Parenting, Ramblings of a Mommy

My Kid Says the Darndest Things

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My oldest daughter, my Lilypad, is 2 years old. Sometimes she says the most hilarious things. So I wanted to share some of them with my fellow mommies!

Lilypad: Mom, why is your mouth all wet? (All I did was burp out loud)

Lilypad: What’s that smell? Me: Mommy needs a shower honey.

Me: Mommy feels like poop. Lilypad: Well go lay down! Me: Haha mommy wishes honey.

Me: You cant come outside, its too cold.  Lilypad: Fine then i’ll never go outside, and ill never play with the puppies.

Lilypad: Where do babies come from? Husband:  UHM, the sky honey. Me: No, don’t confuse her! They come from mommy’s belly. Lilypad: Yeah mommy’s belly.

Lilypad: Mom I want to eat, I never eat.

Lilypad: What’s that? Me: It’s for mommy’s hair. Lilypad: Oh, that’s kinda serious.

(Playing in the dirt) Lilypad: I can’t make a pie, it’s dig less!

Lilypad: Excuse me, I farted!

Grandma: Look at the moon! Lilypad: Yeah it’s got a flashlight on it!

(Me dancing) Lilypad: Mom! Stop shaking your butt!

That’s all I have so far, I will do a second post to this very soon!

If you have any hilarious sayings from your kids you would like to share, please feel free to comment below!

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Wake Me Up Before You Go-Go

I know it’s been a while since my last post.. My parents came to visit, so I decided to take a little break from the blogging world.

My dad treated us to Sea World, it was our first time there. My 2 year old daughter had a blast! She saw the whales, dolphins, turtles, and went on a whole bunch of rides.

The next day we went fishing. It was my daughter’s first time holding a fishing pole as well. Although we didn’t catch a dang thing, she still had lots of fun.

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Fishing

 

I had tons of fun too, but honestly I’m not used to running around with my kids all day. And I have been EXAUSTED.

Now that I’m back to the life of a blogging mom, I decided my topic for today would be tips and tricks for tired moms. For me, even with my much needed 10 cups of coffee during the day.. I’m not exaggerating either.. I’m still exhausted and trying to find the energy to get my big bum off the couch and do something productive.

The first thing I do when my kids and I get up is practically run to the coffee pot. Afterwards, I wash my face with cold water. I actually don’t think it helps me wake up much, but it does feel refreshing.

The first tip I suggest.. and don’t shoot me.. is exercising as early as possible. Exercising in the morning gets the blood pumping, waking you up and gives you lots energy. Even just a 10 minute workout while the kids are eating breakfast will do.

Drink plenty of water throughout the day. If you aren’t hydrated enough, fatigue will kick in. I always drink water like a fish, so I don’t really have to try on this one. But sipping on ice cold water supposedly speeds up your metabolism, so I guess that’s a win-win.

Take a break. Don’t kill yourself trying to keep the house spotless. And if you have kids, that’s pretty much impossible anyway. I can break my back trying to clean up messes all day, and I swear my kids make a tornado of anything and everything right behind me!

Eat healthy. Try eating more foods that give you energy. Whole grains, bananas, apples, oranges, spinach, almonds, fish, yogurt, and eggs are just some food that will give you a little boost. And don’t forget to take your daily multivitamins, those also help.

Take a nap. I know most of you are probably laughing at this one. Truth is, I would be too. Unless you kids take naps at the same time, or you only have one little monster, it’s almost impossible to try and take a little nap. But if you are that lucky, TAKE A FRIGGIN NAP! You’ll feel better, trust me.

Get out of the house. For me, taking my kids anywhere is a hassle in itself. I literally get five minutes down the road and they’re both crying and screaming. And I’m like, Why do I even try?! But even just going to the park or taking a little stroll around your neighborhood is good enough.

Sometimes us moms just need a lazy day where we don’t get off the couch unless we have to pee. With the last few days I’ve had, today is definitely going to be one of those days for me. And it’s okay, don’t feel guilty about it. We deserve to have a lazy day once in a while!

I hope you can try some of these tips and tricks and help you feel less like a Mombie! (Zombie + Mom)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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2 Births, 41 hours

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Happy Tuesday!

Firstly.. and honestly, I’ve been having a tough time trying to figure out what to write about next. I was thinking of writing a bunch of random facts about me… but I would probably bore you.

So now I’m going to tell my scary, and then not so scary birth stories.

I read somewhere that the pain of giving birth is the same as being burned alive! With both of my labors, I can totally agree with this statement!

My first daughter was born in 2011. I started having consistent contractions around 12 a.m. on a Tuesday morning. Right away I started having back labor. So the pain was a constant, no break in between contractions. I was given IV meds that knocked me out for a bit.

At 5 a.m. I was woken up by my water breaking. It felt like a bucket of warm water had been dumped all over me. After my water breaking, the pain had become worse. I couldn’t take the constant back soon any longer. So I finally gave in to an epidural.

But of course my luck, it didn’t work. Every hour the anesthesiologist refilled the epidural. Still nothing. The nurses said it was because the baby was laying on a nerve on my back.

Hours had passed and I was dilating very slowly. I was getting exhausted from the constant pain. I remember I started crying and told my husband I couldn’t do it anymore. I was crying so hard I couldn’t breath and my husband had to calm me down. Around that time the nurses discovered I had an infection and put me on antibiotics.

