Dude we had fun this new years, I was not pregnant. We have a beautiful child. I'd say 2010 was good. No, great. We had junk food dinner, cheap champagne, watched football, and played. We had a good damn time!! Hope you did too!

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Wanted: spare house...

to store all our shit.  Seriously ya'll, our house is absurd.  We do not live in a small house, we live in a 4 bedroom, 3 bathroom house and after ONE Christmas with a child we need a bigger one!!  Time to purge!  Sister came over today to help me unpack some of the 2 car loads of stuff we seemed to accumulate in a day and we got a lot done, but not enough!  Baby girl had a grand old time ALL week, yeah thats right, we have not been home since last Wednesday.  We are so blessed and had such a blast with both of our families, we got tons of cool gifts and are just having fun going through them and playing!  Baby got so much I put a lot of the older toys away until later just to save space!  Anyway I just wanted to share some pics because all I really have to say is, "GOOD Night!"


All I want

I am so thankful this year, I am so lucky this year.  I know luck isn't real but I believe it.  I have such a great family, I have a healthy baby, I have a house, and food, and a job and love and last but most certainly not least, I have luck.  Good luck.  No, I am not bragging, I am reassuring myself.  I have come across 2 babies this month that have my heart (other than my own babe) and it couldn't be any heavier for these girls.  Both named Scarlet, of some sort.  One is Scarlette, one is Scarlett Grace.  These girls are not ok, for the moment they are sick, and need your prayers.  Just please take the time to read their stories, give them your reassurance, and PRAY, PRAY, PRAY.  To whoever or whatever you pray to.  I don't care, these families need it.  Much more than I need boots or perfume, much more than you  need gift cards, or money.  They need a prayer for life.  Spread their stories because in all times now is the best "the more the merrier."  And I don't want to imagine a "Merry" day in the hospital but if I had to I would want to do it with one of these mommies.  Much love and prayers to you all :)  Happy Christmas.
(this is my baby, do not steal her picture)
And for the record, all I want for Christmas is what I have, a healthy family.



I am so excited for Christmas this year.  No, I am not getting (nor giving) the perfect gift.  No, we don't have exotic plans.  I am excited because I feel like this may be the most simple Christmas I have ever and will ever have.  In the past I have always gone over the top.  I spend too much money and over all just do TOO much!  We go too many places, we eat too much and we don't have to do it this year.  I imagine that over the next few years, as babes gets older, I will want to give her the Christmas my parents gave us.  I will want her to be excited for the big family dinner at our house with all the cousins.  Although I'm excited for all of that, I am even more pumped that this year, we are takin it easy.  We are giving homemade gifts, we are only going to Johns parents and my parents houses, we are not having the traditional dinner at moms.  I'm a little nervous about the dinner thing but we are making fried turkey, Frank Stitt's Mac N' Cheese, green beans, deviled eggs, & caramel custard.  The fried turkey is my BIL's idea and he and John are so thrilled to drop a large bird into hot oil, I'm scared.  John and I are making the mac cause it is sooooo good at this restaurant.  Mom is making good ole homestyle green beans with ham!! She is also making deviled eggs cause we are ALL obsessed and she makes the best :)  So what are your Christmas plans?  Going big or taking it easy this year?

We made fried chicken for the first time, OHMYGOD why have we never done this!!  Sissy and my niece are cute~!
 We went to Auburn game in Atlanta last weekend.  This guy was serious and he was soooo cute.  I love old people and marching bands.  Speaking of marching bands, we got to see the entire Atlanta Christmas parade.  Holy God I love marching bands and I got to see like 456 of them.  I was about in tears I was smiling so big.  Hope you all have a great weekend!



