Wednesday, November 24, 2010

A love letter to Lincoln: ~from your mommy

Lincoln Atlas,

My baby boy! My first son. I love you so much little guy. Right now we are getting ready for a big big change in the family, and I have been thinking so much about you lately. I want you to know that our love for you will never change. Your daddy and I promise that this new baby is not going to replace you in any way. Our family is only going to grow with more love and happiness and running around having fun with one more person around, sounds cool huh? You can be a good teacher and big brother, I just know it! Your going to love this new baby once it is old enough to play with you. You are such a smart little guy, and you have impacted so many peoples lives already with your fun
crazy life! That will never change buddy. So many people love you and tell me everyday that they love having you around, or miss seeing your face (especially all our family in NC).
I love that you are talking so much now. You teach me new things everyday. You have shown me so much more to life than I ever thought was possible. You really are my everything, Lincoln. I think you know it too! I would do anything for you baby. I am sorry if you read this when your older, and you think I am so cheesy. I just want to hold you close right now, and let you know how much you are loved, and how much that is NOT going to change once this new baby comes. Yes, things will be different around here, for a while it will take some getting used to and adjusting. But things will calm back down and I will do my best to make sure you understand everything that is going on. I just wanted to write down how I am feeling with this new change coming up, so I can remember exactly how it felt on the verge of a big family change, from three to FOUR!! We love you so much Lincoln. Always. Just like you say to me all the time Lincoln; "you protect me, mommy?" yes Lincoln, I will
protect you. "Always, mommy?" Yes Lincoln. ALWAYS!!!!!!
And your favorite song to sing to me when you think I am sad or hurt; "Don't worry bout a ting, cause its gonna be alright" (that's exactly how you say it to me) :) Love you little dude.
~Your Mommy

Friday, November 19, 2010

A father and his son.

I wanted to post this video.

We went to an empty parking lot next to an outdoor "park", and Lincoln just really enjoyed himself. This is one of his favorite things to do.... just be outside, running free and spending time with his daddy exploring the outdoors. Check it out.

Time is quickly running out!!!!

HolyMoley!!!! I am 37 weeks today! I feel like I am in a race against the clock! Thanksgiving is next week, followed by lots of tests and finals week, and my due date!! I already feel so huge and swollen, I do not know how much longer this baby will hang in there. I tried to take a picture the other night (despite the fact that my camera broke :(- ) And the pants do not fit, and my belly is hanging out the bottom of the shirt its pretty hilarious(ly gross). Needless to say I didnt post that pic on facebook!! HAHAHA.... yeah. I have so many things I need to finish before baby comes too!
*Need to get a dresser for all these baby clothes I have been washing and getting ready!!!
*Need to thouroughly clean and sanitize the tub and bathroom, and really get down and clean everything hardcore.... since we will be having this baby at home!!
*Have to order our birth kit of stuff... its only like $40 bucks... but alas, we are broke.
*Have to spend few precious days/weeks left with my only child, Lincoln!!!!
*Want to paint my toenails
*Gotta go get the pregnancy massage my sister got me for my bday!!!!! (this is on the list to do for next week!!!)
*Need to finish thank you notes for my peeps who threw me a surprise baby shower last Sunday
*Want to get out for a solo date with my hubby- one. last. time. before the chaos assumes
*Must figure out a for sure name for this baby if the gender is a boy (girls name is already in place)
*Oh yeah, and gotta pull my Pathophysiology grade up! Test the monday after thanksgiving!
*Wanna make some labor-aide and have that ready along with some great labor snacks and drinks... anyone have a recipe for the labor-aide, or have suggestions on things they wanted during labor?
*Need to stop freaking out about pictures/and or video during the labor and just assume its gonna work itself out
*Totally need to give the dogs a good good bath and wash out their cages... its been bothering me
*Fit in some rest, these ankles and feet are starting to meld into each other....ewwwww
* Want to make/freeze some dinners to have pre-made before new baby comes and I will not have as much time to cook
*Learning how to become superwomen and be in more than one place at a time would help.

