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New Friend Friday

Apparently I am going to have a busy blogging day.  That is fine.  I have slacked a bit and need to kick the postings up a notch.  Plus, I really love reading other blogs.  :-)

So I have decided to join in on New Friend Friday hosted by The Girl Creative!

I can't wait to meet some new friends!!  Have a great day everyone!

Weekend Review - Toddler Fold-Out Couch

As I was trying to decide what to review this weekend, I thought about things that Reagan really enjoys and I knew I had to review her Mickey Mouse Clubhouse Flip Open Sofa with Slumber.  Ta-da!

She LOVES this couch.  Just before Easter, Pop-Pop sent some money to buy Reagan gifts.  Off to Toys R Us we went and we ended up in the kiddie play furniture aisle.  I pulled down all of the versions of this plus a few chairs and let Reagan check them out.  She kept going back to the Mickey couch and her choice was made.  As soon as we got home she wanted to sit on it.  At bedtime she cried buckets because she had to leave her couch.  First thing the next morning she was looking for it right away.  We knew it was a hit.

She even quickly figured out how to flip open the slumber part but she doesn't yet use the sleeping bag portion of it - she just likes to lounge on top of the built in cover.
What better way to watch Yo Gabba Gabba then from your very own perfectly sized couch.  And the best…

Five Question Friday

Happy Friday!!!  Woo-hoo!  Well this Friday I have decided to join in on Five Question Friday!

If you want to play along too, just head over to My Litte Life and jump on board.

Well, here we go!

1. Is there something you've always wanted to try but just can't muster up the courage to actually do yet?
I am pretty adventurous so fear doesn't stop me from trying most anything.  Money does - but usually not fear.  I guess the best way for me to answer this question then would be related to life decisions.  I would love to start my own small women-owned business to help other small businesses consolidate important tasks that are frequently overlooked or misunderstood with business contracts.  I just don't have the courage (yet) to walk away from a steady paycheck and excellent company provided benefits!

2. If you had $100 handed to you in cash without your significant other knowing about it, what would you spend it on?
I'd probably hide it and keep it for an emergency sta…

Cleared to Fly!

I was starting to get worried about flying to Maryland on Saturday with Reagan having her cold.  I spoke to the nurse on Tuesday and she said to bring her in today to get a good once over just to make sure it was just a cold.  So this morning off we went to the doctor.  Our appointment was with a doctor in the practice that we haven't yet seen and she was great.  I really love her pediatrician office - we have seen several doctors there and have loved them all.  As is typical of Reagan at the doctor, she sits nice and calm and is extremely cooperative.  The doctor was laughing at how easy it was to examine her and called her the best patient ever.  I am always so proud of her at the doctor because I know that it can be very scary to have a stranger poking at you but Reagan just seems fascinated by the whole process. 

The verdict is that she has a normal cold, a small amount of non-infected fluid in one ear and great drainage of the congestion.  So, she is cleared to fly on Saturd…

No Fun Weekend

Reagan has her first outright cold.  I went on business travel last Monday - Tuesday and it was the first time ever that I was away from her for an entire night.  She did fine but I was missing her terribly.  To make the mommy-guilt even greater, she started with her first ever outright cold the day that I flew out.  She's had minor sicknesses before but never yet like this one.  This one is full on nose dripping, sneezing, coughing, off and on low grade fever and some nights of very little sleep.  The no sleep thing is awful!  I don't know how the mommies of non-sleeping babies do it.  I got so lucky with Reagan - she began sleeping through the night at 3 weeks old and before that she did 5 hour shifts at night broken up by a 15 minute feeding session.  So sleep deprivation at this point is a new thing. 

Anyway, we are getting through the cold and in the interest of trying to help her get better before we fly out on Saturday for a week in Maryland, we stayed home this past w…

Weekend Review - Fisher-Price Starlight Papasan Cradle Swing

Hello all!  I am joining in with my friend LeeAnn to do a Weekend Review!

The product I am reviewing is the Fisher-Price Starlight Papasan Cradle Swing.  As a frequent baby-sitter for many years before I became a mom, I already knew the wonderful things that swings could be.  I also knew that standard swings weren't all that great for newborns and didn't look very comfortable to actually nap in because of the seat structure and because the recline never seemed reclined enough.  When I came across the FP Starlight swing though, I just knew it had to be great.  The seat looked so comfy and supportive to little necks and the recline and features were incredible.  Have I mentioned that it plugs in!  No worries about batteries (you do have the option though) and no loud winding while the baby is sleeping.  When Reagan was very tiny, I would put a nice cushy blanket in the seat, lay her in it, turn on the lights and music and she would instantly be soothed.  Another nice feature is …

Infertility SUCKS!

It just flat out does.  No matter if or how you become a mommy, you always feel the weight of being "broken".  A web board friend who I watched go through many a heartwrenching cycle and various treatments is about to deliver her first baby (YAYYYYYYYY!).  I follow her blog for updates and was very touched by one of her many posts on infertility.  She says it perfectly - the shadow of IF.  It sucks!  Thanks Lucy for writing this awesome post!  And I can't wait to see pictures of Little E after his safe arrival!  Congrats!!!!

BEST Mother's Day Weekend EVER!!!

Ok, so there's only been 2 so far but it really was a fun and great weekend.  It started with leaving work a bit early on Friday where I went home, switched cars and took the SUV to get 2 new tires.  Should have gotten 4 but I didn't think the others were as worn as they turned out to be so another 2 are in the near future.  Anyway, it has been a looooong time coming and I finally just went and did it.  Then, I went to Babies R Us where I found the lightweight stroller I want - I have gone back and forth and round and round testing and trying different strollers to try to find one to replace the heavy chunky bulky Chicco Cortina from her travel system and I am so happy to have finally found one I actually like.  Unfortunately, I didn't actually talk myself into purchasing it until after I left the store and I ran out of time to go back to get it - I wanted to mull it over some more and now I know it is the one I want.  From there I went to Target where I got a new tank top…

My Paradoxical Child

This post has been growing in my head for about a week now. I just couldn’t figure out how to put it to words without sounding like I was contradicting myself, or that these thoughts are always at the forefront of my mind, or that I don’t feel like I am a mother. I’m still not sure I can accomplish that but I’m going to try anyway. And I apologize in advance – this is going to be a long one.

First off, a confession. I am sure every mother out there has moments of self-doubt and insecurity and I expected some of the same for myself. What I didn’t expect was how the feeling of rejection might come into play. I mean, seriously, an infant needs a mother for its very existence so how on earth could a mother feel rejected by her child, well at least until the pre-teen stage anyway?! I know the day will come when Reagan will become one of those dreaded teenagers and along with a carefully aimed “I HATE YOU” will come a piercing “YOU’RE NOT EVEN MY REAL MOTHER”. My biggest fear. My largest dr…