Thursday, June 28, 2012

Bailey Anne: 2 Months

Weight 11 lbs 12 oz, 23 in. long

Clothes 0-3, size 1 diapers

During the day she is eating every 3 hours, during the night anywhere from 4-7 hours. We had our first 7 hour night this month. It was incredible!!! Although I did wake up multiple times and check if she was breathing.

She is doing so much better at napping as I have created more of a routine. I like to follow a routine but usually stress if I set my routine too strict, since she is still young I have a routine of what we do but not at certain times due to different wake up times, etc. It is pretty much Eat, play, nap, repeat. Play is either tummy time, laying on her play mat, swinging (which she loves now) or an outing.

Personality: She smiles and laughs so much now, and tries so hard to talk to us and mimic what our mouths are doing.

She is a curious girl and very observant. It is hilarious when I walk with you, you turn your head back and forth back and forth real fast to look at everything we are passing. You will stare at your toys, mirrors, etc for a few minutes but a lot of your time is spent starting at ceiling fans, light fixtures (it is hilarious to watch your face when we turn it off and on), the couch, paintings, and other things around our home. Makes me think you could maybe have a love for home d├ęcor just like your momma!

We have had a lot more outings this month as you have started to like your car seat and the car much more, We have been to home goods quite a bit, academy, target, various other stores, and your first girls night!

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She also had her first road trip this month, to Horseshoe bay! She did amazingly well, I was so proud! We only had to stop once on the way up there and didn’t even have to stop on the way home!! I was nervous at first but now feel confident about taking future trips!

Friday, June 22, 2012

Frugal find Friday!

I love me some frugal finds, y’all! Sales, clearances, finding great deals, they give me an adrenaline rush, I love it!! If I find something I love I scour the web to either find a cheaper option or make sure that I am getting exactly what I’m paying for! *Read online reviews, they are key, people!

I love these Jonathan Adler Owl bookends but at $195…. for bookends… no thanks!

$195 via Horchow

so while at home goods the other day I stumbled upon these!

owl bookends

$11.95 can’t beat that!

Here are two other cute options if you like the look: White Owl Resin Bookends - Set of 2 (7.25"x 4") by Barnes & Noble: Product Image

39.95 via Barnes and Noble

29.95 via Z Gallerie

Love these, I may have to order for myself, since the ones I found are a gift for a friend!

Hope you have a blissful weekend! We are off to our favorite place, the beautiful hill country of Texas, Horseshoe Bay! First trip with the baby, wish us luck!

Thursday, June 21, 2012

My road to bliss

When I started blogging I was at a crossroads with where my life was headed so I appropriately named my blog “The Road to Bliss” to help chronicle my journey at finding bliss in every aspect of my life.

So, naturally when I got engaged, married and had Bailey, I debated for weeks on changing my blog name. Because I now, had found bliss.

Happiness

Even though I am happier than I have ever been, I began thinking that no matter where we are in our lives we should always be on the road to bliss. We should never arrive there and just stop. Life doesn’t stop. We need to be constantly challenging ourselves, trying new things, creating new hobbies, making new friends, always striving to be a better person, Christian, friend, wife and mom. All of which will continue to bring more and more bliss into our lives every day!  You’ll never hear anyone say they have too much bliss in their lives!

Creative Bliss Day 12: Inspiring Poster Featuring Gandhi Quotes on http://www.howdesign.com

So I ask you friends, are you on your road to bliss?

here are 3 ways to break out of your same old, same old and bring in some more bliss!

1. make a new friend/reconnect with old friends or commit to seeing your current friends more

Seek out other bloggers in your area, contact old friends you haven’t seen in a while. Both of which I am committed to doing this summer! I have such a fun group of bloggers (Htown bloggers) in my area that meet up each month and I have never been (for shame) but come July, I will be there! I also just learned a friend from elementary school just moved into my neighborhood and another moved nearby! We have all said we will get together. but I am committed to making that happen! I am also committing to seeing my current friends more often, we all get so busy and live all over the city  so its easy to go weeks without seeing them! Not any longer! I went over to one of my best friends houses last night to catch up and hang out

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2. Find a new hobby: try a new workout

I recently tried Zumba for the first time. I almost chickened out and just went to my trusty old treadmill but I challenged myself and am SO glad that I did. That had to be the most fun I have ever had working out. and even bigger plus, I am pretty sore which in workout code means its working, right?….

Zumba, Zumba, Zumba, Zumba!!

I should look like this in no time, no? I am excited to continue going to a class I love and there are many more I can’t wait to try!

‘3. clear the clutter/revamp some old furniture

Clean out your closets, garage, even your car. Clearing the clutter will instantly give you a mood booster! And could possibly make you some cash! Have a garage sale, a blog sale, or take your items to a store like Plato’s closet where they will buy your gently used clothes. Or just do your good deed for the day and donate them!

You could go an even further step and revamp an old piece of furniture, a mirror or even some picture frames. It’s amazing what a can of paint (even spray) can do!

I don’t have a photo of my actual chairs before (shame) but picture something like this

old chipped pair of awful

bring in a small can of paint, fabric and a staple gun

Brand “New” chairs!

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How are you bringing bliss into your life?

Wednesday, June 20, 2012

Bailey Anne: 1 month

my little girl turn 1 month old recently! At her 2 week old appointment she weighed in at 8 lbs 8 oz. but I recently hopped on the scale with her and she was about 9-10 lbs!

She definitely has changed in appearance in the past couple weeks, when she was born she was a spitting image of her dad but as those chunky precious cheeks and big blue eyes have come in, I see a little more of myself!

She was 21 in. long at her 2 week appointment and is wearing newborn and 0-3 clothes. Although the newborn sleepers with feet are probably ready to be retired any day now *tear

The past month has been so much fun, with her changing SO much every day! When we brought her home, I loved how small and delicate she was, I kept saying I never wanted her to grow but the more she changes, the more joy she brings us each and every day! She is starting to focus and smile so much which melts my heart and although she was trying to lift her head at 2 days old (overachiever!) she can definitely hold her head up much better and turn her head from side to side. She LOVES to kick and has strong little legs, which I knew long before she was here!

She is the cuddliest little baby and LOVES to be held, snuggle up to my face and sleep in our arms. I have to remind myself at times when I feel like I’ve done NADA all day long that one day I won’t be able to hold onto her long enough, so enjoy these moments when I am all she wants Smile

She has been a great breast feeder from day one but we have started to supplement a bottle of formula 1 or 2 days a week just to give momma break from time to time. When she does take a bottle she is eating 4 oz. and has consistently been eating every 3-4 hours.

Friday, June 1, 2012

back in blogging action!

Hi friends! yes, I’m still alive just been a little busy Smile

Bailey Anne Broussard

On April 24th at 4:37 am our precious little girl was born!

The past 5 weeks have been a whirlwind of the greatest emotions and moments of my life! Don’t get it twisted, it has also been some of the toughest moments but being a mom is the single greatest gift God could ever give someone! I am blessed and so thankful I was chosen to be this little angel’s momma!

As June begins, I am making the commitment to start blogging again. Being that I started this blog primarily to have a journal of sorts to look back on one day, but now as she is going to grow SO fast, I definitely want to keep better track of what’s going on!

I won’t make this an entire “baby” blog but would you blame me if I did??

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ok.. got that out of my system.

Regular blogging returns Monday!