Sunday, October 30, 2011


One of my guilty pleasures is countdowns. I love all kinds of countdowns, especially the ones on VH1, they always have video, artist, and movie countdowns. I especially love the music countdowns because it reminds me of songs that I use to love when I was in middle school, high school and college. Music now mostly makes me want to shot myself because truthfully a lot of it is crap and has no lyrical genius; there are still some gems out there but they are few and far between.

Anyway, I love being reminded of all of these songs that I used to listen to. Well in the process of listening to these it reminded me of all the fun "concerts" I used to have in my car with Josh/Freddy/Larissa. It also reminded me of all the fun I had going to clubs with my friends (which I totally miss and must do soon).

As much as I miss all of these things and tons of other things, I definitely would never change my decision to become a mom when I did and how I did. It's nice to know that I don't have any regrets about not having enjoyed my independence and being young before getting married and becoming a mom. I feel like so many girls now get pregnant that never enjoyed being on their own and getting to experience being a single adult and getting that out of their system and a lot of the time they end up regretting it after they've already made the decision to "play house".

I guess what I'm trying to say out of all this randomness is that I'm glad I have things to look back on and cherish that I experienced in my life and I hope that others think about this before jumping into things that they can't change because it's important. Which is why I try so hard to encourage people (like my younger brothers) to go to college and experience that fun college life and get that out of their system and build memories with friends before settling down.

I'll have a lot of fun stories and pictures to show Alexis of all the stuff her mom did and I'm sure that will come in handy if we ever have the conversation of "you don't know what it's like to be young".

Thursday, October 20, 2011

Random Mommy Talk

I haven't written a random post in a long time but today I feel like being random, so here we go.

I knew before Alexis was born and even before I thought about having a baby, that I would have a specific taste in all things baby related. I didn't know any specifics on what I would like but now that she's 5 months old I already have some specific things I love and things I hate.

Baby Clothes: When it comes to clothes that I absolutely love for Alexis I have two specific brands that I adore. I love love love Carter's and Gymboree clothing. Carter's makes clothing in so many cute colors, not just basic colors, and their clothes have cute designs. Gymboree doesn't have as much variety but their stuff is simple but cute, not overbearing like some other brands. I very much dislike print shirts that have catch phrases or tag lines on them, there are some exceptions to this like onesies that say "I love dad" and things like that but I usually only like the ones that are sown in to the clothing not the print ones. There are very few exceptions to this. Last weekend we were at Babies R Us and I saw these really cute outfits that were ballet style/tutu outfits and they were so cute they were in black/tan/ivory colors and I want them for Alexis sooo bad.

Shoes: Alexis does not have any shoes yet; she does have these cute slippers that her aunt Holly bought for her, but no shoes yet. We figured she didn't need any right away, plus doctors say that it can be bad for infants to wear shoes when they are really young because it can actually cause damage to their feet. I am excited though to start buying her some shoes!

Also random, Alexis loves pillow talk :) Every night when I lay with her she starts chatting me up. I love it <3

That's all the randomness for now.

Thursday, October 13, 2011

My Little Mumbler

New, new, new.

Alexis has been mumbling like crazy. I know she's trying to talk but it's not happening quite yet but she is soooo close. I swore she said mama the other day but it was sort of muffled so I don't think I'm going to count that as her first word just yet ;)

About a week ago Alexis rolled over for the first time! I was working at the school so Derek was home with her when she did it, he said he tried to get her to do it again but no such luck.

Derek has been trying to convince me to start Alexis on cereal. At her 4 month pedi appointment, Dr. Brown let us know that we could start her on cereal at 4 months, but I really wanted to wait till 6 months, there really is no rush. Well I told Derek that we could start her at 5 months, so the other day we were at the store and we bought some whole wheat cereal and gave it to her for the first time yesterday. Well she was really hungry and didn't like having to deal with learning how to eat the cereal so she screamed the whole time and was really upset so I fed her her bottle and decided to try again later. Last night during her night time bath I decided to try and feed her again to see if she would be more receptive to it while she was calm; She didn't cry this time but she didn't seem to enjoy the taste too much and I couldn't get her to eat too much of it but I figured if we keep trying a little bit at a time in a couple of weeks I'm sure she'll be a pro at it.

Alexis is also starting to actually grab at things and not just grasping. She grabbed her paci out of her mouth the other day and held it for a couple of seconds and then threw it to the side. I want to buy her some blocks so she can start practicing grabbing with them.

One thing that Alexis is not doing yet is sitting unsupported on her own. She will sit up if I'm holding her, she's been able to support her head pretty much from day one but she doesn't have enough weight to evenly support herself on her own so that's why she can't sit up yet without any help. I hope that starting to feed her this cereal will help her gain more weight, granted Dr. Brown said she's progressing perfectly but she's still so small.

I've been working a lot lately at the school Monday thru Friday and then 3 days a week at BJ's. I really look forward at the end of my day to coming home and being able to lay with Alexis :)