Monday, November 26, 2007

Scott is a teenager!!! OMG!!!
I'm not sure what kind of jig his father is doing in this picture, but here's the birthday boy cutting his cake.

Mama and baby

Watching the game on Turkey day

Waiting for some food...

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Sami's BFF and Mama's BFF. We've been enjoying our time with them.

Family shot....these are rare, lol. We just got done decorating the's...umm...interesting, lol. I'll have to take a new pic of the tree as it looks alot better now that the branches have dropped. We decorated it 2.3 seconds after getting it in the house so all the branches were still pointing toward the sky.

Enjoying time with her big Bro

Showing me her stinky feet. Seriously, they are stinky! Peewww!
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Monday, November 05, 2007

Singing, Dancing babies

Sami has been doing great the last three days, napping like a champ!! I think the time change has some how put her back on track...not quite sure what it is, and I'm sure by posting this that it will not happen again tomorrow, but I'm so proud of her naps!

She is such a joy on the days that she naps! The last two days she's been practicing her singing voice. It's just too funny. She will sit there and seriously sing. She makes faces trying to change the pitch of her voice, it's great!

I made a bunch of homemade baby food the other day...did I post about this yet? Oh well. Sami is curious about the sweet potatoes but I'm not sure she's totally sold on the idea. She tries a few spoonfuls and then just spits it all back at's a huge mess!
She's also been refusing cereal the past three days. I even tried it with the blueberries again and she still didn't want it. This morning we tried to add bananas. She ate most of it, but wasn't really into it.
She seems to be stuck on apples and pears. If it's not apples or pears, she doesn't want it. I'm thinking we should have added veggies first. Oh well, we'll get there. So tonight I gave in and gave her some more pears, but we compromised and mixed them with the cereal, lol. It worked, so maybe I can ween her off the pears and then onto something else.

As is Ian's Halloween Dancing Baby video...

Ok...Videos suck at uploading! Check back later, I'll try to update when I can get the videos up.

Sunday, November 04, 2007

Time for a tag

This one comes from Stacie...

1. Name one person who made you laugh last night? Samantha

2. What were you doing at 0800? realizing that it was 0800 and not 0900!!!

3. What were you doing 30 minutes ago? trying to get Sami to nap

4. What happened to you in 2006? I moved "home" and got prego!!!

5. What was the last thing you said out loud? "I thought you were napping...10 minutes is NOT a nap!"

6. How many beverages did you have today? A glass of chocolate milk and a huge glass of OJ I'm working on right now.

7. What color is your hairbrush? Black and Blue

8. What was the last thing you paid for? A birthday gift for Chris

9. Where were you last night? Home with the baby girl.

10. What color is your front door? Hunter green.

11. Where do you keep your change? In my car door...until Ian steals it!

12. What’s the weather like today? Was really foggy, but is starting to clear up a bit...looks pretty crappy out.

13. What’s the best ice-cream flavor? Maple walnut

14. What excites you? Anything new that Sami does...or just leaving the house, lol.

15. Do you want to cut your hair? just a trim, I'm trying to grow it back so I can donate again.

16. Are you over the age of 25? Yes...but I'm 26, even though my husband tried to convince me that I was actually 27.

17. Do you talk a lot? I don't think so, but Ian might say otherwise.

18. Do you watch the O.C.? used to.

19. Do you know anyone named Steven? My cousin-in-law...and a few others

20. Do you make up your own words? Who doesn't

21. Are you a jealous person? No. There's no time for jealousy, I think it can ruin you.

22. Name a friend whose name starts with the letter ‘A’: Alexander

23. Name a friend whose name starts with the letter ‘K': Keith

24. Who’s the first person on your received call list? Mom

25. What does the last text message you received say? It's a pic of baby Chris taking a nap. He's such a cutie!

26. Do you chew on your straw? not usually

27. Do you have curly hair? No. Not straight either, it's this awkward in between.

28. Where’s the next place you’re going to? The shower, lol. I think Ian and I are going to look at new mattresses today...exciting stuff people!

