Monday, August 31, 2009

6 of 30

Davis is looking cool in his shades on his walk today.

Sunday, August 30, 2009

I Almost Forgot

Tooth #5 is making an appearance, Joy!!!

Leave it to my child to have 5 teeth at 5 months.

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Shopping, shopping and more shopping. Yesterday Mr. D and I went to the mall to see if we could find a few onesie and pant sets on clearance. We were very successful, Macy's was having a terrific clearance on summer baby stuff. I got him 2 onesie/pant sets for under $8!!! And they were Carter's too!! Can't beat that price. He can wear them in the fall with a jacket. Today I went to Once Upon a Child and bought him some fleece pants, a long sleeved onesie and an adorable pant and jacket set all for $11. Can you tell I'm obsessed with buying this kid clothing?

So, since I'm tired of eating takeout I sat down this morning for about 30 minutes and went through my recipes and picked out 3 dinners to make this week. Tonight we are having a homeade chicken pot pie, Tuesday we will have crock pot lasagna and Thursday we will have chipped beef in white sauce over biscuits. We need to get back on track. I haven't gained any weight recently, but I haven't lost either, it is depressing. I'd like to be back to my wedding weight by Thanksgiving and it is obtainable if I just stop eating junk. Of course I don't help my situation very much considering I just baked a funfetti cake and Jeff bought 10 candy bars from the kids in the neighborhood. We are sugar addicts.

I'm obsessed with Giant Eagle, if you buy stuff on sale and have a coupon for it, you can buy stuff so cheap!!! I love it!!! They do double coupons up to $1, everything over $1 is worth $2. I've been shopping there for a while, but sales only if I have a coupon and if it is something we use. Example: they had a sale on Skintimate shaving gel and I had coupons, I got 4 cans for $2, that is $.50 per can!!! I also get my prescriptions filled there and some of them are pricey acne medications so I earn lots of fuel points that way. In the last 3 weeks I've managed to earn $1.20 off each gallon of a gas at my next fill up, you can thank the dermatologist for that.

I've also been making my own household cleaner, here is my recipe:

1-3/4 cup water
1-3/4 cup white vinegar
1 tablespoon dishwashing liquid soap
a few drops of Grapefruit essential oil

It is AWESOME!!!!

Saturday, August 29, 2009

You Know You are A Mom When......

Squash is the new black. Somehow Davis' yummy squash dinner ended up all over Mommy's (well really Daddy's, Mommy just borrowed it) white T-shirt.

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Here are some pictures I took of our little man last week:

Hanging out with Daddy

Sporting his MC Hammer pants, Mommy knows these are too big, but you are so cute in them

Oooh, the remote

Mmmmmmm, an arm

Practicing sitting up

Friday, August 28, 2009

Tooth #4

Is this kid ever going to stop teething??? I noticed a 4th tooth working it's way through the gums today. #3 still isn't all they way through yet and #4 has already started.

Poor Davis.

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I skipped yesterday, eh, I was tired.

Today wasn't a very exciting day. It rained pretty much all day so we didn't get to go on a walk.

I had Magic Wok for lunch, yummy!! But not yummy for the waist line. I really need to be better about my eating habits. For the most part I eat very healthy, but I do fall of the bandwagon a little more than I'd like to. I think tomorrow I will get up and hit the gym in the morning.

Man, I'm boring today. Time for bed.

Wednesday, August 26, 2009

2 of 30

I almost forgot about my post today. This morning Davis woke up around 5:15 a.m., had a ba-ba (bottle) and went back to bed until 7 a.m. We got up, he played, I drank some coffee, then he had another ba-ba and played some more. My mom came over to watch him so I could go to the gym. That is 2x I've been to the gym this week!! Woot!! Of course I bought a pint of Starbucks Java Chip ice cream today, so much for my diet. We had some visitors today, my cousin Amy is in town from Texas with her little guy, Milo. Milo will be two in about a month and he is a little cutie. Davis was fussy though because of his teeth, I wish he had been in a better mood for them.

I did not make dinner tonight, we'd planned on grilling chicken but it started pouring down rain. On the plus side our new gutters work!! Yay for the crappy gutters being gone. I had leftover meatloaf and a salad. Jeff is making cookies, I'm guessing that is going to be his dinner, hmmmmmm........

Tuesday, August 25, 2009

1 of 30

I promised to blog every day for the next 30 days, so here is post 1 of 30.

Davis slept really well last night, despite the upper tooth he is cutting. He woke up around 7 a.m., took a bottle and then we went on a 30 minute walk in the 'hood. We didn't do anything real exciting today, he did have some carrots for lunch which he threw up onto our bed when we were playing in the bedroom, that was awesome. I had to change the sheets and change his clothes. I made meatloaf and potatoes for dinner tonight, it was fabulous. I have the best meatloaf recipe, maybe I'll post it someday. Thanks to Costco for selling big tubs of Tollhouse cookie dough I made some chocolate chip cookies and ate 4 of them :o( So much for losing 10 lbs in 30 days. I'll make up for it tomorrow at the gym though. We got new gutters on the house tonight, the installers were interesting to say the least. Davis went to bed for the night around 7:30 p.m. after he had his bath and played for a while. We also gave him some Infant Motrin to help with his tooth.

