Friday, December 30, 2011

baby love

I know I know, I have sort of neglected my blog but I will be back to updating soon. Trust me there are lots of new exciting things happening around here!
Being a mama is no joke, friends but i gotta say life with Miles is absolutely magical. 
Just look at the precious face!

Sunday, December 25, 2011


Happy Holidays friends!
Yesterday Miles right eye started looking pretty irritated and  by night his eye was fully shut with scary looking goop. Needless to say I got no sleep worrying about our boo. This morning his eye was in even worse shape so I called his pediatrician and she kindly (on Christmas!) met me at her office to look at his face. She then instructed us to head to the children's emergency room which we did. To make a long story short they gave Miles antibiotics and took a culture to find out  more. Im sure it is just a normal infection but holy smokes, this mama sure worried her ass off! 
We got home a few hours ago and finally had breakfast and opened gifts. Now we are tuckered out with full bellies and thankful hearts!

Wednesday, December 21, 2011

Tired self

 Oh boy, I am one tired mama!

Miles is AMAZING! Really, hes the loveliest babe and I am the luckiest mama. I cant stop staring at his beautiful self thinking how incredible it is that Steve and I made this wonderful boy! Not to mention how freaking bizarre it feels not to be pregnant anymore.
Its been pretty challenging catching up on the internet world but I promise to try and get back on here soon.

Tuesday, December 20, 2011

Finally home!

So as you can see we've had our hands full the past few days.
I'm a mama and hes a papa and thats our dreamy baby!

Miles Waylon Wolf Schleicher
December 16, 2011 at 10:19 AM
8 lbs 12 oz
21 3/4 inches long

Thursday, December 15, 2011

40 Weeks

Can you tell I'm tired? 
Shlepping this big boy around for 40 weeks sure can tucker a girl out! 

Wednesday, December 14, 2011

Belly full of baby

Four months ago, wow!

I was going through photos today from the past nine months and its so remarkable to see how much my stomach has grown. Miles due date is tomorrow and it blows my mind to think soon he will be out of my belly and into my arms. The anticipation is driving Steve and I bonkers! We keep trying to guess what he looks like. We predict that he has ginger hair, a beard and glasses. Fingers crossed! 

Tuesday, December 13, 2011

Thrifting Gems!

So...Still pregnant over here! Hey! 
My body has been really achy the past few days so Ive been hanging around the house glued to a heating pad and netflix. But today I got to break out for a few hours and do a little thrifting. I've been going a little stir crazy not being able to do my normal picking and it was high time I added new things to my antique mall space and swoop up a few items for Miles along the way.
And I must add a HUGE congratulations to my sweet friend Carli and her husband who had their baby boy tonight! Hell yes Carli girl!
Read On! for more finds

Saturday, December 10, 2011

The Truth

Today was one of those extra difficult, highly sensitive days. Damn! Thankfully taking a shower and listening to good records finally helped subdued my negative sassy pants. I have five DAYS until my due date and am having an exceptionally hard time dealing with even one more day of pregnancy. Very very soon I will be receiving the most spectacular gift I could ever ask for and my heart is literally swollen with excitement and love at just the mere thought of my son BUT In my last efforts of selfishness I want to get a couple not so fun truths off my chest.
  • Today I woke up and noticed a few (small) stretchmarks on my stomach and just about died! I have been blessed to stay absolutely stretch mark free for 9 months until this very moment. Ok Ok, Really no biggie but why right now? No!
  • My hair is killing me! Since I have years of color damage, I try to take the best care of my hair and its behavior. However since becoming pregnant my poor locks have become unpleasantly oily and temperamental. Its driving me crazy! And now I'm starting to get a small area of dandruff on my crown. Awesome!
  • I feel useless. My stomach is so large, I can barely move without causing discomfort. Getting in and out of the car is difficult, sitting on the floor is impossible, walking (waddling) is exhausting and most of the time impossible due to back labor... God, the list goes on! Oh and picking things off the ground is overrated. Steve comes home to pens, bobby pins, makeup and whatever else my slippery mitts cant hold on to sprawled through out the house for him to pick up. Even when shopping Ive learned to just quietly walk away from any fallen items. Useless! 
  • I CANT WAIT to wear normal clothes again. I am so excited!! I only fit comfortably in one pair of black leggings, a few black tops and a black slip dress. I cant wait to introduce blouses, jeans and amazing shoes back into my life!
 The list goes on but I better stop here. 
I'm just having a difficult last stretch of pregnancy and lord knows I am not alone. I just need to remind myself daily that Miles is so so close to being here and that I am extremely thankful to have such a sweet man on my side with bountiful amounts of love and encouragement for the days when I'm lacking my own.

Friday, December 9, 2011

Store update

Hey friends, Here are a few of my latest designs for Midnight Riders. Perfect for holiday gifts for your lady friends and yourself. Enter MILES at checkout to receive 20% your purchase!

Thursday, December 8, 2011

Um, Yes!

Oh C'mon, Someone please buy these!!
I would have scooped these babies up in a minute but are too big for me, Boo!


39 weeks!! My belly is HUGE! 

(Read On! for photos of belly and one sweet shot of papa!)


Just got these amazing moccasin boots yesterday for my little one. Seriously, so stinkin cute!
And in other exciting news,  Miles official due date is in 7 days! 
But ya know, mama and papa are certainly ready for him now.

Monday, December 5, 2011

As promised

Our home
(read on for more photos)

My Mama Monday

Mom and sister 1985

Hi, Ive been absent the past few days. Since Thursday its been mama and me time! It is ALWAYS lovely having her visit Portland. We were hoping Miles would make his grand appearance this weekend while his nannie was here but no! Stubborn boy. Steve and I went to the hospital on Friday night hoping it was time but false labor sent us home. I was having a really hard time with the contraction pains in my back and the midwife on call was starting to freak me out about the amniotic fluids perhaps leaking so in we went with our hospital bags in tow thinking it was the big day. Alas after 5 hours of monitoring contractions and his heartbeat and tests and walking... we were sent home. Boo! But the upside was that Mom and I were able to have the whole weekend together which was in itself really special considering its the last time ill be with her before I'm a momma myself.

Thursday, December 1, 2011

Hurry up Miles!

Moms in town!! We are so happy to have her here. 
Really bad Braxton Hicks tonight. Im not really sure if there real contractions or not. Tonight's were especially unpleasant. I just know that M is coming soon. My body is ready. We are ready...
Ill be adding new earrings to the shop in the next few days so make sure to stop by for holiday goodness.
Also Ill be posting photos of our sweet home soon. Here's a peek at our basket wall!