Monday, December 6, 2010

I'm Still Alive!

Wow. It has been a long time!
So much has been going on since my last entry. Kieran turned four Aug 8th, Chloe turned one Oct, 11th and Nevin just turned 13 on Dec, 4th! I have a 13 year old, People!! CRAZY!

Lately I have been going through some very emotionally taxing times. So please send happy energy my way. Hopefully I'll look back at this time and, that was rough, but we made it through and look at us now! :)

Today we went to my friends. We've been doing this every Monday(or try to at least). It's so nice. Her oldest is Nevin's age her 2 middles are Kieran's age and she also has a baby. The boys play, practice guitar and we all have dinner together. LOTS of boy energy but, fun! I'm really enjoying it.

We got our tree tonight(man it's cold out there!) and I'm SUPER excited to decorate it tomorrow!! Yippee!!! I'm like a kid at Christmas. I just love it. I really need to get a move on my shopping and get better at being sneaky with packages being delivered. Kieran insists on opening boxes and we can't have that!

We'll be visiting Santa sooon! I'm not even going to attempt getting a picture with Chloe on his lap. I know she'll want nothing of it. She gets upset with just normal people tak to her...let alone sitting on a creepy looking mans lap ...hehe! Kieran loves Santa, though. I'm excited for him!

Before I go, here are some recent photo's!

Tuesday, August 17, 2010

Another Give Away and I've Been Featured!

It's that time again! Time for another give away! When I reach 300 fans on Chloe Bowie's Facebook page. I'll be giving away a set of two clippies of your choice. These can even be custom made if you'd like. Please tell your friends! :)

I also wanted to share that I've been featured on Etsy Mom's A Few of Our Favorite Things treasury! It's the pink flower headband. :) So cool!

Wednesday, July 28, 2010

Give Away!!

I created a page for Chloe Bowie on Facebook and decided that when I reach 75 "fans" that I will do a drawing for a free hair bow of choice. If you want a chance at winning a super cute bow, or just want to check things out...please visit and "Like" my page! We are so close...already at 65 fans!

Monday, July 12, 2010


I'm once again feeling inspired to go raw. Maybe not 100% raw, but close enough. I tried this about...2 years ago? I failed miserably! So I'm doing more research and looking into going raw while breastfeeding especially. for any raw foodies out it super time consuming to make meals? I'm really worried about that since we lack time for that sort of thing here. Well, baby steps...starting tomorrow. Going for a green smoothie in the morning and fruits and nuts during the day. Also, time to start weaning off the coffee...not looking forward to that. I have a SERIOUS iced latte addiction. Sometimes(well honestly, almost everyday) my day revolves around getting that latte! I'm going to try. Here I go...again. :)

Tuesday, July 6, 2010

Fourth Of July

We celebrated Independence Day by going to my father in law's house. It was nice to see family and the kids had fun with sparklers and those cool growing snakes(my fave as a kid!). The men set off some cool fireworks too! Oh, only bad part of the night was when I set my thumb on fire! Ouch! FIL had no ice so I kept my thumb on a cold water bottle until we left, then headed to a 24 hour pharmacy for some lidocaine gel and popped some motrin...that helped so much! Yeah, so that happened while trying to light a twentieth sparkler, that was being stubborn.

The weekend before we went to the Spree. A local carnival our city has and ended the day with fireworks! We thought for sure Chloe would be terrified. She's such a sensitive girl and scares easily, but she surprised us and wasn't afraid at all! Just a little jumpy in the beginning. It was a perfect evening!

Hope everyone had a fabulous 4th of July!!!

I'll end this post with some pics. My friend made the tutu that Chloe is wearing and of course I made the bows ;).

Monday, June 28, 2010

Father's Day

We had a pretty chilled Father's Day. It was nice!
Kieran made Josh a cute hand print picture and Nevin walked up to the store on his own and bought him T-shirts and socks..hehe! I sent my Dad's card a day late and included some pictures. He bought a cute little outfit for Chloe that says I love Grandpa. So I had her wear it in the pics.
I'm very glad to finally have a relationship with my Father. I'm glad that I'm able to put the past aside and have in in our lives.

Monday, June 21, 2010

So I Did Forget A Few Things - And Beach Pics

Chloe leans in to give kisses sweet! Oh man. I forgot the other thing! Jeez, talk about Mommy brain! Haha!

