Our First Date

Saturday, August 30, 2008

Frugal Fancy Frock


Ladies of Blogland, kindly feast your eyes on the Fancy Frock that I'm sportin in the pic above. How much would you pay for such snazziness, $200, $100....hold onto your undies and spanxs my friends. I PAID $10.49!!!!!!!!! You read it right my sistuhs. My girl Kitty and I were at Camille Lavie today and she spotted this hot lil number on the sales rack. It was 70% off the lowest price. Ummp, ummp, ummp now all I have to do is not gain a pound until the office Christmas party.

OK now what you really come here for, here's some pics of my Muffin Butt. Smooches.


Friday, August 29, 2008

Thursday, August 28, 2008

Sicky Poo


Oh no my poor baby is sick. She picked up a nasty cold (from daddy) and has just been miserable. We went to the doctor today and she said my sweetums also has an ear infection. She started her on some antibiotics so I hope she's feeling better soon. Hang in there Gracie girl, you'll feel better soon.

Oh an BTW, the Christmas bib helps to lift our spirits, so there.

Wednesday, August 27, 2008

Our President


Unbelievable, Incredible, Awesome, of God. These are just a few adjectives that I feel describe what I witnessed tonight. My heart is so full. Just think, my baby girl will get to grow up in an America that had the courage to do the right thing. Cya in the whitehouse Mr. President!

Sunday, August 24, 2008

Grandmomma

My mom went back home today and boy did I hate to see her go. She's been here for a month and has truly been a Godsend. I don't know how we would have made it without her. I wanted her to stay another week but I know she misses her own home and her own things so I told her I was fine. My mom is one of those old school moms, sweet as pie and tough as nails all rolled into one. She's 77 with awful arthritic knees and a pacemaker but she came here to take care of her baby (me) and grandbaby. If I can be half the momma to Gracie that my mom was to me, she will be a very blessed child indeed. Love you momma, see you soon.

Watch your back Grandmomma, I'm heavy!


Please don't go Grandmomma, we need you!! Whose gonna fix our Malt O Meal in the morning!

Look at me Grandmomma, I'm sooo big, ahhh I just crack myself up.


You've got the best rocking arms in world Grandmomma. I'm sure gonna miss em.

Saturday, August 23, 2008

Date Night

Gracie, Daddy and I had a real date night. We went out to dinner and a great time was had by all. I think Hubby and I have been a little down in the dumps because we haven't been able to do anything fun since my surgery. Fortunately, I felt well enough tonight to step out. Of course my sweet girl was on her best behavior and once I gave her some of the warm bread with scampi butter she was in Heaven.





Whatchu talkin bout Willis!

Wednesday, August 20, 2008

On the Move

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Look at my Muffin Butt go. She is seriously on the move honey. Go Gracie Girl!


Being a Busy Bee is hard work, think I catch a few zzzzs on my best bear Buddy.

Sunday, August 17, 2008

Sunday Shenanigans



My sweet girl has increased her activity level tenfold. She is crawling/inching all over the place. Thank goodness my Mom is still here helping out. My recovery is going soooo slow, I feel awful that I can't get on the floor and play with her like I want to. I tell you this, Ms. Gracie will surely keep her Mom & Dad young. She is so funny, if she's crawling towards something she shouldn't we'll move it and starts crawling at lightening speed trying to get to it before we can pick it up. Oh yeah Mom & Dad better start eating their Wheaties now.

Thursday, August 14, 2008

Mommy's Bedtime Blues


My sweet girl had to be moved to her big girl bed:( She stood up on the little co sleeper that we had next to our bed and was leaning over reaching for the flashlight we keep on the nightstand, so that was the end of that. Hubby lowered her crib mattress, rushed out and bought a video monitor and she spent her first night in the nursery last night. Oh how I miss my sweet Muffin Butt being right next to me. I used to love listening to her little rustling sounds or shining the flashlight on her and watching her sleep. We have the video monitor but it's not the same. My sweet baby loves her new crib however. She has plenty of room to move around and she luvs her aquatic mobile. Soooo mommy will just have to get over it. Sweet dreams my precious baby. I luv you sooo.

Sunday, August 10, 2008

Rubber Duckie Luv



Here's Dad given our sweet girl a bathe with her favorite duckie. Hubby's been Mr. Mom since my surgery and he's been doing a bang up job. It's so hard not being able to pick my sweet baby up but that's the way it has to be for now. My mom is also here and I honestly don't know how we would have survived without her. Sooo I limp along and each day is a little better than the previous one. Muffin on the other hand is awesome. She is on the move! She's crawling/inchworming her way from point a to point b. I'll try to get a video of her up in a couple of days. Until then, Smooches

Tuesday, August 5, 2008

Best Lil Nurse in Texas


My sweet baby came to nurse me today! I've been in the hospital since Friday, I had major surgery and it's really been ruff going. Prayerfully I'm turning the corner now and will be able to go home tomorrow. I am so ready to get out of here. The nursing care I received over the weekend was ridiculously bad and Friday night I suffered intense pain for hours needlessly. The nurses I've had since Monday have been good. I want to send a shout out to my transracial adoption sisters. During this hospital stay I've had the unfortunate opportunity to experience a little bit of what you must get on a daily basis. Everytime hubby brought my girl here to see me the nursing assistants kept asking "that's your baby?! I mean repeatedly. I was like now why in the hell are they asking me that. I don't know if they were reading my medical chart or what. But I tried not to get to agitated and I just dismissed it. Then the chaplain came in and feigning concern for me started asking probing questions. She says to me oh your face just lights up when you talk about your daughter is there something special about her? I told her that aren't all children special to their parents? Then she asked me the unthinkable, totally inappropriate question in my opinion, she says oh you were able to have her with your fibroids, I was shocked and utterly pissed at my invasion of privacy but I shot right back well she is a Blessing from God, which of course she is. Now of course everyone that knows me knows my baby girl came to us through adoption, it's no secret, but I don't volunteer our family's history to every Tom, Dick and Harry. I was so pissed, I could hardly see straight. Fortunately my nurse came in and the intrusive, unprofessional chaplain got gone. She'd said to me that the nursing assistants were her little friends or buddies so I guess they sent her in on a snoop mission. I tell you, I was so outraged that I had to take some deep breaths. My pain started back up and everything. No one has the right to try and demand my family's personal history. If I could prove they went looking through my chart I would sue them for a HIPPA violation but I'll just be happy to blow this joint tomorrow.

On a happier note, I want to thank everyone who has prayed and is continuing to pray for me. As you know this was a ruff one and ONLY God's grace and mercy got me through. Now I will get to go home and continue having the privilege of being my sweet baby's mommy. Love to you all