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Mother’s Day

Little reality check here … I’M GOING TO BE A MOM!!! Nothing like trying to grasp my pending motherhood. Today was one of the days that helped to piece it all together. I was told “Happy Mother’s Day” over and over and I’m sure I responded with some puzzled looks. Then I realized, wow, they […]

Anticipation

I’m not a very patient person. It makes you wonder how on earth I am sticking with this whole “we’re not finding out the baby’s gender”. I know, I don’t get it either. Back to the story of my non-patience … we’re bidding on an UppaBaby stroller on eBay. I’m trying not to think about […]

Segal’s Outcome

Yesterday we drove out to Beaverton to check out the highly recommended baby store, Segal’s. They had an amazing showroom of nursery furniture, bedding, supplies, clothes, strollers, and our sought after item … carseats. We got a great amount of info on Graco, Peg Perego, and Chicco carseats. These have been our focus since they […]

Carseat Saga

For the last few weeks I’ve been gathering carseat recommendations. It all started with a sister-to-sister conversation after I confessed my confusion with all the choices. Let me tell you, carseat shopping is a whole new ball game! Here is a synopsis of what I have gathered from my sis and the Andaluz Family Yahoo […]

Home in June?

We think we might have found a place to move! It will be available the first weekend of June and we’re just waiting to hear back on our application. Cross your fingers! The rental market has been quite a fiasco. You would think there are lots of options out there, but no. Nice houses (newer, […]

My list of “to-read before baby” is quickly growing … I’ll be honest, the books on labor are being pushed to the bottom. I think I’ve gathered the overall message, “1,000 things could happen and every mom is different”. I’ve moved on to other topics like Healthy Meals for Babies and Toddlers. I found this […]

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Belly Bands

BellaBand = my bra for the bump I’m in love with my BellaBands! They are helping me to transition for . Who would have thought that a smudge of elastic could work such wonders? Over the last few weeks I have acquired two … both by Ingrid & Isabel. One has lace on the bottom […]

Freezer/Pantry Month

I have officially declared May our family’s “Freezer/Pantry Meal Month”. I’ve got quite the stock pile in both and this initiative will help us to pack/move less and save money … what a concept!Rather than doing a weekly menu (which happens about 25% of the time) I created a monthly menu from the freezer and […]

Creamsicles

Does anyone remember the creamsicle hard candies from a few years ago … they came in orange and raspberry flavor. I think Lifesaver made them. I need them and can’t find them anywhere! Let me reiterate, I NEED THEM! I couldn’t even find a picture on Google to jog your memory; could they have been […]