Monday, May 18, 2015

bohoBabies week IX

They are crawling and running, laughing and whining, playing baseball, modeling on cars, catching frogs and eating cookie dough.  They are growing so quickly and filling up our lives with so much sweetness and love. 

Friday, May 15, 2015

Must Have: bohoBaby Products

I. Forget. All.The.Time. I don't know what it is, but I think most mothers would agree with me, the first year is a blur. Between the zero sleep in the first weeks, the growth spurts, the teething, and just the sheer fear that your child isn't breathing, it's no wonder we can't remember what we did yesterday.
The point is, my baby sister is having her first baby and I want to remember, I need to remember!
I realize she will learn most things on her own, but those little tips that might make her journey a tad bit easier are the things I'm trying to hold on to. So before I forget it all, bohoG$ and Joshy-Poo please read below.
Note: Just because I forget doesn't mean I don't want my phone # on speed dial!

Mustela// Oh this scent. I even put it on my hands before work so I can smell my babies at the office. Yes, it just got weird. Seriously though, it makes waking up in the middle of the night to go snuggle that baby all the more better! You can thank Sarah for this one.

DoTerra Essential Oils + Diffuser//

There are so many different things you can do with these! Here are some of my favs:
>Apply Lavender + On-Guard to the bottom of her widdle feet at night
>Spray Lemon + On-Guard on her swing/mattress/toys to kill germs
>Blend Melaluca + Lavender (dilute with coconut oil) for baby acne

Latch Bottles// This bottle is great for switching between nursing and bottle feeding. Sweet baby has to suck to get the milk out so you don't have to worry about her rejecting your breast and leaving you ugly crying in the rocking chair with your tits full of milk. (I clearly know from experience on this one)

Desitin// I've tried them all. It's the best, and no, the Target brand is not the same. Trust big sissy on this one.

Rock N' Play// An easy to travel bassinet with an incline that makes it a perfect place for baby to sleep if she ever gets the sniffles.

Lansinoh HPA Lanolin// Remember when you were hauling butt to the hospital to see Keather before she had Karter and I screamed, "DONT FORGET THE NIPPLE CREAM!"?  Well, don't forget the nipple cream.

The Happiest Baby On The Block// The 5 S's. I have the DVD, it's a must. I can picture Josh taking extremely thorough notes so you will be 100% prepared when the time comes. (Ask Sarah or Carla to teach you their swaddle, they are PROS)

That is all I have right now. It may not seem like much, but you will be amazed at all the loving mother's that will come out of left field with bits of advice for you that will help you so much. I know you and Josh are going to be the best doting parents, and just remember, your sisters are on stand-by whenever you need us! (Trust me, we are dying to help!) ~bohoJulia

Mustela// $12
Desitin// $3.50
Lansinoh// $6.40
              Photos by Brooke Schwab

Tuesday, May 12, 2015

An Adult Weekend.

We asked for it and we got it.  A weekend with adult parties, no kids, no blow up water slides, one where we fixed our hair and put on makeup.  

It started with a 50th Birthday party for the painfully cool and ageless Chris Pendergraft. There was a DJ and a dance floor, a full bar with Megan Fox look alike bartenders (I apologize for not getting a pic) and a shot block!  We danced and laughed, we had uninterrupted conversations and we left when Daron walked into a glass wall and almost took out the back of the house.  Finished that up with a nice dinner inside of Whataburger and the night was a success.  

Saturday morning came quick and it was a full day with the little's but when bed time rolled around we were off again.  I kissed the babies goodnight and cringed as I put on a pair of heels....twice in one weekend and my feet were pissed.  We went to the most beautiful home wedding of Jeff & Robin Starcher.  There wasn't a dry eye as they exchanged vows in their courtyard surrounded by family and friends.  It was dreamy and intimate with a saxophonist, lots of barefoot dancing and the yummiest adult punch.  The gorgeous bride wore an ombre rose petal dress that tied in all of the incredible flowers which filled the entire house....it was the sweetest story book wedding.

And so we had our wild and fun adult weekend and as much as we enjoyed those uninterrupted conversations, they were mostly about our sleeping babies. Sigh. 
The weekend started with a painted potted plant from my lil petunia.
A 50th birthday party for Chris, yes that handsome man is 50! 

We found some black dots and put them on our faces.  Because this was an adult weekend and that's what adults do.

Adults also act like they are shot block pros.  And then they realize the next morning when their kids are up at 7AM, that there is no such thing.
But we gave it our best shot ;)
And sometimes the dad's are just like their kids.
"I'm going to get 2 hours of sleep tonight and I'm not scared." 
Ended the night with a special dinner inside Whataburger.
Resting up for round 2.
Fueling up for round 2.
Round 2.
My loves.
The sweet. loving, beautiful Mr. & Mrs. Jeff Starcher.
DJ Senega & the sax.
Our soul sister Robin.
Adults with their juice.
This prego princess was tearing up the dance floor.
Heading home.
How we felt.
And Happy Mother's Day momma!!
Still tired,

Wednesday, May 6, 2015

Most Guys...

Man it's been a while since I've written anything. In fact, my last post chronicled an embarrassing dating situation that I had experienced as a single woman. How things have changed! 

Over the last six months I met the love of my life and got pregnant. I am now five months along (yup, do the math) and we are expecting our baby girl in September. Although this pregnancy came as a surprise, I could not be more excited to be a mommy. The father, my wonderful and sweet Joshua, is the best man I could have never imagined. If you asked me to chalk up my dream guy before I had met Josh, he still wouldn't be half the man Josh is. 

Most guys would run for the hills if they found out their girlfriend of one month was pregnant. Not Josh. He hasn't missed a single dr's appointment. He read aloud to me a six-page booklet of pregnancy FAQ's while I slept, and never once has he flinched at the lifestyle change and journey that we are embarking on. By the way folks, the pull-out method does not work.

Most guys would not be able to endure a woman's pregnancy psychosis. Not Josh. He apologizes for the irrational reason(s) I'm upset then tells me I'm beautiful and that I'm the love of his life. I'll sit there smiling and swooning at his words. I probably look ugly and creepy AF as I transition from one extreme mental state to the next. Yet there he sits, cool as a cucumber, waiting for the next episode. 

Most guys would grumble when their pregnant girlfriend asks them to take the trash out every hour because she thinks it stinks. Not Josh. He runs the bag to the dumpster then smells the empty can and gently remarks, 'It doesn't stink.' 

Eventually I lost my shit anyway and demanded that he throw the entire can away. And he did. 

My dreamboat. 

They say that God works in mysterious ways and I think 'they' are right. I wasn't planning on having a child til I was in my mid thirties. I had an entirely different idea for how my life would unfold. I knew I would meet the right man, but I didn't think it would be until I was past the age of 30. It's laughable now. 

And when I say 'most guys' I don't mean to insinuate that most guys are incapable of being loving, caring individuals. What I am saying is that most guys I had ever known before never loved me like Josh does. 

I believe the whole 'when you know you know' saying rings true... at least I hope it does. Otherwise I'll be stuck up shit creek with a screaming newborn and no paddle. 

Cheers to another bohoBaby!