Posted in Baby Kennedy #2, In My Mailbox

In My Mailbox: Week 6

I got a few books this week! And a few baby things too!

As always In My Mailbox is hosted by Kristi of The Story Siren.


Bloody Valentine (A Blue Bloods Book) (Blue Bloods Novel) by Melissa De La Cruz

160 pages, Hyperion Book CH, (2010-12-28)

$8.99 (

Angel in My Pocket by Ilene Cooper

288 pages, Feiwel & Friends, (2011-03-15)

$11.23 (


A signed copy of this showed up on my door step with 5 little pins too! Thanks so much to Razorbill and Beth Revis!

Across the Universe by Beth Revis

416 pages, Razorbill, (2011-01-11)

$9.89 (

Free Kindle Editions

Raising the Dead by Mara Purnhagen

pages, Harlequin Teen, (2011-01-17)


I pre-ordered this one:

How To Marry a Millionaire Vampire with Bonus Material by Kerrelyn Sparks

384 pages, Harper Collins, Inc., (2011-02-22)


Baby Stuff

I took a trip to Target and got a few frog themed items. I’m afraid that the things I see available for purchase now will disappear before people buy us anything for him. So, yeah, I’ve spent quite a bit on some clothes. Just last night I ordered a lot from Old Navy because, I ❤ Old Navy, and they have some adorable frog outfits! Here’s what I got at Target:


See? Too cute! I’ll be sure to post the Old Navy purchases in next weeks IMM!

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You can see our current baby registries. We have one on Amazon as well as Target. Both are pretty much the same but Amazon has some other items because they have the Universal Wish List option, where you can put items from any website on your list. I like that feature. Plus Amazon is usually cheaper than Target.


We also picked up his changing table from JCPenney yesterday but haven’t put it together yet. We were supposed to take home his dresser too, but it arrived damaged so we asked them to ship it back and try again. They were really great to work with and gave us 10% off the replacement dresser. I wasn’t there to see the damage, I was busy taking a 3 hour Glucose Tolerance Test, which sucked and ruined my day. I planned to paint his room but I had NO energy to speak of after I got home from the test. So, we’ll be trying to paint his room today. 🙂

What did you get this week?

Posted in Personal Updates

Help Out a Little Girl!

The Story Siren, a very well known blogger, has posted about her cousin, Kaylea, who was just diagnosed with leukemia.

Please go to Krisit’s blog post about her cousin and see if there’s anything you can do to help this little girl. Just sending her a card I’m sure would make her day!

I wrote her a little letter and I ordered her Why, Charlie Brown, Why?: A Story About What Happens When a Friend Is Very Ill. I hope it helps them cope through this tough time.

Why, Charlie Brown, Why? by Charles M Schulz

64 pages, RAVETTE PUBLISHING, (2005-10-06)


Posted in Baby Kennedy #2, Personal Updates

27 Week Ultrasound!

An update on our pregnancy!

We had our follow up ultrasound appointment today. We’ll know how the amniotic fluid is doing when they call or at our next appointment, which is February 10th.

Here are the pictures! Or you can see them on Facebook (no account needed).

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We’ll be starting to paint and decorate Rylie’s room soon. We just finished Madison’s room last weekend and still have a few more minor things to add: paint her door, hang closet doors, and install the closet light. (Yes, that’s my bookshelf in her room, there’s no room for it anywhere else!)


We’re supposed to get a decent amount of snow and even a layer of freezing rain tonight and tomorrow morning. Hope everyone is well! Stay safe and warm!

Posted in Baby Kennedy #2, Personal Updates, Product Review

Adorable Booties! And a baby update!

I haven’t done much of a personal update about my pregnancy for a while but I just ordered some of the most adorable booties I’ve ever seen and I must share them!

I found this Etsy shop via a Pregnancy blog I follow, which is Pregnancy & Newborn: Baby Buzz.

Bison Girl Shop (see discount info below!) hand makes these adorable baby booties and I just had to have a pair. So I ordered these:

And then I saw that she also makes custom pairs too! So, I had her go shopping for some cute frog fabric, we picked our favorite and she went right to work! Here are the custom froggy ones:



Erica (Bison Girl Shop) has offered 10% off her shop for my readers! Just enter COZYREADER11 before February 1st! Thanks so much Erica! She was such a breeze  to work with and I can’t wait to order more of these! (psst… they’re only $20!)

Our nursery theme is frogs and we already have a few froggy outfits so these will be  perfect additions.

You’re probably wondering about our theme and thinking…hmm, frogs and blue and green are awfully boyish things. That’s because we’re having a boy!

We’ve already picked out his name: Rylie Shane (Shane is my hubby’s middle name).

We’re so excited about his arrival. We’ve started to transform our 6 year old daughter’s, Madison, playroom into her new room. We’ve started painting and should have it done this weekend. Then we’ll start on Rylie’s room. We’ve ordered the bedding:

Click picture to see close ups.

We also ordered the matching crib mobile as well as the mural pattern as seen in this picture.

