Saturday, February 28, 2009
Anyways, Bama Belle asked me what kind of gift I was planning on giving my doc for delivering Baby J. My six week postpartum appointment is next week so I had actually been thinking about this for some time. I would love some suggestions from Moms/Moms-to-be out there? Did you give a gift? What did you give? Did you give something just to your doc or something that could be shared with the entire practice (nurses and other docs)? Can't wait to hear your suggestions!!
Have a fabulous Saturday!
Friday, February 27, 2009
Congrats to your sister! I LOVE My custom crib bedding from Monarch Creations. I spent a lot of time worrying about spending too much, but decided after a lot of searching that it was by far my favorite. I was very lucky and my parents bought the bedding for me as a gift. However, I live in a small NYC apt so the crib is very much a part of our decor. I have to tell you I have not regreted getting my bedding at all. Every single time I look at it, it makes me smile! =) Tell your sister to get what works for her. As far as washing, I bought regular sheets and plan to use the ultimate crib sheet when baby J is a little older. I don't think I'll really ever have to wash the bumper?? I plan to take it off as soon as baby J is old enough to move around in the crib.
Thanks for reading!!
I wanted to stop by and say hello because I am one of your followers and I need some advice! My best friend and I are coming to NYC for the Martha Stewart show's Lilly edition. I was wondering if you knew of any good places to eat around the Madison Square Garden area (that's where we are staying). Or the Chelsea Park area is close to the studio that is located on W. 26th St., between 7th and 8th Avenues. This is my first trip to NYC and I really want it to be fabulous! Hope Baby J is doing well!
You are so lucky to go to the big show! I wish I could go--got an extra ticket and a babysitter? =) I live on the UES (Upper East Side) so that is where my semi-expertise lies as far as restaurants. I did a post for someone awhile back here. Maybe that will help. There are so many fabulous restaurants! Can you give me a little more info? Budget? Type of food? If you send me another email maybe I can help a little bit more. You are going to have a great time! Are you going to Hopsy's meet up? I'm going to try to make it with Baby J. Hope to see you there!
Thursday, February 26, 2009
Shelley-Jan 31st--It's a BOY!--Born Jan 21st!!
Me--Feb 8th--It's a BOY!!!--Born Jan 18th!!
Wednesday, February 25, 2009
If you have been a reader for the past two years, leave me a comment and let me know! In fact, leave me a comment and let me know how long you have been reading. I don't often ask for comments, but every once in awhile it is good to hear from y'all and know that you are out there! Thanks for reading. Thanks for commenting. And most importantly, thanks for being a part of my life! I LOVE y'all!
Just for fun:
Here is my very first post.
Here is my post from my first blogiversary.
Here are a few things that you can find at Julianne Originals:
I swear y'all this baby gown was one of the only things that fit baby J when we brought him home from the hospital. It still fits and remains a favorite outfit at our house. Here is a pic of him wearing it and of the full length shot.
Below are some of things Julie sent to baby J. The plaid bibs are actually the backs of a couple of the personalized bibs. The backs are just as pretty as the front! The burp cloth matches a personalized bib she sent as well as the baby gown--what a perfect baby gift! The Alabama football bib was a favorite of my husband's! This child is one decked out Bama fan! Julianne Originals also carries a few other SEC schools.
JULIANNE ORIGINALS is offering MMM readers a 15% discount on all orders through March 31st with code MMM15. I highly advise you take advantage of this great offer! Thanks Julie!!
Tuesday, February 24, 2009
Here are some of my posts about Mardi Gras from years past: 2008 and 2007
Fun facts about Mardi Gras you might not know:
1) Did you know Mardi Gras in the United States was actually started in Mobile, Alabama in 1703? We Alabamians like to make sure you are aware of this fact! =)
2) The Mardi Gras colors each have a special meaning: purple stands for justice, gold stands for power and green stands for faith.
3) Today is called Fat Tuesday because it falls the day before Ash Wednesday, the start of lent. Revelers are supposed to eat and drink in excess since tomorrow begins 40 days of fasting and prayer. So eat up girls!
Monday, February 23, 2009
Well y'all! I survived my first month as a Mommy! Baby J is doing great. I thought I would give you a quick update on how things are going. As you may have noticed my posts have become less frequent. It is amazing that a little tiny person can control every minute of your day. We had his one month check up last Tuesday and Baby J now weighs in at 8 1/2 lbs. We just moved him up to Size 1 diapers even thought they are a little big--he's growing up so fast!
I have been enjoying all of our bonding time together. I'm breastfeeding so there is A LOT of bonding time! Speaking of breastfeeding, thank you so much for all of your tips and encouragement. You really do have to be committed to doing this and it is nice to have a cheering section! I did end up giving J a pacifier...not sure why I was worried. I also bought a pump and have started pumping so that A can give J a bottle when I need a break during one of the late night feedings.
We had an all nighter last night, so I'm nice and exhausted today. I've only had a max of five hours straight of sleep (just once) since he was born! Yikes! I'm not sure if last night it was a growth spurt or tummy issues. J does have reflux so we have medicine now for him to help a little with that. He is so precious though and I spend so much time just staring at his sweet little face. I can't give him enough kisses. I truly am enjoying each and every moment.
J LOVES his swing, his bouncy seat, his mobile and warm baths. He loves to be held and he always falls asleep while he's eating. His favorite spot to nap is his car seat. He HATES having his diaper changed and his hair washed.
I know there are a lot of moms-to-be out there so please feel free to leave a comment here with questions about labor and delivery, bringing home the baby, gear you need, gear you can't live without etc. I'm no expert--but I have just been there so maybe I can help!
Friday, February 13, 2009
Here are your random numbers:
Timestamp: 2009-02-14 02:46:49 UTC
NUMBER 10 IS:
Please email me at magnoliasmarriageandmanhattan@gmail dot com and I'll make sure you get your cozy socks!
Thank you KN Karen Nueburger for sponsoring this fun giveaway and thanks to all you readers that entered. We'll do it again soon. =)
Monday, February 9, 2009
How cute are these slippers? My personal favorite are the blue ones (also available in celadon) with the grosgrain ribbon! The best part, all of these KN KAREN NEUBURGER slippers retail for just $26.00! KN KAREN NEUBURGER slippers are available at http://www.karenneuburger.com/ and in department stores across the country
Saturday, February 7, 2009
Thursday, February 5, 2009
Monday, February 2, 2009
These fashionable fold-over cards by Kim's Custom Cards can be personalized with a name or monogram. Attractively packaged with a coordinating knot bow, each set contains 10 cards with envelopes. Paired with a coordinating personalized pen, it's the perfect writing ensemble.
DO YOU WANT TO WIN THEM? Well, you are in luck! One lucky MMM reader will receive these for themselves or maybe you want to give them to one of your Valentines.
Here are the rules to win:
1) Go to Kim's Custom Cards and check out all of the cute stuff she has to offer! Pick your favorite thing and come back here and leave a comment on this post.
2) Make sure you have a link to your blog or you leave a valid email address.
3) Do this by Thursday, Feb the 5th and we'll announce the winner on Friday.
4) For extra entries:
a) Let me know you are a follower
b) Blog about this contest and let me know you did so
HERE ARE A FEW OF MY FAVORITE THINGS FROM KIM'S!
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