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Sunday, September 28, 2014

three blind mice

So what's up with it ya'll? Me? I'm sleep deprived, I'm stressed,  I'm cranky, I smell weird and often times I have a plastic cup of wine in my hand well before dinnertime. My faire is THIS weekend and the non-profit we've partnered with is not holding up their end of the deal. Their job is to advertise the faire with TV and radio spots, print ads, etc... the faire is this upcoming Saturday and that hasn't been done yet.
So, yep, I'm stressed out. This is my biggest event of the year, it needs to bring in over 3,000 people to get get in the black and it has barely been advertised!  I'm frustrated and my partners are about to get a roundhouse kick to the face straight Chuck Norris style.
UGH! This is why I like to work alone. See? This is the face of a loner. I'm cute. I know.
Faux silk (polyester) shirt dress - Ross Dress for Less
Chucks - Salvation Army
Well, for a brief moment everything was made aaaaall better when I got this wonderful package from cutie pie Canadian blogger Miss Skip to My Lou from the blog LouLou Downtown. Weee!!!
Included in the package: a gorgeous little sweater for Cedar crocheted by Lou herself with a matching flower brooch for me, a beanie pup for River and a super tea-rrific tea towel!

Cedar Girl was baptized this Sunday. I gave my camera to my mother-in-law to snap a couple of pics for us but I failed to tell her not to zoom in on the camera... so we got really poopy pics. 
Someone shared this pic they took. YAY!

Cedar wore a vintage handmade gown that was included in a trash bag full of baby clothes someone gave us and this adorable bonnet I got from China on Ebay for $2. Her regular dress (below) also came from Ebay. It came with another cute little white dress - two dresses for 99 cents! WIN!
And here's our best attempt at a family portrait.
I've got a weird eye thing going on. River looks like he ate a bee and Cedar just isn't feeling it.
So that was my week, How's it going with you all out there? Are you wearing proper undergarments and taking your vitamins?

Sunday, September 21, 2014

one, two, buckle my shoe

Hello errrrverybody. I hope you're all doing spectacular. Yes? Yes.
We're two weeks into this whole four-person family gig and things are starting to get a little better, a little sweeter, a little smoother... more smoothest. Most smoothest? Alrighty then.
The beginning of the week was just plain terrible: doctors appointments at ungodly early morning hours, poor sleep, a jealous one year old and a constant stream of house guests. Now mind you, I'm not saying house guests are a bad thing and many came bearing gifts of food (hooray) but it was becoming quite stressful constantly having to dash to put on a bra and pants, comb my hair, tidy up the house and make sure the kids are presentable. Sometimes mommy just wants to lounge on the couch with a beer and browse Pinterest for an hour or two without having to answer the door all day long. Is that so much to ask?
Last Sunday we got poor neglected River out of the house for a spell and took him on a much needed trip to the park. The weather was awesome and River was having a blasty blast until some creep approached him and crossed over in the the stranger danger zone by practically stalking him. This strange man was super focused on River and wouldn't leave his side so our visit to the park was cut short. As we were leaving I turned to look at the man and saw him swinging alone on the swing set. He was clearly not a mentally stable person but still, not a very desirable character to have hanging around a playground.

Today (Sunday) we went to church. This was one of the few times I've actually had a reason to put nice clothes and makeup since Cedar Girl was born. Sure, I could dress up to sit around the house and take care of two babies and plan a renaissance faire but um... that only means more laundry to wash. So no. I 'm not gonna do that.
Dress: Old Navy clearance rack months ago (first time worn today)
Necklace: Gift
Purse: Salvation Army
Shoes: Walmart clearance

And this is Cedar's first time going to church AND wearing a dress!
The dress she's wearing was found in bin full of hand-me-down baby clothes I received from a friend. It still had the tags on it! Sweet freebie, yeah?
So that was my week. How was yours? Read any good books lately? or um, eaten anything good? Can I have a bite?

Sunday, September 14, 2014

sooo.... how'd it go?

