Sunday, May 29, 2011

When did THAT happen??

I blinked. I blinked and my "little boy" isn't so little anymore.

He doesn't need our help to get on/off/ride his toys now.
He sits down with me when I log on to my laptop and tells me he is going to help me get coupons on his 'puter because he knows we can go to the store if we have coupons!
He's big enough to sit and feed himself at the little kids table.
He doesn't need us to lift him to the top of the slide anymore. He climbs the ladder by himself now.
And even though his little legs are still too short to reach the pedals, he's ready to roll on his own.
So we are starting a new big boy path with our new big boy Matthew.

And we're starting the little boy path all over again with our new little boy Noah.
Note to self: no more blinking.

Saturday, May 21, 2011

Still Here

I wasn't sure what I should title this post, but since we're about two and a half hours post rapture, I think "Still Here" sums it up.

We're still trying to figure out what's going on with Noah. We know about the milk allergy and the new formula (though expensive) is working out quite well. But there's something else going on. Maybe silent reflux, maybe colic, who knows. So we're kinda throwing everything we can at this kid in hopes of finding a solution. I've been to the pediatrician and the chiropractor many times these past few weeks with the boy.

Matt went back to work last week so I spend my days home alone with Noah. I feed him, change him, chauffeur him to appointments and just generally try to make him comfortable. Like this:
Ish spends his days at grandma and pop-pop's house. He doesn't mind (as is evident in this picture). He gets to run errands with pop-pop, watch dvds with Aunt Dana and, when the weather cooperates, he gets to play outside on the deck.
And of course he gets to hang out with his best bud, Mare Mare.
I'm hoping we see changes in young Noah in the weeks to come. Changes that might bring more sleep for me and Matt and more peace to our house (especially in the baby witching hours of the early evening). In the meantime, we're getting by day by day and, well, we're still here!

Monday, May 16, 2011


I've been a bit busy this past week. Matt and I tried to spent a lot of time together and with the boys as we could, since he was scheduled to return to work today.

Last Tuesday we went to Woodbury Commons with Ish. We started our trip by stopping at Starbucks for some coffee. Which I guess I do a little bit too much with Ish - you can see how comfortable he is there!
Of course he doesn't mind the little pit stop because he knows he'll get the "pink pop"
Other than that, we tried to get a lot of chores done around the house and just tried to survive life with a newborn and a toddler. This included short trips to BJs, special mommy-Ish lunches out and a lot of "pass the baby" between me and Matt.

Noah - as cute as he is - has been a handful. At first we thought he had a cold when we came home from the hospital. Then we thought we were dealing with colic. We were up every 2 hours at night and were trying our best to console an inconsolable baby during the day. Turns out our little guy has a milk allergy. So the milk-based formula we were feeding him was basically tearing up his insides. We switched to a hypoallergenic formula and made a trip to the chiropractor and are on the track to helping our baby feel better.

This Thursday Noah turns one month old. We have a pedi appointment that day and then the chiropractor again on Friday. Ish is spending quality time at Grandma and Grandpa's house while I stay at home and try to help Noah through this rough patch. Matt is doing his best to get out of work at a decent time to get home to help with the nighttime routine. And that is basically the exciting life we're living right now! I hope to have pictures and more exciting tales to tell in the near future. Until then - it's all about just surviving each day!

Sunday, May 8, 2011

Mother's Day

Happy Mother's Day - to my mom, to my grandmas in heaven and to everyone out there who mothers.

Today has been a good day. Ish told Noah he was his best friend.
Both boys cooperated for a group photo (well, Noah not so much, but at least he wasn't crying or making his famous "grumpy old man face").
And right before we left for lunch with my parents, Ish very sweetly kissed his little brother. Right on his eyeball.
My boys. The only two people in the world who know what my heart sounds like from the inside. Thank you for making today a great day Matthew and Noah.

Now if only Ish would take a nap....oh well, can't get everything I want today!!

Tuesday, May 3, 2011

Special Treat

Maybe Ish and I drove into town and went to Starbucks today when we told Matt we were only going to BJs to get milk.

Maybe I got Ish a Cake Pop and maybe I got a Venti Skinny Caramel Macchiato.

Maybe we ate and drank the evidence in the car.

Maybe I forgot to get rid of the evidence before Matt took my car to Home Depot.

Maybe me and Ish have our own secrets.

Maybe. :-)