Friday, June 29, 2007

Friday Felicities

*Crystal Light Peach Tea

*Fun cloth diapers

*Camille who has a HUGE servants heart!

*A baby straight out of the bath and smelling all baby-ish!

*Internet friends who turn into real life friends.

Thursday, June 28, 2007

I'm happy!

Simon smiled at me once today and he made some cooing sounds. Yippee!

Wednesday, June 27, 2007

Blue eyes smiling at me...

Not really. I wish Simon would smile at me, but he still only smiles at things. Like the mini-blinds, teddy bears, and the clock. And not often either. Instead I get looks like this:

Almost every baby development article says he should be cooing (he's not), smiling (he's not), making eye contact and looking at faces (he's not.) He does do a good impression on Cheri though. LOL! Sorry, Cheri. I just want to know if you are reading my blog. You know I love you.

So glad the week is half over. I look forward to Olaf being home on the weekends. He lets me sleep three hours straight when he's home. He will take Simon out of the bedroom about 6:00 am and bring him in to nurse around 9:00. Three hours of sleep in one stretch is heaven right now. The longest Simon has slept at one time is four hours. And that was once. Usually he is up after 2 to 3 hours.

I actually walked on the treadmill last night. Boy howdy am I outta shape! Twenty five minutes at 2.5 mph and my heart rate was in the aerobic zone. Sad.

Monday, June 25, 2007

I want one

I am thinking of getting one of these because I saw it here. Pretty cool. I am going to have one mehndi looking foot when Olaf gets done tatting me.

I cannot believe it, but Simon is actually watching a Baby Einstein DVD. A friend loaned one to me about 3 years ago -- yes, years -- anyway, I found it and wanted to see if they really held a baby's attention. Guess what? It really does. I may have to invest in a few.

My husband set the treadmill up for me in the basement yesterday. I think it will be fabulous to actually walk and watch TV at the same time. It is too hot for me to walk outside. I am excited about it. I just have to take the time to do it.

Now for a cute picture of Simon:

The child who refuses to smile, but is really cute anyway.

Saturday, June 23, 2007

I forgot Friday Felicities

Yesterday was Friday and I didn't post my happy thoughts. So here they are on Saturday instead.

*E-mail from my husband.

*Having lunch with friends.

*Baby breath

*Disney World

*Cloth Diapers

*Gooseberry Patch Pocket Calendars (no link to the calendar because they don't have them online right now.)

Thursday, June 21, 2007

Holly and Haydn

Holly and I had a nice visit today. Charity called this morning and was sick with a fever and throwing up so she didn't make it. Holly's baby is so much more advanced than Simon. He is only two days older, but seems like he is weeks ahead as far as developmental stuff. Holly weighed him on my scale and he weighed 15 pounds. Ben, Holly's other son, and my children had a great time playing. Ben is absolutely adorable.

Camille took this picture of Simon and me today...

Everyone says we look alike. Do you think so? I am thinking of coloring my hair. I want a lighter shade of brown. What do you think about that? Olaf is hesitant about it, but I am pushing 40 and need a change.

These arrived in the mail today. I love them. It makes it so much easier to get a diaper cover on when I use a chinese prefold. If you use prefolds and covers, you must invest in a few. I don't use cloth at night. I love disposable diapers at night or when I go out. I am not that crunchy.

My friend, Misty, was induced today. I haven't heard if the baby has been born though. ::taps fingers on desk::

Did you know when you hit about 35 you start growing chin hair? It's so true. I need to go pluck. Now.

Wednesday, June 20, 2007

My computer is wonky

Edited to add: I LOVE this blog.

For some reason, my computer won't keep any cookies. I have to type in every single url every time I want to go to a website. It won't remember passwords or log in information either. It stinks having to log into wah or Flickr everytime I visit the page. I can't figure out what is wrong. Everything looks correct in the settings. I guess Olaf will have to look at it and see if he can figure it out.

I love babies! I already want another one. I look at Simon and just wish he could stay little forever. The only reason I wouldn't want to get pregnant right now is I would have to supplement Simon with formula. I want him to be fully booby fed for at least six months before I get pregnant. Not to mention...I'm OLD!

