Monday, August 1, 2011

and on that note

lets see here....where to start?

first, i will still not be posing pictures of cullen, many of you emailed me on my last post and asked why and it's just a preference of our family not to display his sweet face on here for now.  he is our everything.  to you rude people who had mean comments on my last post about me putting a pic of myself without showing cullen's face, you can be rude all you want.  i deleted the post, just for you.

and on that  note....i don't get how girls/women can say over and over how they are NOT happy with their bodies after having babies yet post plenty of pictures of themselves.  i've never complained about my after prego body and then i post a pic of myself and i did get a lot of nice comments but i also got a few rude comments.  that was the ONLY picture i had of myself at the time without showing C's face.   and i didn't post the pic to get compliments.  so bite me.  for me blogging is a place where women come together to lift each other up not put each other down!

and on that note....i have lost all my baby weight and then some.  i don't know how it happened, i'm not 'proud' of myself (i did nothing), it just happened!  i nurse and pump all day long. maybe that has something to do with it. i don't sit on my bum all day.  i do hold, play and walk around with my baby all day.  maybe that has something to do with it too.  am i glad i lost the weight, yes!  if you followed me before you know i gained 40 pounds, that's a lot on someone that is 5'2".  anywho... it is what it is, that is all.
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hubs texted me the other day saying "want to go to dinner tonight?" you can bet ya booty i was getting ready before even sending a response ;)  i had been listening to hammering, nailing, men yelling and a barking dog ALL DAY!   both of our neighbors decks were being worked on.  i was ready to get outta the house and have a nice din with the hubs and C.  B usually works 12 hour days and we don't typically eat dinner until 8 or 9 at night so it was a bonus for him to be home around 6.  i had a cute little summer dress just calling my name in my closet and i couldn't wait to wear it!
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my bday was 2 weeks ago, we went to my parents house for breakfast for dinner.  my request!  it was delicious!!  a few pics from that night....

i might have been pretending to be a walrus with bobby pins in this pic....my sis was too slow to take the pic, i pulled them out ;)

my sweet boo and i 
B taking pics of me opening cards ;)

and on the bday note...my bestie took me out for my bday dinner at smash burger!  oh.my.best.fry!! best sweet potato french fries EVER that is!!! they have garlic rosemary sweet potato fries, delish! go eat some asap!
(image from bing)
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being a stay at home momma has been a dream of mine forever and my hubby made it possible for me!  we started our own business and i do all the web stuff. AND i'm so thankful to have a sister who can stop over a few times a week just to visit and help watch C for a few minutes/hours if i need to get some stuff done!  cullen is the smiliest, sweetest baby ever!!  i love being able to listen to him coo and chitter chat!  his sweet voice is music to my ears and he has been talking A LOT the past few days!! he is so much fun and really the happiest little guy!!

and on that note...cullen is almost 3.5 months old now!! where does time go?!  when he went in for his last appt he was in the 95th percentile for height and weight!  we have just started rice cereal, sometimes mixed in a bottle and sometimes we feed it to him with a spoon!  he seems to love it either way!!  i thought it would help him sleep through the night but he still wakes up at least 1-2 times a night/early morning.  totally ok with me though, he naps during the day and we get to sleep in until 8-9 in the morning.
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i think that's it for my random post!  i hope YOU are all doing wonderful!! :)  i love keeping up with so many of you on twitter!  & i read posts of yours if you post the links on twitter, although i'm still horrible at commenting.  i also just joined pinterest but i have no idea what i'm doing on there yet.

56 comments:

Mommy, Esq. said...

Dont let the haters get you down! I agree, blogging should be a positive experience. Otherwise, why do it?

Kate said...

I can't believe people said nasty stuff to you about your last picture. Shit, I thought you looked fab-u-lous! And if I looked that good I would be proud and so should you!!! Even if you didn't put much "work" into losing the baby weight, you did... and you should be SO proud of yourself. That lil summer dress showed off your figure perfectly -- I bet hubby likes it :)

Marian said...

