Wednesday, March 31, 2010

April Fools!

Ever wonder how this day came about??? Here ya go!

There are several theories regarding the origin of April Fools' Day, and none of them are 100% definitive. However, one does stand above the rest: The Museum of Hoaxes explains that in 1564, King Charles IX of France passed a law that changed the beginning of the year from April 1 to January 1.

News of the change traveled slowly. Those who were either misinformed or slow to make the adjustments still celebrated the New Year on April 1. As a result, they were mocked and pranks were pulled.

Wordless Wednesday!

Tuesday, March 30, 2010

What I found on my refrigerator this morning...

Why is this so funny, you ask...let me explain!

This is a photo of my husbands best friend. PB & ZD are in a weight loss competition against one another. Well apparently ZD has been lying to PB about how weight he's lost (oh, yeah..ZD lives 11 hrs away from us) he's been saying he hasn't lost any weight. We'll my best friend (ZD's wife) posted this picture on Facebook yesterday making fun of his tennis attire. This picture shows much more than that, it shows that ZD has lost AT LEAST 20lbs. So, I woke up this morning to this picture on my refrigerator AND in our bedroom! PB motivation is kind of creeping me out, I mean really...does it need to be posted in our bedroom??? LOL!! Guys kill me with how competitive they are! 2 more months!!

Monday, March 29, 2010

Negative Nancy

My husband called me Negative Nancy last night after reading my previous post about the Zoo. That's not how I want to be so I went to the post to delete it. But decided instead to write this post about why I was so negative.

I don't complain to my family EVER about motherhood and I rarely complain to my husband about it. I honestly have no reason to complain, but it's nice to have the option to vent if I need too.

One reason I named my blog "This is my happy hour" is because it's my place to talk to my girls and that's what you do, you vent to your girls.

As a side note, I wasn't complaining about being a mommy! I was complaining that nothing seemed to go as planned. It made me sad that my son's first trip to the Zoo wasn't full of giggles, smiles and babbling. It was still a great time, but I chose to point out the negative things at that moment.

Here's why I had an awesome time at the Zoo..
-I got to spend the entire day with my family :)
-My son saw animals he's only read about!
-My husband got to feed a bird!
-I got to break in my new flip flops!
-I didn't fall in the bathroom!
-We got to enjoy the beautiful 75 degree weather and I wore a hat so I didn't have to worry about the 30 mile an hr winds.
-I exchanged my make-up since these pictures showed me it was the wrong shade!
-My son got to go to the Zoo for the 1st time with the 2 people that love him most!

Here are some happy pics from the Zoo!

Sunday, March 28, 2010

Thanks Shannon!


Zoo = %&$%

We I wore my bad idea jeans yesterday!
We've been wanting for so long to take BB to the Zoo,
weekend after weekend something came up.
We I decided we should schedule our 1hr drive so he naps on the way.
Didn't work.
He slept the last 10 minutes before we got there.
We I decided we should bring the wagon instead of the stroller.
Bad Idea.
PB ended up taking the wagon back to the car.
We carried BB through the entire Zoo.
Something you should know about BB, he's dead weight,
He doesn't help you at all, he's just dead weight!
He also didn't care about the zoo,
We figured that anyways, he's 9 months,
but it was worse than we thought, he stared at plants and grass the entire day.
I took him in the bathroom for a change and I slipped in the 1 inch of water covering the floor.
What saved my fall was the innocent bystander I grabbed, opps & thanks!
Did I mention the beautiful 75 degree weather also had 30 mile an hr winds..I'm not kidding.
I forgot wipes.
I forgot a sippy.
I forgot my sanity.
I remembered sunscreen, but apparently forgot how to apply it.
I wore flip flops, dumb.
I forgot we're going through a slight nursing strike so feeding him didn't work as planned.
I Forgot to schedule it so BB didn't fall asleep on the way home and completely throw off his bedtime routine.

Here are few pics from our awesome trip to the Zoo, please notice how excited BB is.

I've also discovered after looking at these photos that my make-up doesn't match my skin!
This is just gross...
He won't even look at us, he's that mad!
I had PB take our photo with giraffes, since people like to compare me to them..funny, huh?
He's done.

