Thursday, August 26, 2010

My little monkeys sleep sac!

So my little monkey has been sleeping anywhere from 3-4 hours at night before getting up for a bottle. This is unless we put him in bed with us and then we can get about 5-6 hours. As much as I want the 5-6 I just don't want him to become one of those kids that sleeps in mommy and daddies bed. So I suck it up every night and put him in his bed.

Now because I am home with my little peanut all day while my husbands goes to work (in 100 degree weather) Sunday through Thursday I take all the night shifts. I do not ask him to help at all. I figure this is only fair since I can stay home and he has to go off to work.

With that being said I really want my little guy to sleep longer since i don't sleep well at night with getting up so much. Selfish I know but when people think that us stay at home moms just nap all day they are so wrong. Ok well I do know of someone who does nap pretty much most of the day and has her daughter watch the baby. But not me!

I noticed that my little monkey when he gets startled by even the smallest noise, his arm and legs flair and he sometimes wakes up. I also noticed that at night after I have put him down and tucked him in that when I go to get him he has managed to kick off his blanket and his skin is freezing.

So as most of you know since I own a childrens boutique ( - shameless plug)I started looking at what we had to help prevent his blankets from being kicked off in the night and that maybe helping him sleep longer since the blanket could keep him warm and maybe startled less.
That is when I found this....

We carry the Aden and Anais Sleep Sacks. This thing is amazing. I should have know since the blanket I use for him is a Aden and Anais swaddle blanket. But this sleep sack has prevented him from kicking it off because there is no way and also sleep long. What a blessing.
He even likes it check out his face after a good nights rest.

I could get used to him waking up like this every morning.
So check out our site under swaddle/bunting and check out the sleep sacks. They come in great boy and girl prints.

Welcome to my world.

Friday, August 20, 2010

Friday Flip Off!!!

So I just learned about this amazing thing in the blog world called
Flip Off Friday!
This is when you list things that have happened that just require the amazing middle finger.

Yes that is my little monkey giving the camera his middle finger.

1* The cat that thinks it is fun to shit in my front yard!
My next door neighbors cat Tiger thinks that my front yard is his personal litter box. I think it is unfair that dog owners when they take their dogs out are required by law to pick up after their dogs. But cat owners who let their cats run around the neighborhood have no responsibilities. Nothing is worse then having to pick up after someones nasty cat (I do not like cats!). I promise the next time I catch him I will squirt him with my hose!

2* My stuffy nose!
Every night my nose decides that it would like to be stuffed with boogers. My inability to breathe causes me to not be able to sleep between night feedings for my son. Which also means my husband has to hear me blow the horn(what it sounds like when I blow my nose). Which has even startled my son awake also. Which means no sleep -bitchy mom!

3* Nasty Lady a the 99cents store!
Yesterday my son and I ran into 99 cents store for a hairbrush for my daughter since she thought it would be fun to use it outside to do god knows what with her friends. My son and I get in line where a lady and her husband are almost finished being rung up. Then decide that they forgot something. Run back and get it come up to the register and ask "How much it is" are you f**king kidding me. We are at the 99cents store! Then she lets the checker finish ringing up her products and once told the total proceeds to look in her bag to see how she could have possibly spent so much. At this point I am getting annoyed because i just need to pay for my brush. Then once she is done she hands the checker the money and then wants to take back the money and use some of her spare change! I am about ready to lose it. FINALLY when she hands over the money and I go up to give my brush to the checker she decided she would like to clean out her receipts from her purse in the cashier aisle so I can't move forward to pay. I gave her the dirtiest look and she realized she better hurry the hell up and moved to the side. So my flip off is to all the people who hold up cashier lanes, forget items and expect to hold up the line, pay with change, and just all in all are a pain in the ASS!!!!

4* The Heat
All the sudden California was hit with a heat wave. Yesterday was so hot. I feel the next couple months are going to be hell since we had a late start to warm weather this summer. I hate the heat.

5* My husbands fascination with giving the city money!
As I am sitting here getting ready to pay my husbands third traffic ticket in 6 mths. Yes third in six months. I realize we have given over $700 to the city for all the traffic infractions my husband has made. He is known to have a little bit of road rage and yes I hold onto the handle when he drives. But he just has amazing bad luck when it comes to cops and tickets lately!

7 week old chunker!

So today my son is 7 weeks old.

I have to say that time flies when you are having fun. Everyone is madly in love with the little guy and his great attitude and demeanor.

OMG but how he has grown. When he was born her was 5pounds

Three days after being born.

Now he weighs a whole 8 pounds.

he is also wearing the same shirt that now actually fits him good!

Everyone says he looks so different every day. I guess I do not see it because I am with him 24/7 so I don't see the difference. I do see the weight on him because he is finally out of preemie and in newborn clothes (only took 2 mths).

