Friday, November 22, 2013

Christmas shopping made easy!

Hi all,
So I did a few trunk shows last week and have LOTS of left over Scout stuff for you! I know it's still November, but how about getting all your shopping done early (and at a discount!!)

Here's what I have...
 I have two Mighta Bins in Social Tweedia. These go for $40 for the pair, yours for $30 + shipping ($8)
 I have 2 of the "Snap-2-It's" in Less in Moorish. These go for $35 each on the website. Both for $55, each for $30. (shipping is $4)
 I have 2 Rump Stumps. Normally $50 each, yours for $45 or both for $80 + Shipping ($10, they're heafty and big!)
 I have 3 of these awesome book bag (Big Draws) with side loops. They go for $50 online, yours for $45 or $40 each if you buy 2 or all 3. (Shipping $7)
 I have 2 'Play Girl Plays' in the black and white print. They go for alms $50 online, yours for $40 + $5 shipping.
I have 3 of the yellow and blue, yours for the same as above. 

I also have 5 lacrosse stick bags. 2 in this color, and 3 more in Honey Blue Blue. 
Let me know if you are interested in any bags, and further discounts can be made if you want multiple items! 

Thanks! xoxo Mrs. Pit

Wednesday, October 23, 2013

Fall Fun

So we have been to almost EVERY pumpkin patch in the area, and let me tell you, the kids LOVE IT. We have about 15 pumpkins and counting, seeing as every time we go Little Pit INSISTS that we bring one or more home. I don't mind a collection, so home they come.

Anyways, hope everyone's falls have been great. We're doing ok, though battling through colds and 1 case of pink eye- YUCK. It's what I get for having 2 toddlers though. Oh well. They're getting better and that's what matters.

Here are some fun fall pics of the kiddos and their beloved pumpkins and other fall activities!

 Baby Pit got a "Benny" bouncing bull for his birthday. He is a big fan. 
 He can also climb up the playset by himself now. He loves to give Mommy a near heart attack when he does it too. 
 It was unseasonably warm for his birthday party, so he's dressed in his summer finery even though it's October!
 Clearly, he LOVES cupcakes!
 And wagons, and pumpkins!
 LP LOVED that she was 'in charge' of the wagon. She is a bit bossy, just like her Mommy :)
 At pumpkin patch #2, and I promise, she dressed herself that day!
 He's working on his squats here, he didn't make it all the way up. 
 Free pony rides at the pumpkin patch, LP was in absolute HEAVEN!
 He got a 4 wheeler from his amazing Godmother. He was NOT thrilled that LP wanted to ride on it with him. 
 I don't know WHERE she learned how to pose like this, but, well, there you have it. 
Obviously, she likes having her picture taken! 
 Just smiling the day away...
 Proof that at one point that day, they shared with each other!
 He also seems to think he can do down the slide by himself too, um...yeah
Again, with the posing...NO CLUE where she got it, but there it is! 

Have a great day!
Mrs. Pit

Monday, September 30, 2013

Hi! I'm back! (I think!)

Hi there,
It's me, the worst blogger on the planet. After we moved into the new house things just got so busy I couldn't even think about blogging, or taking pictures of my kids to even put ON the blog if there was one...but I'm here now.
I'm just going to do bullet points because there's a lot to cover and I have to leave in 10 minutes to go get Little Pit from school.
* Baby Pit is hardly a baby anymore and he turns 1 on Friday!! He is walking, getting into absolutely EVERYTHING and babbling up a storm. He wants to be exactly like his big sister and that leads to some interesting confrontations. It helps that he's HUGE (I'm estimating around 27 pounds but we'll see for sure at his 1 year appointment in a week)
*Little Pit is a pip. She is almost 3 1/2 (she LOVES to tell people that) and loves school. She is in a 5 day 3's program now and it's so great for her. I could do without the commute twice a day, but it's worth it (and having her out of the house is a benefit too!)
*I started working out again and it's great. I probably haven't REALLY worked out in more than 3 years and it feels good to get back out there and sweat. It also helps that I've managed to lose almost 15 pounds from my pre-baby pit weight (so I'm the same size I was in college!) That might not mean much to a lot of people, but 11 years later it makes me really happy! Plus, its amazing how much better you feel when your clothes fit you properly!
*Mr. Pit is doing well and hoping for a promotion this fall at work. I'm really pulling for him obviously, not only for the larger paycheck but for his own sense of worth, he's been working REALLY hard at this company for more than 3 years now, they gotta give him something!
*We're insanely busy until November, if I can just get through this month I'll be thrilled! It's all fun stuff, but you should see our kitchen calendar, it's full!
Ok, a few pics then I have to run.

