Thursday, March 3, 2011

Oops, sorry!!

So I feel like a slacker. Haven't written a thing in this blog since around the time I started it. Oops, sorry! (Every time I hear those words, I think of the Bo-bo brothers. If you don't know who they are, you don't watch enough Diego.) I am going to try to make more of a habit of writing (typing?) something at least once a week. We'll see how well that goes over... It will most likely be once a month!

Kaelynn is now 3 years old, and her birthday party was a blast! Mason is now 10 months old, and we (almost) officially have a walker! He prefers crawling still, because he's much better at it, but when ever he gets the chance, he is walking! It's amazing, and sad, all at the same time. They grow up too dang fast!

Speaking of growing up, it's absolutely amazing watching my kids grow into their own little people. I think back to when Kaelynn was Mason's age, and how different they were. Matt asked me the other day, "So, which kid was easier to manage at 10 months, Kaelynn or Mason?" Definitely not a question that has an easy answer! Mason is so laid back and easy-going. Kaelynn around this age was the same way, but man if you didn't pay attention to her! Mason on the other hand is perfectly content going off and playing on his own. Sure, he loves to play with us and his big sister, but if we aren't around he's just as happy alone. I could never do that with Kaelynn when she was this age. She'd scream! Another area they differ, is food. Kaelynn would eat ANYTHING you gave her, and was eating table food at 6 1/2 months old. Mason didn't start eating table food until sometime last week. We tried a few times before that, but he would always pick it up, touch it to his tongue, and then force-gag himself. He wasn't choking, it was very obviously still only just on his tongue. He showed signs of wanting it, but it was still just too weird for him. Last week we tried again, and he proved ready this time. So now we are in a whole new ball-game of Puffs and Cheerios! Kaelynn was eating everything and anything we'd give her. She also had a bit more teeth than him... she got her first tooth at 4 months, he got his at 8 months. He crawled at 6 months, she crawled at 8 1/2 months. He's walking at 10 months, she didn't walk until 13 months. Overall, I can't really say one kid has been easier than the other, they are both so different! Seeing the little girl that Kaelynn has grown into is wonderful, and I can't wait to see what Mason is going to be like at this age. Kaelynn went from a laid back baby, to a talkative, opinionated drama queen! Mason is a laid back little boy, and as he gets older, he continues to be pretty easy-going, so I'm very curious to see his personality grow further!

Friday, October 22, 2010

Holy Sickness, Baby!

The past two weeks have been taken away by the onset of a terrible cold. It started with me, then I spread it to Kaelynn, and then we both spread it to Matt. So far, baby Mason has been spared. I had it for about a week. Kaelynn had it for.... get this.... TWO DAYS. Matt had it for four days, give or take. He was feeling much better yesterday, and that was the third day. Kaelynn though... After breakfast, she had a runny nose. Then a slight fever. The next day, runny nose, no fever, and that night was totally back to normal. Really? Where the heck do I get an immune system like that?!? She was back to running around and being her cheerful self, while I was still feeling sluggish and sore! I can say without a doubt, that this child does NOT have my immune system. Mine is so terrible, you'd think I didn't even have one.

Immune systems aside, I think I've finally defeated the cold. All of the bedding has been thoroughly washed and dried. All clothes have been washed. The house, top to bottom, has been drenched in Lysol. I got down on hands and knees, spraying Lysol on everything I thought an almost three year old would touch. My list was mostly comprised of things she SHOULDN'T be touching, but probably would have anyway. Then the normal, daily items of use were sprayed, and all the things that I knew for a fact were touched by Matt and myself. After that, I got a little crazy and just ran around spraying in large wide circles, letting it coat everything. I figured I might as well trust nothing. We will see, as the days pass, if I have truly come out of this as the victor. Which, with Lysol on my side, I am pretty sure I have.

Being sick totally put a damper on my cleaning and my working out schedule. I had the whole body aches, a throbbing constant headache, super runny nose, sore/scratchy throat, and was sneezing/coughing. I didn't want to clean, I didn't want to work out, I didn't want to do ANYTHING. But really, who would? Regardless of not wanting to do anything, I still had to be Mama Do. So, each day, a tiny microscopic bit of cleaning got done, sometimes dinner got cooked, but each day the kids got taken care of. Now that I am back to myself, I am walking around the house going, "Oh, EWWWW. Really?!?! GROSSS!!!!!" It's really THAT bad.

Once this entry is finished, the kids are getting fed lunch, and then both of them are going down for a wonderful nap. Then, Mama Do is bustin' out the Clorox, Lysol, Mr Clean, Soft Scrub, and Scrubbing Bubbles! This house (and it's a big one!) will be clean! Wish me luck. It's pretty bad... almost like a war zone... If there's no blog posted in the next week, someone please send in reinforcements!

Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Meet the Mama-Do

So, I realize, with my first entry, it wasn't much of an introductory post. So, my second entry will be my technical first. I'm Jessica, a 22 year old stay at home mother of two. My oldest, is my daughter Kaelynn, who is 2 1/2, and will be 3 in January. My youngest, is my son Mason, who will be 6 months old on the 25th of this month. Which is in about 6 days.

I'm definitely learning a lot from my kids, something new each day. This blog is just for fun really, to chronicle my days with them, when I get the chance to blog about it that is! I'll share my mistakes, my successes, the hard times, the good times, and everything in between!

So, if you haven't read my brief bio, you're probably wondering where the name of my blog came from. Well, I'll tell you this, it wasn't easy to come up with! It took me almost a month to finally think of a fitting name for this blog! It came to me when my daughter was trying to get me to do something for her. Said something was near impossible, and she just kept repeating, "Mama, do! Mama, do! MAMA DO! MAMAAAA DOOOOOOO!" over and over, louder and louder. I finally got her to change her plans, and we did something more realistic. That, right there, is when it hit me. I jumped up and went, very thrilled, "That's it! MAMA DO!" I rushed to the computer and immediately set up the blog. Of course, I then couldn't for the life of me think of what to put for my first post.

So, here I am. Mama Do! And this blog, will chronicle all of the things that this mama does. I hope you enjoy reading it as much as I hope I'll enjoy writing it!

Thursday, October 7, 2010

My Handy Hold

So a fellow mommy, and member of a community board of mine, is hosting a give-away on her blog. I'm super excited about this! It's a little item called the My Handy Hold. To enter, you can go to her blog, here:

Like she mentions about her son, my own 2 1/2 year old daughter, has just fell into her own "I MUST BE INDEPENDENT!" stage. She needs to dress herself. She needs to cut her own food. She doesn't need to hold your hand. She doesn't need help getting in or out of the car. She doesn't need help buckling (or unbuckling!) her seat belts. She's very grown up you know.

Well, this just isn't flying with the mama bird. Sure, dress yourself. Okay, cut your own food. Get in the car, get out of the car. Buckle your seat belt, but don't you DARE unbuckle it! (Anyone know of a way to prevent this? Still trying to figure this one out...) But not holding my hand??? No WAY!  That's why, I'm super excited about this! It looks so nifty, and I really think she'd like this item! I'm definitely hoping to win this haha Life with a 2 1/2 year old and a 5 1/2 month old would be so much easier with this item. Even if I don't win, I'm definitely going to be purchasing one. (Fingers crossed I win it though!)

Definitely go on over, read her blog, and enter for your own shot at winning! Why do you think I'm blogging about it? :P

Seriously though. This is an awesome item. Also, seriously, I need help with that seat belt issue...