Thursday, November 11, 2010


I started taking prenatal pills again.

No - I'm not pregnant. And really, they are just leftover from when I was pregnant.

But, I can't help but feel so totally nostalgic when I break them free from their little plastic container and pop them in my mouth. I think about all the kicking and the sore hips at night from sleeping on them and all the crazy dreams while I was pregnant.

Granted, my baby is only 5 months old, but I am alredy missing being pregnant so much. I just love it. Well, I don't love the "no alcohol" part, but I love the attention that I can draw just by holding my stomach, or wearing those awesome maternity clothes that really show off your belly. Or, while ordering dessert at a restaurant, justify yourself by saying "the baby really wanted that cheesecake!"

So, at night, while I am scrubbing my face and brushing my teeth, I look at the pack of prenatal pills sitting in the basket next to my sink and figure, what the heck, I'll just go ahead and take them, it can't hurt anything. Even if I'm not growing a little baby in there, I can still take the vitamins, they are good for me.

And, for a split second, I pretend I'm pregnant again.

Tuesday, November 9, 2010

I love your pretty blue eyes! I hope you keep them. And, Daddy does too!

That is one of the things that he says most about you. He really hopes that you keep your pretty blue eyes. I still think you are pretty though, blue or brown eyes!

Today you slept a lot and we were babysitting, so that was great.

You woke up a lot last night, but just needed to be wrapped up again and you fell back asleep. You really do need to learn how to sleep without a swaddle though, girl. The swaddle doesn't keep you contained anymore. You are so strong!

I remember swaddling your brother up. One wrap and he was gone. He would sleep for 10 hours straight in a swaddle. You - you sleep for a couple hours max. But, that's ok. Just a different kiddo!

Brother is screaming, gotta go.

Monday, November 8, 2010

Aw, pretty girl, don't look so scared! It is just a huge gigantic flower on your head!

You are growing fast and furious. The other morning, I was holding you and I was drinking my first glass of cold water for the day and you just reached right out and swatted that glass right from my mouth! I couldn't believe it! You just didn't want me to have a drink at that moment, I guess.

You smile all the time whenever I say hi to you and the most awesome part of my day is when I go and get you in the morning and your face just breaks into the biggest smile, it seems as if your cheeks might crack from the sheer pressure.

I love it.

And, I love you.

We are coming into the holidays already and this will be your first Thanksgiving and your first Christmas. I know Brannan will command much of the attention, but you will be the prettiest girl in the house, no doubt!

Tuesday, November 2, 2010

Christmas Cards

I do love Christmas cards.

There is something about them that makes me happy. Getting one (or a few) in the mail really makes me happy. It makes me realize that even though I may not talk to friends for a really long time, or only see them on Facebook, or just plain got out of touch with them, still shows that they care about me and my family.

Yeah, sure, sometimes it is bragging. I don't like those all-inclusive 8.5 x 11 printouts that tell you all about how so-and-so graduated college and that all of the kids are getting straight-A's in high school, or how old that makes me feel even though I have a newborn and a three year old. Eh, I guess I started late, so what. But, I like the pretty pictures just to see how the kids are growing up or what sort of fun is being had along the way.

I like seeing people on the beach on their Christmas cards. I like seeing snow too, since I don't get to see it very often. Really, I just love pictures. A little glimpse into someone else's world for a brief second.

Anyway, I am going to use for my Christmas cards this year. They have an awesome selection:

This one jumped right out at me (and not because it was the first one). I really like the black and white photos. I'm gonna try to take some good pics of us so I can use this template:

Oh, I like this one too, but it is a fold out card and that means I'm gonna have to write something on each card! Ugh.

Although, a wall calendar would be fun to make, but I don't have enough photos to make one of these I don't think.

Finally, you can get matching labels for the envelopes! How cool is that?

Gosh, I better get on this holiday stuff.

There is just so much to do. I just got back inside from cleaning up the Halloween decorations. It doesn't even feel like Thanksgiving is just around the corner, but it really is. I can't believe how fast this year has gone.