Saturday, October 30, 2010
On another note,
I have been working like a dog recently. The bills from being off work for 3 months are piling up and IOU's aren't worth a dern anymore. People want their money and I can't blame them, but you can't get blood from a turnip, and the baby needs diapers.
On another note,
Every day I am amazed by my son. As adults, we forget about the "simple" things in life and the amusement they can provide. My son has discovered the ceiling fan. Its a wonderful contraption that hangs from the ceiling and spins! Oh my goodness! How neat it is to just lay underneath it and stare at the rotating blades! This provides a short period of entertainment for the Deaner. I love watching his eyes get big and light up when he sees one spinning. Its the simple thing in life.
One more note,
I have some super cute pics to post. Hopefully I will get them up soon!
Sunday, October 3, 2010
Oh, I did forget to mention that he had his first sleep over last Sunday. Every Sunday, Dean goes and spends the evenings with his BB and Bobo while Rod plays ball and I work. Well last Sunday Rods games ran late and instead of going over and getting him all packed up just to take him home to his own bed, we decided that it wouldn't hurt if he just spent the night. Of course he slept all thru the night and was a perfect little angel for hsi grandparents. Rod, however, missed spending the evening with him. He's pretty attached to his little man.
So as of today, things are going good on the home front. Hope all is well on yours!
Wednesday, September 15, 2010
This has been my first week back and I can say that it has gone by quickly but not without many tears being shed. Every evening as I got ready for work I could feel that knot form in my throat and my eyes welling up with warm tears. I would pick up my precious baby boy and just hold him tight against my body. Tears streamed down my face as I knew that I would be forced to leave him behind for 12 whole hours. I did not and still do not want to leave him behind. But I am lucky. I have a loving husband who watches over him at night, making sure he gets a bath and a full tummy before Deans off to the land of Nod. Then Rodneys up early to get him to his moms house, who watches him while I sleep. He's such a fabulous daddy!
I only work 3 days. I have 5 glorious days off with my little man and I plan to fill them endless cartoons, silly songs and cardboard books.
Saturday, September 11, 2010
Wednesday, September 8, 2010
Tuesday, September 7, 2010
There wasn't too much planned for the weekend, go see a couple of close friends, maybe hit one of the malls. One such close friend we went to visit was Aunt Mary. She's not really my aunt, but at one time she could've been my great aunt. Long story short, Aunt Mary is:
- My high school boyfriends great aunt
- A lady that bowls in the same league as my parents
- My moms housekeeper
- A fantastic woman
Aunt Mary is a spitfire of a woman, and at the young age of 75, she still is as active as ever. We went to her and her husband Franks house so they could meet Dean.We sat and visited with her and Frank. Mary just went goo goo over Dean, and well, who could blame her. He's so stinkin cute! I think she's in love! Dean now has an Aunt Mary. Everyone should have an Aunt Mary.
Sunday we took Dean to his very first St. Louis Cardinals baseball game. Pops bought party box tickets for the very special occasion. Dean got dressed up in his Fredbird/Pujols outfit and Rodney got a new Matt Holliday jersey, courtesy of his favorite mom-n-law. Dean enjoyed the game very much and got excited when Holliday hit a 3 run homer to give us the lead.
This is the best spot for taking pictures, section 140. You can see the Arch in the background.
Dean watching Pops make funny faces at him
Tuesday, August 31, 2010
and sent it to Trish with the question "Is this how you put them to sleep?" I know it is a stupid question but at that time we were clueless. I didn't want to leave him but at the same time I knew that I more than him needed to get use to him sleeping in his own bed.
I can only imagine what was going thru Tricias mind when she got that message. "OMG, they are so dumb!" Yes, yes we are. But she was kind enough to suppress her laughter and just responded with "You can put him down like that or swaddle him, either way is ok." So we kissed him goodnight, laid him in his crib and left the nightlight on just incase he were to wake up and not know where he was. We both went to bed. Rod was out like a light in just a matter of minutes. The last 5 days had been rough on him. I laid in bed, sobbing and clinging to the video baby monitor for dear life.
There were many other nights when Dean would cry and I just couldn't get him to bed. Trish was there on the other end of the phone texting me answers and telling me everything was going to be alright. One evening as I was changing Dean into his pj's, I noticed one of his nipples was red and hard. I thought he had an abscess in his little nip. I gave it a gentle squeeze and a white liquid came out. Lo and behold my male child was lactating! Now I had read before that both male and female newborns can lactate due to the increase levels of female hormones the mother passes to the babies while still in the womb. I just had to have some reassurance from Trish that this was ok. And I needed to share it with her cause it was kinda funny and I knew Rod would flip out. She of course laughed and said it was fine and would go away over time, and she wished she could see Rods face when I told him. When I did tell Rod, his eyes got wide and his jaw dropped. He called Trish too. Then he Googled it.
Needless to say, I really would have imploded if it weren't for Tricia. Your like the sister I never had and I love ya dearly. Thank you so much for being on the other end of the line night after night answering my stupid questions. Thank you for resting my fears, I trust your advice more than most others. And thank you for being a true friend and not laughing directly to my face! Mmmmwah!
Friday, August 27, 2010
This is my mom, Cathy. She will be known as Gramma, Granny, Grandma, whatever Dean decides to call her. She came down to stay with Rodney and me a week and a half before Dean was born. Thank the little baby Jesus for that, cause as many know, the last month of my pregnancy was very painful. I was as big a red barn! Mom cooked for us and cleaned the house, did some sewing and rubbed my poor swollen right foot. They day that my water broke she had a smile from ear to ear and glowed! Mom stayed with us for another week and a half after Dean was born. She says it was to take care of the house while Rod and I bonded with Dean, but I think she really didn't want to leave her Dre.
Monday, August 23, 2010
Sunday, August 22, 2010
I have learned lots of things in these last 2 months. I shall list a few of them in bulleted form cause I like to read bullets.
- I can go 2 days without showering or leaving the house
- Sleep is for sissies
- I have an awesome husband (ok so I didn't just learn this but I just wanted re-enforce what was already the obvious)
- The smell of a clean baby is way better than puppy breath
- I didn't know that a child could poop so much!
- There is no such thing as running a "quick" errand
- Spit up is my new fragrance
- I didn't know I could love as much as I love my men
On another note, I currently have 2 friends that are dealing with some "womanly" issues. They are both wonderful girls who will be excellent mommies someday. Both of these young ladies have positive attitudes about their situations but I know that somewhere, either in the past or the future, there will be lots of tears and doubts about having children. I love both these girls very much and I pray that God grants them children of their own. I have felt guilty at times bringing my son to events. They say its ok but I can't help but kinda hurt for them. I just have to believe that Gods plan for them will play out in time. I can say so far, that the outlook for both of my friends looks good.
Tuesday, August 17, 2010
Monday, August 16, 2010
I am so excited about being a mommy and watching Rodney being a daddy. I hope we are able to raise Dean as well as our parents raised us. I guess in 20 some odd years we will find out how well our parenting skills really were.