February 18, 2011

11 Months


note the major bedhead


You are now 11 months old – which means Mama is frantically trying to finalize the last minute details of your 1st birthday party, while trying to remember to savor each moment with you.  Here are you stats for this month:

•You weigh 22 pounds. And are 29.5 inches long.

•In terms of diapers, you are still wearing size 3

•You are now wearing clothing sized 12 months.  But we are finding that the tops are becoming too short. You’ll be moving up to 18 months before much longer.

This month’s big achievement is that you took your first steps.  Not only was it amazing to see you achieve this big milestone, but you took those first steps in the same place that Mama took her footsteps – the living room at Nana Nancy and Papa Babo’s house. Since those first steps, you’ve taken few more unassisted steps (3 while hanging out with your other Nana and Papa, 2 with Aunt Lane) – but it seems that once you realize that you are walking, you promptly change your mind.


Since you are now an extremely active crawler, Mama and Daddy spend lots of time chasing you throughout the house. You are especially attracted to the bathroom – you love to crawl in there and play with things you aren’t suppose to – like the toilet.  Just yesterday, I discover rolls of toilet paper floating in the bowl…..any ideas how that happened?

Your favorite toys are still your baby dolls and your singing lady bug. You also enjoy playing with anything with buttons – especially t.v. remotes and telephones.

Next week, you will start daycare full time. Daddy and Mama are certain that this new adventure will prompt even more growth and development.

~Mama & Daddy

February 16, 2011

A New Widget

I have done a teeny bit of redecorating on the blog. My sidebar now features a widget for the Susan G. Komen 3 Day for the Cure. As you may remember, I am registered to walk in this event this October.

Now that the madness of the holidays has settled,I am ramping up my training and my fundraising. I promise that I am not going to turn my blog into a rampant plea for donations. However, if you would be willing to give then click on the widget in the side bar. It will take you to my personal fundraising page.


February 04, 2011

Bigger Picture Moments: Radio Silence

It has been nearly a month since I have posted an entry. While my silence did not start out intentionally, it soon became that way. One evening, after arriving home from teach aerobics, I sat down at the computer - eager to have my "me time" - I was only going to take a few minutes to read a few blogs, comment on a few posts, and write a post or two. Nearly 2 hours later, I looked up to find M and Joycie asleep on the living room floor.

The simple sight of them curled next to one another, breathing softly in time together, devestated me. I had wasted another chance to spend time with the two people that I love most in the world. So that night, I decided to change my habits. I sorted thru my Google Reader, unsubscribing from those blogs that did not truly resonate with me. (60 plus blogs gone....) I decided then to take a 1 month hiatus from all things blog related.

In that month, I have had numerous date nights with M, played for hours with Joycie, laughed with friends at aerobics classes, enjoyed dinner with my extended family, and a myriad of other things. I soon realized that I was once again living the life that I loved - rather than being a character in the background.

I'll admit, I did miss blogging. But I also knew I would miss those moments a whole lot more. In the month of no blogging, I have trained myself to get up earlier, so now after M leaves for work and before Joycie wakes up, I have time to read blogs, post my own entries, and comment on the blogs that I truly love.

That's my bigger picture moment.....