I got lucky enough to come across a tweet today from Megan @ In this Wonderful Life.  She has a most beautiful angel baby who just turned 6 months old.  The reason I am telling you this is because I saw this tweet, that she was praying for a baby, and I had to look.  Now I have been reading Megan for quite sometime, she has gone through more than anyone I know but she is so heart-warming, so positive, so beautiful of a person.  So I clicked on that link, and I just sat here and cried.  A baby.  With the same name as my baby, was just born a month ago at 26 weeks.  A 1lb baby.  A sweet little girl who needs so much prayer.  How did I get so lucky?  That's all I can say?  How is this not my baby?  Thank you God for my healthy girl and Thank YOU for watching over these sweet ones who aren't so healthy, be it Cohen, Scarlette, and any other little one.  Whether these babes are here on earth or not, they are here in their momma's hearts and anyone else that knows them.  Megan, I wish nothing but the best for you and I know you & Brent will have a sweet baby to be here on earth & a sibling to Cohen soon enough!  You deserve a blessing!  And KA, I cannot imagine what you are going through but with your strong heart and Scarlette's strong hands, she will be a "big girl" before you know it!!   



Dude, we have been missing for quite sometime now.  I have had trouble blogging for fear that I might explode with some major news!  Some major baby news!! Not me, you can put your barf bags down.  But my sister over at The Edwards Edition is expecting Baby #2!! I have had to wait and wait to blog, tweet, facebook, or even talk about this and I am BEYOND happy to become an aunt to another sweet babe!!  Love you sissy.
Hmmm what else has been going on?  We went to Nashville for our yearly drunk fest Thanksgiving.  Had an absolute blast/ the worst hangover I have had since week long stays in Panama City in high school.  Thank god I had mom & aunt Suzy to pawn the babes off on and catch up on some well needed rest.  Scarlet did GREAT this trip which makes me not so terrified to travel with her.  She slept 7-7:30 EVERY night, even when we moved her sleeping body from Grannies to the hotel!  I bought a baby monitor app so that while she slept we could hang in cousins room or at the bar.  I know, we are ghetto, but that's how our family rolls.  Scarlet LOVED Thanksgiving dinner, she has sweet potatoes, stuffing, & broccoli casserole.  She also has sprouted her first tooth!  I can feel it, it has broken the skin, but it is not a cute little tooth yet so I am excited for that!
On another note, Auburn won!! Weagle.  John and I are going to Atlanta this weekend for the SEC Championship game and cannot wait!!  The 2 grandma's will have baby girl so we are going to cheer our team to victory (hopefully) AND have a baby free weekend!! I will NOT know what to do with myself!  I hope everyone had a great Thanksgiving!  What are y'alls traditions?  Is your Christmas tree up? (mine is!)  Now, hop on over to The Edwards Edition and congratulate my sis!
Little one in her Thanksgiving digs (made by my mom)

The soon to be big sis, her cousin, and her growing sibling!!! 



Dude, I am SOOOOOO excited for Thanksgiving I can't stand it.  I can't wait to see my family, I seriously wish I was ballsy enough to make a video about how pumped I am to see my fam and show off the babes but I'm not.  So we are off to the greatest place in all of the land, AKA Brentwood, Tennessee.  We will see my Grannie who lives there, we will stay at the Hilton Overlook cause we have for the past 10 years and they love us.  We will leave our baby in the room to sleep while we are down at the hotel bar, cause we do that, we will eat, drink, and FOR SURE be merry.  I am so damn pumped.  Sorry to go on but this is the one time a year we see everyone, from Cincinnati to Alabama, from Tybee Island to Greenville, ALL of em' will be there.
OK I'm done with that.  A lot of changes have happened around here.  Scarlet now has her milk from a sippy cup except for bedtime, cause thats special daddy baby time that we don't wanna give up yet.  She is also attempting to crawl...yikes-a-thon.  My house is a crawlers nightmare.  I have slowly been trying to eliminate hazardous things but that would mean I eliminated the whole house, so there is that.  I hope you all have a safe & happy holiday!  Get to those Christmas decorations and show me some pics!  I need ideas cause I want to go ALL out this year.  I already started ;)  Hope everyone eats as good as I will be this week.  What are you excited about?  And thankful for?  My answer is this little bit of Heaven.


