Sunday, May 29, 2011

Splish Splash!!

It is kinda hard to stay quiet when I have this cutie to talk about, haha!!
Yesterday I pulled out the baby pool that the Easter bunny brought Noah and when Todd got home we headed outside for some fun!!! Noah LOVES to splash!!!




He was all smiles and loving his pool! Makes me want a big pool even MORE!!!




His cheeks are sooo kissable!!

I just love the way he is looking at Todd like are you sure we are going to go in again tomorrow daddy? You better be :D haha!!!

I am sooo psyched about introducting Noah to all things water this summer!! I am a HUGE fan of the water even if I am super pale! I adore swimming and could live in a pool if I could!! I am sure we will be begging friends and family for some swim visits soon :D

Friday, May 27, 2011

Listen

Sorry for not posting alot lately! I just don't really have anything to say, well I have alot to say, but I just feel silent at the moment. I know it is crazy that I don't have anything to say b/c I always seem to come up with the words...but for now I just feel the need to be silent and sit back and listen for a change!! :D

Sunday, May 22, 2011

HAPPY FIRST B-DAY NOAH (a glimpse)


Noah's party was AWESOME!!! Here is a glimpse of the FAM wearing our mickey ears :D
We had tons of pizza and cake and tons of fun! And now we are exhausted!! More details and pics to come!!!

Friday, May 20, 2011

POOOOOOOP!!! Yep I am blogging bout it!!!!

Is it too much to ask not to have to clean up poop for ONE day?? I mean I don't mind cleaning Noah's behind, but Maggie's little surprises are driving me NUTS!!! She always poops right up under me while I am drying my hair or cooking and then I almost/sometimes end up stepping in it!! YUCK!!! Now she has decided that she knows it is wrong to poopy in the house so she went under our bed and did her business! Do you know how hard it is to get on the floor and try to get your vac. extender thingie to reach all the way under a king size bed??? Even now as I was just reading blogs and taking in some "me" time she ran to the door so I took her out. And we live in a subdivision way out in the country and this subdivision decided it didn't want to put up lights ANYWHERE so it is dark and spooky outside. So going out around 11:30 in the scary dark isn't on my top list of fun things to do tonight. Then I bring her in....and sit down for some more "me" time. Out of the corner of my eye I see her poop right in front of the back door!


REALLY
MAGGIE??
REALLY?

So right now all I can say is Dog for sale!!!!

No really I love her, but right now she isn't on my best friend list!!!! I guess I will just put one of Noah's diapers on her!!!!!

Thursday, May 19, 2011

Happy First Birthday Noah!!!!

How in the world did a year go by so fast?? I guess time does fly when you are having fun!!!
Noah Wesley you are ONE year old!!! Your mommy and daddy feel sooo blessed to be your parents!!!
You bring us such joy and you have shown us a new way to look at the world through your precious eyes. Here is a sneak peek of your one year shots by Jennifer!!!
Your hair looks red in this picture, but in person I don't see the red. You were not feeling so hot on your birthday and ran a low grade fever all day. I am thinking you were working on some more teeth. So we didn't get too many smiles for pictures. Which is odd b/c you are ALWAYS smiling.

You took your first steps, but decided that you will just crawl for now :D Lately you have been taking a few more steps from the couch to the ottoman. I think once you gain some more confidence you will be walking up a storm. In this picture you stood for a LONG time!!!

You are ALL boy!! You love to throw the ball and other toys and wrestle with your doggie pillow pet. Or play rolly polly with the comforter with daddy.

You are soo smart and can say alot of words but it seems like you say them and then are done saying them. We have heard you say momma, daddy, maggie, light, side (for outside), and bye bye.

You can wave bye bye and hello. And your favorite thing to do is tear up mommy's magazines or toilet paper. You really like to tear the pages. You have four teeth, two on the top and two on the bottom. Oh and you will stick your tongue out when I ask you where your tongue is. You know where mommy's nose is but aren't sure about your own nose yet :D hehe.

You are finally okay with wearing shoes. I really thought you would just be my barefoot boy forever :D You know your momma loved to be barefoot and still does :D You learn so much each day and just amaze us with how much you know!!

