Tuesday, April 24, 2007

And the blog slacker award goes to...

Me, of course. We got back from Florida on Sunday and I just can't seem to get back in my routine. When Ava's napping, I'm napping. I know I need to be doing other stuff but I'm beginning to feel extremely overwhelmed. We're moving in just over three weeks and there is so much to be done. I have yet to pack a single thing, and I have no idea when I'm even going to start. Ava is into everything and anything these days, and I can't turn my head for 2 seconds. I know, I know...that's what I get for wishing I had a crawler, and I guess I can thank my lucky stars she's not walking yet. Normally my parents are great for that, but conveniently enough they are now in Florida for two weeks.

I had intended to write a big long post about the trip, but I changed my mind. It was a great vacation, but there's nothing really interesting to tell. We ate, we drank, but the best part was the sleeping. Ah the sleep. I haven't slept that much in so long, and it was a little slice of heaven. And since Matthew was there on a business trip, he let me get alot of room service! The only bad part of the trip was the beginning, as our flight was 5 hours late taking off, but we got upgraded to first class and Matthew let me upgrade our rental car to a convertible so all was well. It's a good thing the airport bar was close to our gate. Oh, and sitting by the pool was nice too, except for the fact that there were 1400, yep 1400 high school kids there for some sort of Math tournament. Yee haw...

Anyhow moving on. Just for fun sake, I'll post a few pics here.

Self portrait shot, in the convertible, in front of possible the worlds best restaurant. Seriously, it was absolutely amazing. So amazing that Matthew got his $45.00 steak free because they had to send it back to be cooked a little longer. No big deal if you ask me, but since we weren't able to "enjoy" our steaks together, it was on the house.

Cell phone pic that I took while laying out at the pool.

Pissed off husband here totally didn't understand the importance of putting the top down every.single.time we left the hotel. His quote "no one's looking at you." To which I responded "Um...that's not the point."

This is what my legs looked like....

After I had a few too many of these by the pool...

Now I must run and put lotion on my itchy, peely body for the 5th time today.

Friday, April 20, 2007

I'm still here...

Just wanted to let you know that all is good and HOT in Florida, we get back Sunday so I'll update with news and the few pics that I have then!! Have a great weekend!!

Tuesday, April 17, 2007

Ladies and Gentleman...

Can I be the first ones to tell you that as of May 17th we have a new house!!! Oh my god...I cannot believe it. What a day...it has been crazy, but things worked out, and we're off tomorrow to Florida to celebrate!! (and Matthew has to work, but I'm planning on sitting by the pool and sippin on me some magaritas!!) Oh and a side note, I actually dropped the F bomb when I was talking to my mom today...and have never been more humilated in my life. Sure I cuss all the time, but I mean the F bomb is totally off limits with her. I think I still hear Matthew cracking up in the other room.

I do have to stop and say that as excited as I am, I'm going to break down when we leave where we are right now. We moved into this house right when we got engaged, we conceived Ava in this house, and this was the house we brought her home from the hosptital. This was where she had her first room, and there will never be anything to replace it. And I will show her lots and lots of pics of her playing in her nursery, but there comes a time and a place to move on and we have reached that place.

I'm not really sure I should be doing this, but here we go...we moved here in July 2004

and we are moving here May 2007!!!!

Monday, April 16, 2007

Separation Anxiety and other Random Thoughts

So basically Ava has decided that now would be a good time to start suffering from separation anxiety. We've had instances before, but nothing and I mean NOTHING like this. It goes something like this, if I I put her down, she screams. If I take a shower while she's awake, she screams AND beats on the shower door. If I leave the room, she screams while beating on anything she can find. If I fold laundry, she screams while throwing all my freshly folded items in another cute little pile. You get the idea I'm sure. She only stops if I'm holding her, playing with her, or feeding her. I know this is normal at this stage but lord I had no idea. Right now she's screaming in her crib because she hasn't napped today (Monday is Gymboree day and as much as I love it, it puts a super wrench in the schedule). I'm just hoping that she will give in and go to sleep, even though it is a little late for a nap, momma needs a little break. I guess she could be teething, but she's had Tylenol and that hasn't changed anything. If that's the case, then disregard everything I've just written and offically label me as worst mother of the year.

