Wednesday, December 31, 2008

The year is almost over

I hope everyone had a wonderful christmas, I know we did! Santa was very good to us and we never even expected it! Parker got LOADS of toys and loved playing with the paper AFTER it was off the presents! So now its time to say goodbye to 2008 and ring in the new year. This year was def and different one than I've ever experienced! I started the new year in the hospital because lil parker decided he wanted to block mommy's kidney from being able to empty and we were there for a week before everything was ironed out. Then it was miserable the last 10weeks of my pregnancy because of the stent I had put it, I hope to never go through that again. Then came March 7 2008 when my whole world was turned upside down in a good way. My lil baby boy made his grand entrance. From then on out we had many many first, the first time rolling over,eatting cereal,trying baby food,crawling,and the list goes on and on. Iam very thankful for my wonderful mother, i had no idea where I would be without her, shes been there when all my chips feel and I need someone to help pick them up.Shes shown me how to be a great mom and i only hope to be as good as she is one day.There were so many people who made a differene in my life this year and I will never forget them for that. There were many weddings I attended this year, a life long friend, my lovely cousin amber,and another childhood friend. I am greatful they wanted me to be apart of there beautiful day. I became apart of an AWESOME mommies group and am thankful for all the wonderful mommies I met. They have helped this transtion into motherhood just a lil easier.Its nice knowing there are other mommies going through or have been through some of the stuggles we had over the past 9months! This year seemed to past by so fast but i guess thats what happens when you become a mommy, you forget to look at the calendar and instead spend time with your family and watch them grow into the person you hoped they will be!
We are ringing in the New Year at my Aunt Renee's which is what we've done the past 3 years and I am very excited about it. Its nice to have family around to bring in a whole new year.

So Happy New Year to Everyone and be safe!!

Saturday, December 20, 2008

Its almost christmas!!!

We got Parker's 9month pictures back on friday and I am so excited! I also cant believe how much he's changed since his 6month pictures! We did get a couple of him for christmas and he did so good this time. Nothing new and exciting has happened since our wonderful boat trip on monday. Except that my brother will be home on the 23!! He's been gone for what seems like FOREVER! So here are Parker's pictures!

Monday, December 15, 2008

Oh my

Today we decided to go on the boat since neither me,the hubby or uncle jerry had been on since before uncle jerry's surgery which i believe was 2months ago.This morning didn't start out good, first we couldn't find the wire to hook up the lights for the trailer, so it took us what seemed like forever to just decided to put the lights a lil closer to the truck, then we get to the boat ramp and the boat is almost off the trailer when it wouldn't start, finally it gets started and robert was trying to back it up to get it completely off the trailer and uncle jerry starts to take off with the boat still attached, motor running and all. once we got the boat off and everything together we were leaving the dock with uncle jerry seen his phone was missing, of course being the negative nancy he is he thought for sure it was in the water floating, it wasn't then he went ot the truck and there it sat on the seat of the truck.Ok so I am thinking hopefully it gets better, as we're leaving i seen the coast guard hilacoper go over us, and I am thinking great this is not going ot be a good day. We finally get somewhere we can do some fishing and I only got 2bites and no one else got anything so we moved, nothing, we moved again, nothing but we didn't get to see a school of dolphin's playing and this is when everything went wrong. My lovely husband thinks hey lets get closer to the dolphin they HAVE to be eating fish over there so we head over that way and i can start to see the bottom and I told him hunny back up we're going to get stuck, oh no we arent its okay.....THEN what happens? We stop moving and we are stuck. He gets into the water to push the boat but it wasn't going anywhere fast so instead he grabs his fishing pole to do some fishing meanwhile me and uncle jerry are on the boat. I need to add none of us where upset it was actually quite funny to everyone. once robert figured out he wasn't catching anything he came back to get the boat moving some more, and finally we were un-stuck, so we start to go and then uncle jerry loses his hat..great so we go back to get it and the water was FREZZING by the way and he put it back on his head! We tried a few more spots and NOTHING so we called it a day and came in, thankfully nothing bad happened from that point on, but I have to say it was the worst experience i've had so far on the boat!!!
There are the links to the video I took from today, watch for the dolphin's next to Robert while hes fishing in the 2nd one!! Happy viewing

Sunday, December 14, 2008

Being to feel like Christmas.

