Friday, January 30, 2009

Thanks for visiting Aunt J!


My Aunt J came to visit this week and we all had a good time! J really enjoyed playing and showing off for her. I'm sure E enjoyed getting held as much as he did... and mama's arms like that too... her little baby boy is 14 lbs and not even 7 weeks old!! I really enjoyed her company and the help! Oh and not to mention the dinners she picked up for us were great!

We even went swimming at the hotel 2 days in a row. What a treat to go swimming in the winter! Really makes me miss summer something fierce. J really enjoyed that! Learned all about walking "ssssllllooooowwwww" around the pool, jumping in, and kicking :)

That's what we've been up too lately! If you're reading this, thanks again Aunt J!

Oh and here's a pic of baby E... 6 weeks old already!

Wednesday, January 21, 2009

Bit behind... Baby E is 1 month old!


I'm keeping up as best as I can... some days it's easier than others!

Here is a pic I took on Friday when Baby E turned 1 mth old! Of course both of them have their eyes shut!

Tuesday, January 13, 2009

The Second one...

Now here's J's :) He loves this, in fact him and G spent last evening out in the snow... and all he wanted to be was buried in the snow! What a goof!
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Some video snippets for ya!

We've been playing with our fancy Christmas gift from G's parents - a camcorder!! Trying to figure out how it works, how to download, upload, all that good stuff. Thought I'd experiment here and share with you all. The first one is of E just swinging away. The second one is one of the many I took while J was outside playing in all this snow we've been getting with Daddy!
videoOkay, so I can only post one video at a time... I'll be back to post the one of J!

Monday, January 12, 2009

Only two posts in 2009?

WHAT have I been doing?!?! LOL. I have to admit I'm slightly overwhelmed. I miss sleep and I miss our routine. Luckily Mr. Sweet Cheeks is pretty darn cute and is pretty mellow (except when he's MAD then he screams unrelentlessly!!) and makes it totally worth it... but I still miss sleep and our routine nonetheless. J and I were a pretty well oiled machine after the first year.

It's frustrating to have no clothes that fit. Maternity clothes are too big - my pants about fell off at the docs office last week (and with carrying the carseat in one hand and having my big winter coat on, it was hard to keep pulling them up -- lovely mental picture, no?). My regular clothes aren't gonna fit for awhile. So that leaves me in sweats, lounge pants and tshirts. Ugh. Not to mention I have to change shirts multiple times a day due to spit-up (this boy has a knack for spitting up over the burp cloth, not on, or the one second I don't have one). One day I wore 8 different shirts in a 24 hr period. Yikes! From all that you can imagine the laundry I've been doing.

Top it all off, the weather really doesn't help at all :(

Alright, to sign off on a good note... at E's doc appt last week he weighed in at 10lbs 4oz and 22 1/2" long! Doc said he's quite the healthy baby and we go back Feb 18 for his 2 mth appt. He has been rolling to his sides, holds his head up great, and has found his fist!

Thursday, January 8, 2009

Got back the baby's first portraits!




Of course had to get on here and share them! This is a great service, highly recommend all hospitals offer this! This isn't just your garden variety nursery pics. They come to your room, use some sheets, a basket, your cute newborn and click away! Then a couple hourse later she came back with our online login and password. We of course had the laptop at the hospital and immediately viewed them!

What a great idea, especially with a newborn and a second child at that, the chances we'd get his pic taken before 3 mths old was slim to none. Well, beside overworking our own personal camera of course. Baby E was only about 18 hours old in these pictures, they're just so precious. We love looking at them! Hope you do too!

Friday, January 2, 2009

Welcome 2009!

Hard to believe it's the year 2009... seems like J was just born (nope that was 2006) and we were just married (nope that was 2005). Time does fly when you're having fun!

Hope this finds the new year starting out right for everyone. So far so good for us. G returned to work today after being off since E's birth on the 16th! Here's a funny - when he left for work today he grabbed my black pea coat instead of his and he thought he gained way too much weight during his little vacation since he couldn't even get his arm in one sleeve of it! Ha Ha, it was pretty funny!!

Today is my first day flying solo with the boys. We've had a couple of hairy moments, but we're surviving with minimal tears for everyone (the newborn, the toddler, AND the mama!). I made a discovery today that I'm weirdly proud of... I discovered that a pizza cutter is awesome for when holding a baby in one arm and getting the toddlers meals ready! Ever try to cut something with a knife one handed -- doesn't work! So I was happy to find something little to make things just a smidge easier :)

That's all for now, I hope to have some new pics to share soon! Just been in survival mode the last few days and have forgotten to take pics of the sweet cheeks and his big bro!