Archive for mommy-hood

watermelon and hiccups

Posted in Life in general with tags , , , , , on Sunday 10 May 2009 by amanda

Kieran tried watermelon for the first time today, and loves it 🙂  of course he does…both his daddy and I love it!  he basically had no choice.  

Liam also gets the hiccups at LEAST as often as Kieran did as a newborn, which is to say daily at a minimum.  Poor kid – they wake him up, but don’t bug him too much as long as he’s being held.

Also, forgot to post this before, but Liam is STRONG.  Newborns are NOT supposed to be able to lift their heads, but as soon as he was born and put on my chest in the labor room, he lifted his head up.  Ola and I were both like…”that’s not right!”  He’s already contorting his little body around like a baby much older.  It’s crazy.  We’re supposed to be in that stage where you could leave him on the changing table if you wanted to, but nooooo we have to watch him already.  🙂

We went to the park today for Mama’s Day, which was awesome.  We chased Kieran around and held Liam…it was breezy, sunny, and perfect 🙂

Oh, and I have my Crim Law final tomorrow.  Augh!

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and another thing

Posted in Life in general with tags , , , on Sunday 22 March 2009 by amanda

if you’re considering law school (or even just grad school) with kids, it’s a huge plus to have a supportive partner.  seriously.  i can’t say enough about how much having a supportive partner has helped me keep my sanity this year.  i find it’s a very different and (for me) more difficult time commitment than working full-time with a baby.  i can’t quite say why…but I know that I have a very hard time tearing myself away from my family to go study.  I guess when I was done with work, I was done and could just go home.  Now, there’s always more to do with school.  it’s not impossible, of course, but having a good support system makes a world of difference…better yet if your partner works “normal” hours (mine doesn’t, but he still is awesome).

there’s a baby…

Posted in Life in general with tags , , , on Sunday 22 March 2009 by amanda

a few random points:

the other day ola pointed out that we already have two children.  if this little man were to be born today, he’d be alright.  

i’m getting very excited/nervous for this new child…excited to meet him, nervous about adjusting and having room and time for everyone.

i am really ready to be done with school for this term.

we have the crib, and it should be set up in our room soon.  his clothes are mostly ready to go.  i’m not packed yet, it’s a bit early yet.

people all around me are having their babies and it’s very exciting.

i’m nesting something awful.

countdown to baby…6 weeks, 2 days…

mom thought of the day…

Posted in Life in general with tags , , on Wednesday 18 March 2009 by amanda

so. you know when you open the DOOR to baby’s room to get them from their nap, and you smell nasty poop without even entering the room, that it’s going to be an awful diaper. ugh.

people can be so nice.

Posted in Life in general with tags , , on Friday 27 February 2009 by amanda

today kieran and i went for a playdate with some other moms and kids at a play and eat restaurant nearby.  i visited for a little while, and then went up to the counter to grab him some lunch before he got cranky.  i placed my order, which came to just shy of $7, and opened up my purse to pay, and realized that my wallet was at home.  I had no loose debit or credit cards in my purse, no cash (maybe 60 cents in change), and I felt awful.  I stammered to the clerk that he was going to have to cancel the order because I forgot my wallet at home.  I felt really bad because I hadn’t checked ahead of time (I can’t even remember why I had taken my wallet out of my purse).  So this woman overhears the exchange apparently, walks up to me, holds out $7, and tells me that she would like to pay for lunch.  Never seen her before, and she wouldn’t take no for an answer.  I just about started to cry, because (1) it was my own stupidity that got me in the situation in the first place, and (2) that’s just a really, really nice thing to do for somebody.  

I wanted to share, because with all the bitterness and accusatory-ness and anger going on around the country right now with the financial crisis, it made me feel really hopeful that somebody would be so nice as to buy lunch for somebody that they don’t even know, and don’t have a hope of getting paid back by.

public play area gripe

Posted in Life in general with tags , , , , on Tuesday 24 February 2009 by amanda

kieran and i were at the mall play area the other day (where food and drink are prohibited), and a kid around 3 or 4 years old was running around with gummy snacks.  i was REALLY pissed, because Kieran started following this kid around because he wanted his snacks, and started to cry when he couldn’t have any.  I really wanted to yell at the parents of the kid, but surprise surprise, they were nowhere to be found…so that’s my gripe today.  Am I out of line for being upset that parents would let their kids run around a public play area with a snack where there aren’t supposed to be snacks, and then my kid cries because (1) i won’t let him have those snacks, and (2) the other kid wouldn’t share anyway (he ran away).

30 weeks!

Posted in Life in general with tags , , , on Tuesday 24 February 2009 by amanda

finally 30 weeks, and thinking more and more about how close this baby is due to finals 🙂  augh!  actually, one of my regular finals is scheduled for 5 may, his due date.  i was kind of tempted to just take the exam on time but i’m still going to take it early to try to lower the chances of having to figure out something if he comes right on time or a bit early…oh won’t it be a grand irony if he’s totally late???

i’m also having a TERRIBLE time sleeping lately, which I don’t remember being this bad with Kieran.  Any ideas on how to fix that?  

Finally, I was fielding pregnancy questions last night from a guy in my class, who is about 22 and, in terms of life experience, on a different planet than me.  That’s not bad – he’s 22, single, a partier, not a care in his world, school and fun is all he has to worry about.  He’s totally fascinated by the fact that I’m pregnant and it’s just funny.  He asks the silliest questions, and never seems to get over his awe of the fact that I’m pregnant.  As you can probably tell, he’s a constant source of amusement.  He’s a nice guy.

Now I need to do a little reading for crim law before class….