Monday, July 14, 2014
When I went to do the roses I was using store bought pink lemonade frosting and it was super runny.. Rather than thickening it with powdered sugar, I just put it in the fridge and hoped it would set up enough to get roses to form. It worked but I was running out of frosting fast this way. Two cans of it and I still had empty spots. I improvised best I could and then she also picked out pink candy pearls to use on her cake.
The name banner is just two cardboard decorative straws, some twine and cardstock/scrapbook paper triangles with letters drawn on. Ta Dah!! simple, but cute!
For decorations I just got a cheap walmart My little Pony birthday banner and got some balloons. She LOVED helping put the balloons up and hanging he banner. We even left it up for a week!
She got a new bike (my husband wanted a blue one because our son can use it after she grows out of it. We can't have him ride a pink bike! :) Besides, she loves blue!)
She also got some clothes and sunglasses! Look at this beauty rock em!
Saturday, July 12, 2014
I am obsessed with baby feet! I could kiss them all day!
... and kiss his sweet face all over! I can just hear my 8 year old little boy saying "stop mom! your embarrassing me!" :) He can't stop me now!
This is the blessing outfit I made for him! The blog post about it is found here.Doesn't he look so SOOOO handsome?!!! I sure think so! His daddy does too!
His blessing was so Beautiful and sweet! I love the Priesthood and the special men who hold it. I love that my little boy has such an amazing father too look up to! I have been so blessed!
My parents came for a quick visit and were able to be here for this special day! My children have loving grandparents and I'm so grateful for that!
Well, I disappeared again because I just had a baby! He is a month old now and I have been so preoccupied with this sweet perfect boy and trying to find the balance between housework, being a wife and mother two my now three children. It's been a really rough recovery from my csection and now I'm getting into the emotional tired phase. In short, I'm wacko!
The last month I was on medication to stop contractions and on limited bed rest. It didn't work. After 4 trips to labor and delivery that month they decided they better call the doctor in and get him out!! Thank goodness! He was 2 weeks early and weighed 8lbs 2oz still!!!! My recovery with this csection was terrible and it's probably because my body was trying to get him out for so long that by the time he actually did come, I was exhausted.
During my pregnancy I have had people terrify me with comments or stories of babies dying or unwanted advice. I think everyone should avoid talking to pregnant women at all! Lol! Just kidding. But most moms know what I mean. The other day at the dentist, the hygienist was just weeks away from having her baby and we had a wonderful conversation. This is her first baby and she was feeling scared and asking me questions because I JUST went through this at the same hospital with the same doctor. I assured her she would love the hospital and staff and the dr is amazing too! With all she was asking, I gave what to me feels like the best advice ever.
"Don't go in there with any set expectations as best as you can. Go with the flow. If u need an epidural, get one. Don't worry about anyone's opinion but your own. Don't stress about nursing. If you are tense and upset, nursing might be a bad experience. If you find nursing is making life unbearable, it's ok to do formula and it doesn't make you a bad mom. (With my first I stuck with nursing through months of tears and anxiety and pain. I remember bawling to my husband about how I am a terrible mom if I bottle feed. But nursing was so bad it's all I wanted to do. I stuck with it but wished I would have done what was less traumatic) I also told her ..if you have visitors and want to sleep or have a break, say so. It's ok to kick people out. Basically, do what feels good for you and just go with the flow. Having set plans suddenly change like they do just leaves you freaking out. I always freak out with the arrival of a new baby anyway, but additional freakage can be avoided. ;)
Now, I just soak up this little man and LOVE every min I get to be with him! He is so sweet and calm. My girls never were, and I was constantly stressed because they both had colic and reflux and just screamed for hours on end. I'm so grateful that baby #3 has been perfect for our family and I KNOW my Heavenly Father put this special boy into our family for a reason. For me, going from the first baby to the second was the hardest adjustment with all the emotional junk you deal with. We all made it though and now baby #3 has not hardly been an adjustment at all. he is AMAZING!!!!
What also makes having this baby so special is that his sisters just ADORE him!! Six weeks later and they still fight over who gets to hold him and every time he makes a fuss they come running to me! Mom he's crying!! (yeah, probably because you just poked him in the eye!)