Thursday, February 28, 2008

Happy Birthday Beo!

My big black doggie is 2 today!

More Firsts...

My dad stopped by this morning and offered to watch the baby if I needed to run out for anything. it just so happened that I needed to go to the bank and the post office so I took him up on his offer.

Running errands alone (for a grand total of 15 minutes tops) never felt so glamorous.

I am also going to attempt to bake today. Don't get too excited they are only blueberry muffins, from a mix, but they do involve opening a can of blueberries and a packet of struesel topping.

I'll let you know how it goes.

Wednesday, February 27, 2008

Sugar Tush -- Going Out of Business

A friend of mine has a company called Sugar Tush which makes the cutest yoga themed clothing for babies and toddlers. I could not resist the "Downward Facing Baby" tee. Sadly, she is closing her business to try other endeavors so there is a HUGE sale on everything in the store... 70% off with the code "goodbye"

Not only do they have great clothes they also have custom photo albums embroidered with your child's name and birth date. If you need a gift for someone having a baby this is a great gift, in fact, I just ordered one for Nate!

Check out for more cute gifts!

Tuesday, February 26, 2008


So Nate and I have been spending our days together since hubby went back to work and so did my mom.

Yesterday was a day of firsts for both of us. Nate and I took our first walk around the block (which was probably too much for me since my incision is bothering me today) and I cooked dinner for the first time since Nate came home. It was a modest meal, baked chicken, stuffing, and roasted cherry tomatoes but it was quite a feat to pull off (for me anyway).

Today I think we are going to venture to nana's house for a visit. Mommy NEEDS to get out!

Friday, February 15, 2008

Postpartum Joys

Although I loved just about every minute of my pregnancy there are a few things I am REALLY enjoying about the postpartum period.

1. I have ankles again. I completely forgot how tiny and pretty they are!

2. Wearing non-maternity clothes. Now, granted they are just tops but still it opens up my entire wardrobe to me.

3. Being 27 pounds lighter!!!! (I gained 32 pounds, so only 5 pounds to go)

Baby's awake... gotta go... :)

Wednesday, February 06, 2008

I'm Back!

So... I failed all of my tests last Monday and after finding out that I had little amniotic fluid left and an "old" placenta I was induced. The induction didn't work (apparently I was too happy being pregnant) so at 3:00 Tuesday morning (1/29/08) I had an emergency C-Section and Nathan Elliott came into this world. Being the ultra-hip techno-baby that he is, he already has his own blog, so you can read his full birth story and the 7 day NICU stay that followed.