August 30, 2006

Who would of thought...

...I look like Geena Davis or Katie Holmes.

Thought this was cute and wanted to share!
-Until tomorrow

August 28, 2006

Packing, packing & more packing!

I went to the DMV early this morning and paid my truck registration and got the custom plates that J got me for my birthday!! The wait actually wasn't that long. Auntie E came over at about 10:45am. I got a ton of boxes packed!! I think I am close to having this house 75% packed!! I went an ran errands with Auntie E (taking her kids to get haircuts, then to soccer practice). We also went and looked for boxes. We found a lot! I am glad, buying boxes is just retarded. I stayed for dinner. Uncle R made hash browns, bacon & eggs and mixed it all together. It was really good!! Just what I needed, comfort food!
Lil D was so awesome today! He was so patient at the DMV. He got a little fussy at the end, but I held him in my arms and he was ok. He was good while Auntie E was here and then he took a long nap while we ran the errands. He waited 4 hours to eat and then he ate for 23 minutes. He hasn't done that in a long time. He cried all the way home though. I guess he really missed Daddy all day long! The last 5 minutes was really upsetting. It makes me upset that he cries and I can't calm him. Of course I am driving, but usually singing to him while I'm driving calms him. It didn't work this time. It made me sad.
Daddy managed to calm him. We bathed him, I fed him and he went to sleep. Yeah!!
-Until tomorrow

August 27, 2006

Day of rest!

J & I got up at 8:30am this morning. We got ready, got Lil D ready and went to church this morning!!! Yeah! This is only the second service we have been to since Lil D was born. I have missed it so much! There is nothing like being fed the word by our pastor!! We sat in the cry room and were somewhat dissapointed. During the worship music 2 people came in the room just to look through the window to find their people in the crowd. Also, there were only 4 chairs. J gave up his chair and sat in the main room. There was still one mother who had to stand. There were also some items in the room that didn't have to be in there, like a huge welder in the corner. Last thing, the usher kept standing in front of the window. It was kind of annoying. People don't understand that it is our worship time too!
Lil D slept for 3 1/2 hours after church. He ate and then fell back asleep for another 3 hours. He ate and then slept for another hour or so. I fed him again, gave him a bath and he is sleep again. That is the best daytime sleep he has gotten all week. He has been fighting sleep everyday. He just doesn't want to miss a thing.
Well back to packing again tomorrow. Wah-hoo, I'm so excited. Auntie E is coming over at 10am. We have some errands to run together tomorrow! This is our last week to spend together. But, we will live one street over from her starting next week so we won't have too bad of a withdrawal from each other.
We got some sad news tonight. A co-worker of J's got sideswiped by a drunk driver on Friday. She was with her Dad and her Husband. She and her Dad did not survive, but her husband did. J was not close to her and she was a manager of a different branch, but he knew her. It is just amazing at how we take our lives for granted. Life is so precious and delicate. It could be gone in a blink of an eye. All the stress and worry we have is nothing. It just makes you think and remember not to take a second for granted.
-Until tomorrow

August 26, 2006

We now have a place to live!!!

Yeah!!! Our "new" landlord called this morning and said that our current landlord gave us a perfect reference. We were the best tenants they had ever had!! The current residents are supposed to be out by August 31!! We hope to move in as soon as they have cleaned the place up!! Just in time for a long weekend!! It is such a relief. I know where I'm going now. I hate not knowing where I'm going. Now I will enjoy the rest of the day with a peaceful mind!! I will sleep good tonight!
-Until tomorrow

August 25, 2006

My 100th post and another week gone...

