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Friday, 9 February 2007
Every is almost 18 months!

GRRRRR! That is the 2nd time I tried to post an entry that got deleted!!!! Okay, this is going to be short and sweet now.

 Every is almost 18 months and is such a little character. He has so much energy and enthusiasm that keeps Robby and I busy (and tired!) all day every day. He is so cute though and is always smiling and laughing, trying to converse with us. Its amazing how much and how quickly he learns! He helps out with lots of things, like cleaning up, throwing away trash, putting away laundry, finding objects, giving kisses to everyone, and always willing to hold a conversation! =) lol. He is eating soooo much food (I swear sometimes I think he eats more than I do!). He takes after his father if I do say so myself. ;) And much to my sadness, he is almost completely weaned off the breast =( as my supply has almost completely dried up with this pregnancy. The original plan was to nurse through the pregnancy, and to tandem nurse the two kids. Oh well!

 We are expecting baby #2 to arrive around July/August and are very excited. Yay, another monkey to exhaust us! ;) lol.

Robby and I are engaged to be married in the Spring of 2008. =D Yay!!! We don't have any plans set in stone yet, but will most likely be married here on Guam.

 And...here are the pictures!!

 
















Posted by shell024 at 3:24 AM PST
Tuesday, 17 October 2006
Almost 14 months....mmm food
Mood:  chatty

 Mmm...

Beans

 

 

 

 

He's getting so big! He's walking all over the place now, barely crawls anymore. =( He eats a LOT of food including but not limited to: Apples, bananas, peaches, atis, grapes, blueberries, pineapple, pears, watermelon, canteloupe, honeydos, green beans, peas, spinach, brocolli, green papaya, bittermelon (with a bitter face of course! hehe), carrots, cucumbers, olives, squash, yams/sweet potato, mushrooms, minestrone soup, split pea soup, beans, rice, egg yolks, plain yogurt, gardenburger, oatmeal, wheat free crackers, and probably some other stuff I'm forgetting. We're trying to stay away from highly allergenic foods but we've given him small amounts of wheat, citris fruits (including strawberries), egg whites(that were scrambled with the yolk), and tiny bits of cheese. He still breastfeeds several times a day and a few times at night, depending on what we did that day, how active he was, his moods, naps, etc...

Fruit of the Womb is going well, I am joining a bunch of my mama friends online in a WAHM (work-at-home-mom) Congo, where we will each be selling our unique homemade items =) I'll put the link as soon as we're set up. I have just been painting trying to build stock to sell, and I'm not going to stop anytime soon because I want to build stock to sell locally and will be advertising hopefully in the next month. I want to get the word out before everyone is done christmas shopping! lol

I'm also really excited about the doula training I'm starting!! What is a doula?? 

Robby works for The Graphic Center doing deliveries. He just applied and immediately got hired a few weeks ago and is enjoying most of it (except for the high number of cigarette smokers he works with...ick...he recently got sick with a sore throat too and gave it to me). We applied to participate in the Shell LiveWIRE Buisness Plan Competition and got selected to move on to training. There are three cash prizes, you are assigned a mentor for one-on-one help and feedback, and even if you dont win, you'll have a finished buisiness plan and plenty of resources and information on following through with starting your own small business. I honestly think we have a good chance of winning. I won't give away any details, but our idea involves sustainable living operations ;)

Well, that's all I really have time to write today, there's more I want to add, but I'm sure Every will wake up soon!

Here's another picture for the road!


Posted by shell024 at 6:29 PM PDT
Sunday, 8 October 2006
He's walking!
Mood:  celebratory
Topic: Mama Notes

See for yourself! Video of him... Walking

Yaaay! He's been taking steps for awhile now but is really getting on the move thses days :)


Posted by shell024 at 4:06 PM PDT
Sunday, 1 October 2006
1 year old!!
Mood:  happy

Okay so actually he's 13 months as I write this, but I'm a little late haha... He is taking steps and eating more solid foods now, but still loves and needs his BOOB! :D He is growing so fast in all ways, I just want to freeze time so I can fully enjoy this stage before he becomes a full-blown walkin talkin toddler! *sniff sniff* *tear* His latest antics include spitting, copying sounds and actions that we do, gecko hunting, nature walks, LOUD lectures & speeches, running around pushing whatever walker he finds (laundry basket, upside down play table, boxes, rolling cart), and more.

Here's a video of him playing with a box: My Video












Posted by shell024 at 6:52 PM PDT
Thursday, 29 June 2006
Happy 10 month birthday Every!
Topic: Mama Notes

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Isn't he CUTE???? That's his first time in the grass! A friend just reminded me that my little baby boy is going to explode into a walking talking toddler in no time at all! I am absolutely loving this stage in his life. He is crawling all over the house at full speed and climbs up on all kinds of stuff. He likes standing, cruising along the couch, bathtub or even the toilet =) hehe. If we "chase" him he loves it. He gets all excited and "runs" away as fast as he can. We loooove tickle fests and Every giggles the most when he and daddy are "wrestling" and having funny face/sound competitions. When I ask Every if he's hungy or if I flash my boobs at him his eyes light up and he comes racing over to attack me. He loooves nursing and so do I. Nothing is sweeter than having your little babe want to retreat back to mama for some milkies when he's hungry, sleepy, cranky, or hurt. When I pull him to my breast he is determined and excited, pulling at my shirt and patting my arm in anticipation. When he latches on, everything calms and his eyes roll back in satisfaction. Nourishment, comfort, cuddling, relaxation, for both of us. It is so precious and I can't imagine what the day will be like when he weams himself (not anytime soon I hope!). I love my baby boy!!


