Friday, August 30, 2013

High Five For Friday

Happy Friday again everyone! And what a great Friday it is because it’s a holiday weekend. Kicking the fab weekend off, here are some top moments from my week.

1.) Tolar, Baby K and I received a fun care package from Tolar’s Mom and Step Dad when Baby K was sick. We love Sheri’s Berries!

2.) The Container Store catalog arrived, I’m so happy! Tolar calls it nerd porn. J

3.) I put Baby K in her crib for the first time. She hasn’t slept there yet, maybe next week, this was just a test run to see how cute she looked. I know, crazy first time Mom!

4.) It was my Bestie’s 30th Birthday on Wednesday; we went out to dinner to celebrate. Love her!

5.) I am so lucky to have these two extremely awesome people in my life. I don’t know what I did to deserve them, but I’m glad Tolar and Baby K are mine. Them napping together makes my heart beat just a bit faster. (Baby K’s hand and feet are too much for me to handle!)

I hope you had a great week. I’m linking up with Lauren Elizabeth for this High Five For Friday post. Enjoy the Labor Day weekend!

Thursday, August 29, 2013

Get This Butt In Gear, Update 1

As you learned in this post, I am on a mission to lose my pregnancy weight (and then some!). Because I need structure and I also need someone to tell me how much I’m supposed to eat, I joined Weight Watchers with my Best Friend Erica. I tried Weight Watchers in college and had great success with it, overtime I just let myself eat what I wanted (and I got pregnant!) and the weight came back. But I know the program works and I was ready to hop on the wagon again.

After being on Weight Watchers for 2 weeks, I was so happy to find out that I had lost 5.6 pounds!!! Woohoo. Progress is happening. I did lose some weight after Baby K arrived, but to report my total pounds lost I am starting with my weigh in at WW.

I haven’t drastically changed my lifestyle, I’ve just adjusted a few things and I really don’t feel all that deprived at all. Here are steps that I know worked to help me lose those 5.6 pounds:

-Replace soda (either regular or diet) with water. I do allow myself the occasional soda, but for the most part I drink water.

-Walk. I have taken Baby K on numerous walks and I walk on the treadmill at the gym. Eventually I will get back to running on the treadmill, but for now walking is working!

-Eat lots of fruit and veggies. Tolar and I can basically put away an entire watermelon between the two of us in just two days! We fill up on that instead of looking for other sweets to satisfy us. Also, it is VERY common for us to have asparagus and corn on the cob with our dinner. We love them both so much! And we just add a protein and bam! yummy and filling dinner.

-Eat low calorie snacks in between meals. I snack on fruit, string cheese, 100 calorie pack cookies and Fiber One bars. All satisfy some sort of craving and definitely don't leave me feeling like I need something else.

-Cook meals at home. This one is huge! It not only trims your waistline, it increases your bank account (well, maybe it doesn’t increase your bank account, but it doesn’t deplete it like going out to eat all the time will). Tolar and I have cooked almost every dinner at home this month while we are committed to losing weight and it is amazing how much it helps. We know everything we put in our meals (no extra butter like they add in restaurants) and we control the portion sizes. If a restaurant serves up a large portion on my plate, it’s hard for me to stop eating. At home, I can put the correct portion on my plate. And I am totally loving the savings we are seeing in our budget!

Those are the strategies that have worked for me the first two weeks of my weight loss journey. For other thoughts on getting healthy, check out this post here.

What strategies do you incorporate into your diet/exercise lifestyle?

And because I absolutely hate posting something without a picture, I'm including the below gem. Maybe I will find myself with a pink BB gun intimidating enough that I will keep up my progress. :)

Wednesday, August 28, 2013

Playing Dress Up

I feel like I am playing dress up these days since the majority of my days keep me at the house with the occasional trip to Target or the grocery store. Don’t get me wrong, I do get dressed, put on makeup and do my hair most days, but around the house I wear yoga pants or jeans. I refuse to buy larger non-maternity pants while I’m trying to lose the baby weight so my clothing options are limited. However, my dresses and skirts still fit just fine and I rock those bad boys like a mofo when I have something fun to do.