I have treasured this year sweet boy! I loved every second from the late night feedings to the first giggles and kisses!!! You are my miracle and I am so thankful for you! Always remember that God made you for a purpose and always look to Him for guidance!


And always remember you will ALWAYS be my little boy!!! No matter how old you get!!!

WE LOVE YOU!!!!!
XOXOXO

*Can't wait til ur bday party this wkend!!! Meeshka Mooshka Mickey Mouse!!!

Sunday, May 15, 2011

Almost ONE!

I cannot believe that on TUESDAY my baby boy will be ONE!!! AHHHHHH!!!!! I am so excited and so sad too! Time really does fly when you are having fun!!!!

I have so much to update! I have been a slacker in blogging! But Noah took a few of his first steps and of course ever since then he hasn't taken anymore :D He is starting to climb into and onto everything and is such a boy! I mean rough and tumble..rolling all over the place! I still feel like pinching myself while I watch him play b/c I cannot believe that this isn't some kinda dream!!!! More updates soon!!!

Friday, May 13, 2011

Momma's Day!

Happy Mother's Day!!!!
BEST MOTHER'S DAY EVER!!!

We dedicated Noah today at church as well, so it was awesome to have our family at church with us on this special occasion :D





Noah did okay up there! He did have his brush with him and decided to throw it down several times during the dedication. We were afraid he was going to hit one of the iddy bitty babies so I ended up taking him to the nursery and giving him a bottle!! It was a special moment for so many reasons and b/c I am lazy and it takes sooo long to upload photos I will just have to post more another day :D

Thursday, May 5, 2011

A Day in the Life!!! Looking back!!

I did a post a while back on a friend's blog about a day in my life! I have been inspired to ask a few of my friends to see if they wanna guest post on here and do a day in their life as well!!! If you wanna join in just let me know :D Here is what I wrote back in sept. 2010!



Hi everyone!! My name is Dana and I am a stay at home mommy.

I began blogging while dealing with infertility and now I feel blessed to get to blog about my precious son Noah! I am a southern girl so don't be surprised if the word y'all is all in my post :D My husband and I have been married for five years and had a rough time getting pregnant.

After fertility meds, 2 miscarriages, 2 failed IUIs, and IVF we finally were successful  with our last frozen transfer and conceived Noah! We feel super blessed to get to be parents and give God all the glory for our little miracle!

Todd is my husband and is a pharmacist! He works weird hours at CVS and so on this Sunday that I am giving y'all a glimpse into he is at work. It has been a rough couple of days because Noah is 3 1/2 months old and he has a cold and a very hurt bottom. His antibiotics have really made his tummy upset and now his behind is super red. Yesterday we had several meltdowns after diaper changes and it was really hard to see my baby in so much pain. Thankfully, we have some medicated cream for his bottom and I am praying that soon it will heal!

And before I start telling y'all about my day I must tell you about my night because the nights can make our daily routine so different. Noah is still getting up at least once at night to eat and then usually at 6 am. Last night he went to sleep at 8 and got up at 1:40 I changed his diaper and then he ate. I usually do not change his diaper at night unless it is super wet or is a poopy, however with our diaper rash issues I needed to get the dirty diaper off of him and get more meds on him to soothe his bottom. After he ate he babbled a little and went to sleep. Only to wake back up at 4 and eat a little and then did not want to go back to sleep. Around 5:30 Todd went in and helped get Noah back to sleep. I was exhausted and so I was very happy to let him take over! Noah slept til 7:30 and talked til I finally got him out of his crib at 8. I just let him talk because he seemed very content and I was a very tired mommy!

We got up and started our day! Even though he is sick he always greets me with a smile!


I just love his squinty eyed smiles! I take him to the bathroom to change his diaper because I am using warm washcloths to help ease his pain. He does okay with this diaper change and only fusses a little bit. We go downstairs and take our dog Maggie out to potty. I am glad to feel the cool weather and can see fall weather right around the corner. Once she has done her business we go back inside and I make Noah a bottle. First I give him his meds for his cold and then he eats (at 8:33). After he eats and burps we get on the floor for some play time. Then I remember that I need to run upstairs and get the dirty bottles from last night, dirty diapers, and my allergy meds. Here is a picture of Noah having some bumbo time.


