Tuesday, December 28, 2010

Back to work

Today is my 8th day back at work and I honestly miss my little guy so much. I miss when he wakes up in the morning talking to himself and then when I go in the room and he gives me a great big smile. I miss rushing the girls off to school in the morning and saying “Have a good day!” I miss having decaf coffee with Poops and watching Peeps run into my arms when she gets off the bus. I miss having my day with my little man talking and smiling and just hanging out. I don’t know how working mothers do this..I’ve never left a baby so little as he is to go back to work and I have to admit it has been one of the hardest things I’ve ever done in my life. Finding a daycare provider has been so difficult. His abuela was supposed to watch him but she says it is too exhausting. My father is watching him until I find a replacement sitter. Trusting a random stranger with the life of your child is incredibly hard. To my children whom I adore, I hope you know what a sacrifice I make to leave you each day. You will probably all think I am some silly nut one day to feel this way but I truly miss you and would rather be home with you all than anywhere else in the world.

Monday, August 02, 2010

He's Here!!!!! Father's Day Surprise!

My little man is here! He decided to surprise us on June 20th (Father's Day) and what a surprise it was. I woke up ready to go to Poops All Star soccer tournament of which my hubby was coaching to a feeling of having peed myself. I go to the bathroom and it just doesn't stop coming out...so I think..my water must have broken. (This is the first time this ever happened so I really didn't know what to make of it). I go to the bathroom where my husband was washing his face and stand outside the door. He opens it to see me standing there staring at him and I say..."I think my water broke." He asks, "Are you sure? Go to the bathroom and check." I said..I already did..so why don't you go downstairs and have breakfast and I will take a shower...then let's see what happens after that. So after my shower I get ready and the water just keeps coming...so I put towels there and my scrubs. As I'm waiting for hubby to finish up his breakfast I start getting contractions..about 8 minutes apart. I didn't really want to tell him because I really wanted to see if there was any way at all I could make it to Poops soccer game. I guess not...cause the pain was really overwhelming and my pants are being soaked...we make arrangements for the assistant coach to take over and get Poops while we head to the hospital with Peeps. We get there and my hubby drops me off at the hospital and says he is going to park. He's on the phone giving directions to the assistant coach on what plays to make and ect while I'm checking myself in. I then have to take an elevator upstairs so I can get checked in further. I go with Peeps upstairs and can't sit down because my pants are soaked and I didn't want to mess up the cushions on the chairs. Finally, they escort me to a room where I can get dressed into a gown and get started. Hubby was there by that point and he is still on the phone with the assistant coach. The nurses check me out and say I'm not very dilated..about 2cm and give me pitocin. Within an hour I'm up to 3cm. Within another hour I'm at 7cm...after that was a blur. Babe was born at 2:10pm and weighed 8lbs 12oz. I wanted to make sure he was a boy and for sure....he was all boy. After making sure he was healthy and good to go I told my hubby to get to the tournament and be there for Poops. She was doing her thing all alone with no family to watch her so he asked if I was sure and I said yes of course I am sure! We are just going to chill here and sleep and I wanted him to go get her anyways. Peeps was with her grandparents who had come to pick her up during my labor. They brought her back later that night and ever since that day we are doing great and loving every minute of life with the Babe.

At his one month check up he weighed in at 10lbs12oz so he gained 2lbs in one month! He's getting really big and loves to eat. Now what do I get hubby next Father's Day?????

One Month

Poops at the tournament...they got 2nd place!!!!!

Monday, April 12, 2010

It's a B-O-Y...haha! I can't believe it!

(21 wks)
So as hubby and I were watching the sonographer take pictures of our little babies organs she asked if we would like to know the gender of the baby. I said yes right away but hubby said..well why dont we put it in an envelope and open it later..I said when later? Like in the parking lot? Why would we do that? I want to know right this second! I totally expected it to be another girl since we already have 2 girls and the whole ring and string test said girl, the chinese gender said girl, and even the nurse at the obgyn said the heartbeat points to girl...so I'm picking out girl names and the sonographer says "It's a boy." and very calmly I might add. Hubby and I say..there must be a mistake..are you sure...can you show us what you see...and sure enough..its a boy. Now to find a name...


(21 wks)

The same day we went to Peep's heart doctor to have her murmur checked on and it seems that her heart murmur is gone....completely gone...my baby doesn't have a heart murmur anymore. It was a very happy day all around. :-)


EEEK...Forgot to post about Poops 11th birthday!!!!!

So Poops is now 11...and she wanted a simple birthday this year..she wanted to get a pedi and mani with her favorite cousin, go roller skating, and have a sleepover. Here are some pics from her special day.

Their bellies were full of cake...whose was the fullest?

Poops got totally embarrassed when the restaurant staff heard it was her birthday and wanted to sing a little tune for her

11 years....can you believe it? She's still my baby...my first born. :-)

Sunday, January 24, 2010

Christmas 2009

Peeps and Poops

Christmas was exhausting and I have came to the point where I just wanted to get it over with. Even the tree was exhausting...decorating it was no easy task..standing and reaching to put ornaments on. I let my husband do the lights which was kinda funny cause he took a big net (for the bushes outside) and strung them on the tree..lol...I let the girls do the ornaments by themselves (they kept complaining it was hard to find branches under the spider web of lights)...then lets talk about how I couldn't shop this season because walking made me puke. I can't tell you how many times I would puke in Target or Wally World while attempting to get some shopping done. Movement overall made me vomit..so shopping was no easy task. Maybe the baby didn't want it's sisters to have any gifts if he/she couldn't have any...anywhoo...then we have the wrapping and the hiding and Christmas Eve (where we go to my in laws and stay up till midnight to open presents). The kids love this but I was so TIRED and whoever said morning sickness didn't know me cause my nausea and vomiting was always worse at night. We stay up till midnight, open gifts, then go home around 3 to get into bed so SANTA can come and visit. Then the children wake up at 8 to open gifts from Santa and I feel like dying at this point but I smile and seem super excited so the kids can have a great Christmas. They open their gifts and stockings and want me to open everything and put everything together...ughhhhhhhhhhhhh.....daddy is still sleeping at this point..lucky man. I manage to find some energy so we can go to to the country to have an early Christmas dinner with my moms side of the family...(where my Aunt Wendy is the most awesome cook I know). My husband and daughter love her homemade apple pies which she makes completely from scratch and they act like its some sort of drug they fight over each year. The next day I went to my aunt's house with the girls and ate again...then you have to clean up all the mess and paper and boxes and find places to put the toys. Whew...........I'm thankful its over...

Here are some pics from our crazy Christmas...I'm sure the girls just had a great time...and behind the scenes..there is just so much work involved.

Poops very favorite gift of this Christmas (NINTENDO DSI)

(Peeps favorite gift this Christmas..well other than the hand down Nintendo DS she got from her sister was this wagon)

Scrappy looks like a present here..notice my hot sauce in my gift bag next to him-everyone gave me hot sauce...it helped with the nausea a bit

My aunt's famous Apple Pie!

This pic is me and the girls and my mom..she wanted a pic with all of us..I didn't really want to take it. Behind us is my famous Aunt Wendy (who makes the best pie) and my Uncle Ronnie (my mom's brother)