2 Months Old: Diapers and Daycare

Today is the day I returned to work.  Not much to be said about that other than it had to be done.  As I was welcomed back to work today by my co-workers, many asked if it was hard to leave CJ behind at daycare.   Does it make me a bad mother since I said 'No'??  Not that I drop her off the doorstep or anything, I definitely miss her through out the day and I have a great little pic of her smiling mug at my desk.  Of course, this isn't her first rodeo at daycare, we've been taking her off and on for the past two weeks to make the transition a bit easier for her.  The daycare is awesome, it really is.  JD and I got super lucky find this place.  They do all organic foods, have a great staff, the owner is currently prego, they are very hands on and they are cloth diaper friendly....BONUS!  The only downside is daycare = mortgage payment, or pretty close to it, but oh well, it has to be done.

CJ snoozing away at daycare
Speaking of cloth diapers, I finally braved it and started them...well sort of.  I took them all out of their packages, did tons of research washed them to get them ready to use.  Apparently you have to wash them 3-5 times in hot water before their first use, says it helps them reach thier max absorbency, and yes, I do want that!  I put one on little CJ and it looked so huge on her, but we stuck it out.  She did her business as usual and no blow-outs or accidents, but a few close calls.  It's just that her poor little butt isn't quite big enough yet (not like mommy's.  lol).  So, I figure we'll give it another week and try it again.

so adorable...but will they stay that way??
does this make my butt look big??
Monday marked CJ's 2 month birthday, it also was the day that she was supposed to get her first full round of vaccines.  I would have posted her pics and this blog yesterday, but since she had just gotten jammed in the leg with a huge needle she wasn't in the usual picture taking mood.  Other than the nurse pissing her off, the visit went great.  Her doc said she was growing and looking good, right on schedule, she still doesn't have the makings of a basketball star, but that's ok, JD is hoping for a soccer scholarship instead.  For those of you who are family, you might be familiar with a horse that my Mawmaw and Pawpaw used to have.  Misty.  Now, Misty was an old horse when I was young but still somewhat rideable.  You are probably wondering why I am writing about a horse named Misty in a blog about my daughter.  Well, CJ and Misty remind me a lot of each other.  Misty may have been ancient but she was smart.  Most of the time you could ride her barebacked if you wanted, but sometimes a saddle was a nice change of pace.  Misty hated being saddled.  She hated it so much that she would bloat her stomach out when the saddle was being buckled around  her middle.  And surprise, surprise, when you would go to get on the saddle you would fall off.  It was quite comical unless it was happening to you.  Anyways, back to CJ.  I've started noticing that she has the same habit when it comes to putting on her diapers.  You think you have it on nice and secure, next thing you know she's sagging diaper style (gangsta!).

Thanks Alison for the numbers

monkey shot!
A few more pics from the last week or so....

JD caught us napping

catching up on our fashion
this is my serious face
and my happy face

2nd time at the zoo....and I was snoozing

still passed out after the zoo
going for a walk with mommy

Happy V-Day!

 About a week ago, JD and I were watching a local TV show that highlights places to eat in Atlanta.  This particular episode was all about BBQ joints.  JD and I both are huge BBQ fans and have been on the search for the best ATL BBQ.  We are huge fans of Fox Bro's BBQ, which isn't just our fave but also the closest to our casa (that we know of).  We tried out a couple of new places that were on the show, Community Q and Bone Lick.  Both were good, but Fox Bro's still has the best pulled pork.  Ok, now I'm hungry and want BBQ (let's go!).

This next week will hopefully be a bit slower than this week and hopefully we will all have adjusted to the new routine of daycare and work.  And here's hoping for nice weather this weekend, some out door work is much needed!

7 Weeks and a Visit from Home

Whew! What a crazy, busy week!  The Twisted Sisters, a new crib, the Super Bowl and a project or two.....

My mom and her aunts came into to town last week and spent a few days hanging with our little family.  Ah, my mom and her sisters, that's a whole 'nother blog in itself.  Some call them crazy, some call them weird, but they call themselves twisted.  And I love them all the same and I was super excited that all 4 of them were able to make the trip.  JD on the other hand was a bit overwhelmed by all the femaleness around.  One guy in a house full of chicks (7 if you count Tora!).  I am honestly surprised he didn't snap....that I know of....
Anyways, we spent the short time they were here acquainting them with CJ and I was able to hone in my Pinochle skills.  They took tons of pics with CJ and Sofie, and I think there was mention of a hula skirt and coconut bra, but thankfully I never personally witnessed that one.   They headed back to the homeland on Sunday and JD and I headed to a Super Bowl party.

And they all made it in one piece!
Not sure how I got dragged into this one....
The Twisted Sisters and CJ
Sofie and I had another project to work on.  I got the inspiration from my niece Addy.  Sofie has a ton of bows and we (and by we, I do mean me) wanted a way to organize/display them.  JD picked out a purple frame a while back at Hobby Lobby and it hadn't found a home yet.  So I decided to make Sofie a 'bow board'.  We took the frame, some poster board, a piece of fabric and some black ribbon JD picked out and a lot of hot glue and voila a Bow Board!

can you tell the girl loves purple??
Another project from last week was putting together a new crib for CJ.  Amazingly enough it was another CraigsList find and we only had to make one trip to the hardware store for some missing nuts.  Maemae was even kind enough to buy a crib mattress too!

another freebie!!!
Even though it was a busy week, I did manage to do another photo shoot with my little CJ.

This is my all time fave!!

I just love her little feet!

her patience was growing thin at this point....
And now a few of the whole family.

Big Sis Sof

5 1/5 hours? Don't mind if I do

Another week down and about 3 more 'till I go back to work.  Well, back to work at my regular job, because being a stay at home mom, well, let's just say it ain't easy.  Before CJ was born I had read tons of articles about how so many moms planned to do so much while they were on maternity leave but those projects went undone because they just didn't have time or the energy to do.  I thought 'Not me, I'll have tons of time, all CJ will do is sleep most of the time', haha yeah, big dreams I had.  Not to say I haven't had time to do a few things but most of my time is spent feeding and diapering our little bundle of joy.

She's just too cute to put down 

It's amazing I even had time to get dressed!
CJ has been trucking along just fine.  She has her moments, especially when she has a wet diaper.  She hates those with a vengeance.  You would think her diaper was on fire with the way she carries on, but as soon as a dry one gets put on, she's all smiles.  Speaking of wet diapers, JD and I had just finished giving CJ her bath and I was holding getting her all nice and dry in a cozy towel when she looks up at me with the cutest little face and then she pees on me.  Nice warm baby pee all over my shirt.  And all she does is grin.  JD on the other hand is also smiling, but his smiles are accompanied by him laughing his butt off.  That's ok, she'll poop on him one of these days and then I'll be the one laughing.  Other than getting peed on CJ has had a better moment this week.  Last night she slept for 5 1/2 hours!  Ah the joy.

More good news, I can eat salmon again!  Before I found out I was having a baby, JD and I would eat salmon all the time.  After I got pregnant it just didn't sound good to me again.  Well, this past Tuesday, JD forced (ok, maybe not forced, I'll just say he strongly suggested I try it again) me to eat salmon.  And I liked it! Yay!

We had Sofie this past weekend and she and I tried out a little Pinterest project.  Sofie loves to paint, I mean really LOVES to paint.

CJ finally met JD's Mimi on Sunday.

**So, this post was written over a week ago and somehow or another I got distracted and forgot to post it, so here it is**
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