Well, Eli has his first little sickness. He has croup. :-( Poor baby boy. He sounded bad Monday when he woke up but I just thought it was a cold or he was just congested, but the babysitter called me around 10:00 to let me know that he was getting worse. So I quickly made a Dr appointment, went and picked him up and took him home and just held him. Sure enough he had croup.
We had a 9 month appointment scheduled for next week so the dr just combined the appointments (praise the Lord only 1 co-pay). Eli is 21 lbs and 27 inches long. I love our pediatrician so much and I'm so thankful that friends recommended him to me. However I've realized I always have this weird thing where I fall in love with my doctors. Not in a romantic, creepy way, but in a s/he-saved-my-life-I-love-him kind of way. Even if they didn't save my life. I might need to look into that a bit, I'm sure there is some sort of name for that disorder. I bet WebMD will tell me.
I'm happy to say that I have all of our Christmas shopping done and I did it ALL online. I am also proud to say that we were able to pay for all of our Christmas using money I have made through Scentsy. Such a blessing.
I can totally see how people get addicted to online shopping. It is the funnest thing to come home and have tons of packages waiting for you! Even if they aren't FOR you it is still fun to have them there on the porch. Everytime I'm home and I hear the package THUD on the porch and then the delivery man ring the door bell I yell YAY! It might become a bit like Pavlov's dog and Eli might spend the rest of his life yelling YAY! whenever he hears a door bell ring.
Also, something else I've become addicted to is canvas buying.
I am a crazy woman it comes to photography and getting photo sessions scheduled for the appropriate events in life - but when it comes to actually getting those pictures printed out and hung on our walls I am awful.
But lately I've found all these amazing deals on canvas prints so I've been taking care of all those pictures I needed to get printed.
I started with some of Eli's 6 month photos:
Then I got our family picture made into a canvas - - but it's the same picture I used for our Christmas card so I don't want to show it just yet.
Then I got one of Eli's 3 month pics made into a canvas:
All of these were purchased through Easy Canvas Prints. They have amazing deals and the quality has been SO great. One picture I sent wasn't high enough resolution and they personally emailed back and forth with me several times until we got the picture to the correct quality.
Confession: The whole time I thought I was emailing back and forth with a man named "Art" and then on the last email I realized I was emailing with the "Art Department" duh.
They are having a really good deal going on right now, an 18x24 for only $34.99, which is the same good deal I used for our family picture.
I really want to take advantage of this good deal but I can't decide if I want to use a newborn pic of Eli or one of our wedding pictures....
The only problem with the newborn pic is I don't have the rights to it (hence the watermark in the top corner) so I would have to purchase the rights and then buy the canvas. Hm....
But then I also don't want to be a person who has way too many pictures in their house. Which I've never met a person like that I'm just saying....I don't want to be that person. But I would like to have a wedding canvas print for our bedroom. Decisions, decisions.
Well that's all the randomness I have for tonight. Don't forget to enter in the Oreck giveaway if you haven't done so already!