Friday, June 22, 2007

You have got to be kidding me?!

Currently Bubbie and I are residing with my parents. I commute to work 4 days a week and work a 10 hour day. 3 of those day I take Bubbie with me. I recently posted my schedule, and you can see I have a full day.

It became blatantly obvious to me today that my own mother doesn't think I am at all busy.

G came home last night. He is normally 3 hours a way, staying with friends while working at a new job. His current job requires him to be in front of a computer most days.

Today he spent the day with Bubbie. Bub's is a little under the weather mind you (teething, loose stool, diaper rash), so he required a little extra attention. I don't believe that he was terribly difficult today from what G told me of the day.

The thing that has me floored is my mother. If she told me once, she told me a thousand times since I walked in the door how much work G did today taking care of Bubbie. Mine you I got up at 4, commuted 1 hour each way, worked on my feet 10 hours and fought beach traffic on the way home.

I am inclined to believe that my mother loves my husband more than me. What's up with that. It's like she is completely oblivious to what I do and deal with. No wonder she keeps calling me a martyr when I complain about how tired I am.

So my husband mines the baby (with both my parents home) for one day and she is ready to canonize him.

I feel sorry that he is married to such a derelict.

Wednesday, June 20, 2007

Walking on Sunshine

He's walking, another milestone under his belt!

He has been letting go briefly since the middle of last week. Friday G and my mother were betting on when he would up and step off. G guessed in 2 weeks, Mom guessed in one. I just hoped he did it before he was 12 months.

He showed us all. Father's day (Sunday) evening he up and step off and took 6 steps across the room. I almost fell out. He just looked at me an took off.

The best part was he had that "look what I did" expression. He was awful proud of himself when he made to the couch.

He is not real steady, nor is he running but he is WALKING!

The only down fall to the event was that G was not there. He was actually on his way back to were he is currently working (3 hours away). So G hasn't seen him actually walk yet. I am excited for him to be here this weekend to see him.

New Daycare

We in the third week or Bubbie's new day care and so far things are great. It's not just the convenience of him being at my work but the people that care for him.

There are about 4 children in total in his room and they are not all always there. The 2 women in the room where he is really like to take care of the children. I don't know how to explain it but you can tell they really enjoy it.

Bubbie has no problem with me leaving in the morning, he has new friends and great caregivers to hang out with. They even do small craft project and go on "buggy" rides (they have a cart with 4 seat that has harness', and they take the children on walks around the facility). He loves the rides.

He made G a Father's Day card, which was really cute. He takes a book from home each day for story time (right now his favorite is "We're going on a Bear Hunt").

They daycare also has an open door policy (I can just come on down when ever I want, I love that). I do try to show up at random times just to see how he is. He is always happy and playing.

The 2 women in his room spend more time on the floor with the kids then anywhere else. They are not just sitting there watching the kids, they are actually playing and interacting.

So far I am really glad I put him back into daycare. It has been an overall good experience.

Let's hope this continues.

Saturday, June 16, 2007

Bubbie's Father

Bubbie isn't old enough yet to tell you about his awesome dad, so his awesome mother will try to play tribute.

Bubbie couldn't be a luckier boy than to get G as his father. He will be able to learn numerous life lessons all from one man.

1. Don't sweat the small stuff. Water off a duck back, that is G approach to it all. I really hope Bub's can learn that one.

2. No matter how optimistic you are, a little pessimism will keep you in check with reality.

3. You can take more in if you take your time.

4. Progress takes time.

5. Listen more than you speak.

6. Technology will take you into the future. Gadgets are good.

7. Hard work and good ethics are a must.

8. Respect your family. (Especially your mother.)

9. Shaving is a chore. (He really hates it!)

10. Jean's are dress clothing.

11. Check your credit report often.

12. Double check the internet for deals.

13. Rough housing is a way of life.

14. You are loved no matter what!

15. "We are so glad you have come"

Above all, I can't teach him to be a man. His father will be the one to teach him that.

But most of all, he will probably teach him how to pee on the tree in the yard ( all so he doesn't have to go inside).