This first week with our new itty bitty wee one has been, er... interesting. 
The first couple of days home were awful. Since I had a c-section I could barely walk. I was in pain, virtually immobile and extremely fatigued from getting only three hours of sleep the entire time I was in the hospital. Needless to say, I was pretty darn irritable. My husband was an exhausted grumpasaurus rex as well and River had transformed into a total hellion while we were away. 
Wednesday I had a little emotional meltdown from the stress of not being able to care for my home and family the way I would on any given non-postpartum day. Have I ever mentioned how much I hate being incapacitated? My mother-in-law came to town to help me around the house and as grateful as I was for this, my pride, stubbornness and hormones just wouldn't allow me to relax and enjoy the much needed assistance. 
While printing contracts, my printer decided to be a wee bit hateful and spat my copies out on the floor.
As soon as we got home from the hospital I got right back to work on the faire. The faire is in less than three weeks and it's time to promote, promote, promote. I still have to tie up loose ends with my entertainers, make the stage schedule, find more volunteers, map up the vendor placement, arrange lodging for acts, shave my legs, sharpen my sword, practice my curtsy, etc. It sounds like a lot to do (and it is) but three weeks is actually plenty of time for me to get it all done... I just need 100% cooperation from everyone in this house. HA!! Right.
Little Cedar is a pretty demanding little lady and River has turned into a huge emotional ball of jealousy. I honestly didn't see that coming considering how independent  he was before the baby came. Before, I couldn't even pin him down for more than a couple of seconds to get a quick cuddle in and now he's whining and begging to be picked up and held constantly. When you give him the attention he wants he squirms to be released and runs away. Vurry frustrating. I think this picture describes how I've been feeling all week.
Friday I finally had the will to pull myself together and put on some decent clothes and makeup for house guests. Because my lower abdomen is still stapled together properly Frankenstein-style, leggings are out for covering up my hairy legs so I've been favoring maxis. This floor length maxi is a hand-me-down from my aunt. I couldn't wear it during pregnancy because of the low waist but it works great now for my still bloated form; it's loose and flowy and conceals my jiggly postpartum belly just right.
So that's how our first week went. Fun, yeah. Ugh, please tell me it gets easier.
So anywho ,it's the Sabbath so it's my blog-reading/no faire work day so I'll be swooping by and seeing what the heck all you sexy beasts have been up to lately. See ya soon!

Sunday, September 7, 2014

Hello baby

... the sunrise the day our baby was born was glorious.
I checked into the hospital at 8am and waited and waited and waited....
 Every woman in town decided to go into labor that morning so all the c-sections were moved to later times
 I finally went into surgery at 1:30pm...

...and our baby girl was born at 1:54 pm.

 Exhausted big brother and daddy.
Say hello to our newest family member:
Cedar Shoshannah Ramsey
7 pounds 2 ounces, 20 inches long
Born September 6, 2014
This is my second day in the hospital but we should be able to go home tomorrow.
I'm sleeping very poorly due to extreme itching from the anesthesia so I am quite fatigued. I'm in very little pain though and I'm already mobile and the food here is actually quite tasty. So overall I'm doing fine- I just need some rest so.... g'night everyone,See you all soon.

Monday, September 1, 2014

babe ahoy!

Guess what folks!
I'm going to have baby!! Yes it's true! What's that? You already knew that? Oh.
Well did you know that I'm going to have a baby THIS SATURDAY?!?!?
Yay! I shore am!
At my last checkup I bumped up the date of my sea-section from September 11th to the 6th. I'm miserable and I feel like I've been pregnant for years. I'm so crabby all the time and I'm sick and tired of being sick and tired and I'm SO ready to meet my little girl.
Sailor Hat: Halloween clearance last year
Modern Kuchi tribal necklace, ring and bangles: eBay
Tank: Old Navy clearance rack
Skirt: Old, retail
Shoes: Local beauty supply store 
Ok, well now I'm sardine to have trouble coming up with more nautical puns. They do anything for you? Turn you on a bit? Make ya giggle? No?
 In the days after birth, fashion will not be a priority. Hygiene probably won't either. You can bet that I'll be bra-less in an old faded cotton nightgown wearing adult diapers. I reeeeally don't think that's something you all want to see. I decided that before I go on my short blogging maternity leave, I might as well go out with a bang - or more like a tiny pop? I'm linked up for Share-in-Style. This week's theme is "sailor". Yippie!
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