Friday, June 26, 2009

Public Service Announcement

Warning: All of my male readership should stop reading this post now.

No really Dad, you don't want to hear what I'm fixing to say.

Ok, if you're male and still reading...don't say I didn't warn you.

I just HAVE to tell you about the new Always Infinity pads. Oh my word, is it possible to love a pad? Well, if it is then these are the ones!

I have really sensitive skin which the nurses at the hospital loved last week since they couldn't use any adhesive on me. I have allergic reactions to anything on or against my skin for any length of time. That poses a problem when you have to wear pads for so long after having a baby.

Well, these pads are super thin, very cottony, not at all plastic-y, and get the job done super well. For real, you've got to try them...would I totally embarrass myself and post about pads on my blog if they're weren't fabulous?! They are expensive but there was a $4 coupon in the 6/7 newspaper that make them really worth a try.

And while I'm at it, I might as well tell you about a fabulous new nursing bra I found too. I HATE nursing bras. If you find one that comfortable then 'the girls' look really bad, and if you find one that makes 'the girls' look good then it is so uncomfortable. Well, Bravado body silk nursing bra to the rescue. It is really comfortable AND make 'the girls' look ok too. Oh, and I found them for about 1/2 price on ebay too. Comfort...great looking 'girls'...and a great deal too...can't beat it!


Thursday, June 25, 2009


My brain that's mushy, so I'll just post some more pictures of my little man and hope that I'll be able to write some real thoughts soon!

Oh and yes, I knit his vest. The pattern is free here and it's done in Malabrigo sock yarn.

Tuesday, June 23, 2009

Eat. Him. Up.

Just get me a spoon cause I could eat up his sweet 'baby'ness!
And I had to post this picture too....This is Phillip's test shot before I got Sam naked...cracks me up!

Sunday, June 21, 2009


If she's not holding him, she's asking to hold him or just sitting and watching him.
This girl really is CRAZY about her baby brother. It's so sweet to see.

Saturday, June 20, 2009

So good to be home!

The signs say "Welcome Home Sam" and "Welcome Home Mom and Dad." The middle three are "S", "A", and "M". Man, it is SO good to be home!



Samuel John Jerkins
7 lbs. 3 oz. 20 inches long
born June 18th at 7:29 am.

The girls are absolutely nuts about him!
Emily would hold him 24/7 if we let her.
I think I'm going to have plenty of help!
We're home now and loving getting into our new normal.
I'll be back soon with more pics of my little man.


Wednesday, June 17, 2009

Any guesses?

Samuel John's birthday is tomorrow!

I've been wondering all morning how big he's going to be.

Mara Lin was 6 lbs, 2 oz. at two weeks over due.
Emily Elizabeth was 6 lbs, 10 oz. at one week early.
And Becca Sue was my gigantor at 8 lbs, 1 oz. at one week early.

SO Sam will also be one week early. How big do you think he'll be?

I don't feel like my tummy is any bigger than it was with the others, but I didn't think my tummy was bigger with Becca Sue either.

My guess is 7 lbs, 13 oz.
What's your guess?


Tuesday, June 16, 2009

Deliver Me

Oh yes, I'm ready!

Only two more days now.

The list is done and I have nothing to do but wait.

Um yeah, I'm ready!


Saturday, June 6, 2009

Do you see that over there on the side?

Right over there where it says Psalm 139:13.
I can not believe that it says 12 more days to go.
Twelve days...TWELVE days!
My bucket list is still SO long...I've got to get busy.


Thursday, June 4, 2009

Favorite Things Swap

It's time to report back about a fabulous swap that I participated in. Mamarazzi organized another great one. I was paired up with Melissa. It was so much fun to put together a package for her, and then I got all these goodies in the mail the other day....
Oh, this picture is minus a few (make that about a dozen) smarties since those are Phillip's favorite and he raided them before I had a chance to take a picture!

Thanks Mamarazzi for organizing such a fun swap, and thanks to Melissa for a fabulous package!

Wednesday, June 3, 2009

Check it out!

If you're reading this on Google Reader or Bloglines or on over and check out the new header. It's so nice to have my own live-in Geek Squad for all my computer needs...not to mention he's cute too!