Monday, February 25, 2008

5th months , Cloth diapers, and pictures...Oh my!

Brooklyn turned 5 months on Saturday. Man, It feels like everything month goes by faster and faster. Next month, she will be in Kindergatern....eek What a scary though!

Anyway, here are her stats from her appointment today:

Weight - 16lbs. 10oz.
Height - 25 1/4 ins. (Same as last month; I think that they measured her wrong last month)
They also didn't do a head measurement - but can tell you that Dave and I both think that her head has gotten larger. hehehe...

This month I decided to include a video of Brooklyn so she could always see and hear what she looked like at 5 months.

Here it is: Sorry, the site is being weird so I will have to update with a video later! Sorry, Grammy!

Here are some pictures of Brooklyn this month - She is so cute!



Tired of Mommy taking pictures of her!

Look whose sitting up (with help of course!)

Brooklyn and Ginger - Ginger has become increasingly more interested in what/who/why Brooklyn is here!


Here is a picture of Brookly modeling her new cloth diapers. All I can say is that Cloth diapering is excited, fun and very interesting. Sometimes I feel like I am in cult and try to convert people. Even at the ped office today, the nurse was asking about them and I was showing/telling her about all the cool things about cloth diapering.


Sunday, February 17, 2008

Ears Pierced!

Well here are the pics of Brooklyn getting her ears pierced! They are in order of what happened. I was proud that I didn't cry...Ed was making comments to me during the whole thing! Thanks Ed by the way. Alright here are the pics~

Ed and Brooklyn waiting while I sign Brooklyn life away...

Sitting and waiting...She has no idea. LOL

First Ear...

Second Ear...Brooklyn saying "Your doing it again????"

Finally done...

Close up of ears...nice and red!

I am glad that is least until the next little girl! LOL


Saturday, February 16, 2008

Thinking ~

This was shared with me (and others) on my "Born in September 2007" Boards. Thanks Leslie~ It is a really great poem and I think that it really describes what a mother with a loss is thinking; not JUST me but all mothers with losses.

A Different Child~, poem by Pandora MacMillian

People notice
There's a special glow around you.
You grow
Surrounded by love,
Never doubting you are wanted;
Only look at the pride and joy
In your mother and father's eyes.
And if sometimes
Between the smiles
There's a trace of tears,
One day
You'll understand.
You'll understand
There was once another child
A different child
Who was in their hopes and dreams.
That child will never outgrow the baby clothes
That child will never keep them up at night
In fact, that child will never be any trouble at all.
Except sometimes, in a silent moment,
When mother and father miss so much
That different child.
May hope and love wrap you warmly
And may you learn the lesson forever
How infinitely precious
How infinitely fragile
Is this life on earth.
One day, as a young man or woman
You may see another mother's tears
Another father's silent grief
Then you, and you alone
Will understand
And offer the greatest comfort.
When all hope seems lost,
You will tell them
With great compassion,
"I know how you feel.
I'm only here
Because my mother tried again."

Thursday, February 14, 2008

Happy Valentines Day ~ 2008


This Valentine greeting was made by my lastest addiction...Scrapblog! Scrapblog is a site where you can make scrapbook like pages online and the best part is that it is FREE! You know how I feel about free things. Special thanks to Jadis13! You know who you are!

Tuesday, February 12, 2008

National Pancake Day & Cloth Diapers

First, a update on Brooklyn...she is feeling loads better. She is still a little congested and snotty but overwise great. She has not had a fever for over a week. WOO HOO! I hope that is the last cold she has in a while...Mommy can't take it! LOL

~If~ I haven't already called you to tell you this (If you didn't hear from me, check your voicemail!) disregaurd the next few sentences. Everyone else, today is National Pancake Day! To celebrate this wonderful day, IHOP is giving away FREE pancakes. I know that there are poeple rolling their eyes right now but I don't care there FREE PANCAKES.

Dave, Brooklyn and I went this evening after Dave worked out (I don't know why, he was going to a bunch of pancakes later on) and they were awesomely great! With the "free pancakes" deal we were able to get 3 giant pancakes each. Of course, we ordered some sides. Dave copied me and got sauage and fries. I told him that he should think outside my box...he didn't laugh though! Brooklyn loved watching us eat and everyone coming and going. She is really starting to realize that others are all around her.

