Saturday, September 24, 2011

3 Months...

Carlos, you are 3 months old!
See that smirk on your face...
Just so you remember,
I'll point out that you turned 3 months old on a crazy day...
the first day mommy had to handle a morning of shower, school, lunch packing, wee school, babysitter, work.
We all made it, on time.
Daddy usually holds you up for your picture, but I thought, no biggie we'll be fine...

You would NOT SIT STILL!
I could hear your brain...
"haha, mommy, I'm not gonna make this easy"
We moved to the chair...not much better.
We did have an eager helper though...
Enough about the picture.

Start over.
Carlos, you are 3 months old.
I weighed you at the hospital this week and you weighed
(you did have a wet diaper though)
You are mostly wearing 3-6 month clothes.
We've started up a box for the next baby boy that comes along.
(but don't get too excited, because it won't be at our house!)
You wear size 2 diapers.
You've had a few more firsts this month.
You took your first road trip with mommy to Women of Faith!
We had a great time.
We spent some time in the nursing room, and all the women enjoyed taking turns holding you!
That's us with BFF
(You're the one in the Moby)

You went to your first football game and made it to halftime.
Daddy will tell you that you had to leave because you hated the band...
but the truth is, that by the time they hit that awesome crescendo at the end, you were so excited, that you just couldn't contain your emotions another minute...
You wanted more band, not those smelly football players!
Oh, and it was HOT!
That is you at the game with Granny Lin.

We also sent Bug and Ace back to school and had some alone time with you.
You are extra fun right now because you've perfected your smile and you love to "talk" to us when you get excited about something!
You've also found your tongue...
So cute!

You also had your first bottle since supplementing you in the hospital...
You did great.
Speaking of firsts...we had our first day apart.
Before mommy went back to work, she hadn't left you for more than 2 hours.
We both made it!
 You've done great for daddy and haven't had too much trouble going from bottles back to mommy.
You are also bald right now...
your baby hair is falling out and your head is shiney :)
You are an awesome boy!
Oh, and guess what...
Ace still thinks you're cool!
We love you so much and can't wait to see what the next month brings!!

Thursday, September 22, 2011


I went back to work.
Everybody survived...

There hasn't been much blogging because we have been busy.
So, here's a brief recap.

After vaca was back to school for this lovely little lady...

Turns out, 2nd grade is awesome.
School is still fun.

The next week it was somebody elses turn...
Not as much enthusiasm from him.

But after a quick talk with Hubs promises of a bike ride after school he did pose.
The drop off wasn't pretty.

However, as a little side note...
Hubs and I had a great date day,
never went home...
great day,
great lunch,
kids were glad to see us when we picked them up!
Good day!

What, you ask...
Why would Ace pose for pics in trade of a bike ride?

We are proud to announce that Ace ditched the training wheels and is now an avid bike rider!
It took him all of 10 minutes.
Our now cooler evenings are now filled with bike rides...
and running for Bug.
It turns out...
she thinks her bike looks better with training wheels :)

We've also been trying to lay low and keep things simple.

The last one is blurry, but too cute not to remember.
Peace out!

Sunday, September 11, 2011


It's back to work I go.
Sadly, it's time.

Instead of crying...again,
stomping and screaming "BUT I DON'T WANNA!"
I've decided to focus on good things tonight.
Because it could be so much worse.

Tonight I feel blessed....
Blessed that Hubs allowed this little detour in life we call Carlos.
Blessed that I have a great job, doing something I love, with wonderful people.
Blessed that my job and benefits allowed me 12 weeks of paid maternity leave.
Blessed that I have a husband who I know, without a doubt, will take great care of my children tomorrow.
Blessed that Hubs is letting me tear up and ramble about heating breast milk and letting me know that if he needs to come to the hospital tomorrow, he will.
Blessed that my "big kids" are awesome!
Blessed that I got rock Carlos extra tonight and tell him how great he is.

Tomorrow morning is going to be so hard, but I'm going to do my best to run my blessings through my head.
I've had a great 12 weeks, even if they have gone by in a flash.
And if I'm lucky, tomorrow I'll get the chance to help another family start their new journey.
And yes, it still do cry with my new moms pretty frequently, tomorrow I'll prob. just cry a little more.