Saturday, May 29, 2010

My Saturday morning so far...

On Saturday mornings, Jordan has to be at work at 9, so one of us usually goes out and grabs breakfast once the baby is fed. It's usually a quick drive thru run. This morning, I really wanted a cinnamon-sugar bagel from Einstein Bros. (yum!), and since it's about a 15 minute drive from our house, I don't usually go there. So, I get the monkey in the carseat, and we headed out. I got there, hopped out, unbuckled the baby, and pulled him right out...and then I felt something on my hand. Then I smelled it. Yep, the child exploded on the way. And guess who's brilliant mother didn't bring a diaper bag because we were only going to pick up breakfast and come home. So, I sit there, awkwardly holding him, with poop running down his leg, trying to decide what to do. I reached down in the seat pocket looking for some napkins--or anything--and there was a towel stuffed down there! (Why? I have no idea. I didn't care, either!) I wipe him off and get him situated back in the carseat, and he was happy as could be. I started up the car and was going to leave, but I decided that since I had come all this way I should go ahead and get our bagels. I kept him in the carseat, pulled out the stroller, and went in. Yeah- I let my child sit in poop so I could get a yummy breakfast. Bad mommy. He was happy, though... Anyway...I got home, got him in the bath, and put a clean onesie on him, and he was ready to play. All was right in the world. Then he puked on both of us. And all of this happened before 8:30am. Awesome.

Happy Saturday, everyone! :)
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Friday, May 28, 2010

Cutesy Crochet and Paper Crafts: {Giveaway}


I'm so jealous of people with an arts & crafts side. I'd love to say I have uber cute scrapbooks and I crochet or knit such cute little things, but, alas, I don't. Thank goodness there are people out there who do! And etsy lets them share all of this fun stuff with us! My friend L, is quite talented in all of the above. She's recently opened her own etsy store, Cutesy Crochet and Paper Crafts. She makes adorable crochet headbands and hats for little girls,earrings, potholders, and even headbands! And she has a crafty side outside of the crochet, making birdhouses, home decor, and the list goes on.Want to get your hands on one of these items for yourself or a special little lady in your life? Here's your chance! Cutesy Crochet and Paper Crafts is giving away one item of your choice (excluding the birdhouses and baby blanket) to one lucky reader!

To enter, visit Cutesy Crochet and Paper Crafts and leave a comment on what item you would like to win. It's that easy! (1 entry)

For additional entries:
-Add Cutesy Crochet and Paper Crafts to your favorite sellers list. (1 entry)
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-Vote for me on Top Mommy Blogs/Picket Fence Blogs. You can vote every 24 hours! (1 entry per vote)
-Follow me on twitter (here) & tweet about this giveaway. (2 entries; 1 entry per additional tweet)
-Grab my button and put it on your blog (2 entries)
-Blog about this giveaway and link back to this post (3 entries)

Remember-You must leave a comment for EACH entry. This giveaway will run through Tuesday, June 1, and I will choose a winner using

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Wednesday, May 26, 2010

Me and my boys

Tuesdays are my favorite day. Jordan's "weekend" is Monday and Tuesday, and I work Monday, Wednesday and Thursday, so Tuesday is our day together. We usually spend the day doing a little housework, running some errands, and just hanging out as a family. I love having no agenda, getting up and just hanging out in our pjs, and eating breakfast without having to rush out the door. I do hate that Jordan has to work both days on the real weekend. My parents have a pool, and now that the weather is warmer (ok, HOT), we've gone over there a couple of times to hang out. I really didn't want Jordan to miss Hampton's first time in the pool, so he's played in his exersaucer and baby pool each time but never gone in the pool. Yesterday, we went over there and played in the pool together for a little while. And Hampton loved it! I know Jordan feels like he's missing so much when he's at work, and I'm so thankful we were able to have a nice day where my boys could share this memory. Now we're ready for the beach!!

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Monday, May 24, 2010

FOR SALE: Cloth Diapers

If you were interested in any of the diapers I had in the giveaway, now's your chance to get them! All orders will be on a first come, first serve basis BY EMAIL, and I will update what is left as quickly as possible. Please email me at with your request. Thanks!

