Tuesday, November 9, 2010

Holy moly, have we been busy! The last week has just been soooo full of activities outside of the house, yet our house is a disaster, how does that happen?!

Yeah, that's spit-up on my shoulder.
Last Tuesday, we got Monkey's baby pictures done at the JCPenney Portrait studio and we picked up the prints and birth announcements we picked today. I am so pleased with how they came out; they're excellent quality and they really captured Monkey's personality (except she refused to smile the whole time). I was also very happy with the price; when we scheduled our appointment, they told us to check out their website before we came in, and to print off the coupons. We did and we saved SO much! Not only was Monkey's sitting free, we got an 8x10 free AND half off the ENTIRE ORDER. We ended up getting I think 5 8x10s, 4 5x7s, some 4x6s and wallets and we paid under a hundred dollars.

On Thursday, we had our first playdate ever. It was so much fun that we planned another one for just yesterday, hehe. There are 3 baby babies, a 1 year old, a 2 year old, a 4 year old, and a 10 year old in our group, so we've got a good range of ages. It's so fun to meet new people and I'm really enjoying getting to know the ladies and their kiddos. I've really hit it off with one of the moms, she's from overseas and her daughter is just a doll! Monkey adores both of them as well, and is even beginning to recognize their names and faces.

Friday, Monkey was a holy terror! She screamed all day, but stopped as soon as we got to the bowling alley, so I'm pretty sure she was just lonely; we'd been around big groups of people all week and suddenly it was just the two of us again. Monkey ended up spending the night with grandma and grandpa on Friday, so that Mommy and Daddy could get some sleep. She did really well and only woke up one time. I had a hard time falling asleep, though, since my sweet baby wasn't near me. I'm so used to hearing the sound of her sleeping that the house seemed too quiet for me.

Yesterday was Monkey's 2 month birthday! I really can't believe it's been so long already, and how big she's gotten so quickly. She's holding her head up and looking around a lot, and she started rolling over last Wednesday, the day she was 8 weeks old. She's only done it twice, once Wednesday morning and once this morning, but she can do it!

So that's a quick update on us. I just felt like I needed to post something, since it's been quite awhile.

Wednesday, November 3, 2010

I Love Laundry!

Seriously. I know it sounds insane, but one thing that I'm really enjoying about being home is being able to do laundry every day. It doesn't always (ok, ever) get put away, but it's clean and organized. I especially love doing diaper laundry. There's just a nice pattern to it all and I love that. My diaper laundry routine is the most labor and time intensive of all my laundry. First, I do a cold rinse without detergent, followed by a hot wash with detergent, and finally two cold rinses. I use 1/4 scoop of Country Save during the hot wash. All that is followed by a run in the dryer. Once everything is dry, I stuff my pocket diapers (I'm using BumGenius 4.0s and minkys), fold my Flips inserts, and put everything in the diaper basket, all ready to go.

Thrilling, right? I love my fluff, and it deserves to be take care of.

Tuesday, November 2, 2010

You Know You're A Momma When

You're frantically washing bottles and diapers and baby clothes at 11:30 at night.

You go to put the diaper laundry in the dryer and realize you never even closed or started the dryer with the baby clothes for first pictures inside.

Your living room looks like a playground and a bedroom rolled into one because the baby will only sleep in her carseat or her swing so you have to relocate to the couch.

You realize that it IS possible to survive on 5 hours of sleep and not become homicidal.

All you really REALLY want for Christmas is more diapers.

You have no problem whatsoever with begging your baby to burp while you're waiting for your car at EZ-Lube.

You go to Knott's Berry Farm without the baby, and all you can think about is how cute she's gonna look in her new hat.

You get excited about Old McDonald because your 8-week old starts to dance when it comes on.

You have 20 $5 off coupons for baby formula stuck to your fridge.