Friday, December 12, 2008

Monday, September 15, 2008

I did a lot!

I'm always reading blogs where mamas delineate all the things they accomplished that day and wonder how on earth they do it. But today, I was one of those mamas. I was just on my game ;)

So, I'm going to brag on my doings today and see if they still look like a lot on paper.

First off, I got me & Sophia fed, ready and out of the house by 9am. We went to the chiropractor where we both got adjusted. From there, we went to gymboree and played.

Then, we came home, had lunch, I did the dishes, played some more, vacuumed the living room, boiled the pacis, read Sophia some books, got a load of laundry started, sorted all of Sophia's old clothes for what could be worn by a boy (cause we're pretty sure this is a boy) and by size and planned dinner. Around that time, I put Sophia down for her nap.

While she slept, I ate some more (preggo appetite), watched the news, caught up on emails, read a bit, & got the mail.

After she woke up, I fed her again, made bran muffins, emptied all the trashes, put the laundry in the dryer, took Sophia on a walk, took the trash can to the curb, and made dinner. Of course, dispersed amongst these things are the usual diaper & clothing changes and general clean ups of Sophia's hands & face :)

Then Shahin got home, I set the table and served dinner while he hung out with Sophia. Then we ate, I cleaned up dinner, started the dishwasher, got Sophia's nighttime milk and we headed upstairs. I folded the laundry and Shahin gave Sophie her bath. Then we played a bit more. Finally, bedtime for Miss S. Got myself cleaned up and now I'm just chillin', but my back sure hurts...

So, there you have it. A day in my life where I did all the "stuff" I wanted & needed to do. Though admittedly, if I could've somehow fit in prenatal yoga too, that would've been cool.

Thursday, August 14, 2008

Ahoy Mates!

Well, it's been awhile since I've blogged, but I'm still here. 12+ weeks pregnant with baby #2 and emerging from 3 months of nausea & exhausted hell. Sophia is 1 now and sadly, in the last month has gotten sick twice after never having been sick in her life. She's ok though and I think we're all a bit tougher for the wear.

Shahin was off from work last week and we used the time to do a bunch of work in our house that needed to be done. There's more to do, but we certainly made some headway. However, because of this we missed out on our usual summer beach vacation, so now I'm getting the itch to go somewhere. Perhaps over Labor day weekend. It'll have to be baby friendly and close by so we can drive. I'm thinking Savannah or maybe someplace in the mountains...? Suggestions?

Sunday, May 11, 2008

Happy Mother's Day!

Being a mom is, by far, the hardest thing I've ever done. Today started off really rough and by the time our M-day celebration was about to start with my own mother & mother-in-law, I felt sick to my stomach from anxiety and worry about Sophia refusing to sleep and everything being chaotic and my apparent inability to just "get on top" of my life these days.

But, after some time and a bit of encouragement from my mamas and lots of thoughtfulness and love from my hubby, and lastly, Sophia finally sleeping for awhile - I'm feeling better.

So, the journey continues and hopefullly each day I'll become one tiny iota more patient and more confident until one day I start to feel like maybe I'm an ok mama after all. I sure do love my girl, I can say that. She's pretty much the best thing I've ever seen and I hope she knows that.

Happy Mother's Day Mamas, enjoy your day, cause goodness knows it's a REAL job ;)

Thursday, March 27, 2008

Note to Self

Learn Farsi
Learn to Knit
Learn to Sew

that's all.

Sunday, March 9, 2008


It seems that being home with my little one has afforded me the time to develop several addictions. The biggest of which is browsing on internet forums. The second is eating Valor dark chocolate (70%). Try as I might to stop either (I haven't actually tried, but think about it a lot) I just can't/ don't want to.

I know I could be doing more productive things with my "free time." Reading more, maybe or -god forbid- exercising?? Or eating more nutritional things (of course chocolate is not the *only* thing I eat, just a common supplement).

But, I'm just sort of happy with my vices for now. Hopefully, I won't regret them later. I did seriously consider trying to go 1 day without the computer, but I can't quite bring myself to commit to doing it. Perhaps some other day... :)

Saturday, February 16, 2008

Politically Incorrect

I used to be one of those academic elite who knew what was correct to care about, but I've recently realized that I have become politically incorrect. It's not that I don't want equality or environmental health or an end to wars. Of course, I do. It's just that my mind is all aflutter with mommy-dom.

