that I won't approve of.
Friday, January 02, 2009
Well today is officially my first day back at work. I really wish that I could be a stay at home mum! I mean, I love it here, and I love my job, but I miss my little girl. I keep looking at her pictures and wishing I was holding her.. and my arms feel empty. :( Hopefully it will get better because I have to work to keep a roof over our heads. *sigh*
Thursday, January 01, 2009
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