Monday, February 28, 2011


Mila laying down and not crying. Miracle? I think so.

Sunday, February 27, 2011


Sudden interest in his mat that he had no interest in as a baby. :)

Saturday, February 26, 2011

Friday, February 25, 2011


Today I arrive to Ian's school to pick him up. There's only 4 in class (all quietly sleeping on the ground) and his teacher comes up to me and says "before you wake him up, I wanted to tell you something about your son."

Oh gosh, we're already having behavior problems?!

She proceeds to tell me about the says events. We'll call his accomplice Emery. I knew that Ian and Emery talked a lot, his teachers have already told me that. And when I was there for the Thanksgiving feast, Emery would follow Ian around and play with him, adorable... really. Anyways, back to the subject. She tells me that they were laying on some playground equipment with their eyes closed and Emery reaches over and grabs Ian's hand. Ian says "NO!" and snatches his hand away.

Emery has her hand above her head resting there and Ian decides to reach over and grab her hand. And there they lay, hand-in-hand, with their eyes closed.

I guess they were just enjoying the beautiful weather today. Though, I'm sure Ian's eyes were closed because he doesn't like bright things, like light and the sun. His teacher said she wished they had a camera so that they could show me a picture. But these two, Emery and Ian, are total BFFs. It's pretty cute.

I will say, isn't two a little early?


Fun at Zilker

Thursday, February 24, 2011


Picture taken from the rear view mirror. Ian always does this in the car, until I moved his car seat to the other side. As much as he loves her... he always wakes her up.

Wednesday, February 23, 2011


Ian being adorable. I'm going to get this printed. :)

Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Monday, February 21, 2011

Saturday, February 19, 2011

Friday, February 18, 2011

Rough Go

For those who don't know, we've been having similar issues with Mila as we did with Ian. What issues? Well, for about 5-6 months of Ian's life, he had colic.With Ian, we put it off to gas. We couldn't find anything wrong with him, it was just pure, uncontrollable, unconsulable , screaming... for months. Mila is quickly falling into the same problem. We've tried infant massage, mylicon, gripe water (which seems to make it worse), my diet (I'm down to eating only protein and a few veggies), feeding her upright and slowly, burping frequently, keeping her upright before and after feedings, and letting her sleep elevated. Despite everything we're trying, nothing is working, or even really helping.

I don't think it's gas because she doesn't get fussy when that's happening. However, after extensive research, I think that she may have silent reflux, so we're going to make a doctor's appointment today. She is obviously in severe pain during and after she eats and there is nothing I can do about it. Not only that, but she does this really weird swallowing thing after feeding. Where I believe she's swallowing air and tell her to stop... but you know. I thought she had reflux when we took her to the hospital, but kind of put it off due to the fact that she was sick. And, that's no longer the case and my poor baby is crying more frequently and more severely lately. So much so, that she no longer wants to feed and my milk supply is suffering from it. (How she continues to gain weight is beyond me). I've been pumping and bottle feeding her to see if that helps.

When we had a second kid, we always wondered what the chances of having two colic-y babies was, and we decided slim to none. Apparently, we enjoy making beautiful babies who love to scream. This time, it's a little different. 1. we've been through it before so we kind of know what to expect, so it's easier in that respect. 2. It's more difficult because now there is a two-year-old boy who is being effected. He hates it when she cries and will try and soothe her, go old her hand, give her kisses. He'll try and get me to get her to stop. And he has to hear her cry too, which I'm sure is really stressful for him. I can see it! Not to mention the lack of attention he's getting during the episodes.

Hopefully, the doctor can see us today and I'll try and update everyone on what's going on. But for now, we really have no idea. I've been carrying her in her carrier all day because it seems to help soothe her a lot.

Yes, everyone needs an Ergo carrier. We've bought about 5 carriers and this one is the best by a really long shot. Plus, I can carry Ian or Mila in it because it's also a back carrier. It's comfortable and doesn't hurt my back.

Blog out.


(from the 19th)
Maggie is fun to take pictures of because you say "Watch Me" and she stares at you!


Thursday, February 17, 2011


Ian feeding his little sister and watching tv, what a multi-tasker!


Wednesday, February 16, 2011


I reorganized and donated from the closet... Ian helped.


Tuesday, February 15, 2011


Mommy and Mila

Ten on Tuesday

Good morning blog readers! I was going to write about mine and Stephen's anniversary/Valentine's day dinner. To cut right to the chase, Stephen is going to cook us dinner from here on out. His cooking is SOOO much better.

