Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Sophie bandwagon

...the giraffe that is. I've seen this all over the 'net and have read numerous articles and blog posts about it. Of course, being the rookie mom that I am, I jump on bandwagons easily. I mean how can the internet give me the wrong information, right? Ha!

I saw Sophie go on BabyEarth's hourly special on Friday. It went down to as low as $10-something but with shipping it really came out to be around $17. Still cheaper than most online retailers but my frugal self couldn't justify it. I visit this site regularly to see what deals they have on an hourly basis 'cause I always feel that Kayla needs something. Of course I missed out on the deal 'cause I waited too long. This is probably the 5th item I've missed out on 'cause I wait for the price to go down further.

[image from BabyEarth]

Anyway, I caved and bought Sophie on Amazon yesterday. I signed up for the Amazon Prime 30-day free trial and I received 2-day shipping for free. I still paid the regular $18 but I guess that's okay. How can one really resist the cute pictures of all these babies gnawing on cute little Sophie?? I already know that Kayla will enjoy Sophie - I mean she only tries to put everything her little hands can get to in her mouth and every review I've read about Sophie has been great.

Am I the only one who jumps on baby-related bandwagons or any bandwagon for that matter?

Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Day off and shopping

Since my weekend was cut short, I took off today. It was much needed. J and I are both off and have been hanging out all day. I went out for a bit this morning with Kayla to go shopping for some work clothes while he went out to get a much needed haircut.

I used my Old Navy coupon on a couple of sweaters and tanks. The shawl cardigan looks really nice on and I can wear it to work and during the weekends. I wanted to get the grey one also but they only have an XS left. I didn't try the other cardi on and I hope it fits. I also got Kayla two pairs of pants and two cute onesies.

Jay called me while I was out to let me know that the Bumbo seat arrived! I was so excited to get home and put Kayla in it. I think she likes it. I've already used it a couple of times today. I sat her on top of the kitchen counter while I prepped the veggies for our dinner tonight.

Three more working days before the weekend! J is of course working all weekend long so we are on our own. I plan to do a little more shopping with Gap's Give and Get sale and I hope to hit up Macy's for more baby winter clothes.

Sunday, November 8, 2009

I love winning!

Monday was this and now this!

I love finding bargains and I love it even more when I get to win things. I've been following "Deal"ectible Mommies for a while now and I received an email from her this morning that I won one of the coupons for Old Navy! This is perfect timing since I'm in need of new work clothes pretty bad. I've lost all my baby weight and then some so most of my clothes do not fit right anymore.

Now it's just a matter of finding the time to actually go out and shop. My mom gave me a bunch of Macy's coupons yesterday so I'm going to use those to buy Kayla some winter clothes and maybe a pair of shoes (or two) for me.

Friday, November 6, 2009

Online Shopping Madness

I love the internet. I use it everyday. It makes for a dangerous and very easy way to spend money and buy anything.

I bought my momAgenda yesterday and it's being delivered today. If that's not quick shipping, then I don't know what is! I can't wait to go home and start writing in it.

This morning, I came to work, turned my pc on, and went to town on Borders' website and bought Kayla some books (1, 2, 3, 4, 5). Funny thing is I'm doing this in the middle of a very busy work week. I can only imagine what's going to happen when it starts to get slow here during the holidays.

Wednesday, November 4, 2009

Happy 4 Months, Kayla!

Yup, your are now 4 months old! I can't believe how fast time is flying and how quickly you're growing. Just this past month we had a couple of firsts...first Halloween and first birthday party. You were quite the adorable little bee and you were such a little angel at the party. You were napping in your car seat half the time but when you finally wore up - you definitely flashed everyone your toothless smiles when they came over to say hello. Everyone at the party were so amazed at how big you are for your age and how much hair you have.

You are still a wonderful sleeper but such an awful napper. I'm not complaining since your dad and I are very appreciative of the 8+ hours of sleep that you give us every night but you can be such a little terror during the day. It's very rare that you would nap when we are home but you nap pretty well when the grandma's are watching you during the day. I like to think that you just love it so much when mommy and daddy are home that you like to stay awake a lot - and I mean a lot.

You're a great little shopper, too! We can spend hours at the mall and you sit very content in your car seat not making a peep. This makes for a very easy and fun time at the mall specially when mommy's bored at home with nothing to do.

Bath time is fun for you. You are starting to splish and splash in your baby tub and you never ever cry. It makes me wonder though why you are not very happy when bath time is over. I know you're not cold since I bundle you up like a little burrito. Maybe you're just sad since you just love the water and bath time is over.

You truly are the most wonderful present that we could ever ask for. I know that I'm thankful everyday for having you in my life and can't imagine it without you.

Monday, November 2, 2009

I'm a winner!

Yay! Amanda from Pink Cashmere Cardigan just emailed me to tell me that I won her Bumbo Seat giveaway! I'm so excited. I never win anything and I've been wanting to buy this seat for Kayla.

I also won the BINGO game at work this past Friday. I think I'm on a winning roll here. Does this mean I'm going to win the lottery tomorrow, too?

Sunday, November 1, 2009

A Year Ago Today

...we found out that we were pregnant with Kayla. I clearly remember how the morning went but I want to start with the night before.

We were at a friend's house for a little Halloween get-together and to give candy out. I remember how after all the trick or treaters were gone, everyone sat around the dining table - drinking, eating, and getting mad at each other while playing Cranium. I was 3 days late then and I went to the bathroom for what seems like every 30 minutes that night - I blamed the beer.

Jay and I both had the weekend off and we slept in the next morning. When we got up I went to the grocery store to get stuff for breakfast and I stopped by CVS to get a pregnancy test just to see. I came home and J started cooking breakfast. I went straight to the bathroom to pee on the stick. He didn't know I got the pregnancy test. I didn't want to tell him and I wanted to surprise him with the result - whatever it may be. I remember sitting the stick on the bathroom counter and not even 5 seconds later I saw two lines - one was very defined and the other one was a little on the pale side. But a line is a line. I walked over to the kitchen and told J the news. I think my choice of words were "I think we're kinda pregnant". He told me to STFU. We both could not believe it. I took two more pregnancy tests that day and two more two days later. I wanted to make sure it was real - that I was really pregnant. We also went to Target that evening to get me some pre-natal vitamins.

That morning changed our lives forever. Today he made breakfast while I held Kayla. We are now a family. I can't believe it's been a year since that day.