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week (uhmazing) four: iphone photos

we made it back! g and me are officially back in connecticut! I know this post is late… but I couldn’t skip it. the week was just too good…

monday:

here’s me and the little man on the plane. I cannot believe how fantastic he did. at the end of the flight, the captain came back and gave him his first pair of wings!

when dad and connie picked us up from the airport I HAD to have In-n-out!

really happy I took this photo. it lasted all of about two seconds after this. it was delightful.

tuesday:

g’s first time meeting john’s dad and stepmom! very proud grandparents. I wish john could have been there to see it…

grandpa chris. they have the same ears!!! (pic to come in a regular post, didn’t get it with the iphone:))

grandma patti… so happy to finally meet her first grandchild!

wednesday:

aunt heather and uncle matt’s first meeting with little g!

first picture with his great GREAT grandma! that’s right TWO greats! I’ve wanted this photo since BEFORE I was pregnant. it’s still crazy to me that he got to spend time with her. she’s one of the most incredible women on the planet. I’m so happy I got to share him with her!

thursday:

it had already been a long week by this point. if you’ve got a bebe, you know how “easily” they travel. hardy har har.

this is one of the many photos I sent daddy (john :)) to keep him from missing us too too bad.

and another…

friday:

my dad’s wife, connie… she’s got grandma written all over her. no joke :)

this is a precious photo… and a rare moment this past week.

nice way to round it out. :)

see you soon for the next week in photos… until then, toodloo…

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californeyeaye…

currently perched on my nana’s couch with baby g on my chest… I’ve caught some sort of something and he’s a little congested, too. it’s been a fantastic trip so far, regardless… and I have much to share… but I don’t have internet here, so I’ll have to wait until I return.

until then, wish me luck… haven’t been sick like this in years! boo!

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for the love of work… ?

I’m not going to even try to deny it. I’ve been dreading going back to work. I mean anxiously, not sleeping at night, dreaaaaaaaaaading leaving my son for a set number of hours a day. I’ve thought and thought about how I could rearrange our finances to make it work… and really, we could make it work… but honestly, it’s nice to have a little extra… especially with the baby… and saving for another house… that’s probably priority number one right now. so, long story short, I have to return.

so, today. I went in just for an hour or two… so my co-worker could show me all the changes that have been made (we’re going paperless. woot!). I was all stressed out thinking there was going to be a ton of things for me to learn. nope. it’s pretty much all the same… and my co-worker and I get along famously, so it was nice to go in even if to just chat with her… and honestly, it was a GODSEND. because now, not only am I not anxious about going back… I’m excited. it was nice to be reminded why I love my job.

tomorrow is my first official day back… and I’m ready. I love our clients and their pets… and my co–workers are great… so, I’m looking forward to it. plus, I was actually needed for something while I was there… and I’m not gonna lie, that was nice to know too.

at the moment I’m sitting on the couch in my living room typing on my netbook… with my baby on my chest in his sling. I’m here to tell you, life doesn’t get much better than this. for some reason, something clicked the other day. I was changing his diaper and he looked at me… and the way he looked at me made my heart swell for some reason… like he knew who I was… and since then, I haven’t been able to put him down when we’re together. I could just cuddle him crazy, I swear. but I think it’s been better for the both of us. I”m more relaxed… he’s sleeping better… TWO NIGHTS IN A ROW – FOUR HOUR STRETCHES! woot! now I’m starting to feel like we’re really bonding… it’s kind of exciting.

so, I’m sure you can tell. I’m in a much better place today mood wise. thankthelordjesus… I guess anxiety will do that to you.

well, I”m getting off course and setting into ramblesville… so toodloo for now.

