Saturday, May 31, 2008

We're Back!

It was a fun journey to the far far away land of 4 hours from here ;-) And Mr Man was awesome the whole way there and back! I am kind of sad we had to return so quickly, but it was a well deserved break in the routine!

Wednesday we took the drive and it went pretty well. Mr Man was fed every 2 hours and it was nice to just head out of town. We stopped for lunch, which was an adventure in itself... it seems B has impeccable timing with food. As soon as the food arrived, he screamed b/c he was hungry. So I trotted off to the car to feed the man, when on our way back in, he decided to have a poop-splosion...all over his clothes. The silly mommy that I am, I didn't have an extra outfit in the diaper bag and so we had to truck to the car again to be changed. Finally, I got to eat some food, and because of the craziness I had to endure, I rewarded myself with a key lime pie (my fav)!

Then, that evening we tried another restaurant near the hotel and again, Mr Man decicded to scream with hunger pains just as the food arrived. We headed to the car again, fed him and returned to enjoy a beer and pasta!


This is Mr Man in his first hotel room!

Thursday, Hubs had to head to his meeting, so B and I were on our own. Luckily, hubs has family in the area, so I met up with his cousin and B and I went shopping. OH Yeeeah! I got some great stuff. JCrew - you rock! Baby Gap - could you carry cuter clothing? and BCBG - Damn you Paris line! I love the way your clothes fit and look!

After a long day of shopping, B and I headed to the hotel for a quick nap and then out the door again for some delish Mexican food! Since we never get to see hubs cousin, we decided another slice of Key Lime Pie was in order, so we headed to the restaurant and ordered some slices. It was really a blast getting to hang wih the cuz!

Finally, yesterday, we met up with Cuz and her boyfriend for some awesome breakfast and hot coffee. We said our goodbyes, B was fed again, and we were on the road. Only this time... we stopped and did some more shopping. (YES - both hubs and I really to shop.) After 3 hours of retail therapy, we were finally on the road to head home. We arrived a little later than planned but overall it was well worth the trip.
Chillin' at breakfast
Cuz and the BF! So cute!

It was so nice to just get away!

Our cat, Basil, greeted us as soon as we walked in the door, and this morning we picked up our little chihuahua, Mochachino, from his boarding. He was all clean and extatic to see us!
Overall, it was really nice trip and I hope we can do it again soon!

Wednesday, May 28, 2008

You know you're in Texas...

When you are driving and you reach West, TX which is actually in central TX and where 35 East and 35 West come together to go South. Seriously? I should send this to Jay Leno!

The mini vaca has begun :) So far we have had some key lime pie, B has slept and had a poop-plosion (all OVER his onesie), and we are headed to a brew pub this evening for some delish beer!

You know they say, have a beer a day while you're breast feeding because the yeast is great for the baby! Um... hell yeah! Check that box!

Hope you all had Wed!

Tuesday, May 27, 2008

Mini Vaca!

Well freaders, hubs, baby and myself are all headed for a mini vaca. We are not going far, but we are going somewhere to get away from it all. Lord knows there has been a lot of crap going on lately (with which I need not discuss) so we need to de-stress and take a breather!

Hopefully this will re-charge our batteries and get us in a better groove.

Hope you all have a fab week! Ciao dearies!!

Sunday, May 25, 2008

Amazing Photo's!

As I said before, one of my birthday gifts was that we bought proffesional photo's of our family. They turned out absolutely amazing and is a fantastic place to get your pictures if you're in the TX area!

Considering I am not photogenic, I think she did an amazing job! However, I think hubs and B are just amazingly photogenic and really stand out in every pic.

Here are some of the photo's!
*These are copied off the website, and it is copyrighted, but we already ordered 20 of them, so if there are any fam that wants some, just let me know!
Let me know which one is YOUR favorite!

Have a happy Memorial Day weekend!

Friday, May 23, 2008

They Say It's Your Birthday!!

That's right folks... as of 3 am this morning, I am 27 years old! Damn, what a year it has been. It has been a year of almost dying (twice), being pregnant (twice), and ending up with a beautiful baby boy! Guess that twin thing really is true. I just can't seem to do it right the first time ;-)

Last night I got the best present. We went to the photographer and we ordered all these beautiful pictures of B! The photographs came out better than I ever imagined. As soon as I can upload them I will share them with all of you! Then, I went out to dinner and had a beautiful, refreshing Guiness, and finished the night with a wonderful gift from hubs for a facial at the spa.

