Thursday, July 31, 2008
Sunday, July 27, 2008
“Hey BlogoSphere! MomDot is so excited about our launch! We had been working hard to get going for August 1st, but with all the amazing support of mom boutiques and mom bloggers, we are ready to get the Party Started! We want you to come every day starting on July 28th with the party ending on August 31st, including prizes daily and feature bloggers, just in time to bang out the end of summer and into the school year. Don’t forget to list your blog for free and connect with other mommies on our forum!”
Be sure to join the party tomorrow and spread the word!
Thursday, July 24, 2008
Sunday, July 20, 2008
• All Purpose Sauce
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• Seasoning Salt
• Barbeque Sauce
There's a new mommy blogger site brewing . . . Come August 1st, MomDot.com is going to officially be a fantastic place for mom bloggers to come together! To celebrate the launch, they're holding a month long launch party, with oodles of delicious prizes up for grabs. You don't want to miss out on this, so get over there, get listed and join the fun at MomDot.com!
Friday, July 18, 2008
Thursday, July 17, 2008
Monday, July 14, 2008
This is poor, unstimulated Pudding Pie during more energetic times this past weekend, partying at her favorite place - the park.
- The largest ice cream sundae in the world weighed 54,914 pounds. It was made in Alberta, Canada, in 1988 - by Palm Dairies Ltd.
- An ice cream shop in Venezuela, Helados Coromoto, is named in the Guinness book of World Records as serving the most flavors - 550!
Saturday, July 12, 2008
Well, here we are at Saturday again. I'm always amazed at how quickly the week rolls by. I entered domestic divahood for a brief moment this morning when I made homemade Oatmeal and Applesauce pancakes for Pudding Pie - and I was rewarded for my efforts because she scarfed 'em up - most gratifying! I love it when a culinary expedition is not in vain. Pudding Pie now sits on my lap and attempts to staple a receipt with my itty bitty stapler while I type over the top of her head. We're about to head to the park so she can wear her little self out playing in the sand, then splashing in the sprinklers. I'm readying myself for a few hours of sticky, sweltering heat . . .
Friday, July 11, 2008
Thursday, July 10, 2008
I've just been over at Mamanista and they're holding a cyber baby shower for Candace. Come join the fun and leave a snippet of advice for the expectant mum! If you'd like to be eligible for some of the fabulous door prizes, be sure to join Mamanista's bloggy party before July 17th!
My inspirational story: I was in my very late 30's and resigned to the fact that I'd never be a mom when I found out I was pregnant with my daughter. She changed my life; she's not yet two, but she's taught me that life is unbearably precious and every sweet moment should be savored.
I worked until the day I went into labor. On that day I walked around feeling so uncomfortable, I had terrible back pain, but I refused to attribute it to labor because I was still eleven days away from my due date . . .
At the end of the day I left work and drove a very uncomfortable 60 miles home, where I was supposed to pack for a planned road trip to visit friends in a city three and a half hours away. Problem was, every few minutes my feeling of discomfort turned to body-rocking pain and I couldn't get anything done. It began to dawn on me that this could be labor (finally!). I called my husband but he was as much in denial as I was and he suggested false labor symptoms. I told him there was nothing false about the way I was feeling and he'd better get home!
After that, things were a blur. Myhusband got home, timed my contractions, called the hospital and said we were on our way!
I was 5-6cm dilated when we got to the hospital and, the way things were going, we didn't think it would be long before our daughter arrived. But after that my daughter took her time. In fact, she decided that the trip down the birth canal was not the way to go after all and around 5:30am the following morning, she was quickly hauled out via c-section.
I had always liked my OB-GYN, but after the birth of my daughter, she was elevated to the status of goddess. She was a calm, comforting, friend through everything: during labor, when things became problematic and finally during the c-section. What a gal!
Our place has just the one bedroom, so we're all in together! My daughter's 'nest' is on the one side of the room. You can see the edge of the 'big bed' in the pics (lol!). When I was pregnant, to compensate myself for not getting to decorate a nursery for her, I went out and bought the prettiest (priciest) bedding I could find: Pottery Barn 'French Rose' - isn't it lovely?!
PS: The furry beast under the toy table also resides in this bedroom . . . !
Worst Advice I've Ever Received:
I have three snippets to share:
"If I were you, I'd feed her formula, it's just as good - and much more convenient"
This when I was just learning to breastfeed and was tired, sore and actually quite proud of myself for sticking with it!
"Let her cry it out, she needs to know who is boss"
This when my daughter was not yet 6 weeks old . . .
"You need to start her on solids at one month." In defense of this advice-giver, she proved to me that a doctor had indeed given her this advice when her children were a month old (I saw the doctor's script), but that was forty plus years ago and we know better now!
Wednesday, July 9, 2008
Monday, July 7, 2008
Sunday, July 6, 2008
I am one lucky duck! Yes, the winner of the Graco Pack 'n Play from From Dates to Diapers is moi! I am so thrilled! I told my little Pudding Pie all about what we have coming in the mail and, although I'm quite sure she didn't get a word of it, she cottoned on to my excitement and nodded her head enthusastically - Life is so good today:)