Monthly Archives: November 2010

seriously need to get more organized.

things are going a bit haywire lately. grayson and I still have not managed to get on a schedule. I keep making excuses like, “well, if he was breastfeeding better…” or “well, the formula he’s on is pre-digested, so he can’t possibly be able to sleep longer than 2-3 hours.” but, it’s time to figure something out.

for one thing, I go back to work this saturday. (crazy, how fast these 8 weeks have flown.) but it’s only saturdays right now. I’ll go back fullish time in jan/feb. I need to have something worked out by then, because I can’t be sleeping at work from 8-12! plus, last night was particularly painful. I’m trying to get him to sleep in his crib (he’s been sleeping in his swing because of the massive amounts of spit up.)… and it’s just been a rocky road. I wish I was one of those moms that could let him cry it out… but I’m having a hard time with that.

plus, if I don’t start sleeping at night, john and I are never going to see each other. I feel like we haven’t hung out in forever… and I can’t have that. I love my little man… don’t get me wrong… but I love my husband, too… and I feel like I have not been tending as much to that relationship as I need to. so, there.

last night I ordered a few books on getting the baby on a sleep schedule. please god, let them work. right now, I’m downstairs listening to him on the monitor… he’s just babbling… the kid does not sleep unless he’s rocked and cuddled… and even then, when you put him down, he’s wide awake. I know I did this. I’m just trying to fix it now. friggin’ frack.

last night I was so friggin’ anxious with his noises and whatnot while in the crib, I couldn’t sleep. plus, by the time john got home my nerves were so friggin’ fried everything he was doing was driving me insane! I had to take two advil pm to get to sleep this morning…

so that’s my gripe session for today. wish me luck. I’ve gotta get this house back on track… for all of our sanity. including baby g.

in other news, I got our christmas tree today… came all the way from the basement :) …
it’s just a cute little fakie, but it works. the less I have to clean up come new years, the better. can I get an amen?

welp, I’m off. until next time, toodloo.

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ergo = bliss

first off… I need to tell you, I had just woken up from a nap when this lovely gem of baby happiness gear arrived. so, my hair looks disgusting and I look incredibly groggy. there’s my disclaimer. hardy har har.

the only thing I really wanted for christmas this year was an ergo carrier. I wanted it in galaxy gray with the infant insert in the same pattern. so, when my mom asked what I wanted this year I practically shouted the ergo. and of course, here it is. thanks mom and abe.

I had to put it on right away… and luckily grayson was awake… and pretty fussy. two seconds after I put him in it, the kid was out. I mean hardcore sleeping. uhhhhhhhhhhmazing. not to mention, it’s completely adorable. I am in love…

in other news, my christmas shopping, including cards (hallelujar), is complete. I’m so proud of myself this year. even johns presents were easy this year. (he was pretty open about what he wanted.)… so, I’m a happy camper. now, to sit back and enjoy grayson’s first christmas. I ordered him a exersaucer from the disney store (thanks disney points!), which I doubt he’ll remember… but it’s his first christmas… I had to get him something!

anywho, that’s all for now. going to go walk around my house aimlessly with my bebe. can’t wait for the weather to be better… aka warmer, it’s frickin’ cold here… so we can take walks with the dogs… it’ll be much easier to maneuver with two dogs trying to drag me. (sorry caesar, not the best “pack leader”…) that’s for sure.

toodloo.

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thank. you. god.

this is a beautiful thing.

and the first time it’s happened all. day. long.

it’s been a frustrating day. I got a quickie nap this morning (thank you john.)… and when I woke up I could tell it was going to be one of those days. I came down the stairs to a look from john that was like, “help!” he told me about  a half an hour before I woke up he was halfway up the stairs to get me. bless him. I needed the extra half an hour. especially for this afternoon.

from the second I woke up, he’s been fussy. I mean FUSSY. he wouldn’t eat, I changed him (worst changing session ever, mind you. he was squirmy screamer mcsquirmyson…), I fed him, I rocked him, cuddled him, put him on the playmat, fed him again, changed him, put him back on the playmat…

finally, sleep. thank you playmat. now he’s in the swing, rocking happily. phew, what a relief.

onto other news, I have something exciting going on that I can’t say anything about for a couple of weeks. I know, why even bring it up? well, I’m about to burst with excitement, that’s why! so, there’s a little teaser. come back to find out what it is. it’ll be worth the wait. I’ll take LOTS of pictures. trust me.

oh, and if you like the blanky in the pic, you can go grab something similar here. the red pistachio has THE cutest prints and her stuff is amazing. I’m a HUGE fan of hers and her sister over at the spotted barn. go check em’ out. if you have a baby shower coming up… they have THE cutest gifts. no joke.

anywho, away I go.

toodloo.