Whoa its been a week since I have posted anything..opps! Things have been crazy busy around here with all my mommy group meetings and christmas shopping then theres Parker with his teething! We went to the Parade yesterday night and Parker was supprisly good! The fire trucks and race cars did scare him a lil. But he got lots of beads and we even seen my cousin Courtney..its so hard to believe shes growing up, I remember the day my aunt had her like it was yesterday and now shes talking about boys and school...YIKES!:) I love her to pieces!!

We also went by my childhood home, the house was in forecloser for the longest time and someone finally bought it. I didn't know this till we pulled up because I had planned on parking at the old house then walking to the Parade, so I did the next best thing and parked in front of my old neighbor's house. Betty got to see Parker and couldn't get over how precious he was! She says they are a young couple that bought the home and they are very nice, but it was VERY hard knowing someone else is laying down at night in the same home I grew up in. Its the home all my firsts happened, its the place my brother and I use to fight like cats and dogs because we shared a room,its the place I got my first bike for christmas,the place that i fell through the deck while dad was building a new one and my brother felt so bad that he brought me one of his favorite cars to make me feel better,the place i made my very first friendships in,the place where I learned how to drive a stick shift, its the place that so many memories were made, ones that I will never forget no matter how old I get or how many kids I have. I use to get upset because we always lived in the same house growing up, I always wanted to move somewhere else but now I completely understand why my dad made sure we were in the same place for so long. I can only hope I can find a place where my family will grow up and have all those memories like I have.

On to other happier things, tonight we went to Clearwater's Winter Wonderland. It was nice but Parker would of enjoyed it better in oh say 5years!:) They had a playgroud,bouncy houses, there was decorating cookies with mrs.claus,pictures with santa,a petting zoo (which he petted a duck and was terrifed of the pony),pony rides and some live entertainment. We didn't stay long because well lets face it there wasnt much for us to do. So we went to Largo Central Park they had their lights on display so we walked around, Parker loved all the sights and sounds! Then it was on home because he was getting cranky! Tomorrow we are going on the boat, we havent been on in forever so I am looking very forward to it! Parker will stay with his grandma roberts and then hopefully we can get back in time for me to head up to the hospital so I can see my sister while shes there for some tests! hopefully it wont be another week before I post!!

Thanks for everyone who reads this, even you Aunt Renee!!!
Mom had me watch a slide show tonight with all kinds of pictures and she had ones of Parker when he was only days old, both me and robert cried as we watched it... Cant believe hes getting so big so fast!

Sunday, December 7, 2008

Post Surgery Day 2

Things were MUCH better today! HE woke up in a good mood and stayed in a good mood! HE got cranky around 5pm but it was close to his bed time so thats reasonable! We went to see Santa today but he wasnt having it he was scared to death of that man! Then they wanted me to pay 24 for a picture he didnt even smile in...geez people! After that adventure we went to Candy Cane Lane, its a neighborhood where most of the houses are lite up and decorated nice, there was one house that had the lights going to the sound of music! IT was pretty neat! Tomorrow we get his 9month pictures taken. I cant believe its been 9months today! This time 9months ago he was about 2hours old!!!! Amazing how time flies!!!

Saturday, December 6, 2008

Post Surgery

Today was rough, I wont lie but my lil man pulled through. This morning I woke up to him talking to the lil frog in his play pen (he stayed in my room last night I was parriod about his breathing) and I thought today is going to be good. That thought got thrown out the window 2o mins later! So I gave him some meds and some breakfast and the lil man wasnt happy still, so I called on my wonderful mommy and told her we were on our way to visit with grandma! Of course she loved the idea and so did Ryleigh but really mommy was wanting someone else to help with the crankness of Parker..shh dont tell her! The day seemed to go by faster while I was there probally cause I wasnt watching the clock and figuring out how long till Robert got home. Towards the end of the night he was getting better but I know today and tomorrow are going to be the worst of days and hopefully after that I will see the light at the end of this long dark tunnel! He is having a hard time figuring out how to breath and enjoy his food at the same time, he also has a hard time latching on to the bottle with formula, if there is pedilite in it he seems to do good but after a few swallow of the formula he screams. Hopefully it will pass, I am thinking its because his throat is still pretty sore. He also had red eyes, they almost looked brused but we're thinking it was from having the atneiods takin out. So heres to hoping tomorrow is better. The poor lil guy didnt have nearly as much formula as he normally has but he had some wet diapers so we know hes highdrated!