My friends always comment that I’m dressed up whenever we hang out, I’m not trying to look extra dressy or “dressed up,” it just happens. And I don’t really have a problem with that. I immediately feel better whenever I put extra effort into getting ready and believe me, a new Mom needs to feel good as much as possible. And we all know that nothing makes me feel better like a scarf, a pair of heels and the color pink. (Enter amazing mood stage right!)

Scarf, Skirt and Tank: New York & Company.
Cardigan: LOFT.
Shoes: Bought in Italy!
Earrings: Francesca's.
Bracelet: Target.

I’m linking up with Because Shanna Said So for Random Wednesdays, The Pleated Poppy for What I Wore Wednesday and Style Elixir for Style Sessions.  

Tuesday, August 27, 2013

Baby K Is 2 Months Old!

I cannot believe that 2 months have flown by! And what an amazing 2 months it has been. I love that I have only known Baby K for 2 months, but I already know so much about her. I can’t get enough of this little lady; I’m going to need her to stop growing so fast, this Mama can’t handle it.

I can't believe how much she has changed in just one month!

Stats: 10 pounds, 8.5 ounces (32nd percentile). 21 1/2 inches long (12th percentile). 15 1/4 head circumference (69th percentile - just like her parents with a large head!).

Development: Baby K holds her head up like a champ, turns toward noise (especially mine and Tolar’s voices), has rolled over from her belly to her back, is very alert and loves to check out her surroundings, although I’m not sure she knows JoJo exists. She is full of smiles and coos and we just love it. She is thisclose to using her jumperoo, although she won’t be able to reach the ground for awhile. But she loves to stretch out her legs, kick and stand (with assistance of course!).

Loves: She loves the ceiling fan! I have never seen someone be so content lying on the bed watching the ceiling fan – it doesn’t even have to be on! I am so happy she likes it because this gives me some time to get dressed while she is occupied. Baby K is also obsessed with our wall sconces – she stares at them whenever we sit on the couch. I don’t know if it’s the color contrast with the walls or if she already has an eye for home décor, but I love that she is so interested in them. Plus she loves music and will kick like crazy whenever we have something on.

Sleeping: With the exception of last week while Baby K was sick, she has been sleeping really well. We put her to bed around 8 p.m., dream feed her around 11 p.m. and she is good to go until 4:30 or 5 a.m. I must admit, getting up at 4:30 a.m. is still very difficult, but I am very thankful that Baby K is already giving us some good stretches of sleep. She naps pretty well too, although her naps aren’t as frequent since she is getting older. We are using the eat, activity, sleep (The Baby Whisperer) method to help her nap better and to help her sleep better through the night – seems to be working. Also "tanking up" helps as well.

Diapers: I wish I started a tally when we first brought Baby K home from the hospital, because this girl goes through some diapers!!! She just moved into Size 1 diapers over the weekend and I am so thankful because we stocked up on Size 1 so we won’t need to purchase any for awhile. Neither Tolar nor I ever imagined that we would have a 5 pound, 15 ounce baby at birth who would stay in Newborn diapers for 8 weeks. CVS has had some great sales on Newborn diapers lately which really helped out.

Eating: As you can tell from the pictures, Baby K eats like a champ. She is a grunter when she eats too, which is quite funny – although at 4:30 a.m. I am sure Tolar wishes she wasn’t so vocal.

Clothing: No more Newborn clothes for our girl anymore, we now have her in 0-3 months (although everything is quite large on her). It was very sad when I had to pack up her Newborn clothes last weekend, stop growing Baby K! And I am doing something I never thought I would do…I’m choosing functionality over fashion for Baby K. If we are just staying home for the day, I keep her in onesies. They are so easy to work with during the MANY diaper changes, I don’t want to have to deal with multiple outfit pieces when I’m changing her diaper 10-12 times a day. However, when we venture out in public I do dress her up a bit, I mean she IS my daughter!

Most Asked Question: Where does she get her red hair, whose side of the family? Answer – we don’t really know! We just know that we LOVE it and hope it always stays that way.

