Tuesday, February 28, 2012

Tuesday Ten

1. Squishy turned 5 months old yesterday. Holy crap!!!
2. Squishy also got his first tooth, and he has been a total crabby patty.
3. Faith has been a beast. Yes, I said it. My sweet angel, is turning into a beast!!!!!
4. Damian and I celebrated our 12 year anniversary today. I can't believe it.
5. Damian got me a spa package for our anniversary, and tomorrow I am going to get a 3 hour spa treatment. I can not WAIT!!!!!
6. My house is a total mess, but I feel so unmotivated. I kinda want a maid to come in and give my house a good deep cleaning, and then just let me keep it up from there.
7.I have to get motivated to finish getting ready for Faith's party. I don't want to think about her turning three.
8. I am pretty sure Noah is getting ready for solids. Not sure if we are going to do purees like we did with Faith or if I am going to do Led baby..
9. We have been going to church on a regular basis lately and I really am enjoying it.
10. We have had a little bit of family drama lately and would love your prayers. Can't go into details on here because it isn't really our drama, but other family members drama. It has been CRAZY though

Monday, February 27, 2012

5 month Post

I don't like it one bit that my sweet baby boy is already 5 months old. SERIOUSLY? How did this happen?

Noah James,

You are 5 months old today.
- You are such a happy baby.
- You smile all the time and have the sweetest dimples.
- You are getting better about riding in the car. Still a little fussy, but at least it is manageable.
- You are getting better about sitting up.
- You can roll over from back to tummy, and tummy to back.
- You have started to laugh a tiny bit. It is precious.
- You love your big sissy so much. She can make you smile and laugh more than anyone else.
- You are wearing 9 month clothes. Soon, I think you will be moving into 12 months.
- You wear a size 3 diaper.
- Your foot measured a 3.5 wide. BIG feet, for a big boy
- You are about 19-20lbs now.
- You are grabbing at everything and really love putting everything in your mouth.
- You are still sleeping in our bed, and nurse a couple times through out the night.
- You are a big momma's boy still. Your poor dad says you cry from the time I leave you until the time I get back.
- You will not take a bottle. You were doing ok before, but now, you down right refuse it.
- You have started sucking your thumb.
- You got your first tooth today. :(
- You have me wrapped around your finger and we are all so in love with you.

Love you baby Squish.

Sunday, February 26, 2012


H is for helper. She helps me out so much. I love her!!

Wednesday, February 22, 2012

Ash Wednesday

Noah's first ashes..

She was so excited to get her ashes!

Tuesday, February 21, 2012

Tuesday Ten

1. Yesterday I spent the day with my mom and the kiddos doing some shopping for Faith's birthday party. We had a really good day, and both kids were pretty good. It is still exhausting toting two kids around.

2. Faith had dance class again last night and they are learning their dances for their upcoming recital. I am so excited!!! I need to video tape their teacher doing the dance, so I can practice with Faith at home. YES, I am that mom. I enjoy practing with her and making sure that she does it correctly. I know that she is a little girl, and that all I should worry about it letting her have fun, but I also think she needs to learn how to practice.

3. Noah is still sleeping in bed with us, and nursing through out the night. I really enjoy our special time during the night, but I think it will soon be time to start putting him in his own bed. He turns 5 months on the 27th, so I will start by letting him nap there and see how that goes. I will not move him into his own room until at least 6 months old.

4. Faith fell down today and got her first scrapped knee. I feel pretty lucky that we have made it almost 3 years without a scrapped knee. My SIL says that I never let her run and play so that is why it hasn't happened sooner. Well, this poor girl was so tramatized by scrapping her knee that she seriously cried pretty much all day. From 10am, until I put her to bed at 8:30pm. She told me she couldn't walk, and wanted me to carry her everywhere. She also told me that she is " never ever going to walk again, because look what happens to her when she walks" Damian said that she was totally fine when I left to go to zumba class for an hour. Walking and running etc. I think she is playing her mommy.

5. Speaking of ZUMBA... I tried out a zumba class tonight with some friends. I really had a good time, and it was so much fun. I looked like an idiot trying to do the dances, but the instructor said that we probably burned around 1000 calories. That isn't bad. We are going to try out another class at a different place on Thursday.

6. Tonight was the first time I have left the house to work out since Conway died a year and a half ago. CRAZY huh? I was only a little anxious, but Damian really did a good job with both kids and both dogs. He was only a tiny bit frazzled when I got home. :)

7. I am beyond happy that I actually went out. Lately I have been feeling trapped, and started finding myself getting depressed. I spend Monday - Friday at home with my two babies and our 9 month old nephew. I feel like I have no social life, and that I have no adult interaction. I am starting to get into a slump and I have to get out. I need to get out there and make new friends and start telling myself it is ok to have " me " time.

8. I am also feeling FRUMPY. My "uniform" each day is a T shirt and a pair of sweatpants. My hair is in a ponytail, I have no makeup on, and I just look a mess. I also wanted to be that HOT mom. I told myself I would never let myself go, and be a mess. But when I look in the mirror I look like a mess. Even on the weekend I feel like I have nothing to wear. I spent the last several years wearing scrubs everyday, so I don't really have too many outfits to choose from. I have to change this, so I have decided to actually make an effort to do for myself some and not always for the kids. MY kids will not be neglected, I just have to actually spend some time and money on myself. I want to get some chunky highlights in my hair, and some new clothes and makeup. I want to feel pretty again.

9. Faith's birthday is fast approaching and I have so much to do. For some reason this year, I am dragging ass on planning and actually getting things done. I HAVE to sit down and get everything finalized. Invitations went out today so that is progress.

10. Noah's baptism has been schuduled for April 20, so after Faith's birthday, I have to start working on Noah's baptism. Actually, I have to help with Trace's ( nephew ) baptism first, and then Noah's. We are Trace's Godparents. :)

So life has been crazy busy here, but that is nothing new.

Saturday, February 18, 2012


G is for Gracie. The apple of my eye. :)

Saturday, February 11, 2012


F is for Faith

Wednesday, February 8, 2012

Monday, February 6, 2012

I spoke too soon.

I was just telling my sister a couple weeks ago how Faith hasn't been sick this winter. Last winter she has RSV and walking pneumonia. It was awful.
Well, I spoke too soon. Faith woke up on Thursday with a snotty nose, and I thought it was just a cold. Saturday morning a nasty cough, that by today had turned into a wet nasty cough.
Took her in to see her pedi and she thinks she has walking pneumonia. UGGHHH. She had it last winter and now has it again. She said she couldn't say for 100% that it was walking pneumonia, without doing a chest xray, but she was 95% sure that she had it. I opted not to put Faith in that torture chamber contraption for xrays and just take our pedi's word for it. So antibiotics it is. My poor sweet girl. She must have been sick, because she told me that she didn't want a birthday party because she didn't feel good. If Faith said that YOU know she isn't feeling well.

Thursday, February 2, 2012


E is for Emilio. My sweet, pain in the butt, Boston Terrier.

Wednesday, February 1, 2012

Wordless Wednesday

She amazes me every day.

Just when I think I am doing a horrible job at being a stay at home mom, Faith busts out with this while we are eating breakfast one morning. Ummm hello?!! Where did that come from? Yay, baby girl is actually absorbing everything that I am trying to teach her. I don't suck at staying at home with her and teaching her. How many 2 ( almost 3 ) year olds do you know that can write their name all by themselves? I am so proud of her.