Friday, November 30, 2012

10 Reasons Why I'm Not Ready for Baby #2

10. I enjoy the amount of sleep I'm currently getting.

  9. I don't want to give up any time spent with my #1 Girl.

  8. The hubs and I can't agree upon any boy or girl names.

  7. I'm waiting for my friends to produce Baby #1.

  6. I don't even know where we would put another baby in this house.

  5. I'm scared of getting postpartum depression again.

  4. I refuse to be a preggers bridesmaid for my BFFs wedding in June.

  3. I have enough trouble keeping up with one kid as it is.

  2. Indy would feel neglected x 2. And would starve.

  1. I'm already dreading losing the baby weight!


loyally,
katie

{p.s. until there's a font for sarcasm & satire, i hope you can see the humor in this}

Tuesday, November 27, 2012

Women Connect ... From Mrs. to Mama


...katie...


...Currently...
Watching
New Girl / Modern Family / Glee / Whitney / Big Bang
Listening
Taylor Swift / Michael Buble Chrstimas
Dreaming
write & illustrate a children's book / write a memoir on my horrid, but enlightening postpartum depression experience 
Wearing
leggings & flowy tanks {Florida cannot make up its mind}
Thinking
how to keep up with the damn housework
Wanting
a housekeeper ;)
Thanking
God for each new day I get to wake up
Reading
People Magazine {any suggestions on a good read?}
Playing
make-believe kitchen with my two year-old
Praying
health / safety / happiness / for all 




If You Really Knew Me, You'd Know...
- I have a 2 year-old daughter named Emmalyn/"Emmy", and I'm kinda obsessed with her.
- I love brushing my teeth. No really, I do.
- I'm still taking anti-depression meds for postpartum depression.
- I'm sarcastic. A lot. & I'm afraid people take me too seriously.
- I'd much rather stay home than go out to a bar.
- I write something about my daughter, Emmy's life every.single.day.
- I once bought pillow cases at Goodwill because they were yellow & pretty. My husband will not sleep on them.
- I used to be fairly controlling & Type A, until I overcame PPD.
- I want three kids. I think.
- I got pregnant before we got married... whoopsies!

- I can come off as stuck-up, but really I'm just observing--I'm actually pretty shy until you get to know me.
- I find it nearly painstakingly difficult to strike up a random conversation.
- It's a pet-peeve of mine when people *pat* me on the leg.
- Brownies & chocolate fudge are my weakness.
- When I was 17, my body was used as the model for Britney Spears' & Madonna's body for Ripley's Believe It or Not wax museum in Niagara Falls.

A Few of My Favorite Things...
.Yoga.
.Essie Nail Polish.
.Mary Poppins.
.Messy Hair Braids.
.Green Tea.
.Dance.
.Anything Blue.
.Skinny Jeans.
.Home-Made Birthday Parties.

.The Holiday.
.Spaghetti.
.The Beach.
.Bananas.
.Sweet Tea.

More Personal.
There are so many risks I want to take in life, but am way too scared to take that first leap. The quote, "Life begins at the end of your comfort zone," really resonates with me because according to this quote, my life has definitely not started. I'm stuck with one foot out of my comfort zone, but that's all. I'm stuck. I have many ambitions in life, but am finding that it will be impossible to do them all at the same time. I also find it's even more impossible if I don't get my ass up and do something about these life desires. 

Navy Doctor Wife Life.
Say that 10x fast!

Growing up, I never (even in my wildest dreams) imagined I would be married to a Doctor in the Navy. {In my wildest dreams I was married to Justin Timberlake... ha!} Sometimes I can't help but stop and ponder, "What on earth did I get myself into?" In a good way, of course. I'm not going to sugar-coat it though--there are times when I want to pull my hair out: what with all the uncertainty and sudden changes that are constantly made, unbeknownst to us. Being a med school wife has taught me a lot about patience and flexibility. Not knowing when my husband will be home each day used to be terribly annoying, but I've gotten used to it. My motto through it all? 

That's life. It is what it is, and I'm just gonna roll with it! 

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This post is a linkup @ From Mrs. to Mama 
If you found me through the linkup, leave me a comment so I can come *meet* you, too! :) 

loyally,
katie 

Monday, November 19, 2012

A Chicka Chicka Birthday Party

A cool, overcast morning welcomed the start of my baby girl's second birthday--a day I had been anticipating for a long time. Months of visualizing, planning, and creating was finally here. My favorite book as a child was about to come to life for my own daughter. 

