Apparently, this never gets old:
Monday, February 28, 2011
Sunday, February 27, 2011
I went to the store right away and got a few items he could try, cheerios, cottage cheese, yo baby yogurt, grated cheese and rotisserie chicken, to name a few. When we got home I put him in his high chair and decided to try a few cheerios. He picked them up great but once they got in his mouth he would gum them and then make himself gag and throw up.
Saturday, February 26, 2011
Wednesday, February 23, 2011
Essentially, JustFab is a service of hand - selected shoes and bags according to your fashion style, delivered to you once a month in your email. You then have 3 choices to make, you may purchase a pair, request for more selections or skip the month and spend your money some other time. Each item is $39.95. Not bad for high fashion items. And it's a lot of fun to see what celebrity stylists have picked out for you each month.
Now, here's the insider scoop. I have yet to buy a pair for this main reason: Most of the heels are 5 inches and that is just not practical for a SAHM whose only day to dress up is Sunday, not mention I'm already 5'9" and do not need to be 5 inches taller. But all of the feedback has said the shoes are really comfortable and good quality. I can also testify that your selection is actually hand picked by stylists and not a logarithm in the computer. Now not all of the shoes are stilettos.
Take Trina, for example: Trina is a clog with a 4 inch heel height and really comfortable. In LA clogs are making a comeback, clunky shoes in general are coming back. They look really good with a casual outfit you want to dress up, such as capri pants and a t-shirt.
And then there is Daphne: Yes, Daphne is a stiletto, but she is a peep toe (love them) and she looks high fashion, especially for under $40 bucks. And I love the color. She is also available in blush and metallic silver, but I love the brown. Great shoes for church!
And here is a sneak peek at Delight. Just one of many bags. Unfortunately, my fav is sold out but this was a close second.
So what will I be doing? I will be working from home, listening to customer service calls and filling out evaluation forms. Once a month I will go into the office to work with CS on product knowledge, save a sale, voice tone etc. The best thing about IB is unlike most companies, everything is in-house. Our customer service department is right in the office and not out-sourced so no traveling required.
Anyway, it was a nice break to go into the office today for orientation. And the best part is...I get free bags and shoes!
Now if you are interested in signing up, no membership fee required go here: JustFab
Monday, February 21, 2011
And I'm excited for a boy or a girl but mostly for a baby. A tiny sweet, soft, sleepy (please be extra sleepy) baby that I get to hold in my arms for hours and he/she won't squirm away. I'm excited for Bruce to have a sibling to torment and then eventually, hopefully a best friend for life.
And most of all I'm excited for March 18th so we can find out if Bruce is having a brother or sister and if I need to go clothes shopping for tutu's and hair bows because you better believe my little girl will be nothing short of a pretty princess...no tomboys allowed.
Oh, a sweet little baby that eats every two hours and poops just the same. I can't wait!
Sunday, February 20, 2011
Today was stake conference so church started earlier. Unfortunately it still started during nap time, just his morning nap time instead of his afternoon. When we got home we fed him lunch and decided to put him down for a nap even though it wasn't his afternoon nap time. Forty minutes later he was still awake playing around. This is a video of his reaction when he sees his dad:
Wednesday, February 16, 2011
Monday, February 14, 2011
- The ability to cut and paste. If I want to blog and a post a recipe I have to type the recipe. It would be nice if I could cut and paste instead. It's annoying blogger.
- When I load pictures they all load up top. Why can't it be like the video and load where ever my cursor is? That's lame blogger
- While we are on pictures, why can I only load 5 at a time? Be like facebook and let us load more. Come on blogger, get with it already!
- Also it would be nice that I could edit my picture after I loaded it. Like say I loaded it to be large and center but now want it to go left. It would be nice if I could do that without having to reload it and "normal." Just a suggestion, blogger.
- When a blog is "private" you should have a button that says "request to read blog" or something like that. Instead of telling me that I need to email that person and ask permission. A) I don't have their email address. B) I would feel like less of a stalker if you just let me press the request button. C) My blog is private, and it would make me feel good if people could request my blog. I mean really blogger, I know you can do it. So just do it already.
- I think there are a couple more and hey I might be able to do these things and just not know it...is that the case blogger?
