Monday, October 30, 2006

Blogger Sucketh Major Ass

For shizzle... Blogger pisses me off almost as much as those fuckers at Simonweb, WHO BY THE WAY owe me $$$... they haven't refunded last month's payment. The only way to get them to respond to my emails is to spam them... seriously. Noone would reply to my queries about when the fuck they were going to fix my website and the way I finally got a response is when I sent them over 30 emails in a day's time. *sigh* I don't have time to do that again. But thinking about them stealing my money pisses me off beyond belief.

But back to blogger... they piss me off too. What is up w/ the uploading problems I've been having. Makes me want to scream.

Anyhoo, I am killing time writing this because A. if I don't my mom will complain that I'm not updating enough and B. I don't feel like pumping breastmilk right now. I should be doing it, but I don't wanna. I also need to get up and make nolan some lunch soon, so it seems pointless to sit down and pump at this moment.

I am still tired... I don't know what I'm going to do to get this child to sleep AT NIGHT. He was awake at appropriate times yesterday and still wanted to hang out at 3am today. Fuck all, I am so fucking tired.

Other than that not a whole lot has been going on around here. We aren't doing Halloween this year because I didn't see the point. Nolan has no idea what's going on, can't say trick or treat, isn't allowed to eat candy and if Aaron and I wanted to waste 30 bucks (halloween costumes for the kids would've cost about that much) we'd go eat dinner at Red Robin. We'll probably dress them up next year... I really really REALLY want to dress them up as Bert and Ernie, but we'll see. I don't know how easy that will be.



Thank Heaven for little boys indeed. (P.S. he totally looks like my mom when she's asleep here.)



that's a 3 month sleeper... *sniff* he's getting so big so fast



Aaron managed the impossible yesterday, to take a picture of me that didnt' send me screaming in agony once I looked at it.

Thursday, October 26, 2006

'ALL DONE'


So, I've been trying to teach Nolan sign language for a LOOOOOONNNNNGGGG time now. Mainly just 'all done' and 'more'. Neither of which he has ever really seemed interested in picking up and using.

Until recently.

He flat out refuses to use the sign for 'more'... just won't do it, and won't say it. Fine. No biggie. I am still using it and if he decides to one day, then great. He has used 'all done' once or twice in context (mainly after a meal, signalling that it's time to get down from the high chair)... but even if Aaron and I do it, he usually doesn't.

Recently though he has started using it in the funniest way... if we are changing his diaper or wiping his face and hands or changing his clothes... or brusing his teeth, washing his hair... you name it, if it's causing him discomfort or displeasure then he uses it. It cracks my shit up because he does it and does it good.

Today I was so tired. Soooo tired. I was so tired that I felt nauseated and at one point had to run to the bathroom to vomit. Nolan came after me and stood in the bathroom as I puked into a trash bag and was visibly distressed. He started to whine/cry, and I looked up from the bag (mid heave) and smiled and said "it's ok" in my gravelly pukey voice. He stopped whining for a second and then bam. He started frantically doing the sign for 'all done'. I had to laugh. Then I puked some more, but then I laughed about it all day... this kid never ceases to amaze me... his little quirks and funnies.



binky baby



FEED ME!



Julia gives seth the once over



Hurricane Nolan doing what he does best :)



Our little swede



so sleepy
*yawn*

I seriously don't think I've ever been this tired in my life. I've reached a new plane of exhaustion. And it's all Seth's fault. I told him this morning he's losing any chance on gaining favorite status today in a big way.

Seriously. I'm sitting here drinking a homemade creme de menthe mocha. And the caffeine is making my heart race, but I have no motivation to do anything else than sit here like a bump on a log. And I have shit to do!

I don't know if I ever mentioned it here, but I belong to a chat board for other moms of babies born in July of 2005. Anyway as a new baby gift, some of the girls got together and gifted me w/ a few hours of maid service! She's coming today and I need to do a few things to get ready... mainly just pick up the toys and such, and then take a shower and get the kids ready because we are meeting up w/ an online pal for lunch today while my home is being returned to sparkle and shine status.

