Tuesday, May 31, 2011

My Moving Monkey

It is amazing how fast my little man is growing up. He has two teeth, eats solid food, crawls, stands up on his own and the doctor thinks he will be walking any day now! (let's hope his prediction is wrong...once he starts walking it is all over!) We call him "Bam Bam" because he loves to hit things. It is absolutely adorable. And now when I put him in his Pack and Play,  he stands right up, holds on the side and walks around to the light that is in the corner of the Pack and Play, he smacks the light and turns it on, then he switches the music on. It is hysterical. It really is amazing how quickly he catches on to things and how fast he is growing up. Here are some of my favorite photos of monkey when he was a few months old. Still bald and tiny! 

I saw this quote and it made me SMILE!!! 

"There comes a time when a woman needs to stop thinking about her looks and focus her energies on raising her children.  This time comes at the moment of conception.  A child needs a role model, not a supermodel.  -Astrid Alauda, on the "hot mom" trend

Not only do I agree with this quote by I can totally attest to the truth behind it. Nope I have not made it to the gym since Harper arrived...and they are plenty of mornings where I wake up, get the baby bathed, dressed, and ready to go, pack his diaper bag, and by that time I don't have time to do my makeup or make myself look pretty. But it doesn't even phase me. I rather make sure the munchkin is ready to go than worry about my mascara. Now I still try to take care of myself and get dolled up for special occasions but that is NOT and will never be a priority to me anymore. My sweet Harper is my number one priority. His needs come first and if that means I go to work with no makeup on...so be it. I feel like there are so many moms out there that still try to look like they did in college even once they start having children. Sure it is great to look nice but if you take several hours to get ready you are missing out on precious moments with your baby. Plus getting compliments on your cute baby is way better than getting compliments on yourself! But hey, that is just my personal opinion. What do you think? 


  1. I agree so much I just posted that quote on the facebook.

    p.s. Your little baby is precious!

  2. I actually completely agree with this, to the point where it makes me realize even more that I'm nowhere near ready to have children. I'm not ready to give up my four-times-a-week 2 mile runs, or my yoga classes, etc. ;)

  3. Coming from a 36 year of mom of 3... I agree to a degree- but it's also very important for moms to take care of themselves. Let your children see you take time for yourself- it's very very important. Now- I'm not talking about when they're tiny baies and need all your attention- obviously. Also...Moms don't need to forget that there is still a husband around (most of the time) and how you take care of yourself is extremely important to him too. Your children will respect you in the long run for putting some importance on yourself in addition to them. Hope I didn't rock the boat too much! It was said with much love and from years of experience.

  4. LOVE LOVE LOVE THAT QUOTE!!!! THank you for posting b/c people like Bethenny/Heidi....etc make me feel like such an ugly sloth of a mom. I'm covered in spit-up but my baby is happy napping on me in his baby bjorn!

  5. LOVE the quote, spending loads of time on make-up is a waste of precious time! :)

  6. Totally agree!!!
    Mr Baby started walking 2 weeks ago.

  7. He is precious! my nephew is almost three now but I so remember when my sister-in-law would have my come babysit just so she could shave her legs HA!
    I found you through beforeispendit.blogspot.


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