Really it couldn't get any better than that!

Now, today, I get to have lunch with one of my best friends and have dinner with my parents. Oh what a day! Hope you all have a fab weekend! Happy Memorial Day!

Thursday, May 22, 2008

What a week!

This is B alseep in our huge bed.

This whole week has just been so weird. Well, I shouldn't say weird, I should say... it has just made me think. It has made me thankful for all that I have and really be aware of all that is going on.

As you all know Mr. Man was Christened on Saturday, then Sunday we had a party to celebrate the family! So, as I was driving home Sunday night, and I began to think of all the things that are going on in my life.

You know, getting to be a stay at home mom, having my baby turn 1 month old, having him Christened and now, tomorrow, turning 27. Not to mention, seeing all my family, I realize just how precious time is. I mean, my grandmother is getting so much older, it just breaks my heart that she lives so far away. Not to mention, my "baby" cousin being so much taller and more handsome. I mean he has been out of college for 3 years. EEK! We used to share bath time, now we share a beer. It is so bizarre how the world evolves.

You know, I look at my dad, who has always been my rock, and the one man I loved. And now, there are so many men in my life, My husband and my SON. It is like a ball that never stops rolling. No matter what happens, no matter what you do in life, that ball just keeps rolling and you better roll with it or get out of its way!

Don't you ever just wonder where the time goes? Why you weren't nicer to people, or more thankful for everything that you have? I wish I could say I wake up and say Thank You to the Lord above for all that he has blessed us with, but most mornings (these days) I am sleep deprived and all I care about is who is hungry, who needs a diaper changed, and do I have time to pee. I need to be more thankful! I think we ALL need to be more thankful. At least be thankful for the time you have with whomever you love, because who knows, it could just be the last.

Tuesday, May 20, 2008

Mid Blog...

This is my dad, hanging with the boys.
Baby Cousin and Hubs, smoking Cigars!

The 3 Amigos!

Granddad, Mom, and Jess.

This is how we celebrate! Lots of wine and good Italian food.

Mom and Daughter

B, meet your great Nona.

So seriously, last night I was right in the middle of writing a blog (for the boob blog), when I fell asleep. I mean, how tired do you have to be to put the computer down and crash :)

I guess yesterday was just a busy day. We said goodbye to my Nona (B's great Nona) in the morning, then we went shopping, and by mid afternoon, we had to say goodbye to my Aunt and my baby's cousin (B's godfather).
It was kind of an emotional day, but I wouldn't have changed it for anything. I really wish my cousin and aunt lived closer. It was just so special getting to spend time with them. Not to mention hubs and my cuz were like 2 peas in a pod. Just seeing them together makes my heart smile.

Here are some pictures of the week. Hope you enjoy.

Saturday, May 17, 2008

A Blessed Occasion!

This was the cake.
A little water on the head...

Hubs, myself, B, the preist, Michelle (the godmother) and Lawrence (the godfather)

Hubs and I on B's big day!

He is so cute!

More pictures!

Today was Mr Man's christening, and it was more beautiful than I thought it could be.

He was baptized in the outfit my aunt (and godmother), myself and my baby cousin were baptized in. It was so beautiful and B could not have been better.

He slept through most of it and didn't even cry when they poured the water on his head. It was truly a beautiful moment.

We had all our family and friends close to us and it was such a beautiful, meaningful moment. It really could not have gone better.

Here are some pictures of the day... Enjoy!!

Thursday, May 15, 2008

Babies, Babies and More Babies!!

Here we all are at lunch :) What a group!

Today was SO much fun! My BF's and I went shopping for a dress for B's christening, and we found the most perfect dress! I can't wait until Saturday and all the pictures to show you all!

Plus, B's godmother, Michelle, got B the MOST amazing gift! It is a James Avery cross and it is so beautiful. I can't wait until he can wear it Saturday. It will look so beautiful on him and go with his Christening outfit so well.

Not to mention, B was blissfull during lunch, letting me eat while he slept. And I got to catch up with all the ladies and their babies while shopping.

