So, based on the poll I had up (although the participation wasn’t huge- 24 people) most people make a big to do about a First Birthday! Yep, that would have been my guess.
I said I was going to post about my extremely loooooong weekend, so here goes.
This was my daughter’s 1 year weekend; everything had to be perfect, at least that’s the way I wanted it. Planning her 1st Birthday party was a huge deal and apparently it took more out of me than I imagined. It so happens that many things were going on this weekend. My sister-in-law turned 40, so she was having a huge bash (the night before my daughter’s First Birthday party). One of my hubby’s closest friends was in town, they don’t see each other very often, and he too had invited us to a get together on the evening before my daughter’s party (the same night as my sister-in-law’s big 40th bash). Obviously, we had to go to both events, all the while mamma was planning away and stressing about our big day. I wanted it to go as well as possible. We hit a few bumps as far as the delivery of the food (there was an additional charge) which sucked, because we ended up paying more than we planned; and we wanted to keep the cost down so badly. Anyway, the days leading up to the party were quite stressful for me; add no sleep, because my daughter is still not sleep trained (read: she wakes up at night and I don’t have the heart to let her cry it out, so I don’t do this).
To make a long story short, all of the above added up and I had a major stress breakdown. This all happened right after hubby’s friend’s get together. I ended up in the ER on Saturday night; with low potassium levels. I never knew what potassium does, or why your body needs it. Needless to say, we missed sister-in-law’s bash. –Saturday was not a good night.
My daughter’s Birthday party went off without a hitch and everyone seemed to have a great time. My daughter had fun, which was all I wanted. Although the party was a success; I learned a lesson. Seek help when you need it. I am so detail oriented and always want things to go the way I want them; and I often want to do everything myself so that the end result is what I want. Well, sometimes the consequences of that aren’t worth the end result.
Lesson learned. I feel fine. I need to catch up on rest, but I will take this as a warning to slow down and relax (and not to take on more than I can handle). Basically don’t sweat the small stuff, because the big stuff will make you sweat– eeeek.
I decided, quite late in the day, to participate in this.
It’s hard to believe that one year ago I gave birth to this amazing little creature. It doesn’t feel like that long ago (one year is a long time) yet in many ways so much time has elapsed, and she has changed so much. During this time, I have watched her grow from a tiny helpless baby angel to a very independent little girl. I can’t believe I can now call her a toddler. She is my pride and joy, and everyday I grow with her. Motherhood is such an amazing journey.
I am so proud of her and I am so everjoyed to be her mother (and to have played a part in the process that created such a litttle miracle).
Happy Birthday munchkin, mamma loves you dearly.
I never imagined that I would have such a hard time finding a suitable diaper for my daughter as she transitions from infant to crawler/toddler.
The Huggies little movers have given her a horrible diaper rash. I am at a loss as to what diaper to go with. I don’t like the new Pampers Cruisers with dry max and I’ve read numerous bad reviews on them, so I know I am not the only one. I wish they would just bring the original Cruisers back, a baby doesn’t need a thin diaper. Just stick to what works, really. – I’m going to have to purchase the original Cruisers on the internet, or wherever I can find them, because I am very disappointed with the Huggies. Although we did experience a few leaks when using the Cruisers, they were better as they didn’t cause such a rash; this rash won’t go away.
I am soooooo excited! We FINALLY got the cake for our daughter’s Birthday, and I love it. We also got a decent deal, I have been price shopping for so long! I thought I was going to have to shave down what I wanted until it wasn’t going to be even close to my original design, but this is so close and it is awesome– and most importantly hubby agreed to it!!!!
Yay! Celebrating on Sunday with a great cake, we’re also almost squared away with the food. Now the balloons and a few small decorations remain, but we’re almost ready to go! Finally! I thought the planning would never end and that I would never find a cake, with the prices out there.
PHEW! I am so relieved, and so, so happy right now.
I hope everyone had a Happy Mother’s Day.
I am busy with the preparations for my daughter’s First Birthday, which is very exciting and nerve racking at the same time. She is standing so well by herself lately. It’s adorable! She also walks when she can use her push cart as support, but not on her own. I wonder when she’ll be walking. It’s hard to know, I guess. I’m already running after her and all she does is crawl, I’ll be really running once she starts to walk!!