Monday, September 26, 2011

backing off the ledge.

saturday morning i found myself standing on the ledge.
it had been a rough bfing week.

santino was sick on monday
& barely nursed.

then i forgot my pump on wednesday
& went an entire day engorged.

i had to break into my golden frozen supply.

santino weighed in at 16lbs 9oz
on monday..
more then double his birth weight
& he's almost sitting.

so we began solids after he was sick.
& added oatmeal cereal
which he thoroughly enjoys over rice cereal.

but to get back to the ledge.
i'm having difficulty keeping up with
the amount of milk he needs while i'm at work.
and i was considering supplementing
with one bottle of formula a day.

but i stood there in front of the formula.
i didn't even know what to look for.
what i could possibly need.
ready to jump off the ledge.

but instead i found myself pumping between every feeding.
trying to up my production.
eating tons of fresh veggies.
& today..
there's four fresh bottles in the fridge
waiting for daycare tomorrow.

i'm not jumping off the ledge today.
& not saying that i'm totally against starting formula..

but i'm so thankful for all the supportive
people in my life..
who've kept me off the ledge for the past 21weeks.

Wednesday, September 21, 2011


dressing up a plain off-white shirt:
brown & gold necklace
gold avon floral clip earrings
pearl stud clip earrings
ring no longer for sale (holding it for a friend!)
but a similar one here...

&& September 22, 2011 Deal of the Day - $4.00
poison ring!

Sunday, September 11, 2011

a day out - atlantic city

we were on our way to the zoo.
but decided to head into the city instead.

lunch, shopping & dinner.
santino is becoming a true foodie.
scales (formely flying cloud) at gardners basin - atlantic city, nj
we split the filet sliders.. nomnom.
& sam's octoberfest! (love this time of year for this reason alone!)
an outdoors santino = happiest baby.
beautiful day & beautiful view of golden nugget (formely trump marina),
harrahs & the ac coast guard station!

after shopping at the outlets.
we had dinner at the tun tavern.
better beer than food,
but good prices
& we were able to watch college fb!

Wednesday, September 7, 2011

my FIRST giveaway.

so when we prepared for hurricane irene,
we stocked up on all necessary items.

as a new mom coffee is at the top of that list.
j tried to do something super special

he bought me dunkin' donuts coffee.
however, this is WHOLE bean.

and we don't have a grinder.
it's the thought that counts j i promise.

SOO you can benefit!
i'm giving away this package of WHOLE BEAN DD coffee.

comeon you know this is better than crack!

how to enter:
1. LIKE US on Facebook - Helen's Hassack
2. Follow me on twitter - hollycarotenuto
3. already do BOTH of those things - RT my tweet about this post or share my shop on facebook.

leave me a comment telling me which you did.
you can comment telling me you already like the shop / already follow me on twitter.
so at most you can get FOUR entries (1. like me 2. follow me 3. RT me 4. share me)

& literally there's about four people who read my blog
five counting my mom who just started reading my blog ( hey ma )
and my mom doesn't drink coffee so no competition there.

you have until FRIDAY 9/9/11 at midnight EST.
winner will be announced SATURDAY 9/10