-The Muffin is preparing for her new role as "big sister"- Big Daddy and I took her to visit the nursery in the hospital on Monday. We took her by the room that we were in after her birth and showed her the waiting room. We also talked with the "evil" nurse that kneaded my stomach about two hours after my c-section. (This is when I first realized that I'd nearly lost my voice because of being intubated during the surgery. I tried so hard to yell, "Oh, Dear Lord help me", but nothing would come out...very frustrating.) Turns out she's not really evil! She told Muffin that she remembered her when she was just a tiny baby and that she would make a great big sister! Since Muff is having her ear surgery on Thursday, we had to go back to the hospital for her pre-op work. I decided to take her to the nursery again as a reward for being so good. We were able to see a new baby through the window. The Muffin was in awe!
-I'm attempting to declutter my life- I spend less time on-line now, than I have in years. I still read all of my "favorite" blogs and I'll continue to, but I don't comment as much. I've pretty much given up my bad habit of reading celebrity "news". I don't check my vasa previa email three times a day like I did when I was so down and needed the community and support so much. In an effort to declutter more, I'm going to get off of myspace. It's not like I even think to check it anymore. There are very few tv shows that I watch and I can truly say that most of my time is spent doing Muffin-related things. Blogging is really the only thing I do on-line that's selfish and it's really about family and sharing. It's so much easier than scrapbooking, it's free and it documents the fun stuff in our little familiy's life.
-The Muffin is starting to get rid of...shoes (gasp)- During last week's trip to the consignment store to drop off old baby clothes I found a treasure. New ruby slippers!!! They looked practically new, were $3.50 and a size 11. The size was a small issue since Muff wears an 8, but she loves to wear over-sized shoes. I took them off the shelf and she lit up. Nana bought her the first ruby slippers in September of last year and they have been lovingly worn just about every single day since. I wasn't going to mention getting rid of them, but then The Muffin asked if she could still wear them. I told her yes and then she asked if she could throw them away. I said yes again and she did it! Now, she only has about 15 pairs of shoes!
Now, I guess we need to work on table manners! Just kidding!! The Muffin loves strawberries...especailly the juice! At least she managed to keep her hair out of her plate.