Is anyone else overwhelmed yet????

I really am trying not to be. I am absolutely loving this pregnancy, it is all just coming to an end so fast here, and I want to savor everything about it... the way our family is now and how everything is going to shift!!!! Yikes. Scary and exciting.

Tuesday, November 2, 2010

Super Powerful Birthing Words!!!

I saw this in another birthing blog I love to follow.... I don't know who wrote it, but I find the words really really comforting and super powerful!!! Read on!

My body has the divine ability to grow a perfect child within it.
Without conscious thought it builds an amazing organ, the placenta, to help grow and feed my baby.
My body and my baby tell me what healthy foods they need to function and grow.
I listen to their promptings.
As my baby grows my body changes.
I embrace the roundness,the curves, the fertility that shows the power within.
I welcome the softness of my breasts and abdomen and legs because it shows how perfectly I am preparing to grow and feed this baby.
I take time to slow down, rest, and care for my baby and my body without guilt, knowing that it is for the best.
As I get closer to the time of birth I enjoy the last few weeks and days with the baby inside me.
I love her close presence, her constant reminders she is there and her growth.
As I get heavier I look forward to the moment of birth, recognizing that my body gets less comfortable so that I will embrace what I once feared: labor.
I wait for the baby to grow until it is ready to meet me.
I know that this baby will come when it is ready.
I love being able to give my baby time to grow to her full potential.
I trust her time table.
As labor begins I embrace the next step on my journey to motherhood.
I am not afraid.
I am powerful.
I hear nothing else but my body and my baby as they tell me how to move and dance to make her entry more joyful.
I embrace the sensations.
They are strong, they are work, they are preparing me for motherhood.
I am not afraid.
I am powerful.
I feel my body open to let the baby out.
I feel the baby move down as my body helps her come to our family.
I accept what is overwhelming.
Giving in to my birth makes me more powerful.
I roar my baby out.
What seemed impossible is done.
It is more that perfect.
It is as close as I will get to the divine creative power.
I embrace the slippery, perfect child.
I am a mother.

Friday, October 15, 2010

My second pregnancy- a vent

I know I was going to start "fearless fridays", but to tell you the truth, I am not feeling very fearless today. I am feeling all sorts of emotions, but not fearlessness. I am feeling alone, and un-loved, and ashamed that I even feel this way. I dont even know if I will post this blog entry. I love spending time with Lincoln, but he is my only constant in my life. I dont always feel loved by my family, I dont always feel loved by my friends(especially), and sometimes I dont always feel loved by my hubby. Times are stressful. Im not pulling in the money I need to, and its all thrown on Zack.... he secretly hates me for it. This little boy is literally my everything right now. But the biggest thing I need to vent about is how different everything is with this second pregnancy. I was not ready for this. No one prepared me. My first pregnancy was all about the baby and me. People would open doors for me, pick things up for me. Buy things for the new baby and ask how we were doing ALL THE TIME. To be honest, I loved it. I loved the pampering and I loved the special attention. It made me feel so great, and powerful and loved!!!!! It was one of the reasons why I couldnt wait to be pregnant again-so I could feel that extra-special again. But apparently you dont get it for your second pregnancy, and I have been having a hard time with that lately. This whole thing sounds so selfish.... I know. But honestly I feel like this new baby is neglected and unloved too. No one ever goes out of their way to help me do things. I dont get constant texts from friends and family asking about baby. Nobody has asked me what the new baby needs. It makes me feel.... like no one cares. AND THAT HURTS SO BAD. It makes me feel alone, and un-loved like I said. I cant help that I feel this way. I know I am not the center of other peoples worlds and I sound like a brat. But the whole thing is just hard for me to process.
I love this new baby already. I know its going to be hard with school and Lincoln and everything, but I am excited to do it. I had to vent this, because honestly... I cant stop crying about it. I need constant friends, I need to feel the love from my family. This post is not me asking for it from them.... its just my chance to vent my feelings.

