What happens when (just two months after meeting) a Baptist preacher's son and small-town pastor's daughter surprisingly discover they've committed the ultimate faux pas? Now it's a journey of finding out what it is to love a little baby surprise and what to do about this new husband.

Thursday, March 31, 2011

New Stages

I've not had time to post it, but I'm loving the new stage that Jr. is in right now.  He is so cute these days and I'm actually feeling well enough to enjoy how cuddly and adorable he is.  He's eaten his first bits of food, which was so fun and he loved every minute of it.  I can't wait to let him try new foods soon, and I plan on making his baby food here at home.  I'll let you know how it goes.

Jr is more and more of a unique person each day.  He coos and coddles and sings.  It really is the best.  He is enthralled with his big brother Bud and is always checking him out.  They lay on the floor a lot together and Bud will just lie there while Jr. pokes his eyes and ears while trying to grab his fur.  Today Jr. fell asleep while nursing.  I consequently was caught up reading blogs from my iPhone so didn't move him to the crib.  He was so sweet lying there in our big bed on my belly.

Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Don't Make Your Poopy Face

Sometimes life if poopy, but don't make your poopy face, cause then everyone will know.

Monday, March 28, 2011

Fly Fishing

I'm sure I've mentioned it before on the blog, my hubby is an avid angler.  Specifically, he loves fly fishing.  When he first told me he fly fished I had no clue what he was talking about.  And the first time I saw him do it it seemed quite difficult and complicated.  It requires a certain amount of finesse and talent.  It is an art.  When asked to explain what fly fishing is, it is not easy to put it into words.  You can easily find a video on youtube.com or if you've ever seen the movie "A River Runs Through It" with Brad Pitt you'll know what I'm talking about.  

Since we became an item, I've been trying my hand at some fishing here and there and I quite enjoy it.  It is peaceful and simplistic in it's nature.  I had still never done fly fishing.  But last weekend my baby got me to take a lesson, and this weekend while we took a trip up to the mountains I tried my hand at it in a beautiful stream.  It was chilly in the cold mountain trout waters, so we wore waders and wading boots.  We stepped in to the stream waters and passed through tiny rapids.  And in the peaceful quietness on the while the waters rippled in the wind I caught my first Rainbow Trout, with my hubby guiding me and assisting me the whole way of course. 

Needless to say, I can't wait to do it again.

First Foods

Jr. is getting so big!  We recently started him on some rice cereal, organic brown rice cereal of course!  We thought he'd have to go round a few times before he actually ate it correctly, but Jr. loved it the very first time.  He ate it all and wanted more.  Soon we'll have to give him veggies.  

We also finally put together the high chair.  I say we, but actually the hubbs did it while I pretended to be helping.  It looks so good, and I love that it can recline since Jr. can't quite sit up on his own yet.  It also is probably more comfortable for him right now since he generally is reclined when nursing too.  Smooth transitions--that's how we like it.

Wednesday, March 9, 2011

Walk A Mile

I was itching to get out and do a bit of exercise recently.  I thought, "oh I'm breastfeeding, so this baby weight is going to fall right off."  Well, it's not quite exactly like that.  I have lost a lot of the weight and really don't look bad.  But, I'm still about 10 to 15 lbs more than my prebaby self.  I'm sorry, but I just can't live with that.  Call it obsessive.  Call it vain.  Call it whatever.  I want my old body and booty back.  It's like this little sag of a belly just doesn't want to break up with me.  I fear that bikini season is oh too near and my time is a wastin.  So out I drug my hubby, baby, and baby's older brother, Bud for some overdue walking at a nearby park that boasts some mean hills.  We started walking and it was nice.  We pushed through the first mile of hills.  I thought that even though I was feeling a tingle in my legs we were doing good, so we should just keep going.  Well, turns out we should've turned around there.  Since the walk is around a lake, it's not like you can just stop and cut back at any time.  And since we got to half, it just didn't make sense to turn around there.  The sun was going down, we'd pushed too far.  But couldn't stop so we just kept going.  By the end of it I felt like we'd done a marathon and it took me about 3 days to fully recover.  If only I could do a walk like that everyday--I'd have my pre-baby bod back in no time!  But who are we kidding, I'm lucky if I walk to the mailbox to pick up our daily mail.  I took the picture below on the walk just before it got really dark.  So I'd say about mile marker 2.

Monday, March 7, 2011

What? Why Blog?

I don't know, if you're like me you've gotten caught up in reading about someone on their blog and have found it quite enjoyable.  I know I have.  I love looking at pictures and reading a little bit into someones mind.  Soooo, why do I blog?  It's a creative outlet for me.  If I really wasn't so ADD I'd write a book; that has always been my aspiration (not sure if I'm any good at it and not sure if anyone would read it) and I've started a book here and there a time or two.  But my mind is just too jumpy and I'm just too unorganized and unfocused to make any real progress.  Blogging really is optimal.  And I love getting to go off on tangents here and there and just writing about whatever comes to mind.  It doesn't have to have a beginning or an end.  It doesn't have to make sense with whatever else I write.  It just IS for a couple of seconds.  Anyway, just thought I'd answer this question for those of you who might be like 'why the hell is this girl blogging and why am I reading it'.  Well, if you are reading I hope you enjoy it as much as I enjoy writing it.  And if you are wondering 'why has this biatch not responded to my comment on her post?'  Well, it's not cause I didn't read it--I just can't figure out how to respond to you...dummy, I know.  So luv to my readers and extra luv to my family cause without them I'd have not much to write about.

Love, Edamummy

Baby Photo Shoot - Bumbo Style

Sunday, March 6, 2011

Make Your Bling Bling*

I don't know about you, but I've never been one to wear much jewelry.  It's not that I don't like it, but I guess I'm just a bit of a plain jane.  Actually I'd love to be a bit more fru fru and such.  One piece of jewelry that I do always wear is my wedding ring.  I lub lub lub my ring.  I never remove it--not to shower, not to do dishes, not to change Jr.'s poopy diaper, not at the beach. 

The one exception when I do take it off is when I'm putting on lotion.  I hate getting that nasty gunk in my ring and ruining it's pretty little luster.  When I first got it it was so super duper shinny, and wherever I went it would reflect little beams of light.  Agggghhhhhhh.  Gag.  Anywho.  If you're like me I'm sure you love your rings too (assuming you have one).  And if you don't have one hopefully you'll have some sort of jewelry you love at some point.  

I wish my ring would stay as beautiful as it was when I first bought it, but you know how it is.  Who has money to take their ring to the jewelers when you've got to buy diapers and coffee and cheddar cheese and make sure your Direct TV gets paid.  I don't!!!   If you are anything like me you also need an easy solution that won't cost an arm and leg to get your precious baubles gleaming again.  The answer????

Polident Denture Cleaner.
Yes, I'm not kidding.  It's actually been recommended by professionals.  Click here to see where I found out about it.  I've yet to try it, but I will be doing so soon.  I want my bling blinging again!

Friday, March 4, 2011

All Business Up Front

My baby was born with a sweet little head of hair.  It wasn't the afro I was hoping for, but it was pretty good for a babe.  As Jr. started to grow I think the hair he had spread out over his big fat head, and so eventually it looked like he was almost bald.  Actually lately, he's been fronting a bit of 'all business up front and party in the rear'.  His little mullet was kind of cute, even though I never thought I'd ever consider any mullet as cute.  But!  Today I noticed that he's got some new hair coming in.  I'm pretty excited bout this I have to say.  Although I'm super happy for him to grow a little baby afro, I am a little sad to see his cute baby mullet go.  It's about to be party in the front and back.