Monday, October 31, 2011

A Little Mama Love

Happy Halloween!!!

I received the MOST AWESOME care package from my sweet bloggy friend Becca. If you arent reading her blog, you should be. She sent me a care package especially for me... one of the few non-baby things Ive received in the last nine or so months. She knows how much I LOVE pumpkin flavored things (have I mentioned that on here before?).

She sent:

*Pumpkin Spice Cookie Mix with cinnamon icing. YUM! I cant wait to make these! Im a sucker for all things pumpkin, but also for cookies. They are definitely a weakness of mine.
*Organic chocolate roasted tea. Seriously? Chocolate flavored organic tea? Yes please!
*A fall themed foodie magazine. I <3 magazines. I only subscribe to one (Cooking Light) because I feel bad spending money on magazines for myself, but I love them. If I could, I would subscribe to Martha Stewart Living, Southern Living, several cooking magazines and maybe even People for some mindless entertainment.
*A satin sleep mask for some help with daytime shut eye. Haha, yeah right. Like I get any shut eye ever, but one day I know my baby will sleep and when she does, Ill happily put on my new mask and snooze right along with her.
*Medela quick steam clean bags. I've been using these for a few weeks and love them! They are so convenient and easy to use.
*Organic lip balm. I cant tell you how much I needed this. Most lip balms give me a yeast infection in the corners of my mouth. Yes, seriously. It started with Bath & Body works lip gloss and now Blistex does it too. That's a whole other post though. Im super excited to try some organic balm because my poor lips need some moisture and the long cold Germany winter is looming.
*Two cans of organic pumpkin. I made pumpkin brownies this week. (Thank you Pinterest) They were so good, Im going to have to make them again and this time, Ill use the organic stuff. Love it, especially since we cant get specialty things like that here in Germany.


I cant tell you how excited I am about this. Ive just started drinking coffee again this week- only half a cup a day. It's been heavenly having coffee again. I decided that since Baby M is crazy and fussy no matter what I eat/drink, I might as well enjoy half a cup a day. My lactation consultant agreed. =)

Thank you Becca! You are so awesome and sweet and receiving this care package seriously made my week!


therecoveringbrit said...

What a lovely, thoughtful care package! I've heard a lot of new mothers talk lovingly about getting baby gifts from friends- and then how extra nice it is to receive something just for themselves!

Jen said...

Oh, yum! I heart pumpkin, too. When the canned stuff showed up in the commissary a few weeks back, I stocked up!

I have been having a cup of coffee here and there over the past month or so- so nice. Go for it! My LC here swears diet doesn't affect breast milk (not sure if it's true in practice, but she says this). Enjoy!

Casey said...

That's so sweet! What a great bloggy friend! And Pumpkin coffee...yum! When I was stateside in October, I drank as many pumpkin spiced lattes as my tummy would hold! :)

NHGirl said...

That was so nice of her! Happy fall! :)

Have you tried Burt's Bees chapstick? I use it for my boys because it's organic and I can pronounce all the ingredients. My fave is the pomegranate one.

Kate said...

Yay!! What a sweet thought!! I stock up on the pumpkin too! In fact, Little Man has been eating pureed pumpkin this week....I figured he needed a special Halloween treat since I'm stealing all his candy!! :-) Happy Halloween....are you taking your little lady trick-or-treating (do they do that in Germany....I know in London they didn't).

Becca said...

Aww shucks!! Thank you...I am so glad you felt some Momma Love. I am sending you and your sweet little family lots of prayers and good energy! Glad you are able to enjoy a half a cup of coffee a day. I did the same thing. It is amazing how much joy even a half of a cup can bring when you're in that newborn haze :)

Kate said...

I miss sharing preggo stories...we need to catch up in between loads of laundry! Anyway, it's award time again, and I'm sharing the love:

Natalia said...

What a yummy Fall care package, you deserve it! Congrats on the wee one, she's so CUTE!