Showing posts from February, 2012

Digital Decade

What a difference a decade makes! Sweet Pea's birth and Carson's birth story could not be more different. Obviously this time we pretty much knew what to expect but it was still interesting to note the changes in procedure over the past few years. I distinctly remember hanging out in recovery with D &Sweet Pea waiting for the feeling to return to my legs, trying to nurse her and the nurses letting my brother into the room. AWKWARD.  I also remember D leaving the hospital to run home for whatever reason and then taking forever to come back as he had to download the photos from the biggest digital camera ever and since we had a dial up internet connection it took a long time. Seems like a lifetime ago. This time around we were armed and ready with every piece of technology we own.  I was sitting in the room prior to surgery with my phone, iPad and the camera. "Checking in" at the hospital on FB so everyone would be aware of what was going on that day. We had the i

He's Here and he has a name!!!!!

Baby Ninja has arrived!!! Carson Riley Dorsey Monday February 20, 2012 12:47pm We are over the moon to finally meet him and have been in a state of bliss ever since. Thanks for all the well wishes, prayers and thoughts sent our way. More on the birth story later.......

Final Countdown

Well we are in the home stretch. The final days of this pregnancy as we go in to the hospital bright and early tomorrow morning to meet our little man. I am so excited/nervous/ready/littlebitpanicky/tired! I have a myriad of emotions running through me right now. And I still have things to do around the house. Fortunately I have an awesome husband who went off to run my errands this morning (sent him for modge podge. Ha! we'll see how that goes) so I could sort some laundry for the rest of the week. I am in quite the tither as I have no control over how this week will play out for Sweet Pea and him and that makes me nervous but I know I need to let it go. We've had a lovely last weekend as a trio. Friday we went to Fatburger and a late movie. Yesterday we drove to L.A. where he dropped me off at a chic little cafe for a Bridal Shower for my god-sister. I am so excited about her upcoming nuptials and was happy to have been able to make it.  Just in time! I pretty much rolled int

Juggling Act

I had a few hours of downtime today so I chose to rent myself a movie and relax on the couch while Sweet Pea napped upstairs. This may be the last time for awhile that I have a few solid hours of nothing-ness so I wanted to take full advantage of the time. I rented "I Don't Know How She Does It"    and I must say I thoroughly enjoyed it. I know it wasn't critically acclaimed and all that but to me, a working mom, it made total sense. There were so many moments in the movie that I could personally relate to and it brought a lot of unspoken feelings to light. There is always that sense of letting someone down when you work full time and have a family. Men just simply don't have the same kind of guilt that women do. I was trying to explain it to my husband when he got home and I think he understood, to a certain extent. It's all a juggling act. One that I can honestly say I've struggled with over the years. I've made some very tough decisions since becomi

My Funny Valentine

This time next week I'll have a new baby in my arms instead of my iPad propped up in my lap. I will be exhausted and sore and desperately wanting the solace of my home & my bed. I will no longer feel the random and sporadic movements in my stomach of a little boy trying to get comfortable. I will be able to kiss the feet that have been kicking me in my side and squeeze the cheeks that I have been dreaming about. People keep asking if we're reedy and I comeback with some self deprecating smart ass retort about how good it will feel to not have a pumpkin sitting on my abdomen.  In theory, yes. We are absolutely ready. Bags are packed, car seat installed and clothing and room are organized. In truth, we have no idea what we are in for. Yeah we've done this before but 10 years is a long time and who kows what this child will be like.  We can't predict how he will react to his new environment. We can't predict how Sweet Pea will feel once he's really here.  She m

