Saturday, October 31, 2009

October's End

Sad to see it go, but October is offically over tonight. My favorite month and another has wasn't nearly cool enough here this year.

Parker is a clown this year for Halloween.  It is a make shift costume thought up by me when I started to get jealous that everyone else was dressing up their babies. I thought at first that it was kinda silly to dress him in a costume when he can't even sit up yet, let alone walk to trick or treat...but then I realized that the little sleeper 'My first Halloween' outfit that Grandma Ellie got (although extremely cute) was just not going to cut it! I can't deprive my child of a coustme on his first Halloween! Silly I know.

Last night we went out in search for a pumpkin. This was not an easy task, as all the pumpkin patches were gone or rotten. Guess that's what we get for waiting so long. But the weather here this last week was so crappy and I was waiting for it to improve so I could get the perfect picture of Parker next to a bunch of pumpkins!

No such luck really, so I had to improvise and do it at home, except for one cute one with his daddy. (left) But you can see it in Parker's face that we kept him out too late last night...poor thing!

Parker also had his first ear infection this month.

So sad.

He was just so fussy and not like himself until he got over it. He also had Roseola at the same time. I hate to see my baby sick and in pain! But the good news is he was so happy and smiling and laughing like crazy when he started feeling better! It was like he had to make up for lost time!

This post is a bit random and probably makes no sense because I am not feeling so good today...I have a very scratchy throat and a throbbing headache. So, please excuse my randomness. I think I am going to make some tea.

Monday, October 26, 2009

Diaper obsession

Here is yet another diaper that I am sure to love..since I already love BumGenius! This is BG's new diaper!

It it is called Flip! It is a diaper cover WITH SNAPS and three options for inserts! Yay for snaps!

You can get this diaper at

I am hoping to try this diaper very soon. There is just something about cloth that looks just so darn cute on a baby's bottom! (No, that is not Parker's bottom, but his legs a cute and chubby just like that but he cannot stand up like that yet!)

Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Smartipants and Nicki's Diapers

So, in the past if you asked me what my favorite diaper was, I would without hesitation say BumGenius. But now BG has some competition! Smartipants are a new line of cloth diapers that are also pockets, one size fits all, and have a great fit on my little chubby wubby legs, BUT you don't have to pull out the insert! That's what makes them 'smart'. I love this! And so does Jake, because he won't do it, he usally leaves them on top of the pail for me to handle!

Nicki's Diapers is giving away Smartipants this week! Check them out at: or see the giveaway here.

Monday, October 19, 2009

Laughing babe

So, I am frustrated at the fact that Parker has been laughing a ton lately (and 'talking') and I can't seem to get it on camera! I need someone to be watching over my shoulder 24-7 apparently, to capture this beacause every time I try, he stops and stares blankly at the camera!

Anyway, I haven't felt much like blogging lately. So I just came on to post some pics of Parker. I did a home photo shoot that I am quite proud of!

This was after our beautiful day we had on the 17th. It was our anniversary and the first day we had that actually felt like fall! We went to the St Augustine flea market and then to downtown St Aug for some lunch, and walked around the downtown area. Topped it off with a little chocolate peanut butter fudge to boot! Nice day. Picture of the family at the fort at the end.

Thursday, October 8, 2009

These are a few of my favorite things...

So first off, my little Parker is teething like a mad man. He is making this new growling, grunting noise now that sounds like pure frustration. On that note...I got his teething necklace in the mail today!!! Yay! Please let this baby work! Not only for his relief, but mine as well!

My birthday was wonderful. Jake (such a wonderful husband and father) let me sleep in...well sleeping in for me was 8:30...oh ah, made my current favorite breakfast (banana pancakes) and watched Parker so I could go get a mani/pedi and my eyebrows done! Then I had lunch with Teri and Parker...had my favorite drink (snake bite...guiness and cider) and one of my favorite foods (hummus and tabouli) and then went to the goodwill and bought some clothes for Parker! Yes, I am easily made happy!
Then, we went to Caps, as I mentioned. My mom watched Parker. (thanks mom!) It was a beautiful, semi- cool evening with a nice breeze.

We sat at the oyster bar and had a dozen oysters (one of my all time faves) and I had an amazing mojito! (my new fave right before I got pregnant) Then we got a table on the water and had a great dinner. I had a whole flounder with a orange glaze! (oh, and another mojito!) It was a little cloudy, so the sunset was hidden, but still a beautiful night. When it got dark, the lights strung along the oaks over the deck were so pretty! We finished the night off with a birthday desert, keylime in a cup with a candle. All in all, a great b-day BUT, I hadn't had 3 drinks in over a year, so I went home with a bit of a sour stomache and really full of mommy milk because I was away for so long!

Oh...and check out this milestone! (below)
I wish I could figure out how to post a video...he was holding it and shaking it! Yay Parker!!

Saturday, October 3, 2009

Birthday Eve and Parker

Well, it is the eve of my 30th birthday, and all is well. I am feeling a bit run down lately. Why? Because I am 30? No. I think it is because I have been foucusing my whole existance on Parker these last 3 months. I love every minitue of it, don't get me wrong, but I am ready for my birthday day to be all about me!

I am going to sleep in (or try to) and Jake is going to get up with Parker (a first!) (love you Jake!) I will have mommy milk ready for him. Jake says he is cooking me a birthday breakfast when I get up, and then I am going to go get a mani/pedi and my eyebrows waxed! Ahhh...that 'il do it!

Then that evening Jake and I are going to eat at Cap's on the water and watch the sunset, and the full moon rise. Huh? Romance? What's that!? haha

Anyway, enough about me...

Parker is full on teething right now. He is drooling galore, tugging on his ear, gnawing at his fingers, screaming bloody murder out of the blue, and having a bit of trouble falling back asleep when he wakes at night. He is still such a good baby, but I can tell it is bothersome to him. Poor baby.
Last night I had a dream that I looked at his gums and he had 4 teeth coming in all at once! I think I am ordering that teething necklace when I get done with this post!

Parker is doing great with lifting his head up off the floor during tummy time! He looks like he may even be trying to rock a bit too! I have been taking extra precaution to make sure that he is secure when I leave him, expecting him to roll over soon!

Check out those little chunky baby boobies below! LOL!!

We also spent a little bit at the beach with Grandma Debbie the other day. It has been so nice and cool this last week. I wish it would stay that way, but I know it won't last!

 Here's a couple of pics of Parker chillin at the beach! (Yes, that is a cow print diaper!! I LOVE it!)