Happy Happy Happy!!!

I just got an e-mail today telling me that my 12 weeks of maternity leave were approved!!!  I'm super excited!  My doctor put me out for 8 weeks, but my employer is allowing me to take the extra 4 weeks, so I will be out for the entire 3 months.  I'm beyond excited and happy!  I think that Emma will be pretty excited to have me home for that amount of time too...at least i'm hoping she will be! hehe =) 

My post from yesterday, I got a few recipe ideas that i'm anxious to try!  So if you have anything that you and your family love...please share!  I'm hoping to get a few meals done, and then freeze them.  That way it will be super easy when Alyx makes her appearance =) 

I can't do a complete picture-less post!  At my baby shower last weekend, my mother gave Emma a new outfit.  She didn't want Em to feel left out of course =) 

I love this outfit!  And I have another shirt that matches the skirt perfectly!  I love that it's boots and leggings weather again! 
So I think we have everything that we pretty much need for when Alyx makes her arrival =)  I still need to get a few more bottles, but in the clothes department...she is set!  She will probably be able to change her clothes numerous times a day with the amount of clothes we have for her! =) 
It has been 7 years since we have been through the baby stage...crazy!  Does anyone have anything for their baby that they can't live without?  Or that you recommened for baby?  I'd love to hear! =) 
Happy Sunday!!


  1. YAY! So excited to hear you get 3 whole months off for maternity leave!

    One thing I *loved* this time around that I never had with the girls was the Moby wrap I bought off Shawna (well, it's not moby brand, but same thing)! I used that thing all the time!

  2. Yay! I thought it was a law that employers *had* to let you take 12 weeks through the Family Medical Leave Act? Or is it that they approved paid leave for you? When I had Raya is was awesome because I think my work was a little confused....they let me take my 6 weeks paid leave and then an additional 12 weeks unpaid through the FMLA...so I had 18 weeks off lol

    I agree with Bri---the wrap! Especially for your 2nd child babywearing is a must so you can still play and do things with Emma. Also swaddle blankets! And I think she needs a Wubanub paci like Brielle had...the animals are too cute ;-)

  3. The digital video baby monitor is a must. Technology has come a long way in 7 years! The camera mounts to the wall and ours can pan, zoom, etc. so you always have a good view of the baby in the crib. And the monitor itself is no bigger than an iphone so it's easily transportable around the house. We live in a 3 story townhome so this was a lifesaver for me! It's a bit pricey but worth every penny. http://www.amazon.com/Summer-Infant-Touch-Digital-Monitor/dp/B004B762AK/ref=sr_1_1?s=baby-products&ie=UTF8&qid=1382359902&sr=1-1&keywords=summer+infant+video+monitor

  4. That's amazing about your leave! I'm super jealous! I love Emma's outfit, she is as cute as a bug!!

  5. Ps. NOSEFRIDA. Has been a life saver for us when Emma had the sniffles. We still use it now.