My babies

Thursday, November 18, 2010

Getting a hang of this...

This is Aaron and Noah talking to each other.  It was going on for quite awhile and then of course I decide to video..and then it dies down..but still precious.

I love being a mom.  I think Noah and I are doing pretty good together.  We have run into one little hiccup though...Damn little thing won't take a bottle.  We have been doing this for over a week.  I don't want to get into the details of all that I have done..but we have tried different bottles, different people, different strategies...and still no bottle. 
Starr has been staying at our house all week working on him.  Thank goodness for her! 
He is sleeping through the night though most nights.  I seriously don't know how to sleep through the night anymore.  My life is so different now.  It is so bizzare how I went from being not pregnant, to being pregnant and now to have this little guy in my life. 
Aaron is an amazing dad with Noah.  He has been so involved and I am grateful for that.
Brandon is doing ok.  Epilepsy has taken over him alot more then we thought it was going to.  It is so consuming and the poor kid is just getting one thing after another happen to him.  He is starting to cope a little better with it though.  It is just one day at a time with him...and us for him. 
This was the first year we missed the National Brain Tumor Foundation walk.  They raised the price to walk to $50 per person.  That is just crazy!  Hopefully we can get back into it next year. 
I am back to working out.  I am hating every minute of it..but I am doing at least 30 minutes a day.  I am also playing with a really cute 3 month old all day and take my little Pancho Diva for a walk every day too :).  I am trying to get back to a happy weight.  I have lost all my pregnancy weight though.  Just want to now get back into good shape!!!  I hope to get back into running too soon.  My plantar faciaitis is really been not acting up at hopefully I can get back into that good.  :)
Love my little Pancho Diva

Cute outfit from Aunt Joyce

This was the last not hard bottle feeding.  He took it no problem.  Then 2 days later...NO WAY!!!

Play Date with Abigail in November

They are getting so big

Finally got a picture of Brandon and Noah

Cousin Jake loves taking care of Noah

Noah and Zachary

Tuesday, November 2, 2010

First real Holiday. Halloween. :)

Noah got his first shots this past week.  He has been a little fussy since then.  Making for a crazy mommy.  We went over to Mama's house to help with trick or treaters and had a great day.  He decided not to nap all day so that was fun fun...LOL :)
Somedays I think I have this being a mom thing down pat..and then he decides to throw a wrench in it and change up the whole dynamic...I will get this though.
I am looking for a job...not really hard but I am looking.  I am finding that my awesome degree that I spent 200 years getting is pretty much worthless...unfortunately-my student loan people disagree and find that it is worth plenty...I can't get a job in management because I don't have any experience..however I have a management degree..doesn't that say something?  Whatever.  I am loving being at home with Noah so, I am enjoying every single second..even the seconds of crying and fussing.  Here is a little video of Noah playing. 

And now for the montage of pictures
At Jacob's soccer game

Auntie and little Noah. 

Punching Jake in the nose

Halloween party Starr made.  The pigs in the blanket were mummys

The green dip was swamp dip

Mummy cupcakes

Noah at 2 months.  Pancho is so much bigger then him. 

Our Witches brew

I love this.  LIke he is saying...this is my first Halloween

Smiling at Mama

I don't know why this isn't up and down

After a whole day playing with Coco 

Jacob and his soccer uniform. 

Wednesday, October 27, 2010

2 months old....Wow!

My mother's ring Aaron got me for having Noah.  It is a peridot--for Noah's birthstone...ironically it is my birthstone also. 
Time sure does fly.  We are going to Auntie's house this afternoon for a Halloween party.  So, I will post pictures of Noah in his little outfit.  It is the only outfit where the hat actually fits him.  We are starting to get a pretty good system down.  He wakes up about 5-6am to eat and then naps a little longer.  He does not let me nap though-I have started to put him in his swing about then and then I can fall asleep for a little longer.  We play and watch some TV--he naps about 1p and then we go for a walk and do some house work...and then bath time and bed time he is pretty much out at 8p. 
Aaron has been pretty great!  He has gone through a pretty hard time with Brandon being diagnosed with Epilepsy.  Brandon is taking it pretty hard too...he decided to move over Benbrook and now goes to Western Hills.  It was pretty weird...but we are learning to live with the new norm.  He is going to see a cronic disease counselor...hopefully that starts to help with the anger Brandon has right now. 
Every morning with Aaron leaves for work he talks with Noah and usually gets about 10 minutes of smiles and coo' that has to be a pretty awesome way to leave for the day.
Go Rangers!  Dad and Noah are really excited to see the Rangers win the World Series.

Pancho and Mom aren't too excited..but woohoo anyway!!!

Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Could I be worse at updating my blog.....?????

