Monday, December 27, 2010

Buttercup Essentials... Clothing

Ever since we found out we're having a girl, I've been on a rampage of online wish-listing. Here's just a few things I came across...
ink and ivy studio
Ninis Handmades

Sunday, December 26, 2010

Playlist for Buttercup

My close friend, Lana, sent me an ever so appropriate gift. It's a Lullabelly. You strap it around your belly. With it's attached speakers inside, it plays soft music to the baby. And since I'm a music whore, this is perfect.

So, I spent a good hour making playlists for the little Buttercup. Here is the playlist for the week.

Yes, it is in alphabetical order. Why not? She'll have her first lesson in the alphabet!

Now, keep in mind, I put only Buttercup music on my iPod. This is just one playlist. By the time she's born, she'll have a pretty eclectic musical ear! I'll make sure of it!

Saturday, December 25, 2010

Just a bit preoccupied....

21 Weeks Pregnant with a baby girl!

I had a really rough first trimester. I spent most of it either sleeping or getting sick. All while working 6 days a week. I won't try to sugarcoat it, it was rough. I did a lot of research on blogs and talking to fellow mothers in my life. I seriously felt as though I was alone in how bad I had the morning sickness. I would get so upset when woman would tell me how they never felt anything and felt great the whole time. I felt so alone and so scared. I've been waiting for these moments for so long. I finally have these precious moments and all I can do is feel as if I were on my death bed. I was so worried that it would be the case for the entire pregnancy. It finally eased up mid-November. It started Labor Day weekend. Andres had to take me to the hospital because it got so bad that I couldn't keep anything down for 3 days, I fainted and had to get an I.V. for fluids. But I think I'm back on track. Although, those 2.5 months of feeling so low and sick and tired, made me feel as if I couldn't accomplish anything. Hence the lack of blog posts, and the pile up of laundry, and dirty house. (But alas, hubby is cleaning right now. Whew!)

What else has happened?

We bought a new car! No more Fatima the Rav 4. Now I'm cruising around in Reginald Sassifras (named by my bestie, Gretchen) the Honda Element. It's awesome. Our little family car.

Next week is my last week with the twins. I will officially no longer be a nanny! How many times have I said this? I used to always say after each nanny job I had, "The next child I will care for will be my own." And that never was the case. But this time, it is. I will be a mommy instead of a nanny. It's amazing to think about. It's so bittersweet. I will have 2 extra days off which I need so badly. But I am going to miss the girls so much. Yes, they are my nieces but... I cherish the 2 days we share together. I have watched them grow and I love our time together. I will be visiting quite often. It just won't be the same.

Oh yea and today is Christmas! Merry Christmas everyone! We had a great time with my family. We are so lucky to have such an amazing family. I love the Kiefer's. Unfortunately, Andres' family is out of town so we don't get to see them during the holidays. His retail schedule doesn't allow it.

It's crazy to think that next Christmas we will be playing Santa Claus!!!