Thursday, January 28, 2010

Daddy and Drew Day

This is my (Aaron) inaugural blog. My day home with Drew was awesome, but the morning was definitely an experience. On Wednesday, our Contracts class was canceled so I had Drew for what I thought was going to be an extra hour in the morning. So I fed Drew at 9, and thats when things got interesting. He started spitting up EVERYTHING he just ate. That used to be pretty normal for him, but since he started on the rice cereal, its really kept the spitting up to a minimum. He doused his clothes and a burp rag and a bib. When I was changing him I noticed that he had nasty spit up all over the back of his hair, so I decided that I needed to give him a bath. I knew I would be late for class so I called Dena (Drew's sitter) and told her that I wouldn't be bringing Drew to her that day. When I was getting Drew ready for his bath, he had the biggest nastiest poop ever. It was thick stinky and disgusting. I think that's why he was spitting up, he was trying to push out the big one. So I got him wiped off and plunked him down into his nice warm whale bath tub I had all ready for him. Which he promptly pooped into. Alot. So I had to get him out, drain the tub, spray it out and refill it for him. The 2nd time he got in he had a blast, he was just as happy as he could be that he just had 2 big poops. Either way, he finally got clean and took a good nap after his bath. The rest of the day was awesome. We played and had tummy time and talked and laughed. I think we both enjoyed our day hanging out.

I actually ended up staying home with him on today, too. Dena's little girl was sick, so I emailed my assignment I had due to my professor and Daddy Drew Day 2.0 was on. Pretty much the same as the first, except without the morning spit up/poop adventure.

Sunday, January 24, 2010

Being a Thankful Working Mommy

Well, it has been 2 weeks since I went back to work and I have to say it is tough! I find myself frustrated a lot more because every second of every weekday I have something to do. Feed Andrew, cook dinner, prepare for school, eat, laundry, and the list goes on... But, even though our lives have changed, we wouldnt trade it. I have to constantly remind myself that God is in control and I have so much to be thankful for. These are the things I am thankful for and want to write them, so when I feel overwhelmed I can look back on them:

1. Jesus Christ who has saved me from myself

2. my husband, Aaron, who works so hard at being a dad, student, and a great supportive husband

3. my son, Andrew (i almost tear up because I know things could have turned out much worse and am so thankful to God that he is perfect, but just a little bit small which I know will even out by age 1)

4. my mom, dad, and brother (anytime I need something, they are right there to help, no matter what)

5. Aaron's parents, who constantly help us out with babysitting, diapers, and of course, cute clothes for Drew.

6. my job, wow, thank you Lord for this wonderful place you have put me! (I could not ask for a better partner teacher, who is so experienced and supportive)

7. my friends, who will talk to me whenever I need a listening ear, good or bad!

I am sure there are more, but these were the things that stood out. Now, I am going to feed Drew. :) Oh, one more thing I am thankful for: all the prayers for Drew, Aaron and I. :) Love you all!

Monday, January 18, 2010


Well, Andrew is the sweetest, most content baby! He has been smiling, cooing, and kicking like crazy! But the baby boy just keeps spitting up! So we started cereal today to see if it will coat his stomach and help him keep his food down. We have done it 3 times and he has not projectile spit, so we are keeping our fingers crossed. Here is a picture of him eating! Like his cereal goatee?

Here is another adorable picture of Andrew being the naked cowboy! :)

Here is Andrew's first day of church. January 10, 2010. He was really good, except for grunting a lot. :) He was praying so hard. :)

And here is just a sweet picture of Drew one day when we were taking him out. :)

Sunday, January 3, 2010

This morning, Andrew was siting in his swing. I sat down on the floor and started talking to him. He began smiling and cooing. Sooo sweet. He is really becoming a smiley boy. :)

This was Andrew's first time in the crib. He still sleeps in the pack n play in our room, but I thought it would be fun to put him in the crib. He loved his car mobile! He could not take his eyes off of it. :) Thanks Grams and Pawpaw!

Saturday, January 2, 2010

Well, the holidays have been super busy! It started with all of my family coming in from many states, California, New Mexico, and Illinois! We all stayed at the Embassey Suites across from the Galleria starting on the 23rd. We just hung out, ate lots of yummy food, including all the candy that mom and I made, and of course the cousins went shopping. :) One of the best moments was going to Christmas Eve dinner where Santa made his appearance! All of my cousins are having babies too, so there were 8 kids under the age of nine! Needless to say, they were SUPER excited when Santa payed them a visit at dinner! Santa brought them all a gift. Andrew must have been a really good boy because he got a light up/talking cow. :) After my family left, we continued with Aaron's family with opening presents with my niece who loves to open presents! She was really funny because Jeremy (Aaron's brother) told her she couldnt open presents until she was done eating, which included a few more bites of this and a few more bites of that... She was suppose to eat a piece of ham, but didnt want it, so I put a piece of Mac and Cheese on the end trying to trick her. No such luck! She carefully pulled the noodle off the end of the fork, leaving the ham behind! What a smart and funny girl. :) I can not believe she is 2 1/2!
The festivities just keep going, some of our closest friends came to visit us, the Crosbys! It was wonderful getting to hang out with them and catch up like old times. :)

Andrew just keeps growing and is now smiling and cooing! Every time we change his diaper he finds this brown and tan dog sitting on the window seal. He really loves this dog because he smiles and talks to it which is soooo adorable. I always have the camera ready because I know he is going to smile. Here is a pic of him doing just that! :)

Andrew had many Christmas outfits, so here are a few pics. He is fitting into 0-3 month clothes, which is so much fun! Aaron and I just cant get enough of our sweet boy!