January 31, 2012

"Finished" Nursery

A friend reminded me I never put up any "finished nursery photos" so I real quick took some shots of at least what it looks like now. I still hope to get my talented sister to paint some fairy's for her walls to add some color, but her "thumbprint tree" is hung (still needing more thumbprints of assorted family) and the bumper is up (she still doesn't sleep in here yet though). A few little bird houses on one wall, and her birdhouse nightlight on the other. The mattress won't STAY, but does come in handy the nights she doesn't want to go down easy (or stay down). The rocking chair was made by hand from some lovely maple by dear Hubby, and is SUPER comfy and GORGEOUS. The furniture was my older sisters, and then mine until we finally got "grown up furniture" for our room. And yes, if you've been reading along, the two drawers are still broken ;). And still could be fixed in the same amount of time it's taking me to write this blog. But I have decided that Hubby should be the one to fix it, and I'm not very good at nagging him ;).



Just a tidbit on why I haven't posted

I started to "vent" on facebook, but i really try not to do that. You always get comments you'd rather not, and lots of them. Anyway, this was a fairly typical morning, sadly. And this is what I was about to post.

Another "good" morning. 1 shower, 1 bath, 1 load of laundry. All before noon and all unplanned! Thank you projectile reflux puke and butt blowout. You've given me purpose this morning. At least she slept till 7. Too bad I woke up at 5:45 to feed her and had to wait.

So while I sit here with my smart phone, dictating, and nursing, I'm changing my plans from going to the thrift shop, to doing wash. Washing the puked on sheets, the pooped up pajamas, and the baby that fortunately likes baths now. Wondering when I'll get breakfast, and praying that this stops being "normal" soon. Ugh. Thanks for letting me vent, and no, it's not every day, just often enough that it's not weird or worrying... Says the doc.

P.S. "LA's Totally Awesome" yellow laundry cleaner from the dollar store: awesome. Even at baby poop.

January 30, 2012

Yes, I did survive!

So with my little cutie girl being over two months old, I'm realizing that this blog has nearly been abandoned! I do apologize, but I don't really feel bad about it ;). The family has demanded (not really) that I keep our family blog updated with photos of my Little Miss... and I'll be perfectly honest, I haven't gotten too many "fabulous artsy shots". She doesn't (and never has) stayed still... the most wiggly newborn ever - the girl doesn't even SLEEP still!

I do NOT promise to start blogging more, but having the family blog pretty much caught up and her miraculously still napping, I figured I'd let you know that I did, in fact, survive labor - it was pretty awesome actually. Most of my pregnancy involved pain, and a WONDERFUL epidural gave me about 10 hours free of any pain!!

I will continue to kiss these cheeks...

...and maybe, someday, eventually, I'll blog here again (or do something new with the business end of this adventure). On a side note: the website was down for a bit, but is BACK UP!! I'd love to hear your opinions on the photos, which ones you like, even which ones you don't, and what you do and don't like about the site. Please be kind in your criticisms though!