Archives for July 2012

Mommy McBlog Olympics! *Lighting of the Torch*

In honor of the Olympic games, let’s all become

Gold Medal Mommies!! 

Let the Games Begin…

While I’m not an athlete, or a Mommy Pro, the last 30 weeks (along with the helpful insight of some friends and family) have taught me some important lessons, which I will call the games of the Mommy McBlog Thirtieth Olympiad (Speedos NOT required)!!

Stay tuned for the next two weeks as we broadcast Live from London and cover the following sports:

  • Synchronized Gifting
  • 400 M Gender Reveal Party Throwing
  • 100 M Baby Registering
  • Freestyle Pack N Play Assembly
  • Womens Synchro Maternity Dressing
  • And More

See you on the medal platform!!

Can Women Have it all… while sporting maternity pants and cankles?

Hey McBloggies, have you read about Yahoo’s recent hire of a Pregnant Woman as a CEO??  Click here for the story!

It’s been controversial yet very interesting.  Personally I think it is fabulous!  Many people are asking if the Yahoo execs are crazy but I see it as a two-way street.   She obviously had to squeeze into maternity pants and heels and give it her best shot.  That takes courage.  So Cheers for her!

I too am starting a new job next week while in my third trimester.  Not what I planned to do while pregnant, BUT when opportunity knocks, you open the door, invite it in and serve it iced tea.

Read more about my journey here!

So I’m curious of your opinions… crazy?  awesome?  a little of both?  Share your opinions!!

The question remains… Can women have it all while sporting maternity pants and cankles?  I can’t say for sure right now, but I’m going to give it 500% and I’ll keep you posted on how it goes.

Getting my Knob On…

Just 10 weeks to go until the little girl arrives and there is a lot to do!  We’ve been trying to make her room as special as possible so I got a bit creative with her dresser and made it a bit more girly!

It’s not exactly the most crafty project in America, but it was simple, inexpensive and made a difference.  Check it out…

Dresser with plain white knobs


Pink Knobs  ($14 from Target)


Girly Dresser!!


Here is a close-up of the knob (next to a gift from Auntie Melissa)!

It added a bit of color and got us one project closer to meeting our daughter!

What projects have been keeping you busy in the nursery?


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A Day in the Life of my Daughter-to-be!

Despite having never met my daughter, (aka Beanette) I’ve become very familiar with her daily schedule.  Fellow Moms, I imagine that you can totally relate to the 100+ bathroom trips per day.   It’s pretty fun to have her bouncing around inside your belly.

Someday I’ll have to confirm this with her when she arrives but here are my thoughts on her daily activities.  If I am missing anything feel free to let me know! 


5:30 AM 

Beanette wake up call because her big sister Lexi (our cat) is dancing on my head for her morning Fancy Feast buffet.  Beanette can’t wait to meet her sister, kicks me in excitement and sends me to the bathroom.

6:00 AM

I‘m pretty sure she is back to bed by this time, she apparently takes after us and likes to sleep late.

8:30 AM

Wide awake and ready for another Bring your Daughter to Work Day.  She grows brain cells (250 per minute) while I try to make my way through morning e-mails.  I’m not sure where she gets her ambition.

11:00 AM

Beanette kick boxing lessons.  It appears that she is going to have a really strong core by the time she is born.  I make trips #11-25 to the ladies room.

1:00 PM

More napping.   She seems to do this during much of the afternoon gearing up for a fun evening of activities

7:00 PM

Beanette playtime!!  I’m quite certain that this is how my bladder looks to her:

I can’t blame her for being excited.  I would want to bounce too!

10:00 PM

She’s been jumping and kicking for a few hours now and finally seems to be tuckered out! 


Sweet Dreams Beanette, can’t wait until we really get to tuck you in bed!

Baby Brain!!

I can’t begin to tell you how many times I’ve used the Baby Brain excuse lately and truly meant it!   It’s crazy how much knowledge this baby girl is taking from me.   I can’t blame her… this morning she was trying to develop her eyesight; I was merely making my way through Monday morning e-mails.

Baby 1: Mommy 0

But today’s Baby Brain episode seemed to be my worst yet.  I was cold calling a financial company in Syracuse and I was sent to the planner’s voicemail.  I left a lovely little voicemail for Mr. Jones,  reminded him of my name and company, and then left my number… well, I left someone’s number.  It wasn’t mine.  I got 6 digits into the number and I blanked, so I added 3-4-5-6 as the final four digits and dropped the receiver like a hot potato.  Oops!

So the odds are stacked against me that Mr. Jones will ever return my call, but being that it was a cold call , I wasn’t exactly sitting by the phone waiting for it to ring anyway.

I sure  hope I’m not the only one leaving prank voice mails for financial gurus across Upstate NY.  What are your baby brain stories?  I’d love to hear, but I might not remember what you tell me so you’ll probably want to list it as a comment below.

Sweet Dreams McBloggies, thanks for tuning in tonight!

The Birth of the Mommy McBlog!



After lots of waiting, pushing, screaming and an epidural, I’m thrilled to announce the birth of the Mommy McBlog!!

McBlog is 1 post tall by 2 pages wide with brown eyes and green font!

Born to proud author/mommy, Erin McGee

Mommy McBlog was an idea conceived months ago when I found out I was going to be a Mom and thought it would be great to journey through pregnancy and motherhood with other  Moms!  I’m not a Mommy pro, nurse, or certified advice giver, so if you somehow landed on this page looking for ways to cure colic or tame a toddler’s temper, navigate away from this page immediately (I’m not the person to ask!!)

But I am glad to share my experiences with others and perhaps offer a good idea and maybe an occassional laugh!

So pull up a cozy chair, a glider, a Bumbo seat or whatever you find comfortable and join me along the most long-awaited journey of my life… Mommyhood!


Mommy McBlogger

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