Thursday, December 31, 2009

Happy New Year!

It's hard to believe it's almost 2010. Where did the year go? Josh and I have had a great year and are so Thankful for everything especially Wade. Today we went to the ENT doctor and on Tuesday Wade is going to have tubes put in his ears. We are so thankful they are going to do this and we really hope it helps him feel better. Of course I am a little nervous... I know it is minor surgery but it is still scary to think about your little boy being put to sleep. I am sure Wade will do better than me. I am most worried about him not being able to eat after midnight. He always wakes up and eats at 6am and then goes back to bed. His surgery is at 7:30am. I think I may wake him up at 11:30pm and feed him and see if that will help hold him off. I dropped that late night feeding when he was 4 months old but I am sure if I wake him up he will eat. Please pray everything goes ok Tuesday.

Tonight Josh and I are celebrating New Year's at home. Wade went to bed around 8:30pm and we made some appetizers and mimosa's and rented some movies. Not our typical New Years but it has been really fun! Here are some of the pictures from Christmas. These are from our old camera but once I download the new camera stuff I will try to add some of those as well. Hope everyone has a "Happy New Year"

Oh our New Years resolution is.... to get healthy. Not to loose weight or go on a diet but to eat better all the time. I only feed Wade organic baby food and I really want him to grow up eating healthy and the only way he is going to learn this is if he see's us eating that way. So we are going to try really hard to eat better. The last couple of months we have not been doing so well so it will be a lifestyle change for us.

Reading the Christmas Story-Christmas EveChristmas morning 2009

Look at all this stuff

Dec. 23rd, 2009

Wade's gifts (most of which are from my parents)

Wednesday, December 30, 2009

Christmas and Moving!

Well we had a great Christmas that went by way too fast. We did a lot of traveling and saw a lot of family. Even though we are all worn out we feel blessed that Wade has grandparents, great grandparents, great aunts and uncles, cousins and lots of second cousins to see. We did so much I am not going to even try to go into detail but it was a wonderful time. Congrats to Ashley and Zach who got engaged on the 23rd! We are very excited. One day once we finally get settled in our house I will post some Christmas pictures. We love our new camera and enjoyed using it so much. P.S. The way this week is going it may be next Christmas before I get pictures up!

Of course his ears still have fluid in them and he did not sleep well at all. Actually he will not sleep in his bed anymore at night and we do not have a clue what to do? He naps fine and he goes to bed fine at 8pm but by 11pm he is screaming like you are cutting his arms and legs off. He will only sleep if one of us is holding him which means we aren't getting much sleep. We tried really hard not to bring him into our bed but last night we both were so tired we gave in. We have been holding him on the couch but we can't stay awake all night anymore. Of course we are sleeping in the new house so I am sure it doesn't help being in a new place but he was doing this at mom and dad's as well. So.... tomorrow we are going to the ENT and I am praying they will consider doing tubes if it will help. I just want our good sleeper back. He is great during the day other than being a little tired but at night we have a different child. Any ideas about getting him to sleep in his bed? He is taking 3 hour naps which is nice but its because he is worn out. I am not crazy about surgery but if it helps him I am all for it. Plus I am tried of seeing him hurting and all the antibiotics are really hurting his stomach. So we have our fingers crossed for tomorrow.

Well we are in our new house and trying to get settled. We are almost all unpacked but we only brought about half of the stuff from our old house since this house is half the size. We will have to store the rest in my parents garage. Poor Josh... this is his vacation week and we have been so busy moving and he has actually gotten less sleep this week than most because of Wade's ears. But, at least we are getting settled. I could have never unpacked and organized so quickly without him here. Thanks Josh we love you!! We actually have a date tonight and I am so excited. My parents are coming over to watch Wade and we are going to Sullivan's for dinner. It was part of my Christmas present. The other part is wonderful too!!! Josh is sending my on a shopping spree to Lily and White House Black Market at Cameron Village to buy some new clothes. He got two gifts cards and wrote me a sweet note and part of it said "Enjoy a day of shopping." I am so excited and cannot remember the last time I went clothes shopping. It was probably to buy maternity clothes. Not sure when I will get the chance to go shopping but I am looking forward to it. We don't have any plans for New Years this year. My parents will be out of town and since Wade isn't feeling well we probably would not be leaving him anyways. So... Josh and I are going to get some appetizers and make our favorite dessert and rent a movie or two and enjoy our new house. To be honest I am really looking forward to this. We decided we may go out next year but this year we are just hanging out. Hope everyone has a Happy New Year!

