Monday, January 31, 2011

Day 8

A short term goals for this month and why

My short term goal for February {since this is the last day of January} is to eat healthy, exercise at least 4 times a week, start p90x and lose 10lbs.

Is that a lot for a short term goal?!?

I am ready to feel good about myself and work on my weight loss!

Sunday, January 30, 2011

Day 7

A picture of someone/something that has the biggest impact on you

These 3 little lives have made the biggest impact on my life.

Saturday, January 29, 2011

poor love bugs :(

So... Reagan and Allen are still sick. I took them to the Dr's yesterday and found out that Reagan had a bad double ear infection and Allen had a left ear infection and bronchiolitis :( They gave him a breathing treatment at the office and gave me a prescription for albuterol. I feel so bad for them, especially Allen. He is so young and he sounds like a 80 year old smoker, it breaks my heart every time he coughs.

 {Reagan yesterday morning, all she wanted to do was sleep}
 {waiting for the Dr, you can tell she doesn't feel well just by the way her eyes look}
 {Allen waiting also}
 {getting his breathing treatment}
{he wanted to help me hold it}

I hope they both feel better soon. I hate it when my babies are not feeling well... Poor Allen is getting a diaper rash because of the diarrhea he is getting from the antibiotic, so we have butt cream on hand. My poor little beh behs :(

Day 6

Your favorite super hero and why


I'm not really a big superhero/cartoon fan, So I let DJ pick. DJ loves anything Spiderman, hence the 2010 Halloween costume. He fought tooth and nail for the "Black Spiderman." He would not settle for the "Red Spiderman." So I had to go to 5 different Targets to get his costume...

Friday, January 28, 2011

Day 5

A picture of somewhere you've been to...

{Paris, Tennessee March 2010}

{Chicago, Illinois March 2007}

Thursday, January 27, 2011

3 weeks old...

What Allen is doing...

Allen is now 8lbs 8oz (4 kg)
He loves to lay on my chest and snooze for hours
He is only waking up 1-2x a night for a bottle, diaper change and smooches

 He doesn't quite like the kids holding him.. {lol}
He helps hold his bottle {see above}
He is smiling and cooing a lot more.

He loves bath time
He is starting to flip the bird all the time.. {like mother, like son}
He is still in newborn diapers
He is starting to fill out his 0/3 month onesies, but not his jammies or pants.
He completes our family

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Spring, Where are you?

I am so ready for spring to get here and for the cold weather to leave. January has been the worst month ever, except for little man's arrival of course. First I started having chest pains and was admitted into the hospital 3 days postpartum, Then I had to go back because my headache and stiff neck was not going away and found out that I have Pre E After Delivery.. WTF?!? Not to mention my kids are sick and they got Allen sick and we were at the ER all day yesterday.

DJ, Reagan and Allen are ALL sick :( I was praying that Allen would not catch what the other two have, but it was inevitable. I took Allen to the er yesterday because he was showing signs of RSV, and for those who know what RSV is, its some pretty scary stuff especially in newborns. We got to the hospital around 10:30a and waited and waited and waited... Finally they call us back! They had to do an RSV Swab and Allen did not like that, they had to stick a swab up both nostrils. They also had to put saline drops in his nose and suction out all of the boogies {not a happy little guy}. We then went into another waiting room, than god there was coffee in there cause I was tired. Then it was xray time, again he did not like that either.

We wait and wait and wait again for all of the results to come back. Finally around 3:30p the Dr comes in and says that he does NOT have RSV and that his chest is a little congested. He is now on an antibiotic for 10 days, 3x a day. Yesterday was a long day....

Ready for Spring!!!!

Day 4

A habit that you wish you didn’t have...

It's a bad habit...

I spend way too much money. I wish I was a frugal mommy and was able to stop myself. This year I am going to get better and start a budget for myself and Dave. I think to myself and contemplate on what I am going to purchase and then it all goes in one ear and out the other... This is the year to start fresh!!

The kids don't need everything...

Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Day 3

Picture of you and your friends...

{Jax, Aaron, Me, Amanda, Nicole}
 {My Sister/Best Friend Brittney & Myself}
 {Ashly, Me, Shannon}
{Amanda & Myself}
{Sister in Law Amber and Myself}

Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Back to work...

Today was Dave's first day back to work and my first day alone with three kids...

So far things have been going great. This morning when we got home from taking Dave to work, the kids went straight into the house {no fighting} and DJ played Angry Birds on the computer and Reagan watched Toy Story 3 on the couch till we had to leave to take DJ to school.

