Saturday, May 10, 2008

Celebrate Mother's Day with Mommyfest Blog Party

Bob made me a wonderful Mother's Day present, and Little Elvis even got in on the action...

We interrupt this regular blog post to bring you the following:

This year, we are participating in the Mommyfest Blog Party which kicks off on Monday, May 12th.
In order to do that, I need to write an intro about PregnantlyPlump.

Bob and I decided to start this blog shortly after becoming pregnant with Little Elvis. I came up with his cute little moniker before I got pregnant. You see, Elvis was born in my hometown. He's huge shakes there. I grew up playing softball at Elvis Presley park, swimming in Elvis Presley lake, going to the Elvis Presley museum on field trips, etc. I thought it would be fun to dub our baby Little Elvis, because I didn't want to refer to our baby as an it until we knew the gender.

One night while I was fussing about being fat, but not noticeably pregnant, Bob told me that I was just pregnantly plump, hence the name of the blog. If you notice any great puns or wonderful headlines, they are the work of my husband. He is much more witty than I am, and even writes once in a while.
What is this blog about? Well, it's about our family - me, Bob and Little Elvis. But as I can't ever just do something the typical way, we like to throw in the occasional music video starring our favorite super star. Yes, we are dorks who both used to work in television news. When Little Elvis first started eating rice cereal, we rewrote the lyrics to "Ice, Ice Baby" and then made a video starring our big boy eater. You can find all of his music videos on the right hand navigation under the ads.

Oh, and I'm donating a breastfeeding cape to the giveaways at Mommyfest, as well as having a give-away of my own starting on Monday. I'm going to be giving away one of my handmade purses.

Back to our regularly scheduled blog post...

Bob recorded a very beautiful song, and then made a special Mother's Day music video featuring Little Elvis and me. This is a bit of a rarity as I don't like being in front of the camera. Still, despite my bedhead and make-up-free face, the music video is wonderful.


Not to be outdone by his daddy, Little Elvis picked me a flower the other day. He bent down, picked it and then handed it to me! How did he know dandelions were my favorite?


Anonymous Dawn @ Coming to a Nursery Near You said...

Oh Meredith, what a fantastic Momma's Day present! Great job Bob & Little Elvis! (You know, some day, I'd like to know his real name LOL) Seriously, you 3 are just too cute. It's so nice to see YOU Meredith - you're beautiful!

Thanks for sharing.

9:28 PM  
Blogger Gina said...

Awww how adorable! What a great Mother's Day gift!!! Love the name of your blog as well, I'll be back!

Happy Mother's Day!!!

Have a great blog party!

12:55 PM  
Blogger Karen of Sillymonkeez said...

What a great intro post! I very much enjoyed watching the music video. It looks like you are one lucky mom.

Hope you enjoy the rest of your Mother's Day!!

12:56 PM  
Blogger Simply Shannon said...

He is such a sweet boy! Great intro is nice to meet you.

Happy Mother's Day!

3:27 PM  
Anonymous Angie said...

Dropping by from the Mommy Fest blog party. Nice to meet you and cute video. Happy Mother's Day.

8:50 PM  
Blogger Joy said...

You guys are such a cute family! And so much FUN! I loved the shot on the video of you two sleeping in bed. My youngest is the wiggliest child in the world and will NOT lay down next to me like that. She has to be up and about and jumping on me!

Anyway, very cute family! I hope to see you over at my blog and when my headache goes away, I'll come back and check out some more!

9:27 PM  
Anonymous Tina said...

Hi, it's nice to meet you! My name is Tina aka mummifiedx5. I also joined the MommyFest blog party and I hope to see you at my Mummified Times Five blog!

10:02 PM  
Blogger LaskiGal said...

Perfection!!! Bob is AWESOME, seriously. And Elvis, I just adore that little guy.

And you, momma, are lovely! The joy on your face at every moment is priceless. Happy Mother's Day.

*wiping tears from eyes*

11:45 PM  
Anonymous picturing said...


nice to meet you in MommyFest blog party :D

Hope meet you in my Picturing of Life blog. See you there...

1:12 AM  
Blogger Juliana RW said...


My name is Juliana and I joined also MommyFest blog party. Nice to meet you.

I hope you come to visit me also at Juliana‘s Site


1:12 AM  
Blogger MarinaPrincess said...

