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Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Jeremiah 29:11

I was going to write a happy-go-lucky, humorous post today. And then I poured my heart out to my best friend in an email and realized that I just can't do happy right now. I can't do depressing either though because that would mean I'd probably talk about some things I'm just not ready to tell the general public. What I can say is that, I would appreciate prayer. And while you're at it, I wouldn't turn down a housekeeper, cook, personal trainer, or a million dollars either. I'm just sayin'.

I've tallied up my receipts for supplies for my boutique for, dare I say it...tax purposes. In doing so, I've come to the conclusion that I need to make more sales. So, if you wouldn't mind, while you're sending that housekeeper over to my place, how about checking out my boutique and suggesting it to your friends (or enemies, I'm not picky)? It can be found at www.facebook.com/annaliesbabyboutique and will soon be found at www.annaliesbabyboutique.com when I can find the time and know-how to finish designing my website.

Unsolicited Advice:
Jeremiah 29:11 For I know the plans I have for you," declares the LORD, "plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future. Not so much advice as hope.

Thursday, January 6, 2011

Please. Just. Sleep.

I had such grand plans for today. I was going to finish the crib sheet and start working on the crib skirt for a bedding set I'm making for a customer. I was going to clean my incredibly messy, craft and laundry strewn, maze of a house. I was going to put away everything I got on my "restock the house" shopping trip on Tuesday. I was going to work on some laundry. After last night (and two other similar nights in the last week and a half), my plans have changed. I have zero motivation for doing anything, except napping.  Little Man couldn't sleep last night. He didn't have a fever or seem sick at all, he just screamed. All. Night. Long. He sounded like he was seriously in distress, but I could not find a way to alleviate it. We tried feeding, changing diapers, changing cloths, swaddling, unswaddling, rocking, crying it out, tylenol, orajel, music, bouncing, and even a scolding. Nothing worked. By 5 am, when he woke again after 15 blessed minutes of sleep, I handed him off to Hubby and said, "I'm done." Hubby decided it would be easier to care for Little Man in our bed so he plopped him in between us and let him scream. I was so tired, I rolled over and passed out despite the very unhappy baby beside me. At 6:45, Hubby woke me on his way out the door to work and lo and behold, Little Man was sacked out in the bed beside me. I have no idea how Hubby got him to do it, but he was practically comatose because he was so tired.
If this were just one night, it wouldn't have been such a big deal, but in the last several weeks, I haven't slept well because either someone is sick, teething, or just restless as night. This was also the third night in 9 days time that I was up literally all night. The first time was when I caught the flu, the second was when Little Man had the flu, and the third was last night for which I still can't find a reason.

Anyways, both kids are napping and I think I'll join them.

BTW, my blog has its own Facebook page now! If you're wondering why, it's because I follow other blogs on Facebook and I like seeing whenever they post something new without having to look them up again to check.
Look me up! http://www.facebook.com/pages/Supermommy-Blog/181409978554570?ref=ts If you wouldn't mind helping me get to 25 likes so I could get a vanity url instead of having such a long link, that would be greatly appreciated. :)

Monday, January 3, 2011

Sing a Little Song

I didn't try to do it, but somehow both of my kids ended up with signature lullabyes. These are songs that I started singing to them when they were newborns and somehow they kind of stuck.

Princess's song is "You'll Be In My Heart" by Phil Collins from the Tarzan soundtrack.  I don't really know how she ended up with this lullaby, it just kind of happened.

"You'll Be In My Heart"
Come stop your crying
It will be all right
Just take my hand Hold it tight

I will protect you
from all around you
I will be here
Don't you cry

For one so small,
you seem so strong
My arms will hold you,
keep you safe and warm
This bond between us
Can't be broken
I will be here
Don't you cry

'Cause you'll be in my heart
Yes, you'll be in my heart
From this day on
Now and forever more

You'll be in my heart
No matter what they say
You'll be here in my heart, always

Little Man's lullabye is "Baby Mine" from the Dumbo soundtrack. Yes, I know that both of the kids' songs are from Disney movies, but seriously, they're cute songs. Turns out that Allison Kraus (awesome bluegrass musician!) redid Baby Mine and it's so beautiful when she sings it. I think he got this song because he cried SO MUCH when he was a newborn and the first line addresses this "issue". Whenever I would sing this song to him, he'd settle down and listen to me and I would actually bond with him a little which was hard to do otherwise since he screamed nonstop. Also, the lines in the bridge ("All those same people who scold you, what they'd give just for the right to hold you.") meant a lot to me too because quite a few people, from the nurses to the hospital to complete strangers, were frustrated by his screaming and told me that they were glad he wasn't their baby. Although he was so difficult at first, I LOVE him and that precious baby boy means the world to me.

Baby Mine
Baby mine, don't you cry.
Baby mine, dry your eyes.
Rest your head close to my heart,
Never to part,
Baby of mine.

Little one when you play,
Don't you mind what they say.
Let those eyes sparkle and shine,
Never a tear,
Baby of mine.

If they knew sweet little you,
They'd end up loving you too.
All those same people who scold you
What they'd give just for the right to hold you.

From your head down to your toes,
You're not much, goodness knows.
But you're so precious to me,
Sweet as can be,
Baby of mine.

All those same people who scold you,
What they'd give just for the right to hold you.

From your head down to your toes
You're not much, goodness knows.
But you're so precious to me,
Sweet as can be,
Baby of mine.
Baby of mine

Unsolicited Advice: After opening Christmas gifts, box up a lot of your kids' older toys and stow them in a closet or spare room for a few months. The kids will be so enthralled with their new toys that they won't even notice them missing and when you do get them back out, it'll be like Christmas all over again.
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