Tuesday, September 23, 2008

Imagination Movers...you gotta' think about it!

Is it wrong that I like watching the Imagination Movers more than Grady does? He's got no interest in them, but I turn it on just for me :)

jump up...get down...stand up...turn around....

Monday, September 22, 2008

71 new mom truths

I read this article in my "Baby Talk" magazine and thought it was so true.

Here's an incomplete list of the extraordinary, frustrating, and funny facts of your new life as a mom. I won't go through all of them, just picked out a few that I relate to! :)

3. You will lose tiny socks in the wash. (It's hard to ever find a matching pair!)

4. You will be able to shower, wash and dry your hair and get dressed in less than 10 minutes.

5. You will want to apologize to your friends who had kids before you for never really getting why they had less time for you. (Amen!)

6. You will fantasize about what you would swap for a good 8 hours of sleep. (ANYTHING!)

7. You will be so proud of every ounce your baby gains. (So true with a preemie!)

10. You and your husband have been waiting for that one night alone only to fall asleep.

15. You and your husband will go out for your first romantic dinner after the baby is born, only to sit and talk about him through your 5 course meal.

18. You will forget all about your difficult day with your baby once you see him finally sleeping peaceful.

22. You will pretend you don't smell your child's dirty diaper as you hand her to Dad. (Ha, I've done this one!)

27. You will wonder if you could possibly love another child as much as you love this one.

32. You will get peed, puked, or pooped on right as you walk out the door.

44. You will catch your husband being moved to tears by the baby, and fall deeper in love with him.

45. You will feel so lucky to have a child when you catch up with a friend who's been struggling to get pregnant.

49. You will be excited when your tot grows out of one size and into the next.

50. You will be sad to put away what he's grown out of. (Especially the outfits he never got to wear!)

56. You will struggle to stay close to some of your childless friends.

57. You will wonder how your stay-at-home-mom friends do it.

58. You wish you could be a stay-at-home-mom.

...And I wouldn't change it for 1 second. Being a mom is the most rewarding thing I've ever done in my whole life :)

Wednesday, September 17, 2008

Happy Birthday Daddy Bug

Happy 33rd Birthday honey, we love you so much! Grady told me that he can't wait to get home, eat some pot rot and watch the Ranger game together! He also told me he was going to sleep completely through the night tonight. HA ;)

We love you - you're the best husband and father anyone could dream of!

Tuesday, September 16, 2008

Buzzzzy Bee

No, this is not what Grady is going to be for Halloween but I couldn't help but take a few pictures of him!
His real costume is still a suprise!! OOOHHHHHH

Also a better picture of Grady's 1st tooth! No more gummy grins :( sniff sniff

Monday, September 15, 2008

Playing at the park

Grady had a ton of fun playing at our neighboorhood park on Sunday. It was a little hot but we had a ball. We played on the swings and slide mostly. :)

Thursday, September 11, 2008

I think I can...I think I can...

I haven't been able to get a good picture of his tooth yet, but I did get some of him "trying" to crawl. It's the funniest thing ever, he'll either extend both legs completely out or he'll have 1 bent and the other extended. He's got the crawling position down but its his hands he's having troubles with. But it will be any day now :)

See both legs are up off the floor, in a push-up position. He's such a show off! ;)

Ok, I'm tired mom!

Wednesday, September 3, 2008

My poor baby boy :(

I wanted to let everyone know that Grady is doing great. Well, as great as you can expect. He's definitely a strong lil' trooper. We went into the hospital on Friday at 6am and was out by 1pm. The surgery itself lasted 2 1/2 hours. It was the longest 2 hours of my life.
Our pediatric urologist Dr. Baseman said everything went well. The surgery was more intensive then he first expected. I don't want to get too graphic but he didn't have enough skin to block his original opening so they had to transfer skin from the other side of his manhood. Grady's had a catheter in since Friday and we're going in tomorrow to get it removed. We've had to double diaper him, which isn't the easiest thing to do with a wiggling 7 month old. You practically have to pin him down so he doesn't pull out his catheter. Hopefully he'll tell us he's healing up great.

Thanks for every one's prayers. We truly appreciate it!!