Sunday, March 9, 2008

5 Minutes for Mom - Ultimate Blog Party + A Door Prize!!


We LOVE blog parties for the main reason as one you get to learn some new stuff about your favorite bloggers, and you also get to see some blogs that otherwise you might not have seen previously!

This post is actually Part TWO of our Ultimate Blog Party Post we started over at Prizeatron. Go over there and check out the first half of the story and then come back here to read the second half.. don't forget to sign up for the door prize on both posts!!

Connor came into my life with a bang, I was barely through the generals of my nursing degree (which by the way happens to be a super long.. super frustrating degree to get just in terms of the hoops they make you jump to just enroll!! arg.. but thats another story) and as a huge surprise to me, and an even bigger surprise to his Dad, Connor was conceived. I had had some doubts if it was even possible for me to get pregnant but needless to say he came regardless of the odds against him. (he's a stubborn little man thats for sure)

Surprise or no surprise Connor has changed my life for the better, sure going to school full time and being a stay at home mom has been challenging, and finding time to study is nearly impossible... but he is worth every ounce of extra work.

For those of you that have asked.. no I am not married, and at this point in my life that is not an issue. Connor's dad is wonderful and I think he likes being a dad as much as I love being a mom regardless if he likes to admit it or not. :)

If you frequent my blog a lot you will occasionally see Connor pictured with a tiny white dog. That dog is his best friend and sidekick Melos. Melos is a 3 1/2 lbs Chihuahua and though he has never been one of my show dogs, he is a beloved pet and has been at Connor's side night and day since we brought him home from the hospital. He even sleeps with him in his bouncy chair and though poor little Melos keeps his distance from those grabby hands now that Connor can really get a grip on him, he still never goes more than three or four feet from Connor and the pair is inseparable. I'm sure at this point Melos is just waiting for Connor to get a bit more control on his hands and his impulse to pull hair. Connor's favorite game is to crawl at full speed after Melos, but that game goes both ways as Melos likes to chase Connor just as much. I'm sure you will see a lot more of Connor and Melos in the future.

Connor will be one year old in just two short months (see the counter on the blog) and honestly I'm as much excited as I am sad... I really have no idea where the year has gone and I will miss my snuggly little baby lump, but I can't wait to see what this year has to offer us. So far being a mom has been a huge adventure and Connor is just the most amazing little man.

A few random fun facts :

  • Connor's name was originally going to be Logan.. but at the last second I switched his middle and first names.. so now he is Connor Logan vs Logan Connor. I did not tell any of my family his name until after he was born as I didn't want to be influenced. Connor means "wolf lover" which is not why I picked it.. but it works, and Logan is my grandfather's middle name who was larger than life to me growing up and very much one of the greatest "heroes" in my world. He passed away just a few years ago.. sadly before he got to meet Connor.
  • I hate the color yellow.. I'm learning to overcome it slowly.
  • Up till I was pregnant with Connor I hated Salads and anything really green (that is in foods) but now I can't get enough of them.
  • All I wanted to eat when I was pregnant was Salad from Olive Garden and anything with jalepenos.
  • I'm 4'10 and though it seems like a stretch.. I was an accomplished hunter/jumper rider (Horses for those of you that don't know). I currently do not ride as its expensive and my butt has gotten way too big... but my dream growing up was to be in the Olympics.
Don't forget to check out the Ultimate Blog Party's other Blog Participants as well!

Our top pick of the prizes are :

  • #1 Rocking Horse - OMG Perfect for Connor's Bday!
  • #37 Moby Wrap
  • #137 Go BPA Free Sippy Sampler
  • #84 Mod Mum Sling
  • #11 $40 Gift Certificate to Good for the Kids
  • #64 Pirates Cd Player
  • #47 Baby Legs

Ok that brings us to the door prize :)

We are offering some of our huge collection of books to a few of our readers.

Here at Seven Dogs and a Baby I am offering :

To enter :
  • Let me know which book you would like to have, and tell me a little about yourself.
  • If you want to blog about the Ultimate Blog Party & my door prize, go ahead and do so and leave me a link to the post and Ill give you a second entry. Super Simple!
  • Ill award the books to three winners on March 14th.

63 Comments:

Brightonwoman said...

