Monday, December 17, 2012

News :)

So I totally realize that I have been slacking in posting. So sorry about that but that's what happens when you have terrible morning sickness.
That's right. I'm pregnant with baby #3. We are 12w3d today. Had my NT scan today and everything looks great. Baby has a nice strong HB of 150. The placenta is also posterior ( I am really excited about this because it should make feeling the baby so much easier). Speaking of feeling the baby, I think I've felt a flutter or 2 but isn't it too early?
Oh I am so excited for this new baby and thankful to God for this beautiful blessing.
5 weeks until we find out if baby is a boy or girl.

Tuesday, September 18, 2012

catching up

Life has been a whirlwind lately.
Cecilia is almost 7 months now and trying to crawl. She's teething but we've yet to see teeth....hopefully they pop through soon. Bryce is in the terrible 2's. We started speech therapy today which I don't see the benefit of.
We've been taking walks every evening lately. Its so pleasant outside. The kids really enjoy it.

Tuesday, July 31, 2012

What's been happening...

The kids have been keeping me busy.

Ceci.lia is 5 months old now. She's in the throes of teething and is pretty miserable. Tylen.ol and Hyla.nd's Teet.hing Ge.l seem to help some. She's more miserable than Bryce ever was though. Any other suggestions for relief? I'm open to most anything. We do have S.ophie for her to teethe on and Ceci.lia loves her.

Cecil.ia has gotten so big. She can roll over both ways, scoots around in circles on her gym and can scoot forward. She really loves sitting up and can sit up unassisted for a few seconds.

She gets bored very easily though. I constantly have to move her from one toy to the next. Of course, her favorite thing to do is stare at my face and smile up a storm *insert heart melting here*

Cecil.ia has been sleeping through the night for a couple of weeks now. It's been great! :) She goes down between 7:15-7:45pm and sleeps straight through until 7-8am. Naps haven't been great though. She only wants to nap in the swing and most of the time doesn't end up napping. I'll put her in the swing and she'll stay content for about 5 minutes for she starts crying. I can only assume it is her teething that is upsetting her nap schedule. I'm lucky if she takes 1 one hour nap.

Bry.ce is such a ham. He's really starting to talk more. He also recognizes letters, colors, and animals. We have a speech appt. on August 9th to see if he needs therapy. Please pray that he is advanced enough so we don't have to return to speech.

Bry.ce is definitely in the middle of the terrible 2's. He's very good most of the time but can throw the mother of all tantrums. Thankfully, time outs appear to work well for him.

Thursday, June 21, 2012

Baby Signing Time and other things

Have you ever used the Baby Signing Time dvds? Or anything similar?

We bought a Potty Time app on the ipad for Bry.ce which led us to Rachel and the Baby Signing Time dvds. Bry.ce has been behind on his speech so we thought learning some sign language couldn't hurt.

The videos are better than I could have ever imagined. Within a couple of days, Bryc.e's vocabulary has increased. He's started saying grow, go, help and doing the signs associated with them.

I am SO proud of my sweet boy!

Are there any other dvds you can recommend for speech or general learning for toddlers? I would love suggestions.

In other news, Cec.ilia turned 4 months old yesterday :) She is growing so fast. She loves tummy time and is so good at it. She loves to sit up (assisted of course), talks constantly, smiles and giggles a lot. She melts my heart every day.

My heart is so full with my 2 precious loves.

Of course I have to include pictures of my babies.

Thursday, June 7, 2012

Praise God

Praise God!! That is all I can say :)

Today was Bryc.e's appointment with the Urologist. I spent a lot of this past week and a half terrified that the Urologist wouldn't find Br.yce's testicle and would schedule surgery. Our pediatrician was adamant that she couldn't find his testicle descended like it should be or further up in the canal.

I was feeling a lot of Mommy guilt too because his surgery had been scheduled a year ago before our pediatrician said she found it. We called off the surgery based on that. All I could think about was how my poor little boy would have to be aware and suffer from a surgery.

