Thursday, July 26, 2012


My Bugs journal is the good the bad and the gross!

Today is the gross so be advised...

Yesterday the Bug was fighting a running nose, a cough and some chest congestion.  SO i decided to keep him home from school.  He did ok with Nana, so i did not think to much of anything just thought he was getting getting better.  I gave him some night time medicine and he was able to breath and get some sleep.

About 2 am he came into my bed and fell asleep with me, which was normal.  About 3 am he woke up and was talking in sleep.  I thought that was pretty funny because i do the same thing so for all i know we were having a conversation until i woke up.  I went back to sleep and woke up at my normal 5am to get the day started.

I was brushing my teeth when i heard my Bug walking down the hall.  He knew where i was and he didn't run into the restroom like he normally does so i walked into the hallway to see what he was doing.  Here is where things get gross if you have a weak stomach read fast lol. I look down the hall to see my bug standing with legs shoulder width apart and arms out as if he was in mid pause of doing a jumping jack  COVERED in poo.  When i say covered i mean COVERED front to back from his shoulders down to feet. 

He looked so scared i felt bad for him, so i was talking in a normal tone letting him know what we were gonna do and he just kept saying "ok", it was kind of sad.  We stripped his clothes off, wiped him down, and i put him in the tub.  Then I went on an investigation, because i knew if he looked this bad i had NO IDEA what my bed looked like.  I walked into my room to see pools of poo on my bed...POOLS. I mean i still am amazed when i think about it, because i am completely uncertain on how that amount of poo came from one LITTLE toddler!

So at 5:30am i bathed by Bug, washed my sheets, washed my pillow covers, washed my bed spread, scrubbed and disinfected my mattress (thank God for the mattress cover), scrubbed my carpet and the trail of poo that followed.  I was so freaked i put my just about potty trained bug right back in a diaper after i got him clean because i did not know if another explosion was coming or not.

The bug has been doing ok all day so far, but i know it was a crappy way (ha ha ha get it) to start the day.  Its all good now, but when we get home there will be more cleaning and disinfecting (b/c i am OCD) and a budget thats been redone to accommodate new pillows and mattress cover for my room! We will see how tomorrow morning goes...eeewwwwl.

Monday, July 23, 2012

Who cries when you LEAVE the Dentist?!

My heart melted as we left the dentist and my Bug was crying because it was time to go home.  Who cries when they have to leave the dentist of all places!? Apparently my Bug.

I think that allowing a toddler or preschooler to go to a pediatric dentist starting off will allow kids to have a great impression of going to the dentist that builds life long good habits.  This week i found out that HealthNet Dental does not have the same line of thinking and you basically take what you get.  Well as i fight the fight for my son, today i just bit the bullet and paid out of pocket for my son to have a check up at a GREAT dentist office The Tooth Booth. 

The staff was awesome from talking on the phone, to helping us in person, and interacting with my baby Bug.  Their office was tailored to kids from the second you walk in the door.  Video games, cartoon movies, themed rooms, and interactive stuffed animals.  Now i think the interactive little animal was a bit creepy looking with his dentures, but i see the point after my bug was going to town sitting in the chair brushing his dinosaurs teeth.

The staff was great, the explained things to him, let him see it, touch it and hear it before they used it on him. Every room we went into had a TV showing a cartoon movie and had toys like the creepy dinosaur.  My Bug was saying "ahhhh" and showing the Dentist teeth, it was just really awesome. He was even thrilled because they gave him money to use in a machine to get a toy before we walked out!

Walking out the dentist office i am even more excited and confident in my decision to pay out of pocket for a great experience.  This first visit has made an amazing first impression for a life time of good habits that will be formed to follow!

Wednesday, July 18, 2012

Oh to be a kid...

Lately i watch my bug and i think of the things that are new and exciting to him but are just logical and normal everyday things to me...and i laugh.For example, if he falls asleep on the couch one day them magical wakes up in his bed...amazing.

Even the supper cute things get me all giddy, like my bugs imagination allowing him to believe he is a pirate.  Grandpa bought him all the necessary gear for his birthday to aid in this and the bug loves every piece.  We get out of the shower and put our jammies on and all i hear is "yo yo yo yo pirate", in English that translates to the Bug singing " Yo ho yo ho a pirates life for me".  So the super cute part, last night he is falling asleep, in full pirate get up attire with his Tic-Toc flashlight and is never land sword by his side, and I hear my Bug dozing off singing "yo yo yo yo pirate".

