Working 24/7

Friday, June 24, 2011

I know, I know.. I've been a horrible blogger lately. I have a good excuse though!
This little man takes up all of my time these days. :)

The only time I'm ever online anymore is when I'm nursing the baby. I use J's ipod to check my email and read a few blogs, but I never have time to actually sit down and write type a whole post. In fact, the only "me" time I ever get is when I'm taking a shower, pooping going potty, or if I stay up past my bedtime. {Yes, I have a bedtime now or else I will be a zombie when Joel wakes up at 7 AM wanting to play.}

I read a bunch of mommy blogs and I often wonder how some of those ladies do everything that they do. You know which ones I'm talking about--the ones that manage to keep their house spotless, cook dinner for their husband every night, take care of their babies, and somehow find enough time in their day to style their hair and get dressed in the latest fashions. They need to share their secrets because right now I'm convinced they are either really good liars story tellers or just aliens!

My days are filled with diaper changes, nursing, and doing my best to entertain a four month old playtime. It doesn't sound like much when you read it but don't be fooled.. it's a 24/7 job, and I'm lucky if I get a 20 minute break. As far as keeping up with housework--HA! I usually have to clean up the house first thing in the morning or else I won't have the energy to do it later in the day. Oh and forget trying to look cute for my husband! I'm doing good just to have clean hair and a clean shirt!

So anyway my point is -- until I learn the secret from those super [alien] momma's or can afford to hire a personal assistant, I will try to blog as often as I can!


Saturday, June 11, 2011

After Joel was born he would cry and make a "nee-nee!" sound if he was hungry. We thought it was cute so we now refer to breastfeeding as Nee-Nee. When we see that he is hungry we will say "he wants the Nee-Nee."  :)

I have been exclusively breastfeeding giving Joel the Nee-Nee {on demand} since he was born. Before he was born I decided I would TRY to at least breastfeed until he was 6 months old. Well he is 4 months so his pediatrician recently suggested that we start giving him a bottle once a day so he can get use to it and to give myself a break. Well we have tried twice.. once yesterday and again today.. and both times he didn't want anything to do with it. And honestly.. I'm ok with it. I love the bonding time that breastfeeding has given me with him. He loves to hold my hand/fingers while he is nursing and it just melts my heart! :) I do feel a little bad though, because I can tell that J really wants to experience giving him a bottle. So I'm torn on what to do -- should I continue to give him just the Nee-Nee, or should I keep trying to see if he will warm up to the bottle?

&Truth be told, when I was pregnant I was totally creeped out by the whole breastfeeding thing. The idea of milk coming from ME was weird! Come on you know you probably thought/think it too! haha The first time he nursed it all felt so natural though, and I feel proud that I've been able to do it for as long as I have.

Wee Bit Wednesday

Wednesday, June 8, 2011

I've seen this on a few other blogs so I thought I would join in on the fun!
Head over to Leigh Ashley's blog if you want to join in too! :)

{one} how many times have you been a bridesmaid/maid of honor? 
Just once, recently for my friend A's wedding.
{photo taken by Captured Moments Photography}

{two} what’s the last thing your do before you fall asleep at night?

{three} you just won your dream vacation, all expenses paid.
where are you going?
Ireland and/or Italy

{four} what is your favorite outdoor activity?
Anything to do with the water. Boating, swimming, fishing.. I think you get the idea.

{five} as a child, what did you want to “be when you grew up”?
did you end up there?
I wanted to be a ballerina, astronaut, and a teacher. I'm currently a stay at home momma, which I love and wouldn't trade for the world, but I'm still hoping one day I can be one of those things. Especially an astronaut.. haha! How cool would that be!
{six} what are 3 things your dream home would have that you don’t currently have?
Is it sad that the first thought that came to my mind was central A/C? haha I really miss having that! Anyway -- my dream home would have a swimming pool, a bigggg backyard (complete with a garden), and wood floors.

{seven} what’s for dinner tonight?
Chicken bacon alfredo pizza. Sounds weird but it's really yummy!
{eight} if someone stopped by your house unannounced on a typical Saturday night, what would they find you doing?
Before I became a momma you would find me either watching movies or playing board games with my husband. Nowadays, if it's before 7 we are trying to watch a movie and keep Joel entertained. If it's after 8 we are in bed snoozing.

{nine} what’s your average monthly water bill?
I honestly have no idea because base housing deals with that.

{ten} what do you do to relax?
Relax? Um.. what's that? HA! I use to take a bubble bath or read a book, but I haven't been able to do that in four months. ;)

A Few Highlights From Our Trip To The North

Tuesday, June 7, 2011

J's family had a surprise baby shower for us! It was the sweetest thing ever! It meant so much to us since I wasn't able to have one while I was pregnant. J and I had fun opening all the goodies everyone brought for Joel..227654_10150198603132847_575817846_6906891_5787383_n

The day of the shower we also celebrated J + his cousin's birthday. It was the first time in years that they've been able to celebrate together!
{J would like you to know that the party hats were NOT their idea. HAHA!}

The day after the shower/birthday party was my first Mother's Day! :) I woke up that day with a VERY thankful heart. For years I thought I would never be able to be a mother, so to say it was a special day for me would be a huge understatement! I still can't believe that God blessed us with this precious miracle/cool little dude! =P


We did a bunch of stuff during our trip, but I think my favorite part was going to Amish country. J's mom took us and we had a great time. I lovvvvvved all the shops we went to!
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