Thursday, November 29, 2012

Junk Drawer 11/29/12


My firstborn is just about the most precious two year old I know. Actually he IS the most precious two year old I know.

- I check on the Ninos in the back seat and Jimmy is almost always holding Joey’s hand. Makes my heart melt.

- More and more frequently I get a sincere, un-prompted “Tank Tu Mommy, Tank Tu!” when I do something for him.

- If he happens to wake up in the morning before I leave he says “Hola Mommy” when I walk into his room.

- “OwhkAY” is his new buzz word. It goes like this –

Me: “Jimmy bring me the blanket”
Jimmy: “Blanket? OwhkAY!”

Me: “Shut the door”
Jimmy: “Door? OwhkAY!”

Jimmy sitting in his carseat picks up his pacifier from his lap. Holds it up for me to see, mumbles something with a very expressive face while nodding his head emphatically. Then “OwhkAY!” and sticks it in his mouth. You probably had to be there but it was hilarious.


That’s what Joey has. Poor little papa. Hand, Foot and Mouth Disease. Man, anything with the word “disease” in it sounds scary but it’s actually a virus.

I think he must actually have a mild version of it because what I’ve read online sounds like it can be pretty bad with really painful sores. Thankfully, he only has sores in the back of his throat – and just a mild rash around his mouth, hands, arms and feet. The rash has actually mostly faded already.

But the sores in his throat make it painful to eat so he hasn’t eaten much the last couple of days and doesn’t even want his pacifier.

Holiday Game Night

We invited my family over this Saturday for Desserts and Game Night. I’m really looking forward to it and I’m going to at least try to have our Christmas tree up and decorated.

So far the menu looks like this:

Egg Nog

Homemade Hot Chocolate



No-Bake Cookies

and maybe Rice Krispy Treats

Can’t wait! It’s too bad it’s going to be close to 80 that day…not very “holiday-ish” at all.

Monday, November 19, 2012

Jimmy & Joey Update

It feels like its been awhile since I've posted anything.  It's been one thing after another in our house the last month or so.  The boys are just the cutest things though and I wish you could all see what I see every day.

I only have ONE picture of Jimmy believe it or not.  He's a mess and so smart all at the same time.  His pacifier passion is strengthening instead of waning as time goes on and I'm afraid we're going to have to do something drastic soon.

Sleeping sans pacifier!
This past Saturday we went out to the house to finish the yard and burn some wood. We got all the way out to the house before I realized that I had packed everything BUT Joey’s pacifier.  Of course that was the day he decided he really needed it too.  I tried to get Jimmy to share his – even though it’s for bigger babies – but he wasn’t having it.   It rolled around to nap time and both kids were fussing so I stuck Jimmy in his car seat and he fell asleep pretty quickly.  So I gently took the pacifier out of his mouth and stuck it in the still fussing Joey’s mouth and within minutes he was asleep too!  After a little while Jimmy stirred and cried a little so I transferred the pacifier back to Jimmy.  Crisis averted!  After that we managed to survive until we got home.

Here are some pictures and videos of Joey in the last couple of weeks.  We're working on learning to sit up, roll over and trying to do more belly time.

Friday, November 9, 2012

Blowing Bubbles

I posted a little yesterday about Joey and what he's up to now that he's almost 5.5 months.  He has not one but two teeth on the bottom.  He'll occasionally chew on me and that's no fun but mostly he's good about being sweet to his Mamma.

It seems like literally everything is going faster with this little one.  Not only is my attention and focus split between two little boys but Joey seems to be growing and hitting some milestones a lot faster than Jimmy did.  In a way it's impressive but for his Mamma it's just sad and going too quickly.


Jimmy - two bottom teeth at 7 months
Joey - two bottom teeth at 5 months

Clothes and Diapers:

Jimmy - wore a 3-6 month hoodie at 12 months.  Size 4 diaper at 2 years.
Joey - wearing 9-12 month clothes at 5 months.  Size 4 diaper at 4 months.

I've also already sorted Joey's clothes more times in the first 5 months than I did in Jimmy's first year.

Sitting up:
Jimmy - sitting up at 5 months
Joey - working on it but not there yet

Thats just a few examples of  how fast it's all going.

Thursday, November 8, 2012

Junk Drawer 11/08/12

Uh it’s November

Where is the time going? Seriously. My baby is almost 5.5 months old, has two teeth, laughs and babbles on a regular basis and he’s trying to sit up on his own! He’s also wearing 9-12 month clothes!!

My big baby is 26 months old and is super super smart and funny and smart and he’s talking a lot clearer and adding words every day and THERE’S NO GOING BACK!! He’ll never not know how to say “airpane” now.

Random blog comment

I read this blog post from an OB in the South that is pro-natural birth. I didn’t even know such a thing existed. Anyway, the blog was about a low income patient he had at one time (no names of course) and the course of this woman’s life. It was very sad and frustrating when you see it from his view point. Of course someone tried to ruin it by making an angry comment saying he was judgmental towards her station in life. This was his response. I love it. I want to share it with the world.