stay-at-home mom

Enjoy the EEEEEEE

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Yes, I’m talking to you.

For her entire life, Mommy (that’s me) has been so kick ass and awesome at anticipating her needs and wants that the munchkin has still yet to utter a word. She calls me “Ma ma ma ma ma ma ma” and that’s only when angry or provoked by “ma ma ma ma ma ma” (again that’s me). I know her grunt for food, her “Eeeee” because she is bored or her “Eeeee” that she is scared and about to freak out.

I’ve read conflicting child development milestone charts and I have gotten somewhat overwhelmed by the entire “Speech Therapy” introduction. However I remain positive that she will begin talking when she is ready.  She has always been on her own time-table anyway.

Reason #285 why The Munchkin is So Much Cooler than Ma ma ma ma ma (that’s me).

Get it

Come here you lil bastard!

 

 

 

Over-analyzing Again…Its a sickness.

Winning at the game of picky eating (kinda)

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Yep Bringing it Back

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Happy Dance

As it turns out, the Munchkin started eating some table food when SHE was good  & ready. And of all things to try first, she wanted to try my meatloaf. It’s a good thing  I can read and follow the best of meatloaf recipes.

 

So all of that time, worry, stress, blog posts here and there, hours spent on the “I-Suck-Mommy-Forum was really just a waste. “Waste” isn’t very nice so I’m gonna say that I spent all of that time…’upping my game’. That has a better ring to it than ‘irrational mommy stress’.

Speaking of irrational mommy stress/mother’s guilt…

Bath time

Once upon a time I had a water baby. That water baby grew a tiny bit and then fell in love with the Earth. The literal grass & dirt type of Earth.

And so what happened to the cute water baby? Nothing really happened. She still takes baths but hates it and will only stand in the water for a very limited amount of time. After all, that icky water stuff is wet!

bathtime

What is that thing?

Stupid Sippys

I have a small collection of failed “what-the-hell-is-that-thing-and-what-do-you-want-me-to-do-with-it” sippy cups. I have explained. I have drawn pictures. I have drunk from the damn things. Nothing.

Some good advice I have received from a more experienced mom. “Fuck it. They didn’t have sippy cups when we were coming up so what did moms do then? Give her a damn cup.” I’m paraphrasing of course.

Cups are Frivolous

Cups are Frivolous

More To Come…

Any thoughts so far please share! I need all the help I can get. I’m serious.

 

 

 

 

Liebster Award Nomination…for me?

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I have got some fun and exciting news.  Anna at Fitfunner, has nominated AnotherMSMommy Blog for a Liebster Award.  This is an award given by bloggers to other newbie bloggers (i.e. 3000 or less followers). Yay!

 

1. What was the best memory from your childhood?

My fondest memories are around Christmas time when all of my family was still around to gather and gorge.

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2. What do you think is the best Ben and Jerry’s flavor?

Karmel-Sutra

KaramelSutra

Mmm Hi There Sexy.

3. Where is your dream vacation spot?

Jamaica

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This isn’t Jamaica

 

 

 

 

 

4. What is your most favorite piece of clothing that you own?

I have a gray tee-shirt by Vera Wang that I found at Salvation Army for $3 and it’s totally worth $4.

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This isn’t me

5. If you could rename your children would you?

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6. What is your favorite food?

Mmm Manicotti Formaggio

Gorgeousgourmet.blogspot.com

 

 

 

7. What are your 3 things you couldn’t live without?

  • Coffee
  • Oxygen
  • My Little Munchkin

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8. If you could name one person you would like to look like who would it be?

No way! I’m good how I am!

ME

Yep that’s me

9. What is your favorite holiday?

Halloween!! I LOVE CANDY!!

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10. What is your guilty pleasure?

candy

11. Where is your favorite place to shop for yourself?

The grocery store!

 

 

 

 

Here are eleven random facts about myself:

1. I am a mountain girl but I’m not very outdoorsy so I like my views and/or landscape photos to have mountains? I don’t know, I they are pretty.