xoxo Mrs. Pit

Monday, March 18, 2013

Busy Busy

Hi all,
Sorry I haven't posted in awhile, having 2 kids and selling and buying a house in the last 3 months have taken their toll!

Baby Pit is doing great. He's absolutely adorable and happy and we are just so in love. He turns 6 months in 2 weeks and I can't tell you how crazy fast this time has gone.
He is wearing size 2 diapers but really should be in a size 3, just trying to get through this last box and we'll move up. He's also solidly in 6-12 month clothes and I estimate he's almost 18 pounds, we'll see at his check up next month. He is eating 4 times a day, 8oz bottles every 4 hours. He's napping 3 times a day, and when he's not sleeping he is a happy happy baby. He is ALMOST sitting up on his own and I think we'll work on it more once we're in the new house.

Little Pit is doing really well too. She is absolutely thriving in school and in her little gymnastics class, and we've had a nice turn around of her previously bad behavior, so the last few weeks have actually been delightful aside from the fact that packing up a house to move is insane and maddening and frustrating and should really only be done by professionals.

Oh yeah, so we sold our house. In 5 days. We bought another one 2 days after we sold ours. We move on Saturday. We can't actually buy our house until the septic system is replaced (the one they have works, but isn't up to code) so we will move into the new house and rent until the work is complete. Then we'll actually buy it and make it our own. I am just excited we can move in. The paint colors need MAJOR work (the dining room is the ugliest brown ever) but I have colors picked out and will wait patiently until we are allowed to make modifications. We close on our current house in a week from today, but apparently selling your house is a lot easier then buying one with septic issues. OY.

That's our life in a nutshell. It will be a crazy few weeks, especially since Little Pit doesn't have school the week before Easter, so I'll be trying to unpack and organize with an almost 3 year old trying to 'help' :)

Here a few pictures to tide you over. More to come!


Mrs. Pit

Friday, December 28, 2012

12 weeks!

Yesterday Baby Pit turned 12 weeks old.

WHAT a rush it has been.

He is mostly sleeping through the night (though last night he was up at 4am because he had wiggled out of his swaddle blanket and scooted himself into the corner of his crib so he wasn't a happy camper) Otherwise he's been sleeping from about 10pm-7am and we couldn't be happier.

He is a REALLY happy baby too. He loves to be held but is also really content in this bassinet or bouncy seat just watching the world (or his big sister who just fascinates him). He just smiles and smiles and only really fusses when he's hungry, has a dirty diaper or right before he wants to take a nap. I have managed to get him on a pretty good schedule and for that I am proud. It makes life a lot easier when everyone knows what to expect and when.

As for Little Pit, she is doing really well as a big sister. She is still her funny, pesky, energetic self and still has the daily "I'm 2" tantrum, but for the most part she is just great.

We had a really nice Christmas here in PA after a week in Lake Placid, NY with Mr. Pit's parents. It was a snowy winter wonderland up there and we had a fabulous time relaxing at the resort and catching up with his family.

We came home the 21st and were thrust into the go-go-go of the season. Part of the madness (and fun) was that Baby Pit was the baby Jesus in our church's Christmas pageant. He was really good too and only fussed for the first couple of minutes and then slept through the rest. We got lots of rave reviews on his 'performance' and I was so pleased with how it all turned out. I was very proud the whole afternoon.

