Friday, March 19, 2010

7 quick takes

I have tons to do but I leave to pick up the baby in 20 minutes so I'm blogging instead.

1. I am feeling overwhelmed these days.  It might be the 5 extra events (over and above my work schedule) in the next 2.5 weeks.  It may be the 4 deadlines in the same time frame.  It may be the sickness that has held our house hostage...thankfully it is mostly mild but it is enduring and tiring.  But it seems like more than that.  I'm feeling shaken some how and I haven't had the time to figure out why.  I am looking forward to Easter though to get to a better place time wise to do some of this thinking.

2.  I'm still amazed by how many compliments my hair is getting.  It is by far the best cut I've had in ages, but I do have a tendency to think "Hey, was I THAT bad before hand?"

3.  I miss my friend Emilie.  She was always so good at talking through random, crazy, persistent emotions and I really miss having her as a friend to talk to.  She always knew not to take all the complaining too seriously too but respected the emotions behind them.  Then she always cheered me up -without fail.

4. I'm in the process of weaning myself off the breast pump.  Baby goat is doing great with sippy cups and cow's milk and is down (as of this week) to just one bottle a day.  So the pump is shutting down.  It is funny,  for as much as I moaned about the trouble that pumping is, I'm feeling nostalgic about giving it up.  I am also having the hardest time remembering that I don't have to pump as much as I possibly can.

5. I'm trying to figure out what might work for baby goat's Easter basket.  I don't want to spend much money and he doesn't really need candy (duh) or even toys but it seems like he needs something in his Easter basket.  Any ideas?

6. I wonder how it is that baby goat already loves electronics, balls and wheeled vehicles (cars, trains, trucks, etc).  Is it because he is exposed to those toys or because of a way that boys are built?  He has stuffed animals that he likes but it isn't the same love.  Also, climbing, who teaches little boys that climbing is a skill right up there with walking to master?

7. No matter how much time you think you have it always takes longer.  And when you get home and ponder your 7th quick take there is only one little man on your mind.  And when you play with him not of the worries seem quite so worrisome!  I am glad to be home with baby goat.  I wish there was more time to just play and be as a family.

9 comments:

Tiffany said...

I love your hair too! As for first Easter Basket, I always put favorite snacks like those Gerber Puffs or things like that. I would put favorite fruits like little cups of applesauce. You know the things he would eat anyway so you don't feel guilty buying them for a first Easter. I always put a chocolate bunny in even if they couldn't eat it because to me, it just doesn't seem like Easter without a chocolate bunny. And a board book or too like "Guess How Much I Love You" or "Runaway Bunny" to keep up the Easter theme or a movie. We don't do a big Easter at our house even now, some candy and a movie or a book or something like that! We keep it simple. Hope that helps! Hugs and misses!

Rebecca said...

Ah, weaning off the breastpump. It's one of the most liberating times in a mother's life!

darcie said...

We like to do a new book (from goodwill .99!) and then the plastic easter eggs - we put a couple of coins in each one - pennies, dimes, nickels, quarters - the kids love that much more than candy - and they get such a kick out of dropping the coins into their piggy banks...We don't go crazy on easter baskets around here...

Suzi said...

I remember filling K's basket up with those plastic Easter eggs--she played with those for hours. :) And, some of her Gerber snacks, and a stuffed bunny. Save your money! :)And, yes, you are rockin that hair!

simplicity said...

We do new swim suits, a couple little beach or pool toys, sometimes a new pair of goggles (obviously when they are older) and new towel OR coverup. No candy or treats just stuff we would buy anyway (summer gear!) but this way it's for a reason, Easter! :)

Recovering Procrastinator said...

I'm with you on no. 6. Connor is into boy stuff too and I don't feel like we pushed different things on him than on Grace.

I'm going to get a lot for Easter this year. All of our bdays are in fall so this is our only spring gift-giving opportunity. But at Baby Goat's age, I wouldn't go too crazy. Maybe a book and a stuffed bunny.

Valerie said...

So, I'm not sure about the boy toys stuff, but I was definitely a climber, as were most of my friends. I was a climber until I was 9 and fell out of a tree. Now I get nervous, but I still wish I was a climber. Rock climbing is a goal of mine.

As for the Easter basket, it's Ukrainian tradition to put the Easter meal in the basket. My basket will have meat (kielbasa), bread, eggs (hard boiled), butter, cheese, and a few sweets. It's super tasty. That said, I doubt those would be the best options for Baby Goat at this point, but I'm all for things you'd normally get him anyway. Try to think of things he's probably going to eat as part of his Easter meal, or things you might like him to try. Add some favorite treats to that, and you've got a great basket. Oh, and books and small toys are a great idea.

pjmystic said...

I haven't seen your hair :( Send a picture. I agree that books and gerber puffs are very good for baby easter baskets. He is so cute! He has such an earnest face, like he is concentrating very hard. I miss you, and I am thinking about you and praying for you. Hope you have a great Easter.
Jess

The Fritz Facts said...

We do a new book (or used depending on what I find at half price) and some coins. I also do a new hair thing for Boo and a new (used) cd for Hunter.

When Boo was that little, we filled her eggs with cheerios...she was in hog heaven!