Monday, March 9, 2009

Take Two

Welcome to Not Me! Monday! This blog carnival was created by MckMama. You can head over to her blog to read what she and everyone else have not been doing this week.

1. I did not enjoy not only grocery shopping alone this week by spending a quick trip to Sam's on Monday. We had some money that had to be spent for school, so it was a fast fast trip!!! But, it was fun to buy Dry-erase markers, grading pens, Sharpies and such ALONE!!!

2. I didn't get into the Bachelor this season and find myself invested in who he was going to pick! NO, NOT ME! I only watch Survivor, and have already missed two episodes of it! Thank goodness Cara reminds me that it's Bachelor time! :)

3. I did not get frustrated when an old friend posted a mean comment about me on an other friends Facebook! That wouldn't have been me because I don't care what people think.

4. My son wouldn't have made his first crawls when I wasn't home! Oh no, he wouldn't be off to the races and I am not jealous I wasn't here!!

5. I wouldn't have went to Wal-mart at 7:30am to buy new scissors and sneak over to the baby section. I wouldn't have stocked up a ton on baby food, no not me! I also wouldn't have been so excited the baby food was .14 cents cheaper that I spent 30.00 on baby food!!

6. I wouldn't have ensured my mom got the first pick on Carson's pictures even though hubby paid for them!

7. I would not have taken a pregnancy test two times this week. I'm worried because I haven't had a period since Jan. 13th. No, not me! Not me, I know how babies get here and I know that one time we were stupid would not leave me a baby. Heck, I was the same one who had to take a pill to get prego! Speaking of which, no not me, I wouldn't have breathed a sigh of relief that I wasn't pregnant JUST YET!

8. I wouldn't have went back and forth a ton this weekend saying how much I should really give up breastfeeding at this point. NO NOT ME! I WILL STICK TO IT FOR A YEAR! (ugh, why do I do this to myself....?? I still have this sinus crud for over a month now and the lack of sleep is getting to me!)

9. To close, I wouldn't have broken down and told my husband that I would love to be in his shoes just for one day. No, not me...I appreciate everything he does do, and would never want to switch roles. (ok, maybe that's not so true!) That was Sunday. No, I wouldn't have made him feel so guilty that today when I got home, he had decided to utilize that hour freedom to clean up the recyclables in the garage. No, not me, I wouldn't have felt a tad bit guilty!!!

10. No, Not me...I wouldn't of been disgusted at the time they have chosen to schedule their IEP's meetings. I'm flexible. Ok, no this year I am not. I am not giving up this day that's a teacher work-day to sit in IEP's conferences. I wouldn't have told my principal how I feel about this. NO NOT ME! (Thankfully, four other teachers were upset as well, I just found out first so got to him first!).

11. I wouldn't of been so missing my son today that I brought less school work home, fed him solids, gave him the bath and then nursed him. No, not me I just complained that I do too much! :)

Oops didn't I mention at 9 that was it?

So, what are your NOT ME's for the week? JUST TRY IT! Until next time.....Have a GREAT WEEK!!!

Sunday, March 8, 2009

8 months

Carson is 8 months old today, March 10th! I can't believe my baby is growing up so fast!

Here's eight greats about the little love of my love.

1. His two words are still momma and baba. I seriously even practice with him to say dada but he isn't having anything to do with it.

2. He can make the kissing sound (but doesn't have the blowing kisses down just yet).

3. He's crawling. Last Wed. he had it down and he is off all over the place and it's amazing what someone can drop in a day!

4. The smile he has lights up the room. Of course, that would be totally from his mother. :) Besides that, it's so awesome to see him in the morning smile at the babysitter and all the kids that are there. It's even better to see his smile when you walk in the room from being gone at work or the grocery.

5. The boy has no fear of any food. He wasn't a big fan of fruits at the beginning. The boy is a champ at this point of eating! :) He eats a 1/2 container of Stage 2 fruit in the morning with 2 oz of breastmilk and oatmeal. For lunch he has the other half of the Stage 2 fruit and a container of Stage 2 Veggies. For dinner, he has 1 1 /2 jars of baby food dinners. The boy eats like a machine. We tried Stage 3 but he puked right after it, and it was too chunky for him. I haven't given him finger foods yet because I'm scared! (HA HA) The boy is a tank and wears 12-18 month clothes right now!

