Wednesday, December 19, 2012

I'm so glad it's Christmas

Jonas had his first Christmas pageant on Thursday the 13th. He was an angel, I of course stood up front and as close to him as I could get and videoed his every move. I was in awe and what he has become. My boy, my booger, my angel.
Brayden on the other hand now has 2 teeth and no sense of what sleep is, but one day, at his Christmas pageant I won't remember that, I will just watch him in awe...

Friday, November 23, 2012

Living on a prayer

I'm not a god fearing woman by any means, the only thing I really fear is tight spaces, crowds, or being alone: I live with a belief of science and a respect for what others believe to be acceptable too- to each their own. but i am putting this wish/prayer/request for karma out there for the Internet to see. Powerball is up to 350 million dollars- I believe the universe has given me 3 winning numbers so far, now I need 3 more. I surely don't want or need all that money, I just want enough money where I don't have to work 50 hours a week (at least) at a job that makes me feel worthless. I want to own a house. I'm not asking for much from whomever is reading this or whomever controls my fate (if anyone does). I just want to enjoy life and not have to struggle like I have been for he last 27 years. I want to breathe easily and sleep in and enjoy life- I more than deserve it..... so please mother earth, science, god, secret millionaire, Ganesh, anyone who can help - let me have this one thing?

Our first tooth!

Tuesday, November 20, 2012

Turkey day and the last few months

Life has gotten away from me lately. Jonas started school- what an emotional day: we thought he would do great but sure enough he ran into the hall after us when we left with tears filling his eyes. He has warmed up to his teachers and has even made some friends (sheamus, Connor, Finn, and cormac) today was their thanksgiving feast. Chaz was the parent volunteer and I stayed home with Brayden. At school Jonas made an I'm thankful handprint and said he was thankful for " daddy and pumpkins." that kind of hurt but I know how much it meant to Chaz. If I made my own handprint it would say I am thankful for everyone of my boys.

Monday, July 9, 2012

i am a documenter of the little things

We went out shopping today; it was our "big trip" as we haven't been out of the house for a while due to the heat wave. We went out to a nice Mexican restaurant called Plaza Azteca (this is baby Brayden's second restaurant [the first was tony lukes]) as we got out of the car at the restaurant we realized we rushed out of the house with no diaper on Jonas (our 3yr old) - whoops. Welp here goes potty training.
We made it through lunch at the restaurant with no accidents, so we decided to hit up Target on our way home and really "push our luck" with potty training. Granted it was one of the shortest Target trips ever- we made it through with no incidents! We did a happy dance on the drive home.
Later that night, as we were doing our bedtime rituals Jonas told his daddy that he wanted to pee standing up, and I have never seen a man (my husband) more proud- he stood in the doorway and proudly proclaimed it to me with his hands on his hips like he had discovered the americas.

The hardest part of potty training for me has been taking the risk- if we didn't forget his diaper that day I have a looming feeling that we would still be struggling with it. So if you find yourself in the same boat as me; just forget about it! It was that simple for us!

Wednesday, June 13, 2012

BAM- a second son is born

So the day before my c-section (06/11/12) I had to call the hospital to get my confirmed surgery time. I called and they told me to arrive at the hospital at 12:15 and that my surgery would be at 02:15 PM and that i could not eat or drink anything (not even water) after midnight. I just about lost it, how could they expect a pregnant woman not to eat for 14 hours! then i started crying and my poor husband had no idea what to do. that night we went out for steak at this place called Rock Bottom and it happened to be their "Quizzo" night too- we had soo much fun!
the next morning i got a call at 9:15- it was the hospital asking me to come in as soon as possible for surgery (YES I GET TO EAT SOONER!)
We packed up and got to the hospital by 10:30. As soon as i got there and important blood machine broke and they had to figure out my blood antibodies by hand and that pushed everything back by 2 hours (we were now at the original time)... while we were waiting we also heard a poor woman go through what i am assuming was natural labor= she let out 3 loud banshee screams and then a baby cried. CRAZY
I found out that day that a spinal epidural feels totally different than a labor epidural and that when i feel paralyzed up to my lungs and i am being strapped into the operating table i will have the worst panic attack EVER. and i will freak out ever nurse and doctor in the o.r. with me. and i will have to see a social worker too (more on that later)
You were born without a major issue though and the biggest surprise was that you had hair! how wonderful!

Monday, June 11, 2012

grossest story ever- part 2- the challenger

This morning is our last morning as a family of 3; it started off like normal. Chaz is still sleeping downstairs to help tend to Russell as he recovers from his surgery. So Jonas woke up and came into bed with me and watched pee-wees big top and then super why before we went downstairs to wake daddy. Break fast went well. Out of no where Jonas did his potty dance (we are almost done potty training) and he sat down on his potty in the living room, and we heard his butt explode immediately... of course this is also when we realized all the wipes were upstairs (ARGH!). Chaz ran upstairs for the wipes, and Jonas - who is attached to his dads hip- went running after him. That's when i saw the poop starting to run down his leg. I took off after him and told him to go into the bathroom so we could clean up. In the bathroom i started to wipe the poop and the smell hit me and i threw up immediately into the sink. Jonas, having a horrible gag reflex, started to gag at the sight of my throwing up. Chaz showed up at this second and i headed back to the living room to calm down. I turned the corner and saw Theo licking the diarrhea out of the baby pot.... WHAT A MORNING!