If you...

follow me on twitter, you may have seen I posted this.  If not you should follow me to get goodies like this more often! :)  I found a way to crack my baby up, like belly laughs.  Like enough to make her fall over which she hasn't done in 2 days, like melt my heart kind of laughs...

Anyway, whats been going on with you guys?  As much as J and I always made fun of the "Christmas Card" sending people we know & said we would NEVER be the people that send em', we are.  I mean HELLO!!! We had a kid, and she is really cute, and I can get 50 free cards from shutterfly, (so can you bloggers) so we are.  Yup I caved, John, not so much.  Oh well, I make the decisions.  So I have used shutterfly before.  I made 2 photo books for our baby girl and although I misspelled the work "understand" in one of them, they turned out great.  Wanna know how I spelled understand? "My bunny, we love you so much.  You will never uncerstand until you have your own."  Yeah thats right, it says uncerstand.  Anyhow.  These are the ones I like and the one I am getting is amongst these.  Can you tell which one it is?
SO what do ya think?  Are you gonna sign up cause ya should, and which one am I choosing??? DO guess!  Gotta get back to Gossip Girl!! Have a great night ya UNCERSTAND???


Epic Fail

So kinda a lot going on.  This is more of a post of pics and a little bit of random-ness.  I gave homemade babe food a go... hence the title Epic Fail.  She hated it.  I steamed carrots for like 20 years, mashed em with a potato masher.  She laughed and gagged through all 3 bites.  In turn, she did eat an entire jar of Organic pears, 15 cheese shreds (with a disgusted face) and about 10 puffs.  I ended up blending the carrot mash with prune juice and making a slightly better puree that she could swallow.  (She really likes prunes.)  It is not that my child dislikes food, she wants all solids, but what I make for baby is so not good compared to what she sneaks off my plate.  I know what you're thinking, she is 6 months old.  She doesn't steal food but alas, we have a large ferret on our hands.  She steals ANYTHING.  Anyway we make some oven roasted potatos all the time and last week we made em' chip style with burgers and they were bangin.  Email me if you want the recipe.  Here is the evidence.
This is carrots before juice, and bad food face
 Carrots after juice and happy food face
 Cute baby and good taters!!!
 Punkin's empty jar of peaches & her cute self.



We had a 6 month "well" baby visit today.  If well means green snot and a cough that sounds like croup.  Well good news all around!  No croup, no ear infections...pretty much a cold, she will live.  Our big girl is 17 pounds 9 oz.  She's got nothin' on her 4 month old boyfriend PB!!  She is 27 inches long and healthy as a horse!  She is in 75th for weight, which means she slowed down on the gaining b/c last visit she was off the charts. As in 99th.  She is 95th for height which I am so thankful for!  Hopefully she will end up tall and sexy, like her daddy!!  She had some MAJOR shots, screamed for a sec then immediately passed out for an hour.  I tried my hand at homemade baby food tonight.  I will post it tomorrow hopefully :)


Fun fest

We have had a fun-filled weekend here at the Macon house!  Friday night we had cousin Wiss and Meagan over for dinner.

