Sunday, December 16, 2012

Miles 1st Christmas!!!

Just realized I can post from my phone. Miles is walking!!!!!! He took his first steps a week before he turned 10 months! He is growing up so fast! The last time we went to the doctor he weighed 23lbs 10 oz and I'm gonna guess he is 30" tall now.

We put up a smaller tree up this year just in case he tried pulling it down. He messes with a few of the ornaments but that is about it.

On another note I got an "A" in my first class back to school without having to take the final test! I'm so proud of myself. Nervous about taking 3 classes next semester.... I'm teaching myself statistics right now so I don't go into that class dumbfounded.

From my family to yours we want to wish you all a Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!!! Gotta love my tree topper that John put up!

Tuesday, October 9, 2012

Miles growing up way to fast!

Hey guys!!! Hope everyone is doing good. Had to share some really cute pictures of our little dude and give you some details about what is to come in our lives!!! So here are the pictures:

Our little man is growing way to fast! He is saying "nomma" "dada" and all other kinds of stuff. Sleep has gotten so much better but we are dealing with a double ear infection right now. He is a trooper and in that last picture his ears were bothering him but the kid still smiles so much. We are so in love with him!! Im gonna guess we will have a walker pretty soon.

On to the other news. Looks like we will be trying again sooner than later. I had gotten a IUD a few months ago but when Miles is 10 months I will be getting it out. At one year we will start trying again or just not preventing!!! Im trying to go into this without any stress and whatever happens happens!!! No meds I hope! Im going back to school and would like to have one more kid and be done so I can get my bachelors degree and then on to graduate school to be a Nurse Practitioner. I have a friend that has two children so we are going to do this together. We are both Respiratory Therapist so we will have to go to nursing school first. Yikes. I hope Im not signing up for more than I can chew. But I have a super supportive hubby and know I will get a ton of help going thru all of this.

Hope everyone is doing well and Im off to look at everyone's blog!

-MissyCrissy :)

Tuesday, August 28, 2012

Man I havent posted in a long time!!!!

Hey everyone! So sorry for not posting in such along time. Life is so busy. Getting on my laptop these days is few and far between. But now that the little boy is taking longer naps these things are possible. The last two months have been the hardest two months of my life. I think harder than the newborn stage. We have had two teeth, waking up every night at 1230-1245 and staying up til 3, and traveling to Montana.

Im so ready for all his 20 teeth to be in now so that will all be over but it doesn't happen like that. Huge sad face. Breastfeeding with two bottom teeth hurts at times but not to bad. We got his bottom teeth in July 25th and July 29th. Then I thought he was getting more because after that he was up every night for a month and half at 1230. We would rock him, give him the pacifier, etc to get him to fall back asleep. It was exhausting. In between that month and half we traveled to Montana. My goodness I think I cried more there than I did when he was a newborn and I had no clue what was wrong. He would wake up every single hour and it was awful. The third night we were there we let him sleep with us because after reading the No Cry Sleep Solution book I think it was the pack n play he wasnt use too and he could see us across the room. Those two things got better. During the day I made him nap in it and play in it so he would be familiar. We put up a blanket so he could not see us. Finally he started sleeping by the time we got back home.

After the sleeping issues in Montana we came back home and had to work 3 days in a row and I was still dealing with sleep issues. So Sunday I read Sleep 411 and then downloaded Healthy Sleeping Habits, Happy Baby and decided Monday I was done with the pacifier and the Cry it Out Method was in full force. We went to buy buy baby and bought a comfort blanket. I wore it around me all day and used it during his feedings on that Monday. The boy goes down to bed pretty easy. It's when he wakes up at 1230-145 and cries and wont put himself back to sleep. He use to self soothe but something changed in him. So I let him cry for 3 minutes and I went in and told him he was ok and that I loved him and made sure the blanket was near him. I repeated this at 5 minutes, and 10 minutes x 2 or 3 times. It took an hour and he stayed asleep til 9 am in the morning. A huge difference from what we had been dealing with. The next night he woke up at 1245 and cried for 2 seconds laid his head down and did it one more time and was out til 7 am. OMG this book was my life saver and Im actually feeling human at this point!!! The next night he did not wake up at all and I can place him in the crib at naps and at bedtime with the blanket fully awake and within minutes he puts himself to sleep. Why I put myself thru this for a month and half I do not know. I kept thinking it was more teething, his belly was hurting, ear issues, or a growth spurt. But all the things to fix those issues did not fix it so that is why the CIO method was my last resort! Dont get me wrong hearing him cry and me not able to pick him up and hold him was the hardest thing Ive ever had to do but we are both sleeping and both happier!!!!!!!

Sorry for the book but wanted to put this down so one day I can come back if we have a second child and read this! Other than all the sleeping issues Miles is the most amazing kid ever! He smiles all the time and has a great personality. He can make a whole room smile and that makes me so happy. He is one big kid. We are in 9 month almost 12 month clothes because he is so tall. He is 28" tall and weighs 19 lbs 15oz. Oh and we are in the beginning stages of crawling. He will crawl a little lay on his belly and pull himself forward. I will quit talking and share some pictures of the cutie!!!

