Monday, March 31, 2008
it's pretty frustrating.
it's pretty constant.
it means -
mama pick me up, mama i'm all done, mama i want something/anything/outta here, mama she's bothering me, mama he's bothering me, mama i see you, mama are you there, mama i'm not sleeping, mama i wanna sleep, mama i don't wanna sleep, mama i wanna eat, mama i don't wanna eat, mama where are you going, mama when are you going to be back, mama i love you.
that's the best one...when you pick her up and she pats you on the back and says "mama".
the speech-language pathologist in me was really excited to hear her first words.
the mommy in me is really excited to listen to her say mommy.
the individual in me gets really tired when i hear it constantly.
i forgot how many times mommy/mom/mama could be used in a 24 hour period. (i'll calculate that for tomorrow...wait, no, i'll calculate that on saturday when we all together for 24 hours...or more excitingly...i'll calculate that both tomorrow AND saturday and we'll have a comparison).
oh, now a reader will check back to see if i actually did it.
know where to get one of those counter thingys that people use? i have a feeling i'm gonna need one - paper and pencil just won't work - and the mommy brain will NOT remember it.
oooo, it's a cliffhanger...check back.
Friday, March 28, 2008
Monday, March 24, 2008
Sunday, March 23, 2008
Tuesday, March 18, 2008
i think that sums it up.
i have come to realize that i have been harboring each and every germ that my little girls have once held in their bodies and these germs have been uniting and finally overcame my white blood cells. i have felt like crap for one week now and i continue to feel like crap. each day when i "wake up" after 6-8 straight hours of coughing...i feel like crap. my voice - is - nonexistent. which, as a speech-language pathologist that is needing to give the listening test...sucks.
have i complained enough today?
thankfully, husband thought he was coming down with the "crap" and so he stayed home. without him, i think i would be in the fetal position in a corner of my house crying - actually, i'd probably be coughing.
oh well...life goes on. KNOCK ON WOOD...the girls haven't gotten it this go-around.
i will get better soon...i will start to feel good...my body is healing itself...i will not coug---(oh well, 3 outta 4 isn't bad)
Tuesday, March 11, 2008
Monday, March 10, 2008
Friday, March 7, 2008
so here goes:
belly says to me, calmly i must add, "so, i was thinking, if you and daddy ever forget me at home, but take -coconut- with you...i can eat cereal and goldfish crackers and bars and apples...but i can't drink anything because i don't have any cups down low and i can't pour."
i responded with (note: i was very tired), "well, we'll have to put a cup down low and teach you how to pour then."
i realized my mistake - oops - "oh, yeah, and would mommy and daddy ever leave you home alone?? no, we would never do that...but i still think it might be a good idea to learn how to pour yourself something to drink. and who could you go to for help if we weren't here or something happened?? you should remember that you can go to a neighbor's house if you ever need help."
i can't believe that i actually responded that i would teach her how to pour before acknowledging that we wouldn't ever put her in that position! and that she would try to fend for herself rather than finding someone to help! we have plenty of neighbors that she knows really well. silly girl. i'm sure she's spent the last few nights lying AWAKE in her bed thinking/planning what to do. i sure love her.
Thursday, March 6, 2008
off to the ER we go, with good friend kris in tow (sorry, you missed a good dinner!) after getting belly situated with a neighbor and the promise of boppa coming soon. arrived to a very crowded lobby of the children's ER...and waited for our turn.
long story short...
after a catheter, blood draw, x rays...no pnemonia, but a uti. we got an antibiotic in her and were able to go home to catch...oh, about 3 hours of sleep before belly awoke. then dealt with her having a stomach bug (or is it just the awful cherry taste of her meds that she can't keep down?)
kids...no one else can emote such great love and terror within your heart at the same time.
Monday, March 3, 2008
notice the neat clothing piles being carelessly, yet joyfully, strewn about? we were listen to the "where were the mormons in the 80s?" soundtrack from some dear friends (who employ creative mormon titles on their monthly soundtracks now that they have moved to slc...). apparently coconut likes 80s music and this was some visually entertaining flag/ribbon dance move that she learned in some past life. either that or mommy's dance moves were wildly motivating. we built this city...
ahhhh, now that makes the job easier! though, she's not as happy about it...
but we have completed the task, and i actually got through belly's clothes too! yeah, me (with daddy's supervision of the babes)! now, some shopping to fill in the gaps (pajamas for coconut, pants for belly...) and we'll be good! hey, that's the fun part! especially if it means mommy gets out minus the girls for a little alone time!
Saturday, March 1, 2008
i'm kinda looking at this as a way to keep out of state friends/family involved in our family's going ons. but...do i really think that people will venture into internet space to see more about us? probably not, we really aren't that exciting. but maybe this will just be a good place for me to vent...without having to drive my husband crazy. i tend to talk too much...about things that he just wishes i would fix - rather than discuss. it's a male/female thing. i know...we just read the female brain by louann brizendine, md. i think the male brain is supposed to come out soon. i should check on that.