Friday, August 27, 2010

Shop to My Lu

For the past 11 months, Pregnant for 9 + mommy for 2, I've been shopping for little people clothes.

We recently received a package with some things from here

Mom, Avery Cate and myself are heading to a consignment show tomorrow. I have my eye on a Strasburg Halloween set. Wish me luck!

And just this morning I agreed to go to one of these

*Hot item on my shopping list- Halloween Costume. We will dress as a family if we can come up with a good idea.

I thought these were cute but she'll be 4months (ahhhhh) and can rock more than a onesie.

Thursday, August 26, 2010

Giving Thanks

I said an extra pray of thanksgiving last night.

Yesterday morning we were all scurrying to get where we needed to go on time. Dustin helped me load Avery and all of our bags into my car, kissed us both and raised the garage door on his way back inside.

I use the rear view camera anytime my car is in reverse, I almost cant backup in a car without one. As I was backing up, I saw something flash across the camera. I thought it was the neighborhood cat until I heard a noise. I knew that sound. It was Graham!

Somehow he managed to get out of the house. I'm so thankful he wasnt hurt, I think he yelped when he saw the tire inching by.

Last night I gave thanks for this technology and the safety of my baby boy.

Tuesday, August 24, 2010

Crazy Eight

She isnt this little anymore and at times it makes me weepy.

She's 8 weeks old today.

For her 8th week birthday she gave mommy a sleepless night. Where did our 7 hours straight go? For her 8th week birthday I'm giving her extra milk at bedtime. I'm thinking of Thanksgiving, I sleep really well after I eat a big meal. Maybe she'll do the same.

How are you? What's your favorite iPhone Ap?

Wednesday, August 18, 2010

Oldies but Undies

*This post may be TMI for some of you.

To protect the guilty party, I'll use an alias. Bubba sounds good.

Bubba noticed a hole in his/her panties. (Please note I refer to underwear as panties for both men and women, I dont discriminate) Bubba was content with wearing this particular pair of panties regardless of the hole.

If you noticed a hole, a big hole, would you wear them anyway? I didnt think so. So after encouraging Bubba to do the right thing, toss 'em, the panties made their way to the top of the trash pile.

I told Bubba that I should probably look in my collection to see if I have some offenders, I know there are items from my college days buried in the drawer. Do you toss out panties often? Its usually something that people buy, adding to the stash.

Bubba also noted, wisely, "thats why people say "I have underwear older than you"".

Well, if nothing else, I hope this post inspired you to clean out your "drawers".

Monday, August 16, 2010


Did you try to check in on us at the end of last week? I don't know what happened to the blog, as it said it was unavailable, but I'm glad its back.

We survived our first week, well 3 days, of daycare!! Avery's daily note said she was a Happy Superstar each day.

The weekend was not long enough, there was way to much going on to get any rest. Due to lack of sleep and knowing I had a tough day ahead, I needed caffeine this morning. I made a B-line to Starbucks to get the new Via iced coffee packets and I must say I do love it!

A bottle of water, a packet of lightly sweetened coffee, a dab of milk and a good shake = incredible. But not as incredible as this little girl...

Tuesday, August 10, 2010

6 Weeks Later

I've been living in an altered universe for the last 6 weeks where all that matters is her.

I've done crazy things like dig through the sheets looking for her in the middle of the night or swaddle the dog and take him to the pack-n-play just to find Avery already in there, walked out of the house without any shoes and forefit a purse for just a wallet, phone, keys and diaper bag.

I was plopped back into reality today. 6 weeks=work
My coworkers have made it an easy transition and I've cluttered my desk with photos of my sweet baby. My mom is keeping her today but it's back to daycare tomorrow.

Tomorrow may be another story.

Friday, August 6, 2010

Dry Run

I start work next week which means Avery starts daycare. We found a great church that she'll be attending 4 days a week.

I needed to take her supplies, yes she has school supplies, in this week so I thought it would be a good idea for us to have a "dry run". The plan was to take her for a few hours, let them get used to each other and let me wein myself from her slowly.

She and I were both in tears when I left.

Trying to be productive and help the time pass, I went to the gym to walk. The TV was on the View and they had a cupcake segment. Great, I'm sad and now I'm watching people eat Yummy gourmet cupcakes while I walk. Guess what I had for lunch.

Now I'm at home, in the quiet, just watching the clock waiting to go pick her up. I'm trying to wait long enough for them to give her a feeding. I prepared enough bottles for two feedings but I don't think I'll be able to wait that long.

Thursday, August 5, 2010


Dustin has wanted an iPhone forever but being the Scrooge that I am I begged him not to get one.

I worry about the touch screen technology, the money pit the apps can create and the price in general.

We picked up our iPhones yesterday. I have no clue how to operate the thing and I'm in way over my head. Help Me.