Happy Friday! I didn't think that while being on maternity leave I would look forward to the weekends like I did when I was at work, but I do even more. Weekends mean time with J! During the week he has his work face on and is tired at night. The weekend is my time with him and we always have so much fun together. He is my very best friend and I love him so much.
I packed up the rest of Lil D's room today. Auntie E came over from 10am-2pm. J and I are creating a serious budget now that we have Lil D!! We want to be able to plan lots of fun things with him when he gets older and we need to start spending and saving our money wisely. Before Lil D, J & I were fly by the seat of our pants kind of people. We did things on a whim without much thought and planning. Now we feel that it is so important to be more responsible than before. Lil D is our main priority!!
Lil D saw his hand for the first time yesterday it was so cute. Here is a picture of him studying it:
It was the funniest thing. He would watch it whiz by his face and couldn't figure out what it was. He would just concentrate so hard on it and then it would move away. Of course he hasn't figured out that he controls it. He puts it in his mouth and tries really hard to lean forward to get it in his mouth farther but can't quite figure out why it doesn't work.
He is such a cutie pie and the joy of my life!! I have come to the conclusion that he is slightly spoiled. I rock him in my arms, he falls asleep, I try to gently put him in his crib...and he wakes up. Then he starts to pout and then cries until I pick him up and he falls asleep again. Today it happened 3 times in a row. I do think that he had a tummy ache because he was super clingy. Tonight J & I watched the movie Nanny McPhee and Lil D was being whiny and he kept putting his head under my chin and cuddling next to me while he was half crying. He finally went to sleep but usually he doesn't wedge his head underneath my chin. It was really sweet and I cherish all cuddles with him!! He is such a sweet boy!! He is definitely smiling a lot more lately. Here is his latest smile:

He's got me wrapped around his finger!! Posted by Picasa

Ham for the camera! Posted by Picasa
Anyways...I am definitely up too late tonight. It's just so hard to find some me time during the days. Friday night, Lil D is asleep...I'm taking advantage.
-Until tomorrow

August 23, 2006

More packing...

I packed up the dining room, the living room and the guest bathroom. I am feeling really good about getting all the packing done this week!! As time goes by I am dealing with everything pretty good! I am running out of boxes though. I should have called my work and told them to save boxes for me for the week. I will be packing up the office tomorrow. J is going on a day trip for work tomorrow. He is leaving at 5:30am and coming back at 8:30pm. He is going to be tired.
We got an email from the guy from the house. We did not get the house. Someone else beat us to it. I started thinking last night about some of the things that the guy told us about the house. The owner had to move because he got transfered for his job. So he could actually want to move back in the house in a year or two. I want a place that we can stay for a while. We are not looking to buy a house at all. We would possibly stay for 7-8 years. I called back the people from the first house that we looked at that is one street over from my sister-in-laws house. They were so glad to hear from us because they like us so much. We went over to their house and filled out an application and it sounds really good. We will know tomorrow.
Auntie E had Lil D tonight because we went to small group. They are really excited that we could be living one street over!!
-Until tomorrow

August 22, 2006

Started packing today!!

I didn't get up till 9am. My sister-in-law...Auntie E came over at 10am. I packed the entire kitchen. She stayed till 4pm. I am so blessed to have her watching Lil D while I pack.
Lil D discovered that he had a hand today. It was really cute!! I will try to post pictures!!
That is really all I did today. Nothing exciting.
J & I gave Lil D a bath, I fed him and J read to him and now we are going to bed. Goodnight!
-Until tomorrow

August 21, 2006


Lil D and I slept in this morning till about 10am. The guy with the awesome house called and wanted to know how flexible J & I was on meeting him at the house to look inside. He also wanted to email us the applications.
Lil D and I went for a nice long walk this morning. It was nice. Lil D slept.
When I got back, J & I filled out the applications and emailed them back. The guy called and said he would meet us there at 2:30. J & I had lunch and drove there. It is still awesome and wonderful. We will see if we get it not.
I worked on my blog a little more today.
I watched a little tv and played with Lil D.
I am so into Sudoku puzzles now!! I am doing the ones in the newspaper everyday! They are my new addiction!
-Until tomorrow

August 20, 2006

A wrench in our plan (not a bad thing)

