ten quick blurbs

  • My stupid dog has started chewing everything again... don't know what's up other then her wanting more attention (guess that's all that needs to be up, huh?). She got into some chocolate covered espresso beans yesterday and I spent the whole day worrying she was going to die. She didn't, obviously. Stupid dog.

  • Gwen and I headed to the pediatricians again this morning, since she has been all congested and I was worried. She has a cold, but the doc isn't worried (we just have to put saline drops in her nose to loosen it up), and says that she looks good otherwise.

  • She now weighs 7 lbs 8 oz! My little girl is getting so big. :-)

  • Brandy is going to send me some watermarked images from Gwen's newborn photoshoot for me to stick up here. Can't wait to share them with you. She did such a great job and I recommend her 100-fold. You can see them all here: if you know our last name. The password is our last name in all lowercase.

  • On our way home from the doctor's, we stopped at the Target... I got two more nursing tanks and two nursing bras. I'm stupidly excited about that since I've basically been wearing the same my two nursing tanks everyday for the past three weeks (don't worry, they've been washed multiple times in there!). And the bra's mean that I can wear some of my regular clothes (although be it "easy access" tops). Plus I'll need them when I go back to work.

  • I also got a basket for the freezer to organize my pumped milk, a mirror for by her carseat so I can see her when driving, and a cute dress. A very successful trip. Especially for Gwen and my first solo trip (she slept the whole time)!

  • Trav got me an ottoman!! I have been using the stupid carseat box as an ottoman since I was about 8 months pregnant... I just needed to be able to put my feet up. So he ordered me one that is also storage. What a sweetie.

  • Tonight we are taking advantage of the nice weather to go for a walk. I think that will be nice for all of us. Hot damn, I can't wait for spring and walking all the time.

  • I bought Trav's birthday present... he's 30 this year and I wanted to do something special. I think he's really going to like it, though obviously I can't put what it is yet, just in case. I also figured out what I'm going to do for him for father's day. The bday present is big, so its sort of for both... but I figured out something cute to do for father's day too. Can't wait.

  • I want to do something special with my mommy the day before mother's day... something to show her how much she means to me, and let her know that I appreciate her even more now! I was thinking maybe just a nice lunch, but would love to hear if anyone has any other thoughts. Ideas?
Okay, that's all I have for now. Ta-ta!


  1. Moms love pictures of their grandbabies! You could scan some pics of yourself as a tiny tike and combine those with pics of Gwen into a photo calendar or photo book.

    That is as creative as I get. That's what the grandparents get from us for Christmas...a photo calendar or photo book of the year we just had. They eat it up!

  2. I told Casey to hold off getting me anything big for my birthday because I'd rather save up and do some sort of spa treatment with my mom for mother's day, I figure we can do a nice lunch and then a pedicure or facial (I am hoping for the Hershey Spa).
    And what size bra/nursing tank are you and would you wear used? I also have some nursing shirts if you want to try them. There are so many different styles out there! And my favorite thing to do was wear a nursing tank under my regular shirts.

  3. Mary,
    I'm a small and I'm definitely open to wearing used. And I'd love to try some nursing shirts.

    Also that's a great idea for the spa day with your mom! I might have to look into that.

  4. You're right about Daisy getting into stuff b/c of lack of attention. With Gwen now in the world - for obvious reasons you're not giving her your full on attention and I'm sure she's a little confused on it. I would recommend reading up a bit on that kind of stuff - that should help - let me know if you need anything.
    I absolutely LOVE those pictures, she did a great job with them. I have to say my fav is with the long hat and wings - she looks fake in the picture!!!!
    Definitely a great idea by you b/c they are amazing shots and you'll have them for life :)

    Anyway, gotta run, but hopefully I'll cya soon..


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