THANK GOD that was not the case. Right away the pediatric Urologist found BOTH of Br.yce's testicles. I was trying so hard not to cry (happy tears). The doctor told us that he was glad we hadn't gone ahead with the surgery a year ago since it was definitely not necessary.

As for now, my sweet boy has a highly retractable testicle that should fix itself as he grows. We go back in a year just to make sure everything is still alright.

Again I just have to say, PRAISE GOD!! My sweet boy is ok and will not need surgery. Thank you Jesus!

Tuesday, June 5, 2012

New Phone

DH took me out yesterday and got me the new Samsung Galaxy Nexus.

I LOVE IT! The phone is so slim and the screen is huge. The picture quality is fantastic. I should know since I've taken a bunch of pictures of them today.

I'm still learning it and importing all of my contacts/apps/passwords. It's taken me a lot longer than I thought it would to make sure I don't forget anything.

It's not often I get something new. Usually the kids and DH get stuff before I do. Have I mentioned what a great DH I have? Now I'm hoping my old phone sells on craigslist so I can recoup some of the money of this new phone.

Such a wonderful day :D

Wednesday, May 30, 2012

Bryce's 2 year checkup

Bryce had his 2 year appointment today. He did really well. He got 1 shot, Hep A, and didn't cry at all.

He's really tall and skinny. He weighed in at 25.3 lbs and is 35.1 inches tall.

We have a referral to get his speech evaluated...I'm not really thrilled about that. We've been in speech before and it didn't really do anything. I'm not sure if we'll take him now or wait awhile and have him reevaluated. There's a waiting list for speech so it could be anywhere from this month to 2-3 months out before we get an appointment. He's very smart but stubborn. In other news, his doctor just personally called me. *insert Uh-Oh what's up now face here* She couldn't find one of Bryce's testicles during her exam. We've had this issue before and had been scheduled for surgery. We canceled after this regular doctor found it. Well now his doctor says that she doesn't think the left one was ever found. She thinks it's a dead nub that got twisted before he was born. It'll have to be removed so it doesn't cause infertility or cancer later on (Those were the 2 potential problems she listed) So we have a consult with pediatric urology on June 7th.

Really praying and hoping that it was just a fluke and his testicle really is there. I do not want to see my baby have to endure surgery. Would you pray along with me?

I thought this was over a year ago and now here it is coming up again :(

Saturday, May 26, 2012

Happy Birthday Bryce

Happy Birthday Bryce!!

I cannot believe 2 years have passed since the doctor put you in my arms. You were in my heart a lot longer than that though. You are a precious, amazing, funny, sweet, temper-tantrum throwing, wonderful, loveable boy and I'm so proud to be your Mommy.

How did my little 6 lb 1oz baby boy who spent 34 days in the NICU...grow up to be such a wonderful amazing 2 year old. *tears* I love you so much my sweet baby boy.

Tomorrow we will celebrate with Uncle Randy, Aunt Jennifer, and your cousins Nathan and Judah. Today is just a quiet day. We already opened presents from Grammy and Opa. I think Mommy will give you 1 of your presents today so you'll have something special on your birthday.

We ordered you a Thomas cake. You love watching Thomas on tv and playing with your main Thomas and friends trains.

I'll leave you with a pic of my handsome baby boy from yesterday (the last day before turning 2)

Friday, May 18, 2012

Bryce and speech

Bryce turns 2 years old in 8 days. For some background, he was born at 36 weeks and stayed in the NICU for 34 days. He is all caught up after physical and occupational therapy.

He's still not really talking. He says "uh-oh, bubbles, ball, ow, hi, mama, dada" We had him in speech therapy for a little while but all she would do is sit there and go "puh puh puh, p says puh" etc. It seemed easy enough that we could do it.

He understands everything we say and often tries to mimic us. My birthday was last week and I asked him if he could say Happy Birthday. He didn't really get it out but he tried really hard. I could make out "haffy"

Does anyone have experience with speech delays? Should I worry and take him back to speech? or just let him be? He's always caught up in all of his therapies. Took a long time to sit up, crawl, and walk. Each time it was like it clicked overnight.

