Tuesday, December 27, 2011

Twenty-two weeks

Wow, what a week.  From my Mommom getting admitted to the hospital, learning the cancer moved to her brain, and her not being here for Christmas to Nolan's first Christmas life was lived in the fast lane this week.

Nolan had a doctor's appointment on Tuesday for his little wee wee again.  The doctor said that over time everything will grow the way it should and the skin will not be an issue.  Nolan was weighed but this time with his clothes on.  He was 15lbs 13ozs.  So I figure, minus the clothes and wet diaper he is probably like 15lbs. 

Mommy had a doctor's appointment later that same day for what I thought was another ear infection, but it turns out it was just sinuses.  Thank goodness. 

We found out Wednesday that Mommom only has about 2 weeks to 2 months until the cancer could take her from us.  Brian, Nolan and I went over to the hospital to see her.  She looked horrible.  Her right eye was closed and she kept choking on her food.  Her voice was real horse and she just looked awful. 

We had Christmas with Ryan, Sue and Hayley on Thursday since they were going down to Tennessee for the holidays.  Talk about lots of gifts, wow.  Brian and Ryan got marshmallow shooters from Heather, that was pretty cool.  Poppop was there also, which was nice.  He finally saw Nolan for the first time since hes been born.  Mom received the family photos, which was Ryan's gift to her.  She simply loved them. 

Friday was a day of just wrapping, relaxing, and playing with Nolan.  Nothing but enjoyable.  Saturday we had Christmas with Brian's dad and step mom.  Talk about a lot of kids, too many gifts, and some yummy food. 

And of course, Sunday was Christmas.  Nolan's first Christmas was a huge success.  The morning was just us and our little angel Wyatt.  Nolan enjoyed opening his gifts and he loved his new little kitchen.  Daddy loved his gifts and the helicopter he opened the night before.  I received an awesome video camera and a cute photo frame that touched the heart.  Mommom came over afterwards and Gramps showed up shortly after that.  Heather and Justin arrived too.  Oh and they are now engaged!!!  So exciting. 

Dad brought down two 14 feet blow up toys for the front yard, a snowman and a Santa.  Brian was loving it all.  Nolan just looked at them.

Nolan loved his step and play piano, his activity walker, and the ball blowing elephant.  He has already worn two of his new outfits.  And he really liked the Tigger that moves like he does.  LOL

Although Mommom was in the hospital and we are and will always be missing our little Wyatt, Christmas was great.  Nolan's first Christmas was special and it was great to have Dad down.  The gifts were all enjoyed and our house looked like a toy store.  Fun, family, and love were the words of this week. 

Here are a few photos:

Mommy and Nolan

Nolan at Mommom's house... I had to help get her gifts wrapped because of everything going on.

Pinterest idea!

Nolan and Poppop

Nolan with Aunt Sue

"So Mommom, what do you think?"

Opening his first gift

Daddy getting shot with marshmallows

A gift in the tree for cousin Hayley

"Close your eyes and put out your hand."

Nolan and cousin Avery

"What are you looking at?  No, what are you looking at?"

"Thank you for the truck Grandpa."

"...and there's more?!"

Airplane with Daddy

Nap time with Nana

Aunt Laura and Uncle Pat reviewing the Grand kid calendars

"Oh Mom, look!"

"Show me how this works."

"Daddy, can I play it too?!"


"Give me this Tigger!!!"

Dude, talk about tall.

I would say she was surprised.

"Tools!!! Huh, what should I fix first?"

"This paper is taking over my space!"

The engaged couple

"Um guys, this package is huge!!"

"Get ready.... I'm gonna sing you a tune."

Nolan and Gramps

Ah yes... the incredibly tall snowman.

Twenty-one weeks

Yes, it is a week late but hey life moves just way too fast. 

At twenty-one weeks, Nolan was growing so much.  He had a playdate with his cousins and enjoyed the moments that he was awake.  Nothing like sleeping through most of the playdate. 

I am still in search of a job, so Nolan and I get to stay home and play most of the days, which I just love.  He is really holding his head up and pushing with his arms.  It will only be a matter of time before he starts crawling.  Oh, he has officially (for real this time) rolled over.  He went from belly to back twice and then twice more the next day.  He gave this silly little grin afterwards.  So cute. 

On Saturday, we had breakfast with Santa at Avon Grove.  It was so much fun and Nolan finally got to see Santa.  Hayley, Sue, Ryan, Mom, Brian, Nolan, and I all went together.  Hayley got her face and hands painted and both of the kids saw Santa.  It really was a fun morning.