 We made Sante Fe soup that was sooooo good.  This is the recipe I used.  The only thing I did different was I used an extra can of black beans and no kidney beans.  It was MONEY and we have enough leftovers for 3 families the size of MckMama's.  Anyway, we stayed up late and played games and for the record 2 big bottles of wine does result in a pounding, life or death wine headache the next day.  Lucky for me the babe slept til 8 and John was off.  So Saturday we had to take a cater for work in the morning and then we had plans to go to The Moss Rock Festival.  The cater was at Pilgrim UCC.  This church was AMAZING!  Like I haven't gone to church in 15 years because I never liked the extremes I found in most denominations but this place was awesome.  They are VERY open to whoever you are, be it gay, poor, rich, black, white, anyone looking for religion that is a little different.  Or maybe not so much different but "feels" different & uncomfortable in other places.  Much like me!  So I am really excited to try this church out because like John & I were raised, we would like to bring baby up in the church.  I was going to go today at 11 (another bonus, it's not til 11!) but no one could go with me :( and I cannot go alone the first time.  I'm just not that brave.  After the cater we headed to Buffalo Wild Wings to catch a bit of the Auburn game (WEAGLE) and grab a bite to eat.  We then headed over to Regions Park to take the shuttle to The preserve where the Festival was being held.  It was totally fun!  A few friends went with us and we wandered around with 16oz beers for the majority of the day.  Oh did I forget to mention that Johns sweet mama came up to sit the babe so we could have a day.  A just us day :) The festival was full of Eco-artists using nature or recyled items to make the art.  It was beautiful.  They had these little houses built that the kids where "building" using yarn, cans, and basically trash but they actually looked like real tiny playhouses.  There was music and tons of little hippie kids running around.  It was a ton of fun but freezing.  After we left there and went by a friends house to have a drink and watch the rest of the Alabama game (wahwahwah)   Came home and relieved "Hunny" the babysitter and went to bed!  At 8:30...It's a good thing too because apparently no one tells babies about the time change...our lovely one got up at 5:30am.  GROSS.  Anyway that was our weekend and it was fun!  Hope ya'll have a great week.


Back to work, MDO, and growth spurt

Man we have been busy!  Scarlet started Mothers Day Out a few weeks ago, 3 days a week from 9:30-1:30.  Don't be jealous, I don't get to lay around, bathe, grocery shop, or anything relaxing like that.  I go to work at the restaurant and work!  It is fun though, J & I have a great time working together.  On the MDO note, so I have been such a schedule nazi for the past 6 months because it keeps me sane, it makes me feel like I have control over baby needs and things when in reality...you NEVER do!  It is an ever changing process and I think I am finally figuring that out.  I got so mad yesterday when I went to pick up babes and they had her swaddled (we quit that a week ago) and had fed her an hour earlier than I told them to, and had put her down for a nap right after eating.  Which I never do unless it is bedtime.  So today I had a nice talk with the teacher and told her how I would like things done but I have come to realize that she will want to eat when she is hungry, be it 3-4 hours, she will nap when she is tired.  I am so gung ho on having this perfect day schedule and I just can't have it!  I can't guarantee that she will nap from 9-11 EVERYDAY, or 3-5 EVERYDAY so I am trying to get over it.  Thanks for listening!  On the swaddle note, I was so scared ya'll!  My friend Meredith talked me up and we just quit, cold turkey.  She woke up a few times for the first 4 nights but just fussed herself back to sleep.  Now that we tackled that she hit 6 months and is having a big girl growth spurt.  Waking up at 5 am for the past 2 days.  I didn't think anything of it because she normally wakes at 6:45-7:30 and I let her play in her crib until 7 or 8.  Well now she is waking up SCREAMING so today I thought I would see if she was hungry...was she ever!  She ate 7oz in about 2 minutes.  I felt so bad.
Anyway enough about me, what are all of you up to?  I feel like all I do is read, read, read blogs and don't comment.  Being a mama makes these few minutes I get to read very precious.  I hope you all have a wonderful week!  We are thinking about going to Moss Rock Festival this weekend!! All natural, green, eco-art/ live music function!! Free to get in and a great afternoon event!  Let ya know how it goes!


chicken dinner

Alright!! I am allowed to introduce the lucky winner, winner of a $40 gift card to CSN stores!  They have baby goodies, mens & womens clothing, kitchen bar stools, and more!  Lots more!  So I did the random number generator via Random.org and got the very lucky Mrs. Southerland @ Southerland Living!  Email me your deets so I can get your gift card sent out!! I also NEED your oven fried chicken recipe like now :)  Hope you all had a SWEET Halloween.  We will try to catch up this week by actually sleeping, not eating 20 lbs of candy, and not spending an unnecessary amount of money at the grocery on a "beer" run!  Night peeps.