grossest story ever

when i was pregnant with Jonas, and just about ready to give birth i experienced on of the grossest morning ever.
At the time Chaz and i shared our queen bed with our 2 dogs, and our new baby kitten. that morning i woke up to the sound  and smell of farting; and i naturally thought it was just my husband in his sleep. I ignored it and tried to go back to sleep. I heard and smelled it a little stronger and grew concerned that it may have been the dogs, so i reached down and felt their tummies- all while still basically sleeping. They were fine. Then the smell got really strong and i had to figure out what it was. So i sat up and opened my eyes to be greeted by our new 1-2 lb baby kitten shooting explosive diarrhea allover the bed. As if that wasnt bad enough, our dog Theo was on the receiving end, open mouthed, liking it up like it was the best water fountain ever. as my brain processed this my pregnant body reacted and i had to race to the bathroom to throw up. It wasn't until i was in route to the bathroom that my husband FINALLY woke up and had to be recapped about the whole ordeal..... what a morning....

Thursday, June 7, 2012

and baby makes 4

On Wednesday (06/06/12) we took Jonas out to have one last hoorah before his baby brother Brayden arrives- we took him to play mini golf and he was really good when he tried (but like me focus and trying were the hard parts)! We went to a fast food restaurant because Jonas loves playing in the play places, and let's face it- it's easy entertainment. We ended the night with secret snuggles on the couch playing Lego planes and then lego swords- whispering about power rangers the whole time. What love I feel for that boy..

Sunday, May 20, 2012

dog day afternoon

So Russell (8 1/2) tore his ACL on monday and he went in for surgery on friday. He had to have a TPLO surgery, so far the cost for everything has been about 5000! its been an emotional roller coaster week, nothing reminds you of your own mortality more than that of seeing your children grow up and/or get hurt. This week we dealt with both. Yesterday morning was Jonas' 3rd birthday... he got supersoakers and superhero stuff! and a cake that looked home-made (but we wont get into that). Last night we picked up Russell from the surgery center, and i have to say taking care of a recovering dog is much more difficult than taking care of a baby. We have to help him up the stairs to the potty, and his medicine makes him really really really woozy. I hope this next 8 weeks go by quick. we have the cast removal in a few days, then the stitches out in a week and a half, then a wedding, then a baby, then fathers day. i am exhausted just typing it.
Here's to smooth sailing.!

Wednesday, May 16, 2012

a mother to many

so mothers day this year was wonderful. i got pancakes in bed, then for lunch chaz made me toasted ravioli, then for dinner i had imos pizza. what a great day. monday  (thr 14th) wasnt as great. I woke up at 8 because jonas was up particularly early. I let chaz sleep til 10 and then we went upstairs to wake him. Russell jumped on the bed and yelped out in pain then jumped down and wouldnt move his back left leg. we all threw on clothes and took him to the emergency vet. the vet informed us that we had to leave him there for a couple hours for xrays, and we tried to take our minds off it... we went to bjs!, we ordered a super hero squad cake for jonas' 3rd birthday, and we waited. The doctor said that he tore his knee ligament and may need surgery, then sent us on our way with pain meds and scheduled a follow up for 2 weeks.
Naturally on tuesday we googled everything about dog knee surgery, and now we are left with questions, what type of tear? partial or total? can we just schedule surgery?
all of this happened and i realized just how much of a mom i am to everyone in this house. our dogs are amazing, and its time for me to move a mountain for one of them. <3

Wednesday, May 9, 2012

bedtime rituals

in the last post i forgot to mention that you also like to "talk monkey" and you have us talk monkey to you- whole conversations of just who ho ah ahh (monkey sounds). this post i am going to talk about the bedtime rituals of my almost 3 year old. When you take a bath it is at night and you loved these bath color fizzers with elmo on the front (i have to buy more) you would say that you wanted to add sesame place to your bath. on a non bath night dad helps you in the bathroom, you pee on the potty and brush your teeth and wash your hands. While you do this  make your bed and pick out your pajamas. as soon as you are done you run your naked behind into your room and proclaim "mom, i pee on the potty, i wash my hands and my fingers and i brush my teeth!" all while naked and smiling ear to ear. then you way to excitedly run to me and tackle-hug me. we get you into bed and read you books and do a 3-2-1 countdown to turn the light off so you can see your buzz lights night light come on. some nights you have us talk like a robot before we leave your room. on our way out you also warn us not to drop our phones or our keys, and "dont turn off the light" <3

Saturday, May 5, 2012

time flies

Jonas is almost three. i am starting this blog to reflect on the little things that i feel one day may be forgotten. the last couple weeks you have loved being my kitty cat. you meow and start to crawl into my lap and then you rub noses and meow with me; this is one of my favorite feelings ever. You also give my a special thumbs up where we touch our thumbs together during the thumbs up- how awesome. and tonight, like many night you asked me to tickle your face with my hair before you went to bed. this and so many more things are why i love you and why i love being a parent, and i hope to never forget them :)