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mourning the death of my macbook.

three years ago, for christmas, john gave me a macbook. it had been a really good year for us, we bought a house, we got engaged, his new business venture had taken off… needless to say, really good year. so, he spoiled me that christmas with the one thing I had wanted for a long time. a white macbook.

it was exciting. it was the perfect accessory to my new shiny rock. har har.

fast forward three years. we got married (on 12/31 of that same year). we moved from our beautiful home that I love and rented it out. (luckily, thank god, we have great renters… but I was just thinking today how it’s crazy that at this point, they’ve lived there longer then we did. typical…) we’ve moved three thousand miles. and our business is still afloat, but definitely not where it was three years ago. and best of all. we have a son. a son!

but, I still had my trusty macbook… that reminded me of our beginning. our first christmas, in our first home. well, it died. it technically died last summer… when in a bout of (let’s blame it on pregnancy hormones) rage I threw it across the room and the battery popped out… and wouldn’t go back in. luckily, I didn’t completely destroy it… the power cord still worked. but if you know macs, you also know that the power cord has to be more cute than functional… so it’s magnetic and if you move it the wrong way, or it’s hooked on something… you’re gonna lose power.

long story short, it was painfully annoying. but I still clung to it… it was the last remnant of our life in california… and I wanted to hang onto it as long as I could. but… it didn’t have the same feelings I did apparently. thanks macbook, I see how you are.

hello, cyber monday. I can’t afford a new macbook… 1000 bucks?! are you insane? not with a new baby anyway… I was hoping they would have a killer sale on monday, but they don’t have to. they are apple.

so, I decided to tone it down a couple notches and get a netbook. I found a samsung. (I love samsung. we have a samsung refrigerator, washer and dryer, and tv upstairs)… they are so nice looking! lol… totally not about practicality around here apparently.

it arrived today. and let me tell you, it’s precious. I’m coming to you live from it right now. it has the feel of a macbook because the screen has rounded edges and the keyboard is chiclet style just like mac. it was a great 750bucksless alternative… so, I told john this is his gift to me for christmas… and I could tell by the look on his face he felt relieved… apparently, I’m not the easiest person to shop for…

so, I suppose a part of me has finally said goodbye to california. it’s time to accept this new life and move on. only took me three years. I guess it could’ve been worse. I miss it still… but life is here. a crazy. awesome. life.

and it’s finally starting to fit.

 I know this pic is weird…was just messing around with the goodies on the new pc. yep, I’m officially a pc. toodloo.

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seriously need to get more organized.

things are going a bit haywire lately. grayson and I still have not managed to get on a schedule. I keep making excuses like, “well, if he was breastfeeding better…” or “well, the formula he’s on is pre-digested, so he can’t possibly be able to sleep longer than 2-3 hours.” but, it’s time to figure something out.

for one thing, I go back to work this saturday. (crazy, how fast these 8 weeks have flown.) but it’s only saturdays right now. I’ll go back fullish time in jan/feb. I need to have something worked out by then, because I can’t be sleeping at work from 8-12! plus, last night was particularly painful. I’m trying to get him to sleep in his crib (he’s been sleeping in his swing because of the massive amounts of spit up.)… and it’s just been a rocky road. I wish I was one of those moms that could let him cry it out… but I’m having a hard time with that.

plus, if I don’t start sleeping at night, john and I are never going to see each other. I feel like we haven’t hung out in forever… and I can’t have that. I love my little man… don’t get me wrong… but I love my husband, too… and I feel like I have not been tending as much to that relationship as I need to. so, there.

last night I ordered a few books on getting the baby on a sleep schedule. please god, let them work. right now, I’m downstairs listening to him on the monitor… he’s just babbling… the kid does not sleep unless he’s rocked and cuddled… and even then, when you put him down, he’s wide awake. I know I did this. I’m just trying to fix it now. friggin’ frack.

last night I was so friggin’ anxious with his noises and whatnot while in the crib, I couldn’t sleep. plus, by the time john got home my nerves were so friggin’ fried everything he was doing was driving me insane! I had to take two advil pm to get to sleep this morning…

so that’s my gripe session for today. wish me luck. I’ve gotta get this house back on track… for all of our sanity. including baby g.

in other news, I got our christmas tree today… came all the way from the basement :) …
it’s just a cute little fakie, but it works. the less I have to clean up come new years, the better. can I get an amen?

welp, I’m off. until next time, toodloo.

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ergo = bliss

first off… I need to tell you, I had just woken up from a nap when this lovely gem of baby happiness gear arrived. so, my hair looks disgusting and I look incredibly groggy. there’s my disclaimer. hardy har har.

the only thing I really wanted for christmas this year was an ergo carrier. I wanted it in galaxy gray with the infant insert in the same pattern. so, when my mom asked what I wanted this year I practically shouted the ergo. and of course, here it is. thanks mom and abe.

