"Being happy doesn't mean everything's perfect, it means you've decided to see beyond the imperfections to whats really important" Family!

Sunday, May 30, 2010

Seafood & Milk

A taste of summer.....

Yesterday was such a nice day, the little fam decided it was a good time to hit City Island for some delicious sea food. Just in case you don't know what it is I'll tell you. City Island is a place furthest east in the Bronx. It's actually an island! About two blocks wide and 1.5 miles long, its home to a handful of people and some of the best seafood restaurants in NYC. Although we've been to most of the eateries on the there, we visited our favorite outdoor place towards the tip of the island.

With the kiddos in tow, we jumped into the car and headed out. The ride went well and even the baby seemed excited. We arrived, ordered our favorites (snapper/shrimp/corn/pina colodas/ect.....we skipped the lobster tails this time) and found an awesome outdoor table to chow down at. The place was not crowed to the max like it's next door neighbor, which was cool. My seven year old rushed through his meal just so he could throw the "leftovers" to the seagulls (if allowed he would have thrown the whole meal over to the birds..lol).

The real surprise came via my little 10 month old Hana. She attacked my plate and stole my corn on the cob!! The things that little baby can do with just two little teeth astounds me everytime! She held that corn for dear life, so of course I let her have it (who could wrestle food away from a baby and still live with themselves?).

ext she tackled my fries! She grabbed one after another.....there was no giving her baby food at this point. She had it firm in her head that she was a big girl, and going to eat big girl food! Lucky for her and me the fries were the big soft kind (steak fries). so they mashed in her mouth easily. She was going gaga for them. I think she ate more than her 7yo brother did. at the end she even stole some of his drink!! Guess who has mastered the art of drinking thru a straw?? Hana bear ! That's who!
I'm telling you...she really kept me and her dad laughing. At the end of our time out she got cranky and demanded to nurse (shirt pulling and her "milk cry"). I didn't have it in me to nurse her right there in front of the other diners. As it got later, more people started to crowd in. Yeah I know.....boob power and all....but I didn't this time. I was a chicken at a place full of seafood.

Tuesday, May 25, 2010

Wet sheets....

and shirts...

I used to be plagued by them way back in the beginning, my little girl was wayyyy younger and I was just getting used to being a lactating mother. Well it seems like the more things change, the more they stay the same because I think my body is revisiting square one.

Last night I awoke with painful let down in my "lazy boob" (thats the one that never makes as much milk as the "super boob" on the right). It was strange because that side never ever gets overly full. Well anyway..it did, and of course ..not to be left out the right side swelled too. I didn't feel like getting up to pump so broke a rule I never thought I would do.....I WOKE THE NURSING MONSTER UP TO EAT!!

But guess what......the poor thing was too tired to nurse for more than two minutes. Poo on my face eh? LOL. I got some relief but decided to suffer it out in my wet shirt until the baby awoke an hour later for her regular meal. I'm still full as  I type this, so I don't know whats going on. I have not dropped any nursing sessions lately nor have I gone back to pumping to build much of a store. My wild guess is that maybe Hana is having or going to have a growth spurt?  Pregnancy was mentioned (and I laughed real loud), but that would have the opposite effect.

Again with the too much milk thing.....I guess it's still not a bad problem to have.

Wednesday, May 12, 2010

Wordless Wednesday: New Toy!

OT- Blogger Award!!

Ok, Crappy day turned Nice......

Yeah, I kinda copied NoviceMommy, but today was really crappy, and it has turned a bit nicer because......................

I Won The
Versatile Blogger Award!
Until today I didn't know anything about this award so below you will find the rules as they appeared on http://novicemommie.blogspot.com.

The Rules for the award are:
1. Thank the person who gave you this award
2. Share 7 things about yourself.
3. Pass the award along to 15 bloggers who you have recently discovered and who you think are
4. Contact the bloggers you've picked and let them know about the award.

So I am thanking Trista of " HOMEMAKING101"!! Thanks for checking out my blog and rewarding me! Now.....to fulfill the rules.....

7 things about myself
  1. I love to travel.
  2. I would breastfeed until my daughter turns two if I could.
  3. I love blogging.
  4. I'm working on opening my online boutique for tutu's and hats. 
  5. I wish I able to type 55 wpm
  6. I want another daughter
  7. I love video games more than my kids do. (I hog all the games..lol)
I'm still working on the list of bloggers who I will give this award to.....and will update this section later.

Monday, May 10, 2010

Last Minute Milk


I used my pump again today, and my efforts were rewarded with a whopping 7oz of milk from Mrs righty! I am soo excited that pumping went so well after not doing it for so long. I guess I had the idea in my head that since I've just been breastfeeding and not pumping I would not be able to get any milk out using the pump. I am going to pump again in maybe an hour or so. Why am I working so hard you ask?? Well.....I am trying to make at least 30oz before tomorrow night becaause that's when I fly out to take care of some business (yay!).  I am very excited about that as well, but sad that I have to spend the night away from the baby. I have other frozen milk to offer, but I have a soapy issue going on with that (click here to read that post), so I'm trying my best to get out new milk,scald it and freeze it until tomorrow night. The hope here is that the milk will taste good, so even if she is fussy she will accept it.

In other fears.....I foresee my bosom swelling up like a balloon whilst I'm away, so I will be taking my hand pump with me. I entertained the idea of taking my big pump, but I don't want to deal with airport security. So laterz to bessie! She'll stay home and ......yes collect more dust.

If you're thinking that I'm silly for trying to do this last minute...maybe I am, but it's not my fault. I got in on a sick airline sale and had to take advantage of it asap. It was just a stroke of luck that it happened just when I was in need of said "sick travel deal". Wish my efforts luck, both milk and travel!

Thursday, May 6, 2010

Tu-Tu Terrific!

I think I did it! I'm done with my very first Tu-Tu dress!

When I first began working on this dress I was so afraid. I thought that I was going to mess it up some how. Looking around on the net for inspiration only exasperated my fears because some of the dresses looked so complicated. But as it turned out once I had the RIGHT materials everything went soo smoothly. My "T-Beta 1" dress is all done and ready to wear,but I'm not going to make the final length cut until about a week of so before Hana's birthday just so I don't cut it too short right now. Next....I am going to get cracking on the second dress this weekend. I think this dress should only take me a few days to complete, since I've "leveled-up" my skills in Tu-Tu making it should be a cinch! I also know just where to buy all the material I will need. The first time around I shopped at this outrageously overpriced craft place. I didn't know it at the time but I was seriously over charged for the tulle and elastic I purchased. Good thing that when I ran out of tulle in the middle of my Tu-Tu project I hit the Internet and found a place that sells for a third of what I paid at a actual store!

I can't believe I did it! Us Aries are notorious for starting projects and not completing them.....but I DID IT! I'm a changed woman! LOL!! No, really I am so proud of myself and happy that the first dress is done. It's not perrrrfect, but it is nice..I hope my baby looks like the flower that she is in it. Oh! I forgot to mention that I make a matching sunflower hair clip to match the ones I made for the dress! That was tons of fun too! I got to play with my hot glue gun! YAY!

Let me know what you think....Here it is!


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