Friday, October 8, 2010

Fearless Fridays

So I am going to try and post every friday. Something that inspires me to be fearless. I know that sometimes I just need an extra pick me up. I get anxious about things that happen, whether it is just an upcoming test, an encounter with someone I might not want to see, or an upcoming BABY!! :)

So here are the lyrics to one of my favorite songs! Drive by Incubus. Just makes me feel all warm and gooey inside.

"Sometimes I feel the fear of uncertainty stinging clear
And I cant help but ask myself how much I'll let the fear take the wheel and steer
It's driven me before, it seems to have a vague
Haunting mass appeal
Lately I'm beginning to find that I should be the one behind the wheel
Whatever tomorrow brings, I'll be there
With open arms and open eyes yeah
Whatever tomorrow brings, I'll be there, I'll be there
So if I decide to waiver my chance to be one of the hive
Will I choose water over wine and hold my own and drive, oh oh
It's driven me before, it seems to be the way
That everyone else get around
Lately, I'm beginning to find that when I drive myself, my light is found
Whatever tomorrow brings, I'll be there
With open arms and open eyes yeah
Whatever tomorrow brings, I'll be there, I'll be there
Would you choose water over wine
Hold the wheel and drive
Whatever tomorrow brings, I'll be there
With open arms and open eyes yeah
Whatever tomorrow brings, I'll be there, I'll be there"

Saturday, September 18, 2010

The Lincoln Post

I figured its about time for an update on all things Lincoln Pace!!!!!

Lets see.
physical stats:
Weight: about 29.5 lbs
Height: haha about up to my belly button
Clothes sizes: 2t shirts and bigger, can wear 18 and 2t pants, his legs are shorter so pants tend to run big still at this point, thank goodness for those adjustable jeans!
Shoe size: 7 (his feet are always getting stinky :))
Skin: still gets rashes pretty often, on face most especially breakouts like little pimples. Also gets rashes if clothes are washed in any different detergent. I switched to Tom's all natural soap and have seen a HUGE difference in the overall smoothness of his skin.
Teeth: seem to be all there, and healthy. Havent gone to a dentist yet, not sure about the appropriate time to actually do that???
Hair: has had one major hair cut with Melissa, I trimmed the front about a month ago, now Im letting it do its thing again, he just looks too adorable with long hair! Its still pretty blond, but I would say it is more dirty blond now.
Eyes: Beautiful blue, strangers still comment about how gorgeous they are!
Strength: last month he picked up a 7lb dumbell and brought it from floor to chest about 16 times! He is a very strong boy, can lift big exercise balls above his head. He will be a very naturally strong boy that is for sure!!!
Sleep schedule: He wakes up about 830 or 9, naps at 2 usually for about 3 hours. Goes to bed at.....whatever time we lay down. Its a process in the works right now.

Attitude: he is very strong willed just like his mommy and daddy! We def can get into it sometimes, with the whole not listening thing. He has plans of his own! But we work on this everyday... sometimes the best thing for me to do is ignore it, sometimes I have to pop him a good little spanking, and sometimes its just a time out. All have the right place/time in effectiveness for this little "terrible" two (at times). But he can be the sweetest little lover boy, and it makes up for the times when he gets defiant.
Likes: his toy story, cars, and wall-e movies. He loves to play with his buzz lightyear toys. He likes dora and diego cartoons best, and we are always singing the theme songs together. He loves bath time, loves playing hide and seek, and running across the living room with daddy. He enjoys the outdoors more than anything, and most days I try to get out of the house with him. Being the center of a crowd of 10 or 15 ppl doesnt bother him in the least bit, he LOVES being the center of attention, and craves our attention all the time!Getting his picture taken, and seeing how he looks in the picture. Food-wise, he is very picky at this point. Fruits and chicken are his fav. He loves hot dogs, cheese, sausage, eggs, pork (cause he thinks it is chicken), cereal, pop-tarts, and anything sweet. Basically that is what he eats right now. We work with him on veggies, but its a struggle... so for now its V8 fusion!
Dislikes: Spiders, Being told no, Sharing his toys (but getting better every week), Getting water poured over his head, the dark and being alone, and messes

