Archives for June 2012

Sip ‘n See!

On Sunday Oatmeal and I hosted a little gathering at our house.  It was Poppyseed’s “Sip ‘n See,” which is basically just a party held when a baby is born.  The purpose is just for friends and family to come over and meet the baby. We had originally thought we’d do the sip ‘n see […]

Poppyseed’s Newborn Pictures (Finally)

I got home from work this afternoon, and some pictures I ordered of Poppyseed were in the mailbox. I was honestly blown away, because I can’t believe how quickly 8 weeks has passed. Funny how overwhelming it all was around the time that these pictures were taken.  My friend Amy flew in from Pittsburg to […]

The Modern Working Mama

Well folks, I hate to be a cliche, but I’m just gonna say it. WHAT IN THE HELL WAS I DOING WITH MY TIME BEFORE I HAD A BABY? Let’s just say that I’m a traveling salesman. It’s pretty much the truth and I try to avoid going into a lot of detail about work […]

Piece of Cake

Today is Father’s Day, the first for Oatmeal. This weekend my best friend, Anna, drove in from Shreveport to visit us.  She hadn’t met little Poppyseed yet, and she is one of my favorite people to hang out with, so I was so excited for her to get here.  We all ate dinner together at […]

Lola Goes Back to Work

Today was my first day back to work.  I’ll keep it short. Poppyseed is 7 weeks old.  I begin my phase back portion of maternity leave this week – I work part time for the next 8 weeks.  I must work a minimum of 2 days per week, meaning 5 days at home with sweet […]

Weekend Recap, Including Lola Locking Poppyseed in the Car

Today is Monday, and I am so sad that the weekend is over. On Friday, Oatmeal actually got home early.  And by early, I mean he got home at about 6pm.  Poppyseed and I were just sitting on our back porch, chilling out and enjoying the wind.  It was about to storm and it was […]

Lola and Oatmeal Visit the Witch Doctor

So Saturday morning was an interesting one for us. We woke up early, packed up little Poppyseed and drove into Houston.  We rarely go into Houston, but we actually had an appointment with none other than a witch doctor.  Okay, maybe not quite a witch doctor, but a naturopath. For those of you not familiar, […]

Poppyseed is 6 Weeks Old

Goodness has the time flown by.  Monday my sweet Poppyseed turned 6 weeks old. Poppyseed is really chunking up.  All of my hard work nursing is paying off!  Her arms, fingers, and legs have definitely plumped up.  Her little cheeks are really getting big, and oh the belly!  How I love that little pot belly. […]

What a difference family makes.

Family is a wonderful thing. When I read this article today, it made me really think about that.  My in-laws run a small town newspaper, and this was in this week’s issue.  My FIL writes a little article each week, and this week he wrote about spending time with my niece, Little Joanie, during a […]