Monday, November 22, 2010

Cleaning Extravaganza... NOT

Well, I had to pull up my sleeves and get busy today, as bad as I hated to, lol... Mom offered to come get Landon and said we could do anything we wanted to do while she had it him.  I was thinking ohhhhh I wanna go to Red Lobster, or get some Christmas presents, or something fun... Well, I came back down to reality and started cleaning.  Since Toph has been working 16 hours days 7 days a week, me and Lan Man has been hanging with Granna all the time.  My house was funky to say the least.  I cleaned the baseboards, under stuff, Toph cleaned his closets, I tried getting all the carrot spots up out of the floor.... Took me FOREVER!  We should be getting our new windows and doors on the 3rd so I will probably have to clean up another mess even though they say that they do that.  I then will attempt my Christmas decorations, but not before the window installation.  I have a feeling I am going minimal this year, because Toph wants me and Landon to go to Chatanooga for his TVA training on Dec. 6th.  I really want to go but I don't know how 5 days of me and Landon in a hotel will work... I am gonna think on it, but I think we will be ok :)

Sunday, November 21, 2010


In dedication to Thanksgiving, I am making my "thankful for" list.  I am thankful for these things daily, not just one day of the year.  I give thanks to God daily for all things in my life, good and bad.  We all have bumps in the road, but I am a lucky woman to have such a good life and this year has been the best by far.  I love the spirit of Thanksgiving and I am truly grateful to be spending it with my biggest blessing of all, Landon has brought a new sense of the word "thankful" to me and I have a conversation with God everyday on how thankful I am that He gave him to me.  I believe that people can become so negative always thinking of the bad things in their life and never just realizing how much they actually have to be thankful for.  People that have a positive outlook on life and are facing the worst, those people are an inspiration to me. 
Start each day by celebrating Thanksgiving, and it will change the way you look at life. And when you change the way you look at things, the things you look at change. Lots of people think that difficult days are a bad thing, a reason to complain and have self pity, instead why not be grateful for the challenge to grow, learn, or get better at something.  I have days I want to complain all day, who doesn't, but I try to remember no one likes a complainer and to try to be a positive person.  I also try to focus on the things that I have and not the things that I don't have, things don't buy happiness, you do that for yourself.  In other words, be thankful for today, you might not have tomorrow and one thing you can't get back is time, enjoy life.  Here's to being grateful and living positively, I hope everyone has a WONDERFUL Thanksgiving~!  Here is the top of my list!

God, Family, My Health, My Home....

Thursday, November 18, 2010

6 Month Doctor Visit

What a big boy I have!!!!  Landon Wilson, you weighed 19.6 pounds today (90th percentile) and were 26 1/4 inches long (50th percentile)!!  No wonder my back hurts and my arms feel like they are going to drop off after about 5 minutes of holding you, lol.  It has been such a joy to watch you grow over these past 6 months, I give thanks to God everyday for allowing me to stay with you and grow with you and for letting me be your mom.  He has given me the most special gift that I could have ever dreamed about.  You are my world, and I never dreamed that anyone could love me so much or the love I feel for you.  It is the best feeling, the most rewarding feeling that I have ever had.  Life was a lot more superficial before you got here, and now that stuff doesn't matter anymore.  I know I will make mistakes as a mother, but I want you to know that I will always love and cherish you.  When you are playing with a toy and look up at me with those big blue eyes and give me a grin, it is the sweetest face in the whole world.  I wish I could capture that moment and be able to relive it on down the road when you get to be older.  I will admit, you have to be tough to be a good mama...  I get tired and I get overwhelmed, but I always remember that I am going to be okay because I'm doing this for my sweet baby. 
You were kind of wearing mama down when you were getting up every two hours so I am taking  some actions to help us both...
First, I bought a box fan and put it your room and I feed you your last bottle and tell you goodnight and I love you and kiss you.. and lay you down in your bed.  You play for a few minutes and then you cry for about 15 minutes.  I have done this twice and tonight I layed you down after our nightly ritual and you just layed down and went to sleep!~~~~~  Yay!  It is so much better for us though.. We will all be happier.
The doctor today said you were old enough now to sleep all night long, so we are embarking on that journey tonight.  It is really hard for me to hear you cry, but I just tell my self it is helping all of us because you will be getting a good nights rest when we finish, mom will sleep all night and so will daddy.  This makes for better moods and more energy to enjoy and play with the things you want to or places we want to go when you wake up.  My favorite time is when we get in the floor and you are playing with everything and you make it back to me and want to get up on my legs... so sweet you are.  Your eating good, but whew, you are a messer, food is everywhere when we get done.  It is going to be so much fun when your daddy can start hanging with us at night... I can't wait for him to start his job.  Then you will have both of us!  Well, I love you little guy, you are the most precious thing I have ever had. 

Sunday, November 14, 2010

6 Months Old and Growing SOOOO Fast

Dear Sweet Sweet Landon,
You are 6 months old this month!  Your halfway to your first birthday.  Where has the time went, you are growing so fast.  You went and saw Santa Claus yesterday and you loved the jolly old guy, you even wanted to pull is beard, but he wasn't much liking that.  I thought it was pretty funny :)  You are getting around so good.  If you want it your going to get it!  You love playing in the floor and you would much rather be there playing than laying in my lap.  You like cords, phones, and boxes so much.  You have been crawling for the past week and sitting up so much better.  You were 3 weeks early so you are doing really well for your age.  You have started squealing and it is the sweetest sound.

Food:  You eat around 4 baby foods a day, you like me to mix in a little oatmeal or rice cereal to thicken it up some.  You like around 6 oz of milk about 4 times a day.  You still get up once or twice in the night but you sleep for 10 hours so you can't ask much more of you.  You still sleep in your pack and play and the last time you get up I let you stay in bed with me.  :)  You still take Enfamil Gentlease.

You wear a size 2 diaper, but I have a 3 ordered for next time.  I get your diapers delivered to the door from

You love everyone and you are just now getting to the stage you really have to check out where you are and then you decide if you like it or not.

You ride in the car really well and like to watch Barney while we drive.

Your daddy got a new job this week at TVA and it is going to be so much better.  He has been working a lot of hours at work and working evening and midnights and now he will be working days!!! We are so happy that we are going to get to have a normal life again, this was such a blessing for our family.  We have been praying for this... It took around 5 months to get everything together and he starts on Dec. 6th.  He will be a systems engineer for the I and C dept., I don't really know what he will do, but I know he will be home at night!!!! :)

You have 2 teeth and you run your tongue over them to feel them, and you like to bite the spoon now when I am feeding you.

You hate your passy and don't want it anymore.  Sometimes I am happy, but when you are sleepy, I wish you would like it, lol :)

The only time you get fussy is if you are hungry or sleepy.

You take around 2 naps a day.

I give you 2 baths a day and you LOVE your bath, you want me to give you a drink from the faucet sprayer. 

Tuesday, November 9, 2010


It's tooth time!!!  Landon, you have 2 new teeth to bite mommy with!!!!  They both came in at almost the same time... It is your bottom teeth, the one on the left came in first and the second popped through today.  You are getting to be such a big boy, and I love you so much!