Monday, March 22, 2010

Goodie, goodie gumdrops :)

With the closing of the Craftgarden, I really didn't know what I was going to do with myself. I was on the DT there for four years and wasn't quite sure what to do afterwards. When I heard that Scraptique was expanding their DT I just had to give it a shot.

And...I did it! I made the Design Team at Scraptique!! Hooray!

I really can't wait to meet the other girls who were picked, as well as the other DT members. My first meeting is next month and I am so anxious :) I'm ready to start sharing my love of scrapbooking with everyone else :)

So stay tuned for lots of scrappy goodness posted on here...and be sure to stop into the store as well!!

Saturday, March 20, 2010

Buh bye num num...

The moment that I have been waiting for for the past several months has finally approached.

The "Num num" has left the building.

It has been over a week since I have nursed Bekah. And although I miss the closeness of it, I am thankful to have my "girls" back. :)

It all started on a Thursday night when I was able to put Bekah to sleep without nursing her. Yay! I figured that if I could do that, then she would be perfectly fine without any milk. So the next morning was the last time that I nursed her. She did great all day, only asked for it a couple times. That night I was able to put her asleep again with no problem. What a relief!! But I knew that come morning, she was going to want milk and be very upset if rejected.

I was right.

Saturday morning she was extremely upset. And that is just putting it mildly. She screamed and kicked and cried and threw things for about 20 minutes straight. Finally, to get some extra backbone on my side, I went to wake up Daddy.

While Daddy was waking up, Bekah and I went into Gavin's room to play. Or at least, I was trying to play with her. She was still pretty upset. And bless his heart, Gavin tried to make things better for her. He went and got her baby and her blankie. As soon as he handed her the baby doll, she snuggled right up to it.

And that broke my heart.

Then Gavin went and got her little carton of fancy milk and she took it!! She tried to throw it at me when I offered it, but took it from her brother. How sweet :)

The rest of the day was tough. She cried for num num several times, and was heartbroken when I rejected her. She did let me put her to sleep again without any problems.

Sunday morning was a little better. She was still asking for it throughout the day and still getting upset when denied. Monday was even better than Sunday. Tuesday she took her fancy milk carton from me with no problem. Wednesday she didn't ask for num num at all.

I have tried numerous times in the past to break her of nursing. And every time I failed. I think what made this time successful was the fact that I was 100 percent ready to quit. It was a hard decision to make because I loved the bonding between us, but she was just so darn needy!! Every time I would sit down she thought she could have some. And she would play during "our" time. Definitly not.

I still get to have my "Bekah" time. She will sit and cuddle with me in the morning while she drinks from her fancy milk container. I get lots of hugs and kisses from her, too. It makes me sad that my baby is no longer a baby...ahhh why do they have to grow up?

But I know that I made the right decision. I was ready this time. Now I can enjoy having her on my lap to cuddle and not worry about her asking for num num.

Tuesday, March 16, 2010

Robots, watermelon and butterflies...

Here are the full versions of the sneaky peeks that I showed last time. I also have a couple more new layouts to share. Yep, I've been busy :) My creative juices have just been flowing like crazy lately...

Thursday, March 4, 2010

a little sneaky peek

Been feeling a little scrappy lately. Working on some projects that can't be fully revealed yet, but wanted to share with everyone a little sneaky peek.

Monday, March 1, 2010

Looking back at February...

...I have been totally engrossed with LOST!! I am so sad it is the last season but excited at the same time for ANSWERS!! The season premiere was as good as the series premiere, way back when. Every Tuesday night at eight o'clock you can find me in front of the telly.

...I have been busy enjoying my husband's handy skills at remodeling our house. He knocked out the wall that was between the kitchen and dining room and it really opened up the place! I love it! Add some new paint on the walls and our house is really starting to become a home!! Up next...wood floors! Woohoo!!!

...I was completely touched by this blog: Sorry, I am feeling a bit computer illiterate and cannot figure out how to make my link work. (Grr!) But if you copy and paste this, I promise that it is worth it! Her story of becoming a momma the second time around is truly beautiful. Just be sure to grab the Kleenex before you read it!

...I am saddened by the closing of the Craftgarden. It has been a home to my creativity for the past 4 years. I have met some wonderful people through that store...people that I will surely miss.

...I had a wonderful visit with my great-aunt Connie earlier this month. She is my grandma's sister--and she is a riot! I haven't seen her in over 7 years, so it was great playing catch up with her. I can't wait until next summer when she plans to visit again :)

...I have actually found some time to do some scrapbooking. I have a few new layouts that I haven't posted yet...

...I have been enjoying the craziness of my kiddos. They are such characters. Yin and yang...Gavin and Bekah truly deserve their own post describing all of their daily antics.

...I have been trying to wean Bekah of "num-num". It's not working. I tried cold turkey. That didn't work. I tried vinegar on (ahem) "num-num". That didn't work either. So...we are "ferberizing" her instead. (Translated: making her cry it out at night) The first night was terrible...she woke up every hour and a half. But last night was night number five and she only woke up once! I think it may be working :)

...I am not-so-patiently-anxiously-awaiting for New Moon to come out on DVD this month. I am such a Twihard :) Jacob or Edward? Hmm...yes, please. to both!!!

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