Saturday, December 26, 2009
Friday, December 25, 2009
- started and loves rice cereal
- now drinking about 5-6oz per feeding
- not sleeping straight through the night consistently anymore :(
- more consistent napping
- LOVES bath time!
- doesn't appear to hate car rides, as much as before
- has really started to recognize Brandon and I, and he smiles when we enter the room
- can roll tummy to back, back to tummy
- gums all.the.time.
- refuses to take a paci. Would rather gum on his hands or a teether.
Thursday, December 17, 2009
• 3/4 box powdered sugar
• 1 stick of butter, melted
• 1 pound box vanilla wafers
• 1 6-ounce can frozen orange juice
• chopped nuts
• shredded coconut
extra powdered sugar (to roll 'em in)
Crush vanilla wafers in a food processor or blender to make fine crumbs. Add all other ingredients and mix with your hands. Form into balls and roll in powdered sugar, or nuts or coconut. Refrigerate to set. Store in refrigerator.
(these cookies would be really easy to make with children too!)
Monday, December 14, 2009
I am really enjoying my job(s). I feel like I have the best of both worlds- I'm able to work and do what I love, but I'm able to spend more time with Bryson. I'm still struggling to figure out the balance of housework/cooking dinner and the above mentioned things, but who isn't?
It's just crazy to think that this time last year, we were just finding out that we were expecting! It's amazing when you realize how much our lives have changed in a year's time.
Bryson seemed to enjoy himself. He wasn't super kick-y or grinning the whole time- it was like he was just trying to soak it all in!
Saturday, December 5, 2009
I adore it. I got an iphone about a month ago, and I tend to look at craigslist in-between clients and while waiting in line at the store! I can go days without seeing anything I would be interested in purchasing and then, bam- something will pop up!
So far, I've gotten mainly toys/games/materials for speech therapy- that Bryson can play with when he is a little older. Some of my best finds thus far?
- Leap Frog fridge toys- garage set and animal matching set for $10 total
- Elefun for $2
- Melissa & Doug puzzles, 6 for $10 total
- Melissa & Doug lacing blocks and castle building blocks for $10 total
- 64 jars of gerber baby food for $10
I've sold several baby items on Craigslist as well- items that we just didn't use and I can't see us using the future.
What do you think of Craigslist? I was a little creeped out by it at first, but I always meet the seller/buyer at the local gas station, during the day time. I also never give out my phone number.
What have you found on Craigslist?
Tuesday, December 1, 2009
While in Texas, we did some Black Friday shopping. Target, CVS, Michaels and Ikea. Oh, how I wish we had an Ikea up here!
After the embarrassing OSU loss, we headed home- here's Mr. B in his ADORABLE OSU hat-
We finished off the weekend by decorating the house for Christmas and attempting to hang Christmas lights outside. I love this time of year, and I can't wait to teach our traditions to Bryson!
How was your Thanksgiving? Any 'traveling with baby' tips?
Tuesday, November 24, 2009
Monday, November 9, 2009
4 packages of Huggies diapers- $8.99 each
- $5/25 purchase coupon in this weeks ad
- 2 $3/1 Huggies diapers coupons I received in the mail
- 2 $2/1 printable Huggies diapers coupons
= $20.96, or $5.24 per package
THEN- if I send in the Caregivers Marketplace rebate
- 4 x $0.75 a package
= $4.49 for a package of diapers!!
We have been crazy busy lately, but I'm loving it! I have alot of photos I need to upload, but I've just been enjoying our time at home together as a family. I'll eventually get them up.
Also, we're getting geared up for the 3rd annual Friendsgiving celebration- I can't wait!
Sunday, November 1, 2009
Buy 3 boxes, get 1 free
4 x 2.66= $10.64
-$2.66 (free box)
- 4 $1/1 Kelloggs cereal target printable coupons
- $1.50/3 Kelloggs printable coupon from their website
= $2.48, which comes to $0.62 a box!!!!
Since our school colors are orange and black, I always stock up on the Halloween cups/plates- they are great for tailgating!
Tuesday, October 27, 2009
Last weekend, we went to OSU's homecoming. The house decks didn't seem to 'wow' me as they have in years past, but it was sure nice to be in Stillwater and participate in Walk-Around. This was my favorite one- can you believe all this is done with chicken wire and tissue paper?!?!
And here's our little pumpkin- we took him to Pumpkin Town, which is something Brandon and I have done since we moved back to town. It was different this year to take a baby with us!! I can't wait til he's a little older and can participate a little more, but we still had a good time.
