Thursday, March 31, 2011

March Giveaways

Go Green Champ diaper - Mama Chocolate - 3/2
TEN $10 Amazon GCs!! - Couponing for 4 - 3/2
Sage Diaper - Knocked up and Nursing - 3/2
Fuzzibunz comfort pads - Freckleberry Finds - 3/2
Tiny Tush - Fabulous Family Reviews and GAs - 3/3
BG Artist Series - Mommy's Peanut Gallery - 3/3
Eco Sprout - Mommy of 1 and Counting - 3/5
Oh Katy - Mommy of 1 and Counting - 3/5
Reuse It bags - Real Mom Reviews - 3/5
$50 Amazon GC - Dr. Mom Online - 3/5
Bummas wipes - The Reynolds Mom - 3/5
Smart Bottoms - FFR & GAs - 3/6
$10 GC to Abby's Lane - Crazy 4 Fluff - 3/6
Planetwise snack bags - The Mommy Times - 3/7
Earth Mama Angel Baby oil and tea - Little BGCG & His Mama Review It! - 3/8
Undercover Mama tank **these are AWESOME!** - Real Mom Reviews - 3/8
Swaddle Designs stroller blanket - Born 2 Impress - 3/8
HUGE diaper package - Change Diapers - 3/10
Stride Panties - Inspired by Savana ENTER HERE - 3/11
Baby Bjorn potty seat - A Mom's Balancing Act - 3/11
Happy Baby Food - Two Boys + a Girl = One Crazy Mom - 3/13
Intelligender Massage Oil - Fluff Confessions - 3/14
$100 Hayneedle GC - Little BGCG and His Mama Review It! - 3/15
Boba Carrier - Monkey Tales - 3/15
Boba Carrier - Mommy Kat and Kids - 3/15
Logitech security system - Cocktails with Mom - 3/17
Fellowes paper shredder - 3 Princes and a Princess 2 - 3/17
Zojirushi mug - A Mom's Balancing Act - 3/18
Bright Starts $25 GC - The Small Town Mom - 3/20
Boon Potty Bench - A Nation of Moms - 3/20
Bravado tank - Monkey Tales - 3/20
Softbums - The Nurse Mommy - 3/21
Eco Sprout - FFR&GAs - 3/22
Boon Animal Bag - Real Mom Reviews - 3/22
$10 Starbuck's GC - Confessions of a Marine Wife - 3/23
Savy Rest Pillow - Real Mom Reviews - 3/23
Rumparooz (From Go Baby Go Shop)- FFR & GAs - 3/24
Remington Wet @ Straight Flat Iron - A Mom's Balancing Act - 3/25
$35 GC to MILK Nursingwear - Raising my 5 Sons - 3/27
Born Free cup - Real Mom Reviews - 3/27
Ipod Touch - Cuckoo For Coupons - 3/27
Brondell Simple Flush - Mommy and Me GA's - 3/28
Achooz - The Domesticated Mama - 3/28
Ella's Kitchen - Mommy and Me GA's - 3/31
Isabooties - Mrs. Nespy's World - 3/31
Janey Mac - Mrs. Nespy's World - 3/31

Saturday, March 12, 2011

Baby Dickey baby shower event!

Have you entered to win all the great prizes over at Baby Dickey's Giveaways yet! It's winner takes all $1100 worth of baby shower prizes! Hurry to enter! It ends TONIGHT at midnight!! Good luck!

Tuesday, March 8, 2011

My Baby Is ONE Today!!!!

I can't believe how fast time flies! I never could have imagined how amazing parenthood is. When I think back to life before Tommy, it amazes me at how lazy and selfish I was. I slept all day and watched sooo much tv! My house was always messy, even though the only responsibility I ever had was working 35 hours a week. Today, my house is soooo much cleaner, even though I have a little man running around messing it up behind me! I just don't understand what I used to do with my time... what I did for enjoyment... what made me smile.

Today, all of that is filled with Thomas. Every second that he is awake, all I want to do is watch him and play with him. I swear we could play 'chase Tommy' all day long! And those GIGGLES, OMG! They are my main source of joy! After working long 14 hour shifts on the weekends, coming home to my baby is so rejuvenating! He makes my whole world better. No matter how bad my day, when I walk in that door to his smile, my day instantly gets better. Even if he is crabby and teething, there is something relaxing about being with him.

I honestly have NO IDEA what I used to do for stress relief and happiness. I know he is only one, but I already worry some days about him graduating and leaving the house. What will I do with all my time when my baby isn't around?? I know it is 17 years away, but I still worry. My world revolves around this precious, amazing, beautiful little boy. What will I do when he continues growing up? People keep telling me that it is time to have another baby, but I don't know that I want to yet. I just want to sit and soak up Tommy's 'babyness'. I know it will come and go faster than I can imagine and I don't want to miss a second of it for morning sickness or a midday nap. No. I'm not ready to share my attention with another child. I love my world revolving around Tommy. I love thing the way things are. I have never been someone who adjusts to change very well, so today I find myself reflecting on the past year and wishing I could catch it in a glass jar and hold onto it forever.

I know we always have our memories, but I know how awful my memory is and I worry that I will forget... those late night feedings, my 'milk smiles' when I try to get him to laugh while he is very focused on nursing, the screams while driving in the car (Tommy used to HATE car rides), the 3 1/2 hours of labor, the LAUGHING (yes, I said laughing) while I was pushing, seeing him for the first time... everything. I don't want to forget any of it. But I know I will. Today I was talking to my sister and even forgot that she had her thyroid removed... and that was only one year ago. I don't want to forget any part of the past year! I couldn't imagine life without Tommy and I don't want to.

Thank you God for my life. I am amazed by Tommy everyday and I feel like I finally get life. I used to have so much anxiety, but not anymore! I have been so blessed with this little miracle I call Thomas. I couldn't have asked for a more amazing son and I am so excited to see where this life will take him! My baby is no longer a baby. He is a toddler. Happy Birthday Thomas Allen! ****Muah!!!****

Sunday, March 6, 2011

Thrifty Thursday

Have you heard of the new Thrifty Thursday over at The Baby Store Plus? Every week a new Thrifty Thursday Post each Thursday morning at 6:00 am (MST). They have some awesome deals! You can view The Baby Store Plus' blog for more details HERE.

the Baby Store PLUS Blog Thrifty Thursdays