Monday, November 20, 2006

Goodbye My Love

So today begins the day that we say goodbye to bottles. I know he has been on the bottle longer than expected, but hey, to me he is still my baby. But now that he has started his temper tantrums and has shown that he can drink from a sippy cup, it is time to move on. Now that being said, though he can drink from a sippy cup, it does not mean we like it. So I foresee a long day ahead. Thus the reason I chose it to begin while Daddy was at work. I don't think he would be able to handle the constant screaming that I expect. He has been eating somewhat better. At least he is trying new foods, whether he truly eats them or not. Pray for us that all will be alive at the end of the day!

Saturday, November 18, 2006

The drain of late nights

OK, so this post is in response to Jennie's (my sister's) reaction to a serious comment made by me. It brought home to me how pathetic I am. Though I no longer require the 12 hours of sleep that I used to enjoy prior to Ryan, I do require at least 7-8 hours in order to be coherant.

Last night was a dinner engagement with my soon to be employer. I used to work with Marsha and she is wonderful. I can't wait to work under her and help her business grow. She is one of the few people that I highly respect in all aspects of her life. If she says she will do something, guess what, she actually does it! It will be quite a change from my last employer and I can't wait to get started.

Anyway, dinner was set for 6:30PM at Outback. Now, Bill and I don't take Ryan out to restaurants very often, and if we do, it is for 1 hour or less. So I knew much energy would be expended on keeping him occupied. I had a babysitter, but then learned that this was to be a 'family' event. So after I had finished cleaning the bathroom, I layed down to take a nap. Now here comes the comment to Jennie that made me sound so pathetic. "I had to take a nap if I'm going to be out till 8:30PM". Jennie had been expecting maybe 10 or 11PM, but no, I am pathetic and must be home before 9PM and tucked snuggly in bed. So let the laughing commense. I know I am pitiful. I have never been an early riser until my little alarm clock made me. Now my night life is seriously hindered. What's the point of a late night when I know I will pay for it dearly in the end?

Friday, November 10, 2006

Calling All Moms...

I need help! My son is a very picky eater, hence the reason he is still on formula. Now at $25 a can, which is consumed each week, this is getting expensive. I need some ideas on how to get him to eat anything of nutritional value. I'm wondering about casseroles and breads and such that I can hide good food in. Here are his foods that he will eat: breads, cheese, yogurt, oatmeal, redbeans and rice, and meat.

Ok, so as you can see, we have carbs, some protein, and calcium. How about all the other vitamins and minerals? He is even somewhat picky with fresh fruit! I am thinking of doing a banana bread, zuccini bread, carrot cake, and my friend gave me some casseroles to try. I have spiced up Ryan's broccoli with cheese, seasoning, you name it, and he just throws it off his tray without even trying it.


Saturday, November 04, 2006

Happy Birthday!

Happy birthday to me, happy birthday to me, happy birthday dear meeee, happy birthday to me!