Monday, May 24, 2010

Exactly What I Was Afraid Of

Turns out I was right about taking Liam somewhere to get his hair cut. I was afraid they would hear the words coming out of mouth, but not actual listen to me. That must have been what happened because I don't remember saying I wanted his hair to look like a helmet or be uneven or that I wanted him to look like a Goober. I used none of those descriptions, yet here ya have it folks. All of the above.

Not only did he get this ridiculous looking haircut, but we had to pay for it. And he got a lollipop and TV out of the deal because it was the only way we could get him to sit still and not freak out. What a waste of a good bribe.

Sunday, May 16, 2010

Tomorrow Is The Big Day

3 Month Update

Livi, according to the doctor, "is the size of a small 8 month old". Makes sense to me, after all, she has to make room for that big old heart she has ;)

Cheesiness aside, she is doing just fine. She is 15 pounds and 24 and a half inches long. She has found her hands and will stare at her fist in front of her face. She has begun sucking her thumb to self-soothe. It helps her fall asleep. Speaking of sleep, we are getting alot of it around here (finally!). She started to go to bed at the same time as big brother and in his room too. She is waking up only once to eat and then goes right back to sleep. She takes about 3 or 4 naps during the day too. I was so dreading the whole room sharing thing because of my experience with Liam and sleep, but so far it's been a breeze. Those things have a way of changing though, so I am keeping my fingers crossed.

She is starting to giggle and squeal. She starts going to "school" tomorrow with Liam. Liam is excited and I am... dealing. Aunt Tina sent me this link to make me feel better about it all and it did because I know she is in good hands.

Monday, May 10, 2010

Disney World

So it wasn't everything we hoped it would be, unfortunately. Life is like that sometimes I guess. Liam had been just a little bit under the weather the days before we left, but we honestly thought he was getting over it and that it wouldn't affect the trip much. Wrong! I underestimated how much being away from home can affect a little one. Between that and the crazy heat, Liam was pretty much out of it on Thursday and Friday. You could tell he wanted to have a good time and he did to some extent, but he was just way too groggy to get the whole experience.

He didn't want to go on any of the rides, but really loved the parades. I can see how it would be easy to spend a whole day there. We left early, around 3:30, and didn't do even close to half of what the park has to offer. The good news is that we used our credit towards a seasonal annual pass so we will be able to try again on the other side of summer. And he did wake up back to his old self (mostly) in time for Mother's Day and a trip to downtown Disney.

Tuesday, May 4, 2010

Count It Down

I always said I would wait until Liam was at least 3 years old before I took him to Disney World. Mostly due to the fact that you have to take out a second mortgage to get in and enjoy the place. But this year, we participated in the "volunteer for a day" program. You volunteer and you get a free ticket! So I dragged my 8 month pregnant booty out to South Beach one morning with Chris to pick up trash- how much do I love my kids? We decided to go right before summer in an effort to ditch the crowds and Livi is still young enough that she will nap anywhere. So in preparation for the big day, we showed Liam pictures of The Magic Kingdom and little videos on YouTube of the rides. It certainly got him hyped and now we are only 3 days away from our mini-vacation.

He is especially excited to see anything that has to do with Toy Story and Finding Nemo so those are on the top of the list. I am curious to see how he reacts to everything. The weirdest things get him scared so I am anticipating at least one freak out while on a ride... maybe It's A Small World... although that ride kinda freaks me out too.

Saturday, May 1, 2010

Super Baby!

I only have 2 weeks left with my little girl before I have to go back to work. That part is never easy and I have been dreading it. I knew maternity leave would go by quickly and here we are. It's so hard to have to leave her behind after spending every minute with her for the last 3 months. I remember the day I had to start Liam in daycare- I was physically sick all day with knots in my stomach. Lately, I have been thinking about how I would probably miss out on her first big thing... rolling over. It usually happens around 4 months which is when Liam did it and I got to see it because I stayed home with him until 7 months. But that wasn't the case this time around and I would get teary eyed and a little depressed everytime I thought about it. I felt like it represented me as a working mom not being able to be there for my kid. I get Mommy guilt when I think about stuff like that. She must have known how I was feeling and gave me this little gift to let me know it's ok.