We then went to my parents house for Christmas Eve dinner (filet, yum!) and then came back to our house to set up for the next morning. Little Pit was pretty blown away by all the presents, and thankfully she LOVES all her presents, especially her LeapPad2 which was her big gift. She is playing it as I write this and she's so enthralled it's great. I feel like it's much better than TV, and though is a screen I feel as if she's still learning. (at least that's what I'm telling myself!)

I made out like a bandit on Christmas as my parents spoiled me rotten with tons of clothes from C.Wonder and Lilly as well as a new duvet, shams and a new headboard for our new bed. It looks so great, I'll take pictures eventually.

So, we're all happy and healthy. Lots of apologies for not blogging sooner, life with 2 is crazier than I thought it would be, but also MUCH better.

Here's some recent pictures :)

xoxo Mrs. Pit

Tuesday, October 9, 2012

He's finally here!!

Hi all!
Baby Pit is here! Paul Tillman came into the world, fast and furious at 12:21 pm on October 4th. He weighed in at a whopping 9 pounds and was 20 1/2 inches long. Looking at him now I have NO idea how I carried him for 41 weeks!

Last Thursday was the most insane, intense and awesome day in a long time.

A rundown of our day...otherwise known as the fastest 5 hours of my life!

6:00am I woke up to call the Labor and Delivery department to make sure they had a bed available for my induction. They did and after a light breakfast and a quick goodbye to Little Pit (she stayed at my parents house for the day and we had all slept over the night before) we were off.

7:30am We checked in to Labor and Delivery and got all hooked up to the contraction monitors and heart rate monitor for the baby. The doctor was performing a C-Section at the time, but we'd been told she'd be in shortly.

8:30am After lots of paperwork and prep the IV with the pitocin finally gets started. I had been having absolutely NO contractions that morning before this, so they were unsure how long the whole process would take (keep that in mind in a few paragraphs)

9:30am The doctor finally comes in to check on me and up until then the contractions were very mild and Mr. Pit and I were happily watching LIVE! With Kelly and Michael and chatting away. The doctor did a quick check and before I knew it she broke my water and then things REALLY got started.

10:30am The past hour went by really quickly with my contractions getting stronger by the minute and they were coming faster and faster. I luckily knew I wanted an epidural and had requested one around 10, knowing that in short time they would be really painful. At this point when the anesthesiologist showed up it was perfect timing as the contractions were impossible to talk through or practically breath through.

10:45am The epidural has kicked in and I can't feel a thing. Bliss doesn't even begin to describe it. I try to take a small nap since I am now overwhelmed with a sleepy feeling.

12:00pm Nurses begin to come in and set up the room saying that I am really close to being ready. I have felt NOTHING in the last hour or so, so this is all news to me! They keep asking if I feel like pushing and I keep saying no, that I can barely feel my legs and feel none of the contractions. They say this is fine, but I will be having the baby soon so get ready!

12:15pm The doctor comes in and tells me to push. I can't feel anything, but apparently I am pushing well and his head is out in 2 tries. Turns out the cord is around his neck, so the next seconds were blurry and scary but then all of a sudden he was out and screaming.

12:22pm The baby is placed on the scale and no one can believe how big he is and how on earth I carried such a big baby without gaining too much weight (total weight gain was 24 lbs, it was closer to 40 with Little Pit). I can't tell you how, it wasn't anything I did on purpose (and if anything I felt like I took a lot of dietary short cuts and didn't eat all that well the last trimester). Anyways, we were overjoyed that he came out healthy and that the doctor was able to get the cord off with no lasting damage.

By 2:00pm I was up in recovery devouring a turkey hoagie and red gatorade (my two biggest cravings after Little Pit too!) and life has been insane ever since!

Today he is 5 days old and he is a very chill little guy. He definitely has his days and nights mixed up and does NOT like his crib or the bassinet and would much rather be held to sleep, but we'll work on it. Mr. Pit is home all week which is awesome, and right now is he at Gymboree with Little Pit and BP and I are just chilling, trying to get some tidying done, but mostly we are just resting. I know that next week real life will really kick in, so I am trying to take the time to let my body heal (let me tell you, when the epidural wore off I could absolutely feel that I delivered a rather large baby, but it gets better every day).

