Monthly Photo Project

This is not a completely new and unique idea. In fact I originally got the idea from my sister Aubrey. She has taken a monthly photo of all three of her children. I wish I would have thought of it when Miss. S was a baby. I feel bad that I didn't. However I'm excited to do it for Mr. Z. Since seeing my sister do this I have seen many other bloggers out there taking monthly photos of their sweet babes. Sherry and John at Young House Love took weekly (now that is dedication) photos of their little girl with a different fabric back drop every time. I thought that was perfect because I have loads and loads of fabric on hand. I probably won't have to pick out fabric for maybe 6 months. So each month for the first year of Mr. Z's life I'll be taking his picture on a different fabric back drop. For two reasons to document his first year of life and also to improve my photography & photoshop skills. As you can see this first one is a little rough, but my little man is perfect! Hopefully you'll not only see what a handsome little guy he turns into but you'll see some improvement in the photos.


When it Rains it Pours...

Also known as Bad Things Always Happen in Threes.
I knew I wouldn't be posting everyday this month. Taking care of a newborn and getting used to having two kids instead of one I knew would be an adjustment. However I honestly thought I would be posting a little more. I thought I would get back into a routine a lot faster. Unfortunately I've had some setbacks. First of coarse was the unexpected second hospital stay. Second we had a crazy car accident (no one was hurt as no one was actually in the car, but the car is totaled) and Third our computer broke down and was in the shop for the last three days. So therefore I was unable to post anything. I do have a couple things in the works but I honestly don't know when I will actually get them posted. Soon I hope. I miss my creative outlet.

On a more upbeat note (I hate that this post feels like a bit of a downer) I've had the most productive day yet. I've done 4 loads of laundry, done the dishes, took both kids to the grocery store for the first time by myself, and posted on both blogs. I'd say things are looking up!

P.S. I could seriously use a real rainy day. It is hot here and we haven't had rain in a while. The above picture was taken last year when we had an abundance of rain.


Back To The Hospital

I know I haven't done a post since last week. We had a pretty rough weekend. My Mom left Saturday morning and as she was flying back to Utah I was on my way to the ER. And on my Birthday to boot. I ended up being admitted back into post partum for a uterine infection and mastitis. YUCK! I pretty much thought I was dying. This is not my first experience with mastitis as I had it when I was breast feeding Miss. S. It might be one of the worst things in the world. Anyway we are home now and on the mend. I'm starting to feel a lot better. I'm afraid it might take me a few days to get all my energy back. I received a lot of well wishes on my Facebook and I just want to say a huge thank you. I'm so lucky to have such wonderful friends & family. You are all the best! Hopefully I'll be back to my routine ASAP. Until then be patient with me. I'm anxious to get some good posts up soon!


Becoming A Big Sister

Obviously for good reason the posting the last couple weeks has been sparse. Also I haven't been working on any projects. So the posts have been pretty Baby oriented. I'll get back in the swing of things soon. Right now I have a lot on my mind when it comes to this little lady. I thought she was more ready than I was to have a new baby in our home. She's been asking for a sibling for a really long long time. She loves babies. She has been so excited. I thought it would be an easy transition. Well I thought wrong. Her behavior has been subpar to say the least. She has picked up new bad habits. She is reckless around her little brother. She says really mean things. Last night I heard for the very first time her utter the words "I don't like you". I know it will happen again, but man that first time stings. And forget about her listening skills. They have all but vanished. She won't do anything I ask her to do. And she does everything I ask her not to do. Don't get me wrong she still has her sweet moments. It's just her attitude and behavior goes from sweet to ultra sassy in a matter of seconds. I guess I'm looking for some advise. How did you handle the transition from one child to two? How did you help your first child cope with this enormous change? I know it's hard on her. I feel sorry for her more than anything. I just really want to help her. I want her to know we still love her the same, and that we think she is important. I guess the good thing is she really loves her little brother. It's quite cute. I think they will have a good relationship as he gets older. That is a comforting thought.


There's Nothing Quite Like it

Sleep. Ahhhhh. Sleep is good. When we had Miss. S we got none of it. Zip. Zilch. Nada. This little man is 100% different. He sleeps all the time. Of coarse now I just jinxed myself. So I'm knocking on wood as we speak. Even if he decides not to sleep at some point in the future right now I'm really enjoying it. Ahhhhh... sleep. I think I'll go take a nap now.