Fun video! Nice blogging with you. Come on over and enter our giveaway at


1:16 AM  
Blogger MiLeTTe said...

your two boys are lovable. you are lucky to have them.

happy mommyfest!

do drop by my blog if you have time.


2:27 AM  
Blogger Kristi said...

What a beautiful video. That's such a cute story about how you came to "name" Little Elvis. My daughter's name in utero was a lot less cute: I called her Beastie.

Hope you had a wonderful Mother's Day.

7:46 AM  
Blogger Tiffany said...

What a great mothers day gift! So precious! You are a blessed mommy.

9:17 AM  
Anonymous Crystal said...

My little ones LOVE dandy flowers, lol. Probably cause it's the only ones on the yard they are allowed to pick! I hope you have a blast at Mommy Fest! Come check out our scavenger hunt today!

9:48 AM  
Anonymous Notes From My Nest said...

Just dropping by from Mommyfest! It's nice to meet you! If you have time this week, check out the MOTHER'S DAY BLOG BASH GIVEAWAY going on at from Serena & Lily, Hand Picked Pumpkin, Modern June, Silly Jilly Bean, Pink Lemonade Bags, My Pink Zebra Boutique, Kenarie's and many more!

11:01 AM  
Blogger Unycorne said...

Hi Meredith!

It's so great to meet you in the Mommyfest Blog Party!

Little Elvis is adorable!! I also love the name of your site. After having five kids I can definitely relate.

I hope to see you at my blog also. (I was a little late putting my site in the links, but you can go to The "Official" Heather Quarnstrom Blog.) Don't forget to enter the contests while you're there. :D

I hope you had a great Mother's Day!

12:42 PM  
Blogger Little Ladybug Designs said...


Nice to meet you. That is so sweet. What a wonderful Mother's Day present. I hope you come visit my blog and don't forget to enter my contest. :-) Happy Blog Partying!

3:48 PM  
Blogger Frances said...

Dropping by from Mommyfest to say hi! How cute - what an awesome present. Your guys did great!

It's nice to meet you!

Stop on by if you have a chance.

4:58 PM  
Blogger Internet Secrets Investigator said...

That's is really great. It's nice to meet you and your family.
We called our first baby Guido before we knew what the sex was, as I was certain that he would be a boy and it has stuck, it happens to be his middle name (after Grandpa).

5:25 PM  
Blogger We are THAT Family said...

Hi! What a fun blog you have. It's so nice to meet other mom bloggers.

Come check mine out this week. I have a fun giveaway on Wednesday!

5:53 PM  
Anonymous Mommyfest said...

OMG Meredith - what an awesome video! I am crazy about videos and audio too. I love the Rice Rice baby video and now wishing that I had another little one *sigh* - The Mom's Day video was beautiful! Thanks for joining our Mommyfest festivities. I will definitely add you to my reader.

9:04 PM  
Anonymous Jenny said...

just popping in from mommyfest to say hi!

12:08 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Following the party signs and it led me to your blog. :)

Nice to meet you.

I am in TN-- have you made it to Graceland, yet? Sorry, I noticed all the "Elvis" trinkets in your house. ;)


10:59 AM  
Blogger Melissa~ said...

Hi Meredith,

Just stopping in from Mommyfest. Oh my gosh that video was so precious! I remember when my little guy used to sleep next to me like that. Makes me want another one. *sigh*

So, nice to meet you!

♥ Melissa~
Pink Paper Peppermints

6:30 PM  
Anonymous Sara said...

Sounds like you had a great mommys day. Im just stopping in from Mommy Fest. thats a cool present.

8:03 PM  
Blogger Karrine said...

Thank you for sharing your blog :)
I am really enjoying this blog fest !
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10:17 PM  
Blogger Beckie said...


Nice to meet you, just bopping by from the Mommyfest Blog Party!

Stop by my blog to win an Itunes Gift Card!

8:46 PM  
Blogger Leslie said...

Pretnantly Plump..I LOVE IT!! haha

Just stopping by from MommyFest. Your little Elvis is too cute!

10:47 PM  
Anonymous Connie said...

What a loving and touching video *wiping the tears away* You are blessed with a loving husband and little boy. Enjoy each moment.

12:59 AM  
Anonymous Lisa of A Life of Benevolence said...

What a romantic gift! That video was just so thoughtful and sweet! You sure are one blessed wife and mom!

1:39 AM  
Blogger Rawat said...

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