So, here is a picture of our little man. We couldn't be happier. Little Pit is being an AMAZING big sister too, she has been very helpful and only a little whiny which is impressing all of us.

Hope everyone is having a great week!

xoxo Mrs. Pit

Tuesday, October 2, 2012

Yup, still here...

...and still pregnant.

I know I have nothing to complain about, I am only 4 days late, but I tell you, unless you've been late with a child that you are MORE than ready to meet, it seems like an effing eternity. Not to mention running around after a 2 1/2 year old the entirety of this pregnancy. Between LP's terrible two's (which, I thought were over, and BOY was I mistaken) and this seemingly ENDLESS pregnancy, I am just OVER it.

Some of the things driving me crazy today...

Our dishwasher. It's so loud you think it was doing an industrial size load of dishes. Does it have a shiny stainless steel front? yep. Is it the WORST dishwasher on the face of the planet? yep. Is it so loud that I can't even sleep because it's on? You betcha. I am so mad at it and various other things I want to rip it out from under the counter and bash it with a baseball bat.

Our floors. They are the original hardwood that was installed when the house was built in the early 50's. They squeak like NONE other. We have been told the only way to remedy the problem is to rip up all the carpet and floors and start from the studs and re-do the whole floor. Guess who doesn't have money for that kind of project (nor the time or availability to evict all 4 of us from our bedrooms for god knows how long). So, every time I go over a squeaky bit of floor (which is EVERY TIME I walk around up stairs at all) I get madder and madder with every squeak.

Mr. Pit's ability to fall asleep almost instantaneously upon his head hitting the pillow. I used to be like that. In college I could practically sleep standing up. But no, since I had Little Pit, I can't sleep. I have only been sleeping the last few months with the help of Unisom, and once BP arrives in 48 hours or less, I feel like I'm never going to sleep again. Take tonight, I 'went' to bed an hour ago. I took Unisom an hour ago. But the damn dishwasher and Mr. Pit's deep breathing kept me up and now I'm wide awake and none too happy about it.

My doctors. I know I consciously made the decision to leave Friday, but I am still steaming about the miscommunication or noncommunication between my doctors. PLUS, I found out earlier this week that a woman I know who's due date was yesterday got induced by the SAME doctor that told me to go home...ON FRIDAY. So, she sent ME home on my due date and then induced someone else 4 days before hers. I am really hoping there's more to the story than that...but once I heard that I almost went off the deep end. Plus, it doesn't help that I have been hearing stories about everyone else (celebrities included) having their kids in the past 3 days.

Little Pit has a cold. I know, something I can't exactly be MAD about, but of all the weeks in the world,   REALLY? She has to get a cold THIS week? Today she was SO cranky and tired and she can't sleep that well since she can't breathe, and she can't blow her nose because apparently that's just beyond a two year olds grasp.  At this point beyond a humidifier there is nothing we can do for her besides let her rest, encourage her to stay hydrated and hope it goes away. She was a complete nightmare today and I just hope she doesn't have a fever tomorrow (she's yet to have one with this cold) so she can go to school.

Anyways, otherwise I'm doing just dandy besides wanting to take a sledge hammer to my dishwasher and my creaky floors.

Tomorrow LP has school, hopefully she'll come home and nap and then we're all staying at my parents house tomorrow night so we're nice and close to the hospital Thursday morning for round #2. I am not leaving that building without a baby this time.

Sorry to get you all riled up and complain the whole time, I just needed to vent and figured there was no better forum than this.

Hope everyone has a great night, I am just waiting for the effing dishwasher to be done (it's been on for an hour and twenty minutes and isn't even rinsing yet) so I can try to sleep on the couch.

I'll update you with Baby Pit info as soon as he/she arrives!

xoxo Mrs. Pit