Friday, December 31, 2010

2010 in Reveiw

2010 was definately a year to remember.  We welcomed 2 babies to the family and an additional to the extended family (this includes our closest friends that we consider family).  That easy transition I had hoped for with the step-son entering middle school didn't happen and hubz didn't get into the PWCPD and has since changed his school aspirations to be computer related.  I'm STILL waiting on my much promised promotion at work and if it's not here soon I will be looking for a new job all this and more is what made up my 2010.

So without further ado I give you my 2010 in Reveiw:

January:  We found out we were expecting a wee babe, FINALLY, and I took my yearly trip to SC to visit Ms. Sarah for her birthday.  It was tough keeping such a big secret from a friend but I did and she wasn't even the wiser, I don't think. 

February: The dreaded morning, really all day, sickness kicked in and I would spend the next four months vomitting more than anyone should ever vomit.  The sickness made it difficult getting through my second to last quarter of school but I pushed through and some how managed to get an 'A' in both my classes.

March: Mr. Magoo turned 1!!!!  And little did we know his momma and daddy were expecting another wee babe of their own who'd be making an appearance by year's end, giving my baby sister a grand total of three boys and giving my impending little bundle a playmate!

April: My sisters, dad and youngest niece all celebrated birthdays.  And the impending nuptials of my middle sister drew closer.  We showered her and partook in some debauchary, well I was the sober mom, for her bachelorette party in DC.

May: My sister got married.  The wedding was definately an event to remember.  My momma celebrated her 50th birthday and my sister-in-law turned 30.  I grew even bigger with the impending arrival of my little burrito and reflected on the fact that this time next year I'll be a momma celebrating Mother's Day.

June:  Hubz entered his last year of his 20s and celebrated his last father's day as a father of 1.Goodies for Burrito slowly started to trickle in as the Momma and sisters began plans for my baby shower in July. I graduated with my MBA in Finance.

July:  The bestie and her fam came home for 2 weeks.  Sadly they were so busy with their families we didn't get much time together, but she'd be back with the babies in September and we'd have a little more time together.  Burrito's baby shower was more than I could have imagined and I was overwhelmed by the love and generousity of everyone.  The momma suprised me with an old high school girlfriend also making an appearance and it was by far one of the best moments of my shower. 

August: The mother-in-law became a PA and we were all so proud.  Hubz made the drive to Philly to see her get pinned, but I couldn't travel so I stayed home with the dogs.  It was a slow month as I entered my last month of pregnancy and didn't have the motivation to do much but lay around in the AC or the pool.

September:  The Bean made his arrival, 2 1/2 weeks early, with no warning for his Momma.  He came into this world via unplanned c-section and shares a birthday with his daddy's oldest brother.  We brought him home after 36 hours in the hospital and 24 hours later he was admitted to the PICU with super low blood sugar and various other issues.  For 10 days we were in the hospital praying that everything would work itself out, it eventually would but not until the end of the year.

October:  I entered the last year of my 20s suprisingly optomistic, it must be because of my little Bean.  The Bean had his first Halloween, or slept through it anyway and I started to notice the changes is myself and him. The step-son was accepted to the People to People program and will hopefully be traveling abroad this summer, assuming we raise the money and he starts doing his school work.

November:  Back to work I went and while I wasn't sad to leave the Bean, I knew he was in capable hands, I was sad to lose all the time that we'd had together for the last 8 weeks.  But now he's so happy to see me every afternoon that it makes up for the lost time we don't have during the day.  The Bean had his first Thanksgiving, although if you can't eat solid food does it really count?  The Bean started smiling and cooing

December: We recieved great news from the doctor at Children's hospital, the Bean was completely removed from the special formula and became a only breastfed baby!  He was smiling and cooing even more than before and started to hate tummy time less.  In preparing for his first Christmas I reflected on the fact that my life was exactly where I wanted it, even if I did get here unexpectedly.

So now we start 2011.  I don't really have any resolutions because I never stick to them, but I do have some hopes for the coming year.  I hope that:
  • The Bean's final test at Children's is normal and we never have to go back
  • My baby sister's wedding is everything she wants it to be
  • The step-son gets his act together so he can take this amazing trip that is sure to change his life
  • Hubz and I figure out this parenting thing while keeping our relationship solid at the same time
  • By the time the Bean's 1st birthday extravaganza rolls around that he is off all the meds he's currently taking
What are your hopes for 2011?

Thursday, December 30, 2010

New Year's Eve, Eve

Ah the day before we celebrate the closing of yet another year.  This year it's definately different because we have Trip, who as I type this is happily cooing away in his crib even though he's suppose to be napping.  I'll spend the next 24 hours or so preparing for our annual New Year's Eve bash.  While hubz will spend it doing a whole lot of nothing until I start to get frantic and then he'll decide to pitch in, I love that man but sometimes he's a little oblivious to the world around him.