Speech: this little dude says everything! He speaks very well. He tells me full sentences for things he wants usually. He says his please and thank yous! When there is a word he might not know we help him learn it. Likes to ask "what you doing here?" tells me to "get off computer and come play toys with me!" " Mommy, I'll hold you"(meaning pick me up)
Learning: he knows his abc's really well at this point, he sings it all the time, but usually skips a few while singing it hah but when practicing it with mommy he knows it. We are working on shapes, he knows triangles and circles best. He does still have a problem with colors. At this point I think it might be something like color-blindness, or maybe just a complete disinterest in learning them. When we practice our colors, which is almost daily, he just doesnt seem to get it, time will tell with this one. He counts really well though, can count to 14. Again he skips around when singing them, but when practicing with mommy he knows the sequence of counting things. We work on coloring, he does well, but its not his favorite activity, he would rather be throwing a ball, like most boys probably.
Physically: He runs and jumps, with one and two legs. Can hop and skip, and walk up stairs not to steep without holding my hand. Tries to swim in the bath tub.
Potty training: Does extremely well when at home and no diaper on, can even pee standing up, thanks to Zack haha. Otherwise when we are out in public he will tell me if he poops.... but afterwards. I havent figured a good method for potty training when not at home. So I dont think he will be out of diapers by the time new baby comes in december. I just am not the best teacher on this, and honestly dont want to push it too hard. He is still just shy of 2 and a half, Im not rushing.
Preparation for new baby: We talk about the baby in mommy's belly all the time. He rubs my belly and talks to baby. He tries to feed baby through my belly button. He has watched birth videos with me, and sees (but I dont know how much he understands) that the baby comes out of me. I plan to have him fully present for the birth, he can be a super nurturer when I am sick or in pain, says, "mommy you hurt? You alright?" and it will be interesting to see how he handles it all.

Dude, I totally love this little man, and I know he has a lot of other people that do too. Im excited to see how much he is going to grow and change more throughout the next couple months and years. I couldnt ask for a cooler kid!!

Thursday, September 2, 2010

Minivan mom??? I think not.

Ok. SO I am only 24. I feel like if we jump off the deep end and purchase a minivan now... there is NO GOING BACK. I will officially be middle aged. Like total soccer mom, uncool, old person. Is it dumb for me to feel this way? Possibly yes. But I just have this stupid pre-conceived notion that minivans=uncoolness at 24. When your like 35... its totally fine, and probably expected. I mean they are so much more economical when you have a big family. Even with ours expanding here soon, we can still fit us all in a small car, but then no one else can ride with us. I wont be able to drive my sisters around or friends anywhere.
But I have been coveting a cool-ass crossover vehicle like the kia sorrento, lately. I mean look at how cool this thing is. And it has 3rd row seating so its like just as much seating as a minivan.

I know it may be silly, but I just cant do it, I cant be a minivan mom yet. I have rushed through my 20's so fast already and having two kids and being married five years at this point does not make me feel any younger. Believe me people, I don't think there is anything wrong with you owning a minivan. I wish I had that much confidence in myself to own one proudly. BUT I don't. I am not saying it is not going to happen for us, it might, especially since the price seems right. But I just can not shake the feeling that the first time I sit in that thing I am going to officially be middle-aged.

Saturday, August 7, 2010

My path towards a homebirth.