Posted by shell024 at 11:44 PM PDT
Updated: Friday, 30 June 2006 4:47 PM PDT
Friday, 23 June 2006
Almost 10 months
Topic: Mama Notes

We just got tooth #8 in!!! ARRGGHH. Damn teeth. So many so fast. Every is taking it pretty well, except for this tooth, he's very cranky. He had a fever and diarrhea last weekend and has been sooo clingy all week. I've been carrying him a lot and just trying to give him lots of love. :)

We just moved into my grandma's house last weekend (Father's day) and are finally getting settled in. Robby is going to go part time at his job now that he got a raise and he will be trying to take classes towards his own certification. We'll be gardening and such at my grandma's but are still looking for our own plot of land to really work on.

 I got my business license!!!!!!! yaaaaaaaaaay! Fruit of the Womb is official now! Check out my website at http://fruitofthewomb.tripod.com

Okay, thats the update for now! Gotta run!

Shell


Posted by shell024 at 4:33 PM PDT
Thursday, 1 June 2006
Pictures!!!
Mood:  cheeky
Topic: Mama Notes
Here's us about 8.5 months
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Where's lunch?? like my teeef?
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just analyzing my ABCs
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us at Nuts & Grains!
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playing with Lily and Aidan, his cousins
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us at Lang's (he's about 6.5 months here)
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hehe, wasnt in a good mood for auntie lang
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man it's bright here!
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we love sleeping on the family futon ;)
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beautiful sunrise one morning at my parents' house
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us again
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mmmm Grandpa's shirt
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miss Lily
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puttin on diapers is harder and harder since mobility happened
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I WILL get up there!
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Here I come!
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Nursing in the Mei Tai
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playing in the ergo after a walk
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on the potty (he actually prefers standing now though)
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dad, Lily and Shane (my brother)
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right before we left CA, after Robby cut off his loong hair!
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tongue! (still in CA)
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Robby when he was a baby!!
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Posted by shell024 at 5:02 PM PDT
catching up
Mood:  a-ok
Topic: Mama Notes
Okay....Every is 9 months old now, so i have 4 months to catch up on!!! Well...we moved from California to Guam, which was a pretty huge transition! We were staying at Robby's mom's house for a month in Gilroy, CA, and now we've been at my parents house sinch March, in Talofofo here on Guam. :) About 3 months I guess. It was soooooo hot when we got here, and now that "summer's" here its even hotter. but at least we are getting into rainy season now.

Robby is working at Pacific Modair as an aircon technician and his 3-month probation will be up soon, which means he gets a raise! yay! I'm soooo proud of him, he really is the love of my life. :) We bought my mom's 98 Civic and have been scouting out land and stuff for our organic farm, which we are very very VERY excited about!! I'll write more details about that later though.

I've been helping my mom at her store (Nuts & Grains) and today we are training a new employee. I have also been working on starting my own little business on the side ;) It's called Fruit of the Womb and I will be selling my artwork (photos, paintings, baby clothes), "natural" gift baskets for moms and babies (including slings, cloth diapers, books on natural parenting, and after-birth necessities for mama and baby), and once we get more stuff growing, our organic produce will be for sale as well.

Every is full-on crawling now for over a week (he did the army commando inchworm deal for about a month) and is becomming a climber. He pulls himself up on everything (couches, chairs, our legs, the door, boxes, the walker, etc) and tries to "climb" up. It is sooo hard trying to babyproof my parents house because i cant just go rearranging everything, ya know? Anyway, he loves us to "walk" him now, holding his hands. he gets better every single day. his absolute favorite thing to do nowadays is chase this ball around the entire house. he especially loves if we "walk" him around chasing it so he can play soccer with it. hehehe. he is just so cute. of course he is babbling up a storm and is very opinionated and vocal about what he does and doesnt like to do.

we have been almost diaper-free when we are at home (with an occasional puddle here and there), which is oh-so-freeing. I love ECing. :) Every will pee outside standing up now. He's growing sooo fast!!

Okay, there's my update, I'll post some pics :)

Posted by shell024 at 4:24 PM PDT
Sunday, 19 February 2006
Every smiling at 5 months
Topic: Mama Notes
what a happy little dude!!Image hosting by Photobucket

Posted by shell024 at 8:33 AM PST
Updated: Sunday, 19 February 2006 8:39 AM PST
Saturday, 18 February 2006
Nursing
Mood:  amorous
Topic: Mama Notes

Posted by shell024 at 7:21 PM PST

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