Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Mommy Guilt Sucks so stop Judging

This past weekend I started to notice that Moms in general have many opinions and some of these moms push their strong opinions upon you and believe that they are right and your parenting skills are not so right or better yet they look at you with I cant believe that is what you did or what your doing.

Lets take breastfeeding as an example. If you breastfed or are breastfeeding that is great. It may have worked for you, your child and your family but this doesn't give mom's or better yet women who have no children to give their strong opinions and say hurtful things. SERIOUSLY i hate it when someone who has no child talks "shit" and makes you feel bad that your not breastfeeding.

My point is Mommy guilt sucks.. Mom's stop judging other mommies... so whether we breastfeed or formula Feed, give our babies flu shots or not, sleep train by letting our baby cry it out I believe us Mommy's are still going to raise good children and do what we believe is best for our family and whatever works for our family. Mommy's stop judging other mommies and let people do what is best for them.

Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Morning at the Park

Alex this morning was cranky and just didn't want to play or eat so my dear husband decided what a great morning to take him to the park. I am super sad I missed Alex's 1st swing park experience, but happy that my husband took at least 50 photos of him to be sure to capture every moment of my little monkey's happiness.

The best part of it all was after the park my husband stop by my work with the camera and Alex to show me the pictures. Even though I missed his 1st experience because I was at work my husband was super sensitive to my feelings and did whatever it took to make me happy. I feel very blessed this morning.

Monday, September 27, 2010

Alexander's 9 month Check-up

Saturday was Alex's 9 month checkup. My preemie has grown to be a big boy. 20 lb 10 oz and 29 3/4 inches. He is in the 85% for height and 50% for weight. Maybe he will be the 1st Armenian basketball player (that would be Daddy's dream). He has hit pretty much all his 9 month milestones. I am so proud of my little monster.

Now I have to start planning his 1st birthday!!! Since he is a Christmas baby I am planning to have a Christmas winter wonderland theme event for him.

Let the planning begin.

Friday, September 17, 2010

Donations needed to help end SMA!!!

I posted about SMA awarness month last month. This Month I am posting to help my friend Molly raise 10K for The Gwendolyn Strong Foundation (who is dedicated to increasing awareness about SMA -- Spinal Muscular Atrophy -- the leading genetic killer of young children, and accelerating research toward a cure.)

Molly's Mommy Friends have come togther to help Molly raise the money .

Since losing her precious angel June Marie, Molly has done all she can to spread the word to raise awareness and support for SMA and her friends have come together to help her carry out this mission.

To make a donation in honor of Angel Baby June Marie Howsden please click on:

Thank You,

P.S. If you would like to know more about June and Molly, please visit Molly's blog at

Sunday, September 12, 2010

Alex's Future

Yesterday was Alex's teething party. All of my close friends and family joined us at my moms house for a fun filled day. The food was great, the dessert was yummy and most of all Alex seemed to enjoy all his friends. I had an overtired baby at the end of the day.

As for Alex's future: he touched a book seemed that he wanted to pick it up but he picked up a yellow car toy instead. So my son is going to be a race car driver?? I am not sure how I feel about that. =)

Here are some pictures:

Thursday, September 9, 2010

Road Trip

This past weekend my Husband and I decided we wanted to get away. We took a road trip out to Sunny and hot Palm Springs. We had a blast. We stayed at a very nice family friendly Hilton hotel. Alexander got sooo much attention by all the cute ladies. He was such a flirt. The best part of our trip was a call from my high school friend who is pregnant and lives out in Palm Springs that her water broke. We got to go see her on our way home unfortunately her baby (also my sons girlfriend) was not born yet.

Here are a few photo's of our trip:

Tuesday, August 31, 2010

WTF Preggo Brain-still after 8 months

I still have Preggo Brain/Mommy Brain. WTF Its been 8 months since I delivered my baby. Where is my brain!!

My co-worker came up to my desk to ask a question about his vacation days. I looked at him and while he was talking to me I was just thinking please God let me remember his name!!! How embarrassing!!! I had to ask him his name wow!!! That was the 1st!!! Seriously I want my brain back.

Saturday, August 28, 2010

My little Sunshine!!!

I love how my baby loves animals. He puts a huge smile on his face.

I will be missing him today. He is spending the day and night at Grandma and Grandpa Andonians while mommy and daddy go to a wedding. Can this be considered a date night?

Thursday, August 26, 2010

No more late afternoon nap

Its official ever since Alexander turned 8 months old he has decided he doesn’t need a 3rd afternoon nap anymore. I have mixed feelings about this no 3rd nap situation.

Why this sucks: Alexander needs to get to bed at an earlier time 7:00pm vs. 8pm. This sucks for mama because by the time I pick him up from Grandmas and come home its 6:15pm I have very little playtime with him.

Why this awesome: He is happy and well rested.

Wednesday, August 25, 2010

A letter from my Aunt.

Last week we went on our first family airline trip to Chicago to visit my Aunt, Uncle and their kids. Alexander did pretty well. he slept 1.5 hours each way. Played and cried but overall it was manageable. My Husband was totally helpful.

After our return my Aunt sent me the most beautiful email I wanted to share part of the letter with all of you. (note Char Mama means bad mama and my aunt said that to me as a joke). I love you Auntie!!!

"I also wanted to let you know I think you are an awesome mom. It's amazing how grown up you are and how well you're handling having a child. Wow, Lucy! I'm really proud of you! I can say char mama all day long, but the reality is you're a great mom! Raising children is the hardest thing I have ever done, there is not manual that tells you exactly what to do, you're always second guessing yourself. But you've got a good sense of who you are and that itself is huge. Hang in there, you're doing a great job!"