Sunday, January 31, 2010

Finally - New jewelry!

Made a couple of new things last night. Not much since I am just getting back into it since the baby was born. I am trying to organize things as well.
I also put together all 11 chairs, cleaned, went to mass, dinner at my sisters and did laundry this weekend. No wonder why I am tired.

This one I am still working on - I have a vision in my head to put multiple strands of silver chains with a hook clasp on the side and tie a piece of vintage silk I have into it but we shall see what happens....

Thursday, January 28, 2010


Well it won't be long now before she is full on crawling. Right now The Girl can pull up on things and can crawl a little bit, I better start baby proofing the house. I can't believe how quickly they learn things at this age and how it only takes a second for them to be another month older.

Saturday, January 23, 2010

New Chairs

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Okay so today I did it, after months of searching I finally picked chairs! I know it doesn't sound like a big deal but for me it has been crazy difficult. These are the chairs I bought 4 counter chairs for my island and 6 chairs for around my dining room table. They are being shipped next week!!! Woo Hoo! 

Today was a crazy day I decided to make a batch of baby food this morning (squash and carrots). Every time I tried to put her down Emi screamed her head off, so I made baby food while holding her! Then I mopped with her in my mobi wrap. My back is killing me but the floors are clean, the food is in the freezer and the cairs are ordered. Whew!

Friday, January 22, 2010

Wednesday, January 20, 2010

So I have to admit I love breast feeding. I know it sounds crazy to even write it. I remember saying I just wanted to get through the first 6 months. Now I am faced with my body betraying me I am realizing I love it.
I had the stomach flu last week and after getting over the flu I got very run down and dehydrated so my milk ran out. Poor baby, she was so hungry and I began to feel like I was letting her down by not taking better care of myself. I gave her a couple of bottles of milk I had frozen but she and I knew it just wasn't the same. She kept trying to nurse and I just let her even though nothing was coming out she was content enough to finally fall asleep. I have spent this week trying to rest and get my supply up by drinking lots of water and pumping as much as I can.
I don't think anyone can really explain the bond that you have when you breast feed.  I know if someone tried to tell me I would not have understood. I had someone tell me today "you are going to have to stop that soon she's almost 7 months."
 I know that I won't stop until she is ready to and now is not the time, for either of us.

Wednesday, January 13, 2010

My little one sure does like her homemade baby food. Here she is enjoying sweet potato, mashed potato and mangos.

Just finished making a huge batch of baby food. Sweet potato/broccoli mix and apple/peach mix. These trays are on their way into the freezer for the night and I am on my way to bed for the night. (I hope anyway)

Sunday, January 10, 2010

A Year in Pictures

I am going to try to take photos everyday for the rest of 2010. With digital photography making it so easy why not? right? It will not be easy for me because I am notorious for not having my camera or for having my camera and not having any memory left or for not having battery life. So as part of being organized I labeled my camera charger and put extra memory cards by the photo printer.

This photo is The Girl eating her dinner.
Oh I almost forgot we weighed The Girl and she is up to 16.2 lbs and is 26 inches long!


I have to thank God and Central Hudson for electricity. Last night while I was getting ready to snuggle into my warm bed our electricity went out. I panicked as I thought about how cold it could get in our house. The only thing I could think about was my little Girl fast asleep (finally) in her crib in the next room. What should I do? Run to my husbands parents? It was 11:30 pm. Pack a bag and go to a local hotel? That would be silly if the electricity came on quickly, plus I would have to wake the baby. Should I grab her and bundle her up and bring her into our bed? That would wake her up. I sat there paralyzed not knowing what to do. I called CH to let them know about the outage and waited and waited. The lights popped back on after 1 am only to snap off at 2 am then back on at 4 am. This woke The Girl up at 4 am, I fed her and crawled back into my bed to get some sleep. The alarm went off at 6 am for church but I checked on hubby who was sick on the couch since 1 the previous afternoon. I decided it would be best to let him sleep and get some more sleep myself.
We are all up now and playing in my well lit and cozy warm house. It is easy to take things for granted so tonight I will say a prayer for all those without the basics and for how blessed we are.

Saturday, January 9, 2010

My first blog post!

I cannot believe I have a 6 month old! I really thought my husband and I would never have children and here we are with the most amazing little girl ever. We are so blessed.
I had a difficult pregnancy - I was very sick through the whole thing and almost lost her a couple of times due to bleeding and an infection that caused contractions. Due to my morning "all day" sickness I could not make any jewelry for 9 long months (the tiny beads made me dizzy and sick) and since becoming a mother I have not found much time to be creative.
It is now 2010 and my new year's resolution's are to be more organized, be more creative and make more jewelry.
I am hoping this blog will help me with those resolutions as I post throughout the year new designs, jewelry made and what my girl is up to. It will be a year of firsts for her and I can't wait to share in those adventures with her. Won't you follow along?