Wednesday, June 22, 2011

I'm overwhelmed. 
There is so much I need to do and I just don't feel ready. I know that it's time to get a job and start college SOON. I also know that as soon as I start these things I am just another step closer to being completely on my own. I'm desperately holding on to my youth, not wanting to let go. It's so nice not to worry about house bills. I am, although, ready for the responsibility to be mine. I don't want to rely on anyone but myself. Growing up without anyone by my side to encourage me or guide me is the most challenging thing I've ever had to do.
 But in the end... I know I'll make it and I'll be stronger then ever before.

God, pleeeaase help me as I cross over the tracks to independence. I'm scared, but beyond ready.

Sunday, June 19, 2011


I'm a strong believer in doing things the natural way. So of course, breast feeding was my only option when it came down to providing my baby with the nutrition he needs. Babies are intended to drink mama's milk. Plain and simple. So how come people think that once their child hits the one year mark, it is okay to start supplementing cow's milk into their diet. It's so unnatural to drink another animals breast milk. Cow's milk was meant for baby cows to grow large in a short period of time. It wasn't made for us. Did you know cow's milk is the cause of some obesity, calcium deficiency, allergies, heart disease, cancer, and other health ailments. It is injected with tons of hormones and chemicals. We were all born lactose intolerant, don't you know? It's UNNATURAL. It's disgusting to me to think that you will replace your milk for your baby with dirty fat cows milk. It actually pisses me off.

I plan on breast feeding Eli till he's three. I'm completely fine with going past that as well. My milk is an excellent source of  the nutrition he needs until he's old enough to find those nutrients in a verity of different foods. Almond milk for example has 50% more calcium then cows milk. When I say I'll be breast feeding him till he's 3, that doesn't mean you'll see my little boy sucking on my boob all the time. He'll most likely only want a little when he wakes up or before bed time. A warm glass of mamas milk. Just the way it was meant to be.
(Not my picture)

I wonder why people think is it normal to give a kid a glass of cows milk? When in fact it is completely odd.

Would you let your kid suck on this??
Would you suck on this yourself? Your an adult for crying out loud. You don't need it.

Friday, June 17, 2011

June 17th.

Today is a special day for Eli. He took his first unassisted steps. His first of thousands to come. His wide mouth smile, and the courage that was painted so proudly on his little face, shot a strong feeling of pride and love throughout my whole body. I scooped him up in my arms and danced around the room cheering on his new accomplishment. I smothered him in kisses as he laughed and squealed. I feel so incredibly blessed to be able to witness my son grow. From a little peanut inside my belly, to a little boy and beyond. He's perfect in my eyes. 9 Months old, and walking? Oh my. He's so strong. So smart. So handsome.
He fills my heart with joy and love. He makes me feel alive. He let's me see life in a new and exciting way.

I'm so proud of everything he does...
He's my angel.

I'll deff. get a video of him taking steps!!

Thursday, June 16, 2011

Day 1 of Shred

Here's my before pictures.
I was deffinetly excited to get started. But... half way through I was breathing heavy and wanting to just. be. done. My motivation was, " I have to keep going for as long as the insturctor keeps going. Push through". After the 20 minutes was up... My skin felt damp, my heart was racing, my blood was flowing, and I was breathing hard! But I felt so accomplished and glad I did it!

Here's some challenges I faced throughout the day.
and some Tips that help me.

As soon as I wake up I fill my BPA-free water bottle half way full. 
You should really get one. 
It helps me keep track of how much I'm drinking, and defiantly makes drinking more easier. 
It's also super easy  to carry around the house and mr. Eli can't spill it!

I take a post-natal Vitamin, drink my water, and begin the 30 day shred.

After I'm done working my fat lazyness off...
 I relax for a little while.
Then I make a light breakfast. 
Either 2 eggs and a fruit, or Cereal with almond Milk.
The hardest thing for me to do is to say no to things like this.
A warm goooey brownie with bluebell Icecream.
Or perhaps my dad will offer me McDonalds for dinner.
I need to learn to not eat just because It taste good.

But to eat, just to energize and fuel my health.

So i made trail mix. Separated it into little baggies.
and when my munchies get the best of me..
I snack.
By the way: Trail mix is meant to be eaten one at a time.
 Savor the flavor and eat it slowly. Not one right after the other. Or a handfull.
Just CHILL and enjoy the treat.
(Note to self)

In other news.. Today Eli started standing with no hands for a good minute at a time.
I'm.... so proud. I love him.

He even can hold ONE of my hands, and take a few steps.

