Friday, May 11, 2012

~*Being a Mother*~

With Mother's Day around the corner I started thinking about being a mother. This will be my 3rd year being a mother and the time for me just seems to be going by so fast. Time will never go faster then when you have kids. They grow and learn so quickly. Nathan being a new born seems like a faint memory to me now. If it wasn't for the pictures.. It just seems so hard to believe that he was that little at one time. I thought things like that would always stick in my mind forever. But truthfully they slowly leave you because of how much you focus on them and how they are now. That is why I am thankful for camera's to capture as many memories as I can. So that I can always have them and remember what a blessing I have.

When I first started being a mom it took me alittle while to get into the groove of things. Taking a shower, getting clothes washed, and most anything seemed hard to get done. I was so tired from the sleepless nights that most days I said screw it and didn't care. There were times I didn't know if I was going to make it feeling as crazy as I was. But then I would hold my sweet little boy and see his smiling little face and somehow I knew that I was going to make it and I could do this. It is not easy being a mother but it is so worth it. There are alot of hard times that get you to those awesome little moments that you wouldn't trade for anything in the world. I have learned alot about myself from being a mother. I learned about my strengths and weaknesses. I am alot more patient then I ever thought I was and to be a mom it is almost required to be so. Everyday I am learning something new in my walk as a Mommy. While there are alot of crazy moments... To me they are all worth going through for the sweet little face I wake up and see everyday. I Love My Life As a Mommy and I wouldn't want it any other way.

It has been a Stressful, Sleepless, Happy, Funny, Crazy time and I wouldn't trade it for anything in the world.

Nathan and I

41 weeks
I was getting ready to go in and have him.

2 hours after birth.
7 pounds 11 ounces 18 inches

The day we brought him home.

1 week 

I hadn't slept most of the night or all day.

1 Month

1 Year

1 year and half

Nathan's first hair cut

 2 and half years old 

Tuesday, March 6, 2012

~*The Ninja*~

My husband is alittle obsessed with smoothies and he some how talked me into getting this blender called the Ninja. I wasn't sure about it at first but after we got it and brought it home... I played around with it alittle bit and I really liked it. It is perfect for ice crushing, blending, pureeing, and controlled processing. My husband just about everyday is whipping up some kinda fruity thing. However the one day I said something about really wanting something chocolatey and if you know me that is not very often because I am not much of a sweet eater... My husband came up with this Chocolate peanut butter banana smoothie for me. It is sooo goood!

Because my husband is a dash of this and a pinch of that kinda guy... It was hard to try and kind of figure out the recipe for it. I watched him make it and from what I saw this is what he used to make it.
1 whole banana
1/2 cup of coconut milk
2 table spoon scoops of peanut butter
1 1/2 table spoons of cocoa baking chocolate
1 table spoon of sugar in the raw
4 swirls of honey
1 full 2 cup measuring cup of ice
blend and enjoy!

Friday, March 2, 2012

~*The Difference Between Men & Women*~

I just had to laugh when I watched this.. So I thought I would share.

Yep I would have to say they pretty much got it

Have a Great Weekend Everyone!

Sunday, February 26, 2012

~*Mommy & the 2's!*~

It's official Nathan is in his full blown terrible 2's. Some days he can be so sweet and others it is a nightmare and I can't hardly wait for bedtime. He has defiantly developed an attitude out of no where and is very moody. But not everyday thank goodness! There is alot of craziness that comes with the 2's but it is not all bad tho. The best parts for me atleast is the fact he is really talking alot now. I love when he tells me he is hungry or that he wants something. It is much better then guessing all the time what he wanted. He came up to me yesterday and tried to get me to kneel down so he could have a kiss.. after giving me his little kiss he said "Thank you! I love you!". I was so proud.. I have been telling him that I loved him since he was born and he is finally saying it back. He likes to run up and give me hugs randomly and then he says I give you hugs and runs off to play.
 I also love hearing him sing songs while he is playing or sitting in his car seat in the car. There is alot of stressful days we go through as moms... but then somehow those small things seem to make it all worth while. Through the attitudes, moodiness, stressful days, and all the crazy 2 year oldness... I still love being a Mommy and I wouldn't have it any other way.

Do you have a 2 year old with the terrible 2's?

What is your craziest 2 year old moment?


Sunday, February 19, 2012

The greatest degree of inner tranquility comes from the development of love and compassion. The more we care for the happiness of others, the greater is our own sense of well-being.

Thursday, February 9, 2012

~*Oh How The Years go By*~

Lately I have been thinking about the day I had Nathan. I remember holding this sweet little baby in my arms and I knew that I had changed and my life would never be the same.
I have been there through his first tears and giggles. 
 Through his first words and the first time he crawled.
Through his first steps, first tooth, and first hair cut.
I have been there through it all. He has grown so much since that day. He laughs, talks, sings, and runs around playing like crazy. He is the happiest little 2 year old boy I know. It just seems like it has all gone by so fast. Before I had Nathan I never thought I wanted children ever. Even when I was pregnant I kept thinking what have I got myself into. But something in me changed after having Nathan and knowing what I know now I would never have it any other way. As I sit by and watch him grow through these years I know I will have to let him go someday. But I would rather have these few years with him then none at all. It is my pleasure to raise him and help develop him into the man he will be some day. So while he is little, I am going to cherish every minuet of him and enjoy this for as long as I can!
I Truly do Love being his Mommy!

Tuesday, January 3, 2012

~*It's Potty Training Time!*~

So we went to Babies 'R' Us and picked out this potty seat for Nathan.

It is the Arm and Hammer 3 in 1 potty seat made by Munchkin.
The seat comes off and you can put it on the toilet for him to sit on once he is ready.
Includes a replaceable freshener insert for odor control and one 36 pk Arm & Hammer flushable Potty Wipes which you put in a built in holder on the side.
Then when the lid on the seat is down it turns into a stepstool for them to use to wash their hands.

I knew that when Nathan turned 2 years old that he would be about ready to start potty training. So we decided to wait until after all the holidays were done and then we would start him out in the new year. Needless to say it's potty training time! This is our third day trying to use our new potty chair and still no luck. We introduced it to him Sunday night and then we have been putting him on it Monday and Tuesday. I am not gonna lie potty training is kinda hard. It is hard to try and figure out his bathroom schedule plus getting him to try and tell us he has to go. See he will come and tell us when he has already gone poop or pee but trying to get him to tell us that he needs to go is another story. So far it hasn't seem to matter if I put him on the potty every hr or half hr... he still hasn't gone and he doesn't really want to sit on the potty very long either. I have tried to look at books with him and we have listened to music and watched youtube potty videos with him and nothing has really helped much. He loves to sit on it just doesn't seem to want to go in it. Hopefully he will start catching on soon. I am thinking that if ever I can get him to go on the potty and he can see how much fun it is and how much praise he will get that he will want to go all the time. It is only day 3 so hopefully things will go better the rest of the week.

  Did anyone else have trouble at first getting them to go in the potty?

Any helpfull advice is always welcome! = )

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