We also love the furniture in this picture so much that we tracked it down and hope to either order it ourselves or hope that maybe the grandparents can help fund the purchase. We have our old furniture but we’d love to get this dark wood as well as the advancement in safety this crib has to offer.

We had our 20 week anatomy ultrasound just before Christmas. Obviously finding out he’s a he, we got a few great pictures.  Here are just a few:

Rylie 1

Rylie 2

To see the rest, feel free to check them out on my Facebook album. It’s public so no worries about having to sign in or create an account.

All is well with little Rylie, however, my amniotic fluid measured in one point above normal so they want to double check it at 28 weeks, which will be February 7th. We’re hoping to get another peek at Rylie. I’ll be calling to find out if that’s possible, otherwise I’ll want to schedule a  private 3D/4D ultrasound with StorkVision, which we did with Madison and would hate to not have one for our son.

As of right now I’m 24 weeks and 2 days. I’ve been feeling good, definitely feeling pregnant. I’ve been sleeping pretty good since I treated myself to a maternity pillow. I haven’t gained too much, about 10 lbs., so I don’t feel like a whale quite yet. I gained 70 lbs. with Madison. I’m really hoping to get no where near that!

He is so active it’s crazy! I’ve been able to feel him move since about 14 weeks and it’s like he hasn’t stopped since! He’s so active I thought maybe there was something wrong but the doctors insist that it’s not a bad thing when they move regularly, even if it’s forceful, but to worry when they aren’t moving enough. I’m glad that’s one thing I don’t have to worry about right now. 🙂

I’ll be sure to update you with any more cute purchases as well as  updates from our next ultrasound.

Posted in Baby Kennedy #2, Personal Updates

Oh Baby!

Thought I’d fill you all in on the topic of our household!

We’re expecting baby # 2! After 3 years of hoping for another baby it’s finally happened.

We went for our first appointment yesterday. All is well!

Baby is measuring in at 9 weeks, has a strong heart beat and was moving around a lot.

Baby Kennedy #2

Lilypie Maternity tickersOur due date is technically May 3 but with the early measurements being above we’re told it could be as early as April 29th.

I’ve been really tired and not doing much of anything except eating and sleeping. I’ve been reading a bit but not too much more than before. I can’t wait for a few more weeks to go by so I can get my energy back!

I hope you all are doing well! I’ll keep you updated as we go along.

Posted in Personal Updates

Transitions and upcoming updates

Hello my lovely followers and anyone new coming to my site!

I just wanted to take a quick minute to let you all know that I’m here and while I’m not being too active I do plan to correct that. Soon.

My life at the moment is hectic in so many ways. I hope to update you all about that soon. 😉

Just know that I’ve read a lot of great books recently and I plan to tell you all about them. I just need to find time and right now there isn’t much of any for various reasons.

I have a few giveaways yet to do as well.

All in do time.


Posted in Games, Personal Updates

Where I’ve been: WoW Addiction

I’ve been MIA because hubby and I have gotten sucked back into WoW (World of Warcraft).

We reactivated our accounts for Christmas, right before Christmas, and haven’t stopped playing until today when hubby had to return to the land of 9-6. 😦

I went from level 70 to 80 in a matter of days and I’m running heroics daily to get my badges of Triumph to get better gear.

I’m dual specked holy heals and shadow dps. I prefer healing but use the shadow spec to run around questing. Gotta get my rep up. 🙂

Do any of you play WoW? Here’s my info:


If you play on our server let me know!

I hope you all had a great holiday season. I can’t wait to get caught up on my blog. I’ve updated the layout theme but I have a ton of reviews to write!

Up next is my In My Mailbox post! Stay tuned!

Jess Sig

Posted in Personal Updates

Happy Holidays!

I probably won’t be around to post a holiday greeting come Christmas so please have a super great Christmas!

I hope you all get what you wanted for Christmas. I hope your family members are all well and they too get what they’ve been waiting for.

I’m mostly excited to spend some time with family. Of course I’d love to get some books or some gift certificates to buy some books. 😉

Merry Christmas!

Posted in Halloween, Personal Updates

Happy (belated) Halloween!

I know, I know, I’m SUCH a slacker! But in my defense my wireless camera card stopped working so I’ve had to resort back to the old fashioned manual uploading of pictures. 😦


Here’s a slideshow of Madison dressed up for Halloween!

She went as a pretty witch!

She even ran into a random black cat while out trick or treating!

Picture 4 is the BEST! 🙂

We hope everyone had a great time on Halloween!

Jess Sig

Posted in Personal Updates

My New Niece! Cadence Mariee (with 2 “e”s!)

We welcomed a new niece on Friday, November 6th.

Cadence Mariee

(my middle name and her daddy’s mom’s middle name, hence the 2 “e”s)

November 6th, 2009 at 7:42 am

8 pounds 4 ounces

19” long.

She’s a super cutie! She looks a lot like my daughter Madison when she was born! 🙂

Here are some pictures of her from just this evening.

100_0811 Mom, Jennifer, my sister, and Cadence

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Me, Madison (my girl) and Cadence.


Patrick, my hubby, and Cadence.

Isn’t she dear?!

Jess Sig