Monthly Archives: February 2010

Brooke’s ready for Go Texan Day!!

I got Brookie dressed up in her finest cowgirl gear (or found something that would work okay) for Go Texan Day!!

Go Texan Day

And since last year on Go Texan Day she was home sick from daycare and no one saw her cute cowgirl onesie…here’s a flashback photo.
Go Texan Day 2009


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Great deals at!

Brooke and I are headed up to Michigan next week to visit my family.  On these trips instead of dealing with packing diapers, wipes and those types of things, I buy online and have them shipped to my parent’s house.  Last time I went through Amazon but noticed they weren’t offering cashback at Shop At Home so I started looking for alternatives.  Am I glad I did!!!  I had heard of but hadn’t really checked them out.  I found codes that got me $10 off my order for being a new customer, 10% off everything but diapers, wipes & formulas PLUS there were online instant coupons for Pampers!!  I also saw that they accept manufactuers’ coupons & formula checks – you just have to mail them in!  Last but not least, there is free shipping for orders of $49 or more!

You can get the great deals too!!

Go to

Shop to your heart’s desire.

Enter in code TIREDMOMMY to get $10 off your order of $49 or more.

Use code 10PERCENT to get 10% off your order excluding diapers, wipes & formula.

I bought diapers, wipes and some cold weather gear for Brooke…my $62 order became $48.50!  Plus, I’ll get 1.5% back through Shop At Home.


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Wordless Wednesday – Glamour Girl!!


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All done…

Last Thursday I nursed Brooke for the last time.  She’s moved on…she can go nuh-night without it now.  She’s a big girl now.  We had been breastfeeding over 16 months…there was a time I hoped we could make it a month!

We went through so many struggles in the beginning…she was in the NICU, slow weight gain, jaundice, not great latch, supply tanked, formula supplements… When she was around 2 months old, she was primarily formula fed and I would pump when I could so she was getting breastmilk too.  That was working fine until one day it seems her tummy couldn’t take it anymore.  She hadn’t pooped in quite some time and she just cried in pain  Luckily my mom was still in town so we could take turns holding my screaming child.  Nothing was working…until I got one last idea.  I put her to my breast.  She was finally consoled. 

At that point I decided I would do whatever it took to wearn her from the formula.  I pumped 8 to 10 times a day, kept track of every feeding, every diaper until finally she was a primarily breastfed baby again.  When I went back to work I pumped 3 to 4 times a day until a week after her 1st birthday so she could still benefit from the breastmilk while at daycare.  (Boy did it feel good to finally put that pump away!!!)  After her birthday, we dropped to only morning and bedtime feedings.  Thanksgiving weekend we dropped the morning session.  I had intended to continue until at least her 18 month birthday.  As a mom working outside the home, I cherished that bedtime routine.  Quiet time with my active, doesn’t-like-to-cuddle toddler.  It was something only she and I could share. 

But last Thursday, we said goodbye to that routine and a new routine has been born.  Thankfully, I still get my bedtime cuddles…

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Super Bowl

Super Bowl Super Bowl!! Who you rooting for???

We’re rooting for the Colts tonight.  And we’re hoping to actually watch some of the game this year unlike last year when Brooke was going through a rough sleeping stage and we spent the whole night trying to get her to sleep.

Hope you enjoy your Super Bowl Festivities!!!  Go Peyton!!!  Go Colts!!!

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