Today was D-Day. The day I begin the process of reclaiming my body from the depths of postpartum icky-ness. The day I stop nursing. If you don't want to read about breastfeeding and/or all the stuff that goes with it, please go to another blog now. That's right, move along, nothing to see here. In fact, here's one for you: Click here. There, I gave you one for free. Now, go! Away with you!
*Sigh* There were moments over the past year when I cursed breastfeeding. When Zeke would push… Continue
Added by Rachel Boldman on April 23, 2009 at 9:17pm —
Sometimes there are days like we had this weekend: everything is perfect. We go for walks, we play, we read books together, we spend time together as a family. On Saturday, Josh and I even took Zeke to the pool for the first time, and he LOVED it! Here is a picture of the sheer delight:
Sunday was great, too. Josh preached, Zeke and I went out to get lunch for him, and we all had a relaxing afternoon. Monday? Also pretty good. Zeke skips his nap on Mondays so I can teach my class at the… Continue
Added by Rachel Boldman on April 23, 2009 at 9:16pm —
Tomorrow, he will be a year old! I remember where I was a year ago today--at a friend's house playing games, I mean OWNING the guys at "Gimme 5," eating dessert, and experiencing the WORST headaches I'd ever had in my life. All the while praying that the hospital would have room for me in the morning. Turns out that the hospital did NOT have room, but the headaches were eventually enough to get me admitted and have the baby just 6 short hours after.
I was NOT ready to be a mom, but… Continue
Added by Rachel Boldman on April 23, 2009 at 9:16pm —
..is The Bachelor's Jason Mesnick. I really really really REALLY feel for Melissa, his original pick--the woman he said he wanted to spend the rest of his life with. It's hard enough to have your engagement broken off the day before finals at a teeny-tiny private university your Junior year, then watch, dumbfounded, as your ex-fiancee gets over you and starts dating someone about 2 seconds after arriving back on campus in August...I can't imagine how it must be to experience that in front of… Continue
Added by Rachel Boldman on March 3, 2009 at 8:30pm —
I thought I'd dedicate today's post to a very important member of our family--Harvey Hamel the Camel.
Harvey is a sweet, too-cute stuffed camel given to me by my sweet, too-awesome friend from college, Amanda, at a baby shower. I love this simple toy for many reasons. One, I love stuffed animals and have since (probably) infancy. So really, any stuffed animal is a friend of mine. Two, how often to you see a stuffed camel? It's so unique! And very manly, at that. No wimpy teddy bears… Continue
Added by Rachel Boldman on February 24, 2009 at 4:25pm —
Thanks to Thrifty and Chic Mom, whose blog I stumbled upon a couple of weeks ago, I am the proud winner of a FABULOUS O Yikes Slingback diaper bag in Tangerine Raspberry! I can't wait to receive it, especially since the day before I found out I won, I was shopping for new diaper bags and not really finding anything I liked! So this is what it will look like:
As soon as I receive it, I will post a review. I'm expecting to love it!
Added by Rachel Boldman on January 15, 2009 at 3:47pm —
Every year begins with the same good intentions, doesn't it? We all have these lofty goals in mind--we're going to lose xxx pounds, give xxx to charity, clean the house, stick to the diet, exercise, take up a new hobby...and the list goes on. Those are just a few of my resolutions from years' past--I'm sure you could add to the list. This year, I wanted to just throw it all in the trash--forget the resolutions, just live and hope for the best. But I realize that I am a very goal-oriented… Continue
Added by Rachel Boldman on January 6, 2009 at 5:19pm —
...A GIANT RAT!!!!
First of all, we had an amazing Christmas. The days surrounding December 25th were filled with time spent with both of our families, and lots of presents for Zeke! He came through all of the festivities unscathed, except for a few missed naps. But that's what the holidays are for, right?!
On Christmas night, we came home from my Aunt's house, put our tired little guy to bed, and were getting ready to settle down on the couch when I saw it--I thought it… Continue
Added by Rachel Boldman on January 6, 2009 at 5:18pm —
The day of our Lord and Savior's birth (or at least the day we CELEBRATE it) is upon us, and I am feeling more than a little bit Grinchy. This should be my best Christmas so far, because it is my precious baby's first one. I certainly started the season off in the Christmas spirit, even going so far as to finish my Christmas shopping early. But to be quite honest with you, the pressure of the holiday season is really getting to me. Why is there so much to DO? I feel the weight of the… Continue
Added by Rachel Boldman on December 24, 2008 at 5:42pm —
Oh come on, you know EXACTLY what I’m talking about. In fact, I doubt I even need to explain the title because you’re nodding your head thinking, “Love those Duggars, but MAN I don’t want to wear their clothes! And dang it, I like my eyeliner! I NEED my eyeliner!!” Calm down, I need my eyeliner, too.
I LOVE the Duggars. I watch “17 Kids and Counting” on TLC and have followed them since “14 Kids and Pregnant Again!” way back in 2004. When I first saw them on TV, I was impressed, to… Continue
Added by Rachel Boldman on December 11, 2008 at 11:21am —
I CAN'T HOLD IT IN ANY LONGER!!!!
I'm about to bust, because I've been holding some stuff in. I just can't hold it in any longer, because I am SO EXCITED! Once you're done reading this you'll probably be like, "What the heck, Rach? This stuff is NOT important at all!" My answer to that is--right now, they're important to me!
#1. I am completely done with my Christmas shopping for family, except for Josh and Zeke (we may get him one more gift, but maybe not). This is an… Continue
Added by Rachel Boldman on December 10, 2008 at 6:13pm —