Wednesday, December 29, 2010


I cannot believe my baby boy will be 16 weeks tomorrow. It seems like only yesterday when I went to the hospital to bring him into this world. He can fully lift up his head and neck, sit up pretty well, loves bath-time, and kisses on his cheeks and tummy.

He finds his big sister, Issy, to be rather amusing and always laughs at her. He weighs about 16lbs (that's a nursed baby for ya) and wears a size 6m. He keeps mommy up at night and loves to sleep on mommy/daddy's chest.

I love him sooooo much and he cracks me up a lot with his whining. Daddy is so proud to have a son who looks like him and bears his first name.

Kids grow up too fast and I an gonna miss these days, sleep deprived and all.

Monday, December 20, 2010

What Christmas Means To Me....

Christmas is often misinterpreted as a time for shopping. with snowmen, reindeer, and elves taking precedence over Jesus. Hardly ever does one really reflect on the true meaning of Christmas; as the reason for celebrating is in the word itself. Many do not know the true reason for the season or the real meaning behind Jesus being born. Often God is left out of his own holiday and forgotten in the midst of toys, clothes, electronics, and other material possessions.

Christmas is about Jesus being born to a Virgin, named Mary and her spouse, Joseph. Jesus was not only born to “earthly parents” who were of lowly stature, but he was also born in meager like conditions such as a manger where it was cold, dirty, and the smell of animals consumed the air. Many do not realize that Jesus “choose” this. That he choose to be a vessel in which God the father used to reconcile man to himself. Without Jesus being born, we would not have an opportunity to be with God in heaven. Jesus showed us, his people, what Christmas truly is about: LOVE! That love, can and will make a person go to whatever extremes to save another.

Christmas is about being given a second chance; its about being humble and submitting ourselves to each other; its about sacrificing ones desires, dreams, and goals for the sake of saving our brothers and sisters; its about giving…giving of oneself, giving from the heart, being a cheerful giver; its about “choosing” to be a vessel for GOD and being available for his use.

So instead of investing time and energy into buying a bunch of material items (which will pass away), we should use that time to pray for each other; instead of shopping for hours on end, buying everything our hearts desire, maybe donate to a local toy drive or even someone in our own family. Instead of watching t.v., read the nativity account in the Bible. Instead of sitting around with nothing to do, call a family member and tell them how much you love them. In doing this, we realize that Christmas is truly about love, giving, humility, and serving each other. Let’s take the time to adopt new ways and traditions that opens our eyes to Jesus ultimate sacrifice and his love for mankind. Do this, so in the end, just as God the father was pleased with Jesus sacrifice, he can be pleased with ours!

Tuesday, December 14, 2010

Pictures of the new baby!

Above is a picture of the kids that was taken last week! Its my favorite of them.

Here are some pictures of Ethan is the hospital. He was born September 9th at 4:30pm, weighing 6lb 5oz, looking just like his father and grandfather.

And here is the big sister on the morning of my delivery....I love her "Big Sister" shirt!

Thursday, December 2, 2010

Is it bad..............

.....that I had lemon cake and coffee for breakfast????

Of coarse

Will include pics of baby Ethan in next post!

Thursday, November 25, 2010

Diaper Rash: The Hidden Enemy

If there is one thing that is associated with a baby, it’s a soft, smooth….. Perfectly round bottom.

A bottom free from scratches, scars and “ouchies”.

It may very well seem as if all is well, but there is one hidden aliment that ruins my baby’s bottom and that is the dreaded diaper rash!!

As a mom of a newborn, I am currently being told what and how to care for my son’s bottom to prevent such things from happening…

…….wash in warm water, keep area clean, use fragrance free wipes, and so on.

Sometimes though, no matter what I do, the rash appears and stays for a while.

I’ve learned not to worry about it because it’ll drive me batty.

The internet has been a great tool in finding inexpensive, non-medical ways of treating and preventing diaper rash outbreaks; along with talking with older mothers and grandmothers too.

One of the best ways I have learned to prevent future diaper rash is using corn starch. It’s something I already have in my pantry and has been used by many mothers for hundreds of years.

I have to admit though, before learning of the corn starch option, Desitin was my go to ointment of choice.

It cleared up the rash in 2 to 3 days and never seemed to bother my infant son.

I also realized that using certain brands of diapers would aid in a resurfacing rash, so I switched to Huggies. It worked and we haven’t experienced any rashes since.

I would recommend any mother who stresses over diaper rash to do some research, talk to other mothers and even consult their child’s doctor for various ways to clear up a rash.

It’ll bring some relief to the baby and some relief to our minds….

… least until something else pops up!

Happy Thanksgiving Everyone!

Monday, May 17, 2010

Hi There...

Hope all is well. Just checking in. I'm doing fine and so is the baby. 23 weeks!!!

Thursday, April 29, 2010

It's a............................


We are having a BOY and we are sooooo happy!

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