Update

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!

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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

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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

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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?

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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

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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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Life Continues…

Boring #MSMommy Update…Yay!

After some time, I am finally taking the steps to fight my MS as I restart my weekly Avonex shots. I have a terrible habit of taking “Holidays” from all the doctors appointments, shots and IVs, all of that crap. Because when I was first diagnosed I was the dream patient. I did whatever the doctor instructed me to do. After all, he or she had spent a lot of time and money on getting the knowledge that they have. Blah blah blah.roberteyerollI was a good obedient patient but after years of being poked and prodded,  the hours I spent reading old magazines in waiting rooms, I have endured countless painful and fruitless procedures, I finally had my epiphany. It’s my body and It’s my life.

bikram-yoga-bow-pulling-poseBlessed? Lucky? I’m not sure but my disease has been very stable the past 8 years, so much so that I was able to move out-of-state twice, meet Mr. Sexy Pants, have a wonderful baby, and move back home. I refuse to let my illness stop me. Been there. Done all of that. If you are newly diagnosed reading this, please know that your life isn’t over with the diagnosis.

There is a lot to be said about diet and exercise. I’m not gonna say it here but there’s a lot.

The 12 month check up

shrugYesterday was the kind of day that you dread and worry about but then when it finally does happen, it turns out to not be so bad.

The last doctor’s appointment for the Munchkin’s shots was rescheduled due to the fact that on that particular day last month it was a freaky minus 5 degrees outside. Being that I am from THE SOUTH I, myself, am not acclimatized for such ridiculous-ness, therefore I wasn’t going to take my daughter out in that either. The Munchkin’s father, Mr. Sexy Pants, being from Iowa, thinks I’m being cute or silly but no in my mind it was some sort of apocalyptic ice age outside. We needed to stay indoors while we had electricity. These decisions were based in survival.

So the rescheduled doctor’s appointment arrived and Lenna knew what was up the moment we hit the waiting room. Thank God I’ve been blessed with the best mom on the planet, She swooped in and saved the day as all Mamaw’s should. [Ma-maw is southern twang for grandmother]. She was there the whole time to calm and soothe the terrorized naked baby. My heart goes out to all the parents who have to take their children to the doctor’s office. But don’t worry expectant parents, it is not that bad.

Lenna’s doctor was kind and gentle with her. She remained safe and cozy in my lap as the baby doctor kneeled in front of her and offered her stethoscope, all while keeping her voice low and not making eye contact. She was a master at distraction while checking the little one’s spine, tummy and eyes. She left the exam leaving behind a quiet almost asleep child in her mother’s arms and assuring me that my little one will only have to endure three shots today.

babycryFast forward to the crazy eyed nurse who busts open the exam room asking to lay the child on the table and proceeds to give four shots to my little one’s perfect little legs. Both Mommy and Mamaw were constantly reassuring the Munchkin that the pain will only last a little while and we are not trying to kill her. I’m not quite sure she understood.

After the 30 seconds of terror passed; a good hug and her Binky was all she needed and she was back to normal and ready to go.

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Super Baby!

My Personal MS Update #msmommy

MEMy friend, Mr. Multiple Sclerosis is still on a steady break. I’m so LUCKY! Take that!

I signed the paperwork Monday, so I should start to receive my Avonex shipments soon. It has been a couple of years and I’m not looking forward to it. Is it gonna make me feel yucky? Yeah most likely. How will it affect me and my taking care of the little one? How long will the side effects last? One day? Two? How is my Ibuprofen inventory?

I will find out soon, I guess. Eeek.

I am happy to be back on some sort of MS treatment though. Who knows when my luck will run out. Better safe than sorry, right? I’m back to the grind.

MRI Could Stand for…

Most Rude Invention? Magnificent Round Igloo? Molecular Re-scrambling Invention? Mediocre…I got nothing.

I’m having my second one done today. I have one every 5 years or so, only my new neurologist Dr. Hot Pants would like to see a spinal cord study this time. So I get to play “Pretend I’m not having a muscle spasm” or my favorite, “Oh Sh**, I think I got to pee” twice this year.

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