Monday, June 7, 2010

my weekend as a "single momma"...

long post....
photos taken with phone, my camera was m.i.a. all weekend.
FRIDAY
Took my brother and Dom’s mom to the airport at 4:30 a.m.
D and I came back and played then took a little nap.
Had breakfast and played again.
Then we ran errands for a few hours.
It ended up being a beautiful warm day!
We ate lunch in the suv because we were out n about.
Once home Dom had a 3 hour nap!!
I got some cleaning done and I spray painted a few things.
Snack time after nap.
Then we went to my parent’s house.
We spent a few hours over there, had dinner and played outside the whole time.
Dom is a night owl so we watched the movie Cars at bedtime, it’s his favorite.
He finally fell asleep around 11.
awesome buzz lightyear jammies...
chillin before we run errands...
SATURDAY
Dom slept in until 9:30!!!
I was up at 8:00.
He woke up with a deep cough, I felt so bad for the little guy.
We had plans to meet a friend of mine at 9:30 at an indoor play place, those plans kind of got thrown off.
We ended up eating some cheesy eggs, getting some meds and going to that friend’s house around 11.
She has a little boy who is a year younger than D, so those two played together for a few hours. I think they played cars almost the entire time, they had a great time together.
We had a McDonalds lunch over there, then headed back to my place.
D crashed right away and slept a little over 2 hours.
I decided to take a nap as well ;)
After nap time we went to my parent’s house again.
We all played wii bowling for a few hours.
My dad made us shake-n-bake chicken, corn on the cob and baked potatoes for dinner!
It was delicious!!
We left after dinner and went to my house to play cars and watch Cars, again ;)
Once the movie was over we started watching Toy Story and I could tell D didn’t feel well. It took him a long time to fall asleep. Every time he would fall asleep he would wake himself up because he was so stuffy. He kept crying too, I felt so bad because I was helpless. Then my eyes started watering :( I didn’t want to cry so I held it in, I just felt so bad for him.
He finally fell into a deep sleep just before midnight. He woke up every few hours, just needed a drink of milk and he was back out.

the sea of cars...
i think i cleaned them up about 20 times...
eating chipies...
we ate candy too ;)
dom's cute little footprint he made when crawling into bed...
SUNDAY
We both woke around 8:30 and I could tell D still wasn’t feeling the best.
I took a shower and got ready and he just laid on the bed watching Nemo the entire time.
He wouldn’t eat eggs or any breakfast food so I made him chicken nuggets and mac n cheese at 10 and he ate a little of that for breakfast.
I know Dom looks “big” in his pictures but he is SO tiny, he weighs under 25 pounds!
I try to feed him snacks non-stop through the day when I have him to pack a little weight on him. He loves his whole milk too so he always has a cup of that with him.
He doesn’t have a security blanket or stuffed animal, instead he has a security cup of milk ;)
My brother sent me a text saying their plane would be in at 11:30 so D and I left at 11:25 to go get them.
I hadn’t heard anything by 11:50 when I was almost to the airport so I just hung out in a hotel parking lot untill I heard from them.
D had fallen asleep and got in an hour and a half nap.
It was my parents 29th anniversary yesterday and my mom was flying out to Chicago at 1:30 so we wanted to get to my parent's house by then so we could give them their cards and giftcard for a dinner out and say good bye to my mom.
My brother finally texted me at 12:45 saying they would be landing.
We picked them up at 1:00 and made it to my parent’s house by 1:20….just in time!! Jeesh, talk about cutting it close.

I visited with my sister for a little while, then went home and watched the bridezilla marathon. The excitement from the weekend must have worn me out because I took another nap! ;)
Did any of you watch bridezilla or the “where are they now” episode? Not surprising some of them had gotten divorced.
I only watched part of it because my Billy got home!
I sure missed not having him home, it’s so quiet and lonely without him there.
We spent the rest of the evening together, watching the Stanley cup playoff game and I was looking for ways to style my hair for wedding day, post coming on that soon.

Anywho, I have a whole new respect for single parents! It’s not easy!!! I couldn’t imagine having more than one and not having any help at any time!
I was nervous to even get in the shower for a few minutes. It seemed like I was side by side with D the entire time I had him so stepping away for 5 minutes wasn’t easy.
I’m very thankful my family is so close as well. It was nice to be able to go to my parent’s house and have their help entertaining D. He loves them and was so excited each time we went over there.
dominic's "gussy bear" was with us all weekend too :)
Well this post is probably going in the records for another one of my longest but once again, this blog is a journal of my life :) I write it for me and you to enjoy if you so please ;)

I hope everyone had a great weekend!!!

