Friday, June 29, 2012

The Little Things: Friday’s Five

I really try to keep this blog positive with no ranting or complaining, but something has got to give. This almost Mama, could really use some relief from this heat!  Please! This is looking like the last weekend of it being just Eddie and I. I hope I can enjoy it.

Burt’s Bee’s Mama Bee Body Oil – As my belly started getting bigger, my cocoa butter lotion just wasn’t doing the trick anymore. This was recommended in one of the blogs I read, so I thought I would give it a try. It has a fresh lemon scent, and soaks into the skin nicely. Hopefully it will keep away those nasty stretch marks for the next 11 days.

A/C That Works In My Car – My A/C in my car worked, just not that great. I put up with it because I thought it was going to be an expensive fix at the mechanic. Little did I know that Eddie could fix it for $40. I am still not sure why I put up with for so long, but I am so happy to have ice cold air again.

Eddie’s Homemade Guacamole With Homegrown Jalapeno’s – Our jalapeno plant is going crazy, so I bought all the rest of the ingredients for Eddie to make his homemade guacamole. I am so lucky to have him and his family recipes!

Evironne Fruit and Veggie Wash – I probably should have bought this when I first found out I was pregnant, but I will be nursing, and its never too late. I bought it for $4 at Trader Joe’s but I am sure it is available at other places. I will never know if it really works, but I think it is worth the extra effort and $4 if it washes away anything.

Dos Hermano’s – I am so happy to announce that Dos Hermano’s has reopened their location on Jefferson. I am so happy about this. It may be very hot out, but I will always be up for some Dos! 

Monday, June 25, 2012

The Little Things: Ding!

Ding! Baby E is all done cooking! I am 37 weeks now and considered full term. This means that Baby E can come anytime now, and will be completely healthy. The bassinet is set up, the car seat in installed, all of the baby’s clothes and blankets are washed, and the hospital bags are packed! Now, it’s just a waiting game! Baby E, we are ready to meet you. Your arrival is WELCOME!

Thank you to the Chavez Family for an adorable place for Baby E to sleep the first month.

Thank you to the Omni's, Amanda and Rosalie for my car seat to keep my baby safe!

A special congrats goes out to one of my besties and her new family. Meagan and Ryan welcomed Mason Jeremy Reister early Saturday morning in Orlando Florida. He is absolutely perfect! I really wish I could meet him. 


Friday, June 22, 2012

The Little Things: Friday’s Five

The 9th Month – I have finally reached the 9th month, and I could not be more excited. Everyone said it is the worst, and I would have to agree. I am pretty uncomfortable. I am also kinda grumpy and irritable. At least it will all be worth it in a few weeks.

A big belly!

Breastfeeding Class - This week Eddie and I took a Breastfeeding class. It really was not necessary for Eddie to go, but I love how involved he is in every aspect. It was a great class and I learned a lot. My only complaint is it was too short. I felt there was more information that could have been covered. I am sure I can read up on it.

Summer Hits Of The 80’s – Sometimes Pandora stations can get a little stale like the radio. I am so happy I stumbled upon the Station ‘Summer hits of the 80’s.’ I have really been enjoying it today.

TLC Summer Shows – Eddie and I cam across two new shows on TLC that are pretty entertaining. They are ‘On the Fly’ and ‘America’s Worst Tattoo’s.’ On the Fly is about Southwest Airlines and their customer service, and the other one is pretty obvious although it is about getting new tattoo’s to cover up the old ones.

Big Deal About The Boss’s Birthday -  Sunday is my Boss’s Paul’s Birthday, so we are celebrating today. He is very funny and last year told us we did not do enough. Ask and you shall receive. This year we hung balloon’s all down the street, and hung up a funny photos of him all over the studio. We created a stage for him for our morning meeting, and of course there will be cake later. Again, he has said we did not go over the top enough. Ha! Guess we better start planning next year already. Check out this funny video he wrote and directed. It’s about 10 minutes.

Have a great weekend!

Friday, June 15, 2012

The Little Things: Happy Father’s Day and Friday’s Five

To all the Dads I know, Happy Father’s Day. I would like to thank my Dad for always being an amazing Father and person. I am the woman I am today because of you. I love you very much.


Also, happy father’s day to my wonderful husband, Eddie. I love watching you with Zion, and I can’t wait for you to meet our baby. All of us are so lucky to have you. We love you.

Eddie and his Mini Me!

Eddie is in Vegas this weekend, and while I am already missing him very much, there are a few things I love about having the house to myself for a weekend.

Catching Up On The DVR – I am so excited to have the TV and DVR to myself. I have a bunch of shows recorded that I really need to catch up on.

Hogging The Bed – I love when I can hog the bed, the covers, the pillows, all of it. Diego also loves it because he gets to sleep in the bed when Eddie is gone!

Being Productive – I know that I am more productive when Eddie is gone. I am especially going to love it this weekend with all of  the final baby prepping to do.

Cooking (Or Not) For 1 – I actually prefer cooking for 2, however sometimes it is great cooking (or not) only for myself. I love eating whatever I want on my schedule.

