A Sunbeam to Warm you, A Moonbeam to Charm You, A Sheltering Angel, That Nothing May Harm You

Saturday, June 28, 2008

Nursery



It occurred to me you all might like to see Johnny's room. I am still going to add Ivy and bamboo curtains as well as star lights on the celling, but I still love it.

Friday, June 27, 2008

We did it!!



So I followed my Mommy instincts and gave John Robert his first rice cereal. Shawn did some reading and decided that with as big as he is he has hit all the milestones he needed to so get it (he can sit support, control his head great, and doesn't push the spoon out of his mouth with his tongue) His digestive system can't handle a lot, so we just mixed a little with some formula and made a very runny mush and I more or less dumped it spoon full by spoon full down his throat. He smiled a little, but still didn't really know what to do with it. But he slept until 2 am and only had two ounces, then he slept until 8!! and is on perfect schedule!!! No struggling for his morning nap and he is happy!!! I am glad I did it.

Thursday, June 26, 2008

Rice Cereal

So I am very frustrated!!! We are all aware of how huge Johnny is and how he has always eaten more then his age says he should. Well in the last few days he is demanding even more. He has been at 8 ozs every 3.5 to 4 hours and now it was only 2.5 hours and he woke from his nap yelling at me, crying and Johnny doesn't cry, I tried everything, rubbing his gums, singing, Tylenol, teether and all of that, finally I broke down and gave him four ozs of formula and he sucked it down, but he doesn't go to bed for 2 hours and if i feed him all of his dinner this early he will wake early to eat again. I wanted to give him rice cereal tonight (since last night he did this as well, waking screaming to be feed) I called our pedi and they couldn't give me advise because they hadn't seen him yet nor could they give us an appt earlier then July 26th!!!!! They sent me calling three other government organizations before I got a very simple answer of "not until 4 months" but nothing I can do to help him. He is so big and growing so fast. I want to follow my instincts, but I don't want to make him sick either. He is changing a lot right now, as if over night, naps are shorter, waking in the morning earlier, needier, and much more hungry. I am ready to adjust for him, but I don't want to do anything wrong.

Wednesday, June 25, 2008

Johnny and Mommy Giggle

So I don't have pictures but I had to tell you all that I know now exactly why I wanted to be a mom so bad and why I love this little monkey more and more each day. He was sitting next to me on the coach and we were cuddling. I started to tickle him and his laughing was insane. He just couldn't stop and it made me laugh and we just sat there for like 10 minutes laughing together. I felt so connected to him. It was amazing. I guess I can't really put it into words. But we had this great moment and I have never felt happier. Though I know it is only the beginning!!!

Monday, June 23, 2008

Rubber Ducky

My Love


"Lullaby"
Dixie Chicks

They didn't have you where I come from
Never knew the best was yet to come
Life began when I saw your face
And I hear your laugh like a serenade

How long do you want to be loved
Is forever enough, is forever enough
How long do you want to be loved
Is forever enough
Cause I'm never, never giving you up

I slip in bed when you're asleep
To hold you close and feel your breath on me
Tomorrow there'll be so much to do
So tonight I'll drift in a dream with you

How long do you want to be loved
Is forever enough, is forever enough
How long do you want to be loved
Is forever enough
Cause I'm never, never giving you up

As you wander through this troubled world
In search of all things beautiful
You can close your eyes when you're miles away
And hear my voice like a serenade

How long do you want to be loved
Is forever enough, is forever enough
How long do you want to be loved
Is forever enough
Cause I'm never, never giving you up

How long do you want to be loved
Is forever enough, is forever enough
How long do you want to be loved
Is forever enough
Cause I'm never, never giving you up
Is forever enough
Cause I'm never, never giving you up

Wednesday, June 18, 2008

Tuesday, June 17, 2008

Friends, Fun, Decorating, Happy

So I thought it has been long enough and that you all would like to know how things are going here. We are all wonderful. Johnny is settled into his schedule and is reacting to us constantly, smiling and giggling, we just love playing with him. He is holding his head up completely and has great control.

I have started to sell some of the jewelry I have made on Ebay, not much but I am excited to see if it sells. We have made some friends. We spend all week end with a nice family playing video games and just hanging out. They live just down the road, but sadly for us they will be moving in September to Japan. But for now we are enjoying the company.

In just 6 weeks Shawn will be headed to PLDC and Johnny and me will be headed to visit Grams and Pops in Maryland then to visit my friend Tara is Michigan. We are counting down the days.

The entire house is unpacked and now we are focused on decorating. Johnny's room is looking great, but I am still working on it. I will post pictures as soon as I am done.

My cousin Rachel married Matt this past weekend and my best friend Tara married Tim on Friday. Sadly we couldn't make it to either wedding, but we spent the week end thinking about all of you and are so happy for you.

Saturday, June 14, 2008

HE GRABBED THE MONKEY TAIL!!!






He loves playing in his gym and he loves his monkey that play music, and today he grabbed his tail. He is putting his hands together a lot more and looks evil when he dose it. He is putting his hands in his mouth and still only rolls when he feels like it :) I love this little monkey boy!!