Archive for May, 2009

May 30, 2009

>toddlin’

>Hadley Walks

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May 20, 2009

>the best word in the whole world… mom

>”Mom” is the best word in the whole wide world.  I thank my little girl everyday for giving me that name.  

Hadley was a surprise… a wonderful surprise that the universe handed to me.  I needed her.  The last year and a half or so, the universe (if it does in fact play a hand in our lives) literally took me by the shoulders and gave me a good shake.  I let myself be entirely too wrapped up in the mundane of work, not taking a time out to recognize what was really important.  Between my dad’s illness, pregnancy, first time to every be “laid off” and my father’s death, I was taught a lesson.
But with all the craziness that said universe handed to me, I was given the most powerful, most important gift of all.  The title of “mom” to the most beautiful being in the world.  How did I get so lucky?
Hadley is currently standing in her crib, bouncing and singing, despirately trying to sway me to rescue her from it’s confines.  How can someone be so beautiful? So perfect?  Even though she struggles with taking naps and going to sleep at night, an act that would inflict exhaustion on any super mom, she is absolutely perfect.  My heart swells constantly with love and happiness… she is all I need.  I am invincible because of her.
Hadley, if this blog ever finds its way to your eyes, probably in some crazy form that you will view as archaic since there will be so many advances in technology, please forgive me for my spelling of despirately and know that you are absolutely the love of my life.  Thank you for giving me my name of “mom.”

May 18, 2009

>earthquakes as a momma

>We just had a fair sized earthquake.  Not surprising as we live in earthquake country and you’d think, given I am a native, I would be used to them.  But it was different this time…  we have a sleeping baby in the other room.  I’ve never moved so fast in my life.  

Funny enough, she slept right through it, which is funny given she has been terrible about sleeping in her own bed.  I want so badly to put her in the bed with me so she is close to me just in case there is another one.  
This was a good shaker…  one of our framed pictures went crashing to the floor.
May 18, 2009

>its been awhile

>Yes, its been awhile since I have written.  I promised myself I would post once a day, but alas, mommyhood has kept me busy (to say the least).  

Hadley and I returned from a wonderful trip to Rockville, Texas to see our friends from Germany and Italy get married.  The ranch setting was lovely, however, hard to keep a busy infant away from the insects.  Hadley is an excellent traveling, probably because her first airplane trip was at 12 weeks old.  But she has a busy mommy who has to travel some for business, and being that she is still nursing, she gets to come along.
On that note, Hadley is crawling and cruising and moving faster than we can keep up. I can hardly believe we are less than two months away from her first birthday, and probably less time before she starts walking without assistance.

We had our first overnight apart last week and, for all intensive purposes, it was successful.  Jonathan and I went to the Angels vs. Red Sox game (this is a Red Sox household) and enjoyed an evening alone for the first time in a very long while.  I missed her terribly (and I didn’t sleep very well), but I knew she was in good hands with Grandma Sally.  The next overnight trip (in two weeks) will be easier.
So that is a quick update on our little one.  Did I mention that she is already doing laundry?

May 2, 2009

>sleep challenges

>Our little one wont sleep in her crib.  I hate having to train her – it is just so upsetting!  And now she has so much more personality to her scream that it makes things so much more tense.  We will rescue her soon, but I’m not sure we are getting anywhere.

Will my significant other and I ever share a bed again?  It feels hopeless at the moment.