Friday, February 18, 2011

Love me some technology

We have finally set up a Skype account and Parker had two fabulous dates last night wtih Grandma and with Aunt JuJu and Uncle Keith!  It was so much fun to see them and for them to get to see Parker.  All he seemed to want to do is stare at the computer screen, but he did show off that pretty smile a few times!

Bella went crazy when she heard my moms voice.  She was running around wimpering and checking the guest room and the front door constantly.  It was too funny!  At one point she jumped up on the computer desk (knocking the camera down).  I think she thought she could get to her through the screen!!

We have a few more Skype dates set up for this weekend...can't wait! 

If you have an account let us know...we would love to chat!!  Our screen name is Parkersayshi

Hope you all have a fabulous weekend!!

Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Craving some Vitamin D

4 months, 3 weeks and 1 day
until we are on these white sandy beaches!  Yes, I am already counting down the days!!
I cannot even explain how happy this makes me!!
7 days of family (there are 18 of us going), sun, food, drinks and complete relaxation!
Oh and don't forget the FUN...there is never a dull moment with my family!!

7 Mile Beach, Cayman Islands
Cayman is a very special place to us since this is where my Grandparents are from and where my Dad was born. 

Monday, February 14, 2011

Happy Valentine's Day!!

#1 with the Ladies
Best Valentine's Day to spend it with both of my boys!!  
We took Wayne to his follow up appointment for his ankle, had a yummy lunch, ran a few errands and then I cooked an oh so fabulous dinner for my man! 

I had hoped to take Park out in his new jogging stroller but in their typical fashion, the weathermen were completely off when it came to the daily forcast!! 

Hope you all had a wonderful day too!

Thursday, February 10, 2011

Special Moments

just melts my heart!

Monday, February 7, 2011

And we will call him Dax

This little puppy was a gift to Parker from our neighbors.  The first few weeks he just sat on the sidelines until one day I decided to place him in the swing with my little guy.  As soon as I put him on his belly, both of Parker's arms wrapped around the pup as tight as he could get them.  They have been best buds since!!  He gets the biggest grin on his face anytime we show him his puppy!

This past weekend I told Wayne we needed to name the puppy.  Of course I wanted Parker to have his say.  So we started listing off names to Parker {like he understood!!} to see if we got any response.  All of my top choices received no reaction, but when Wayne said Dax, Parker made a loud squeel and gave us a huge Dax it is!!

Hanging in my new bedside sleeper...thanks Julie for suggesting it. 
He loves it and has been sleeping great!!
naptime is much better with Dax

Friday, February 4, 2011

I have learned...

Forget the books.  I have figured out that being a Mom is definately 99% gut and instinct and 1% books!!

I decided to come up with a little list of some of the things I have learned over the past 2 months!!

- The number of diapers I would be changing in a week is nowhere near what I thought it would be.  In reality I needed to take that number and more than double it!!  We will now being order diapers online for the month...the diaper runs every few days are OVER!!

-The penis is meant to be pointed downward!!  Pointed upward can lead to wet outfits, wet mommys and an entire wet mess!!

-My husband has a completely new side I had never seen.  His Daddy side!  I knew he was an amazing friend and husband, but his daddy side is the most attractive!!

-My breast are the answer to almost any cry!!  Tired, hungry, name it!  A little boob and the cries stop!

-On that subject I have learned that breastfeeding is not the easiest of task.  I have had some major heartbreak in this area due to me having a low supply.  We have done and tried everything and nothing seems to change.  He still gets breastmilk at each feeding, but is then given formula.  I let it make me feel like a failure, I know now I am not.

-I always knew my mom was amazing but now I can finally see everything thru her eyes(somewhat).  So many things she has done, told me to do, told me not to do, etc.  all make complete sense now.  She was right about everything and still is!

-That I LIED when I said that I would not be the mom who always talked about her baby!  Sorry!  He is my world and consumes my everyday and I would not have it any other way.  Not only do I talk about him I blog about him too!!  Deal with it!

-Going on the internet to research anything is a bad idea and your pediatrician will get onto you if they find out you have done so

-VASELINE is the cure all!!  We only had one small bout with diaper rash in the beginning.  We had the butt paste, Aveeno cream, etc.  Nothing worked.  Doc told us just Vaseline...he was SO right!  Parker has the smoothest little bottom ever!!  I use it with each diaper change and put it everywhere!  I now think the saying "as smooth as a babies bottom" is about my son!!

-Poop comes in a wide variety of shades, all of which are apparently normal. 

-Your baby is going to have blowouts.  Doesnt mean his diaper is too big or too small, its just the way it is.  There may be times when cutting the outfit off the baby is the best/easiest way to deal with this situation!!  Unless its an outfit that you really love and probably spent too much on.  That outfit needs to be soaked and washed a few times!!

-That just because you have a boy does not mean you are not going to have a shopping addiction!  You dont have to be able to buy bows to be able to enjoy shopping for your little one!!  Boys in my opinion are just as much fun!!!

-I have realized that many of the things I used to worry about really dont matter at all

-You can never have too many batteries.  There is a reason that they never let you out of Babies R Us without asking you if you would like to purchase more!! 

-Nothing is done quickly anymore.  Getting up, ready and out the door now takes an hour or two!

- I knew that I would love Parker with everything in me, but until he was here I never knew what that would be like.  It is just amazing the love I feel for him.  Nothing I have ever felt before and nothing you will know until you have a child of your own.  It can only be described as AMAZING!

-You never compare your baby to other babies.  Babies just like adults are all different.  Just because they are the same age does not mean they are going to weigh the same, be the same length, in the same percentile, eat the same amount or sleep in the same patterns.  I have also found that moms that compare annoy me!!

-Trial and error is not only for science class...its my life now!!

-I am the best singer in the world when in the car with my little man!!  He falls right to sleep!  (Yes you are correct...I do believe that it's not the movement of driving around, but my voice that puts him into a deep, peaceful sleep)

I am sure I have learned much more, but Park is up and ready to eat!!

Tuesday, February 1, 2011

2 Amazing Months

I guess I waited until too late to take his 2 month pics...this is how it ended!!

My sweet and beautiful baby boy, I cannot believe it has already been 2 months.  I have no idea how I made it this long in life without you.  You are such a blessing and have definately made mine and your daddys lives complete!

You seem to change everyday!  Here are some things about you this month!!

- you babble all day long...coos, loud burst of exitement and all sorts of jibber.  we love our conversations with you!

- you have the most precious smile.  nothing melts my heart more then seeing that smile light up across your face.

not too long before passing out

- have SERIOUS gas.  I did not know a baby could pass it like that!! 

- you have started to wear some of your 0-3 month clothing.  still wearing some newborn stuff too!!

-your new favorite hobby is blowing bubbles!!   

Mom...I'm over this!

- you stayed with someone other than family for the first time!  our wonderful neighbors Jen and Mark watched you when daddy had to go to the hospital!  they said you were such a good boy!!

- you are eating about 6 times a day and around 4oz per let us know when you are hungry and that you do not like being burped!! (but with that gas....burping is a MUST!)

-you still love your swing, play mat and bath time...but you and tummy time have had a falling out. 

-your little neck is getting so strong.  you are constantly looking around the room.  you are almost able to sit in your bumbo chair without looking like a complete bobble head!!

chillin in my cowboy boots!

- we have been working on holding things.  we give you your stuffed dog and mini blankie and you will hold onto both.  rattles are what we are working on now, you hold them for a second or two.  so strong!!

We are so anxious for your doctors visit next week to see how big you have gotten!!  We love you Parker Gregory!!