Saturday, July 31, 2010

Every Little Thing!!

As I was walking up the stairs lastnight (after a super busy, but awesome day) I could feel how sweet it was to carry Noah up to bed. The weight of his precious little body and how trusting and secure he felt in my arms. I loved feeling that!!! And then it made me start thinking about all the little things that I love about Noah!! He blesses me every morning with a smile and it makes this tired momma feel like a million bucks when I see those squinty eyed smiles. He gets tickled when I make faces for him and laughs out loud and I love hearing his joy in his laughter. Even when he cries he is cute b/c he first pokes his lower lip out and then makes the saddest face! It breaks mommy's heart, but I love how cute he is when he cries. And sometimes when he cries I swear it sounds like he is saying momma. I just tell him momma is coming baby boy!!! I love how when he is fussy and no one else can calm him down as soon as I put him on my shoulder he relaxes. It makes me feel like I am doing a good job and he knows his mommy!! I love how he has discovered his hands and feet and sits forever staring at them in awe. It is amazing to see the world again through his innocent and curious eyes. I love how he sings when he is eating and just about to fall asleep. It is like an angel singing just for me. I love giving him baths b/c he just enjoys splashing in the water and he sits and either looks at himself in the mirror or watches everything I do. I love how he grabs my finger or shirt or hair when he is going to sleep and holds on tight as if he is saying mommy don't ever let me go. I love putting on CMT and dancing in the living room with my son. I think he likes it too :D I love his chunky legs and cheeks. They are soooo extremely kissable!! I must kiss them a million times a day. I love it when he "talks" to me and coos. He is just learning so much and growing so fast. I love his hair and how dark it is. I love to watch him watch tv. And lately he loves watching billy the exterminator. It cracks me up how he is so into it. He also loves watching his B.E. dvds as well. He is such a good baby boy! He usually only fusses when he is hungry or tired. And there are the occasions when he just wants to be held and wants you to stand up with him. And as hard as that is sometimes when I am super tired and my bones are telling me I am getting old I secretly love that as well!! I love how he is starting to blow bubbles and stick out his tongue too!! There is so much I love about this child. From his little hairs on his head to his soft sweet tootsies!!! I feel so blessed to be able to watch my Noah grow up. What a priviledge it is to be Noah's mommy!!!!!!

Wednesday, July 28, 2010

Say cheese!!!

My cutie 10 wks old already :D He is so GQ in his daddy's hat! And such a smiler!! He was worth the wait for sure!!! I still look at him and can't believe he is here!!! Praise God for this sweet baby boy!!!

Tuesday, July 27, 2010

Date Night


Todd and I had a date night and it was a blast! This is us before we left. We went to eat at one of my favorite places Zaxby's and then we did some shopping at the outlet store near our house. We just spent time talking and laughing! It was nice to just be out with my sweety!!











Of course, I missed the other sweety in my life too! I just love my sweet little family!!!!! Noah was in good hands with his Nanny and spoiled rotten. I can't get over how as soon as I am away from him for a few hours I can't wait to get my hands on him and kiss those chunky cheeks :D


On another note...I am trying to figure out what to do with my hair. I have been braiding it and pulling it back alot lately so I am thinking of getting it cut a bit shorter and maybe some layers. I just want a change so badly, but I am not trendy so I don't have a clue what to do!! Any suggestions??? But I did get some girly things on our shopping trip. I am trying to get girly again. I used to be once upon a time!! I like being girly, but it has been hard lately with not having as much time to primp and such. But it is amazing how a pair of new earrings can make you feel like a new woman :D hehe!!

Sunday, July 25, 2010

Noah Pics!

Here are a few pics of my sweety pie!!! I have so many more to upload! But it is hard to get things done these days..wonder why? hehe



ALL smiles :D













Show me your tongue..ahhhh!!












It's a bird, it's a plane, no it's SUPER NOAH!!!

