Thursday, April 29, 2010
Wednesday, April 28, 2010
Monday, April 26, 2010
Is it really Monday, where does the time go? My sweet baby boy turned 10 months yesterday, 2 more months and I'll be mother to a toddler!!!!!!!! AHH!!
I'm so ready for another one :) truthfully I was ready when he was 2 months! My husband thinks I'm crazy :) Amen to that, I'm crazy but not for wanting
Here's the thing about having more kids...
I finally approached this subject with my hubby at dinner Sat. night.
I've actually been afraid to touch this topic, but a few glasses of wine later I took the dive and brought it up!
I'm a nanny for a little boy 2 weeks older than BB. I was SO lucky to have found this job and I honestly get paid way too much for being able to bring my son with me.
As some of you know, my hubby's in a training program which has moved us around a ton. I stopped going to school yrs ago (slap to the forehead) so I don't have a degree in anything.
I have NO DESIRE what so ever for any of my children to ever see the inside of a daycare. I want with all of my heart to be with them until the day they walk into Kindergarten.
Here lies the problem...
When we have baby #2 no one's going to hire me as a nanny!
My husband makes decent money but we're both very selfish people (we still have separate bank accounts and have no desire to EVER change that.)
We separate the bills (he pays most)
Cars are paid off :)
When he's done with the training program (probably another yr)
we'll be moving back close to family and buying a house.
I hate the thought that I will be putting nothing towards the house, that I guess I'm suppose to just "expect" him to pay for everything.
That's not who I am, I can't stand not having my own money, not putting some kind of contribution in...especially to our future house.
I adore my hubby so so so much,
I know he's thought about this as well,
But his response was perfect..
"We'll cross that bridge when we get there."
When I was pregnant it was very important for me to stay home with BB.
PB (hubby) always supported me but deep down didn't see why.
Once we had BB he told me how much he loved BB being with me all day and that he wouldn't have it any other way :)
That made me so happy!
Back on subject..
Another concern I have,
When we do get pass that point when the kiddos are off to School...
where does that leave me?
I don't have a career to fall back on.
I'm a bit of a freak when it comes to breastfeeding and recently I've thought about becoming a lactational nurse or teacher for BF.
I love the idea of helping others breastfeed, I'm SO passionate about it and I love teaching others how important it is.
So that's where I am right now.
Anyone else in similar shoes?
Posted by Brandy at Monday, April 26, 2010
Sunday, April 25, 2010
Friday, April 23, 2010
Looking for a fun alternative to a nursing cover?
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As you've read in previous post I LOVE breastfeeding and I LOVE that it's slowly becoming more acceptable in public! I was Super excited when I received this breastfeeding hat, at first I was a little hesitant since I have a hard time getting BB to wear a hat in general. But it's a great fit and even at first when he was tugging to get it off he couldn't get it off so he just gave up! I actually received quite a few compliments on it while we were in Florida and I was pretty much feeding BB anywhere I could get him to eat (you know how vacations are...crazy!) Lots of moms with older children saying how they wish they had this when they were breastfeeding!
I stole a few pics from MoBoleez website because I just couldn't believe how casual these moms look, this product is truly amazing!
Seriously how cute are they??
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Wednesday, April 21, 2010
So, I've decided to change hubby's name to PB (Papa Bear)
My son's name to BB (Baby Bear)
My name stays the same because truthfully I couldn't figure out how to get remove my signature.
I figured out how to change my signature, so I will now be MB (Mama Bear)
I realize these names might be lame, but I really couldn't think of anything else and my hubby loves being called Papa Bear so that's where it came from, deal with it!
Hope it's not to confusing!
While in Florida we rented a few baby items.
They delivered the crib before we arrived.
We found this crib...
In THIS closet....
After moving the crib out of this closet, we discovered this...
So, they put the crib in the closet, expecting BB to sleep there apparently.
Tuesday, April 20, 2010
Monday, April 19, 2010
Please Walk Responsibly
True or False Quiz!
- You've been to a wedding where you took your shoes off to dance..
- Got all dressed up for a night on the town and started crying because your feet hurt so bad 20 minutes into your perfect night..
- Are barefoot under your desk..
- Broke a heal..
- One word..BLISTERS!
If you answered TRUE to ANY of these questions then "oh, boy do I have a solution for you!"
I was lucky enough to try these out 1st hand and I can HONESTLY tell you I will never be scared to wear heels again!
Delicate Soles are very thin ballet flats that fit in any purse- rolled up they are smaller than a cell phone!
Ladies, I'm a die hard heels girl, I LOVE the way they make my long legs look.
"Oh, my goodness!" I'm in so much pain after wearing them for less than an hr, I want to cry because MY SHOES RUINED MY NIGHT! I can't dance, I've actually been kicked out of TWO bars because I was dancing barefoot! Guess they're liable if I cut my foot, who would've thought??
I went on vacation with my family this past week, I threw my new delicate Soles in my carry-on and off to Florida we went. The FIRST night there my feet were already on fire (you know that feeling) so I popped out my delicate soles and my feet felt "A-M-A-Z-I-N-G!" They're also CUTE, they went with my outfit and were comfy!
Needless to say they are in purse at all times now!
Thank you Delicate Soles!
A few awesome facts about these delicate soles...
Wow, I can't believe we made our flight!
Flight LEFT at 9:35AM
We arrived at the airport AT 9:05AM (HORRIBLE TRAFFIC)
Didn't do much the 1st day/night, dinner & a walk.
Here we are at Mattison's Riverside!
We went to Sarasota Beach, it was beautiful!
BB LOVED the sand, he went crazy in it!
Crawling and laughing like a mad man
It was soo cute :)
I lathered BB up with sunscreen but forgot PB & I :(
We were burned, bad!
We finished the day up with the most amazing dinner,
"Rod & Reel Pier"
It was at the very tip of Anna Maria Island,
A very beautiful drive, houses to die for,
an amazing view and the food was perfect!
After dinner we went behind the restaurant to take a few photos,
I was HONESTLY terrified I was going to blow off the pier
But we did get one cute photo!
It didn't feel like a very busy day but after uploading all these photos we did
We started at the Pier in St.Petersburg,
There was a Zoltar Machine (from the Movie "Big" with Tom Hanks) there
PB & BB got their fortunes, it didn't really make sense
Look in the mirror, self reflection.. bla,bla
But the idea was fun!
We passed a beautiful tree with red leaves along the way
We had to stop and take photos :)
We then headed to Treasure Island.
We walked along the ocean and went in a few shops, we saw lots of Pirates!
We were also the witnesses to a horrible chopping of a shark,
I had to take photos, since it's not really something you see everyday.
We finished this awesome day off with a tasty bite at "Riverhouse Reef & Grill"
We were the youngest people there probably by 30 years, ha,ha!
It was delicious and BB loved all the attention!