Peace of Mind is All I Want...

Peace of Mind is All I Want...

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

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Friday, August 27, 2010

Quick documentation

I don't ever want to forget today.

We all woke in a good mood. Audrey went on the potty and ate her breakfast while I nursed Finn. While he napped Audrey and I played with her babies and colored Eventually we made our way to the park (with a stop at "The Farm" aka McD's for a juicebox and Diet Coke) to enjoy the glorious weather.

We met up with some friends and the kids played sweetly together. There was a small meltdown when it was time to leave but it was easily taken care of with some lunch.

Finn fell asleep in the car and actually transferred into my bed and fell back to sleep with some nursing. Audrey went right down for her nap without protest. Both kids (and Mama) had a decent nap and woke in a great mood.

Audrey and I had a girls only dinner at her favorite restaurant (IHOP). It was fantastic. She was sweet, a great listener and so funny. We had a chance to reconnect which I desperately needed.

Today was her first whole day in underpants. Only one accident - she totally rocked it!

Tuesday, August 17, 2010

Time Flies

Time flies when you have kids. I can't believe Finn will be 9 months this month. He's still a chunky monkey but is definitely slimming down now that he's constantly on the move.

We made it to the other side of the distractable while nursing stage. I can (pretty easily) get him to nurse just about anywhere now. It was getting really tough for a while there but I'm so glad we held on. I just went and nursed him at school and he was so sweet in his robot onesie with his crazy chubby leg flailing all around.

Finn has 4 teeth now - two he just got this weekend. His sleep has been a mess lately, now I know why!

Audrey is doing great too. She's such a big girl and is so sweet with her brother. We were at a hotel in Dallas this weekend - watching them chase each other around and wrestle made the drive to/from totally worth it.

My head is about to explode from this headache so this is going to be more brief then I intended. More later!

Friday, July 23, 2010

Flexibility is the key to life

Today was supposed to be a quiet day at home getting things cleaned, running errands and chilling out. Audrey woke up on the wrong side of bed so that ended that plan quickly!

Instead we decided on an impromptu trip to get donuts, some running around at open gym then lunch. Finn usually naps between 9-9:30, especially if we happen to be in the car at that time. I was able to time things so that we hit the donut store right as he fell asleep. I loaded us up with treats and drinks then parked the car. I got Audrey out of her seat and brought her up front with me for some Audrey/Mama time. I love doing this. We chat, take camera phone pictures and she crawls all over the place and hangs out of the window. It rules. A little before gym time we got back to our proper seats and went to play.

I feel kind of bad. I don't have to pay for Finn until he's 1 but he enjoys the gym more then any of the paying kids there, I bet. He crawls all over the place including the balance beams. he LOOOOVVVES the gym girls. They're tall, blonde and pretty and the love him right back. It's sweet.

We decided to head over to Chik*fil*a after with Brandy and Hemrick (as Audrey says) for some chicken and "froop". Audrey played in the play area for a while and had a blast despite the big kids trampling over the little ones and making huge amounts of noise. She was very brave and only got a little bit freaked out at the end. I was a proud mama.

We came home, changed diapers and it was nap time. Not a word of protest from the girlie which was a nice change of pace. I'm hoping our afternoon isn't quite as busy. This mama is tired!

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Monday, July 05, 2010

One month later...

Big changes folks!

First off Audrey is in a big girl bed. We're on day three and there has definitely been some drama but overall I think it's going to work out nicely. We can do her whole night night routine I. Her room now and get e guest room ready for Finn and me to move into later this month. It will be nice to get my dresser drawers back from Finn's clothes and get our closets and the rest of our lives more organized. I've been on a major organizational streak lately.

In other news Finn has two teeth and has started to eat a few solid foods. We're going the baby led weaning approach again and so far, so good. He had some turkey the other day and did a great Job moving the food around In his mouth and spitting out the piece that was too big. I think I'm in the minority but I hate the solid food stage. I wish I could nurse forever and KNOW that my kids were getting exactly what they need nutritionally.

Finn is pulling himself up on anything that will stand still. He's as fast as a rocket (as Audrey says) when he crawls and anything he finds on the floor is fair game to put in his mouth. I'm working with Audrey to keep her little toys up on the table so Finn doesn't get sick and we're making some progress. It's tough to be a big girl sometimes.

We have a fair bit of traveling coming up. I'm taking both kids to visit my family at the end of this month then we're heading to Irving as a family in August for a baseball game and so I van check out a hotel for work. It should be fun!

Saturday, June 05, 2010

It's been a while since my last post. Since then Finn has mastered the art of sitting, has started to army crawl, can sit up from an army crawling position and is no longer content to just chill on my lap. He is a maniac! We hardly babyproofed our house for Audrey - we didn't need to. This guy is going to be a whole 'nother story!

I took Audrey to her first friend from school birthday party. It was a blast! It was at Gym.boree - she ran around like a nutball. She has been such a sweet pea lately. "I help you, mama" is one of her most frequently used sentences. She helped unload the dishwasher, switch a load of laundry and hang Finn's diapers today. While I was hanging the diapers outside she ran inside and grabbed an armload of clean diapers and brought them out of me to "wash". She cracks me up.

I would never wish away their babyness but HOLY HELL I can't wait to see how their personalities continue to develop and change. Will Audrey do ballet or soccer? Will she continue to enjoy reading and art or will her interests shift to something else entirely? Will she always be so nurturing and motherly?

Will Finn be the linebacker that everyone says he will or will he be more into animals and music? The possibilities are endless right now!

Wednesday, May 19, 2010


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