So recently we took my son to get his hair cut for the very 1st time. I knew it wasn't going to be easy, but he proved me right and then some. Check out my book I made from Shutterfly with all the pictures in it.
Just recently I bought some Pampers diapers at Target and I got this coupon insert for 20 dollars off my card purchase. So I thought I would do my sons thank you cards from his 2nd birthday party. Take a look I think they turned out pretty amazing. =D
Every now and again I'm reminded of what being a mom is. It's more than just saying your a mom, I mean it's whole shibang! It's those cold nights your up with your baby, making him a bottle, or nursing a sick child, there are so many examples, I could go on and on. There is one thing, however, that I never thought in my wildest dreams that I would add to my already long list of mommy duties. I've heard some horror stories, but I'm like, oh no, my child is an angel, he would NEVER do that. Bahahahaha YEAH RIGHT! Recently I've started potty-training my will be 2 year old, and with potty training has come some very nasty habbits, such as spitting, bitting, hitting, and examining his private parts, and anything around it. Tonight, I was blessed enough to be doing some laundry, and you know that feeling every mother gets, when you know it's just too damn quite. Oh yea, that noise, or for the lack of, you get up quietly and go check on your little bundle of joy, only to find what you can only describe as a handful of beans. You quickly think, "hey wait a minute, I didn't give him any chocolate, let alone anything dark and lumpy." and that's when it kicks, your child took his diaper off and decided to go gold digging in his own fieces. Now my first reaction was pretty much jaw dropping, and then I smelled it. I mean to have to change his diaper is one thing, but to have to wipe that stuff off his hands is another. It was enough to make any veteran mom cringe, and then to top it off, apparently in old houses, you can't have the microwave, washing machine, and dryer going at the same time cause it makes the power go out. So sitting there in the dark with poo hands flying around and what not, I wrapped him up in a towel, sat him on the couch and went outside and turned the power back on! I almost wanna say I felt like super mom, but I mean c'mon, super moms just don't do that, at least not in movies they don't. Now I tried keeping my cool, cause the last thing I wanted was a crying baby with a butt crack full of lunch and hands looking like burnt chocolate covered something, but I wanna say I went through a half pack of Kirkland Brand Signature wipes, and a lot of soap. Needless to say he's now in the bath tub, splashing water at me and pouring cups of water over the port side of the bath tub. Have I learned my lesson here? No! Laundry still has to get done, oh and guess what I still have two more loads left, wish me luck ;)
I'm so excited for Halloween, and this year Shutterfly sent me 10 free cards, so I made some cute Halloween cards to send out to my friends and family. Enjoy!
So I was reading my Parents MAgazine and I ran across this brilliant idea, they're called Safety Tats. The moment I saw them I knew I had to have these. It's pretty awesome you can get on there and create your own tat or pick one that's already pre made. Prices are reasonable and so is shipping, I can't wait to get mine. Here is the link, get moving on your kid's tats. =)
As a mommy of a 1 1/2 year old, I have found myself going through a ton of different products, some I liked, some I loved, and some were just a waste of money. It's amazing how quickly babies grow up and there are a ton of things that have gone on my "remember this for the next baby" list. These are products that I have found that work best, I'm sure there a dozen other moms out there that have the same item and not liked it, but when I was pregnant walking down the isle of Babies R Us, I had no clue which item was best for my baby. Now that I find myself a little bit wiser in that department, I thought it would be an awesome idea to share some of those must have items.
Whether it's you looking for something for your own child, or maybe looking for a baby shower gifts, these items will please any new or experienced mommy. The best part about buying these products and adding them into a baby shower gift is you know they will be used, and they're something that no one else will think to buy. Also, if you have products that you have used or tried, share with a new mommy friend, there's nothing better than getting gifts that you can use either when the baby is born or later down the road. I got one for my baby shower and I loved some of the items that were wrapped up in the basket. Don't be afraid to share your thoughts, your experiences or a few good tips to help out the new mom to be, the only thing more annoying is telling them how they should raise their child, that's a whole other blog. Anyways I hope you enjoy the list and maybe try some of them out for your youngsters. And if you have some you would like to share send them in! Mommyhood is great, it's ruff, it's tuff, but you have to keep on truckin'! In the long run, it's the best investment you'll ever make. =D