At this point on my journey towards a home vaginal birth after c-section (HBAC or VBAC) my biggest asset is to research everything I can about homebirth. I find that I crave more and more knowledge and resources all the time. I spend alot of time doing the following things: Looking at all the birth videos and stories. Taking birth video notes, reading awesome inspiring books, and just envisioning my birth as I plan it to be. I think your mentality during birth effects everything! Fear + Birthing do not mix. You have to get into a state of total calmness and accepting all that your body is doing. So I am working alot on my state of mind. (I really want to get into hypnobabies, but that is another post)

I watched "The business of being born" again a few weeks ago. To me it is what first inspired me towards a VBAC after Lincoln was born, and seeing it again just renewed those feelings in me. I took notes on it, and wanted to share some of the amazing things I learned from it this time:(my favorite scene from the movie, look at the PURE JOY on her face! I dont think anything can compare to that. I cry everytime I see it!)
  • midwives attend over 70% of births in Europe and Japan, and they attend less than 8% of births in the U.S
  • The U.S has the second worst newborn death rate in the developed world, and one of the highest maternal mortality rates (personal note: do you see the connection here? Midwives in other countries help lead to higher success rates... WHY do we not use them here again???)
  • Very few obstetricians observe natural childbirth in school or practice
  • In 1900 90% of births were at home, in 1955, less than 1% birth at home and that number remains the same today!
  • The hospital delivery system is set up in a way to handle the 2% of births that have actual complications... and every woman gets put through that system, whether high risk or not... its like they are set up for the c-section, and led there through a cascade of interventions, until everything just falls out of their hands
  • Women in America are instilled with fear about birth, they expect traumatic births and plan for an epidural! (I know for a fact that birth DO NOT have to be traumatic, I have seen beautiful videos and have close friends that have birthed beautifully and without trauma... I will post some videos)
  • "Today what we have to rediscover is how easy birth can be"
  • Dont precipitate things going wrong with your birth
  • In 1996 the c-sec rate was 46%- 1/3rd of births were c-sec. This rate went up starting in the 70's when Electronic Fetal Monitor was introduced
  • The outcomes of homebirths are great: just look at history!!!
  • Trained homebirth midwives are incredibly skilled at what they do
  • Nothing compares to the natural high you get when give birth naturally
  • The pelvis of the american woman is just fine, thank you very much
  • People spend more time researching what car to buy than they do their birth options!
  • One of my favorite quotes from a woman about her labor: "I hit a wall that was higher than anything I've ever seen, and I scaled it!"
Another wonderful resource for learning all things childbirth is Ina May Gaskin's "Guide to Childbirth." Which a fellow homebirth friend of mine recommended, and I will be eternally grateful. I learned more from this book then I ever thought possible. Here are some good quotes from the book!!!!!!
  • "Remember this, for it is as true and true gets: Your body is not a lemon. You are not a machine. The Creator is not a careless mechanic. Human female bodies have the same potential to give birth well as aardvarks, lions, rhinoceri, elephants, moose, and water buffalo. Even if it has not been your habit throughout your life so far, I recommend that you learn to think positively about your body."
  • "It is important to keep in mind that our bodies must work pretty well, or their wouldn't be so many humans on the planet."
  • "There is no other organ quite like the uterus. If men had such an organ they would brag about it. So should we"
  • "the presence of even one person who is not exquisitely attuned to the mother’s feelings can stop some women’s labors… Many labors stopped or slowed down when someone entered the birth room who was not intimate with the laboring mother’s feelings."
  • "I believe that high adrenaline levels are the reason that so many women in labor find themselves no longer in labor when they check in to a hospital. "
  • "The pain of labor and birth has an entirely different message. It says: "Relax your pelvic muscles. Let go. Surrender. Go with the flow. Don't fight this. It's bigger than you."
  • Maximizing your chances of having a successful VBAC: "Avoid labor induction and augmentation. If there is pressure for you to dilate more quickly, try to get into water or walk the halls and arrange for some privacy... refuse a routine IV, make sure your well fed and drinking plenty... resist pressures to get an epidural. Last, spend your pregnancy loving your uterus and your baby. I mean this literally. Positive energy makes a good birth outcome more likely, so go for it. "
What I hope to send out there is that there is so much more information about birth then most women tend to look into. Know everything about giving birth that you can. If I could have known for my first what I know now.... things would have been so different. But, in my case I had to learn from that experience to realize what I can really do. I do not fear my birth or labor. I KNOW that it will not be easy, and do not expect some easy birth... but that is just it... I WANT TO FEEL! I want to have this natural real, empowering and totally unforgettable experience. And I want other women to have it also, hopefully you will look at everything before you have your baby! * I do want to add, that I do not think you HAVE to have a homebirth to experience this, but I know for me it is neccessary. You are just more likely to have a natural birth experience if you know everything before hand, and are fully prepared to stave off the ppl who might come against you while in labor in a hospital. I have a very close friend who just gave birth vaginally in the same hospital and with the same doctors office that has a reputation for being cut happy.... Her birth experience was beautiful, and opened my eyes to the realization that AWESOME births can happen anywhere :)

