Welcome to Erin Putnam's blog!

My husband, Todd, and I have been married for 5 years. We have a 2 perfect children named Presley and Nate...and Lucy the chihuahua is still around, as well. We live in Memphis on Mud Island and really enjoy it! We have a great group of friends and you'll almost always find us together cooking out in someone's yard or at Movie and a Pizza...leaving the island is a rarity! I hope you enjoy my blog, as I try to keep everyone updated on our lives.

About Me

I like the pool, the beach, and any water - warm weather combo. I like shopping for Presley and Nate...way more fun than shopping for myself. I like cooking when I don't have to, running when the weather is perfect, the day the maid comes and my house is clean (even if for a little while), grocery shopping, minivans, pregnant women (just not me), a bubble bath and a sudoku puzzle, baby pictures of my husband, my hair the day after it was washed, reality TV, Oprah, when Todd takes the trash out without me asking, half-baked ice cream (I could seriously eat the stuff every day!), watching my babies sleep, talking about memories of my mom and grandmom, someone else choosing the restaurant, when the car beside me has spinners, strawberries and melted milk chocolate, and funny songs on your ring tone. I don't like feeling I need to exercise, folding itsy bitsy clothes, computer problems, hot leather seats, bugs, sun glasses that are too tight on your head, alarms, annoying girl drama, paying for daycare when it's closed, long fingernails, hugging people I barely know, people who use the word 'love' too liberally, and tacky children's clothes. All and all, I think I'm pretty normal.

Thursday, July 30, 2009

basic math

so, as i was showering this morning at 4:30am (because i wasn't sure i'd actually have time during the day, so why not go ahead and get that done?!?), i started to do some math in my head.  if my child breastfeeds for ~ 40 minutes and then i pump for ~ 20 minutes and i do this every 2.5-3 hours...i'm spending about 8 hours every day being sucked on!  doesn't that seem a little ridiculous?  so...that, as well as all the other glorious stuff like diaper changes, burping, bathing, rocking, etc. is where all my time goes.  i've been feeling unproductive at the end of the day, but this math helps me put things in perspective...

Saturday, July 25, 2009

Putnam...Party of Four

I obviously don't have much time or energy to write a lot, but wanted to update the blog and let everyone know that Nate has arrived.  I must admit, as much as I hate being pregnant, I have been blessed two times with fairly easy births.  This go-around, I was induced at 5:45am, water broke around 9:30, and baby Nate entered the world at 11:37.  I did require 2 epidurals...and thought it was going to be 3, but he wiggled and poked and such that the 2nd finally started working 1 hour later...but, that is the ONLY thing I will complain about.  The rest was absolutely no problem.   Nathan Patrick Putnam was born 7/22/09 at 8 lbs 5 oz and 19.5 in.  He has brown hair and dark blue eyes.  He looks skinnier than Presley did, but he weighs more and is shorter...go figure?!?  Here are some pics from the past couple of days.  

Me and my ginormous belly

the fella has arrived

The updated Putnam Clan

Big Sister and Little Brother

Sunday, July 5, 2009