Tuesday, May 10, 2011


This girl and her shoes!  She does not like to wear them.  She loves to eat them.  Seriously!  I tried to put these shoes on her for our Mother's Day photo shoot and as soon as I put them on her feet she started screaming!  And she was kicking and throwing a huge tantrum.  As soon as I took them off she stopped.  All she wants to do is chew on them!  It's a good thing they've not actually been walked in!  But that's the dilemma.  She is walking now so she's going to have to start wearing shoes when we're out and about.  We have grand plans of playing in the park this summer, which means shoes will be required.  I guess we'll have to start practicing.

Monday, May 9, 2011

My First Mother's Day

Last year on Mother's Day I was 38 weeks, 5 days pregnant.  I was eagerly anticipating the arrival of Little H.  Wondering if we were having a boy or a girl.  Trying to picture what life would be like with a baby.  Enjoying every last minute of being pregnant (yeah, I LOVED being pregnant!).  This year I got to spend the day with my beautiful, amazing daughter.  I also got to spend a little time on my own!  I had a pedicure, did a little shopping, and picked up some lunch for myself while daddy and Cupcake spent some time together.  And in the afternoon we went to the arboretum and walked around since it was such a nice day.  We took the camera and the tripod (which eventually broke!) and got some great photos.

Monday, May 2, 2011

Almost a Year!

I can't believe in less than 2 weeks we'll be celebrating Cupcake's first birthday!  I've learned so much and so has she!  And I can't believe how big she is (and she's a tiny thing)!  We struggled with breastfeeding when Corinne was first born.  She wouldn't latch.  She never did before we left the hospital and it was a million times worse trying to get her to once my milk came in.  It took 8 weeks on shields to teach her how to latch.  If you would've asked me back then if she would be exclusively breastfed at 1 year I would have likely thought no.  And here I am pumping as I type (daddy put her to bed tonight).
Even before I was pregnant I had decided I was going to cloth diaper.  Lots of experienced moms laughed at me.  They told me I was crazy and that it was too much work.  They asked why I would go through the trouble.  They had never cloth diapered their kids so I'm not entirely sure where they got their information, but again, here we are almost a year later still loving the fluffy butt!  (Girl needs help keeping her pants up anyway!)
I didn't think she'd be a mover.  She couldn't move for 12 weeks since she was in the harness.  I thought she'd be behind in rolling, crawling and walking, but turns out she hit all those milestones ahead of the curve.
And who would've thunk she'd be allergic to bananas!  '
She is amazing!  And I love being her mom.  Sometimes she drives me bonkers, but I wouldn't trade a minute of our time together.