Before I forget, here is a cool site: http://www.wavelit.com/index.asp?ch=Wildlife&sh=africam# it's a live feed web cam from a waterhole on an African Wildlife Reserve. Pretty neat.

no pictures today because A. I'm tired and B. I'm on Aaron's computer and my pics are loaded on my laptop.

Sunday, October 22, 2006

More reasons I love You tube...


Jimmy Fallon opens the 2001 VMA's.


Jack Black and Sarah Michelle Gellar at the (1999?) Movie Awards


Puff Daddy (back when he was 'puff daddy') and Sting perform at the VMA's


P diddy, Pharell and a bunch of other dudes


Guns and Roses at the VMA's in 2001 I think. Even though his voice sucks, it brings chills remembering the concert Lori and I attended a few months later... it was so AWESOME.


And Backstreet Boys performing 'everybody'... this was my favorite performance for a loooong time.



and one of my favorite bands singing one of my favorite songs
and how about a few pics too...








Thursday, October 19, 2006

In case there was any doubt that Nolan is my child...

He was sitting in his high chair this morning, in plain view of the kitchen. I walked into the kitchen, and there was a used dryer sheet on the floor next to the garbage can. I didn't see the dryer sheet-- stepped on it, and proceeded to slip and damn near do the splits. Cue the hysterical laughter of my little guy. That is so my child, he about bust a gut laughing... and kept laughing for a few minutes after that.

Also, I put seth in the shopping cart today, after I had put Nolan in the front part of it, and as I did so he said "Sheh" (Seth). Apparently he DOES know who we are talking about when we have him say 'Seth'. This kid is a sponge, he is just doing more stuff every day. The other night Aaron surprised me by saying "Hey Nolan, can you give mama kisses?" and the little stinker took his binky out of his mouth and puckered up and blew me kisses. It blew me away, I don't know when he taught him that. Amazing, the stuff he is picking up.

anyhoo, I have a borderline fussy baby to tend to, so I'll leave you w/ my favorite you tube video at the moment.



Kid Rock/Run DMC/Aerosmith at the 1999 Video Music Awards

(should otherwise be titled: "When I first learned what a pimp Kid rock is." Oh yeah, I dig the happy feet too. This was also my first exposure to Run DMC, and I have been a fan ever since. Also when I decided that I heart Joe Perry too.)

Tuesday, October 17, 2006

Beyond fucking tired.

I was only half joking the other night when I said (through tears) that I wanted to send him back for one that sleeps AT NIGHT. It's not that he's fussy, but the little bugger just won't settle very easy at night and it's driving me crazy. Sunday night I got THREE HOURS OF SLEEP. Last night was a tad better... but not before a fit of me throwing the covers off and stomping around because I had laid the baby down 30 fucking minutes earlier and juuuuuuust as I finally start to fall into some much needed sleep he gets the motherfucking hiccups. I wish I had a punching bag because I seriously needed to beat the shit out of something at that point.

Last night I think I got 6.5 hours or so of sleep.

So yeah. I'm fucking tired. I am having issues w/ breastfeeding... more my issues than Seth's. I have either been pregnant or breastfeeding for the last 2 years. I think that is a big part of wanting to stop. The fact that I feel like I'm always on the couch nursing the baby while Nolan entertains himself on the floor not only makes me feel guilty, but throws in the added bonus of feeling like a shitty mother as well. Of course the thought of giving up nursing all together doesn't do much for my feeling like a good mother either... and believe me, I know how stupid that is. It's just something I cannot let go of. I nursed nolan for 5 mos and pumped for a good month or more after that. I feel like I owe it to Seth to do the same. But it does suck because he's a sleepy nurser and often will nurse, fall asleep and then wake up either when I lay him down or shortly thereafter to eat again. Never mind that it's almost impossible to get the child to stay awake during some feedings. *sigh* I am just so tired.

