Wednesday, January 28, 2009

Explain Why?!?!??!

With all the toys he has, why does he love playing with an empty Huggies box?!?!

It really is the cutest thing. I love watching him discover and imagine; it fascinates me.

Sunday, January 25, 2009

Arge's Blog...

I would like to introduce Arge's Blog. Check it out. She's an awesome cook, she does wonderful crafts and she's got a point of view that can Rule The World!! I absoulutly love her and am so happy she finally took the Blog plung.

Good luck Arge!!!

Friday, January 23, 2009

20 things about me

1. I like Raw Broccoli with Ranch dressing. I could eat that all the time.

2. I can't stand people who display their political points of views through racist jokes. (it shows their ignorance)

3. I wish I had more time to myself...and if i did, I wish that I wouldn't be so lazy to do nothing with that precious time.

4. My son is teaching me is a learning process.

5. I love and NEED my coffee in the morning.

6. I secretly get mad at my husband if he doesn't set the coffee up in the morning. (I feel bad that I'm mad then I get over it quick)

7. I've come to peace with the fact that at the end of the day I will probably have snot and spit up on me. (as i wrote that Joey literally just spit up apple juice on my pants)

8. So far it has taken me from 8:30 am till now (10am) to fill this out so far)

9. I absolutely love being a mom.

10. I'm so in love with my husband.

11. Adoption has always been a dream of mine since I was 12 years old, when I saw a couple with 3 Korean boys on the beach...funny where life takes you.

12. Dreams do come just have to make them happen.

13. My motto since I was 16 years old was "Trust God, trust yourself and second guess everyone else" It's worked for me so far.

14. I have the greatest friends, even the ones i don't talk to everyday, I hold dear to me...I'm very lucky.

15. I get annoyed at people who "settle" instead of getting what they want or close to it.

16. I have an addictive attitude . When I like something i want a lot of it. That's why I never got into drugs just food.

17. I love girly things like makeup and jewelry but I have to remind myself everyday to put some on.

18. I hate my frizzy hair!!

19. I hate when I give a dizzy answer...It pisses me off.

20. It is now took me a total of 2 1/2 hours to fill this out....and in between I have fed breakfast, gave 2 bottles of Water with juice, changed 3 diapers (one had MAJOR POOP), been spitted on, cleaned about 3 tissues worth of goooie snot, had a short conversation with my husband, put Joey down for a nap ....Yes it's all worth it.....AAAHHH the life of a mom.

Thursday, January 15, 2009

It’s been toooooo long….

I’m a Mom ….I just love saying that I have a son, my child, my precious little angel. How am I doing…well the answer is great..(this week)!!!

Let me explain…When we arrived on Christmas night from Russia, we figured we would have a bit of energy to at least eat. We made sure Joey ate but Walter and I just couldn’t find the energy to eat. I wasn’t feeling good from when we arrived in Moscow on the 20th and we were tired. The next day went well for the most part. Joey was extremely attached to my hip, which was adorable however NO ONE could even talk to him without him crying. It was pretty sad…not for Joey but for our families that have been praying for arrival and couldn’t wait to get their arms around him.

We had a wonderful dinner at my in-laws on the 26th. My family was invited as well and we were all together. We ate well, we had fun then we went home and that’s where the fun began.

I wasn’t feeling so good. I ignored it as much as I could. I put Joey in the high chair. He seemed hungry so I was feeding him mashed fruit. All of a sudden I couldn’t ignore the feeling in my stomach. I told Walter to take over, ran upstairs to the bathroom and threw up so much…It was horrible!!! I laid down for about 15 minutes got up and threw up again. It happened again and Walter called my doctor. Doctor said if it happens one more time bring me to the hospital. Well it happened a few more times…OFF to the hospital we went (my mom stayed with Joey). Long story short…I had an infection of my intestines from antibiotics prescribed by a doctor in Moscow, which were too strong for my body to take. After IVs with lots of different medicines so I would stop throwing up…finally it worked. I was sent home at 6:30am with prescriptions and a good luck and a feel better!

I was completely out of commission for 2 days after that. Walter became Mr. Mom/Nurse. We called for back up and our friend Kelly came to the rescue. She came over for most of the day and helped with Joey and me. When I was able to get back on my feet (sort of) we notice that Joey was still not feeling better. We went to the Pediatrician and found out that Joey had a double ear infection and a cold. Poor little man was put on medication. He is also dealing with teething as well.

Needless to say, Joey was NOT a “happy camper.” We did the best we could to comfort him. The following week we went for a follow up and he was doing a lot better.

WEEK TWO: Walter went back to work and I was with Joey. It was tough. He cried so much. I had a hard time because I just didn’t know what he wanted. He would put his arms up for me to pick him up so I did, then he would wiggle and cry that he wanted to be put down…so I did…and that’s how the entire week went. He barley napped and I was exhausted, I still wasn’t feeling well at all and I felt like I should have known what he was crying about. The truth is I had to constantly remind myself of how many days Joey has been home and that’s when it made sense to me and I would calm down and just deal with it.

Week Three: I know it’s only Wednesday but so far it’s been wonderful. Sure he cries but I do realize that he’s teething. I always have the Orajel handy, I know he likes a bottle as soon as his eyes open in the morning, I know when to play Peek a boo and make him smile, I know what foods he likes, I know what makes him sleeper for naps and at night, and I know that he’s more comfortable in his new home and he knows who his mom and dad are.

I know some things will change in time or next week or maybe tomorrow but I’m feeling great now and ready for that challenge.

I’m a mom…and he’s my son. I love saying that.