Tuesday, December 7, 2010

Wednesday, December 1, 2010

Friday, November 19, 2010

I want to post everyday but time is going to quick. I feel like I say that all the time but I cant help it because its true...Uh Oh Tess just woke up so I gotta go.

Saturday, October 9, 2010

life with jake

Hi everyone .. I've been missing in action from the blog because life has changed soooo drastically with two kids and I don't have time for anything! Besides, Jake is an extremely colicky baby and I literally average about 3 to 4 hours of sleep a night...4 hours if im lucky! I was soo spoiled with tessas sleeping and I knew it wouldn't be that good again but I had no idea how bad a true colicky baby was! Of course he is so much better during the day and all hell breaks loose at night. I've had to keep mhself in check from getting angry with him because hes such a sweet baby and he can't help his belly aches and irritability, but with complete exhaustion set in I simply cant help but get angry.


I was at the dentist while writing that. Waiting to get a root canal after having him isnt the thing I thought I would be doing within the first four weeks of his life, but never the less I woke up one night crying in pain that I never knew existed. The pain was more than excruciating and my face actually began eating itself (not really), but it did get red and swollen a bit from how bad it was. Thank God thats over with and my life has seemed to fall into a rythm on its own. THe days go by SOOO fast with two kids-I had NO IDEA how easy it was with just Tessa. Two kids definently change everything. I mean I have NO time for me anymore. My toes are a sight for sore eyes!!! No pedicure for me anytime soon!

Jake still has rough nights but we are able to see SOME light through our very long tunnel. He has gone 3-4 hours a few times lately so I know that he's growing up and will eventually be able to sleep longer more consistently. It would have been nice if it was last night-I mean I was up at 12,2,3,4,5, and when he got up at 6 I didnt go back to sleep. Needless to say I was NOT a happy lady when I got up for the day. I was sooooo tired and there are no naps for the weary with two kids (as if I need to tell any of you this).

Its insane how fast life has changed and how quickly time goes now. THere are no words for it...I turn around and its Friday again. Of course Im not working but I know that I will be sooner than later with how quickly the months seem to be ticking by. Nichole and Danielle have had their babies and eventually we'll have our kids getting together! I cant wait for that because we've all known each other for so long and it will be cool to see things come full circle, right? With the lack of time now I have yet to understand how to do laundry on a timely basis, clean, or even shower because the kids require so much (of course). I look at myself in the mirror and now understand why mothers of little kids look the way they do...I have turned into one of them myself. Putting on makeup is more or less a thing of the past but I must say if I had time to put some on every day I would feel a little better about myself. I mean, its one thing to feel like crap but its another thing to look in the mirror and the image looking back confirms how you feel. WHATEVER...as grandma always say, "This too shall pass." I firmly believe that!

Sunday, September 19, 2010

Meet Baby Jake

I've been meaning to post since the second I had him, but of course it doesnt work that way. Jake was born on Sept. 10tht @ 8:02am. Being that I had a C-section the recovery has been hard but Im feeling better every day. The hardest part is not being able to be with Tessa the way I'd like to be. She misses hanging out with mommy and knows that life has changed. Even though her life has been turned upside down over the last week or so shes been great and has begun to accept that Jake is here to stay. I'm almost back to myself, but thank God for pain medication because there are times throughout the day where my body aches in every place and without it I would be lost!

My mom has taken off for two weeks to help with Tess and I dont know what I would have done without her help. She's been great and Tessa just loves her Nana! Poor Nana is exhausted after a fully day with her and I know that shes in heaven when Tess goes down for a nap...the amount of energy that girl has should be bottled and patented because its insane! Her happiness equals her energy and its such a blessing every day to see her sweet smiles.

Here are some pictures of Jake. I'll post more when I have more time.

Sunday, September 5, 2010

5 Days left!!

I am so excited to meet this little guy who has been growing in me for 9 months. I cant wait to see the fists that have been hitting my right side forever now. At this point he is still breach and its too late for him to turn around-there is simply no room! So one way or another I would have had to have a C-section this time around whether I wanted it or now. I have to say, it does make things a lot easier knowing that Im going in on Friday morning and he will be here soon thereafter. Life is about to get extremely hectic again and of course its right when Tess is getting easier and she's on such an easy schedule...but Rob and I have never been ones to like things easy. We're always about challenges and Lord, this will be interesting!! Everyone says that its sooo hard going from one to two kids and Im sure that they are right, but i had a very hard time when I lost my freedom and independence after having Tessa. Now that I've adjusted to it I really think that things will be ok (chaotic, but not insane).

