Category Archives: Thank You Notes

Give This Lady a Medal

Now I may let my “crunchy mama” side show for just a second here… 

I work in little baby boutique and it comes with some great perks. I get to see adorable babies all day long. Sometimes I get to squeeze their cute little selves but.. And here’s the kicker… I get to give them back! I mean, I totally get the baby fevers going on sure but I also get to hear some pretty cool labor and delivery stories too.

Stories about home births and unmedicated deliveries. I was even shown a wicked C-Section scar. I’ve always been fascinated by home births. In your own home, laboring. You have your own space and no one is making you stay in that bed. It sounds awesome. On the other hand… I don’t want the first words that my children ever hear to be a string of profanities. We know that would happen. Give me the drugs, lay me on the table. 

I breastfed Frank for 13 months, made his baby food, refused to put cereal in a bottle. Well Frank wasn’t having no stinkin’ bottle anyway but you get what I’m saying. I even baby carried most of the time. Five and a half years later and it is still pretty attached parenting. Seriously though… get out of my bed kid! My crunchy goes quite stale at “give me the epidural”.  

My labor and delivery was too easy. Umm, why don’t I get to be awesome? I had my epidural and everyone just assumed I was a witch because I still had full control over my legs but could not feel a thing!  I felt like it was too easy. Well, until Frank refused to come out and they just yanked him with the forceps.

You moms are straight up rockstars! My mom is one of you. I was not born at home but that woman only spent 3 hours in the hospital before I arrived. No meds at all, just straight up screaming at my aunt, “I DONT NEED ANY DAMN DRUGS!” Like. A. Total. Bad. Ass. Still to this day, that woman is stronger than I could ever hope to be. Still a total badass. 

You are all bad ass. All of you. The at homes, the hospital, the csection, the natural, the unmedicated. Every last one of you. Amazing. Your body held a freakin’ human being! You are amazing.

I still believe my mother deserves a standing ovation and a medal! Thank you, Momma.

Do you have an awesome story about bringing your babies earth side?  Share it with me in the comments or email me. I may share a few!

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Told You They Make A Great Team

In a previous post, I talked about my adorable parents and their love of almost 40 years. I also talked about what an amazing team they make!

When it comes to handy work and crafting and building, there isn’t much my ol’ daddy can’t do.  He builds and she paints (this time she stained).  I promised to reveal my birthday present to all of you when it was finish.  Well guess what?? 😊 It’s finished and I couldn’t be more happy!  It is beautiful. Simple and elegant just a pinch of bling. (Just like me)… Okay I don’t think I’m elegant but my desk is!

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Can you be in love with a piece of furniture?

The sides are made from an old crib and my one little piece of bling is this drawer pull!

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The chairs that my parents have had for years just seemed to go perfectly.  I took them too! I couldn’t have asked for a better birthday gift… Oh wait… I did ask for it!  This was just beyond expectations.

*Happy Birthday to Me!* & Thank you, Mom & Dad.

Showing Some Love!

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Happy Valentines’ Day, Ya’ll!  I hope all of you and your loved ones are having a wonderful day.  I just wanted to take a few seconds to tell you how much I appreciate each and every one of you that have visited my blog, posted comments, likes, follows, all that good stuff!  THANK YOU!  All of you through facebook, twitter, instagram, and whereever else you may be finding me, have truly been awesome.  A few weeks ago I was so nervous about starting this blog and writing down my feelings and stories that I nearly gave up before I had written the first word.  I’m so glad that I didnt.  In just a few short weeks I’ve had over 200 site visitors and nearly 500 views!  It may not seem like much, but to someone who thought she was going to be talking to the air, this is huge!  I’m very lucky to have so much support from my husband, family, and friends.  I can’t say thank you enough and I look forward to giving you more great reads in the future.

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Again, thank you all so very much!  Keep a look out for a new post coming Monday!  I’m pretty excited about this one.

Have an awesome day, ya’ll!

lovemindy