He is very healthy and when he is actually awake is a little caricature.

Update on me....
Last week I packed up my breast pump and said goodbye. No tears during our goodbye. Just a long talk about how I feel defeated and that she was never a good friend. We included the girls(boobs) in the conversation also as i realize that they played a major part in not producing. We hugged it out and I put her away for MAYBE the next one.

Speaking of next one. I also went to my 6 weeks gyno check after the baby. I got the all clear to go back to work (like if what I have been doing for the past six weeks is not hard work) and also to have sex with my husband (insert husband with a big grin) with that I right away said "lets talk birth control". So I went on the pill. I have been on it for 5 days and I have to say I think the pressure of making sure I take at the same time every day is alot. especially because it requires me to remember to do it (always forgot my prenatal's during pregnancy). So I think I might go back and ask for the shot.
So that me in a nut shell.
OHHH and I am counting the days till school starts. 19 days!!! This is going to be the longest two weeks.

Welcome to my world!

Sunday, August 15, 2010

My Husbands new girlfriend! (Let Me Explain)

So a couple weeks ago after I had my little boy, my husband decided he was going to go out and get himself a new girlfriend! They have been together a month now and I can tell that his feelings grow for her daily.

He takes really good care of her.
Buys her things.
Makes sure no one hurts her.
Talks to her daily.
Takes her for long drives.
Even wakes up as early as 6am to get out of bed with me to go and shower her.

I was not aware that he and I have a open relationship. But I guess I will have to live with it since he has committed to her for six years.

I guess I should introduce everyone to my husbands new girlfriend.....

Yes he want out and bought himself a new car! (This is the new Kia Soul...Better known as the Hamster car from the commercial with the song "You can get with this or you can get with that")

Now in his defense he had his old car for 6 1/2 years and it was good car but lacked the nice things like power windows and A/C. Not only that but I hated to drive in it and complained all the time if we went anywhere in it. I also never drove the car.

So I guess I will have to share my husbands time with another women.

Welcome to my world!

Wednesday, August 11, 2010

Amazing Product!

So yesterday my little man was a little fussy (literally the first time) and we decided to give him his new pacifier. Yes he uses a pacifier. I don't think there is anything wrong with them as long as you take them away at a decent time. Not when they are 4-5. My daughter used one until she was two and then the pacifier fairy came and took it away. Plus she has no problems with her teeth.

So we gave my son his monkey pacifier and he loved it. Here is proof

This is an innovative new pacifier that combines a medical-grade silicone pacifier with a soft light stuffed toy .

It comes in many different animals like piggy, cat, rhino, lamb and many more. I like the monkey because we call our son monkey.

We carry this product in our store
check them out.

Sunday, August 8, 2010

Quest to find the best Roach Coach food!

My family and I have been on a quest to find the best roach coach food!
Ok let me explain.

I would never eat of one of those no name trucks you see in the alley or pulling up to a warehouse.

For those of you that don't know there are a ton of trucks out there that are considered the gourmet food trucks of OC.

The most famous I would say would be Kogi. A Korean BBQ that is AMAZING! There short rib taco's are the best ever.

We decided yesterday to venture out of our comfort zone and check out another taco truck called Dos Chinos.

We found that they were going to be at the Old Court House in Santa Ana(also out of our comfort zone). So we jumped in the car and headed off for lunch.

When we got there we expected a line like we stand in when we follow the Kogi truck (sometimes over a hour wait...yes for a taco truck. It is that good). There was no one at all. It was a ghost town.

We find parking behind the truck and set off to buy our tacos

We decide on our taco's and we had heard about their amazing fries. So we ordered those also.
The first tacos we ordered are the Dos Chinos Carne Asada

The were pretty good. My daughter loves Kogi and she was not impressed. I could tell cause she ate the tortilla instead of the meat.
Then we ordered Garden Grove Short Rib (left) and the Hollywood Chicken (on the right).

The Garden Grove Tacos were horrible. The Hollywood chicken taco was amazing.
It was thai coconut curry chicken with tamarind sour cream sauce. OMG! I wanted more!
Then the Garlic Fries. I did not like them. But my husband and daughter said they were OK!

We made this a family event.

So my opinion is that we will go back to the Dos Chinos, but only for the Hollywood Chicken Tacos.

Off to the next truck.

Welcome to my World!

Friday, August 6, 2010

My little peanut is 5 weeks old!

I can not believe how fast time goes. My little monkey is 5 weeks old today.
He is no longer my wrinkled up baby. He is filling in his skin perfectly.

He is such a amazing baby. I really am lucky. We call him the grunter because he is always grunting. My daughter says he is growling (that could be because she is going through a animal faze right now herself).