Moving on, just some random stuff that's happening around here.
  • I kicked some serious ass at K.eene.land last Friday. I would tell ya exactly how much but I probably shouldn't. Let's just say I had to sign an IRS ticket so they will take taxes out...boo.
  • Ava has officially dropped the morning nap. I thought it might be happening, but it's official now. She has gone from 2, 1 hour naps to 1 REALLY long one mid afternoon. Throws a wrench a little bit in my daily routine, but I'll take it!
  • Tomorrow morning we are meeting with the bank, and then we are making an offer on what we consider to be our dream house. I never thought we would find something that we both love, but this house is it. However after our last experience, I'm not getting my hopes up. If we get it I'll be esctatic, if we don't we will move on and keep looking. Keep your fingers crossed that my realtor gets it right this time.
  • On Wednesday Matthew and I are leaving for a much needed mini vacation to Orlando. He has to go for a conference, and his boss told him to take me along for the ride. I can't tell you how much I am looking forward to it. He and I rarely get away together for anything other than an occasional date night, so these 4 days are going to be pure adult bliss. Our anniversary was earlier this month, so I guess you can say it's a late anniversary present. The only downfall is leaving the baby for that long. I know she will be in good hands, I'm just going to miss the snot out of her.
  • She is offically crawling all over the place. I don't know if it always happens this quickly, but my god. It only took her about 3 days. And in those 3 days things have definately become more challenging. I knew it would be, but honestly I was beginning to think we would skip crawling all together, and while I don't think it will last long, I'm going to enjoy every second that I can.
  • My great aunt passed away last week after having a stroke. She was old and it wasn't unexpected, and I'm thankful that I have such a good lasting memory of her. We did a "generation" dance at our wedding, and her and her husband were the last ones standing. When she passed, they had been married for 65 years.

Since it will probably be her second birthday before I get around to posting pics from her birthday, I'll leave you with a picture of my normally super deliciously happy baby! This pic was taken on the day of her party...so at least I included one on there.

Oh and by the way....she's asleep so I'm off to catch up on blogs, and the news of the tragic shootings today in VA...I'm keeping all of those familes in my prayers.

Saturday, April 14, 2007

Crawl crawl roll....crawl crawl roll...

Well, Ava finally realized that she can indeed crawl, and has mastered the art in just three short days. The funny thing is, that she crawls a couple of strides and then rolls, gets on her belly and starts the process again. So while I cannot say that she is completely crawling all over the place, this does definitely open a new can of worms...

Better late than never right???

Monday, April 09, 2007

Easter Explosion

So I hope your Easter was swell, because ours...not so much. It started out promising, but that all diminished when I heard bloodcurdling screaming, and noticed a super rotten smell walking down the hallway to Ava's room. Explosion...Ava's first poop out of the diaper experience, and it was not a pleasant one. All up the back, all over the bed, all over the blanket, and she was left with the worst case of d.iaper rash that I had ever seen. We went straight to the bath, and at this point I realized that going to church was no longer a priority. We were able to meet my parents out for breakfast and then back to their house for a while before the screaming started again.

She's had d.iaper rash before, but I have never seen anything like this. There was even a slight moment where it appeared to be bleeding. Everytime we walked into her bedroom to change her she woud scream. Everytime I would even put a wipe near her she would scream and I cried and told her how sorry I was. I felt so helpless and horrible because even though I knew I was helping her, I didn't want her to think that I was deliberately causing her pain. I finally just let her air it out for a while, but in the hour that I decided to do that she pooped on two blankets and a towel. The poor child just didn't stop. The worst is behind us, but now the hardest part is keeping her hydrated. I put Pe.dialyte in her bottle but since we all know she won't take anything out of a sippy cup, she promptly used her baseball skills and hurled it all the way across the room. I finally did get her to take some water, but other than that all she had all day was milk and formula. She would not eat anything else. Yeah for another set back trying to wean from the bottle....

