Saturday, September 12, 2009

Just Life....

This past month or so has been very hectic for me!
We finally closed on our house after two months of waiting, we were about ready to give up. And to top it all off the mortgage lady called us the day of closing and tells us that we have to bring $1300 to closing when we were expecting to have $0 down! Nick was ready to walk away from the house but I was too emotionally attached. So we went and signed the papers and waited some more! We gave the previous owners two weeks to get out, out of respect for them. These next two weeks drug on, we felt like we just made a huge purchase but our day to day life didn't change at all. In the mean time Natalie has gotten an ear infection and decided that nursing wasn't for her anymore. I tried to nurse as long as possible and even supplemented and tried nursing just twice a day. If she was sleepy enough she would still nurse but finally one day she refused nursing completely. I thought I'd be ok with it and be happy to have my body back but this was really hard! I loved the bonding that we had and the "us" time it gave us. When I give her formula she stares at the ceiling or out the window and not at "me" like she used to. It also made me feel very inadequte as a mother. I know I nursed for 9 months but I wasn't ready to stop! To top this all off we were getting NO sleep. Natalie would go to bed ok but wake up by 1 am and be up until 3 or 4 and then go back to bed until 6 or 7. This gave me 4 to 5 hours of sleep each night.

So I'm emotional, trying to figure out this formula thing, trying to pack and sleep deprived all at the same time!

Moving day finally comes and it takes us from sun up to sun down to get everything moved let alone unpacked.

3 weeks later and we are mostly unpacked but still finding things that are packed here and there. We love the house and I feel it was all worth it, now if we could just get some sleep I might feel like a real person again!

If anything I've learned that things don't always go as planned no matter how well you planned them out, or how you "think" they will go. As a mother I've really had to learn to go with the flow and realize I can't plan everything. That's tough for me because I like to be in control and I can't be.
Still, being a mother is the greatest thing I've ever done and I wouldn't trade it for the world!

Tuesday, July 21, 2009

Up, Up and Away!!

That is all Natalie wants to do anymore. She stands at every possible thing she can get her hands on, and even the things she can't. This morning I heard a bang on the wall so I came around the corner to see what it was and Natalie was standing at the wall. I was completely shocked! She had nothing to pull up on and nothing to hold herself up once she got there. I'm so scared that she is going to be walking very soon. I mean I'm glad that she's growing and learning but where is my baby?! I think they go from newborn to toddler way too quickly. Slow down and smell the roses Natalie! There is plenty of time for walking in the future, for now be a baby and stay put! About a month ago Natalie started army crawling and I thought she was never going to crawl now that she knew how to get places without crawling. Well, I was wrong. About two weeks ago she started crawling. The first day she would go a few paces and fall flatly on her face, the next day she was across the room and now she's across the apartment as fast as I can walk. I've decided to enter her in a baby crawling contest at the Gerber Baby Food Festival. We'll see how it goes but I'm pretty sure she is just going to sit and wave or stare at all the other kids. I'm excited still.

Wednesday, July 8, 2009

Gro Baby

I am fairly new to CDing. I know how to use most everything, have tried quite a few brands and styles. My favorites for at home are actually just prefolds with a thirsties cover. When we are out and about I like to use pockets, mostly BG 3.0. I also bought the BG 3.0 for my husband and mom to use because they are a little bit easier for them to use. That being said, I would love to try Gro Baby. I love how it's a one size diaper, that's huge to not have to size up with your child!! One diaper from birth to potty learning is great!! The snap in soaker is such a great feature. I love PFs with covers but I think that the Gro Baby has the same idea just a lot less bulk! And no diapers to fold, just snap it in and go. It saves money because you can reuse the shell and just change the soaker so you don't have to have 20 of these diapers to make it to laundry day. All around they seem like a great diaper. I would love to try one!!

Here is a link to them
Go check them out for yourself!!

Tuesday, June 16, 2009

Going Dot Com Birthday Bash

As many of you know I am a huge fan of a website called Tip Junkie. Laurie over at Tip Junkie is offering several Giveaways each day this week to celebrate Tip Junkie’s 2nd Birthday. She is also launching her new dot com. SO head on over to and check out all the fun tips and ideas for just about everything in the blogging world. Right now there are some fun ideas for Father’s Day, Birthday Parties, summer, etc. I hope you can enjoy this giveaway too!!

Monday, June 15, 2009


Right now we are working on buying a house. For everyone out there who has bought a house, I know that you understand what I'm going through. I'm trying to get quotes for everything, get inspections set up all while hubby is working. Trying to call hubby to make sure he agrees with the decisions I'm making and he's busy so he can't answer the phone!! haha

We have a tenative close date of June 24th and we will move in 14 days after that. So, if all goes as planned we will be living in our new home in less than a month!! Wow, I'm excited and nervous at the same time. It sure gives you butterflies....

Saturday, May 30, 2009

Applecheeks giveaway!

Since I am new to CDing I would love to try every kind of diaper I can get my hands on, however we have a tiny budget. We just decided we are going to buy a new house so we are saving every penny. I still have $50 left of my budget but in the interest of getting a new house I am holding off on that. I just entered to win an Applecheeks diaper and am hoping to try it out!!
WIN an AppleCheek Cloth Diaper @twoofakind
Open to everyone worldwide!

These are the dipes-

Friday, May 29, 2009

Summer Time

We are so excited now that the weather is getting warmer. We can't wait to get outside and PLAY! Having picnics at the lake on Sunday is going to be our new family tradition, as soon as it gets warm enough. I feel so bad for Natalie though because she is SO white. She is going to need TONS of sunscreen to be out in the sun. My mom found a really cute sun hat for her though. It's kind of big but she'll grow into it. Natalie is army crawling around now. It won't be long before she is full on crawling. She's already into everything!! I'm sure it will only get worse. It's fun watching her explore everything and find all the things she shouldn't be getting into. She doesn't understand No yet but we've been saying it a lot lately. The house is pretty baby proofed but she still finds things to get into.

Tuesday, May 12, 2009

Teeth and so much more!!

Natalie has cut her first two teeth. She cut her bottom two front teeth at the same time. It wasn't fun at all!! I am dreading the rest of her teeth coming in. Can't we just have two? haha She has been eating solids for just over a month now. She's a little piggy. She eats just like her dad!! Although she isn't as picky. Right now she eats Avocado, sweet potatoes, squash, plums, prunes, pears, applesauce, peas, green beans.... I think that's it. oh yeah and bananas!

Monday, May 4, 2009

Great Cloth Diaper Giveaway

Since I have a new obsession (cloth diapers) I was searching online for the best deals like I spend many hours of my days doing. I found the Great Cloth Diaper Hunt. It is set up so that you can find WAHMs and other small businesses. I have found many great deals by "trying" to do this hunt. It's not easy AT ALL. Well I came upon a site called Cute Caboose. What a cute name! They are having a cloth diaper giveaway and since I want to try all kinds of new diapers I had to get as many entries as I could!

Saturday, March 14, 2009

First Blog

So this is my first blog ever. Ever since Natalie was born I feel like I need a place to keep track of all that she does and to share pictures so that other people can see them as well. I will try to keep up the best I can but I sure am busy!! Natalie is growing way too fast. She's 4 1/2 months old already! Where exactly has the time gone? I feel like just yesterday I was finding out that I was pregnant and excited to see if it would be a boy or a girl. Then we were picking out names and next thing we knew Natalie was here. She is such a great baby. She has her days but don't we all? I love her more than I ever thought I could love another person and it's amazing!! I love watching her grow but I want her to be my little baby forever too.