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Dangerous To Know

It’s Thankful Thursday again folks! If you’re just tuning in, I got my blogging challenge from here. This Thankful Thursday is going to be a big list of the things I love and couldn’t live without…not mom things like last time…just anything. So in no specific order, here are 10 random things I’m thankful for:

  1. Dr. Pepper and any remake of it– I’m not sure when I first had Dr. Pepper but it was a great day. I’ve gone like a week without Dr. Pepper and I feel like I’m dying.
  2. Empowering music– you know, those songs that you know every word to and listen to when you’re pissed or depressed and just yell the lyrics? Yeah, a lot of those songs have gotten me through everything.
  3. Pajama pants/ sweat pants– I don’t wear them out in public but as soon as I get into my bedroom, I change immediately. The feeling of pajamas is super relaxing in itself. I’m currently sporting a pair of DC pajama pants from like 5 years ago. I’m more of a Marvel fan but there were no Marvel pants in my size in the men’s section (being almost 6 feet tall I get my pajamas from there so I know they’re long enough).
  4. My cell phone– I know, how cliche of me. Having a baby at the stage he’s at, I’m glad I have a camera at the ready because who knows when he’ll do whatever he’s doing again!
  5. Pinterest– again, super cliche, another blogger talking about Pinterest. HAVE YOU SEEN THAT WEBSITE?! If you turn up your nose or get all judgey of the people that talk about Pinterest, you probably haven’t visited the site. If you don’t like Pinterest, you should probably go be sad and boring elsewhere.
  6. Internet humor– I LOVE the internet humor I see now! Like white girls and can’t even, Dwight Schrute memes, anything and everything! Well, the stuff I understand. I don’t understand the Breaking Bad, Game of Thrones, or Doctor Who stuff because I haven’t watched those shows.
  7. Frozen– yes, the super popular Disney movie from last year. Have you seen it? I love everything about it! Plus, my son will watch the whole movie and sometimes fall asleep while we’re in the car (our relatives live about an hour away and Little Man hates his car seat).
  8. Fashion– I don’t have the money for the wardrobe I want, but I really love looking at outfits that people put together and trying to figure out if I could make it work with what I have.
  9. Mom Blogs– I am SO thankful for blogs written by moms! While I was pregnant, I must’ve read thousands of them! Heck, now I read thousands. It’s nice to be able to reference another person’s experiences in certain situations (teething, baby poop, colic).
  10. Tutorials/checklists– the people that write these two things are awesome. It helps to reference multiple ones to see what I should pack for a weekend away, or things to things about when you’re about to move, or how to make a bracelet, or how I can easily style my hair (still none that don’t require French braids or some variation), or how to follow a crochet pattern (still haven’t completed a project yet).

What random things are you thankful for? Anything about my things bother or interest you? Let me know in the comments! See you tomorrow for the final day of the October Blogging Challenge!

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BB Good

It’s Thursday and that means it’s almost the end of the work week…for those with jobs that are Monday to Friday 9 to 5. It also means it’s time for another Thankful Thursday post in the October Blogging Challenge. This Thankful Thursday is going to be things I was/am thankful for as a new first time mom. We’ve kept everything Little Man has outgrown, just in case someone may need it.

First, I’ll do the things I was thankful for that Little Man no longer uses or has outgrown. Most of the stuff I had was hand me downs, but I’ll put links for anyone that may be interested in the items.

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Boppy/nursing pillow- this thing was awesome! Little Man slept on it almost the whole first month he was home (don’t be a Judgey McJudgerson), plus we used it to teach him to sit up.

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Bouncer– Little Man used it up until he figured out how to pull himself to a sitting position while he was inclined. I would put him in it while I cooked or ate at the table, and he loved it. He fell asleep in it many times.

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Swing– Little Man had colic (was colicky?) and this was the only thing we could find that would help calm him enough to go to sleep. He sometimes uses it now when he’s tired and nothing seems to be working to get him to sleep.

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Head support– since we got a hand me down infant car seat, there was nothing in it to protect Little Man’s head and every parent knows (or should know) that babies don’t have much head control for quite some time. He outgrew this (and his seat) about a month ago.

Now, I’ll list the things that I’m thankful we had that he still uses frequently.

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Bathtub– I got this at my baby shower and it’s GREAT! Little Man was getting too long for it, but then he started sitting up on his own and has a large amount of space left for his long legs.

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Stroller– my husband and I bought ourselves this stroller and we’re very glad we did. You can read about my enthusiasm here.

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New car seat– I said earlier that Little Man outgrew his infant car seat, so naturally we had to get him a new one. I researched and found that convertible car seats are definitely the way to go, especially with a super tall child like I have (he’s in the 94th percentile for his height).

That’s about it for the baby things I’m thankful for. I would’ve added our high chair but I’m not a big fan of it, so why recommend it to someone else?

What are you thankful for? Do you think there’s anything I should try out? Let me know! See you tomorrow for another post!

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Secret Love

Well, it’s Thankful Thursday on the October Blogging Challenge. There are 3 Thankful Thursdays scheduled for this month so this one will be about the people I’m thankful for.

I’ll be like every parent here, but I’m seriously thankful for my son. His smile and silly personality brighten my whole day. He’s the most curious baby I’ve ever seen. Any time we go somewhere new, he has to look around and figure out what everything is as soon as we get there. He’s starting to crawl now, so I’m about to get the most exercise of my life!

This is how he watches me play games on my phone.

This is how he watches me play games on my phone.

I’m very happy to have the husband I have. He’s my best friend and we are like peas and carrots (I love Forrest Gump), by themselves they’re pretty good but they’re even better together. We laugh at the same jokes, watch the same movies, play the same games, everything.

My brother is my long time best friend. He’s been my best friend for almost 21 years (he’ll be 21 in February). We text each other all day about any and every thing. The other day, he willingly went to the grocery store with me so I could get baby food. Who does that?! My brother, that’s who.

The last (but not least) person I’m enormously thankful for is my only girl best friend, Tera. Yes, she lives like 10 hours away and works like a million jobs (I’m kidding) but we text whenever she gets a free chance. We can send each other shocking things about tv shows that the other has seen (that freaking Happyland episode?!), movie lines, or just about the random weirdness we experienced that day. We send pins on Pinterest and we snapchat too so we’re very social with each other.

Who are you thankful for? Let me know and come back for tomorrow’s post of the day!