Monday, February 28, 2011

Sad Mommy Moment

Eli is 4 months old today, which means 4 month appointment & shots. He was so happy during his appointment, he kept smiling at the doctor & laughing. Then as he lay on the table smiling & cooing at me, the nurse stuck him. He glared at me with a look of betrayal & started screaming. I felt like the worst person alive :(
He did so good last time. He didn't flinch at all or cry a bit. Needless to say Mommy was NOT prepared for this.
I'm taking the rest of the day off work so I can cuddle him, he needs his mommy :)
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Wednesday, February 23, 2011

The Stylish Blogger Award!

Are you a Stylish Blogger???

Thank you so much  Chronicles of a Crazy Mom for giving me this award! I'm still learning how to be a blogger & this made me want to keep it up!
There are rules that go along with receiving this award and it is all about paying it forward! So here goes:
1. Thank and link back to the person who awarded you this award.
2. Share 7 things about yourself.
3. Award 15 recently discovered great bloggers. or less. up to you.
4. Contact these bloggers and tell them about the award!

Seven things about me:
1. My mood is directly correlated to how clean my house is.
2. I love painting, photography, & making crafty things, although I have no time for them.
3. I have a degree in Advertising, but I work in accounting.
4. I have the cutest baby EVER :) ...Okay I may be a bit biased...
5. I over analyze everything.
6. Law is my hobby, but I would be a terrible lawyer.
7. Peanut butter is a staple in my household.

My new favorite blogs! I could only come up with 8 right now...15 is hard!

Tuesday, February 22, 2011

If only i had more time (& talent)...

I would be a photographer! I took my new little niece's newborn pictures over the weekend & had so much fun! I'm currently in the not quite as fun stage of editing them all, but i just LOVE photography!

I've been feeling very crafty here lately. I've been making bows for the baby girls my friends have had, crocheting hats for Eli & Addysan, painting, & taking/editing tons of pictures. Maybe one of these days, when my hubby earns millions, I'll be a SAHM so I can spend more time doing the little things I love!
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Friday, February 18, 2011

New JOB!!!!!

Luke got a new job! He starts in 2 weeks! It exactly what we have been needing. We will be saving $300 on gas alone, not to mention they pay 100% of his insurance! I am so incredibly happy, I will finally be able to spend a little more time with my sweet little Eli.

Wednesday, February 16, 2011

The Race is On! ....well kinda

Eli has been rolling over for a while, but it's starting to be ALL the time & he's really getting places now. He's also scooting. He puts his little booty WAY up in the air & pushes with his feet, he still doesn't raise his chest, but he's sure trying to crawl!

Last night I laid him on the floor to play while I did dishes (our kitchen over looks our living room so I could watch him). He immediately started rolling & scooting towards the kitchen.

Within 10mins he had rolled/scooted to the kitchen. I picked him up, carried him back to his blanket, & laid him down. We repeated this 3 times before i finished the dishes.

He was all smiles, coos, & giggles, as if he was proud of himself. I'm so happy he's having fun moving around...but now i need to finish baby proofing!
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Monday, February 14, 2011

Valentine's Day

Most women get excited over a big expensive Valentine's day gift...but not me. I have trained my hubby well, he successfully bought me flowers & candy for only $5! I would have been furious if he'd spent more, since we don't have any excess right now. This has been a great Valentine's day, nothing beats spending the evening cuddling with my hubby & son!
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Today's the Day...

I start exercising again. I started doing Jillian Michaels 30 Day Shred on Jan 29th. I did it for 4 days before I slipped on some water (my clumsy dog knocked over his water bowl, & my clumsy self slipped) & hurt my back. Good news is I lost 4lbs & didn't gain it back :) 

I'm pretty excited about starting it back up! It's time for me to lose this baby & after wedding weight!

Friday, February 11, 2011

Days like this make me want to quit my job :(

Eli wanted my mom today instead of me. She watches him when Luke & I are working, so he sees her more. It broke my heart when he was smiling at her & wouldn't for me.

I'm so worried he's getting to know her better than me. She watches him for 10hrs, 5 days a week.

I cried the whole way back to work & almost quit my job. I like what i do, but i wish i could be home with Eli more. Unfortunately, that isn't an option for me.
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We had a VERY rough night last night. Eli would only sleep if Mommy was holding him. He kept grabbing his gums & screaming. He's been teething for a few weeks, but its getting worse. He's in so much pain & I can't do much but give him something to chew on & it breaks my heart.

