Wednesday, January 26, 2011

MORE Free Jewelry!!

So, are you the typical gal? You know, the postman comes and it's nearly lunch time, kids are is barking, everyone is just a tad bit tired? And you get something spectacular in the mail? A new catalog. Looking at the season's new hits and trends is always a great thing!

You hurridley get the kids down for a nap, so you can relax and have some time to yourself! Want to look in style? Right?!? If this sounds familiar to all..then you MUST get your hands on the new Spring/Summer Look Book from Stella & Dot. How you ask? Just click here and I'll send you one myself!

Looking to do a little shopping?? My friend is hosting an online trunk show right now! So start letting the love in your life know what pieces make your heart melt! Be sure to go here for details.

Are you looking for an exciting career? Whether it's full time or as a hobby, you will love, LOVE, working with Stella & Dot. PLUS, for the month of January, you will receive $450 in free jewelry when you join my team. That's an extra $100!! Be your own boss, make your own hours, wear the fab jewels, and HAVE FUN!!!

You can email me any questions you have at I would love to answer any questions you have!

Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Growing Like A Weed!!

Davis is now 17 months. 17 MONTHS!!??!! When I think about it in retrospect, 17 months seems like a long time, and a very short time all together. To think he has been in our life now for 17 months, but also feels like forever. (I guess like how some days seem like the fly by or other time is passing like an inch worm crawls, depending on his mood)

As far as sleep habits go, Davis is still sleeping from 8 at night until 8 in the morning. We have just recently dropped his morning nap from 10-12 and he is down to a longer nap in the afternoon from 2-5. Honestly, I was so nervous about the new nap schedule that I was beside myself. My God, what am I going to do with this child all morning long? I thought the same thing with every other transition that I have come across with him. I didn't know how he was going to react and how well it was going to go over. So far, so good. Now, not everyday is all peachy. Take today for instance. That poor boy was about to see me run in the back screaming this morning because HE wouldn't stop screaming this morning. Davis is suffering from the worst case of allergies right now that he just sounds awful. So I am enjoying wonderful tantrums and fits of him being uncomfortable due to the snot running to his feet and sounding like an old man with emphysema. So today, I put him down at 10 and am going to let him take a little cat nap. My poor thing was so tired, he ran into a wall because he had his eyes closed. So who am I to argue with a screaming child that is sick? Down to bed you go! On a normal day however, we have still been enjoying the same sleep schedule as we have for about a year now. Ahhhh...peach and quiet!

Then there is food. If you have been reading my blog, you know that Davis eats as much as a high school football player. I went grocery shopping with my sister yesterday, and was envious of how little she spent at the store. She looked at me and said, "But Jess, you have a family" True, but when I hear the world family, I think of multiple children. Umm...I have one CHILD! And a toddler, at that! I started Davis at a mother's day out program last week and his teacher laughed and said,'wow, he really likes to eat.' I'm afraid that school may start charging me more because he eats so much! Even had seconds of peas! PEAS! YUCK!

Speaking of the mother's day out program. Davis loves it! He has been in such a fantastic mood, (minus today) since he has started. Right now, he only goes one day a week, but may start going twice a week in a month or so. It has worked out perfect for me! Last week, I was able to work at an event for stella & dot while he was in school. I can't tell you how liberating that felt. Yesterday, I actually went grocery shopping for the first time without him in so long. I am that crazy person that loves grocery shopping! I mean, I love it! I love checking out new food and comparing prices, and as you know that is hard with a little one!
(He is also a serious shopper)

Full steam ahead! He is practically in a full sprint around the house! Do they have toddler olympics? He loves chasing our dog around the house! It is the cutest thing ever. I find the two of them laying on the floor together, in the dark by my bed. It is precious!

Have a great day, everyone!

Friday, January 14, 2011

Mommy Battles

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Although I have yet to scream about the house about wire hangers, I have already had my moments in the short, yet seemingly long, 17 months of Davis' exsistence. But who hasn't, right? While the joys of childhood are ever exciting, they are filled with tedious, over exhausting moments, where all you want to do is scream in a pillow. So needless to say, I can be that lazy mom at times, when I want to throw my hands in the air and scream that I give! Thank goodness I'm stubborn and don't give up too easy.

However, Davis has been known to feed the dog. Not only feed the dog, but take a bite himself, give a bite to the dog, and then stick it back in his mouth. Now 9 times out of 10, I take the food away and tell him no. But sad to say, there have been a few times where I consider it the 5 second rule as if it were dropped on the floor. I mean come on, the kid dug out of the trash can and ate the food. He doesn't care where it comes from!

On those very fun and tiring days, sometimes bath time is not my friend. I stare at the clock, just waiting for it to be bedtime for Davis, just so I can have some time to myself. Sometimes bedtime can't come quick enough. So what do I do? I skip bath time. Yup, I am that mom. Even after he may have eaten spaghetti, ravioli, or some other form of pasta. To where he should have gotten a bath, but my drooping eyelids told me otherwise. I do put him in clean pj's and wash his face and hands, but I justify no bath by telling myself he didn't roll in the dirt today. That makes it all okay then. Nevermind the fact that it is 29 degrees outside and I would really be questioned if my child was outside playing!

I'm sure as the days, months, and years go on, I could write my own book filled with short cuts, lazy moments, and other incidents that would raise some eyebrows!

Thursday, January 13, 2011

Hungry Much?

Oh Dear sweet Davis,
You eat like a grown man in a food contest. Sad part is you are only 17 months. What is going to happen when you are 17? After you finish your plate, you try desperately to eat off mine and anyone else that is around. Today, you actually tried to grab a woman's banana in the hallway at the gym. Are you that hungry? I know I feed you. My grocery bill says so. But when I caught this today, I am really curious. Are you eating, or only letting the dog eat your food?

