While it seems like I surely forgot all about that post, I did not! In fact it has been driving me absolutely crazy that I haven't responded to it before now! I honestly think about it all. the. time. I just haven't had time to sit down and answer the questions, and pull pictures to go with it. Who likes a post without pictures? haha But husband is off work today, and trying to put sweet baby boy down for a nap, (always a challenge!!!), so I'm taking a little bit to get this done with so I can cross it off my to-do list! :)
First of all, thank you to all that commented on the post! I love reading comments even if I don't always get back to answering them! Which actually brings me to another question, what is the best way to respond to comments?? I used to try and email everyone back, but not everyone has their email address tied to their blogger profile, so they don't get the emails. Then I set it up where I could reply to a comment at the end of a post, but then I think, honestly who is going to come back here and check to see if I responded to their comment? I'm so confused by the whole thing!
Sweet boy this morning.
About Henry... I'm SO glad that y'all like seeing pictures of him! ;) This is the easiest way for me to share pictures with my family who we don't get to see often enough. I really try not to make it all about him all the time, but I don't think I'm doing a very good job! haha He is just the center of our world right now, so by default there's lots of talking about him and pictures to go along with it!
About our house... I was really surprised by how many people said they wanted to see/read more about house projects! I LOVE decorating projects, but they have definitely been in short supply around here lately! First is the fact that we have a 4 month old, (how did that happen! It is going by too fast!!!!), so lots of things in our house have been moved around to accommodate him...
We have a full-size leather recliner, a crib, and a changing table in our bedroom,
and our garden tub has been overtaken with baby whale tub and toys, (this one's not that big of a deal because we never really used it anyway),
there is always a giant quilt with toys on it in the middle our living room floor, and a jumperoo stashed in the corner.
And the second reason we've been slacking in the decorating department, we're moving soon!
Since Henry sleeps in our room, his room is a catch-all for packed boxes. I still can't bring myself to take down all the things in his room though, even if he's not sleeping in it. I love this room!! You can see more of it in this post.
You can bet that when we do move, I'll be back with tons of house projects in the new house!!! I'm excited just thinking about it! :)
About recipes... Husband and I have really been trying to cut out all processed foods from our diet lately. It's hard, but kind of exciting, and I LOVE fresh fruits and veggies, so it's not been too bad! Henry has a sensitivity to all things dairy and since I'm still breastfeeding that means no milk, cheese, sour cream, and worst of all ice cream for me! These two factored together have really changed how we eat so, so much!
Breakfast one day last week - An omelette with cilantro pesto in the eggs, (that's why they're green!), red onion, tomato, less than a Tablespoon of Monterey Jack cheese, and avocado, with a home made corn tortilla. Delicious!!! (Also, UGH my kitchen table is in dire need of refinishing!!!)
I've been trying lots of new dishes out lately, and have some recipes that I really want to share with y'all if I ever have the time to write everything up! I feel like most of the recipes I've posted before have been pretty easy, and I'm not sure how more complicated ones would be received. Are y'all interested in some recipes that might take a few more steps, but are super healthy??
Love that sweet little fluffy bum! This was when he was only 2 weeks old!
About cloth diapers... Posts about cloth diapers are coming!! Yes, that's posts plural!! I'm so excited that there were people that wanted to read more about our experiences with cloth diapers! We love them so, so much, I'm stoked to get to share more with y'all! I started trying to write a post about them over a month ago, and it got so ridiculously long that I'm in the process of breaking it up into several posts. Soon we'll have a cloth diaper week! :)
Husband and I, (and Henry at 19 weeks in-utero), at a Rangers game last year!
Where do we like to sit at the Ballpark at Arlington, (where the Texas Rangers play!!)?
First of all, this might be my favorite question that was asked! We love some Texas Rangers in this house!!! We like to sit in the sections that are dark green on this map, on the first base side. The view is great, (all the pictures from this post were taken from this section), and the seats aren't too expensive! If you sit back far enough, there's even a little shade on the seats, which is always welcome when it's over 100 out! ;) Go Rangers!
What surprised me most about being a mom?
What a loaded question! This one is so hard! I am constantly surprised by things every day! I think the thing that really surprises me most though is the power of maternal instinct. As a planner and researcher, I tried to read every thing possible on the topic of babies while I was pregnant and even since I've had Henry. I am continually amazed how many thing just come naturally though. I try to remember daily that no book is going to have a one-size-fits-all approach to parenting. My husband and I know our child better than anyone, and we know what works for him and what is best for him. I've also learned that I can be quite the momma bear when someone tries to challenge me on something in regards to his well-being. ;)
Kind of a side note to this, in the past few days I read a book that I highly recommend! I thought it was so incredibly fascinating, (though part of that could be my sociology degree coming out!), and a reminder that there are so many different correct ways to raise a child! I think in a lot of ways it's freeing to be reminded of this every once in a while! :) So if you're looking for a book to read, look into How Eskimos Keep Their Babies Warm And Other Adventures in Parenting.
What are some of my favorite places to shop?
Oh shopping, how I miss thee! haha Really, I don't have much time to shop these days! Pre-baby I mostly shopped at Target, JCrew, Dillard's, REI, and Eddie Bauer for clothes. While I was pregnant I discovered the wonderfulness that is online shopping! haha! Because clothes still don't fit me well, (I've lost all the baby weight plus another 10-12 pounds, but clothes just fit awkwardly right now!), I mostly buy things for Henry lately! ;) I'm pretty sure our UPS/FedEx/Mailmen think I own stock in Amazon and Zulily.
What blogs do I read regularly?
I think this is answer falls kind of into categories. I mostly read blogs of sweet girls I went to high school with, house blogs, and a few mommy blogs. But here are some of my favs, (you can check out more on the right side of the page)!
Girls I Went to High School With
I think that just about covers it! :) Big thank you to all those that provided feedback! So sorry that some of my answers are pretty lame! haha