I can't believe anyone could ever be so cruel/rude to you!! You are the sweetest person ever!!! Haters are going to hate, right:) Love you and baby C lots and lots!!

~Haley~ said...

I hate how rude people can be when hiding behind a name on the internet! You look GREAT, and I imagine Cullen is gorgeous, how could he not be?! Happy late bday!
XoXo

Holly said...

You look adorable and screw anyone that is mean! Happy belated birthday!

Sarah said...

I'm so sorry people are being rude. It is 100% your decision to show, or not show C's face. Don't let those people get to you, they're obviously just self centered and thinking of their ideas about things- which don't matter one bit.
Other than that, congrats on losing all of your post-baby weight! :)

Kristen said...

personally I think the mean commenters are probably just jealous ;-).

Yay for getting to stay at home with baby C!

Sarah Elizabeth said...

oh my gosh I can't believe people would leave you mean comments!!! I am soooo sorry sweet girl!!! You don't deserve that what so ever..people are probably just jealous because you are beautiful and have a beautiful little boy :) Love your outfit and it looks like you had a great birthday! :)

Neely said...

SCREW THEM! Its your blog you post whatever you want and dont post whatever you want. And kuddos to you for baby weight loss. THats awesome.

Becca said...

Wow, I can't believe people were so rude to you. I don't understand people at all. Especially moms, they can all be so ugly to one another instead of being supportive. Yay for you for losing all of your baby weight and then some! Congrats!

SG to SP said...

Yay I was so happy to read an update from you! Don't pay attention to the haters, I think you look AMAZING. Good for you for losing the baby weight, I hope I'm that lucky after my little one comes :)

arkansasrunner said...

Some people are just plain rude and have nothing better to do than critize <--I can't spell that word to save my life! ha! You look great and I love reading your posts!

Katie said...

People are ridiculous! I've never understood why people leave nasty comments, if you don't like it, then DON'T READ/LOOK AT IT! That simple. Anyway, you are one hot mama! I'm happy for you that you are able to work from home now...that is so great! I'm sure C is one happy babe because of it :)

Brandi said...

you look GREAT! and you know what whatever you choose to do is your choice and other people can just get a life!

Tamela said...

I always say the more haters you have the more popular you are and they are just jealous. So hate on people! Congrats on getting to be able to do your dream job! I hope some day I get to be a stay at home mommy too.

Erica @ All About Aleigha said...

Congrats on the dream job for both of you! You look fabulous and the haters are gonna hate. They will always find something to talk about. I'm glad sweet Cullen is doing good!

Jenn said...

I missed the post.. But girl don't even let those caddy people bring you down!!! Life is too short to spend time worrying about what others think, especially people you only know in the social networking world, not even real life!!!

I'm so proud and excited for you, you look great!!!!

Keep posting what YOU want to post, this is YOUR blog!!!!

Kaylee said...

Poo on them! That's all there is to it. I am also 5'2 and I have gained 38lbs so I am glad to know that you lost it with ease and are doing great. I hope I can do the same :)
Happy belated birthday!

Marcy XOXO said...

Girlfriend... LOVE YOUR FACE! You tell em'... ugh women are so catty! You are beautiful but who cares what anybody thinks... it's all on how you feel about yourself!!! I totally respect all of your decisions and I think it's so wonderful you get to be a stay at home mommy for Baby C!!!

AllyceR said...

Thanks for the update! Can't believe there are people out there who have the nerve to be rude like that. Good for you for being happy, healthy and comfortable in your own skin. Happy belated birthday and Happy Stay At Home Mommying! :)

Mandy said...

so glad you all are doing well and thanks for the update :)

mrs.mfc said...

People can be so dumb. Ughhhh sorry you have to deal with the obnoxious comments. I can't imagine being someone who goes around spreading negativity on everyone's blogs. So terrible. Glad to read an update from you!! Hope everything is going great!

Danielle said...

I think its your personal choice as Cullen's mom to not post pics and that is okay! I am sure he is too precious though! As for the weight, i gained 40lbs with my daughter as well and I am 5'3'' and same situation- I am smaller than I was before, not always a good thing! Happy late birthday!

