Wednesday, January 28, 2009

Pure Pageantry

Has anyone seen that show on TLC about pageants for little girls? I don't know about anyone else, but pageants are pretty much unheard of in Northern California. What I do know, is how ridiculous dressing up your little girl like that is. That's just my opinion.

The clip I saw was of a little girl getting ready for a pageant all dolled up with a spray tan, fake veneer teeth, teased hair and a full face of make up prancing around in the mirror saying "I look good". The image was just so not right, in fact it was utterly disturbing. How can these moms dress up their toddler daughters to look so cheap? Apparently the mom's argument for doing this outlandish kind of thing is to teach their daughters confidence. Whatever happened to ballet and tap dancing? Now they have to parade on around on stage like the girls at the local gentleman's club. I don't think that is teaching them confidence. I think it is teaching them that looks are EVERYTHING. Which life is not about.

I would never in my wildest dreams make Sonya participate in something like that. I am thinking more along the lines of soccer, tap, ballet or whatever else she wanted, but nothing whose sole focus to success was based on the whiteness of your teeth and the level of your hair. And of course she will need to like it and enjoy it, or else, we don't need to do it. I don't want to make her or force her do it.

I'll get off my soap box now. Gotta go pump!

Monday, January 26, 2009


Sonya has a cold. She has had a slight cough in the morning for the past few days and last night at the in-law's house for dinner she had a really raspy voice when she cried. I felt so bad for her. I also felt bad because I did not let them hold her too long. I was being extra protective, I guess. Today she has some booggers and some clear snot and still has the sharp raspy voice. She does not feel like she has a fever, so that is good. I went and bought her a humidifier and she is seems to like it. Hopefully she will start feeing better soon.

We went to my niece's 3rd birthday party on Saturday night. It was crazy. Little kids running around everywhere. They were all pretty well behaved. I thought there was going to be way more tantrums but they were good. My sister in law made Red Velvet cupcakes. The frosting was soooo thick it was hard not to go for seconds! I love cupcakes. I could eat cupcakes for dinner. Maybe I will make them for Superbowl. Speaking of Superbowl... what are we going to be doing? We have a massive t.v. so Hubbs always refuses to go to anyone else's party because he says we have the best view on our couch. I can't really disagree with him. Does anyone have any cool Superbowl plans?

Wednesday, January 21, 2009


We finally found a daycare. Hubbs and I knew from the get go she was the real deal (only after searching and visiting many hell holes and meeting all kinds of weirdos. that was a fun experience). I checked her license and she has no complaints on her record. Although I don't go back to work until the second week in March, we decided it would be a good idea for Sonya to go a couple times before she starts full time, that way she is used to a new place.

Hubbs made me select a day this week and today was the day she went. I dropped her off around 10:30 a.m. and picked her up at 2:30 p.m. I ran numerous errands while she was there to keep my mind off the fact that she was there. I know it would of been harder if I was just at home doing chores. Dropped things off at Goodwill, went to the bank, went to a baby boutique downtown, got a pedicure and had a doctor's appt.

When I picked her up she was totally mellow and did not cry at all on the way home. She has been in a really good mood since so I feel better about her going to daycare. I know it is hard the first few times, or maybe it never gets easier. Once I am back at work she will be going three days a week. The other days she will be home with me. My boss is letting me have a flexible schedule which entails me working from home two days. I am really happy about the arrangement.

Umm... off the subject, but how stunning did Michelle Obama look yesterday in not only that yellow-green outfit but also the white gown? Seriously, that lady is chic.

Here is a pic of my little pumpkin grinning for her mommy!

Monday, January 19, 2009

Not Feeling Good

So for the past week I have been utterly exhausted. It feels like I got run over by a semi truck hauling dairy cows. I am getting plenty of sleep because Sonya sleeps through the night. For the past couple of weeks I have had dizzy spells and been getting light headed. Now I am getting headaches. I went to call my doc today to get some blood tests done to see what the scoop is but they are closed. I did some very reliable research (right) on the Internet and think that maybe I could be anemic or have something wrong with my thyroid? Both things can happen postpartum.

Today I walked around the lake with my mom and Sonya and told her about it. She got super worried and insisted that the solution was to eat more fattening foods because I was so skinny. So at lunch she made me get a French Dip. Which was absolutely fabulous, by the way. I don't like feeling like this, especially when I am with Sonya. Hopefully there will be an easy way to solve the problem.

In other news, we purchased an SUV this weekend. It is a Toyota Highlander. It will initially be for the hubbs to drive, but I think we will do the car swap before we know it because I currently drive a smaller Volvo sedan. It is getting more and more inconvenient with a baby in the back and stroller.

Okay, peace out.

Thursday, January 15, 2009

Where have I been?

Taking 3 mile walks at the park with my new jogging stroller. Looking for daycare, grocery shopping, Target shopping, doing laundry, etc. The weather here has been out of control warm so I have been taking advantage of getting out the house. I love stormy weather, but I can't pass up 75 degree weather in January.

I have bought two different orchid plants within the last month. I usually buy ones with lots of buds so I know they will be blooming for a really long time however, the buds have been falling off leaving me to enjoy the already open blooms and that's it! What a rip off. I will continue trying to find the plant that blooms for three months like my last one.

I made New England Corn Chowder the other night and it was fabulous. The recipe could feed an army so we had leftovers coming out of our ears. I even froze an entire container of it and we still had a crap load.

Now that the weather is becoming more seasonal, I plan to post more, even if they are ridiculous and have not point.

Thursday, January 8, 2009

The tears....

They were the size of elephants as they slid down her face. I could not bear it and started in on the water works myself. Hubbs soothed her while I whimpered in the corner. A mom really can not handle seeing her child in pain.

Sonya got her 2 month shots today. I think was I was more stressed out than she was. She let out the loudest cry, it just was so sad. I nursed her in the office and she calmed down. My little hunny bunny.

Tuesday, January 6, 2009

Thoughts streaming through....

My brain is mush. How is it that at one minute I want to grab hubbs in a headlock for waking up Sonya with his ridiculously loud sneeze and the next minute he has never looked hotter as he plays with her on the couch? How come no one warned me that finding daycare is one of the hardest things to do? Why is it that Lucy decided to puke all over her dog bed last night and then fart the night away stinking up the entire house while I was trying to get Sonya to go back to sleep? How come Target never has Size 1 Pamper diapers in the family size pack? Who are the knuckleheads who label a sleeper 6 months when it can fit my 2 month old perfectly?

Sunday, January 4, 2009


It is that time of year. Time for my 2009 resolutions:

-Try not to sweat the small stuff

-Stop and smell the roses once and a while

-Watch less t.v., but that is hard when I am nursing, what else am I supposed to do during that time, knit a sweater one handed?

-Try out more recipes, I am over the usual weeknight fare I have been making

-Get hubbs in the kitchen more, he is willing, I just need to include him

-Plan a trip, and go on said trip

- Become a better writer