Why Born in a Barn?

Well, we live in one. Kinda. Want the extended version? Click here.

Thursday, August 23, 2012

I have a one year old!

I can't believe my sweet baby is one today. A year ago today, in 24 minutes to be exact, I experienced the best moment of my life when my boy was laid on my chest.

This past year has been the quickest of my life. It has also been one of the hardest, most sleep deprived, but absolute best and most amazing year of my life. Our little man cracks me up and wears me out every day.

We have a big bash planned for Saturday. Thankfully my husband didn't mind the huge pinterest inspired project he had to do for me. Pictures to follow of the party. Promise.

And here is our last monthly photo. I am going to miss taking these every month. Though, I won't miss attemtping to find a onesie that fits him. By the looks of things, he is pretty pumped this is the last time he will be sporting the stick-on tie.

Tuesday, June 19, 2012

I wasn't born to the best dad,

but my little man was.

Sidenote: I do have a (step)dad, who came into my life when I was older. He's awesome. Here's the proof.

Sunday, May 20, 2012

"Breastfeeding is for poor people."

Yes, this was said to me by one of our friends, half-joking, half-serious. His reasoning behind this? Breastfeeding is pushed so that those that use goverment assistance aren't spending more tax dollars on formula. I let him know that I planned on breastfeeding until at least a year. Oh, and then he found out we cloth diaper as well. Apparently, this information together makes one ask, "What are you, hippies now?"

"Free yourself" & "Support the economy and buy formula," could also be heard that day.

I don't make this shit up, people. Sometimes, I wish I did.

Friday, May 11, 2012

It's been too long.

My little man is 8.5 months old already! Here is a somewhat recent photo.
Next up on my blogging list is photos of our place. It's finally time I show you what it looks like to live in a "barn"!

Tuesday, March 20, 2012

I'm convinced

If I could bottle up baby laughs, I would be rich.

Maybe the growling too? That's new this week.

Wednesday, March 14, 2012

Sunscreen safety

Our weather has been super nice and warm. Odd and early, but I'll take it. I didn't imagine I would need to be thinking about covering little man in sunscreen yet, but after a walk yesterday in the sunshine I decided it was time. I've always been worried about what is in the sunscreen I am wearing, so no surprise that I am more concerned with what he is having rubbed into his skin. I found this helpful website that rates sunscreen and thought I would pass it along. You can search different criteria or just check them out by ratings.

Also, my little man is already 6.5 months old and I really need to get back to posting more!

Monday, January 30, 2012

Things my husband says..

While watching tv, a Valentine's Day commercial was playing.

"Oh shit, when is Valentine's Day? The 15th?"

Wednesday, January 25, 2012

My mind went back

My little man isn't huge on sleep. He just doesn't require that much. Add in teething, (he has his two bottom ones now, already!) and we have had some rough nights. The husband just happened to walk in to the bedroom the other day while I was holding bubba, and this song was playing from his phone. Not that I ever forget how lucky we are to have him and all we went through, but sometimes a reminder is nice. I teared up hearing this part.

Just the other night the baby was cryin
So I got out of bed, rocked him awhile and I held him tight
And I told him it would be all right

My mind went back to a few years ago
We tried so long, we almost gave up hope...

Tuesday, January 10, 2012

Note to self

Let the past make you better, not bitter.

Thursday, January 5, 2012

Things my husband says..

"Bubby, Mommy sheds more than the dog."

I'm sorry to report, it's true.

Monday, January 2, 2012

Kisses from a new man for the new year!

For the first time in 10 years, I rang in the new year with a kiss from another guy. Little man gave me my first kiss of 2012, or more accurately I covered him in kisses. It wasn't as the clock struck midnight, but when he decided he needed a feeding at 1:30 a.m. Close enough.

2011 was the best year of my life yet. I hope 2012 is your best year!