Saturday, February 27, 2010

Saturday Seven #2

1. Went out for lunch with someone great
2. Realized my baby is growing too fast and I need him to slooooowwwww down
3. Officially started training at the Spa. It should be fun, and the discount is amazing!!!
4. Hung out with Bestie at the store, tried to hide from Steve but had no such luck
5. Got stressed out BIG time trying to pick a theme for Ty's 1st Birthday
6. Went out with great friends for drinks :)
7. Haven't done it yet....but am going to a benefit concert for Haiti tonight!!!

I think this week was a little more exciting than last week! I am really pleased with my post from yesterday. I want to do more PSA's if you don't mind. I am going to voice my opinion more. I recieved a lot of feedback in the form of e-mails for yesterday's post. And all were nice ones so thank you! And thank you for keeping your child rear faced as long as possible! I enjoyed this week. Ty is really starting to take a lot more steps, which is scary! And makes me sad. I made a great new friend, its funny how friendships are made these days, especially when you knew that person in HS and never even talked to them! LOL.  Thats all for today :)

Friday, February 26, 2010

Friday- PSA

So today I decided that instead of taking a quiz that is aimed to tell me I suck at being a mom, I thought I would put some advice out there for those who have young children or are pregnant or are thinking about becoming pregnant. Now you don't have to take my adivce, I won't be offended, but I would really like it if you did. Some of you really aren't going to like this advice, and I'm sure some won't agree with it. But research backs me up 100% on this one. If I loose any readers, I'm sorry! But I wanted to let everyone know about Car Seat Safety. Thanks to the website, which has a great community site, I have learned so much about car seats. There is a great board on there just for car seat questions, and there are tons of mommy's choosing to rear face their kiddos for longer than 1 year and 20lbs. Sure that is the law, your child HAS to be 1 Year old AND 20lbs to be turned forward facing, but is it really that safe? The AAP suggests keeping your child rear faced until they are TWO and or outgrow the rear facing weight limit of their convertable seat. AAP Article. There are many Youtube videos that have a PSA about keeping your child rear faced until 2. You can look them up. I have done my research so I am passing it along to you. Now some of you may be thinking "Well my child will be uncomfortable rear facing, he'll have no where to put his legs". Your child can sit crossed legged, or can put his feet on the seat. He wont be uncomfortable. Some children prefer it. You may also be thinking "Well what if we get in an accident? If we are hit from behind, his legs will get broken". Well in all honesty, would you rather your childs legs, or neck be broken? God forbid you were to get in an accident. I don't want to sound harsh on this post, but I want to let people become aware of Extended Rear Facing (ERF). Many people are in the dark on this topic, and I really want to let people know that research backs this up, and that it is so much safer for your child to be rear faced up until the age two, rather than one. Rear Facing is safer!!
MSNBC Article

Tyson is one of the cool guys, he will be rear facing until he grows out of his seat. The weight limit for rear facing on our seat, the Grace MyRide 65, is 40lbs, so yea he'll be like that for a while!!! There are lots of great seats out there that rear face, Britax, Radians, Evenflo Triumph Advanced, Grace MyRide 65. So please look into this and rear face!!

Thursday, February 25, 2010

Thursday- Random picture #2

I love Halloween, it is one of my favorite holidays...even though it isn't a holiday! I love going to get pumpkins, carve them and pass out candy. Tyson was about 6 months old on his first halloween. He was a little pumpkin! I really hope that we have many great Halloween's in the future, and I hope that Tyson enjoys them as much as I do! I have a few years to dress him up like I want to before he decides he wants to be a really spooky creature! Here is a picture of Ty when he was helping to pass out candy. The Trick or Treat day was on a different day...not Halloween!!! Odd! Oh and don't tell him he is wearing baby girl leggings!!!

I wanted to add in a picture of me while Ty was in my tummy, and also a picture of a few of my friends. I found a great one for you! Unfortunately I don't get to see two of them very often, I actually don't think I've seen Laura since Ty was born :( I have had so much fun with these ladies, and wish they were still in my life. Marianna is my bestie and luckily I do get to see her. She has fun with Ty!!
I'm such a giant! Can you guess who the preggo momma is??

Wednesday, February 24, 2010

Wednesday- Looking into the future #2

First I want to tell you how much I love my family. They are so supportive. I couldn't do this without them. My parents are such wonderful people, and my sister is just amazing. Today I was thinking about my professional life. I know that I need to work hard to give my son a life that he deserves. Tomorrow I am starting part time at a spa. Hey its something right? I am really excited about this job, and since it is part time, I can spend more quality time with my little man. But really what I want to do is become a nurse. Its something I have always wanted to do. I made the mistake of going to a two year school for travel, hoping to become a travel agent. It didn't work out because agencies are closing down. Everyone uses the internet. I hope that when Ty starts pre-school I can go back to school. It will take a long time because of my schedule, but i'll do it. I'm determined to do it. I would like to work in pediatrics, either in a Nicu, or an office. Tyson has taught me so much about myself. I am more patient, I feel stronger, I feel like he has opened up my confidence more. I used to be so shy before him, but now i'm not. Tyson doesn't have a voice, so I have to stand up for him. Thats why I want to go into pediatrics. I want to help these tiny babies get strong, I want to make them better. So hopefully one day I will get to do that. This blog is about hope. I realise I am hoping for a lot more and it helps me see what is important to me. Thank you so much for reading.

