Tuesday, January 8, 2008

Hooter Hiders and other fun...

I was creating my baby registry on, when I came across a product called "Hooter Hider Nursing Cover" made by Bebe Au Lait. It basically looks like an apron without the waist belt. It has a little bit of stiffness at the neckline so that there is a gap between the fabric and your body, alleviating any suffocation concerns that I had about nursing H with a blankey over his head in AUGUST! I never was able to coordinate the whole blanket thing, so I just used...well, nothing. I totally registered for it. So exciting! I'll give a full report when I get to try it out in the flesh so to speak.

While searching, I was looking for a bouncy seat and found one that glides! Can you imagine any better way to assure that your baby will sleep separate from you for more than 2.8 seconds that to be surrounded in cozy cushiness and gliding?! I can't believe how much in baby gear has changed just in the short two years since H joined our lives.

Of course, I couldn't pass up the Johnny Cash Folsom Prison onesie that was striped a la old-time prison garb, or the Willie Nelson "Outlaw Baby" onesie. It has been so fun doing a registry this time because I know the little things that I never used. Also, I have most of the boring big items already, so get to ask for more frivolous necessities (oxymoron you say? Oh, well.)
I had been feeling so tired the last couple of days, and couldn't attribute it to the pregnancy. I realized that it had been some time since I had regular physical activity, and there have been many a-cholestorol-filled calorie consumed in the last 3 weeks. While my sister was here, we made fudge, macaroons and sugar cookies (the kind that require a stick of butter in the icing.) I hosted book club this week and made the vanilla cupcakes from Magnolia Bakery (more on the book club in tomorrow's post), which had 2 sticks of butter each in the batter and frosting...but SO good!
Back to the realization; I decided that I needed to do some kind of physical activity EVERY day. I bundled up H and put on my little walking shoes and headed out into the brisk winter air.....only to find out that it was so warm it was almost muggy. I stripped down to my T-Shirt and tied my sweatshirt around my waist, took off H's coat (he still had two shirts on), put the blanket loosely over his lap and hit the road, well, path in my apartment complex. We went to the gym first and I chased H around, dribbling the basketball after him, then he got back in the stoller and we went for a nice walk. It was so lovely to get out in the fresh air.
Huge bonus? H fell asleep almost as soon as we got home...that's right folks, four out of the last six days, he has taken an afternoon nap! If the result of me getting my plus-sized booty in gear everyday is him taking a nap, I may not be plus-sized for long!


Alex Elliot said...

That name is hilarious! It would make me want to announce it every time I used it.

Unknown said...

Seriously, hooter hiders... sounds like something I could use without nursing! It's like taking back Hooters!