So, J & I had made an appointment for todayto meet the landlord from the house yesterday at 1pm. We had decided to just go with that house because the location was perfect. It is 1 street over from Auntie E. My phone rang this morning at 9:30 and it was someone calling me back from yesterday. I had only made 2 calls on properties. I called the guy back and this house was still available. The guy said that we could drive by the house and then call him if we wanted to see the inside. Auntie E called and had found this incredible propery. It is really unbelievable how wonderful it is!! J called the number and left a message. So J & I drive by the first house and we call the guy back and tell him we want to see the inside. He said he couldn't get there for about 35 minutes. The guy from the awesome house calls and can't make it to the property today but could make an appointment for tomorrow. He told us to drive by the house and peek in the windows and if we liked it to let him know and he would call us tomorrow to set up an appointment. We drove to the house and looked in the windows. It has pergo flooring in the living room, the 3nd bedroom and the bonus room. It has slate in the kitchen. The kitchen cabinets are maple shaker. There are brand new stainless steel appliances. The other 2 bedrooms have carpet. There is only one bathroom and a one car garage. I instantly called this guy back and left a message and told him I definitely wanted the place. We drove back to the other house and looked inside. It was actually nice. The garage is huge and it has a laundry room inside the house! The kitchen has a lot of light. Is has a dishwasher! and all new appliances and freshly painted cabinets.
So now we play the waiting game. I am calling on that awesome house first thing in the morning. I am trying not to get my hopes up. It is just to good to be true. You just don't find houses like that to rent.
All of the family got together this evening for Andy's 15th birthday party. We had yummy cake.
I guess I am going to start packing tomorrow. I think I will start in the kitchen. We don't use any of our plates or cups because I don't have a dishwasher. We use paper and plastic!! I use some pots and pans to cook in but I hate to wash them!!! I am so lazy!! I took all the dishwashers in my life for granted.
I spent some time today changing the colors on my blog. I really like it alot. It is really happy and fresh and makes me crave sherbert!!
Lil D slept alot today, which means he's probably not going to sleep through the night. That's ok. Just knowing that it is possible makes me feel good. He was a bit fussy tonight. Not sure why. I thought for sure after his bath he would settle down but he is just fighting sleep tonight. I rocked him to sleep and put him down and, boink, his eyes were wide open. Hopefully tonight won't be a long night!
-Until tomorrow

August 19, 2006

Well...we liked it. The kitchen has a penninsula and is open to the dining room. The master bedroom is bigger than the one we have now. There is more closet space. Have I mentioned it has a DISHWASHER! We had to measure our couch before we told them yes. It fits...barely. We are meeting with the landlord tomorrow to give them the rest of our information. Hopefully everything will pan out and I don't have to think about it anymore!
J & I decided to have an evening alone. We dropped Lil D off at Grandma & Grandpa's house and we went to SeaWorld. It was nice. We watched 2 shows and had an apple pie a la mode funnel cake. It was really nice. I missed my little munchkin though. He is such a cutie!
-Until tomorrow

Small crisis...