29. Who’s the rudest person in your life? I plead the fifth...

30. What was the last thing you ate? Blueberry muffin

31. Will you get married in the future? Ummm, no. I'm married now and plan on staying that way.

32. What’s the best movie you’ve seen in the past 2 weeks? Invisible

33. Is there anyone you like right now? Sure, I like lots of people.

34. When was the last time you did the dishes? Last night...I need to do them again :(

35. Are you currently depressed? Nope.

36. Did you cry today? No...

37. Why did you answer and post this? As a desperate attempt to get some comments, lol.

38. Tag 5 people who would do this survey...
1) You
2) you
3) You
4) you
5) and You!

Saturday, November 03, 2007

A year ago today

One year ago today my heart stopped. I thought my dreams were crashing down around me.
I awoke this morning one year ago to spotting. Ian and I rushed to the ER. I was sobbing uncontrollably and Ian was desperately trying to comfort me. As we got to triage I was trying to explain what was going on and Ian said I should tell them about my previous miscarriage. That's when I really lost it. I could no longer speak I was crying so hard and was so scared that this was the end of the road for this little bean. They got us in and prepped for ultrasound. The tech fired up the machine, covered my belly with the goop...and then I saw the most beautiful sight I've ever seen, my little bean was alive and well and moving all around as if to say "it's ok Mom, I'm fine in here!"
I swear she was no bigger than a peanut, but I saw her little hand and tiny tiny fingers waving at me.
This little princess was God's gift to me and I am grateful for her each and everyday. I never forget what it took to get her here. The baby I lost that I believe brought her to us. I remember the fear, I remember the heartache, and every time I look at this angel on earth my soul is healed.
Also during this emotional day in my life, my best friend was experiencing the greatest day in hers. The birth of her son! She had no idea that I was even pregnant. As she was calling and texting me of all the details of my godson's birth I was trying so hard to be supportive and was so excited for her and so scared for myself at the same time.

So to me...November 3rd will always be the day that I got to see 2 beautiful miracles, my little bean, and this little man...

Happy Birthday Chris! I love you!!

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Friday, November 02, 2007

5 Months!

My little peanut is 5 months old today. I can't believe how fast she is growing. She can sit up now, eat from a spoon, roll over both ways, blow raspberries, she knows her name and who Mama and Daddy are, and she knows her brother too. She is getting so big and learning so much everyday. I am so grateful for the time I have to share with her, she makes my days so wonderful.
Some issues we're still having at 5 months...Napping! She refuses, and is SO hard to put down for a nap during the day. She gets really sleepy after being up for about an hour but will refuse to lay down. I usually put her in the swing and say some prayers that she will fall asleep, but lately the swing only has about a 40% success rate. Other than that the only time she will sleep is if we go out in the car some where, and that is only if she's really tired. She has become really good at staying awake in the car and can even make it upto an hour some times. She sometimes falls asleep nursing when she is refusing to nap, but the second I move her she wakes up and refuses to go back down. I feel like I've tried everything and nothing is working for her. I feel bad when she doesn't nap because then she is just tired and cranky all day and just can't seem to be herself. Any advise out there? How can I get her to nap?

She also doesn't sleep through the night yet. We're stuck at the 6 hour mark. She had a couple really good nights this week, but for the most part its a consistent 6 hours. I think I just need to go to bed earlier. Sami usually wants to go down at around 8 pm and then I don't go to bed until around 11, so while she is sleeping for 6 hours straight, I am only getting a solid 3-4.

She's been exploring more and more foods and is doing great. Daddy loves to introduce her to new foods and she seems to love it too. So far she's had rice cereal, blueberries, apples, bananas, and pears. I have to get working on the veggies! I bought some sweet potatoes and squash to make her this week and I think I might try peas, green beans and peaches too. We are making all our own baby food, with the exception of the rice cereal. It has been going great and is way cheaper and more healthy for her.

Ok, all this talk about food...I have to go start dinner...

I still have a video of Ian to post from Halloween. It doesn't quite top the Nacho Libre from last year, but it's amusing certainly. I tried to upload it yesterday but blogger wouldn't let me :(
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Thursday, November 01, 2007

Happy times!

What a Happy Halloween!!
Here's our family shot of Sami's first Halloween...
Sami went trick or treating with her cousins

She has M & Ms in her stroller tray, lol. She was so good while out and about Halloween night.

And...Finally, introducing Baby Emma!!
She is SO beautiful!!
After 26 hours of labor, Emma arrived Via C-section and she is absolutely perfect!
Her mom looks great after a long 2 days!
I'm sure her mom will do introductions on her blog, but I just couldn't wait to share this precious little girl. Look at that beautiful head of hair! Gorgeous!!

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