Dedicated to Rowan

The ramblings of a first time mother in relation to motherhood.

Thursday, March 02, 2006

Let me take some pictures.

Let me take some pictures.
Let me take some pictures.,
originally uploaded by melw1206.

My work here is done.

My work here is done.
My work here is done.,
originally uploaded by melw1206.

Will someone please change this diaper???

Pooh is my best friend.

Pooh is my best friend.
Pooh is my best friend.,
originally uploaded by melw1206.

Bye Bye Bottle - Hello Sippy cup!

Poor Rowan is so frustrated with us right now. She simply can not understand why we are not giving her her beloved bottle anymore during the day.

But we realized she would drink a great amount of milk every day (pretty much 2 gallons a week) and not eating that much of regular food - and she is 16 months old on Monday - so we figured it was time.

What I didn't count on her her stubborness. I should have known - I am infamous at work and in my family for being stubborn - and of course my child would inheret this trait from me.

It is kind of ammusing when we finally giver her her bed time bottle at night - she grabs it so quickly and starts sucking on it so fervently, you would think it was a crack pipe. We will work on the bed time bottle later - right now just the day time bottle is hard enough.

Monday, November 07, 2005

Monday Madness

1. Sometimes I wish I could just sleep a full night with out having to wake up.
2. If I could take a long weekend to rest, I'd be very happy.
3. The world would be a better place if more people would just think before they reacted.
4. One of my greatest qualities is my honesty
5. The one thing about me that I need to work on is laziness
6. Happiness is what you make it.

Sunday, October 30, 2005


originally uploaded by melw1206.
Rowan's first taste of a green apple. Though you can't tell by this look - she loved it.

Oh No

Oh No
Oh No,
originally uploaded by melw1206.
Rowan's mimima (my mother) decided it would be a great idea to give her a push pop - I am sure you can see my head shaking now. Keep in mind we were getting ready to make a 7 hour car trip - just Rowan and I.

Friday, October 28, 2005

Halloween, Birthday or both?

This seems like such a petty concern. But I have been turning this around in my head over and over again.

I would like to get her a costume for Halloween - but if we go Trick-Or-Treating then you know it would be really for me (to show her off and to get the loot) - so I can't pretend there. Otherwise I will just get her the costume to take a picture of her in. So theres 20 bucks or so.

But - her birthday is next weekend - so why spend 20 bucks on a costume just to take a picture of her on a Holiday that she won't remember - when I could spend it on her birthday.

So thia has been goign back and for in my head - I may just check Sunday to see if that have any decent costumes for dirt cheap, and if they do, pick on up and take that picture (and show her off to the trick or treaters that come to the door of course)

We will see!

Tuesday, October 18, 2005

Wow - almost a year!

Rowan's first birthday is coming soon - and I just can't believe it is almost a year since she was born - and over a year since I started this blog! LOL

I know I haven't been the most consistance - but I haven't given up on the blog either.

You know - it is funny how your wants and needs change so drastically when you have a child.

When I go to Target - I realized that I now b-line to the baby/toddler clothes. I don't think I have bought something for myself since I was pregnant (thank goodness my mother has - otherwise I would have a very pathetic wardrobe right now)

Also - I am having surgery on my back next month - nothing really huge, but I will be in the hospital for 2-3 days - and of course I won't be able to put my baby to bed - or many other things. And then when I get out of the hospital, I won't be able to pick her up for a while afterwards - and of course this really has me bummed.

I know I will survive - it is just interesting how things change so completely.

Wednesday, September 21, 2005

Big Smile

Big Smile
Big Smile,
originally uploaded by melw1206.

Sunday, September 11, 2005

It is interesting how perspective changes.

At the beginning of August I started a 'diet' and exercise regimen. I use the quote around diet - because really I am changing my eating habits entirely. So this isn't really something that is temporary.

The interesting thing is - I am more focused about this right now b/c of Rowan. I mean it is one thing if I do this for myself only - but it is another thing entirely when I realize that I really want to set a good example for my daughter. I want her to see me making the right choices when it comes to food and working out on a regular basis. I would love for her to follow this example - but how can I expect her to do that if I am not doing the right thing myself.

Anytime I need inspiration, I remember that my daughter is watching me - even at her youg age - and it helps me to make the right decision.