And before I forget, Nolan uses 'uh-oh' and 'ball' and 'nana' (banana)correctly as words. He will repeat them and also: 'yeah', 'hey', 'papa' and 'Seth' if asked (and if he's in the mood to.) He's such a little sponge these days.

Anyway, here's some pictures...



Nolan's first time in his coat



Not exactly a big fan of it



he had a really hard time staying on his feet and keeping his balance in it



Not to mention he couldn't turn his head once he was in his carseat, lol.



punkin head








Thursday, October 12, 2006

Wednesday, October 11, 2006

DRIVE BY POST

Sorry this will be short, but it'll be mostly pics, so I don't feel too bad. I am not feeling well; feeling sick AGAIN... the shitty sleep I've been getting surely isn't helping.

We've been having breastfeeding troubles and he doesn't settle well at night, though he sleeps like the dead in the daytime. I have a sore throat, nolan's cutting FOUR molars right now and his poor little butt is RAW from the diaper rash. And Aaron's lucky to be alive after the past two nights of snoring. seriously.



He loves him some kitties.



Asa stalks him when he carries henry around because there is a loose thread. It looks here as if nolan's saying "no way jose!"



he looks so grown up here



I absolutely love this outfit



his cheesy grin



perfecting ways to give me a heart attack



Man he was yellow here... he will not be as jaundiced as nolan was, I believe his eyes aren't even yellow anymore. hooray!



obviously taken about 10 days ago when t-shirts were still ok to wear in the house... now it's all about the fleece sleepers and long sleeved onesies. IT'S COLD.



he's bored already



so sleepy



such a peanut

that's all for now, nolan and I need breakfast before we waste away. ;)

Monday, October 09, 2006

Why Nolan is my favorite today.

He slept in until 7! Seth on the other hand decided that his prior trend of sleeping 5-7 hours at night was not going to happen and woke every 3 hours last night... nursed for 30-45 mins and then fought sleep like a mofo.

Aaron went back to work today, so the sleep I got last night sucks ass. I expected Nolan up by 6:00ish though, and my angel let me get an extra 45 mins of sleep, so he wears the favorite crown today. ;)

I will try to upload pics later, we'll see. this whole having two kids thing has really thrown a wrench into my internet time.

Thursday, October 05, 2006

Tuesday, October 03, 2006

Pictures and bullet points

*today Seth figured out how to use his binky
*today Nolan figured out how to use a straw (though we've never really tried - and success!!! he's a genius! lol)
*cracked and bleeding... and fucking PAINFUL. I'll let you guess what I'm referring to.
*Aaron's 2nd week of vacation started today, when he goes back to work on Monday the 9th I think the boys and I will weep collectively at his absence.
*Nolan gave me his damn cold
*I cannot believe Seth has been here a whole week.
*I have resumed sleeping on my back and it is HEAVEN.
*I've had a tension headache for the past two days... it sucketh hardeth.
*Seth is back up to 8lbs 14oz... when we left the hosp. he was 8lbs 10oz.
*Seth slept for 5.5 hours straight last night (yay!) but then woke to nurse for TWO EFFING HOURS (boo!). The sleep we managed to get after that was fitful at best. TWO HOURS PEOPLE.


and now a shitload of pictures to make up for the lack of entries...



"um... what.the.hell.is.this.thing?



"it's moving... I don't yike it."



that's it, he's done



He wasn't much more cooperative w/ daddy in the picture either



seth just hanging out






I could just eat him up



we liken dealing w/ nolan when he's being difficult to dealing w/ an angry midget... here you can see why

Now some older pics that I was too lazy to post before...



practicing w/ a spoon



hey, he's pretty good!



of course, there's always room for improvement.



Inspecting some of the toys Seth received as gifts



may i bother you or some Grey Poupon?



love that face.



Aaron thinks the title of this should be 'you are my puppets and I am your puppetmaster!" But I think "dance puppets dance!" fits too.