My Guard Dog – Diego may be small, but he is a great guard dog when Eddie is gone. I love that he knows he has to protect me.

I hope everyone has a wonderful Father’s Day weekend!

Wednesday, June 13, 2012

The Little Things: Maternity Portraits

On Saturday evening Jessica with the help of Rebecca photographed Eddie and I right before sunset. There are many, many more that I love, but I thought this is a good variety.

Thank you Jessica. We love them!

My Favorite!

Eddie's Favorite!

Another Favorite!

Monday, June 11, 2012

The Little Things: Third and Final Baby Shower

First, I want to say Congrats to the Brown family! Today they welcomed Baby Grady. He is perfect, and I can’t wait to see even more photos of him.

Yesterday, I had my third and final baby shower! I continue to be so amazed by the generosity of everyone. Baby E is loved by so many already. I only have a few things left to get, and I have gift cards to cover them. We are so blessed.

The adorable centerpieces, cupcakes, cake pops and invitation.

They tasted just as good as they looked!
The chaos that is opening gifts!

Thank you so much to everyone who came to celebrate with me yesterday. It really meant a lot to have you there. And for those who could not make it, I missed you.

Katelyn, Meghan, Patty and my Mom were wonderful Hostesses! Everything was perfect, and I could not have asked for a better shower. A special thank you to Katelyn and Brian for having it at their house and for having grass to enjoy!

The games may have been a little unfair with a certain ‘teacher’ present, however the bottle chugging game was pretty entertaining.

Only 5 more weeks until my due date! After next weekend, I will be very ready to welcome Baby E into this world.

The Little Things: Goodbye Grandma

Yesterday the world lost an amazing woman. You will be missed Grandma. 

Friday, June 8, 2012

The Little Things: Friday’s Five

I have a wonderful, yet busy, weekend ahead of me.  At least I get to sleep in, hopefully.

Parents are Home! – I am so excited that my parents are finally home for the summer. I hate waiting 6 months to see them, and I am sure it will be even harder once Baby E is here.

Tinted Windows – I have wanted to tint my car windows ever since I bought it, but apparently it was never at the top of my list. With Baby E coming in this summer heat, I decided now was finally the time. It really does make a difference. Why did I not do it sooner?

Choosing a Pediatrician – We finally got around to meeting and making the decision on our Pediatrician. We have chosen Dr. Deborah Cox at After Hours Pediatrics on Paseo. She made us feel so comfortable. I can’t wait for her to meet our little one.

Baby Showers Galore – Last weekend I attended a Baby shower for my friend Jill who is having twins! She is due in late August, but I would not be surprised if her baby girl, and baby boy come before Baby E. I had baby shower #2 on Tuesday and my last and final one will be on Sunday! I can’t wait.

Getting Pampered – Yesterday I got my hair done. This evening I am getting a mani/pedi. I will be all ready for my maternity photoshoot tomorrow and by baby shower on Sunday.

Have a fantastic weekend!

Thursday, June 7, 2012

The Little Things: 6 More Weeks!

I am now at 34 weeks with only 6 more weeks until my Due Date! I had a Doctors appointment yesterday and the baby is doing well. Baby E’s heartbeat is nice and steady. My blood pressure is finally back down which is a good thing. I did manage to loose a pound, so I have been told to eat plenty of carbs and ice cream. Haha!

Unfortunately, right now Baby E is breeched. Baby E has until my next appointment to move head down or we will have to start talking about turning Baby E (which sounds VERY unpleasant.) Fingers Crossed!!!!

Wednesday, June 6, 2012

The Little Things: Baby Shower #2 - Team Girl or Team Boy

Yesterday my amazing co-workers hosted a shower for me at work. Thank you to everyone who came. I continue to be amazed by the generosity of everyone.

The guys had a hard time staying around too long.

The theme for this shower was Team Girl or Team Boy. Everyone had to choose a side and either wear a mustache or a pink bow. Even the big Boss man got in on the action. I choose Team Boy. 

Everyone also had to choose if they thought it is a boy that looked like Eddie, or a girl that looks like me. Most have met Zion (a mini me of Eddie) and choose a boy that looks like Eddie. I would have too. 

Thank you to Lucinda for making cupcakes, baby cakes, and chocolate covered strawberries. Also the adorable cake pops were a hit! 

The gift theme was ‘Baby Library’ and I am so happy to get a good stockpile of books to read Baby E. I also loved that most bought their favorite books from their childhood. 

I have the best co-workers, and I am so lucky to be able to be a mother, but continue to work. Thank you so much!

Tuesday, June 5, 2012

The Little Things: Oh So Plush!

Yesterday our new carpet was installed. It feels so plush on our feet, and we love it. Not to mention it makes a huge difference in the looks department. Diego loves scratching his face on it, and I know Baby E will love lying, playing, crawling and walking on it so soon!

We used the company Carpet Source, and I highly recommend them on price and customer service. 

Looks like it should be from an episode of Hoarders.