This is what we did after BB went to bed :) it seemed to make the day appear better!
I also forgot that BBs morning nap is when I take my shower and get ready, but I missed that opportunity because I was writing this post :)

Friday, March 26, 2010

My 1st FFF & NFF!

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Thursday, March 25, 2010

Oh, here I go again!

Just got my dad on board with breastfeeding! 1 down 500,000 to go! My family's never been against me breastfeeding but they've never really supported me. He was in disbelief when I told him all the benefits of breastfeeding, he kept saying "why don't they hang that on the doors of hospitals, WOW, I never knew any of that." I think that's how half of America feels and if I can teach one person at a time about the benefits of breastfeeding I WILL! I should rename this blog "MB's obsession with breastfeeding" since it's pretty much all I talk about :)

Like many other mother's out there I've had some issues with breastfeeding.. pain, always worrying if I'm producing enough, distractable baby, but my main on-going issue was dairy. I went dairy free (no milk, soy, cheese, honestly I could go on for hrs on what I couldn't eat) for 8 months, BB's now handling dairy much better! My sister one day asked me "why do you do that, why give that up to breastfeed?" My response, "it's the least I can do!"

When we would visit our families in STL we were out all the time so feeding BB became hard to do in private. There were a few very uncomfortable moments with my parents parked in the car. I would get in back and feed BB, my parents would stare out the window, car off, no radio, scared to look anywhere in the car in fear that they'd catch a glimpse of boob! I just hate how uncomfortable the world makes something so natural feel.

I think it's so funny that people drink cows milk daily but still have issues with human milk...need I say more??!!??

I need start a campaign for breastfeeding :)

Ok, I'm done, for now!

Wednesday, March 24, 2010

I love these!

30 Questions!

1. What are your middle names?
Papa Bear & Mama Bear

2. How long have you been together?
5 fun yrs

3. How long did you know each other before you started dating?
2 weeks!

4. Who asked who out?
I asked him out (more like drunk dialed him)

5. How old are each of you?
Both 28

6. Did you go to the same school?

7. Are you from the same home town?

8. Who is the smartest?

9. Who majored in what?
PB-Business Me-Elementary Ed but never finished :(

10. Who is the most sensitive?
Honestly we both have our weak moments

11. Where is the furthest you two have traveled together as a couple?
Mexico :)

12. Who has the worst temper?
I get upset more but with less "bite" and he gets upset rarely but it's noticeable :)

13. How many children do you want?
I want 5 & PB wants 2.

14. Who does the cooking?

15. Who is more social?

16. Who is the neat freak?

17. Who is the most stubborn?

18. Who wakes up earlier?

19. Where was your first date?
Outback & a movie!

20. Who has the bigger family?

21. Do you get flowers often?
No, I think it's a waste of money but every now and then he surprises me!

22. How do you spend holidays?
Oh, lord...lots of traveling!

23. Who is more jealous?
We're pretty equal, and honestly I can't even remember the last time either of us was jealous.

24. How long did it take to get serious?
Right away!

25. Who eats more?

26. What do you do for a living?
I'm a nanny ( I bring our little boy with me) and PB's in Property Management.

27. Who does the laundry?

28. Who's better with the computer?

29. Who drives when you are together?

30. What is your song?
Aerosmith, "I don't want to miss a thing"

Are these mine??

This is not a good picture for any of us but that's not the point of this post, the point is that I can't believe how big my rack looks!!!! I was not graced with big beautiful boobies, I came to terms with a few yrs ago. But now that I've been breastfeeding I see pics of my boobs and I can't believe they're really mine. How am I ever going to go back to my small boobies!?!

Wordless Wednesday!

Took BB to the Petting Zoo yesterday, he skipped is morning nap so at first he was soooo not into it, but after he saw the blue tongue lizard he perked right up!

Monday, March 22, 2010

Getting to know you!

The questions..

