Thursday, November 19, 2009

Joint venture

Three of my good friends (and also fellow bloggers: Christie, Lauren, and Jen) and I decided to start a collaborative blog of random thoughts and musings. We are excited to see how it goes, and would love for you to check it out! It's a little more anonymous than our individual blogs are so we won't be using our real names or kids' names. Lauren's husband, Andrew, recently found a list of preppy nicknames in The Offical Preppy Handbook and thought it would be hilarious to start calling me Muffie, so in case you're wondering who Muffie is on the new blog, it's me! Not my first choice of nicknames but there's not much you can do when other people give you a nickname---case in point, Christie's name "Trixie" was given to her a couple years ago at a drunken Christmas party and it stuck. :)

The new blog is called Three Rights and a Left, and you can find it HERE!

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Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Cutest baby shower ever!

My friends Christie, Hunter, and I threw their sister-in-law Elizabeth a baby shower on Saturday and it was mighty cute, if I do say so myself. Elizabeth and Graham are naming their baby girl Collins, so we did a "C is for Collins" theme. I found a very talented and easy to work with seller on Etsy (a favorite website of mine---that could be a blog post in itself!) who made our invitations, banner, cupcake flags, favor tags, etc., and I think they turned out perfectly.

Check it out....

Elizabeth, the adorable mama-to-be

Sanders, Tyler, and Harper---three of Collins' cousins

Anybody need a party planner? I think I could get into this!! :)

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4 months old

My beautiful boy turned four months old on November 2nd and I can hardly believe it. His fussy times are getting fewer and farther between, and his little smiley face is showing itself more and more. Whitt weighed 15 lb even at his checkup, and I have no clue what his length was...if this had been Grayson I would be able to tell you the length AND head circumference, but by the 3rd child you're just lucky to remember that you even have a checkup scheduled! :)

He has started laughing like crazy and it's just the sweetest sound in the world. He loves being sung to and tickled, and could watch his big brother and sister all day as long as they stay a safe distance away. He's not a huge fan of them getting in his face, but since he basically has no choice I'm sure he'll eventually get used to it! We have a "feet only" rule--meaning they can only touch/kiss his feet since they go to school and bring home who knows what kind of germs--but Ben and I have to stay on top of them to remember to follow this rule. He actually hasn't been sick at all (not even a cold!) except for a thankfully short bout with the flu a couple of weeks ago. Believe it or not, the piggy flu isn't nearly as bad (in a normally healthy person) as the media makes it out to be. Whitt and I both had it and were back to normal within a few days.

He can roll from tummy to back but doesn't do it often, and is getting close to being able to roll from back to tummy. He is starting to tolerate tummy time better and I'm hopeful that he'll actually start to enjoy it soon.

Likes: being held, his paci, nursing (still exclusively breast fed, although he did have a couple bottles of formula this past weekend with a babysitter since I didn't have any milk pumped), being talked to, being tickled, chewing on his hand, going outside, his bouncy seat, bath time, having a clean diaper on, and watching his big brother and sister.

Dislikes: his car seat, riding in the car, having a dirty diaper on, being put down, sleeping all night :), loud noises, bottles, and being poked/pulled/climbed on by big brother and sister.

Having a third child has been a huge adjustment for us, especially after having a second child wasn't too difficult---I think my expectations were much higher than reality has been---but I absolutely adore this precious boy and know that things will continue to get easier as he gets older. I would love for him to sleep better but I do, in a strange way, enjoy that special one-on-one quiet time that he and I get together when I'm up nursing him a million times during the night. He might just be our last baby so I am trying to cherish and remember each and every stage.

I love this sweet boy so darn much!!! :)

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Better late than never!

Dorothy, the scarecrow, and baby lion had a great Halloween this year. The only snag in our plans occurred when the temperature outside didn't coordinate with Whitt's costume. He was a lion for a few minutes before he changed into a little cooler (but still hot) Tiger costume. We went trick or treating with a group of our friends and had loads of fun. :)

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Monday, November 9, 2009

Time wasters...

Have time to waste and want to laugh? Some of my favorite time wasters (a.k.a. what I do when I'm sitting on the couch feeding Whitt or waiting for Ben to get home after the kiddos are in bed)....

Enjoy! :)

Disclaimer--some of these sites are not G or PG rated, so if you are offended easily you might not want to check them out!

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