What is this Adventure?

Full-time Mama & Part-time school social worker in the throes of toddlerhood at its best and worst. In my short tenure as a member of the prestigious Mamahood club, I find the reality of it all to be amazing, exhausting, hilarious, challenging, a blessing, lonely at times, nostalgic, guilt-ridden, and the most wonderful thing that has ever happened to me...all at once. Sit back, read, laugh and cry with me on my adventure!

Sunday, November 21, 2010

Big Birthday Boy



Kieran had his birthday on November 17th and his birthday party on November 20th.

The night before his birthday, instead of a bedtime story out of a book, I told Kieran of the story of when he was born. I admit I was fairly nostalgic...
A friend of mine at Kier's play group repeated something her friend told her..."Can you believe you will only have about 17 more of these before your little guy is off to college?"
Wow...17 is not a big number...
yet most people by that time are fairly ready to send their teenagers off to college...
I suppose I have a lot of adjusting in the world of Mamahood before then!

As for year one...
beautiful.
Simply a blessing.
and I'm blessed to have wonderful parents and grandparents as well...
I couldn't put to words how appreciative I am.
I was once their baby having a first birthday too...
How the time flies...

Sunday, November 7, 2010

I'm 30, he's almost 1...

I suppose for some, turning the big 3-0 is a big deal....
for me, it simply meant an excuse to get together with family to eat a lot...
and eat a lot we did!

We went to a Brazilian steakhouse and ate to our hearts' content -- and then some!

Kieran, on the other hand, has been a little finicky about eating lately...and I am actually a bit concerned that this "used to be 90th percentile" boy has not gained weight in about 3 months...

I know, many of you are going to laugh when you read this because Kieran is a big boy...
But why hasn't he gained weight lately?

I suppose our 12 month visit to the pediatrician will be more telling than my simple "jump on the scale with the baby" technique...

Sometimes Kieran eats and nurses as if he is insatiable...and sometimes there is not a single piece of food that he will put in his mouth and swallow.

The funniest tid-bit about his eating:
He squeals with delight whenever he sees string cheese. Literally squeals.

We have many milestones coming up in the next few weeks - birthday # 1 AND his baptism!

I'll write more later...this 30 year old is old and quite tired....