 

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week two: iphone photos

well, this week I was smarter. I remembered which day was which. hooray for me!

monday:

mondays are always rough. I think it’s because john goes back to work sunday night… and it’s always a little hard to get back into my no sleep groove with grayson. monday afternoon when I woke up from my nap… john made me lunch. a half cooked pot pie. bless him. he’s adorable.

tuesday:

here’s my cute little man, being about as cute as can be.

here he is two seconds later.
gotta love babyhood…

wednesday:

john will absolutely hate me for this one. but I think it’s too cute. it was a neat moment. he was down there on the floor (grayson’s on the playmat)… talking to him… it was priceless.

thursday:

happy first thanksgiving little man!
also his first time in the highchair.
also, my first time cooking without worrying about him.
all in all, good day.

friday:

no story behind this photo.
he’s just stinkin’ cute.

see ya next week!
toodloo!

for some reason, wordpress is being redonkulous and not letting me post the linky thing – so go here, if you’d like to join in on the fun and link up… or you could just go there to read an awesome blog… that’s ok by me too… :)

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there’s a new sheriff in town…

better watch out…
teeheehee
this is yet another etsy find (the fun ones are starting to roll in.)
hutch is the shop. she makes uber cute onesies.
I got two others. one says, “there’s a new sheriff in town” and the other one says, “if I’m too loud, you’re too old.”

priceless. thanks again etsy, for making me giggle.

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thankies… and etsy yummies…

as we all know, today is the stuff your face, watch the parade, laugh with family awesomeness we refer to as thanksgiving… for john and I it’s been a couple of lonely years on thanksgiving. the first couple of years spent in connecticut we had our feast alone. last year it was kind of awesome, because I decided to take it upon myself and make our meal… (thanks, martha!) considering I’ve not really cooked much in my life (last year was when I decided to teach myself…), it turned out pretty friggin’ fabulous… but I digress… fast forward one year, to now. we. are. a family. how thankful am I for that? um, pretty dang thankful.

god is good. that’s all I have to say about that.

this last year has given me a HUGE amount of reasons to be thankful… and here are just a few (don’t want to keep you here for days, do I?). my completely awesome husband who I’m so lucky to be married to. he’s also becoming such an incredible daddy. I’m really proud of him. (especially because he said he never saw himself having kids. but then he married me… that’s what he gets! hehe) GRAYSON. from the second I got pregnant with him I loved him. which is lucky considering I had a miserable pregnancy. it kept me going. thank god for that. our amazing family. I’ve been extremely blessed with incredible in-laws as well. both my MIL (and family) and my FIL (and family) are all uhmazing… and I’m so happy grayson is going to have four sets of fabulous grandparents and two loving aunts. he’s a lucky kid. I’m thankful that I’ve gotten to grow up with all of my grandparents and my great-grandparents. granny, (great-grandma, most uhmazing woman ever, who I adore) gave us a scare this past year. (she’s 91, fyi.) she’s doing better now… but it scared me and for a second there I was hating life that we lived over here… I’m thankful my husband has a job he loves and is getting his mba (go him!)… and I’m super happy his job enabled me to take three months maternity leave! oh, and we cannot forget my adorable pooches, elsie and baxter man. without whom, I may have a lot less stress and a lot less half-eaten chucks… but they’re worth it. (I’m curious why elsie targets my chucks anyway? nothing else is ever chewed up…)

needless to say, it’s been a great year. with the addition of grayson, I feel like john and I are moving in the right direction. it’s awesome. finally starting to settle into married life… and past a few gigantic bumps… we’re still here! hooray!

one of the newest additions to my bank of thankfulness is ETSY. I luff it so friggin’ much. it makes those painful late nights with little g… slightly less painful. here are a couple of the recent digs… tell me what you think…

this is the cutiepatootiehat seen in my six-week checkup post on grayson. it’s darling and john loves it. it’s his hat of choice for grayson right now and he had me order another one in the next size up and a brown one. the seller of these hats is totally awesome. she goes by “mama mac” and it totally suits her. totally cool chick. you should check out her shop. the hats are totally affordable and I can totally attest to the great quality. check her out: daddy mack hats.

this was a total impulse buy… and I’m totally glad I got it. it’s a diaper wallet. (not to mention completely adorable!) it’s just big enough to hold a couple grovia biosoakers, some grovia wipes, and my debit card/license, and my iphone. I’ve used it several times already. it’s awesome for when you’re just running out. it makes me a little happy inside. they are a little spendy, but in my opinion, totally worth it. plus, they have tons of designs… and they make baby bedding too… very cute shop… check em’ out here: everafter.

this onesie I couldn’t pass up. it’s from blink baby. she’s one of my favorites. I love the onesies she makes… she is also a very cool seller… it seems to be a trend on etsy. (part of the appeal)… the adorable hat, I couldn’t pass up. it’s made in maine…. which for some reason made it more appealing… new englander kinship maybe? plus, it’s hubby approved… which is always a plus. (too big for him right now. but looking forward to when I can see his cute lil head sporting this.) she’s got tons of cute ones… check em’ out – babbidge patch.

