Thursday, November 11, 2010

Things I Love!!!

Since I have had Luke I have been opened up to a whole new world of products. There are a few that I absolutely love that now get me through the day!

The Itzbeen timer
I live by this timer since I seem to have lost my memory during the pregnancy. I use it mostly for feedings but it has buttons for diaper changes, feedings, naps and an extra button which I use to time the feedings (great if you are breast feeding). It also has a clock and a flash light!

The Moby Wrap
I did not start using this until a couple of weeks ago but it is awesome for hands free! Luke will easily take a 3 hour nap in it. Wish I had been using it all along. There are about a 100 different ways you can tie it. I have actually had people stop me and tell me how stylish it looks! That is my kind of product.

The Infantino Boogie Woogie Bug Gym
This is a great way to entertain and stimulate a newborn. I bought it because I wasn't sure what to do with him while he was awake. Luke LOVES this gym and has played with it since he was about 3 weeks old. It's been fun to watch him progress from just looking at the toys to playing with them. Luke is also loving all of the little soft toys made by Infantino. The toys are soft and have velcro so they attach to infant seats, wrists etc.

Mobile by First Years
My mom bought this for Luke last week. He loves it! We had a ball watching him smile and coo in the crib. This also gives me a few minutes here and there to complete some tasks around the house. It plays 3 songs and has outside noises. And, that is a remote in the left corner.

Chaperone Infant Seat and B-Ready Stroller by Britax
I love multipurpose products and LOVE this car seat stroller travel system.  Britax is one of the best car seat companies. I feel secure that he is safe in his seat. This system will take me into the next kid.

These are my favorite products right now. I am sure this will change as he grows but this is all great for a newborn.

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

How My Life Has Changed In 6 Short Weeks

Then: A good lunch was lunch at a trendy restaurant with the girls.
Now: Just eating a lunch, sitting or standing in one sitting. (10 minutes is good)

Then: I had great table manners.
Now: What ever I can cram in my mouth in the shortest time possible, and if it doesn't look pretty then "so sorry".

Then: Any kind of gas was undignified and bowel movements should not be discussed.
Now: I do a cheer when I hear a good burp and also feel the need to let other babies know when they had a "good one". I also now see the purpose in discussing a bowel movement from time to time.

Then: Would not have left the house without a good once over in the mirror.
Now: I don't always remember to look in the mirror and completely understand those cartoons or humorous pictures of a new mom looking worn out with a roller still in her hair, wearing a robe and one shoe.

Then: Let's just say I was very disapproving of the topless.
Now: I have embraced a semi-topless lifestyle.

Then: I would not have considered cleaning up anyone's throw up.
Now: I wear it as an accessory.

All of this just to see a happy little boy.

Monday, November 1, 2010

Luke II's First Halloween!

As I mentioned before Luke was a month old this past week and I just couldn't let his first Halloween go by and not dress him up. We got him all dressed up and decided to make the rounds (2 houses). First we took him to my grandparents house only to find that they were locked up tight and not seeing any trick or treaters. But they happily opened the door for this little lion.

Then we took him over to my Aunt Cindy and Uncle Al's so he could see his great aunt and uncle, cousin Kelly and other great grandfather.
He did not particularly enjoy the hat and since it was true Houston weather the suit was a little hot so after the last stop the costume came off but we did enjoy our Halloween.

Luke II's First Ranch Trip

Luke was a month old this past week! I can't believe it's been a month, I feel like I just had him! Big Luke has been dying to take Luke II to the ranch so off we went. We took mule rides (see explanation below), walks and had lots of play time.  It's going to be fun to watch him grow up here.

 Packed up and headed out at 8PM!

 My favorite guys at my favorite place, the creek.

 Luke II on his first mule ride. For those of you who don't know, a mule is kind of like an off road golf cart.

 A tired little future hunter/ fisher on the way home.