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Sunday, May 13, 2012

First Mommy's Day

Today is my first mother's day.  Both as a mom...and without my mom.

It's hard to really know what to feel.  Happy? Sad?

I told my husband way ahead of today that he needed to make a big deal out of mother's day so that I didn't get sad and so that he didn't get in trouble.  LOL.  His definition of a "big deal" and mine are not compatible, for the record.  

I ordered a mother's day gift for myself yesterday - a ring with Avery's birthstone with her name and birth date engraved on it.  It's a "stackable" ring from James Avery, so if I decide that she deserves a sibling, we could always add a ring.  I'll post a picture once I get it, but here is a picture to give you an idea of what it'll look like from their website.
And yes, Avery's room is done in Ladybugs, so this image sold it for me. 
This morning, after I complained multiple times about being hungry, (I am not fun to be around when I haven't eaten since around 4pm the day before!),  we went to breakfast at Bob Evans, where I attempted to eat my entire calorie count for the day in one meal.  Sausage Biscuit Bowl and a side of pancake.  Yum.  Avery even mostly behaved.  (She has hit that age where confinement is her least favorite thing in the world.)
They have cleverly tried to trap me by not leaving enough space for me to crawl between here.
When we got home - after we'd been awake for 3 hours - I finally demanded to know if I got a card.  Ha.  So, my husband left the room to fill it out.  Seriously?  After 15 years together, you would think he would know to give me a card as soon as my eyes open for the day.  In his defense though, he did get two cards, one from Avery and one from him.  He also had a picture of Avery and I together framed in a cute little frame.
Good job Daddy!
The rest of our day was a bunch of truly exciting stuff.  We watched shows off of the DVR.  I went to Toys R' Us for diapers, baby food and sleep sacks.  We played with the kiddo.  I washed bottles.  Fun, right?  

I also had to rescue Avery after she crawled herself into a little conundrum.  Of course, I had to take a picture first.  Yes, while she was screaming.  Mom of the year - right?  
Put that stupid camera down and get me out of here!
Mark made me steak, potatoes and carrots for dinner.  And, even though our usual strategy is whoever doesn't cook, cleans....Mark also did the dishes!  Way to go Daddy!  Meanwhile, Avery demanded more puffs instead of letting me EAT said dinner.  Oh well, you win some, you lose some, right?

I have to admit - I keep laughing just seeing the conundrum picture above while trying to finish this post.  Does that mean I have to give back my mother's day presents?

All in all, I have to say, it was a very nice First Mommy's Day.


  1. Nope, you don't! You have to find the joy in the day somewhere! I am glad you had a good day despite having to prompt. If it makes you feel better, I would have had to hit Steve over the head if that was me! I can't wait to see the rings!

  2. Happy Mother's Day!! I love the framed picture of you and Avery, very cute. I hope your day was filled with more happiness than sadness :)

  3. K does the SAME thing with cards and it drives me crazy! I can't stop cracking up at that picture of Avery. She is hilarious!

  4. Glad you had a nice first Mother's Day! I hope your little cherub & your hubby replace any sad feelings with happy ones :)


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