Tuesday, January 11, 2011

Switching things up a bit...

I've decided to move on from this blog to a new one. Find out more in my first blog post at Callie Mommy here

Thank you for following my pregnancy and first year as a mom. I hope you'll check me out at Callie Mommy!

Friday, November 26, 2010

Wishing You A Merry Christmas!

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Saturday, September 18, 2010

Wowzers... Mommy Deegan is gonna be busy!

Well, I should have started blogging again when I thought life was hectic. Because now, it's really about to get hectic!

I have boosted up my crafting to make more stuff for my Etsy / FB shop The Deegan General, I have taken on several photo sittings for CWD Photography, and I am now a Macaroni Kid Publisher Mom!

I have got A LOT on my plate, but that is a good thing! God is good, he provides when all is given to him.

Ella is growing like a weed.

In my blogging absence, she has learned to crawl,
 pull up on EVERYTHING, 
and even cruise on the furniture. 

She has been babbling like crazy, and just the other day, she said her first word. Dada. Yup, this momma loves on her all day long, feeds her the perfect food whenever she wants it, and she STILL says Dada first. I actually caught in on film. I was making a video on my cell phone to send to Sean. I was making her laugh by kissing all over her face and neck. She looked at the computer where there was a photograph of Sean on the screen, looked back at me, and then back to the screen. "dada." It was so sweet, and although I am a little jealous, I am so happy I was with her and that I had it to send to Sean right then and there! 

Have a Happy Weekend!


Thursday, September 16, 2010

Blogger Fail

Yeah, ya see...

I was going to take a mini blogcation, then life got in the way and I haven't updated my blog in FOREVER!
That changes today :)

 There is so much going on in the world of Mommy Deegan, and even more in the world of Baby Ella Grace who has reached soooo many milestones in my blogging absence. I will do my best to post some videos and photos for anyone who is interested in keeping up with the little Deegan Diva.

I am excited to get back into the swing of things...

Ready, Set, GO!

3 year anniversary of Mr&Mrs Deegan 8/24/10

Monday, June 14, 2010

Crockpot Rice Puddin'

During my pregnancy I discovered that I L-O-V-E rice pudding. I have looked for recipes several time and they just seem like too much work when I can just buy the yummy orange cozy shack container instead. However, today while looking for a yummy chicken and rice Crockpot recipe, a recipe for rice pudding popped up and it seemed to simple not to try. It turned out delicious! I cut the recipe in half and have easily 10 servings so I will post the amounts I used.

1/2 gal milk (I used 2%)
1/2 cup sugar
3/4 cup rice (it should have been 1/2 cup but I like more rice in mine)
1/8 tsp salt
1-2 tsp vanilla

Pour the milk, sugar, rice, and salt into the Crockpot. Stir to distribute ingredients. Turn on Crockpot to high and cook for 2 1/2 hrs stirring to keep the rice from sticking to the bottom. Around 2 1/2 hours the milk should be starting to boil around the edges, turn the heat to low and cook another 30 minutes. Add vanilla and stir, pour into room temp glass container with a lid and place in fridge to cool.  Top with a sprinkle of cinnamon and enjoy!

Sunday, June 13, 2010

And it's off to the pool we go!

We took Ella Grace to the pool for the first time yesterday. We weren't really worried about her reaction to the water since she loves the bath and shower so much, but we were to see her reaction and obviously this would be the most submerged she's been up to this point.

After getting her all ready with her swim diaper, sunscreen, swimsuit, and sun hat we were off! The pool was so crazy crowded that I'm not sure we got a true response as to how she felt about being in that much water. She was more interested in watching all the crazy teenagers jumping in and out of the pool. She did however show some nervous behavior when we held her out away from our bodies. I think the buoyancy was a little much for her. Other than that, she seemed content and we had a good time.

This is what I am printing to hang on the wall. I am making 8x8 "posters" of her first and our favorite moments and framing them to hang together. Eventually I will transfer them to a scrapbook.

This is my favorite pic of the afternoon and I plan to print and frame it as well.

I can't wait to create more memories in the water with Ella Grace! Sean and I were both water babies growing up and it looks like she will be one too!

Friday, June 11, 2010

One year ago and Today

A year ago today I cried in the bathroom a I prayed asking God to let me meet the baby growing inside of me. I went to the bedroom and told Sean we were pregnant and prayed with him for the chance to love this little one in the flesh.

This morning I rolled on the floor with my beautiful 18 weeks old baby girl. Ella Grace has given new meaning to both our lives. Tonight we had dinner just the three of us and it was picture perfect and I loved every moment of it. When I'm done typing this, I'm off to bed with my hubby and Ella Grace is already tucked in her cradle.

Life is good. God is great.

Ella's 4.5 month Stats
16.10 pounds
26.5 inches long
16.9 inch head circumference
90th Percentile across the board
She's a big girl, but proportionate :)