If any of you have any last minute pieces of advise pass it on!! I'm sure that I oculd use it.

Being that I havent been able to post as much as I'd like the next one will probably be a picture of Mr. jake. I cant wait for all of you to meet him!

Love you all and keep the three of us in your prayers on Friday morning.

Monday, August 30, 2010

Has anyone seen...

my bellybutton? It has seemed to disappear into thin air!

Monday, August 23, 2010

Saturday, August 7, 2010


I went up a size in underwear and just so you feel REALLY GOOD about going up a size the company has put the size in THREE different languages: "Large" "Grande" and "Grand." I felt so much better about myself after leaving the store!:)

Friday, July 23, 2010

Tessa's Birthday Party

I put the pictures in reverse order but in any case you can see that she got tired after her 3rd or 4th outfit change! It was such a good day with great friends and family. I am so happy to have the friends and family that we have and that Tessa can look back on the pictures that Aunt Ingrid took. THey are so beautiful and she did this without asking...what a blessing she was on that day. We never would have gotten all the ones we did if it wasnt for her.

Tessa's so big and growing every day now. She's now walking on her own, but we have to remind her that she can or she seems to forget that she is fully capable of doing it.

She finally took milk out of the sippy cup today. I was worried that she would refuse for a while but thank God she finally took it, so my quest for ending the bottle is finally on the horizon.

Other than that, enjoy the pictures I posted. Those of you who were there thank you a million times over for being there, it was a wonderful day.

Monday, July 19, 2010

Have you noticed that its hot outside?

I was just watching the news and they are saying that this is shaping up to be the hottest July on record. I'm so lucky to be pregnant during what could be the hottest July on record! It's been rediculous dealing with this heat. I simply dont know how women did it without air conditioning!! My mind just cant imagine it!

Friday, July 16, 2010

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Tessa's One Year Old!!

Happy birthday to my little girl! I love her so very much and want the world for her.

Thursday, July 15, 2010

Great News!

We went to the doctors last night for our 30 week checkup and sonogram. Jake is SOO big, weighing in at a whopping 3lbs and 10 ozs!! He's ahead of Tessa at this same point but will not be too much bigger. He was sucking on his toes and all scrunched up in me. Its still surreal that I'm having another baby but he will be here in 8 weeks from tomorrow so the reality of baby number 2 will be here before I know it.

We're so blessed to be having another healthy baby and so excited to see whether he looks like Tessa!! It was crazy whent the doctor started talking about what time I will be brought into the hospital and how long it will take once Im admitted into the hospital...I almost began to cry because its more real than ever.

One way or another, Im so happy to have this little undle of joy come into our life.

Monday, July 5, 2010


I'm so tired today. Its getting harder and harder to keep energy up now that Im 30 weeks pregnant and keeping Tessa happy, occupied and content throughout the day. She's such a good baby and Im so blessed that she's all over the place and never stops moving, but of course at the same time its just exhausting for me. I dont want to say it, but I look forward to our little boy being here because I'll have an easier time getting around, bending, simply just being. Its no joke being preggers with a baby so little (Christy..you know what Im talking about:). Its actually insane and the looks I get from people are a little rude and there are those people who feel it necessary to speak their mind when they see me with Tessa in my arms and an unmistakable belly full of life. Those people can bite me (Im saying this in the most polite way possible).

This baby is moving more and more and Im dying to see how big he's gotten on the 14th when we have a sonogram. Its been so long since I've had one with him and I laugh because I swear I had one every 3-4 weeks with Tessa because I called at the slightest wierd feeling and I wanted to make sure that everything was fine, but I just dont have the time to do that with this pregnancy. THere are days when I even ask myself, "did I feel him move?" And then I just wait and second and there it is...I feel a kick or punch! By the way, Christy...his name is Jake. Not Jacob..but Jake Robert. We're so excited to have him be part of our family and I'm most definently looking foward to life without a belly again!!

