Sunday, November 27, 2011

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Monday, October 31, 2011

Happy Halloween!!

Jackson loved giving out candy and trick or treating with his pal Kolton, even if we did have to trek through the snow.

Thursday, October 20, 2011

Happy Second Birthday!

The Little Gym of Wayne did a spectacular job with helping to make Jackson's second birthday a memorable blast. 14 screaming, excited, joy filled kids took over that vicinity for an hour and a half and Jackson couldn't have been happier.

Thursday, October 13, 2011

Crazy, busy Fall Weekend

Columbus Day weekend was packed full of exciting adventures. We all went pumpkin picking and the next day we plus my brother and his fiancé went to Boo at the Zoo.

Jackson had so much fun on both days but he especially loved seeing all the "aneemals" in the Children's Zoo. Jackson keeps looking at the map days after talking about all the "aneemals."

Friday, September 30, 2011

Exciting days of fun and play

Mama and Jackson had off this Thursday and Friday. And boy did we have a lot of fun!!

On Thursday Jackson got to meet Mama's friend from work and her beautiful children. At first there was a lot of shy parallel play but once the couch foot rest came out everyone had a blast.

Next we went to the dentist together. Although Jackson really didn't enjoy this part of the day he still got something from the treasure chest!

Friday Jackson enjoyed a morning of swim with daddy, an afternoon with Aidan, Maddyn, and Mackenzie, and an evening of pizza with Mama. Phew I'm tired already!

Normal is as normal does!

Monday, September 26, 2011

Attack of the Sunscreen!

Jackson so thoughtfully applied his super expensive chemical free sunscreen to his neck while Mommy was putting away groceries. Monday funday!!

Sunday, September 25, 2011

I'm not perfect by any stretch of the imagination!!

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So if you watched this video I am going to guess that you may have figured out what I did?!!  If not...then here you go.   This evening after dinner with Uncle and Auntie, Jackson pulled the blanket in the video out of his toyroom, laid down on it, and smiled while chanting, "Pull please, pull please."  Now I can only imagine that his Daddy must do this extremely fun and heart pounding game in the morning when am already at work, but I am not really sure where this game originated.  
Wanting to elicit more giggles from my delightful son I decided that I would run through the house pulling Jackson on this blanket.  Unfortunately the fridge got in the way and intercepted my son's cheek.  Thankfully he was fine after a kiss, some ice, and some more slightly tempered pulling on the blanket.
See O moms? These babies are resilient, thrill seeking, fearless children...and they won't break!
Enjoy your evening!

Saturday, September 24, 2011

Hello everyone...I'm back!!

I am back and I am going to stay on top of things this school year.  Jackson has started his second year of preschool and I started my second year back from maternity leave.  I look at him everyday with amazement.  When I ask him to squeeze me during a hug he does it and I feel intense love and happiness.  However life isn't always that sugar coated and divine.  We had a great first couple of days and we ended the first week with a bang.  Literally!!

Let me preface this with a statement...I am feeling bad for myself right now...I know there are people out there that have it worse, wars, homelessness, no jobs...but just once I would like to NOT feel guilty about feeling bad for myself.


I'm not going into any details but I got into a car accident that left me with some minor burns and bruises and driving a rental until who knows when. There I said it...wah wah...I know.  I missed my friend's bachelorette party and bridal shower (the last of my very good girl friends to tie the knot) and I have been feeling bad for myself (insert minor tears here). 


School isn't even a month in and they are already talking about decreasing positions for my grade next year...and because I was lucky enough to be able to take a year of maternity leave my seniority has gone down, leaving me with a very unsettling feeling until that list comes out again.


So yea, I'm feeling bad for myself right now...I would love to turn this post around and say, "But after writing all that I see how much good I really have in my life."  Listen I know there is greatness in my life but today just for a little bit I want to feel bad for myself and not feel guilty.  You know what?  You can allow yourself that too if you want.  It's hard to admit that sometimes you just need to focus on you, whether it be the good you are feeling or the sadness you are feeling.  Is that okay with you guys out there?



I guess what motivated me to write this was an article I read in Redbook about women/ mom bloggers who turned their crafty blogs into confessionals about their alcoholism.  As I read the article and their honesty I felt tears coming down my cheeks.  The stories these women shared on their blogs touched me, their bravery, and honesty was refreshing.  The article went on to show the connection that these bloghers had through their struggles, triumphs, new sobriety, and immense love for their families. It showed how they all found each other and were each other's support.

SUPPORT that is why I had started this blog in the first place...So moms who are, or were, or going to be in the same situation as myself could feel like they were not along.  And so I felt guilty that I haven't been keeping my blog up to date with the blame of being a full-time working mom who watches way too much reality television.  Did I mention that my computer is now housed in the basement so my son could have a play room, but wait I have a lap top so that is not a good excuse either. HA! So there I'm feeling bad for myself and guilty for not keeping my blog up to date. But I have gone back and read this this post a couple of times and edited it and you know what?  I'm feeling better.

Omphalocele moms let's support each other one day at a time, one blog post at a time, and one story at a time.


Sorry to all those great omphalocele moms who had to wait for me to email you back but I am here to say, "HELLO" blogHER world...I am back.
OKAY, now I feel better!

See you all soon,
Omphalocele Mom

Tuesday, February 1, 2011

I know, I know, it has been a long time!

Hello everyone!
  It has been a long time since I have been able to sit at my computer and blog.  With all of these snow days I am finally getting my chance.  
  Jackson is doing incredibly well.  He loves school, loves to play, run, play the drum and is pretty much a tornado or destruction everywhere he goes.
  When we go into his room in the morning to wake Jackson for school he giggles and smiles and often times pretends to be sleeping or runs across the crib so you have to chase him to get him out and ready.  Daddy gets him ready for school since I am back to work and every week Jackson and daddy go into school late and go swimming at the Y.
  Jackson had a voracious appetite in the morning and it gets smaller as the day goes on.  He loves Fiddle Sticks, bananas and his all time favorite is popcorn.
  Christmas was great...we woke up at home to see what Santa had left us here and then we were off to see Grandma and Grandpa Deevy and GG Tribert.  It was a great day!
  Then we were off to the Caribbean for a cruise with Gran Mar and Grandpa Phil...that was nice...not great weather but great company.
  In January we had Christmas with Grandpa Dave and Noni...Jackson loves his jungle gym but his favorite gift was the red sled that Grandpa Dave pulled him in for days around the house.  Here are some pics for you!