Thursday, September 29, 2011



Second- Luke started swim lessons this week and he's loving them and doing a great job!

Here's the rest of the pics over the last week! Jack is smiling so much more- as you can see. YAY!

Thursday, September 22, 2011

the fantastic 4

My darling brother and fab sister-in-law went out to dinner tonight to celebrate their anniversary! Happy Anniversary J&M! While they were away- the kids and I played. Here's a few cute photos from our evening.

the fantastic 4

birth announcement

In case I didn't have your address- here's the birth announcement I designed for Jack! You can click on it to make it bigger.

Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Week 7

Not a whole lot has gone on this past week. Jack is sleeping better at night- I actually got a 5 hour stretch the other night! Amazing!

We did have fun this past weekend visiting Nonna and Nonno at their retirement community. They always do amazing things there for the grandkids (in this case- the great-grandkids). Saturday was no exception. It was Grandkid and Great-Grandkids Day. They has a little lunch for everyone and then they had a few games. We got to dress Nonno up all funny (picture below) and we made up a secret handshake with Nonna (still need to take a video of that!). We had a great time! Below are some photos from that fun day!

Nonno all dressed up!

Lastly- Jack got this super-cute outfit from some family friends and it was still sunny enough to put him in it today. So, of course, I had to do a mini-photo shoot. :) Hope you're all having a good week!

Friday, September 16, 2011

Chubby Bubby

I took Jack in to the doc today to get his frenulum cut (that "string" that is under your tongue). His was basically making him tongue-tied and we were having some issues nursing. I'm also hoping that he'll nurse longer and SLEEP longer. Fingers Crossed. But we did get to see how much he weighs- drumroll please...
 I weigh 11lbs and 13.5oz! AMAZING. I looked up Luke's weight and at 6 weeks he was 11lbs 3oz. So the nickname Jumbo Jack is fitting!

FYI- getting the frenulum cut was MUCH harder on me than Jack. But Dr. Shah agreed that he totally needed it, so that made me feel better. The nurse held him and Dr. Shah clipped it. Took all of 20 seconds- but he did holler just a bit (and I cried). But within a minute or so, he was good to go. He took to nursing instantly and is latching on much better. Fingers crossed that this continues and we both start to sleep better.

Hope you all have a great weekend!

Wednesday, September 14, 2011


Jack is 6 weeks old and growing like a weed. Mom and I actually packed up a box of "too small" clothes today. I have a feeling it'll be another week or so and we'll be packing up more. He still nurses almost every two hours (yes- even at night!!). Tonight will be his first night in his crib (at least that's the plan). So fingers crossed he does well in there. Oooo and he's starting to SMILE more and more. I got the best picture of him last night- see? This makes all the sleepless nights worth it!

It was also Luke's first day of school! He was a little nervous- but was lucky to have Auntie Maris in his classroom today as a teacher helper AND Grace to play with!

 And a few other cuties from the week! Hope you're all enjoying your September!

Thursday, September 8, 2011

Week 5

Sorry I'm a day late in this post! I try to post every wednesday- but I don't always get a moment to do so. I was looking at the calendar and realized that I really only have 5 weeks of maternity leave left. I'm halfway thru! I hope by the time I go back Jack has more of a schedule! He has been giving me one 4 hour stretch at night to sleep (well sometimes only 3 and half) but then after that he's up every hour and a half- so I'm not sure it really helps! Contemplating moving him to his room down the hall- to see if I sleep better since he grunts so much in his sleep. I haven't tried it yet b/c 1- it's all the way down the hall from my room and walking down there to nurse him seems really. far. away. And let's face it- at 3am- I'm half-dead. 2- it's in the same room as Luke. Not that Luke seems to mind- he's been in my bed plenty of times when Jack has woke up crying and hungry- and he's slept right thru it. I'm more nervous that Luke would try to climb in with Jack in the middle of the night or something crazy like that. But I guess that's what the baby monitor is for. Maybe when he's 6 weeks I'll try it. Like that's so far away! HA!

So this past week- we've spent some time out at Grammie's Pool- and I'm SUPER excited they extended the closing date of her pool. They usually close it after Labor Day weekend- but we have until NEXT weekend to enjoy it. Super nice of her Condo Place- especially since we're JUST NOW getting summer! We also have spent some quality time with my nieces and sister-in-law. Love having this time to hang out with all of them together. But most exciting around these parts- PRESCHOOL. Luke had what I call "preschool round-up" on wednesday. He got to meet Teacher Kellie and see where he'll be going 3 days a week starting next week. I think he's getting excited!

Here's the past week in pictures:
Cuties in the Pool

LOVE this Pic- Jimmy and his mini-me
Cutie Cousins

My Bed Hogs

Sprinkler Fun
Peeking In

Thursday, September 1, 2011

a preview

I've finally designed and ordered Jack's birth announcements! Here's a small preview...