Saturday, February 12, 2011
I can no longer give him a nightly bath :( He should only be bathed 3 times a week in luke warm water (this differs with other eczema babies, sometimes baths help them, but for Bruce it irritates him.) J&J products also irritate his skin so if anyone wants the giant J&J body wash and lotion bottle I have let me know. I found Aquaphor and Cetaphil are gentle enough for him so we use those. I am a little bummed about the limited baths, he crawls everywhere and I hate putting him to bed "dirty."
This has also added another chore during diaper changes. We put Nystatin cream on his diaper area, Hydrocoritsone ointment all over the irritated parts of his skin, mainly arms, legs, belly and back, and Aquaphor cream on his cheeks and forehead. After only one day of doing this we have seen a huge improvement. Which makes me feel confident about the eczema diagnosis. The good news is we only need to do this for a week. After we get the eczema under control, I hope to find a lotion that will help with skin maintenance. So far, Cetaphil lotion and J&J lotion do not do the trick. I need something thicker, I think I will say hi to some of my skin care friends and try and get a discount on California Baby. The days of me getting free skin care products are over ;( But maybe when my job starts up I will have free access again (I hope!)
We also have to pay closer attention to his clothes. We just bought him four new shirts that are made out of organic cotton, so I hope this helps. I've always washed his clothes in fragrance free detergent so I think this helps and the Dr. said continue to do this and of course I never use dryer sheets on his items.
Anyway if you have noticed in the recent pictures I posted the extra redness on his cheeks and rash on his arms and legs this is why. But I'm glad we finally found out what's wrong. Poor B has been really itchy most of his baby life and hopefully he won't feel that way anymore.
We play this game 50 thousand times a day. Bruce pulls himself up onto something and then screams when he wants to get down. I try to teach him to bend his knees but he just locks them on me. All the books I read said to let them scream and they will figure it out. Do you know how loud my child screams? CPS would be called in 2 minutes :D He is getting the hang of it though, he no longer does this in his crib. Progress, progress :D
Friday, February 11, 2011
Bruce also had his very first taste of candy, not by my choice of course. I don't know what it is about kids but they don't share with the one's they are suppose to and always share with little babies when they shouldn't. I was constantly pulling out skittles, nerds and candy hearts from Brucey's mouth, trying not to have a panic attack myself. (sneaky little kids.) And I guess Bruce got tired of me taking away his treats, because when I tried to take one last candy heart out of his mouth, he clamped his jaw tight and wiggled his head back and forth so by the time I finally got in there it was dust. Oh well, enjoy kid. Because your next sweet will be in five years :D
This year Bruce asked Preslee to be his valentine.
I think it's the giant bows that attract his attention, what do you think?We wish you all a Happy Valentines day as well!
He will then roll around and talk to himself for about ten minutes and then fall to sleep. But yesterday it took 45 minutes for him to go to sleep. I couldn't believe it. He played and talked the whole time. After it was safe I went in to check on him and this is what I found:
1. Pants off
2. Comforter no longer folded on side of crib but instead laying on top of comforter
3. Two extra blankets above his head that were on his changing table.
4. A comb and hairbrush that were also on the changing table.
But then there was also the usual: His blankie snuggled up right to his face covering his breathing passages. At least we finally got out of the stage of him wrapping it around his neck.
Wednesday, February 9, 2011
With a growing family; comes larger living expenses, a shrinking living space and our comfort level is slowly becoming uncomfortable. To make a short story shorter, we are house hunting. Not to buy but to rent out here in Redondo Beach. There was a beautiful home down the street at a very affordable price that was rented out two days after it was listed. That place would have been perfect. It was right across the street from our good friends, the Facers, it had a gated front yard and back yard, 3 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms, and a large living space and beautiful kitchen. Anyway, the best thing about the place was it was in our price range. Hopefully another gem becomes affordable.
And without a transition sentence let's just jump into the next topic. (That's what I love about blogging; you can suck as a writer and you still have readers.) We're calling baby # 2 RJ. He/She will have those initials, so that's why. Don't worry, their names are different their initials just happen to be the same. RJ is healthy and has passed the down syndrome test. March 18th is when we will find out if Bruce is having a sister or brother, brother, cross fingers* brother! (Actually we will be happy with whatever, but we would also be lying if we said we weren't leaning a certain way.)
And the last news I have to share; I got a job! It just fell into my lap yesterday and it's perfect for our current family dynamic. It's only 20 hours a week, I get to work from home and it brings in a little extra money each month. We are really excited!
Tuesday, February 8, 2011
It wasn't an easy job...
afterwards I took a much needed break and drank a bottle of root beer...It's not easy being me!