Y'all the lady from CSN has not contacted me about the giveaway I am doing so I cannot pot a winner yet.  As soon as I hear from her I will...This just gives more time to enter!! Have a fun weekend and WAR DAMN EAGLE!!


What the

    I have been busy as a bee lately.  Mainly because I cannot stop watching this HILARIOUS video by my fellow blogger over at The Spohrs are Multiplying.  She has a super cute little girl and if you need a laugh or just wanna have a silly song stuck in your head for WEEKS the watch that video!  Moving on, baby & I went to sisters for her husbands surprise 30th b'day bash.  My dad & I (and some guy) put together a BIG ole' Primo grill and we all hid out on the porch with it until he came home from work.
  His face was priceless.  We all had a blast, cooked, ate more than should be legal, and didn't sleep.  Thats right, my sweet, sleeping baby went buck wild on Friday night and decided to give newborn-ness a shot again.  It sucked bad.  She was up at 11:30, 12:30, 1:30, 3, and then slept until 6.  That was real fun, me and sissy were pulling sister wives at one point.  Both in the bed with her husband and my child.  The 3 of us were crying and brother-in-law was sawing logs.  What is is with dudes and the ability to NOT hear a baby cry?  I'm jealous!  She did sleep Saturday night (thank God) and now that we are home she is doing just fine.  Since my last post, baby has started MDO.  She is going 3 days a week from 9:30-1:30 3 days a week.  In turn, I am back at work, doing the catering's and cleaning since once again, guys have the ability to not look at anything below eye-level resulting in a terribly dirty restaurant.  Baby's teacher said she has been an angel :) at school!  Napping for 2 hours when she gets there then pretty much sitting and watching the other babies crawl and play!
In other news, we have a house guest.  We are so tired of him and he has only been here for like a week.  Want to see him?
Yeah gross right?  See the thing is, if I never saw this guy he wouldn't bother me but oh no, this guy is brave, real brave.  I'm talking comes out during the day kinda brave.  Just today he came out of his hole, DODGED the sticky trap and went under the dishwasher to play.  Broad daylight, he walks out, looks at me, then scurries back under.  So I barricade him in with traps and wait.  That is what I doing now, I have set up camp where I can see if he comes out.  GROSS!  Have you guys seen the movie Mouse Hunt?  It is hilarious, but not when you are living it.  
Let me wrap this up by telling you guys to GO ENTER MY GIVEAWAY for a $40 gift card!!!  Hurry up, it ends on Friday!  


En route

In the car for a 4 hour ride "somewhere"... With my mom, dad, & screaming child. Now the mom and dad part aren't bad, the screaming child is making me sorta want to dive out the half rolled down back window. Because the person we are visiting may read my blog I cant say anymore! Deets to follow...

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Location:Hell as I know it



THis weekend was filled with this...

holy god,  

No, we didn't have fun at all.  And we didn't let those drunk people hold our kid.  NO WAY!! Not us.  My great friend came to visit with her new beau (we toats approve) all the way from Missouri.  We had an absolute BLAST.  We drank in excess, slept in excess and loved on the little one oh so much!  Not to tire us out we had a VIP wedding on Sunday that was an absolute success in every way!! My L.P. (life partner) got hitched.   More pics of that once the photog shares!!  We held the reception at our restaurant and seriously had a little to much fun!!  This is all I got for now cause no lie, me and the husb have been on the couch ALL DAY LONG (including baby some :) in order to recover.  She is starting MDO this week, yikes please? and I will be helping out at the restaurant some.  Shit, I have to get dressed tomorrow...BYE!



