Wednesday, December 15, 2010

Meghan sat up for the first time! 2 weeks ago at thanksgiving she was only rolling back to front. Now she has 2 teeth, is rolling like crazy and sitting up!

i'm dreaming...

...of a white christmas. no really, i am. every year i look forward to snow on christmas and am a little disappointed when it melts before 12.25

i just love the snow when its crisp and white and perfect. for about 2 hours. then there's salt and sand on the road, it starts to melt a little and everything gets all muddy and brown. but, oh those glorious 2 hours.

Sunday, December 12, 2010

hey man...

...don't leave me hanging!

we're just hanging around the house today, at least for a little while. that's only because we don't have a car. here's a little backstory:

if you don't know i live in central ny, and we've been getting blasted with snow for a week. literally. it did not stop snowing for a week straight, maybe longer. we have 2 cars on the road, drew drives an alero and i have the 88 in case i need it. we hadn't bothered to clear off the 88 during this ridiculous snow because i didn't have anywhere to go when drew was at work. so when the snow started to melt a couple days ago, it got real icy.

fastforward to 230am sunday morning:

i get a phone call from drew saying he slid off the road. coincidently into the same spot some else went off the road but not as far. i would've gone to get him then but the 88 was buried under feet of snow. he had just left a friend's house, so he texted him to see if he would come and take drew home at least. his "friend" never answered.

meanwhile i was trying to figure out if we still had AAA. my dad has been getting AAA for the last four years as Christmas presents. but he didn't renew the policy this year because AAA knocked his coverage from gold plus rv down to basic claiming we've used their tow service too much. when i found that out i was like, really?! really aaa? we've used your services that we pay for too much?!?

but there was no changing that, so we moved onto trying to get drew home instead of sleeping in the car overnight. around 3am he told me his phone was going to die, so i sent him a text at 312am to call his mom right away. she might've still been up and willing to come get him and bring him home.

i called him at 430am because he was still not home and he said he had fallen asleep in the car but would call his mom right then. he had to keep calling to wake someone up. his mom and dad went out to pick him up and he finally arrived home around 545am. his parents were hoping meg was awake but she kept sleeping until they left around 630am.

then we finally went to bed. sunday afternoon we had my stepfather, jim pull the alero out and we were on our way home!

Saturday, December 11, 2010

you got to...

...keep it off the record. try that on for size. no, really, savor it, let it roll around in your mouth. and then go listen to my morning jacket. drew's been crushing on them lately so we've been listening to their albums z and evil urges.

but i digress, the point of this post is to talk about meghan. our blessing in disguise she has become a terror lately and it's not her fault! no, really, it isn't. poor baby got her first tooth on 11-28 (her 4 month birthday) and she's been in pain everyday.

we went to the pedi yesterday and found out she is 14 pounds 10 ounces (67% for her age) and 26 1/4 inches long, which is 97%. she is taller than 97% of every other baby in the world her age, about 372,480. she is taller than 372,480 4 month old babies! we were astounded, we are every time she measures long, but at this point we shouldn't be because our avg height is 5'10". :)

Thursday, December 9, 2010

in case you can't tell...

... i'm trying to make my goal of 30 posts in 30 days. and since i took a week off, unintentionally of course, i am attempting to make up for it. not sure what to write about. meg is taking a little nap, dylan is playing and i am blogging. not much else so i guess that's it for today.

in a related story...

... meghan has her first tooth! she had been having teething symptoms like spitting up all the time, chewing on everything and lots of drool all of a sudden since about 2 months old (end of september). then finally on her 4 month birthday (november 28th) her first tooth popped through! its been awful since then. she's up every two hours or more often at night where she was sleeping 6-10 hours straight. she's constantly drooling and in pain. sometimes she wakes up screaming in the middle of the night.

sometimes drew and i are just at wits end because she can scream her little heart out. drew even broke down and called his mom for her advice and asked her to come over on her way home from bringing his sister to work, but she was unable to. and i completely understand. she's a mommy to 12, with 10 still at home and the youngest two are 5 and 3. she has her own family to take care of. drew got all upset and offended because she wasn't able to come out. of course he is the oldest and thinks everything should be his when he demands it. oh well. atleast i understood.

ok dr, whatever you say...

... dr's can say whatever they want but teething and diarrhea are directly connected! meghan hasn't pooped this often ever. she pooped 5 times yesterday. and not just a little fart/poop, i mean full on/full size regular poops. she's already pooped twice today before 930am! my poor baby.

for the love of pete...

... i don't know who pete is, but he needs some love. and so do i. i need some love in the manner of a maid. to clean the kitchen and the bathroom and meghan's room and do the laundry and the dishes and the dusting and the vacuuming.

and don't forget, start dinner. every day is so overwhelming. adding dylan to the mix i just do not have the time, nor do i make the time to get things done around here. our apt is in complete disarray. constantly. and when i try and clean up on the weekends when dh could be watching meghan, he says to leave it. ugh. it is frustrating.

Thursday, December 2, 2010

and now a little note on religion

this is something i've been meaning to write about for a while. i feel conflicted regarding religion. when i was little my dad's girlfriend would take us to a baptist church in a small town near home but since then i haven't had any other exposure to religion. i think i've always felt some sort of higher power is out there watching over us, dictating our every move. i also believe that when my sister was attacked and almost murdered i came to a turning point in my faith.

i was devastated. i was so angry that He had let this happen to her. why didn't He send someone better to help her than the woman in the car who was too scared to get out. i came to realize that he has a plan for everyone and perhaps this was the only way to get rid of dylan's father. perhaps now the right person and my sister will find each other and she can finally get her happy ending.

that's all for now. the kids are napping and i'm enjoying this relative silence.

ok 2 for today

that's right ladies and gentlemen, 2 posts for today. the first will continue on my last post. so, four days out of the week, my older sister works at a doctor's office about five minutes away from my house. dylan then gets to spend all day with me and "baby meghan" (as he affectionately calls her).

i admit, it's a trial. everyday. unfortunately he's got quite the attitude and acts out his aggression violently. he often does things he knows are bad like hitting, kicking, throwing things, and generally disobedience.

but we're working on it. i try and be a good example and leader so he can make the right decisions.

we also working on potty training. like i said, a trial.

Wednesday, December 1, 2010

must try harder

well so much for the one post a day for 30 days. but i think i can make up for it my doing double posts. so the first one for today is about what i do everyday:

i'm a stay at home mom!!

and i love it. a little background:

drew and i started dating in high school i was 15 he was 17, one grade apart. he proposed the following year before he went to college in a big college city near the big lake about 30 minutes away from home. i of course accepted, we totally in love and clueless. i used to daydream about how many kids we'd have and i always said that i would stay at home because my one dream in life was to be a mommy.

so fast forward 9ish years when we get pregnant and i want to leave my customer service job to stay at home with our new baby. drew and i were in disagreement for a few months, he's rather have 2 incomes. but finally we decided that we couldn't leave meghan at a daycare and it wouldn't make sense to drive her 30 minutes in the opposite direction in my mil had offered to watch her.

so now i spend my days basking in the light of meghan that we have been blessed with.