Some pictures I wanted to share from our beach outing the weekend before last. Of course they are mostly of Chloe since my two boys are completely against having their pictures taken these days :( .

Where Have I Been?

Man, seems like forever since I blogged last.
So much has been going on! Where to start.

Chloe is now 8 months old...can you believe it? She gives high fives(sometimes can't get her to stop hehe)she says, nunununu(for num num which is what we call nursing and this was actually her 1st real word!), kitty(been saying that since about 6ish months) and dada. She can army crawl to get what she wants and she finally got a tooth! She waves her hand up and down on her mouth to make silly sounds and loves playing with her brothers. Just so many new things! I'm sure I'll remember something later that I forgot to mention.

I started an Etsy shop! You can see pics on the side of my blog. I'm selling hair bows, hair bow holders, clips and hopefully more soon. I just started it so I'm still getting the hang of it all. If you have an Etsy account, please add me as a favorite! :)

I'll be back to post some pics and things tomorrow. Now it's time to wind down before hitting the hay.

Monday, May 17, 2010

Dysphoric Milk Ejection Reflex

Finally, there is a name for what I've been going through! Dysphoric Milk Ejection Reflex
My friend posted this on a forum and as soon as I started to read it I began to cry. I've been dealing with this for so long now and it's nice to know that I'm not crazy, this is an actual condition and there is a name for it!
I'll be trying some of the suggested natural remedies asap.
I hope others suffering from Dysphoric Milk Ejection Reflex(D-MER)stumble upon this information so they know they are not alone and there is help.

Monday, May 3, 2010

6.5 Month Chloe Update

These kids just change so darn fast!
Well, Chloe can now sit up unassisted! She only lasts about 20 seconds or so before toppling over, but we are so excited about it and so proud!
I *think* she's been saying "Dada" but it could just be babbling..hehe. She loves to eat now! So far she's had banana, avocado, sweet potatoes, apples, squash and peas. yum! I think her favorite are the sweet potatoes.
She can actually scoot a little now! She doesn't go far...just kind of pushes with her toes, butt goes in the air and ends up rolling over.
Oh! She started making a noise with her tongue. She mimics how we call the cats. to explain the sound in text. Oh well, hopefully you know that cat calling sound..ha! Oh, she LOVES the cats so much!
She knows what jump means and will usually jump if you say "jump, jump, jump".
So she can't crawl yet but, she sure can get to what she wants. She uses a combo of rolling and short scoots. So cute.
She is really ticklish on her neck and rib area. Love her giggle!
It's funny, but she is so much more sensitive than the boys were at this age. I didn't think there would be that much of a difference between boys and girls, but there is here! We avoid loud sudden noises here...well, other than Kieran(he's a walking loud and sudden noise hahaha) but she's so use to him. He rarely scares her. If Josh shouts across the house ans Chloe is near him she will totally lose it. It's so sad! So we don't really do that anymore. Not so loud anyway. ;)
She is so great in the car now. Josh has even taken her(without me :O) on short trips to the store. She still doesn't like to be in the car anytime after 8pm.
I just can't get over how fast she is growing. It makes me sad and happy at the same time.
She is our last baby so I'm just really savoring her!

Saturday, April 24, 2010

New Blog Look

I got my new background from here Simply Chic Blogs. Check them out. They have some super cute backgrounds!

Friday, April 23, 2010

Job Update

Well, it looks like he'll be there longer than 2 weeks but, he doesn't think he'll be hired on after the 3-6 month contract period. Ugh. A job hunting he will go! I hate the unknown. Stresses me out!

Wednesday, April 14, 2010


We are so stressed right now. My husband recently went on an interview, got the job and with higher pay...awesome, right? We were very happy. Then they decided they wanted him to be hired on for a contract position. It was to last between 3-6 months and after that he would probably get hired on for a permanent position. Today, his first day there, they told him they will only be using him for two week a trial run and that they are not sure he's right for the position!! WTH? I'm so freaked out right now. So in two weeks he could be jobless. He went from getting a new job and being told this in the matter of a few days. If they do keep him on for the 3-6 month period he gets no benefits, no paid time off...even for sick days. So we went from happy and excited to worried. Ahhh! Please send good vibes our way!