Monday, August 24, 2009

Now I'm a Blog Updating Fool, BUT

I had to post a picture of Davis' bottom teeth, look close, they are there!

What's For Dinner? And a Sitter

French Toast and Eggs

Yeah, really healthy Jill. BUT, my hamburger didn't thaw out and I've really got nothing else. Unless Jeff wants a tub of cookie dough for dinner.

Davis and I have been doing what I call "sit training" for a week or so now. He can sit unassisted without the use of his hands for about 5 seconds. I hope by the end of next week he can sit on his own for as long as he wants :o)

Goals For the Month

I really have slacked on updating this blog since Davis was born so I've decided to come up with a few goals for the next month:

1. Blog every single day, even if it is about nothing

2. Go to the gym 3 times a week and workout at home the other 2 days

3. Lose 10 lbs (wishful thinking)

4. Cook dinner at least 3 times per week

Sunday, August 23, 2009

Where Does It Go?

Time that is. A friend of mine just had her baby and it seems like last week that I had Davis, honestly, it does. I swear she was just announcing her pregnancy. It just goes by so fast. Davis went from doing nothing but eating, sleeping, pooping and crying to a 5 month old with a personality and a few teeth overnight. Everyone told me to enjoy that little newborn stage because it goes by in the blink of an eye, at the time I thought it was nuts, just because that adjustment period with a newborn seems never ending. Everyone was right though, I look back at pictures of him after he was born and cannot believe that tiny thing is my little man.

My cousin had her little guy 2 years ago, can I believe he is going to be 2 already? NOPE! See how time flies.

Does it make me want another baby right now? NO WAY!!!! I'm having too much fun enjoying Davis right now to even think about it. Every day is a new adventure for us and it is fun to see the different things he can do from week to week.

Is a 3rd Tooth Going to Make Its Appearance??

Davis has been super fussy since yesterday, the same fussiness he was last week when he got his two teeth. I read in my baby care book yesterday that the two bottom central incisors (the ones he just got) are followed by the 4 upper incisors. I wonder if that is why his upper gums look funny. Is it possible he could be getting an upper already??? Man, this seems so early. My neighbor told me her little guy didn't get a tooth until he was 7 months old. I guess Davis is just an over achiever.

Oh and if you have a baby but they are not teething yet take my advice and screw the Orajel and pick up some Hylands Teething Tablets, they are the only thing that work for Davis. You can even use it with Tylenol because the tablets are all natural!

Saturday, August 22, 2009

Cloth Diapering

Before I got pregnant I was so pro-cloth diapers, I even bought enough newborn sized cloth diapers to cloth diaper full time. I was so overwhelmed with a new baby though that I quickly abandoned cloth diapering and went to disposibles. I sold the newborn cloth diapers on Ebay for exactly what I paid for them, so no loss there. I have been thinking about trying cloth diapering again, but on a different level. I don't plan on using the prefolds, I plan on using the BumGenius 3.0 One Sized All in Ones. I ordered 2 the other day just to test the waters and they should be here today. My husband has no clue I'm doing this, I didn't tell him because I knew he'd throw a mini-tantrum over it. Another reason I want to try this again is because I keep track of every single expense we have on Quicken and we have spent $300 on disposible diapers since Davis was born 5 months ago. Sick, right??? I can buy enough of the BumGenius cloth diapers to cloth diaper full time for around $300 and those could last me until Davis is potty trained. So $300 every 5 months on disposibles or $300-$500 on cloth diapers that will last me another 2 years.

Hopefully it works out for me, but if it doesn't I'm not going to beat myself up over it. It cannot hurt to try again.

Davis Turns 5 Months Old!!!!! And Some Other News

Davis turned 5 months old on August 20! I honestly cannot believe he is that old already because it really seems like yesterday that I was in labor in delivery giving birth to him. They really grow too fast. Here is a list of his favorite things to do in no particular order: chewing on his feet, holding his feet, laughing, rolling over, trying to sit up, trying to crawl (god help me, this is a new one in the last few days), playing in his jumperoo, playing in his exersaucer and trying to pet the dog. He also enjoys drinking his formula, eating squash, carrots, bananas, sweet potatos and rice cereal. We are also buying him a convertible car seat this weekend because he is already outgrowing his infant seat. By the way the infant seat we have is supposed to go up to 30 lbs, but honestly I cannot imagine carrying around a 30 lb baby in one of those things. I think Graco missed the boat on that one, I can't imagine carrying around a 10 lb seat with a 30 lb baby in it. Although before I got pregnant that seat that went up to 30 lbs seemed so SMART, haha. Live and learn.

