Monday, March 28, 2005

Two word sentences, building blocks...

We went to the Dr. today and Lauren is perfect. Like I needed a dr. to tell me that;) She can make sentences, stack blocks, jump with her toes off of the floor. She is in the 80% for height and weight. She is growing well. She is opinionated, she is talkative, she is ours. And she is perfect.

Monday, March 21, 2005

who could ask for more

What a fantastic birthday!! Great lunch, great day at the park, wonderful family, great gifts. 31 is looking like a great year.
Thanks to everyone for the cards and presents and nice thoughts!!

Saturday, March 19, 2005


Lauren is better and it has been a long week of loan closings and fast approaching terrible two's. More later I promise, but now we must rest...

Sunday, March 13, 2005

I have never been so scared...

A few nights ago, I felt helpless and scared and I cried. Lauren was sick, and I don't mean run of the mill sick, I mean fever sick. 103.8 in one ear, 106.1 in the other. Sick-sick. And I didn't know what to do. This was one hour after medicine and it was bedtime where she was not going until she felt cooler to me. She acted fine but felt like fire, and I knew we should do something, and fast.
Calls to friends with older children went unanswered, calls to parents (ours) scared me more, though they certainly didn't mean to, the internet is full of information that you are told to believe with a grain of salt, so I went to a site I trust and I called our pediatrician. The wonderful night nurse who called back recommended a "tepid" bath which we were already doing and to monitor her. She also told me that I had the "mother's eye" and I would know if she took a turn for the worst. I watched her like a hawk. She didn't get worse, thank God, but I still worried. At least her fever didn't go up anymore.
I know that there will be several times over the next lifetime that I will feel bewildered, scared, and more than a little bit unsure, but when someone so small, with so little real ability to tell me how she feels, is so sick, I feel more helpless than I can ever remember feeling.
I think we are now on the upswing, but thinking about it makes me tired all over again.
We were all sick, but Lauren was the sickest in my opinion. Gotta love the flu...

Wednesday, March 09, 2005

Baby, sun, eyes Momma

Translation: Why on earth did you not bring my sunglasses when it is obviously as bright out here as if we were on the surface of the sun? Geez, woman! Get with it.

OK, maybe that's a lose translation, but I bet it's close. She is talking so much these days that I barely remember when I was worried she wasn't talking enough. That's a lie. I remember very clearly, but now I worry no more. She knows what she wants and when she wants it, but it is still often a guessing game and I am not the best guesser, I guess...
A living, breathing, thinking, moving, talking, opinionated, singing, dancing, reading, jumping, flipping, chasing, swinging girl. That's what I've got on my hands now. Watch out world, here she comes!!!

Sunday, March 06, 2005

Favorite pasttimes (besides Blue's Clues)

Swinging. I promise you that everytime we leave the house, she says, "Wings? Wings? Wings?" until I answer her. This time of year, the answer is usually, "Not today sweetheart. It's too cold. Maybe if it gets warm later, OK?" to which she answers, "OK Mommy." It breaks your heart, that sweet little voice. And I truly do mean it. If it gets warmer, watch out park, here we come!! I love taking her to the park and she loves going. She gets to "wing", run, slide, play in the sand, feel the wind in her hair and the sun on her cheeks. And so do I.
Bring it on spring! I'm SO ready!!

Wednesday, March 02, 2005

Her first crush

I think Lauren's official first crush is on Joe from Blue's Clues. She really only wants to see episodes with him in them, says, "Joe? Joe?" when it is clearly Steve on TV and was very excited to see him at the Blue's Clues Live Birthday Party a couple of weeks ago.
How sweet! And the best part, he's on TV. No where near here. He is perfect in her eyes and will always be there for her.
That is, until her interests change and she moves on. Then Joe will be a distant memory. Until then, Joe it is.