Wednesday, January 28, 2015

Socks are overrated

So have I told you that my sister in law is pregnant. In fact, her due date is coming up quickly. I'm hoping she holds out until at least February 1st because she's soooooo anti purple that it'll give the baby a purple birth stone. Yup, I'm vindictive like that :). Oh and I haven't called her old in this post yet. She's old. Hey, she picks on my hair... I call her old. It's called family!

Saturday was her baby shower. She asked me to come and snap some pictures and we all know how much I hate taking pictures (please read the sarcasm there. We need a sarcasm font!). There were friends and family. There were balloons galore. There were snacks. There was cake. And there were presents. Oh and there were games.

Game #1 - Everyone got a pin to wear. You couldn't say the word baby. If you did and someone caught you, you lost your pin. I lost mine sorta willingly to Tbug... then I could say baby without thinking about it. 
Game #2 - The Diaper game. They melted 6 different candy bars in diapers and you had to guess what they were. yuck!
Game #3 - They passed toilet paper around and you had to take the amount that you thought would fit around Liss. I might add that Tbug was a winner.
Game #4 - Put a note card against your head and draw a baby.

One present to note is the fact that my baby girl got her baby girl hangers. But we put special thought into this present. They were purple hangers. Now... we might have taken the packaging off and traded out a couple of the purple hangers for pink hangers so she couldn't repackage them and take them back. Yup, the purple war is on :). Oh and instead of cards, she asked for books with writing on the inside. So.... it just so happens that the book we got her, the inside cover is purple. I love purple and she makes fun of me. I keep telling her that her baby girl may like/love purple someday and she can't deny the baby of that color. And then again she may hate it but it's her decision to make.

Oh and the title. Were you wondering about the title? I'm sooooo glad you asked. She got one set of socks at the shower and said that is one thing she really hasn't gotten this far. My friend Cassie said that socks are the death of new mothers and I blurted out that socks are overrated and the best bet is to buy footed jammies. I'm not kidding. You'll put socks back on those feet 100,333,333,333,444,455,667,234,654 times per day. Footed jammies, those puppies don't come off. Just saying :).

And that would be the overview of the baby shower. Next up... baby's a comin.

Tuesday, January 27, 2015

10 Things to Smile About January

1. It's fun to think that hubby and I have been together for 5 1/2 years. Now that might not be long for most people but it truly excites me. Part of the reason is in just a few short days he'll be my longest relationship on record and I'm totally okay with that!

2. Tbug turned 12. Dang, where has the time gone? I've been in her life (or she's been in mine...) for almost 6 years now. It'll be 6 years the first part of August. Want the exact day? Friday July 31st, 2009. So I guess the end of July to be exact. That night she introduced me as her daddy's girlfriend even though we weren't dating at the time, we'd just been on a date...

3. I went to the New Year's Day dive but I chickened out this year when it came to actually diving... it was cold that day!

4. We had a day honoring Veterna's with a Try Scuba Day.

5. I got to be involved in an extremely worthy cause give away.

6. Baby girl's hair went up in pigtails and she was a hoot. I swear it changed her personality and she has a pretty great personality without the pigtails!

7. My baby girl turned 7 months old, although I think I want to cry at that too. She's growing up way to fast. She's going to be 20 before I know it. Why I picked 20 who knows. and that would be referring to years not months. months will definitely come faster than years! okay I'm going to stop now before I start crying!

8. I got a new phone case. It feels different than my other one so I'm not 100% sure how much I like it but I love the picture on it!

9. I went to my Sister in law's baby shower. (btw, if you're reading this, you're old. hey I have to get my jabs in when I can. And if you aren't here and reading this... she picks on my hair.)

10. Here's a good laugh for you. I swear I"m losing my mind. I made these Brownies for Sunday Night Dinner. Yeah I was in a hurry trying to get them in the oven so that they'd bake... I completely forgot to put sugar in them. So we had sugarless brownies. They weren't bad but the texture was a bit off... but ice cream solved the whole thing.

