Friday, January 25, 2008

My Girls

I've finally taken a few pictures of my kids. (There are more, but some reason this is all I could get right now). Claire has been such an easy baby. She just hangs out and looks cute. Bella has been a little wild lately as you can see from the last picture. But she loves her little sister so much. If she's away from Claire for any reason she'll run up to me and say "what's happening with baby?". She loves to open her eyes when she's sleeping, because "she wants to be awake" and she also loves to "help" in any way she can, even if mom and dad don't see it as helping. But we love it. They make our life that much more fun.

Thursday, January 24, 2008

Worst Case Scenario Mom

I can't be the only mom out there who does this. But ever since I was pregnant with Bella I've thought of every horrible thing that could possibly happen to her. It usually starts at night. I'll be trying to go to sleep, and then I start thinking about all these bad things that could happen to my kids. For example, I've thought about my house starting on fire, someone breaking in while Seth is gone, my kids getting kidnapped. I mean seriously if you could be inside my head you would think I'm a crazy person. My latest worry happens with Bella in the water. So now I'm terrified to take her swimming. Oh and when I tell my "oh so supportive husband" about my latest worry, he just says, with a grin, "well you have a few months before summer". Not funny. What is wrong with me? The sad thing is, since I've had Claire my worries have only gotten worse. Am I the only one like this?

Sunday, January 20, 2008

A shout out to all the nurses

I've been thinking a lot about the good care I received while in the hospital and I've decided it all comes down to having good nurses. I was so lucky to have amazing care. I had just about the best labor and delivery nurse ever! It was almost bad to have someone so good, because after her no one could be that good. But I was lucky enough to have the same nurse for recovery both days I was there and she was also amazing. I've decided as soon as I'm a little better I'm going back with presents. They've probably forgotten me already, but I could never forget them. So this post was just a way for me to say thank you to all of you nurses out. You're wonderful!

Saturday, January 12, 2008

We have a baby!!!

One last picture the night before

Our little baby Claire is here and we are so excited! I was induced on Friday morning and everything went great. Only 4 hours and 2 pushes!!! (maybe working out until the last week really did do something. Thanks Soni). Seth is beyond exited and just about the greatest dad ever! Clarie and Bella are very lucky. He was so supportive and made me so happy. Bella loved seeing the baby. She had told me she was going to play tag with the baby at the hospital so I think she was a little surprised when she got here. But Claire gave her a present(a Dora coloring book) so she was pretty happy. She even shared her favorite blanket with her. I'm feeling as good as you can after having a baby. Tired, Grumpy, Happy, (do I sound like all of the seven dwarfs in one?). But mostly I'm feeling thankful. We have 2 healthy girls. That's all that really matters. I'm also so thankful for all of my friends and family. I can't believe how blessed I am. Everyone has been great. Thanks again for all your support.

Sunday, January 6, 2008

Oh Brit, What went wrong?

Everywhere I turn there's talk about Brittney and her break down. I mean even CNN and Fox News are talking about it. So naturally it's been on my mind. I can't believe I'm going to say this but...I feel a little sorry for her. I mean really who's to blame? She's old enough to be held accountable for her actions, but really I think it started a long time ago. So is it her parents, for the wonderful parenting they've done? Her parents for letting her sell herself short? Her parents for putting her in the business so young? Maybe it's the media and paparazzi? I'm sure some of it was having kids so close together and not being ready and she probably had postpartum.
I really shouldn't spend any time thinking about it. It is what it is, celebrity. The higher the climb the harder the fall.

Wednesday, January 2, 2008

Deceptively worth it?

I got this book, Deceptively Delicious by Jessica Seinfeld, for Christmas and decided to try it out today. If you haven't heard of it,(have you been living under a rock?) it's a cookbook. She was tired of auguring with her kids about eating their vegetables so she started to "hide" them in their food. Basically the cookbook has all these really yummy recipes but with things like spinach, and cauliflower and other vegetables added that you can't taste. All the recipes are backed up by a nutritionists and the book has lots of good info, like guidelines for how much fiber you need and things like that. When I saw the author on TV she was saying that she spends one hour a week pureeing all the food, measuring them, and putting them in ziplock bags. Then she stores them in the freezer. When she's cooking during the week she just has to grab one of the bags and add it to the recipe.
It sounded easy enough. I was naive to think I could get everything done in an hour. I won't even say how long it took me, it's too embarrassing. But I did finish. I was able to do butternut squash, carrots, cauliflower, sweet potatoes, raspberries, and pineapples. Once I was done it was gratifying to look at.
Tonight I made three of the meals and they were all good. Seth really liked the "tortilla cigars" (they had butternut squash and carrots), I loved the fruit punch (that had carrots, pineapple, and raspberries) and we all enjoyed the ice cream sandwiches (in the book Jerry Seinfeld says he loves it so much he would request it as has last meal). The crazy thing was you really couldn't taste the vegetables.
All and all I guess it was a success. Now my freezer is stocked with lots of fruits and vegetables that are ready to be added to any of her recipes. But after all that work, and considering that there are so many vegetables I still haven't done, I can't decided if it's worth it.