Tuesday, January 28, 2014

must have

i'm a sucker for pretty much anything striped
couple that with chunky baby legs
and you've got me sold

baby gus is going to need these asap!

Monday, January 27, 2014

1 for 2

did you know there is a product sold in stores called 'your breastfriend'?
i'm sure it's wonderful and does/is everything is says it will be...and more
but really?
your BREASTfriend?
i can't handle it
but that's neither here nor there
in the short time i nursed henry, i remember wondering if/when it would ever feel like his tiny mouth wasn't lined with razor blades
i had to mentally pump myself up to put that sweet boy to my boob
i attribute my lack of success in nursing henry to new mom anxiety and not listening to my instincts
i decided to approach nursing gus with a positive casual attitude
if it worked it worked
if it didn't it didn't
each baby is different
why should i have the same problems with one that i did with the other......
gus is a boob guy
i mean seriously
this kid likes to nurse
and other than feeling like i have my shirt off 82% of the time
i am happy

Tuesday, January 14, 2014

the cold

each year winter crawls into my heart and digs her claws in
planting seeds of restlessness, melancholy and doubt
i'm cranky and sleepy and emotional
every year it happens
and every year i'm surprised by it
surprised by how the change of season brings on a change in me
a week or so before 'the great snow storm of 2014' we had a 50 (almost 60) degree day
henry and i took a bike ride to the park and relished our time in the sunshine
breathing in the crisp air as the sun warmed our limbs
he ran around and around and around yelling 'look how fast i go momma!'
and just like that.....
winter lost her grip on my heart

Monday, January 13, 2014

i love it when....

henry gives me an unexpected hug or kiss
an old favorite song comes on the radio
a friend pops by for an unexpected visit
gus looks at me and then breaks into a wide grin
the laundry is toasty warm out of the dryer
dinner is cooking on the stove, making our bungalow smell delish
henry asks me to sings songs from tangled with him (and he holds my hand while we sing)
i catch stone tearing up at something unexpected like a commercial or news story
gus coos and giggles
i have a good hair day
a stranger smiles at my boys
henry uses his manners
our bungalow is clean and toys are (mostly) put away...they are never all put away
we are with our families
i start a book and immediately know it is going to be good
gus is fresh out of the bath and smells like a little slice of heaven (henry smells lovely too....but there is just something about a chunky baby covered in baby powder)
i have a great conversation with a friend
stone gets home from work and henry runs to see him
i give a gift to someone and they really love it, it's so awesome to find that perfect something for someone
henry eats all of his dinner
i get a letter in the mail
i get all green lights on the drive to my parents' house
the leaves first start to grow on the trees in the springtime
.....mostly i love it when my boys are happy and we had a good day full of giggles and fun

Thursday, January 9, 2014

that time my three year old had to get glasses

henry got glasses
i'm not sure how to feel about it
other than to be grateful it is just glasses
we spend our time now listing all the cool people who wear glasses
(myself included)
stone had the idea that i should start wearing my glasses more instead of my contacts
i agreed
new glasses for me sounded like a perfect idea
stone informed me that wasn't what he said
but that is totally what i heard

Wednesday, January 1, 2014

the year i will bake bread

i will bake bread for my family 
that is my resolution 
well first i resolve to finally get the dough to rise
and then there will be baking
lots of baking
it may seem silly 
a baking resolution
but i think it is a fine idea
also, if the carbs i am eating are homemade it doesn't seem so bad 
and it will make our bungalow smell divine 
so yes 
this year i shall bake

and hopefully two of my three favorite people will enjoy it
gus is a bit young for carbs......