Monday, November 30, 2009

Rough few hours

Last night we had a rough patch -- the first one in almost 2 weeks which isn't bad - but whoo boy, I am not looking forward to more nights like that (and I'm sure there will be plenty!)

My little man is teething -so he was feeling down right miserable. His mouth was hurting, his nose was stuffed up and his ears were bothering him (all from those stupid teeth!)... We gave him some tylenol & teething tablets to ease the pain - but it wasn't enough to allow him to sleep well. So, he woke up around 9 - just crying and crying. We let him come back downstairs and sit on the couch with Mommy and Daddy. He mainly stayed snuggled up in Daddy's lap drinking juice, watching a concert on TV while Daddy sang the songs to him softly. However, at any random moment Connor would start crying again because he was just too uncomfortable.

Shortly after, Miss Paige woke up to eat. Unfortunately, she started suffering from gas pains because she was having trouble getting those burps out so she was crying and crying as well. Now, I'm sitting next to Connor & Jason on the couch feeding Paige. For quite a while it seemed to be calming down - and we were such a cozy little family.

Until it was time for bed... Connor was so tired that on top of feeling lousy he was just crying from exhaustion but didn't want to go to sleep. I tried to get him to sleep next to me on the couch. No dice. We tried to have him fall asleep in our laps. No dice. On the living room dice.

I knew he'd have to be put in his crib awake then. Normally, its not a problem to put him in his crib awake but last night was different. Of course, he CRIED CRIED poor guy. But what else could I do??? He HAD to go to bed --- and now Paige is crying again because she has gas pains. I felt myself starting to fill up with tears. BOTH of my little ones were crying because they didn't feel good. I used all of the remedies I could think of - and finally got both of them comfortable and settled in -- with a LOT of help from Daddy...

But those few hours were tough... very tough. I think the "toughness" was much more emotional for me than anything -- but I still hated every minute of it.

Thursday, November 26, 2009

I Am Thankful

I AM Thankful....

  • For my son who has made the past year the most joyful year of my life.
  • For my new daughter whose entrance into this world has made our family complete.
  • For my husband who has made the tough times easier and the easy times that much sweeter.
  • For my sister, who is my best friend.
  • For my parents - who taught me a thing or two about how to be the person I am today.
  • For the rest of my family - you have made my life a wonderful, fulfilling one. I'll miss being together this holiday.
  • For my in-laws - I'm lucky that I married into a family that has always welcomed me as one of their own.
  • For my friends near and far - you've been there in hard times, in great times and no matter what you've been there.

Wednesday, November 25, 2009

1 week old!

My little peanut is already 1 week old! I can't believe it!

As of her first doctor's visit (she had it on Mon. 11/23) she was "actually"
18.5 inches long. However, she had lost a little more weight and was 5 lbs 11 oz.
The Dr. wasn't too worried- she just wants us to make sure we wake her regularly to feed her to ensure that she puts on some weight.

We're loving life at home with our little girl!!!!
Happy 1 week birthday Paige!

Tuesday, November 24, 2009


Every time Connor is in his high chair but ready to get out I try to teach him to put his arms in the air and say "up". He has really gotten the arms in the air down pat - a great signal that he wants to get up.

I also encourage the word "up" when he wants me to pick him up -- if he's standing at my feet and raising his arms in the air I say "up" as I lift him.

Sometimes he'll utter the /p/ sound - which signifies he's trying to say "up".

This morning he was sitting in his high chair finishing his breakfast and I was checking my e-mails at the kitchen table. Although I was right next to him, I wasn't looking at him the whole time.

I heard him start to fuss a bit, so I knew he was ready to get cleaned up and get out of the chair. Suddenly, I hear "UP!" -- I looked over at him in disbelief!! His arms were above his head in the air and he had said "UP!" Had anyone else been in the house I would have thought THEY said it because it was so nice and clear! I couldn't believe it!! My big big boy!!!This was taken this morning when he decided he was done with his waffles being in the bowl.

Sunday, November 22, 2009

This must be a trick...

I just feel like they're up to something.




Because night #2 in the house Connor slept 11.5 hours! (he's been getting better w/sleep but never that long and NEVER until 7 a.m.!!!!)

and Paige only woke up 1x to eat last night.

Um....I don't trust them. Are they already plotting against me? Isn't it too early for them to have this alliance against Mommy and Daddy?

Saturday, November 21, 2009

She's Here!!!

On Wednesday, November 18 at 12:53 a.m. Paige Frances made her entrance into the world at 36 weeks.... She weighed in at 5 lbs 15 oz and was 18 inches long. A very healthy little girl with a nice thick head of black hair.

I will post more information and pictures soon...

Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Where's Mommy's Belly?

"Connor, where's Mommy's belly?"

"There's a baby in there"

Connor says "baaaaaaaab"

...and goes in to give the baby belly a kiss.

Saturday, November 7, 2009

Thief on the Loose!


If you or anyone you know may have seen this face -- beware -- he is on the loose stealing people's Peanut Butter & Jelly Sandwiches!!!

He will use any means necessary to acquire what he wants - cuteness, silliness, or just plain grabbing. In the end, the sandwich will NO LONGER be yours!

Friday, November 6, 2009

Double Trouble

The cat and Connor -- quite a pair sometimes, let me tell you. We have on other occasions found both of them where they didn't belong.
Isn't it too early in the morning for these kinds of shenanigans??

(the video quality isn't great...)

Wednesday, November 4, 2009


Yes, I have reached the phase of being absent minded.
Ok, I have reached the phase of being more absent minded.

Both examples are from today...

Example 1:

I was taking a shower and when I was all finished I got out and could NOT find the towel I took out of the linen closet. Um...yeah, that's because I never took a towel out of the closet, despite being convinced I did.

and Example 2:

I was getting ready to bring Connor over to his grandma's for the day and I was in the bathroom brushing my teeth. In an effort to save time (there is not much "me" time when one is alone with Connor) I also used the toilet while brushing my teeth...
So...I finish peeing (yes, Too Much Information) wash my hands and walk out of the bathroom closing the door behind me.
I took 2 steps when I realized I still heard the faucet running in the bathroom and uh, duh!!! I still had my toothbrush in my mouth.


Tuesday, November 3, 2009

2 years ago

2 years ago today I was at the Poughkeepsie Grand preparing to marry my best friend....

2 years ago today I took the walk down the aisle to start my new life as a Mrs.

2 years ago today I stood at the altar side by side with the person I can show my good, my bad and my ugly to and know it doesn't matter to him.

2 years ago today we celebrated our marriage!

2 years ago today I said "I DO"!!!

Happy Anniversary Jason! I Love You!