37 comments:

Megan said...

Sounds like a great weekend, dispite little man not feeling well! I have major props for Single parent's, they are all so awesome at what they do! You are such a great Auntie, your Bro is really lucky to have you to help out.

Nat said...

There is nothing better then spending time with nephews! What a fun weekend.

J and A said...

Sounds like you did a great job! You'll be a great Mom! :)

DREW'S MOM said...

Sounds like a fun weekend. Sure hope Dom is feeling better.. poor little guy =( But he sure is lucky to have such a great Auntie!!

Crazy Shenanigans said...

Wow, that's a lot of cars he had with him! It sounds like you did a really great job over the weekend!

AmberDenae said...

What fun! BUSY, you were. He's such a cutie! Love your bond with him. Too precious :)

Perfectly Imperfect said...

Sounds like a fun and busy weekend!!! I also don't know how single moms do it. I know I couldn't! Glad you got a weekend with your nephew. Hope he's feeling better!

Aishlea and Brandon said...

Whew! I'm tired just reading! :) You're a great aunt!!

Lauren Kelly said...

Sounds like a wonderful weekend. Poor D, hope he’s feeling better!!!

xo, Kate @keeping up w/the Moreland's said...

you were just as busy as me!! Sick kids are no fun!!! hope he is feeling better!!

undomestic chica said...

Awww poor kid! I would have taken a nap once he left too!

Jamie Pickle said...

You are such a good auntie!!

Katie said...

you are such a great aunt! :)

You can make me nuggets and mac n cheese anytime!

Tatiana said...

That sounds like a great weekend. I'm sorry he didn't feel very well for part of it :-( You're such a wonderful auntie!

Melissa said...

How fun! He is so cute!

Lori said...

What a busy weekend!! I was so sad when Dominic started to not feel well. There is no better feeling than to see "your man" after being apart for even just a day ot two!!

Jordan said...

What a great aunt! :-)

hersweetcheeks said...

What a good auntie you are! :D Hopefully the little guy will get to feeling better asap!

Have a great week, love!

Jessica said...

Such a great aunt! I'm sure he enjoyed quality time with you! ;)

Rasha said...

Cute pics!!

Meg said...

It sounds like you had a fabulous weekend. All the pictures are super cute! Way to rock the single mama hood!

Brittany said...

long post but that's ok :-) Dom is so adorable! It sounds like you two had a great weekend together though. I'm a nanny so I know how stressful it can be sometimes taking care of kids by yourself! Enjoy your week pretty! :-)

Brittany said...

what a honey! Glad you had fun! Being a single parent isn't easy, but it sure is worth it! My favorite part of the day is cuddling up with aidyn, saying our prayers and kissing goodnight! :))

Love Lace said...

I can't believe all those CARS!!! How fun!! I bet he had a blast when he was feeling okay. Hopefully he's feeling much better today!

Alison said...

Poor little guy! I'm sure you were a great parent! :)

Mrs. Potts said...

I'm sorry the little guy wasn't feeling well while with you. I would have cried for sure. I tear up all the time when my little munchkins dont' feel well.

Glad you had such a good weekend!

A Real Housewife said...

dom amongst that sea of car toys is too cute!

Mitzi G. said...

Hope D is feeling better & sounds like you are really going to be a WONDERFUL momma!!

Carol {Everyday Delights} said...

Sounds like you had a great time being a mom for a weekend!

Ashley @ KiwisandCocktails said...

I totally hear you on not even wanting to get in the shower! I babysat my 15 month old niece this weekend...only for 6 hours, and I was dragging her with me everytime I went to the bathroom! I had to take a nap after she left! :)
Looks like you had fun with Dom!

Taylor @ The Undomestic Momma said...

aww your such a good aunt!!

Katy Mary said...

Sounds like a fun weekend despite the little guy getting sick. And damn that's a lot of cars!

Hailey {HRH} said...

holy weekend batman! sounds like you had your hands full!!! :)

Lindsay said...

Looks like you had a busy weekend! He is adorable! :) Thank you for stopping by my blog. Loving yours :)

Alexa Mae said...

How fun!!!! you are such a great aunt. that is so sad he was sick but you did an amazing job. your house is so cute!

OceanDreams said...

I love how you make your posts for you and not getting caught up writing what others want to hear. Your blog is great and we love you for you! :) Glad you had a nice weekend, I felt bad for D. too reading your post and I hope he is feeling better! Glad you were there to take care of him and have fun with him while playing with his cards. His footprint is just darling!

Cassie said...

It sounds like you did great taking care of him! I'm sure it was tiring-just babysitting a 6 month old for 3 hours wears me out-lol!

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