Friday, January 27, 2012

Stop it, Joan!

It is really difficult to nurse a half-asleep baby when Joan Rivers keeps making me bust-up laughing.

I love Fashion Police -- Can I get an amen?

Thursday, January 26, 2012


I'm looking at my sidebar, and the pictures that are supposed to represent my life are grossly out of date. For one, I was a lot thinner and tanner in those photos. That was also from a time when Elvis was our only baby.

Now we have 3 dogs and a REAL baby. (My mind has still not wrapped around this reality.)

I don't know what to do. On the one hand, I could just add a few more updated photos to the side-bar. Or I could make a huge banner with photos in it across the top. Both of those sound like a lot of work.

Oooh! I just had an idea. NO PICTURES. Or just leave it outdated. Yeah. I'll do one of those.

Mom Confessions:

-When Campbell is hungry and rooting, sometimes I put my cheek near his face so he'll try to latch on. It's like he's giving me a kiss!

-Sometimes when he's crying, I wait a minute to console him because I love the smell of his baby breath. (I don't wait TOO long, don't worry!)

-I let Elvis sleep in Campbell's Boppy (when he's not using it, of course.)

-Breast-feeding is hard.

Saturday, January 21, 2012


F U football hold, I hate football anyway.

Thursday, January 19, 2012


First of all, Kim Kardashian's butt is huge, and should not be covered in spandex.

Secondly, why am I watching this?

The answer is, I am now externally tethered to this adorable little bundle of joy:

And the remote is hidden somewhere. (Edit: I just found it on the couch. Right next to my right leg.)

I don't want to be one of those moms who updates their facebook status about every poop and pee that the baby makes, inadvertently forcing people to block me from their newsfeed, or un-friend me. The solution is that he will most likely take over my blog.

How could he not? He's my biggest project yet! I have already learned so much about life in general (and been awakened to things that did not previously exist to me) in the short 6 days since he's been liberated from the womb. (That's one thing I realized - it's weird to me now to say something like '...since he's been on this Earth'. I realize now he's been on this Earth the entire time. Duh, Sara.)

I've decided to make a list of things I've been awakened to since the arrival of little Campbell. (Even using the word 'arrival' is strange now - he's been here the whole time! Mind. Blown.)

Side-effects of having a newborn:

1. Time ceases to exist - I never, ever, ever, ever thought I wouldn't look forward to Thursday night television. Then a minute ago I was watching some Kardashian spin-off, and Kennedy reminded me that it was time to watch The Vampire Diaries. Holy Guacamole! It's Thursday? What is a Thursday? Everything is running together. My life runs on 2-3 hour increments that are book-ended by feeding a baby.

2. Food ceases to exist - I love food and eating and snacking. Yesterday, I couldn't remember if I had eaten dinner or not. I'm contemplating putting a reminder in my iPhone for each meal of the day. What a strange thing. (Again, I should thank Kennedy for making sure I am eating. 99% of the time he is bringing food to me. Best. Husband/Dad. Ever. Already.)

3. Babies are more important than dogs - Admitting that feels like someone is taking a rusty dagger, plunging it into my lung, and slowly twisting it. I actually cried about it last night. I still love my dogs as much as I did before, but things have definitely changed. And no, I'm not getting rid of any of them.

4. I miss living in the hospital - People waited on our little family hand and foot while we were there. The nurse call button was amazing. The television was on 24/7. It was like a mini-vacation. Maybe I just think that because I've never stayed in a hospital before?

The past week has been the most magical, wonderful, terrifying, difficult experience of my life. We are loving every second with this child, and look forward to every little milestone and poop and pee that he has to offer.

Like falling asleep with him on my chest and waking up with a tshirt soaked in pee. Twice. In one day.

Campbell learns to iChat

Lack of sleep makes us that much funnier.

Side-note: Is anyone else over Klaus and his crazy hybrid antics on The Vampire Diaries? Because I definitely am.

Friday, January 13, 2012

He's here!

And I'm in love.

And I'm tired.

Sunday, January 1, 2012

Happy New Year!

We're an hour and 13 minutes in and Kennedy and I have already kicked 2012's butt.

I believe we are both officially nesting, and I'm in love with this feeling. I'm going to try to spend the remainder of my nesting stage creating a drug that can duplicate this productivity and motivation.

We spent the evening getting things done! Kennedy assembled the baby swing while we watched Limitless, which is actually about the exact pill I intend to make (see previous paragraph about nesting drug.)

Then we went up to this torturous bathroom remodel and hung our vanity mirrors. They're oval swivel-mount mirrors, and I can't waaaaaaaait to fix my hair in front of them! (Or pluck my eyebrows in front of them, because they're right across from the giant window - I will NOT miss a thing with natural light like that!)

Things left to do in the bathroom: attach vanity cabinet drawers, doors and hardware; plumb the claw foot tub; apply a 2nd coat of grout sealer in the shower; hang bathroom accessories (i.e. toilet paper holder, towel bar, etc); install wall sconces next to vanity mirrors.

Also this evening, I finished painting this Business-themed piggy bank for the nursery.

It's crucial that we teach the boy the importance of money at a very early age (only kidding.)

Did you know there was such a thing as paint for glazed ceramics? (It's called Ceram-coat or glossy acrylic.) All I have to do is wait 2 more days and then pop this thing in the oven to set the paint.

Ideas for other piggy banks: ballerina, bumble-bee, sports team/college, LEOPARD PRINT (this idea just occurred to me and I might need to go paint this for myself....), mardi gras, Cupid...etc.

The list could go on and on! All supplies were bought at my local Hobby Lobby (including the white ceramic glazed piggy bank.) I used a black paint pen to outline everything when I was done so it didn't look so sloppy. I also recommend using painters tape if you're wanting to get a straight line somewhere.

But enough about the pig.
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