Monday, April 26, 2010

Perfect purse, Orange addition

My friend D and I, (and several other friends from my mom's group) headed to Nashville for a girls weekend on Saturday. We were kid free, (almost.) D and I took our babies, who are 13 days apart.

D and I had several things on our shopping "list" of things we were specifically looking for. D was looking for a turquoise purse, and I was just looking for a purse that had lots of pockets and could double as a diaper bag. (oh, and it had to be CUTE, too!)

We looked in several stores on Saturday. By Sunday, we had kind of lost hope that we would find what we were looking for. Towards the end of our shopping, I spotted a leather store that I hadn't seen in the previous 10 trips past this particular spot. I went in, saw a sign that said "sale" and found this beauty.

Very big and very cute!

Lots of pockets!

Not only was it JUST what I was looking for, it was on sale! Woot!

Oh, and since I know you are all dying to know, D got one in............ turquoise! Perfect!

(you can see this purse in turquoise on her blog here)

Thursday, April 15, 2010

so it begins

I've struggled with body image for, well, a very long time. Probably since I was 10 or so and started to get breasts. (yes, I was an early bloomer.) I try to take care of my body and just find positive aspects and highlight those. For instance, I feel like I have decent legs. So, when I get dressed in the morning, instead of focusing on my mummy tummy, I focus on how good my legs look in those shorts.

Anyway, you can see that its a daily thing that I struggle with.

I never realized how young something like this takes root. Its way too young, in my opinion.

I went into preschool to pick up O today. O's teacher said that O had a bit of a hard day. Apparently, she broke down crying, saying that she didn't want to be the shortest anymore and "why do I have to be the smallest?"

Thankfully, O has a wonderful, wonderful teacher, who is also quite petite. She told O "do you want to know a secret? I'm the smallest teacher here."

I'm hoping that her teacher got through to her, and all of our loving messages of praise and affirmation seep in.

But, I still don't think I'm ready for this...

Wednesday, April 7, 2010

Something I'm passionate about

This will be short and sweet, since I feel like too much on the topic is really unnecessary.

I really, really, really wish that OB's would tell their first time moms the risks of induction. I realize that its more convenient for the patient, and more convenient for the dr.'s to just schedule inductions these days, but you never really hear the statistics of those inductions that end up in c-sections.

I was a "great" candidate for an induction. I was 5cm dilated, and already contracting. They broke my water and started pitocin. I never dilated past 7cm. Even though hind sight is always 20/20, I think that had I waited until my body did its own thing, miss O's birth would've been vaginal and a lot less traumatic.

But, no one told me that an induction has higher possibilities of ending in a c-section.

So, that's all I want. Just for women to KNOW this fact before they sign up for that time slot.

Sunday, April 4, 2010

A day of celebration!

He is risen!

Christ is risen today!


Hope you all have a fabulous Easter! We're going to church, then to lunch with the family, then dinner with friends! It'll be a fun-filled day celebrating Christ!