Overall, we did a lot, but we had so much fun! B is sleeping as we speak and his godfather and his great aunt are on their way here this evening.

Wednesday, May 14, 2008


Well, today was a wonderful day! My granddad flew in from FL and saw his 9th great-grandchild.

I took a picture because it was just so special. The last time I saw him was when I was in the ICU in June. This visit was a much better visit!

Also, I got to spend the day with my baby bro, my "aunt" Jessica and my granddad.

I really can't wait to see the rest of my family and have B's baptism this weekend.


Tuesday, May 13, 2008


I have deleted the post about Mother's Day. Apparently most people think I did the wrong thing, which is fine. That is why I asked.

I have already appologized for the incident.

This week is a busy week, with B's baptism and everything so I probably won't be posting as much.

Hope you all have a fab week!

Monday, May 12, 2008

On a much happier note!

I would like to say... my parents, however, threw me a beautiful mother's day!

When I walked in the door, I was greeted by a gift and 2 cards! They got me a beautiful figurine of a mother angel with a baby boy AND they got me money for new shirts. Woo hoo!!

Thanks Nona and Bobbo! I love them!

~Don't forget to leave your comment on the previous post!

Saturday, May 10, 2008

A Mommy Moment

So... yesterday I had a breif mommy moment.

You see, having a baby does a lot of things to you. It changes your body, your perception on life, and most of all, it makes you never the center of attention again ;-)

All anyone wants to do is see the baby. Which for me is great. I love for Mr Man to get out there and meet the world. (That is what his shirt says by the way... hee hee!)

The problem being, sometimes, is that life gets in the way of other stuff, like showering, or sleeping.

Today, we have Mr Man's first proffesional photo's and the in-laws wanted a take a couple with us in it as well. So, I planned to pump and actually leave the nest (without my guy) and get my nails done.

Well, mid shower, B woke up and was quite fussy. It seemed to me he had some gas. The problem was, he was focused on the gas, and he was tired, so he started screaming. Like... for 2 hours. It was PAINFUL to watch, not to mention I couldn't help him. I called the Pediatrician and she suggested some stuff, but really it wasn't working.

Now let me tell you, when you are so sleep deprived, your nerves are on edge and you have a fussy baby, it is a true test from God. I didn't know what to do... so... I yelled at hubs. It was horrible and solved nothing, and it actually made me feel worse, but I was just so spent!

Then, after running errands and baby falling asleep in the car, my nerves slowly calmed. I went for my mani/pedi and I actually took a nap and then I realized how horrible it was to yell at someone for no reason.

We are all doing our best here, but I have to tell you, it is a LOT harder than it looks. With pictures here, people making plans there, and the overall chaos of a baby, sometimes life gets in the way.

I shouldn't complain, but I just never realized how taxing it is to your mind and body to cope with this new one.

My saving grace, I must admit, is when I stare into the eyes of Mr Man. He looks at me with those blue eyes, scanning my face, and things just fall back into place. I don't care about photo's or birth announcements, or if my carpet is clean for company. All I care about is that little guy, who grew inside me, and who depends on me now for so much. I want to kiss his chubby cheeks and I want to see him smile.

So my question... did you think raising a baby was easy, or is it just me?

Thursday, May 8, 2008

I have joined the ranks!

Today, I realized, I have joined the ranks of the stroller toting, SUV driving, Super Target shopping moms!

As I pulled into the parking spot, hopped out, grabbed Mr Man and set about with diaper bag and stroller in tow, I looked around. Folks, the ENTIRE parking lot was filled with SUV's and strollers alike.

As I proceeded in the store, I heard kids crying "mom", little footsteps scurrying about, and mom's yelling childrens names to "slow down" or "don't touch that!"

That, my freaders, is when I realized... I have joined the ranks with these moms. With mother's day approaching, I scanned the super target and realized... this is it! This is where I belong! Althought I almost died (again!) I will never be the same. It was WELL worth teh 9 month and 26 year wait! I couldn't be happier to have a constant partner and I couldn't be happier to look into the eyes of my little guy!

