Monday, June 28, 2010

A Nursing MUST!

This past weekend I picked up two nursing t-shirts. LOVE THEM! They are by Momzelle. There is so much out there when it comes to nursing... yet very difficult to buy online bc of size. I will buy a small, when I needed a medium. Or I buy a large, when I really needed a small. So it always helps when I come across a store that sells nursing tops and you can stop to try them on!

I wear a size 8... yet with nursing my cup size increased. These follow pretty true to size. So my size 8 body really fits their size medium tops! I have the tank and a regular t-shirt! I plan to buy more!

Here is the link to their website

Also - they really support breastfeeding. Here is a link to their help page - GREAT INFO!!!

Wednesday, June 23, 2010

Friday, June 18, 2010

The BEST $29 we ever spent!

So we picked this little number up at the store yesterday.

It's Friday Already?

Man, its Friday already. Ok, here we go again. Its 1:51 and I am still up... but, 

My paper that is due this weekend is DONE and submitted to my professors!!!! YEA!!!! I have such a weight lifted off my shoulders! I dont know why the paper was so difficult to write.. maybe bc it was for a marketing class and since I am a marketing professional I was holding myself to a higher standard! 

Well I alluded last week that I figured out a solution to Claire's major BLOW-OUTS! Well.... its cloth diapers and we are not only having the most fun with them.. but no more blow-outs. Its true. I know its bound to happen again... but nothing so far this week. In the coming weeks I will share more on my blog about which ones I like better, good resources for finding diapers and why they are working for our family. In the meantime... if you want to check out a pretty cool family that is doing it with success check out this link. StyleBerry - she also has some pretty awesome photography! 

Want to make a little something yummy for breakfast this weekend - try what I like to call My Tricia Scones - On our trip to the east coast we stayed with my college friend for a couple of days and she made these for breakfast. Pretty tasty! 

Well its a sad state of affairs when you have to hire someone to pull the weeds out of your garden. I am so overwhelmed (school, work, the house, Claire) and with George training every night for his upcoming race - see race here YIKES - that the garden out front is ignored.  All last summer it was ignored bc I was so sick in my first trimester and ignored now bc we have Claire to take care of - that it turned into this infestation of WEEDS! So I went to our local nursery and asked who they would recommend. I called a lady and I kid you not - she showed up in her gardeners hat on Tuesday and offered to come back next week and do the job. She was so sweet! She is also gonna help me plant after we get the beds cleaned up. I will take before and after shots. 

I am taking photography lessons in 1 week from Davy - SO EXCITED! 

Breastfeeding in public - to use a hooter hider or not? I was given such a nice shot of support on the flight coming back from out trip. I was trying to work that stupid thing, Claire was hot and overall everyone was frustrated. This nice woman sitting in the seat next to George said, "Honey dont use that thing on account of me, just nurse your baby!" Thought?

Zumba class. So twitter is all buzzing about Zumba class. Has anyone tried it before? Our gym has it on Thursday nights. I missed tonight bc I was working on the paper - but I intend to go next Thursday.

Ok - thats it for me tonight. I am still so wide awake. Just happy I finished that PAPER! Go check out Jen at Conversation Diary for her takes! That is where I am headed! 

Thursday, June 10, 2010

7 Quick Takes Friday!

OK... I know if I wait until the morning I won't get this posted. So here I am 12:40AM, still awake and determined to hammer out this post. I will finish in 15 mins. 

George, Claire and I just returned from "Claire's East Coast" tour. From May 28th till June 8 we were on 7 planes, 6 different beds, 5 states, 900miles on a rental and 1 hotel room! We took Claire to see family in Toledo, Baltimore, West New York, Harrisburg, York and Saylorsburg. It was a fun trip and Claire did great. The funny thing... well, we over packed. Seriously, does a three month old really need three June? I thought she might get cold and we needed things to match. I overpacked so much that we had to spend $20 on shipping a box back home bc our families gave us such nice gifts. 

George and I celebrated our 5 year anniversary on the 28th. We started the day off by attending daily mass. I think George was very surprised I suggested it since I am not a morning person. Mass was great and a welcome time together before the busy trip. We were not suppose to buy each other gifts... well George did and he went a little overboard. He purchased a beautiful bracelet for me from our favorite jeweler. It is so pretty... it made me cry. Do you have to save a fancy bracelet for a fancy day - or do you wear it with a t-shirt? I vote t-shirt!

My daughter - warning this is a poop story- has the ability to BLOW OUT a diaper. We have had some pretty wild blowouts since she was born. Its like comedy around the house... well yesterday morning her cute little self was laughing over in her pack-n-play around 7AM. After a 3:30AM feeding I was just letting her play while I slept. UNTIL I heard the blow-out. Well I jumped up to change her... however, after I slipped my hand under her neck to pick her up, I was SHOCKED to find it was wet. Yes friends - she turned her little sleeper into a poop sack! So for the morning person I am not - I found myself WIDE awake bathing Claire. Good morning! I find it all very funny - bc at any time during our plane trip she could have done this.. but didn't. :) 

I am working on my MBA right now.. a little behind with giving birth to Claire and all. You could say I am overwhelmed. Trying to balance a day full of baby... get dinner together and encourage my husband to get ride time in (he has a race coming up) at night leaves me up pretty late. I feel guilty for sleeping during the day when Claire sleeps.. but I guess its how things need to work right now. Graduation is in December - I plan to finish on time. 

Anyone out there living on a budget? I hate this stupid thing. I hate the check registry and I hate figuring it all out. We are pretty conservative with our spending and save beyond what we need to... but I need to find a system that works so we know where the money is going.. any suggestions on how you and your family manages money is welcome. 

I have a radical solution to Claire's diaper blowouts. Its all thanks to my cousins AWESOME wife in Chicago. More details to come... you wont want to miss it. 

One minute left... I am considering becoming a Bradley Instructor. We had such an awesome birth I think I want to take the upcoming class in December in Dallas. With being a trained fertility instructor I could offer from start to finish instructions... and given the horrible nursing experience I had... I may include lactation in the future. (things are better now, and breast feeding will be a post of its own in the future)

OK - thats all. Finished a little after 1 bc I went back to make sure what I said made sense. Pictures to follow from Claire's trip! go enjoy Jen's Quick Takes @