Sunday, October 25, 2009
Thursday, October 22, 2009
Total spent: $24.37
Total saved: $29.66 (54%)
free deodorant- dove and degree
$1 Honey Nut Cheerios
$0.97 Pace Salsa
free colgate toothpaste
parchment paper (for holiday baking)
My total was a little high due to the fact I bought velveeta, chips and a balloon for one of my patients birthday's :) Overall, I was really pleased with my trip. It was nice to go to the grocery store by myself and to not feel the need to rush.
Monday, October 12, 2009
Sunday, October 4, 2009
Saturday, October 3, 2009
I found alot of 6-12 month clothing for Bryson all for $0.50 an item this morning. The same lady had Gap and Old Navy shirts for $0.50- I went ahead and purchased 3 of 'em for myself.
Alot of my old shirts fit, but they are tight across my tummy. These are a size bigger, so for 50 cents they'll work for now :)
I found a few BrainQuest sets to use with my therapy kiddos and a kids nativity set for Bryson to have later!
Have you been out garage sale-ing lately? Have you found anything good?
Thursday, September 24, 2009
Overall, its been a good week. Bryson has started on a new formula, and it seems to be sitting well with him. He's on more of a schedule and I've actually started to feel like myself again. I can't wait to see what's ahead!
Monday, September 14, 2009
Now that you are three weeks old:
* You have slept from 10:45pm until 5am on two occasions- I hope this is a new trend!
Wednesday, September 9, 2009
Tuesday, September 8, 2009
I'm told Bryson enjoyed his time with his MiMi and Granddaddy, and he even watched some of the game on TV!
Friday, September 4, 2009
Thursday, September 3, 2009
BUT- there are a few things that I wasn't prepared for, and I thought I'd share 'em!
I had no clue how bad the swelling would be after the c-section. I was told it had something to do with the IV fluids, etc. My feet were swollen for over a week, and it was very painful. It felt like my skin was going to rip open. yuck.
What did I do to help reduce the swelling? We started walking every evening for 30 minutes and I've been drinking a TON of water.
Gross, I know- but my whole belly was filled with gas about 24 hrs after the c-section. I had actually read about this, but I wasn't prepared for it to be that severe. If this happens to you, make sure and tell your nurse sooner rather than later! They have medicine that can help!
I was talking with my friend Kacey the other day about my 'baby blues'. She made an excellent point- and I thought I'd share it. :)
With a vaginal birth, you go through all this pain, but the pain goes away when your child is born. With a scheduled c-section, you have no pain at the beginning. You lay on an operating table and your child is surgically removed from you. Then, you have intense pain right after the birth of your child.
I had amazing doctors and nurses who managed my pain medication very well- and within 24 hours of the surgery I was feeling pretty good.
4. IV's and catheters
I knew I would be receiving an IV and a catheter, but I didn't realize that the IV would be on my wrist. Yuck. It was difficult to hold Bryson and to push myself up in the hospital bed with the position of the IV. The IV was in place for a little over 24 hours. The catheter was in place overnight since my c-section wasn't til early afternoon. It took a while after the catheter was removed to feel like I could use the restroom 'normally'. Enough said.
Overall, I just wasn't mentally prepared (and I don't know if you ever can be) for the birth of our little one. As soon as I prayed about it and accepted that Bryson's birth and breastfeeding experience was different than what I had expected, things got much better.
It was fine for me to have expectations, but I need to learn how to roll with the punches a little more. So much of Bryson's birth and first week home has exceeded my expectations! I can't wait to see what the future holds.
Friday, August 28, 2009
Sunday, August 23, 2009
Both of these websites have daily deals, released at 9am, Mountain time
and their new, sister store:
I found these really neat 1-12 month baby onesie stickers:
Newborn photo tips- this is actually a link to a message board, but the 1st post is AWESOME!
Couch to 5K Running Program- I hope to do this program once I'm cleared for normal exercise at my 6 week appt!
Friday, August 21, 2009
Our next shower was at my friend Erica's house. I posted about that shower a while back- most of the photos are on my mom's camera- but here's one of me with my YUMMY cake!
We did something a little different at this shower- I took a photo with each guest and their gift. The pictures turned out really well, and its a nice way to remember who gave you what!
In July, the church I grew up at- Skelly Drive Baptist- hosted a wonderful shower for us. During high school and college, I babysat for a family of 4 children. They are all too big for me now- but my shower was held at their beautiful house and hosted by their mother. It was over the top! Here's the gift table.....And one of the hostesses, Mrs. Bobbi and I by the yummy and beautiful food table!Our last shower was a few weeks ago, at Brandon's office. It was nice to be able to meet all of his co-workers and see how much they love him!
Make sure and check out other baby shower photo tours over at www.kellyskornerblog.com