Thursday, November 20, 2008

waiting for Twilight

Well folks, the time has finally come... Twilight is here! I am sitting in the theater patiently waiting the last 45 minutes before it begins. I am here by myself which kind of sucks, but next time I'll be with my sissy so that makes it better! Well, I'm going to go and enjoy the mindless teen chatter going on around me. Twerds unite!


One of my friends from BabyTalkBio recently started a giveaway blog. She has lots of great products that she reviews and gives away. She recently listed a really cool magnetic calender for kiddos and some Amaz pads. (MEN: LOOK AWAY THIS BLOG ISN'T FOR YOU!!) The Amaz are cloth pads to replace disposable menstrul pads. They can make your period shorter, cramping less, and you're not spending money every month when Aunt Flo comes knocking.

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Saturday, November 15, 2008

Looking For Work

Well, I just took a typing test for a work-at-home transcription job. You make your own hours, but it is a legit job. No paying to work for them, none of that jazz. I'm actually excited about it! It will be nice if I can bring in a little extra to help out our family.

Friday, November 14, 2008

My Boys Are Angels

Why, you ask, are they angels? Because they are asleep. Both of them. At the same time! We ran some errands today and they both fell asleep shortly before we got home. I succesfully unstrapped and carried both the boys, taking off coats and shoes along the way, and laid them both in their beds. They're all snuggly warm under their covers, and mama is sipping on some Starbucks, enjoying the rare total peace and quiet. Ahhhhh. This is going to be a short blog b/c I want to revel in the silence while I a chance. Just remember, silence is golden!

Tuesday, November 11, 2008

I've Been Tagged!

My friend Benah (rhymes with Dana ;) ) tagged me. And that means I am supposed to impart 7 pieces of my motherhood wisdom. More specifically, wisdom I aquired in my first 3 months of parenting. So let's see what I can dredge up from that sleep deprived period of my life.

1. You cannot spoil a newborn. Don't be afraid of holding them too much, giving them too many kisses, or whispering too many I loves yous into their tiny ears. You never get these newborn days back, so as exhausted as you may be, cherish it! Your tiny miracle will never as tiny as they are today. All too soon they will be scooting, the crawling, then walking, and then off to college. Make the most of every day.

2. BUY A BOPPY! This thing is a lifesaver. From feedings, to cuddlings, to learning to hold thier head up this thing is a godsend!

3. Breastfeed. It's the easiest thing you can do for your baby that counts in so many ways. Your breastmilk is taylored to fit your baby exactlly, and your milk changes nutritionally to meet the constant changing of your baby. The bonding you experience through breastfeeding is unlike anything else. I see it as the 2nd way you give life to little love.

4. This one only applies to boys, but it's something I learned in the early weeks with Henry. Point their penis DOWN. For some unknown reason I was under the impression that you were supposed to point it up. Frustrating diaper change after frustrating diaper change, soaked outfit after soaked outfit and my friend Misty finally clued me in. DUH! If the pee pee is point up then guess where the pee goes? Up and out. Tuck it in! lol

5. When your baby wakes up in the middle of the night, keep their surroundings the same. Don't turn the lights on, don't make eye contact (this speeds up their heartrate and makes them wake up more), and try to keep the atmosphere the same.

6. White noise. Get a humidifier, white noise CD, or something similar. Both of my boys still use white noise for sleep and it helps so much. If muffles all the things that go bump in the night so they can sleep more sound.

7. Get into a routine. Since so much a mother's hardships in the beginning revolve around sleep, this one is key. A bedtime routine is especially important, but getting your baby into a routine gets their little body into a routine, and this makes falling asleep easier because their body is anticipating it. We did dinner, bath, jammies, boob, rocking, and then bed.

So that's some of my motherly wisdom. I hope it helps someone out. I'm off to tag 4 other mamas!

1. Misty - Be Cool, Be a Guhl
2. Laura - Wait. What are we talking about?
3. Michelle (mama) - The Process of Changing Michelle
4. Stephanie - The Osbornes

Monday, November 10, 2008

House Pictures

Here are some promised pictures of the new place. I'll get some of the bedrooms and kitchen later and post those too.

Friday, November 7, 2008

Fall is Falling

Most of the leaves are out of the treetops and on the ground now. We haven't raked yet because who wants to rake twice? Ew. We're looking at a mix of rain and snow tonight and tomorrow morning which is kind of exciting. I doubt it will stick though if there is going to be rain in the mix. I could've sworn I saw flurries earlier while I was at the bank, but they were really thin, and didn't stay but for a few seconds. It could've been my imagination running away with me.

I bought Henry an approiate sized rake a few days ago and he's been having fun with it. Here are a couple pictures of him and Luke outside "raking" the yard yesterday.

Saturday, November 1, 2008

Hippo Toes

There is a wonderful line of fair trade children's clothing called Hippo Toes. If you're interested in winning a $25 gift certificate (with FREE shipping!) then head over to Ohana Mama blog!

Ohana Mama Blog

Halloween 2008

Pics of my Thomas the Train and Chunky Monkey!!

Fluffy Blog

I need to apologize. Things have been feeling so hectic lately that most of my blogs have been fluff 'n stuff. Well, I say hectic, but really I've pushed the "New Post" button tons of time and say here thinking, "I have NOTHING to blog about." Do you ever feel like you have nothing going on in your life? Obviously my life is full. I fell as though I don't have a minute to myself most days, I'm so busy doing. But when it comes down to it, where was all my running getting me? What was I accomplishing? Was it even worthwhile enough to mention in a blog? Hmmm. Apprently not because my blog has been pretty bare.

So, what's a girl to do? How do you go about making your everyday happenings mroe meaningful? How do you find value in monotenous tasks? How do you make an extraordinary life out of a life that barely seems blog-worthy? Truth be told, I have no idea. But I know I need to get out of whatever funk is keeping me feeling this way.

I haven't been to church since I left Alabama, which, I'm sure, is a huge contributing factor. Even Alex said today, "We need to get you back into church QUICK!" but that was a joke. Although, many a truth is said in jest. I need to get back into the Bible too. I know it's nothing more than an exscuse, but every spare second I have I (usually) spend trying to clean or finish unpacking/organizing the house. It's not exscuse though. Sigh.

If anyone has advice for me, let me know. I want my everyday life to feel full. And not just with "Stuff", but to be full of meaning.