Getting the Hang of It

12 Nov

I’m finally getting the hang of handling Tiffany and completing the orders for BraggAbout Creations. I’ve learned that the quickest way to calm my screaming child is to take her outside.  A lot of knitting has taken place at the park and in our front yard this week.

The method is working, and TWO orders will be getting mailed out, and a third is almost complete. Currently there is a women’s slouchy hat on the needles.  I’m experimenting with texture and using both knitting and crochet for this one.  Fingers crossed it turns out well.

Hope everyone is having a great day!  I may be updating soon with a sneak peak from our Christmas photos =)

A Long Day

7 Nov

In just a few more hours I will be a mother to a one month old!  I believe she is trying to stay up for this monumental occasion.  So far we have gone 6 hours without sleep.  We finally got to go to a Baby Love class held at our birthing center!  Granted T cried the entire time and peed down my entire shirt- remind me why I didn’t bring a change of clothes knowing I would be massaging my naked baby?  We did a little bit of massage and a little meditation, and got to meet a lot of new mommies and slightly more experienced mommies.  It was wonderful, even with the pee!  She is currently being rocked by her daddy and staring at me in the dim light with big I’m-never-going-to-sleep eyes.  It’s a beautiful sight.

In the words of my mother, you get the baby that you need.

A Big Decision

4 Nov

My baby will have been outside of me for 4 weeks in just a few hours.  She is becoming more alert and active by the day.  Today she rolled over twice (which both amazes and scares me!).  I’m scheduled to return to work in 2 weeks, which has been bringing about some serious questions regarding my career path.  I have a good job as a Research Associate, but am I willing to give up my daughter’s infancy for a higher paying job?  Especially one that doesn’t really fulfill me?  I’m considering becoming a nanny again which would allow me to work without putting T in daycare.  I doubt that another job opportunity like the one I am currently in would come up again.  It’s a tough decision.  My current company has great benefits, stability, a high probability of promotion.  But being without my baby for the majority of the day in just 2 weeks doesn’t seem feasible.

3 Weeks Old Baby T

Have any mama’s gone through similar issues?  Were you happy with your decision?

2 Nov

Did everyone have a great Halloween?   We sure did!  Ours was completely opposite of how we normally spend it.  We typically start planning our costumes WAY in advance, and then custom make everything.  This time we just made T a costume, then spent the night eating way to much sugar and making up random things we believe T is saying.  In this one she was playing the role of a commander in an army of mermaids (and mermen):

Onward Mer-Army

We also spent way to much time putting mer in front of words so they could match her costume.  Merfolk, mermen, merarmy, mercandy, we were obviously on a sugar high.  Who knew one could have so much fun just staying in during Halloween?  We did stop in at work  so I could show off T and laugh at the costumes my co-workers were wearing.  It was well worth it, especially since my boss took a picture of us (B really needs to step up his documenting of me and baby, all of her pictures are with him).

I want to hear about your Halloweens! What did you dress up as and what did you do?  You get extra points if it involves crazy costumes and/or haunted houses.

Giveaway Reminder

29 Oct

There are just a few days left to enter the giveaway we’re sponsoring at Little Willow Tree.   Don’t forget to enter and grab your extra entries by sharing on instagram with #braggaboutawareness by #braggaboutcreations.  There may be a discount code ❤

 

Thankful Thursday

25 Oct

My favorite day of the week!  It’s Thankful Thursday with Mustache Mama.

My list of things I’m thankful for is overflowing.  I’m thankful that Texas is finally getting a cold front so the family can start wearing some of our knits.  It’s much more fun to wear our creations than to just look at them.  I’m thinking tonight I will be wearing the “Forever” Infinity Scarf, I adore it’s chunky texture.I’m SO very thankful that our adventure with gas drops worked and Baby T is both comfortable and sleeping right now.  That makes for one happy mama.  She went from a max sleeping time of 3 hours (but an average of 1 hour) to 6 whole hours last night!  My brain is actually able to process ideas, it’s pretty amazing if you ask me.  (note that my islander baby got tan skin, red hair, and blue eyes.  I’m thinking a future modeling career is in the works)

I’m thankful for such a creative partner.  I love to watch B create and love that we feed on each others creative energy.  I’m  currently knitting some really cute hats from some ideas he had.  I can’t wait to finish them so I can show them off.  B’s dad will be visiting us in just a few hours.  I’m not sure if he is more excited to show off the baby or our compost pile.

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And finally I’m so thankful that BraggAbout Creations is sponsoring our first giveaway!! You still have time to enter over at Little Willow Tree‘s blog.

I hope everyone has had a wonderful week and has a huge list of thankfuls!

Blessings in Disguise?

25 Oct

Baby T does not have the go-with-the-flow attitude of her daddy, nor is she the calm angel baby that my mother swears I was.  After several days of tears, both from her and me, I made a doctor’s appointment to find out why I’m not experiencing any sort of sleepy stage that several of my mommy friends talk about when discussing their newborns.  I’m experiencing a baby that could put any cheerleader to shame with her powerful lungs.  I’m experiencing a baby that would eat 24/7 if I allowed it to happen.  And I’m experiencing some pretty severe sleep deprivation.  So to the doctor we went.  To my surprise my daughter is in the 75% for her weight, and 95% for her height!  After an hour with the doctor, analyzing all kinds of Baby T’s behaviors specifically a cry that would suggest pain, which is only consoled through her love of nonstop nursing, and her pretend sleep tricks. we were told the only problem is that I’m a milk machine, and she loves to eat.  The prescription: gas drops, and the suggestion to pump so that B could help with the baby.  I don’t feel like that is in anyway helpful, but we are switching from Gripe Water to Mylicon drops tonight and praying that things change.  In the mean time my daughter is a fantastic model, and I’m so glad I was knitting crazy hats for her instead of nesting during my pregnancy.

A rare moment in the BraggAbout house