An believe you me, if G was reading this he would agree and be very proud.

Most of the time he would joke, but I know that if, in the end my son grows up to be half the man his father is we have done good.

A little kudos to my in-laws...great job...good man!

So G, all I got to say is Happy Father's Day, we love you!

Way past bed time.

G and I just got home at 11:30 p.m. on a Saturday night. It was the first time in a long time that we actually went out with people our own age after 8:00 p.m.. It was awesome!

We went to dinner with my best friend and her paramour, which we didn't get to until 8:00 p.m.. We had two (2) bottle of wine between us all, one red, one white (a bottle of red, a bottle of white....Billy Joel...even funnier E's boyfriend's is name Joel).

The food was great ( I didn't need the salt or pepper), and hot. I didn't have to pick up any utensils off the floor, or wipe off any sticky fingers or mouth. I had a great cup of coffee after dinner with cream and sugar ( I normally don't even have time to put in cream and sugar). No desert needed, to full from great meal.

That was pretty much it, but it was great. When we got home Bubbie was asleep, he didn't give my parent's toooooo much trouble ("just being a baby" my Father would say).

Overall...great night...much needed!

Happy Birthday E!

Wednesday, June 13, 2007


I was just over at You Can't Reason With Crazy and was able to totally relate to her latest post, apeshit…I’m going apeshit.

I just sat down for the day and I am a little piffed about the whole thing. I am most pissed piffed that my husband is out of town 5 days of the week for the past 3 month, 13 days ( not that I am counting). I on the other hand am living with my parents (yes I am nuts) and commuting an hour to work (wait for it , wait for it)....with the baby.

Tonight he was just not having any part of "bedtime". So here it is (10:46 pm) and he has been asleep for only one hour. (Arghhhhhh).

I don't usually rant, but I really need to. This was my day:

4:00 am - Bubbie's wake up...make him a bottle in 1.2 minutes (any more than that and it all out anarchy)
4:01.2- 4:07 - Feed Bubbie the bottle (he won't hold the early morning bottle)
4:07 - 4:30 - Rock him back to sleep and pray he goes (fingers crossed the whole time) To be honest it's the one time he will just lay quietly in my lap so I secretly enjoy it.
4:30-5:30 - Make coffee (a must) and ready self and all baby gear for work.
5:30 -5:45- Wrestling match wit ha 10 1/2 month old to change a diaper and dress for the day, load him and paraphernalia in car.
5:45-6:45- Commute................Thank God for car DVD players.
6:45-7:00 - Feed baby in office and try to keep the cereal bar and yogurt of the rug ( I don't know if they ever vacuum)
7:00 - 7:03 - Walk to daycare.
7:03-7:15- Get Bubbies settled at school (sneak out while playing so he doesn't melt down)
7:15-7:18- Walk back to clinic.
7:18-7:30- Log on to commuter to start clinic.
7:30- 12:00/12:30 - Morning Clinic
12:30 -12:33- Walk back to daycare
12:33- 12:50- Feed Bubbie lunch.
12:50-12:53- Walk/Run to Cafe to grab sandwich
12:53-1:00- Get lunch and walk back to clinic
1:00- 4:30/5:00 -Afternoon Clinic (Eat sandwich between patients)
5:00- 5:03 -Walk to daycare
5:03-5:08- Gather up Bubbie and all his stuff
5:08-5:11 - Walk back to office
5:11-5:15- Make sure I didn't forget to finish something
5:15-6:15 - Commute (did I mention the DVD player)
6:15- 6:45 - Fight with Feed Bubbie dinner
6:45-7:00- Bath Bubbie
7:00-7:45 -(most nights, not tonight) Play with Bubbie and sneak out of the living room to got to the bathroom while he realizes I am gone and throws a fit.
7:45-8:00 Put Bubbie to bed (tonight he did not go down till 9:28 (yes I was watching the clock)

Then I usually get a chance to wash bottles/prepare food for next day/take a shower/ occasional load of laundry and then maybe check a few blogs or write an entry.

I would love to see my DH schedule next to mine.

