Saturday, June 23, 2012

Two Months!

Today marks Emily's 2-month "birthday"... in a way, I can't believe it's been two whole months already, but, in another way, some days it feels like much, much longer! lol

This month Emily has found her tongue (making for some funny facial expressions!) and her thumb (we have a sucker!).  We can hear her slurping on her thumb at night through the baby monitor.  It's pretty cute. =)  She's also been SOOO smiley!  It's amazing to see her smile now that 90% of them are "real".  I love when I walk into a room and she sees me and her eyes light up and she grins.  I like to think she has missed me as a whole, and not just the milk production!  =)

This month I have also gone back to work.  I finished my second week on Thursday.  I'm feeling pretty lucky to be back only part-time for a couple of months to "ease" everyone into the transition.  And lucky to have Nana and Grandma offer to babysit for these first two weeks.  Emily will start day care with a close family friend next week.  We really have been lucky in this.  Being back to work has been hard, but I think less so than if I were leaving Em with strangers.  The hardest part for me right now is just finding time in my day to pump... and a comfortable place to do so.  (I am currently locking myself in a bathroom three times per day).

Also, yesterday was Emily's 2-month pediatrician appointment.  She is just over 12 lbs and 23 inches... around the 75th-90th percentile for both.  The doctor said that she is healthy and doing fantastically. =)  I know... my daughter is perfect. ;)

Yesterday's appointment was also all about the vaccines... one oral and THREE shots in the thigh.  Absolutely broke my heart!  She screamed.  We saw actual tears (for the first time for me).  She slept for a couple of hours when we got home, but them she screamed all over again.  One of her perfect little thighs was so red and swollen.  We gave her some baby Tylenol and put a cool washcloth on it.  As I was cuddling and rocking her, she looked up at me with this hurt, confused look in her teary eyes that seemed to say, "Why did you let me get hurt?"  I'm crying again now just thinking about it....

Thankfully, this morning she is back to smiles and happy eyes.  Thank God.  I don't know if I would have been again to handle another look like that...

Yes, I know, the bear is on the wrong side... this will be corrected next week! lol

Giveaway Winner!

The winner of the PrintRunner postcard giveaway is.....


I know that she has entered these giveaways MANY times in hopes of winning some custom postcards for her beautiful daughter, Elsa, so I'm glad that this one finally paid off! =)

Friday, June 8, 2012

Another Awesome Giveaway!

One of these days I will get better about blogging... I'll try to get something up this weekend.  The last couple of weeks have been pretty crazy/hectic for me (yeah... excuses, excuses, I know!), but I do have something pretty awesome to compensate for my lack of attention...

A PrintRunner Postcard Giveaway!  
 (Here are the details!)

Postcard Size:  Postcards 5x7
Quantity:  100
Colors:  4/0 Front Only Printing
Paper:   14 PT. UV Coating on Front,
Rounded Corners:   Yes
Proof:  None
Ready to Ship In:  4 Business Days
*Giveaway is open to US Residents only, ages 18 years old and above. 

PrintRunner is a fantastic online printing company that I am very excited to be able to partner with for this giveaway.  If you received one of Emily's birth announcements, you've seen the excellent quality of their postcard printing services!

I am lucky enough to be receiving the same prize for hosting this giveaway.  I plan to help my brother and sister-in-law with some "well wish" cards for their upcoming wedding.
How would YOU use 100 postcards?  Leave your idea in a comment to enter this giveaway!  

Deadline to enter is Friday, June 22nd.  The winner will be announced the following day and has 24 hours to get me their e-mail address before I move on to another winner!

**P.S.  Don't forget to enter my other giveaway for a print canvas on my photo website!  Deadline for that one is TONIGHT!