Monday, March 15, 2010


I went to bed last night at 12:30 (could have gone to bed about 11:45, but I was putzing online)...slept until around 3:30 (when Tim & I both woke up with upset stomachs (darn Arby's))...and then slept until 5:55, when my day-care child showed up.  Went RIGHT back to sleep (with my nursling on the boob) until 7:25 to put her on the bus & then back to sleep again!  (again with my nursling clinging to me)  I finally woke up at 9:30, well rested & ready for my day.  Guess where my boy is? Napping in his swing!  Woot woot!

He hasn't had a bath or anything yet...I think my giving him a morning bath was throwing off a nap I could have been benefiting from!

I'm heading into the shower and am loving it!

(BTW Chrissy took Carolynn w/ her to work today but is supposed to be taking her to day-care starting today.)

Monday, March 8, 2010

Who do you think he looks like?

Click the image to open it full size.

Then comment & say who you think Luke looks like. Or if he has parts of both of us, tell us which.

I think he has my ears, head shape, eyebrows, and lips. He definitely has Tim's eye color, eye shape, cheeks, chin, and nose.
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Sunday Update Week 20

Week 20
Sun. Feb. 28
Sunday we had to get up early for church.  Luke and I went to the 9:45 service at Courthouse while Tim did the band practice.  Then we went to the 11:15 Gathering service.  After church we helped clean up, stayed for a meeting and then went to Tom and Peggy's.  The idea was to feed Luke and eat and then head home, but instead Tim and I both fell asleep (me on the floor, with a wet bag full of dirty diapers as a pillow!) and napped all day!  Around 4:00 I fed Luke again and then around 5:00 Tim woke up.  Peggy cooked us dinner & we didn't leave until late.

Mon. March 1
I remember nothing.

Tues. March 2
Not much to note about our day, when Tim got home we headed out to do a cookie drop off for Girl Scouts & then to go grocery shopping.  We spent a ton of money & brought home quite a bit of food and other stuff!

Weds. March 3
We had a busy, not going anywhere, kind of day, where I tried and tried to get the house clean.  I did a pretty decent job and it didn't look too bad by the time my friend Monica got here to visit!  We had a nice visit with her & relaxed a bit.

Thurs. March 4
We had a lazy day at home and then went to church in the evening.  After church we went to Mi-Ma and Grandad's house to nurse and so we could eat dinner.  We also stayed around to watch "The Office" baby episode! It was a late night!
Auntie Mandy's onesie!

Another shot at BSRB photos...this was the only good one that night!


Mommy & Luke 
(I think it is TOO precious that he "holds on" while he's eating!)

Friday March 5
Friday morning is a haze.  Tim got home around 12:30 and it was nice!  He ended up taking a nap in the afternoon while I played with Grayson, Spencer, Caro, and Luke!

In the evening, Tim headed to church.  Mandy & I got all the littles fed & ready to leave the house (she got to the house about 4:45 and we FINALLY left @ 6:15!!)

We headed to Babies R Us, where we shopped, and shopped, and shopped some more!  I bought Luke a shopping cart/high chair cover, a set of "baby's first toothbrushes" and something else but I can't remember what!  Mandy bought him a St. Patrick's day outfit & bib & a rattle.  Then, Mandy took me and dropped us off at the mall, where we met up with Tim.

We checked Motherhood for a nursing top for me, but they didn't have what I wanted, so we headed to Macy's.  I got a nice black tank top for nursing.  Then we headed up to Sarku Japan for dinner.  Luke nursed for a few minutes, while Tim & I ate.  We headed home after that (it was well after 9 pm) and got ready for bed as soon as we got home.

Like the shirt I made him? I drew, cut out, and appliqued on the dinosaur.  The fabrics match, the diaper is thermal & the applique is flannel.  I think it turned out pretty awesome for a first try!  

I plan on entering 3 of those pictures this week for the photo contest.  Which one should I leave out?

Sat. March 6
This Saturday was a SUPER busy, jam packed, fun day!  We got up WAY early and headed to Virginia Beach.

First, I dropped Tim off at church & headed to Tom & Peggy's.  Peggy & Beth gave Luke a sink bath while I showered upstairs.  Then I nursed him, pumped, and got myself "gussied up" to go to Miriam's Circle.  (a women's group for church)
Notice his hand by his ear?  What sent us to the doctor & the emergency room, is actually a security thing.  He does it when he's nervous/in a new situation. 

 Who remembers Ashley & how she used to cover her ears?  

I was about 5 minutes late for that, but it was all good, considering I'd been up since like 6 am!  It was fun and not as awkward as I thought it could have been.  I'll enjoy going to that once a month.  It's a book study too, so I might buy the book.
Michelle got one not-so-good shot of us.  You can't see it, but I actually have pantyhose on & everything!  I didn't dress Luke up because I was too tired to worry about fancy clothes (and snaps) for him!

After that I rushed home (to Tom & Peggy's) to feed Luke, with quick stops at the McDonald's drive through & Rock a Bye Baby.  At RABB I got the Baby Einstein Bouncer Activity Center for Luke!  I got it for $25 store credit!  There was a mistake on my store credit card--I know I had closer to $50 (which was the asking price) so they let me have it for what I had left!  Thanks Rock a Bye Baby!  Luke loves it!

When I got home, I fed Luke and got him to sleep in the swing, then cleaned up the bouncer.  He slept a LONG time.  I actually got to paint my nails & everything!

When Tim got home in the afternoon, Luke played in the bouncer for a while, then nursed, and we headed home.

When we got home we cleaned up & relaxed for a few.  I fed Luke again and then we headed out to Amira & James' house @ 7:30.

