Tuesday, December 29, 2009

My new toy!

I mentioned in my last "real" post about my new toy I got for Christmas! Well, I know you all were on the end of your seats to know what it is, well, maybe not, but oh well I'll tell you anyway! I got a new camera lens. I got a new digital camera last year for Christmas, and hadn't really thought about getting a new cool lens to go with it, so I got the kit lens which was great. But now that Dylan is here, I wanted to try to get a little more creative with my pictures, so I started looking into upgrading my lens. So what I got is a 50mm 1.4 lens. It's cool because it allows to have blurred backgrounds.It's main purpose is a " portrait" lens, so hopefully I'll be getting some good ones of the little man! I still need to practice a lot with it, like focusing the correct area of the picture in all, but here are some that I have taken!

I am still trying to remember everything about my photography days, so I can start trying to shoot in manual more.

These are all straight out of the camera shots, which no editing...
though some of them could probably use some editing!:) lol, the shoe is a Christmas ornament:)


Snow in Texas?? Twice in one week? We'll see I guess!! Wish us luck today Dylan goes in for a weigh in to see if he's up to birth weight yet!! That 1.5 iches he grew in two weeks is killing us in fattening him up:)

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Sunday, December 27, 2009

A little different this year

Christmas was a little different this year, as to be expected, when you have a new addition to the family:) Not only was it Dylan's first, it was the first one in our new home, the first one where we got to spend it with both families ( since being married) and the first as a family.

Christmas Eve was spent over at Adam's parents house, where there were some other family members. Adam's Grandmother and her husband, and his aunt, uncle and cousin. So Dylan got to meet some of his extended family, though I bet that he won't be remembering that! It was a great time, we did presents and a full turkey dinner. We couldn't have asked for a better time, even Dylan had a good time. He was so good, slept most of the time, then ate, then was awake for presents. Which was good, because he got all kinds of things. For a three week old, he did well! Got all kinds of great books from his Aunt Laura including but not limited to: Where the Wild Things Are, The Velveteen Rabbit, and , some clothes, and some toys!

Christmas Day we spent at our house, my mom and sister joined us for an afternoon of a ham dinner, and presents. It was nice getting two full Christmas dinners so we weren't limited to having to pick turkey or ham! Again, Adam and I couldn't have asked for a better Christmas day, which was probably cut short due to nap time, for both me and my mom. I just can't hardly make it through the day without a nap!

Lastly, yesterday, we headed back over to Adam's parents house for a small family reunion if you will. Grandma Lou's new husband Richard's family had come into town. Some were local, others came from Chicago, and Atlanta. So Adam's mom hosted everyone and it was a good time, with lots of food. Everyone was amazed at how good Dylan was, he basically slept the whole time, and well everyone wanted to wake him up, so a little before we left I woke him up so that his Grandma Suzan could show him off, that is of course, until he had a dirty diaper then he was passed off to Mom and Dad!

Needless to say, we're tired of eating, as well as just overly tired. I feel like I could sleep all day, but sadly, I have this little tiny human that will not let me do that like I used too!:) My next post will be about my new " toy" and no, I don't mean Dylan. Sidenote: If I hear one more person refer to him as a toy, I might scream!

Saturday, December 26, 2009

It must be hard...

To be this damn cute...

Dylan- 5 Days old

Thursday, December 17, 2009

Almost, but not quite

You don't really think about it when you are pregnant. But those annoying things during pregnancy are our bodies way of kinda preparing us for what is to come at the end of the nine months. Like I said, I didn't really think about this until well, I came home with a newborn, and those annoying pregnancy things were a walk in the park!

As most who read this blog know, I absolutely LOVED being pregnant. Granted, I had a very easy time, but I loved every minuet of it. In fact, I kinda miss it, and can't wait until the second time ( which will not be for a while, don't worry) But as I sit awake at 4 AM, I think about the things I mentioned above. So here is the list I came up with!