Tolar and I are so blessed to have a very happy baby who doesn’t really cry that often (except for that horrific trip to the Emergency Room). She is such a joy; I want to squeeze her all day. In fact, I think I need to go do that right now!

Monday, August 26, 2013

August Birchbox

I got my August Birchbox and I am pretty happy with the products. I have either heard of or used virtually every brand that came in this month’s box, which is fine. I do love that Birchbox introduces me to new products, but I love when I get something from a brand that I know I enjoy.

Here is what was included:

1.) Whish Hair Inhibiting Deodorant Swipe – Such a neat sounding product! I absolutely loved the Shave Cream I received in another month’s box from Whish, so I was excited to see Whish again this month. I didn’t use this wipe as a replacement for my normal deodorant, but I used it after I took Baby K on a walk. I found the wipe extremely refreshing and I appreciated the extra help with keeping me smelling clean. The product says that it slows hair growth, but I’m not sure I can see results with just one use. I think I might have to purchase some more of these to keep in my gym bag – then I can see if the product really delivers!

2.) OC8 Professional Mattifying Gel – I am all about any product that helps combat shine on your face, I certainly haven’t been shy about my love for Mary Kay’s Foundation Primer. This product works pretty well, it definitely helped keep my face from getting extra shiny on a hot day. But I so love the Mary Kay product, I will probably be sticking with that one.

3.) Whish Exfoliating Body Wash – The smell of this body wash is amazing! It has a coconut smell that almost makes me want to eat it. I’m not the biggest fan of exfoliating body washes, but I liked this product.  For those of you who use self tanners a lot, I bet this is the perfect product to prep your skin.

4.) KMS FREESHAPE Hot Flex Spray – Another cool product from a brand that I trust. This is a heat-activated spray that protects your hair against damage from heat styling products. I definitely have a love affair with my curling iron, so I will be adding this spray into my hair care routine.

5.) Stila All Day Liquid Lipstick – I wish I could say I have used this product, but with the very bold lip color I haven’t since my days consist of hanging out around the house with the occasional errand. But hopefully very soon I can test this product out and determine just how stay proof it really is.

So there you go, a pretty good Birchbox if I say so myself. Have you tried any of these products before? What did you get in your Birchbox? Leave me a comment below and let’s chat!

Friday, August 23, 2013

High Five For Friday

Thank goodness its Friday, that means the exhausting week I just went through is over! Even during all of the heartache over Baby K getting sick, I still had some good moments happen. And I’m happy to report that my precious angel is feeling much better!!! Thank you everyone for your comments and prayers.

Here are some happy moments from my week:

1.) Tolar and I had our first real date since Baby K arrived: I’m talking we were out until midnight and someone else put our little one to bed. We went to a wedding for some awesome friends of ours over the weekend. While we loved the time for just us, we definitely missed Baby K and spent a large portion of the night watching her on the webcam.

2.) I love the sleeping positions that JoJo has, this one just makes me smile.

3.) I bought my first Shape magazine in over a year. When I saw the headline to “Lose Your Belly” I knew I had to pick this puppy up.

4.) Tolar gave me an afternoon of some me time; I went and got a pedicure and made myself just sit there and enjoy it. No phone, no flipping through magazines, just sitting there and enjoying the foot massage and pampering.

5.) How awesome to log onto twitter and see that someone has filed me in a list of Top Publicists! I will take it!

I hope you had an awesome week! Head over to Lauren Elizabeth to read other High Five For Friday posts.

Thursday, August 22, 2013

This Is Why I Love Facebook

The past few days have been really hard around our house; poor Baby K got sick which gave us quite the scare. On Monday, Baby K slept A LOT. I thought she was just recovering from being over stimulated as she was kind of fussy on Sunday night, so I didn’t think too much of it. However when Tolar got home from work and cuddled with her, he noticed that she was warm so we took her temperature. Using a pacifier thermometer it read 101.4. I didn’t know much about fevers in babies so I googled it and then immediately called the pediatrician. She had me take her temperature again rectally (my poor baby!) while she was on the phone with me and it read pretty much the same thing (101.3 this time). Since Baby K is still super young and her immune system isn’t fully developed, she had us go to the emergency room.

