Wednesday, April 30, 2008
What I was doing 10 years ago: I was in my last year of college, living in a townhouse in Bowie, with two other girls. I had two jobs...one at a plastic surgery office, and the other at a mental therapy office.
5 things on my to-do list today…
Get some policies mailed out at work.
Pick up something for dinner.
Order a photo for my mom from my wedding (two years ago!)
Find out how to join our local pool
Empty the dishwasher
5 snacks I enjoy…
Cheese and Peanut Butter Crackers
5 things I would do if I were a billionaire
Pay off my mortgage
Put money away for Carter
Travel to Europe
Buy a nice house and employ staff (housekeeper, personal chef, etc.)
Quit my job :-)
5 bad habits…
Too much TV.
I eat a lot of crap that's not healthy
Wasting time doing nothing
Picking at Carter's boogies and earwax
5 places I’ve lived…
Owings Mills, MD
College Park, MD
5 jobs I’ve had…
Grocery Store Cashier
Public Relations Gal
I won't tag anyone, but am pretty interested in your answers. Respond in the comments!
Saturday, April 26, 2008
So we walk in and see them filming a segment and the star was Emeril Lagasse! Sweet. Carter and I stood in the produce section and watched for a while and during a quick break, Emeril looked over at us and waved. I took this picture right after that happened.
This next pic is him working on the next scene with his costar. They were filming a show called Emeril Green for the new channel, Planet Green. I don't know why my Whole Foods was chosen, but it was very cool that they were.
So, that was our brush with fame. Very exciting.
Wednesday, April 23, 2008
Tuesday, April 22, 2008
Sydney was so cute with Ryan. She calls him Little Man and loves going up to him and talking to him in a singsong voice and touching his head. I'd say, "touching his hair" but he's got my brother's hairline. :-)
Here's our little dude chilling out in his stroller at Annie's Playground. Bella, Sydney and Brandon had such a good time running around. We chilled in the shaded area with Carter and Ryan, who slept the whole time.
Carter and Ryan hanging out with Mr. Sunshine. They loved playing together.
I love Ryan's meaty thighs. They're enormous and awesome. Carter looks like such a little stick next to him!
Pics from this weekend to be posted later. Carter had a blast meeting his cousins and aunt and uncle.
Edited: I've cancelled the class after reading I'm Not Skippy's comment and doing some online research. I'm not willing to risk it.
Saturday, April 19, 2008
Thursday, April 17, 2008
Wednesday, April 16, 2008
Tuesday, April 15, 2008
We're having sleeping issues and it's been driving me a little mad. I had a 4 a.m. pity party last night. All I could think about as I held our screaming child was that I was so tired, I felt like shit (I have some sort of throat infection), and I was hungry. I can hardly find time to eat anything anymore, especially dinner. I cried and felt sorry for myself for a good half hour. Then, I just had to leave Carter in his crib and let him cry because I just couldn't take it anymore. He cried for about 20 minutes and fell back to sleep, all the while with his Mama crying in her bed along with him. I fell back to sleep and woke 45 minutes later with him yelling again. Again. It had now been 5 times that I'd gotten up with him. This time, I nursed him and brought him into bed with me (Chris had just gotten up for work). He was quiet and beautiful for the next two hours.
I have our babysitter keeping track of his naps for me, and we're going to sleep train him (for real this time) next weekend. This weekend we'll be in Baltimore so we can't do it then. I just can't take it anymore. Chris sleeps through the screaming and it drives me crazy. There's no point in waking him to handle things because I'm already awake. You know? Plus, like most men he gets frustrated quickly when Carter won't quiet down, and I think the baby senses that frustration and it makes him cry even harder. Plus, he's used to being soothed a certain way and Daddy doesn't do it the same as Mommy.
It's hard being his only nighttime comfort. It really is.
Today, I got a bit of a break. I stayed home from work to nurse this stupid throat thing and took Carter to daycare. I slept for 3 hours. It was heavenly. Then I tried to clean the house a little but I'm exhausted after a half hour. Stupid sickness.
And now that I've made this post all about me and not my beautiful birthday boy, I will go pick him up and cuddle with him, because at the end of the day, I just love him so much. He's my world. The 4 a.m. pity parties are worth it.
Oh, and Erika, will definitely be posting as soon as that little baby arrives. She's scheduled for an induction on Saturday if he/she doesn't show by then.
Wednesday, April 09, 2008
Knowing me...Carter may take his first poop in one and I'll be done with them. :-)
Tuesday, April 08, 2008
Makes it look like I live in the country, doesn't it?? Yeah, not so much. I just happen to have a condo that faces a little bit of woods.
Chris saw some deer in our parking lot once. Weird.
Sunday, April 06, 2008
Thursday, April 03, 2008
On Tuesday, it hit me. Tuesday morning his butt was looking almost normal again but when he got home from daycare that afternoon, it was beet red. That's when I realized the problem...he's allergic to Desitin! I gave his sitter a tube of Desitin to use on him so that's what he gets at daycare, and that's why it clears up on the days he's home with me. Duh!
I've now supplied her with a tube of A&D and made sure she's using the "sensitive" wipes on him, and it seems to be clearing up already. Poor guy. He has a clueless mama.