Friday, July 31, 2009

Positive Day.

Ok, if you haven't heard all about this you can go to my hair blog to get the full explanation on how it all came out.

(I didn't want to write all this twice so I just copy and pasted from my hair blog to this.)

Well, right now I certainly have a lot to be positive about. I have started a line of all natural lotions and perfumes. I had a store ask for samples of my products! It's not a huge nation wide chain but this store is in 6 states and has almost 30 locations! This would be a huge deal to me! I am sure that when they get the samples and see the quality and care I put into every bottle of lotion they will put them in the stores!

I am also very greatful for my kids. I have 3 wonderful boys and a precious daughter who means everything to me! I love my boys dearly but having a girl is just so much fun. She's just starting to walk, will be turning 1 in less than 2 weeks and is just so stinking adorable!

Next month my oldest will be going into second grade and my second in Kindergarten.

I have a lot of friends in my neighborhood, live very close to a wonderful park, and within a few hours of some of the country's most beautiful national parks.

I am very greatful for my family's health. My kids all LOVE thier vegies! It's normally the meats that I have to fight them to eat! They know at a young age the importance of eating healthy foods and geting good exercize.

Right now though, most importantly, I still have my home! (because of a terrible mortgage company we've had a few close calls.) Maybe it's not as nice and fancy as what other prople have, or as I would like it to be, but it's mine! There's nothing a few plants outside and a few gallons of paint can't fix!

I can't end this post without mentioning my husband either. He really is a wonderful man and father.

Thursday, July 30, 2009

Weaning, Day 3

Yesterday Maddie did a bit better. She was still emotional all day but she didn't really put up too much of a fight at all to go to sleep. I am still nursing her at night though so mornings are a bit harder on her. I think tomorrow we are going to start weaning her at night too.

Wednesday, July 29, 2009

Weaning Days 1 and 2

It's that time already! My baby is about to turn 1 and with all the fun stuff a birthday brings, it also brings time to wean!

We started on Monday. It has been a very traumatic time for her. Monday, it took hours to get her down for a nap, and to sleep at night. She's not used to going to sleep without nursing so it was a very long night for both of us. After about an hour I had no choice but to put her in her bed because she just wouldn't stop pulling on my shirt. Her dad picked her up and she was sleeping within 10 minutes!

Day 2, yesterday, she started out pretty bad, a very emotional day for her. But by night, I gave her milk in a cup (regular because that was the only way she would drink it) and sat with her in the rocking chair. It took a total of about 15 minutes to get her to sleep! It was amazing! She didn't fight to nurse or anything!

Now, she is still nursing at night this week. Next week we will start nursing every other time she wakes up (she still normally wakes up 3 to 4 times a night!) and then every night take away 1 feeding till she is (hopefully) sleeping all night without waking up, or accepting a bottle or sippy cup with milk. Whichever comes first.

I am so excited to be done! Maddie is my last baby so that means my body finally belongs solely to me!

Friday, July 17, 2009

Kids Art

Anthony drew this lovely picture today of him and his brothers jumping on the trampoline next to the house. Notice the grass, dirt, worms and monster eyes. I asked him about the monster eyes and he said that it was "because it's dark and scary under the dirt."