Thursday, April 26, 2012

The past 2 days

Cecilia had her 2 month checkup yesterday. She's up to 11 pounds even (7.4 at birth). Yay breastmilk!She's 22 inches long. 2 months meant shots :( My poor baby girl wailed and wailed during and after the shots. Yesterday was hard with her being so fussy. She would try to nurse and end up not being able to because she was crying so hard. Thankfully Tylenol got us through last night. She's much better today. Bryce (23 months) fell down the deck stairs tonight. He cried prtty hard but appears to be fine now. He's got a bad red mark on his forehead.

Monday, April 23, 2012


Shopping is therapeutic and boy do I need the therapy ;)
Went out with DH and the kids today.
I bought a Moby Wrap yesterday and today was the first day using it. Cecilia LOVED it! She fell asleep almost immediately and stayed that way. She was so calm in it. I am amazed at how well it worked.
We were able to take our time shopping which is a HUGE difference from normal.

Went to Gymboree where we bought a bunch of cute outfits for Bryce, including a coordinating outfit for his birthday next month. Pics to come :)
Headed to Carter's and got 2 cute dresses for Cecilia..then on to Kohl's where we had a gift card for. Got a bunch (12 or so) different outfits for Cecilia, shorts for Bryce and myself, and shirts for DH.

Oh and we got the cutest picture frames on sale. One is a huge collage family frame that I cannot wait to fill up.
The other one has 3 places for pictures and says Mom+Dad=Me. My MIL got us one when Bryce was born and we love it. Now we have one for Cecilia too.

It was a fun day with way too much money spent. Who can resist such cute baby/toddler clothes? I sure can't

Sunday, April 22, 2012

Blessed and Siblings

Today I am feeling very blessed.
My baby girl, Cecilia is 2 months old. She is a very happy baby.
My big boy, Bryce will turn 2 years old next month. He is such a rambunctious toddler but is so gentle around his baby sister.
He has not really shown any signs of jealousy. Sure he gets upset when I'm holding Cecilia and can't give him the 1 on 1 time he craves.
Is the jealousy still to come? Have I lulled myself into a sense of false security?
I really hope this is just the way my babies will be.

Thursday, April 19, 2012

Dreary Outside

Today is not a pretty day. It's cloudy and rainy. I'd like to be able to take the kids outside to play but I'm afraid it'll be too chilly to do it.
How in the world can we go from 80+ degrees to low 60's and rainy? This is the kind of weather that makes us sick.

Oh well. I guess I'll just go grocery shopping and get some housecleaning done while playing inside.
Maybe I'll even get something special for myself. Who am I kidding? I'll probably just buy Bryce a new toy.

Saturday, April 14, 2012


The definition of cherish


  1. Protect and care for (someone) lovingly: "he cherished me in his heart".
  2. Hold (something) dear

Cherish is something that we as mothers do every day. We cherish our children but do we really cherish them all the time? It isn't always easy to cherish them when they're crying non-stop and nothing will soothe them. It is awfully hard to cherish the misbehaving toddler.                               From now on, I will make a conscious decision to cherish my children no matter what. I have to remind myself that I will miss the days of toddlerhood and babyhood. My children are growing fast and I need to cherish everything about them...good and bad.                                                       

Friday, April 13, 2012

First smiles

My precious little girl started to smile yesterday. She gave some brief smiles yesterday that were too fast to capture on camera.
Today she started to give us some big smiles. It is the most beautiful thing in the world to this Momma. Totally melted my heart to see my baby girl so happy. She's growing and changing so much every day.

I know it's just the first in a long line of Firsts for sweet Cecilia. I can't believe she'll be 2 months old on Monday.

Thursday, April 12, 2012

What a Night

Let me preface this by saying that Cecilia is fine now.

I fell asleep next to my baby girl a little after 9. At almost 11, I woke up and felt her head. She felt colder than normal....I immediately placed my hand on her chest and didn't feel any breathing movements.
Cue major Mommy panic. I immediately started shouting Hey and I jerked her up rather quick.
After she was up, she just opened her eyes. There was no sudden intake of breath or anything. She just returned to normal breathing.
Scared the living daylights out of me.
I am so thankful my baby girl is alright and that I was right beside her. I can't imagine what might have happened if I wasn't in the same room with her.

I'm holding my baby girl a littler tighter today and thanking God for every precious minute I get with my babies.

Monday, April 9, 2012

Sometimes you just have to sit back and wonder why.
My heart is breaking for Lori and John. I know that no one has the answers or the reasons why God
called Dash-3 home.

I don't understand why some of the sweetest most amazing people have to suffer some of the hardest heart-wrenching heartbreak.
I pray God gives them comfort today and strength for the days ahead.
<3 to all

Sunday, April 8, 2012

First Post

Hi everyone

I decided to start this log to chronicle my various Mommy Musings. I'm a mom to 2 little ones after infertility.
I hope to share product reviews, my own thoughts, the occasional giveaway and of course pictures of my babies.