Music Minded Monday

Like most of the world I was shocked to hear of the passing of the incomparable Whitney Houston on Saturday. The timing was very eerie being that she was in town for Sunday evenings Grammy's and ended up dying only a day before the festivities really began. I had to double and triple check the sources as people tend to "die" daily on the Internet/social media. I was keen to tune into the Grammy's to see how the recording industry would react and handle the situation. It was quite interesting to see the many reactions to the loss. Most of us who are over the age of 30 grew up listening to Whitney and are probably not as shocked that her life ended the way it did. We remember how she was "before Bobby" and how she was after him. Her most infamous interview with Diane Sawyer in which she proclaimed that "crack was cheap" and most famously "crack is whack". We saw the downward spiral from being the industry's golden girl to a punch line f

Home is where the heart is

I have an unnatural obsession with watching House Hunters on HGTV. I fully admit it and it's gotten so bad I have both Sweet Pea and Babe hooked on it as well. Babe and I can never get over how people can't get past aesthetics (paint, counter tops, tile etc.) and see the bigger picture of what the house could be. Sweet Pea is just as nosy as her mama and likes looking at other peoples houses and voting on which one they should choose. We also can't get over the actual prices of some of these homes. A woman in Nashville bought a home for $153,000 ; another family in Austin, TX got a 4 bedroom for $225K. It was listed at $255K. And it took them forever to decide, meanwhile D and I are screaming at the t.v. to pick that one as it had all the upgrades they wanted while still being in a great location. How can these people not realize it's not necessarily what the house looks like now , but really about what you make it? Home is where the heart is right? That got us to talki

Featured Writer

Hey y'all! Do me a favor and head over to the today where I'm a featured writer!! "Talk, Chew and a Revolution - filling the Oprah void" Leave me a comment and let me know what you think! How do you feel about daytime TV now that Oprah's out of the picture?

Baby Ninja Lovin

Whew! I am one pooped mama! We were blessed enough to have been given a baby shower this weekend at my father-in-law's house hosted by my mother and sisters in love and my mother. It was family craziness all day Saturday and we are so blessed to have so many who love us in this kiddo's life! me & my mom me & my daddy   Sweet Pea got a fair amount of 'big sister' gifts too which just about melted my heart. They were all perfectly tailored to her - and to our activities (baking..etc) so it meant a lot to both D and I that people thought of her too. I also got a lovely "mommy gift" from my godmother of relaxing/soothing lotions and balms to help me chill out both now and postpartum. my godmother, my mother-in-love, mom's friend and my mom I was super jazzed as I got to utilize my Pinterest skills for creating some decorations and was happy to see how they turned out and to put my creativity and late night pinning obsession to good use!


TGIF!! I'm so happy its Friday!  The end of a rather slow moving week and one step closer to meeting my occupant. 37 weeks this Monday......yikes!! Tomorrow we are heading to a baby shower in our honor with all of our local family and friends and I am super excited about that. Mexican food......yummmm. I've spent the week crafting decorations for it all and I can't wait to see how they look set up. Some might say that I shouldn't have done that because its a shower for me (well my baby bump) but I had a whole Pinterest board full of ideas and why not use them?!! Upside is I can re-use most of them in the nursery anyway! Taadaaa! On top of all that, the weather is supposed to be fabulous so I'm pretty excited to bust out a fun dress, some eyelashes and get all prettied up for the day. Had my regular check up with the doctor yesterday and all is well. No fun happenings on my end so I don't go back until the week before my scheduled C-section unless something wacky


There are moments when I forget that I am actually a 9 months pregnant woman. Particularly when I realize I have to potty first thing in the morning and I try to sit up too suddenly and am immediately weighted down. Aside from the fact that there is a person living inside of me, if he's not moving around I kind of continue to think I'm still "me". A quick glimpse in the mirror rectifies all that for me, but its not to say it doesn't happen. In my mind, I can still sprint up the stairs to grab whatever it is I've forgotten, then reality sets in when I find myself huffing up the last few steps. But it's almost done. I literally have 3.5 more weeks of this little boy living inside of me. Kicking and pushing against my skin.  Stretching my stomach to an uncomfortable state and making sleep close to impossible. Soon I will get to gaze into the face of the person who has made the last few weeks a little more uncomfortable than I would like. I can't wait. Peo