Wednesday, September 23, 2009


Three years ago today I was getting ready to step into my wedding gown and walk down the aisle to marry Phil. I count my blessings every day that we found each other and have made such a happy life together.
I never thought I could love Phil more than the day I married him; wow was I wrong. Every day my love has grown, especially watching him with Natalie. He is such a great dad and we are both lucky to have him in our lives.

Tonight we are leaving Natalie home with Grandpa and Grandma and going to dinner. Looking forward to the one-on-one time and yummy food.

Tuesday, September 22, 2009

PIS – I love you

I got my first, “Where are you, you haven’t written on your blog” comment a few days ago. Here I thought I was writing for my own posterity, but people actually do read this thing! I’m so excited. I started this blog as a sort of journal, so that I could remember big events, like Natalie’s first tooth, or when she started to crawl…do you remember that? Because if you are reading this you have probably read my other posts, right?

Well, any who – this whole post was going to be about my new breast pump, because yes, I have a baby that I breastfeed! Shocking that breasts aren’t just for staring at – they actually feed human beings. Well, any way, when I decided that I was going to go back to work I realized that I would need a breast pump. The thing I didn’t realize is I would need a double breast pump – lingo that you might not know about if you haven’t had the pleasure of actually “milking” yourself! So, for the past 10 months (yes, Natalie is a little over 10 months old), I’ve been suffering with pumping with a puny little single pump. Well, suffer no more! Enter EBay, oh glorious EBay! Did you know you can buy never been used, in the box, sealed, high quality pumps on EBay? Well, you can! And so I did! Oh, Medela Pump In Style Advanced (referred to as the “PIS” by those in the know) how I love you! Let me count the ways…you take half the time as my old pump, you come with many accessories including a wonderful shoulder bag that can be used as a diaper bag!, two at once, two at once, the JOY!

Now, back to the other subject for this post, the idea that other people read this blog. I’m a confirmed ‘blog stalker’. Many a day I have spent reading blogs of people I don’t know, who don’t know me and who the hell knows how I found them. Generally I click on one link that leads me to a list of other link, and so on and so on. I’ve actually caught myself, on more than one occasion, starting a sentence with, “Well, I was reading this blog and, blah, blah”. Well, my blog stalking got me thinking about this blog and then I saw that movie Julie/Julia and it is all about this woman who writes a blog and becomes famous and is probably still living off the ad space on her blog, which got me thinking even more. Could my blog actually be a blog that is stalked? I guess, yes, but who knows? I don’t know how to track that.

When I first started this blog I debated making it password protected, only because my dad hates the ideas of blogs and putting your personal information out there for everyone to know and see. You know why I didn’t? Two reasons, first was that I like to stalk blogs and hate when I find a blog that is protected, so I didn’t want to do that to others, and TWO, because I often think someone might read this, someone with power and clout, contact me and offer me money to write stories for them (like Kramer and Mr. Peterman in Seinfeld) or they will put me in a reality series, which would be totally awesome to watch…I know, a girl can dream.

Well, anyway, I guess my point is that I actually hope that people are reading my blog. I know I love reading about other people, knowing what they are going through, finding common ground, whether it is babies, work, marriage, etc we all have something in common.

Back to stalking!

Thursday, September 3, 2009

I haven't "Dug my fun grave" yet

A little known (well, maybe not little known - because I talk about it all the time) fact about me is that I L O V E reality TV - most reality TV, that is. Survivor? I can do without thank you very much. But the high quality stuff, you know, "Say Yes to the Dress", "The Rachel Zoe Project", "Flipping Out", I love.

Currently, I'm watching "Giuliana & Bill" and I love it. I don't know what convinced me to start recording it, but I'm so happy I did. I love them and think the show is so funny. This show is similar to the reality show I envision for my family. Except, with a baby, no fancy brownstone in Chicago and no fancy apartment in you know, small changes.