He is just so amazed and intrigued i love watching him and his imagination at play. My baby Bugs biggest problem in the world is no problem right now and i am beyond grateful i can see him grow in this life right now.

Thursday, July 12, 2012

Smart Bug

My Bug is gonna be something special. 

he is a genius and he doesn't like this all toddlers?

He is in a head start program now, they tell him to sit and he runs away. They explain to him he needs to have his listening ears on and do what the teachers instruct him to and he screams.  So of course he was, to say the least, a bit annoying today in school for the teachers. 

Then they got to puzzle time. When all the other kids were doing one puzzle my bug does three puzzles.  Takes them apart and puts them together, at the same time mind you, all before the other kids finished taking apart their puzzle.

His teachers were amazed, i am child is genius DUH! He just doesn't like authority.  Which leads me to the thought...i am going to be in trouble in the future because it seems to me my child is getting bored with the traditional learning routines in school.  These are the times i am going to have to start looking into private or charter schools and scholarships for when we hit grade school.

Or I'm gonna start hitting up aunties and uncles to band together so i can get help with tuition because i can already see this not going so well.

The Camel

My Bug loves to color and paint.  For his birthday his Yaya bought him the coolest little art table with a stool and he LOVES it so much he is just a little artist that creates master pieces.

One i am sharing with you is his camel.

He was painting one day and when he was done he proceeded to hang his art work on the fridge.  SO he got up and asked his uncle to help him put his drawing on the fridge.  My brother turned it and SURE'NUFF we saw his random painting change into a camel in the desert, with a beautiful skyline, mountains and even the camels reflections.

I think its amazing and its a piece of his art that i will frame.
This summer my bug has done a lot of activities thanks to all those he is surrounded by.

He has gone to the: 
  • Drive in theater
  • Aquarium 
  • Johnny  Rockets 
  • Raging Waters
  • Taken swim classes 
  • Knott's Berry Farm 
  • Started school

SO all though we did not go on a formal vacation this year thanks to my Bugs Aunties, Uncles and Grandparents he has been able to experience A LOT of new ad fun things!

Swim Class Review

So we finished out swimming lesson and i have to say it was worth the money i paid for it.  It was through the city and it was a bit more pricey than i thought it was going to be, so i was happy when i was able to see an improvement in my Bug at the end of the classes.

During his classes he learned to:
  • Listen more (we are still working on it but it got dramatically better compared to the first day) 
  • Blow bubbles 
  • Kick his feet 
I have to say all three of those things along with learning basic pool safety like running not walking around a pool, and sitting down to wait for an adult before you enter the pool are pretty good things for a toddler to have learned!

If i find the funds we will be doing swim class again (since we live in an area were we can basically swim all year long), but as for now i am waiting on the magical moment when we can move to the next and do a city sport activity!!  Cant wait to be a team mom its gonna ROCK!!!

Yo Ho Yo Ho a Pirates Life for Me

We are now into pirates and i think it is funny.

Its humourous because when my Bug says pirates he does not pronounce all the letters and he says it like he is saying "potty".  SO you have to ask him what he was trying to say "did you say potty?" and he gets mad " Ummm NO PIRATE" like c'mon mom really!

We did not use to have cable because basically i do not agree with the prices of cable and if you cant watch it on basic television channels or PBS then hey go read a book, put together a puzzle or go outside...especially if you are a kid. In our new house we have cable though at the demand of others so the Bug has a whole new life of options when he gets his time to watch some television.  Along with being able to watch Thomas the Train on more stations he can now watch shows like Chugginton, Jungle Junction and our new favorite Jake and the Neverland Pirates.  Basically its where peter pan left some kid pirates to watch over Captain hook and make sure he doesn't get out of control and to crazy on the island while peter pan is away.

My Bug loves it. he walks around saying "pirate rrrrrr" HAHAH  SO for his birthday his Papa loaded him with all the necessary tools a young pirate would need.  He got a spy glass, a map, a little head band bandanna thing (ya know that all pirates wear), a crocodile flashlight (tic-toc) and the most important thing (that momma dislikes the most) a sword that lights up and makes pirate noises.

