Saturday, June 27, 2009

Update on Will

It's been entirely too long since I wrote a post about Will. Let's see... what would you like to know? Will just cut three molars in the course of two days. He was very, very grumpy while they were coming in. I sent Kenneth a text message when I noticed that the first one had cut through.

Me: We have a molar!
Kenneth: Great. What do we need to do?
Me: A molar is a tooth. You don't need to do anything.

About a second later, my phone rings. It was Kenneth. He asked me what those animals are called that dig holes and run underground. I said a MOLE! We had a good laugh over that.

Will said his first two word sentence today: It's hot. And he's right. It is hot. Very.


I took these pictures yesterday with my "new" camera lens. It's actually about 20 years old, but I just tried it out for the first time yesterday. The lens that I normally use is broken. I was very upset about it since we will be going on vacation in two weeks. I had forgotten about this lens. One of my friends is a professional photographer and she told me that this "new" lens is a really good one and said that I should be excited about it. I was able to get some really good shots with it.

Here are some other fairly recent pictures.

Tuesday, June 23, 2009

GroBaby Diaper

I've been using cloth diapers part-time since Will was about 6 months old. I haven't tried the GroBaby diapers yet, but would love to. GroBaby is giving away a limited amount of their diapers. If you would like one, here's how:


GIVEAWAY RULES:
1)Must be a new blog/pic etc.
2)You may blog about your likes/dislikes for Gro Baby OR post a new pic of your babe in Gro Baby OR blog that you'd like to try Gro Baby .
3)ALL, must be accompanied with this link, http://www.thenaturalbabyco.com/grobaby%E2...2-ic-11_16.html
4)Email your link/address to customerservice@thenaturalbabyco.com WITH BLOG GIVEAWAY in the subject line.
5)We'll send each participant ONE FREE Pre Production Shell Set in Blackberry (sorry no other colors available)
6)One per family please.

http://www.thenaturalbabyco.com/grobaby%E2...2-ic-11_16.html

Wednesday, June 3, 2009

Book Review: The Friday Night Knitting Club

This was a really easy and quick read, making for the perfect book to read a sentence or two and then put down to go pluck Will off the kitchen table. I liked how the author, Kate Jacobs, used such details in the characters. By the time I finished reading the book, I felt like I had known each of the characters for as long as they had known each other.

Now reading: The Last Lecture and The Thirteenth Tale

Friday, May 8, 2009

He just keeps amazing me

Yesterday afternoon, Will was being a little grumpy. I was sitting in the recliner and he was trying to climb in my lap. I asked if he wanted to nurse. He replied, "nurse."

Thursday, May 7, 2009

Another Word

How cool is it that Will said "yes" this morning? What's the big deal you ask? If you look a few posts down at the list of his words so far, you will not see the word "no" anywhere on that list. I think that's really cool. I have been working hard on telling him what he can do instead of what he can't and I think this may be why he hasn't said "no" yet.

Saturday, May 2, 2009

Wednesday, April 29, 2009

Vocabularly

I realized that I haven't made a list of Will's words yet. Here they are in no particular order:

  • mama
  • dada
  • ball
  • uh-oh
  • dog
  • woof (barking)
  • car
  • go
  • eye
  • eat
  • choo-choo
  • Dylan
  • bye-bye
  • duck
  • cheese

Monday, April 20, 2009

March of Dimes March for Babies

The March for Babies is less than a week away! Formerly Walk America, the March for Babies champions the needs of moms and babies in our community and across the nation. The money we raise for March for Babies will support lifesaving research, services, education and advocacy that will help babies get a healthy start.

I will be walking in memory of my daughter, Delilah Kaye, and in honor of her twin brother, William Charles. Lila was diagnosed with an encephalocele and alobar holoprosencephaly when I was 11 weeks pregnant. We were told at that time that she would likely be stillborn or only live a short time after birth. Will and Lila were born at 31 weeks on September 27, 2007 at 2:19am. Will weighed 3lbs 6 ounces and Lila was 1lb 12oz. Lilla lived for 1 hour and 37 minutes and knew only love during her short stay with us here on earth. Fortunately, Will only needed 22 days in the NICU before being able to come home. Today he is a happy and healthy 18 month old thanks to the work done by the March of Dimes.

