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Thursday, May 26, 2011

Picture Perfect!

Doodle Bug and Jitter Bug had their first Professional Photo shoot together. We went to Portrait Innovations and the photographer was FANTASTIC!!!! No body has ever been able to get Doodle Bug to smile for pictures. As you will see below, D.B. smiled often!!

Here are a few of my favorites...

Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Work at home Moms...

A Mother who does not leave the house to earn a paycheck, should not be called a "Stay at Home Mom". Instead they should be labeled as "Work at Home Mom".

A friend posted this on Facebook and I thought I'd post it here...

A man came home from work and found his three children outside, still in their pajamas, playing in the mud, with empty food boxes and wrappers strewn all around the front yard. The door of his wife's car was open, as was the front door to the house and there was no sign of the dog. Proceeding into the entry, he found an even bigger mess. A lamp had been knocked over, and the throw rug was wadded against one wall. In the front room the TV was loudly blaring a Cartoon channel, and the family room was strewn with toys and various items of clothing. In the kitchen, dishes filled the sink, breakfast food was spilled on the counter, the fridge door was open wide, dog food was spilled on the floor, a broken glass lay under the table, and a small pile of sand was spread by the back door. He quickly headed up the stairs, stepping over toys and more piles of clothes, looking for his wife. He was worried she might be ill, or that something serious had happened. He was met with a small trickle of water as it made its way out the bathroom door. As he peered inside he found wet towels, scummy soap and more toys strewn over the floor. Miles of toilet paper lay in a heap and toothpaste had been smeared over the mirror and walls. As he rushed to the bedroom, he found his wife still curled up in the bed in her pajamas, reading a novel. She looked up at him, smiled, and asked how his day went. He looked at her bewildered and asked, 'What happened here today?' She again smiled and answered, 'You know every day when you come home from work and you ask me what in the world do I do all day?' 'Yes,' was his incredulous reply. She answered, 'Well, today I didn't do it.

Monday, May 9, 2011

Happy Mother's Day!

My first Mother's day with 2 precious children. I'm so blessed in so many ways!!

For Mother's Day, Doodle Bug got a play set for the backyard. Yes, this IS a gift for me too! It gives him something to do during the day. He no longer goes to school/day care, and we needed things to occupy his time at home. Our day is still structured and we have a Nanny that comes everyday to teach him. She speaks Spanish so Doodle Bug is (hopefully) going to grow up bilingual.

Below are pictures of Doodles helping Daddy and Poppop build his new play set!

Now our only problem is getting him to come inside and stop swinging!!

Friday, May 6, 2011

Big Bro and Lil Sis...

Just like a girl to keep us waiting until the due date...

Well, the birth story begins on Friday, April 22, 2011. I started feeling contractions and started timing them. When they got to be about 5 minutes apart for over an hour, we decided to go to the hospital to see if I was dilating. To my disappointment, I was only 1cm (which I had been for a month). They monitored me for 20 minutes and my contractions got as close as 2 minutes apart, but still no dilation. The doctors prescribed morphine to space the contractions apart and sent me home. They said to come back when they were more intense.

Since I left the hospital, they were consistently 5-7 minutes apart. On Easter Sunday, they became more intense. So, we went back to the hospital. We were told on Sunday that I was only 2 cm. Still not time to be admitted to the hospital. :( I was miserable!!!! Hubby says that's an understatement!

My next doctor appointment wasn't until Thursday morning. I met with Dr. Lazar and he confirmed that I was still only 2 cm. I broke down and started crying telling him how much misery I was in. He made a deal with me and said if I was still miserable on Saturday morning, to come down to the hospital and call him on his cell phone. He would examine me and we will discuss a possible induction.

Saturday morning came, and of course, I was still miserable! We met Dr. Lazar in the triage and he went over the risks and benefits of induction. I was nervous because I really wanted her out, but I wanted her to be safe too. I asked the doctor to tell me what he would do if I were his wife. He laughed and said he would have induced weeks ago. Hubby busted out laughing and gave me a look like "we're inducing today because I can't take another day of you being pregnant!". So we induced.

I was given Pitocen around 11:30a.m.

Jitterbug graced us with her debut on 4/30/11 @ 6:17pm. She weighed in at a mere 6lbs. 10 oz.

Doodle Bug meets Jitter Bug for the first time!!! He is so sweet and so gentle with her. He is in charge of caring for her feet. He likes to take her socks of and tickle her toes when she nursing. God has blessed us with a beautiful family of four. Life is PERFECT!!!!