Never again will I pop into a target to scan the latest in swimsuit attire. Never will I only care about the newest dishware or pie tin. Now I will be among them... among the mom's that tote the strollers, fill the diaper bags, and always stop by to see what diapers are on sale.

I guess it is what I thought it would be, but there is so much more. Your perspecitve changes. Your drivng changes. Your music taste changes. I mean, it is like being morphed into a calmer, more reserved, happier self.

Who knew Mr Man could do all that! Maybe it is those baby blue eyes, or the way he looks at me when he wakes up in the morning? Maybe it is because he recognizes when I sing his lullabye, or maybe it is just because we share a bond that can never be re-created!

Wednesday, May 7, 2008

So much to do... so little time!

Holy crappy! I feel like my head is going to explode! There is so much to do around my house, to prepare for tons of family for B's Christening.

Not to mention, my man gets his first professional photo's this Saturday! I really can't wait to see what this girl can do with my man!!

Then, on Sunday, is my first Mom's day! I am really excited about that! I bought an adorable dress and Mr Man has the cutest outfit! Of course, pictures to come!

Phew! That is just this week! Next week, I won't even go into.

Hope you all have a fantastic week. I am off to find a dress for the christening! Ciao Caio!!

Tuesday, May 6, 2008

Happy Birthday Daddy!

This is last year's birthday - but its all I got!

So, wonderful freaders, today is hubs birthday! As previously stated (by him - I may add) he is the wonderful age of 33. OH! to be old :D Just kidding!

It is really hard to write a post to the man you love, telling him just how much he means, and how special it is just to share in these days with him. Have you ever tried... seriously, its hard.

What's funny, is that I never really thought of birthdays as special. I mean, mine always came and went (PS it is the 23rd of May if anyone wants to know - wink wink) and it wasn't that big of a deal. Mostly people would call and wish me happy birthday. Sometimes we would go out for a birthday dinner, but overall, my parents aren't big birthday people.

Then... on my 21st birthday, I met hubs. Well, not really met him, but realized this feeling of butterflies in my stomach was something special. I remember, we had dinner (a big group of us) and we were headed to the bar, when hubs pulled me aside and asked me to ride with him and his sister. Of course I obliged, and while sitting in the passenger seat (with his sister smirking in the backseat) he pulled out a pink card. (Swoon!) I opened it and I saw it was a spa day. I mean, we weren't even DATING and the guy got me a spa day. I knew right then he was a keeper! Not to mention his (drunk) sister kept telling me how much he liked me! Priceless!

The rest folks... is history!

Now, having a new baby and being married have certainly altered the circle a little, but overall, it is still wonderful. I still remember the pink card that started it all. I still remember the 30th birthday party I threw him, and now at 33, I look at the man I love and (still) swoon.

Not to mention, Mr Man looks a lot like his daddy, so every day when I stare into the face of the little man WE created. I thank God that on this 33rd birthday I am still with the man I love.



33 years down and many more to go! I love you hubs! Mwaaa!

Monday, May 5, 2008

Chocolate, some wine and a 20 min nap!

Last week was a little hectic. Hubs was out of town for most of it so it went a little something like this.

Wed: Mom came over, around noon, went shopping and got some clothes that fit (thanks mom!) then came home, had some chinese take out and tried to get some sleep. Brady slept pretty well that night, but finally (really) fell asleep at 6:45am, only for my mom to leave the house and (accidentally) wake me up at 7am, to tell me she was leaving :)

Thurs: Had the AC guy come and finally fix our upststairs AC, then had lunch with my BF Missy (for about 20 min - don't you wish lunches could be longer with an 8 month old and a 2 week old) then headed to the doc for Mr Man's 2 week checkup. He got his foot pricked and it was painful watching him cry. Only to head home, feed the man, and pass out for a good hour and a half

Fri: Woke up, chatted with mom over coffee, got dressed, headed to the church (to make sure all paperwork was in order for his Christening) and came home, only to feed him, pass out again for another hour, and wait for the in-laws to bring me dinner. The in-laws came, we took some pictures (for the birth announcement) and they left at 8pm. Finally, we got some real shut eye. I think I managed about 4 hours (in between feedings and checking of the breath wakings).