PS. Does anyone know where the spell check on here is?? LOL

Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Throwback Tuesday #2

So its Throwback Tuesday. I thought I'd take you back into my child hood. I hope you don't mind! Growing up we went on many vacations, some to France, some just around England, Cruises, Wyoming, Beaches...many fun places, luckily we could do that as a family.  I really hope that I can give Tyson all the wonderful opportunities that I had. Traveling was a big part of my childhood, and I think its something that everyone should get to experience. Everyone should get to see all the different cultures, and sample different foods. It really annoys me when people lable different countries as dirty or smelly, when they haven't even been there. I hate sterotypes. France isn't dirty at all. Its lovely. The south of France is amazing! I hope to raise Ty and teach him about many different cultures. Maybe someday Him and I will get to go explore, and he'll get to experience what I did. I can only hope.

Monday, February 22, 2010

Monday- QOTD

I'm sorry I didn't blog yesterday! Tyson turned Ten Months Old yesterday! My how time flies. It only felt like yesterday that I was changing my very first diaper, struggling with trying to breast feed, and crying because I didn't know what to do with this new little life who cried, and slept! I was so lost. Thanfully I had my parents and a wonderful sister who would come over and help me out while Joe was away. A new little life that I was responsible for, and I didn't even know how to hold him right! So now that the little man is 10 months old I only have 2 months to plan his 1st birthday party!! Yikes!!!! So that brings me to the question of the day. And this time its not a question for me, its a question for my readers!
QOTD- What theme should I do for Tyson's 1st Birthday? Where should I buy the cake? Help!!!
Please post a comment below and give me lots of suggestions for his birthday! Thanks!!!!

Saturday, February 20, 2010

Saturday Seven

I got this idea from a few other mommy friends. Saturdays and Sundays are going to be lazy days, so I'm sorry but they won't be very inspiring! In todays blog, I will list seven things that I have done this week. I'm boring, so waking up and eating food may be in a few of them!

1. Landed a new job at a Spa
2. Moved even more of my stuff to the house. And there is a lot more to go
3. Kissed my baby seven thousand times
4. Made a new friend :)
5. Had a wonderful girls lunch and caught up with an old friend
6. Bought Tyson some Easter gifts
7. Girls night!

See how boring that was! Sorry ladies and gents but thats all you get today!!

Friday, February 19, 2010

Fridays-Quiz Day!!

So I took a baby personality quiz on I had to answer a few questions, like What Does your baby do when He is hungry?- Answer, Whines for a little but settles right down. Questions like that. Here was his results.

What can you expect for your baby? He will be very popular. He will not have any problems making friends. He is fun, optimistic, and full of energy. He may not be the most organized person but he thinks well on his feet. He likes to see everyone get along and may meddle in other people's relationships in his attempt to keep the peace. He is outgoing and not afraid of meeting new people. In school, he is likely to be in the drama club, on a sports team, or involved in the yearbook committee. He enjoys socializing and he may be everyone's best bud and confidant. He likes to give out advice even though his advice is not always the best. Even though he is very popular, he is very insecure. He likes to be praised by others and will seek out people that give his attention.

He will likely pursue a career working with people. He would be miserable if he had to work in a cubicle with nobody to talk to. He may be indecisive when picking a career. He may try more than one job before he settles on one he likes. Career choices may include waiter, journalist, teacher, health professional, stockbroker, or sales representative.
As I was reading that, I thought to myself and it seems that he might turn out like me. Which is a good thing in someways. I like meeting new people, I was in chorus all my life, and drama. I want a career working with people, and I like getting praises from people. One thing that bugged me about this was when it said "Even though he is very popular, he is insecure". I don't want my baby to be insecure. Its something that I have struggled with all my life. I know everyone will feel insecure from time to time, but I don't want that to happy to my baby. I'm going to show him all the positives in life, and praise him, and tell him how gorgeous he is, and tell him I love him. I want the best for my boy, and I want him to feel good about himself. I know this was just a silly little quiz, but it reminded me that I am the one raising him, and I need to show him more love than I do now. I need to build his confidence, I need to be the best mommy I can be. And I will. Watch me.

Thursday, February 18, 2010

Thursday- Random Picture!

