Sunday, May 24, 2009

8 Hours!!!!!!



That's how long Ethan slept last night!!!! I couldn't believe it! Of course I didn't get that much sleep last night though! Since he decided not to wake up in the middle of the night to eat, I had to pump. And then starting at 6 am I checked every 5 minutes to make sure he was still breathing! Isn't that crazy? I couldn't wait for him to start sleeping through the night, and then the first time he does it I'm afraid that something is wrong with him. And when he FINALLY woke up he was in such a great mood. He was smiley and giggley. Gosh I LOVE being a Mom!



Abby at 3 months (look at all that hair!!)



Ethan at 3 months





Abby in the jumperoo at 3 months:




Ethan in the jumperoo at 3 months:



And...Abby in the jumperoo this morning :o)

Friday, May 22, 2009

Ethan is 3 Months Old Already!?!

Where has the time gone? My babies are getting big too fast. Ethan's babyhood is just flying by. He has had so many nicknames in his short 3 months of life, and the latest is...scooter! That's what he's been up to the past few days. I put him down on his little playmat, and when I walk back in the room a few minutes later, he isn't on the mat anymore! The first time it happened, I thought I was nuts. I figured that I just hadn't had my coffee yet, and that I didn't put him all the way on the mat. Nope, I'm not crazy, he's just a little scooter!! And he laughed for the first time last night, while I was drying him off after his bath! Oh my God, it was the cutest laugh I've ever heard. Ethan has so many rolls, I swear! I just want to nibble on his delicious chunky thighs! :)


And here is a random photo of Greg, fast asleep with Abby's baby doll, and a video of Abby singing! Enjoy!




video

Friday, May 15, 2009

My Baby Girl is 2!!!!!!!!

Gosh, so many things to talk about!!!

Abby turned 2 on Monday!! We celebrated her birthday at the beach over the weekend with a few family and friends and it was so much fun!! The weather was great, and everyone had a great time! Here are a few pictures:



And here are a couple pictures of the two cakes I made, with the help of Brian & Vanessa (it was a group effort!). The first was supposed to be a sandcastle, but it didn't work out so well. The second is a sand pail cake and it looked pretty cute!





At the pediatrician on Wednesday, Abby weighed 27 lbs. and she is 33 1/4 in. tall. I am just in awe of how much she has changed in the past two years. From this:


To This:

Monday, May 4, 2009

A man of the Cloth...

In an effort to be more green (and possibly save a little green), I have decided to give cloth diapers a try. I have wanted to try cloth diapers since Abby was a baby, but I'll admit, I was a little intimidated. And then overwhelmed by new mommyhood. But this time around I feel a little more prepared. I've had more time to do research and to slowly build up a small stash of diapers in order to give this a shot. As Greg has told me that he absolutely refuses to participate in cloth diapering, it will be part time at best. And I think I will be sticking to disposables when we are out and about, or when we go out of town.

But here it is...our first attempt at cloth diapers. Doesn't it look like Ethan just loves his Bum Genius 3.0's?? :)


Friday, May 1, 2009

NIAW

In honor of National Infertility Awareness Week, I wanted to do my part by offering a shameless plug for one of my online blog-friends' book. It is titled, Navigating the Land of IF, and it is available in stores TODAY!!! I haven't read it yet, but now that it has finally hit the shelves, I intend to run out later today to get my copy!

Now that I am a happy, busy mother of two, my every thought isn't consumed with my infertility. But it is still very much a part of who I am, and it is the "where I came from" that has contributed to the "where I am now" and "where I am going." I never wanted the burden of infertility, but because of it, I learned a lot about my inner strength, the strength of my marriage, and the strength of my faith.

Melissa is the author of not only the book, but a brilliant and funny blog about infertility and mothering. It is one of the first blogs I stumbled across after our infertility diagnosis, and her blog really gave me the support I needed during a tough time. I will add a few of my favorite infertility blogs to my sidebar in case anyone is ever interested in checking them out. There is also a link to more info about Melissa's book in my sidebar...so check it out!