Married to the Man of my Dreams.

Mommy to the most beautiful baby boy.

Loving Life and realizing everyday that...

it is All Worth It!


Thursday, October 29, 2009

Walking Cooper

What to do...

When the weather looks like this...





and Cooper is doing this...

You make these...


and play Rock Band with yor friends!




Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Since I am Bragging on Jason...

Check out these videos. These were taken right after Cooper was born. I am so thankful that my brother-in-law (aka TRex) picked up the camera and began video taping as I was not around for these first moments. He got some great clips.




Guess Who's Home...

Yay! Cooper & I are SO happy to have Jason home. He's our favorite!!!

Saying Hi to Bear!

A Little Cooper Time


Monday, October 26, 2009

I Am So Ready to Have my Husband back...

I can not wait until tomorrow night at 8:30 pm.  That is when Jason will be home from Houston.  He has been gone for 11 days and I am tired of being a single mom!  I miss him SO much and so does Cooper.  I know Jason misses being home as well.  

I realize that we are lucky he has a job and without his paycheck we would be living in a cardboard box BUT a cardboard box is sounding pretty good if it means we could be together!!!  

BC (Before Cooper!) I never felt as is I "needed" Jason.  I have always been pretty independent and I always "wanted" him but didn't feel as if I "needed" him.  Does that make any sense?!?  But now, not only do I want him but I/we need him.  He is an amazing man who offers so much support and love.  I am SO proud of him as a husband and now as a Dad.  Oh..and he is pretty cute too!  I love you Jason!

Friday, October 23, 2009

The BEST diaper cream EVER...Magic Cream!

Our neighbors - who are also terrific friends- whipped up a batch of their homemade diaper cream for Cooper. This stuff is AMAZING! Cooper has only had a diaper rash a couple of times - if you can even call it a rash, more just red. The first time I used Triple Paste and had to use it for a couple days to see results. The next time I used Donna's super, magic diaper cream and it was gone in one use. WOW! and the other day Cooper had what looked like a little red pimple on his bum and after one rub of the magic cream it was gone. I keep telling her she should market this stuff. It rocks. Check out the personalized packaging just for Cooper:






Thursday, October 22, 2009

2 Month Check Up


I can't believe Cooper is 2 months old - it is so crazy how fast time has gone. We had his 2 month check up today with Dr. Levine (who I really like) and everything went great. Cooper weighs 11.8 pounds and is 22 1/4 inches long. He is in the 50th percentile for his weight and he is in the 35th percentile for his height. His head measures 39 1/2 cm which is also in the 35th percentile. He is doing all of the things he is supposed to be doing - smiling, cooing, watching objects, holding his head up for a little bit before it gets too wobbly and lifting up his head when he is on his tummy. He did not get his vaccinations since he has been sick. We will go back next Thursday for those. Which is a good thing since Jason will be home and can go with me!




Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Stuck at Home With The Flu

Yep....H1N1. Ugh! My Mom, Cooper and I had planned on flying back to Ohio last Friday to visit family so they could meet Cooper. Jason had to go out of town for work for a week and a half and I did not want to stay at home again by myself and my mom's school was on fall break. So it seemed to be working out perfect! We bought our tickets, packed our bags and the day before we were supposed to leave Cooper came down with a fever. I had been taking his temperature all week since the flu has been so bad here in Colorado and since I am a neurotic mom! Sure enough he was fine at 10:00 in the morning and then at 1:00 in the afternoon he was 100.5 degrees. I called the Dr's right away and was able to get an appointment at 2:15. The next call was to my sister and I was in tears. I wanted to call Jason but didn't as he was driving to Houston (yuck!) and I didn't know yet what was wrong - I didn't want to worry him when he could do nothing to help. I thought about calling my mom but I didn't want to worry her either. So I called RK and worried her! She talked to me till it was time for me to leave and I promised her I would call her back as soon as I got out of the Dr's.

Cooper was still 100.5 at the Dr's office and was braking out in a rash literally in front of my eyes. He was so sleepy and I felt so bad for him. They did a rapid flu test and he tested positive for the type A which included H1n1.

When Dr. Kramer walked trough the door and told me it was positive I couldn't help myself, "Shit" was my reaction. Nice. "Yes, I was really hoping I wouldn't see a positive" She said. I am sure I am not the only new mom that has had a (few) choice word(s) with such news. She went on to explain to me that 90% of type A positives are H1N1 so that is what they diagnosed him with.

She sent me home with a prescription for Tamiflu and told me he could have Tylenol if needed for his fever.

Cooper got up to 101.4 and we had a rough first night as I had to learn how to give a two month old medicine, he had to learn how to take it, he obviously did not feel good, I didn't have Jason to lean on and we ended the evening with Cooper throwing up all over his glider and the floor in is bedroom. Thank God for my mom and thank God she was on fall break. She showed up everyday - with mask in hand - and helped Cooper and I SO much.

By Sunday I was sick and taking Tamiflu and we have just tried to get through each day waiting for Jason to get home (he comes home Tuesday) and thinking about what we would be doing if we were back in Ohio.

Not too sure about the Tamiflu!

Bath Time!

I finally figured out how to get videos on here. Here is a little clip of Coopers bath time. Please excuse the annoying baby voice...it's just one of those uncontrollable things when you're talking to a baby (at least for me!)!

Monday, October 12, 2009

Introducing Cooper Easton!


Once again...long time no blog! We have a beautiful new addition to our family to introduce. Cooper Easton arrived on August 19th at 1:27 pm. He weighed 7.2 oz and was 19 inches long. He is SO amazing and we are loving our family of three! I have been keeping a journal so I will share some entries on the blog with the dates they were entered.