Thursday, December 19, 2013

Girls Night!

Mommy was happy to clip in those hair extensions, glue on lashes, and strap those leather pants on this post  baby body!  Last Saturday was the annual girls Christmas party, or as we like to call it... "Hopper Holiday 2013!" It was nice to get all dolled up, and look in the mirror and say, "Oh hey!  You're lookin good!" Fashion, hair, and makeup is half the fun for me! :)

I had a good time, and to top it off, I got the amazing Naked 3 pallet as my secret Santa gift!  woohooo!  Every year the girls take turns hosting the party, and this year, we did it at a bar... It wasnt the same.  Usually we have a bigger turn out, and by being at a bar, we didn't get to have too much girly conversation...  The most fun part of the night for me, was the car ride from one bar to the other, blasting Lil' Kim and fist pumping (are moms allowed to do that!?)  Half of me felt like nothing had ever changed, being out with friends, socializing, and drinking, and the other half of me felt awkward, and guilty that I was there!  Hard to explain, I guess its the story of a new mom!

Nino must have had a fun time with Daddy, on their boys night in,  because he slept through the night until 10:30 am!!!!!!!!!!  What baby does that!?!  He had to know that Mommy had a few drinks and needed some extra rest!  He is perfect, totally and completely perfect!

Monday, December 16, 2013

A VERY Merry Christmas!

This is what I had been dreaming about my entire pregnancy- my baby in this santa hat I got on Etsy I literally cried during the photo shoot!  Its just that I had spent hours upon hours, and many sleepless nights on Pinterest getting ideas, and this is like the exact vision that I had in my head! And it's finally here!  The perfect Chistmas card and birth announcement.  Merry Christmas from the Phipps Family!

All photos were taken by the wonderful Lisie at Caught by a Flash Photography

Wednesday, December 11, 2013


Ho! Ho! Ho!  Baby is 6 weeks old today!

It's gotten a little festive in the Phipps household over the past week! We're all decorated, I cant believe that I actually  have a Christmas Stocking that has "Mommy" written on it! And Nino was introduced to a few "first's!" First Christmas Tree, First visit with Santa, First snow, and first boo boo  :( he scratched himself on his cheek!

And Mommy and Daddy had a date night!!!!  It felt so great!  Of course we had to have SUSHI!!  Oh how I missed my favorite sushi spot for the past year of being preggers!  And Anthony got some quality time with his Nonna!  We were home by 11, and I just wanted to come home and squeeze my baby!!!  We had a good time, but there is honestly nothing else I rather be doing, and no where else I rather be, then home with my Anthony!

A few days this week he had been super fussy, like all day fussy, and he is normally the most perfect, quiet little guy!  So my husband suggested that maybe he could be hungry!  Wow!  He was hungry!  My poor little guy was screaming because I wasn't feeding him enough.  He went from 4.5 oz every 3 hours to 6.5 oz every 4 hours!  I feel so bad for starving my baby! :(   He is turning into quit the little chunker! His little cheeks are really filling out, and we are losing his neck lol.  I love it!  He is wearing his size 3 month clothes well!  And he's really starting to move around!  Kicking and grunting, and really starting to pick his head up!  He's so strong!  I'm starting to introduce tummy time for about 10 minutes at a time!  I can't wait till he can hold his head up and smile at me!!

I'm totally loving every single second of being home with him.  I never want to leave him- EVER!

First Visit with Santa
Picking out his very first Christmas tree!

Posing with my tree!

First Christmas Jammies

Checking out our first snowfall!

Look Mommy!  I'm a cloud!

First Snow

My Aunt got a new camera and was having a photoshoot 
First trip to Target
Mommy & Daddy Date night - How cool is my shirt!?!?  Forever 21!  I couldn't type my cc info fast
enough when I found it online!

Wednesday, December 4, 2013

1 Month Old!

I know!  I can't believe it!  My baby is a month old!  How did that happen so quickly!?!  Aint he cute!?

LOVES: Baths!  He just loves to lay in his little baby tub! And he LOVES the lighted mobile on his swing, I mean he LOVES it, he can stare it forever!  I need to find one for his crib!

HATES: When his pacifier falls out of his mouth!

EATING: He is a hungry growing boy!  Eating about 4.5 ounces every 3 hours.

SLEEP:  He is sleeping a lot during the day!  And we are trying to get him out of his swing and into the crib, but he is going about 6-7 hours at night, which is AMAZING!  Mommy woke up feeling refreshed this morning!!

NICKNAMES: Neener, Honey bunches, and Pterodactyl Tony - lol

11/3 - First Sponge Bath
11/ 9- Lost the umbilical cord
11/11 - First Bath

Sunday, December 1, 2013

Happy Thanksgiving!

A few months ago, not knowing what kind of baby Anthony would be, we decided to have Thanksgiving at our house! Normally, Pat and I visit both of our families... but I still haven't been brave enough to venture out of the house very much since baby has been here...   My mother in law brought the Turkey, my mom made all of sides, and I provided the house!  It turned out really nice, and all of our immediate family was on hand to celebrate Nino's first Turkey Day!  He had three outfit changes (while straightening up his room today, I found another bib I forgot about :(  lol)  He was a perfect little angel baby as always, and just sat peacefully in his Rock and Play ( that is our #1 must have!)  And we finished the evening with a Baltimore Ravens Win against the Steelers!!  Perfect Holiday!
My first Thanksgiving
Thankful for Turkey & Football!!
Stuffed Turkey!
I am Thankful for my family 
Best part of hosting Thanksgiving... LEFTOVERS!