Saturday, February 26, 2011

Raise your hand if you love hot showers!

When trying to compile a list of things to blog about, time management was mentioned.  I get that...people really want to know how I do it.  Like I mentioned in my first post, sometimes I just don't.  I get busy and tired and it's a few days before I'm able to squeeze in a shower.  Not that I don't want one, I just forget.  I get wrapped up in everyone else's needs and demands and by the time I get a chance it's midnight and I might have ten minutes before a baby wakes up hungry.  Then I'm stuck with the problem, "Do I sleep? Or do I shower?" Any smart mother would sleep. I like to think I'm smart. ;)

So how do I shower? I have a husband who works long days and comes home barely awake enough to help me out with the kids, and the kids...well that speaks for itself.  Not to mention I was faced with this problem while pregnant and dealing with Conner as a tiny dude, and a deployed husband who was unable to help.  Let me say this: Where there is a will, there is a way, and for the record I love hot showers nearly as much as I love sleeping.  The answer is so plainly obvious that sometimes I overlook it, but not today. Today Conner got in the shower with me.  Yes, he's two. Yes, he's curious.  No, I don't care because I'll do anything to enjoy a hot shower. Luckily, he loves bath time so sitting in the floor of the tub while I pretended he wasn't there was easy.  I just plugged up the tub and let it catch water.  Most of the time I just stood there anyways.  The physical washing is quick and easy. The emotional washing of stress takes time.  Did I sacrifice some personal time in my shower sanctuary? Yes, I did. Was it worth it? Abso-flippin-lutely.

Saturday, February 12, 2011

Mmmm....Monkey Farts :)

Whoever in the world knew that new cloth diapers and accessories could make a momma so happy? Okay, well I did know that but it came at a perfect time. I'm stuck in the house today as my husband's car is acting up and he has mine. It had been in the back of my mind all day that I should be receiving my cloth diaper package but there were so many other things that I just didn't take the time to really think about it.  I had actually forgotten what I was expecting and I placed the order Thursday! ha. So now thanks to two medium FuzziBunz perfect size diapers, a Happy Heinys one-size diaper, a Rumparooz one-size diaper I am a happy mommy.  That's not even including a diaper sprayer, some CJs BUTTer spray (in Monkey Fart scent) and anther pail liner.  I'm not too excited to have to sit down and figure out how to put together my diaper sprayer, but I'm going to be more than thrilled to use it, especially since the girls will be starting on solids in the near future and I refuse to have to scrape diapers.  No. Stinkin. Way.

But new diapers and toys means new things I will be able to tell you all about :D Woo!

Friday, February 11, 2011

Exciting weekend for me :)

This really isn't of much importance to the general public, but my friends and loved ones will surely smile and shake their heads at my excitement. First off, I'm able to even write this blog because of my new iMac. I am in looooove with it. Yes, looooove. It needed five o's.  I'm a bit bummed that it is upstairs and out of the way but also thankful. It means that when I get to spend time here writing these lovely blogs, I will have some sort of peace and quiet.  And goodness! To have a keypad with no keys missing! I can't even explain how wonderful it feels beneath my fingers. The new iMac though means that our fabulous tax return has hit our bank account.  Along with the iMac I got a nice visit from the package fairy (more commonly known as the UPS Man).  He brought me a few things that I am very excited to try out and pass along information to you all about.  Some Bum Bum Balm, and a new Ju Ju Be diaper bag.  Getting a new diaper bag when you're a mommy is like buying a new purse when you are someone who doesn't need to carry a diaper bag.  I'm am just in awe over it.  The best part I think was that it came with the stroller straps that I had heavily debated ordering and decided to hold off on. I've barely touched it though.  I know inevitably I will fill it and use it and lose the magic that brand new things hold. My first Ju Ju Be bag (the Packabe) is still going strong.  Nearly a year later (and six months of that heavy use) and it shows no signs of tear.  I keep thinking one of these days I'm going to give it the wipe-down it deserves but it's still somewhere on the to-do list with all the other things there aren't enough hours in the day to get accomplished.  I also got some great information about a product that I'll be receiving to review for all you wonderful ladies too.  The woman is wanting to offer discounts to military families and since she is a friend of my Evil Wicked Step Monster (who really is usually not all that evil) I get to test some and tell you how great it is.  How awesome is that?  I'm keeping what it is a surprise though.  I think the idea is rather fabulous and wish I had thought of it myself.

