Productivity to the Maxx

Whoa, I was wildly productive yesterday.  C’s stay with my parents continues, and I am a goal-making, to-do-list-crossing-off machine!  BAM!

I’ve been working, running errands, working out, helping Hubster prepare for his placement conference (where he’ll have 12 interviews in 2 days), cleaning and organizing the apartment.  I’m pretty much a rockstar.

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And Here’s a Clear Picture of The Funny Face!

Thanks to my mom for this clear picture of C’s funny face!

 

C’s New Face

C likes to make this new face, and it cracks me up!  I just need to get a picture of it that isn’t blurry…

 

11 Hours of Sleep? Divine!

I got 11 – ELEVEN!! – hours of sleep last night!  It was absolutely divine and for the first time since before I had C, I actually feel well-rested.  I have energy and feel like myself again.  In fact, Hubster would tell you that I’m playing it fast and loose with the weird life commentary, sound effects and laughter today.  (Doesn’t he remember that’s just my personality?) ;)

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Motherhood Made Me Such a Softy

I never used to be a crier.  Only something really moving (like “The Notebook”) would get the tears rolling.  That was before I had C.  Now I cry over a lot of stuff.  C laughing so hard that he gives me happy tears, C’s sad little face while he’s crying, any episode of Parenthood

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Review: Magid Disposable Nitrile Gloves

Cleaning – it’s a dirty job, but we all need to do it.  Now that we have a moving, grooving child in our home, I find myself cleaning a lot.  I enjoy the sparkly sheen of a clean home, but I don’t like how cleaning chemicals dry out my skin.  While I clean the bathroom, I like to wear disposable gloves to protect my skin from harsh chemicals.  I like that I can peel off the nastiness of bathroom grime and put the glove in the garbage when I’m done.  I received a box of 100 disposable nitrile gloves from Magid Gloves & Safety Manufacturing Company LLC for review and got to work testing them!

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Daddy’s Little Buddy

"Daddy's showering? But I want to play with him!"

What a Day

The last 24 hours have been pretty rough…

Last night, Hubster left for class at about 4:45pm.  I started to feel significant anxiety as soon as the door closed behind him.  The thought that I had to take care of C by myself until his 7:00 bedtime was overwhelming.  I didn’t know how I was going to entertain him for 2 hours and 15 minutes.  The anxiety confused me, considering I’m with C all day every day…why was 2 hours and 15 minutes so completely overwhelming?

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I Really Want to Make This…

Betty Crocker Chocolate Pudding Poke Cake = I WANT!

C’s Evolving Personality

I’m pretty sure my adventurous, determined, wild little C started revealing his personality to me while he was still in the womb.  There was a period of time between weeks 20 through about 26 when C was breech and I sincerely thought one of his feet was going to pop ninja-style out of my vagina.  When he wasn’t using my bladder as his personal trampoline, he was ferociously kicking my cervix.  Thankfully, when I thought I couldn’t endure it any longer, he flipped.  Later, when I was encouraging begging him to come out, he decided to make his entrance into the world after my due date.

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C “Reads” to Himself

Keep on Fighting

**A quick disclaimer for my loved ones: When I mention “giving up” below, I’m talking about succumbing to the thoughts that PPD will consume my life forever.  I have never experienced thoughts of harming myself.  Just wanted to make that clear.  Love you all!

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Slow Cooker Recipe: Loaded Baked Potato Soup

Slow cooking is so convenient.  I’m able to quickly prepare dinner in the morning or early afternoon while C naps, and then I don’t need to think about it again until we’re ready to eat.  We’ve been enjoying a lot of slow cooked meals since C was born!  This recipe for Loaded Baked Potato Soup is one of my favorites.

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C and His Fire Engine

Pushing The Fire Engine All Around the House

Happy Valentine’s Day!

