Friday, December 31, 2010
Thursday, December 30, 2010
Saturday, December 25, 2010
Monday, December 20, 2010
I also received samples of Enfamil from signing up on their mailing list, so when we started Dylan on formula, we used that. After receiving a TON from our Pedi for free, we went to buy it on our own. HOLY CRAP. That's expensive stuff. So what did we do? Switched him to generic Sam's brand. 94 Oz. for $21! A DEAL!
Wipes, they are pretty cheap in my opinion. I mean a box lasted us like 6 months. I'm not kidding. Dylan didn't have too many dirty diapers that required a whole box! But you know, I cheap-ed out on myself and bought the Up&Up. I figured that I liked everything else from them why not. I HATE THEM. They are thin, they don't come out easily ( IE, you pull one, and you get 5!), the bottom ones are soaking so much that I have to ring them out before using them. The only positive I have about them is that they are textured, which is GREAT for scrubbing dried messes off of little hiney's! So of course I bought like the 1000 wipe box of these things, so now I'm going to use them, but next time, I'll spend the extra $2 on Pampers!:)
This is more just a little public service announcement for mom's, I've been very happy with everything else generic that I have purchased, but I wouldn't recommend buying the jumbo box of wipes until you have tried a little pack to see if you like them!
Wednesday, December 15, 2010
He can now cruise really well! he will walk along the coffee table to get to anything we move out of his way. He loves to throw things on the floor! He is an expert at feeding himself, he is a pretty good eater and will eat just about anything, though you wouldn't know it by looking at his weight! This month we celebrated his first Thanksgiving, and I would have to say he really enjoyed it. I think stuffing was his favorite! He got to spend some time with his Great Grandma, Great aunt and Uncle and his cousin to some power, not sure, it's Adam's cousin! Because it was his first Thanksgiving, that also meant his first ROAD TRIP! We traveled to San Antonio, and lets just say, he was a car champ! It took us 7 hours to get there, apparently we weren't the only one's who thought Wednesday mid day was a great time to travel! He also had to sleep in his pack and play, in the SAME room as us, two things that he hadn't done since he was 8 weeks old! He adjusted GREAT!
He is just a giggily little man, everyone LOVES him in the stores and places that we go with him. I was telling Adam last night, the number of adult men who pay attention to him, and play with him in public blows my mind, women yes, but men, I would never have guessed!
Let me see, wow, this might be the worst month post yet! We've been soo busy, my brain is fried!
So some of his stats:
Weight : 17 lbs. 10 oz. ( not even on the curve!)
Length- 29.5 inchs ( 50th %)
Still wearing 9 month clothes, and will be for a while
Doesn't do much babbling, but is making lots of noises, and "talking" if you will, I guess!
LONG eyelashes. That's what everyone comments on it goes something like this..." WOW, look at his eyes, his eye lashes are amazing... Oh, but mom has those eyelashes too huh?" Me: Yup, and so does Daddy!"
You still will NOT hold your bottle, it's not that you can't, you just won't. I think it's because you know I will!
Now that Dylan is one, we are trying to get him off of formula, and bottles. With him not holding his bottle sippy's are probably a little harder than they should be. He kinda gets it, but doesn't know to tip it back. I've tried the straw ones, but he doesn't get it! Oh well!
I promise that I will do a separate birthday post! And maybe even do a Thanksgiving day post too, don't hold your breath though!
Monday, December 13, 2010
Sunday, December 12, 2010
Yes, this is a picture of a picture which is why the quality isn't fantastic. I guess Santa won't be stopping by our house this year!;)
Oh and I promise I will do a birthday party post eventually. It's just going to take time, and well, I don't have a lot of that:)
Friday, December 10, 2010
Wednesday, December 1, 2010
Tuesday, November 23, 2010
Thursday, November 18, 2010
Put chicken breasts in food processor to grind up( This actaully worked really well, I will never buy ground chicken again!) if you can find ground chicken breast, you can use that too. Heat oil and add chicken and cook about 10 minutes on medium heat until no longer pink. Rinse out processor and add carrots, celery, garlic and red pepper and puree. Add to chicken mixture and cook about 5 minutes until veggies start to soften.
Next add the rest of the ingredients, put stove on simmer and cook for 1 hour.
Tuesday, November 16, 2010
But what he doesn't realize is, if he would just be quiet and still, the torture would be over. You see, my baby is mobile now, but he doesn't walk. I'm going to burn so many calories a day just trying to get this one thing accomplished. Unfortunately, it's not a once a day thing, it needs to happen several times a day. It's never a short easy process for either one of us. Who knows, maybe one day he'll just get over it.
The torture table= The CHANGING table. Do you mom's know of this torture device I speak of? It's terrible, and I dread having to walk up the stairs to change Dylan. He is crying before I even lay him on his back. Shortly after, he has arched his back and it trying to roll over. Dangerous when you are on top of the dresser. But when I put him on the floor, he can obviously crawl away. Such a predicament!
Monday, November 15, 2010
So Mom shoes. You know, kinda like the mom haircut, or mom jeans. Being a mom, comfort is numero uno. Unfortunately, I have somewhat of a shoe addiction, but come on ladies, who doesn't? My addiction usually is for heals. Why? I have no idea, since I don't really wear heals. They just appeal to me. Anyway, heals are not comfortable, or safe to wear while toting around a tot, I have fallen TWICE carrying Dylan wearing them. So I have entered the world of flats. You see, I tried to not buy flats for a long time. I felt like they would make me look shorter than my 5'2 self. But recently, I have been on a search for the perfect flats. I mean come on, this year, I actually bought flat BOOTS. Someone is stepping up in the style department.