In other news I think it feels much later than it actually is.  It's only around 10pm my time and I feel like I'm up entirely past my bedtime.  I guess that explains why I'm still up with a baby, even though it's the kidlet that normally is asleep right now.  I guess Saoirse decided she wanted to be the night owl for awhile. I really can not express how truly thrilled I am to finally have a place to share all the amazing things in life with the people I care about most, and with people who just care to hear about them. If you guys have any feedback of what you'd like to see let me know.  I'm not exactly sure what my first big post is going to be about since I have a few things going on before I can really sit down and do some good research and think it all out, but definitely let me know if there's something you're just dying to read about.

And so it begins.

I suppose if you've stumbled here it's probably because you know me, or at least know of me.  You probably know that my husband is in the Navy and I get to stay at home and play with our three adorable children.  Life is nothing short of crazy when you have a two year old and six (almost seven!) month old twins.  You probably also are aware that I love Jesus, breastfeed, co-sleep, wear my babies (yes, all three), hold off on solid food, no longer vaccinate, and try as hard as I can not to hang my toddler upside down by his toes when he misbehaves. There are plenty of people who can attest to the fact that I also am incredibly addicted to anything "super cool" that is going to make my job as "Mommy" much simpler. That's how I came to start this blog.  I want to share every ounce of wonderful chaos with my friends, family and interested strangers. I want to tell you what I love, what I hate and what makes me laugh.  As for the name of my blog, I think it's self-explanatory.  I have three kids and they're all 2 and under. I am a walking circus.  I can not go anywhere that people don't stop and stare, or try to stop me and marvel at how full my hands must be, how busy I must stay, and how blessed I am.  If I had a dollar for every time I've ever heard "I don't know how you do it" I'm most certain I could end world hunger.  I don't have a lengthy explanation of how I manage, I just do it.  I take it one day at a time.  Some days are great and other days I count down the seconds until my husband comes home from work. Some days I am at the top of my game and others I am praying for five minutes of peace so I can jump in a hot shower.  The important thing is that my kids are safe, fed, healthy and happy.  If I've met every one of their needs to the best of my ability, then I call it a good day.  Everyday I have two choices.  I can collapse under the pressure and pull the covers over my head and ignore the screaming...or... I can get up out of bed and just do it.

In order to not leave my lovely readers hanging, I will leave you with a super sweet deal I scored today.  First you must go and like Undercover Mama's facebook page Here! That way you can stay in the know for all there promotions.  Briefly they're a breastfeeding tank top that attaches to your nursing bra!  Best things ever for discreet nursing and not having to replace your whole wardrobe. I plan to in the future do a full review on them, but for now to pass on the savings!  You can go to Undercover Mama and shop. They rung in the New Year by launching some new colors like pink and gray. Woo!  And right now all their tops are 2 for $45. You save $5. Nice, huh? What if I told you that it ships free in the United States? Holy Wow! And not only that but if you use coupon code "LOVE" at check out by 2/15 you can get an extra 10% off!  So today I saved $10 on my shirts. This makes me -> :D Two new shirts for $40 shipped.  I have to say that I'm really excited. There's nothing better than needing to buy more of something, only to get a pretty sweet deal.

That's all I have for you lovelies tonight. Hopefully I will be able to post a little something tomorrow.  I'm not quite to the point of rolling out regular blog posts and reviews quite yet and this whole thing is still a work in progress, so please be patient.