Wednesday, June 24, 2015
Friday, June 19, 2015
The thing about sleep deprivation and me is that I write these blog segments while trying to fall asleep and then in the morning I cannot seem to remember what I was going to blog about. Instead I will share some pictures that capture my life.
#barbieandherbaby at our first swimming party.
This is me relaxing at the adult pool at the gym. I was so tired that I checked Nathaniel in at the Kids Club and sunbathed/napped for an hour and half. It was absolute heaven. Now if only I can get cabana service and a soft fluffy pillow.
We have the older boyz for the summer. It is hard to tell who is walking whom. Is Roxy running Joe? Is Nathaniel walking me? You be the judge.
Tuesday, June 2, 2015
Now that I am a stay at home mom, I have become that typical mother that watches Bravo TV, goes to the gym, attends baby time at the library, and seeks out play dates. Not exatly how I envisioned this mommy stuff but it is working for this chapter in my life. I enjoy wathing Nathaniel eat ceral for the first time, learn to roll, and interact with other babies. Waking up to a smiling baby every moring is the icing on the cake.
Here Nathaniel is like, “check out my guns”.
I love to read and I often read to Nathaniel. At the library, they read to the babies, sing, and play. It always surprises me how much the babies observe during this time. Nate will want to stand when he sees the other babies stand and reach his arms out to other babies.
On our first library time, I noticed a mother going throught the toy bag. Since it was my first time, I was not quite sure how the time would fold out. Just as the librarian walked out of the room, the mother grabbed some toys and stuffed them in her purse. Did I really just see a mother steal toys from the library?
It was like an episode of What Would You Do? And that is just that, I did not know what to do. I was new to the group and did not want to stir up trouble. After a diaper change, Nathaniel’s and not mine, I asked my sister what I should do. We looked for the librarian, however she already left.
Still to this day I wish I had done something more. Confront the lady? Call her out on the spot? Either way, my non action bothers me more than what my action should have been.
Saturday, May 23, 2015
Tuesday, May 12, 2015
This year I have a mix of emotions on my first Mother's Day. I totally and utterly miss my mom and wish so much she was here to see me and my baby. I love that I have a bonus mom that loves me the way my mother loved me. I love being a bonus mom and having two big boys who can hug me and enjoy the cookies I make for them. And mostly, I love that I am a mom and I have a new baby that has found his feet and wakes me up at 5:30 in the morning to play with his new discovery.
Not to be morbid, but I love celebrating my mother and coming up with new ways to decorate her. Nothing is more lovely than a bed of rose pedals.
Mother's Day is also special in a bike ride way because it is the day that kicks off the ride across America. On this day back in 2009, I started the journey that made me a new person with bragging rights of riding my bicycle from La to Boston. Keep ridin' on my fellow CrossRoad riders.
Monday, April 27, 2015
Nathaniel is now three months old.
Fiesta happened and I celebrated my forty and fabulous birthday.
Fiesta is not complete without the obligatory picture with Melvis (the Mexican Elvis).
Nathaniel is alert more and is in need for constant stimulation. Last week we attended toddler time at the library. I was reluctant at first thinking he was to young. We sang, played, read books, and everything kept his interest. We also go on daily walks with our new sling. I'm going to work up to doing lunges with Nathaniel in the sling, in hopes to make my legs stronger and get muscle back.
Let's get real people, one day I hope to laugh or cough and not pee on myself. The way I see it is that all competitive athletes pee on themselves. That is how I see myself- just another athlete trying to scare off other athletes from drafting off me.
Brest feeding is like training. You have eat right and drink lots of water. Breast feeding while I am working out is even more difficult because I have had to really listen to my body to ensure I'm eating and drinking enough to supply both me and Nathaniel without getting dizzy.
Like most days, some are easy and some are hard. Overall, I love being a mommy. Most of all, I love listening to Nathaniel giggle, laugh, and smile.
Wednesday, April 15, 2015
This week I was on a mission to do a blog post before Nathaniel's three month birthday. I really do not have much to blog about except being a new mommy.
Nathaniel and I do most of the same things everyday. Wake, eat, nap, change diapers, and play. Wait, this kinda of sounds like a bike tour. Wake, eat, ride, go to the bathroom, repeat. Needless to say I have been getting pretty board and I am constantly looking for new entertainment, hopefully with adults.
Da mister is training for his first TRi, my training is limited. But mark my words, when this TRi thing is over, it will be my turn to hit the road while da mister stays home with the kids.
I get nervous about going to too many places with Nathaniel just because I never know if he will be fussy. His timing my not be good timing for me. I guess you could say I am a nervous mom, but hey, this is my first time doing all this. It is taking me some time getting used to the car seat, diaper bag, baby, toys, change of clothes, and diaper refills. You get the picture- lots of baby things to think about. I try to make things as simple as can be, even dressing Nathaniel is a simple onesie without shorts or pants.
My goal is to get Nate on more of a schedule so things can be more predictable around here. Really, I do not have much to complain about. He is a good baby and will sit and play while I do what I need to do.