Friday, April 25, 2014

Sidekick #2 Is Here!

Just wanted to give a quick update and share that Sidekick 2 is here, and though he had a bit of a rough start (a more detailed post/birth story coming asap!) - including a quick NICU stay to his jaundice levels - he's been home safe and sound for eight days now, and we are so excited for our family to be complete and are looking forward to the next chapter in our lives <3

Here's the mini birth announcement! 
(make sure to click on the pic to see a bigger size)


(And of course, now I need to update the blog graphics to include our new little mini man, and finally fix that sidebar image that keeps messing up every time I try to include links to the other pages :P )

AND hopefully now that I'm no longer sickly pregnant, and my boys are healthy and growing - I'll be able to get my internet presence back.  Sure lack of sleep won't help things, but not being hormonally imbalanced greatly enhances my concentration and ability to keep up with a blog, Facebook, and other online mommy forums that I miss dearly. 

Tuesday, March 18, 2014

Big Blog Update: Month 13-16


"Moves, Holidays, and Toddlerhood: Months 13-16"

So probably just when you were starting to wonder whether I was ever going to update the blog, I appear, offering an insane amount of pictures to overcompensate (though I really did try capping each month as much as possible so not to completely crash your computer).  Anyways, let me cover some highlights from the last few months, and then onwards to the fun/good stuff! (I promise I won't have hurt feelings if you scroll down to the "Pictures" section just to browse through them) ;)

*So beware, there's plenty of info to read through by clicking the "Read More".  
As always, pics are at the way bottom, and Sidekick's latest developments are 
labeled accordingly in the accompanying collages.  Enjoy all 282 pics.
And don't forget to click on the pics/collages to see them full size (including the pics throughout the post)

Thursday, January 16, 2014

Sorry for the absence!

As the title says, I'm sorry for the absence, and lack of updates on Sidekick :(
Basically, I'm in my third trimester now, and getting really tired all the time.

That and the move, setting things up (living room, kitchen, and bathroom are done - not much else), and the holidays, have just wiped me out.  In general, things are going well and Sidekick is cutting a lot of teeth, still growing like a weed (though thinning out since he's walking all over the place now), and mostly sleeping through the night - unless the teething is bothering him. 

Other than that, HeroPapa is on some new medication to help him with working third shift (the night shift), and it seems to be doing the trick!  He now has enough energy, because he's sleeping better during the day, to help around the house, and have some quality family as well, which has been such a blessing :)

As for me and Baby Boy #2, I'm trying to remind myself, that just because I can't get on the floor as much anymore with Sidekick to play, that that's okay.  I have to make time for this new baby too, and allow myself the rest I need (even if it's just sitting in a rocking chair), in order to be the best vessel I can be for this baby.  Our due date is still April 6th, and he's growing right on track.  Luckily, I'm gaining at a much slower pace than with Sidekick (though with him, I had edema, so almost half my weight gain was painful water weight swelling). 

So other than that, we are settling into our new apartment, which is amazing, and I can't wait to give a tour <3  I haven't forgotten about the blog, nor the fact, that our relatives need some amazing pictures of Sidekick soon, before they suffer from withdrawal ;)

I'll be back soonish, my goal being a big update on the 6th of Feb. at the latest ~ see you all then!

Wednesday, December 25, 2013

Merry Christmas

From our family to yours



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(and in case you're wondering, I know I missed the 13 mo. update, but we moved!
 So I'm hoping to update the blog with a double month post in January :D) 

Thursday, November 14, 2013

One Year Old



My big boy is now one year old!  This is such an exciting time for our family ~ not only did we celebrate his birthday (and mine, the day before).  But we moved out of the bat apartment, and have put down a deposit for a brand new set of lofts, still under construction.  We are praying that everything falls into place (there's no reason to suspect otherwise, but I don't tend to count my eggs before they hatch).  Either way, things are definitely changing, and will continue to do so for the foreseeable future.  After all, I'm nineteen weeks pregnant now - almost halfway done, there's another move (next Thursday!) on the horizon, and then our nine year anniversary in December - six married, nine together.  Wow!

So basically, Sidekick going from an infant to a toddler, is just another big slice of the pie of life ;)

But come on, you just want some pics, right?!  Here's the stats, fresh from Tuesday, because he had a week late appointment for his twelve month checkup: 26.14lbs (96-99% depending on if you look at just weight, or compare it to the length as well), and 31in. tall (84%).

So click the "Read More" link, and check out 73 pictures to see all the ways he's grown (developmentally, physically, and socially) <3  *and don't forget to click on the collages, in order to make them bigger :)





Monday, October 7, 2013

Ten & Eleven Months


Well well well . . . why exactly did I skip the ten month blog update?  Uh, for a lot of reasons!  Saying I was busy would be an understatement, but I'll just let you read on, and see what exactly has been going on with us in the last two months (including a special little announcement!) :)

Wednesday, August 21, 2013

Nine Months

Two Weeks Late (and a day late)?!  Gees-Louise!


Well read on anyways ;)  Click "Read More" to catch up on the latest, 
and see 143 images of Sidekick's eight month, now that he's nine months (and a half) old :)