Monday, July 26, 2010

All good things.

Mad Men started yesterday.

Dom and I had a date Saturday night and THEN met friends for drinks. I had my first hangover since being knocked up a million weeks ago.

Milkscreen strips. If you don't know what they are look them up, or watch Kourtney and Khloe. They allow for a mom's night out occasionally if you are breastfeeding.

I took a bubble bath yesterday.

I bought Eat, Pray, Love today.

I also bought Bethenny Frankel's two books - I'm going to unleash the Skinnygirl, as she says.

I watched Food, Inc. last night. If you haven't watched this you must. As a result Ty and I spent over 2 hours at the Farmers Market today tying to buy all organic and natural. This shit is hard.

My 30th bday party is booked - houseboat on the lake with my best friends. The title of my Evite is "Go Shorty, it's your birthday..." - because what 30 year old mother of two isn't still listening to 50 cent. "We gonna party like it's your birthday..."

We're booked for NYC August 25th - going to see Dom's family and spend a few nights in the city. I simply cannot wait as I consider NYC my home away from home. We are booked to stay right by the park so we'll be spending a lot of our time with the kiddos there.

Brooklyn suprises me every day. New words, new sentences, new behaviors. I love her more than life and will never get tired of saying that.

Ty is getting SO big. This Wednesday he'll be 6 weeks old (uh - what!) and he's aleady grown over an inch and gained 1.5 lbs. He eats. And eats. Love his little face, tiny fingers, and tiny toes. We've seen a few smiles too, I'm hooked.

Life is good today.

Wednesday, July 14, 2010

Like Brother, Like Sister

Look alike? I think so, and everyone keeps telling me they do. Brooklyn has changed so much since she was born, looking forward to seeing just how handsome my little man is.

Thursday, July 8, 2010

Our new normal

I'm tired. I'm not going to lie. And what the hell is up with all of the paid programming that comes on after about 2:00 a.m. Who decided that those of us with newborns or sleep disorders want to watch countless hours of exercise equipment or hair growth programming? Thank goodness for my DVR - I can catch up on Toddlers & Tiara's, Boston MED, or the new season of Real World. I have to get out of bed and go in the living room when I feed Ty, otherwise we wake up Dom and then he's up the rest of the night. So far Ty has been doing great, giving me about 3 - 4 hours of sleep without interuption - I get about 6 - 7 hours of sleep total which I would consider fantastic. Even though I'm staring at my television at 2:30 a.m. and would love to be all curled up in my nice, soft comforter I stare at my little guy and cherish the moment. Tired and all I know this will pass quickly, as I watch my almost two year old dump out an entire bag of animal crackers as I sit here and type this.

Our new normal is starting to come together - Dom takes Brooklyn to school M-W-F, then she's home with me on Tuesday and Thursdays. We fill our Tuesdays and Thursdays with PJ's all morning, playing upstairs in her room, painting, doing *stickers*, taking care of Baby Ty. After her nap I try to find something else to do that allows her to get outside, although the rain today will make that somewhat difficult. We may curl up on the couch and watch Jungle Book or Nemo for the 134th time. I've had to let go a bit of my obsessive need to keep our house clean as I've learned quickly that dried cheerios on your favorite rug are the new normal, and a few dishes in the sink don't hurt anything. Dom reminds me that we do 'live' here, so let it be for awhile. I have felt a bit overwhelmed when Brooklyn is screaming for something and Ty is too - those are moments I just take a deep breath in, smile, and give myself a pat on the back for being able to shower and put on makeup that day.

Thursday, July 1, 2010


Ty Bentley Granato

Born June 16, 2010
8 lbs 4 oz
21 inches long

Welcome littlest G!

Yes, it's already been two weeks since the birth of our baby boy. Time is flying, as it always does - but we have just spent the last 14 days learning and loving being our new family of four. I will continue to say that I'm blessed beyond measure. Having our first child was so overwhelmingly special I truly wasn't sure how your heart allows to love even more beyond that. But, it does, more than anyone can understand until you have two or three or four of your own, but now being a mama of two small little faces makes more proud than ever before. The oldest is turning into a big sister now, learning how to share the spotlight, giving hugs, kisses, and showing her jealous side a bit too as a major meltdown ensues when little brother gets too much attention. For the most part she's doing amazing and I love watching her turn into the BIG sister I know she will be. The little one is breathing, eating, sleeping, and well - pooping. ALL.THE.TIME. I had forgotten how prepared you need to be at changing newborn diapers, there is always an element of a suprise if you're not quick enough. Sure we're not sleeping much right now, our schedule is a bit off, and the house gets messier than ever before but I'm absolutely diving into it all and cherishing every minute. Yes, my type A control freak side is challenged trying to keep up with things, or let go rather, but this time around I find myself more relaxed as I've seen with Brooklyn how fast it will all change. His little fingers, toes, tiny baby feet, pudgy face, sleepy eyes will be no more just a matter of time and I'm not going to miss a thing. It's weird to think that this chapter of my life is now closed - going through pregnancy was truly memorable but I am almost certain I can say I'm glad it's over. :) I mean, I love the heartburn, puking, uncomfortable 24/7 feelings, but I pass the torch to the rest of you now.

For now I am focused on being a mama of two, my babies, my world.