Thursday, March 22, 2012

march madness 2012.

let's face it. i grew up with a dad as a coach and a mom as his biggest fan. i was born and raised basketball.
make sense that march madness is one of my favorite times of the year. basketball all day long, filling out brackets, cheering on teams you don't even know about, wearing your favorite sports team t-shirt day after day. what's there not to like?

banks has already been introduced to the madness of march,watching basketball with his daddy and i while cheering on the hawks and shocks! we were a bit disappointed with our shockers' showing, but we're happy we can continue to cheer on the jayhawks as they play to go to the elite 8 tomorrow! we can only hope banks is enjoying this march as much as we are - and hopefully, he'll be a little baller in no time :)

banks and daddy at the selection sunday watch party!

watching basketball and so happy about it!


My first St. Pat's Day and sporting KU!

Banks and WU SHOCK!

Saturday, March 3, 2012

it is what it is.

breast-feeding. it is what it is.

let's face it everyone has their own opinion about just about everything. not everyone is ever going to see eye to eye on everything. the subject of breast-feeding is one of them.

some love it. some like it. some hate it. some think it's beautiful, some think it's reality and some think it's gross. 

this was recently brought to my attention when all of the hype about beyonce feeding baby blue in public went viral. of course, it always takes some celebrity to make a common topic something to talk about like it's going out of style. don't get me wrong, i love beyonce - her singing - her dance moves - her looks - her style - her husband - her baby and even her decision to breast-feed - in public. she's a pretty cool cat.

i think the thing about breast-feeding is that even if you're comfortable feeding in public, maybe it makes the person next to you uncomfortable. does it make your husband uncomfortable? and then if you are uncomfortable, it seems that you are next to someone that feels the whole world needs to see them breast-feeding. ahh. such problems.

then there is the situation that occurs when you plan on breasfeeding so you don't have a bottle, baby cries and you run into your ex-teacher, or ex-coach or some other relationship that could very well turn breast-feeding into a nightmare. so now what do you do?

like i said. everyone has their own opinion, but i can't even decide what my own opinion is. when did something so simple - like feeding a baby the way that God made you to feed them - become such a dilemma? 

sure, i breast-feed, but i do at home, i pump and take milk - but that's annoying - there are sometimes i just want to feed in public, but then my hands sweat and i get nervous - or i'm completely comfortable and then i see someone give me THE LOOK. 

i don't think there is a right or wrong answer. i'm just confused and give beyonce full credit for her confidence. 

Thursday, March 1, 2012

3 months young.

our baby boy banks is 3 months young.

yes, young. his youth is already going too fast for me, so the word old is not favored here.

he is so much fun. smiles all of the time, laughs, loves the abc's and enjoys walks with mom and dad.
he's now rolled over from tummy to back - both ways and is constantly slobbering and chewing on his hands.
he's a very active boy - the sitter says he is very content and happy - and we agree. 

yes, he started going to daycare. ahhh. so crazy. i just say a daily prayer that he is happy and safe and i've been blessed now for 4 days to come home to a happy, smiling baby boy.

here's to month 3!

a warm winter means walks with banks and hadley!

loves bath time and 'sitting' up!

first day of daycare :/

i like to hold my own bottle!

you stick your tongue out, i stick mine out!

too funny!

i love my ball, and my blankets!

i'm 3 months old young!