Friday, December 4, 2009

Okay. So I'm a slacker. And procrastinator.

And I like to think that it runs in my family - thus the reason why I was blessed with this awful trait - certainly not because I developed it....

I have been working my way through thank you notes for our baby showers for almost a month. I had good intentions, but Roxy came home and all those intentions went out the door. It is extremely hard to write a note when you have a newborn thrown over your shoulder and she's just mobile enough to push off at any given time so you have to have at least one hand on her.

Call me crazy, but I am one of those people that must have both hands to write legibly.

Mommy is working really hard on getting them done though. Every time I had Roxy off to Russell, I make myself do at least five or so. They seem to take a long time, but that could be because I try to write some kind of personal reference to the thing that each person gave us. It sucks to know that people are going to open it, read it, and toss it. All of my hard work and thought straight to the dumpster!

Anywho, the purpose of the beginning of this blog was to say that I am a mere six cards short of having the church thank you notes finished. And I managed to put up our Christmas tree last night.

Needless to say, the camera batteries were dead. I put them on to charge and guess what? I went to bed. So, when I get a chance, I will post pictures of the first Pridgen family Christmas tree.

Is it horrible to be sad just thinking that as soon as I get these thank you notes done, I have to start on Christmas? Arghhhh. I keep telling myself that this Christmas is going to be hectic and small because we have a newborn in the house and that next year will be better. I hope so. I find it extremely hard to buy for a three month old who has just received everything she could want/need up to the age of 12 months.

On to the best news that we have received lately, our little "sugar booger" (Yes, that is her nickname at the moment and I have no idea where it came from. It just popped out of my mouth one day.) is up to 5 pounds, 13 ounces and is completely healthy. We are excited that she will be six pounds before her next pediatrician's appointment. Would it be too much to ask for her to be seven pounds before the New Year? Definitely before her Mommy's birthday.

It is only the 4th day of December and I already have my New Year's Resolution made and am going to try to start immediately! I want to get back to being that person I used to be (before pregnancy) who had a memory of steel and who was the most organized person around. I don't understand where she ran off to. I want to be a mom who has it all together and is calm and collected and poised. Right now, that is so not me!

One baby step at a time....

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