Unfortunately, the only thing he really wants to chew on is me. I always try to nurse him when he's upset because it soothes him, but here lately all he does is chew, so I am very sore!

I really hope this teething doesn't last too much longer. My little Eli needs his sleep & so does Mommy! It is very hard to go to work when you only slept for about an hour! I guess we're lucky Daddy is a heavy sleeper so he still gets good sleep when Bubby is up screaming all night! (Yes I did just call Eli Bubby. I have no idea where it came from, it must be a combo of Bubba & Baby...but I have been calling him that since day 1!)

I hope he takes a good nap today!

Thursday, February 10, 2011

Snow Day with Eli!

I had another snow day yesterday. I hated to miss work, but I loved spending all day with my little Eli! We played almost all day, except for nap time. I had such a good time with him yesterday I didn't want to come to work today & started being very jealous of all the stay-at-home mommies. I tried to think up a way for me to stay home with him. Unfortunately, that isn't an option for me right now! But I know I'd get antsy ready to go back to work before too long...after all I did start working from home a mere week after he was born because I was feeling antsy.

I miss him terribly today. It didn't help that he was crying so much every time I put him down this morning so I could get ready for work. At least I get to see him on my lunch break!


Wednesday, February 9, 2011


Addysan, my niece, arrived last night! She was 7lbs 13ozs & 20 1/2in & so beautiful! I can't wait to go see her & get her & Eli's picture together!

Tuesday, February 8, 2011


After having several days off last week because of a snow storm, its looking like it just might happen AGAIN! I was happy to spend a few days with Eli, but we just can't afford for me to take so many days off! At this rate all my vacation days will be used up long before summer :( I sure hope they're wrong & we don't get 6-10 inches again!

On a happier note, my mother-in-law, Carla, sent me a text saying my sister-in-law, Heather, is at the hospital in labor! I'm so excited & can't wait to meet my niece Addysan!

Monday, February 7, 2011

No more bottle?

Eli is so GOOFY. After happily taking a bottle for MONTHS, he's started refusing to take one from me OR if he can even hear or see me! I sure hope he gets over it SOON, I sure can't produce enough to fill him up because he eats do much!


After months of wanting to start a blog, I finally have! Here is a little background.

On October 27, 2010 at 7am I went to the hospital to be induced. They hooked up to all the monitors & I was already having very strong & steady contractions. They started my pitocin drip by 7:30a & by 8:30a my water had broke. After 20-21 hours of labor & 1 hour of pushing, Eli started having complications caused by him being stuck in the birth canal with his head turned sideways. My doctor decided it was no longer safe for me to try to have him naturally & I was taken in for an emergency c-section.

At 5:53a on October 28, 2010 my AMAZING little BOY, Eli William, was born. The first time I saw him I was overwhelmed by so many emotions. He was perfect. 8lbs 6ozs 21in.

We brought him HOME from the hospital on October 30th & it has been a wonderful adventure seeing him grow every day.

The last 3 months & 10 days have flown by. Eli has started doing so many things, I'm amazed by him every day. He first rolled over at 6weeks, although just recently hes started rolling over all the time. He 'talks,' smiles, & laughs all the time. I have a VERY happy baby boy. We were also blessed by a little one who enjoys his sleep just as much as Mommy & Daddy do! Ever since we were allowed to let him sleep through the night (8+ hours!) he has.

We did start out having some trouble, he had jaundice, so we had to take him to the hospital almost every day for his first 10 days of life to get his levels tested. Luckily, they never got high enough for him to need treatment & leveled off. We also had some trouble with him not gaining weight quick enough. It took him 3 weeks to get back to birth weight & is still long & skinny (At 3 months he was only 12lbs 13ozs, but was 25in long).

I've also struggled a LOT with breastfeeding. My supply never got up to where it should have been. I tried everything from Fenugreek to Reglan to pumping every hour (even at night). Nothing worked for me. Occasionally I have a day were I will produce almost enough to keep him full; unfortunately, it only lasts that one day & then I drop way down again. He was exclusively breastfed until he was about 6 weeks old when I started supplementing with a few ounces of formula. When he turned 3 months old I started only breastfeeding him in the morning before work, my lunch break, & the evening (& night if he wakes up). I felt very guilty for making the decision not to pump at work anymore, but I'm so glad I made that decision now. I am much happier now that I don't have to stress about how much I am producing! I just keep telling myself SOME breastmilk is better than NONE!

I think that covers some of the basics since he was born.