Monday, March 24, 2008

Oh Brother!!

Man, I feel like crap.

I've been waiting until I feel better to do an update, but that doesn't seem to be happening so I'll muddle through one.

Florida was relaxing...

Sam loved his first trip to the beach, but I was kept busy by his constant desire to run giggling into the ocean to meet his fear.

We saw horses! (thats that blurry thing in the background)

The time seemed to fly by. Though it's nice to be home, it's always hard to say goodbye. Sam really loves hanging out with the GFolks. And I think we both enjoyed the break from the cold. Sam hadn't been in a stroller in a while. He was enjoying the outdoors...

Not that he doesn't get fresh air here, it's just a different kind of air...

So where back to our normal routine. That is except I am napping more now and feeling queasy constantly. So, if you haven't already guessed it....

That's right! Sam's going to be a big bro! The end of October should mark the arrival of our new family member. Hopefully I will be over this morning sickness by then. I will have much more to say, I'm sure, but until then...hope you are seeing more green than we are.

Thursday, March 06, 2008

Good bye snow and ice!

ah, so much going on. I will update fully after I get back from Florida in a week or so.

Right now I am neck deep in the laundry, organizing and packing nonsense associated with any trip with a 15 month old. This should be a different experience that previous flights. Sam is no longer easy to nurse to sleep in such an environment. He is also, if possible, less apt to sit still or be engaged in any sort of activity for more than 20 seconds. I just pray we continue to have great luck when it comes to airplane neighbors. A practicing doula perhaps? Kindergarten teacher? Grandmother of 15? Yes, please. Um, 57 year old corporate sales dude...ugh, no.

And as much as I hate to admit it, I am a little, (little) worried about nursing. Now that Sam is over a year old, I'm afraid, especially in different parts of the country, that there will be comments or looks. I am fully aware that I should not give a shit, and for the most part I don't, but I would be a liar if I didn't admit to thinking about it. This is a flaw I have. I often worry too much about what other people think. I try not to let it effect my decisions, and I think I do a good job with that, but I wish I didn't even entertain such concerns.

So, if anyone has any magic toddler occupying activity that we can do on and airplane, please share. I toyed with idea of a DVD player, but I think he's still too young. He doesn't even really pay attention to the TV when it's on...even the kiddie shows. And frankly, I'd rather not try to make him into a TV watching kid...I'm sure that will happen soon enough.

So see you in a couple weeks. I will have some things to say then, I'm sure. Very sure.