Noah starts sneezing so I grab the suctioner thingie (for some reason its name has left my brain). Noah hates this and you can tell by how he eyes it in this picture..haha!!!

My momma calls to see how the night went and offers to come over to help me out. I told her that so far Noah was doing great and that I would call her if things got crazy like yesterday. After playing and some bumbo time Noah starts to rub his eyes and fuss which tells me it is now naptime (at 9:19). I take him upstairs and start rocking him and singing 'you are my sunshine'. It isn't the best singing, but Noah seems to enjoy it. He burps again and dozes off to sleepy town. Poor thing spit up when he burped and I did not know it so he fell asleep in his spit up! I put him in his crib and go get the video monitor. By the time I get downstairs he starts to cry, so I run back upstairs and put my hand on his chest and try to get him back to sleep. He fights it but goes back to sleep. I go downstairs again and within minutes he is crying once again. I run back upstairs and then remember that I should swaddle him and maybe that will help him stay asleep. I pick him up, swaddle him, and rock him. He goes to sleep for the third time and I am hoping that this time he stays asleep. I put him in his crib, so far so good. Then Maggie barks! Oh no, he opens his eyes and then shuts them. Whew!!!! I go back downstairs to finally eat breakfast. It is now 9:40. Here he is on the monitor.


I grab two cereal bars and a big glass of sweet tea. Sweet tea is my coffee!!! I check the monitor and Noah is still asleep so I eat and watch some things on the dvr. Maggie goes to the door again so I take her out to potty and think we really need to get a fence because this going out all of the time is very time consuming. I grab the computer and start this post. After starting the post it is 10:18 and I know that Noah will be up soon because he never takes long naps so I decide to take the time to relax and get some energy for the day ahead. I debate washing bottles but the exhaustion from yesterday and last night wins and I end up reading blogs and checking facebook.

10:59 Noah is stirring but not fussing so I let him play a little in his crib and then go and get him. Time for a the dreaded diaper change.  He doesn't fuss too much so maybe it is getting better, thank God.

11:20 Bottle time!!! I turn the tv on the mickey mouse club and Noah is in awe as he has lunch and a show :D He ate 4 1/2 ounces so his appetite is coming back too!!! YAY!!!

11:56 I put Noah on the floor on a mat and give him his teether from the fridge! Handy Manny comes on and Noah is in awe again! He has never seen these shows before so I made sure to set the dvr to record them so I can play them for him again. Uh oh, I hear someone making something in his diaper, time for another diaper change!

12:35 I give Noah some tylenol for his teething. I decide to get out of the house because I am getting stir crazy and the weather is very nice out. I call the hubs and ask him if he wants me to bring him and his co-workers some DQ. They all really wanted a treat, so I loaded Noah up and off we went!!! He slept the entire time in the car and after I delivered the cool treats I took my time riding around and enjoyed a nice Sunday drive. Here he is before we left in the carseat! I love his outfit and trumpette socks.


We got home around 2 and I got Noah's sleep sack in the mail!

Yay I am so excited to get to finally use this and I hope Noah likes it too. We get inside and  I changed Noah's diaper and get his bottle ready. He did good he drank 4 ounces and I am glad b/c I don't want him to get dehydrated from all of the poopy diapers. I run upstairs and let Maggie out and then feed her. I remember the sleep sack so I throw it into the wash to get it ready for tonight. I put Noah on his mat on the floor and he starts kicking up a storm. It is hilarious and cute so I grab the video camera and tape away. My sister calls and we get to chat about plans for tomorrow and Noah is just enjoying playing in the floor and it looks like he is running in place, toooo cute!!

2: 50 Noah is rather chipper so I figure why not take the time for a little photo shoot!

4:23 Noah starts to show signs that he is sleepy so I grab the now washed sleep sack and a bottle of Pedialyte and head upstairs. He only takes 1 1/2 ounces and then is off to dreamland. As soon as I put him in his crib he wakes up and decides he is not napping. I was so hoping to catch some z'ss myself because I am very very tired!!!

