Thursday, August 28, 2008


My baby boy's first tooth popped up today! I'm so proud :)

Sorry that's the best picture I could get :) I'll add more when he doesn't feel like chopping on my hand.

Wednesday, August 27, 2008

A haiku in the nude

So fresh and so clean

Please do not tee-tee on me

Naked as a bug

Monday, August 25, 2008

Quiz Time

Since it's the 1st day of the new school year I thought it was fitting that I took this little quiz.
I read this article on the top 10 mistakes new parents make. So I started thinking...hmm I wonder how Jason and I would score.

10 Mistakes New Parents Make By Denise Mann

1: Panicking over anything and everything
Hmm, let me think…yep all the time! If he has a little bit of snot in his nose I irrigate it because I think its going to get into his lungs and he’ll end up having pneumonia! Or if he has a bit of a sniffle I think he's coming down with the flu. Seriously!

2: Not letting your infant cry it out
I’m guilty. I can’t stand hearing him cry, it’s the worst sound on earth! So he ALWAYS ends up back in bed with mommy and daddy. :)

3: Waking baby up to breastfeed
HA! yea right, the little booger would never wait long enough for me to wake him up!!!

4: Confusing spit up and vomit
Guilty again. Hey, if it’s liquid and its dribbling, spirting, or gushing out of my child's mouth its freaking throw up!

5: Not sweating a fever in a newborn
NEVER! If he’s running anything above 99 I’m freaking!! He’s already at the doctor if it reaches 99.1!

6: Not properly installing the car seat
Check! I still don’t know if the freaking thing is right. But I do know...he ain't moving an inch!

7: Neglecting oral care
Well since Grady doesn’t have any teeth yet I think I’m cleared of this one!! WOOHOO But I definitely won’t neglect his teefers. After all the money I’ve spend on crowns and cavities over the years, you best bet we’re brushing his pearly whites 5 times a day!!

8: Ignoring your marriage
Guilty again…dang I don’t like this quiz! Yes I must say Jason and I have “somewhat” ignored our marriage. But really, who hasn’t?!?!?

9: Fighting too much in front of your baby
Dang it…OK this quiz sucks!

10: Trusting unreliable sources for parenting advice
Well I believe some of the "sources" might be reading this…so my answer is NO!!

OK, so I think I failed! Can I get some extra credit?!?! ;)

Wednesday, August 20, 2008

Not so much buddy!

So last night...

Jason and I put Grady to bed and started our nightly pillow talk. I asked about our friends, Jeff and Brooke, whom are expecting their first child. He informs me that she had a pretty bad spell of morning sickness during her 1st trimester but that she's doing much better now that she's in her 2nd.

Me: "Aww the poor thing, pregnancy sure isn't easy."
Jason: "Yea you're telling me, I had to go to Walmart at 1am to get you Benadril!"

Umm...yeah you poor thing, you really had it rough!! That somehow compares to the allergic reaction I had to my prenatal vitamins and the hives I had all over my stomach. The knock-out-drag-out, ALL DAY nausea I had for 3 months straight. The 35+ extra pounds I managed to carry around on my swollen feet to and from work daily.
And the countless nights I spent awake because...either I had to get up every hour and waddle to the bathroom to pee, or Grady wouldn't stop railing on my abdomen and uterus or the fact that it's extremely uncomfortable to sleep on a rock-hard, watermelon shaped stomach.
...I'm just saying!

Men, God love em'!

Monday, August 18, 2008


So we had two new firsts this weekend.

Grady had his first taste of mash potatoes...yummo!! And he loved it. He's just like his momma, loves those starches!

Then on Sunday we went to Chuck E. Cheese's for Cambry's 3rd birthday party. He had so much fun. The first hour he kept doing his newly found high pitched squeal at everything. It was too funny. Then he conked out right before presents. My son can sleep though anything. (Like mother, like son!)

I'm so dissapointed though, Chuck E. Cheese isn't as cool as it use to be. No..not because I'm over the age of 10, but because it's all video screens! They don't have the huge bear, bird, rat and whatever else moving side-to-side playing different instruments while their mouths open at random times during the songs. Geez!! Stupid technology!

**(I love this site...see this is the stuff you can't put on myspace. I'd lose my cred if I did!)**

Thursday, August 14, 2008

Picture me this!

So I'm starting to get the hang of this and I wanted to show how much our little man has grown over the last 6 months! I can't believe brings tears to my eyes just looking at his pictures. He's so amazing and strong. I love my little pooh bear so much! Enjoy

6 months

5 months

4 1/2 months

4 months

3 months

2 months

1 months

3 weeks old

1st day home - 2 wks old

1 week old in NICU


Grady's Surgery - Aug 29th

I’m starting to get nervous! Grady’s surgery is coming up in 2 weeks and mommy is starting to freak.

For those of you who don’t know, Grady was born with a birth defect called hypospadia and chordee. Check out the link for more info.
In short, his hole is on the underside of his penis and also he has a downward curvature. Everything is working correctly right now but he could have urinary problems later in life, plus it won’t look ‘normal’.

He’ll have 3 procedures done; a hypospadia surgery, a chordee release and a circumcision. They did not circumsize him at birth because they can use some of the extra skin to reconstruct his anatomy. My poor baby has been through enough already. (He was 5 1/2 weeks early and spent 2 weeks in the NICU where they took blood gases daily and he had iv's and breathing tubes all in him.) I hate that he has to go through this too. But I know it is necessary for his wellbeing.

He’ll have to be put under and will need an epidural. I'm praying everything will be fine, that the surgery will be a success and that he won't go through a lot of pain. They said he might have a catheter in for a week, hopefully he won't need one. I'm going to take off that week to stay at home and comfort him. He won't be out of my hands for a second. ;)

If you will please, pray for Grady’s strength and for a speedy recovery!
Thank you!

Wednesday, August 13, 2008

My lil' centerfold!

Grady is strutting his stuff for the camera on July 10th, 2008 ;) He's such a little ham!
23 weeks old

Tuesday, August 12, 2008

Ripley's Believe it or Not

So I'm starting our blog. I say "our" when in actuality I mean mine. hehe
The blog will mostly be about "our"...I said it again...little man Gradybug! He's cool enough that he gets a whole blog just about him.

Gradybug went for his 6 month check up on Friday. He's doing superfantasic. He weights in at a hefty 20.3 pounds and is 26' long. Doesn't quite have his daddy's height yet, but there's time. Dr. Moulton said we can start him on finger foods such as Puffs and Cheerios! WOOHOO
He's really starting to army crawl around. It should be no time and he'll be cleaning the floor with his tushie!

Well...not bad for my first blog. Nothing really clever or witty but there's time ;)