Another Mom Blog

Monday, July 30, 2007

Enjoying my time off

I left my job last week. I have another job lined up but I wont be starting until next week at the earliest, but possibly not until later in the month. They've done a whole background check. I've never worked for a company that did that before, and I think it's great. I can't start until that comes back.
Meanwhile, I've been a little bored but I am enjoying my time off with my daughter. It's been fun. In the past two weeks she's learned to crawl, and is now pulling up to stand. It just seems odd to see her standing and playing at her learning table, and she got herself like that. She now walks with me holding her hands. It's so sweet and adorable. My little baby is growing so fast. She's also been learning how to use the spoon herself, which she loves. She's getting to be an independant little girl, and she's all over the house!

Tuesday, July 24, 2007

Growing up

Today was Lexi's nine month check up. She's doing really well. It makes me feel really good to hear them tell me how perfectly healthy she is. She was totally not impressed with the finger prick. She had a delayed reaction and then was mad mad mad! She did better with the two shots she received. Her doctor said her heart murmur is very minor. It's barely a grade one on a scale to 6, so we've got nothing to worry about. She's gotten so big. I've added her current stats to her baby book, here is how she's grown:

Birth, 16lbs 8oz, 19 1/4"

1 Month, 7lbs 1 oz, 21"

2 Months, 10lbs 14oz, 23"

4 Months, 14lbs 8 1/2 oz, 25"

6 Months, 16lbs 11oz, 26"

9 Months, 18lbs 1.5 oz, 28 1/4"

Monday, July 23, 2007

Vacation... what's that?

I think most people know that mom's don't get vacations. Our family vacation was nice, althought super busy for me. Vacationing with a husband and four kids is surely a lot of work. I really enjoyed our cottage we stayed at. Although it wasn't the vacatoin of my dreams it was somewhat relaxing. Steve and the kids were at the pool, and Lexi napping in the cottage. I got to enjoy the sun reading my book on our private deck.
The kids had a blast at the theme park. Lexi enjoyed her first carosel ride and I too enjoyed some of the rides with the kids.

I do have to say, I value the fact that I am a working mom. I love my dear sweet baby, but as sad as it is, I couldn't wait to get away for just a little while! She's been as cranky as cranky gets. I'm telling you right now she is advanced for her age. Why you ask? She is going though her terrible two's at nine months old. Complete with temper tantrums and whining. She insists on crawling under my desk to play with the cord, and gets terribly angry when you remove her from this dangerous situation. So angry that she'll lay on the floor and thrash her body around, typical tantrum style. Her teething has also added to her crankiness. Her bottom two teeth came in, and now the upper two teeth are coming in. One has barley poked through the skin and its seems as though its driving her mad. She did reward me yesterday with a pleasant attitude. We also left her with her Grammy for the evening so we could have a date. It was nice and very much needed.

Friday, July 13, 2007

Life flashes before me

Sometimes I look at Lexi and her whole life flashes before me. From beginning to wherever she will be in the future. I picture her in my mind at two years old. What will she look like, and what will her personality be? I picture her as having light brown hair, probably in braids or something. I'm not much of a fan of pig tails so I can't imagine myself putting her hair up like that. She's got on some cute little outfit and she's full of energy. She's got this squeaky little girl voice that I often hear other little girls talking in.
Then shes, six, or 10, and 16. I'm watching her grow in my minds eye. Someday I hope she'll be a strong, intelligent, beautiful, successful woman. I hope that I can guide her to be the person she wants to be.

Monday, July 9, 2007

A nice weekend

This weekend we took the kids for a short ride on the Songo River Queen.
It is a replica of the Mississippi River Stern Paddle Wheelers.

The kids enjoyed themselves. Each kid on the boat got a chance to drive it, and they received a button pin that read: "I Drove the Songo River Queen"

Later we ate lunch at the cafe across the street. All the kids meals were served with a Frisbee, which was a big hit. All of the kids were very well behaved, and it was a beautiful summer day in Maine.

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