Caleb has his biannual neurologist appointment this evening. It is in Atlanta and Olaf is going to take him like he always does. The traffic will be horrendous coming home. He goes to a neurologist for his seizures. Praise God he hasn't had one for a couple of years. The medicine has done a great job controlling them. It is so scary to watch a child have a grand mal seizure. Especially one that doesn't end.

Tuesday, June 19, 2007

Cloth diaper butt

He has a Motherease cover on over a handmade all-in-one that I bought off the internet when I was pregnant with Grace! I love those big huge rear ends in cloth diapers. I sold all my Motherease diapers after Josiah was born. I regret that decision.

My friends Holly and Charity are coming over for lunch on Thursday. I am excited about seeing Holly's new baby. He weighed 12 pounds AT BIRTH! Simon weighs about 12.5 right now. He was born two days before Simon. I can't wait to see him.

Saturday, June 16, 2007

Happy Father's Day Olaf!


Olaf is trying to clean the myriads of junk and toys out of the girl's old bedroom today. Eventually (and I mean WAY down the road) it will be Simon and Josiah's room. Olaf has plans to paint a Thomas the Tank Engine mural on one wall because Josiah loves Thomas. So, Josiah was talking to me about his future room while I was nursing Simon. He said, "Papa can paint Thomas on the wall for me and a ninny (that is a BOOB folks) on the wall for Simon!" Can you imagine walking into my son's room and seeing a breast painted on the wall??? Oh. My. Word. I about fell out of my chair.

Friday, June 15, 2007

Friday Felicities

Nattie started Friday Felicities to list things that make us happy. In honor of my Nattie Pie, I am going to try to post them every Friday!

*Vanilla Coke Zero (SO yummy!)

*An 11 year old daughter who asks ME if I need anything. (Like lunch or a snack or just a cup of coffee)

*Toasted Almond Coffemate which I cannot find anymore.

*Baby smiles

*Johnson's Baby Cologne

*Lactating breasts and nursing my babies:)

Monday, June 11, 2007

Yes, this is me!

Global Personality Test Results
Stability (16%) very low which suggests you are extremely worrying, insecure, emotional, and anxious.
Orderliness (66%) moderately high which suggests you are, at times, overly organized, reliable, neat, and hard working at the expense of flexibility, efficiency, spontaneity, and fun.
Extraversion (86%) very high which suggests you are overly talkative, outgoing, sociable and interacting at the expense too often of developing your own individual interests and internally based identity.
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I took the short test, but it sums me up perfectly.

Friday, June 08, 2007

And life marches on...

Isn't it weird that a friend can die and the world does not stop? I still had to take Simon in for his one month check up this morning, TV programs that Nattie liked still play (as I watched The Office last night and thought of her), the mail still comes, and I will continue blog about life. I encourage you to go read Nattie's blog. She loved the Lord and it shows in her ponderings. On with life...

Simon weighed 10 pounds 15 ounces this morning. Everything looks great or so the new pediatrician who looks about 15 years old says. She was this tiny (maybe 4'10") black girl/woman whose voice was an octave higher than most people. She didn't seem very confident when examining Simon so she must be right out of Morehouse Medical School.

Thursday, June 07, 2007

In Memory of Nattie

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Natalie Rose York
Born December 15, 1973
Moved into heaven June 7, 2007

Tuesday, June 05, 2007

One Month Old

Actually one month and one day.

Saturday, June 02, 2007

I try to blog

Really, I do. But it's hard to do with a newborn in the house. Especially one that is too cute to put down. As a matter of fact, he is in my arms right this minute.

I think I found a swimsuit to order. I need one for our Disney World trip because there is a pool at the house we rented. Scott and Frances...please don't make fun of my ba-donkey-donk butt and cellulite thighs. Just remember to respect your elders.

Olaf took Camille to see Spiderman 3 today. Yes, we are allowing our 11 year old daughter to watch a PG-13 movie. It is her first one. He went to Screen It and thought she could handle it. It's a reward for being such a huge helper to me during the week. I couldn't do this mothering thing without her.

Have a fabulous weekend. It's half over already...