Friday, July 23, 2010

Lately

Sorry I have been MIA lately. My brother and sis in love has been in town and we have been busy!! Noah is doing great and I have so much to write about him.
Noah News
  1. He is now 2 months old and growing like a weed. He had his two month shots *no fun* but we survived!!! He weighs 13 lbs and 3 ounces and is 23.5 inches long! He is in the high percentiles for ht and wt (mid 70s and mid 80s)! He is a BIG BOY!!!! And the doctor says that wt gain is a huge sign of good health so YAY!!!!
  2. I have tried to start a routine for my week so that I can be better organized and so far it is going good. I got to work out once this week and was proud that I got to do that. I worked out at home on the eliptical and used some weights. Noah sat and watched baby E while I worked out and occasionally he looked at me on the eliptical with this look of what the heck are you doing momma :D
  3. Noah is doing GREAT at night! He gets up once around 3 am still and gets back up around 6 or 7. So I am loving it, but every night I still ask him to try to sleep two hours longer and then he will have slept through the night. Also, I am letting him take one nap a day in his crib in his room so he can get used to sleeping in there. I am not sure when I will transition him in there at night, but I know it will be hard *for me*. I love having him right beside me in his bassinet. It makes me sad to even think about putting him in his room :(
  4. He has a little bit of cradle cap, but we are working on getting rid of it. It isn't that bad and Daddy loves picking the skin off for me, which I let him b/c *gross*!!!
  5. We went on our first shopping trip...you know a REAL shopping trip. Girl style!!! We went with my sis and neecy poos and it was tiring but fun! I got Noah the cutest monkey hat, some more zip up pjs *love them* and a superman shirt he can grow into!!! I also bought myself a shirt.
Dana News
  1. And I am excited to say I finally fit into my fat jeans!!! Before I couldn't even get them over my hips and now I can! It is a start, right? And I am so glad to wear jeans and a t-shirt once again...that is totally my favorite thing to wear...jeans, t-shirt, and flip flops!!!!  Even if it is a million degrees here in GA!!
  2. I have been cooking up a storm lately too! I cooked a bunch of chicken pot pies and some chicken tetrazzini and froze it all so we could have dinner for a few weeks to come. I also made some chicken pot pies for my sis, sis in love, and best friend. School is starting soon for them all and they all have kids and are super busy so I figured I would give them a dinner so they could have one night to come home and chill. And I bought some edward's pies for them too. I hope they like them!! The recipes are super easy and it is great to freeze the meals and just put them in the oven when you want to get dinner ready.
Well, that is all the updates for now!! Noah is asleep and so I am going to go and read a little before I head to bed. I am reading this book called Captivating: Unveiling the mystery of a woman's soul, by john and stasi eldridge. It is so good so far and I am learning alot from it!! I totally recommend it!!! Night night y'all!!! Have a great wkend!!!!!

Thursday, July 22, 2010

QUESTION

I got a question for y'all! Can I change my blog address and not lose all of my followers?? And if I do change it how do I let everyone know so they can update their info?? HELP please :D

Friday, July 16, 2010

Lazy Bones!

I have been such a slacker the past few days!!! I have NOT wanted to do anything at all! I just take care of my sweet lil boy and that is it! I haven't cleaned or done any laundry. And lets just say the house is a WRECK! So much that it is getting my nerves, but does that motivate me to clean...NOPE!! I think I just need one good night's rest and I will be back to being motivated! I sure hope it comes back b/c I had a plan of how I was going to work out and clean during the week. Right now as long as Noah is happy, fed, and changed..I am happy :D Okay...of to being Mrs. Lazy Bones!!!

Friday, July 9, 2010

SHUT YOUR FACE!!!

My title is meant to be said with a deep southern accent and in a shocking/loving way..hehe!!!  Noah just slept 7 hours STRAIGHT lastnight!!! YAY Noah, GO Noah, GO Noah!!!! And this momma has already had a full morning! Todd doesn't have to go to work til later so I got up after Noah ate and went back to sleep (okay maybe I should not brag too much) I worked out!!! Yep, I did!!!!!! I walked on the eliptical for maybe 5 minutes before my legs were screaming at me and saying something about how I haven't been using them that much and I should give them a break, then I did wts on my arms. I was still pumped so I grabbed Maggie and we spent some much needed time together by walking around the neighborhood! It was BLISS!!! Then I took a shower and ate some bkfast (and yes Noah is still asleep) and cked fb!!! I cannot even believe this is my life right now! YAY!!!! HAPPY DANCE!!!!!!!

And I am going to prepare myself later just in case this is just a one time thing, but right now I am just gonna celebrate it!!! YAYYYYYYYY!!!!! Hope y'all have a great wkend!!!!!!

Thursday, July 8, 2010

SLEEP!

