Thursday, March 19, 2009
c-section to deliver this time due to the complications that we had with Brodie. It would just be too risky to deliver vaginally again. I'm a little nervous about that but I know women have c-sections everyday and it will be ok. So we're pretty excited! The due date is Oct. 11 2009 but we will probably deliver a little early. And the best part? I won't have to go thru labor again! Yippee!! So now we hope for a girl, although I'm sure that it will be another boy, but that's perfectly okay. If anyone is wondering, this will be our last baby!
Brandon is pretty excited and he is already such a great big brother. He keeps rubbing and kissing my belly. It really is precious. We are all so happy!
Wednesday, March 4, 2009
Monday, February 23, 2009
Jay took really good care of us. He cooked a really great dinner, which I didn't get to eat. But it smelled and looked really good. I was so proud! Brodie managed to eat a few bites and actually held it down.
This morningI am very weak and tired and my whole body is sore. It is even a struggle to pick Brodie up, and he's not very big. I got some Jello for us to eat for breakfast. I hate Jello. It's really disgusting and I hate hate hate the texture. But this is what I was told to start with and hopefully by lunch I will be able to eat some chicken soup. Oh, and Brodie loves the Jello, so that makes me feel better. I just hope we can keep it down today.
Sunday, February 15, 2009
Last weekend we spent the whole weekend outside or at the park. Brandon and Brodie had so much fun. Brodie has now started "throwing fits" to go outside and play! Brandon has been spending all of his afternoons in the backyard in the tree line building a "fort" with his friend Faith. They have been working very hard on it and I will post pictures soon of all of their hard work. Come on Spring!!
Friday, February 6, 2009
Why is my ability to follow through with plans so weak lately? I don't think that I am a flake or anything, but I'm sure that some people might be begining to wonder. All I want to do lately is sit at home, watch TV, and read books. I don't even want to go to the grociery store or clean my house. Who knows?But I just want to be my old self again.
On a lighter note, today was Brandon's 6 month checkup with the endocrinologist for his hypothyroidism. He has grown over 2 inches in the past year and has gained about 7 pounds. So he is doing great! And since it was such a beautiful day, we went to the park and played all afternoon. Jay only had to work half a day today so he went with us. I took some really great pictures but my stupid computer is not letting me upload them for some reason. How crappy. But if I figure it out I will post them for everyone.
Saturday, January 31, 2009
Brandon has the ball!
Daddy and Brodie at the game. Brodie's eating a snack.
Tuesday, January 27, 2009
Last night I let Brodie try to use a spoon for the first time! He did great. After he tried to scoop the food onto the spoon and couldn't, he started picking the food up and putting it on the spoon and then into his mouth. Cute!
Saturday, January 24, 2009
Yesterday was a warmer day, it got up to 60 degrees, but the sun was not shining. That's too bad because I love the sunshine. I had Matthew yesterday, and since it was a warm day I wanted to take the boys out to play in Brodie's new power wheels Jeep that papa and nanny Vick got Brodie for Christmas. When I say play, I mean that I sat them in there and they didn't know what to do. They looked at me like are you crazy? what the hell are we supposed to do with this! Anyway, well at least I got the pictures.
Thursday, January 22, 2009
Today was a beautiful day! After being cooped up for weeks in the stale air in my house, the germs and the funk. We decided that today was warm enough to go out and play. It has been below freezing outside FOREVER, and today the temp got up to the mid 50's. The sun was shining for once.
Tuesday, January 20, 2009
Today history was made! The first African-American was sworn in as the 44th president of the United States of America! I am very proud that I live in a time where this was made possible. I am also very proud that my children live in this great country and they have an example that with hard work and big dreams, that they can be and do anything that they think possible. Today is proof of that. I wanted to take pictures of my children today because someday they may want to see the photos of themselves as history was being made. Brodie, Matthew, my sister and I all watched the inauguration ceremonies on T.V. I was moved to tears several times.
Brandon said that at school today they all got to watch this on T.V as well. I am so glad for that. I think that he will remember this day. Also, his whole class got to write a letter to President Obama, and he was really excited about it. I wish I could have a copy of that letter or at least know what he wrote. How exciting!!
I never knew that in my lifetime there would actually be a black president I am proud to live in a country with so much diversity and love for one another. So I wanted to write this as part of my on line journal, for my kids.
This is the second very historical event that has happened since I have been a mother. When Brandon was Brodie's age, the tragedies on September 11, 2001 was happening. I remember what we were doing that day, and how I felt, and the way the light came through the window.. that was not good history, but history none the less. Today, my youngest son, Brodie is about the same age Brandon was when that tragedy happened, and though the history being made today is much happier, I will remember what we were doing, how I felt, and how the light shined through my windows.
I am so glad to live in this great country with my family and friends. Let freedom ring!
God Bless America!!!
Monday, January 19, 2009
Friday, January 16, 2009
Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday were pretty interesting days for us here in the house of Warren. On Tuesday, Karen and Matthew came to visit. I babysit Matthew 1-3 days a week to make extra money and to help out his parents. They are good friends of ours. Brodie was acting very fussy that day and did not want me to put him down and he was sleeping for long periods of time pretty much all day. And he started running a fever.
I was supposed to keep Matthew on Wednesday, but I couldn't because Brodie was sick and I didn't want Matthew to catch anything. I was so exhausted from getting almost no sleep the night before because Brodie wanted to be held all night. By the time my alarm clock went off to get Brandon ready for school, I could not make myself get out of bed, and also Brodie was finally asleep. I went back to sleep. Brandon stayed home with me, so he got to play hookey! I know that this seems like a really bad example, but with the bitter cold and my baby running a fever and not getting any sleep the night before, I just couldn't bear to take them out of the house.
