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Thursday, February 9, 2012

An update

It's time for a family update.
Every so often it's just good to write about what we're all up to during a particular time of year, and since I haven't done this in a bajillion years, we're over due.
{Beware: this may only be interesting to me}

- Working like a maniac, and getting recognized for all of it. Is there anything better than that? Anyway, my man was recently promoted, and has yet ANOTHER promotion on the horizon. Proud wife, over here!
- He's Carter's partner in crime. I have to say that one of the most awesome parts of bringing home a new baby is watching the relationship strengthen between daddy and the older one. The two of them have always been outrageously close, but this is a whole new level. So precious!
- The fellow is riding dirty in his sexy new car. Saturday evening, after work, Chad took a little drive over to the same Kia dealership we bought our Sorento from and slayed the dragon. He haggled like a freaking maniac, and got an OUTRAGEOUSLY AWESOME deal. The dude is driving a fully loaded Optima. I thought I knew the definition of "fully loaded," but after driving that little speed demon, I found out I was totally off. My new favorite thing: seat COOLERS! Not seat HEATERS, but rather the opposite! Who knew that even existed! My legs were all tingly after giving that a whirl. Love love love love love that thing!
- Last night Chad was so tired he went back to bed at 8:40. Chad is NEVER tired. Well, not that tired anyway. Apparently driving up to LA day after day in preparation for said promotion takes a lot out of you. Okay, I'm done bragging about his work awesomeness.

- I think I'm a baby woman. As in, I'm one of those women who just loves taking care of babies, so long as I have a break every once in awhile. This is probably true for every woman, but I just thought I'd say it because that's what I was thinking about last night, even after I wanted to shoot the bed my son is now napping upon.
- ...Which leads me to my next update: Carter's big boy bed! Honestly, this thing has eclipsed my attention from Day One of it's life in this here apartment. Up until yesterday, I sincerely hated this thing. It owns my life now. Nap time is no longer something I look forward to, but rather something I fear. It's a wrestling match, I tell you! Yesterday was a turning point, though: Chad called me after the world's longest day, and all I could do was complain about the damn bed! How ridiculous! It's not like I'm negotiating with terrorists at 1:00 everyday! I'm simply putting my son to bed! So what if it takes a little bit more effort than I'm used to! That's what being a parent is all about! Anyway, more on "THE BED" to come.
- Having two kids is my thang. They're so awesome, and they make me a stronger person because I'm ultra aware of what's going on at all times. The schedule is iron clad around here, and I love it.
- ...And speaking of schedules... I'm literally obsessed with maintaining Carter's schedule. It makes him feel secure, and since we brought home a new bambino {and she's here to stay, something I'm fairly certain he just discovered a few days ago}, that's a major priority of mine. So yes, that means I'm a little bit more restricted in the errand running-sector of life, but I couldn't be happier about the way {I think} the schedule has enabled him to transition into this new phase of his life: BIG BROTHERHOOD.
- I seriously have awesome friends. They all just need to move back to California pronto.
- Okay, this sucks, but guess what? Since my major weight LOSS, I've GAINED weight! What the hell??!! At one point I only had to lose 7 more pounds to be back at my pre-pregnancy weight, and now I need to lose 15! NOT.FAIR.

- Little dude has shown little jealousy over Baby Sister, and that is AWESOME. I was so so so scared of this most natural of feelings to emerge from my big man, but luckily for us, he seems to be embracing the little lady with open arms. Cheers to that!
- Talk about a rise in energy level! Unless I run that little tot out for AT LEAST an hour-and-a-half in the blazing sun, he WILL NOT need a nap! I mean, he NEEDS the nap, but ever since this whole Big Boy bed transition, he will not take one unless he's outrageously exhausted. Anyway, I'm proud of my little soccer player/park-jungle-gym-climber-extraordinaire/baseball player/frisbee chaser/anything else that can be considered an active pass time!
-  Cars and choo-choos are still his favorite things in the whole wide world. It's so funny how instinctual kids are! Boys like blue and machinery, girls like princesses and dolls! How??! So cute!
- He is only experimental with food when with his grandparents. I always love when my mom tells me about how many scrambled eggs he charges through, when he gags at my eggs while at home! What the heck? Anyway, at least SOME PEOPLE are getting that boy to eat properly!

- My little baby baby baby baby baby baby shnookums. LOVE.
- Let's see, let's see... What are some interesting updates??
- Well, she no longer poops EVERY SINGLE TIME I go to change her diaper! Woohooo! {Seriously, so awesome.}
- She loves her Moby Wrap, just like I knew she would!
- She has only been waking up ONCE a night for the past few nights! SUCCESS!
- Everytime she lies on daddy's chest, she falls asleep. So darn precious.
- The majority of her facial expressions and noises seem to indicate that something is wrong, ie. I need to eat, I need to poop, I want you to pick me up because I'm tired of lying here on my back, I want Big Brother to stop trying to take the attention away from me by being so darling... You know, normal baby things.
- She looks darling in pink. I know, I know, every mother of a girl thinks this, but seriously. Girlfriend's skin tone calls out for pretty pretty pinkness. 

Anyway, we are doing great at this moment.
I could not be more proud of my little unit, even though my posts lately have been DE to the PRESSING.
I'm one lucky lady, that's for darn sure.


  1. I absolutely love this idea! I do monthly updates for Punkin and now regular updates for my pregnancy but never thought to do a update of the whole family!

    I hope you don't mind but I think I will borrow this idea for a post next week!

  2. After I had my daughter I had ppds(depression),but also mood swing alot like getting more easliy emothioal I think its cause of having a girl we get toomany more hormones then we I gained weight more with my second after I'm still trying to lose.Something after the sec baby just makes things more emotional and physically harder...

  3. so glad that you are happy and that things are going well! have a great weekend!

  4. I'm glad to hear that you are all doing well :)

  5. Nice update. So excited on the promotion, congrats! I'm glad big brother is doing good with little sister, they are super cute!

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