Monday, February 14, 2011

Happy Valentine's Day!

I saw this via one of my favorite blogs this morning...

Love her face.

It got me thinking. I hope that A and I will be the parents that make our children make these faces. I certainly used to be this little girl with my own parents. 

I clearly remember one time when I was about 13 or so, and I walked into the kitchen where my parents were kissing and giggling and I immediately said, "Ew. Get a room!" (as you do when you are 13 and know better than anyone...)

Without a second thought, my dad turned and looked at me and said, "Get a room? This is our room. Every room in this house is our room. Because we are the parents, and we own this house. You get a room."

Nicely said daddy-o.

Regardless of the gross out factor, there was never a doubt in my mind that my parents loved each other and that came from their open affection with one another, and with us. I feel so lucky now to have had such easy going and easily loving parents. 

They lavished us with love and attention and I probably took it for granted until I found out other parents weren't always the same. So thanks mom and dad for not lacking in the "I love yous" or the kisses and hugs or in the couch cuddling...which I may or may not still do with my mom at the ripe old age of 26.

20 weeks and 4 days along

...and I can't wait to gross out our kid with our love for each other and for them <3 


  1. Thanks for the post. Yes we tried hard to gross you out. No we love you kids so much and I know that you will understand when you hold your little one for the first time.

  2. I can just hear him saying it now! Haha.

    I would also like to note that I love how mom posts as "Gma Barb"

    So now I must post as that^^

  3. So, my boss recently-ish had a baby and she discovered a few things I thought I'd share.
    1) Lots of daycares (if you go that route) use port-a-cribs and it's hard to find sheets that size. If you use regular size crib sheets, they're too big and crib sheets have to fit tightly. So, she pulled the dimensions of the cribs and made her own sheets.
    2) Babies grow (duh) and will outgrow baby blankets before they outgrow their love of being swaddled. She made her own blankets in a bigger size so now at almost 7 months, William can still be swaddled. *Bonus: It's cheaper and you can make a blanket for every holiday/occasion. GET OUT!
    3) Putting a blanket over a baby carrier keeps your precious, precocious and adorable bundle of joy toasty in the winter. Until it falls off when you pick up the carrier, set it down or the wind blows. She made velcro holders (one on each side and one in the middle) and sewed them to his custom made and super cute blanket to hold it in place.
    4) *Bonus again: Everyone will be jealous because you have stuff no one else has and it all matches.