Tuesday, April 29, 2008

Saturday, April 26, 2008

Friday, April 25, 2008

Infantino Front 2 Back Carrier

This is the greatest thing ever! Well, not ever, but I have gone from only having one hand free to two hands. Benji seems to really like it too. Today I was even able to go outside and play fetch with Dayton. He fell asleep when I was washing his bottles and I was able to get him out and put him in his bed without waking him. Bonus: I can feel a slight burn in the muscles in my thighs when I wear it. Not only is it a carrier but a work out device as well.

Thursday, April 24, 2008

Joe Cool

Early Mother's Day

I have been eye balling this gem for a few months. It is the Bissel Pet Hair Eraser. oooooo......awwwww. I have been hinting to John that I wanted, have to have, this for Mother's Day. It was on sale at Target so I got to get it early! I was so excited to use it. I turned it on and Benji started screaming. hummm, I guess I will have to wait until he is asleep.

Tuesday, April 22, 2008

Check Up

Benjamin had his 2 month check up and vaccinations on Monday. He was 10lbs 2oz and 22 inches, he has gone from being in the 5 percentile to the 25th, which is wonderful news. He was very brave for his shots. (Much braver than his Mommy) Luckily John was there to hold down his hands down so I got to be the comforter after the shots. He maybe cried for 30 seconds, I was very proud. He did have a penile adhesion ( I would go into detail but thats what google is for). That caused him much more problems than the shots. He did have a fever this morning and slept quite a bit, other than those two things he had no other side effects from the vaccines.
I realized last night that he was probably big enough to move on to the next stage in his bath. It goes from newborn, to infant, to toddler. He loved it. I must say, I loved it too. It was much easier and more fun to watch him.

Thursday, April 17, 2008

Those little cheekies

Benji is really filling out...finally. He is also getting quite the little personality. He knows exactly what he wants and when he wants it, which is immediately.

Saturday, April 12, 2008

Two Months Old Today

My baby is two months old today.

To be talked to
To be set up
Being rocked and nursed to sleep
Baby milk

Being ignored
Getting in his face
Having his hands held down
Being woke up (a big no no in his book)
Mucus sucker (for lack of a better term)

Papa Joe

My dad has a special touch with babies. Since I was ten I have watched him put all my nieces and nephews to sleep and countless other babies. Now that I watch him do the same with my son it makes my heart smile.

Thursday, April 10, 2008

It seems as though Benji has past on his sickness to me so during my rest I thought I would post some more pictures.

Apparently no one told Benji he was sick.

Monday, April 07, 2008

First Trip to the Minor Emergency

Benji has had a dry cough for a few days, and I hadn't thought much of it. Yesterday morning when I went to get him out of bed he was covered in vomit/spit-up (its looks the same to me). When I started to change him I noticed his cough now sounded productive. As the day progressed so did his cough. While I was on the phone with Jenny he started coughing she strongly suggested I take him to an after hours clinic. In the back on my mind I had wanted to all day, but thought it was maybe first time mom jitters. We went to the new Children's Minor Emergency at St Francis. It was so nice, everything was brand new. We had an appointment at 7, we waited about an hour in the waiting room. They took his vitals and weighed him (ya, now 9lbs) and we saw the doctor within a few minutes. After nose suction and chest x-rays they ruled out RSV and pneumonia. Poor little guy is fighting a virus. To my credit the doctor said you can't take any chances with little ones when it comes to congestion. So maybe I am not so paranoid : )

Saturday, April 05, 2008

One Month to Live

We are starting a new series at church entitled, "One Month to Live". In small group the question went around the circle, how would you change your life if you had one month to live. After small group I realized everyone, including myself, misinterpreted and answered what you would do. For example, make sure my son, my husband, my estates are all in order and not how you would change your everyday life. So of course my wheels got to turning, how would I change my life, how would I think differently.
-I wouldn't wear make-up, take 20 minutes figuring out what I would wear, exercise to lose weight, diet, or go shopping. How could I justify that time spent away from those I love to make my" shell" look better? Every minute is precious.
-I wouldn't spend so much time making sure my house if clean before people came over or worse, not have people over because I don't want to clean my house. Seriously, do I care if people at my funeral say, "She always had such a clean house."
-I would drive to see my sister more. Gas prices and maintenance on the car would seem so trivial.
-I would be much more honest. I wouldn't say I am a liar now, but I wouldn't hold so much in. I guess I wouldn't care so much about making people feel uncomfortable, or hurting their feelings. In life some times the truth hurts.
-I would talk more about my faith. I am ashamed to say I rarely talk about God to those I love the most.
-I would answer the phone when people call, I would make the time no matter what I am doing.
-I would throw my TV to the curb. I have caught myself on more than one occasion saying, I will come to bed as soon as this show is over, or I will call them back over this show is over. DVR has helped, but now I feel like I watch even more TV. It makes me sad when I think I know everyones names on Big Brother, but not everyones name in church.

So, how would you live differently?

Thursday, April 03, 2008

The Final Four

John left this morning to work the final four. He is really excited, this is the biggest event he has worked. He will be gone until Tuesday, so Benji and I will be holding down the fort until then. Day one has been good, dare I say boring? Benjamin is changing daily. I put on an outfit today and he had outgrown it, I believe overnight. He let out his first little giggle today. I look forward to many more. Since starting a routine and some supplementing formula its like I have a different child. He seems so much more content. He is a happy little boy and I am a happy little momma.
School starts for me June 2. I am really looking forward to it. I decided to take Sociology this summer and to get my CNA. Sociology is necessary for my bachelors (if I choose that path) and my CNA is required for the TCC nursing program. This fall I am enrolled in Microbiology and Physiology, oddly enough I am really excited about these classes. They are going to be extremely challenging, but I am ready for some brain stimulation. I will be through with my prerequisites after those two classes and will be applying for TCC nursing program for the Spring. If I do not get in, I will continue taking prereqs for my bachelors. Apparently TCC has a bridge program with OU-Tulsa to take your first 3 years at TCC (at TCC's tuition as opposed to OU's) and finish your senior year at OU. I haven't really looked into it, but it is a possibility.