Monday, April 20, 2009

Meanest Mom

The Meanest Mom is having a super Mother's Day Contest. Check it out!! Check out her website

Miss. Celia has a fat lip from falling off of our recliner while trying to stand up. You would think she learned her lesson... Nope, still standing up on it!!

Saturday, April 18, 2009

Why surprised?

Okay, I know that most people have probably watched this. If you haven't go and watch it. It is of course an amazing video clip form Britain's got Talent. A middle aged woman that wouldn't be considered as highly attractive came on the show and it was automatically assumed when she stood on the stage that she would be awful. Really, that was the look that the judges and audience gave her. If she had been a young, tall, attractive, blonde haired woman they would have likely had another response. What does that say about us??? I mean really. I thought this when they started talking about it on television. I think this woman deserved recognition for her incredible talent of course but it is ashame that everyone had that initial assumption. I haven't really read about her story honestly, but I am guessing that her talent was never discovered partially because of how she looks. I just think it is sad. The video is moving and I hope that this forever changes her life, she seems like a neat lady and deserves this recognition.
Update on Stellan. MckMama and her family are going through alot right now. Stellan was flown to Boston Children's Hospital and is likely going to have a surgery called ablation on Tuesday. There is still hope that this won't be necessary and that medication/removal of certain medications will make him more stable. Ablation for infants is not always a good thing, it sometimes leads to many problems in the future. It is a surgery that will destroy the part of the heart that is basically causing the electrical malfunctions (go to her blog for more of an explanation, I am not a doctor, nor do I play one on tv-though that would be fun). From what I understand that can make that part of the heart stop growing and then the heart will not support him as he grows. Again, visit her blog. They have been through a very rough time. But they are surviving and many bloggers have helped MckMama and Stellan along the way. One blogger that lives near the hospital has taken MckMama's puked up clothes (from Stellan) and is washing them. It is those simple things that really do help a person in need. So send some thoughts for Stellan, this has been a month now that he has been in the hospital. Her has gotten 7 million hits, amazing.
On the upside, Celia is still doing wonderful with the potty. Hopefully this means that it will be a smooth transition into undies mid June. Who knows!! She is enjoying the warmer weather, a little too much. We are having many fits when it is time to go inside.

Friday, April 10, 2009

Rearfacing Carseat

This article recently came out. I have been a strong advocate of extended rearfacing and Celia will remain rearfacing until at least age 2. Now as for finding places to check carseats, that is really hard around here!! So we had our first carseat installed by the local police station and I tried to call when we got our new carseat in August but I can't find a place! However, this carseat doesn't budge at all.

In anycase here is what the article says:

You can read the full article here

Keep your toddler in a rear-facing car seat until age 2 (not 1)Lori O’KeefeCorrespondent
New research indicates that toddlers are more than five times safer riding rear-facing in a car safety seat up to their second birthday. Following are some safety tips for car seat use:
All infants should ride rear-facing in either an infant car seat or convertible seat.
If an infant car seat is used, the infant should be switched to a rear-facing convertible car seat once the maximum height (when the infant’s head is within 1 inch of the top of the seat) and weight (usually 22 pounds to 32 pounds) have been reached for that infant seat as suggested by the car seat manufacturer.
Toddlers should remain rear-facing in a convertible car seat until they have reached the maximum height and weight recommended for the model, or at least the age of 2.

Oh and Celia pooped ( a monster poop) in the potty this evening. She was scared and I kept offering to put her diaper on, because where it went to me didn't matter. She did not want the diaper and she did poop then was upset until i told her that pooping that big certainly gets her 2 yogurt covered raisins. She instantly said "okay, okay, okay". I don't know what all this means, if I had a full week with her she would be fully toilet trained. But for now we will test things out at home only or give it a break if she indicates that she isn't ready for this.

Guess who went poopy in the potty-2x this morning

Yes, that's right, Celia. This morning she told me she had to "peepy" and we ran into the toilet. She sat there for a few seconds and didn't go so I brought her out. Normally if she is going to pee she does it right away. A few minutes later she said it again and she pooped in the potty. About 30 min. later she did the same thing. So we are going to go out and buy some thick training undies after her morning nap and see what happens. So far she is only going if she had nothing on. When she has a diaper on she just goes. Of course the problem here is that she has no toilet in her daycare room, but they might work with me if she indicates the need to go while in a diaper/training pants.

Pete is not really on board with this whole thing, I started it yesterday because I want her to get rid of her diaper rash. The main way to do that is allow for nakey time. So tomorrow when I am at training, she won't have nakey time. So.. maybe she will learn to go potty only when Mommy is around for awhile!!

Pete has a touch of the stomach flu this morning so we are sending get well thoughts to him. He gets this alot, but it doesn't make it easier. It is common for him to get it around holidays, odd thing, I don't think he stresses around holidays, just think it is poor luck!


Sunday, April 5, 2009

Longwood Garden and our Peeping Tom

Pictures are worth a thousand words...

Here is our peeping Tom, he is a noisy visitor. He can often be found banging into our front door and peaking through the window.

Visits from Great Aunts

Celia's Great Aunts came to visit her last weekend. I am sorry that some of the photos are so small! She had a blast with Aunt Eleanor and Aunt Arsie. It was really great seeing them and we really don't get to visit with them nearly enough. Both of them were a great part of my childhood and I am hope that Celia can see them from time to time as she grows. We were able to get the address of Cousin Mikki's website so check it out on my blog list. Celia was very shy for a good part of their visit and then she really opened up. Aunt Arsie was able to see Celia wagging her finger at a dog barking and saying "no, no, be nice". She does that to me too. In fact she has taken my chin and wagged her finger at me to say no.

So here Mom, here is proof that they were actualy here!! We enjoyed the visit. Perhaps Celia and I will have to make a trip to see Aunt Eleanor this summer and the Brandywine zoo nearby!!