Monthly Archives: May 2011

Relief


In more than one way. First off, I have discovered a little magic strawberry flavored pill called Zofran for that awful all day cannot move sickness this little one inhabiting my body was causing me. I was able to keep some things down, like liquids and very cold fruit but anything solid was coming right back up. So happy to have that magic little pill. I feel wonderful, there are a few moments here and there where waves of nausea occur, but I’m now able to eat without feeling grossed out about food. And I don’t feel completely winded or exhausted while trying to get chores around the house done. So yay, thank you Zofran and my Dr!

Second, I think we found a preschool for Finley, that is only 2 minutes away from the house, rather than 30 minutes each way. I talked to the director this morning and she sounded great, gave me a whole run down on how things work, the educational programs they use and the structured environment. Now I loved Finley’s previous school, it was great, her teachers were wonderful but it was way too far of drive to make every other day. Also I felt as though it was a lot more playtime then actual learning time, which is fine and all. But too expensive to be paying for play. We are going to check the school out this week and see how Finley likes it. She will start this Fall if everything works out as planned.

And she gets to start Ballet as well. She will start a workshop class this summer just to see how she likes it then we will enroll her for the Fall,depending on how much she enjoys it. She is always dancing around the house, posing and asking me if this move (hands up in the air, one leg up) is a ballet move and if it looks pretty. So I’m hoping she will really enjoy it.
I’m also hoping these activities will not only give her confidence, but bring her news friends and keep her and I busy without missing our family back home too much. It gets hard to be away from family, and we need to find new things to keep us all busy. Ezra is fine with just coming along for the ride, and we will probably start him in preschool once the new baby is born. So everything seems to be falling into place, now to find a new vehicle to fit our growing family and maybe even a house of our own sometime soon as well 🙂

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WINNERS


Piccoli Boutique GC winner #5 is Rachel,
Rachel said…
So cute!! I’d get my son a babysoy reversible hoodie, looks perfect for cool summer nights!

AND

Lil Honu winner is #8 Gen251
Gen251 said…
Gfc follower surf_siren7
Like little honu on Facebook

Please E-Mail me at Jhil2626{at}yahoo{dot}com to claim your prizes. You have 48 hrs to do so or I will have to choose a new winner. Thanks to everyone who entered.

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Okay I fail again


I have been so sick, not sure if this is part of the morning sickness, err rather all day sickness. But I have been puking and dry heaving more than ever these past couple days and cannot seem to get it together. It also doesn’t help that Ezzie is also sick with a cold. So I’m postponing baby week until next week, hopefully I will be feeling better or will be making a visit to the Dr. for some assistance in helping me feel better. The giveaways that are up right now will continue to run until Sunday and then the winner’s will be announced on Monday. Good luck and hope everyone has a wonderful weekend.

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Ooops


Okay, I totally forgot to post a giveaway yesterday. So sorry. The day just caught up with me and I totally forgot. Ezra has been running a fever of 101.2 and I have just been trying to keep him comfortable. Poor little man is completely stuffed up and coughing non stop. Giveaway to come today. Please just be patient with me 🙂 Also the entries for the first two are pretty low, so please feel free to share with your friends. All giveaways this week end on Sunday. Good luck.

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Piccoli Sogni Children’s Boutique $30 GC Giveaway


I adore Piccoli Sogni Children’s Boutique. Eliana of Piccoli offers a great selection of wonderful brand children’s and infant clothing.
We received this beautiful Hedgehog peasant dress by SEWsational Sarah Dresses
for Finley to review. She absolutely loves it, and wants to wear it all the time. It is gorgeous, soft, well made and bright and fun.


This handmade peasant style dress is the perfect addition to your girl’s wardrobe! For cool weather, layer it with a tee and tights/leggings or have your girl run and play in just the dress this summer. Works beautifully as a tunic top when it gets outgrown as a dress!