Finally 18 hours later, I was fully dilated. Of course the epidural had only worked on my vajayjay, so it took a while for me to push her out. Honestly I don’t remember how long I was pushing for, although it felt like forever. I just remember everyone yelling, ALMOST THERE! ONE MORE PUSH!

When she was finally born, she wasn’t breathing and had to be resuscitated. I only got to hold her for a few seconds before they took her to the nursery. She was put on oxygen and was jaundiced. She also had the infection and had to be on antibiotics for 7 days.

The birth of my second daughter was a LOT shorter, but more painful. I was induced a few days before my due date, because I lived far from the hospital. My husband and I wanted to keep her gender a surprise, so I had no idea she was a girl yet. Although I was so positive at the time it was a boy!

The doctor gave me meds to kick start the contractions. At first they were bearable. Thankfully I didn’t have back labor like the last time. After a few hours, the nurse gave me some IV meds. And boy that stuff knocks you out quick! I was dilated pretty quick after that. At 8 cm the pain had become too much. I asked for an epidural. We were told it would be an hour before the anesthesiologist could come. An hour later, they kept saying he was finishing up an epidural and I would be next. Another hour passed, and I was to the point of almost screaming in pain.

When he finally got to my room, I couldn’t even pay attention to what he was telling me. I was moaning and crying, and he was being a dick because I wasn’t listening. I remember looking at my husband like, Are you gonna do something about him?! I was honestly hoping someone would knock him out! Just as he was setting up, the nurses said it was time to push. I was freaking out because I knew I had to push without an epidural. Plus my doctor hadn’t even got there yet.

I still remember the pain of the pressure. Along with the pain of the contractions, I was literally screeching. With the first push her head was out. The nurse didn’t even have time to put her gloves on! I remember they kept telling me to stop pushing. And I kept yelling I CAN’T HELP IT! My body was pushing and I couldnt control it.

By the second push, she just slid out!
That’s when I heard my husband say, “IT’S A GIRL!” I cried when I heard that.
But then the nurse put her on my chest, and I’ll never forget that feeling.

She was perfectly healthy! She was 8 pounds and 21 inches!

I’ll probably never forget the pain during both, but it was all worth it. It is really an excruciating yet beautiful experience!

Thanks for putting up with my blog 🙂 and please share your birth stories, I would love to hear them!

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Curse Of The Broken Crayons – Activity

I don’t know about you, but it seems like I have a never ending supply of broken crayons lying around the house. It’s especially annoying when you step on them.. OWIE!

But instead of cursing at them and throwing them away, keep them and make some art! My daughter loves to color and paint so you can imagine how excited she was.

Here are two different ways you can make beautiful (or hideous) art with crayons:

 

 

Crayon Paintings

First grab a warming tray, preferably an old one, and wrap the tray with foil for protection.

Then place a piece of paper on top of the tray and begin painting with your crayon stubs.

They will melt as they touch the paper.

It’s really as easy as that!

Examples of crayon painting masterpieces:

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Turning crayons into paint

Place the broken crayons into a muffin tin and place the tin on a warming tray.

Then use paintbrushes to paint with the melted crayons. That’s it!

Some examples:

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These are both fun and creative activities you can easily do with your kids!  Enjoy 🙂

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Zombie Poop

Today I look like a zombie..Pale, yellow red face (don’t ask me how), and huge puffy red eyes. I think I feel worse than I look.. I.e Zombie Poop!

I could post a pic but I wouldn’t want to scare you away.. Ha!

I think I have a cold, maybe the flu.. I wish I could just take a sick day, lay in bed and watch tv all day. But do mommy’s get sick day? Ha think again!

I remember one time I was puking my guts out every 10 minutes and my toddler standing next to me screaming hysterically.

Funny cause when my husband get sick he gets to sleep all friggin day. He has a headache and he sleeps all day.. MUST BE NICE!!

I swear if Mom’s got paid for all that we do.. and don’t do.. we’d probably be millionaires! True story though..

P.s. This is me…

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Being a mommy means..

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To me being a mommy means…

-No sleep

-no relaxing

-no drinking

-no shaving

-showering once a week

-looking like a zombie

-feeling like a zombie

-no social life

-no sex

-no romantic date with the hubby

-no romance at all

These are just a few things mommy’s give up but it is true what they say.. It’s all worth it!

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When to take your baby to the doctor

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We all hate when our kids get sick, especially when they vomit and there’s really nothing you can do for them. I was up all night with my 10 month old. She started out with a mild fever and then vomited three times in a matter of 30 minutes. I gave her a bath and then fought for an hour to put her to sleep. Her fever was up to 101.6 by 4 am, with no more vomiting thank goodness!

She still has a fever now but hasn’t thrown anything up since last night. Of course I am worried and wondered if I should take her in to the doctor. I called to talk to her doctor this morning but apparently they do not give health advice over the phone??!! So of course I GOOGLED When to take your baby to the doctor. The article I found on Mayo Clinic, did ease my mind a bit. Thankfully the doctors office does take walk-ins, so I’ll just keep an eye on her and hope for no more vomiting!

Maybe you can find this very helpful as well. 🙂

Sick baby? When to seek medical attention.

http://www.mayoclinic.org/healthy-baby/art-20047793