Monday, May 30, 2011

Little Big Girl

Oh blog how I've neglected thee. I've been wrapped up with real life for some time that I've forgotten about my online life, shame on me. One thought has been rambling around me head all day that I just wanted to jot it down. My little baby isn't really a baby anymore. She developing more and more mannerisms of a little "big" girl. It's made me stop and question where all the time has gone.

Getting her hair done
First, I was so wrapped up in the newness of being a parent and a mom. I was enjoying all the coos and gritting my teeth at all the poo. Then it was all the small milestones like smiling, laughing, and rolling over. Those first few months things seems to happen so quickly that I can't really remember the actual dates she starting doing all these things. Looking back I wish I wrote everything down so I could look back on them more closely. I felt really disorganized and lived day by day just sleep deprived.

The fun moments was when she started being more mobile. I look back and think more of my feeling of anticipation and utter pride that my baby was "army" crawling around the living room and then attempting to pull her self up and stand. I just am SO amazed at the amount of accomplishments babies go through during the first two years to do the things we normally take for granted. It wasn't until I started watching my daughter try them for her self that I witnessed the joy or frustration she went through. It was like being a cheerleader on the side lines rooting her on at every step.

Now she's running around the house, climbing on to anything she can get her hands on. She's even talking in basic three word "sentences". "More bubbles please" isn't pretty but it gets the point across perfectly. Man, I'm such a proud momma! Toddler-hood is in part entertaining and frustrating. She is such a character and girlie girl. My little baby isn't really a baby anymore and it makes me sad, happy and proud that she's gotten this far.

What about you? What point did you stop and reminisce?

Friday, May 20, 2011

Izzy's Slide

Hubby fell asleep in Izzy's room and she takes full advantage by sliding down his back. If you listen closely you can hear him snoring. Too cute, I love my clever baby!
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Wednesday, May 18, 2011

More Than One

Izzy just turned 20 months and we have been throwing back and forth the idea of trying for another baby. When I was pregnant with Izzy my sister and my cousin all shared that experience together and delivered our first born within months of each other. I was able to see and hear the growing pains my cousin went through learning to be a parent. In some ways that helped me prepare for the coming of my own child. My sister also benefited from my cousin's and my perspective before my nephew made his appearance. Personally, I think she was in a better position delivering last and she saved tons of money not buying baby products that don't work.

My hubby and I both want more children but our question is when. My cousin already gave birth to her 2nd girl a few months ago and my sister is half way through her pregnancy with her 2nd boy. Should we "jump on the bandwagon" for our #2? Personally, there are three things that are stopping me. First is that we're moving to another state in five months and I really don't want to be PREGNANT and moving a household. Second, I would love to go back to work. I became a nurse for a reason and even though I am enjoying the time as a SAHM I miss working with patients. Third, Izzy at a point that she is starting to become more independent and sleeping longer hours through the night. I like sleep and I missed not having it for over a year.

Do you have more than one? What prompted you to expand? A happy accident or was it a planned decision? What are your thoughts?

Behind the Curve

I would consider myself way behind the networking curve. I don't really jump into things until it's been around for awhile. Perfect examples, blogging (this past January), Twitter (March) and Yelp (today). That's probably one of the reasons this blog isn't anything more than what it is. I just don't know all the ins and outs of the networking community. I still don't know all the short hand typing either. At least the newer stuff like SMH. No I don't live under a rock. I guess real life just got in the way. Today I finally had a reason to go on yelp. I had a horrible spa experience that needed to be told. Click here to read my review. Are you an avid internet net-worker? What motivated you to get savvy?

Review of Gaia Oasis Spa

Gaia Oasis Spa

Category: Day Spas
Neighborhood: La Jolla
7630 Fay Ave
La Jolla, CA 92037
(858) 456-8797

1.0 star rating

I've been a loyal customer for years. My 1st time at the new location was for mother's day. I booked a scrub, wrap, massage and a facial. I was completely disappointed with my service. No one was at the front desk for 10 minutes when I got there. The relaxation room was nothing but that, staff members were chatting outside. My biggest complaint was my facial. The streamer was over filled and it bubbled over splashing hot water on my neck and chest result in at least a 1st degree burn or very close to it. I refused the facial and the facility didn't do anything to compensate my burn except 4 samples. The spa manager wasn't available when I left or the times I called. She also never returned my messages. This place is unacceptable with the new management. I was a loyal customer for 5 1/2 years and I will never go back. If they can ignore a mistake like that then it is a place that is severely flawed.

Monday, May 9, 2011

What Kind of Blogger Are You?

I started this blog in January just as a place to put my thoughts and feelings down.  You could say it was my version of a journal.  As I started to read other blogs and find blogging communities out there I was blown away.  I never realized how versatile a blog could be with some imagination.  My idea for this blog has changed so many times.  At one point I wanted to make this blog into a source of income for our family through advertizing, promotions, giveaways, etc.  Quite frankly it takes too much time sitting at the computer when I could be spending it with Izzy.  The only other time would be after she's in bed for the night.  I don't really like that idea either.  I've been cherishing the extra sleep I've been getting.  So what to do about this blog?  I'm content to use it as a place to document my life, when my life permits.  If I get followers and traffic from it, wonderful.  So I hope you do stop by when I post or display my photography.  This is my kind of blogging, what's yours?
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