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Mad love for Mad Bum and the 2014 World Series Champions. 
My personal good luck charm! I woke her up in the bottom of the 9th so she could witness her team win! 

So proud to be a Giants fan!

For the Love of Dog


When I was pregnant I downloaded the "What to Expect When You're Expecting" app onto my phone. It was fun tracking my pregnancy and reading over the "August 2014 babies" board. While most people posted questions on the board it was pretty funny how rude some people would get on there! Every now and then during a late night nursing session I scan the board - mostly for entertainment. It broke my heart last night when I found one titled:

I Can't Stand My Dog

The poster than proceeded to write something along the lines of "I used to love my dog, I snuggled with him, played fetch, instagramed him. Now that I have a baby I can't stand him" yada, yada, yada.

And the real bummer about it was that 41 other people chimed in on the thread AGREEING with her!

If anything I love Finn even more now that Presley is here, he is the most wonderful companion. He is up with me every time I do a late night feeding. He is barking at strangers (Good Boy!). He is genuinely concerned when she is crying her eyes out. He's just the best.

I don't mind that his fur is all over everything. I don't mind that sometimes he barks while she's sleeping (she heard it in utero so it doesn't phase her). I don't mind that he is another mouth to feed. I take care of him because I love him. He's a member of this family.

It makes me so sad that people see their pets as expendable and annoyances once a child comes into their life. Especially because the benefits of growing up with a pet are so great.

I'll step off my soapbox now but next time you're with your pet, give them a good belly rub and let them know how much you love them.

They may not be your whole life, but're theirs.

Mama & Mini


Hopefully I am not the only crazy who has started thinking about coordinating outfits for the holidays? We will be spending Thanksgiving with my parents this year and Christmas with David's and I am so looking forward to dressing up for those occasions. Even though the holidays mean I return to work :(
We do things pretty casual around here and this outfit looks cozy and leggings scream out expandable. Which will be needed with all the food! I think I am finally going to get some Tom's wedges. My sister in law said they are crazy comfortable. Anyone agree or disagree? I think their ballet flats SUCK, so I am curious as to the boots.

Have a great day, Happy Friday Eve!

More Than One


When I came home from the hospital I said
"There would be only one". 
I couldn't imagine being pregnant again. 
"There will be only one"
I couldn't imagine the searing pain of contractions racking my body again. 
"There will be only one"
The blown vein, the epidural, the pushing.
"There will be only one"
The breastfeeding, the pain, the engorgement. 
"There will be only one"
Those nights where you are so tired you can't remember what sleep is. 
"There will be only one"

But then...

The kicks
The hiccups
The ultrasounds 

Your body does this amazing thing. 
It forgets.
It replaces all those painful, tender, raw moments with gummy smiles, coos and heart bursting giggles.

And as hard as the newborn stage is...I think it's even harder to think 
"There will be only one"

This is the hardest job in the world but easily the best I have ever had. 


"There will be only two"

Two Months 10.20.14


Yesterday Presley hit the two month mark which meant a lot of changes from that squirmy little newborn.
You are clocking in at 11 lbs. 4 oz. meaning you have gained exactly 3 pounds since you were 2 weeks old. Funny to think I was the mama SOBBING to an advice nurse that I thought I was starving you since my milk hadn't come in yet (came in on day 5). Looks like we are doing just fine!
You measure a long 23.5 inches please slow down on the growth, I am so not ready to put away your 0-3 month clothing yet!

With a two month check up also means two month shots. YUCK! It broke my heart to hear you in so much pain that I immediately started crying. My poor baby, I wished so bad I could have taken them for you.

When you came home you had a good sleep but then woke up very unhappy. You could tell your little legs were sore from the vaccinations. (Two in each thigh) So along with your shots you got your first round of real medicine, .08 mL of infant Tylenol. You didn't eat much all day and preferred to be snuggled.
Hopefully you wake up your normal happy self. As this is how you usually greet me most mornings.
We got to meet your future BFF, Lucy. We are so excited for playdates! Seeing little Lucy made me realize just how big you have already gotten.
We took a trip up to Auburn to visit your nona and grandpa. You were a champ in the car and slept most of the two hour drive. You really enjoyed napping outdoors being held.
Finn photobomb while you nap with nona.
You went to your first pumpkin patch but you won't remember much - you slept through the entire trip!
You get to see your baseball team go to the World Series for the third time in five years. Pretty exciting stuff, Let's Go Giants!!
You coo, you smile back and you love anything black and white. You can track toys with your eyes and are beginning to like the activity mat. The more time I spend with you the more I question how I am ever going to leave you and return to work. You're such a happy baby and you bring us such joy. I am still waiting for the day you decide to sleep until the morning. Right now our routine is down between 7 and 8pm. Up between 11-12am. Up again at 4am, pulled into mom and dad's bed at 6am and sleep until 9. Not horrible, but not awesome - any advice to get her sleeping in longer stretches?

pPs...we love you!