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Monday, November 28, 2011

Don't call me Denise call me Mommy!

Yes it is the time of exploration for my baby. I cannot break his habit of spontaneously greeting me with "Denise". As my son becomes more familiar with names, titles and faces he has also not only become very familiar with my name being "mommy" but he is also familiar with my other name: Denise or "Nise". At times we go back and forth (making me further believe that my little boy knows that one name overrules the other but this  new found name for "mommy" is a gold mine for him):
Camden: "Nise"
Me: "Mommy"
Camden: "Nise"
Me: "Mommy"
Camden: "De-nise"
Me: "Mommy"
Camden: *giggles*

Oh another work in progress as I giggle to myself. The boy has got a great sense of humor and the fun begins!


My baby is going through a milk phase! Although his very frequent requests for milk have come out of the blue, I am proud that he has gotten out of the juice phase. He's falling in love all over again. In the past week I can't even recall hearing him blurt out one of his favorite words "juice!". Just hearing the word "milk" replace the constant call of "juice" brings joy to my ears and eases my anxiety of more sugar=more hyperactivity as well as bad teeth and cavities! Hip hip Hooray for muscles, strong bones and nice teeth! Lol! Goodbye extra sugar intake. Now if we can only tackle a water phase........ still a work in progress.


Saturday, November 26, 2011

The Best Things In Life: For Mommies and Stay at Home Mommies

  • Having mommy friends
  • Playdates
  • Baby successfully getting the hang of potty training
  • Babysitters
  • Parents
  • Bubbles
  • Space, space and more space
  • Naptime
  • Mommy's Day Out
  • Mommies Clubs and Groups
  • Hubby's days off!
  • Music
  • Clean House
  • Time, space and silence while cleaning the house
  • Sundays
  • Comfortable beds
  • Dinners with no food on the floor or all over baby
  • Conversations with little one
  • Letting little one run free in the park
  • Painting first pieces of art
  • Watching little one play with other little one's
  • Watching little sleep
  • Hearing: "Mommy"
  • Hugs and kisses

Sunday, November 20, 2011

Learning What It Takes To Be A Mother

  • Sacrificing sleeping in on Saturdays.
  • It's work and NOONE ever says it's easy (that's not said for aa reason I see).
  • Becoming familiar with the sight of toys EVERYWHERE and always coming from every direction.
  • Sacrificing your "alone and quiet" bathroom time.
  • Mastering the art form of lifting strollers, baby and diaper bag.
  • Serious multi-tasking.
  • Sacrificing an always spotless house.
  • Exploring the ups and downs and magic tricks of potty training.
  • What's mine.....they always want: SHARING ALOT MORE (in lamest terms).
  • Experiencing the touch, smell and sight of every baby body fluid.
  • Being in love on a completely different level than I've ever experienced before.
  • Mommy timeouts are essential to try to avoid mommy breakdowns and blackouts.
  • Becoming accustomed to packing EVERYTHING lightly.
  • Sugar replacements.
  • Choosing quality time over smaller priorities, then trying to juggle the smaller priorities after the fact.
  • Making time away significant in some sense.
  • Going ALL THE WAY OUTSIDE OF YOURSELF each day because you are now not only just living for you, you are sharing your existence with someone else who looks to you and up to you for everything.
  • Loving every little moment that you may have overlooked before you were a mother.
  • Seeing that there is another reason to live, to be the best and to be thankful.
  • When the two of you are sick, they are always the immediate sick one, you're sickness can wait until next week. There's no battle between the sickness', his/her sickness always wins.
  • Growth in vocabulary and disposal of some old vocabulary choice words.
  • Couldn't imagine my life without him and really don't want to.

Tuesday, November 15, 2011

The small feats of the day.

Yesterday was a day that had presented me with a challenge. What do you get when you add up these things? Stroller, 17 month old son 24 lb. son, job interview, a flight of metal stairs with concrete at the bottom, high heels, purse, diaper bag, a 5 minute walk up the street and another small flight of stairs. That sums up to an exhausted, out of shape mommy who overcame a small and another familiar feat of motherhood. Raise your glasses mommy to the small feats of the day that eventually get conquered.


Wednesday, November 9, 2011

Voc-a-bu-lary!!!! Cam's newfound vocabulary.

1. Yummy
2. Funny
3. Nise! (My nickname from family and friends.)
4. Bubblesh (bubbles)
5. Thank you
6. Good Morning
7. Gabba (Yo Gabba gabba)
8. Sesame (sesame street)
9. Jump (while attempting to jump up and down)
10. Knock knock.....who is it
11. Camden
12. Goodnight
13. Hello
14.Car....beep beep
15. Bird......tweet tweet
16. Awwe wow!
17. Awesome!
18. Comin in (new teeth coming in)
19. No No!
20. Hot
21. Hands
22. Cat
23. Leaf
24. Apple juice
25. Amen
26. Happened(what happened?)
27. Book
28. Mom
29. Peekaboo
30. Sleepy
31. Shower
32. Pee Pee
33. Hair, head, eyes, ears, nose, foot, mouth
34. Shoe, sock, pants, shirt
35. Drum
36. Train.....choo choo!
37. Veggietales
38. Go
39. Tv
40. Music
41. I get you
42. Whoa!
43. Awwe man!
44. Outside
45. Dog......woof woof
46. Chair
47. Bye bye
48. Please
49. Pumpkin
50. Ewwww!
51. Happy Birthday
52. Hey You!
53. Potty
54. Diapah (diaper)
55. All Done
56. Light
57. Nice
58. Oh Boy!
59. Read
60. Come earr (come here)
61. Oopsy
62. Wheeee!
63. Color
64. *And my all time favorite*.... I love you.

Didn't realize it was soo many words and these are not even all of them, these are just all the words that come to mind. My little talker.


Sunday, November 6, 2011


So my precious baby boy has made his first attempt to jump out of his crib while alone in the room and quite frankly he succeeded in his attempt. Scared straight I soon attached myself to the anxieties that come with having a 17 month old that has figured out how to climb out of the bed. Although the crib bar was raised (literally) to resolve this frightful issue, I still was scarred from that crib jumping incident. Every night I wake up multiple times almost jumping completely out of the covers to peek over and check on Cam. Each time scaring my husband half to death. Most recently I had this dream that all three of us were sleeping outside in front of an old family members house (cam sleeping on the porch and my hubby and I sleeping at the bottom of the porch steps) and we wake up to see Cam tumbling down. UGHHHH! This is really nerve wrecking. Well obviously this crib jumping is considered quite normal (scary but normal) and it's been a growing trend for years. Ohhh the toddler years fun fun not so fun times and adventures. What do you have up next for me?


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