We got checked in at the ER and found out that her temperature had risen to 102.5, which was so scary for us. The ER doctor ordered blood and urine tests and told us depending on the outcome and Baby K’s mood she might have to do a spinal tap (luckily we avoided that!!!!). The next hour was excruciating for us all! My poor sweetheart had to have a catheter put in so they could obtain her urine for a culture and then she got poked in three different places so they could draw blood and insert an IV. She screamed and cried the entire time. It was so hard to watch! I tried stroking her cheek and constantly telling her that she was ok and that I loved her, hoping my voice would calm her down. But that didn’t work and I certainly can’t blame her. She was being held down, had needles poking her and she had no clue where we were. It broke my heart to know that she had no clue why this was happening to her and to see her in such pain. I even started crying myself at some point because I HATED this for my child. I’m even tearing up as I write this because I don’t ever want her to have to go through this again. I don’t think there is a worse feeling in the world than having your child be in pain and know there is NOTHING you can do to help them. Just remembering the sound of her cries makes me so upset. Once they got everything they needed we were allowed to hold and cuddle her and just wait. I’m sure you know how the emergency room goes, we waited a long time. But my sweet angel was a trooper and slept for a large portion of it and even cracked a smile while her Daddy was playing with her. We were thrilled about that!

Unfortunately, they didn’t obtain enough blood for all of the tests the first time so they had to poke her AGAIN and it started her crying all over again. By this point, I was getting anxious around the hospital staff because I wanted them to stop making my child scream. I had to pray through the entire thing and remind myself that these were medical professionals who knew what they were doing, even though I wanted to tell them to leave her alone! Once they got all of the blood and urine that they needed, they gave Baby K some antibiotics through her IV and some Tylenol to help her fever. By the time we left the ER her fever had dropped to 99.6 – Praise The Lord. We were sent home not knowing exactly what was wrong with our child, only that it might be a virus.

We had to take Baby K to the pediatrician the next day and they had to insert another catheter, cue the screaming baby and anxious Mama. Tolar was so awesome through it all (both at the ER and the pediatrician), just like me he was constantly telling Baby K how much we loved her and that we were right there. I talked to my Mom once we left the pediatrician’s office and I started crying as we said goodbye. I was incredibly exhausted after getting maybe 4 hours of sleep the night before and I was just so tired of seeing my baby in so much pain. It was tough being strong for my own daughter and as soon as I heard my own Mom’s voice, I got upset. I don’t care how old I get, I will always need my own Mom.

We still don’t fully know what is wrong, we have to wait until the cultures have enough time to grow. And that is frustrating! The good news is that Baby K hasn’t had a temperature in about 24 hours and that she is acting more like herself. I can tell she still doesn’t feel well, but I’m glad she’s getting back to the happy baby that I know her to be.

Now on to the reason for the title of this post. Tolar posted to Facebook a picture of Baby K in her little hospital gown while we were waiting to start all of the tests. Immediately after that, people started texting us asking how Baby K was, how we were and if we needed them to stop by our house to let JoJo out. Sadly, my phone died so I really couldn’t update my friends with any news (so sorry to everyone for the lag in updates). When we got home and I could charge my phone I was overwhelmed to see the amount of text messages from people who had seen Tolar’s picture. Everyone was praying for us!

And the text messages and status comments continue! I posted an update on my personal account and got so many people letting us know they were praying for us. God is so good to surround us with so many supportive and praying  family and friends. I know people sometimes have a love/hate relationship with Facebook, but I am so thankful for it because it connected me with people and their prayers when my family really needed it. 

Tuesday, August 20, 2013

One Year Blogaversary!

I cannot believe that today marks the one year anniversary of Pursuit of Pink. This has been an incredible year of blogging for me and I have enjoyed the entire process. I’ve loved having a place to document my pregnancy, share my favorite trends, accessories and beauty tips and open up about what’s on my heart. I’ve made so many friends through this little blog and I’m very grateful for the support I have received from you all. I’m still so in shock that so many people want to read Pursuit of Pink on the regular – thank you!!! I truly am humbled by each and every comment, email and tweet I receive from everyone.

