Friday, January 27, 2012

White and Dark Chocolate Tea Cake

My friend is having a bunch of people over tonight for knitting and tea. There is a cake from the book The Bread Lover's Bread Machine Cookbook called white a dark chocolate tea cake that I have been dying to try. This seems like the perfect opportunity. I get to try it but not have a whole cake sitting around my house. I gave the batter a little taste and it was amazing. I can't wait to try it when its done! The best part is that I throw everything in my bread maker and then ignore it!

Happiest Baby Ever

Sometimes I think I have the best, most happiest baby ever. He is regularly cheerful- that is his default mood. He doesn't cry much and he is getting to be such a funny little guy. Lately he just laughs at me out of no where and he will anticipate a raspberry on his tummy or a tickle and start laughing before I even touch him. He's such a joy!

On Ravelry there was a thread about the things you love about your baby. I realize now that I could have added a ton more things. Here is my list:

10 things I love about you:
  1. how you look exactly like your daddy
  2. how I can tell you’re smiling even when I’m not looking at your face
  3. the fact that you’re very patient with me
  4. the way you topple head first onto the bed when you’re tired and want to go to sleep
  5. your giggle
  6. your hair- especially when its sticking up all over the place
  7. your personality- you’re so friendly/happy/easy going/nosy
  8. your love of baths and showers
  9. the fact that your daddy and I made you and you lived inside of my body
  10. when you squeal when you’re excited

Monday, January 16, 2012

Sick Baby

LittleDude has been sick for a few days. This is the first time I've ever had a sick baby (minus his freaky viral infection at 2 weeks) and it is SO freaking hard! He was miserable. Crying, not sleeping, snot running down his little face. I felt so bad for him. Thankfully today he is feeling better. He still has a cough and a runny nose but he got a good night of sleep last night and is much more cheerful now.

On the upside of things, I am very excited for tomorrow! I get to go back to school! I missed last Tuesday because LittleDude and Dude were sick so I finally get to go back this week. I am ready since I did independent study all last semester. I really missed my friends. And as much as I complain about school I really do like it. Also tomorrow is an awesome day because I am getting some donor milk for LittleDude. I have been in contact with a woman who is going to give me 800+ oz of breast milk for him. This warms my heart and makes me happy that people are willing to do this kind of thing.

Friday, January 13, 2012


I should probably introduce myself. I doubt anyone will ever read this but just in case someone stumbles across this you will know who I am.

My name is Virginia. I'm am a mommy to a 5 month old that for the sake of internet privacy I will call LittleDude. I live with my fiance (whom I will refer to as Dude) and I am in grad school to become a counselor. I love to knit even if I don't have much time anymore and ravelry is my social life. It is like the facebook for knitters. I love to cook and my kindle is like my drug. I am constantly reading. However, I spend way more money on books now than I used to.

I feel like there isn't a lot to tell about me. I sometimes struggle with the fact that I am a mom now as it was not something I had planned. We had a crazy (in a bad way) birth experience and a lot of other trials after that. I think it really affected my ability to bond with LittleDude even though he is a great baby and I love him to pieces. Eventually I will post my birth story.

Well, I guess that is all for now.

Thursday, January 12, 2012

Motherhood TMI

So I know I don't have a ton of time or patience for blogging (mostly because I'm lazy) but I think I want to give it another shot. Having a baby has totally changed my life and I think I need a place to unload sometimes.

I am definitely not the type of person to hold back in the honesty department especially when it comes to gross things. That is where this blog gets its name. I am the queen of TMI according to my friends and being a mother brings all sorts of new TMI to the mix!

For example today- I was changing LittleDude after he pooped all over his onesie. Kid was sitting naked as a jay bird on his changing table and I'm bending down to go find him a new outfit. While rummaging through the drawers I hear him giggling. So I look up and there he is playing with his manberries (yes, apparently it starts as early as 5 months!) and laughing! Its funny for now but I hope he doesn't want to do that in front of me when he's older!

Ohhh the joys!