1) Getting up 900 times a night to pee----- Not bad considering, you get to stumble there, and stumble back and get back to sleep in a matter of moments. With a newborn, you have to get up every three hours. Yes I set an alarm, because my little man LOVES his sleep. But it's not a quick thing to do. You gotta wake baby up, feed him with could take forever depending on how you are feeding them, change them, then hope and pray they are going to back to sleep.

2) Bending over while pregnant. The only time I had a problem with this was when I had eaten to much and well, I couldn't breath. Well try bending over holding a baby who has no head control to speak of! It's VERY hard... I've gotten good at picking things up with my feet, that is if I'm sitting on the couch!

3) Naps: A past time of most pregnant ladies, I know it was of mine. I have always been a napper. I can take an hour nap and wake up feeling refreshed and ready to go. Well, with a newborn you gotta take naps. I mean a nap from 8-9 PM is GREAT. I feel sorry for anyone who can't take naps. My poor husband can't. Luckily, I don't really wake him up in the middle of the night. His boobs are no good to our son!;)

4) Annoying comments. Who doesn't get tired of the same comments over and over when pregnant. My favorite " How are you feeling?" I hated that question when I was pregnant. But I got it all the time. Well, when you have a baby, you will get all kind of information from lots of sources, that well you might not agree with or want to hear, but you gotta take it with a grain of salt! ( And no, I haven't gotten to much of that, that I've listened to at least!;) )

So that's all I can think of now, I didn't have an issue with pregnancy brain, but man do I have newborn brain. If I don't write it down, I forget it!

Saturday, December 12, 2009

Life as we know it!

Adam and I couldn't be enjoying our newest addition anymore than we are. He is such a good baby, granted he is only a week and a half old, and things could change REALLY quickly, but he's been great. We are still getting at least 7 hours of sleep a night, because he gets up, I feed him, change him, then put him back down, by then he's usually already asleep. If he is awake, he just stares. He doesn't fuss when he is awake, he just stares at us and makes funny faces.
He has finally gotten going on the peeing on us thing. It took him a few days to get some distance, and he didn't really even pee during a diaper change until like Monday. Now every. single. diaper. change he will pee. We've gotten some on the bed, all over his pack-n-play, and well all over himself. Adam and I have managed to dodge that so far. Well, I'll be honest, I hardly EVER change diapers. I always hand him off to daddy, go do that!

We had his first pediatrician appointment Wednesday morning, it went great. He has gained an ounce since we came home, putting him at 6lbs 9 ounces. Such a big boy, but he is going to have his daddy's legs and arms, because they are so skinny. Today we put some 0-3 month pants on him, and well, we could have put another baby in them, they are HUGE on him!

We love being parents, we had a two bad nights, the first one, where Dylan wouldn't sleep unless someone was holding him, which was alright, because I have a reclining rocker, which is nice because we just held him and slept in the chair. It was a great investment. The second night was hell also, because he just screamed and screamed and screamed, and I had no idea why... It was rough. Being parents is hard. There is no question about that. I couldn't imagine doing it without Adam. It's very tiring, but Adam will watch him during the day so that I can take a nap, I haven't gone a day without taking a shower, and well Adam feeds me, so he is a huge help, and watching him with our son, just melts my heart every. single. day. I love ALL of my boys!

Thursday, December 10, 2009

They don't lie

" eat,sleep, and poop" this is no lie! For someone who does nothing but those three things,he is a very demanding little guy! Adam and I are loving every moment with him:) we love that he is letting us sleep 8 hours and we can't beleive how much he has changed! Hopefully I'll be able to post some new pictures soon when I have a moment !!

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Sunday, December 6, 2009

How it happened!!!

Thanks to the My Little Lamb Swing, I can sit here and start to write how Dylan entered the world. Without the " Too much info" details of course!

So here it goes!!