Sunday, May 13, 2012

Mother's Day

Today started out great :) The kids slept in later which meant I got to sleep in. Then Cecilia puked all over the bed and me. :( Hoping she just ate too much and isn't getting sick.

DH got home from work and we went shopping. Had to pick up a late birthday cake for me (I love whipped cream icing) and some veggies to go with dinner tonight. Got home and had lunch. Bryce and DH are now napping. Cecilia is sort of happy in her bouncer. Gonna go make smiley faces at her so she'll do them back :)

DH is going to grill a delicious Mother's Day/Birthday dinner tonight. We're having Prime NY Strip Steaks (OMG delish!), grilled asparagus, baked potatoes and buttery rolls. I cannot wait for dinner! Birthday cake and ice cream for dessert. I'll be having Chocolate Marshmallow (best.icecream.ever.)

Going to call my mom and grandma in a bit. Can't forget to wish the 2 most important women in my life a very happy Mother's Day. I'm so grateful for all they've done and how they taught me to be the mother I am today.

Happy Mother's Day friends <3

Friday, May 11, 2012

My Birthday

My 20's were good but my 30's have been great :) I have been blessed with 2 beautiful children since turning 30. Life is so hectic but SO amazingly wonderful.
DH works nights so he was asleep for most of my birthday. He got me a game I wanted and sweet cards from him and the kids.
I also got a kiss from my sweet boy, a card with $ from my MIL, and a package from my mom. My mom always sends homemade sweet treats and clothing. She's gotten better at picking out clothes and I LOVE the rice krispie treats she sends. Maybe next time I'll get some fudge.
My major birthday celebration with cake, song, and fun will be on Sunday... A combination birthday\mother's day celebration.

In 2 weeks my precious baby boy will be 2 years old. How in the world is that possible? Seems like he was just born.

Wednesday, May 9, 2012

Fun today

DH is taking me to The Cheesecake Factory today for an early birthday dinner :D My birthday is Friday but we're celebrating tonight since DH has to work this weekend. I am SO excited!! I love their food...especially the bread and of course the cheesecake :) It will be the first time eating out at a sit-down restaurant with both kids. Can you say nervous? I'm really hoping they behave and the baby doesn't scream too much. She really hates being in her car seat and I'm not sure that I can eat with her in the sling. After that, I'm hoping to unwind with a luxurious bubble bath (few and far these days) and a good book.

Friday, May 4, 2012

Giveaway to Sha's Sew Sweet Designs

I am going to give away a $20 credit to my favorite business, Sha's Sew Sweet Designs. She has the most beautiful flowers for your little girls to wear.
I bought them for my precious Cecilia to wear before she was born :) At top is her wearing a picture of a beautiful flower made by Sha.
She also makes pillowcase dresses, tutus, personalized bibs, sun hats, etc. Her stuff is AWESOME and her prices are reasonable.
I will give a $20 credit for her shop.
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Thursday, April 26, 2012

The past 2 days

Cecilia had her 2 month checkup yesterday. She's up to 11 pounds even (7.4 at birth). Yay breastmilk!She's 22 inches long. 2 months meant shots :( My poor baby girl wailed and wailed during and after the shots. Yesterday was hard with her being so fussy. She would try to nurse and end up not being able to because she was crying so hard. Thankfully Tylenol got us through last night. She's much better today. Bryce (23 months) fell down the deck stairs tonight. He cried prtty hard but appears to be fine now. He's got a bad red mark on his forehead.

Monday, April 23, 2012


Shopping is therapeutic and boy do I need the therapy ;)
Went out with DH and the kids today.
I bought a Moby Wrap yesterday and today was the first day using it. Cecilia LOVED it! She fell asleep almost immediately and stayed that way. She was so calm in it. I am amazed at how well it worked.
We were able to take our time shopping which is a HUGE difference from normal.

