Thursday, December 23, 2010

This Past Week...

...has been hellacious.  It's gone something like this:

Last Thursday: Final class of the semester.  Yay!

Friday: A bit of cleaning.  Dinner for a family member's graduation.  This night, I started noticing that my whole body was aching.  Hmm?  Could I be getting sick?

Saturday: Graduation ceremony.  I was really starting to not feel well.  Mom, dad, Harper, and I tried to do a bit of shopping but had to leave early because I just didn't have it in me to walk around.  Went back to their house where I slept for 3 hours straight (thank you grandparents for watching Harper!) and discovered that night that  I had the stomach flu.  My parents were gracious enough to let me stay at their house in their bed since there was no way I was walking home.  Or moving out of bed for that matter. 

Sunday:  Still sick.  Wade's mom and sister came into town.  I stayed at my parent's until mid-day (watching the Colts...yay for a win!) and then went home feeling pretty good.  I was able to visit for a few hours, but wound up getting sick again that night.

Monday:  Worse day of sickness.  Hadn't eaten for two days.  Couldn't get out of bed without feeling like I was going to pass out.  Thankfully I have been surrounded by so many people who could watch Harper (who was also a bit sicky herself!).  My poor mom even got sick but came to help me with Harper.  Absolutely miserable day.

Tuesday:  Started to feel better!  Finally!  Moved around more.  Harper was started to act better as well, thankfully!  Didn't do much of anything on this day.

Wednesday:  Finally human again!  I was able to clean and get dressed and eat!  Hallelujah! I wouldn't wish this kind of sickness on my worst enemy.

I was so worried that I would be zombie-like for Christmas (and my birthday!) but I think I'll be okay!  Now I'm just hoping that I didn't infect anyone else!  As you can see, there is a lack of pictures in this post, though I know you can all understand why!  There will be plenty of cuteness to share after the holidays. Oh the dresses I have planned for Harper to wear!  Today will be spent wrapping and organizing.  Tomorrow we will celebrate at my parent's house by eating wonderful food prepared by my dad and opening gifts.  Christmas day we will open our gifts with Wade's family at our house and then go to my parent's for my birthday dinner.  This is really a special year!  Harper's first Christmas and both sides of our family celebrating together!  It's really wonderful.

Wishing you all happy, safe, and loving holidays!

Friday, December 17, 2010

6:29 AM

It's 6:29 AM and I'm wide awake.  I don't know if it's because I'm starving, it's cold, or my mind's racing with so many "to do's" but here I sit.  You see that empty space between my two loves?  I'd love to be zonked out right there right now.  So here I sit, at the dining room table where it's quiet and dark, save for the bright screen of my laptop, hoping that writing something will calm me and make me want to sleep for just a little while longer.

::Wishing you all a happy weekend!

Wednesday, December 15, 2010

Momma-Made Pants




Yes, indeed.  I successfully (sort of) made some baby pants!  Something I've wanted to do for a long time and finally got courage enough to tackle them!  They're not perfect by any means (nothing is ever perfect the first time you try, right??), but they fit and they're adorable.  And easy!  I got the instructions here.  I love the feeling of making something by hand for someone I love!

And yes, that is a thermometer Harper is playing with.  We've been dealing with fevers and sore throats around here.  For the moment we're better so I'm hoping it's passed!

Now back to more sewing!

Monday, December 13, 2010

What do you get...

when you have an eight-month old and a Christmas tree?






What a cheeser!
Trouble.

Friday, December 10, 2010

A Crazy Week!

I had grand plans for posting this week.  You can see that I didn't get very far since my last post was Monday.  Ahem.

Anywho, Monday night was spent not only admiring Harper for standing alone, but also finishing up a 15 page manuscript for my poetry class (along with another 5 pages of self-evaluation.  Bummer.). 

Grandpa Eddie arrived early Tuesday morning and we were all awake, including Miss Harper, around 6 am to greet him.  Tuesday was also a Christmas lunch with some of my mom's friends followed by cleaning, finishing up homework, and class. 

Wednesday we travelled north to be with my aunt who was having gallbladder surgery.  She's doing well now, but it was a rough day followed by a rough night for her so we ended up spending the night at a hotel next to the hospital (along with a trip to Target to get pjs, diapers, toothpaste, etc. since we didn't know we'd be staying overnight!)

Thursday we spent half of the day at the hospital, got home around 3 or 330 and it was about time for me to start getting ready for class once again.  (Thankfully there are only two classes left this semester!)

And today is a low-key kind of day.  I've been catching up on some cleaning, playing with Harper, planning some Christmas gifts, and thinking about what to make for dinner.

I wasn't able to take many pictures this week since I didn't have my camera with me for most of it (and my phone died not long after getting to the hospital) so I apologize for the cruddy quality of the ones I'm about to post.  We got some snow (yay!) and it does wonky thing to the lighting when taking pictures.

Charlie's new friend
All dressed up for lunch at Shirley's
Everyone looks sleepy in this picture

Harper was ENTHRALLED with Grandpa Eddie

Monday, December 6, 2010

A Quick Note...

Harper stood ALL BY HERSELF this evening.  It just happened and lasted mere seconds, but it happened.  Of course, I have no picture to prove this.  It happened and then it was over.  But I just wanted to say that my not-so-little baby girl stood unassisted today.  I'm deliriously happy and sad at the same time.  Ah, such is being a mother I suppose!

Wednesday, December 1, 2010

Cuteness Caught on Camera!

I'm posting a video of Harper "singing" along with her Baby Macdonald VHS.  But before we can get to the ridiculous adorableness, a few warnings:

Warning #1: Yes, I am singing in the video.  I apologize.  This was the only way I could get her to sing along, too.

Warning #2:  Yes, it is laundry day.  Sorry about the mess behind Harper.

Warning #3:  As previously stated, we are watching a VHS.  And yes I know it's not 1993, but it was $1 and we only have a VHS player upstairs.  And yes, the tracking is WAY off on the video.  I just can't seem to find the remote to remedy this problem.

Warning #4:  I am not a professional videographer.  And 8 month-old children are notorious for wanting to grab things.  Therefore, if you get motion sickness easily, don't watch this video.  I was more focused on trying to get her to sing, trying not to sing too loudly myself, and keep her from grabbing the camera that the footage gets a little shaky at times.  Again, I apologize.

I think that's it.  If after all those warnings you still wish to watch, well, here's your cookie:

video
So, there you have the ovary crushing cuteness of the day.  I hope you enjoyed it as much as I did!