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Friday, February 03, 2012

Seven 100% positive things about my life right now (7QTF)


This week's 7QT are going to be all 100% positive. I wrote a pity party blog about G's sleep this week but I don't want my readers to think I am a debby downer--because IRL I am actually quite a positive/optimistic person.
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Baby G's birthday invitations have been mailed, most of the supplies have been bought, and I've got the party favors planned (personalized & useful things...none of the cheapo-lameo stuff!). I just need to find a cake recipe I like. The frosting will be buttercream colored to decorate the Winnie the Pooh mold I am using; so just focus on picking a cake recipe.

Yummy Chocolate Cake 
Melt in your mouth method Butter Cake
Simple White Cake
or...
half chocolate half / half one of the other 2 (I'm not quite sure how I would get the mold to be half and half, but I'm thinking that'd be a fun option)


what are your thoughts?
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Baby G has started saying MOMMA!!! Pretty much all of the time, she means me :-) and Dadda means my husband. I don't want to write them down as first words, though, because occasionally she will say them but not mean us. The first time I heard momma, I about melted. {I'm not talking about the maaaa-maaaa babble; I mean full fledged, momma!}
SO EXCITING. I can't wait to hear her say "I love you momma!" Even if that is years away.

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We had a night of FULL sleep. Wednesday night into Thursday, G slept from 8 pm to 7:45 am. She didn't cry once, didn't have a midnight poopscapade, and didn't need a 5:30 am nursing session. I don't know why happened; she has no rhyme or reason to her sleep, but we were so thankful for it!! She also took a 2 hour nap on Thursday. I hope for a repeat today!

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No one was sick this week. Can I get an Amen!! Thank the Lord, quite literally, prayers for health were answered this week.
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The most adorable thing that baby G does, obviously aside from saying momma, is she knows that owls say "whooooooooo." She loves this animal book my mom gave her, which has owls on the last page. When I ask her what owls say, she looks for the book. She turns to the last page and says "whoooooooooo." Precious.
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I got to go to the gym on Sunday, Tuesday, and Thursday. G was perfectly behaved at the gym daycare on Tuesday & Thursday, so I got in a 4 mile run, a bit of weights & fitness pilates. We also went for a walk to the park & back with no crying whatsoever. I loved pushing her on the swing because she gets the open mouth grin and giggles when she goes "high." She really is a happy baby, overall.

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I'm getting fluffy mail this weekend!!! I AM SO EXCITED for a mini-stash make-over. I redeemed my Kellyscloset.com diaper dollars for a $50 gift card. Sure, I also spent $90...but I got SO much stuff ($160+ value). I probably shouldn't have bought so much, but I have been pining after some new brands and styles. Where'd the money come from?? The small tax refund I told you about last week :-)

  • more Bummis bio-soft diaper liners for the trip to my moms 
  • more Thirsties booty love (magical stuff, seriously)
  • Knickernappies side snapping diaper with the loopy-do inserts
  • Ruby Moon detergent for when we run out of my beloved Eco Sprout (they don't carry it on KC, or else I would have bought it)
  • Swaddlebees Simplex in tweet print (so excited for this)
  • Kissaluv diaper potion concentrate (supposed to make 15 batches of wipe solution)
  • another Tots Bots (my favorite diaper)
  • a free diaper -- Itti Bitti Tutto!
  • bumGenius 4.0 stay dry diaper in Albert print with snaps. This will be my first BG. I've never been one to follow the crowd, but I can't very well operate a blog that is 75% cloth diaper related without trying one of the most popular brands around. I will let you all know what I think of it. 

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8 comments:

  1. I love this post! Love the positive vibe! So excited to being doing the giveaway with you to celebrate our kids special birthday!

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    1. Me too :-) Thanks for checking out my 7QT!

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  2. Yay to #2! How exciting! Actually, all of these are pretty exciting! So happy to hear happy things!

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    1. It is very exciting!
      I'm happy to share more happiness!

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  3. Yay for party planning! Can't believe the day is almost here! Have to admit I am a bit jealous of Gianna calling you Momma. We have been getting Dada for a while now, but no signs of Mommy yet. :-)

    Yay for the fluffy stash update! Sounds like you are getting some great stuff. I just bought two in the Albert print at KC! I am so excited to get them! Hope you like your BGs. They are basically all we own and we love them!

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    1. It just happened randomly...but yours is walking, so don't be jealous!

      I am so excited for my mini stash makeover...I'm stalking the mail :-)

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  4. Love hearing happy things! She's saying Momma, that's fantastic! :)

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