Things Loved In February

1. Sleep. Both getting some of my own, and watching Kate while she sleeps.

Is there anything more precious than a sleeping baby?

2. Olay Regenerist Anti-Aging Eye Roller.

I decided to try this after receiving a free mail-in rebate, and it’s something I’ve been getting a lot of use out of lately. It not only helps with those fine lines (always a must), it also reduces eye puffiness–exactly what I’m in the market for these (sleepless) days!

3. A spa day.

My “push present” from my wonderful husband was a day at Sundara Spa in Wisconsin Dells. G and I had been there before for our 5 year anniversary and it so nice to go back. I went with my friends Jill and Saz for a “girls day getaway” and we had such a great time! It was my first time being away from Kate all day, and I like to think I did pretty well. I was weepy about it for days leading up to it–and even considered backing out–but I knew I’d have to spend some time away from her at some point and I figured the longer I waited the harder it would be. And what better distraction than a luxurious day at one of the nation’s top spas? The day flew by really fast and it was so relaxing and so much fun! I was proud of myself for not falling asleep during my facial, and for only calling to check in on Kate twice. Okay, three times. Maybe four. Plus a text message or two.

4. The “Intak” water bottle from Thermos.

This is by far my favorite reusable water bottle. It’s got a wide drinking spout, and a leak-proof, flip-top lid that locks so I’m not concerned about it popping open when I throw it in my handbag. It’s BPA free, impact, stain, and odor resistant, and is dishwasher safe. But my favorite feature is a little rotating dial on the lid that helps me keep track of my water intake! Each time I fill it up I just shift the dial over a notch so I know at a glance exactly how many bottles of water I’ve had. I found mine at Target, but I’m sure they’re available a variety of places. I love it so much I’ve already purchased a second one.

5. The E*trade baby commercials.

These commercials are hysterical! Even before I had a baby these commercials would just crack me up. Now? Forget about it. I laugh just thinking about them! The one above just owns me (Dad? Dad??), and the Shankapotomous one is another favorite. If you need a good laugh you have to check these out!


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    Oh thanks for the heads up on the water bottle, I was thinking of getting a new one myself and I like the idea of the wide mouth!

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    Anonymous says:

    There is nothing more precious than a sleeping baby. Especially one who sleeps through the night, as our 6 month old has just learned how to do. Hooray!

    Are you pumping? Did you have to pump at your spa day?


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    Darling Kate! I can see why you’re in love.

    Glad you had a good getaway (how sweet of G)! Thaks for the beauty rec–I have puffy eyes even WITH sleep.

    Also, I just spit my granola all over the computer screen over that commercial. Bwahahahaaha!

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    Have you seen the “Milkaholic” one? HA!

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    Your daughter is precious. Congrats on mommyhood. I completely understand about sleeping babies- I could watch my son for hours. :)

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    Kate is gorgeous sleeping, I can see how it would be a distraction!

    Thanks for the water bottle recommendation. I’ve been keeping a tally of how much water I drink and this would come in super handy!

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    Shankapotomus is BY FAR my favorite!


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    CourtneyMac says:

    My sister showed me this one Saturday night–wait for the pay off at the end! Hilarious!

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    I love my Intake water bottle. And the E Trade commercials? Priceless. I love the one you have linked. My hubby and I like to randomly say, “Dad?” throughout the day to make each other laugh.
    And I spy a Miracle Blanket!!!

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    I need to find that water bottle!

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    i just crack up at that e-trade commercial:)

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    That water bottle sounds awesome. I’m going to keep an eye out for one. A spa day always sounds nice too :)

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    I have been reading your blog for some time and wanted to drop you a note to say hello! I have really enjoyed watching your belly grow, and now watching your daughter grow. She is gorgeous! My niece that I babysit frequently turns ONE next weekend, so it will be fun to watch Kate go through everything I’ve just watched my niece go through!

    Some things I have learned :

    When they start getting more mobile, don’t let them sleep on a regular bed. They will roll off!

    Don’t forget to close the baby powder, because as soon as you turn your back, she will eat it.

    When they start eating solids, it’s time to let someone else change the diapers.


    They sneeze right when you feed them a spoonful of greenbeans.

    Good Luck!

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    kate is precious!

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    Your baby is precious, I still love watching my daughter sleep and she’s 11 years old! I think you’ve convinced me to get the under eye lotion, I’ve been thinking about it and wondering if it really worked!

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    I have “silently” been following your blog now for a few months.. I love it!
    Thank you for the water bottle suggestion – I went right out to target today after work and bought one of my own!

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    Thanks for your comments everyone!

    Regarding the water bottle, I forgot to mention–make sure you test the rotating dial on the lid before you buy yours. When buying my second one I realized I chose one where the dial didn’t work. It was loose and just slid around (instead of staying put on the number I wanted it to). It should be a little difficult to move the dial. When I went back to exchange it I realized that all the green ones had loose dials. Could be coincidence, but just thought I’d mention it.

    @jbhat–Congratulations on your little one sleeping through the night! Oh that must be so wonderful! I’m looking forward to Kate learning that little trick. And yep, I had to pump during my spa day. It was ultra-glamorous.

    @FC–I haven’t seen the “Milkaholic” one yet, but will look for it now!

    @CourtneyMac–OMG, that’s hysterical! I laughed so loud I almost woke up Kate, lol!

    @Kristi–Oh yes, still loving our Miracle Blanket!

    @Dana–Hi, thanks for your comment–and for the tips! Sounds like you’re having a great time with your niece!

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    @FC–Just saw the “Milkaholic” one, lol! Loved it!

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