Fabric is 100% cotton woven from the Michael Miller Hedgehog Heaven collection. All seams are professionally serged and top stitched. The neckline, sleeves and waistband are all encased elastic for comfy fit that will last through several growth spurts.

I love all that Piccoli has to offer, one of my favorite lines Eliana carries is the Babysoy line. Perfect little onesies and coveralls for that precious new baby!

And now for you! A $30.00 GC to Piccoli Children’s boutique. To enter you must be a follower of H is For Hillman and go check out Piccoli, come back here and tell me what you would purchase with your GC if you won. Giveaway ends Sunday! Good luck.

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Lil Honu Giveaway


Welcome Lil Honu back to the blog. I don’t know about you, but I love organic baby products. It just makes me feel so much better that I’m using products that are safe and gentle for my baby. I don’t mind paying an extra amount if I know that my baby is a tad bit safer when using organic.
Lil Honu products are chemical-free, pesticide-free and Dye-free. Liza of Lil Honu sent me an Organic fitted crib sheet to try out. This sheet is super cozy and soft, and 100% certified Organic Combed-Cotton Sateen. Could you ask for anything better to lay your baby down to sleep on, besides fluffy clouds themselves? I think not! This sheet is also allergen free, chemical free and dye free. I can’t wait to lay our new sweet baby on these beautiful sheets when she/he arrives.

Now, the goodies for you! Lil Honu is giving one of my readers a Organic fitted crib sheet as well. All you need to do is become a follower or be a follower of H is for Hillman and go “Like” Lil Honu on Facebook. Leave a comment on this post saying you did so. That’s it, super simple. All giveaways this week will end Sun May 29th and will be announced on Monday. Good luck!

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The BIG Announcement



Do you remember that baby fever I had a while back? Well I caught it bad (Aaron did too apparently) and we decided just to go with it.
On the morning of April 22nd, after waking up from some crazy dreams of Pregnancy tests and two pink lines all night long. I decided to take a test. I had some Internet cheapie tests lying around. So after about 3 minutes I saw the faintest of faint pink lines. After analyzing that pink line that I pretty much had to squint and hold in the light to see, I ran into town to Target and bought a couple boxes of tests. Sure enough on a First Response and a Digital I was clearly pregnant! So here we are expecting baby # 3. Due Jan 6th.
So in honor of sweet baby # 3 this next week I will have a review and giveaway each day related to maternity and new baby items! Lots of fun little things coming your way, so be sure to check in everyday to have a chance at those.
And please bare with me, as I have been extremely sick and fatigued this past week, and I’m assuming it will not be letting up anytime soon. But I hope to get back to some normal everyday type of blogging here shortly.

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Mommy and Me


Finley and I having a Tea Party while Ezzie naps this morning! It’s so nice to be able to do these things with Finley that are so special for just her and I. She is such a sweet girl and is growing up fast.

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Bad Mommy Blogger


I have been neglecting the blog a bit, and I’m sorry for that. I have just been super busy lately and when I’m not busy I have been sleeping. I have an exciting announcement to make next week that goes along with a great week full of giveaways related to that annoucement. So stay tuned for that! In the meantime enjoy some photos of these precious tots.





Our friends have some new baby chicks, so we went over to visit them. The kids loved the animals and had blast!

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Seeking Sponsers for Father’s Day Event


The Father’s Day, I love My Daddy Blog Hop is coming up June 16-19. There are over 50 blogs participating.
The giveaway theme is Father’s Day Gifts. So anything man/daddy friendly is welcome. I am currently looking for companies who wish to sponsor my blog giveaway for this event with a prize or gift certificate from their business. It’s up to you what the prize is as long as it is Father friendly!
This helps your busniess by giving it tons of exposure through entries. Entries can be anything from following your FB, Twitter, Blog or Etsy shop. If you wish to participate and sponser me please email me at Jhil2626@yahoo.com
Thanks, I’m really looking forward to this event as the Mother’s Day event went off wonderfully!

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