Here’s a quote for all of you wonderful parents.  Hope you have a very happy Valentine’s Day!
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For you see, each day I love you more
Today more than yesterday and less than tomorrow.
~Rosemonde Gerard

Sometimes My Son Amazes Me

I’m sure we all have those moments when you look at your child and think, “Wow, you’re the most (intelligent/adorable/humorous/silly/perfect) person in the whole wide world!”  C has been doing that to me a lot lately.  He’s a pretty funny kid, and he amazes me with how smart he is.  Not to say that other 9-month-olds aren’t as amazing, I just don’t know any other 9-month-olds. ;)  Here are a few of his latest fun moments:

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Celebrating Small Victories

I spent many months living my life in a dark fog, barely keeping my head above the water that was threatening to consume me.  The waves were tumultuous.  It was difficult enough to concentrate on keeping myself afloat, so I neglected many things that are dear to me.

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Hubster’s Birthday Gifts

Lately, I’ve really been into giving experiences as gifts.  I decided to go that route for Hubster’s birthday as well.  Along with a couple small gifts to open, this is what C and I gave him this year:

We’re taking a trip to the zoo as a family late this spring!

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Happy Birthday, Hubster!

Happy Birthday, Hubster!

Kayaking on our Honeymoon

 We’re excited to celebrate your birthday weekend with you!  Thank you for being such an awesome, fun dad…


and a wonderful, supportive husband.

 

Do Hubster and I Share a Brain?

Sometimes I think that Hubster and I share thoughts.  We both say some pretty random things, or express the exact same comments about situations.  This exchange, referencing “Bootylicious” by Destiny’s Child, reached a new level.  We were getting ready to do our nightly P90X workout.  I was waiting for Hubster to finish putting his shoes on.

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Why I’m Finished With Greasy Fast Food

Hubster and I are completely addicted to My Fitness Pal.  We both have the app on our iPhones and track everything.  Between eating well and P90X, we’ve both lost weight and have felt awesome.

We’ve been doing this for over a month now, and haven’t had any fast food for that amount of time.  Granted, we’ve gotten Subway and Panera; but nothing that you typically associate with the term “fast food.”  While we were driving to an adjacent town to pick up a toy for C that I found on Craigslist, we stopped at McDonald’s and decided to split some fries.  Delicious in the moment.  Bad decision in hindsight.

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My Favorite Superbowl Commercial

This M&M commercial totally cracked me up!  Which Superbowl commercial was your favorite?

C is Underweight

A mother always knows…

I’ve been worried about C’s weight for a while, but after his latest growth spurt I was doubly concerned.  The one roll of baby fat on his body – that little one on his inner thighs – disappeared last month after he grew even longer.  His belly has always been completely flat and rock hard.  (Maybe someday he’ll wish he had abs like he did when he was a baby…?)

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Photo of the Day

C likes to throw all of his toys off the side of his exersaucer, so I decided to surround him with every single toy that was on the floor.  He looked at me with wide eyes and didn’t know what to do with all of those toys! :)

My Sweet Baby Boy

C’s quite unlucky when it comes to teething.  He suffers for weeks before cutting teeth, having difficulty eating and sleeping.  For the past week, he’s been up so many times at night that I lose count.  Suffice it to say we’re awake more than we’re sleeping.  But tonight, as painfully tired as I am, I was in heaven while rocking my sweet baby boy to sleep.

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Relief

I feel like a huge weight has been lifted off of my shoulders.  This week, I had my med check with my OBGYN to see how my PPD symptoms were and if we needed to make any further adjustments to my medication.  Luckily, things are looking really good and we didn’t need to make any changes.  I will take this medication for one year and then I can start to wean off of it and see how I do.

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Cupids Cash Giveaway: Win $850 PayPal Cash!

 

Welcome to the Cupids Cash Giveaway hosted by MamaNYC! I have teamed up with an amazing team of bloggers to bring you a terrific CASH prize that is sure to knock your socks off. One lucky winner is going to receive an amazing $850.00 PayPal CASH prize!

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