Tuesday, August 16, 2011

Happy Birthday Mom!

Today's is my darling Mommy's birthday!! She is an amazing Grannie and one of my best friends, too. Yep, you can be jealous that I have such a great mom! She is stronger than I will ever dream of being. So thankful to celebrate another great year with her! Love you, Mom!!

Monday, August 15, 2011

Balls In the Air.

Like pants on the ground, only different. It's more like I'm occasionally looking like a fool with my balls in the air.


Juggling all the balls of my life, that is. Motherhood. Wifedom. Controllership. Which is my job description, by the way, not a quest to take over the world. I don't have the time or patience for that kind of thing.

As I was telling my one of my best pals today, I do really well for a couple of months, then I have a little "get your life together" moment where I feel I need to revamp and try again on this whole balancing act. So that's what I've been doing lately. Working on breaking everything down into little bits, instead of getting overwhelmed. Working on not being such a Major Type A Personality.

One of my hubby's tattoos is a quote from Fight Club: No fear, no distractions. The next line is the kicker: The ability to let that which does not matter truly slide. If you know him, you know this sums him up pretty well. A nice contrast to his darling wife. But I am working on that, too. I'm finding that if nothing else, motherhood and age help mellow you. An even keel husband works pretty well, too.

So although my new schedule has been working out fairly well, I have left one critical element out of the week: blogging. Not sure when to add it in, but its definitely worth the edit.

And the copying over of the schedule on nice, lined paper with pretty colored pens. Hey, some traits are worth working on, and some are better to just embrace.

Friday, August 5, 2011


Delaney Kate turned one on August 2nd. I can't begin to describe the pride I feel of having such an amazing daughter. She is so much fun, and I love the fact that her personality shines through more and more with each day that passes. More about how great she is and how wonderful her party was later, once I get some photos posted.

We went yesterday for her 12 month checkup and were very happy with all the findings. Delaney is a big girl, coming in at the 95% for height (at 30 inches tall) and the 90% for weight (at 24.1 lbs.) Her head is in the 50% percentile. I think it works perfectly on her adorable little frame. :)

She is walking well, hearing well, talking well, and moving about non-stop! All of her development looks great. She does have some tibial torsion, which the doctor says is completely normal for her age, and a little bowing, which could have to do with her being in mommy's belly so long! Both should correct themselves with time, and since they do not slow her down whatsoever, the doctor is not worried at all.

Delaney has made the switch to whole milk with no problem. That makes for a happy mommy!! Less formula means more money for mommy to buy pretty things the college fund, of course. Her first cup of whole milk was at lunch today and she downed the whole thing. She has been using cups only and no bottles for about two weeks now. My big girl!!

She did have four shots and a finger stick yesterday, which were rough on mommy and baby. She had the biggest tearful reaction to these yet, but I know they are what's best for her. She was a little slow yesterday, but mostly back to her old self after a big breakfast and a long nap.

We love our little girl so much!! She is the light of our lives. We thank God every day that she is so healthy, growing and developing just as she should!