A Single Woman's Journey To Motherhood


Location: Washington, United States

I began my TTC journey in January 2005. It finally worked with the 5th IUI and along came Eliana! I started trying for a second (T42) a little over a year later, and was thrilled to get pregnant on the second try this time. Jacob soon joined our family! Not sure if I am done at two, but come along for my journey in motherhood. If you stop by, please leave me a short note! I like to know when I have visitors. :)

Tuesday, June 24, 2008

Drama at the library

Eliana loves books. What a good girl, she absolutely takes after her mother. :) So, a big highlight of our week now that I am at home is going to the library. This week, there was much drama to be had, however.

First, as we were perusing the videos, looking for more Wiggles videos, a child walks up to Eliana and tries to take the Dora video right out of her hands. Eliana squawked (spelling?), I distracted the girl and her mother said something to her in an unknown language. Then, I turn the corner, continuing to search for the Wiggles (which I never found by the way...they were all out), and the girl comes back again. I look at her and see her coming towards Eliana and getting a little too close for my liking and I keep saying no, no, more and more firmly. The mother doesn't even look once. The girl moves away, I turn around to look again and then all of a sudden she is back before I can even bat an eye. This time, she walks right up to Eliana, takes her binky OUT OF HER MOUTH, and runs off. Oh my. If you know my daughter, you know how attached she is to her binky. When Eliana is describing a picture to you, there is mama, and Ellie and binky. It is like her best friend. There were screams and real tears and yes, we got the binky back, but she was so traumatized I heard about it all night long. "I cried mama. The girl took my binky." She even had to tell grandma on the phone!

Yikes! Who knew it would be so dangerous to go to the library?! LOL

By the way, we have entered the reading challenge and while I know we will have no trouble reading 60 books, heck, we could probably do it in one week, if you have any favourite books you would like to recommend for our reading list, please let us know. Eliana loves picture books these days. Her favourites at home right now have been the Little Golden books and the Dr. Seuss books. (her all time favourite this week has been Hunches in Bunches which we took out of the library last week...a Dr. Seuss book I had never before heard of!)

Saturday, June 21, 2008

Two more sillies from my older munchkin

This one I suppose is not so silly, but it just seemed so odd. From the moment she woke up this morning, ELiana has asked for only one food today: green beans. That is what she wanted for breakfast when I replied that I didn't think we had any but we could buy some later. Then she asked for them again at snack before nap, same reply. When she got up from her nap, Eliana put on her shoes and her coat and when asked where she was going? "to buy my beans". Yes, after lunch, we did head out and buy the girl some green beans...Very bizarre since I don't like green beans myself and had to actually ask someone how to prepare them! LOL

This evening, Eliana found some pajama bottoms and put them on under her dress. As we were getting changed for the evening into our pyjamas, I tried to put the top to another pair of pyjamas on her and she screamed and screamed. When i inquired as to what was wrong this time, she told me "they don't match". LOL. I finally got her to wear the top when I explained we were going to put on the matching pants too. :) LOL. If you actually know me personally, you should find this also quite bizarre since I am absolutely not in any way interested in fashion..LOL

In other news, I expect Jacob to grow a foot overnight. He went from eating 3-4 ounce bottles, to eating 6-8 ounce bottles practically overnight. He hasn't been going to sleep very well at night time which has had me very exhausted and then last night in the course of about 2 hours, he ate 10 ounces, yikes!, but then slept from midnight to 7 am! Can I be so lucky again? probably not since he only ate 4 ounces right before he fell asleep, but at least he fell asleep at 9:45 instead of midnight!

Wednesday, June 18, 2008

That's my doughnut.

Ahh, kids, you gotta love them.

This morning while getting ready to head out, Eliana looks at these brass African figurines I brought back from Africa.

Eliana: That's my dad.

me: You don't have a dad. You have a donor.

Eliana: That's my doughnut.


Tuesday, June 10, 2008


Our family