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Archive for September, 2011

6 weeks

Posted by joana 30 Sep 2011 Comments Off
6 weeks

still a little sack of potatoes grandpa man with no chin, but he’s chunkin’ up a bit and he’s oh so cute!i’m curious what he’s going to look like as he gets older- they change so much in the first year or two. take a look at mia when she was a baby and then now…

never forget

Posted by joana 26 Sep 2011 Comments Off
never forget

i don’t want this time to end…but i know it will. jake will grow up and become a little boy, then a teenager, then a man- and all i will have are the memories of my sweet baby at this time of his life. memories and pictures, which is why i can’t take enough..

footsie jammies

Posted by joana 26 Sep 2011 Comments Off
footsie jammies

one day she will outgrow them. for now, she’s pretty stinkin cute wearin ‘em:)

Fall Carnival

Posted by joana 25 Sep 2011 Comments Off
Fall Carnival

how to burn through $40 in less than one hour… but the kids loved it.

do over

Posted by joana 25 Sep 2011 Comments Off
do over

jasmine has informed me that her picture of nerd day at school deserves its own post, not just some small spot in a collage of other random pictures. so here goes with my do over post…it was nerd day at school and jasmine was all excited about dressing up and making her costume real nerdy. but at the last minute she decided to just go as herself.
(ha! love you jas:D)

as you were.

Posted by joana 21 Sep 2011 Comments Off
as you were.

i was hoping that life would slow down to match my pace these days.
but no- life just gave me a salute and sent me on my way with a… “as you were soldier!”
life is so hard core. geez.
good thing i don’t regret enlisting.
i’ve got great family benefits…
(just the boys, mommy’s shoes, nerd day at school, double stroller time!)

more cuteness

Posted by joana 14 Sep 2011 Comments Off
more cuteness

mia is learning to ride her little tricycle. she doesn’t quite get the foot action, so fred follows behind her with a rake pushing her along (it’s easier on the back than bending over to help her). good thing she’s wearing her helmet for that long fall off her tricycle. ha!

i wasn’t expecting this reaction

Posted by joana 13 Sep 2011 Comments Off
i wasn't expecting this reaction

jake 3 1/2 weeksi don’t want to depress anyone, i just want to get this down so i can remember.

jake went in to have a little procedure done the other day. it was a lingual and labial frenectomy.

i was a little anxious, but i knew that it was necessary so i had prepared myself to be ok. if left undone, he would have speech problems and dental problems later on.

our pediatrician gave us the name of a dentist who specializes in doing the procedure with a laser, which is less intrusive than the alternative of “clipping” the little thing under his tongue and front teeth.

we had our consult with the dr. and he went through and explained the whole procedure. they would put little goggles on him so the laser wouldn’t hurt his eyes, put on a topical numbing gel, give him sugar water (a newborn pain reliever), and a dose of tylenol. we felt confident that it needed to be done, so we handed him over to the dr.

they took him back and said they would be done in about 20 minutes. we went up front to wait and talk with the nurse who explained how to care for him after the procedure. we could hear him crying periodically, but i was still ok…until they brought him to me and i looked at his face.

if there is one image i wish i could erase from my memory, it would be this one.

around his eyes were two deeply indented red circles where the goggles had been. he had little chunks of white spit-up in and around his mouth, and there was a bit of blood by his lip. he was all limp, and just stared at me with a blank expression on his face. he looked like he had just been torotured and was too weak to cry or even move.

the image was so disturbing to me, i totally lost it. i sat there and cried uncontrollably while i held him. i’m usually fine with things like this especially when i know they’re necessary, but there was just something about the look on his face that i couldn’t handle- that’s the best way i can describe it.

of course he’s totally fine. i have to pull back his upper lip and lift up his tongue 4 times a day for 2 weeks (so the skin doesn’t grow back)- but other than that, he seems to be ok. it was just a hard thing for me:(

oh the cuteness

Posted by joana 05 Sep 2011 Comments Off
oh the cuteness