Wednesday, August 25, 2010
Leaving Las Vegas
Dear Baby I,
Well it seems like just a few days ago we were welcoming the summer and here we are ushering it out. Where does the time go? I bet before I know it, we will be school shopping for you! One more thing for Mommy has to cry about!
It has been a long week for us. Your first week into One Year Old has definitely been a busy one. Uncle Ralphie and Daddy spent your whole birthday loading up the moving truck. The next day we regretfully took Noni and Uncle Ralphie to the airport. :( We didn't have too much time for Mommy's hyperventilation stint though...we had a yard sale to get ready for! OK, so the Thursday and Friday Yard sale was a semi-bust....but we did get rid of a few things - but we ended up taking much more to Denver than expected. Go Figure! Friday afternoon the moving truck pulled out of the driveway and headed out to the Great Mid West. We headed to the Doctor for your 1 year check up. Saturday was the kicker though. Daddy and Zorro and Doc drove off to Denver. I am not sure I ever cried so much in my life. Separating the dogs was one of the hardest things I have ever done. FOr those of you non-dog lovers this probably sounds a bit overly fanatical - but trust me, I can cry now just thinking about it! I am sure it will be equally as hard next weekend when you and I fly out to Denver. Leaving Uncle Ronnie and Prada here in Vegas may just put me over the edge when it comes to winning the hyperventilating lady in the airport award! Hoy Vey! I cannot wait for that!
Moving is a hard thing kiddo. THankfully you are too young to know what is going on. Sometimes I wish I were! I think kids are way more resilient than adults when it comes to adapting to change anyway....Or maybe your Mommy is just a big crybaby wuss! I can definitely use an unemotional night off soon! I am dehydrating here!
The Moving Truck arrives in Denver Friday and we are to arrive on Sunday. That gives Daddy less than 48 hours to unload the whole truck and set up the house before we get there! He is surely got his work cut out for him! THanks goodness you have such an amazing Daddy - otherwise I think he would have killed me for all my breakdowns by now!
Being in Vegas with you this week with all our stuff packed and gone, has been challenging to say the least! I never realized how important my baby gate was! Even all those toys you never play with helped buy me sometime to make dinner! Now I am on my own! Good thing Prada is here to play with you - without chewing up your toys and bouncy balls! Hint HInt Doc!
It wouldn't be a complete post if I didnt mention your sleep habits this week. OR shall I say LACK of sleep! Hitting the big 0-1 has not helped us get some shut eye around here! FOr the past week you have been up all night moaning and groaning. We narrowed it down to the whole milk your daddy gave you (GRRR!) or more toofers coming. Not sure what it is just yet, but I hope it figures itself out soon! THis crying all night stuff is for the birds. Not too mention you are one MEAN bed hog when you toss and turn all night!
Well kiddo, I think you have finally fell asleep in your crib in the bedroom. I no longer hear the torturous wailing or your toys being flung around the room. Time for MOmmy to round up more of our stuff for the final suitcase! I realize you will probably never remember Vegas Baby, but I will do my best to remind you how important this past year has been to all of us - you me, daddy, Uncle ROnnie and the dogs. It has been such an amazing year for all of us. Our time together here has been such an unforgettable experience we were lucky to be a part of. Next up is the next chapter of our journey for all of us. Remember we love you very much Sir I and no matter where we are or how far apart our family may be they all love you very much. Ugh..I am crying again...
Sweet Dreams my little monster monkey.