BumGenius 3.0s (Diapers are bundled with two inserts, a newborn insert and a one-size insert):
1 Moonbeam (washed, never used) = SOLD

1 Grasshopper (washed, never used) = SOLD
1 Clementine (used) = SOLD

1 Ribbit (New) = SOLD
1 Ribbit (washed, never used) = SOLD
1 Twilight (New) = SOLD
1 White (used) = SOLD
1 Butternut (used, small spot on inside back flap) = SOLD

Blueberry (One size Microfiber/Hemp insert included with each diaper):

1 Blueberry Minky One Size Pocket Diaper--Lemon Lime (washed, never used) = SOLD

1 Blueberry Minky One Size Pocket Diaper--Cow (used) = SOLD

Goodmamas (Black and Green are Organic Bamboo Velour One-Size Fitted Diapers, Mojito is natural OBV inside)

Mojito (used) = $30

Black Tie (used) = $26

Spring Green (used) =$26

Wahmies (each includes one Banana Peels Microfiber Insert, measuring 15 1/2" x 5 1/2")

1 Green (used)- $12.50
1 Light Blue (used)- $12.50
1 Royal Blue (used, missing snap on right side)- $10

Swaddlebees Fleece Wraps
1 Ivory, Medium (New)- $12.50

1 Green, Medium (New)- $12.50

*If you buy more than 3 items, I will take $6 off.
*Shipping will be a flat rate of $4.80. Items will be shipped USPS Priority mail. I can ship outside the USA, but your shipping rate will increase.
*All items will ship as soon as payment is received.
*Email me at with any questions or to place an order.

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Sunday, May 23, 2010

8 months!

Guess how many months I am??


Hampton is 8 months old today! I don't even know what to say about this past month. He has gone from a baby to a little boy, it seems. ::sniff, sniff:: Once he learned to move, he hasn't slowed down! And everyday is something new!I have a feeling we're going to have our hands full...

This month's moments to remember:
  • 3 teeth! The 2 bottoms came in about a week and a half ago, and the top left one finally popped through (barely) this weekend. Teething has not been a fun time for any of us, but this top tooth has been a real booger. I hate that it's been so painful for H, and I hope the next one isn't as bad.
  • Hampton seems to have no real desire to get his knees up under him and actually crawl. His army crawl gets him where he needs to go, and fast, so he seems content!
  • Last weekend, he learned to get himself into the sitting position on his own.
  • This weekend, he learned to pull himself up to stand. Jordan witnessed this new trick for the first time at 4:30 am on Saturday. I guess he just needed to show off!
  • Hampton loves to babble all the time. He is seriously talking all the time! His only real word that he uses consistently is "dada." "Mama" and "bye" were a one time occurrence.
  • He's trying lots of different foods now, but still is not a fan of anything green. I keep trying, though!
  • He LOVES to drink ice water out of a real cup. And to stick his chubby little hands in the glass, play with the ice, and giggle. Adorable.
  • He's lazy. Seriously. He refuses to hold a bottle or sippy cup. If he does give in and hold it, he won't lift it up in order to get anything out.
  • He gives the best hugs and kisses. Period. You come out on the other side with a soaking wet face, but they're still the best. :)
  • "The squirmer" should be his middle name. He loves to be held, but when he is ready to get down, you better be prepared. He will leap out of your arms, crawl up your body and over your shoulder, or fling himself backwards to let you know!
Wait, I'm how many months??Wow!!I can't wait to see what I learn THIS month!

I'm so thankful for the time I get to spend with this little guy and watch him grow. He has such a personality already!
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Friday, May 21, 2010

the b!tch is back

(A note to my little brother: Go ahead and skip the first paragraph if you're reading!)

Yep, aunt flow has invaded my life once again. Actually, for the second time since giving birth, she's back. I don't know if it is due to pregnancy or just my body changing as I get older, but it is AWFUL. Seriously, like a war zone. I have always considered myself fortunate for never really having cramps, but now that has changed. They are so bad I thought I was going to throw up a couple of times earlier this week. Yuck.

Ok, vent over.

Getting back to "normal" has hit me kind of hard. It's not that I necessarily want to be pregnant again right now, but the sinking feeling of AF arriving is just haunting. Now, each month that passes by, it is just a reminder of what we will (most likely) have to do in order to grow our family. I've always wanted to have children fairly close together in age, but I've come to realize that this will most likely not be the case. It's not fair. I know that sounds so whiny and childish, but what else is there to say, really?

