Kimberly Peil

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Randomness

In Uncategorized on October 21, 2010 at 1:56 pm

Here’s my randomness of the day…

I’m done trying to get Ella to sleep through the night… for now at least.  She is still nursing every night at about 3-4am.  Trust me, I have tried every “method” under the sun for trying to get her to stop.  My child is extremely strong-willed.  And honestly, I get more sleep if I just nurse her.  If I don’t, she will stay up however long is necessary until I finally cave in.  I am talking hours upon hours.  So since I am feeling like a failure regarding this little area, I have decided to conquer other areas that have been bothering me.  For now we are going to work on getting rid of the pacifier.  Ella’s morning nap was my first shot, and it was successful.  Just got her down for her second nap with some crying, but no pacifier.  We will see how bedtime goes… a lot of times that is a whole other story.

On another note, we have a wedding to go to this weekend!  I am excited about the wedding, but I have been dreading the dress shopping for weeks now.  Alas, I finally buckled down and started my search for a dress that is both “nursing friendly” and somewhat flattering.  It drives me crazy that I have a whole closet of cute dresses that I can’t wear right now, because it is impossible to nurse in them!

I finally found one.  And what’s even better is that it was only $14.97 (clearance rack) at Penney’s.  Sweet!  I could almost hear Stacy and Clinton while trying on dresses at the mall…  I knew they would approve of this one and how it helped balance out my small top and large bottom.  I even got approval from Hunter, who is actually really good at being totally honest with me when it comes to clothing.  His line that sealed the deal was, “Wow, that is really flattering on you!”

Here’s the dress…

 

And then the shoes I found (also on clearance)…

 

Nothing fancy, but they work for a nursing momma who will also be carrying around a cranky and tired child at a wedding.

 

World’s Best Husband

In Uncategorized on October 11, 2010 at 3:14 pm

I am certain I have the world’s best husband.  And not in a superficial, “he buys me lots of nice things” kind of a way.  This is not what I measure my Husband’s love by.  When I met him 8 years ago I instantly knew he was “the one.”  No joke.  I was only nineteen and it scared me so much that I didn’t even return his phone call once he got up the courage to ask me out.  A few months went by, we went completely separate ways, but even then he was still on my mind.  By that point it required an extensive phone call chain to contact Hunter (because I didn’t have his phone number).  But on February 15th, 2003 he called me again and I picked up this time… and we have been utterly inseparable ever since.

He hasn’t done anything particularly special today to earn this blog dedicated solely to him.  He is just himself, and that is what I love.  He is the happiest, realest, funniest guy I know.  When he is gone during the day I miss hanging out with him.  I got used to spending all day, every day with him when I was his Assistant in LA.  Even then it was great hanging out with my best friend all the time… even if I did have to call him boss 🙂  And we have been through some crazy ups and downs over the past seven years.  But the great thing was that no matter what the storm, I had my best friend to trek through it with.

I am so glad that he didn’t let us rush into having children (although I pushed very hard).  Now I look back on those 4 1/2 years of marriage that we had alone and I truly treasure them.  And the greatest thing about it is that by the time I was all pregnant crazy and post-pregnant crazy, Hunter knew it wasn’t the real me.  I told him I wonder what would have happened if we had children right away.  I know I would have left me.  He never would have… he’s just strong like that.  But I am telling you, I was crazy.  And me being crazy is a whole lot to deal with.

I can’t wait for him to get home from work tonight.  Most evenings Ella and I stand on the back deck, staring at his parking spot in anticipation.  I can’t wait to see her big grin and hear her squeal as he opens the door.  I can’t wait to hang out with him, have a glass of wine, watch some 30 Rock and make subtle jabs at each other (jokingly, of course).  So here is to being more in love now than I was eight years ago.  I’ve always heard people say love grows like that, but I never thought it possible!

Exactly 1 week after we started dating.

October 15, 2004… the day Hunter proposed to me

August 20, 2005… our wedding day

Graduation 2008… He was there the whole way

I told you He’s funny!

And an amazing father too.

And the absolute love of my life

Few of My Favorite Things

In Babies and Such, Health on October 5, 2010 at 8:03 pm

This week I was on a mission to find a little finger scrubber toothbrush dealie for Ella.  She still doesn’t have any teeth, but I figured I might as well get her into the habit of brushing.  She’s a stubborn one, and I am afraid that if I wait too long I will have to endure finger biting and full-on tantrums.

So I am standing in the baby aisle of Rite Aid, inspecting the infant toothpaste and reading the ingredients like any obsessed, overly paranoid parent does.  Then I realize that half of them have Paraben in them!  It’s bad enough that most lotions and other cosmetic products have Paraben, but now I am going to actually feed it to my baby?!  I think not!

I don’t want to bore everyone with the details on paraben… if you are interested in the possible effects check this out:
http://www.thegoodhuman.com/2007/06/21/what-are-parabens-and-why-should-you-avoid-them/

Otherwise, here is a list of my favorite, NON-PARABEN baby items!

California Baby Bug Repellent

 

Neutrogena Pure & Free Sunblock

 

Johnson’s Natural Head to Toe Foaming Baby Wash

 

California Baby Calendula Lotion

 

And my new fave, Earth’s Best Baby Toothpaste.