Sunday, March 11, 2012

Videos of the Laubster!

Wow, the Laubster Tale blog has been suffering! And to be honest, I'm sure it's not going to pick up any steam until we get pregnant again (No, this is not a post announcing we're pregnant...I PROMISE! We are not there yet!) - but ,to keep those of you who don't have facebook (Are there any of you out there?) I wanted to post a few videos I've taken of Logan over the past little while so you can see what our favorite little guy is up to!

I made these next 3 videos on my iPhone using an awesome (& free) video editing app called Magisto - basically you take several video clips and then choose a soundtrack and the app combines the clips, edits them and adds the music and Viola - you have an awesome video! I love it! In other Logan news, the kid is talking up a STORM. My goodness, I can't even keep track of all the words he says now. My favorite has got to be ALRIGHT, which he says like "Awwhite" it's UH-DORABLE. Despite being as cute as a bug in a rug, he's definitely almost 2...and by that I mean we have entered what has got to be the most difficult and exhausting stage of childhood so far. This past week has been ROUGH - probably the roughest that I can remember to be totally honest (But that's only because, thanks to Mother Nature I have New Mom Amnesia and I don't really remember what those first few weeks were like...if we all remembered those tough times, would we EVER go through it again? Hell to the NO!)Logan is at that stage where he understands enough to assert his independence and can tell Jas and I what he wants, but he doesn't understand enough for me to REASON with him about certain things - or, really about ANYTHING. We get a full on MELTDOWN after he sees me pull the eggs out in the morning and doesn't realize why I can't make them instantly (Apparently my child would like Jane Jetson for a mother). It's a battle - that's where we're at. Both my amazing sister-in-law and good friend Angie have reassured me that this age was their least favorite as well (18-22 months for Angie - so if that's the case for Logan then we're almost home free! Also, Gretchen assured me it's amazing how much change can come in a couple of months - especially once they hit the 24 months mark - PLEASE PLEASE LET THAT BE TRUE!). Now, I probably have a few friends reading this who are rolling their eyes thinking I'm SUCH a wimp because Logan is SUCH a good kid - and yes, it's true, he's AMAZING...especially when he's around other people and other kids - but when it's just him and me, disastrous events are going to happen. Now, I will take some blame for that from this past week because I was not as patient of a mother as I like to be. But as I said before, this past week has been TOUGH. First, Logan was SUPER sick so we were pretty much stuck inside all day each day. We would go on little walks here and there, but Logan wasn't really up for much more than that. We would play i the backyard of course, but it wasn't enough to get either of us satisfied about the outside world. Then, because Logan was sick, he and I had to cancel our trip to Chicago which was supposed to happen this past weekend. Jason's brother Colby graduated from Navy Boot Camp and we were all going to go out for the graduation (along with Baba Laub and Colby's girlfriend Allison) - but Jason still wanted to go (as he should have) so we drove Dada to the airport, waved goodbye and braced ourselves for 4 days on our own. There were quite a few days where Logan didn't sleep well while Jason was gone, and since I NEVER sleep well when Jason's gone, we were both exhausted. From the cabin fever I was already feeling from the week before, I just wasn't in the right frame of mind to deal with Logan's tantrums - and not having Jason there to pick up the slack and help me, it just made everything that much worse. I definitely realized how much I need Jason - and as always, I have no idea how single parents raise children - even if I do all of the domestic stuff at night (Dinner, bath time, bedtime) just knowing Jas is downstairs waiting for me to help me relax, to talk with, to just SIT WITH makes everything better. And to have someone to distract our little Tantrum man is a priceless gift - not having that day in and day out made for some VERRRY Long days (And I think Logan would agree!). So that's where we're at - I'm in the beginning stages of planning Logan's 2nd Birthday party...not a big surprise, but it's going to be ELMO/Sesame Street themed and should be a TON o' FUN!

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