1. Any vacations you are looking forward to this summer?
Well, we're going to be going to Houston. But, is that really a vacation? I guess we could make it one. Otherwise, no plans yet.

2. What is your favorite article of summer clothing (shoes are included)?
All of my comfy skirts? Or my Steve Madden blue wedges? Or the new pair of sandals my mommers got me?

3. What is your favorite summer drink (alcoholic or non)?
Hmmm.... water? Texas summers are hot!! I have been craving a peach bellini lately, Amy, wanna make me one?

4. Do you tan or burn?
Uh, tan for sure!

5. Any goals you are working toward this summer?
More photography! And lots of play time with the kiddos. :)

6. What is your favorite summertime food?

7. What song most says “summer” to you?
I haven't the slightest clue. Probably whatever is out this summer. Sometimes, if I listen to an old song on the radio or something, it'll remind me of the summer. Loves it!

8. Any home improvement goals planned for this summer?
How about a million?! The fixing up around here we gotta do is endless. Hopefully we'll begin replacing some windows or fixing some roof.

9. What is one thing you hate to see at the beach?
Stephen go too far out in the water. Drives me bonkers.

10. Did you ever go to a summer camp?
I went to soccer and softball camps, does that count?


Monday, February 14, 2011

Happy Valentine's Day!

I was on the phone with Jackie wandering around my backyard with Ian wondering what to take a picture of for today's 365. I got one here.

I had Jackie on speaker phone as we were discussing our incredibly interesting lives, when Ian's curiosity got the best of him. He walks up to me and points to the phone and says "Jackie?" Jackie proceed to say "hi," as anyone does when they're on the phone with Ian, but he never makes conversation. I guess he was feeling very adventurous today because he took the phone from me and began his own conversation with Jackie. If you've ever wondered what it was like to have a conversation with a 2 year old, I'm about to tell you. But, I have to do it with pictures. Thank goodness Jackie's a good sport and "loves her baby Ian."

He proceeds to pick up a twig, show it to the front of my phone and says "L!" I had on my zoom lens, so of course I'm pretty far away and I yell "Jackie, he said L!" I proceeded to do this for every object he showed Jackie so that she could react to what he was saying. You know, because she obviously couldn't really see what he was showing her and I didn't know if she could understand him or not.

 See that bandage on his arm? That's from our 3 hour long doctor's visit to the endocrinologist today. And doctor's words "It's definitely not normal for him to be so little, but he's so perfect otherwise, it's really hard for me to imagine that there's something wrong with him." So, we took some x-rays and drew some blood. We have another appointment with the nurse practitioner in 6 months. She thinks that perhaps he's what people call "late bloomers." He's biological age is younger than his actual age. Meaning that he'll just grow later than his peers. She said that these individuals usually look really young as adults. But, we do not know if that is in fact what it is, I'll keep you updated on that. However, his little sister is 1 month old and already weighs 10 pounds, half of Ian's weight! Haha! Let's hope that he hits a growth spurt soon.

Anywho, back to Jackie's phone conversation with Ian, can you say off track? "Choo choo train!"

 "Leaves!" He was very enthusiastically telling Jackie these things.


And last, but certainly not least, "BALL!"

It was then that my phone said it was dying and I took the phone away from him. He proceeded to yell at me until I let him say "bye bye" to Jackie. I have never seen him take to a phone conversation like that before. I absolutely love it! Maybe we're turning a corner with that.

What goes through a 2 year old's mind? I haven't the slightest clue. But, I think it's adorable that he was "showing" Jackie some toys around our yard. I love the way their brains function!

Are there any cute things your kiddo does that leave you thinking...?



My backyard, with some dead plants. I promise I'll get around to fixing it some day.


Sunday, February 13, 2011


The absolute prettiest day of the year so far. So, we played outside for it.


Saturday, February 12, 2011


I'm doing three pictures today, because it's my blog and I can do what I want to. :)

Ian and Mila in their pjs.

I'm pretty sure I'm going to print and frame this one from grandma and grandpa's house.

Stephen and Robe made "Barbie" and I an amazing dinner.

Friday, February 11, 2011

Thursday, February 10, 2011


Mila at 4 weeks|1 day.

(Ian got his boots and hat he'd been asking for too... shhh)