Monday, May 26, 2008

The First Cold

Sometimes I underestimate the impact of post-pregnancy hormones until I feel the tears rolling down the sides of my face. My sweet pea had her first cold a couple days ago and to see her coughing and looking miserable was just a bit too unbearable. I teared up as I watched my husband use the syringe bulb to clear out her nose. She strongly dislikes it.

But after some prayer, rubbing eucalyptus oil on her foot bottom, and spraying the Little Noses decongestant in her nose, all was well in the world. I could barely sleep knowing that my baby experienced difficulty breathing. That primal maternal extinct surely kicks in at the right time.

Wednesday, May 21, 2008


I've always loved a good shift. It's one of those timeless pieces of clothing that will make you feel so feminine and ladylike. I especially love the one above from Shifts are really great items to include in your wardrobe postpregnancy, because as the baby weight goes, the dress can be tailored to accomodate the smaller waistline.

Saturday, May 3, 2008

First Birthday

This may sound strange, but within the first month of my baby's birth, I was imagining her first birthday party. I know I won't do anything over the top, like spending tons of money for an event she would not remember. However, I'm imaging a fun get together with close family and friends and lots of cupcakes. Even if you're not Betty Crocker, cupcakes are always fun and fairly easy to bake. If you wish to forgo baking all together, you can order the above cupcakes from Sprinkles Bakery (

Friday, May 2, 2008

Happy Birthday To Me

I'm loving this keepsake for a child's birthday celebrations found on Craftsbury Kids ( for $16.95. You can store birthday invitations, guests list, and any tid bits that made the day extra special. Picture giving this book to your child when he/she is all grown up.