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Bathroom Blunder

I'm wondering today, as I'm in the bathroom at Meijer, how any woman is supposed to use the bathroom with a child in tow. I can't even imagine how mom's with more than one child can juggle it! Let me give you the mental picture...
I'm shopping at Meijer today and it hits me, the ever pressing urge to use the restroom. Unfortunately, I am not like my husband in the fact that he can hold it for hours, even days before he goes. When it hits me, I must go immediately, or else be doomed to go in my underwear. So, Avery and I make our way up to the front of the store. I park the cart, unbuckle Avery, grab my purse and at last, head into the bathroom. Thankfully the handicap stall was open, otherwise this would have been even more of a struggle. I go in, lock the door and stop. How am I supposed to get my pants down? Even more to be thankful for, I had on sweats. If jeans were involved with zipper and button...yikes I can't put Avery on the floor...as laid back of a pa…

March Mayhem

Avery, I believe, is teething. What a terrible time f0r baby and parents. She has a runny nose, coughing a bit, refuses food, and wakes up constantly at night! Last night, she was up every 2 hrs, then cl0ser to evey 30 min. UGH! I know she's just a baby and it hurts and I got up loads more often when she was firstborn but this getting up all the time business sucks. I'm not used to it anymore. Plus, I am a big fan of sleep so these interruptions aren't nice. My body gets used to waking up like that after some time so then I find myself waking up at 2am just because?!
She still hasn't walked yet. I'm begging it happens before we go on vacation. I just don't want to miss it! However, I do think it might be awhile before she does on her own. She now occasionally will push something and take a few steps. But then she figures it out and would rather crawl since it's much faster.
I'm struggling with breaking her of the bottle. I've tried giving her formula …

March Madness

Clearly it's been awhile since my last post. I feel like my life is an endless pile of laundry, that just never seems to get done. I think this is the closest I'll ever feel to how it was when Jesus fed the 5,000. I know now what those never ending baskets of fish and bread must have been like.
At any rate, things have been busy with Avery. She's still "cruising" as some call it; walking along furniture and basically anything she can hold on to. She can stand on her own, but only for a few seconds before she falls down. Chris claims she took her first steps a couple days ago. However, I think it was more falling gracefully. She tries though, but I just don't think she's strong enough yet. We'll get there. Although it had better happen soon because we leave for vacation in a few weeks!
I'm trying to feed Avery more human food and less baby food. This is very easy in the fruit and snack department, but veggies and meat is more of a struggle. I'm l…