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2. I can drive a straight drive, therefore it stands to reason that I could be a professional car driver, especially one of those guys that are always getting paid to drive a car for a commercial. I COULD do that job!

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3. I am a Gemini! I’m astrological-ly Bipolar..Yay!

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4. I have a heart-shaped uterus

Too Much Information

Too Much Information

 

 

 

 

 

 

5. At the moment, I prefer Cognac to drink to “unwind” but I also approve of Cinnamon Vodka, Any type of Tequila, Any type of Whiskey, Bourbon, and Scotch…Ohhhh Scotch.

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6. I have a strange obsession for liquid black eyeliner & black fingernail polish.

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7. I was born to dance!!

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No I wasn’t

 

 

 

 

 

8. I have never won an award or been nominated for anything my entire life. So how cool is this!

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9. Random Facts proved a lot harder than originally intended. It took me a month to come up with what I have so far. Yeah.

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10. I Love Sci-fi!

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11. No one will notice that I can’t think of the eleventh random fact about myself.

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And now it is my Privilege to nominate 5 more upcoming blogs with less than 3000 followers!! This was really hard to do. I follow a lot of Amazing Blogs! But lets keep this going!

1. Barbara at [m] as me

2. Hope at Mama’s Crazy Happy Life

3. Secret Words of a Mama

4. Amanda at Somewhat Offensive

5. Erica at Warrior in Yoga Pants

Please check out their blogs and social media feeds.  I hope that these nominees have as much fun with this as I have!

To my fellow nominees: continuing the tradition set by Anna at Fitfunner, the Liebster Award rules are (1) answer the eleven questions above, (2) provide eleven random facts, and (3) nominate five new bloggers.  Continue on the tradition!

Signed,

Amy

Wiggle Baby

Wiggle Baby

Over-analyzing My Mommyhood #Firsttimemom

My biggest problem is that I over-analyze and over think everything I do (just about). Although, I am not certifiable crazy, I sometimes wonder.

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*Disclaimer*It is my opinion that there is no such thing as a “problem child”. I may have said this before but that’s only because I sincerely mean it. AND We are our own worst critics.

Sleep

From birth my daughter has slept in her crib. Around the one year mark she began exerting her independence by wanting to sleep on the floor like she does every day for nap. I have a 2-3 hour window to lift the little one to her crib without waking. After this window has elapsed she is sure to awaken and demand to be placed back on the floor.  Experience has taught me this.  Some days I sleep in my bed and some days I crash next to my daughter on the floor. Whatever works, right?

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[Insert Nervous laughter Here]

Picky Eating

Instead of rehashing all my food failures with the little one, lets brag about a few of my successes.

  • Cookies =(
  • Puffs Cereal Things
  • Nibbles on french fries {Stop Judging} =(
  • Will place her tongue on some of the things that I am eating AND will even TOUCH it now.

Self Feeding

The little booger will now hold her own bottle now that I have been trying to teach her to drink from a sippy cup.

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mmhmm

 

Life Continues…

Food Log

The Journey (thus far):

  • Boiled Carrots – (Mashed & Puree) Fail
  • Steamed Carrots – I burned the pot when I let the water boil away. Redo with proper steamer.
    Fail

    Excited-Baby-Eats-Ice-Cream

    Likes the Ice Cream?

  • Microwaved Steamed Carrots – Somewhat successful. However with every bite she took, a look of disgust crept on her face as she forced it down. I felt really bad so she ended up with Chicken & Pasta (Damn You Gerber!)
     Fail 
  • Pears – (Both Ripe & Cooked) Fail
  • Mashed Banana Fail
  • Ice Cream! Fail
  • Mashed Potatoes Fail
  • Peas – Steamed & Partially Boiled* Fail
  • Chocolate Cake – Fail
  • French Fries – Yeah-I’m-Getting-Desperate Fail

There is much more to add to the list including Cheerios, infant puffs, infant yogurt melts, any juice, and even water. She eats select Gerber, cow’s milk and sometimes nibbles on Gerber’s Arrowroot Cookies [but never intentional ingested].