Please help me and my family support the March of Dimes. Donations can be made at www.marchforbabies.org/karensiegfried

Thanks for your support!

Monday, April 13, 2009

Book Review: Running with Scissors


I finished reading Running with Scissors on Saturday. I certainly would not say that I enjoyed reading it. It was very, very graphic and I felt like I had to come out of my "perfect world" bubble to finish reading it. My eyes were opened to lives that are very different than mine. I was uncomfortable reading it at times, but it made me grateful to have such a "normal" childhood.

Wednesday, March 25, 2009

Book Review: Eclipse

Oops! I haven't done a good job at blogging lately. It's been over a month since my last post. Yikes! I will try to do better.

I finished Eclipse last week. I liked it a lot better than New Moon, but not as much as Twilight. The tension between Bella and Edward was very strong and a bit annoying at times, but not so much that it caused me to stop reading. I'm looking forward to reading Breaking Dawn and finding out the end to this saga.

Monday, February 16, 2009

My Sweet Boy!

Will and I were cuddling in the recliner this morning and he was kissing me. I decided to blow him a kiss and see if he would blow me one. He grabbed my hand and kissed it!

Friday, February 13, 2009

Making Language Connections

Will surprises me every day.

One of his favorite books is an alphabet book called B is for Bear. He brings it to me to read at least 6 or 7 times a day. The line for the letter "V" is "V is for vegetables. Which ones should I buy?" He just waved "bye bye" to the vegetables when I said "buy."

Monday, February 9, 2009

I'm on a roll: three posts!


I copied this from a friend's blog. Click on the image to make it bigger.

Two Posts in One Day!

Today it was really nice outside, so I took the boys out for some fresh air after snack. Here are some pics from today:




Book Review: Black and Blue


I recently finished Black and Blue. I wouldn't say that I enjoyed the book: it was too depressing to say that. It was well-written, but I don't think I'll be reading it again.

Wednesday, January 14, 2009

March for Babies

The mission of the March of Dimes is to improve the health of babies by preventing birth defects, premature birth, and infant mortality. Unfortunately, I have been touched by all three of these.

Last year, The March of Dimes changed the name of its biggest event to March for Babies. It's a great change because it makes very clear exactly who I am walking for -- all babies. I am very excited to be part of the second March for Babies; please support my participation.

The March of Dimes champions the needs of moms and babies in our community and across the nation. The money raised for March for Babies will support life-saving research, services, education, and advocacy that help babies get a healthy start.

I will be walking in memory of my daughter, Delilah Kaye, and in honor of her twin brother, William Charles. Lila and Will were born at 31 weeks on September 27, 2007. Lila was diagnosed with an encephalocele and holoprosencephaly when I was 11 weeks pregnant. Lila lived for 1 hour and 37 minutes and only knew love during her short stay with us. Please support the March for Babies so that all babies can get a healthy start.

Thursday, January 8, 2009

video

Welcome to my first video on blogger. I decided we needed a change of pace today, so I brought out the water table for Will and Dylan to play with this morning. It kept them occupied for nearly 45 minutes! Don't worry, the video isn't nearly that long. Enjoy.

Wednesday, January 7, 2009

Book Review: Twilight


I finished Twilight last night, so I guess I should review it. It has been many, many years since I have written a book report/review, and I have never written on holding a sleeping baby and typing with one hand. This is a first!

I'll admit that I wasn't too sure about reading Twilight. Vampires? Really? I have never read a book about vampires before. But I buckled down and started reading. I actually liked it! Granted, the vampires in this book are nothing like the ones that I've heard about before, but I'm not sure that the love story part of the book could have been as believable if they had been. I didn't particularly enjoy the ending as it left things hanging a bit too much for my tastes. But there are more books in the series. I guess I'm committed to reading them all now.