I must give a huge shoutout to my fabulous Tolar. He supports me with every crazy blog decision I make, he listens to me go on and on about my stats, he brainstorms blog ideas with me and he takes countless photos for me to post right here for you all to see. He's awesome and this blog would be NOTHING without him.

Can you spot Tolar in this pic? :)

I love blogging and I am committed to exploring even further what this website of mine has to offer. I’d love to hear from you, what do you want to see more of?

More Baby K? I can assure you that will happen!
Such a lady!!!

More outfit posts?

More home décor thoughts?


Random thoughts of mine?

What about tackling everything I’ve pinned on Pinterest?

Have another idea? Share it with me too. I’m totally open to trying new things.

Thanks again for always coming back to Pursuit of Pink day after day. This blog is awesome because of you, my fabulous readers. 

Monday, August 19, 2013

Jay & Amy Creations Etsy Shop Giveaway

Do you love Etsy? What about awesome jewelry? If so, I have a pretty cool Etsy shop for you to check out: Jay & Amy Creations.

The shop is full of beautiful handmade silver earrings, pendants and necklaces (not to mention some cute handbags too). And their prices are so reasonable; I dare you to just buy one thing. I know you will want to purchase more – I mean the stuff is so pretty. Want to know something really cool about Jay & Amy Creations? 10% of their proceeds go to help families adopt! Not only do you get to rock some good looking jewelry, but you get to help out a great cause. So click this link now to check out all of the beautiful items. Of course, I fell in love with these beautiful Wire Wrapped Earrings.

And because Jay & Amy Creations is so awesome, one lucky reader will win a $30 shop credit to the Etsy shop!!! Just enter using the rafflecopter below. Best of luck!!!!

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Friday, August 16, 2013

High Five For Friday

Happy Friday y’all. Jumping right into my top five moments from the week!

1.) Baby K continues to be the most popular person around. Her Pops, aka Tolar’s Dad, came to visit and love on our girl.

2.) I love the fact that my Dad texts, I love even more that my Dad calls someone a hot mess.

3.) Tolar bought me some tulips, my favorite flower. He’s so dreamy.

4.) My sweet friend Ricardo came over to meet Baby K and share with her all of his fabulous wisdom. Sadly, Ricardo and I had to say “see you later” to each other shortly after this picture was taken as he is going to grad school in Arizona (please note, saying bye to Ricardo is NOT a top moment). But I know that we will see each other again very soon and pick right back up where we left off.

5.) This baby. She makes me have more than 5 great moments each week.

How was your week?

I’m linking up with Lauren Elizabeth for this High Five For Friday post.

Thursday, August 15, 2013

Before I Die...

Last May the coolest art project ever showed up in DuPont Circle, here in D.C. It was a chalk board with three simple words on it “Before I Die.” The idea was to get people to leave their thoughts on one thing they wanted to do before they died.  

As you can read from this article here (written by the extremely talented Maura Judkis), the wall was very popular. Tolar and I visited the wall and I was just in awe reading what people wrote. There were, of course (sadly), some crude statements written on the wall, but there were plenty of entries with people bearing their souls.  Things like “fall in love,” “see someone get cured of AIDS,” “get off drugs,” “forgive my Dad,” “help a homeless person find a job.” I could go on and on – that wall and the statements written on it have stuck with me for awhile now. I often think of the wall when something really cool happens and I think “was this something that someone would have wanted to do before they died?”

Obviously something super amazing and cool happened to me almost two months ago (Baby K!!!) and I have been thinking about the wall again. There is so much that I want to do before I die, the world offers up limitless possibilities. And I think about everything I want to do with Baby K. I wonder what type of person she will become and what she might write on the Before I Die wall if she had the chance.

And then I think about all of you. You come to my blog day after day (which I am SOOOO thankful for!) and read all about what I think, what I’m wearing and what I have to say, but I don’t always get to hear from you on what you want to do.  You know, like your hopes, your dreams, your “before I die” thoughts. So I’m turning Pursuit of Pink into its own Before I Die wall. What is one thing you want to do before you die? I find it so inspiring to hear what dreams others have, so won’t you join me and share what you want to do before you die? Its so simple, just leave your thoughts in the comment section below. Or tweet me, or facebook me, or e-mail me ( Whatever. I would just like to hear from YOU!