It started on Tuesday night. I had been having a few mild contractions, nothing to write home about, seeing as I had been having them for weeks. Adam and I had gone on about our business of watching Tv, eating dinner ( Chinese) and heading to bed. At about midnight, I started having " period like cramps" I thought, I've never really gotten them, so I wasn't sure. My belly wasn't hardening like I thought that it would so I just kinda lived through it. Then I noticed that they were pretty frequent so I started timing them. 10 min. That's 5 too many to warrant a call to the Dr. Or so I had read. The contractions went on at 10 min apart forever. It's amazing how fast time goes by when you are looking at a clock ALL THE TIME! haha, then around 2:30 or 3, I decided that I was in quite a bit of pain, but STILL the contractions were only 10 min apart! By this point I had decided we needed to go to the hospital, knowing full well we would probably get sent home,so I decided that I would take a shower to relieve some of the pain. IT WORKED! So I told Adam we didn't need to go just yet, so he went back to sleep! They died down enough for me to get like a 20 min power nap! Then I woke up in pain again. About 4:15 Adam rolled over and asked how I was doing, but the answer wasn't a good one. I was still in pain, every 10 min I remind you, so I told him to get up! As I was finishing packing a few things, and getting dressed he went an made some breakfast and then we headed out!

We get to the hospital, and the whole time I am telling Adam we are going to be sent home because my contractions are not the 5 min apart most Dr. look for. They were still 10. So I get the L&D, and they ask if I'm a "Scheduled Section" and my answer was like " Nope, I'm a surprise and I HOPE I'm in labor" So they take me back to get me checked. So here is the moment of truth. The nurse says..." Were you planing on getting an epidural?" Me " UMMM YES!" Her..." OHHHH, if we make it that far, your already 8 cm, maybe 9" " Oh Good God " ( Or something very similar) She quickly calls the IV lady and the anesthesiologist. The IV lady comes in, and does her business * Side note* I have never had an IV before, or even been in a hospital for that matter, so when I was joking through the whole thing, then told her " I didn't feel a damn thing" she was very impressed!

Then the Epidural lady comes in. Even though they hadn't gotten my blood work back or given me a whole bag of fluid, she gave me the thing, because well I wouldn't have gotten it had she not. Let me tell you, that epidural is the strangest thing EVER. It felt really strange to have a needle grinding your spinal column, then to feel your legs go numb, but I would get it again in a heartbeat. It was amazing, and again, I kept joking about how heavy my legs were, the nurse thought it was funny! So then my Dr. gets there and I am at "9 almost 10 cm" But they wanted me to wait to push, so Dr. went and had some breakfast, and then we looked at the snow that had covered Frisco, and watched " bringing home baby" I thought it was a perfect show to watch while pushing!!!

At 8 AM, I'm ready to push. So well you know, I push. I had heard such horror stories about how hard it was and everything, but I'll tell you, you don't really think about it. I even asked if it was possible to blow my eyes out, because they make you push for 10 seconds without breathing. And my EYES were what I worried about. I didn't count how many times I pushed with the nurse but I think it was MAYBE 5 or 6, then the Dr. came in. I gave him what good push, then Dylan was out at 8:23 AM. It was the most amazing feeling, seeing Adam see his son enter the world. I would do it over and over again just to see his face.

So there you have it, a quick easy, labor and delivery story. The nurses were amazed that I came in at 8 cm, thinking I was going to get sent home, and they even placed a bet that I would deliver before some other lady who had been induced the day before would. Though I am not sure the outcome of that! Recovery has been great as well. 2 nights in the hospital, both of which we sent Dylan to the nursery. Nursing is going well, every 2-3 hours round the clock! Luckily I have a FANTASTIC husband, who lets me sleep during the day, and has " man time" with Dylan! I think that's everything. Any questions? I'll answer them if I can. I will tell you though, being a Mommy, though I have only done so for 4 days, makes for a hard job, but let me tell you, seeing those eyes look at me when I talk to him, there is nothing in the world like it. Also, watching someone you THOUGHT you loved as much as you could with their child. WOW, makes you fall in love all over again.

Saturday, December 5, 2009

Dylan Kyle

Dylan Kyle has arrived!!

December 2, 2009

8:23 AM

6 Lbs. 15 Oz.

19 Inches long!

It was a REALLY fast easy labor and recovery. I'll try to post details sometime soon, but it's a little busy around here!