Sunday, May 27, 2012

7 Month Photo Shoot

We had a family photo shoot in Alms Park in Cincinnati.  It was one of the first hot days and so that sped up our photo shoot a bit.  Abby did fabulous, as usual.  Her parents, however, got a little testy with the heat.  Despite the testiness and heat, the pictures turned out great!  These are just a few of my favorites...

Sunday, May 20, 2012

Groovin' in Grove City

This past weekend we traveled up to Grove City, OH (just southwest of Columbus) to visit our friends, Bryan and Jen Bueter.  Bryan was Brent's best man and have been friends since childhood and Jen has been in the picture practically that long too.  They have 3 great kids, Audrey, Brayden and Jayson.  They all met Abby for the first time and Abby had a great time just watching all the action! 

Brent and Bryan along with all the kids had a fun time playing "nerf dart war" (that's what I'm calling it...I have NO idea what it's really called) while the ladies parked themselves in lawn chairs and enjoyed the company and action going on in the yard.  After Abby went to bed, we ate s'mores in their campfire and enjoyed hanging out! 

Thursday, May 17, 2012

My Future's So Bright...

 ...I've got to wear shades! 

Every time I've tried to try the sunglasses on Abby, we're inside and it's not sunny.  I put them on right before we went for a walk (and I had the camera ready for this photo op!) to see if Abby would keep them on.  She did well for about a block, then they were down by her chin. 

Got Milk?

First off, I need to acknowledge that I am very fortunate to be able to breastfeed my baby as not everyone has that ability.  Secondly, I also need to acknowledge that my breastfeeding ability has turned me into a cow.  At least, that's what my mom calls me.  :)
My darling husband thought the title of this post should have been "Half Woman, Half Heffer",  Love him...

We realized early on that our freezer was not going to suffice to hold the supply of milk that I was going to provide.  So, we are now the proud owner of a chest freezer.  My plan is to skip the formula phase and go straight from breastmilk to cow's milk.  That'll happen at a year old when Abby is allowed to have cow's milk.

There are 12 bins in the freezer with 18-22 bags of 5 ounce bags of milk in the freezer with some overflow.  By my calculations, that's approximately 1200 ounces of milk.  That gets me about 40 days of milk if I stop cold turkey today.  Crazy, isn't it?  You'd think that would've bought me until Abby goes to college.  Obviously, I'm not going to stop cold turkey, so as of yesterday, I'm begining the weaning process.  I don't think anyone is interested in the ins-and-outs of how I'm going to drop a pump blah, blah, blah...

Friday, May 11, 2012

It's Hard to be Neat...

...When you're learning to eat!  (that's the phrase I use all the time when working with my families)