Thursday, July 24, 2014

The Long Awaited And Disappointing Marg!

Yesterday is was beee-autifil out! It's been so muggy that we haven't really been going outside! I know, lamesauce right? We decided to head down to the Cape Cos Canal. There is always a breeze there so it makes the humidity more bearable.
This is our first family photo....pathetic lol! 
Charlee slept through the entire thing!

My mail day yesterday was pretty ah-mazing too! So many of you seem to be loving the donut onesie!! I fell in love with it too! I'll be sharing a discount code with you soon! Also I can't wait to share how great the nursing scarf is!!! Nobody wants to see your nips, and this cover does that job of covering everything up! All new moms should have one of these! 

On our way home from the canal, my mom had texted me that she was in the area. I know she  loves watching Charlee and since it was "National Gorgeous Grandma" day yesterday, I thought she should see her grand baby! She came by for 2 hours to babysit while Josh and I went to a local restaraunt that is on the water. For the last 9 months, I had been patiently awaiting this day. Margarita day had finally arrived. I was just as excited as Billy on Nudie Magazine day or when Ralphie got his Little Orphan Annie Decoder Pin. I had even saved my kimono for this day...
Not really, but you see how important this was.

Well it went like this.........
It was just OK. I don't know if it was all the hype that I put on it, or that it didn't come in an standard margarita glass. At this point I faced the facts and accepted that they don't use those type of glasses here. But then look closely.......
My gosh damn cocktail shrimp came in my margarita glass!!!!!! Talk about ruining my whole celebration! 
So, I had a margarita and a half, some fried pickle chips, shrimps and headed home! It was the perfect amount of time to just get out of the house for a few with just my hubby!
To wrap up my Wednesday, I got the best snap chat ever from Jen over at That's what she read. Unfortunately her son broke both of his arms falling off the playground this week. I can't even imagine. But at least she is making the best of it!!!!

TGIT!! I can't wait for this weekend!!!! 

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

My own personal stuff

This is an email that I sent to a friend last night. Mom friends are the best. I have 4 mom friends that I go to for moral support and advice. Two of them are blog friends, one of them is a friend that we met while on vacation in the Dominican and the other one is a true best friend that I've had for years. 
This one that I emailed, recently had her first baby a few months before me. I have emailed her about numerous things from bladder control and anxiety to relationship troubles and oral sex. She has been brutally honest with me and has made me feel "normal" through out my entire pregnancy and postpartum. She is a "to the point" Masshole like myself. She is a blog friend.
I emailed her a few weeks ago asking her how long the postpartum hormones last and how much longer will I not be able to control my urine. Honestly, some days I could cry at a French fry and I pee when I just look at the toilet. Her response wasn't what I wanted to hear but it was honest......she said "it gets easier and just when you think your in a routine and your super mom....a new shit storm will happen all over again"

This was my email.

"Like you said, Just when things get easier.....she forgets how to latch on my boob and my milk supply drops. She has such bad gas that she screams through it, turns purple and I cry. I had a meltdown this morning because I may not be able to breast feed anymore (dramatic). I went out and spent $108 on healthy groceries because I'm sick of eating everything out of a box. I put my own breast milk on my face to help with my postpartum acne (because google said it works) and my husband told me my breath smelled. He also checked my pants last night because he thought I peed the bed when it was just night sweats. Charlee shat herself 3 times today leading to 3 costume changes."

-Jess
And here is an excerpt of her response and why I love her.

"Seriously, motherhood makes you feel like a bag of smashed assholes. Your hair falls out,  you sweat, your body is a mess, you're exhausted, nothing fits or looks right, your hormones are still insane. We definitely get the short end of this stick.
But... you're rocking this. I know it doesn't feel like it, but you are. She's healthy,  she's thriving, and if everything was going perfect I'd have to hit you out of jealousy (and love) So see? You're really just struggling for me and I really appreciate it! ;) haha"
This is a real example of mothers supporting mothers and when your at your wits end, these little emails make everything ok! 
Thank you to the 4 of you that answer my text messages, correspond to my emails and answer my frantic phone calls. You know who you are :) 





Also, I'm sharing just few pics from yesterday!

First #ootd
Second #ootd
Third #ootd And she peed on this one. 