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Friday, January 7, 2011

When I Saw Those Two Pink Lines

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The day I found out I was pregnant was filled with happy tears, bliss, and visions of baby booties and rattles, dancing in my head. Although I would love to say that that was true, it was the exact opposite. The moment I found out I was pregnant, I threw up just for the fact of being pregnant. Now, I'm sure this sounds like I am an awful person that never wanted children, but that is so not sure. I have always, always wanted children. In fact, my dad told Michael one day, 'I hope you know her ultimate goal in life is to be a mom and stay home with them for at least a while.'

Why was the news so shocking? The night before I found out, Michael and I had had a long discussion about when we would start to try for a baby. I wonder if just wanted to do the 'trying' part! If you have been reading my blog, you know that his hours at work were absolutely ludicrous and I didn't want to raise the baby on my own. A little dramatic yes, but that's me. I also wanted to travel more, enjoy our time together, live life as a married couple. We had only been married one month! My plan was to wait a year and then give it a go. Michael would have been happy if I walked down the aisle busting out of my dress. He wanted me barefoot and pregnant. So that night, we got in a huge argument about it. Whether it was about timing, money, his hours, him working for the Gestapo, we argued. But how can you ever actually, really and truly, plan for a baby. No one can ever be fully prepared.

Well, the very next morning, I just didn't feel right. I didn't feel ill, I felt different. Since I am allergic to birth control, I am always paranoid and keep stock of pregnancy tests in my house. (Yes, I am that person!) So I took a test, expecting it to be negative as usual. I'm waiting, and getting ready for work at the same time, not thinking much of it. But to my surprise, it was done with those two little pink lines. Wait! I should only have one!!!!! One line!!!! I ran over to the bed where Michael was still sleeping and threw the test down on the pillow. Yelling I said, 'We NEED to talk.' He just pops up out of bed, huge smile on his face, and said, 'Is this really happening?' Yes, dear. This is really happening. At 6am, he ran to the drug store to go buy me 5 more tests to be on the safe side. They were positive!

About a week later, my denial and shock escaped me and I was in baby blissdom! The happiest time. I loved being pregnant, of course except for some normal discomforts, pains, etc. But it was a wonderful time for me. Planning our new life together, experiencing something new. I even loved going to the doctor and getting to hear the little heartbeat. I looked forward to that every week.

I love that little monkey face! He has my heart!

Thursday, January 6, 2011

Slowly But Surely..

We are IN the house!! After almost three not so fun months in the hotel, we are finally here! Now, who is going to unpack the boxes? Any takers? Fine, don't blame you!
I've been going nonstop, trying to get everything in order as if I am nesting. When I ever move, I never stop. It's rather annoying, even to myself!
I at least have Davis' room together. Now all I need is new decor, drapes, etc. But he is so excited to be back in his old bed and out of the pack-n-play! He recognizes his old toys and his face lights up!

He throws his blanket out and then wonders how that happened!

Similar to the old room, but a teeny bit bigger. You really can't tell here.

Just need to get it fixed up and it will be so cute!!

**I don't have Internet yet, so bare with me :)

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Monday, January 3, 2011

Morning Routine!

My morning routine is short and simple. Work out!!! That's all there is to it. I wake Davis up every morning at 8am and that's typically when my day starts for the most part. Before him waking up, I piddle around the house, use the computer, pretend to fold laundry, etc.

I feed the little guy a chicken and a cow, and we are off to the gym by 9am. If I am not there by 9:15, I feel like I am running late even though I am not going there to meet anyone. Yes, I'm weird like that. I work out until no later than 10:30 and then pick the little guy up from child care. He is adapting pretty well to the new place. But seeing as how we are in the new place, he has the house, Davis takes his nap, and I jump in the shower or clean house!

I know, it's very exciting stuff and I know you are over the top jealous of the fabulous routine! It's exciting stuff! Pretty soon, I am dropping Davis' first nap (crossing fingers that goes well) and we will have more time in the morning for play, gym, and errand time!

New Year. New You!

Resolutions for 2011

**In no particular order**

1. Lose weight-yes. so typical, but I say it every year. What would a new year be without ME saying that? Now I am trying something different. I downloaded MyFitnessPal.
It's an application on the iPhone that tracks your calorie intake, calories burned, and exercises. It also keeps track of all nutrients for the day. If you happen to have this app, add me. We can do it together!
2. Learn to bake cupcakes from scratch. So once I lose this God awful weight, I'm just going to pack it right back on. Okay, moderation is key!!
3. Actually go to the moms groups that I have joined. Yes, in more than one. Since we have just moved, I don't know anyone in the area that we are living in. My friends are all close, but I would still like to meet new mom friends and have some little ones for Davis to play with.
4. Enroll Davis in Gymboree or something similar. There are also toddler classes at the gym I want to check out for him.
5. Attempt to have dinner cooked and ready when Michael comes home at least three times a week.
6. Be a better wife. Try to be more patient with him as I know he busts his hump working so hard for us. With his new job and the stress he endures, and I know it's not easy on him.
7. Kick butt with Stella & Dot this year!! I am still having my online trunk show going if there are items you are interested in!
8. I would love for Sundays to be family day. Whether that means just us three, dinner with one of my parents, or sisters. Cooking, relaxing, and having fun with each other.
9. Spend less money. Holy cannoli! Did I really type that? Ugg!! :)
10. Relax and enjoy life! Doing my best to breathe and know that I am beyond blessed in this life and have my wonderful family and friends to thank for it!