So today was an eventful day! Rachel started on rice cereal. I cannot believe my little newborn is ready for real food already. She did pretty good on her first try too. Here is the video...(please excuse the throw up sounds from Adam)
March 11, 2009
I know...yuck. I was in my PJs all day. I knew I was feeling something scratchy in the back of my throat yesterday, and then when I woke up at 6am to feed Rachel, I felt miserable and achy. I immediately texted Adam to pick up some Dayquil on his way home from work.
I hope it goes away soon, since I am suppose to have surgery next week. I just thank God Adam was off today. He took care of me, I even got a nap in. It was a very blah day to say the least. I hate feeling sick. It used to be fun....when I was a kid. I could miss school and get all kinds of attention and be catered to. Now, it sux. I still have to wake up in the night to feed Rachel and wake up with Evan. I still have to care for everyone. Hopefully it is just a minor cold. Boring post, sorry if you wasted time reading this.
March 10, 2009
It all began when one of my best friends, LB, arrived with her 16 month old daughter Audrey. Audrey is Evan's girlfriend. They are betrothed. She is so sweet and adorable. It was nice to have the extra help around and some great company. We had a good old time relaxing in our jetted tub with homemade margaritas and we even got to see a movie. (I suggest you don't see Confession of a Shopoholic unless you like wasting your time.)
My friend LB drove out from Vegas for Evan's 2nd birthday party. It went very well. I am not sure how many people came but there were a lot…too many too count and unfortunately too many for me to talk to. I wish I could have chatted with you all but it's just so hard at those types of events. It was suppose to be kept small but the guest list kept growing.
We set up and decorated the night before and cooked the day of. Next time, we might cook the night before and decorate the morning of. It was madness! The helium balloons were on the floor when I woke up and I don't think Adam even had a chance to sit down due to barbequing endless amounts of hamburgers and hotdogs that day. I was rushing about trying to make sure the toilets weren't clogging and Rachel was fed.
All things considered, Evan had a good time. I think at the end of the day he may have even realized it was all for him. And that is what makes it all worthwhile. He got to watch a video/picture slideshow of his life from ages 1-2, sing happy birthday twice, and jump in a bounce house with a ball pit just his size. It was an exciting day. I was overjoyed at the turn out. I was kind of worried if people would show up since we live "so far" from Orange County. It was great though. Even my friend who is 37 weeks pregnant was there with bells on! Thanks Jennifer, I know it's rough at the end.
Anyway, the birthday party was entertaining. The next day, however, was not. I took both kids to be vaccinated at the same time. Hmmm…I seriously don't know how I would have done it without my mom there to help me. Rachel was screaming bloody murder while Evan was being poked and prodded and then Evan was whining when the tables turned. My poor little 17 pounder had 3 shots. And Evan, 1. The day was a little nuts. I then proceeded to drive through Pop Eyes Chicken where I waited practically 30 minutes at the drive thru!!! And then our journey home consisted of dropping off rental chairs at an abandoned hole in the wall. Yes they said they would be back at three - it was 3:10 and they were no where to be found. Since I had a screamer in the car I took the liberty of leaving 20 chairs on the "porch" of the store.
Then, as if matters weren't irritating enough, I had an appointment with an oral surgeon today. Seems I need my third molars out. And fast. The two poking in on top are messing with my smile. And that smile took me three years of torture to get. (Braces). So I have to have this surgery ASAP. And it turns out I can't nurse Rachel for 24-36 hours after. I don’t know for sure how I will handle this. I need a babysitter for the kids and a driver to take me there. And I need milk to feed her prior to the surgery and I need to pump out afterward as well. How do normal people do normal things in life with kids? Am I just overdramatic? I feel like I constantly have to arrange things and plan things out perfectly to get what a person without kids could do in 5 minutes….the joys of motherhood.
March 5, 2009
Evan on the "choo choo"
All in all the driving force of our day was for Evan to have an enjoyable, memorable (wait, they don't remember things at 2) birthday. He did. He loved the train, and the other train, and the carousel and "Its a small world after all, it's a small world after all, its a small small world. Its a world of laughter a world of tears, its a world of fun, its a world of fears." I just wanted to share that experience with you - getting a song like that stuck in your head for the rest of the day.
I am just tired. Sorry for being so cynical and sarcastic. I love Disneyland, really I do. Today it was just different. I think I will go back again with just Evan. I think I could handle that. No grumpy hubby, no grouchy baby. Our annual passes are up in a month anyway. I guess its a good thing. In a few more years it will be worth it...or...I might be posting the same thing. Only time will tell.
Pirates of the Carribean
This was Rachel's first time in a big girl stroller (she's normally in the snap in go)
March 3, 2009
March 2, 2009
Our VERY FIRST New Mom's of 2007 meetup! November 12, 2007
My monster - all grown up!
February 28, 2009
So today has been very quiet. No one is constantly grabbing my hand saying "hand, hand" or pulling me away to help with a toy. I have to say, I miss him. But just having a baby or just watching after one is cake. Rachel is pretty easy. Sleep, eat, poop, play, repeat...She too needs attention and intereaction but when I am on the computer or watching What Not to Wear, I don't feel so bad. Nice, no guilt. I don't know why but anytime the TV is on, it's either Elmo, Barney, or some other preschool show. I don't even watch my shows anymore. I guess that is just to distract Evan from getting so jealous when the baby is awake and either eating or playing.
So anyway, I am having a nice peaceful day at home and I know that Evan is having a good time with his grandparents. I need to just enjoy it. Here are some comparison shots of Evan and Rachel... both around 4 months