Monday, January 30, 2012

Blue and Pink Love

About a month ago I emailed Melanie because I told her I had this idea for another blog (crazy, I know). I told her that without her and Katie as well as TheBump website I would have gone crazy during my pregnancy and the first weeks as a new mom (heck, I still bounce things off of them and the website cause I am clueless on so many things!). I told Melanie that I wished there was a good blog for first time Mom's so that when we had questions or things happened to us we didn't feel like it was just us. It also helped getting recommendations on which products to buy and what to avoid etc. Hence, Blue and Pink Love was born. The name came from the fact that I had a baby boy and Melanie had a baby girl. :)  It is definitely a work in progress and we would love suggestions on what topics you want to read about from us. We hope you enjoy it as much as we enjoy the therapy that is writing about our adventures.

Saturday, January 28, 2012

Happy Birthday Mom!

Happy Birthday Mom. I cannot thank you enough for all of the love and support you have given me over the years. I have a whole new appreciation for you ever since I became a Mom myself. We love you so much!

Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Blake's Room Update

Storage for toys and books was virtual non existent in Blake's room and it was starting to get insane. We headed to IKEA to search for the perfect bookshelf. Our requirements were: 1) sturdy and something we can attach to the wall 2) allows Blake to have access to it when he is older 3) kid friendly 4) Budget friendly



Tuesday, January 24, 2012

Playing Around

We all know Blake has a big head but we wanted to see just how big it was!

Monday, January 23, 2012

Snow Day

We had to have Blake go out in the snow to experience the fun Chicago weather. He was NOT a fan. We put him in the snow and he immediately started crying, I guess that just confirms he is a Malic and prefers warmer temps!

After being put in the snow

Last picture before the baby meltdown

The snowsuit!

Friday, January 20, 2012

Bundled Up

Blake is rocking his polar bear fleece outfit in preparation for the snow storm. (Thanks Kathy Galvin for the outfit, its super cute!)

It is also good to note that immediately after this picture he spit up all over the outfit and chair :)

Wednesday, January 18, 2012

Good Morning

This is how Blake greeted me this morning, swaddle and all.

Friday, January 13, 2012

The Peanut is 3 Months

He is getting so big! After daycare we did his 3 month photo shoot because we wanted to get it in before he fell asleep. He is wearing the 3-6 month onesie, we can't keep up with how big our little man is getting.

This one is an outtake but I thought it was hilarious that he was mid drool. This is probably the most real and accurate picture of him at this age. He is constantly drooling.


I am so glad that we decided to go with the Goddard School for daycare. The entire staff is so friendly and has made us all feel welcomed. The team sent me an email today saying that Blake has been having a great first week and he is such a good little boy. They even sent me some pictures they took of him this week.


Daycare must truly have magical powers, almost too magical. Last night while giving him a bath, he fell asleep in the bath. That's right....he was sleeping in the tub. We took him out of the bath and you would think being cold would wake him up...nope.

We tried to lay him down to get him ready for bed and he had no part in it, he just kept sleeping. He is clearly happy and content being in his towel on the floor.

This morning our little peanut is 3 months old! Here is his picture before daycare, you can tell he still has sleepy eyes. I don't know if the bath wore him out last night but he slept from 7pm-5am!! BOOYAH!!! We are going to take his official 3 month pictures after work/daycare.

Thursday, January 12, 2012

Happy Birthday Seany Begony

Today my little brother turns 25! He can now rent a car, woohoo!

Blake says "Happy Birthday Uncle Sean"
Taking it back old school for a cute picture of my little brother
January 12, 1987
I love you Sean, good luck on your interview today, I am sure interviewing on your birthday is a good sign.

Wednesday, January 11, 2012


Monday was Blake's first day of daycare. I had a really hard time letting him go, I cried walking out. Luckily, Miss Tessa thought he was super handsome and played with him all day. He got his first report card and did great. They even got him to nap, they must have magical powers. They might have done too good of a job because when he came home he was passed out!

Before daycare
After daycare

Sunday, January 8, 2012

My Baby is growing up

This week Blake will be 3 months old. It is hard to believe that he is he growing up so quickly. While we still aren't getting the best sleep out of him this age is a lot of fun. He loves to laugh and giggle and talks up a storm. He wants to always be standing or seeing what is going on around him. I start back to work tomorrow and he will be going to daycare (I already know that I am going to cry dropping him off because I was tearing up last week when we had to drop off his stuff beforehand) so here is a little photo shoot we did before he can't play with Mommy all day.

Thursday, January 5, 2012

Happy New Year

I know its a few days late but Happy New Year. Louis and I were never big fans of New Years Eve and going out so having Blake around was a great excuse to stay home and go to sleep way before midnight. Although, we did want to celebrate ringing in 2012 a little so we dressed Blake up in his tuxedo onesie (thanks to Aunt Melanie and Uncle Ryan). He is so darn cute I can't even take it! He kept trying to eat the bow tie but I think we have a future James Bond on our hands.

I am not big on resolutions but I do know that this year I want to make sure to keep our family first. I want to plan a family vacation and make sure we try and savor this first year of being parents. Oh, and I want to lose the last bit of Blake weight!

Happy 2012!!

Sunday, January 1, 2012

Raegan Isabel

On December 29th at 10:28pm our amazing friends Katie and Eric had their baby girl. Raegan Isabel weighed 6 pounds 13 ounces. She is absolutely precious and looks exactly like Eric. We were lucky enough to get to visit her in the hospital. Mom and baby are doing great. We have a playdate this week and I cannot wait, she is so stinkin cute!

Me and my niece
Uncle Louis holding Raegan