Life is so much sweeter as a mother. 

I enjoy life immensely more, seeing things through my daughter's eyes.

As if on cue, the clouds opened like a curtain, debuting the Florida sunshine. My vision of Emmalyn's second birthday party was exceeded, above and beyond. Emmalyn was surrounded by a plethora of friends and family. The best part was that we actually had littles at her party this year! Seeing Emmalyn race to her friends in excitement, and introduce them to those around her, was a favorite moment of mine. (That--and the adult relay race we had!)

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Just like last year, we hosted her party in our backyard. We're sure going to miss this oasis when we move for B's residency this spring.

 Chicka Chicka Bounce Bounce




Mama's & Papa's Mimosas
{spiked pink lemonade & sparkling peach moscato}

The guests signed a brand new copy of the book. Someone did not tell this mama that books cost $17.99 nowadays!? WTF?! I think I'm going to have people sign in a *themed* book every year for Emmy's birthday.

Chicka Chicka Chicken (from Chick-fil-a) & Flip Flop Fruit

 Pileup Pasta

Full Moon Favors ... a.k.a. Chocolate-covered Oreos with sprinkles!

Dare Double Dare Dip

Happy 2nd Birthday!

A B Cookies & Boom Boom Brownies
{a.k.a. diabetes brownies & death by cookies}



The moment Emmalyn had been waiting for all day!

 ! C A K E !

Yes, my child WOULD put all the candles back on the cake instead of actually eating the cake.

just a few of Emmy's friends...

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It was a perfect day, for a perfect party, for a perfect little girl.

Thank you to everyone who made her party possible!!

& a special shout-out to my husband, who helped make Emmy possible ;)

loyally,
katie

Sunday, November 18, 2012

Thursday, November 15, 2012

Two.

My baby girl will be two in two days. 

I cannot believe it.

I cannot. I cannot. I cannot.

{the little engine who could, anyone?}

What was I saying?

Oh yes! Emmalyn will be two on Saturday.

It's crazy. 

You know, when Emmalyn turned one, it was exciting to me. It meant we had *survived* the first year of parenthood. But now that she's turning two, I'm kind of sad. It means she's not a baby anymore. Now, some could argue she hasn't been a baby for a while now with the way she can carry on a completely comprehensible conversation with strangers, but otherwise she's a baby.

Two is not a baby anymore. She's seriously so grown up. I know, it sounds kind of ridiculous, but she is. She says things like:

"How are you?"
"Where are we going next?"
"Name's Emmy. Nice to meet you."
"Indy's a good boy. I feed Indy Cheerios. He's hungry. Indy's so funny."
"May I have it?"
"Come here. I have to tell you something."
"Did you have fun at yoga, Mommy?"

It's unreal.

She knows her ABC's, counts to 16, counts backwards from 6, can spell "Emmy", and can do a forward roll. She sings songs from The Sound of Music and Mary Poppins, in addition to the toddler standards.

& turning two would not be complete without a full-on tantrum in Target. One that involves kicking, screaming, and throwing oneself onto the floor--all because one does not want to sit in the cart.

Like I was saying, she's not a baby anymore. 

Because I always look on the bright side, I know I should be thankful my daughter is two. & trust me, I am. I am seriously so super blessed to have a healthy and happy little girl.

But for reals... TWO?!



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more to come // we are celebrating emmy's 2nd birthday this saturday... chicka chicka boom boom style



even more to come // how i am doing two years after postpartum depression

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loyally,
katie



Thursday, November 8, 2012

Practically Perfect!

Better late than never for a Halloween pic, am I right?


We had a supercalifragilisticexpialidocious time!
Emmalyn was super excited to be a little Poppins' penguin, and enjoyed every minute of her first "walking" Trick-or-Treating.

My *almost* two year-old had no problem waddling right up to the doors all by herself, proudly boasting:
"Trick-or-Treat... Happy Halloween... Thank You!"

 
           
The best part was when she gave out all her candy to the remaining trick-or-treaters at my in-laws.

Halloween is definitely way more fun as a parent!


Loyally,
Katie

Oh, and in case you were wondering... yes, I made her costume ;)


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