Tuesday, January 31, 2012


My new snooze button is Brek. Instead of hitting the button one more time I need to kiss her just one more time. I could spend all morning holding, cuddling, kissing her. She is the most adorable little gal.

I wake up 2.5 hours before I leave for work just to be with her as much as possible. At night I hold her until the last possible moment.

Loves and hugs-She is the new snooze.

Monday, January 23, 2012

10 Weeks!

Brek reaching! She is so big!!
Today's Picture
Loves and hugs-She is gorgeous!

Just what I need

Another project...I want to start couponing, not just clip coupons and save a few dollars. I am talking Extreme Couponing where you get $100 in groceries and spend $10. If any of you get the Sunday paper and want to help I would love your coupons. Because of my crazy life it might take me a few months to figure it out.

Most of you know I am a picky eater, my plan is to donate the extra food and supplies to the food bank or other nonprofits. After watching the show, Extreme Couponing, there are so many free items that slip by.

Brek update, she is a doll! She has been sleeping through the night for a couple of weeks! She goes to bed at 9 and wakes around 6. This is perfect for my work schedule, I go in at 8:30 so I can spend as much time as she needs feeding her. She is a slow eater it takes about 40-50 mins. I do not care because it is our special time.

School started on January 13, and I start volunteering this weekend. I have 10 clients I will visit after work and on weekends.

Loves and hugs-Add extreme couponing to the mix and really I have nothing on my plate.

Thursday, January 12, 2012

Love Box

I am just now realizing that I have to do 2 love boxes this year! I haven't started yet...what to do?
If you have any ideas for my sweet little newborn...I am open for suggestions. I think I have Mr. CC covered but you never know!

When we found out we were pregnant Love Boxes were on clearance so I purchased one for B...CC is jealous because her's is bigger than his. The love that goes into them is equal!

Loves and hugs--What are you V-day plans?

Monday, January 9, 2012

Midnight Feeding

Brek has dropped the midnight feeding but Mama has not. Since I have been back to work I tend to pump 3 oz--Brek eats 4 oz. Keeping the midnight feeding gives me the extra oz to keep a full stock for them. Keeping her 100% breast fed is so important to me...In case I get down, I might need help remembering this in a couple of months.

Loves and hugs-off to bed.

Friday, January 6, 2012

At Home Daddy

That man I am married too is the best daddy! I officially went back to work this week, the first day was fine but day two, notsomuch!

It all started when I left the house, Miss B was wide awake cooing and smiling. Then a typical day at work but add in emotions, missing a pumping session, spending more time than necessary with a few people, and working late=stressed out/guilty mama.

But the redemption to a bad day is an amazing dad taking care of baby B. Dinner was on the table-house clean-breaking the schedule for extra cuddle time. He knows exactly what our family needs. Love him! Oh, did I forget to mention he sends me a picture of her every morning? Well, he does, and I need it.
Today's Pic...I know it is sideways...I will take what I can get! :)

Today was better. If you have a baby please try to take 12 weeks, 7 is NOT enough. In fact England allows 6 months and Canada gives one year...just saying'.

Loves and hugs-family (whatever it looks like) is one of the most important things.
Erin, tired and hormonal

Sunday, January 1, 2012

Childlike Experience

Brek brings new joy to our life. Holidays we would otherwise pass by now have new meaning to us. The line up is fairly standard every holiday and her developments. One of the firsts I hope for is sleeping all night.

2011 was good to us, many blessings and only a few bumps.
January-New Job!
February-Trip to Vegas...and you do the math!
March-Discovered we were pregnant!
April-Trip to Cozumel and cruise with my mom.
May-Went back East to CC's bother's officer ceremony.
June-Septmber-Pregnant during the summer, oh my!
October-CC received bad news.
November-Brek joined our family!
December-Bonding/adjusting to our new life.

Loves and hugs-May 2012 bring as much excitement as 2011!