Here is my addition to the wall:
Help someone accept Jesus.

Wednesday, August 14, 2013

The Most Epic Day, A Huge Mom Win

I had a huge Mom win yesterday and I must document it! As Baby K gets bigger, her awake time is increasing in length. It’s a catch 22; awesome because I get tons of time to play with my girl and see her smile and grow, but not so awesome because while she is awake, I can’t get much done. However, we had an amazing day yesterday.

Let’s start with the fact that she slept from 8:20 p.m. until 4:56 a.m., the only disturbance was that we “dream fed” her a bottle around 11 p.m., but home girl slept through it all! So when she woke up, I wasn’t that sleepy at all and I was ready to begin the day with her. In the morning, we had plans to go walk with my friend Julie and her new babe and Baby K was a champ the entire time. She either slept or just sat quietly while I pushed her in the narcoleptic unit…aka her stroller. I love how chill my girl is, because her parents are most definitely NOT chill. We are two high strung individuals, so we are thankful for a calm and relaxed baby.

After the walk, Baby K and I went to meet Tolar for lunch. In the car on the way there she got a little fussy, so I just turned the music up so she could hear it and she immediately calmed down. Who knew Hits 1 on Sirius Satellite Radio would soothe my baby? I see she has the same amazing taste in music as her Mom. Tolar would disagree.  While at lunch, Baby K fell asleep which made me nervous because I REALLY wanted to take a shower after our morning walk and I honestly didn’t think she would last the whole car ride home…

Well Baby K surprised me. Not only did she sleep the whole way home, she slept long enough for me to shower (and shave my legs!!!!), put on makeup, pick out an outfit, unload the dishwasher and even hand wash a few dishes.  Thank you Baby K for the amazing amount of time to feel accomplished. And then when you woke up, thank you for that awesome smile. You make me so happy to be your Mom, I can’t wait to get more smiles and cuddles.

Dress: Gap.
Shoes: Target (last summer).
Necklace: Charming Charlie.
Bracelet: New York & Company.
Earrings: Stella & Dot.
Ring: Gift.

I’m linking up with Because Shanna Said So for Random Wednesdays, The Pleated Poppy for What I Wore Wednesday and Style Elixir for Style Sessions.

Tuesday, August 13, 2013

My Tips Toward A Healthy Lifestyle

As someone who has watched the scale go up and down and tried lots of fad diets numerous times in their life, I have come across SO MANY tips for how to lose some weight. I’ve read enough issues of Shape Magazine to write about five posts full of tips. But instead of giving you a million tips, I’m going to give you the top five best tips/bits of advice I’ve heard or received.

And because I absolutely hate to write a blog post without a picture, I'm including this photo to show you where I want to end up. This is when I was really happy with my body and I'm hoping that I can get back to this figure soon. Although, I'm not going to rush it, I'm going to concentrate on living a healthy life to get there.

1.) Drink Water. Simple as that. Water has so many benefits and one of them is that it helps in weight loss. Water hydrates you, helps cleanse your body of toxins, gives you incredible smooth and clear skin and even helps keep you from over snacking. If you feel the need to keep eating when you know you really shouldn’t, drink a glass of water and then re-evaluate the situation. Yes, I know, I probably sound crazy but just give it a try. Plus water has zero calories so you can have as much as you want!!! I love to add citrus or cucumber slices to my water to give it an extra little kick.

2.) Track What You Eat. And Don’t Lie. So many studies show that if you track what you eat, you are more likely to make better choices. But you must track everything, if you leave that candy bar off your list, that isn’t going to help. Track everything that goes in your mouth. There are plenty of iphone apps available to help you track your food. I am currently using the Weight Watchers app, but I have used My Fitness Pal in the past. I have friends who swear by My Fitness Pal as it has helped them lose some poundage.