He loves it all and now we have to take journeys around the house...yes journeys or whatever they call it that pirates do when they go searching for stuff.  He puts his head band thing on, grabs his map and looks at it then rolls it up and puts it in his shirt.  The you ave to take the spy glass look in it, while pressing all the buttons that make noise and light up, give you the crocodile grab the sword and gesture "come on" as we go look for buried treasured! We never find treasure we just search and search so i think this weekend he might be surprised to find a bedazzled shoebox when he searches if momma can get her act together...that should be a shocker!


Let me preface this post by saying, i am not trying to impose my beliefs on anyone and i know everyones situations are different. I am also not trying to be "preachy" rude or anything negative. So do not get upset take it like a grain of salt or go to the next post.

Today i my ProLife opinions/beliefs where questioned and the overwhelming thoughts through my head thinking about my opinions before my pregnancy and my opinions after having my Bug made me cry to the point where i had no answer or response just tears rolling down my face and my mouth was shut.  I am not an over emotional person but this is a subject where my thoughts and my heart can not formulate and communicate everything i want to say and how i want to say it all.

There are a lot of opinions i have that have that when presented with facts, logic (and sometimes even a lot of reason) that change.  I also have a lot that will never change, like my faith and my belief on abortion.  I know i am surrounded by love and in a completely different situation than most people but i am beyond grateful for being able to hear Gods words and be in his embrace when i found out i was pregnant. I also know i am not in a position (nor will i ever be) to judge another for anything, their life or actions included.

I can only speak for my experience and my life and my beliefs and my opinions. I remember the last conversation i had with my ex that left me in tears praying to the point where the words were not coming out but i just sat there praying and crying...i remember hearing God tell me go don't look back and go.  That is what i did and in the last three years i have not second guessed my Gods words at all. Though times are hard, frustrating and many days are exhausting yet i find it easy to have a grateful over joyed blessed heart for where i am and where we are going.

I am thankful, grateful and blessed beyond measured. I am optimistic because i have an amount of faith that bubbles over and my faith bubbling over allows me to continue to be optimistic. For these reasons i know i can do all things through Christ and i am a highly favored child of God. I have made mistakes and backslide but his love for me is amazing. 

The life that was planted in me and depends on me has a reason and a destiny...and i believe that.  I wont take it for granted and if you are around me you know i am determined to instill all i can in my bug.  Thank you to all those around me and my bug who (along with my faith) give us love, comfort, and security knowing that everything will be more than OK.  I know many woman do not have this luxury, especially those who make the choice to end the life that i believe was given to me for a reason.


It is official...we are now "Team #3"

I still do not believe time fly's because i remember every moment that lead us to this day and i am glad that i do.  My Bug is oh so special and the days get even more spectacular as they pass.

This year i threw my Bug a birthday party in our new house and i am not to bashful to say it was nothing short of amazing!

Candy Chips and ChooChoo's!
My cousin and i counted all the people we remember who were able to make their way out to celebrate and at one time we have about 56 people in our home! 56 people! Love, joy, support and blessings are things i am so grateful to have surrounding us.

Decorated Water Bottles!
This was the first time i have have ever ordered a bounce house for an event and i have to say it turned out well (i was pretty happy for that, after all i was scared it was not going to fit)! We decorated the entire front room with hanging decorations, and even changed all the little water bottles so they matched our party theme as well.

We bounced, we kicked it in the kiddie pool, we ate...all day we ate, then we got to see all the fireworks in the sky around out house as we lite sparklers with the little ones in the front yard.

Cake Pop Train -Thanks Auntie April & Uncle Reggie
Train Cake-Thanks Auntie Jane
It was a great day and i am looking forward to the next parties being just as great or even greater!

Playing in the Pool

Now that we A. have a backyard and B. have no community pool that 5 seconds away we had to do something for summer so one of the bugs aunties bought the the bug a a big pool.  Not only is a big pool for the bug but it is big enough for the adults to get in too!

I can say it was a challenge to blow up, yes we will be getting a pump soon, but this was definitely a GREAT investment and i totally recommend it!