Jordan cracks me up, though! I told him last night that AF was here, and he said, "Oh, so are you going to go and pick up some of those tests?" (talking about ovulation predictor kits) Oh dear sweet husband who rarely gets up in the middle of the night when the baby wakes up, who gets back in bed after fixing the baby's breakfast, who still can't seem to locate the dirty laundry hamper or dishwasher without explicit directions, and who hands the baby over when he gets too fussy to handle, NO. I do not want to go buy OPKs. Thanks so much for asking! :P
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Thursday, May 20, 2010

Rough Night

I'm jealous of any mom whose baby had an easy time with teething because my little monkey is miserable. In turn, mommy and daddy are tired, irritable, and really clueless to what else we can do to help. :(

Last night was the worst so far. When I put his pjs on at 7:00, he had a fever of 100.5. I had given him some Tylenol at 4:30, so I couldn't give any more right then, but he got it at 8:30 with his bedtime bottle (and some teething tablets). He didn't go to sleep until almost 9:45, and tossed and turned, making pitiful noises for about an hour. I was woken up around 12:30 with a shriek from the nursery. Ok, this happened with the bottom teeth, so I did what I did then--went and scooped him up and put him in bed with us, where I thought he would be content for the rest of the night. WRONG! He slept off and on until about 3:30, when he decided he needed to crawl around and explore the bed. So, trying not to disturb my oh-so-peacefully-sleeping hubby, I grabbed the baby, went and did a quick diaper change and, after another couple of teething tablets, settled into the rocker. Hampton was so exhausted, but man did he fight going to sleep. He wiggled and squirmed and climbed up me, but I finally got him to calm down just rock. I sat and held my whimpering baby, not knowing what to do to help him feel better until he fell asleep nearly 45 minutes later. I got up oh so slowly, crept to the nursery, and gently laid him down, where he instantly popped his eyes open and let out a wail. I patted his back for a couple of minutes until he was calm again, gave him a stuffed animal to love on, and left the room saying a little prayer that God would let him just fall asleep on his own...and I didn't hear a peep out of him until about 6:30. Whew, it makes me tired just thinking about it!

And here I sit, typing one-handed, with a droopy eyed baby snuggling into my chest, desperately needing a nap. He feels pretty warm again, and he is not content unless he is being held. :( This going to be a long day. And I'm dreading the idea of doing it again tonight.

Please just poke through, tooth. Like, now.

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Have y'all seen these?!
Jean diapers?? I can't decide if I think they're the most ridiculous things ever or if I need to run to Target ASAP to pick up a box!

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Wednesday, May 19, 2010

so, what do you think?

Are we liking the new look? I love it! A big thank you to Becca over at Jumping Jax Designs. She was so easy to work with and very quick. And she doesn't just do blogs! If you're looking for birthday or shower invites, a logo, or birth announcements, go check out her site!

If you enjoy reading, don't forget to vote over on the side bar at TopMommyBlogs and/or PicketFenceBlogs! It just takes a click to vote!

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CD Giveaway: WINNER!

And the winner is:

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Voted for you on TopMommyBlogs!

Congrats, Casey! You have 48 hours to contact me at If I don't hear from you by then, I'll have to pick another winner.

Thanks to everyone who participated. If you are interested, I will be selling the rest of my stash. I need to come up with a fair price list, and then I will let you know. They will be sold first come first serve. Stay tuned!

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Monday, May 17, 2010

Pardon the "Blah"ness...

I'm getting a blog makeover! I'm excited to see what it's going to look like!

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Big Weekend!

We had quite the eventful weekend here in Hampton's world! I heard him "talking" on Saturday morning after his first nap, and when I went in to get him, he was sitting up in his crib entertaining himself. I thought it was a fluke or he used the crib bars to help get himself up (which was unlikely since he was in the middle of the mattress, but I was in denial, ok?!). Well, he did it again yesterday morning for me and Jordan and a few more times since! Such a big boy! YAY! And, uh oh...!

Last night, he said "bye" and...wait for it..."mama"!! Oh, talk about making your heart melt. I thought I was going to cry right then and there. Of course, mom and I heard him say it, and we both squealed with delight and kept trying to get him to say it again, bu tin response he giggled and buried his head in his arms. Cutie pie :)

He also went in the pool for the first time. We didn't take a real swim b/c the water was WAY too cold (thanks to dad putting in some fresh water that morning). But he got to enjoy being on the first step and just splashing around for a few minutes. Mom and I went to BRU to get him a float, a plastic baby pool, and some pool toys. We were much more excited than him! He seemed to really enjoy being outside, which is a huge sigh of relief for me, because we spend a lot of time out by the pool during the summer!

Don't forget to get your entries in for the cloth diaper giveaway. It ends tomorrow!

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Sunday, May 16, 2010

Picture Tag!

Ashely tagged me in a game of Photo Tag.

Here's how to play:
1) Go to your photo files, select the 8th photo folder
2) Select the 8th photo in that folder
3) Post that photo along with the story behind it
4) Then pick some blogging friends to do the same!

Not too exciting, but it is pretty! I snapped this picture last Labor Day weekend as we headed out to the beach to take some pictures of me, the hubs, and the baby belly! Here's one of my favorites from there:

And two weeks later, that belly was gone!! :)

TAG, you're it ;)

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