Joe G isn’t the type of husband to go out and buy a card for anything, Bday’s, Christmas or Mother’s Day. Since we met he’s always made me cards, hand drawn, hand written and usually funny and touching. I’ve kept all of them through the years. Today he helped Leo make his first card, it made me cry. It’s been a great Mother’s Day and I wish all of you hard working mommies out there a wonderful day!!!
Been a while… April 17, 2009
It has been quite a while since I’ve blogged. I’m sure it’s mostly due to the fact that I am enamored with my 4 month old and spending every second I can playing, reading, talking, walking with him. In addition I think I go through phases where I wonder if anyone reads this, or cares to hear about my day, my thoughts and opinions.
Anyway, Leo is sleeping and I’m actually not tired enough to take a nap with him, so here I am, back in the blog world.
My maternity leave officially ends tomorrow. I can’t believe it, time goes by way to quickly and you can’t do anything to stop it. I was looking back at pictures of myself the night I went into labor and the first time I saw Leo and it seems like a different person or time of my life for some reason. Things change so quickly, you barely have time to take it all in.
Leo is changing way too quickly. Every single day he surprises me with something new, a new sound, a new look. Lately, it’s rolling over and now sucking his thumb! It’s so amazing to me how curious he is already at only 4 months old. He wants to examine and touch everything he sees, and I can look in his face and see his expression; he’s trying to figure out the world around him. It’s overwhelming for me sometimes to think that I have to be the one to prepare him to enter the world and survive it! I am dedicated to do so, to making sure he is armed with the confidence, intelligence and sense of humor you need to move ahead and be happy in this crazy world.
And I am trying to remember all those characteristics in myself as I face next week, my first week back at work after 4 1/2 months! Logically I know it will be fine. I know Leo will survive the days without me and I’ll survive the days away from him, but I still can’t get that sick feeling out of my belly. I figure I’ll have to get through the first couple of weeks and then it will get easier and easier as time passes. I’ll keep you posted, will let you know how it all goes.
Grandma came to visit! February 26, 2009
Joe’s mom came to visit us last weekend. It was our birthday present to her, a ticket to come see Leo, her first grandchild. Leo had so much fun, and it was wonderful having the extra help! Here are some funny pictures.
Wow, what a SUPER Bowl…. February 3, 2009
I am not a football fan in the traditional sense. I don’t understand the game, however I do enjoy watching it as the background to my lazy Sunday naps. I was excited about this Super Bowl however, because early on in the season I arbitrarily chose the Steelers as my team. We spent the evening watching the game with our neighborhood gang of friends, and given that I have an 8 week old I didn’t actually watch much of the game or the commercials. That is until my friend Jen yelled, “That’s your house!” Yes, they played our Taco Bell commercial during the Super Bowl!!! We were all in shock and so excited. Bummer we don’t get residuals….
I just can’t help myself…. January 30, 2009
All I want to do these days is be with Leo. Hug him, kiss him, feed him even change his diaper, I don’t care. Along with that comes this need to put him in all the cute outfits he inherited from his cousins and take pictures. These are some from this week and OMG, he’s just adorable.
Too cute for words… January 29, 2009
Sorry for the poor camera work, but come on, how cute is he?
Some people know how to give a gift. January 24, 2009
There are friends and family who always find that unique, very special gift. Sometimes it’s for me, but lately all gifts received have been for Leo (as they should be!)
My friend Christina is one of those people. She has a wonderfully unique sense of style and is very artistic. She always finds gifts that you’ve never seen or heard of before, but that you end up loving and wondering WHY you had never heard of or seen this product before. It doesn’t hurt that she lives in New York where there is a small, hip specialty shop on every corner. She did it again!
We just received this wooden toy from her. It’s the perfect gift for us as Joe has banned all plastic toys made in China from our house. Leo loves it and so do we. It’s from this store in New York if you are interested www.ochrestore.com .