Since getting my new camera I have been taking pictures of all his little features

His Ear

His Hands

And I LOVE LOVE LOVE taking pictures of his little feet!
I do also take some face shots

But I think he has a "no picture policy" like his momma!

I really love my new camera! I know it was pricey, but well worth the investment! Who know maybe I will take up photography!

Update on me post baby....
I am still having a issue with breastfeeding. I can only get about a ounce out of the left boobie and half a oz out of the right. This means my son gets at least a couple bottles of breast milk a day. I am pumping, which I have to say is a pain the a**! I hate having to sit there for 30 minutes with my boob exposed and being violently sucked into a contraption that does not give me the results I want.

I have also been taking the Fenugreek daily. Which is supposed to help bring in the milk flow. I don't think it is working. Funny thing about the pill is it makes me smell like french toast. No really my pee, sweat, hair everything smells like syrup. My daughter smelled my arm yesterday and said "mommy you smell like syrup". My husband went into the restroom after me using it (going number 1) and he said the bathroom smells like french toast. Then later that afternoon he said your hair smells like syrup.

At least I smell yummy and not like s**t!

I love my son (and my other two kids). And enjoy being able to work from home while i take care of everyone. Even if it does get crazy around here sometimes (who am I kidding) all the time.

Welcome to my world!

Thursday, August 5, 2010

I won my first giveaway!!!!

I am so excited...I won my first giveaway.

Tuesday I was in blog reading mode. I visited and started following a bunch of blogs that I really liked.

With that I noticed a bunch of giveaways and started entering for random things I liked or thought would be nice to win for my family.

Guess what I won????
Not a book, bag full of goodies...I won a Frickin Stroller.

Safety 1st AeroLite LX Deluxe Stroller (Value $150.00)

Even though we already own a stroller for our little peanut, if I remember correctly my daughter had 4 strollers throughout her stroller life. So I am sure this one will come in handy.

I think I will start doing giveaways on my blog as it was fun to enter and I am sure we can find some great products from our store (shameless plug)!
Stay Posted
Welcome to my World!

Tuesday, August 3, 2010

CuPCaKe OvErLoAd!

Sunday my family and I (I think I was the most excited) decided we were going to attend the Cupcake Camp OC event in Irvine.

At the last minute my daughter decided to go swimming at her friends house so I thought ok maybe we won't go and catch up on our sleep! No Way! I can never turn down a good cupcake! So my husband and I decided to go without my daughter (even though I knew she would be mad).

So we set off and got there before the event started at 3pm and first there was NO parking at the hotel. Then the line to get into the event was huge. Lucky for us when you had a stroller you had to take the elevator instead of the stairs like the majority of people and we managed to get in right away and had to stand in no line.

You paid $10 to get in(went to a good charity) and got three raffle tickets that got you gourmet cupcakes and then you could have unlimited amateur cupcakes.

This place was packed! We should not have brought the stroller! Even though it got us to the front of the line!

Here are some images of some amazing cupcakes...


The cupcake displays were great

Even my husband was getting into it

Then we found the cupcake of all cupcakes. I mean this was the best cupcake I have ever tasted. Made by a company called My Delight Cup Cakery. It is called the breakfast cucpake.

Yes that is bacon on this cupcake. Read the ingredients. This was the best. My husband was nice enough to share...

One of my favorites was a cupcake made by a amateur. It was a peanut butter and jelly cupcake. It had strawberry jelly inside the cupcake when you bit into it. OMG!!

We had a good time. it was very crowded and next year should be at a bigger venue and they surely got the crowd. People came in with Tupperware to take home their cupcakes. We were not prepared.

But I can never turn down the opportunity to sample cupcakes!

Welcome to my world!

Monday, August 2, 2010

Saturday Night with the Family!

Saturday morning we woke up and were very excited to being going to a Cupcake Camp OC event(more info to come). Till I realized that the event was not Saturday but actually Sunday. My brain just does not work right lately.

So my husband and I were sitting at the dinning room table eating breakfast when we decided we were going to go to San Diego for the day. After looking up the city and seeing what there was to do besides the zoo and sea world, we decided that it was not the best place to take the kids for the day and they they would be bored.

So after awhile we decided to take my daughter and my nephew to the Santa Monica Pier

But first we had to make a pit stop at grandma and grandpa since they live out that way and have dinner together so they can see their grand babies.

Then we headed off for a fun night (for the kids that is)...

The kids got on the rides right away and were having a blast...

My daughter had such a good time!

Then she saw this stuffed toy she has been wanting since we went to the Orange County Fair.
So she enlisted her father to win her and her cousin a Domo doll.

I am pleased to say it only required two plays and $6.00. Good Job babe!
toward the end of the night everyone was getting tired...

The funnest thing was when my son showed my husband how he felt about being there and not being able to ride any of the rides.


All in all we had a great time!