December 22, 2009

No Longer MIA

Wow how time has gotten away from me. I still can not believe it is Christmas time. Cole is growing everyday. I was in the hospital for about a week and away from Cole the whole time because children aren't allowed in the hospital if they're not sick. Boo. When I saw him, I barely recognized him. Mom and Dad definitely gave him enough to eat. He even had cottage cheese legs but now he is used to nursing again.

I'm especially thankful for family right now and all the service they provided while I was checked out. I never had to worry whether or not Cole was being taken care of. Cody and my parents did a fabulous job and also our friends Corri and Nathan Coons. Its good to be home and trying to get back in the swing of things.

December 9, 2009

my thoughts


I've had a couple realizations these past couple days. Some good. Some sad. Like for instance, I am a mother. For forever. That will never change. This little boy depends completely on Cody and I for everything. My job isn't a "ok boss I've worked 40 hours. Where's my paycheck? I'm going to enjoy the weekend." Its around the clock job that I love but is definitely challenging. A sad thing I realized was I can no longer buy junior clothing. Which stinks because it is so much cheaper. I went clothes shopping this weekend with my mom and just started crying. I never realized how much a body changes after having a baby. Oh well.


My heart has been aching lately for my cousin Crystal. She lost her baby boy in March. I was 2 months pregnant at the funeral and I thought I knew how she might possibly feel but once Cole was born my life changed and I can never imagine my life without him. I can't imagine how tough losing a child would be and I am so sorry for her aches. What an awful thing to experience and I want her to know she is in my prayers. She is an amazing mother and person. She is a huge example to me about just loving every minute of being a mother even when it gets tough. Thank you Crystal.


I couldn't have asked for a better baby. He is so patient with me and smiles whenever I talk to him or enter the room. Tonight I asked Cody, "do you think he loves me?" Cody said, "there is no doubt in my mind. You and him have the most special bond."


I hope one day my hormones go back to normal so I can go through a day without crying but even through the tears I love Cole. I'm usually crying because I love him so much and its the only way I know how to express it.

December 7, 2009

...that's my dad

My parents came down this weekend to do a "little" Christmas shopping. (Bout walked me to death) but it was fun. As with any time my dad is driving, there are several u turns and grumbles under everyone's (mom) breath, we eventually made it to all of our destinations...plus some. My dad got to thinking and broke the silence by saying, "All three of my shows are on at the same time tonight."
"Oh yeah? What shows?"
"Well, the Cardinals game, NFR, and Desperate Housewives."

It took a while for anyone to respond. Then Cody said, "Your a man's man!" It was hilarious! I guess it was just unexpected for such a man to say Desperate Housewives!

He didn't want me to blog it but I couldn't resist.

December 2, 2009

Cole's 2 Month Check Up


So maybe I should rename this blog to "Cole's Blog".


At his two month check up he:


Weighed 10 lbs 4 oz ... 28th Percentile


Head 39 cm... 24th Percentile


Height 24 1/4"...91st Percentile


Long and Lean and as cute as can be.
At two months:
smiling like crazy...but not for a camera
follows voices and objects
knows I'm the milk wagon
finds his thumb and naws on it
doesn't really cry...more or less yells
talks the most when I sing to him...melts my heart
snuggles on my chest
sleeps like a champ
pees in his bath water
very patient
knows if I give him his pacifier it must be time to sleep and he'll fight it
can cause anyone to evacuate a room
hates tummy time still but I swear he'll roll over soon
is fascinated by the Christmas tree
loves it when Cody comes home (yay...no more boring mom)
starting to grasp onto things more but mainly just punches still
if he is put on the carpet he gets a little rash on his face (I think that just mainly reflects my housekeeping though)
gets confused as a girl because of all his hair

Cole's Special Day





We were able to bless Cole on Thanksgiving Day and it was so sweet. Of course, I was totally emotional but it was just a neat experience and it still hits me hard sometimes that he is our son. Cody did an amazing job. Cole was happy as a clam and finally got to meet his Aunt Taralee and smiled right away. (he hears a lot about her) I'm so thankful Cody is his dad and could do that for him! What a blessing!

This is for Shannon









Shannon thats about as good as it gets. If you need different ones let me know.

December 1, 2009

For Those Interested...

video

Basically this is for Nanna. He usually is so much louder but when the camera is on he gets shy. Little stinker. We just got a "Flip" camera. I love it.