1. What year did you graduate high school?

2. What part of your body do you neglect the most?
My poor finger toes and high arched feet!

3. Beach house or Lake house?
Beach House!

4. Mac or PC?

5. Did you wear braces?
No, I've had perfect teeth until I got pregnant then I had my 1st 4 cavities :(

6. If you could be one person for a or deceased..who would you be?
Sounds dumb, but my hubby..for many reasons-
-would like to know what it's like to sleep in
-see the way he see's me
-discover what the hype is about the male wee, wee!
-what it's like to stay up past 9pm!

7. How many times have you moved in your life?
7 and counting

8. Would you rather cook or clean?
Clean, I love cleaning!

Sometimes I need a time out!

As most of you know my hubby and I live in Dallas, TX while the rest of our family & friends reside in STL, MO. Since BB was born (9 months ago) we've had 3 times were both of us have been away from him and 2 of those were date nights. Luckily my mother-n-law fly's in every few months and that's when we take advantage of getting out for a little bit.

It's getting harder, I need my husband, I need that time away, I need him to look at me and see me as more than the mother of his son. I miss talking to him (we talk, but it's about BB, it's bout work, it's while we sit on the couch and we're both on the computer or watching T.V.) I love our life, I love that I have both of them to myself but sometimes I wish we could just trust someone enough with our little guy and GET OUT!

I think it's so funny how guys can just leave, "hey hun, I'm going to the gym, the library, golf lessons" or just leaving to get out. But when I leave it's this whole planned ordeal, I have to wait tell BB takes a nap so when he wakes I can feed him, then sneak out for a few hrs. My sweet hubby watched BB yesterday while I ran a few needed errands, 1 hr into these errands I received my 2nd phone call from him only to hear complete silence on the other end...

Me "hunny, hunny, hello??"

PB "Can you come home?"

Me "What's wrong?"

PB "He coughed when he was eating and I'm scared."

Me "Ok, on my way."

PB "how long until you get here?"

I admit it feels awesome to be needed so much, to have the feeling that I'm the only one that knows that little boy in and out and that no one can care for him the way I can. Buuuuut, it's nice to have a little alone time too, o'well maybe in 5 yrs after the next one is potty trained!!

Worry Free Monday!

Wow, it's already Monday!

* I'm not going to worry about my husband driving to Austin tomorrow morning for work!

* I'm also not worried about shaving again because he'll be gone all week (ok, maybe just once since it's going to be 70 tomorrow!)

* I'm not going to worry about my dad flying for the 1st time by himself since he was in his 20's, he'll be fine! I'm also not going to worry about him getting lost in the airport :)

* I'm not worried about taking the boys to the petting zoo tomorrow, lots of hand sanitizer + an awesome time!

Have a great week ahead, so happy my daddy's visiting but going to miss my hubby A LOT!

Sunday, March 21, 2010

Crib cover :)

Last week my little one started pulling up on his crib and devouring the sides of the crib! I thought I was smart by buying a front crib cover that I put on when he started crawling, but never thought about the sides. I was in shock when I walked into BB's room last week to find his mouth covered in crib pant, ahhh! So, I contacted a great friend of mine and begged her (not really, but I would've if she said "no") to make some side covers for my little boogers crib. She graciously said "yes!" Shannon had her wisdom teeth pulled out this week and STILL made my covers and mailed them to me within 3 days of me asking, what an amazing friend, thanks babe! I washed them last night and here they are!

Saturday, March 20, 2010

My first giveaway's getting close :)

This is so exciting, I will be having my first giveaway shorty! Details to come, stay posted!

Here's a hint!

Friday, March 19, 2010

Saying "NO" breaks my heart :(

Baby bear's only 9 months old (8 months, 4 weeks to be exact) and I've decided it might be time to teach the word "NO." WELL...I can't, it breaks my heart to tell him "NO!" Lately he's been chewing on the computer cord (plugged into the wall) so, I'm practicing my new found word "NO" B.U.T he looks at me with the sweetest look you've ever seen and actually stops, it melts my heart. I hate having to say that nasty word to that sweet innocent face.."Oh, lord I'm done for, this child is going to walk all over me" and I'm ok with that, now how do we get daddy on that same wagon!?!

It's Funny Friday!

Meet the love of my life!

BB (Baby Bear), June 25, 2010! I love this little booger with ALL of my heart!