You say environmentalism, I think of breastfeeding and cloth diapers, cleaning green in the home, avoiding plastics in my daughters day, being careful about when/which vaccinations to give her.

You say feminism, I think of birth, ICAN/ preventing unnecessary c-sections, and getting high profile celebs to stop having elective c-sections.

You say end wars, stop being the world's police and I think about being a stay at home mom, responding sensitively to my children's needs and maintaining peace and civility in my own home.

So, I guess I have come off of the world scene in most ways. I don't read the right books & articles or travel to the right countries anymore. I haven't seen the right films or debated the right issues over fair trade coffee. I'm just a little suburban housewife building a big world piece by piece for a little person.

Pump & Blog: Headbands

Okay, in an effort to give new meaning to the term "multitasking," I am, as I write, double pumping my breasts. That's right - not only can I comment on the need for headbands to return to style, but I can also produce and extract milk. Not bad, eh?

Now, on to headbands. This is a simple post that has one objective: to call for headbands to return to fashion magazines everywhere (where they ever there or just on the heads of little girls?). Regardless, I feel they are an imperative way to keep ones hair out of one's face while providing an alternative to the ponytail, which I so commonly sport. Now, for a photo tour.

Never mind. As further evidence of how far out of the loop I am - apparently Paris, Reese, and other Hollywood ladies have already brought it back... ho hum.

Tuesday, January 22, 2008

Sophia purred today...

My little sweetheart used to do this all the time when she was brand new. She'd just purr in her sleep when we held or touched her. She hasn't done it in a long time now though since she is a big girl :).

But today she purred while I petted her in her sleep and I hope I never forget these sweet little moments with her.

Sunday, January 20, 2008


Okay, there are several things I'd like to find time in my life to do.

Here they are:

Finish listening to One Thousand Splendid Suns on audio book, read some of the books stacked up by my bed (to be enumerated later), cook and eat more, start the C25K running program (though I've never really run before), blog more consistently, and find a bit of time each day (or most days) to work on teaching myself farsi through the Rosetta Stone program that I spent so much $$ on and that has been sitting on my bedroom floor staring at me while my inlaws ask how it is coming along :(, I wouldn't mind learning to knit either, but one thing at a time, You know? Oh yes, and last, but not least - I'd like to make a scrapbook of all the little pregnancy/ birth stuff from Sophia. Ok, one more - sort through my boxes of pictures to see if I have any baby pictures of myself since my parents can't seem to recover any (trials of a 3rd born).

Ok, on a less OCD/ list making note, yesterday we took Sophia out into the snow. Pics to follow. She was in a giant snow suit that looks like a bear. to be cont....

Thursday, January 10, 2008

To blog or not to blog?

Well, I am trying to be a blogger, but what to blog about is of concern. Of course, the things I think about seem rather mundane, but then most blogs are just that, you know? Everyday happenings in the lives of regular people.

Wednesday, January 9, 2008

Welcome to 2008

Well, I've been meaning to blog for the last 2 months, so we'll see how this goes. Sophia is 5 mos old now and we are getting into more of a groove together making life more restful and fun. She is starting to be able to sit on her own and it looks like some teeth are in our near future.

I'm getting into cooking again and have been using the cookbook, "Saving Dinner" with lots of success. So far, Shahin and I have enjoyed everything I've made from there.

I'm also about to start teaching myself Farsi (persian) with the help of the Rosetta Stone program so that'll be really cool and hopefully Sophia will start her life being bilingual.

More about Sophia: We have finally started a consistent bedtime routine including a bath/ massage, nursing, then bed. It seems to be helping her fall asleep much more easily. And we've been getting more consistent with her wakeup time as well, not waking her exactly but helping her wake by 7am to start her day.

I'm also really into a few blogs and internet forums. My favorite of the latter is the local ICAN group right now as I had a c/s with Sophia because she was a footling breech (more on that later).

Okay, this is just a rambling, update post, but also - we are getting Sophia's ears pierced on Monday and then she'll be going for a vaccine shot on Friday (1st dose of DTaP). She's only had 1 dose each of Hib and Prevnar thus far.

I guess that's it for the moment. Hasta luego...