I tried to capture a few good shots of her with her Easter basket, and although they aren't as good as I wanted, she put on her brave face. She's such a trooper.

And I'm working on her birthday party post...I'll get to it eventually!!

And Happy Anniversary to my hubby....thank you for 2 glorious years! I can't wait for many more...

Tuesday, April 03, 2007

When it rains, it pours...

Just wanted to let you know what happens when it rains around here..

I will have nightmares for weeks...

Monday, April 02, 2007

Another One..

Two whole posts in one day? I know, I can't believe it either. But I was tagged by Whitney to reveal 5 things about me that I have never mentioned on this blog.

1. I have an anxiety disorder. I think it's always been there but has surfaced in a number of ways over the past year. Most of it relates to travel, as I now get motion sickness something awful. But traveling in general sets me on a whole new level. My doctor introduced me to Xanax...and he's been a good friend ever since.

2. I have one older brother, and we are both adopted. I never once thought about contacting my birth mother however she somehow found me. I made the mistake of writing her back, and now she will not leave me alone. I thought that I would change my opinion of her once I had my own child, but I have made it very clear where I want my relationship to be with her, and she cannot accept that so I have to move on. I have the greatest parents on earth and I would not do anything to hurt or jeopardize their feelings.

3. My second and third toe on both feet are webbed. I hated them, and my mom tried to make me feel better by calling them twin toes. I once asked a doctor to separate them and he wouldn't do it. He told me to go to the beach and look at every one's feet and I would find someone else who had the same thing. I didn't find any at the beach, but my third grade teacher revealed that she too had feet like that. I think she was my favorite teacher of all time.

4. I have a 13 year old step son. I have a lot of problems with him, but mainly they come from the fact that his mother is a piece of crap and isn't around enough to teach him the simple things in life. He might be coming to live with us this fall, and while my anxiety goes on high alert with the thought of it, I know he will be better off in the long run.

5. I had a miscarriage in early 2001. I broke up with the guy right after it happened. If the pregnancy would have taken, I would have delivered in December 2001 and would not have been at the company Christmas Party where I happened to meet the man I am married to now. I honestly feel that it happened to me for a reason.

That's it! I'm not tagging anyone, so feel free to do this if you like!

A little bit of fun..

I've been tagged by Connie to do a meme of 7 songs that I'm listening to right now...so here we go!!

1. Nobody by Akon - no reason other than it's a perfect summer drinking on the patio song.

2. So Over It by Katherine McFee - I don't generally have the McPheever, it's just a song I heard last week after we got royally screwed out of a house. I was going to blog about it...long story short, we made an offer on a house, we were told that the offer was accepted, then we got a call saying another couple offered the sellers $11,000 more than asking price. Yep...but I'm over it so the song is perfect.

3. Say it Right by Nelly Furtado - This song is #1 on my IPod, and I love rolling down the windows and turning this one up.

4. Life is a Highway by Rascal Flatts - no real reason for this one...other than the fact that this song was popular the summer after getting my license, and I loved rolling the windows down and jammin to this one

5. Yeah by Usher - yeah I know this song is old, but I can't help it...I think Usher is hot and I get pumped up every time I hear this. In fact I like it so much I made my DJ play it 3 times in a row at my wedding...2 years ago.

6. This Ain't a Scene by Fall Out boy - just another good summer song

7. Wind it Up by Gwen Stefani - I hated this song at first, but now I can't get enough of it. Gwen's my girl

Tag, you're it
Holly, Whitney, and Lisanne