Archive for December, 2014

Welcome to the family

December 27th, 2014

Duke was born Tuesday, 12/16, at 8:06am weighing a hearty 7lbs 3oz (at 37 weeks).       I was able to spend about 10 min with him after he was born before they brought him into the NICU for breathing issues.  Can I just tell you, it’s a weird feeling to be laying on the […]



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Duke was born Tuesday, 12/16, at 8:06am weighing a hearty 7lbs 3oz (at 37 weeks).

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I was able to spend about 10 min with him after he was born before they brought him into the NICU for breathing issues.  Can I just tell you, it’s a weird feeling to be laying on the OR table, with a blue sheet in front of you, after your husband & baby leave…I mean, could someone talk to me?  Keep me company?  Tell me a funny joke?  Sing a song??

 

Duke stayed in the NICU all day Tuesday, Wednesday & was able to come up to my room Thursday PM.  I’m enjoying snuggling him and admiring his sandy blonde hair.

 

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Welcome to the family Duke Marco.  I hope you’re prepared for the crazy that is our house.   A dog always in your business & a brother who is loud & rambunctious.


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Thanksgiving

December 10th, 2014

Since I’m having a baby in two weeks, we didn’t travel for Thanksgiving this year.   Let me start off by saying, no offense to anyone & everyone who has ever hosted us in the past, but Thanksgiving this year, just us, at our house, was the best ever.   A few of our friends […]



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Since I’m having a baby in two weeks, we didn’t travel for Thanksgiving this year.

 

Let me start off by saying, no offense to anyone & everyone who has ever hosted us in the past, but Thanksgiving this year, just us, at our house, was the best ever.

 

A few of our friends were kind enough to invite us over, but I just wasn’t feeling it.  I was really looking forward to a low key day/evening.

 

We spent the day just hanging out, Matt, Link, Lucy & myself.  We had a lot of much needed family time.  Link was a rock star & a good listener all day.  We made a few papa murphy pizza’s for dinner.  Don’t snub your nose at us, it was so relaxed.  I also made sure to have a few staples – strawberry & pretzel salad and jellied cranberry sauce.


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Potty Training

December 1st, 2014

I decided we should tackle potty training this weekend – you know, since I had a 4 day weekend.   I was about to go in blindly, but my neighbor was kind enough to send me the “3 day potty training” method last minute.  I read up on that Wednesday night and we were off […]



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I decided we should tackle potty training this weekend – you know, since I had a 4 day weekend.

 

I was about to go in blindly, but my neighbor was kind enough to send me the “3 day potty training” method last minute.  I read up on that Wednesday night and we were off to the races Thursday.

 

Thursday consisted of many accidents and a lot of “Link, is your underwear clean & dry?”  & “please let mommy or daddy know if you have to use the potty”.  By the end of Thursday night, I had repeated myself so much, I wanted to eye roll myself.

 

Friday we had a few success’, but mostly more accidents.

 

Saturday, day three, when they should be getting it, was awful.  Link basically was defiant all day & ignored whatever Matt & I said (even if it wasn’t about potty training).  Matt & I both took turns having parent time outs – seriously, it was awful.  I guess we should have expected it, after all, we were all cooped up in the house together for three straight days.  NEVER.AGAIN.  It’s not for the weak.

 

I know the potty training method should take three days, and I was about to throw in the towel this AM (start of day 4) & try again in a month.  However, I thought, “heck, we’ll see how the AM goes”.  It went AWESOME.  Link wore the same pair of underwear ALL DAY.  That means no accidents.  He even told us he had to go, without us reminding him much.  I’m way proud of him.

 

I am feeling way more confident about this whole process.
Now onto a bigger challenge – daycare.  They were the ones who really encouraged us to try, so I’m sure they’ll be on their game tomorrow.  With that said, I’ve packed 12 pairs of underwear, 2 extra pairs of socks, 6 pairs of pants, & a couple of shirts (you never know with a penis, those things are crazy & get pee everywhere if not careful!).

 

Now that I’m thinking about it, I should probably throw in more socks & an extra pair of shoes…..