Sat: Hubs FINALLY came home! He arrived at about 2pm, only to take a quick nap, feed again and jump in the shower for a birthday dinner. At this point (around 7pm) I was in dyer need of a glass of vino. We had a lovely dinner with the fam and it was back to the house for some more sleep. (Are you noticing a trend? Feed... sleep... change... feed... sleep and repeat)

Sun: Woke up to coffee brewing, my man a little fussy, but sleeping, and got to eat a hot breakfast, drink warm coffee and shopping. We finally bought our patio furniture cushions, only to realize (when getting home of course) that they didn't fit. Ain't that a bitch! Last night, however, hubs let me have a glass of wine, snack on some chocolate, and have a 14 min HOT shower. Really, that was the highlight of my week.

And finally... today: The maids came at 10:30am (again, thank you MOM - you rock!) so I had to wake up early and clean up (funny how that is). Mr Man and I got a little sleep. From 10-12 was pretty good, but from then on, it is a blur. Right now, for some reason, I can't sleep, even though my man is sound asleep next to me. The maids are still cleaning and I am starving but in the mood for nothing. What a great day so far :D

Hopefully tomorrow will be better... it is hubs 3o (SOMETHING) birthday. I promise I won't tell you the age, because he will probably read this and pass out. HEe hee! I wonder what we can do for him?

Saturday, May 3, 2008

8.8 and Impeccable Timing!

So, the doc's apt went awesome! My little man is perfectly average (scoring in the 50% of everything, i.e. weight and length) and at 2 weeks he is supposed to be back at his birth weight, but oh no.. my little man is 8 pounds, 8 ounces! Woot! As the pediatrician says "he is a very good eater!"

Also, can I just say... what is it about newborns? They must have some baby timer that goes off, anytime mom wants to pee, eat or drink something. I swear! I have shoved more cold food in my mouth and drank more cold coffee than I care to admit.

And folks... it never fails, when I am mid pee stream, there always seems to be a scream from the basket, that makes me want to stop the flow, jump up (with pants around my ankles) and run to my little man, only to realize the pacifier has lept from his lips, and he is laying there smiling. Oi Vey!

I am so exhausted, I think my boobs are sagging from being so tired. I think they look at him and look at me and say... "again?? Really?"

In his first 2 weeks of life:

~ I have clapped and been genuinly happy when he farts.
~ Talked about more poopy diapees
~Woken up every 30 minutes just to make sure he is pink in color and baby is still breathing
~ Taken a bath with my man, only to realize, it is damn hard to dry your baby, while you freeze, dripping on carpet, only to be able to dry yourself 20 minutes later
~ Had his fall asleep in my arms, then to put him down, only for him to wake up and cry

And the top thing I think and talk about

~ Poop-splosions! They come and I change him, then they come some more, and I change him once again, only to be sitting with him, finally getting him to fall asleep, when another occurs and we both wake up, startled!

So... my advice to you kidless freaders, I say:

Love your long dinners and lunches. Drink wine and actually enjoy the person your sitting across from. Look and your boobs and say, yes - they are perky and no one in the near future needs to be sucking on them. Eat warm food. Drink hot tea and take a hot bath. And folks... ENJOY your shower! Look at it, love it, clean it, and relish in the warmth and time you have with it. For in short 9 months... while growing a baby... that will all change.

Overall, I couldn't be happier with my man, if only... we could take a few more naps!

Ciao Bellas!

Thursday, May 1, 2008

Witty Thoughts

You know what's weird? All throughout my life I have had too much to say, however, these past couple of days, I've gone blank.

Is it bloggers block? Too tired from the baby? I have no earthly idea!! I feel like so much is going on but I just can't seem to form the words. So weird! I used to be so witty. Hopefully the witt will return and I can regain my blogging voice.

Today, Mr Man is 2 weeks old, and he is changing everyday! I just can't tell you. It is quite funny though, because the other day he found his voice, and then yesterday, he and I took a bath together, and when we came out, he had this rock and roll hair do. Maybe my man will be the next American Idol (spoken in the best Seacrest voice!)

Also, last night Mr Mochachino met Mr Brady. It was a very gently meeting (thank GOD!) and nothing seemed to be arry (sp?). Mocha licked B's head twice and then went on with his business. I guess he gets it?

Hope you all have an eventful Thursday and I will be back once the blogging bug bites again!