We quickly decided to have Red Robin for dinner and met up over there.  Luke sat in the high chair like a big boy & got lots of compliments on how well behaved he was.

After dinner we went to their house again & played Cranium.  It was a lot of fun!  We ended up winning by one card!  After we played and I nursed Luke again, we headed home.  It was after midnight before we got home!  We went straight to bed & prepared for our Sunday visit to two churches!

Friday, March 5, 2010

More Way Late Sunday Updates-Weeks 17-19

Week 17
Sun. Feb. 7
Mon. Feb. 8

Tues. Feb.9
Weds. Feb. 10

Thurs. Feb. 11
Mom & Dad drove down from Pennsylvania with Frankie.  We didn't get to see them until Friday morning.

Fri. Feb. 12

Great Grams bought Luke a VSmile Baby.  He LOVES it!  Gram & Pap brought him some games for it too!
He also got the musical giraffe pictured behind Grams here.

Sat. Feb. 13
Mom and Dad spent a fortune to take the kids to Chuck E Cheese for Ashley's birthday.  Naturally, it being Luke's first time & all I took pictures!

Week 18
Sun. Feb. 14

Mon. Feb. 15

Tues. Feb. 16
Weds. Feb. 17
Thurs. Feb. 18
Fri. Feb. 19
Sat. Feb. 20

Week 19
Sun. Feb. 21
Mon. Feb. 22
Tues. Feb. 23
Weds. Feb. 24
Thurs. Feb. 25
Luke's first night in his crib!

Fri. Feb. 26
Sat. Feb. 27

Sunday Update: Weeks 11-15

Week 11
Mon. Dec. 28

Tues. Dec. 29

Weds. Dec. 30

Thurs. Dec. 31
We celebrated the New Year at Auntie Mandy's house!  We had a combined Birthday/New Year's party.  After we went home, we watched the New Year's Eve show on t.v., Tim and I had a glass of wine and our little family rang in the New Year with Chrissy & her kids!

Fri. Jan. 1

Sat. Jan. 2

Week 12
Sun. Jan. 3

Mon. Jan. 4

Tues. Jan. 5

Weds. Jan. 6

Thurs. Jan 7

Fri Jan 8

Sat. Jan 9
We visited with Tom and Peggy.  I got a cute picture of Luke napping with his Mi-Ma.

Week 13
Sun. Jan 10

Mon Jan 11
We took 3 month bath tub pictures of Luke.

I also took this picture of Luke next to one of my favorite preemie outfits he wore when he was just days old.

Tues. Jan 12

Weds. Jan 13

Thurs. Jan 14

Fri. Jan 15

Sat. Jan 16

Week 14
Sun. Jan 17

Mon. Jan 18
Our boy is 3 months old!  That's 1/4 of a year!  Can you believe it?

Tues. Jan 19

Weds. Jan 20

Thurs. Jan 21

Fri. Jan 22
Tim and I babysat for Melanie from about 6:00 til 9:30.  (some of that was visiting)

Sat. Jan 23
Tim had to run sound for the evening service, so we headed over there.  I dropped him off & then went to Rock a Bye.  After that I went to Tom & Peggy's to feed Luke.  When he was done nursing we went to the church.  I put Luke in the nursery for the first time.  I put him in the swing, so he'd stay asleep, and gave them instructions to page me when he woke up.  I expected him to be hungry, but he wasn't.  I still took him with me to the service.
After the service we went back to Tom and Peggy's for dinner.

Week 15
Sun. Jan 24
We did our budgeting for Dave Ramsey's baby steps.  Basically Tim did it & explained it to me and then we talked about it  Which works for us.  I cut Tim & Tyler's hair.  Luke took an out of character 3 hour long nap and we relaxed.

Mon. Jan 25
I got the kids up and out and we went grocery shopping.  That's always fun with two babies!  I did laundry & cooked dinner (hamburgers & fries).  Tim and I watched "27 Dresses".

Tues. Jan 26
We had a lazy day at home that consisted of cleaning house, making a pot roast, taking care of the kids and getting ready to go out.  Luke had a doctor's appointment at 4:20 for an infected in grown toe nail on his big toe on his right foot.  It had nasty green pus coming out of it after his bath.  I also talked to Dr. M about his weird gasping for breath & we decided its probably his reflux acting up.  So, she gave him a script for Augmentin and raised his Zantac dose.  I can't get him to take the Augmentin though so he has only had part of one dose of it!  Tim had church Tuesday night, so we didn't eat dinner until 10 pm.  (Luke weighed 12 1/2 lbs.)

Weds. Jan 27
Yesterday was a pretty lazy day.  Caro, Luke and I did our thing around the house until about 3:15.  Then we started getting ready to go out.  When Tyler got home, I left him with Carolynn, so Luke & I could go pick up Brianna & Ashley.  We got them & headed over to the church for their Girl Scout classes.  Tim met us there & then we drove to CarMax.
I stayed there & nursed Luke while they did the appraisal on the truck.  Tim went back to the church & got the girls.  Then he came back & they appraised my car.
Basically they didn't offer enough for the truck and offered JUST ENOUGH for the car to make us question which vehicle to get rid of.
So, after we left there, we met at Subway for some dinner.  When we got home, Tim started crunching the numbers to figure out which vehicle to get rid of.

Thurs. Jan 28
Well, I am going to write this post in reverse, so the posts will probably have more detail as I go back in time!   Luke went to bed around midnight last night, ate at 5 am and is still asleep in his swing.  Love it!  We have a busy day planned today.

Friday Jan. 29

Sat. Jan. 30
Snowstorm of 2010--Luke's first experience with snow