Sunday, April 11, 2010

Chloe's Six Months and New Job Updates

Wow. It's been a long time since I've blogged.
There has been so much going on lately!
Josh just started a new job...well in two days he will be starting. the pay is higher but, it's a contract position that lasts anywhere from 3-6 months and after that he may get hired on permanently. Also...he found out after he took the offer that he may not be getting any paid time off, such as vacation and sick days. So that part really sucks. He doesn't get any benefits either. Well, he has a job...that's the important part! His current job is not stable. People have been getting fired left and right! Scary.

Chloe has been growing so fast! She is now 6 months old, weighs about 18lbs. She's now into 6-9(or 6-12) months clothing, though she can still fit into some 3-6mos. She loves to babble. Her new favorite things to say are Babababa, diydiydiy(sounds like "die" but didn't want to type that haha). She is a rolling around pro and tries to scoot with a little success sometimes! As far as food. Well, we have tried frozen mango in a mesh bag thing and have spoon fed smashed up banana to her twice. It's really just to let her try something new and for fun. She doesn't eat it every day. I think pretty soon I might try some avocado. So pretty much exclusively breastfed with a little food once in a while. She loves playing with her brothers. Kieran is her constant source of entertainment! Hehehe. She gets really excited around the cats. She loves her jumperoo and exersaucer, playing on the floor with her toys and of course being held or worn. She likes bath time but, only if it's with Mommy. She gets scared and cries if I bathe her without getting in as well. so we try to avoid that. Hmmm...what else. She likes to make sounds by patting her hands on a table on clapping on ours hands. There is just so much that I know I'm forgetting some. I just can't get over how quickly this 6 months has gone by. It seems like I just had her!

Well, I'm thinking about making this blog private. Of course I'd invite people to join it. I really don't want to have to do that. But some things have come to my attention and it makes me a little uncomfortable with being so 'out there' and having pictures up for just anyone to copy and use as they wish. I can't go into it but that is part of it. For now I'll just add my name or email address to my pictures.

I hope everyone had a wonderful Easter!! :)

Monday, March 8, 2010


I'm actually blogging...say wha??
I just feel so drained by the the end of the night, which is the only time I can actually sit down and think. Even now I'm nursing Chloe and typing one handed.

So. I've been watching video blogs on You Tube since I was in the beginning stages of my pregnancy with Chloe. Mostly just following women who were due around the same time. I find it intriguing and something I might like to try but, at the same time I don't know if I'd be comfortable putting myself "out there". I mean, I know I'm already doing that here, but I'd be on video. For some reason I think that would make me feel more vulnerable. I don't know. I also have no idea how to connect my channel with any kind of community. I don't even have a webcam. So if anyone out there reading this knows anything about vlogging, vlogs, or just wants to share an opinion on it, please do so!

I'll try to update more on the happenings around here soon. Hopefully tomorrow!

Wednesday, January 20, 2010

More Birth Pictures

My Doula and friend came over on Monday and we had really nice visit. She brought along some pictures she took during Chloe's birth. I know I already shared some, but I couldn't help but to share these too! I love these two. That moment right after a baby is born is so magical! I can't even describe the wonderful feelings. Just amazing.

Josh helping be to sit up

Pure joy!!

I'm not sure if I'll ever get around to writing my birth story. I want to, but things are so fuzzy and it's hard to remember it all in order and what times etc.
I'm also suffering from the Baby Brain! Haha! Maybe with a little more sleep and a little more time to think I'll be able to write a little something out.

Tuesday, January 12, 2010

My Birthday and Chloe is 3 Months!

Today('s 1am)was my birthday. I'm 32. Feels weird typing that out! It was a great day. I had some yummy vegan cupcakes with pineapple frosting. I love that frosting! I was surprised with a couple gifts. Didn't expect anything! While at the mall on Sat I mentioned I liked these shoes

Josh later went back and got them! I love that they are 100% vegan. No animal products or by products, are made of hemp, organic cotton, recycled soda pop bottles and the soles are recycled tires! So awesome.
The boys got me the Glee Volume 2 CD. I guess I'm an official Gleek? Haha!
Pretty cool birthday indeed!

Chloe turned 3 months old today! Man, where has the time gone? She is growing so fast. She now smiles, coos, laughs(I've gotten her to do it twice), she's a drool machine and loves to sing along to songs(so dang cute!). :)
I ordered her a little tutu from Etsy and can't wait to use it for her 3 month pictures! She is such a super sweet baby.