Thursday, February 26, 2009

Give me somethin' good to eat!

Tonight while I was making Kade's bottle... I hear this sucking noise that is SO loud... I turn around and this is what I saw...:)
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Monday, February 23, 2009

Yea for Video

So, I had to call Sarah to ask how she keeps putting video of that super cute girl of hers and it was very simple. These two videos are of our precious boy. He is rolling from side to side and from his back to his sides which we caught a little bit of. The other video he is talking to his toys on his bouncy chair. I tried for about 30 minutes to get him really REALLY talking but every time I turned the camera off for a minute he would get going and then stop. This is the best so far.

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Tuesday, February 17, 2009

Poor Little Guy

Baby Kade has a double ear infection. He started getting sick Saturday, Sunday he was running fever and throwing up, Monday went to the doctor for a check and 3 chest x-rays. He is sneezing, coughing, and pulling on his ears. All that... he still kicks and plays and smiles through it all. He is on medicine and taking it well. Lafe took Monday off, I took today and tomorrow. We shall see if one of us needs to take Thursday. He is such a great baby and really has done an excellent job handling his first illness. Thank you, Lord.

Saturday, February 14, 2009

More pictures from Valentine's Day











Valentine Lunch with Family
















Today we went to lunch with Russ, Chelsea, and Gracie. We had lots of fun! Can't wait to see them again!!!

Wednesday, February 11, 2009

What a man!

Let me just say that I have a very blessing husband. Since going back to work, he has been absolutely supportive and helped me in so many ways. Little did I know the biggest way he was helping me has made him sick. Kade has been going to bed between 8-9 with his last "awake feeding" being around 7 or 730. Well, after washing bottles or doing a load of laundry and cleaning up a bit, I would go to bed, fully thinking that Lafe was staying up until 11 or 12 to wake Kade up and feed him. I didn't know that it was more like 1 or 2 some nights! I would get up between 530-630 to give Kade his paci to keep him satisified until his next feeding... thinking he was sleeping through the night more than just 5-6 hours. Kade and I would spend the mornings eating and getting ready and then wake up Lafe about 745 before I left. Poor Daddy...he was only getting about 4-6 hours of sleep a night and now is exhausted and feeling ill. All this to say.... it's not going to happen any more because I can get up and feed one time in the night if that means that the love of my life is well and getting the rest he needs. Plus...Kade will soon sleep more like 8-9 hours and then we both will be able to sleep better. Thank you Lord for providing for us both with the energy and abilities to work and provide for Kade. Thank you Lafe for loving me so much that you would sacrifice sleep so that I would have enough for work.

Saturday, February 7, 2009

This puppy was my momma's when she was a little girl...
Classic face...why are you taking so many pictures of me?

This is our driveway and front yard and street... or what was left of it.


Backyard...looks like snow, but don't worry... it's ice. All ice.




This was about 3 hours into the storm... it came down for many many more.



Much needed update...

Laying on the changing table...
Dancing to music with Daddy....

Playing on the play mat...



Playing some more...


Mommy and Kade




So, after the first week of going back to work, I realize that I haven't updated this with any pictures. Here are a few pictures of hanging out this weekend, the ice storm, and Baby Kade growing! He is now 11 pounds 6 ounces and 24 inches long.

Wednesday, February 4, 2009

A Million Thanks...

In the midst of my transition back to work through thousands of tears, I need to thank so many people for so many acts of kindness!! CA... thank you for letting me just cry on the phone, Amber... thank you for distracting me while I drove to work. Amy... thank you for helping me realize that 30 days sounds SO much better than 6 weeks and for getting all my copies for school done! Andrea... thank you for talking to me about everything BUT leaving Kade. Vanessa....thank you so much for the funny stories and funny emails to help me through the day. Sarah...thank you for calling and talking with me until I picked Kade up. (I didn't get pulled over and thank you for telling me to slow down!) Mel... thank you for calling to check on us that night and the next day. Mom... thank you for letting me cry and talk about it all. Russ and Chelsea... thank you for calling to check on us and a late invite for dinner although we didn't make it. Lafe... I couldn't do any of this without the love, support and constant prayer that you give me. You are wonderful and I praise God that He gave me you! You are an amazing father and such very loving husband. Thank you for making me go to bed early and taking the late feeding. I love you.

I love you all!!!

Straight Smile


So this picture was taken awhile back however I am just getting around to putting on here. We laughed and laughed and still laugh when we look at Kade's straight smile. He is such a joy and this picture just warms our hearts. Kade and Gracie were "baby talking" to one another one day. We will have another play date soon!

Tuesday, February 3, 2009

Second Day...

So... I am at work for the second day. It is not any easier. I guess this is a place for me to vent. Last night Kade was super tired and cried and slept most of the evening... so there was no play time. He did take a good bath and slept good, however I want to have a good evening and play. I'm praying that tonight is better.

Sunday, February 1, 2009

Lots of things on my mind....

February 1st.... Kade is officially 2 months old and tomorrow will be 9 weeks. Time has flown by so quickly. February 2nd... I will go back to work and am very depressed about it. I have prayed and cried and have been comforted by a wonderful husband, but all of that doesn't make tomorrow any easier. Don't get me wrong... teaching is something that I know I am wired to do. The Lord has given me the gift of that and patience and love of children that it would be a total waste to never do anything with those gifts. However, Kade is the absolute joy of my life right now. Lafe and I love to just sit and talk with him, play with him, listen to his noises (appropriate ones and non-appropriate), and yes... even when he cries for hours. I am not ready. I don't think I will ever be ready. Financially, I just can't stay at home right now. The lady that will watch Kade is amazing! She loves children and I feel very safe about her. I just want to be there when my son cries, wants to eat, wants to smile, coo, talk and kick his legs. I want to be there to rock him to sleep and watch his little nose while he breathes. I want to be there if he doesn't feel good or feels great. I just want to be there....

For all those who are working moms and dads... I don't know how you've done it so far, but you are heros. AND for all those that get to stay at home with their children... you are heros, too. I am thankful for both opportunties and for this honor and blessing to be a mom.

I must also say that I miss my friends. I get to talk to a few of them often, but not like we used to. I miss the way we used to be and that we lived just minutes from one another. Love to all.