I wonder id IHOP does this every year? If so, I can't wait until next year! I think that Free Pancake Day is better than Free Scoop Day at Baskin Robins. I think that I can say that since there is no Baskin Robins in our town...If we were still in Frederick I would have to think a little harder about it.

Alright, that is enough about pancakes...on to cloth diapers!

Even before Brooklyn was born, I have thought about cloth diapering my children. I never really preused it for two reasons....1~ because I thought Dave would poo-poo the idea and I didn't know enough about it to convience him otherwise and 2~ cloth diapering is extremely overwhelming. If you have ever researched cloth diapers, you would know there are about 5 - 10 different styles of diapers and within that there are hundreds of different brands of diapers out there.

Over the past week into weekend and back into this week, I have researched my brains out about cloth diapers. Dave has been just great! If is really supportive of the how cloth diapering idea (Dave likes wo save money any way possible) and has listened to all lmy ramblings, thoughts,and guestions (even though he knows less than me)and I have finally come to a decision!

I am going to "attempt" to cloth diaper Brooklyn and any other child that Dave and I might have.

Now, I guess you are thinking "Why did she say attempt?" Well, I said attempt only because that is what I am going to do. I am going to see what happens. I have ordered a trial package of diapers from The trial package comes with several different types diapers as well as different styles of diapers. This way I will be able to 'try' each of them on Brooklyn and see what fits her and what works well with our family. With the trial package I will be able to 'try' the diapers for 21 days and return what I don't like! Over all, this deal is great for someone that is just starting out. I will post pics of Brooklyn sporting her new Cloth Diaps when we get them...I am getting really excited!

So now here comes your part in this new cloth diapering adventure...If I start to complain, or say that I am stressed out by diapering. Remind me of the reasons why I won't to do this in the first place.

Reasons to Cloth Diaper~ (Not in any order)

1. Save at $1000 per child that uses cloth diapers.
2. Better for the enviroment. Going GREEN a little at a time!
3. Protecting Brooklyn's bum and keeping harse chemicals that come from diapers away from her bum.
4. I want to keep Brooklyn's and her children's world a little less trash free.
5. Because I love her enough to give her what "I THINK" is the very best!


PS...If you saw any spelling errors, blame blogspot! Their spellcheck STILL doesn't work. Brooklyn wants to play with Mommy so I dont have time to go back a check it!

Friday, February 8, 2008

~Welcome International Visitors~

I just noticed today, that my blog has been veiwed/read by someone in Canada and Sweden.

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~Too cool~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

I hope that you enjoyed what you saw and plan on coming back often!

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Wednesday, February 6, 2008

Another Photo Shoot!

Here are some pics that I recently took of my Brooklyn~








Sorry there were so many but she is just so dang cute!

Monday, February 4, 2008

Attention! Where's Brooklyn...

If you are wondering where Brooklyn has went...I will tell you!

She's in a plastic germ-proof anti-sickness bubble! ~If~ this hasn't been invented yet then, I will just make it myself.

I never thought that I would be 'that mom'! You know who and what I am talking about.

That Mom - (Adj.) A mom or mother that reacts illrationally to anything dealing with their childs well-being or any acpect of said childs life or environment.

Use it in a sentence - Amber never thought that she would be considered that mom.

I remember (pre-mommyhood), watching other Moms and their children and thinking that they were just insane for thinking that they could keep their child illness free. Once I got knocked up I continued to watch/judge other moms; taking a mental check list of things that I wouldn't do.

Now that Brooklyn is here and has officialy gotten her sick doctor visit, first temperature over 101, first barf, and first time that she wouldn't eat because she was so stuffed up; I now relize what ~all~ those "crazy moms" meant. It wasn't that they were paraniod about germs but is because of the way that they felt when there children are sick. Yesterday as I held Brooklyn; she was struggling to get a good breath of air, my heart broke. In that moment, I have never loved her more and have never felt so out of control.

So next step...Make bubble!

Sunday, February 3, 2008

What a difference a year makes ~

Last year today, I had this:

This year today, We have this:


What a blessed year!