Chronicling The Comerfords

Sunday, March 28, 2010

Mama-Daughter Time

One of the blessings of working part time is that it gives me a lot of Mama-Daughter time. This Saturday I had a whole day of Mama-Daughter time, but I was the Daughter instead of the Mama! Amelia stayed with her Daddy and my Mama did my hair and fed me lunch. She also tried to dress me but it was not a successful shopping trip. Belks of McDonough, you need a new shopper! Saturday morning I woke up and met Mom in McDonough to have some hair therapy with our friend, Heather. My Mom and Heather's Mom have been the best of friends since we moved to Georgia. They are all part of our family here. Mom has gone to Heather many times to get her hair done. Her hair always looks fantastic so I have no idea why I waited this long to go myself. It was definitely not my last trip! I have always wanted shorter hair, but my face is so round and short hair makes it look worse. Now that I am a little over 10lbs lighter than I've been in a really long time, I thought I'd try it out. I LOVE IT!

Mom and I had a great morning spending time with Heather and left feeling pretty fabulous! Heather is getting married on the beach in May and we are so excited to go be a part of her special day. I also found out (from Heather) that my parents are renewing their vows in 2 years on the beach. It is amazing the gossip you can find out from your hairdresser! Mom swears she told me, but she did not!

Thanks Heather, your the best!

Pretty, pretty ladies (at least our hair anyway, haha)

After get got beautified we went to the downtown square in McDonough and had an awesome lunch at this local cafe. Mom had a fried green tomato sandwich that was one of the best things I've eaten in a long while. I had a tilapia roll up and sweet potato fries that was great too. While the food was really, really good, the best part was my lunch date....

... and the bloody marys
After lunch we stopped by a cute little shop, decided against buying Amelia some cowboys boots and settled for some cupcakes instead. After sitting in Saturday traffic to go in a cruddy Belks, I made by way back home.
I have great hair and had a great lunch, but the best part was spending the day with my Mom. It's so easy to get caught up in the day to day of a busy life, especially with the cutest 7 month old ever. But it's nice to slow down and enjoy a day with your Mom. It's also really, really, really nice to be taken care of for a few hours after you feel like you give, and give, and give all week. I think that's one of the many reasons Mamas are so special, they get it. Thanks Mama, I'm really not sure how I will ever repay you.

Friday, March 19, 2010

Treated Like A Daddy

Back in January me and 3 friends went to St Simons Island. This was a fantastic trip that I should have blogged about but that was during hibernation (see previous blog for explanation). It started out as an idea to go buy clothes for the children, but turned into a much needed break for a group of girlfriends. We stayed at the King and Prince, shopped and ate with the locals and enjoyed general girl time. Besides the beach, the food is my most favorite part of SSI. From breakfast at 4 of May to anytime at Bubba Garcia's, it is awesome. And believe it or not I went to TCBY for the first time this trip. My friend, Katy, insisted and I thought she was nuts... until I tried it. We went multiple times one day. How have I lived 31 years and never gone to a TCBY? It was so wonderful to be in my most favorite place with some of my most favorite girls!

Anyhoo, we all came home to find out that our husbands all had a little helping hand for the weekend. I mean, can you believe we would leave them to take care of the children they helped conceive for a whole weekend?! Terrible! And it wasn't just from their Mothers, some of our Mothers even helped out with meals and made phone calls to check on them. Bless their hearts, boys are such sissies!

Well, don't hate girls but I have received "Daddy Treatment". The Hubby was out of town last week for "work". I found out this "work" included staying at a Bed and Breakfast and touring Cumberland Island. I am super jealous! While he was gone, I received somewhat of a bed and breakfast treatment myself. My Mother-in-Law looked after these 2 girls without their Man of the House all week. We were fed at least one meal a day (usually two) and one night we even had a slumber party. It is no secret that I am a scaredy cat or that Ben and I are obsessed with the bed in their guest bedroom. After much persuasion from the Hubby and Nana, Amelia and I packed for the night and stayed at the Comerford Inn. We had dinner, watched a movie and after a night stretched out in the king sized bed, we woke up to breakfast. Girls, we need to find ways to make this happen more often. It is a nice set-up!

I have to say that while I was glad to see my husband, I was really sad for the week to end. Amelia and I kept the house clean, had little laundry and home cooked meals. Now we are back to clothes on the floor, dirt on the floor, dishes in the sink and general stuff scattered here and there. BUT, we have Daddy back and that makes it all worth it.

Have I mentioned I have the best Mother-in-Law a girl could ask for? I got really lucky and I am so grateful! Thanks Nana!

Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Happy St. Patricks Day!

I don't recall ever finding even one 4 leaf clover, but I think I'm a pretty lucky girl!

Saturday, March 13, 2010

Go Blue!

The Hubby and I had been dating a little over a month when he brought me to his hometown for a Friday night football game. It was the big rival game so I thought this was going to be a social event. It was social but more so it was football. I was stunned and continue to be amazed at how big high school sports are in our town. The football stadium was the biggest thing I had seen for high school and people here have season tickets! People in my parents generation (who no longer have children in high school) still tailgate for games. It is nuts and awesome all at the same time.