Ok so since this is a mommy blog, I have to post a picture of my little man. To get a random picture of him, i'm going to use Facebooks Picture Of The Day App. And then i'll explain it. But to make it even more fun, i'm going to post a random picture of just whatever. And then have fun with that pic also...if that makes sense.
Here is my little man at 8 months. He stands up great by himself. And he always seems to have his hands down his pants! Must get that from his daddy! Watching your child grow is one of the most amazing things ever. One minute they are just laying in your arms, needing everything to be done for them, and the next minute they are feeding themselves, standing by themselves, talking, singing and playing by themselves. They grow up too quickly. So if I can make a PSA, please take in every minute you spend with your baby, because you can never get those moments back. Aw I <3 him!!

This picture was taken a few years back. On the left is my sister Amanda and on the right is me. I couldn't ask for a greater sister. She means so much to me, and I am so glad we are close. We've always been close, sure we have had our fights, but at the end of the day, we love each other and always will. I hate that she is away at school. Sure she isn't too far away, but its not like I can just drop everything and go visit her, as much as I'd like to. Tyson adores her. She has this way of making him laugh. Anytime she looks at him he bursts out laughing. Crazy Aunt!!

Wednesday, February 17, 2010

Wednesday: Looking into the Future

To explain this post, I guess I'll have to rewind and start by telling you that Tyson has a father. His name is Joe, and he is a wonderful Dad. He plays with Ty, plays him guitar, and is overall a great guy. Things just didn't work out with us as a couple. As much as I wish we did, we just didn't mesh right and it is healthier for us to be apart. So as I look into the future, part of me wishes that Joe would be a part of my life too. But I need to give up that idea. If we didn't work now, we wont work later. I do hope to have more children one day, as I love being a mommy. But I wont rush. I do hope to feel butterflies in my tummy, and fall head over heals in love one day. But I already feel that when I look at Ty. Watching a lifetime movie made me realize that I don't need a man. Yea it took a lifetime movie to show me that. The lady was happy being single, and she was going to marry herself. Of course in the end she did end up marrying a guy. But the part where she is happy being single, and she was strong being single made me think. Yes I can. Yes, I can do this. I can do it without him. I can be strong with out him. I can move on. Sure I've moved backwards, now living with my parents, and it will take me a while to gain back that down payment I put on our house, but I'll do it. I need to be strong for Tyson. And I will be. No one can tell me I can't do this. I won't listen to them. I will not lower my standards for anyone. This was a look into the far future. Most of my Wednesday posts will be a look into the near future. Like planning Tyson's First Birthday. You can help with ideas :)

Tuesday, February 16, 2010

Throwback Tuesday

So today is Throwback Tuesday. I put a lot of thought into this one. Since this is a mommy blog that I am just starting, I wanted to introduce you to my son Tyson. Ty was born on April 21st. He was running a little late, and the doctors wanted to get him out so they decided to induce me. I woke up early at 5:30am as I was to be at the hospital at 6am. I called and they said not to come in. I was heartbroken. I had waited so long and wanted to meet my little man. I called back at 11am and things had slowed down there so I went in around 12pm. I was induced and out popped Tyson James at 6:21pm, 21 inches and 8lbs 10oz. He was amazing. As he wrapped his tiny hand around my finger, I new my life had changed. Things were going to be much different. Life wasn't going to be the same anymore. I would gain new friends, and lose old ones. I would become more wiser, more emotional, and overall a better person. There was a purpose for me. To be Ty's mommy. One life was dependent on me, and I had to be the one to make the desicions for him. To give him a voice, to build his life and make it a great one.  He means the world to me, I couldn't ask for a better son. Without him I don't know where I would be right now. This journey will be a tough one, but it will make me so strong. So this Throwback Tuesday is dedicated to my son Ty.

Monday, February 15, 2010

A fresh start

I'm starting fresh. It was time for some change here. Change in relationships, change in living arrangements, change in jobs, but one thing remains the same, and that is my love for my son Tyson. Change can be a good thing. Breaking away from someone who was negative in your life is a good thing. But it can be hard. I have come to know that over the last few weeks. Tyson's life will be better of without the fighting and negative feelings that were in his surroundings. I'm proud that I have moved on and I'm proud to be living in a place which is move healthy for me and the little lad. As well as me taking a step in the right direction, Tyson has also, he took a few steps the other day, and walked to Grumpy to retreive some keys. It was amzing watching him do that. He has also started to clap, which is something I thought he would do a long time ago, but he finally picked it up, my little man is so cute! I landed a new job working in a spa which will be fun, relaxing and more of a friendly place. Its part time so I still will be able to spend most of my time with Ty which is what I wanted.
Each day I will do a new topic. Mondays will be question of the day, Tuesdays will be throwback day, Wednesdays will be looking into the future, Thursdays will be random picture, Fridays will be quiz of the day, and Sats and Sunday I may just blog.
Who knows I may not do any of that, but heres to hoping.

Question of the Day: What is the hardest thing about being a young mother?
Answer: Most of my friends don't have babies, so trying to relate to them is hard. I can't go out and have fun with them and stay out late. Nor do I want to. I don't think that many of them understand that either, which is ashame.