Sunday, April 15, 2012

Newborn/infant stage

So as I sat and nursed Miley the other day I realized I sure do love my sweet nursing/bonding time with Miley (and did with Tommi too). But the newborn/infant stage is not my favorite. I hear so many people say how much they love the baby stage but I just don't agree. They are just so unpredictable and tough. Don't get me wrong they sure are sweet and oh so cute. But I think the fun begins as they get older and interact and get on more of a predictable "schedule". I am not very big on strict schedules but kinda knowing how the day will go is nice.

Miley is in a really crazy stage right now. She does not like to be in the back of the car "alone" esp at night. Like tonight we had to go grocery shopping after church and she was fun and giggly in the store but the moment her car seat clicked into the car and I shut the door she was screaming. And since we live 30 min from church it was a HORRIBLE drive home. She just screams and screams. Then we got home I carried her into the house and she was fine sitting in her car seat for a min while I put stuff long as she could see me. I am hoping this ends soon b/c going anywhere could be a nightmare...esp since we are about to go to VB and 4 hours in the car is not gonna be fun if she screams. But since it will be daytime hopefully she will be better.

I definitely can not deny that this is the sweetest thing in the whole world. And I am enjoying this time of being so sweet and innocent. And like I said before I LOVE our nursing special mommy/Miley time and I do not look forward to that ever ending but that is why I just try to embrace every stage!

Wednesday, April 11, 2012

3 year old!

Tomorrow Tommi turns 3. I can hardly believe it! I have been a mom for 3 years?!?!

If I were to dream up my 3 year old daughter I would not have even dreamed up something as amazing as Tommi. I didn't know it was possible to love another human being so much! She is the most amazing, sweet, spunky, funny, loving girl EVER! She is the worlds best big sister and daughter. I love her more than I ever knew possible! And that love only grows daily....even on the tough days! Those days only remind me that she is 100% her mommy's girl and God sure does have a sense of humor b/c I'm getting payback! But as frustrating as she is I would not have her any other way!

So I got an idea from my much loved Pinterest. It is 20 questions you ask every year on the child's birthday. I was anxious so I did it a day early but whatever. Tommi actually sat down and answered ALL my questions in one sitting...crazy! I laugh b/c she is SO impressionable. She just answers what is on her mind at the moment so some of her answers are so not accurate to what I would have thought, but most are right on. But they are her answers so I went with it.

20 Questions...answered by Tommi on 4/11/12

1. What is your favorite color? PINK
2. What is your favorite toy? MY PIGGIE
3. What is your favorite fruit? STRAWBERRIES
4. What is your favorite tv show? BARNEY
5. What is your favorite thing to eat for lunch? TURKEY SANDWICH
6. What is your favorite outfit? THE GREEN ONE MAW-MAW BOUGHT ME
7. What is your favorite game? MARIO
8. What is your favorite snack? FRUIT SNACKS
9. What is your favorite animal? COWS AND SHEEPS
10. What is your favorite song? TWINKLE LITTLE STAR
11. What is your favorite book? KANGAROO BOOK
12. Who is your best friend? LILLY ROCK HILL
13. What is your favorite cereal? YOU KNOW I LIKE YOURS AND DADDY'S (Honey Nut Cheerios and Shredded wheat)
14. What is your favorite thing to do outside? BLOW BUBBLES
15. What is your favorite drink? LEMONADE
16. What is your favorite holiday? EASTER...AND I LIKE MY BOYS!
17. What do you like to take to bed with you at night? BOOKS
18. What is your favorite thing to eat for breakfast? TOAST (note she NEVER eats toast for breakfast)
19. What do you want for dinner on your birthday? CAKE AND SUBWAY
20. What do you want to be when you grow up? LIKE AUNT HEATHER

Friday, April 6, 2012


Today I really had a realization how thankful I am for SO many things!

1...Thankful for our AMAZING military and the wonderful training they receive. A F-18 trainer jet crashed into the courtyard of an apartment complex which did burn down all apartment buildings (5 buildings) But the amazing thing...only 7 (including 2 pilots) were injured...NO life threatening injuries! The 2 pilots dumped the fuel over the interstate found the most open area for the crash to happen before they ejected. This all happen only 3 miles from my parents house. I am BEYOND thankful for the grace of God on all those in Va Beach!

2...The 2 sweetest daughters God blessed me with. So yes Miley is a handful and tough sometimes and Tommi has an attitude that puts me to shame sometimes. But they are really good kids. Miley is so good at going with the flow and is just so sweet and smiley most of the time! Tommi is such a good girl with polite manners and such a great helper. I can ask her to get things for me and she does willingly. She is just a dream come true! I could not be more proud of her.

3...We have been blessed with some amazing family to help us out! We have been blessed above and beyond our wildest dreams. Both my family and TJ's have our back all the time and we could not be more thankful for them!

God is SOOO good!!

Thursday, April 5, 2012

New love...

I did not have these with Tommi but I discovered my long lost love due to Miley needing to be covered when falling asleep but I didn't want to over heat her.

Aden+Anais swaddle wrap blankets

They are really big so they are wonderful plus thin and soft and only get softer with washing! They are big enough to be used as a nursing cover which is a huge bonus! Neither of my girls have liked swaddling but I have heard these are amazing for swaddling...I can definitely see why.

These are gonna be SO perfect for this summer!

I will be gifting these to all new moms. They are pricey but SO worth it!! They are $49 normally but I have found the 4 pack for $34.95 on little bonus savings!

I still love receiving blankets...ok I'm obsessed with receiving blankets but these have wiggled a way into my heart also.

Sunday, April 1, 2012

Wedding #1...done

My big brother married his beautiful lady this past weekend! Not only was the wedding wonderful but Tommi did AMAZING! I could not have asked for her to be better! She only dropped a few feather but she later told me she forgot. But she smiled down the aisle and stood up front like a big girl! Thanks to the amazing maid of honor...she totally took care of Tommi and made her feel comfortable!

Tommi was SO beautiful too! I'm a VERY proud mommy!

At the reception my bashful (esp in big groups) little girl danced the WHOLE time! She got out on the dance floor and didn't wanna come off! It was SO cute! Everyone loved watching her! She was in total party way she is totally like her uncle Chasey, living for the party!

I cried like a baby! My big brother is MARRIED! So awesome...but so weird!