Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Am I crazy?

I sorta miss this:
This photo was taken the night before MJ was born.
Whoa kankles and bloated face....haha!

Monday, April 25, 2011

MJ's first easter (9.5mo old!)

Eating some applesauce...mmm


Mama and Baby going to church
We had a great Easter! It turned out to be a nice day. Last minute BBQ at our house with Matt's sister and bro in law and their kiddos and Matt's dad came too. It was great to have them over and catch up and eat.
Matt's a pro at the BBQ so the food came out perfect.
I found a church close to home for Easter. I'm not sure if thats the church we will go to on a regular basis. We still have some church shopping to do to find the right fit. MJ was a good boy during the service and made friends with the elderly lady sitting next to us by boldly grabbing and playing with the buttons on her trench coat. haha!

Saturday, April 23, 2011

Happy Birthday to my lovely mother!

Thank you for being the best gramma to MJ and a pretty darn good mom to me and liz.
We love you!

Thursday, April 7, 2011

My son is funny that way....

In the journey that is MJ's sleep habits, Matt and I have learned to NEVER EVER talk about him having a good night. Because when we do, the sleep gods make sure our next night is not so good. Neither of us have talked about or commented on his sleep progress in the last few weeks, besides the little green dot we put on the calendar to keep track of "good nights," we are even careful to not make eye contact after the dot is made on the calendar so a grin or smile to each other cant be misconstrued as smug or cocky after a full night of sleep. So it was a great suprise to us that last night was one of those not so good nights. He went down at 730pm, no problemo. But our real marathon started at midnight and our star runner was MJ. From 12 til 3am, I tried to get him to go back to sleep. He wrestled, squirmed, and cried. Finally at 415am, I put him in his crib and gave up....Matt's turn. Matt got up at 430am and after unsuccessfully trying to get him to sleep, sat and rocked with him until 6am. Yep, he finally went to bed at 6am!!! Just in time for Matt to take a shower and get to work. Poor guy! MJ slept til 8:15am and was up and ready for the day. I'm not kidding by the way. What a night!!
You dont even want to know how the rest of the day went. I'm leaving it at that.
Oh motherhood, most days are great and spending the day with my son is amazing, but every once in awhile its a real doosie.
I'm thinking it is another tooth that is giving our lil guy a hard time.

Ok, time for bed....

Monday, April 4, 2011

Mom quotes that make me smile

A mother is a person who seeing there are only four pieces of pie for five people, promptly announces she never did care for pie. ~Tenneva Jordan

When you are a mother, you are never really alone in your thoughts. A mother always has to think twice, once for herself and once for her child. ~Sophia Loren

God could not be everywhere and therefore he made mothers. ~Jewish Proverb

Before I was a Mom -

I slept as late as I wanted and never worried about how late I got into bed. I brushed my hair and my teeth everyday.

Before I was a Mom -
I cleaned my house each day. I never tripped over toys or forgot words to a lullaby. I didn't worry whether or not my plants were poisonous. I never thought about immunizations.

Before I was a Mom -

I had never been puked on - Pooped on - Spit on - Chewed on, or Peed on. I had complete control of my mind and My thoughts. I slept all night.

Before I was a Mom -

I never held down a screaming child so that doctors could do tests...or give shots. I never looked into teary eyes and cried. I never got gloriously happy over a simple grin. I never sat up late hours at night watching a baby sleep.

Before I was a Mom -

I never held a sleeping baby just because I didn't want to put it down. I never felt my heart break into a million pieces when I couldn't stop the hurt. I never knew that something so small could affect my life

so much. I never knew that I could love someone so much. I never knew I would love being a Mom.

Before I was a Mom -

I didn't know the feeling of having my heart outside my body. I didn't know how special it could feel to feed a hungry baby. I didn't know that bond between a mother and her child. I didn't know that something so small could make me feel so important.

Before I was a Mom -

I had never gotten up in the middle of the night every 10 minutes to make sure all was okay. I had never known The warmth, The joy, The love, The heartache, The wonderment or the satisfaction of being a Mom. I didn't know I was capable of feeling so much before I was a Mom.

Sunday, April 3, 2011

Guest Post from Auntie Boog

Dear Chunky Nugget,
I can't believe how big you're getting! In a few days you'll be 9 months old already and every day I wish I was closer so I can be there seeing you grow up. Every day I talk to your mom and  I am so happy hearing you in the background making adorable noises, listening to your already contagious laughter, and even "talking" to you on the phone. I hope you'll at least recognize my voice when I see you. As much as I want you to stay a baby forever, I also can't wait until you're old enough to know how much I am willing to spoil you. I can tell you now, every time you see me I will bring presents for you. Everything your parents say you can't have, you can come ask me... I'll probably say yes.
I will be seeing you in 2 weeks and I can't wait to cuddle you and hug and kiss you. I can't wait until May when you come to AZ to experience 100+ degrees. I love getting to hear the stories of all your accomplishments that are happening every day... even if that's the ONLY thing your grandma wants to talk about on the phone sometimes. You are the beginning of our family's next generation so you'll learn to get used to us all fawning over you all the time. I love you so much and am sending you kisses and hugs.
Auntie Boog

MJ, in all his presents from Auntie Boog.

Saturday, April 2, 2011

Friday, April 1, 2011

2 teeth!

Yay MJ had 2 teeth! He won't show them for a pic so you will have to take my word for it.
This also means we have had a rough couple of nights so this blog entry is going to be lame.
I'm sleepy and need to get 743 things done before I go to bed.
Tomorrow I will post some uber cute pic of bath tub time with my chubby baby:)