Went to Gymboree where we bought a bunch of cute outfits for Bryce, including a coordinating outfit for his birthday next month. Pics to come :)
Headed to Carter's and got 2 cute dresses for Cecilia..then on to Kohl's where we had a gift card for. Got a bunch (12 or so) different outfits for Cecilia, shorts for Bryce and myself, and shirts for DH.

Oh and we got the cutest picture frames on sale. One is a huge collage family frame that I cannot wait to fill up.
The other one has 3 places for pictures and says Mom+Dad=Me. My MIL got us one when Bryce was born and we love it. Now we have one for Cecilia too.

It was a fun day with way too much money spent. Who can resist such cute baby/toddler clothes? I sure can't

Sunday, April 22, 2012

Blessed and Siblings

Today I am feeling very blessed.
My baby girl, Cecilia is 2 months old. She is a very happy baby.
My big boy, Bryce will turn 2 years old next month. He is such a rambunctious toddler but is so gentle around his baby sister.
He has not really shown any signs of jealousy. Sure he gets upset when I'm holding Cecilia and can't give him the 1 on 1 time he craves.
Is the jealousy still to come? Have I lulled myself into a sense of false security?
I really hope this is just the way my babies will be.

Thursday, April 19, 2012

Dreary Outside

Today is not a pretty day. It's cloudy and rainy. I'd like to be able to take the kids outside to play but I'm afraid it'll be too chilly to do it.
How in the world can we go from 80+ degrees to low 60's and rainy? This is the kind of weather that makes us sick.

Oh well. I guess I'll just go grocery shopping and get some housecleaning done while playing inside.
Maybe I'll even get something special for myself. Who am I kidding? I'll probably just buy Bryce a new toy.

Saturday, April 14, 2012


The definition of cherish


  1. Protect and care for (someone) lovingly: "he cherished me in his heart".
  2. Hold (something) dear

Cherish is something that we as mothers do every day. We cherish our children but do we really cherish them all the time? It isn't always easy to cherish them when they're crying non-stop and nothing will soothe them. It is awfully hard to cherish the misbehaving toddler.                               From now on, I will make a conscious decision to cherish my children no matter what. I have to remind myself that I will miss the days of toddlerhood and babyhood. My children are growing fast and I need to cherish everything about them...good and bad.                                                       

Friday, April 13, 2012

First smiles

My precious little girl started to smile yesterday. She gave some brief smiles yesterday that were too fast to capture on camera.
Today she started to give us some big smiles. It is the most beautiful thing in the world to this Momma. Totally melted my heart to see my baby girl so happy. She's growing and changing so much every day.

I know it's just the first in a long line of Firsts for sweet Cecilia. I can't believe she'll be 2 months old on Monday.

Thursday, April 12, 2012

What a Night

Let me preface this by saying that Cecilia is fine now.

I fell asleep next to my baby girl a little after 9. At almost 11, I woke up and felt her head. She felt colder than normal....I immediately placed my hand on her chest and didn't feel any breathing movements.
Cue major Mommy panic. I immediately started shouting Hey and I jerked her up rather quick.
After she was up, she just opened her eyes. There was no sudden intake of breath or anything. She just returned to normal breathing.
Scared the living daylights out of me.
I am so thankful my baby girl is alright and that I was right beside her. I can't imagine what might have happened if I wasn't in the same room with her.

I'm holding my baby girl a littler tighter today and thanking God for every precious minute I get with my babies.

Monday, April 9, 2012

Sometimes you just have to sit back and wonder why.
My heart is breaking for Lori and John. I know that no one has the answers or the reasons why God
called Dash-3 home.

I don't understand why some of the sweetest most amazing people have to suffer some of the hardest heart-wrenching heartbreak.
I pray God gives them comfort today and strength for the days ahead.
<3 to all

Sunday, April 8, 2012

First Post

Hi everyone

I decided to start this log to chronicle my various Mommy Musings. I'm a mom to 2 little ones after infertility.
I hope to share product reviews, my own thoughts, the occasional giveaway and of course pictures of my babies.