saved one of my fav’s for last… so originally, I ordered the longies (which are FAB btw.) for g to wear over some sustainablebabyish fitteds he has… but the seller accidentally sent me these ridiculously cute soakers. she messaged me and told me she’d made a mistake (before I even got them!) but told me to keep them… I tried to refuse… she wouldn’t take no for an answer. needless to say, it was a good day for me. please, please check her out… taryn stuff. she rocks.

if you’ve made it this far, congratulations… you’ve won an virtual air high five from yours truly. I hope I didn’t bore you to tears… but I could yack about etsy for about eighty hours, so consider yourself lucky. sorry about the picture quality. can’t find our good camera, had to settle for the iphone.

hope everyone out there has a fantastic thanksgiving… eat lots! it’s a get out of guilt free day.

toodloo.

oh and p.s. a huge thankies to my fabulous model, baxter… without whom, these pics may be a little less colorful.

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skype. target… and, well… that’s a lot for one day!

me and my main man ventured to target today. I thought it would be dead considering friday is the wonderous black friday… but ohhhhhhhhhhh no… everyone and their brother had that idea. it was still nice to get out of the house… especially considering the power went out on our whole block… the only thing I don’t like about target is that it’s a bankaccountsuck… I walked in there to get john some hair gel and me some aveeno… walked out with baby jumpers, leggings, bath soap, diaper rash creme, a bundle me… I mean it’s redonkulous what the baby section does to me.

but it was fun.

little g looked super cute in a new outfit we got him last week. my hubs loves all things aviation… so when babies r us had this little outfit marked down… and I had a gift card (thanks ryan and anna!)… he’s looking mighty stylish… :)

last night was little g and I’s first skype session with my mom and stepdad… it was actually really fun… once you get over the looking at someone while talking through the computer. it’s a little strange. I’m definitely not a phone person… so being a “skype” person is going to take some getting used to…

here’s what we got the joy of experiencing. hardy har har. they can be highly hilarious sometimes. (oh and don’t forget how cute the chihuahua little guy is… he used to drive me nuts (high school)… but now I love him to pieces…

so, that’s all folks. nothing too too exciting around here. I seriously need to take pics of the recent etsy purchases. I could just die by pure cuteness value…

hmmm, maybe that’ll be next.

toodloo.

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dreamy mcdreamerson.

had a trippy dream last night. it was a first for a couple of months. when I was ahem, with-child, I would have trippy dreams all the time. the common one was that he was born with his heart outside his chest… or that he had no eyes. in fact, I remember asking the u/s tech at his twenty week appt if she could tell if he had eyes… she rolled hers and then told me he definitely has eyes… good thing she was right… tude’ aside.

anywho, last night I dreamt that I woke up in our house in california (yep, we’ll get into that later. flippin’ real estate market.)… and all of this had been a dream. marriage, connecticut, grayson. all of it. I remember feeling sad, but a little relieved. is that horrible? don’t get me wrong… I love john, grayson, and our life together, but a) itsalotoffrigginwork and b) I was really young… I am still young!

when I woke up it was a bit jarring. like, whoa! where am I? (hate those almost as bad as the falling ones.)… I didn’t tell john when I came downstairs (he watches little g for a couple hours in the morning, so I can get a nap.)… I felt almost ashamed. what in the world?

can’t control dreams, right?

in other news, I am terribly bummed I can’t got shopping black friday (we all know how much I love to shop.)… I just am not ready to expose little man to that kind of mania. (or my nerves, frankly.) there’s always next year. maybe I’ll experience a black friday toddler tantrum. a girl can dream.

I guess that’s all I’ve got for now. I need to post a couple of things I got on etsy because they are all too frickin’ cute. :)

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doppleganger?

I was editing little g’s birth story and about meh… and came across this photo.

It’s me and my dad, circa 1985. look familiar?

he really is a chip off the old block…

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week one: iphone photos…

trying to get on the photo train… here goes nothin’. oh, and this is yet another post idea I borrowed. I got it from a couple of other fab mommy blogs.

I guess I’m supposed to put what day of the week each picture was taken. pheff, I’m lucky to know when it’s daytime. highly unlikely for me to recall which day each of these were taken… but right now, it’s all bebe… all the time.

diaper duty :)

this shirt is awesome. I found it on etsy. it’s blink baby’s shop. luff her.

am I a terrible mother for thinking this is adorable? I can totally hear him saying, “mama! no photos!” plus, this is an adorable diaper from rumparooz. they have the best prints. not my fav diaper, but awesome prints.

“baxter, you know I don’t speak spanish!” – ron burgandy, anchorman.

this could easily be a bebe picture of me. nuts.

I never mug like this for the camera, but this is too frickin’ cute.

luff my sling. so does he.

sorry my pics are all the same… not getting out much right now. hopefully you mamas understand :)…

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