Monday, January 26, 2015

The Peanut Post - Month 7

Stats: At her 6 month drs appointment which was January 7th she weighed 15lb 5.8oz which put her in the 29th percentile in weight. She was 2' 2.7" tall which put her in the 74th percentile. So I have a long lean baby is what this is telling me.

Wearing: You're wearing 3-6 and 6 month outfits for the most part. Diapers are size 3. Shoes... well you still don't like shoes nor do you like socks. Shoe size is like a 2-3 for what I put on you but again you don't keep them on so I don't fuss with them much, yet.

Sleep: Your nightly routine is the 4 B's. shower (Bath), food (Bottle), (Burp),  (bed). You haven't been sleeping as well as you were. You don't like to go to sleep as easily at night unless daddy and I go to sleep with you. You wake up a couple times during the night but a binky puts you right back to sleep. This week you've been waking up at 5am for feedings which is way early in mommy's opinion :(. You don't like naptime as much anymore.

Behavior: You're not afraid to let us know when you're hungry or tired. There is a difference in the screams too. You've started babbling. I'm not sure you really have said your first word yet but there are times when you say dada or mama, I'm just not sure you realize you're saying it yet. Although you've said it toward us a few times. You are starting to put your arms out when someone says do you want to come to me, but it isn't all the time yet. You are starting to really learn how to wheel the walker around and while at the dive shop you have a tendency to go up to the pillar where daddy puts his coat/sweatshirt and grab it all while yacking at it. Very funny and yes I have video.

Eating: You eat a bottle 4-5 times per day. 6-8 oz depending on the feeding and how hungry you seem. You also eat pureed food at least once or twice per day. This month you've had sweet potatoes, butternut squash, yogurt, apples, peaches, mashed potatoes & brown & white gravy, spaghetti sauce (minus any chunks) and maybe a few other things people haven't told me about... like ice cream...

Appearance: Your hair is going more blonde about the color of what mommy & daddy's was when they were babies. And so far you still have those pretty blue eyes.

Likes: You like to talk. You like when people walk around with you. You like to be involved in everything. You like to play with the baby in the mirror. You like to be mobile and are getting close to crawling. You like real food. You like your activity saucer. You like your walker. You're starting to tolerate dogs and are very interested in the cat.

Dislikes: You don't care for naptime. You don't like carrots. You don't like beards (on men). You don't like shoes (although we are starting to tolerate them more). You don't like socks. You don't like to be left alone (in your pack 'n play, you prefer us to be there with you). You don't like cold soap. You don't like cold bottles.

Milestones: Starting to be more vocal. Consistently eating real food. So close to crawling that you might be before I hit publish.

Mommy: Mommy can't stand when you're upset. She prefers happy baby. You really are such a good baby though. Mommy gets down on the floor and tries to help show you how to crawl, boy I didn't realize the floor was so hard or maybe that I was so old until I get down there and start crawling. When you aren't around (ie at grandma's, with daddy, etc) mommy isn't sure what to do with herself because she doesn't have you to take care of.

Daddy: Daddy loves spending time with you. He loves to snuggle with you and lately you guys have been playing, especially right before shower time a lot. You guys have started having "deep conversations" with each other. Sometimes when you are upset, daddy is the only one who can calm you down. You are still his baby squirrel. He absolutely loves weekends when he can wake up with you because you are so happy and smiley.

Other: This month we got some hair ties and put your hair up in pigtails for the first time. Not only was it absolutely adorable but it totally changed your personality for the day. You were a hoot and quit sassy.


Dear baby girl,

I can't imagine you not in our life. It's crazy how you go from a life without you to a life with you in no time flat. I wish time would slow down! You're growing up WAY. TO. FAST. I'm still so glad that God picked your daddy and me to be your parents. Earl told us this week that you weren't just mine and daddy's but that you were all of our baby. Stay sweet and remember that mommy and daddy love you! By the way, you're beautiful!!