I am somewhat stressed out. I am almost in disbelief that this is happening.
On Wednesday our landlord called and left a message. They are selling the house that we rent from them. They are wanting to start a new business venture and need the money they make from this house to start it. They are going to sell the house for $530,000, but offered it to us at $470,000. I would not want to buy this house, it's not worth that. The insulation is horrible (it's freezing in the winter and doesn't hold heat, and it's hot during the summer because it doesn't hold the cool air from the window A/C), the kitchen is ugly and closed in, and the master bedroom is tiny(the only furniture we have in there is a cal king bed and a dresser). Anyway, not the point. We have to move out in 60 days. Of course the landlord has been great and wonderful the 3 years we have been living here and they are not being strict about the 60 days. They said if it takes a couple more weeks that is fine. Lil D is only 9 weeks old and I only have less than 4 more weeks till I go back to work. AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAH! We have also painted the interiors to make rooms feel warm and not so bright white. My poor sweet husband slaved away painting for me when I was pregnant. I slaved away when I was pregnant painting all the "crevases" that a large roller couldn't get to. I painted a black & white checkerboard on my kitchen backsplash so it would look like black & white tile. I also just finished Lil D's room on Wednesday. We put up chair rail molding and painted it white. Then we painted throw back charger blue above the chair rail and padres sand below. On the wall above the changing table I painted a huge charger lightening bolt. On the opposite wall I painted the padres logo. Have you seen the padres logo. It is very detailed. I used a projector hooked up to my laptop to trace the logo and then painted it very tediously. It is beautiful! I hung a huge LT poster over the crib and I put up Lil D's name letters under the bolt. Everything was done. I know, I know...I'm just renting the house why do all that work. Well, we thought we were going to stay here a while. When we rented this house from the landlord he said "I hope you live here forever!"
So, on Thursday night, when I got up at 1:30am to feed Lil D, I couldn't go back to sleep. I finally went back to sleep at about 6:30. Guess what I was doing. Worrying about our living situation. Where are we going to move, where am I going to find the time to pack and take care of Lil D, where are we going to come up with the money for deposit and first months rent and pay our current rent? I am going to have to set his room up AGAIN! And I don't really have the money to buy paint and molding AGAIN! Well, at least until I go back to work.
I have been looking up houses for rent online and in the newspaper. I found a perfect one in a the location I wanted, it was a 4 bedroom and it was only $1750. I called the realtor and they said I could come pick up the keys to look at it, I got there and it was rented. That really stressed me out. A lot of the ads were no pets. I have 2 cats. Shesh!
Here are the positives of moving:
*I can find a house with a DISHWASHER. I hate not having a dishwasher.
*I can finally get organized. With the pregnancy and the healing process after Lil D was born I
have not been able to clean my house properly so I have gotten behind on my cleaning and I
feel like I can't catch up. Especially the office/guest's out of control. It has turned
into a catch all when we have company over. It was somewhat clean when my parents came.
*maybe we can find a house with a larger master bedroom.
*I can't think of any thing else.
So, when I got up this morning, I looked at rent ads online and in the newspaper. I found 2 new ads. I called on both and got a call back on a 3 bedroom in the location I want for the rent I want. J & I have an appointment at 3pm to see the house. It has a dishwasher and they accept pets and are ok with us not moving in till September 15. The only thing not on our wishlist is a garage. It has a 2 car carport. Which we can deal with.
Wish us luck!
Oh...and one more thing LIL D SLEPT THROUGH THE NIGHT!!!! He went to sleep at 10:30pm and didn't wake up till 7am!!!! Yeah, we are so blessed!!!
I know that I am making a big deal out of this house situation. I know that worse things could always be happening!!! My baby boy is healthy, my sweet J is healthy and I am healthy...what more could I ask for. Nothing. Praise God!!!!
I'll post about what happens this afternoon!

August 16, 2006

Great news!!

J & I were interviewed by a lady that has a daycare in her home. Sarah Jean has been taking Lil B (her daughter) to her for about 2 months or so. She is really pleased with her. She has a spot opening up in September!! I was really scared that she wasn't going to pick up because of the stress that goes along with taking care of a newborn. She also had 2 or 3 more interviews with couples with older children. She picked us!! I am so happy!! I was so scared I was going to have to leave Lil D with a total stranger.
So, I took the deposit check to her this morning and we will be taking Lil D to daycare on September 11!
Praise God!!!
On a different note, I have been spending time at my sister/brother-in-law's (Auntie E & Uncle R) house. She has 3 kids...Andy 15, Z 10, Nate 8. They all love Lil D. Andy has gotten very good at getting Lil D to stop fussing and she has become a pro at changing diapers! Auntie E is known as the "baby hog." Anyway, I went over to their house every day this week! Andy and I have been scrapbooking. I wanted to at least be caught up with this album of Lil D's birth and first months of life. I only have a few more pages and I will be caught up thanks to Auntie E and Andy!! I have also gotten closer to Auntie E! We have gotten to know each other even better and we are becoming closer friends!! I am really happy about this!!
-Until tomorrow

August 6, 2006

Time is flying!

