December 16, 2010

One Year Later

One year ago today, I was in an accident on my way to work, totalling my precious car, Gertrude. The following is what happened, as I remember it:

On my way to work at approximately 5:45 AM, I had just merged onto the highway to begin my trip, and I was driving along in the far right lane. I noticed the car next to me turn on his right turn signal, indicating he wanted to merge into my lane. Herein lay the problem, since I was in the way, and apparently he didn't see me. I was hit on the driver's side, in the back quarter panel, slinging me sideways and across 4 lanes to the far left lane.

I remember, sliding across the highway, but I do not remember hitting the median wall, which I must have done since my side mirror was broken off, and my window was shattered. I sat in the lane, praying that I wouldn't be hit again before I could get out of the car.

The police arrived, and tried to help me pull out of the lane. This is when I discovered that my back axle was broken, so my car would not be moving on its own. I had just realized that my hand was bleeding and I couldn't find my glasses (and sadly, never would. My favorite pair, too.), so I was freaking out at this point, and I really wanted to get out of the car, but the traffic was really preventing that. All the lanes had to be closed until my car could be towed back across the highway, and I had to climb out the window, since my door was smushed shut.

Thankfully, my fabulous husband had not left for work yet, so he was able to come pick me up, get my stuff out of the car, and take me to the urgent care to get my hand fixed. Oh yeah, and he was there to remind me that I was pregnant when the doctor wanted to take an x-ray, since I kinda forgot. Did I mention that my head felt a little fuzzy?

Long story short, that was that last I saw of Gertrude. The insurance company came and got her, I got a check to replace her, and the guy who hit me got a ticket for not having insurance. My parents had an extra car that they let me use to get to work until we got a new one, and I have a wicked scar on my hand. There goes my dream of being a world famous hand model. ;)

December 13, 2010


So, in theory, babies are supposed to lay back and enjoy the swing, right? Chew on his rings, maybe, and listen to the music and animal sounds? Well...

Leaning forward, stopping the swing and clutching the mobile for dear life. If he hadn't been strapped in, he wouldn't have been in the swing anymore. Crazy kid.

December 11, 2010

6 Months

Dear Sweet Boy,

Six. Months. Old. Happy Half-Birthday Stinky Face!! You have changed SOOO much in just the last month!

You have had a MAJOR growth spurt, pretty much skipping the entire 3-6 month size in your clothes. You have been eating your baby food and cereal like it's your job, and have gained 5 pounds! We packed up all the clothes you've outgrown this past week, and that box is way bigger than the box of clothes that are still too big. Yay for shopping!
You've been sleeping in your room for a whole month now, and are sleeping like a champ! You've been sleeping for 12 hours a night, giving Momma plenty of rest. THANKS!!

You're rolling over all the time now, too. You've figured out how to roll over all the way, so you just keep rolling until you hit the wall. You are thisclose to crawling, but for now you have mastered scooting backwards. Momma and Daddy will have to put up the baby gates before next month! You are loving your toys now, especially Tigger, and all of your books. You are sitting up all by yourself now, you just need a little help balancing sometimes, and you love to stand in the Exersaucer that Grandma gave you. You love to stand in it and watch hockey with Daddy. You're even taking a few steps, as long as you have help. You scooted around Grandma's house in your walker for a whole week!

Our first Christmas is in a few weeks, and Momma is more excited that I know you will be. I know you'll be more interested in the bows and boxes than the presents, and that's ok. Momma asked for a new camera for Christmas so we can get better pictures of you. You love to lay under the Christmas tree and stare up at the lights, and chew on Momma's stuffed reindeer, Rhonda and Rodney. I know it will be so much fun!

We can't wait to see what you do this month, sweet boy. You are amazing.


December 7, 2010

1/2 Birthday Party

Little man's half-birthday is this Saturday, so I'm getting ready to celebrate. Here are a few peeks:
Gotta have cake!

Half birthday = half cake