Wednesday, August 28, 2013

Apparently I'm Not Dressed For the Part

So the little dude is into EVERYTHING, as is customary for a 10.5 mos old. If he's not supposed to have it, he wants it....the remote control, the cord to my computer, my glass of wine, a piece of loose chokable carpet, antique books, the cats food...all items are fair game. And why should he not want these things? He doesn't understand the concept of danger yet, let alone the concept of "off limits." So DG & I do our best to just re-direct him at this point. We feel if you say "No" all day long, it loses it's value...Mind you he certainly knows "NO" is a serious thing, but he's still to young to understand why he can pull his books down off of the low shelf in his room, but not the ones from our giant book case in the living room. This of course leads me to baby proofing.... 

We live in a pretty small condo, which sounds easy in theory, but we're sorely lacking in storage space. We've put locks on all of the cabinets in the kitchen, sans the tupperware one, as it's a temporary distraction while trying to do the dishes or cook. Charlie LOVES pulling everything out and clanking it all around....or simply chewing on it.

Little Stinker

We did recently purchase a Munchkin brand plastic sliding baby gate, which we LOVE. It's super easy to use and remove, plus it's the perfect height for us midgetly inclined peeps. Yes, I just said midgetly. Moving on...

Now the gate we have is great for keeping the little dude from roaming down the hallway while we're in the living room & moving around into different doorways as needed. However, it doesn't come close to fitting the space that divides off the kitchen from the living room. He is obsessed with the storage area below the oven (where you keep extra pots & pans.) Plus he's so curious about the cat food & has taken an interest in our pub-style chairs. All this said, we need to invest in another gate. They seem pretty expensive at Babies R Us and even on luckily a Mommy (on a Mommy page I belong to) posted about being in search of an extra wide one as well, and quite a few Mom's recommended Here in So Cal, Walmart is kind of a joke...most of us are Target people, but I'm fully willing to admit we purchased our glider from Walmart,  as well as my current work desk. Both of which arrived super fast and were exactly as described. Plus, you truly couldn't beat the price.

So off I went to check out baby gates on

*Please excuse the picture of my computer screen...I couldn't save the pics or figure how to take a screen shot of just the photo in particular. I'm lame, I know.

Anyhoo, this was the first I came across, but it was too short....and um...

Is it 1990? Or is that how Moms dress? Umm if that's the case....apparently I'm not dressed for the part.


Then I found one more like the one we already have....nope, still needed a longer one...

Kids are smart, see how she's pointing!
Little does Mommy know, Rover just had the runs..... 
all over her lilly white duvet.


Then I narrowed down my search, for EXTRA LONG gates...and this is what popped up:

Pssst...don't tell little Billy that he could ride his trike on the grass, 
AROUND the gate.

Then this one came's not extra long and it's for use with stairs, so not going to work...sigh...

Kate Gosselin wants her hair back.

And then folks, I think I found it, the holy grail of gates, but low and behold it was out of stock. 


Till next time!


Friday, August 16, 2013

One of THOSE Moms

So I wanted to start a new blog, I guess because I felt this one hadn't been touched in so long. I kept wondering what I'd call it, and I came up with "One of THOSE Moms"...I thought it was pretty genius, and I planned to talk about all the shit I said I'd never do, that I'm currently doing. But then I googled it, and some bitch stole my thunder. Fabulous. Admittedly, her blog is pretty kick ass, and I was immediately jealous. Such is life.

So much time has passed since I last posted. It's amazing how life passes by so quickly when you have a tiny human. The days are a blur....a beautiful & crazy blur.

...says me, a lot.

Seriously though, C is 10 mos old! Where did time go!? I know all parents say that, but geeeez. The first couple of months were pretty rough on me, but I'm 99% sure I was suffering from PPD.  It's a whole different post for another day, but I got through it, on my own. This is in no way to say that women can generally get through it on their own....without talk therapy or meds, but I'm stubborn, and I did. However today, I feel whole again, And despite the solid food poops (which are soooo foul,) the crazy clingyness & the bipolar ways of a 10 mos old, I'm loving every second of this ride.

I mean, how could you NOT love this mischievous little face?!? Ok, I might be biased.

xoxo J