Thursday, January 01, 2009

Happy 2009

The end of 2008 saw me taking the man to the ER on Christmas night with a stomach bug then me getting the stomach bug and sending LT off to Aunt Paige's for two days. My first time away from my son and it was for two days man I was bummed.

LT made out like a bandit for Christmas. Toys, clothes he got it all. I think his favorite so far is the bouncing Tigger.

The other who made out like a bandit this year was Vivian. Poor thing didn't know who or what to play with first on Christmas. I had gotten her a bunch of toys and chewies. Then the Mulhall family comes over and she has more people to play with and more toys to choose from. You can see her in the background of the LT picture, being the every vigilant protector of LT while playing with one of those new toys.

Here's wishing you all a very happy 2009.

Tuesday, December 16, 2008

Tis the season

Where has the time gone. LT is now 13 weeks old. He is sleeping through the night and napping during the day.

It was just Halloween yesterday. Time just seems to fly since LT was born. We had Thanksgiving at Barrett and Angela's then on Friday I did Thanksgiving for my husbands family.

Then we had the mans birthday which included a trip to Pat's Steakhouse (his first time). It was awesome as usual. If you haven't gone, go it is the best steak in town but leave the Visa at home they still only take the green stuff and lots of it about 100 for dinner for two w/o alcohol.

Coming up for us is my birthday and Christmas. For my birthday my mom and I will make Chicken and Dumplins for the family.

Then Christmas morning I will have my husbands family out again for breakfast for the first time. This is a family tradition being passed to the next generation.

This will be LT's first Christmas, I know he won't remember and won't be able to open his own presents but I do hope he has a great first Christmas with many more to come.

Merry Christmas to all! I will see you in 2009.

Wednesday, November 05, 2008

Catch up

Well as you can see LT was Tigger for Halloween this year. Who knows what he will be next year. Doesn't he make a cute Tigger?

Eating and sleeping...Our doctor has us using the method from the book On Being Baby Wise. So for the past 5 weeks I have been feeding LT every 3 hours during the day. Keeping him up when I can then putting him to bed and when I can waking him up at the 3 hour mark. This is supposed to lead LT to sleeping all night. Well, I have been doing this with no success then this weekend LT becomes very fussy and stayed fussy through last night. I am talking if he was awake he was screaming and he would even cry in his sleep at times.

So last night he finally cries himself to sleep in my arms at midnight I put him to bed in his crib and I go to sleep on the couch since it is closer and I will be more likely to hear him and wake up to take care of him...but I never did hear him...he didn't wake up until 5:15! He slept all night! So I fed him a bottle and he went right back to sleep and woke up at 8:00 for his next bottle. He was up then till 10:30 then fell asleep but work up at 11:00 for his next bottle.

We won't know for sure if he is now sleeping through the nights or this was a fluke since he hadn't been sleeping well due to the fussiness. But I will keep my fingers crossed that tonight I get a repeat of last night!

Monday, September 29, 2008

He is beautiful

LT will be two weeks this Tuesday I am already wondering where the time goes. He has been so far a really good baby. Our biggest issues now is sleeping in the bassinet. He prefers his swing with the sound machine but after months of sleeping on the couch I prefer the bed.

I am on restrictions still and will be for up to six more weeks. I think I will be able to drive again in three weeks. But still after that I can't pick up anything that weighs more than LT for another three to five weeks.

I can tell you that you just never expect how much you instantly love someone. I was told it was going to be a rough delivery for LT, but when I didn't hear him cry after about 30 or so seconds I was asking if he was okay. Then when he finally did cry so did I and even though I had yet to see my little man I was already in love only to fall more in love with him when I did get to see his face.

Now I am off to see if we can get to bed if LT will sleep in the bassinet I can get a couple of hours sleep in my own bed.

Wednesday, September 24, 2008

He has arrived

LT is here. He was born on September 16th at 7:58 a.m.

Tuesday, September 09, 2008

The home strech

As I sit here at my computer at 2:25 a.m. not able to sleep again. I know that my time of being pregnant is coming to an end and motherhood will soon begin.

This pregnancy was a breeze until the last month or so. The not being able to sleep has been the worst of it. I still am looking forward the baby arriving and knowing the not being able to sleep will continue, it will be different.

As things stand now, we have our final doctor appointment on Thursday. We will have another ultrasound just to see fetal movement and I will again be hooked up to the monitor for a non stress test.

Unless things change at this appointment we are to be at the hospital bright and early Monday to have the baby by c-section. This child has not turned and as much as I had hoped he would I just don't see it happening with his size.

We will keep everyone posted with the facts as we know them when we know them.

Wednesday, August 27, 2008

big and upside down

Had an appointment with the doctor today. The baby is now 7 pounds and breech. Which means I may end up having a C-Section.