You guys do understand that my giveaway is for a $40 gift card, not the baby chair? You can get whatever you want I was just reviewing the chair but sounds like most think I am just giving away a baby item! Nay nay you baby-less peeps! Spread the word, you can pick anything you want off any of the 200+ CSN stores. Just wanted to clear that up...go enter

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CSN Stores

rocks my face, seriously.  CSNstores.com asked me to do a review for them on an item of my choice!!  Woot Woot!! I picked a super cute baby seat (duh, baby) and although lil bit is too small for it now, she will love it soon!  I know this because cousin Emma wore this thing out this weekend!! I chose the P'kolino Silly Soft Seat! This is a cute little bugger that makes all kinds of fun!! Not only is it a chair, a foot stool and a chair/ table/ foot stool, the covers are machine washable and it is made of magical tempur-pedic like material!  I'm telling you now, if my terrorist of a niece cannot "F" this up, no baby can.

Well the point of this here review is that CSNstores is giving one of my lucky readers a $40 gift card to any of their many 200 online stores!! Awesome huh?  Wanna enter?
Mandatory :
1 Entry - follow my blog publicly
Optional :
Follow me on twitter (@maconbabies) & leave a comment telling me you are
Tweet about this and mention me (@maconbabies) & leave a comment telling me you did
Blog about this and leave a comment linking the post

Thats right folks!! 4 entries available for a fat daddy prize!! Good luck and the winner will be chosen via random.org on Thursday, October 28th!!!! 


Blog press

This rocks!!! I am Posting from my phone! I am quite sad the weekend has come to a end! Sister, Jason, & Emma departed around 3:30 and we miss them already! We had greatness cooked by the husband, and a lot of fun! I will add some more pics from my camera later!!

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What a big day!! Scarlet learned to roll over!!! What what!!  I was videoing for like  a minute and a half before it happened and when it did I was ready!!  So I put down the camera right after she rolled over and she did it again!  This is a big deal peeps, my baby is growing up!  On another note, this is the day for milestones.  My friend Jamie's babe got a tooth between her house and mine, like it came through the skin in the 5 minute drive.  Then she sat herself up.  All in one day.  These babies better sleep good!  I have a review to do tomorrow on a cutie toy I received from CSN stores so be sure you check it out...there may be a giveaway!
And I swear she got on her side all by herself, I just wasn't prepared with the camera!


Winner Winner Chicken Dinner

The lovey giveaway has come to a close, only because I forgot about it and my sister asked me when I was gonna pick a winner.  Well we had a WHOPPING 8 entries (seriously why do I even bother) and the lucky winner of a very special orange and blue lovey for their piggy baby is my dear friend Grizaham.  Yippee Erik-face!!! Give me a few weeks for Momma Cary to knit away a good sized love-ly and I will get it sent to ya!  Give that snuggly gut a smooch from me and see y'all at Thanksgiving!!  :)



Not only does a ghost live in my basement but I just entered a badass giveaway from Jess over at In the Sky with Diamonds!!  She is a graphic designer and makes some cool stuff.  Go check it out!


GREAT find

Have you guys ever heard of CSN stores?  I know you have because EVERYONE talks about how cool they are!  No joke y'all, they have everything from console tables to baby goodies, furniture, kitchen stuff, and even clothes.  Dang, with over 200 stores they have it all!  I had to tell ya because I literally have been perusing their many sights ALL morning.  I know, thank god I don't work or I could not online shop all day!  
With all that good talk I should probably tell you that they have asked little ole me to do a product review for them.  Are you on the edge of your seat?  I got to pick something from there many sites and test it out.  Bet you can't guess what I picked!  You will see soon enough!  Hope you are having a great week now that fall has arrived in the south :)


For the LOVE-y

SO look, my mom is magically talented though she disagrees but I am tellin' ya, she is.  She loves to smock, knit, and make all kinds of hand-made goodies.  Well when Sister had her sweet baby Emma, Mom got to work on a soft little Lovey for her to snuggle with.  Shortly thereafter I found I was preg with sweet baby Macon and she got to work again.  She made us both several Lovey's for our baby girls to cuddle.  Mine are pink and white, Emma's are pink and blue, but both of them are so soft, sweet and Love-ly!  With that being said, Mom has offered up one of these sweet things for one of my readers!!  The winner gets to pick the colors and will get this sweet treat!  It will take 2 weeks to make (not really but she is making 100 scarves for church so we are time budgeting) and will then be promptly shipped.  Just to prove how much babies LOVe these loves here is some photo evidence.

