Sunday Coffee

I thought I would try a new series similar, well actually exactly like my “Monday Musings” posts. Obviously “Sunday Coffee” doesn’t roll of the tongue like “Monday Musings”….but I think I will be better about posting on Sundays. And I’m drinking coffee as I post so thought it made sense. This is the time I like to catch up on blogs, articles, etc. so this is a series about my random thoughts mostly. Some days I might just recap the weekend, but today you get random thoughts. Lucky you. 🙂


*I don’t get music videos. They never make sense with the lyrics, it drives me crazy. Almost every Sunday Curt and I watch VH1 countdown while drinking coffee when Gray is down for his early morning nap at 7am. I think I tell him the same thing every week….this doesn’t make sense with the words! What’s up with that?


*I haven’t yet commented on the whole Miley/Thicke fiasco. Here I go. Miley is old enough to know and understand what she is doing. I don’t feel sorry for her, I don’t think she was forced to do any of that, I think she was asked and she said yes. I think she is silly, a terrible musician (can’t even really call her that), and I have absolutely no respect for her. Robin Thick is in the same boat for me, I feel like he didn’t get near as much publicity as her….he is also disgusting, his song is degrading to women and he knew exactly what he was doing. It makes me sad to think of my children growing up in such a sexualized world. All I can do is teach my children how to be respectful, caring people and hope they make the right decisions. For all you little girls out there that saw that fiasco, or anything she does or hear any songs that are degrading to women, please know not everyone is like that. Have respect for yourself and your body, find someone you love that treats you right, surround yourself with good, kind people. For all you boys, respect women,be chivalrous, open the door, respect her parents, treat her well, don’t waste time one a girl that has no self respect for herself or her body.
*Phew, that got long! Speaking of musicians. I like how Justin Timberlake wears his wedding ring in music videos.
*This weekend we got family photos taken. As you know Grayson turned 6 months last week so I I wanted to get the majority of the photos do this 6 month. I hope there is at least one good one of all three of us…I’m a little skeptical as it was so hot out. I was a sweaty mess, I wanted Fall pictures so we were dressed for Fall….little did I know it would be so freaking hot!  Our photographer was great so I’m sure she can do something with the mess I was…I will share them with you as soon as I get them!
*Speaking of Fall, it’s my favorite season. I bought a pumpkin spice candle at Target, today my plan is to light my Fall candle and set out my Fall decor in my air conditioned house. 🙂 90 plus degrees here today people.
*Grayson will be starting food this week! I’m going to go buy organic avocado, carrots and peas to start out with I think. I can’t wait to see him in this new stage! I also read online that you can introduce a sippy cup at this age…what?! That just seems too early, my little guy is just learning to hold his bottle and tip it when he wants more….I think I’ll wait on the sippy cup.

*I feel like I’m still adjusting to Grayson going to daycare. Everyone keeps saying it will get easier, I think they are lying. It doesn’t and isn’t getting easier it’s just getting “normal” I do it because I have to, do you know what I mean working mommas out there?


*Today I’m also planning on sterilizing and cleaning all my breast pump supplies and putting them away until next baby. I learned so much and I have so many things I’ll be doing differently with the next little Tyke (no announcements here people) but until then….I’ll store the pump away.  I have mixed feelings about being done that I’ll share in another post.


Wow, based on this post I have a lot to do today and our little guy is waking up. So enjoy your Sunday folks and I’ll see you soon!


And for smiles, enjoy this picture when Gray was just born!! I can’t believe he is 17 pounds now!!! I can’t believe he was that little just 6 months ago!

Going home from the hospital. 3 days old.

Going home from the hospital. 3 days old.

Change is good…

Change is good….right? Well, hope so because next week will be a BIG change for me.

Next week I go back to work. After 12 wonderful (minus the first few 😉 ) weeks I have to leave my adorable baby boy in the hands of someone I barely know. Don’t get me wrong we did a lot of research, asked a lot of questions and decided on a great daycare but still that doesn’t make it any easier. I know I have been so fortunate to be able to spend three months with my little man and even though the first few weeks were tough (due to my own recovery not him) I still would do it all again in a heartbeat, and I would give anything to stay home. Again, don’t get me wrong, I do love my job and work with great people which makes it a little easier. But even knowing and remindng myself of that I am still sad about it. I know it’s for the best, this way with two incomes we can afford to go on vacations, to buy a house, lots of other fun things and even pay for his college some day.

So for the time being I’m loving on Gray and trying to remind myself why I am going back to work. It will be good for him to go to daycare and make friends, and it will benefit him in the long run (right?). I am helping provide for my family by going back to work….but it’s still tough. He grows and changes every day, I won’t be able to hear his little grunts when he eats, or see him anytime I want, or hold him and rock him or dance with him during the day anymore. Everyone says its harder on the parents than the baby, and that he will adjust. Please tell me thats true, because I’m having a hard time believing they will be able to hold him when he needs it and to dance around because he loves it so, and to know just the right things to get him to sleep….but I need to have faith that it will be ok and he will be just fine.

Any advice from working mommas out there would be much appreciated!

And you can bet I will be decorating my office in tons of picture of him I mean take a look, see why it will be so hard to leave this little man! 😦