Wednesday, November 2, 2011

Our Growing Pea Pod and a Halloween Rant

You know, I used to think that when people used their babies as a reason to not blog anymore that they were over exaggerating about how little time they had to spare. Now that I have my own baby, I totally get it. Emily is a complete doll but there are days when she will cry if I put her down at all and I can barely get a chance to eat, let alone blog and upload photos! It's nice when she does take naps during the day that last a couple of hours so that I can have a bit of a break and rest. Unfortunately, most of the time "rest" means doing things around the house that have been neglected. Sometimes I get to take a nap while she does.

With Michael being back at work it is up to me to take care of her pretty much 24/7 for anywhere between 3 to 6 days in a row. This past weekend I stayed at Michaels parents house for a couple of nights because I was a little overwhelmed by it all after having Michael home for a month to help.

I love being a mommy, of course!! It's the hardest but the best thing in the world. I don't know how you "mommy bloggers" have time, energy, or the motivation to blog every single day with pictures and funny stories. I'm not going to apologize for my lack of blogging though because even though I do enjoy writing and reading your blogs, it's simply not my top priority! I'm sure you can understand that!

My daughter > Blogging

Anyway, now for an update on the fun stuff!! Emily is 5 weeks old as of Sunday! She's growing really fast. She is probably about 9 lbs now (she was born 7 lbs 3 oz) and she's starting to chunk up- I love it!! She's also starting to make more facial expressions. Sometimes she smiles a little but I don't know if it's necessarily in reaction to something yet. I love her little noises she makes, too!

Halloween was really fun this year! We decorated the house with strobe lights, black lights, cobwebs, orange lights, and caution tape. It was awesome. The best house on our side of the my opinion :). Too bad you can't really tell in this picture how it looked when it was dark!

My mom bought Emily her first Halloween costume. Hilarious! Her face in this picture looks like she is thinking, "Uh...mommy? A lil' help here, please?!" Hahaha! Our little pea.

We also had some family over for burgers, a movie, and to help pass out candy to all the MANY trick or treaters we get. By the way...when did it become socially acceptable to go trick or treating without even wearing a costume? I can look past those trick-or-treaters who are way too old. I can also look past the trick or treaters who look more like they belong on a street corner than at my door. I can even look past the trick-or-treaters who don't even bother to say "trick or treat" and just hold up their bags, buckets, and pillowcases. But to not even dress up? That's just plain lazy. At least put a mask or a wig on!! Okay, stepping off the soapbox now :).


Krista said...

argh i had the worst trick or treaters ever. i ended up telling one 12 year old boy who wasnt even in costume who jumped out of nowhere and said smell my feet to s my d.

emily is adorable in her peapod outfit :)

Blissfully Burton said...

top paragraph - AMEN!! Shoo girl I never knew either!

CUTE pea in the pod! :)

Courtney B said...

Aw, Emily is adorable!! I can't believe she's already 5 weeks! Where did the time go?
Hang in there, you'll get used to the mommy thing and will slowly be able to juggle more on your plate! :)

Venassa said...

Man I've had those days too where I practically run to the kitchen to eat because she kept me busy for so long that there just wasn't time. I'm glad you have Michael's parents to help you out a bit now that he's at work. I usually end up at my mom's for a few nights every other week. It's hard not to get overwhelmed sometimes. Blogging is the least of my worries, but I usually read blogs while I feed her.
I love Emily's costume! I looked at that costume online, but never ended up ordering anything. I found something last minute at a thrift store.
I couldn't agree with you more over trick or treaters who don't dress up. All of ours were dressed up this year though.

LWLH said...

The babes is your priority, no shame in that :)

Amanda Wissmann said...

Adorable :) And that costume is precious!

I completely agree with your "rant". I would turn them down next time! Tell them if they really want candy they can come back with SOME sort of costume least make them work for it. haha!

Have a great weekend!

LOVE MELISSA:) said...

She is the cutest! I hope you guys are doing great.

Megan said...

Ahhhh, her costume is SO stinking cute!!! I'm glad that you have some family for back up, I'm sure it is really hard at first when the husband goes back to work!!

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