Thursday, February 19, 2009

An Almost 5 Year Old

I cant believe that my oldest DD is almost 5 years old!!! Where has the time gone? My girls are growing up so fast.

But I have really noticed it with Alexandra. She seems so mature. She helps tremendously with the baby. She will get her out of the bassinet and will hoist Bri over her shoulder and burp her. Last night she tried a little bit of everything for dinner (we had a middle-eastern braised beef stew). I told Matt how I am so thankful that she will at least try new food. Some kids will only eat chicken nuggets and that's it.

Tonight I asked her what she wants to do for her birthday. She is starting to get some ideas and seems really excited. One advantage to moving to Savannah is that Alexandra will never have school on her birthday (she is a St. Pattys day baby). She is thinking about having a green themed birthday...hmmm maybe we could have a "green" birthday. I will have to brainstorm some on that idea....

Friday, February 13, 2009

I'm Having a REALLY Good Day!

Today was a good day and I was constantly wondering when I was going to wake up.
Let's see:
-We got up, dressed and out of the house on time (if not early)
-I went to a GREAT spin class that was challenging and fun
-Bri slept at the Y
-Bri continued to sleep when we got home and I got to take a REAL shower, blowdry my hair, and put on make-up
-I lost two pounds this week
-I checked my usual websites and my SIL won a contest
-It was a beautiful, sunny day. A day so perfect that one couldn't help but smile. A day that made me happy that we moved to GA.
-I picked the girls up from school, we grabbed lunch and spent the afternoon at the park.

Then I "woke up"
-The girls crashed hard after the sugar high they were riding all afternoon (thanks to Valentine party the school said they weren't going to have)
-The diaper bag I had been eyeing for over a week was "sold out" as I was checking out

But all-in-all STILL a great day! Life with three little girls can be crazy and I am just so happy that I had a day that I can look back on and say "I do have good days!"

Tuesday, February 10, 2009


I dont push breastfeeding on moms but it is REALLY hard for me to understand why moms formula feed. I guess there is the rare medical condition why moms need to use formula. Since moving to the South, I feel like the majority of moms use formula and I DEFINITELY get more looks when I pull out my nursing cover. With my two older girls, I never really felt weird with breastfeeding in public. Here, in GA I almost feel embarrassed. I think that is really sad.

For instance today, I was at a softplay in a local mall. There was a mom there bottle feeding her newborn. When I started nursing Brianna, her 3 year old daughter could not understand what I was doing. That is sad.

I actually saw that mom in Target and overheard her telling someone her baby is 3 weeks old!!! That is really sad.

Do moms really start with a bottle at birth? I cannot even comprehend that. It is so unnatural. And yet I am the one that little kids ask what I am doing, wondering why the baby is not having a bottle. THAT IS SAD.

Friday, February 6, 2009

My CD stash as of 2/6/09

Here is what my CD stash consists of, at the moment:

6 unbleached indian prefolds-infant
2 small Bummis Super whisper Wraps
1 small Swaddlebees cover
2 medium swaddlebees covers
1 Bumkins bamboo fitted
3 small Happy Heiny's
9 medium Happy Heiny's
2 small FuzziBunz
2 medium FuzziBunz
2 Mommy's Touch OS AIO
14 Bumgenius 3.0 OS

1 Swaddlebees wetbag
1 WetHappened wetbag
1 walmart wetbag

12 bumGenius wipes
16 babycloths
Kissaluvs Diaper Potion Concentrate
Bumgenius Bottom cleaner

Numerous Bumgenius OS inserts
14 NB BG inserts
6 BG liners

My Goal

Well, I had a blog for my girls but I just cant keep it current. I usually use facebook just because its so easy. I was going to use theirs but then I thought "I can start another blog". So here I am! I hope this will be a place I can put down my thoughts about being the mom of three girls and my adventures with cloth diapers, and other new parenting experiences.