Monday, May 21, 2007

Mother's Day and Grocery Totals

Mother's Day and Groceries
This is my first Mother's Day. And it was wonderful. I got a gorgeous bouquet of yellow roses, battery charger for my camera and a cookbook from my dh and son, a Willow Tree Angel of a mother and an infant from my mom and a turtle garden statue from my step-mom. Everything about my baby is so awesome. I didn't know it was possible to love someome as much as I love my son. Don't get me wrong I love my husband with all my heart. But when its actually YOUR child its so powerful. I just keep looking at him and thinking "wow! *I* had him. I did that." To me babies and having a baby is the most amazing miracle ever. Looking into my baby's eyes or feeling his tiny hand grip my finger tugs at my heart strings. Last night CJ was lying on the couch with his daddy. When he saw me walk into the room he reached out like he wanted me to pick him up and all I could think was *this* is why I went through with such a hard pregnancy. Everyday of the hyperemesis I just kept thinking I'm doing this for my baby and in the end it will be worth it. And believe me, every since IV and all the weeks spent in the hospital is totally worth it. Sleepless nights, nursing sessions that seem to last for hours, and those fussy times when it seems like there is nothing you can do to make your baby happy can make you feel hopeless. But then the tiny smiles and tiny fingers wrapped around yours will literally bring tears to your eyes. Before you're a mom you don't think that gestures so small could mean so much. Its like hey he wants me because *I* am his mom!
You definitely become a much stronger person once you go from being yourself to being a mom. Its not all roses and sunshine of course as any mom will tell you. So I'm so glad that I have such a wonderful support system in my husband, mom, step-dad, sister and brother. I'm so thankful to have them.

I got a great deal on Hot Wheels the other day at the Dollar General. They were 38cents each!! So I bought 6 for my "gift closet". And I got 2 breastfeeding books from my aunt. Anyway, its been awhile since I listed my grocery totals so I've got all my receipts for the month here in front of me so that I can finally put them up here.

Wal-Mart 5-9-07
Clay pots 3x 87c
Lettuce 1.38
Coffee 2.44
bag of chips 2x 1.00
5# russet potatoes 2.00
gallon water 2x 64c
potting soil 1.96
hummingbird feeder 2.48
foam cups 1.18
120ct napkins 87c
cake mix 2x 88c
ground chuck 3.04
cucumber 50c
canola oil 1.88
12pk can drinks 2x 2.18
2liter drink 64c
Kool-Aid 7x 20c
snack cakes 2.50
Total: $36.58

Piggly Wiggly 5-9-07
frozen pizza 2x 50c
8pk hamburger buns 1.09
4pk smoked sausage 1.49
1# turkey sausage 1.59
I got 3 packs of beef, but I can't remember or tell from the recipe what they were. But they were 2.43, 3.25 and 3.47 (this one was a roast I do know)
Total: 14.61

Bookstore 5-9-07
Total: 1.38

Goody's 5-9-07
I took back 2 outfits from a baby shower for a total of $18.79 Then I got 3 different outfits for CJ for $18.61 (all on sale.) **Not included in the final totals below**

Piggly Wiggly 5-10-07
Pork Tenderlion Tips 3.04
Family Pack Tip Steak 2.87
1# mild sausage 2x 1.99
4# sugar 2x 1.50
Total: 12.89

Dollar General 5-10-07
Hot Wheels 6x 38c
health & beauty 1.00
gift bag 2x 1.50
cookies 1.00
20oz drink 1.10
Total: 8.90

Dollar General 5-11-07
Candles 50c
2liter Pepsi 4x 1.00
2liter Mt Dew 4x 1.00
Total 9.07

Bookstore 5-12-07
Total: 13.00

Non-Necessaties: $42.02 ($24.43 mother's day $2.28 gift closet $15.31 dh's b-day party)
Groceries: $54.41 This seems like alot but I've gotten *alot* of meat that was on sale which is where my main expense is.

**I wrote this last night while I was nursing CJ so ignore any typos. lol Thanks!**

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