Tuesday, February 28, 2012

A Good Night

Tonight was a good night. Really good night.

There was no crying (After we found the lost golf tee in the truck). There weren't any slammed doors. No temper tantrums.

Just a lot of fun.

We practiced our stick handling, going across the living room and kitchen and around the chair.

We made fun drawings of Baby/Hattrick, Zebra and Teddy(The Cat).. oh and Rudolf. We also traced Pavel's feet a few times to show him how big they are!

We had a yummy dinner, and Pavel ate it all up! (Ham, rice, carrots and cucumber.. in case I forget what worked a few months from now!).

Finished it off with fruit smoothie before we had a game of basketball. (I play with a Volleyball to spice it up)

There were plenty of:

'Thank you mommy.' s
'Mommy, you want to play with me? We play hockey? We play basketball?' s
'Good Shot Mommy!!!'

There was a dance party in my room to a little LMFAO.

Snuggle time with a Brady Brady book.

We had to check in on the moon, and say hi to Nannie.. because we know she is always looking at the moon same time as us.. wherever she is :)

I thought I would serenade him with a little Twinkle Twinkle, but he insisted on his favourite tune instead.

O Canada. (Blame that on Hockey Night in Canada)

Nothing like honouring our great country to finish off a perfect family evening. (Almost perfect.. just missing daddy!)

Love you little one.

xo

Mommy

Last night my mom came over and helped me clean the whole house. The clutter was giving me anxiety. We did everything, top to bottom. Pavel was happy and helped us out. I love moms :)

We told Pavel he is having a little brother a few days ago. I said.. Pavel, you promise mommy you and your brother won't date any bimbos, only good wholesome girls with french braids and long skirts.

He says: 'No bimbos for you mommy! NO BIMBOS FOR YOU!'

Fine. ;)

Sunday, February 26, 2012

Short Fuse

Feeling terrible tonight/this weekend. How did I get such a short fuse?

My 2 year old just started with some MAJOR attitude this week.

'No mommy. YOU GET IT FOR ME.'
'No MOMMY. I DON'T LIKE IT'
Door slams in my face.

Making more of a mess than usual everywhere. Hitting my plate when I'm eating. Crying when his tennis ball is up on the couch and not where he wanted it to go. Won't let me change him. Wants to golf ALL of the time. Won't eat very much.

For some reason, I can't handle it. I raise my voice - which I have tried so hard not to do his whole life and it has usually worked.. until now. I get frustrated. I put him to bed an hour before normal.

I had a little angel. He's done a 180 in the last week.

His teeth seem to be bugging him. He asked me for medicine for his mouth tonight. Is that it?
Is a new baby bothering him?
He seems to have caught a cold.

He's 2.

It's probably the last one. He's 2. He's pushing mom's boundaries.

Mom - Try not to get too worn out. Take a deep breath. Don't cry. Don't question your ability. Keep him busy. Make him eat. No room for nap allowances. Use time outs. Clean at the end of everyday.. not 15 times  day.

I just never wanted to be annoyed by my child. I know it's unrealistic.. but that sweet innocent baby.. I looked at him and thought, I will NEVER be annoyed at you. It's not your fault. You're just a little babe.

Sigh. I'm tired.

-Jenny

Tuesday, February 14, 2012

2? Piece of Cake....?

Cool mom thing or not so cool mom thing? Round two.. bring it! I am SO ready for this again.

Wait. Really?

This train of thought is feeling quite familiar. Here's what has run through my head as of late:

'How hard can two be, no really?'

'Second baby, I've got it down now.. small learning curve, life should be back to normal after a few.. weeks, max. Right?'

'Can't wait to be finished work so I can relax!!!!'

And lastly...

'Seriously, how do new moms not have time to shower? That doesn't make sense to me'

I must remind myself what my inspiration was for writing this blog in the first place. Please click here to show you just how crazy that last statement is, hopefully you can't smell my dirty, puked on hair as you read the post!

How exactly is it THAT easy to forget what new mom life is like? Shouldn't I be terrified? I was terrified of two, all along since number one arrived. Somehow I've convinced myself it will be.. no problem!

Moms? Thoughts? Strategies for easiest transition ever?



Here are the things I'm worried about:

1) How on earth can I love someone else. Pavel already has all my mom love. I just don't see how it's possible to love another like I love him..

2) I don't want Pavel to be put out. I don't want him to think he's been replaced. He is so adorable right now, talking to my belly:
'Oh baby, I teach you basketball... Oh baby, do you like hot choc-o-late? I LIKE hot choc-o-late'
This week he wants a brother and he's planning on naming him ROSIE!!!! (With a fist pump courtesy of Auntie Jojo teaching him the coolness of a fist pump)
I just don't want him to be shocked when he realizes just what exactly a new baby means.


3) I'm super excited about cooking dinner every night. I love to cook. I also remember about six months in.. my feelings of resentment toward my husband. How is it my job to look after the kids and do all the chores?? I don't want a life full of chores! Why am I picking up your socks and putting your dishes in the dishwasher.. ? How do we avoid getting there again?

4) No signs of potty training success yet, Pavel is still sleeping in his crib. PLEASE let us have him trained in the next few months.. and should I get him a big boy bed, even though he's content in his 'cage'?


Okay. I have a lot of thoughts... any advice would be great.. as usual!

Now for an update on my little man.

Tennis Helmet - His new obsession. Along with a tennis racquet. He had to have them both. Obsessed. I'm not lying when I say.. we throw the ball, and he can hit it back with the racquet. He also has got 3 or 4 dribbles in a row down with the basketball. That's taken about a year's worth of practice with that basketball!

Sheldon and Pavel play sports non stop. Tennis, hockey, basketball, baseball... golf. I now see the difference between mommy love and daddy love. I could not play any of these sports for more than 3 minutes without trying to distract him because I'm bored. Daddy is fun.. mommy is snugly, lovey, reads good stories and tells great secrets. :)




We asked Pavel who his best friend is tonight. He said Jason!! (Uncle Jason) And Auntie Tanja and Pearl (the puppy).



Pavel and Nannie had a few days together while mom and dad went on a vacay. Nannie taught Pavel she couldn't  honk the car horn because 'cars get mad'. I'm with Pavel in the car last week. Another driver almost hits us.. I wail on the horn.
Pavel: 'hahahahahahaha Holy Moly mommy! That was a big horn!! hahahahah Be careful mommy, cars get mad! Nannie says, cars get mad!'

Sheldon is out of town. Pavel is in my bed with a yellow golf ball.
Pavel: I be careful mommy,  daddy's favourite ball. I draw happy face on it :)

This morning. Valentine's day. Of course I get mad at Sheldon for some silly reason and cry and go lock myself in the bathroom. Pavel was in our bed and when I come out (It wasn't overly dramatic, but there were a few tears).
Pavel: Mommy, mommy cry? Mommy you need susu? Baba? Here mommy, baba.
I tell him it's okay I don't need a soother or milk.
Pavel: Okay mommy, I kiss you.

I MELT!

Jenny

Ps. I think I have jowls already. 18.5 weeks. Sigh
Showhome Parade shoot.. dress from My Filosophy!