Teenage Bride said...

sorry you had some rude comments. Don't let them get you down. You are looking great and I am sure your little boy is doing WONDERFUL!!!! Your little family is in my prayers as always.

So happy to hear all is going well. <3

Pamela said...

I can't believe anyone would say anything bad!! You're just trying to protect your sweet, cute little baby :) You look great girl! Love the hair!!

Taren said...

There's something about the internet that makes rude people think they can speak their mind and say hurtful things that they would never say to someone's face! So annoying!
You look amazing and I love your blog!

www.life-of-te.blogspot.com

Kaitlin Godfrey said...

Um ok..I didn't post last time but now I will becz I hate rude people...YOU LOOK GREAT!! I PRAY I will be able to lose the weight (3.5 months to go til my baby boy gets here!) And how amazing that you get to stay home...such a dream of mine too and hopefully for our second child I will be able to. If I think about it, I'll cry! If you don't want to post pics of little Culley's face...who cares! It is YOUR baby!! People suck. The end. :)

Shannon Dew said...

Yay!!! You're back!!!! Eff people and their stuipd opinions! People are jerks and you can't please everyone ;-)

Melissa said...

Clearly you have a LOT of people in the blogging community who love you so don't worry about the few who are stupid! :)

And, you DO look AWESOME!!

Ashley said...

Ugh, people can be so rude sometimes. You look fantastic, and you should definitely feel good about it!

Love your cute dresses!!

Jenn @ West Sac Honey said...

Ugh some people are such brats.. I totally agree with you not putting his photo on here and that's for you two to choose!

in other news..

You look fabulous and yes pumping I've heard just melts the weight off! Those sweet potato fries look divine.. I tried home made ones yesterday.. Not so hot..

The Rest is Still Unwritten said...

Um, I cannot believe people were rude to you over something so silly.

You look amazing!! And I understand why you wouldn't want to post pics of Cullen on here...and I can't really blame you! You do what's right for your family and pay no attention to anyone else!

happy birthday!!

Mrs EyeCanSee said...

Women can be so catty. Don't let them get ya down, they're just jealous! Some women are naturally thin without even trying. I am most definitly NOT one of them, but I certainly don't hate on those who are. I say, lucky you!

Glad to see ya back around the blogosphere!

Lori said...

It amazes me how rude people can be, very sad. So happy things are going so great for you and your family!! Glad to hear Cullen does good on the cereal!! Savannah is on oatmeal cereal once a day, and she does not sleep any better either. She too is waking up at least once a night, usually around 4:30am, I can't complain. Although a solid nights sleep sounds real good! LOL!

Rissy said...

AHHH I didn't even know you were back!!!! yyyaaayyy

ok first, people who suck need to get out from behind a computer and own up to the meanness. I mean really, would that be that mean face to face?

Second, you look AMAZING!!! Kudos on doing nothing and losing weight.

I didn't know you were working from home and doing web design! How freaking awesome.

Oh and happy belated birthday you hot momma!!!


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Lil' Woman said...

Screw those haters Annie....it's your blog, your baby, and ultimately your decision. : )

Go girl for losing the baby weight even tho you still looked fab while pregnant. (seriously...your 5 months pictures were me after I ate a big meal..haha)

And Happy Belated Birthday : )

Danielle @ Life on Dahlia Lane said...

Goodness, people can be ridiculous. GO YOU for losing your baby weight and more! Nursing burns a ton of calories :) So happy that you and your family are doing well! XOXO

Meg said...

Whatevs to the haters--nothing more needs to be said about their lame selves.

You look incredible, I love that you are loving being a mom. I see pics of you and C on FB and you are both so beautiful. Keep being your fabulous self girl!

:) Meg

Hailey said...

You are one HOT mamma!!!! I just don't get rude comments on blogs, they are just wasting their time :).

Lindsey said...

Just ignore those crazy people cause you look A-MA-ZING! Looks like you had a fantastic birthday. Happy late birthday.
P.S. I love the Smashburger fries too!!