I have nothing against high school sports. I was a 4 year cheerleader and attended every football and basketball game we had. True confession. I am not a sports person. I love to tailgate and socialize. Red and Black (along with Blue and White) are good colors for me so I feel pretty cute. And I love to pay enough attention that it excites my hubby. So, all and all I am a sports fan. I have also learned a lot about football and really do enjoy watching the games...sometimes. Another confession, I really was not a fantastic cheerleader. I got really bored standing there watching the game in my "hands on the hip" pose, not talking. I was too scared of heights to stand on other people's hands. I mean let's face it, high school girls are terrible. Who knows from one day to the next if you are friends, so why in the world do you think it's safe to literally put your life in their hands?! I also didn't get jazzed up about hoisting someone else up in the air so they could get all of the attention. However, the outfits were cute and my older cousins were cheerleaders and for some reason I thought it was cool to sale spirit ribbons and hang them on my wall. AND for goodness sakes, who in the world didn't want to be Cindy Mancini?!

Here's the difference in my Go Big Blue and the Hubby's Go Big Blue, we stunk! No offense to any Mustangs that may read my blog, but seriously, winning 1 maybe 2 football games a year is pretty stinky. I guess it's appropriate to buy season tickets and fancy stadiums for winning teams. Right now we are at home on a Saturday night watching my husband's Alma Mater play for the Georgia High School State Championship Basketball game on GPTV. He is awfully proud and it's really cool. Amelia will also attend the same high school as her Daddy. She has already started going to the football games. Hopefully she will not want to cheer. We have already started playing with tennis racquets!

And while we are on the talk of high school... I am so glad that's over! I do not get the people who say high school was the best years of their lives; that they would love to go back. Obviously their child and husband is not nearly as cute as mine! HA! Not that my experience was terrible, but that amount of emotions and hormones contained in one building is dangerous! I have watched High School Reunion and would no more do that for anything. I did not go to Senior Prom, maybe that is my problem... No, because I took line dancing lessons with a hot lady named Zelda and then cut a rug at a country bar instead. A lifetime friendship was formed over mexican and country music that night. Such a better option than a sequin gown that is uncomfortable and a awkward high school boy hoping to get it off of you. Life is great at 31!

By the way, my cat is laying behind me and snoring. It cracks me up!

Tuesday, March 2, 2010

6 Months

I absolutely can not believe my little baby girl is 6 months old. Sometimes I think about it and its as if she has always been around and in other ways it seems like she just got here. No one is lying when they say Motherhood is the hardest, yet most rewarding job you will ever have. This little girl has brought a joy into our home that we would have never experienced any other way. That being said, if a parent has ever looked at you and said they have never thought "What in the hell have I done?!" they are lying to you. Or perhaps they are lying to themselves. Or maybe I am just cynical. Of course you look back .5 seconds after that thought and realize that you'd rather have this amazing child at her worst than any other petty worldly thing you can imagine. But there is no doubt that the glasses of wine, long baths and peaceful dinners were a lot more relaxing before August 21, 2009. do think the wine is a little tastier these days! :)

All of this rambling can be summed up by saying this has been the most exciting and most trying 6 months I have ever had! I look at all the accomplishments and milestones we hit day after day and I swear I squeal with excitement and cry in sadness all at the same time. At least once a day I miss baby Amelia, but I wouldn't trade this silly personality our big girl is developing for anything. Either way, it is safe to say that I am a million percent, absolutely, completely and utterly obsessed with my child. It is most definitely unhealthy to love someone like I love her. But, she is my child so I can do whatever I want, right?! :)

A lot of who she is is who she always has been and then we get a hint everyday of who she is going to be.

At 6 Months:

More of the Same:
~ Still sleeping great. 2 naps during the day from about 30 mins to 1.5 hours each. About 10 hours at night (Usually with a little 2am party for around 30 mins)
~ Still loves baths. They are getting more hectic for Mommy since around the end of February Amelia decided it would be more fun to bathe on her belly. It's a constant battle but lots of fun.
~ The mobile is still a friend but not a best friend.
~ Smiles are a constant. We have been blessed with the happiest baby I have ever seen

New Adventures:
~ First cereal on December 25th. Loved it!
~ First baby food - bananas on January 23rd. Pretty Good.. somewhere shortly after this Amelia decided she hated all food. It was a battle I decided to let her win, so we went back to milk only. (As of March 2 we have had 2 successful feedings with baby food. We'll see...)
~ Rolled over on New Years Day
~ First tooth-bottom-broke through on February 10th and the one beside it came through on February 12th. These were tough! This was the most trying time we have had so far. I suppose a lot of it was the not knowing how long the fussy would last. We made it through and those teeth are adorable!
~ Towards the middle of February she started getting up on all fours. She does not crawl but she scoots and rolls all over the place.
~ She still likes playing on her floor activity mat, but the exersaucer is new found excitement
It really just depends on the day. She loves sweet potatoes one day and hates them the next. Tolerates baby food one day and hates it the next. She fights sleep a little, but it's usually not too bad. Some days are worse than others. There are really only 2 times when she just loses it and that's when she is hungry or tired.

6 Months

I honestly do not have words to describe the love I have for this little girl. She has turned my life and heart upside down in the best way imaginable.