Video for those who have had previous c-secs

WHEW! go Ricki! Here she is debating homebirth vs. hospital with the Doctors

One of my FAVORITE VBAC stories... read this when you get a chance and the video of her birth is right here.

Pass this on to anyone you might know that is expecting now, or plans to in the future, I think it is great to look into everything you can before just going with the flow!
And for now, I am just going to be doing what I can to give this new baby the best birth I possibly can. I look forward to this experience with my husband and our midwife, Nicole.

Thursday, August 5, 2010

Caution!! Highly Combustible!

So I am 21 weeks right now. For the most part I would say I have been feeling wonderful... and have no complaints. I am loving being home with Lincoln. I enjoy spending as much time with him as I can before Nursing School starts in three weeks. I really have no reason to be mad or angry about anything.... that's where the pregnancy hormones come in. Oh man, does Zack have to be careful what he says and does because these days I tend to be a little bit on edge, and can bark at you without warning. I should have this sign on me at all times I think:

Not only are my mood swings cause for this warning sign, but also, I have been having VERY vivid dreams if you know what I am saying. Those do not exactly help with my easily combustible state of being right now :) But I am not complaining about those. Well until next time... I will try to keep things together cause like I said... I honestly have no reason to complain about anything right now, I am truly wonderfully happy! (right now)

Sunday, July 11, 2010

18 weeks already!!!

So I havent had a computer to be able to upload pictures or update this blog. But I have been very good about writing in my journal to keep tabs on everything this pregnancy. I have been feeling wonderful!!! I honestly feel so good and I am LOVING being pregnant. I have been feeling wonderful movement and occasional kicks.
I have gained about 1 and a half pounds. SOOO not to bad for the time being. I have really been trying to go for walks at night or use my exercise ball or just dance around with Lincoln alot. He keeps me mad busy anyways!He loves having his mommy home, but I think he is getting quite spoiled by it, I know once school starts next month he will do well in the schools daycare (if we decide that is what we are doing for sure) Oh and by the way.... I got into nursing school!! SO I have been pretty busy trying to get everything ready for orientation in two weeks. I have a CPR class next week. I need to get all my records of shots and everything from my old high school. I get fingerprinted at the UAPD tmrw. I also am trying to figure out what to do for books, trying to save up as much as possible from my babysitting.
Here a crazy thing to see how much my tummy is just growing growing growing......
Here is me at 10 weeks......and here is me at 16 and a half weeks...... (WOW what a difference in 6 weeks)
and.... here is a super cute picture of Lincoln just for the fun of it... He is so big. He is totally in his terrible twos but can also be the most sweet loving boy (thats why we are keeping him around:)) But seriously, dude, he is way sooo adorable and handsome. I am excited for him to gain a new brother or sister.... but probably brother (thats my guess right now)

Next blog update.... I am writing all about my plan to birth at home (yes you read that right)... whether you want to hear it or not :)

Tuesday, April 20, 2010

YAY! I can do this! Here we go!

I posted this on my facebook about two weeks ago... kinda announcing my second pregnancy to all my friends and family. I kinda wanted to write out how I have been feeling and my thoughts about where I am right now, just so I can always look back at this.

