Monday, November 26, 2012

The Ragged Edge

Having a baby is, without a doubt, a most wonderful event.  We love our beautiful Little Bird more than words can say.  However, there are times when it is really tough.  For some reason she has been having trouble sleeping lately, and it's becoming increasingly difficult for everyone in our house.  For several weeks she was waking only once per night, and that seemed like a most acceptable arrangement given that she is still so little.  Last week we switched to twice per night, but that too was fairly manageable.  Then, last night, she was up every two hours without fail.  I am completely exhausted, and even M is starting to fray.  We're not sure what is causing the nocturnal troubles, but we're really really hoping they end soon.  Otherwise, I'm afraid the loss of maternal brain function may become permanent.  

Wednesday, November 21, 2012


A few of the many things in my life for which I am truly thankful (in no particular order):

1.  A perfect new baby girl
2.  A bright and fascinating toddler girl
3.  A lovely husband who takes such good care of us
4.  Family and friends who are there when you need them most
5.  Good health all round (may it please continue!)
6.  A warm, safe, comfortable home that includes many invaluable appliances
7.  Plenty of access to beautiful outdoor surroundings
8.  Plenty of access to indoor amusements for myself and my children
9.  A preschool that makes my little girl ask "how many days 'til I get to go back?"
10. Another term for President Obama

Monday, November 19, 2012


No, no not silence in my house (ha!) but on the blog.  We are so busy with two kids that I hardly know when to get the basics done.  Blogging is a luxury that usually falls by the wayside.  Today, for some unknown reason, they're both sleeping at the same time.  Who knows how long this may last, so this post might end in a word or two.  Nope still sleeping.  Ahhh where was I?  Busy is our middle name.  The good news is that both our kids are doing a great job of getting used to the new arrangements in their lives, but that doesn't change the fact that there is just a lot to get done from one end of the day to the other.

The big girl is now over 2.5 years while the little one is almost 2 months.  Major themes around our house are night waking (about x2 per night, but sometimes more) lots of diapers (as many as 12 or 14 between the two kids) and wall to wall toys.   The Bunny, as we call the big girl, is becoming more and more independent (which is mostly great) mostly because she gets tired of waiting for us to attend to her.  It can be painful at times to ignore one child while you focus on the other, but I'm convinced that it will be good for both of them in the long run.  The Little Bird, as we call her, is also learning all sorts of new things.  She lifts her head all the time, tried hard to see what everyone around her is doing, grabs for (and often catches) toys, and has even started to smile (ahhhh).  Best of all, the both seem to be healthy, happy (most of the time), and growing as they should.  One day I may even get to sleep (or blog) again.

Wednesday, November 07, 2012

Obama Re-elected!

And there was great rejoicing!  In our house anyway.  We were thrilled to watch last night as Obama not only won the race but won it by a handy margin.  The Republican attempt to blame the fire fighter (Obama) for the work of the arsonists (Bush et al) did not convince the crowd.  Of course it also didn't hurt that Romney committed one gaffe after another thus alienating hug portions of the electorate.  Do you think binders, Big Bird, Jeep, and the 47% will haunt his dreams  ?

Tuesday, November 06, 2012

Election Day '12

Vote please!  Vote! Vote! Vote!

Friday, November 02, 2012

Toddler Quotes #2

Me:  Hey Del do you want to help me make zucchini bread?
Her: No Mommy I busy playing, but you can do it all by your own.  I know you can.

Me: Delphinium it is time to go to bed.
Her:  Um no Mommy.  My choice is to play and play and play!

Her: I all done!
Me: Don't you want to drink a little milk?
Me: Why not?
Her: Because I don't like protein!