Tuesday, September 21, 2010


The last couple days I've been anxiously checking my facebook and email hoping for a glimpse of the pictures of the photo shoot, and much to my delight... this morning I received the link! The pictures are perfect, and Lily looks just like a doll! Here is my favorite picture:

If you would like to see more of the pictures, click here. There may be more added in the coming weeks, so check back again!

It was so nice to receive the pictures today since today Lily is 3 months old. I can't believe it has been 3 months already since the stormy night that Lily came charging (literally) into this world. I can't believe how big she is and how many things she is trying to do. She doesn't like to lay down much... she needs to be sitting up or standing so she can see everything that is going on. I think she will be up and moving around early because you can tell that she wants SO badly to be up and moving around with everyone. I am waiting for the day that she is getting ticked off during tummy time and she rolls over. I know she'll be thrilled to have moved somehow, and will start rolling around like crazy. She is talking all the time. She coo's, giggles, goo's, sigh's, and every now and then lets a loud screech out to make sure that we are fully paying attention to her. She's got quite a personality on her. She is definitely going to be something beyond special.

Happy 3rd month Lilypie <3 Daddy, Mommy, and Janko love you so so SO much!

Sunday, September 19, 2010

Weekend Excitement!

There has been a lot of excitement here in the Zimen(ova) household this weekend! Today Lily and I made a road trip to Chicago (Lily's first road trip and my first time driving to Chicago!) =) we went to Chicago for her to be in a photoshoot for Elies Happy Hats! All the hats are handmade by a SAHM named Galina, and are absolutely adorable (here is her Facebook and Etsy page)! She also does photography, and after seeing some of the photographs that she posted on her facebook... I am so very excited to see the finished pictures!! Here is a peek at the hats that she makes:

Pink beanie with Brown Bow (you can tie the bow how you like it)

Red beanie with visor and Brown flower - Order information

When we are able to see the pictures, I will post them =) Thank you again Galina! If you are interested in seeing more of Galina's photographs and learning more about her, click here to visit her photography webpage (if you have troubles seeing her website, check back at another time or use Firefox as they are having technical difficulties with the page being viewed with Internet Explorer) or visit her facebook page.

I hope everyone had a great weekend, and have an awesome week!

Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Junebug mommies and future baby plans

While I was pregnant with Lily, I came across a wonderful website, Cafemom, where fellow pregnant ladies connect and support each other during their pregnancy. At this website I met multiple other Junebug mommies who have kept in touch with through facebook beyond the births of our babies and my departure from Cafemom. These women were there to completely witness my pregnancy (even if only through the net) and gave me a large amount of support when I was going through my complications, L&T Triage runs, and many scares. Even though we have never met, I wish that we all lived closer so that our babies could grow up and be play buddies together =) we would have running and exercising buddies as we all work on getting back into our prepregnancy hotness, and have someone there to get into trouble together lol. How nice that would be! I wanted to send out a great big thank you to these women, because without their support I'm not sure I would of been able to stay calm inside about the complications of my pregnancy. So mommas... THANK YOU =D

One of the recent conversations that happened was the talk of future baby plans. It has really made me start thinking about what we will do, and if we will follow our plans that we have set. As of right now there are not any plans for another baby. We agreed that two was enough. We have our boy and our girl, so our family is complete.... or is it? Part of me still has that urge to have another baby. I've always dreamed of having a large family of 3 or 5 children (I have a think about odd numbers lol), and before we got married we had said we would have 3 children... 2 boys and a girl. Many women say that they have the feeling that their family is complete so they know that they are done, and others say that they felt like a hole was there so they knew they wanted another... but what about if you don't have either feeling? As much as I would love to have another baby, I'm not sure I could go through another pregnancy and go through the complications again. Sure there is a possibility that I won't have any complications next time, but after having two pregnancies with some sort of complications... the possibility is pretty high. As happy as I was to be pregnant and go through the pregnancy, it was emotionally draining at times to have to try to stay positive that everything would be fine.

It seems through no matter how far you go to prevent pregnancy, if it is meant to happen it will... so I've decided right now to just let life take its course. We didn't plan to get pregnant with Janko, and although we had started discussing possibly trying last fall for another baby... we were not trying with Lily either. Who knows, maybe life will surprise us again... maybe with another Junebug lol! If it does, I'll be happy about it just like I am always am =)

Monday, September 13, 2010

And so we begin....

Today I decided to finally start blogging again. I always have so much in my mind that I would like to say, so I decided that this is probably the best way to get it all out there =)

We've had the Hand, Foot, and Mouth virus going around our house the last couple days. Lily came down with it a couple days ago, and now it seems that I am coming down with it (or at least that is my guess to why my throat is nasty looking and my body feels dead). It is times like these that I really think that moms should not be able to get sick... especially ones that stay at home with their children! You get sick, then your child(ren) get sick, then the husband gets sick (and complains the whole time on how horrible he feels and that you have no idea how bad it is lol)... and the whole time everyone gets to have some R&R while you have to keep working. Life never stops for a SAHM. I love being a SAHM and taking care of my family, but it is days like these that I wish for just one day of relaxation. Maybe that could be my husband's birthday gift to me =D simple and easy, and best of all... FREE =D