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Tuesday, June 14, 2011

When I blog, I pour out my thoughts. No matter how random they may be. I hope for at least one person to completely understand how I feel. I love reading about dozens of  different little families blossoming. Even if we may not be friends, or never spoke to each other, I already feel so close to you. I feel your love bleeding from the pages on your blog. I feel your personality pouring out through each word. Bloggers have inspired me to exercise, eat better, and dress cuter. I've learned countless of  new things and different perspectives of life.
Blogging has become so close to me. Like a dear friend.

After all, I have no friends. I spend all my time being a mother and doing what I need to do. But I am not alone, ooooh no. I know many others who are doing just as I am. 
And I'm loving life. What about ya'll?

It's kind of like I get to search the country and find only the coolest, most inspiring mamas to get to know. 

I hope to meet many more wonderful women to look up to.

eli at 1 month. ooooooh. love love.

Monday, June 13, 2011

Oh boy, Eli is growing again.
He's NINE months old today. I caaaaan't believe it.

 In a few short weeks he has learned so much. It seems like everyday he learns something new and gets a little bit stronger. He gathered up the courage to let go of the furniture and stand for a short while. He's still practicing but I think he'll master it any day! I watch him silently in awe from across the room. I smile with pride. He preformed his first sign. "Mama."  Oh, and when he cries it goes a little something like "mamamamamaaaama" It pulls at the heart strings I never thought existed. He attemps to sign other words like.. "Grandpa",  "nana", and I even think he's trying to finger spell "Eli".  He points at things in the most random moments. When his grandpa takes him to "drive" in the parking lot, excitement over welms him. He tightens all his anxious mustles and does the only thing he can.. Scream!!! A very high pitch squeal. The same rare excitement comes when he sees guitars.( As I type that word, I pronouced it "gee-tars" in my head.  because that's what we tell eli they are...) He also looooves swimming and will squeal and laugh and smile. It pulls every one of my heart stings. He is such a typical little boy, it's adorable.

My pride and joy.

My adorable snuggle bear.

My best friend.

My son.

My first love.

He growls and grunts.

He loves boobs, fast cars, and gee-tars.

These pictures are taken by emily blincoe. She is suuuuuch a great picture taker. I'm so glad she
she's my sister! I look up to her tons.

Thursday, June 9, 2011

Simple please.

After sharing a room with my baby for 9 months, I'm just about overloaded with colors and toys.
I can't wait to have my own, simple room.
That's why I totally re did my blog to something more simple.
I feel so cluttered.

Eli is literally, king of my world.

Monday, June 6, 2011

Weekends feel like I'm constantly doing something.
going here and there... doing this and that.
missing a few naps. and letting the hours fly by.
I love it.
Yay I bought some craftttss. Hot glue gun! Paint, and glitter. THE FUN STUFF! 
I've been so inspired by pinterest.

My first master piece. :)

I just got this APP, and i'm now totally addicted to instagrammm.

shopping for new clothes with eli! Always great.

This is joseyyyy!! my brothers girlfriend. Check out her cute blog.

My whole family showed up at Barton springs to hangout, tan, and swim.
We were not there 3 minutes, when it started POURING. Out of freakin' no where!!

so.. we all went to eat icecream.
 the perfect thing to do when it rains on our sunny day!

I cringed everytime Eli's aunt emily gave him icecream. 
I'm such a helicopter mom..

I love how Eli holds on with this little arm.
Eli and grampa. soo much love.

Saturday, June 4, 2011

You definitely are more intrigued by everything around you, then you are by me.  I'm okay with it, because just getting to watch you learn and experience new things is incredible. I love spending my days with you. I love watching you do anything. Knowing the fact that because of my choices, you have the opportunity to live this beautiful life and be free. My days revolve around trying to get a little giggle out of you. You are a very serious guy and it's quite a task trying to make you smile. When you see me crawling toward you, you give me the most devilish grin and try to crawl away as fast as you can. I catch up to you and bite the side of your tummy. The most beautiful, precious, belly laugh gets busted out of you. I cherish every moment with you. You're are such a sweet pea. You enjoy all the simple things in life, and when you need me, you always know I'm here.

Friday, June 3, 2011

These pictures don't even do Eli justice.
 They do, however, show you how amazingly captivating his eyes are.
 I've wanted blue eyes like these my whole life, and this lucky guy got them! 
He's going to steal some hearts... 
He's already stolen my mine.

and oh those little lips...
 They are so precious.
 I try so hard to kiss them but they are just so itty bitty!! 

Can't forget about his CUUUTE ears that stick out just enough to notice.
I could eat him up!!

His hair line? Adooooorre.
 two cowlicks on either side that make his hair come to the middle and curl.

That double baby chub chin.
I love love love.
Except all the nasty crusties I find under his neck when he looks up..

All the babbles he makes.
All the drool he bubbles.
And all the things he has to point to with his little fingers.


My sister thinks he is looking less baby-ish and more boy-ish.
 But I still see him as my little bitty baby.