This & That & Give a Dog a Bone

I thought it would be fun to have a Q & A post. Like an “Ask Mama Notes” except my name isn’t Mama Notes, but you know what I mean. I don’t know, maybe it won’t be fun, but let’s try it. If you have anything you want to ask me just leave the question here in the comments, or email it to me and I’ll answer them in a week or so ish. It could go like this.
Q: How much do you weigh?
A; More than a squirrel, less than an hippopotamus.
Q: Do you like chocolate?
A: Of course not.
You get the idea. Shoot them at me.
Lucas was quiet in his room for 5 minutes or so, and naturally, I thought he was sound asleep dreaming of monster trucks and bulldozers.
I went in to check on him and he’s doing this.
He was playing! I had no idea he could even move this far. I honestly didn’t even know he could roll over in his crib because he hardly ever does when he’s playing on the floor. I set him in the middle of his crib usually, so I when I walk into his room and see him at the edge of his crib I just couldn’t believe it. I had to get my camera and take pictures amidst my laughing, which probably doesn’t teach him that No Lucas, this isn’t play time, this is nap time, lets roll on your back, to the center of your crib and go to sleep please, but whatever- how was I suppose to not take pictures of this?
I also caught him practically sitting up, peeping his head up and over the edge of the crib which just teaches me that perhaps I need to get out my baby safety gear sooner than I had originally thought. Because this kid? This sweet angel boy of mine? He is going to have me chasing after him by the time he’s like, 6 months. So by next Thursday.
Looks like I have to pick another winner for the children’s book giveaway? They are collecting dust! Why is no one claiming them? I know there are plenty of you who would love them! For a reminder, if you leave your email with your comment/entry, I will email you. Otherwise, I won’t. And I always announce the giveaway winner on the original giveaway post. So, let’s try this for the third time. I’m tempted to just say whoever emails me first gets them, but maybe that’s not fair so told me that #176- Angela- is the new winner! Angela, please, for the love of crackers and cheese whiz, email me! I promise your little ones are going to love the books I picked out!
Don’t forget, that if you’re participating in the Fit by Labor Day Challenge you must send me your “after” picture by Friday, September 4th by 12:00 Noon. If you don’t get them to my be then, they will NOT go up on Monday and therefore you will have no chance of being nominated thus no chance to win the to-be-determined prize. Sorry, no exceptions. I will “away from the office” next weekend so they must be to me by Friday!
I spy up-chucked milk….

I want to give you all an update on my friend’s baby- Cameron. Remember I told you about him? He has been having really awesome days, and really bad days. From what I hear from Cameron’s mom he is up and then down and then up and then down again. Would you continue to pray for him and his family and keep him in your thoughts? As of the latest update that I’ve heard, he now has stool coming up through his feeding tub and it looks like he might need surgery. At this point there are still a lot of things in the air. Tonya (Cameron’s mom) did get to hold her sweet boy for a few hours which is so wonderful and such an answer to prayer. He is the cutest, tiniest baby I have ever seen.
I know there are so many babies and kids who need our prayers. I wish there was some way to pray for every single one of them and share all their stories. Sometimes I feel overwhelmed with all the sick children in the world. I have to remember and trust that God knows our heart and it’s okay to pray a “general” prayer. He knows our hearts. He knows.
Do you believe that parrots can talk? I know they can, but it’s one of those things- just like dinosaurs-that I won’t believe until I see it in real life.
So today at the pet store, when I saw a parrot in a bird cage and a sign that said, I can talk! I love to talk! I will talk to almost anyone and I can repeat anything you say!, I thought it was my chance.
I stood like a lunatic in front of the cage saying “Hello!” “Hello?” “Hello!” in eight different languages and twelve different voices. And I got nothin.
So I still don’t believe it.

Published by Samantha Mellen

Certified personal trainer & health coach helping women transform their lives through fitness, abundant mindset coaching and internal peace. Mom of two boys, living life in Alaska.

11 thoughts on “This & That & Give a Dog a Bone

  1. Oh that is a good comment above! I have 4 kids and the first three never did that…so imagine my shock and horror when I went to get my sweet baby cakes out of her crib in the morning and she was standing in the doorway! You can never get the saftey gear out to soon! So my ? is what advice would you give to newbie bloggers? Thanks, I really enjoy your blog!

  2. Love the spit up pic lol. Everyday, ordinary pics are the ones that end up the most treasured, IMO.

    I can't believe no one has claimed that wonderful selection of books. If Angela doesn't get back in touch with you just send em my way:)

    I'll be praying for baby Cameron. As a nurse in a NICU I know how hard it is for the parents. Every day is like a roller coaster and it seems it is always one step forward followed by two steps back in terms of progress. She is very lucky to have a friend in you.

    My ? Favorite vacation destination.

    As always, love reading your blog!

  3. Oh dude! Missed it! My mistake.
    Will send you my pic soon … I'm down eight pounds. Woot!

    New question…
    What college did you attend, what degree?

  4. Here's a question for you (might be kinda lengthy answer..idk)

    How did you attract PR for giveaways and get to have such a great following?

    I can tell you why I follow – you have such humorous and real/honest posts 🙂

  5. Isn't it amazing just how they grow so suddenly and rapidly and then they're doing things you never dreamed they knew how to do and just making you question your baby proofing schedule?

  6. When you were a little girl, what did you want to be when you grew up?

    How old is old?

    On a scale of 1 to 5: how much did you know about caring for an infant before you had your son? Now?

    Love your blog!

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