5 pm I decide to take the time to clean out some of Noah's clothes. He has outgrown alot of clothes and so I need to get them all packed up and out of his room. While I am going through some onesies Noah is practicing rolling over. Well, he is working on it. He gets on his side and is starting to use his leg to kick but hasn't rolled over just yet. I have a feeling he will soon. After a few times rolling on his side and looking at his toy he gets hungry. We go downstairs and I get another bottle ready for my sweet boy. I swear as much as I go up and down those stinkin stairs I should be super thin by now. He drinks 5 ounces and we are both very happy about that!!! I hear him making another poopy (poor baby) so I change his diaper right away so it doesn't irritate his bottom more. I find that it has gone all up his back so we decide he needs an outfit change too.

6 pm Todd is getting off of work and I can't wait for him to get home because I am really exhausted. Having a sick child is tough. So until daddy gets home I give Noah lots and lots of neck kisses and we read a few books. He loves the book that is noisy the best so we read it several times. Yeah I forget to eat supper, I guess that is what lack of sleep does to you.

7 pm Daddy is home, YAY!!! We chat about our day and Todd loves on Noah and Maggie. Then it is bath time because we have a very sleepy boy on our hands b/c someone didn't want to take an evening nap. Todd takes Noah upstairs and bathes him while I get his bottle and medicine ready. Noah LOVES the bath so we let him play a while in the water.


7:30 medicine time for Noah! At first he wasn't great at taking his meds, but now he takes them like a pro. Todd offers to put Noah down to sleep and I gladly let him takeover, but Noah decides he wants his mommy. Which secretly makes my heart sing with joy!!! I feed him and he falls asleep after only 2 ounces! I try to wake him and get him to eat  more, but no luck. I put him in his crib and he is out!!! I have a feeling he is going to get up several times tonight so I go downstairs and get the bottles and diapers ready for the night ahead!!!! Then I remember to eat supper so I just grab a cereal bar ( I know super healthy, HA) and the hubs and I watch some Holmes on Homes before we hit the sack ourselves. There you have it a day in my life :D Hope you enjoyed the journey with me!!!

Question Time!!!!!

 1. What is the most surprising thing to you about being a mother?
 Honestly it is the lack of sleep. I know everyone kept telling me about it, but I really thought I would have a child that slept so much that I would have to wake him up to eat! That was sooo not the case!!!


2. What are some tips you would give to new moms, or soon to be mommas?
Remember that every child and every momma is different! So just because your friend's baby slept through the night at 2 weeks old does not mean yours will too!! Learn to trust your instincts because they will be right!!!

3. What are your top three baby products?
  1. Breathable Bumpers : they give me peace of mind and help me to sleep better knowing Noah is safe.
  2. Bouncy seat : for the first few months this was a lifesaver because he slept in it and was amazed at the kissing fish and starfish. And now he loves to sit in it and watch tv and kick his feet alot.
  3. Video baby monitor : again this gives me peace of mind and helps me sleep or do chores during the day because I can check on him anytime and I always check to see if he is breathing...still!!! HA!!

Wednesday, May 4, 2011

whew

So much has been going on lately that I haven't even had the time or energy to even do a proper 11 month post for Noah! Maybe I will get around to it!! First of all, I have been feeling very tired lately. And I have always been a bit tired but I am even more tired now and it makes me worry something else is going on. I am sooo behind on laundry and my bedroom looks like a warzone!! It just seems like when Noah naps or sleeps then I do too or have NO energy to get things done. And that is getting on my nerves!!! I HATE feeling this way!! Then when Todd is off we we end up trading my car and that took all day long...so no rest then either!! It is like I sleep all night and wake up and feel like I haven't slept a bit!

So today on a whim I called my doctor and got an appt. I grabbed Noah and headed on my merry little way. It was quite interesting to take Noah with me to the doctor!!! Not sure I will do that again :D He did good, but now I am soaking wet with sweat and ready to call it a day! Yep it is only 4 pm I can't call it a day yet. The doctor took TONS of blood and gave me a B12 shot! I know this sounds horrible but I hope they find something b/c I refuse to believe that I just don't have energy like other ppl (terri)!!

Maybe I am just overextended b/c Noah's bday party is coming up and he is being dedicated at church this sunday as well! Lots to do!!! No energy to do it!!!! So how long til the B12 kicks in???????????