Monday, March 22, 2010

Bath Time

Dirty Baby=Check
Bath Sponge=Check
Baby Shampoo=Check
Wash Cloth=Check
Rubber Ducky=Check
Ducky Towel=Check
Warm doesn't do any of that lukewarm crap=Check

End Result

One very clean and happy baby!

Friday, March 19, 2010

Blonde Brownies

I'mmmm back!! Aren't you so I tend to cook and bake more when Daniel is home from is when I finally have someone to hold the baby so I can get stuff done.

My sweet tooth has been in overdrive lately and so today after getting a craving for brownies I browsed around and stumbled upon this one.

Toll House Blonde Brownies~Ingredients:
  • 2 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 3/4 cups firmly packed brown sugar
  • 3/4 cup butter or margarine, softened
  • 3 eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 (12 ounce) package NESTLE® TOLL HOUSE® Semi-Sweet Chocolate Morsels

  1. PREHEAT oven to 350 degrees F. Grease a 15x10-inch jelly-roll pan.
  2. COMBINE flour, baking powder and salt in a small bowl. Beat sugar and butter in a large mixing bowl until creamy. Beat in eggs and vanilla extract; gradually beat in flour mixture. Stir in morsels. Spread into prepared pan.
  3. BAKE for 20 to 25 minutes or until top is golden brown. Cool in pan on wire rack.
These were all right but because they taste so much like cookies it's hard to think that they are actually brownies. I did bake these in a 9x13 inch pan to make them a little thicker, if I hadn't they probably would have been more cookie like. I adjusted the cooking time to around 30 minutes. I felt they were a little on the dry side but they definitely met the approval of my sweet tooth.

Thursday, March 18, 2010

One Month

Happy One Month Birthday Sweetie!
I can't believe a month has passed since you were brought into our world. I can't wait for all of the months to come!

Monday, March 15, 2010


I was casually going back through some of my posts and I stumbled upon the one from November 20th. In the post I wrote...I had another dream this morning about you and you came out with these perfectly round cheeks, maybe you have squirrel tendencies after it weird that she came out with round cheeks? Call it mother's intuition but that line actually gave me the chills. I had a few of those moments during this pregnancy.

A few weeks before I found out I was pregnant I started having dreams about us having a baby. The dreams centered around us laying in bed with our baby while I fed the baby a bottle. I actually told Daniel around that time that a pregnancy was going to happen and it was going to happen soon. Who would have known that when I told him this...I was actually already pregnant. The same thing happened with the gender. I knew from day one that we were having a little girl. I can't explain it but the thought of it being a boy never crossed my mind. I had dreams in the beginning of the pregnancy that it was a girl so I knew it.

I wonder if I will have these same things happen with future pregnancies?? Are what I experienced normal with pregnant women? Did you experience the same thing? Am I physic or just plain weird?

Proof she can hold up her head already...I promise my arm is resting on her back, not supporting her head like it may appear! Is it me or does this little girl look different in all of her pictures?

Saturday, March 13, 2010

My Sous Chef

Still haven't tried out any new you now how hard it is to be in the kitchen when you have a three week old??? Right now I am lucky if I can get some quick fix meals in and you might as well forget about baking unless someone else is home. I attempted to make chocolate chip cookies the other night and it was a failure do to the fact someone was being crabby. is difficult to get cookies out of the oven while holding a baby. Thank god she wasn't being squirmy or it could have been dangerous to both her and I. Now that we have her boppy chair we won't be doing that again!

Anyway, I snapped this picture the other night while making dinner. I don't even remember what I was cooking but I was cooking none the less. She was supervising the process while taking a bottle.

I can't wait until she is old enough to actually get her hands dirty and help me out! Baking cookies at Christmas will be an absolute blast.

How do you get a fussy baby to simmer down?

You place her in your recliner by herself that's how!

Kicked back and relaxed!

Mommy's happy little camper.
You wouldn't know by that little smirk that she had been crying for the previous three hours!
Check out those eyelashes while your taking a look. I am so jealous of them I can't see straight!

Monday, March 8, 2010


I can't believe it but my little baby, the one that wouldn't come out, is now almost three weeks old. Each day she is getting bigger and more alert. She smiles all of the time, coos when we have our girl time before bed, holds her head up high without help. She even tries to roll over. It makes me sick to my stomach to think about this but something tells me she is going to be a quick learner. Before I know it she will be crawling and then it won't be long before she is walking around this place like she's in charge.

My first day back to work is April 1st and I am dreading it. I don't know how I am going to make it through the day without her but I must be a big girl and do my best to manage. There were times prior to her birth where I questioned whether being a Mommy was something I could handle and whether I was meant to do it. Now that she is here I know for a fact I can do it and that being a Mommy is my true profession in life. I actually have this overwhelming desire to have another baby immediately. I can't explain it and who knows if it's just my hormones talking but I can't wait until we get to do this again. Being with Addison is the highlight of my life right now and if I never walked back into my place of employment I would be ok with that, sadly we have no choice and until April 1st rolls around I must treasure everyday with her. I pray that by the time baby #2 gets here we will be more financially stable and I hope that will mean I can go from being a full time employee to a part time employee.

In the mean time here are some pictures to share with everyone. Some are from the hospital and others are ones we have taken here at home. I could stare at this child all day every day and maybe these will help you understand why I can't get enough of her and why I dread leaving her.Mommy and Addison reading the latest Babies R Us ad.