Wednesday, August 25, 2010

So many things.... so little time....

i am feeling so bad about my lack of blogging but i got a promotion at my job several months back and i have absolutely no spare time in my day anymore.  it's a good thing and a bad thing.  i love my new position it keeps me very busy (which i love) but it keeps me from keeping everyone updated on my son (which i hate).  i have several new photos to upload and show you how big D is getting.  hopefully i can get around to that sooner rather than later. 

now can you believe D is less than 2 weeks away from turning "1".  OMG i can't grasp this quite yet but it is true.  i have been planning his birthday party and hope that everything turns out wonderful.  i can't wait to get his personalized birthday shirt from Kacia over at Coconut Robot.  she does amazing work.  i already have a shirt for D from her and need to post pics of that asap.

D is growing and learning so much it just amazes me every day.  he can now take several steps; throw a crazy tantrum; he says ball, bath (anything that is water i.e. pool, tub, ocean etc.), nana, bo (grambo), dada, sometimes mama, don (no).  he gives awesome kisses and hugs, he shakes his head no when he knows he isn't supposed to be doing something then looks back at you for confirmation that the answer is still no.  he has an attitude!!!! i think he gets it from his father but some think he gets it from me (i don't have an attitude so i don't know what they are talking about) i actually captured this "attitude" on camera and really need to get that picture uploaded. 

so the one bad thing.... i cannot get my child to eat table food.  he will eat a few select things such as goldfish, crackers, cheerios and gerber veggie sticks, cheddar and cinnamon maple but that is it.  he will not eat anything else.  he only wants pureed baby food or a bottle.  he drinks juice and water from a sippy cup.  we see the GI doctor on the 31st and she is expecting him to be on mostly table foods but unfortunately i will have bad news for her.  hopefully she can give me some ideas.  i don't know how much of it is because he is picky and how much of it is stubbornness or that maybe he is just not ready.  we have tried everything.  i would love suggestions if anyone has them.

ok well here are some pics from a birthday party we attended a few weeks ago:

Wednesday, July 28, 2010

Update time!

Dominick now has a tooth... Finally!!!! He has been super cranky and trying to bite on everything and sure enough last Wednesday I saw a little tooth sticking out :)  I was starting to think my kid was never gonna get a tooth (ok so I exaggerate a little) but he was 10 1/2 months before the first tooth broke through.  It looks like there is definitely another one on its way and possibly another.  It's like once one comes they all start coming.

Next.... when I dropped Dom off at daycare today Mima (daycare lady) told me that yesterday Dom took 2 steps on his own.  OMG what is happening to my little baby he is growing up so fast.  It was a little sad to hear that he took his first steps without Momma being there to see but I guess that is just one of the downfalls to being a working mommy. 

I can't believe that Dom is 10 months and 3 weeks old today :(  I am planning his 1st Birthday Party and that terrifies me and excites me.  My baby is growing up so fast but I love the little boy that he is becoming.  He has an amazing personality and has this smile that you see in his eyes it is the cutest thing.  He is so funny when he plays... he always has to stop and crawl over to me and give me a hug then goes right back to playing.  He really knows how to melt my heart. 

Ok now on to some pictures...

Thursday, July 15, 2010


Some current photos of Dom...

4th of July

Thursday, June 24, 2010

8 years

June 24, 2002 Mike and I started "officially" dating.  I cannot believe how fast these 8 years have gone.  I can't believe how much has happened in these past 8 years.  We have had many bumps in the road but I could not be happier to call this man my husband and the father of my child. 

Who would have thought 8 years ago that the 2 of us would have ended up together forever?  Not me and I am sure he didn't either.  We were "that couple" that met in a club! 

I love you so much baby and can't wait to spend the rest of my life with you :)

Thursday, June 10, 2010

Sorry I haven't posted in a while...

So I have been M.I.A. for a little while.  Life has been a little on the crazy side.  I have been super busy at work and then I get home and chase the monster a.k.a. Dominick around and by the time he goes to sleep so does Mommy.  It also doesn't help that we have been passing a lovely cold around the house.  First Dom gets sick then its me, then Nana, Grambo, Dom, Daddy etc.  It has been crazy.  I am the lucky one that is battling this cold again and I feel beyond horrible.  I am TRYING to keep my distance from Dom but easier said than done.  I just really don't want him to get this AGAIN.

So a few updates.... Dom has another cousin, Mia Isabella was born May 29th.  She is beautiful and so tiny.  Dom welcomed her by trying to eat her feet.  I really miss Dom being that small and it is so hard to remember him ever being that little.  Before I couldn't take my eyes off of him because I wanted to make sure he was breathing now I can't take my eye off of him because he is into EVERYTHING.  He is crawling around like Speedy Gonzalez.  He is in a funky stage right now where he screams A LOT.  He screams because he is happy and laughing then he screams because he wants something then he is screaming because he is pissed.  I think this is my least favorite stage so far.

Dominick has been fully switched off of Soy formula and onto regular milk based formula and is tolerating it great.  We tried to stop the Prevacid but that was not a success.  Dominick is now eating stage 3 breakfast and some stage 3 veggies but he HATES stage 3 dinners.  He throws the spoon out of my hand and screams bloody murder if we try and give him stage 3 dinners it is so weird.  He also is not a fan of the Gerber Puffs or any of the Gerber snacks.  He loves Goldfish and Cheerios.  We are trying to work with him on drinking from a sippy cup but he doesn't seem to interested.  He thinks it is a toy. 

Trying to change his diaper or clothes... totally not an easy task anymore.  He does not want to stay still.  When we change his diaper he wants to roll over sit up or stand up and he tries to take the diaper off as I am putting it on.  Sometimes I am lucky to even get it half on before he tears if off and we have to start all over again.  Getting him dressed and undressed... WOW the screams that come out of this kid you would think he was being beaten or something.  It is crazy.  I definitely have my hands full with this booger.

Dominick has developed such a personality now and is just the most amazing little boy (maybe I am bias but he is damn cute).  Pictures to come soon promise!

Wednesday, May 26, 2010

Isn't he so cute...

Look at this cutie without a helmet :)