Saturday, July 3, 2010

No More Formula!!!!

I dont have to buy formula anymore...well at least for another 4 (or so) months! This is so exciting!! I didnt realize how amazing it is to simply pour milk into a bottle rather than mixing the formula. How amazing!! My baby is growing up and its crazy. I'm going to have a toddler in two weeks and an infant in two months. Life is officially insane and I better embrace the insanity. I pray that the Lord will give me the patience and grace to handle myself with poise and clarity over the next few months as time winds down with our family of three and turns into a family of four. Its been a little bit of a rough transition for Tess with being home and her schedule changing a little so my patience (and sleep) have been drained. ROb and I could use a night at a hotel just to simply sleep-trust me nothing else would happen, my belly is too big!

Friday, July 2, 2010

A couple of Pics

Tessa in the hot tub! She loves going in (dont worry we keep the temp down for her and myself!!) Shes too cute!
She had no idea with to do with the animals at White Post Farms. They were big and a little scary to her. Even though she didnt cry she didnt want to get too close!

Ms. Tessa...who does she look like? Everyone says something diffeurent. What do you think?

THe puffs beside her are like baby crack. I've gotten her onto other snacks now but good lord did that child go nuts when she saw the container.

Monday, June 28, 2010

Another year has gone...

Another school year has gone now and its almost like it never happened. Having Tessa, going back to work after missing the first 3 months, having an EXTREMELY tough year with my students and, even more, their parents, keeping up with housework (Rob would beg to differ on that point), making sure that we all had clean underwear and something to eat on a regular basis, and the million of other things that had to be done...NOT TO MENTION being pregnant with number 2. Geez, I wonder why I havent been able to keep myself looking well groomed.

Tessa is growing leaps and bounds now. She took her first steps last week, up to four at a time and then hasnt done it in about 4 or 5 days now. Im waiting for her to get up the courage again. Of course she gets scared when she realizes what shes doing and then falls. But Im very confident in my fireball redhead that she'll start running the same time she starts to walk on a regular basis.

Wednesday, May 19, 2010

Stranger and Seperation Anxiety

Tessa now shows such anxiety when Rob and I leave the room or even put her down so we can go to the bathroom! Its really hard. She's been sick for the last week and of course its been much worse with her being sick...I mean the poor thing couldnt breath and had an ear infection and just wanted to be held. So I understand her wanting to be with us when she's sick but now that shes better its not getting that much better. I know its completely normal and every kid goes through this in their own way but do I let her cry hysterical? For how long? I reassure her that we're here and Rob and I are trying not to pick her up everytime she cries...we simply get down with her and reassure her that we're not leaving. What do you think? What did you guys do? How long did this last for you? Its all new to us!!!

Last night we went for my 6 month check and the baby's heartbeat was really strong! yay! There's nothing better than to hear your child's heartbeat loud and clear! I've gained 20 pounds so far and definently feel like I've gained way more than that. Not only that but Im just so tired when I actually get a chance to sit down at the end of the night from working, Tessa and being preggers!! Thank God Rob is such a help because I just dont know what I'd do without him.

Another thing that absolutely helps is Tessa is sleeping through the night consistently now (it ONLY took about 9 and a half months!!!-yes, there's sarcasm in there). I mean she really has been sleeping well for months on end, however I couldnt wait until she could sleep through the night from when I went to bed to when I woke up. When it comes to her naps shes the best napper and Rob and I love that we can put her right down and she just goes to sleep immediately. I have to give credit to all the people who helped me do that!! ANd I know that if I went through the sleep training with Tessa I can get through her anxiety, right??

Sunday, May 16, 2010

This Weekend

My big cousin Allison! She's always so fun and wants to make me smile all the time! I love her!

Daddy and Tessa putting together our new cooler. Daddy wanted to see how much it could fit and Tessa seemed like the perfect fit!

Our little girl likes to point at everyone and everything she sees!

If only we can keep her this small forever!

Saturday, May 8, 2010

4 Generations of Women

Tessa's blessed to have three generations of women in her life!!