Wednesday, March 28, 2012

10 reasons being a mom is amazing

this is a post i cannot even believe i am posting.
if you had asked me a year ago what made being a mom so special i would have answered very differently.

and just for the record, there are waaaaay more than 10 amazing things, but a list of just ten is a nice read for reading.

in no particular order...

  1. seeing hugo experiencing things for the first time ever.
  2. the unconditional love hugo has for me. if someone else is holding him and he gets upset i can take him back and immediately his world is perfect again.
  3. the little sighs he makes when he is sleeping.
  4. how excited he gets when he realizes that his actions cause something to happen. every time he plays with something he discovers something new. latest discovery is that if he puts his hand on the aquarium the biggest fish comes right up to the glass and interacts with him.
  5. when hugo snuggles in for a milk induced nap in my arms.
  6. breastfeeding. as much of a struggle as it has been, there is really nothing better.
  7. hugo smiles. especially waking up to hugo smiles every morning.
  8. hugo giggles. babies have the cutest giggles EVER. they sound ridiculous but they have no idea and it is precious.
  9. watching hugo play with something that isn't even a toy. right now he loves water bottles from costco. he loves the damn things. he reaches for them more than any toy he has. once he gets it he just wants to hug it.
  10. hugo pets the cats. mostly just chico because he is the only one that isn't scared of getting his hair pulled... he wants attention no matter what. we sit and watch the fish and chico sits right beside us so hugo can pet the cat with one hand and chase the fish with his other.

Thursday, March 15, 2012

happy 5 months hugo!

i'm so innocent...

but i'm up to some mischief...
what? i'm not supposed to scrunch it??

but its so fun!

yup, totally innocent.

this is the cake grandma and grandpa llanes got me... too bad mommy took it away!
i'm fast, but she's faster!

now she doesn't trust me. i have to just look at it.

a few hugo facts...

  • i do not like napping. but i sleep through the night so that makes up for it and mommy doesn't mind.
  • i tried quinoa and i like it!
  • i tried bananas... not a big fan.
  • i like pulling hair
  • i like petting chico
  • i can sit up unassisted for little bits... my record so far is just under a minute before i tip over.
  • i like when people pretend to eat my stomach... it makes me giggle
  • i sleep in my crib like a champ and like to wake up facing the opposite direction i go to sleep in
  • i'm wearing 0-3 month clothes mostly still even though they're kinda too short for me because if mommy puts me in 3-6 month outfits i manage to get my arms out the neck hole. so i'm ready for a flood most days. good thing i have some tall socks.

Thursday, March 8, 2012

big day for hugo!

today hugo tried some homemade quinoa cereal!
not quite sure what to think about it... but it went well.

and he had a nap this afternoon for almost an hour! that is an anomoly for him... he often goes the whole day without napping.

we'll try it again tomorrow and see what he things about it again

Tuesday, March 6, 2012


as a first time mom i think everything is a milestone...
but i think this was a legit one.

hugo slept in his crib for the first time ever last night!

he looked so teeny tiny in the big crib compared to how cozy he looked in the bassinet.
i would have taken a picture but it was dark in his room and i thought it would be a pretty bad idea to use a flash to immortalize the moment.

he woke me up this morning with happy talking and as soon as i heard that i was up and in his room in record time. he saw me and gave me the biggest smiles!

apparently he likes his crib.

that is great... but hard for me!

i had never slept without him in the same room as me since he was born. i laid in bed and cried a bit... but then told myself that he was obviously comfy and happy in his crib or he would have woken up.

i loved having him in the bassinet next to the bed but i guess its time for him to be in his room now.
i can't believe how big he has gotten already... when we brought him home he was so tiny in the bassinet... now he has almost outgrown it.

we had extra cuddles this morning to make up for him being in his room :)

Sunday, March 4, 2012

make it!

super excited to be in the spring make it show this year!

hugo and i will be there selling monsters and a few other goodies... make sure to mark your calendars!

Saturday, March 3, 2012

things my crafting will buy me #1

i am in love.
with a pair of glasses.

they will be mine.

i am setting a goal for myself.... i will be selling at a few craft sales this spring and these glasses are first on my list of things to spend my "mad money" on.
i actually need new glasses so this is only part splurge purchase.

if you care to add to the mad money you can check out my etsy shop

Thursday, March 1, 2012

bucket list update!

just wanted to touch base with my mat leave bucket list...

you can check out the original post here

update #1
my house plants are doing well. no longer neglected. yay for them! they are much happier now that they are getting watered regularly! i am going to start re-potting a few of them in the next little while even.

update #2
i am not going to be rebranding my kabukikreations crochet goods. i don't want to start over marketing a new name and have just finished ordering a ton of new promo stuff. i will be starting to make tags for the crochet goodies and they will just say "kabuki" to keep it short and sweet.