Getting the kids into the car this morning was great. They both got into their seats without fighting, which made it go about 5 minutes faster. When we got to DJ's school, they stayed by me and didn't run off. After dropping DJ off, Reagan, Allen and I went to Target to swap out diapers and walked around and looked at all of the Valentine goodies. When it was time to pick DJ up, Reagan and Allen were great.

*Now here is where I had my "Bad Mommy Moment." After getting DJ out of his class room, I got Reagan in her seat, DJ climbed into his seat and I got Allen in the car. We were jammin out to music and having a nice drive home. When we got home I got Allen out and when I went to unbuckle DJ out of his booster seat, I realized that I DIDN'T BUCKLE HIM IN..... I felt so bad because what if we would have gotten into an accident or something happened. Thank goodness nothing happened and we all got home safe. I'm also glad that he didn't try to get up and move around.

Right now DJ and Reagan are playing nicely and Allen is asleep in his swing. Today has been a great day, I hope I don't jinx it. In a little bit we have to go pick up Dave and then come home for Reagan's speech therapy sesh.

I survived my first day with the kids!

Day 2

The meaning behind your blog name...

Adventures in Mommy Land...

I guess my blog name meaning is that raising kids is a big adventure. When I first started this blog, it was called "The Smith Family." I got a little bored with it, so I changed it :) I started this blog when I found out we were pregnant and I knew we were definitely in for a crazy adventure.

Monday, January 24, 2011

Day 1

A recent picture of you and 15 interesting facts about yourself...

1. I was born with Pitch Black Hair.
2. Dave and I were only dating 4 months before we found out we were pregnant with DJ. {Yikes!}
3. I am the oldest of 3 girls. I have a 23 year old sister and an 11 year old sister.
4. I love taking pictures and getting my picture taken.
5. I love going to Macy's and getting my make up done just for the hell of it :)
6. I am addicted to blogging.
7. I want to go back to blonde so bad!
8. I hate feet, unless they are mine or my kids'.
9. I love to shop. Its more of an addiction.. lol
10. If I could live at Target, I would!
11. I was born with a Heart Murmur.
12. I got married at 37 weeks pregnant in So. Lake Tahoe.
13. I had to transfer schools half way through my senior year of high school.
14. I love Reality TV....
15. I love cuddling with my babies and watching disney movies...

{Dave's Brothers Wedding 9/2010}

Sunday, January 23, 2011

30 days of posts...

I got this from my blogging friend Lauren. Since I failed the last one, I thought I would do another one :) I will Start Tomorrow!!!

day 1- recent picture of you and 15 interesting facts about yourself
day 2- the meaning behind your blog name
day 3- a picture of you and your friends
day 4- a habit that you wish you didn’t have
day 5- a picture of somewhere you've been to
day 6- favorite super hero and why
day 7- a picture of someone/something that has the biggest impact on you
day 8- short term goals for this month and why
day 9- something you're proud of in the past few days
day 10- songs you listen to when you are happy, sad, bored, hyped, mad
day 11- another picture of you and your friends
day 12- how you found out about blogger and why you have one
day 13- a letter to someone
day 14- a picture of you and your family
day 15- put your ipod on shuffle: first 10 songs that play
day 16- another picture of yourself
day 17- someone you would want to switch lives with for one day and why
day 18- plans/dreams/goals you have
day 19- nicknames you have and why you have them
day 20- someone you love
day 21- a picture of something that makes you happy
day 22- what makes you different from everyone else
day 23- something you crave for a lot
day 24- your last five facebook status'
day 25- what I would find in your bag
day 26- what do you think about your friends
day 27- why are you doing this 30 day challenge
day 28- a picture of you from last year and now, how have you changed since then?
day 29- in this past month, what have you learned
day 30- your favorite song

Newborns... My Look A Likes....


They were all within a few weeks of each other ...

Saturday, January 22, 2011

I got an award!!!

Karli over at California Dreamin gave me this AWESOME Blog Award!! Thank you so much, I really needed this!

Here are the amazingly creative rules:
1. You must proudly display the absolutely disgusting graphic that I have created for these purposes (put it in your post, you don't have to put it in your sidebar, I think that would seriously be asking too much). It's so bad that not only did I use COMIC SANS, but there's even a little jumping, celebrating kitten down there at the bottom. It's horrifying! But its presence in your award celebration is crucial to the memetastic process we're creating here. If you need a higher resolution version... I totally have one!!