Today Trip will meet his great-grandmother, Meme, for the first time.  She's the matriarch of hubz' family and I hope he cherish's the time he'll have with her.  At the same time I'm sad because I wish that my Nana, his great-Nana, were here for this moment as well.  I know she's smiling down on us and will be as big a part of his life as I make her but I wish she were here in person to meet this little person that I made and that is so precious and special to me.

So as we all prepare to gather with friends and love ones to say goodbye to  2010 and hello to 2011. I wish everyone a happy, safe and prosperous new year.  And may 2011 make all your dreams come true.

Thursday, December 23, 2010

Thankful on Thursday

It's hard to believe that Christmas is a mere two days away.  Where did the last year go?  For me it was spent growing my little Bean. During that 9 months I had the most understanding and caring husband and he's what I'm most thankful for.  We're kind of having a moment right now where our communication isn't so great and so we're constantly in a state of unease.  It was to be expected though we just had a baby and that precious little babe wound up in the hospital for 10 days at 3 days old.  Then upon leaving the hospital the babe was on a special diet and feeding schedule which would stress out even the most veteran of parents.  But through it all hubz has been there to hold me up when we got bad news and celebrate with me when we got good news.  I have several friends that remind me often that I never wanted kids or to get married and now look at me.  Married 3 years and with a beautiful baby boy.  I hate to sound cliche but hubz completes me.  He balances me out and reminds me that I can still have fun while being a grown-up.  And while there are many things about him that drive me insane I wouldn't pick anyone else to be on this journey of life with.

Wednesday, December 22, 2010

Wordless Wednesday

A Brother's Love
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Wednesday, December 15, 2010

Christmas Card

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I finally finished our Christmas cards.  They'll  be later than normal, but as has been the case since the Bean was born I'm behind on everything, but I figure it's the thought that counts.  Shutterfly just maybe my go to website for cards from now on.  Normally I use Snapfish but I've had nothing but problems with them all week.  I'm trying to make calendars for our moms for Christmas and I can't even get those done and if it weren't for the fact that I bought a special from living social I would totally just use Shutterfly.

Tuesday, December 14, 2010

Baby it's cold ... inside

Our heat is broken and has been for almost two weeks now.  We had been waiting for a friend of Hubz' to come and fix it for us like he does when ever we have issues but apparently he's busy or rude but either way it's not fixed.  So Friday I called a local heating and air conditioning place to have someone come out on Saturday, which costs us an extra $20 because it was a weekend but no biggy, to hopefully fix the damn heat!  No such luck because apparently the thermostat on the actual unit shot, kaput, broken!  The nice kid said we'd probably be able to have get it fixed by Monday or Tuesday, but wait just kidding when he called yesterday to tell me how much it would cost, $432 ... what the 'F', he also informed me that it would take 7-10 days for the damn part to come in ...SAY WHAT!?  Of course the temperatures have been getting colder and colder, why wouldn't they we have not heat, and I don't think I can take it much longer.  The momma has offered to let us come stay at her house and at least we could bring the dogs.

Why is it that things always go to the shitter during the holidays?  I mean really!  So now we're just waiting, in our very cold house ... except for the bedrooms which have space heaters and is the only place you'll find me.  I refuse to cook because it's so damn cold on the middle level of our house and doing laundry is a chore, more than normal, because I have to bundle up to go to the basement. Oi vey! Oh and did I mention the 10 day mark, which is surely how long it'll take because that's just our luck, is on Christmas Eve?!  Merry Christmas!

Monday, December 13, 2010

3 Months - 1/4 of a year

Sweet Bean
You've already been on this Earth for a quarter of a year.  I can't help but wonder where the time has gone to.  It seems every day you're doing something new and your personality is becoming even more apparent.  You smile whenever you see me and it melts my heart.  You and daddy are starting to bond too and I'm so thankful for that because it was kind of rough for while.  You're starting to hate tummy time a little less and I just know any day you're going to roll over.  I wouldn't wish these days away for anything because I know that soon you'll be on the move and exploring everything!

The doctors at Children's have just about given you the stamp of approval and as long as all goes well the end of  next month you'll never have to go back there, God willing.  Daddy knew all along that you were fine but Momma's a hard facts kind of girl and needed all the proof to line up and prove it.  That first week and half of your life is forever ingrained in my brain but I look at you now and it's like you were never sick!  While we'll never know what happened we're happy to know that it seems to have been a series of unfortunate events that led to your hospital stay and not anything that was seriously and forever wrong with you.

It's hard for me to remember what my life was like without you in it sweet baby boy and honestly I don't care because though my life may have been full it was never complete until the day you were born.

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