Sunday, January 25, 2015

6 Month Photos

A Portrait

New Mannerisms



Bath Time

Squeaky Clean-Baby

Favorite Toy

A New Trick

A Picture with Mom

A Picture with Dad

New Experience

Saturday, January 24, 2015

The Saturday Post {85}

Top 5 Posts of the Week
1. 365 - Midmonth photos 62-76

2. A Few of My Favorite Things - Repost

3. A Worthy Cause & Giveaway!

4. Friday Five

5. 1 Year Anniversary Post

This Weeks Posts
A Worthy Cause & Giveaway!
The day you started blogging. What were you thinking?
Friday Five 

Blast from the Past
2014 - There wasn't one. This time last year there was a lot going on...
2013 - Bamboo Gardens
2012 - Farm Kids are a Different Breed
2011 - Sad Day
2010 - There wasn't one.

Recipes made from the Blog This Week
++I was lazy this week :)++ Well I didn't cook anything I've blogged about. I actually cooked things...

Week's Happenings
++This was a weird week what with Monday off and all. That kind of made me lose track of days.
++One of my husband's cousins (by marriage??) lost their little boy this week. He was just a few days shy of 3. I don't know the details really and I didn't ever meet those family members so I never knew the little boy but please keep the family in your prayers.
++Another one of hubby's cousins (sister to the parents of the little boy) lost their house to a fire this week so please keep them in your prayers as well.
++Today is my SIL's baby shower. I guess she had a bit of a scare this week due to her age when involved with this pregnancy but all came out okay.
++I usually give my SIL fits about being old... I refrained when she posted about that on facebook. Every now and then I can be nice, right? (btw, if you're reading this Liss, you're old ;) haha)
++I just had to throw that in there... couldn't resist.
++Hubby ordered me TurboFire this week. 2 of my friends have done it, one is Jill, she did awesome about it and blogged the results. The other is Brittin, she is actually signed up to be a coach? or something like that. I don't really know. We'll see if I can shed this baby weight with that.
++I'd like to shed the weight I gained that is still hanging around, but I'd also like to tighten up and maybe even drop a few more pounds.
++My group of friends, we absolutely LOVE to watch/quote the NFL Bad Lipsinking video on Youtube. Earl told me I needed to watch the 2015 one the other night. It's good but still not as good as the first... SKUNK! An Orange Peanut? For me? Well I accept you!
++And that's all she wrote boys and girls.

Friday, January 23, 2015

Friday Five

Five Thoughts on this Friday:
  1. I didn't have school on Monday because of Martin Luther King Jr.'s Birthday. I really don't remember getting this day off last year but I'll take it!
  2. You know I think baby girl hasn't fallen asleep in my arms since she was a widdle (little) baby. Tuesday I was sitting at my parents house for a few minutes before I had to leave for school and she took a snooze in my arms. I just sat there and soaked it up. She'll sleep in my mom and my MIL's arms but not mine. 
  3. Wednesday we put her hair up in pigtails. OMG, that totally changed her personality! Wow she was full of it! It was soooo adorable, cute, funny, hilarious, and every other describing word you can think of!
  4. I started working on making her baby food yesterday and the things I needed to process it up were in the dishwasher. I forgot so right before bed I jumped in the shower (our nightly routine, I shower first, then Abug and hubby jump in, then I take Abug and lotion/diaper/dress her, hubby finishes his shower then she eats and we all crash), hubby went to make her bottle and had to finish up her food for her. She was screaming her head off when I got out of the shower. 
  5. Normally she wakes up somewhere between 6 and 8 in the morning for her morning feeding. This morning started at 5. Does that mean this day is off?
Five Photos:

Someone found their tongue this week I guess. Dang, it has spent more time out of her mouth than in it.

we went to the store this week with grandma and forgot the stroller or front carrier so she got to ride in a shopping cart like a big girl. Dang, please quit growing up so fast!

At Sunday Night Dinner we were playing Domino's so Morgan decided to take baby girl. When we walked into the living room, this is how we found them.

These pigtails brought out a whole new personality in this sweet girl.

I got a new phone case for my phone this week. I thought it was really cute and fun, especially since I like cameras :).

p.s. don't forget about this giveaway going on!!


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