Showing posts from December, 2013

Cliche 2013 Roundup

I got no problem with cliches.

2013 in 1 word?  PERFECTION............need proof?

There ya go!  2013 gave me the first 8 1/2 months with my baby girl.  True every day wasn't perfect and there is always room for improvement, but if having this face to wake up to every day and having a happy family that loves me isn't perfect than I don't know what is.

Emma's Christmas was more than she could have asked for (especially since she can't talk) - Here are some highlights from my new IPHONE :)

We officially moved Emma's playroom to the basement!  I think it's perfect down there, just need to get a space heater and we'll be in business!

So as 2013 comes to a close I count my blessings and again try and think of ways to better myself in the new year.  If you read this blog and go to the gym regularly, do me a huge favor....don't judge the people who are crowding "your" gym at the start of the new year.  Ain't nothin wrong with trying to be a b…

The Christmas Season

I'm sure as all people know, the weeks leading up to Christmas are crazy busy with holiday parties, shopping, wrapping, baking and everything else under the sun....therefore I don't feel bad for a short post this week.

Emma is officially 8 months old!  She went to see Santa yesterday.  DH was really into it and I was honestly dreading it.  I thought she was going to scream and cry and I just didn't want to put her through that.  We decided to go ahead and do it anyway and boy was I wrong!  She did great.  True after about 3 minutes of 20 pictures and sitting on his lap she started to get a little upset, but I swooped her right up before a tear came out of those pretty baby blues. We actually ended up buying the digital cd, because there were so many good pictures. See:

We head back to Scranton for Christmas on Monday, than do our annual Christmas morning trek to Coatesville to my parents house for the night, than back home!  It's a lot, but I love family time and holid…

Pittsburgh Trip

We headed out to Pittsburgh last Thursday for a long weekend.

We stayed at one of my dearest friend's house and it was so much nicer than staying in a hotel.  I don't know how she felt about the complete takeover, but I'd like to think she enjoyed the extra company for a few days since she lives alone.

We decided to try something new and left at 6:30 pm for the 4 - 5 hour trip.  Since Emma sleeps most of the time in the car, we thought this would coincide with her sleeping schedule the best.  She slept the whole way and when we got in around 11:30 pm (because of Squirrel Hill Tunnel Traffic!), she went right to sleep after about 10 minutes of hugs and snuggles. WIN!

Friday DH went in to work (his company is based in Pittsburgh) and my friend Jessica and I went shopping.  We were out from 11:00 am until 4:30 pm when we picked DH up from work.  Emma was such a trooper!  Never really cried until our ride home because she was exhausted.  Then the 3 of us went to dinner at a ne…

Emma's Favorite Things

I see "favorite things" blog posts all the time. I think they are so helpful to get real life perspectives on things, because there are soooo many choices out there.

I actually based part of my baby registry off of someone else's favorite things post. :)  A lot of these I'm sure you've seen before 1,000 times, but it doesn't hurt to have one more opinion.

So in the spirit of sharing, here are the things that have gotten us through the first "almost" 8 months of Emma Jean's Life....

1 - MAM Pacifiers - we tried 3 or 4 kinds and she didn't like any of them, until we tried these.  To this day, Emma hasn't met a MAM she didn't like :)

2 - Swaddle Me Blankets - Excuse my french, but it is a hell of a lot easier to use one of these babies when you're baby is screaming at 2 am, rather than trying to fold one yourself.

3 - Aden & Anais - When you actually do want to use the blankets, these are awesome!  Soft and breatheable. And cut…