Hey! Here for the party!
My ds is just a couple of months older than yours. toddlerhood is so fun! We only have one doggie but she is without question one of the kids.
I'm not particularly interested in either of the books, but I'll just say a moby wrap is worth the money if you don't win it--I use mine ALL THE TIME (I'm going to post aobut it sometime soon here!)

naida said...

what a cute baby!
happy blog party :)
http://yarnchick.blogspot.com/2008/03/party-time.html

michelle said...

I didn't start eating salads until after I had kids either. What's up with that? Perhaps some kind of deficiency that leads us to seek out the nutrients and then we get hooked.

Thanks for taking part in the Blog Party. It has been great reading through some fresh blogs. You don't need to add my name to the drawing. I have a huge stack of books that I already can't find enough time to read. Let somebody who is really looking for them try to win them.

Michelle
www.northofthe49.com

That Chick Over There said...

So nice to get to know you a bit. The baby is just so precious.

sweetsue said...

Hi, I love salads too. The only thing is; I hate preparing them. I would like to win the book Refuge. I am majoring in social science and plan on becoming an advocate for abused women and children. This book sounds like it would be right up my alley.

Stacy said...

Angela is one of my BBFS! I loooooove her sooooo much! Can you believe I haven't seen Angela in 7 years? Whats up with that?

Nicki said...

How cool is it that Connor has his own little guard dog to grow up with him! I love dogs AND babies... and you have both! Lucky! (Found you through the Blogger Party, BTW!)

Suz said...

I love baby names and Connor and Logan are both great. I have a cousin named Connor.

tAnYeTTa said...

look at connor!!! cutie pie all day long :)

Kristen M. said...

Stopping by for the party. Thanks.

Storm said...

Nice to meet you. Happy blogging!

Naomi said...

nice to get to know more about you and connor!

i rarely have time to read, so please don't enter me, I just wanted to say hi...

Tara said...

I would like to win Refuge!
A little about myself? I'm a married stay at home mom to 3 kids. We have no dogs... but we do have one cat!

Vader's Mom said...

Nice meeting you!!

I hope you're enjoying the party.

Mary512 said...

Awesome giveaway! I'd love a copy of Refuge. blogged ya:

http://mommyland512.blogspot.com/2008/03/win-book-of-your-choice-from-seven-dogs.html

Thanks!

BrineS said...

I'm inviting you to party with me!

Win some chocolate from my-sister-in-law and I...we blog about CHOCOLATE...me from Australia...and her from Michigan. Here's the link: http://thechocolistas.blogspot.com/2008/03/ultimate-blog-party-2008.html

What am I doing in Australia? I married an Aussie...and moved to Brisbane, leaving my family and friends and all the right-side-of-the-road drivers in America.

Win a handmade pocket place mat from my blog Comfort Joy Designs. Here's the link:
http://comfortjoydesigns.blogspot.com/2008/03/ultimate-blog-party-2008.html

Want to know more about life in Australia? Visit my A Cup of Joy site where I keep up with my family and friends in America. Here's the link:
http://acupofjoy.wordpress.com/

Happy Partying!

Mary512 said...

oops! I forgot to tell you a bit about myself. well, I'm a young mom, I live in Austin, TX, and my daughters 2nd bday is tomorrow.

Danielle said...

About me:
I have 2 gorgeous sons, 5 yrs old and 6 months old.
My fave color is Yellow (sorry! ;)
For some odd reason, I CANNOT get myself to eat orange foods. ??
I'm fascinated with all things to do with true crime stories, forensics, addiction, abuse etc... so Refuge sounds like a GREAT read to me!
danielle
dansan826 at yahoo.com

Angie said...

LOL -- I also don't like the color yellow.

Connor is a cutie! :)

Milk Mama said...

Aw! Connor is precious!
I think I'd choose Refuge.

Happy partying!

Sarah

gina said...

8 things I don't have- dogs or a boy. :) Thanks for sharing your story- enjoy the rest of the party!!

dwarzel said...

Refuge; I'm an English teacher at a camp for at-risk youth.

quiltingreader said...

Refuge. I will read anything and everything!

ginny said...

pick me please :-)

I would like to win the football story. My boys are 6,8 and almost 10, so this would be perfect for them. I also have a daughter who's almost 12 and am a single mom.

ginnyswe at gmail . com

agordon10 said...

I'd like the football hero book. My son is 6 and obsessed with football. So much that even my husband, who loves football is getting sick of talking about it.

mar said...

I'd like to read the book - refuge. I am a grandmother with three children. thank you

Jo said...

