Please Excuse The Mess

I am under construction… so please ignore the banners, random backgrounds, fonts, colors… I haven’t totally decided what I want it to look like again, so bear with me! Thanks!

A New Look

I decided it was time for some new owls… and a new banner since Boogie is here to add some beauty to my page ;-). I really am hoping to start blogging more often, like I did prior to giving birth… and I’m planning on doing some tutorials of some crafty creations I’ve been working on :-D… but that will take some time! Thanks for reading, and God bless!

A Bow For Maddie

I was browsing the cloth diapering board on babycenter.com yesterday and came across a post about a family called The Staats (click their name for their blog). Their 4 month old daughter, Maddie, stopped breathing at daycare on the 17th of February… please go to their blog to read their story. It’s truly heartbreaking, and I held Boogie a little closer while I was reading it. I have no idea what they are feeling, and truly hope that I will never have to find out… completely devastating.

In honor of Miss Maddie, her mommy asked that all mommy’s with little girls put big bows in their hair… so we did that today. I don’t have a picture to post yet but I will add one soon. Until then… here’s one from a few days ago… Maddie this is for you sweet girl!

Monday Memories

I definitely don’t blog as much as I did before Boogie was born, and I’m a little sad about that because I feel like I’m missing out on documenting so many things that I would want to remember down the road. However… the time I would be spending writing on this blog has been spent on other things… Boogie being the number one priority of those many things! She’s eating every 2-3 hours, which is special mommy/daughter time since we are EBF… we are starting cloth diapers during the day. Sadly I don’t have a big enough tiny diaper stash to get through day and night, so currently she wears ALL her diapers during the day and I wash them before we go to bed so I can hang them to dry over night. We spend lots of time cuddling… my favorite part about being a mommy at the moment. And all the extra minutes in between, and the few hours of naps during the day are spent on homework, laundry, and cleaning. I love it all, with the exception of a little homework, LOL!

Boogie is changing every day, it’s incredibly exciting and depressing all at the same time! Her face is getting slightly chubbier, and she has a tiny little double chin… and her little legs, LOL… I call them preemie thunder thighs. They are so tiny, but she’s finally getting some fat on them! I’m so excited to see her grow and hit all these major milestones, but I’m sad to see the newborn stage slowly creeping away. I’m so blessed that Justin is working hard so that I can stay home full time with our daughter, I don’t know what I would do if I had to miss out on all the changes that I’m already seeing in Boogie daily!

I’m hoping to get started on my Project 365 again, however I may do it on the actually 365 website this time. I’ll post more about that tomorrow! Until then… I’m going to go cuddle with my munchkin, get some sleep and wake up in about 2 or 3 hours to feed her, change her, and start the process all over again 🙂 Night!

Blogging Hiatus

I’ve decided to put a pause on blogging until Boogie gets here… Project 365 will start up where I left off once we’re home and settled, and I will probably try to squeeze a blog in at the hospital when she’s finally here. This will be my last blog until then… I need a break!

This Christmas is a little bit bittersweet… it’s incredibly exciting because Boogie could be here any day, but I know her daddy really wanted her here for Christmas. This holiday is also extremely depressing because it’s also the anniversary of my Granny passing away. She passed away on December 26th of last year… and needless to say, it makes the holidays a lot different from what I’m used too.

For as long as I can remember, every year, on Christmas Eve my Granny and Papaw would have a family get together with all of their children, grandchildren, and great grandchildren. I don’t think I’ve ever missed a get together! Last few years were tough because Papaw passed away a few months before Christmas in 2006, but we kept the tradition going because it was important to keep the family together and for Granny to have everyone by her side. Then last year happened… and now a few members of our family have chosen not to participate because the two people who held our family together are gone. It feels so wrong, especially since a new member will be here soon. It makes me angry… it makes me sad… I want my daughter to experience that tradition, but I have a feeling it’s not ever going to be the same.

Selfishly, I would love to go into labor right now, before the 26th so that I don’t have to feel the pain of losing my grandmother all over again, but I have a feeling that Boogie is going to take her time getting here. And that’s not her fault. I just wish that having her here could make things easier on everyone.

We’re also supposed to be going to the annual Christmas Dinner at Justin’s nanny’s house, but this year they decided to have it on Christmas day… and we had already decided that starting this year… there would not be anymore running around to everyone’s houses on that day. I had to make a slight exception to go to my parents house because Justin is working… and I didn’t want to be home on Christmas by myself. So we won’t be attending that Christmas Dinner, and I know Justin is disappointed… but I’m going to be 39 weeks pregnant tomorrow, I’m already super uncomfortable, highly irritable… and frankly I just don’t want to be around that many people at once. And even more so than that… I don’t want to be around anyone smoking, and I don’t want to be around any colds or illnesses (I don’t know if anyone is sick…but it IS that time of year). I don’t need to be sick when I go into labor… heck no.

So yea… I need a break from blogging, and a break from everything else too I guess until Boogie is here. Everyone is excited and anticipating her arrival, and sometimes I just wish I could hide and not come out until she gets here… I’m tired of people. Aren’t I just a bundle of holiday cheer this year? Next year will be better.

Until Boogie’s birthday…. Merry Christmas… Happy New Year…. (I hope she’s here before the new year at least)… and adieu.