Monday, December 14, 2009

My New Life...

Ok so most of you know by now that I started a blog a while back, who am I kidding 2008 is more than a while, anyhow ..... I went to NY to see my sister and it got lost in the Adirondack Mountains somewhere......perhaps on Haystack, or Marcy, I'm not quite sure.....
I think I can say at this point this blog has evolved into a full-blown mommy blog. There are random tidbits of non-mommy related issues and events of the world thrown in as well.Basically, I am a new mom trying to document that ever changing job for myself, my child, my friends and family. These are strictly my opinions and rants. Please don't take them for more than that!!!
My New Life has started with the birth of Ian!! I am not going to back track and fill in all the boring details of my birth story ect. Although birth was not as hard and horrible as I imagined, Dan and I were laughing and joking all through labor!! I am going to start here with my new life.....married, with Ian at 2 months!!!

Sunday, December 13, 2009

One Month Old!

On Ian's one month birthday we had a photo shoot with Mike Paul Edde (Beacon Photography)!!!
P.S. We love Mikey, he even flew to NY do take photos of our wedding for an entire weekend. I like to think Ian was a natural!!!!!
He started off like this:

and then went to this:

and ended like this:

You Know Your A Mom When....

When you can do almost anything one handed; including typing and preparing meals!
When your husband says to you "babe, you have spit up all over your shirt" and you say nonchalantly "I know" and have known it was there for hours and didn't care.
When you have serious conversations about poop.
When shaving has become a luxury. Hey you barely have time to shower let alone actually shave while your in there!
When you don't want strangers to even look at your new baby for fears that just them breathing in his direction will cause him to catch something.
When your 19 students say "We'll be his mommy and you can be his big sister" and for a moment it sounds like a good idea.
When you leave your new baby even if its just for an hour or 2 with daddy and you feel incredibly guilty. Because you know...he's so little he needs his mommy!
When the slightest grunt, fart, or wiggle wakes you up.
When you finally feel like you have purpose.
and lastly
When you experience love like you never knew existed before; each time you look into his eyes...or see him smile...or waiting for the first time he tells you he loves you...and when you can’t imagine life or anything like it without your child. That's when you know your a mom.

Thursday, November 5, 2009

A letter for my baby.....

Dear Brooke or Ian,

I cannot believe you are going to be here anyday now! I am a little sad I won't be feeling you squiring around in my belly anymore. Even though it can be very weird and sometimes painful, I have gotton a lot of joy out of watching my belly warp as you wiggle. I love finding your feet and poking them to have move them away.You love kicking them in my ribs, I think you may be a soccer player. Right now I have you all to myself and I don't have to share you with anyone. Daddy does feel and watch but its not the same for him as it is for me. He can see and feel your hiccups and kicks on th eoutside, and I feel them on the inside. He dosen't get woken up in the middle of the night because you are awake and kicking him! And he hasen't had the chance to feel the pain of your foot in his ribs, lucky him!

Watching you grow inside me has been such an amazing experience for the both of us, and now we get to watch you grow on the outside. Mommy and Daddy already have so much love for you. It's crazy to think th elove we have right now will tremendously increase when we have you in our arms.

The world you are about to enter can be a scary place, and we promise to protect you as best as possible. We want to be the type of parents you can come to when you need advice, have concerns, when you are scared, lonley, frustarted, happy, mad or maybe just need to talk. We plan on being very open with you and by doing this hope to have a close relationship. We want to be the type of family that eats dinner together, has family game nights, and goes on family vacations. We will support you with your decisions and help you acheive your goals. For the next 18 years we are responsible for you and we promise to mak ethem the best 18 years any kid could ask for by caring fo ryou with all the love we have. Always remember, no matter what happens, we will be there fo ryou and will always love you. There is nothing you can do to take that away.

I am about 10 days away from my due date and not sure it has actually hit Daddy and me. It has been easy these past 9 months to say we are going to be Mom and Dad, but to actually imagine ourselves with a little baby is difficult to do. We have had many converations about if you are a boy or a girl, what will you look like? Will you have Mommy's brown eye's or Daddy's crazy 2 different color eyes? How much hair will you have? Whatever you are, you are half me, and half Dan (daddy), which makes you perfect!!!