Mister Noah has arrived.  He arrived at 7:34a on August 27th.  He was 8 lbs and 3oz and was 20 inches.  I was not dialating and had 50% more amnionic fluid then the doctor advised it would be better to do a c-section for health of me and the baby.  The longer we waited..the bigger that little man was going to get.  It was a pleasant deal though...except the epidural.  I will never get one of them again!  I hated it and panicked and was dripping sweat in like 2 seconds when the guys said..."There will be a clicking sound"  I did not like the clicking sound....

I was also laid off in the meantime too....10 years with BCD Travel and now I am unemployed.  I am looking for new jobs..but also enjoying my time with Noah.  I love staying home with him.  I wish that was an option..but unfortunately...the mommy has to work...So, I am looking :)

Milestones for Noah:
Breastfeeding is going great
I am 15 lbs less then I was when I got pregnant
He smiles all the time and is starting to coo alot
Last night...10/17/2010--he slept in his crib for the first time and Mommy actually didn't cry
We have been on play dates with Addison, Anika, Abigail, and Aidan...(notice that the last couple years there was an A trend...)
I will add more as they happen
I am going to be lazy...I am going to post a bunch of pictures of the last 7 weeks and then work on updating alot more. 

Just being adorable

One of his newborn pictures.  This is the outfit he came home from the hospital in.

His bath.  He loves them....He hates getting out of them though. 

Playing with Abigail

This made him happy....wrapped up in mommy's robe

Hanging out with his sister

First night in his crib.

This is c-section day.  I was massive huge.

Noah's first birthday party. 

Tuesday, August 17, 2010

It's been awhile since I have posted..sorry about that. :)

Today we are 38 weeks pregnant.  I am getting pretty uncomfortable.  I have been having some contractions.  Mostly just braxton hicks--but about every hour or so..I get some that are a little uncomfortable.  Dr. Maxwell--as of Friday advised that I am 1 cm dilated and 50% effaced.  So, we are at least doing something.  I am wondering about this kiddo....When is he going to make his debut!? 

We had our shower that Starr, Michele, Karina, Sarah and Jess through for us.  It was soo amazing.  I couldn't believe how many people came and how many awesome things they got for our little man.  Here are some pictures....
Here is me and Thing 1 and Thing 2.  Starr had a great idea to do a Dr. Suess theme.  I loveeeeeeeeeed it!!
Just a great shot of Noah and I.  Dang that kid is big!
Yummy red velvet cup cakes made by Sarah

Starr went with me to my birthing class.  We had a good time there.  Since that class is done and everything is pretty much unpacked and placed somewhere..I think we are pretty much ready for the big day. 

Let's see....pregnancy symptoms I could live without.   Peeing all the time!!!!  I realize that it is getting me ready to be up all night with a baby though--since I pee about 5-8 times a night. 
Swollen feet.  I still have ankles..but they are not pretty.  My toes look like little sausages. 
My blood pressure was a little high last Friday--so Dr. Maxwell told me to take it easy.  He said it could have something to do with the 100 plus degrees every day...but just rest inside and not to over do it.  So, now I am bored.  I want to do so many things..and I just can't.  So that isn't the most fun. 

Anywho.....that is about all I have for now.  This Friday the 20th is my next if we don't have a Noah by then..I'll update more. :)

Wednesday, June 23, 2010

Nursery Pictures and 10 weeks to go.....

This is obviously the crib and the name sign that The Mama made.  Way too cute!!!!

Aaron with the onesie I got him. 

OK--some updates. Went to the doctor on Friday the 18th. Apparently I am doing good on my weight gain...but this little dude in my belly is either very large or I am carrying very very large. I am measuring 3 weeks ahead of my actual size. Now, that doesn't mean anything really just means I could have a big guy on my hands....Aaron keeps joking that he is going to be wearing a 10 husky when he comes out. LOL!.
As of today though..I am 30 weeks pregnant. Weight gain is 15 pounds. Noah moves around like crazy. I have been feeling great still. The only thing that I am starting to have my foot hurt again...from my plantar fasciitis and my hips are starting to ache pretty bad at night time while I am sleeping.
I got to see the nursery on Father's day. It is absolutely awesomely gorgeous! It is perfect! Aaron and my Mom outdid themselves. Everything in it is perfect. I am going to start organizing the clothes and getting things put away soon. I put together our pack and play and will work on being able to take that apart and put it back together more....but it is awesome too.

On Friday, Aaron and I are heading out of town for the weekend.  We are going on a little babymoon.  Honestly...nothing big just a little road trip and some Aaron and Sheila time.  I am really looking forward to having a couple days off and doing nothing!!! 
Pancho Diva is going to Uncle Jeff's house to hang out with him and Festus.  They will have a good time.  She probably won't even miss me at all.  

Well, that is all for now......