Friday, December 31, 2010

Happy New Year

2010 - It was a year of firsts.

First flutters and baby kicks

First time giving birth

First time becoming a mom

First daughter

First smiles

First laughs

First time rolling over

First time sitting up

First solid foods

First tooth

First true understanding of unconditional love

2010 - It was a fantastic and memorable year.

Wednesday, December 15, 2010

Home Made Baby Food: Zucchini

I just made my first batch of fresh baby food. It was easy!
I cut up the zucchini into little pieces and put them in the steamer for 20 minutes. When the zucchini was done, I put it in the blender with a little bit of water and hit puree. Done! I need to get some ice cube trays to freeze the food in (each cube is approximately 1 oz which is just the right serving size) but for tonight, I used some breast milk bags. I made 3 oz servings so Baby Bee will just have to have zucchini for all 3 meals for a couple of days. =-)

Sunday, December 12, 2010

Happy Birthday

At 3:01 this morning, I entered my thirty-seventh year.

When I was little, I looked forward to my birthday for the presents and the party. Then as I hit my young adult years, I looked forward to the phone calls, cards, and "Happy Birthday" wishes. As I neared thirty, I still appreciated birthday wishes but began to look forward to my birthdays less as I began to view them as markers of age. Now that I have a beautiful daughter of my own, my perception of birthdays has changed. For the first time, I truly valued a birthday for what it really is - a celebration of life regardless of presents, cards, or the number of candles on the cake. As a new mom, I can now fully appreciate the best gift given to me, the gift of life.

As the first day of my thirty-seventh year draws to an end, I am humbled and extremely appreciative of the gift my mom gave to me. Thank you, Mom, for life.

Saturday, December 11, 2010

6 months of BFAR

Baby Bee turned 6 months old yesterday so it also marked 6 months of breastfeeding. That's quite an accomplishment since I'm only producing enough milk for about 40% of her daily intake. I've definitely had my love/hate moments with BF but overall, I've really enjoyed it. I'm so glad I stuck it out and kept with it. She's not been sick once and is right on track developmentally. Here's to another 6 months!

Saturday, December 4, 2010

29 Days of Diapers!

Here's a great contest for 29 chances to win cloth diapers! The great thing about this giveaway is that it's a one step entry each day and is only open for 24 hours so winners are announced promptly. No need to wait for 2 weeks for the duration of the contest. Want to enter? Click on the 29 days of Diapers button on my sidebar!

Thursday, December 2, 2010

Christmas Diapers: Feeding the Addiction

Okay. I've been dying to have some seasonal diapers, but I've kept myself in check. I just can't justify the money right now so I've promised myself I won't order any at this time. I didn't promise that I wouldn't try to WIN some though! This adorable Ooga Booga Christmas diaper from Nifty Nappy is exactly what I would love to see on Baby Bee's bum on Christmas morning. Thanks to the Mommy Times and Nifty Nappy for sponsoring the giveaway! Fingers (and toes) crossed!!