To Enter :
1 Entry : Publicly follow my blog & leave a comment telling me you follow
1 Entry : Leave a comment telling me what colors you would pick if you won
3 Entries : Blog about the giveaway and leave a comment with a link to the blog post

Thanks and GOOD LUCK!  The winner will be picked sometime next week :)  I'll let ya know!
One more thing!!~  My little had her first unsupported (by me) sitting time yesterday and she did great!!


So excited!!

For real you guys!! Go check out The Undomestic Momma cause not only is she awesome, she is having an awesome giveaway!! Don't enter though cause I really NEED to win :)  OK I guess you can enter but Taylor, pick me!  Have a great week guys!


Bacon Wrapped pork

This is all I have to say
This is what we will call our very first fatty...yeah thats right you guys, pork wrapped in a bacon weave.  Gross yet you want to taste it all at once.  Of course I did not take pics of the finished product cause I wat too busy EATING IT!!

Baby girl playing with her friend MacKenzie.

My pretty girl making mom expressions already...Uh oh I am in for it!


Milky way

Hey guys,
so I already blogged today but seriously this has touched my heart in a big way.  Please go check out MckMama and do what you can to help.  She had 2 posts today and please either donate some milk or some money!  I was not asked to post this, I just feel so sad like, what if this was my sister, my friend, your brothers wife, your sister...would you help?  Hell yeah you would so do something now.. Thanks and love you all


If you click on her blog header it will take you to the most recent blog where you can donate money or milk!  Thanks :)


So today I had a lot to accomplish.  I had to get baby a new carrier (the Bjorn hugs ALL the wrong places and gives major hang-over to those of us who have not been on the lose weight train) by hang-over I mean kinda like muffin top on your sides and back.  Anyway we also needed a bath tub seat cause baby girl is OVER laying down in the tub but can't quite sit up.  On top of all of this, we had fondue for dinner last night.  That's right y'all we popped our fondue cherry and man I am glad we did.  (you don't have to be married to do this :)  So before I dig into my new half eaten container of Neapolitan ice cream, I will give you some proof!

Alright,  some may think I am silly for buying a new baby carrier at 4 months but listen.  I am so so so disappointed in the Bjorn.  I read a lot about it before and it sounded ok but after the fact I realized that many people dislike it for many different reasons.  Now the "crotch dangling" thing does not bother me, nor the babe, but what does bother me is the fact that no matter how thin you may be, the straps dig in your every groove showing what you have left to work on.  You know what people, the point of the Bjorn is so that moms of little ones (i.e. babies that can't be slung on the hip yet) can carry our babes while we accomplish other things.  Well if I am walkin' around lookin lumpy I don't want it!  On that note I am in a size 10 comfortably :)  So I broke down and got the Ergo baby today.  It is MAGICAL!!!  For real!  She loves it, I love it, and it looks cute on!!  I would totally recommend it and if you get it at Buy Buy Baby with a 20% coupon it is like $80.  A deal I tell ya!
Moving right along...
Baby S is so totally over laying down in the tub.  Now that she has figured out that she has a neck and stomach muscles, she lays there and attempts to sit, so we got this.  She LOVED it!  Because she cannot sit unsupported I put the big frog sponge from her previous tub underneath her.  She stopped sliding around immediately!  I am so glad she can see and play now, not to mention I don't get totally soaked while bathing her!  Last but not least, the best idea I ever had (other than having my baby)