Friday, December 5, 2008

Parker's Surgery

My lil man was a trooper but it was THE HARDEST thing I have gone through so far. The worse part was letting him go back with the nurses for the surgery, he could of cared less but I cried like a lil baby. They put tubes in his ears,took his atneoids out,checked for some breathing problem, and took a biopsy for reflux. After surgery the nurses said he was FULL of mucus, the one nurse said she was pullin boogies out that had their own zip code... Poor guy! We ended up being there 12hours because after everything was said and done he was horribly congested and wasnt taking any fluid so they hooked him up to an IV because he hadnt peed in almost 7hours. Once the fluids got flowing and they gave him some more pain meds he was getting better, they also gave him affrin nose drops to help dry him out and those helped a lot, he isnt breathing nearly as bad as he was when he first got out. I was so lost on what to do with him, all he wanted was to be held by me, no one else just me, so thats what i did. We had a lil problem with his first IV it came unhooked from the fluid but the site was okay so they had to flush it and he didnt like that much! Other than that he slept the whole day it seemed and its now 7:18 and hes down again. Oh I forgot he also ate some pudding,only drank maybe 3ounces all day and had some jello before he came home, once he got home we gave him some cereal and more pedilite so I think thats why he went down so early,his belly is finally full after not being able to eat anything after 5:30 this morning! I took some pic to document for his baby book so i'll share with you! I also want to add I had a WONDERFUL support system today, My husband along with my mother in law, sister in law, Best Friend, and both my Parents, if it wasnt for them I dont know how I would of gotten through the day! Thank you mom I love and appreciate EVERYTHING you do for me!

After Surgery in recovery

Tuesday, December 2, 2008

I had to share

I am apart of Cafemom and I am in a march mommies group there are a ton of us in the group but only a hand ful who actually participate in the group. There is one mom, Chels she is freaking hillarious she has a 4year old and then her march baby, her 4year old his name is Declan always does something funny for his mommy to share with the group and I just have to share this story because I am STILL Laughing so hard i could pee myself

Oh, and just for kicks here's a Declan story. This morning I found him stark naked, standing with one foot on each side of the toilet seat. I told him to sit down and couldn't resist asking why.
"No, I can't," he replied. "I'm a birdie. I gotta stand up."
Ok, I guess that makes sense if you're a bird. I stepped out of the bathroom to grab Bryan's attention, because you just have to share a scene like that. All of a sudden I heard a thunk followed by crying.
The poor little birdie slipped and racked his bird nuts on the edge of the seat. And just so I wasn't left out, there was a nice smear of poo on the rim where he landed.

shes great! anytime i need a good laugh i just read one of her stories!
Hope you got a chuckle out of it, lord knows i did! I tried telling robert the story but was laughin to hard so he got pissed at me....he must be getting his period!

2 more teeth!!!!

Today while I was visiting with my mom, I noticed when Parker was laying down that he has 2 teeth coming in!! I kept feeling in his mouth because my mother in law said they were coming in but I didn't see anything but today I seen them both! which would explain why hes been such a demin child! And I noticed he chews on any and EVERYTHING he didn't do that before, but seriously he would chew on his diaper i let him play with while changing his old diaper, he would grab anything he could and chew on it, my pants...anything so I had a feeling he was but couldn't feel them. So now we are dealing with 2 teeth coming in and then his surgery on friday:( Not going to be much fun thats for sure. So I will post pictures of his teeth and some pictures of him with nana and pa today as well! Heres to hoping this weekend isnt horrible!!!!