Its been so different this pregnancy. I think I am somewhere around 5 or 6 weeks, but I feel no rush to have to find out right now. I am very nauseous continually all throughout the day. Last time I would just throw up and be done and I have not thrown up once yet. I am sleepy all day, and just want to hang out with Lincoln the whole day.... I hate being away from him. I want to enjoy everyday of this pregnancy and everyday that I get to grow this baby in my belly!

Most of all I am obsessed with MAKING THIS BIRTH DIFFERENT! Making this birth what I WANT.... what I KNOW MY BODY CAN DO! I will take control of this birth experience, for me and for this baby!!! I will not see a doctor if I can help it. I want to have the full midwife experience, I know that it is just as safe to deliver in the hands of a midwife... even safer actually, than if I were to go back to that god forsaken hospital. I cant do that again.

I just keep saying to myself... VBAC VBAC VBAC VBAC VBAC VBAC VBAC! I know I can do it.

Here are a couple really empowering websites that I have been visiting for the past 2 years since the birth of my son:

Tuesday, April 6, 2010

Changes are coming our way!!

I have been working at Heinens for the past five years... the entire time my hubby and I have been married.... I havent known anything else. Lately it has been so hard, with work and school and trying to spend time with Lincoln. I have breakdowns all the time and it has really been hard on Zack. I need more time with my son... time I will never get back! So I have finally put my two weeks in at work. EEEKKK, its such a scary, excited, fun feeling. Im worried about how we will do, but at the same time I am planning on watching children this summer and during the weekends of the school year. Hopefully I can get enough business. I really would love to do that because I absolutely love working with children and I could be home with Lincoln at the same time.

On another note, we have had a wonderful last few weeks, with our spring break trip to florida to visit grandpa and disney. We also just went to Zacks brother Mike's wedding. It was beautiful.... and Lincoln looked super super handsome!! Check out this little man:

Tuesday, March 23, 2010

Bestest Vacation Ever!!

Here are a few pictures from our awesome week! Ill write all about everything later... for now.... goodnight.

My little Pace family had the best vacation ever over my spring break this year!

Friday, February 26, 2010


Just gonna throw this out there.........................


Dont really mix together when you have a child prone to throwing up!!! It was a yucky disaster this morning when I woke up to see a sticky boy covered in red vomit all over himself and the bed. Im not sure if this is full blown sick now since he has been randomnly vomiting like this for some time now, or if he just has a really bad gag reflux!! I dont know what to do! Someone help me out :(

Sunday, February 21, 2010

Big BOY!!!!

Just wanted to check in with the internet world out there.... or maybe just to myself cause Im not sure who actually reads these. But I cant believe my son is almost 2! He is such a cool little man. He is obsessed, and I mean OBSESSED with the movies Finding Nemo and Cars, everyday he asks to see them when he wakes up. Its a big dilemma for me because I dont really care for him watching that much television... but at the same time he is really learning how to throw a temper tantrum when he cant watch his movies.

This boy brings absolute joy to my life! Its seems like such a cliche to say it, but really, this boy brings real pure happiness into my life.... the kind you never really experience until you have a child yourself. I just wanted to share a few pictures of my little big boy! I hope he brings a smile to your face like he does to mine everyday!!!!

Friday, January 8, 2010

Happy 2010!

Well the end of 2009 has come and gone... along with my drive to do anything productive (except for reading the trueblood book series lol) But here I am sitting next to my 20 month old son.... watching Finding Nemo.... his absolute obsession right now. He wants to watch it everyday and if he cant he throws a screaming crying fit!

We had a great trip to NC over Christmas break, spending some much needed time with Mimi and Uncle Z and Uncle Clay! We got Lincolns professional pictures taken, we went to jumpin beans, we even visited the beach and aquarium! Lincolns vocab has improved TONS! He is a little blabber mouth repeating everything we say! He always says, "Wheres daddy" "daddy at wooowrk" and he sings lady gagas song "paparazzi" and its so cute and hilarious, i have to get it on video! Ill post some pictures of Christmas soon but for now Im going to post a few of Lincolns professional pictures he just got taken, they turned out great! Thanks to Rebecca, here is her website if you wanna see all her other awesome work