Tuesday, March 26, 2013

Ups & Downs!

I am such a horrible blogger.... but to be honest..It's hard to blog with a baby! Plus, I'm always on the go or traveling back and forth from MD to PA.. I always have such good intention of doing a post on this...that...oh and this would be good to document.. but in the end. POOF...nothing. I sometimes find myself starting a post but never finishing it. I am very good at that.  

Something else has also been keeping me from blogging.. Which is my health. Ever since I gave birth almost a year ago I haven't been given any breaks. I'm constantly dealing with something. First it was my thyroid..(which is all taken care of), then my TMJ..and recently diagnosed with Interstitial Cystitis. Which is something that I will have for the rest of my life. It has changed my life in such a huge way. No, it is not cancer. I keep telling myself. 

Since being diagnosed and have completed some treatments etc.. It has really made me think about what kind of Mom I will be able to be with Andrew.  How is this going to effect my relationship with my Husband. How do I handle vacations...Going out with the girls...  ?
I know I will get thru this..and figure it all out. But in the mean time..I'm trying to allow myself to grieve over this. Because it is sad..it isn't fun and this is how I am feeling.

So, I have been trying so hard to focus on Andrew and all the upcoming FUN events!! Easter, Andrew's birthday party and his 1 year pictures...and that the sun is starting to shine outside.

Turning 1 already!!! So, yes The Very Hungry Caterpillar is the theme of Andrew's 1st birthday!! I have made just a few decorations for his birthday..Trying to keep it simple! I found his invitations over on Etsy of course! It's so easy...click type click done. I had them printed at Walmart and they turned out super good ...got free envelopes too..I also did a ton of email invites. No idea if that is classy for a 1 year old. Don't really care :)

This post was much needed...therapuetic to say the least! It does feel good to get it all out there..no matter what you are dealing with! Big..Small.. So I thank you for listening.. I came across this picture..and it was just perfect for today!

Sunday, March 17, 2013

An Easter Sneak Peek!

The other weekend we had his Easter pictures taken by someone new. I'm assuming they are just starting out.. we did not pay much for his session. I figured why not! We were hoping for some pictures with a real bunny but it didn't happen. So hopefully next year we will be able to find someone!  Here is one sneak peek to share!  Oh, Andrew you are such a cutie!

Zara Anne Photography

When I think back as to when I purchased the shirt he is wearing... makes me smile. It was black Friday sale at Janie & Jack..I just found out my Lil Darling was a little boy! I guess it makes this picture a little more special for me...

I am so looking forward to Easter this year with Andrew!!!! Already have his basket ready and full :) I hope it is a beautiful day! 


Tuesday, March 12, 2013

Drew's 11th Month Update!

*Furniture surfing!

*Doing great with potty. You haven't had any yeast infections..woooohoo!!

*Crawling started 1 day after you turned 10 months!

*Walking with your walkers/push toys all by yourself! This started on  February 26th at Popi and Gigi's house. Popi was helping you and bam! off to you went.

*Add spinach, homemade chicken rice soup, asparagus, zucchini, steak, brussel sprouts, spinach, cucumber and puffs. Mandarin oranges..really increased textures of your food! Cutting down on puree. The speech therapist was very happy with how you are eating:)

*More teeth!!! UGH One day you had us all up at 4am..You were wide awake too :) I believe you have 6 so far.

*Grabbing the your water cup correctly and taking it to your mouth but not holding it high enough for gravity to help!

*Some evenings you play all by yourself with your toys. I can actually get some stuff done.

*Wearing size 9 and some 12 month clothing already!

*Been planning your first birthday!!! Invitations have been mailed :)

*You LOVE to hold our hands and walk around the house.

*Had a couple of play dates and you have behaved so goooood!

*Playing like a boy! You are into everything...seriously!

* Sleep- It could be better but its not bad! We had to lower your crib and wow..you look like such a big boy.

  *Still giving everything and everyone kisses!

*We play peekaboo... and you can clap your hands..just starting to give high 5s! 

*You have your first black eye...well its below your eyebrow..I can't believe it. My phone fell on you :( 

*I think I am loving this age the most.. the interaction with you is just simply amazing.. you are so affectionate. Lately, we have spent tons of time in your room reading books..playing and just sitting in the big brown leather chair...Its so therapeutic!  haha..

Sunday, March 3, 2013

On The Move

So starting last Tuesday our lil guy started to walk with his many walkers. My Father called me over and was like, "Watch Andrew!" I couldn't believe it... It felt like  forever for him to start crawling... but now walking with his walker all by himself! That all happened within a week of starting to crawl..  I thought there was a nice break in-between crawling and walking..no? 

My lil baby is turning into a toddler more and more every day. Taking his picture is getting much harder to do as well. He is always on the move...As you can see from the pictures, Andrew is super proud of himself. We go back and forth.... back and forth at least 50 times a day. I'm exhausted..leaning over a bit just in-case he falls.

We have two walkers for him. My favorite..is the wooden one from Melissa & Doug. The Chomp & Clack Alligator push toy.  There is just something about a simple plain wooden toy..classic.  It makes a clacking noise which comes from the alligators as you walk. I totally recommend this one!

Can you believe its already March?! Our lil guy is going to be turning 1 very soon and yes the invitations have been made! I'm getting really excited for his our big day! Many Moms have told me...it's not only his day..but YOUR day too... I like the sound of that!