Oh heavenly sleep! How I have missed you..HA!! So far the last two nights in a row Noah has only gotten up around 3 am!! He slept for four hours straight!!! YAY!!! Doing the happy dance right now..hehe He usually finally goes down for the night at 10 or 10:30 and then sleeps til 3 or 3:30. Last night he got up at 3 and then at 7:30! I am so proud of this little booger and hoping that it only gets better with time. And I am not sure if it is b/c I started taking my PNV again or what, but lately after Noah gets up for his 3 am feeding I cannot get back to sleep. My mind is racing and I am wide awake sitting there thinking about how I have been praying for sleep and now I physically can't do it. But atleast I feel rested during the day and have started to have more energy which = doing more fun things!

I am excited to say that on saturday I am taking Noah to his cousin's house to swim. Well, he won't be swimming and I may not (i.e. post pg body = gross)! But I am excited to get to hang out with family and get out of the house. I am bummed that Todd has to work so he won't be able to go with me. I would be nervous, but I have ventured out of the house twice already by myself with Noah...so I am feeling confident in going on my own :D Can you tell that I am starting to get the hang of this whole mother thing!! And if Noah continues to sleep like he has been I plan on taking him walking early in the am next week. We will have to do it super early or it will be too hot. It is like a sauna here in GA!! It is super hot and super humid!!! I have got to start working this baby weight off b/c I have NOTHING to wear and I refuse to buy more clothes. Oh and just a side note I have a friend that takes ZUMBA and was thinking of doing it, but saw it on tv today and realized that this girl has NO rhythm..hehe

Hoping y'all  have a great weekend!!!

Wednesday, July 7, 2010

Wordless Wednesday! + words...HA!!

Smiles from Noah!!!!!!

Okay maybe not such a wordless day..haha When have you ever known me to be wordless!!! A fellow blogger is starting a new series of 'a day in the life' for mommas and I plan to start that next week. She asked a few questions so I thought I would answer them and see if any of you mommys would like to answer them too??????

What is the most surprising thing to you about being a mother?

Even though EVERYONE told me about the whole not sleeping and being sooo tired, I never even imagined how tired I would be!!!! I am a girl who loves her sleep. I love naps, I love sleeping in, I just LOVE me some sleep. So needless to say I really miss it and hope it comes back to visit me very soon..hehe Another thing that surprised me is something I finally realized about myself. It is hard for me to deal with change and it takes me a while to get used to something new. I am still working on transitioning into being a mommy!


What are some tips you would give to new or soon to be mommas?

  1. Go with your instincts! Trust them!!! It took me a while to trust myself and now that I do it usually works!! And if something doesn't work for you and your baby don't sweat it, try something else until you find what works for you both!!!
  2. Oh and the biggest thing I learned was that ALL mothers have "mom guilt" ALL moms think they could always be doing "more"!!!
  3.  Be prepared to have a day (or two) when you don't even get to brush your teeth...trust me I have sooo been there!!!
  4. Nap when the baby naps, trust me you will be more sane if you do!!!
  5. Enjoy every second, even at 2 in the morning going on NO sleep, take it in, b/c you will look back and wish you had taken in those moments!!!


What are your top three baby products?

A play gym, bouncy seat, and a boppy is a must for me! These are the products that let me get things done around the house!!

Monday, July 5, 2010

Happy Fourth!!! Noah's First Holiday!!

We celebrated Noah's first holiday and he had a special outfit (thanks to his Aunt Terri) to wear for the occasion!! He actually slept almost all the way through his first holiday...haha!! We had a fun wkend filled with LOTS of family time! We went to my parent's house on Saturday and spent time with the padres and my sisser and neecy poos! Then we went to Todd's parent's house on Sunday and spent time with his padres, his sisser and bro in law, and our nephews! It was FUN!!!

And I was in shock b/c saturday night Noah slept...SLEPT...five hours straight!!!! I was hoping this was going to be a new trend, but he went right back to getting up every three hours lastnight :( Bummer!!! As for the eat, wake, sleep schedule...yeah it has gone out the window due to being so lazy busy these past few days. Oh and we are transitioning back to a new formula, hoping that this one sticks with Noah longer therefore helping him go longer in between feedings at night. So far today he has slept a lot so I am thinking I am going to up a lot tonight! It seems like the more sleep I get the more I want!! I am ready for Noah to start sleeping longer at night so I can actually feel like doing more during the day.

Well, I hope everyone had a great holiday wkend and was able to spend time with loved ones as well!!! God bless America!!!!