Sunday, February 26, 2006

Pilates...what pilates?

Okay...I have a confession to make. I have done pilates a total of ONE time. I absolutely hate exercising!! I feel so much better getting that off my chest -- the truth has set me free!

I still refuse to exercise. Thank goodness for my metabolism. Luckily, "skinny genes" run in my family -- that is a blessing considering my experience with exercise programs. Any other suggestions out there? I am thin but do struggle with cholesterol. Yes, "skinny genes" run in my family but so do a bunch of diseases (i.e. high blood pressure, diabetes, heart problems, and etc).

What am I going to do?? I am a lost cause!!

Daddy's away...

Everything here is going well. I am husband-less this weekend. I miss Daddyluv -- however I do enjoy having the bed all to myself (and Babyluv). However, I don't think I could do that for more than 4 or 5 days - I would become lonely and sad. I like to cuddle with my husband. Daddyluv is gone working two weddings out of town. I really did not want to be by myself. I have some papers to grade, laundry to fold, and some minor housecleaning. How was I going to get all of that accomplished and keep up with my ever-so-active toddler? So...guess what I did?

I called my Mommy!!

I had my Mom come into town to help me out. While she was in town, we cleaned, finished all of the laundry, and we also had Babyluv's ears pierced. She only cried for a short while -- just until they gave her a lollipop. Wow, the power of candy!! She looks absolutely adorable and she makes it a point to show everyone her new earrrings -- even strangers. What a cutie pie! She has such a great spirit and sense of humor. I don't know where she got her sense of humor. I am not a "funny" person and neither is Daddyluv. I am likeable and have a decent personality. I guess I could consider myself "fun" but not "funny." Okay, maybe "funny-looking" but definitely not "funny." Babyluv loves to make people smile/laugh. I love her so much!!!!

Well, off to domestic duties while Babyluv sleeps. I have my mother vacuuming the downstairs areas. I guess I should go and help her out. Take care everyone.

Sunday, February 19, 2006


Goodness, it has been about a month since I have posted. Things are pretty good right now. Babyluv and I were sick last week with Strep-Throat, yucky! While I miserable and wishing for someone to just shoot me and put me out of my misery, Babyluv did not let her illness interfere with her duties as a toddler. She was still happy, cheerful and remained positive. She willingly took her medicine without ever complaining. She would say, "Mommy, medicine make me all better!" Wow, what a great kid!

Work is going well. I actually enjoy being back in the classroom. I have a few students that I would not mind trading in, but that is to be expected. Although I like my job, I still wish I did not have to work, though. I am just trying to make the "best" of the situation. I still hope to win the lottery.

I read Snarfle's blog today and tears nearly came to my eyes while I traveled down memory lane. Memories...bringing Babyluv home! What a wonderful gift from God. The moment she came into our lives, the changes began. All for the best, of course. I remember keeping a log of all her poop and pee diapers just to convince myself that she was getting enough to eat. Daddyluv would call her the "Poopy (or Pee-Pee) Monster." She also was a "tooter." However, she gets that from Mommy. I remember the difficulties I encountered with breastfeeding that began at the 2nd week and did not subside until the 6th week. I remember seeing blood in her poop a couple of times because my breasts were bleeding so bad that she would ingest the blood while nursing. However, I was determined to only breastfeed and after 4 weeks of pain and discomfort, 3 very expensive visits with a professional lactation consultant, constantly rubbing lanolin on my breasts, wearing those weird breast shields, and holding back tears of pain every time I nursed, it finally got better. After than, it was smooth sailing and it lasted until she was 14 months old. Babyluv drank Mommy's milk and only Mommy's milk. I never even bought baby formula.

Parenting is wonderful. Milestones are the best: first smile, laugh, rolling over, crawling, walking, talking, etc. Gosh, what did we do to deserve such a beautiful creature? It is so amazing to eperience that kind of love - the love a parent has for their child. I can't help but thank God every time I see her. When I walk into her room and see her sleeping, I have to touch her and sometimes remind myself that she is real. She is such a blessing -- God is so good. After thinking of the love I have for that little child, I can't help but to think of the love God has for us. He sacrificed his only Son for us. Think of how much you love your child, then multiply that love times infinity...that is how much GOD loves us. Love is beautiful !!!!

Being a parent has also made me fall deeper in love with Daddyluv. He is such a great Daddy. Babyluv adores him and so do I. Watching him feed her, change her diapers, hold her, interact with her and pray with her are memories I will forever treasure. I believe Daddyluv and I were meant to be parents - it suits us well!

Thank you God for Daddyluv and Babyluv -- they make my life complete!