Wednesday, March 27, 2013

It feels like spring here..

So this week so far has been...I guess you can say weird. Even the weather has been weird. It's been a good week thus far, but also not so good. I'll start with the bad. I started having tooth pain on Saturday, and by Monday I was in a lot of pain. Turns out I have a tooth infection and I either need a new root canal and crown on this molar, or have it extracted. I'll be having the work done tomorrow. The main problem right now is I can only take tylenol because I'm breastfeeding, and the tylenol isn't even doing anything anymore. I'm also on antibiotics and while it's considered a safe one while breastfeeding, it has been crossing the milk because Mariam has been getting some diarrhea and a diaper rash because of it. Certain antibiotics won't always cause an issue but I am on a high dosage that I have to take 4 times a day. I'm hoping by Friday, I will start feeling better.

Now onto the good news! The family and I have an audition this Saturday for an H-E-B commercial. Serena is pretty excited about it. This is the first time I've ever done a family audtion, normally it's just me, so it should be fun! Ive been thinking about what I want everybody to wear. Also, my older brother is in town and today is his birthday. I think the last time I saw him was 2 Thanksgivings ago. We are all headed to my parents later for a little get together and celebration.

Have a great Wednesday!

Friday, March 22, 2013

Layla & Mariam Wear

This week the weather really heated up here in Texas so the girls were able to wear some sleeveless tops. Layla's top is from Carter's and can be found here. Mariam is also wearing Carter's but they were handed down from Layla. 

I can't get over Layla's curls. They just fall so perfectly! Silly girl loves playing with phones, so I gave her an old flip phone I had from years ago and she loves acting like she's talking to someone. 

Wednesday, March 20, 2013

Beach time

Last Thursday, we headed to Galveston during Spring break to enjoy some sun and family time. Serena and Layla had a blast! Mariam wasn't too crazy about the wind and spent a good portion sleeping which worked out pretty well.

Monday, March 18, 2013

Happy late St. Patrick's Day

So I've had this cold that's been going on about 2 weeks now, and it's super annoying. I cropped my face because my eyes were shut from the sun sensitivity and I only got a couple shots. I was trying to hurry up before the girls woke up. ;) So about the cold, I only felt bad for about 3 days, but I'm still congested! Maybe it's allergies. Do any of you suffer from allergies? Is congestion a large part of it, or what are your symptoms?

Friday, March 15, 2013

I was crying so my mom took me to the park..

A couple days ago Mariam was having a rough morning. She kept crying every time I put her down. Yes, that's usually her norm, but it was a bit more than usual. So the girls and I rushed through breakfast and got ready to head out to the park.

2 hours later....

We got to the park.

Have I mentioned it takes forever getting a baby and a toddler out of the house?

Wednesday, March 13, 2013

Wrinkly toes on Wednesday

I love this quote and it's so true don't you agree? This picture is of Mariam's feet when she was one day old taken by a good friend of ours. I love newborn baby feet. Look how wrinkly they are!

Tuesday, March 12, 2013

Finding the perfect white skinnies..

Is like pulling teeth! It took me two days. Two days! I'm persistent I'm telling you. I actually haven't shopped for pants in almost two years. The ones I have lasted me a long time because I'm not a huge jean wearer, (at least I wasn't before) and prior to January 2011 I was still working full time and I've also basically spent the last two years being pregnant.

So I went to the mall two weekends ago taking Serena and Mariam and spent a good few hours trying on various jeans. By mid day, I was sick of trying on jeans. It's so hard to find a good pair that you like. I'm pretty picky. I don't care so much about the length because with me being short, most pants are long. I do like them to look nice in the back though. The pocket has got to be right. So my mall trip ended with no white jeans. Boo...However, I did find a pair of hot pink pants that fit perfect in fit and length. Well they are ankle jeans that's why. I can't save the exact color, but here they are in mint from Macy's

The next day I continued my search and headed to the Houston Premium outlet malls. I went into a few stores--still not finding a good pair of white jeans I liked, so I decided to head into Pac Sun. Victory! I've never been in Pac Sun before, but let me tell ya, they've got a pretty decent selection of jeans. I found a pair I love for a great price and I also walked out with some adorable wedges that can be found online here.

So in the end, I found my perfect pair of white skinny jeans and then some. Yay. 

Wednesday, March 6, 2013

Mariam Month Four

Mariam hasn't had her 4 month appointment yet (She's exactly 4 months today) so I'm not sure how much she weighs, but like every month, she's packing on the pounds. Pretty soon I'm not going to be able to lift her and the car seat together out of the car anymore. It's getting heavy!

 So far so good. We don't seem to have anymore issues with gas so that's a good thing. I've also been eating more cheeses and she seems fine with it. I still haven't drank any milk though. I may try to start soon.

 Sooo much better. She's finally on more of a schedule now which is awesome. She will wake up for the day anytime between 6am and 9am and be ready for her first nap around 10am. Her afternoon nap is around 2pm and then around 5pm. She officially goes down for the night between 9:30 to 10:30 pm. She usually wakes up twice a night but for the past week, she's been only waking up once or not at all.

My big overgrown baby Huey can already wear 6 month clothing. She can wear some 3 month but it's getting short on her. I'm having so much fun dressing her. It's fun dressing Layla up to, but she's getting to the point where she is constantly getting her clothes dirty and stained...or trying to take them off. Did I tell you about that time she tried to take her own poopy diaper off? No? Well good. You probably don't want to know...

 Milk and so far so good with the breastfeeding. She still latches on great and eats about every 2-3 hours. Sometimes she does this weird thing where she won't latch on unless I'm physically standing up and sort of rocking her. I can sit back down, but only if she's calm and latched on. I mean that's all good as long as she eats, but not so good when she gets like that in say church. Uh no. I'm all about breastfeeding in public but I'm not about to pull down my top and dance around trying to get her to latch. That time we had to get to a private place. 

You guys, the heavens opened up and the angels poured forth some heavenly blessings because hallelujah hurricane Mariam has now moved down to a category 1! 2 weeks ago, the crying from sun up to sun down stopped. As I mentioned she's more on a schedule now and just overall happier. She's also grasping at things and things are getting her attention, so she's finally able to entertain herself a little. What a relief! Tensions were getting high around here. It was so draining and I was frazzled and taking it out on everybody. Some days H and I were snapping at each other which isn't like us, and it was rough. Thankfully it's so much better now. I've been making it a point to get some "me" time and we are all happier overall now.
 Mariam is so alert. She wants to see everything and everybody. She also loves to smile now and is always ready with one. It's so cute! She can also grasp things now and she loves to swipe at things. It's lot's of fun, except those two times she knocked my breakfast off the table. That...not so fun.

Products I'm loving
This month it's those little bright stars animals and crinkle toys. She loves those things and so do I. The bright colors and shapes keep her entertained for awhile. She gets mad when they fall out of her reach, but as soon as I put them back she resumes to playing and all is right with her world again.

Monday, March 4, 2013

Lunch with me

Do you have a go-to lunch or dinner that you usually make when you have friends over? Apparently I do. I mean I don't make the same lunch each time the same friend comes over, but I've noticed if it's a new friend, this menu is usually what I serve. 

* Chicken salad on crossaints
* Tri colored rotini in italian dressing
*Iced tea
*chocolate chip cookies

Nothing wrong with sticking with what works right? I like that it's all easy to put together and just takes the stress out of the lunch date, especially since the day of I'm wrangling the kids all while trying to get myself dressed and the house picked up.

Friday, March 1, 2013

My little doll

I love her so much. I wish I could stop time and keep her this small.

Every child begins the world again. ~ Henry David Thoreau