Monday, December 28, 2009
Monday, December 21, 2009
I love that Joey is here for the holidays. I have had fun dressing him in his little Christmas outfits and we brought him and David to see Santa this past week. Christmas morning I am sure will be alot of fun for David and it means even more because this year he can share the holiday with Joey. Lil D is already concerned that Joey might wake up for a feeding when Santa is at the house. I assured him that this will not happen LOL!
Monday, December 14, 2009
After dealing with secondary infertility for the past 4 years, failed clomid and IUI cycles, pcos, two ectopics, loss of a tube, one early miscarriage and then being told by the RE that there was less than a 5% chance of ever having a child on our own without IVF... Our baby Joey was born on November 23rd 2009!!! He was 5 weeks early, spent 8 days in the NICU but is home and doing great.
This past March we got rid of most of the baby stuff in our house and had somewhat accepted that our 4 1/2 year old was going to be an only child. I got pregnant in April, not trying, non-medicated, on an irregular cycle. Joey is a blessing and a miracle. We are so thankful to have him in our life!
If you are new to my blog, here is a post from a year ago about the keeping the hope alive even though the odds of having another child were so slim. http://mrsscrapdiva.blogspot.com/search/label/Fertility%20and%20TTC
Also this is another archive post from my previous blog about dealing and healing from loss. http://themamabear.blogspot.com/2006_06_01_archive.html
Baby Joey 2 1/2 weeks old
"No Earthly Joys Could Bring More Pleasure
Thursday, December 10, 2009
(anyone who has read Harvey Karp's Happiest Baby on the Block will know what I mean about the 4th Trimester. We followed the 5 S's with Lil D and continue to do so with Joey. It is a little different since Joey is considered a late term preemie but I think the concept still holds true. )
Here are some pictures from the past week and some random facts:
- As of monday December 7th, Joey is 7lbs 1 ounce.
- He is sleeping anywhere from 2 - 4 hours at a time
- drinking 2 - 2 1/2 ounces of breastmilk per feeding
- Loves his swing and getting used to the bouncer seat. Most of all loves to be held.
- Cries the second his diaper is wet or he realizes he is hungry.
- Tries to suck his thumb. David loves that he is doing this and says "quick get him a silky"
- Doesn't like his hands to be swaddled in the blanket nor does he like wearing his little hats.
- Fits into NB newborn clothes and diapers. Size 0-3 months is still too big.
- Smiles and makes really cute faces (I am sure this is unintentional at this point but it is still really sweet)
- Has light blondish hair and his eyes are still blue.
- We do tummy time everyday and his neck and arms are getting strong
- Was not pleased with his first bath in the tubby. Little David was a great big helper!
- David is being a great big brother. He loves to touch the baby's head and says after kissing him that he is "rubbing in the kiss so it goes straight to Joey's heart"
Trying to suck his thumb.
Chill'n in the pack n play. He loves that blue whale.
Asleep in the swing (thanks Auntie Karen!)
Mommy post partum. Picture taken by a 4 1/2 year old...LOL
My two handsome little men!
Thanks for looking!
Friday, November 27, 2009
Sunday, November 22, 2009
Here is a picture from this year's trick or treat. No homemade costume, just a catalog bought expensive Batman costume. He looked very cute ~ I love the muscles. We went to a few Halloween events, had a costume party at school and then daytime trick or treat, so he got plenty of wear out of it!
In pregnancy news ~ I am almost 35 weeks!!!! If I wasn't anxious before (yeah right) , I am very anxious now. I am not uncomfortable per say, but it is getting hard to get things done around the house etc.
Wednesday, October 7, 2009
Tuesday, September 29, 2009
Sorry, the original costume I made is NOT for sale and I, unfortunately, don't have time to sew costumes.
Tuesday, September 22, 2009
Wednesday, September 2, 2009
That's about it for now. I have lots of pictures from summer to upload but maybe later on today!
Wednesday, August 5, 2009
Being 4 1/2, he has had some very interesting questions regarding the baby...how it got in there? How will it get out? Then he says funny things like I think he is watching tv in there. He also said there is another imaginary baby in there so the baby has someone to play with. He snuggles up with my belly and says "I love you baby" Oh and last month his number one name for baby was Supermarket Baby. I guess that could either way for a boy or a girl right?
Here is the newest picture of the baby:
I been feeling pretty good. Very tired by 3:00. I started to feel the baby more and it is a great feeling. This pregnancy feels different than when I was with David but I think it is more because I am 5 years older.
Here is a recent belly picture. Thanks for looking!
Saturday, July 25, 2009
Our tomatoes on the other hand are still green without a hint of red and I don't have any pumpkins forming on the flowers. There is still 8 weeks left in summer so maybe there is hope!/>
Monday, June 22, 2009
Sunday, June 21, 2009
Tuesday, June 16, 2009
sticky tape (as Dora calls it)
a small ball (for shaping the jellyfish)
thread to hang up the final project.
First lay out the painted coffee filter flat. Then tape streamers around the edges. Next tape down curling ribbon in the center.Once complete, you shape the filter around the ball. The coffee filter paper is very flexible and moldable. Once complete, string thread thru the top to hang them up.
Hang up and enjoy! If you have a fan going they look really cute floating around! (And cleanup time was pretty quick)
Thanks for looking!