I will add a video of him crawling later!!! Enjoy my sweet little man! Hope everyone is doing great off to look at the news feed. I will try to get better at posting stuff!

-MissyCrissy :)

Tuesday, June 19, 2012

Four Months!!!

Sorry it has been so long since I have updated my blog. Been a busy girl with being back to work and juggling life as a working mommy. There are days I wished I was a Stay at home mom or John was a stay at home dad. Those days when I need to be at work at 530 in the morning and Miles is still sleeping and I have to get him up to take him to his papaw's. Im always so afraid he will think getting up that early is the norm.

We had his 4 month appt on June 2nd and the kid is growing so fast she had to remeasure his length twice just to make sure. He was 26 1/4 inches long and 16lbs 5.5oz. Gonna be tall like his dad. He has almost grown out of his infant seat so we just got the convertible seat. Once he cant sit up he is going to that. Not to much longer though. He sits up with a little assistance now. The last few days he has started to put his feet in his mouth. Cues OCD cleaning the floors constantly. These floors will be speck and span from this point forward. I slacked when I was pregnant but now Im mopping twice a week and sweeping or vacuuming 3 times a week! Here are a few recent pictures of him.

 John made this walker for him! The kid walks around the house every where!!!

 Hanging out on the couch with Mommy!
 Never thought it would be so hard to take pictures of him. The kid does not stay still.
 The smile that melts my heart everyday.
His newest trick!

-MissyCrissy :)

Thursday, May 3, 2012

Three Months Old....

How in the heck is Miles already 3 months old. The boy loves to stand in your lap or where ever! He loves to smile so much. My favorite thing to do is when he wakes up in the morning and he is still in is PNP I say good morning little boy and he gives me the biggest smile ever. Soon I will get a picture of that!!! I have a few pictures to show you guys of him.

He is really starting to talk to us a little. It started about two weeks ago and it doesn't get old!! The kid loves his hands and they are always in his mouth. Being someone that works in the hospital all I can think about is germs. Im not a huge germophobe but it still worries me. His eyes are slowly changing colors. John and I have a bet he thinks his eyes will be blue and I think they will be green like mine. They now have some brown around the pupils but the outer part is still blue. I have brown around my pupils. Think I will win this bet!!!

Going back to work has been rough on me but know it is the right thing to do. I love my patients and my coworkers but I sure do miss my little boy and our routine. John is doing an amazing job with him during the day. Last night he worked and was up 26 hours straight. I feel so bad for him but its a sacrifice he wants to take. His dad will help out soon so he can get some sleep! Our neighbor also offered to help and we might take her up on that!

We have so many things to look forward to in the coming months: 4 month shots, hoping he can sit up on his own, eating real food, and traveling to Montana by plane!

My favorite picture ever!!!!! Two loves of my life!

-MissyCrissy :)

Sunday, April 8, 2012

Two Months Old and Easter Pics

Cant believe Miles is Two Months old already. The day he turned 2 months old he got his shots. Man that is a lot of shots for a little person. He cried of course and was super fussy the whole day. We had to give him Tylenol because he was screaming and crying because of pain. Ive only seen him cry like that in the hospital. Poor little guy and Im totally not looking forward to the shots at 4 months. Here are a few pictures of him:

 This is what he wore to his appt. Arent those shoes just to cute? John had to get them when we were at Babies R Us before Miles was born!!

 Comparison from the 1st Month to the 2nd!!

Since Miles will not remember this Easter I did not get him a basket. Might be a mom fail but I really dont want the candy around the house. I remembered that a coworker of ours gave us a Rabbit with his name embroidered on the ear. So I had fun taking pictures of him this morning. After probably 10-12 pictures I got a good one with a Smile! 

The last few pictures are ones he is either making a goofy face or not turned the right way:

Lastly I have to share this one picture from yesterday. John put Miles in the Bjorn so he could water the yard and look what happened during the process:

-MissyCrissy :)

Wednesday, March 28, 2012

Dear Poise Pad Inventor...

I would like to thank you for inventing these wonderful pads. I would not make it thru one run without you. Kegel exercises arent doing the trick. So you are my miracle worker. Its gonna take me a bit to get use to peeing the whole time Im running. Hoping this really does get better or there is gonna have to be a medical intervention soon. I googled my issues and its called stress incontinence. Great. Think I might have to buy stock in Poise pads now.

On a lighter note I did run 3 miles yesterday with ease. I walked for just a minute. So I think I can be ready for this half marathon I signed up for June 10th. Just gonna keep increasing my long runs each week. The milk jugs aka boobies have to be tied down with two sports bras and a supportive shirt. I really need to go bra shopping!!! I just have to make sure my milk supply doesnt go down. Happy Im a water freak already!!! :)

Last but not least its almost time for me to be going back to work. My official day back to work is April 29th. I really hope this last month with Miles goes super slow! We are just getting into a little routine and I so enjoy our cuddle and tummy time. Learning about this little guy has been so fun. His smile makes my heart melt. He is now giggling at you and making all kinds of little coos and ohs.. So happy he will be staying with his grandpa John's dad in the morning time while John gets some sleep and then John will take him home. So no daycare!!! Gotta love working opposite shifts.

-MissyCrissy :)