2. You must list 5 things about yourself, and 4 of them must be bold-faced lies. Just make something up, we'll never know; one of them has to be true, though. Of course, nobody will ever know the difference, so we're just on the honor system here. I trust you. Except for the 4 that you lied about, you liars! But don't go crazy trying to think of stuff, you'll see by the example I've set below that we're not really interested in quality here.

3. You must pass this award on to 5 bloggers that you either like or don't like or don't really have much of an opinion about. I don't care who you pick, and nobody needs to know why. I mean, you can give a reason if you want, but I don't really care.

4. If you fail to follow any of the above rules, I will hunt you down and harass you incessantly until you either block me on Twitter or ban my IP address from visiting your blog. I don't know if you can actually do that last thing, but I will become so annoying to you that you will actually go out and hire an IT professional to train you on how to ban IP addresses just so that I'll leave you alone. I'm serious. I'm going to do these things.

1. It took me forever to think up 4 lies... I am so bad at lying!

2. Dave and I fought over Allens name. He wanted something completely off the wall and I vetoed it!

3. I wanted more kids...

4. I have never been to Las Vegas {well, outside of the airport}...

5. I love fruit and veggies.. I wish I had a house so I could have a garden and grow my own fruits and veggies!

Gosh I feel like such a dirty liar. But which ones are the lies? Hmmmmmm, haha!
Okay, now to the gorgeous sweets I want to pass this fun award onto:

Bunnie at My life comes with fine print

Niki at Me and the Music City, Yo!

Heather at The truth as I see it

Tina at From a bean to a beanstalk

Bridget at Mama Belly Blog

Have fun, Dolls!

Overload of Allen's Newborn Photo Shoot!!!!!

Post Partum Depression...

It has finally hit me. I started to notice the way I have been feeling about 3 days ago. Everything is making me cry and I feel like such a shitty mother because my older 2 are outta control right now. I know this is a big change for them and I know that it will pass, but I just can't get over that shitty feeling.

I have an appt with my Dr on the 31st to talk about my blood pressure & meds, post partum depression and my heart issues. I also need to get my referral to the cardiologist, they are such slackers. I think a lot of my depression has to do with the fact that I can't be with 3 kids at the same time. I try to give them each one on one time and do something with each of them, but its hard when Allen is screaming because he is hungry or Reagan is screaming because DJ hit her.

I am also really depressed about my weight. I knew I would have to work on my weight issues, but when I look in the mirror I just see someone who has completely let their self go. I have always had issues with my body and weight. I think high school was the only time I was actually happy with my weight and I was a size 7. I don't want to be rail thin, I just want to be healthy.

I just want this to go away...

House full of sickness...

Yup, The germ cesspool called preschool got DJ sick and then Reagan got sick. Dave and I thought we were going to get passed up, but Nope... We are feeling like complete shit :(  Runny Nose: check, Cough: Check, Fever: Check, Stuffed Up Nose: Check... All Bad!

This morning I had everyone get a Nebulizer Treatment and we are upping our OJ intake and lots of vitamins. DJ kept saying "Look mommy, I'm pumping..." hahaha

 Fighting over who gets the treatment...
I am praying that Allen does not get sick... That would be very very bad. Its bad enough that we are all sick during the last week of Dave's vacation. He goes back to work on Tuesday. I have no idea what I'm gonna do... Eeeek!

Friday, January 21, 2011

2 week check up...

Today was Allen's 2 week appt! Appt went great and we had to reschedule his circumcision procedure for next Friday though :( But all in all, the appt went really well. Dr also showed me some moves for Allen when he is constipated. We need to help him poop...

Allen's Stats:

8lbs 3oz - 50th %tile
21 1/4 inches - 90th %tile
33cm head - 10th %tile

{Allen is 2oz bigger than DJ was at Birth.. Yikes!}

Thursday, January 20, 2011

2 weeks old

Allen is 2 weeks old... I cant believe it! It seems like just yesterday we were bringing him home from the hospital. DJ and Reagan just love him to pieces and love to help me take care of him!

What Allen is doing:

Waking up between 2-3am and 5-6am to eat.
He is a great sleeper.
Starting to get great head control.
Fitting into 1 or 2 of his 0/3 month clothes.
His tummy issues are finally getting better. We switched to Enfamil Newborn.
Loves laying on his tummy.
Starting to giggle.
Loves to smile.
Starting to Coo and make those cute noises at us.

We have his 2 week appt on friday!