Friday, June 24, 2011


I've heard it said that sun always shines brightest after the rain.
Ain't it the truth!
Today, we filled up the kiddie pool {which, I realize, is smaller than my bathtub - we need a new one} and I hosed down the littles from the back porch while they screamed and ran and fell down giggling, and Jane slept in her swing.
Then I stuck them in my shower to wash off the sunscreen & yuckiness {I'm sure they left all sorts of nastiness in that pool} and did some straight hair.
Then the girls were back outside to swing & play in the playhouse.
Everyone smells like summer :)
And now it's nap time.
After the horrible, horrible, HORRIBLE day we had yesterday {constant fighting, chapstick on the play room TV, a baby who wouldn't take a decent nap, and lots of tears....myself included}, this is definitely some sunshine for me!

Wednesday, June 22, 2011

Newborn Pics

A few of the newborn pics that Sheryll took of Jane

She's a scrawny little thing :)
Check out this smile - so precious!

Notice how their feet are doing the same exact thing, just on opposite sides - oh how I love those toes!

Friday, June 17, 2011

Birth Story

Here is a little sample of my birth story pictures {there are 176 total and they take an eternity to upload}.
I can't begin to describe how much I love having these pictures - I wish I would've had this for all of my girls' births.
I'm just going to throw them all in a book, which I'm sure I will just stare at for hours and hours and never get tired of.
Every time I see these pictures I will remember what a special day it was.
THANK YOU to Sheryll of Sheryll Lynne Photographers - she is the bomb diggity and I am so lucky she was able to do this for me. 

This one just might put a little lump in my throat - I love my husband so much :)

 I wish I could put them all on here for your viewing pleasure, but I can't, so if you ever stop by and want to see them, let me know :)
And basically, if you have a baby and you're not terribly uncomfortable with the idea, have a photographer take pictures.
It's seriously awesome.
ps - man, my nose was fat!

Thursday, June 16, 2011

Bath Time

I don't even know what to say other than "SERIOUSLY??"
She's just so adorable, I could squish that face til the cows come home.

Tuesday, June 14, 2011

Life Today

Starting at 5:00 am.....
Nurse, burp, bum change, wrap baby up & put back in bed
Crawl myself back into bed
Just as I started to fall back asleep, Thing 2 cries.  Her Pull-Up is wet
Crawl back into bed
Asleep for a few minutes when baby cries
Decide to give up for the moment and bring her into my bed for a snuggle {shhh, don't tell - it's my guilty pleasure}
Thing 1 & Thing 2 arrive a few minutes later
We all watch a wonderful episode of Bubble Guppies in my room
Quickly make breakfast for Thing 1 & Thing 2 while baby is sleeping
Nurse, burp, change blowout
Have to stop halfway through feeding time to get Thing 2 to the potty {by the way, there really is something to the whole "wait until they're ready thing" when it comes to potty training.....who knew?}
Get Thing 1 & Thing 2 dressed, teeth brushed, and hair did while baby chills happily on the floor
Wrap baby back up for nap time
Transfer milk from bottles in the fridge to bags in the freezer
Wash bottles
Clean up breakfast
Look at the clock and realize I have 40 minutes to shower & get myself ready before baby is going to want to eat again
Run to the shower before something or someone else diverts my attention
Force myself to shower quickly instead of just stand there and soak in the momentary quiet
Just as mascarra is being applied, baby cries {good timing}
Nurse, burp, bum change
Feeding interrupted again to take Thing 2 to the potty, again {that kid does NOT have good timing}
Put baby in the swing for some awake time
Make lunch for Thing 1 & Thing 2
Clean 3 containers of leftovers out of the fridge {gross - I rarely let things sit for more than 2 days in the fridge, and this was a reminder why} 
Load dishwasher
Start a load of way-too-piled-up laundry
Move baby who is starting to doze off to her crib
Get distracted and quickly clean both toilets and take out all garbage cans
Checked email
Interrupted while blogging to clean up mess in the bathroom by Thing 2 who did what I like to call "shot the gap", when they pee & it gets between the seat and the bowl, thus getting everywhere......lovely
And here I am at 1:20 pm
And I feel as if I have accomplished NOTHING today!!!