Tuesday, December 22, 2009

Christmas Time

I just love this time of year... all of the Christmas smells, great food and even the crazy busy shopping days. Of course with my type A personality we finished shopping quite a few weeks ago but I still love to get out and watch everyone. I have worked a few days in the last week and I love it! Everyone is so nice and I really think I am going to enjoy being a triage nurse. There is so much to learn; it is going to be challenging but fun. I don't go back until after New Years because I wanted to be home when Josh has his vacation and we want to get settled in our house. We have been taking stuff over each night but we just have to get organized and we still have to unpack the storage unit. This past weekend we headed to Winston for Josh's mom's side's family Christmas party. We were so glad we were able to go. The party was changed until Sunday because of all the snow they got. We were glad to see everyone. Some of the family met Wade for the first time. We got some cute pictures of Wade in the snow. He didn't stay outside long but he seemed to love it. He is so hot natured he does not mind being cold. Tomorrow night we are having my mom's family Christmas at my Aunt's house. We draw names and get together to eat. This is a much smaller group. I only have one cousin on that side and one second cousin. We always have a lot of fun. We will do Christmas morning in Apex and the head to Greensboro to see Ashley and Zach and then head to Josh's parents on Christmas Day night. We started something new with my dad's side of the family and we are doing lunch the day after Christmas. It will be a busy couple of days with all the traveling. Wade is finally starting to feel better and tomorrow is our last day of medicine. I am just hoping and praying no one is sick because we will be around so many people the next few days. I hope everyone has a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year! Here are some new pictures, somehow they got out of order? They are from this past weekend and our trip to see Santa.
Wade loving the snow
" Talking" to Santa at Crabtree

I love this picture

Our Family

This was us waiting in line for Santa

Tuesday, December 15, 2009

Busy Busy!!

Well things have been so crazy around here. This past weekend we started to move!!!! We accomplished our goal of getting the kitchen unpacked. We of course had more room in our old house so we have around 5 boxes of stuff that we have to store. The kitchen looks really good though. Dad had the entire house painted inside and out and it looks so good. We got to pick the color's and it turned out really cute. It is amazing what a little paint will do. It took 6 of us to clean the kitchen and it took two days. I guess the single guy who lived there did not keep his kitchen quite as clean as we would. Thanks to Ashley and Zach for helping. Ashley had the fun job cleaning the fridge and it was nasty. She did a great job it looks brand new. However the rest of the house and even the bathrooms were not bad. I think he started cleaning then stopped before reaching the kitchen. We are getting the locks changed this week and then we are going to start moving our furniture in. We just hope it all fits... the bedrooms are much smaller than our old ones. Even though this is not our dream house we know it is just temporary but I told Josh unless we really hate it there I do not want to move again for at least a year. Moving twice in 6 months with a baby is just too hard. Of course along with moving I started my job this week and Wade has another ear infection. He picked up a cold and of course it went right to his ears. So I should be sleeping because I have not had much sleep the last few days. I had orientation yesterday and I actually start at Health Link tomorrow. I really have not enjoyed leaving Wade so much this week but I know it will not be so bad after a few weeks of orienting. I have a few days I have to go during part of the day to learn the computer system but when I start learning about the phone calls so I cannot go in until 5pm during the week or anytime on weekends. The nurse line opens when the doctors office's close. I am a little nervous but also excited. With all of this going on I have gotten so un-organized and that is not my personality and it is driving me crazy. I feel like I don't know where anything is and my "to do" list is HUGE. I know it will all get done in time. Some days I just feel like I need a couple of more hours in the day. I am sure most mom's feel this way.

