Friday, February 24, 2006

It's over...

Last night, I put Zoe to bed without any mommy milk. She is now officially weaned. We went from 5 to 3 to 2 to 1 feeding over the course of several weeks, and it's over now. I'm so sad. I've nursed that baby every day of her life since she was born. For her first 4 months, that's ALL she ate. And she was such a good nurser and not spitty like my firstborn.

I can be happy knowing that my mommy milk has helped her grow well and stay healthy and relatively cold-free. We had a few obstacles, like a cold she caught when she was 2 weeks old that made her spit up and choke a lot, teething, and of course, the nursing strike (see previous posts--October). She has transitioned well from baby food and mommy milk to table food and whole cow's milk. She had a pooping issue for a few weeks from the changes, but we're past that now too.

I guess all good things must come to an end. Now I will look forward to planning our summer vacation without the kids and letting Zoe stay at Nana's and Papa's house with big sis without me for the first time.

Now, where to go? If anyone has any suggestions, please let us know. We had thought about Vegas, but I think that's out now--bad reviews from a recent trip taken by my hubby's coworker made it sound less than pleasant. So now we're thinking DC or Lover's Key or the Carolina coast but any suggestions would be welcome. Our last big trip was to Pigeon Forge, TN. Very nice, and we're not opposed to going there again, but something new might be fun.

Saturday, February 11, 2006

On the blog again....just can't wait to get on the blog again....

I've been too AWOL. Glad I don't have a big following. Not that I'm that interesting.

So, what's been going on with me? First of all, good stuff. My dearest hubby and I have been together 13 years starting tomorrow (first date Feb 12, 1993). We had a great date last night. We ate at a great local restaurant, not crowded, fast, good service, and yummy caramel turtle ice cream cake...mmmmm. Went to a movie that is in the same building. It's neat because the cinema has 4 theaters, and the newest one's seating is right over the restaurant's kitchen. It's a neat layout. Convenient too.

We saw "The Pink Panther". I really, really have to recommend this movie. Absolutely hilarious physical comedy. I love Steve Martin anyway, but he really did a great job in this without it being too silly. Great plot and I think we only heard one curse word in the whole thing, and it was spoken in a such a heavy french accent that I didn't even catch it. I think teenagers and pre-teens would love it too. A few minor sexual innuendos, but nothing vulgar. I haven't laughed that much in a long time.

A few yucky things happening. Marital troubles among several church members really been wearing me down. Surprising, sad, confused, helpless. I'm not sure how to feel about it. It's made me scared about my own marriage and those around me. No marriage is safe from Satan's attacks. Maybe these happenings will serve to strengthen our marriages--maybe some good will come from it. I'm praying for healing in these situations and also for stablization in our own marriage and those we love. I think it's really hard when people reach and cross that10 year mark in marriage, and when you have young kids. Time is so stretched and you just get bored and annoyed with each other sometimes. It's hard to re-kindle the romance, especially when one or both feel they're not getting what they need. When you get married, you don't realize how much work it takes to STAY married. It's hard and sometimes people get hurt. You can only pray that God will help you work it out.

Got a Depo shot the other day, probably my last for a while. I will start a new BC method in May, maybe the Nuva Ring, then maybe in December or January we'll try for number 3. It seems so soon right now. I feel like I just got Zoe home :) She's a year old already! Almost 13 months now. 5 teeth. Only nursing once at bedtime now. I dread weaning her. I'll miss that bonding time. I'll enjoy seeing the big milestones coming though. She's trying to walk. She says "Uh-oh" and "ma, ma", "da da", "na na" for banana. Developing such a cute personality. I do miss my little baby though. Went so fast. Why does time fly when you're in love? ;)