Saturday, February 28, 2009

Big boys don't cry

Connor just turn two months this week and he is smiling all the time, cooing, and giggling. Doctor says he is doing great, just needs to work on tummy time a little more to get that head of his up more. Connor weighs 11lbs 12 oz (50%), 24 in long (90%), and 16.5 for his head (75%). The percents are where he compares to the average kid of his age. So this boy is going to be a tall and lean kid. At his doctor appointment they gave him 5 shots!!! and one oral med. It was really hard to see him hurt and I couldn't look when they were giving him his shots. Immediately when that first shot came - his eyes watered up and a big cry came out. He did not cry for long and the Tylenol they gave him wiped him out for the afternoon. I was very proud of him - he did so good.

Since he needs to work on tummy time more, we decided to buy him a new floor mat to help that. It is the Baby Einstein Ocean Adventure mat. He loves it! It is so bright in colors and plays fun music. In the past two days he is starting to realize if he does hold his head up he can see things and not just his drool on the mat that gets all over him when he keeps it down. So in other words he is doing much better on holding his head up.

Tomorrow is going to be his first day at church (we bought him his first bible). He has a cute outfit so I promise I will take pictures and post later with them. For now I will post pictures of my cute kid!!!

Connor in his bed and he has a discovered a new friend:

Connor checking things out in his swing:

Connor is a ladies man:

Wednesday, February 25, 2009

Pay It Forward!

I was one of the first three people to leave a comment on Marissa's post, so now it's time for me to play pay it forward on my blog. I love to be crafty so hopefully my craftiness will come through for me!

Here are the rules:
Be one of the first THREE bloggers to leave a comment on this post, which then entitles you to a handmade item from me - something crafty or yummy, who knows?!

Winners must post this challenge on their own blog, meaning that you will Pay It Forward, creating a handmade gift - anything! - for the first THREE bloggers who leave a comment on YOUR post about this giveaway!

The gift that you send to your 3 friends can be from any price range and you have 365days to make/ship your item. This means you should be willing to maintain your blog at least until you receive your gift and have shipped your gifts. And, remember: it's the spirit and thought that counts!

When you receive your gift, please feel free to blog about it, sharing appropriate linky love! If you are not one of the top three commenters on this post, you can still play along. Go ahead and start your own Pay It Forward chain, and encourage your blogging friends to do the same!

So remember, Pay It Forward!

Saturday, February 21, 2009

myStationary business is now on Etsy

I've been working hard for the past year in getting my new business up and going. So far it has been real successful
(, but I thought I would bring it to another level and make a store front on etsy. If you have never been to Etsy - it is a awesome site with lots of neat things to buy.

So I've been spending the last two days setting up my storefront and today we had a power outage at the house and my computer crashed with all my files that I would use to put on etsy. So currently I will not get to add more items until I get my computer fixed. But for now it is there and it has the beginnings of hopefully something successful.

Check it out

tell your friends and family!


Wednesday, February 18, 2009

Giggles and Pouts

Connor is finally trying out different expressions and giggling - actual real giggles. It is so funny how a baby can one second be so happy and the next so sad.

Sunday, February 15, 2009

The days are going too fast

So I've been on maternity leave since Christmas and loving every minute of it. I don't want to go back to work in March at all! During the first month of being a new mommy, it was extremely hard adjusting to my new lifestyle and I was realizing new things each day. I can't be selfish anymore, my time is now Connor's time. It was a real shocker for me. Now that we have all been getting on a routine more, it has been great. Connor and I play most of the day, take naps, go on walks, visit friends and family. He sure has changed since he was a newborn and I can't believe he is almost 2 months old. He will be getting his shots finally and we will then begin exploring the world outside! We will definitely be hitting up the gym on a regular basis so I can get back into shape. I've also been looking at triathlons to complete this summer. Connor is finally sleeping most of the nights all the way through - which is super nice. And that beautiful smile of his is popping up all the time - when he smiles I can't take my eyes off of him. In my spare time while Connor takes the few naps he does, I've been doing major spring cleaning to our house and concentrating on my stationary business. I've been designing a bunch of new cards, photo cards, baby name letters, etc. ( Its been a lot of fun and being a mom is the best thing in the world!