Tuesday, October 19, 2010


I need to give some major shout outs to....

...Carson. She may be single handedly teaching Lila how to share. I can't say that I totally endorse the notion of physically fighting back when it comes to kids. However, at this age and in this manner it just may be the golden ticket. Carson and Lila couldn't be more different. Seriously, they are night and day. Carson is quick and fearless and Lila is controlled and deliberate. That one difference being noted, I saw it shine yesterday. Lila and Carson tend to get grabby over the same toy. Carson was playing with said toy and Lila headed her way to take control. Carson saw her coming and, no lie, tackled Lila. She stood and leapt and landed on Lila completely pinning her. I was laughing so hard and so loud that they both stopped and stared at me. I was waiting for tears and mayhem. Instead, Carson moved aside and Lila crawled away to do something else. Carson went back to the coveted toy and that was the end of it. I didn't have to say a word. Maybe Carson had had enough. Maybe Lila saw that Carson is probably going to be way better at scrapping no matter what her size. Regardless, I say bravo Carson.

...Seth. I will be the first to admit that this pregnancy has been a struggle for me. Yes, women have the job of growing the baby and all. But in my particular case, the man has the job of hearing about it. Don't get me wrong. I am uber excited about this baby. It's just been a long three months. No one knows that more than my dearest husband. He has been insanely patient and understanding. He still asks why I'm bothered even though I'm sure he knows the answer. He doesn't get irritated with me (at least not outwardly) when I can't be sure that I would handle me so gingerly. Well done Sethy poo.

...Katie. This is going to seem so small if you aren't me. I just need to thank Katie for making a string of executive decisions involving girls dinner this week. In my group of girlfriends there is so much consideration for other's opinions that sometimes it takes FOREVER to get something decided upon. It's a lot of "I'm fine with whatever" or "I will do whatever everyone else wants to do". I am probably one of the worst culprits. You can imagine that because of this there is a lot of back and forth and many last minute decisions. SO, there was some talk thrown around about moving this month's girls dinner to Northside Hospital to welcome Josie's baby to the world. Initially the back and forth began and there was no decision. Then, Katie sent an email to everyone that told us what the plan was including where to be and what time to be there. In fact, she did this in enough time for me to make a solid attempt at finding a sitter. I just can't express how much easier this makes my life.

...Lila. There are a zillion reasons I feel the need to acknowledge how fantastic my child is right now. I have been a waste of space and she puts a smile on my face constantly. I am learning that maybe I needed to back off a little anyway. Lila is becoming very imaginative and independent. I'm wondering if I hovered too much before. When I don't feel good she either plays or lays with me. She is totally ok with a lot of reading and a lot less running around sometimes. Really, I couldn't ask for a more understanding toddler...tantrums and all. Now if she could just explain things to Molly we would be on a roll.


  1. When I saw the title of the blog, my thought was, Jana must be feeling better! I love starting my day out by reading your blog!
    Looks like Carson takes after her mother in the scrapping dept!

  2. I loved this post! Carson is definitely going to be scrappy like her mother. :)
    Thanks for updating the blog, I look forward to it every day.

  3. Where is my shout out?! JUST KIDDING! This is a great post, as usual. I love those little girls and I love hearing these details of their personalities. I can't wait to meet Baby Burrow #2 and what personality he/she will have! So exciting!


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