Wednesday, April 3, 2013

3 months

This little guy has rolled from belly to back and back to belly now.  He's just over 3 months!!! 

The three words I think best capture who he is at this stage are:

1. content.  Oh is he ever content.  He loves to sleep, cuddle, eat, and lay around taking in everything that surrounds him.  And by the way who doesn't like to do those things??

2.  charming.  He is quite the charmer.  His eyes are always looking for us and when catches our gaze he lets out the most delicious smiles.  His whole body balls up with excitement and his big gummy smile is out of control.  You can't help but smile back.  He is irresistible.

3.  strong.  Just like Sully, Felix is a strong boy.  Besides rolling he has great head control and has from the first week of his life.  He pops that head up to look around like a little curious turtle.  Plus he likes standing tall.

We are all completely smitten with this little guy Sully calls "Fix."  
I catch them smiling at each other ::sigh:: and Sully showers him with kisses and hugs.  This right here is fun to watch.  I live for this.  These two boys melt my heart over and over again.

Felix at 3 months wears size 2 diapers. Size 6-9 month clothes.  Weighs 20 pounds according to our home scale.

Friday, February 1, 2013

Sullivan says...

Me:  in the kitchen doing dishes.
Sullivan:  rushes in, scoots the step stool up to the counter nodding his head he says, " I wanna make cook, mom.  I wanna make."
Me: "What do you want to make?"
Sullivan: "I want to make cook hot dog."
Me: " You want a hot dog?"
Sullivan: nodding "otay, otay mom."

You bet your buns we made that hot dog together.  The kitchen is his favorite place to be these days, and I am more than happy about that.

Thursday, January 31, 2013

scenes from the day

Hanging out in the nursery.

Watching Sully "paint pickers" on his easel in his room.

"I did it! I made fishies."

More painting.  This one is a little wall art for Felix's room.


I think this picture would be cute on a canvas.

Final masterpiece.  Sully loves seeing his art up on the wall.

I love it too.

Wednesday, January 30, 2013

These two

holding hands:

Sully said proudly "I'm holdin' the baby."


Sully said "I'm tissin' the baby."

These two boys have completely exceeded my expectations in every way.  Growing up, when I thought about my future the only thing I knew for certain was that I wanted to have kids.  I had no idea it would be this good.

I love the bond that is forming between them.  I feel like I've been given the two most beautiful babies in the world.  

Wednesday, January 9, 2013

Felix: Birth Story

Last picture of belly taken 12/20/12;

On the night of December 26th, I was feeling tired, especially large and uncomfortable but mostly just ready to add another sweet boy to our family.  Arty and I sat in bed and played a game of Battleship and I joked that if I won he would have to go to the store for some castor oil.  Well, I won and he promptly made that trip to Kroger and brought back the oil.  I quickly swirled 4 tablespoons with orange juice and chugged it down before I had a chance to change my mind and went to bed.  I woke up at 2:30 AM and went to the bathroom.  Yes, that castor oil was doing its thing to my stomach (TMI, I know).  Then the contractions started, and once they started they were never more than three minutes apart.  I stayed on the toilet for awhile and then tried to lay down.  I laid in bed timing contractions with Arty for over an hour and they never slowed down, each lasting over 45 seconds.  I told him to try to sleep.  I grabbed the ipad, flipped the light on to our closet and sat in there trying to figure out if this was really labor or not.  At 5AM I decided to call my doctor to find out what I should do since the contractions were increasing in intensity.  She said it sounded like labor and to go in to the hospital to get checked.  I told Arty and we both got dressed.  I told my parents I was going to the hospital to get checked out.  I mentioned that I wasn't even bringing the bag I had halfway packed.

 We got checked in to the hospital around 5:30 and the nurse said I was 3cm dilated but could be stretched to a 4 (ouch) and the bag of water was bulging.  I was admitted.  The nurse told me I could walk around or take a shower if I wanted.  I walked a little, but one of the only places that felt good to me was the toilet.  I told Arty I wish I had my flip flops and he said he would go grab my bag, the camera, and my family and come back to the hospital.  We live a couple miles away so that sounded great to me.  By 7AM I was 5cm dilated and in pain.  I told the nurse I was ready to start prep for the epidural so she got the IV of fluids going.  I sat on the bed with my legs crossed, eyes closed, listening to the Bon Iver station on Pandora.  The only thing I focused on was not clenching my jaw shut.  That's all I could do.  A new nurse came in at 7:30 and sped the IV up.  At 7:40 the anesthesiologist came in and started putting the epidural in.  My doctor arrived in the room as well.  Almost as soon as the anesthesiologist told me I could lay back down, my water broke and my doctor said she was going to check me.  She said that there was no cervix left, and I asked what that meant and she said I was ready to start pushing.

I should mention that as soon as my water broke I felt a huge shift and an immediate increase of PAIN.
Arty wasn't back yet so the nurse handed me my purse so I could try to call him, but as I riffled through my purse searching for my phone he walked in the door with my mom.  Cue a huge sigh of relief.

The anesthesiologist left the room promising each contraction would get easier and things were prepared for the delivery.  Pushing started at 8 and  Felix was born at 8:08 AM weighing 8lbs 15 oz.

Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Happy Halloween!

If you ask Sully what he is he will tell you he's an "ark" which is his way of saying shark.

One very adorable shark if you ask me.