In other news, Davis has a girlfriend. Stella Jane was born on August 21 to Justin and Jen. Jen stopped by to visit us on August 20 and she mentioned some symptoms she had been having that day that were very similiar to the ones I had the day my water broke. She started having contractions that night!! I'm so happy for them.

Friday, August 21, 2009

Bumbo Fun

I bought Davis a Bumbo seat brand new on Ebay for $28 with the tray, I could not pass that deal up even though the seat is purple. He did not want anything to do with the Bumbo until today. He is obsessed with sitting up and almost can on his own but he can't support himself with his hands long enough to enjoy it. Today I decided to stick him in the Bumbo again and he loved it. He kept trying to eat his foot though!

Wednesday, August 19, 2009

Lolz Baby

Weekly Rant

I have some complaints to discuss.

Complaint #1

Insurance companies can suck it. My insurance company requires a pre-authorization every single time I need to get an acne medication filled at the pharmacy. Why? Because people over 30 do not get acne according to them. But the good news is if your husband needs to get it up, Viagra and Cialas are covered, no questions asked.

Complaint #2

The new siding being installed on the house. I know we needed it and we wanted it, but seriously, I'm sick of it. I'm sick of having to have the blinds pulled because my crazy dog doesn't know how to not bark. I'm sick of them waking the baby up and I'm sick of having to pack him up every day and take him to my mom's house.

Complaint #3

The infant carrier. Honestly, who invented these contraptions??? They do their job, protecting the baby and what not. But I had to haul the thing in and out of the Jeep 6 times yesterday and I think my back is out. That thing weighs nearly 30 lbs. with Davis in it. I try just leaving it in the car and putting him in it while it is in the base, but the way the seat is designed it is hard to do. I'm so ready for a convertible. I'm just waiting until 8/21 which is when my 15% off Babies R'Us coupon goes into effect. Somedays I wish I'd have just skipped the infant seat all together and gone straight to the convertible (most are for infants).

Complaint #4

We have spent nearly $300 on disposable diapers already and Davis is only 5 months old. I am thinking about trying cloth again, but this time it will be the BumGenius All In Ones. Of course this is a big MIGHT try again. We will see. But the cost of disposables makes me ill.

Complaint #5

Softball. I'm so ready for my husband to be done playing softball for the summer. It is nice to get rid of him for the day sometimes, but sometimes I need him here so I can get a baby break. I also had a laundry list of minor things that just need to be finished around this house, did any of them get done this summer?? Nope! Guess why?? A bunch of 30 year olds trying to relive their high school glory days through softball is why! I like that Jeff has a hobby, but playing 3 times a week, plus most weekends is a little much. I don't recall him playing this much pre-baby, I swear he just doesn't want to be here sometimes.

Monday, August 17, 2009

Sneak Peek of Davis' 3 Month Picture Re-do

Davis had his 3 month pictures taken at the last minute because I found out our photographer was leaving for her wedding and honeymoon. It was not a good day, he had shots the day before and was very cranky and uncooperative. She told me when she got back we could do a re-do, they were at 4 months but nobody will know, I'll pretend they were taken at 3 months.

Here is her blog address:

There are a lot more and all of them are excellent! Mommy will have a hard time deciding which ones to print, as always! We love Emy, she is an awesome photographer!

Brusha Brusha Brusha

Well, we have 2 teeth!!! Last week Davis was super fussy so I checked his gums out and there it was, tooth #1, followed by tooth #2 a few days later. He looks so funny with his new teeth!! I purchased a little finger toothbrush and infant toothpaste. He loves getting them brushed at night.

Sunday, August 2, 2009

Dear Davis,

I realize that you enjoy moving around in your sleep, but please stop getting stuck in corners and not being able to get back out. Mommy is tired today because she was up every two hours last night re-adjusting you in the crib because you cried every single time you got stuck. It wasn't fun. You don't do this at grandmas house so please don't do it here.

Mommy Tears

I worked on Davis' baby book yesterday and when I got it out from the closet, sitting on top of it were 2 newborn sized diapers. I got a tear in my eye because I honestly cannot remember him being that tiny. They grow so fast.

Saturday, August 1, 2009

Sad Day!!

The lease is up on my Honda Accord, we decided to turn it in for a new ride. We had discussed a mini van at one point since I am a mom, a Honda CRV and another Accord. Here is what we ended up with:

2009 Acura TL

So not a mommy mobile, right?? I think Jeff will be driving this car more than me, which is fine because I'm home all day anyways and rarely go anywhere. Considering Jeff already took it upon himself to completely clean out his Jeep for me that must mean it is my new, used ride. I drove the TL tonight, what a fast car, I loved every minute of it. We already decided when the lease is up on the Cherokee we will be acquiring a 2nd TL that will be all mommy's.

So farewell Honda Accord, I loved you the last 3 years, you were an awesome car and I love you. Hopefully you get a nice owner once I finally give up the keys and turn you in.