Moments before the lid and the impending eruption

Moments before the lid and the impending eruption

*Partially boiled because : too much heat + too much water = boiling water up into my colander and all over the stove. Gotcha! Lesson learned.

I realize that partly to blame for my failures, if you have noticed, is brought on by my inability to prepare anything near or around a stove. We can call my condition Culinoma; side effects include: wasted groceries and a hungry cranky husband. Life would be simpler if I could just afford that personal chef I keep daydreaming about.

 

 

The things I never expected #firsttimemom

  •  so much gas from such a tiny creature. Simply amazing!
  • that our first discovery of our hands was truly magnificent.
  • to have so many nibbled-on cookies/crackers/cheerios or chewed on wooden refrigerator magnets painted in China in all nooks and crannies of the living space
  • clean diaper caches strategically located throughout the apartment because I never know when I will finally tackle the little one to change her diaper
  • to constantly be thinking of someone else’s bowel movements
  • to hate a piece of plastic, a.k.a. The  Binky (pacifier). When one of those things are around they are all around (my daughter currently has 3). They are constantly being kicked and stumbled on or sat on, but when I need one they are no where!
  • I never expected TIME to go this FAST!

Eek! The things I worry about #msmommy

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1. I tend to have a somewhat twisted sense of humor. I think pictures like this are awesome! However, as a promise to Mamaw I will try my best to refrain from embarrassing my child. Even though, the kid in this picture shouldn’t be embarrassed. He’s cool as shit.

2. My inability to teach the Peanut how to drink from a cup. I’m afraid she will be doomed to a life of straws and for this I am sorry.

3. My experience as a baby-sitter has me teaching a toddler how to say, “Fat F@%Ker”. (It was adorable! He would say, “Bat Buckaah.”) I realize now that this was maybe wrong for me to have done.

4. I am not sure if all toddlers break for the door every time it opens but I’m definitely getting a sense that she is trying to escape. I promise myself (and her) that spring is coming and she is gonna LOVE the swings when we hit the park for the first time.

Cousin Adam on swing for the first time

Cousin Adam on swing for the first time

5. I am also starting to think that all toddlers walk around with some sort of head injury. It would explain a lot. The constant stumbling around and bumping into things. Sure they are still new to walking but when, as a society, are we going to take notice of this ever-present concussive population.

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Dizzy yet?

5. Spinning. Spinning. Spinning. Okay now that I really think about this, I’m starting to wonder; Could this be a side effect to the concussions? Or is it something more like my daughter’s secret desire to be Wonder Woman and if that’s the case. Rock On! I gotta get on to making the costume. DIY Fun!!

6. The little one’s OBSESSION with anything Daniel Tiger and/or Mickey Mouse Clubhouse. Yes I admit that I let my daughter watch a little T.V. here and there. I don’t think I could live without Daniel Tiger. How would I get anything done?!

7. The Munchkin is 14 months old now and she refuses to eat anything that isn’t puree. I am in a state of constant worry that she isn’t getting her nutrition to the point where I’m starting to feel bad for taking her off of formula. However, Dr. Baby Whisperer says to keep tyradoing what I’m doing. On a happier note she has begun to slightly munch on a specific cookie made by Gerber (bastards!) and she is touching food (but only if its dry). Whatever Works!

#lettingItGo

* I no longer worry that my walking will influence hers. Human beings are hard-wired to walk. I believe that this particular skill isn’t learned through observation. I don’t know what I was thinking other than being self-conscious.

The Munchkin Reading

This Book is a Thriller!

* I no longer care when Mamaw (a.k.a. The Best Mom on the Planet) refers to the Munchkin as “her baby”. She is too wonderful not to share.