Nolan stayed with Mommom on Monday because I had to go to the dentist. My mom loves spending time with him, but she received a call that my grandmother was being admitted to the hospital.  She cut her time short so she could tend to Mommom. 

Here are some photos from the week:

Playdate with some cousins

Aunt Callie and Nolan

"Yes, I can officially roll over!!!"

"See, I can hold this big head up!"

"Cereal in my jumper, can't beat this."

"It is sooo good!"

Daddy and Nolan at breakfast

"Pssst, I have a secret to tell you... I see Santa!"

"Oh Santa!"

"Can someone come get me, Santa fell asleep."

The new rudolph

Thursday, December 15, 2011

Twenty Weeks!

Man it feels like just the other day when I was typing the double digit post and here I am typing the twenty week post.  Have I mentioned before that I HATE this time thing, it totally needs to slow down. 

Well this past week was pretty uneventful.  We took a few walks down our road and played a lot inside, baked several cookies, and cleaned the house.  But other than that and a few family spats, nothing else was exciting. 

Nolan is growing so quickly.  He is just way too much fun.  Each day we spend tons a time playing, laughing, and just plain old having fun!!!  He laughs a lot, giggles, smiles at everything, and loves his jumper.  He hates getting his nails cut and of course tummy time.  The rice is going a bit better, but he still doesn't like it.

Here are a few photos from the week:

Fast asleep with his newest friend.

Love these piggies

"Look Mom, smile!"

Mommy and Nolan

Chubby cheeks!

"That's it... enough already.  Stop before I break that thing."

"I said put it away!!!"

Tuesday, December 6, 2011

Nineteen Weeks....

Today our little gift turned nineteen weeks old, this on the same day that marked eighteen months since we lost our little Wyatt.  Man, how life can change so much in one year.  Well, it can change in a blink of an eye, as I learned eighteen months ago, but over this past year so much has changed too.

This week was so much fun.  Nolan is really starting to interact.  He laughs out loud so much and his giggle is just contagious.  He is starting to be ticklish under is neck and he makes this cute little noise when you blow in his face.  He loves his jumper (even with the pillow under it) and he enjoys getting a bath.  He will kick and splash in his tub now.  As for teething, yes they are coming.  He chews on his hands about 90% of the time that he is awake, the rest of the time he tries to get his feet.  Oh my, he loves his feet.  If his socks are on, he pulls and pulls until they come off.  He started really screeching and now he is blowing raspberries.  It was like we went to bed one night and woke up the next morning and he was blowing raspberries... amazing!

We had our four month doctor appointment this week.  Yes, two shots and one drinkable.  He did good, cried but was better in the afternoon than last time.  We also had to have his weewee checked.  Poor kid, the skin was growing over and it had to be pulled back.  OUCH!!!  Guess who got to do that... yep, Mom.  OMG... it was torture.  I was crying and he was screaming in the bathroom.  Two days later he was checked at the doctor and he had a minor infection.  Well no kidding..... I wanted to slap the doctor. 

At the same doctor visit, while waiting in the lobby, my child was made fun of by the first person outside of our family.  The little girl was looking at Nolan and after I took him out of the car seat she said "hims ears are different."  Her dad said "Mirianna, if you don't have something nice to say", she interrupted and said "I didn't say anything mean, I said different."  The girl was five, but still.  My poor child, please let him grow into his ears!!

Nolan had more Christmas pictures taken this week... they turned out awesome!!  Speaking of Christmas... Brian put the lights up which include pooh, tigger, and Santa.  Nolan's face was priceless when he saw everything lit up. 

Oh and how could I forget.... Nolan started rice this week.  What a mess!!  The first night was horrible.  We had gags, raspberries blowing rice everywhere, and even a huge throw up.  Saturday morning wasn't much better.  By Saturday night he was starting to get it and Sunday was opening his mouth for the spoon.  We are only doing rice once a day now since it caused Nolan bad gas.

Although we hardly leave our house, this staying home thing is wonderful.  Watching my baby grew up is the best thing ever!!!

Pictures from this week:

Early morning baby

Daddy and Nolan

First time eating rice...

"What the heck is she feeding me???"

Blowing raspberries while playing

"Seriously... I don't think it's that cold out there!  This isn't A Christmas Story."

~ Attempt three ~
"I'll only eat it if I can hold it."

"You should try this, it's soooo good...... not!"

Santa baby

Fingers are just delicious to eat

Model pose

Dear Santa,
I don't need anything for Christmas this year.  I found my feet!
Love, Nolan

"Seriously, fingers are great"

"Make her stop, PLEASE!"

"Yo lion, what are you looking at?!"

"Um... he seems a bit big and a little scary."

Daddy did good work setting everything up.