Thursday, May 29, 2008

Charlie at Seven Weeks

**Thanks to Carly & Robin for the picture ideas- I get all my creativity from you two!

Wednesday, May 28, 2008


Tomorrow night is the "all night LOST event." Meaning I will spend three hours of my life watching this show and I will probably STILL be confused when its all over. I always complain when the episode is over that it was completely unsatisfying and that I still have a million questions... but what do I do? I continue to watch it week after week! There's just something about it that keeps me coming back for more! What crazy thing will Locke do this week? Who will Kate end up with? What will happen to Sun's baby? How did Kate end up with Aaron? Can we really trust Juliette? What IS that black smoke? What happened to Walt?
Oh its just driving me crazy just thinking about it!!!! And tomorrow night, after watching what will be yet again another unsatisfying episode (lasting three hours), I will wait all summer long for that season premiere in the fall to get myself hooked again for another entire season of being utterly confused...

Monday, May 19, 2008


*This weekend I bought real jeans. Real, actual jeans that have a button and a zipper. And the best part is they actually fit and they were only 12 dollars at Target! I was really feeling the need to have some new jeans- it was a little depressing to be putting on my same maternity jeans that I was already sick of at 9 and a half months pregnant. And as much as I wanted to squeeze into the several pairs of jeans I have, it just wasn't happening... yet.

*Tomorrow, Charlie will be six weeks old! And I have a dr.'s appointment. This whole time, I've been thinking, I can't wait until my six-week check up- then I'll be able to get back to really exercising! Now I'm thinking- man, its already been six weeks??? You mean now I have to start really exercising???

*Tonight is the "battle of the Davids" on American Idol and I CAN'T WAIT!!!! I haven't voted at all this season but I am so voting for David Cook tonight- he is my favorite! I'm sorry to all you Archuletta fans, but he is just too young!

Dream Come True

Last summer, Paul and I took a trip to New York City and bought this onesie, hoping that we would get pregnant soon... about a month later we took this picture around five a.m. just after I had taken a positive pregnancy test (which is why we look so glam, haha)! We took the picture to show our parents as a way of telling them we were pregnant... I couldn't stand to tell my parents through email though (they live in San Antonio) so I ended up calling my dad at work first, then calling and waking up my mom to tell her. That night, we showed the picture to Paul's family. It was such an exciting time...

When we bought that onesie, we could have only dreamed that about eleven short months later our little boy would be wearing it... thank you Lord for this dream come true!!!

Friday, May 16, 2008

Sweet Smiles

I just had to post these pics... Charlie has just recently started (barely) smiling at us and of course we are grabbing for the camera every time it happens! And we look like crazy people trying to get it out of him... but it's all worth it...

Wednesday, May 14, 2008

Guardian Labrador

Everyone has asked how Daisy has been doing around Charlie...

I think she's just about as in love with him as we are! Seriously, this is where she naps pretty much all the time now when he is napping. We were a little worried at first how she was going to fit into this new equation, but she is doing so great and seems to have forgiven us and holds no grudge for occasionally forgetting to feed her or let her out lately... sorry Daisy!!!

Tuesday, May 13, 2008

Sunday, May 11, 2008

Hodge-Podge Post

Okay so I've been a bit of a slacker-blogger lately... and I am going to blame it on the fact that I have a new baby and am still not getting enough sleep! But I wanted to catch all my blog friends up on what's been happening lately so this will be a hodge-podge post of all the blog posts I wanted to do over the last few days...

One month old!
Charlie turned one month on May 9th! I can't even believe how big he's gotten...

  • We had him weighed and he's 10.5 pounds already!

  • He's already wearing size 1 diapers and has pretty much grown out of all the little newborn outfits and is fitting into most 0-3 month stuff.

  • He's also losing his hair in the front. Every day when I look at him it seems like there's a little less hair on his forehead. Poor baby... its still so long and thick in the back, Paul says he's getting a "skullet."

  • He has just started tracking people with his eyes- turning his head to look at Paul and following him with his eyes as he walks to the other side of the room! He also looked at his mobile in his crib for the first time today! He actually noticed the little elephants turning above him!

  • He's starting to make these precious little "big boy noises" as we call them- little coos and ahhs and goos! Along with all the other newborn grunting that never seems to end-which is the reason that I'm planning for tonight to be his first night in his crib (he's been sleeping in the pack 'n play in our room, but the grunting keeps me awake!)

I can't believe how fast he's growing and as tired as I am, I want to cherish every moment of this newborn time.

Losing my brain!
I've heard that brain cells are lost in pregnancy and childbirth and now I am experiencing first hand that this is the truth. And it is compounded by the lack of sleep in the first few months leading to a complete loss of brain function at this time. The other day I completely forgot sweet Ashley was bringing us dinner and left the house only to have her arrive and have to leave it on our porch! That same day, I forgot a friend was coming over to see Charlie (within 5 minutes after she called to tell me) and put him down for a nap just before she arrived. Also that same day, when leaving the hospital after weighing Charlie, I walked up to the completely wrong car and tried to open it and was appalled by a huge scratch on the side of it that I had never seen! Well I had never seen it because it was not my car. Do the brain cells ever return???

Mother's Day/Baby Dedication
Today is my first Mother's Day and it has been so fantastic. My parents and brother came into town for the weekend and we also dedicated Charlie to the Lord at church today. It was his first time at church and he slept through the whole service! Yes!! I had everything perfectly timed as to when I was feeding him so he would hopefully be content during the dedication and was he ever! Sleeping so peacefully in my arms! We then had lunch with my family and Paul's parents. It was a great day.
In case you don't know... our baby dedication is our way of presenting Charlie to the church and to the Lord. Its a way of saying that we want to raise him to know the Lord and pray that one day he would know salvation through Christ. We prayed for him and the other babies being dedicated as a church and the church prayed for us as parents. It was a really special day!

All ready for church! All I can think is... Hurry up and get him in there while he's happy and before he spits up all over his outfit!

Isaiah 30:21

"Whether you turn to the right or to the left, your ears will hear a voice behind you saying 'this is the way; walk in it.'"