We made some badass fondue per my request.  I found the recipes, I went to the store, and I prepped it all!  Although it is a lot of work it was so worth it.  Cheese fondue was swiss, gruyere, white wine, nutmeg, dry mustard, garlic, lemon juice, brandy, and corn starch.  It was so good.  The dippers were cauliflower, bread, and green apples.  For the meat I could not find a recipe on line that was not plain oil so I used oil, red wine, balsamic vinegar, portebellas, spices, and onions.  For dippers we had sirloin, chicken, broccoli, squash, & zucchini.  If you have extra time, no kid, and like a fun, entertaining meal, make this!!  We did not do dessert fondue because I like ice cream too much.  Hope everyone had a grand week and stay tuned cause tomorrow we are going to Tuscaloosa to see the "out-laws", pick out granite, and show off babes at The University Club dinner!  Good Night.



of internet makes it real hard to blog.  Yeah thats right, after 4 days without internet Charter finally sent someone out to fix our modem.  After a "no I am not paying for internet this month" and a few choice words, we are good!  Anyway I really don't have anything cool going on to blog about except for my friend Christina and I hosted my L.P.'s wedding shower.  Now once Christina and I planned this sweet, cute shower, we both got a phone call from L.P. saying she wanted a pajama party.  Wait, really?  A pajama party?  She was serious.  So after some further discussing with my parter in hosting we went all out.  Redneck style.  I'm talkin' girls & gays only, pajamas strictly enforced, presents required and bring your own jager.  I got to the house around 4 and made a veggie tray, Christina made some awesome pound cake sammies with nutella and sliced strawberries and mini muffelettas!  I am telling you now, we will be having these for dinner soon and I will post the simple recipe!  We had a bunch of beer and wine in a cooler, and a table full of snacks.  The guests arrived around 6 and the party kicked off.  Everyone had snacks then we ordered 4 pizzas and pigged out!  Ya'll this was HILARIOUS!  Picture this, 15 girls age 20-40 in p.j.'s, 10 gay guys in tight p.j.'s and a WASTED 19 year old girl that will remain unnamed.  But I was totally gonna show her to you in the video cause I'm mean like that but I recorded it sideways and can't rotate it...  I had to leave shortly after the "booty" dancing began because you know, I have a kid and all but all in all it was a great party/shower!  It was exactly what she wanted so that is whats important.
These are a few pics, the Nutella pound cake sandwich I ate before the party, our cute table before food came out, and my baby girl making a pretty good attempt at the sippy!  I know I said I had nothing to blog about but John just made the BOMB.com dinner!! Korean spicy steak with kimchi fried rice!  It was amazing!
Have a good week!


4 month well baby

Man it feels good to be able to say that.  We had our 4 month check up today.  Scarlet a.k.a fat self is up to 15lbs 10oz.  She has grown 2.5 inches in a month!  Dang!  She is in 75th for weight, 90th for height, and 50th for dome size.  We got the go ahead on baby food and are starting that tomorrow due to our stupid effing day today.  (Think, dad is in hospital, baby up at 6:30am, a flat tire, a car that fell off a jack, an hour trip to SAMS for a tire and a doc appt.  Shoot me now)  All of that being said, my family and I are alive so I am thankful.  Here are some snippets from stupid day that were made fun with fat self!
She had her first time ever cart seat ride!  She loved it.  John found an awesome chair.

I know, its awful.  She got sooooo red.  Anyway, movers come Thursday and I can attepmt to have a normal, functioning home...Yeah right, in a year maybe.  



Well we have officially moved in.  Don't get me wrong, I haven't unpacked a thing other than necessities and we still have several mover trucks worth of crap at old house but we have been sleeping here since Friday.  It is so awesome!! The babe loves it, we love it, and it seems that our friends do too!  We have had company since we got here(and loved it!)  We had a great Saturday night, family was in town, we move the EGG and grilled 6 slabs of heaven/ribs. We all ate too much, drank too much and stayed up too late but we had fun!  All in all I am POOPED.  To tired to blog, play, move and pretty much do anything.  Ya'll have a good week and 4 month stats coming at ya tomorrow!!
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