Then my mother called and told me that she took my 15 year old brother, Levi to get his braces off and he wasn't going back to school that day, so he came and hung out with me all day. He played hookey too.
My sister, Jenna called and said that she had taken a personal day at work and wanted to know if she could come hang out with us too. She kindof played hookey also!
Later on, my father-in-law, aka papa, called and said that he was in Nashville headed back home to Georgia and wanted to know if he could stop by and get some kisses from Brodie before he left town. This was such a nice surprise for us and I'm so glad that he stopped by. Even though it was only for a few minutes. So, it's good that Brandon played hookey because papa got to see him too!
Thursday, Brodie had his 15 month well baby visit at the pediatrician. He had to get two shots. Poor thing. He did really well with the first shot b/c the nurse gave him a sucker before she started. She stuck him with the needle and he just looked around, and then went back to his sucker. He didn't even cry! I was like, why haven't they ever given him a sucker before?! People, that is the trick. Just give them a sucker and they won't care about the shot. That's good to know now that he's almost done with his infant vaccinations. That figures!
All is well now in the house of Warren. I babysat Matthew today and he and Brodie played/ faught, all day long. Now Brodie is exhausted and has fallen asleep in his high chair.
Wednesday, January 14, 2009
Those times are rare now because he is getting so much older, so I want to remember the cute things he says while he still says them.
Here is a list of the words that Brodie can say in his cute baby babble and imperfect enunciations: He can say ball; bath; book; light; dog; cheese; bite; something that sounds like Brandon; momma; daddy; outside; shoe; socks; shoo; juice; and trash. those are the main words that he can say right now.
The other night we were sitting at the table having dinner and Brandon was telling us about his future plans, what he wants to do when he grows up, etc. He has been on a kick lately where he says that he wants to be a clothing designer. He has even drawn some really cool pictures with some of his designs on them. I know, I know, it sounds strange for a boy his age to want to do this but if you know Brandon, then you know that he loves to draw and he loves art. So we were sitting at the table and this is what the coversation was like:
Brandon: "Mom, you know how my tractor can knock down trees with his bulldozier?"
(for those of you who don't know, tractor is what he calls his paternal grandfather, he has called him that since he first learned to talk and he did it on his own.)
Me: "yeah, why?"
Brandon: "well, maybe he can knock down some trees and build us a store out of the logs and me and you can make our own business."
Me: "what kind of business?"
Brandon: "we can desiogn and make our own clothes and sell them."
Brandon: " yeah, all I have to do is learn how to niddle!"
HAHA! He said that so seriously and Jay and I laughed so hard! Learn how to niddle.
Instead of Knit! We haven't heard him say anything quite so cute in such a long time.
So there it is, the cute things my kids say.
Monday, January 12, 2009
This is a picture of the daily mess in our house. No matter how many times I pick the toys up they will immediately be scattered throughout the house again in a matter of minutes. This usually frustrates me and can sometimes make me anxious. I like order so chaos really freys my nerves. Here lately my house has looked disasterous because of all of the toys that my 15 month old son loves to drag out. So I was looking at the mess and decided that this is what I would write about today. When I took this picture I had a flashback of the first time my oldest son Brandon and I went to meet Jay's mom and step-dad, who live about 3 hours or so west from us. So it was an overnight trip. Needless to say I was very nervous about this first meeting and what they would think of me. Mainly becouse I was afraid that they would think that I had too much baggage for Jay. A divorce and a two year old and only 21 years old. Okay, so this sets the scene and now back to the story, and my point.
Jay's parents were very nice and I felt at home and comfortable around them right away, but I was still nervous about how they would react to Brandon and his messy messyness. Brandon had made a big mess in the floor of her beautiful livingroom with the toys that we brought and whatever else he could get his hands on. I was very nervous about this and I told my now mother in law that I was sorry that he was making such a big mess and assured her that I would clean it up as soon as he was finished playing. I knew that the mess bothered me so I thought surely it bothered her too. But you know what she said? With a big smile on here face she looked at me and said, "it looks good to me!" And I thought that was very sweet of her, and I really haven't thought much about that since... until today.
As I said before I was feeling overwhelmed by the mess when I took this picture and I was going to complain about it a little. But when I had that flashback I realized what my mother in law meant when she said those words. I realized that after a few very short years, I won't have two little boys playing and dragging out all of thier toys and making huge messes. It had been a long time since that had happened in her house. And I realized that today. I will try not to take this for granted. One day, I will miss these messes. So you know what?! It looks good to me!!
Saturday, January 10, 2009
Wednesday January 7, 2009
So today I picked Brandon up from school, he's in the 2nd grade and he's 8 years old, and I asked him how his day was. He said "my day was awesome"! I said "oh, yeah, what was awesome about it"? He said, " well, there are 2 girls that like me at school and one of them is a twin"!! And the other girl is her bestfriend. He went on to tell me that they both sit near him at lunch, 2 classes share a lunchroom at the same time. He also told me that he was nervous telling me about it so I told him it's ok to tell me stuff like that.
I suppose next year he'll be kissing, who knows! I am so not ready for this!!
Friday, January 9, 2009
This is my very first posting on my very first blog and I am super excited to be doing this. My best friend Ashley at http://www.mrs007.com/. has been writing a blog for about a year or so now and has been encouraging me to this. So here I am Ashley and world or whoever else wants to read about us!
I am currently a stay at home mom and I love it! My amazing husband Jay works very hard for me to be able to do this. I have an 8 year old son, Brandon, from a previous marraige, and Jay and I had our first child together in September, 2007. His name is Brodie. They are both awesome kids and we love them very much.
So, this is it. I don't have much to write about today, but hopefully tomorrow I'll have something interesting to write about. I hope you will come back to my page and read about us again soon!