I had to put it on right away… and luckily grayson was awake… and pretty fussy. two seconds after I put him in it, the kid was out. I mean hardcore sleeping. uhhhhhhhhhhmazing. not to mention, it’s completely adorable. I am in love…

in other news, my christmas shopping, including cards (hallelujar), is complete. I’m so proud of myself this year. even johns presents were easy this year. (he was pretty open about what he wanted.)… so, I’m a happy camper. now, to sit back and enjoy grayson’s first christmas. I ordered him a exersaucer from the disney store (thanks disney points!), which I doubt he’ll remember… but it’s his first christmas… I had to get him something!

anywho, that’s all for now. going to go walk around my house aimlessly with my bebe. can’t wait for the weather to be better… aka warmer, it’s frickin’ cold here… so we can take walks with the dogs… it’ll be much easier to maneuver with two dogs trying to drag me. (sorry caesar, not the best “pack leader”…) that’s for sure.

toodloo.

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thank. you. god.

this is a beautiful thing.

and the first time it’s happened all. day. long.

it’s been a frustrating day. I got a quickie nap this morning (thank you john.)… and when I woke up I could tell it was going to be one of those days. I came down the stairs to a look from john that was like, “help!” he told me about  a half an hour before I woke up he was halfway up the stairs to get me. bless him. I needed the extra half an hour. especially for this afternoon.

from the second I woke up, he’s been fussy. I mean FUSSY. he wouldn’t eat, I changed him (worst changing session ever, mind you. he was squirmy screamer mcsquirmyson…), I fed him, I rocked him, cuddled him, put him on the playmat, fed him again, changed him, put him back on the playmat…

finally, sleep. thank you playmat. now he’s in the swing, rocking happily. phew, what a relief.

onto other news, I have something exciting going on that I can’t say anything about for a couple of weeks. I know, why even bring it up? well, I’m about to burst with excitement, that’s why! so, there’s a little teaser. come back to find out what it is. it’ll be worth the wait. I’ll take LOTS of pictures. trust me.

oh, and if you like the blanky in the pic, you can go grab something similar here. the red pistachio has THE cutest prints and her stuff is amazing. I’m a HUGE fan of hers and her sister over at the spotted barn. go check em’ out. if you have a baby shower coming up… they have THE cutest gifts. no joke.

anywho, away I go.

toodloo.

 

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week two: iphone photos

well, this week I was smarter. I remembered which day was which. hooray for me!

monday:

mondays are always rough. I think it’s because john goes back to work sunday night… and it’s always a little hard to get back into my no sleep groove with grayson. monday afternoon when I woke up from my nap… john made me lunch. a half cooked pot pie. bless him. he’s adorable.

tuesday:

here’s my cute little man, being about as cute as can be.

here he is two seconds later.
gotta love babyhood…

wednesday:

john will absolutely hate me for this one. but I think it’s too cute. it was a neat moment. he was down there on the floor (grayson’s on the playmat)… talking to him… it was priceless.

thursday:

happy first thanksgiving little man!
also his first time in the highchair.
also, my first time cooking without worrying about him.
all in all, good day.

friday:

no story behind this photo.
he’s just stinkin’ cute.

see ya next week!
toodloo!

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there’s a new sheriff in town…

better watch out…
teeheehee
this is yet another etsy find (the fun ones are starting to roll in.)
hutch is the shop. she makes uber cute onesies.
I got two others. one says, “there’s a new sheriff in town” and the other one says, “if I’m too loud, you’re too old.”

priceless. thanks again etsy, for making me giggle.