3.) Reduce Your Sodium Intake. I never thought about this one until my extremely fit uncle told me to cut back on sodium. I always thought you had to watch your sodium only when you had high blood pressure, but if you are trying to lose weight keep an eye on sodium as well. Sodium makes you retain water, thus making the number on the scale increase or stay the same. So reduce the amount of sodium you ingest.

4.) Allow Yourself Some Treats. This one might have a lot of people disagree with me, but I believe in allowing yourself to have candy or chips or cookies every once in awhile. If you deny yourself your favorite foods, you are more likely to give up on your healthy eating because you miss that yummy treat so much. So allow yourself to indulge every now and then. Have a cookie if you want it, just don’t have 10 cookies every night.

5.) Get Moving. Whatever it is, you must exercise and get moving. Exercise burns calories, duh! Even if you just take a 20 minute walk that is better than sitting on the couch thinking about food all the time. Get up and do something. Walk, run, skip, join a gym, take a dance class, do some pushups, move your body!

These five tips are what I am using on my current weight loss journey. Won’t you join me?

Monday, August 12, 2013

An Open Letter To Our Dog

Dear Sweet, Adorable, Oh Man Your Breath Stinks, JoJo,

First, I must apologize to you for the fact that your breath totally stinks. Halitosis called, it wants its stank back. I’m talking the worst breath ever – I can smell your breath when I’m sitting across the room from you. I’m sorry that you have such bad breath, but with your crazy heart murmur we would rather keep you alive than give you clean teeth and fresh breath. I hope you can forgive us for that. And in the meantime, I’ll forgive you for that nasty stank breath.

I know there have been some major changes in the house with the arrival of Baby K, but I would like to thank you for handling it like a champ. I’m actually quite amazed that you have been able to maintain your sleep schedule with such a cute little baby demanding so much attention. Your dedication to staying on top of 18 hours of sleep a day is commendable. Actually, I think you might get more like 20 hours a day and I am just downright impressed, maybe a little jealous. The nursery also appreciates your sleep schedule, especially since you nap in there quite frequently. I mean, we spent a lot of time and money getting the nursery ready and Baby K has quite the nerve to sleep in our room currently. So I’m glad someone gets a good use out of the room.

Oh sweet JoJo, I so appreciate how you don’t want to wake the sleeping baby, so you choose to ignore the sound anytime someone knocks on the door. That is super helpful to me, especially when I’m upstairs with the baby and the sound machine playing and I’m expecting a delivery. I thank you for your care in keeping Baby K on her sleep schedule (you must want her to be like you!).

And I appreciate how you are already teaching Baby K to crawl up the stairs. Seriously, your persistence to army crawl up the stairs instead of bounding up them like a normal dog will prove very successful to her in several months time. It’s just the thing that I won’t be able to teach her, you have the slow crawl nailed! But we do need to chat about your ability to come down the stairs. It is rather inconsiderate of you to expect me to carry you down the stairs the way I carry the baby. I mean, Baby K can’t even crawl, what’s your excuse?

Overall though, you really have been an amazing pup. I love being able to tell people who ask how you have adjusted to Baby K that your schedule remains unaffected. Your sloth and laziness are an inspiration to us all.

Your Indentured Servant

(This post is all in fun. I seriously love our little JoJo, he brings us so much joy. Including the laughs and joy I got from writing this post.)

Friday, August 9, 2013

High Five For Friday

Happy Weekend everyone! My weeks are always so full of great moments with Baby K, I could fill up 80 blog posts with pictures and still not use up all the good memories we create. But for now, I’ll give you the top five moments from this week.

1.) Baby K is extremely popular and had some more visitors. Her Great Aunt came to visit over the weekend and her cousin was here all week. It’s been awesome to see so many people loving on my baby girl.

2.) Watermelon is so yummy! I may or may not have eaten a lot of the fab fruit on Wednesday night.

3.) Baby K is developing and changing so rapidly. Each day she shows us she can do something new, including text!

4.) My Uncle sent this bib for Baby K – a future cast member at Disney.

5.) Tolar was awesome and let me have a night of shopping All. To. Myself!!!! It felt so good to go from store to store and have some time to just clear my head (and clear the bank account too!).

As always, I’m linking up with Lauren Elizabeth for this High Five For Friday post.