Thursday, February 24, 2011

bridges baby journal

I was pregnant the entire time my husband was deployed to Afghanistan.. exactly the whole time. We actually managed to conceive our little miracle on THE day my husband left. I know, pretty crazy right?

So while he was away, I put together a blog for him to follow our pregnancy from week to week. At first it was private because we kept our news of being pregnant buttoned-up (because of our history). But now that the little guy is here I thought I'd share it with everyone.

You can check out the bridges baby journal here. Enjoy!

what's in my bag: diaper bag

"what's in my bag" posts are pretty popular. I found this diaper edition and thought it would be fun to share what's in my diaper bag.

1. Croft&Barrow handbag from Kohl's
2. nursing cover, handmade by a friend
3. taggy blanket, handmade by me
4. changing pad
5. clean sleeper (in case of an accident)
6. dreft pen for stains
7. breast pads
8. clean socks
9. diapers
10. wipes (we love the bulk wipes from Costco)
11. foxracing sunglasses
12. notepad and pen
13. lipgloss/lipstick case
14. coupon organizer
15. wallet
16. infantino baby toy

I forgot to add a burp cloth, which is always in my bag, but I had just used it and forgot to put it back in! The burp cloths I use are cloth diapers embellished with fabric.

What's in your diaper bag? If you do a post on your blog, please leave a link in the comment section. I'd love to see it!

Monday, February 21, 2011

right now

right now I'm...

enjoying these homemade muffins
loving these swaddling blankets
reading this book
wanting to read this book
reading this blog
loving baby coos, grunts and hiccups
thinking about this
in love with this face:

Have a good Monday!

Monday, February 14, 2011

weekend in photos

This weekend was absolutely beautiful in San Diego.

Saturday was a chore day; I cleaned the kitchen and living room while my husband worked on getting all of his gear ready to turn into work (since he's getting out of the Marines soon). We also did some things to prepare for our move and took some naps. Isaac also had his first official bath! And then we headed to church and he did so well (because he slept the whole time :)


Sunday was a lazy day. We took a walk down to the beach, layed around and watched The Last of the Mohicans, grilled some chicken and roasted veggies for dinner and then watched the Grammy's.



I really enjoy weekends like these, but I'm also reminded that soon they will be few and far between. With my husband starting school soon and going back to work in the civilian world, I know he'll be very busy. And I'll continue to be very busy with the baby.

Friday, February 11, 2011

friday wrap up

this week i...

*spent all of my time with this stud:



*started working on Isaac's scrapbook, which is less like a scrapbook and more like this
*enjoyed several of the articles in this magazine
*was challenged by this verse to set my sight on eternity
*enjoyed Chelsea's weekly surf
*entered this giveaway
*browsed some adorable nurseries
*fell in love with this dress
*am excited to watch the next episode of this show tonight

I hope you had a great week. It's supposed to be in the upper 70's this weekend so I think a walk to the beach will be in store!

Have a great weekend!

Tuesday, February 8, 2011

dear isaac

today you are 2 weeks old. i cannot believe how quickly the time is going by. i don't want you to get any bigger.. you're just so cute and cuddly the size you are! but i know as the weeks go on, you'll become more alert and i can't wait to watch you discover the world around you. you already have your eyes open so much each day. you particularly like lights. i catch you staring into them all the time.

today i'm exhausted because we only got 3 hours of sleep last night. but it's all okay because i love you so much. now you're catching up on your sleep and i'm getting things done around the apartment.

today my favorite thing about you is the noises you make. your little "coo's" melt my heart. and not to mention, the grunts of a little boy. you definitely keep us entertained!

today we embark on week 3 of your little life. i know it will be incredible because you are incredible.

Friday, February 4, 2011

we're learning

friday wrap-ups will return next week.. until then, i'm just enjoying time with the new addition to our little family
While I might be new to being a mom and my husband is new to being a dad, Isaac is also new to being a baby. So, we're all kind of figuring this thing out together! It's been part exhausting, part wonderful, part challenging, part surprising and part absolutely the best experience.

Some things we've learned about Isaac in his first 11 days with us are:

*he apparently likes Mumford and Sons (played very loudly and while his dad sings along)

*he likes food more than he likes sleep

*he does not like walks at 11:30 at night

*he does like car rides

*he is the most adorable little person in the whole wide world