It is amazing how fast the weekend always goes by. Of course time if flying even faster now that I have a sweet baby! Yesterday I scrapbooked at church while Lil D stayed with Auntie E again. I scrapbooked on and off again when I got home. When Lil D napped, I scrapped. I got 4 pages done. Yeah accomplishment! It feels really good. Lil D was just the sweetest baby yesterday. He didn't seem to have any stomach aches or gas. He seemed to be a happy baby. J & I also went to church, the first time in 7 weeks. We sat in the cry room. Lil D slept the whole time. It felt great to go back. After church we went to the zoo with Lil D's Grandma & Grandpa. It was a really nice day and night! J & I were tired pushing the stroller up some pretty steep hills at the zoo. We both got workouts!
J & I didn't get out of bed till 10am this morning! I got up and started painting the bolt on Lil D's wall. That literally took all day because I was at Lil D's mercy. I also scrapbooked again today. I almost got 2 more pages done. I got a little break today and went to Michael's by myself. I bought some stencil paint for the bolt. It is amazing how revived I felt just having an hour and a half to myself. We also watched Nascar today, I only got to see part of the race. Jimmie Johnson won. I don't really like him and I don't know why. My favorite is Jeff Gordon. His car crapped out on the first couple of laps. I also like Dale Earnhardt Jr. He came in 5th. Tomorrow I am going over to Auntie E's again. Her 2 boys are away at camp this week and her husband is away for a few days for work. It will be just her and her daughter, Andy. I think I'm gonna scapbook more!! I want to stay caught up on Lil D's scrapbook.
-Until tomorrow

August 4, 2006

J & I went out!

Today Lil D and I just hung out. He ate, pooped and fussed all day. Everytime I put him down for a nap he woke up. He would only stay sleep in my arms. I am really glad he doesn't do this at night. I didn't get to take a nap today and I really wanted to.
J & I took Lil D to his Auntie E's and we went to the movies with friends. We saw Taladega Nights. It was ok. It was nice to just be out and cry free for a couple of hours. I know that Lil D is safe with Auntie E also.
We just got home and I was putting together all the stuff I want to scrapbook with for tomorrow. I am going to scrapbook with the ladies at church tomorrow morning. I am taking my niece Andy with me. I am already behind on scrapbooking Lil D's memories. Free time is just harder to get lately.
Lil D needs to be fed and then it is off to bed. Goodnight!
-Until tomorrow

Lil D is 7 weeks old

I can't believe how fast time is flying. It's crazy. Lil D slept for 6 1/2 hours straight tonight. I just got up to pump. We are so blessed to get all that sleep. I can't believe he is so close to sleeping through the night. Today Lil D and I spent the day with Auntie E. Lil D loves her. He just sleeps and never makes a peep with her. She went to Ross with Lil D & I so I could get a couple of shirts. I am still in the awkward stage where shirts are too small in the waist if they fit me up top. It is quite frustrating!
The last doctor appointment I lost 27 pounds. Today I have a doctor's appointment at 10:20. I am anxious to see how much more I have lost. I know that it's not going to be as large of an amount as the first appointment. But I know it will be something! I have to be patient because it took 9 months to put on all the weight and it will take probably that time and more to get it off. Patience..Patience.
The sun is coming up I need to get a few more hours of sleep before I get up!
Here is a cute photo of Lil D yesterday morning when we got up.

He was all cuddled and wedged in the pillows. We were watching him of course! It makes me nervous to put him in our bed. He loves to wedge himself under stuff!

Here is another before we went to bed the night before. We don't let him sleep with us. We usually put him in the middle of our bed while we are brushing our teeth and stuff.

-Until tomorrow