For my birthday last year, Adam bought me Tory Burch Reva flats. I had heard these are THE most comfy flat there is. Well, maybe it's because I am like an in between size, not a 6.5 but the 7 flips off my heal, but these are not that comfy. Comfy, yes, but walking on clouds? I don't think so. I also have a pair of Cole Haan Nike air flats, that I purchased shortly after Dylan was born. I should have waited. Apparently my feet were fat, seeing as now those are too big. I think a slip stop will help. Note to self.
Along with my search for a comfy flat, I also wanted them to be brown. The above mentioned shoes are black, and a cranberry color. So I thought brown or grey would be good. Do you KNOW how hard it is to locate brown flats? Impossible! I looked at Macys, Nordstroms, Dillards, and several DSW's. Until yesterday, I was at a loss. DSW finally helped me out by bringing in some bronze shoes. Ok, so not brown but close. They are simple bronze shoes. And guess what? LIKE WALKING ON CLOUDS! They are so comfy! I love the brand Me Too. It's my new favorite! Now, I have heard TOM's are great, so of course, I put them on my Christmas list, and hope that I will be able to try those out!
Do you have any suggestions for flats I should try!?
Sunday, November 14, 2010
Wednesday, November 10, 2010
Monday, November 8, 2010
Sunday, November 7, 2010
I am sure you have all seen that I have no photos in this post. The computer that has my pictures is being a pain tonight, so I had to use my laptop. Which doesn't have photos on it. I tried to link photobucket photo's, but they were all huge. So PLEASE, PLEASE go HERE get your fill of our little cutie pants!
Monday, November 1, 2010
Tuesday, October 19, 2010
Monday, October 18, 2010
Tuesday, October 12, 2010
Monday, October 11, 2010
Saturday, October 9, 2010
Friday, October 8, 2010
Wednesday, October 6, 2010
Sunday, October 3, 2010
Friday, October 1, 2010
Tuesday, September 28, 2010
You have no idea how great it was to hear that. Not that he ever accused me of sitting on my bum and doing nothing all day. But he got first hand experience that taking care of Dylan is tough!! But you know what? As cliche as it is, I wouldn't change anything. I am sooo very fortunate that I am even able to stay home with him, and I don't ever take that for granted. I love seeing every new little thing he does. Every day is a new adventure.
Monday, September 27, 2010
Sunday, September 26, 2010
Wednesday, September 22, 2010
Saturday, September 18, 2010
Thursday, September 16, 2010
Tuesday, September 14, 2010
Friday, September 10, 2010
1) DO NOT EVER PUT ANYTHING IN WRITING. These women, particularly the crazy Danielle from New Jersey, seems to put everything in writing, then back tracks and says" I didn't write that? If I did, I didn't understand what I was saying or answering. " My mom always told me never to put anything in writing that I didn't want someone to see, or call you out on. This show really proves that.
2) Take care of your self. These women for the most part are in their early 40's late 30's but look as though they are 60. I gave up on fake tanning a long time ago. Not only because of the whole skin cancer thing, but well because it's terribly aging on the skin. I like when I go places and still get carded ( with a baby on my hip I'll remind you) or when people guess that I'm like 18. I suppose that might be because I'm a little " vertically challenged" So with that, I started using a retinol cream on my face at night, to combat wrinkles. Since I don't wear makeup but once in a blue moon, I really need to make sure I do not look terrifying without my makeup on. You know, like those people who you see without it, and then now why they MUST go to the gym to workout with makeup on?
I feel like you can never start too soon to take care of yourself. I'm really trying to get into a routine of moisturizer and brow waxing, massages, manis, pedi's, because that is something my mom never did, and I want to make sure that I have some "ME" time. Adam has golf, I have Mani's and Pedi's!
Tuesday, September 7, 2010
Thursday, September 2, 2010
Call me a bad mom, but I refuse to buy him toys now, because well, I know when he is 2, there will be crap all over my house. So I'm keeping it MY house for now!
So this months stats:
You are still a sleeping champ. You're even getting better about being out past your bedtime, which is nice for going out for dinner!! You take 2 naps a day, though for a few days there, I thought you had decided one was plenty. I'm glad that was just a stage. You can stay up without being cranky for about 3 hours.You are still wearing 3-6 month clothes though I did just have to buy you 6-9 sleepers because your feet were crammed. You are eating( not without a fight) 24 oz, via three 8oz bottles, and eating solids 3 times a day. You are exclusively in the high chair now when we go out. You love the mirror. There is a good looking baby that looks back at you!You are a ham, everyone loves you. Random people will stop us when we are shoping just to talk to you, and tell mommy how adorable you are. ( I even had one lady say..." Awww, you got a cute one... I've seen some really ugly babies lately!" haha... crazy old ladies!)You still army crawl, but are working really hard on crawling. You have a new tooth. It's up for debate which one it is. Aunt Erin and Daddy think it's a canine, I think it's the lateral incisor. We shall see. But no front top teeth yet. You love puffs and yogurt melts, and can feed them to yourself now. You love shoes, and feet, especially shoes with feet in them! You can stand up next to the couch and table now. You even tried to climb up on the couch, it was a big FAIL though. See...( it wasn't as bad as it looks here, I promise)
Wednesday, September 1, 2010
Monday, August 23, 2010
Thursday, August 19, 2010
If I couldn't be friends with my ex, We wouldn't have a best friend. Adam wouldn't have had a Best Man. Dylan wouldn't have a Godfather. I wouldn't have gotten flowers when my mom died.
If I had to put money on it, I would say that Adam and I benefit from being friends with our exes. Our exes make our lives better. They are some of the best friends anyone could ask for. Thanks for being in our lives Andrew and Becca!