Tuesday, November 24, 2009

I never thought that I'd say this.

I am going to kill my cat. Kill. Moo is driving me crazy!

Ever since Dylan's arrival he has been the most obnoxious animal. He's really good with the baby- he ignores him for the most part (other than jumping on my lap when Dylan is already in my lap, stepping on Dylan in the process), but there is definitely some jealousy going on. Moo isn't just jealous of the baby- he wants to be the baby.

Here are some of his regular offenses:
  • stealing Dylan's socks and peepee tepees and batting them under the fridge
  • going into Dylan's room during naptime and howling
  • sneaking into Dylan's room at night to sleep on the glider, changing table, or hamper
  • sprinting from room to room all day long
  • following me everywhere, crying

{Moo trying to get me to hold him. If it were up to him, I would be holding him all day long.}

 I know it's obvious that the poor animal wants some attention, but he is driving me bananas! I thought that cats were supposed to be independent and not care about anyone... I guess that my cat is abnormal. I make a conscious effort to give both cats attention every day, but when Dylan is awake my attention is obviously on him.

Any cat whisperers out there?

Friday, November 20, 2009

Lunching with my girls.

Today I was able to go to lunch with some of my favorite girls- Andrea, Melissa, Kaylee, and RaNae (not pictured)  to celebrate Kaylee's 24th birthday. Since having Dylan, my outings- especially social outings- have been extremely limited, so getting out to see some of my girls was v. exciting... definitely the highlight of my week.

There's something special about spending time with people who have known you since you were 10... you can be completely real with them and not worry about them judging you or anything... they've known you so long and have come to accept you and your little quirks years and years ago. It's nice.

Melissa, RaNae, and I were able to freak out prepare Andrea for the joys of motherhood- she's expecting her first baby in June. My piece of advice to her was to accept that the first night home with the baby would be absolutely terrible. Cause it is, isn't it?

Not knowing what you're doing + crying baby + crazy hormones = worst night ever.

The lunch was great, the company was even greater. Happy birthday Kaylee! Love you girls!

Dylan came to lunch too- he did great. He looked like this the whole time, not making a peep. 

ps- I think there were a few chickies missing from this lunch... you know who you are. Move back to Utah.

Tuesday, November 17, 2009

My stinky boy.

I admit, I am obsessed. Someday I will blog about something other than Dylan.

Friday, November 13, 2009

Dylan being cute.

I think that I captured the cutest 3 minutes of Dylan's life thus far. Please excuse my appearance at the beginning of the video- it was first thing in the morning. Video gets really cute around 1:20.

Thursday, November 12, 2009

Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Whatcha working with?

I was tagged by Katie C. to share the some of the beauty products that I use. Here goes...

Face wash:
I've been using Neutrogena's Visibly Even face wash for a few years now. I love it, because my skin tone is naturally pretty uneven (lots of redness), and this wash seems to calm it down.

Face lotion:
Nothing fancy here, just regular Olay complete moisturizer with SPF 15. Never gives me any problems and gets the job done.

Body lotion:
Lately I've been using NuSkin's Epoch body butter (thanks Sarah!). It's a great moisturizer that never feels too thick or greasy. Plus, I think that it smells like marshmallows :) A double bonus is that with the purchase of every jar of this lotion, Nu Skin plants a tree to help reforest Malawi. How great is that?

Body lotion when I was pregnant:
The Body Shop's cocoa butter body butter was fabulous! I put it on my stomach every morning and evening and my stretch marks were very, very minimal.


Kinda pricey, but I really love everything about this shampoo. It smells great and it helps my color last.

Same deal as the shampoo, kinda pricey, but worth it in my eyes. The only drawback is that it has dye in it, so it dyes your hands for a few minutes after you use it. Not to worry though- my hands are always back to normal by the end of my shower.

Nothing special here, just regular Degree. Keeps me from stinking. The end.

I have been in love with Bare Minerals for over two years now. I'm not going to go on and on about it, but I will never switch back to regular foundation. Best coverage, most natural, best for my skin.

Now it's time to tag a few others to share which products they use.... I tag Sarah Bennett, Angela R, and Stacey M!

Monday, November 9, 2009

And on the 39th day...

We went on a date! Yes, after 39 days of parenthood, Ben and I went out for our first post-baby date. From the moment that Ben arranged a sitter for Dylan (his aunt Sheila who lives in Lehi), we were both so giddy and excited to go out. For three days we talked about what we would do and how fun it would be to get out of the house without worrying about whether Dylan was warm enough, full enough, etc.

Don't get me wrong, we are absolutely in love with Dylan. Obviously. It's just nice to go out without lugging around a carseat, stroller, diaper bag (even though it's amazingly cute), etc. Just me and the hub, out on the town.

Anyway, we decided to keep our first date pretty short- we dropped Dylan off around 6:15, ate pizza at Pier 49, and the saw Couples Retreat. I know, I know- typical dinner and a movie. But really, we needed something typical. Just a normal, drama-free date night without the baby.

Although it was really, really nice to get out, about halfway through the movie Ben leaned over to me and said ,"I miss the bug." Dylan = the bug. You know, after less than two hours away, I really missed him too! About 30 minutes later, Ben asked me if we could leave the movie. Not because there was something wrong with the movie- he just missed little Dylan. Cute, right?

No, we didn't leave the movie. Seriously, Dylan was fine without us and it would be silly to cut our date night short. But when the movie was over, we were both so excited to pick our little guy up, go home, and put Dylan to bed. The night out made me realize how much life has changed, and how much I love it. It was great to get away for a few hours, but it was even greater to come back and resume normal (the new normal at least) life.

Saturday, November 7, 2009

Growing like a weed.

Where did my newborn go? I know that to most he still seems tiny and newborn-like, but to me he is enormous! It was a sad day for me when he outgrew his newborn clothes and diapers. I can't believe that he was inside of me less than 6 weeks ago and now he's over 10 pounds. Make the growing stop!

Tuesday, November 3, 2009

So long...

It's true, I have to give up (or at least drastically reduce my intake of) chocolate. Poor Dylan seems to get an upset tummy when I eat chocolate, and I'd rather have a happy baby than sweet tooth satisfaction. Gaaaaah, I was afraid of this! Chocolate is part of my daily life and it's going to be hard to give it up. Oh, the things I do for my little man.

Monday, November 2, 2009

Fabulous fall.

We are loving the fall weather this year. A few Sundays ago during what my mom would refer to as "peak week," Ben, Dylan, and I went on a walk around Provo Canyon. As much as I like to gripe about living in Utah, you can't deny that it is an absolutely beautiful place to live.

Why does this picture make me pine away for my husband?

Poor little tyke couldn't keep his eyes open during the walk.