Shanna said...

People can be so rude... they are just haters. I love your blog and think whatever choices you make for your family should be your choice and the women in blog land should support you. Good luck to you and your hubby on the business and Congratulations on losing the baby weight.

Mrs. Stethoscope said...

Im so sorry stupid ppl made rude comments.. thats redic.. byt he way you look fab.. and like I always tell you.. I LOVE YOUR HAIR>>. glad you have been enjoying being home with your sweet boy, and whats more exciting then a dinner date, with your two fav men!!!!!!!!!!

Ashley @ KiwisandCocktails said...

My husband doesnt want me posting pics of the baby on FB OR the blog. I do it anyway, but no nakey ones since he really doesnt want that.
You are super lucky about losing the weight. Most of my friends lost the weight easily from bf'ing...I EB and I guess my body just works different, but I do work out 5 times a week and am on WW so its SLOWLY coming off. I didnt post pics of myself for a while (unless they were heavily cropped) but I finally have bc it is what it is. IM not happy with my post baby body, but I do everything possible to get it off. I sometimes get down on myself re the weight, but then look at that baby's sweet face and she makes it totes worth it :) Im so happy you are able to stay home with your sweet boy. That is amazing :)

Anonymous said...

Congratulations on the baby (and losing the weight). I can't believe how petty and rude people can be. Just keep on keepin' on!!

Hayley said...

Women can be the biggest bitches when they're jealous. Just take it as a compliment. Those of us who aren't shallow and stupid knew you weren't "showing off". (Although, if you had been, it would've totally been justified. You look great!)

I'm so happy to hear that your little fam is doing well and you're loving SAHM-hood!

There's No Place Like Memphis Mama said...

Sorry some people have been jerks! You look amazing! I understand about not posting his pic too. I don't use my kids names. It's a personal preference.

Jax said...

Ugh! Sorry some jerks have been way rude to you! They can suck it! :( You look stunning and I totally respect your choice not to post pics of Cullen on here. I dont blame you at all! I'm so happy you're happy, friend! You deserve it! And happy happy birthday again! I know I told you before, but wanted to say it again! :) XOXO!

Annie said...

Im so sorry to hear that people were leaving you rude comments. I just dont understand some people. I man c'mon...we are all grown women here, right?!?!

Anywho....I hope that you can ignore them and move on.

You are a beautiful mama and should be super proud of yourself!

I am addicted to Pinterest...I am sure that you will be too :)

Dancing Sweet Pea said...

So nice to see you back! I've been reading for a while, but rarely comment on blogs. I just wanted to say that don't worry about all the haters because they are just jealous! :) Be who you are because you are a beautiful mom!

Crazy Shenanigans-JMO said...

Glad to see you back lady!! I think that's AWESOME that you've lost the baby weight and that's great that you can stay at home now!

Kayla said...

Don't let the haters get to you! You look AMAZING! And you know that. People are just so rude. I have been going through alot of that lately too. I would love to hear more about your at home business!!

Eboix said...

Interest is my newest addiction I love it! Glad you stopped by my blog as well - love your nursery decor too!

Kim {Yep, they are all mine} said...

Good for you for standing up for yourself. For the life of me, I can't understand why people feel the need to make nasty comments. Just hit the little black X and move along if you don't like what you see!

Dana said...

Glad to hear you and your family are doing well!!!

And boo to the haters!! I don't know why some people think its ok to make such mean/rude comments. If they don't like what they read on your blog then move on to another blog!! Continue doing what you are doing and writing/sharing what you are because you have so many people that love visiting your blog and love what you have to share!!!

Tracy-Girl @ Then I Got To Thinking said...

How could ANYONE say anything bad to you!? You look fabulous, but you are also a damn good mama! I am so happy for you - you look great, baby C looks adorable, and you and B seem to be doing well! Keep it up, Annie!

Mitzi G. said...

someone will always have something to say about what others are doing & you are awesome to not care about it!!

On that note.......I am jealous that you have lost all of your weight it seems my last 10 pounds does not want to leave my butt & thighs :)

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