three weeks down.

Yes, it's true... I have three weeks down - a zillion to go! I can hardly believe I've made it this far. Life sure is interesting. So, let's review -
- To start off my wonderful semester back in school, we had our new car stolen. I know, crazy right?! Who does that happen to?? Us - apparently. It was found in West Valley two days later. A few scratches, but a full car nonetheless. We were oh so grateful it was found.
- My mom flew into town to watch my little angle boy - who wasn't such an angel for the first week or so, but who could blame the kid... he has reflux, bad. Poor little nugget. We tired Mylacon, then gripe water (a temporary life savor), then zantac (the worst) and now prevacid (a tender mercy). The prevacid has been a-mazing. Bennett is doing much better now. It is so nice to see him so happy the majority of the time. Sure does break my heart when he's hurting though. {Thanks Mom for coming and bouncing our boy through his reflux and for the love you shared with us. So grateful.}
- I don't sleep anymore. My little wee one was a champion sleeper for the first 2 months. He only woke up once a night. Then, he did a few nights of 7 hours straight. Loved that. It was short lived. 3 weeks ago he decided (or I should say his reflux decided) that I needed to spend a little more time with him. So - he started waking up (screaming in pain) every hour. He did this for a few days. Then he went to 5 times a night. Down to 3. Now, we are back where we started. He is finally sleeping again! {Sigh.} It was rough, but anything for my little snugglerumpus.
- I learned that school is not nearly as fun as being a mom. I mean, I like it and all, but not as much as I used to. It was once a huge priority, now it doesn't even compare to the priority sleeping in the next room. How can you do homework when you have a chubby cheeked, bright eyed, fuzz head smiling at you? You can't. So...
-I don't sleep. I stay up as long as I need to to study and do the necessary preparations and paperwork for my clients at school. I would stay up all night if it meant more time with my boys.
- Bennett smiles with his whole body. It's my favorite thing.
- We finished the nursery {i'll post pictures soon}.
- I have the best husband in the world. Truly, I do.
- Bennett learned to screech like his mommy. Oops. Ok, i'll admit --- I talk "baby talk." I know, I know, what kind of Speech Pathologist deletes final consonants and distorts her sounds while speaking to her baby sponge. I do, but I prefer to call it motherese (true term & very important for infants). ;)
-Bennett went on an airplane for the first time when we went to Washington for his blessing. It was an amazing trip. He rode a ferry for the first time and went to the beach for the first time. He loved seeing all of his grandparents, great-grandparents, aunts, uncles, cousins and friends. He couldn't be loved more. The blessing day was perfect in every way {thanks to the fam for the party and to everyone for attending and celebrating with us}.
-My baby boy slept in his crib for the first time. In his very own room! It was harder than I thought it would be, but we sleep much better without all of his noisy yet sweet sleepy sounds.
-Did I mention I don't sleep? Or how much I love my boys?
-My lovey turned 26 this weekend. Such a big boy. Tee, hee. We had a surprise fiesta in his honor. Happy Birthday love.
-I am still wondering when I am going to get my brain pack. It must have come out with the placenta. I can't believe how absent minded and completely retarded I am. It's odd. I even forgot to close the lid to the washing machine when I was doing laundry the other day. Ya, I know...odd.
-Bennett grabs all sorts of things now! He is learning so much everyday. I love to watch him grow.
-I'm blessed.
Well, there's the brief review. Take'n it an hour at a time. Thanks to all of my friends and family for your support. Couldn't do it without you.


our first.

{special thanks to nicole carmen photography}



they're sweet. babies, i mean. i love mine. he is so much fun. really, he is. i have officially decided that i couldn't live without him. all 11 lbs. 11 oz. of his chubby little guts. i love his huge gum showing smiles and his sparkly eyes. i love him even when he is a fuss pot during our entire family photo shoot - stinker. i love gripe water. i love a husband who sets back the clock on a saturday morning so i wouldn't get up (thanks love).
i love opening a drawer and seeing this...

i love to pass by and see this...

i love opening the cupboard to see some of these...

and hopping into the shower just to glance at this...

don't forget these...

and how about this...

what mom doesn't love this...

oh and how i adore this...

i love chocolate. i love friends. i love family. i love love love.


a little dip.

Our little waterbug took his first plunge. He didn't like it. It was a bit too cold. He did however LOVE being outside. He looked around and enjoyed basking in the shade. He is growing so much these days and sure is a talker and a smiler.
We can't get enough of this one!