Thursday, December 10, 2009

I Forgot!!

I knew I would forget something special that Wade is doing on his 8 month post. Josh quickly reminded me because he is so proud of what he has taught him. Wade is giving Hi- five and Josh loves it. It is so cute. He will do it with me but it is definitely something he loves to do with his Dad. I think he thinks its a game. He has also started waiving this week and today he was so cute... there was a little girl in McDonald's (she was probably around 3 or 4 years old). She of course was not even looking at Wade but when I went to feed him his carrots he is waving as hard as he could at her. It was so cute. I just waved back at him because I felt bad but he kept looking at her like "please notice me." I could just eat him up these days. Of course the first question Josh asks when I told him was "Was she cute?" Typical... but yes she was a cute little blonde girl. Its amazing what they learn because we really haven't been working on waving I guess he just see's us doing it when we tell him "bye bye." We have a busy weekend planned. Tomorrow night we are going out to eat and taking Wade to see Santa at Crabtree. I just pray he does not get sick from all the germs. We are going to start moving on Saturday. Well we have to clean first so that will probably take most of the day but we plan to try to get the yard stuff and kitchen stuff done this weekend. The house looks so good. The painters are finishing tomorrow. They just have the outside of the house left to do. It looks great, we are so glad my parents wanted to go ahead and do all of this for us. Of course they will be selling it when we move out so it needed to be done anyway but it is still so nice to have something look brand new!! I start my job Monday so we are going to try to get as much done before then. Ashley is coming Monday to help mom with Wade. I have never left him all day and I am already anxious about it. I know he is going to be in great hands. Josh even said he was going to come home from lunch and check on him!! Its so nice that Wade has such a great dad. He works so hard all day and is exhausted from getting up at 5:30am every morning and not getting home until 6pm. But the minute he walks in the door he is so excited and takes Wade and they play until 8pm (Wade's bedtime). We are so grateful to have him!! We are also going to try to go to the Christmas play at Apex Baptist sometime this weekend. I just love this time of year.

Friday, December 4, 2009

8 Months Old!!

It really does seem like the days are just flying by so fast. I can't believe I am closer to having a toddler than a baby these days. Wade is 8 months old today and has been the best "gift" Josh and I have ever received. We love him so much and he is just a joy to be around. Here is what he is up to these days:
- He weighed 19lbs 9oz at his last appt so I am guessing he is around 20lbs
-He wears size 3 diapers
-He is wearing mostly 12 month clothes but can still wear 6-9 month pants
-He has been sitting up for a month now
-He now tries to crawl but just gets mad and cries, he falls over to his stomach from sitting but can't do anything except roll after he gets there
-He loves to eat: he eats three meals a day and still nurses
- He has 4 teeth and has two more coming in
-He "bangs" everything and loves to be as loud as he can
-He says "dada" all the time and two days ago said "momma" for the first time (he has only said it twice since then)
-He LOVES his "pops" (my dad) they are best friends
-His favorite TV show is wonder pets and will sit and watch it
-He is a very "busy" child and does not like to sit still anymore
-He loves the Christmas lights when we go for our walk in the evenings
-He loves to read and look at books
-He is really funny and likes to make us laugh (he gets that from Josh)
-He usually sleeps great and naps twice a day (unless he has an ear infection- we are on medicine for #3 as we speak)
-He is so precious!!

I know I am forgetting things but this is what we are up to. He is on a great schedule and we love it; it makes life so much easier. However we usually forget about our schedule when we travel, especially during this busy Holiday season. We can't wait for his 1st Christmas this year. He is just so much fun.

Waving for the camera- of course with no smile