Are you tired yet? I sure am. So now it is waaaayyyy past my bedtime.

Pray I have a good night!

Wordless Wednesday!

Just in on the fun over at Wordless Wednesday.

Monday, June 11, 2007

Water Baby!

Bubbie's first time in a pool.

He loved it, he is definitely a water baby.
The float we got was the best.
The whole gang.
Bub's and Mommy
Let's go!
Check out my hair...
Here's a closer look, Mohawk's rock!
I am so glad summer is here!


A one hour commute can get a little monotonous. I usually pass the time listening to talk radio/news. Now that Bubbie make the commute with me things have changed. I have said before Thank God for car DVD player, but I do try to limit the amount of time he is mesmerized by the "boob tube" (to quote my father).

On the commute home today I decided to play a music CD and see if I could get him to sing (babble) along. We have the first season CD from
Jack's Big Music Show, one of Mommy's Bubbie's favorites. So there we were singing along, after the second song I look back and Bubbie is sound a sleep.

I decided I was going to continue to jam along with the CD. So there I was jammin and singing along to the kid music CD (You know you have done it). I wasn't actually belting it out loud, I probably looked like I was to my other fellow commuters, but I was lip syncing (so I wouldn't wake the baby).

I actually sang along listened to the whole CD 1 1/2 times (it is a long commute). It was actually nice to listen to something other than the news for once. The CD is actually really good. My favorite songs are
Grumpy and Under a Shady Tree .

Jam on!

Wednesday, June 6, 2007

I think I can, I think I can...

That what I keep telling myself.

After all our family is going through I decided to apply for a new job. Its a job in a whole different direction/field that I am currently doing. I will be able to apply my current experience and knowledge, but I will have to learn a whole new skill set. ( Am I crazy???)

I didn't even think that my resume would have been looked at. Two days after I applied I got a preliminary phone interview. Today I was scheduled for a real live interview. Now I am nervous.

I know I can do this job, I am just not so keen on major life changes ( but for some reason that's all I have had in the last five years).

The other good thing is the position is with the same company I am currently working for. So my position will change but Bubbie and I will still go to the same place. The other scary thing is those I work for now don't know. (Now my stomach hurts).

Deep breath. I think I can, I think I can...

Will keep you posted.

Tuesday, June 5, 2007

The Ear (Can you hear me)

Called the nurse on Sunday. She didn't tell me anything I already wasn't doing for the fever. She recommended he be seen by the Doctor Monday morning (he was suppose to start his new daycare Monday morning).

Since I spoke with the nurse Sunday he has been cool as a cucumber, not a fever in sight. We still took him to the doctor's Monday. Fever still gone but his left ear was "red" (this is the extent of the information I get from G when he takes him to the doctor's), now on antibiotics. He has had 3 other Left ear infections in the past. I hope we are not on the path to tubes.

On a lighter note. He did go to daycare yesterday and did great. He really liked the two ladies in his room, there were only two other babies in his room the same age as him. I don't think he even noticed when I left. (I of course had knots in my stomach)

The best part was I was able to go to the center at lunch and feed him lunch. The fact that he is a 3 min (I timed it) walk from me is so comforting. He also did great on the commute. Thank God for car DVD players, Baby Einstein and Toy Story.

Sunday, June 3, 2007

Oh, the Fever?!

I am at such a loss. Bubbie's has had a low grade fever for three days. I am going to breakdown and call the nurse referral line today. (My doctor's office is awesome)

He has no other symptoms except this fever and it is driving me crazy. He is eating, drinking, playing and peeing. He is a little more fussy than normal but nothing overly alarming. Poor Bubbie, he is probably tired of having his temperature taken. If his ear temperature is over 101 I will take a "Hinney" temp, so not his favorite. The highest it has been is 101.3 and there are time when he is 98.6 even without the Tylenol.

He is beginning to think Tylenol is a treat. I come at him with the dropper and he opens up like a little bird. (Can babies get hooked on Tylenol?)

He is suppose to start a new daycare (at my work, close to mama) on Monday and he has this fever. Arghhhhhhhhhhh.

Lord, help me!