Wednesday, April 9, 2008

Something to Blog About

I've been boring this week. Not so much to blog about. Unless you want to hear about loads of laundry, bad hair (thinking of cutting it all off) and my musings on when the official cut off date is for wearing maternity clothes after you have the baby. (I'm saying 8 weeks, if you have a different number for yourself, oh, say like "I wear my size 2 jeans home from the hospital!" keep it to yourself and take me off your phone list as we now cannot be friends.)

Lauren is doing amazing aside from the now and then cough. I take her back in to see Dr. W tomorrow for a check up. Poor thing has been through so much. She probably needs some new clothes to make her feel better. Speaking of which, I checked out that Pottery Barn Outlet two weeks ago and came across this:


For $2.50!!! It has the little matching undies with it still too. I am snipping out the monogram (since she is not WOB, or whoever that was) and I'll put a ribbon or flower or something to cover that part up. But for $2.50 I couldn't leave it in the bin. What a fun store - next time I'll go without the kids, but there were some great deals there! (Thanks for the tip, Heidi!)

More birthday fun has been pouring (ok, trickling, but I'll still take it, things trickle when you get ready to hit the upside of your 30's) Ouch - that hurt to admit out loud. My brother Mike and his family sent me a gift certificate to my favorite spa. (YAY! They do great pedicures there.) Today we got a package from my former neighbor Cathy. Cathy lived across the street from us in my old neighborhood. She always looks super cute, has great hair and always has a smile for everyone. She sent Lauren the cutest outfit and me these:

Aren't those earrings darling? Cathy is really into making fun cards. You would die if you saw her craft room that she had done - I'd love to have a room (with locking door) just to make fun things in. She is such a sweet and thoughtful friend - it was a fun surprise to get her gifts today!

On another clothing note - did anyone else get their Children's Place coupon in the mail? I think the postman stole mine. I've got 15 things sitting in my on-line cart and I refuse to check out till I get a coupon code! I was up forever last night trying to find one on-line with no luck. Grrr....

9 comments:

Tara said...

Happy Birthday! I stumbled on to your blog and love it! Yay for your sweet baby being back home! She is precious!

Parker said...

I'm so happy Baby Lauren is feeling better. I'm also in love with this dress. I can't wait to see a photo of her in it. Also, maybe you could take me to the outlet next time i'm in town. How fun would that be? oooh, the earrings are super cute and I'm so excited to hear that you are doing to get to go the your favorite spa. That sounds perfect. Yeah for Birthdays and yeah for you.
love you

Kelly said...

And the follow up question is, how long post partem does one get away with elastic waistbands on trousers and skirts?

My goal is to be back within shouting distance of my normal size by the time Nordstrom has its anniversary sale. I've been saving the gift card your mother sent me for Christmas for that happy event.

Kris said...

Ohhhh Kelly...that is a great goal! I am starting first thing Monday morning to get post baby serious about losing weight. (Why fight the natural birthday weekend of celebrating? They seem to go on forever in our family and who am I to argue cake coming my way?) So maybe I'll look decent again by the time you all come out in July!

Heidi said...

Oh so cute! I love that store! It's so addicting! Lets go together next time! Call me!
I'm so glad Lauren is doing so good! It's so sad when babies are sick, you just feel so bad, and wanna help them!

Allison said...

I just have to say, don't tell...I am still wearing some of my maternity clothes.

Chad & Keysha Peck said...

Pottery Barn Outlet? Excuse me. Why do I not know about this? Now I am going to be googling the heck out of my afternoon trying to find it.....so just spare me and e-mail me where it is.

If I get a Childrens Place thing in the mail I will send it your way....

By the way, you have the absolute most gorgeous handwriting of any person I have ever met.....(now I know where those delicious cookies come from!!)

The 5 Bickies said...

Hi...thanks for delurking. Glad you are feeling the same way about this woman as I am!

You can have my coupon code. I have it sitting here and nothing to be purchased. I am going to see if you have an email link. If not, I moderate comments before they are posted. Send me your email address in a comment and I will delete instead of post. Then I will email you the code.

Nice to meet you!

Kari said...

A dress for @2.50, that's sure to make anyone feel better!! I've got to check this out. So glad Lauren is doing better so she can celebrate her mommy's birthday month!