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thankies… and etsy yummies…

as we all know, today is the stuff your face, watch the parade, laugh with family awesomeness we refer to as thanksgiving… for john and I it’s been a couple of lonely years on thanksgiving. the first couple of years spent in connecticut we had our feast alone. last year it was kind of awesome, because I decided to take it upon myself and make our meal… (thanks, martha!) considering I’ve not really cooked much in my life (last year was when I decided to teach myself…), it turned out pretty friggin’ fabulous… but I digress… fast forward one year, to now. we. are. a family. how thankful am I for that? um, pretty dang thankful.

god is good. that’s all I have to say about that.

this last year has given me a HUGE amount of reasons to be thankful… and here are just a few (don’t want to keep you here for days, do I?). my completely awesome husband who I’m so lucky to be married to. he’s also becoming such an incredible daddy. I’m really proud of him. (especially because he said he never saw himself having kids. but then he married me… that’s what he gets! hehe) GRAYSON. from the second I got pregnant with him I loved him. which is lucky considering I had a miserable pregnancy. it kept me going. thank god for that. our amazing family. I’ve been extremely blessed with incredible in-laws as well. both my MIL (and family) and my FIL (and family) are all uhmazing… and I’m so happy grayson is going to have four sets of fabulous grandparents and two loving aunts. he’s a lucky kid. I’m thankful that I’ve gotten to grow up with all of my grandparents and my great-grandparents. granny, (great-grandma, most uhmazing woman ever, who I adore) gave us a scare this past year. (she’s 91, fyi.) she’s doing better now… but it scared me and for a second there I was hating life that we lived over here… I’m thankful my husband has a job he loves and is getting his mba (go him!)… and I’m super happy his job enabled me to take three months maternity leave! oh, and we cannot forget my adorable pooches, elsie and baxter man. without whom, I may have a lot less stress and a lot less half-eaten chucks… but they’re worth it. (I’m curious why elsie targets my chucks anyway? nothing else is ever chewed up…)

needless to say, it’s been a great year. with the addition of grayson, I feel like john and I are moving in the right direction. it’s awesome. finally starting to settle into married life… and past a few gigantic bumps… we’re still here! hooray!

one of the newest additions to my bank of thankfulness is ETSY. I luff it so friggin’ much. it makes those painful late nights with little g… slightly less painful. here are a couple of the recent digs… tell me what you think…

this is the cutiepatootiehat seen in my six-week checkup post on grayson. it’s darling and john loves it. it’s his hat of choice for grayson right now and he had me order another one in the next size up and a brown one. the seller of these hats is totally awesome. she goes by “mama mac” and it totally suits her. totally cool chick. you should check out her shop. the hats are totally affordable and I can totally attest to the great quality. check her out: daddy mack hats.

this was a total impulse buy… and I’m totally glad I got it. it’s a diaper wallet. (not to mention completely adorable!) it’s just big enough to hold a couple grovia biosoakers, some grovia wipes, and my debit card/license, and my iphone. I’ve used it several times already. it’s awesome for when you’re just running out. it makes me a little happy inside. they are a little spendy, but in my opinion, totally worth it. plus, they have tons of designs… and they make baby bedding too… very cute shop… check em’ out here: everafter.

this onesie I couldn’t pass up. it’s from blink baby. she’s one of my favorites. I love the onesies she makes… she is also a very cool seller… it seems to be a trend on etsy. (part of the appeal)… the adorable hat, I couldn’t pass up. it’s made in maine…. which for some reason made it more appealing… new englander kinship maybe? plus, it’s hubby approved… which is always a plus. (too big for him right now. but looking forward to when I can see his cute lil head sporting this.) she’s got tons of cute ones… check em’ out – babbidge patch.

saved one of my fav’s for last… so originally, I ordered the longies (which are FAB btw.) for g to wear over some sustainablebabyish fitteds he has… but the seller accidentally sent me these ridiculously cute soakers. she messaged me and told me she’d made a mistake (before I even got them!) but told me to keep them… I tried to refuse… she wouldn’t take no for an answer. needless to say, it was a good day for me. please, please check her out… taryn stuff. she rocks.

if you’ve made it this far, congratulations… you’ve won an virtual air high five from yours truly. I hope I didn’t bore you to tears… but I could yack about etsy for about eighty hours, so consider yourself lucky. sorry about the picture quality. can’t find our good camera, had to settle for the iphone.

hope everyone out there has a fantastic thanksgiving… eat lots! it’s a get out of guilt free day.

toodloo.

oh and p.s. a huge thankies to my fabulous model, baxter… without whom, these pics may be a little less colorful.

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