Wednesday, June 23, 2010

Bon Voyage!

Were off for our first big trip with E-man. We're leaving tomorrow and driving to my parents in lake Placid, NY. 19 hours with the Mr. and I, I'll keep you posted on how long with Ian. Were spending 6 days with my family, and I could not be more excited. When we leave Lake Placid..were heading to 1000 Islands to visit Mr.'s family cottage, which yes, is a real place, and not a salad dressing.....( my girlfriend Jamie thought this.), spending 4 days there, and then leaving for Buffalo to visit Mr.'s family for 3 more days, and then the 19 hour drive yet again.

Wish us luck!

Sunday, June 13, 2010

7 months old!

Time is flying by! Ian turned 7 months this week. At 7 months Ian:
  • Will not sit still. Well he has been that way since the day we brought him home, but he is so strong now we can no longer make him stay where we'd like. Often when he falls asleep in my arms..I just hold him for a bit...because the sweet feeling of him laying his head on my shoulder isn't something I got to expereince often.

  • Sleeps in any and every position. It's funny to put in down , and when we check on him, he is completely different.

  • Says, "Ma Ma Mom"...ALLL the time!...except when I ask him, "Can you say Mama?", and he just smiles at me.

  • Still smiles, and giggles constantly:)

  • Is crawling all over the place.

  • LOVES watching Monroe (our dog), and Riggs (our cat that I am still trying to give away).

  • Gets upset if you leave the room or take a toy away. Especially the remote, cell phone, or mail.

  • Weighs about 20 lbs!

Over all Ian is doing great! He has started to eat some solids, and is doing great with them. He is still nursing, and taking bottles. He still has no teeth but is drooling like a fool!

I am looking forward to spending the next whole month at home with e-man!

Monday, June 7, 2010

2nd Anniversary

Happy Anniversary!!! Today the Mr. and I have been married for 2 years. We went out for the first time without Ian, and left him with my sister in-law and brother in-law. Upon arriving I heard him crying as we approached the front the door, and my sister in-law is holding him saying, "He has been like this for 2 hours, and he will not drink or eat."
Oh No! I squeezed him soo tight, my poor little guy. As soon as we got home, he smiles, laughed, ate all his food, nursed for about 40 min, splashe din the tub with daddy and was off to dreamland.

I am ok with admitting that Ian is a momma's boy:))) He just wanted his momma. It will be awhile before we leave him again!

Sunday, June 6, 2010

Busy Weekend.....

We had a very busy weekend.....Friday night we had dinner with our friends Mike, and Irene....Saturday I can't even remember it went by so quick... hike, Hydrangea festival, shopping...Sunday we went to our favorite breakfast place, Sunny Side cafe again with Mike and Irene, and baby Leela, and we all spent the afternoon together Poolside:)

*Side note it is my Mom's 50th Birthday today! Happy Birthday Mom!

Super Ian:)

I got you Momma!

Where's my Daddy at?

I think I need nap...

After a long Day at the pool...

Thursday, June 3, 2010

Is it ok to want to eat my baby?

Just look at him, I could eat him right up!

Worst Blogger...and the winner is........

Me! Life...that really is my only excuse. It just got so busy.....and now is settled...SUMMER VACATION!!! I am promising myself to blog 2 times a week. One may only be pictures of what little man and I have been up to.

Please...let me bring you up to date without crazy busy lives.....

Ian is amazing everyday. HE is so darn happy, and smiles all day long, along with babbling and talking up a storm. He rolls everywhere and has the army crawl dawn packed, I can't wait for him to take off, he is fully sitting up on his own, and taking a big boy bath...which he loves FINALLY!!!! Daddy taught him how to splash, and now he loves baths. He also is holding himself on on his basketball net, and the ottaman.

The best he is sleeping through the night, now of course through the night to me i snot the same as everyone else, but he goes to bed about 8:00, wakes at 4:45 to nurse, and sleeps again until about 8!!!! to me that is 12 hours and I'll take it!!! The down side of this is that he rarely naps.

Goodbye to Mirror Lake Academy, and let me just tell you how much I hate daycare's! We are so blessed that Ms. Jennifer has an opening for us in her home in July!

My recap of Mirror Lake Horror....

I walked into the classroom one afternoon to find a little girl, screaming HYSTERICALLY in an exersaucer. We're talking - it took her a while to get like this - hysterical. One of the teachers is standing in the middle of the room, just staring at the poor girl... while the other is tidying up the cribs. She gets soo upset, that she starts choking. I guess this was enough to make one of the teachers finally pay her attention. So, after managing to contain my strong urge to yell "Why aren't you comforting her" to the teachers, I spot my sweet baby. He's sitting in a swing, in the corner of the room, by himself, staring at the ground. And, the swing isn't even turned on. Let me tell you - he looked so sad and pitiful, like he was just sitting there thinking about the good ole' days in his old class, where they actually interacted with him and paid him attention.

Seeing the sad look on his lonely face I immediate picked him up and was greeted by the most excited face of joy I've ever seen, almost like he was saying "Finally, you're here."I left the room, put Ian in the car, and called Dan crying. First, I feel that the crying baby HAD to have been upset for some time in order to have gotten to such a stage where she started choking. Second, I don't even want to think about how long my sweet boy had been sitting, all alone, in the corner by himself.

So I took it upon myself to speak with the Director (and, I'm totally okay with being "one of those moms") to let her know my concerns. And, in the meantime, you better believe we were looking for other means of daycare. Honestly, after that experience, I didn't want to leave him there the next day. I don't feel like I can trust them. But, we have no choice, so I've decided to just randomly stop by at lunch and have Ian's Auntie Dawn stop by as well, so that they know that I may very well be checking in on the love of my life at any second. I don't anger easily... until it comes to my baby.

NOBODY puts baby in a corner... in a swing... that isn't even turned on... nobody.

The Director was very interested in my concerns and assured me that she would speak to the teachers because - regardless of what was actually happening - a parent walking in to those situations is obviously going to leave with some concerns.

After this a few times I arrived to pick up Ian he was laying face planted on a mat, boogers all over his face, and spit up dried on him. AHH! Again I spoke with the Director. This repeated about 3 times.

The Last straw.....I arrive to pick up my sweet boy and......." He isn't feeling very well." "What's wrong?"...Well he has been coughing, and goo keeps coming out of his eyes for hours, he isn't sleeping." "Why didn't you call me?" "We figured you were on your way." On my way it was 5:30pm.

I called Ian's Dr right away, and after our visit, Pink eye in both eyes, double ear infection, and upper respiratory infection....Thank you Daycare....NOT.

RIP Mirror Lake Academy.

Ok now that that rant is over......

Let Summer Begin:)