Happy Hump Day!

*side note- I am no longer in the emotional French fry phase. 

Friday, July 18, 2014

3 Week Updates.

It's Friday...heeeeeeeeeeeeeeeey!
I honestly don't even know what day of the week it is anymore. 
This week has actually been really good other than the mini breakdown that I had on Wednesday when I broke into my freezer stash of breast milk due to a gassy baby so that I could enjoy 30 minutes of a tub and some wine.  
But all is good in the hood now.

Because I have a shit ton of time on my hands  (newborns sleep between 16-18 hours a day) I find myself shopping on Etsy,  J. Crew, Baby Gap etc. Clearly you don't have to leave the house to spend money.
Lately, I'm in love with all of the knot headbands and baby leggings but not the prices. Seriously, $30 for BABY leggings? No way jose!
So I did some homework last night and found a pattern for leggings and another one for the head bands. They were free. I also ordered some adorable cotton jersey knit prints from CharleeGirl.com.
The prints were only $6.50 for a yard. That's two pairs of leggings and two/three headbands! 
I'm in love with these prints. If I'm any good, I'll host  a giveaway :)


Charlee has been doing great with tummy time. Our friend recommended to start this asap. She hated it at the beginning but we are up to 10-15 minutes a day and she's doing great.
She changes every day right now.  Her eyes are open wider, she smiles more, and her little personality is starting to form.   

 She has Josh wrapped around her finger.
 And he sings all kinds of songs to her. It's honesty the cutest thing!
It's hard right now because if you don't have boobs filled with milk, she's not really interested in you. So lately after I feed her, Josh will take her and get his quality (quiet) time in. 
This video went viral this week and received all types of negative remarks. I think that it's adorable and it's soo something that I can see happening in our house!

I've been trying catch as many memories as possible of Josh and Charlotte. I have a ton of pictures of me and my dad that I cherish and I definitely want to capture these adorable moments. Josh on the other hand, sucks at taking photos of her and I. (hint, hint). 

Don't forget to enter my giveaway! It's live until the 21st!
 Rules are HERE

That's all, Happy Weekend Lovers! 

Monday, July 14, 2014

Charlee's BIG Instagram Giveaway

 
Birth Announcements from Tiny Prints and photography by me ;)

In celebration of Charlotte's birth. I am hosting a big giveaway with a few of our FAVORITE THINGS!!! These are items that Miss Charlee either wears or has in her nursery!



 

 We will be giving away a pair of Freshly Picked Moccasins, Your choice in size and color

A $20 Credit to LOT801 This is where I get Charlee's adorable knot headbands

A Gold Bow headband from Sara Ellie

2 Natural Maple Teethers from Carolyn Nealen Cloth

2 Printables of your choice from ColourMoon 

&

1 DIY Vinyl Growth Ruler from Little Acorns By Ro


We now own 3 pairs of FP Picked Moccasins and I can't wait to get her little feet into them!!!

I love how Charlee looks in Lot801's knot headbands, and we always get compliments on them. AND they are totally trendy right now and who doesn't love a trendy baby?

You can't go wrong with the gold bow headband, gold is the perfect accessory!

Carolyn made our crib bedding and the quality of her products are amazing, and these teethers are topnotch! 

The printables from ColourMoon were a perfect finishing touch to Charlotte's nursery.

And the DIY growth ruler will make the best memories for our sweet girl (and us as she gets older) and is a great conversation piece in our nursery.


Here are the official rules:

This giveaway is open to US residents only and the winner cannot have won any other giveaway including Freshly Picked moccs within the last 60 days.


1. Follow me on Instagram.


2. Follow All Stores on Instagram
and Like Little Acorns By Ro on Etsy



3. Repost the giveaway post in my feed and tag #CharleesGiveaway


4. Tag 2 friends in my original post.

**IF YOU PROFILE IS PRIVATE, MAKE IT PUBLIC ON 7/22/14 SO I CAN SEE YOUR ENTRY!**

The giveaway runs from 9:00am 7/14/14 to 12:00am 7/21/14, and the winner will be chosen on 7/22/14 and announced via Instagram.


If you have any questions, leave a comment below, and GOOD LUCK!

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