Hey there, thanks for the party! Come by and visit if you get the chance. I won't ask for a book because I'm in Italy and I'm sure it would be easier to send it to someone else. I am looking forward to reading more of your posts. I understand what you mean about that first birthday. It is a real milestone. I'll be back!

cluster77 said...

Wow. What a cute baby. My children make me cry on a daily basis because they are 8 and 5 now. They need little assitance from mommy (or that is what it feels like). I would like the book Refuge please

Princess Golden Hair said...

refuge sounds so interesting.

AspergersKitty said...

I'm 19 and Autistic.

I would like "refuge"

Anonymous said...

I would like to win Refuge for my teen daughter- more info in this area is always good.
Elaine
emrosser@shaw.ca

Anonymous said...

I would like to win either one our boys would be able to read the football storey and the refuge I would be able to share with those in domestic violence situations and relationships

Nora
neneelynn@yahoo.com

Meredith said...

I'd like Football Hero.
I'm a 49 year old nurse going thru midlife crisis, I lost 100 lbs and am getting a tummy tuck and a boob job next month. What else do ya want to know?

Sher :) said...

Hi there,

Just stopping by to visit your party and say thanks for posting my giveaway on your Prizeatron blog.

Enjoy and have a great week. :)

Kari said...

Hey! Please add me to your blog party contest :)

I have 3 kids, and I love salads! I used to not as well. Olive garden is my favorite! I make my own dressing now which I've got tasting pretty near theirs - go me! Thanks again for the giveaway

vboackle said...

i would like football hero.i am a mom and a grandmom.i have the kids around alot and we like to read.i also love salads but with the weakness of thousand island dressing.

idahomom said...

I am a cpa would gains 10 pounds every tax season. Then starts eating salads and vegetables and getting exercise in time for summer. I would like Refuge.

bison61 said...

I'm a grandmother of three boys-the oldest-age 10 would enjoy the football hero book

tiramisu392 (at) yahoo.com

Ellinghouse said...

Wonderful post! I feel like I learned a little bit about you and connor. I'm on your site like everyday..

danosor said...

The football hero book is my choice.

Mike said...

football hero

mousitch said...

Copy of Refuge would be nice. Just bored here in Missouri!

Julie D said...

The Football Hero one would be perfect for my son.

mommysweeps said...

I would like to win Football Hero for my son, who loves sports novels..

I am a mom, wife, educator, and love online sites, especially blogs!

thanks for the party and as always your contests!

twithhoney said...

I would love to know what it is about Olive Garden because I couldn't get enough of their salad when I was pregnant too!

It was nice to meet you and see that adorable picture of Connor. Enjoy the party!!

Beginner Baby Pregnancy Blog said...

Great blog, fun to read and great name!

Katherine

Anonymous said...

"Football Hero"; I love to read.

Anonymous said...

i would like tim greens book football hero
i am from the syracuse area and watched him play
my sister was friends with a girl he used to date
it wiould be interesting to read something from him

chuck

goddess in the groove said...

Greetings!

Stopping by for the party :). Cute, cute baby! Enjoy the short time of toddlerhood, it passes so fast.

Come stop by my party soon!

JOYVEN said...

Refuge by Detective Sgt Donald Stewart.

happy party

blueviolet said...

I'd like to read Refuge!

jmahurin40 said...

2): Copy of Refuge by Detective Sgt Donald Stewart.I like 2 read and enter contests 4 books.

purango said...

I would like to win Refuge. I'm a stay at home mom with a daughter and a granddaughter.

Betty C said...

I love to read when I have the time. Both books sound great.

Miranda said...

Copy of Refuge by Detective Sgt Donald Stewart please enter me and ur child is absolutley darling..

rosannepm said...

I'm a mom of four boys and a grandma of 2 girls. Enjoy being a grandmother more. I'd like the football book though as my son's all played football.

Timothy said...

I'm not particularly interested in either of the books, but I'll just say a moby wrap is worth the money.

Anonymous said...

please enter me :)
klp1965@verizon.net

Brooke said...

ooooh! Refuge, please.

Jessie R. said...

Great Page! Love the pics! Just stopping in to say hi! Thanks for helping host the party!

Stacey said...

Conner is such an awesome person. Please enter me in the drawing for the Refuge book.

Stacey said...

OMG I forgot to add a little something about me! I'm a mom of four kids and a nurse.

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