6. He has my lungs. Whether it's when he is whiney, crying, talking, or screaming (just to be sure we know he's there), there's NO hiding that he's my son! I love that he is vocal. I want to be social like I am! :)

7. It's so fun to see you in the bathtub. Since you were born, we have strived to give you a bath every night. I think we have only missed a handful. It's a great relaxing time for both mommy and daddy. This is the role that Eric has taken over for sure. I use it as a time to get started on my school work or pick up the house. Usually the weekends I take over when I have less on my mind. It's SOOOOOO fun to see you pick up the water container, play with the toys (the life preserver is your favorite) and eat a wash cloth. You are so fiesty when daddy has to take you out of there. It's even more cute when you see me when you get down the stairs and whine because you know it's time to get fed and ready for bed!

8. Lastly, the love that surrounds you! It starts at home and is amazing how two parents can love someone sooooooooo much. It continues with family, friends and especially your babysitter Missy. She treats you like one of her own and writes us notes about how much he makes her day! She spoils him like he is a family member! You are one loved boy!!!

Monday, March 2, 2009

1st Edition of Not Me Monday

Welcome to Not Me! Monday! This blog carnival was created by MckMama. You can head over to her blog to read what she and everyone else have not been doing this week.

1. There is no way that I went to work complaining that men are whiney when they are sick and that I was mad when I had to take Carson to the sitter on Eric's day off. Not me!! (oops he had bronchitis, sinus infection, ear infection and pink eye!!)

2. There is no way on that same said morning when Carson looked right at daddy and said " Momma Momma Momma Ha" that I didn't laugh so hard and tell him Carson feels my pain.
I also wouldn't have enjoyed that part so much I told my entire class! Not me!

3. Friday night was Activity Night at school. and I was only staying for an hour so I could get Carson. When Eric had it planned to bring Carson, I would have never been worried about what outfit he was in, would he have all the supplies to feed Carson solids and would he remember everything else! No that wouldn't be me for sure!!!

4. I would not have made John do his own laundry again because he failed to bring it downstairs like he is supposed to do before he goes back to his mother's house. NOT ME! In fact, I wouldn't have been so annoyed about his selective hearing that when he asked me to print out his report for him, I would have not went on about how he isn't listening to me today and that I'm not going to listen to him. NOT ME! That's soooo childish. (He got his report, just had to wait until EG got home to do it!!)

5. Friday morning at 5:00 am, I wouldn't have been perturbed that my son was up and adam when I was pumping. Milk is so precious and I am too cheap to stop breastfeeding. So, I wouldn't have let him cry for a little bit in there until he kept said "momma momma momma momma". I wouldn't have tried to ignore it until my mom (via text) made me feel guilty! I then wouldn't have brought him in my room to lay on our bed so I could still get at least a bottle. NOT ME! I don't believe the kid should ever be in your bed!

6. Friday night I wouldn't have went to bed at 8:45 pm and been extremely mad when Carson woke up at 5:00 am AGAIN and especially on a Saturday. 5:00 am is when the alarm goes off to pump, not get Carson up to feed! I wouldn't have brought him in bed with me so I could still get that precious milk. NOT ME! That wouldn't have been two days in a row for those of you counting! NOT ME!!!

7. I started typing this Saturday morning so that I would actually post the first NOT ME edition as opposed to thinking about posting it for a few weeks now. NOT ME! It's supposed to be a NOT ME MONDAY..................not Not Me Saturday start typing.

8. I wouldn't have decided to drop hints to my principal that it's time for me to give up a subject (preferably Math). I currently teach Math, Two Social Studies, Reading and Writing. It's a lot of prepping and organizing (not so much the papers because I would have that many to grade anyways...and I LOVE TO GRADE!). NOT ME! I wouldn't take any given moment available to bring up the topic about getting rid of Math. In fact, I wouldn't decide it was best to even discuss it in front of other teachers at this point as well. Knowing full well, there are three different people who would LOVE to give up a different subject to take my Math. NO WAY THAT WOULDN"T BE ME!!!!

9. I wouldn't wonder why my Friday seemed so different about 11:00 am to realize it was only because I didn't get to check my Facebook in the morning when I was feeding! NO NOT ME! I'm NOT addicted to Facebook! :)

Go ahead and think about the NOT ME's and take the plunge for your NOT ME MONDAY'S! Even if you don't try it yourself, at least check out MckMama's blog, it's addicting!