Thursday, March 5, 2015

Amelie Ambrose

My hiatus has a pretty good reason behind it.....

Christmas Card-Birth Announcement Combo from Minted

Miss Amelie Ambrose was born on November 4th at 8:54 in the morning. She had a bit of a dramatic entrance into this world but is already a healthy and happy 4 month old!!! (With a crazy full head of hair that makes me giggle)  I have been snuggling her ever since and trying to balance the holidays and a toddler and starting back work has seriously taken it's toll on me.

I feel like my maternity leave with Ford lasted forever but I think it was because I was so stressed with nursing and being absolutely clueless to what I was doing........ and he was not a good sleeper. This time I feel like it flew by and I hardly had any time with my little girl. I don't know if it was because Thanksgiving and Christmas filled up my brain/calendar or if I was just more relaxed with her being a somewhat easier baby.

All that being said I just couldn't write a blog post. I have so many things I want to discuss but to actually sit down and get them out on Blogger (in a coherent fashion) was too much to handle. I mean......I still have ALL of my Christmas decor hanging out in my Dining Room. FAIL.

I'll do a couple of Throwback Thursday posts to catch you up on everything around here. And from then on Thursdays will be devoted to posts about Alzheimer's and status updates on my mother. These will be filed under the Alzheimer's tab up top for anyone reading here for that particular reason.

I have missed you all but so very thankful for all the interaction on Instagram. I get teased constantly about how much I am on social media but there is nothing like a sweet comment on IG or helpful advice from Facebook. IG has been my outlet when I have felt cooped up inside with a newborn and I swear it helped battle any baby blues that were coming my way.

Excited for all 2015 has in store for our family of 5!

Thursday, February 5, 2015

Helluva Hiatus

Sorry for the extra long hiatus! I went into labor at midnight of the Monday of my last post and haven't been able to peel myself away from my little girl long enough to type something sensible. She started "school" this week so I'm back to a quiet house during the day. (Maybe that means I can finally pack up my Christmas decor? Yikes) As much as I love getting back to my routine I am having a hard time not having that smiling face peering up at me all day long.

I will be back next week with my tall tales of:
1. boozing
2. trying to wrangle 2 kids
3. All the guest stars I saw on Law & Order SVU
4. Stuff I love on the internet
and
5. Alzheimer's updates.

xoxo,
me

PS-A huge thank you to anyone that has emailed me saying they  miss my blog. It isn't a blog that sits at the popular table but it is so nice to know a few of you enjoy my ramblings!


Monday, November 3, 2014

Weekend Report-Halloween!

(Told you I was gaining it in my face)

We had a wonderful night of Trick or Treating with our buddies. Every year we get together with three other couples and go to their neighborhood party and then do the rounds. I am proud to say I made it all night. Supposedly walking can help induce labor. ALL LIES. 

Here are the Moms and Kids!

Saturday our last soccer game was rained out so I went to do more walking...at the mall (with an Auntie Anne's pretzel) Here are a few items I really wanted to buy:

Push Present? Diamond Cross? Yeah, probably not. I really like the discs with initials or a locket or bangle bracelet....just can't decide what to hint for more. Although Max thinks the push present is the baby so I'm pretty sure I'm going to get a warm glass of shut the hell up on this one.


Cute Etsy Pop-up in Nordstrom


NEED.

I want this cute jacket from Anthropologie so so so so so bad. I don't think my basketball of a stomach will be shrunk by Thanksgiving but this would be PERFECT. Or maybe it would look like a lumpy quilted sack. Who knows.

Stop

People that saw me out this weekend looked at me like I was an escaped animal from the Zoo. You see...I'm not the only one that is surprised I'm still pregnant. I'm HUGE so now the common comment is "Dang you going to have that thing in the store"?! YES Target woman, I am. I literally walked Southpark Mall for 2 hours trying to get this little girl moving and nothing. The ladies in Neiman Marcus were following me with Egyptian Cotton $200 towels.

Sunday I kind of lost it. We had some surprising news hit us last week and we really need to get working on dealing with it and can't do anything until this little girl arrives. That added to the fact that I need to get this kidney stone removed before end of year (since I've hit my deductible) and that I feel like both families are just waiting on me......I was a mess. I keep having contractions but they are 20-30 minutes apart and will last several hours and then just stop. I know she will come when she is ready but I'm so big it is miserable. I literally cannot sit upright because her head and shoulders are resting on my legs. And yes, I'm WELL FUCKING AWARE that I will be sleepless with milk in my hair soon but people who are "fun-size" just don't carry this weight well. Or maybe its the hormones. Or maybe the last 2 weeks of pregnancy are just terrible and I've never experienced them. 

So I then walked around Target for an hour Sunday morning. Nothing else was open that early and it was COLD.

This would be awesome for all Ford's cars

They were in the process of packing up Halloween and taking out Christmas. If this nesting gets any worse I'm going to start decorating for the Holidays. I always wait until after Thanksgiving but we aren't here for Turkey Day and I'm going CRAZY.

Send some good baby vibes my way today. My stepson arrives Thursday night and that takes about 2 hours for Max to pick him up at the airport gate (has to go through security...etc) so I'm sure she will make that her ideal time to arrive. 

Friday, October 31, 2014

Happy Halloween and the Teal Pumpkin Project



Happy Halloween everyone! Here is a pic of Ford and I a few nights ago at a Halloween Party. He is a Ninja Turtle this year!

For today's post I thought I would write about the Teal Pumpkin Project!

When you have a teal pumpkin at your house or the sign on your door it lets other parents know you have allergy free options AND Non-Food treats. Pretty amazing for allergy kid moms out there!
I made sure to buy candy that was peanut free since I have several friends that deal with kid allergies. I do not envy them one single bit but know they are all stronger moms for having to safeguard their children the way they do. Ashley, Julia, Tracey, Caroline and Kathryn... a huge pat on your back!

Peanut Free Candies:
Twizzlers and Rolos got cut off this image!

Hope you all have a Happy and Safe Halloween! Asheville is expected to have a snowstorm so maybe that means I'll go into labor!


I know we are all ready!