Wow, it's March already!!! Time sure is passing quickly nowdays.
Today was a good one for us. We actually made it to our monthly LLL meeting. They're a small group, and I wish there were more of them to attend in our area, but the nearest are 1 hr+ away. NOT a drive I'm eager for with a 6wk old & a 27 month old!! Ey yey yey!
Anyway, there were 5 of us there today and two of the Moms I hadn't met before. I wish one of them had been able to stay until the meeting ended, as I'd wanted to ask her and her little girl over for coffee sometime. Sheesh, sometimes it feels like you're dating again when you're looking to hook up with like-minded Mamas, hey? :
Violet is so, so cute!!
What a lovely and contagious big smile she has, Ann. She looks so happy!
We don't tend to do prof. pictures, as I really like doing them myself and that way I can take a million of them & get the ones I like. Plus, DD #1 tends to take a while to get adjusted to new situations, making "natural" pictures from a studio really challenging to get. I took a whole load of pictures this weekend actually, and I have a couple uploaded so far ~http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v4...sizeofbt02.jpghttp://img.photobucket.com/albums/v4...sizeofbt01.jpg
this one was kind of a fluke, but I really like how it turned out http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v4...sizeofbt03.jpg
Yeah, I'm a regular shutterbug... poor kids are going to grow up and be sick to death with camera flashes!
to all of my fellow toddler-mamas. I am right there with you in that some days I feel like I'm such a loser parent. I try my best not to lose my patience, knowing that as much as this is all an adjustment for me, it's even more so an adjustment for her, but there are days where I am less happy with how I manage than others. I'm thankful that we have way more good moments than not, and on the occasions that I do handle something poorly I am really open with her about it. I tell her that I felt frustated and that I didn't handle it the best way that I could have, and that I'm sorry. Thankfully, these don't happen too often, but I can empathize with how rotten it feels.
Someone (sorry, I forgot who) mentioned feeling discouraged by slow weight loss. I'm right there with you... I'm trying not to let it get to me, but admittedly it is. I went to my 6wk PP check-up yesterday, and was just horrified by my weight on the doctor's scale. Now, I know that I always tend to weigh a bit more on those scales than I do at home, but EGAD. It was bad. So I am feeling pretty discouraged. I am not getting as much exercise as I'd like to, but still I am managing to get in a few miles at least 3 days a week, plus pilates or yoga a couple of times a week. With my first daughter I lost all but 7 lbs within the first 2 weeks, so I guess I was anticipating a similar experience this time. Sigh.... I feel shallow even mentioning this, but it's just bringing me down. DH is awesome though, and tells me I've never been more gorgeous. I love this man!
Oh, Lisa, I'd meant to tell you that I got your bead last week. Thanks, Mama! I will add it to Brynn's keepsake box with the rest
phone rings.. bye for now!