Tuesday, December 22, 2009
Just a reminder of how smart and impressionable little ones are!
Check out her blog - though I am usually totally jealous of her, all her perfect pictures and her home decor, she did inspire me to make some fun little Christmas gifts this year (and of course I don't even know her)
Happy Blog Stalking to you:)
“Your son is being SO mischievous this morning”
-really? What has he done?
“Well, he’s been up for 2.5 hours , wrestled with me while I was trying to feed him, spit up a time or two – requiring a wardrobe change, then – while he was on the changing table, he peed all over the table, himself and the wall – so I took his naked little butt to give him a bath – thinking certainly he wouldn’t pee anymore. Sure enough – he peed all over my shirt, all down my pants and it soaked through to my underwear. THEN I put him in the bath tub and whatta ya know – he pooped. I took him out, changed the water, put him back in – and then…he pooped AGAIN...now he’s smiling at me like nothing happened – he’s just as happy as can be. I think we should have named him rascal instead”
-my response – hysterical laughter!!
Monday, December 21, 2009
Wednesday, December 16, 2009
Tuesday, December 15, 2009
Monday, December 14, 2009
Almost everything is buy one get one 75% off - then you can use these coupon codes to get extra off at checkout...
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Monday, November 30, 2009
Sunday, November 22, 2009
Friday, November 20, 2009
Wednesday, November 18, 2009
Monday, November 16, 2009
All you'll need is:
Favorite Peanut Butter
Baking Sheet (sprayed with Pam)
good non-stick boiler (with a little butter in the bottom)
begin by pouring one bag of small marshmallows in your boiler on medium-high heat.
add in desired amount of Peanut Butter. I prefer two huge spoonfulls.
a baby screaming at the top if his lungs, It was us
If you saw a mom bouncing her child up and down in the waiting area 3
different times and outside, It was us
If you saw a dad changing a diaper in the back of a car during the
middle of dinner, It was us
If you saw a mom eat a lovely Italian dinner in 3 minutes with bread
crumbs flying all over the place. Yeah. You guessed it. It was us
Then if you happened to be at Yogurt Mointain after dinner and saw the
happiest baby in the world. Well, that was us too. I guess I can't
blame him. Dessert is my favorite part of dinner too!!
If you see my heart melt to a puddle...well that's because of him...
Sunday, November 15, 2009
Friday, November 13, 2009
i was ill, grumpy, not happy
Monday, November 9, 2009
Sunday, November 8, 2009
Thursday, November 5, 2009
Sunday, November 1, 2009
Saturday, October 31, 2009
Wednesday, October 28, 2009
He weighs 14.5 lbs and is 24" long (his head is big. But that's just
to hold all his smarts:)
He made it through his first cold about 2 weeks ago without any meds
or doc visit and we were super happy about that!
We started his vaccinations. We felt like this was best for us as a
family and best for Walker. There's a lot of info out there that
stands on each side of the debate. We are giving single dose vaccines
spread out over a little more time. Accompanied with the fact that in
everything we do and each decision we make we just continue to pray
over our son.
He only cried a second after the shot was given, then he was back to
his jolly self. I didn't shed a tear...surprisingly enough!
We love our little man and are so thankful for his health!
Thursday, October 22, 2009
Looking at one of his sweet grandmas. This grandma doesn't have a name yet...still to be decided!
occasionally rolling from his tummy to his back
eating about 5oz every 3 hours
taking good naps
smiling a lot
talking, cooing, gurgling
LOVING a bath - I'm pretty sure he would stay in the bath for hours!!
Wearing cloth diapers (BumGenius)
Friday, October 16, 2009
Wednesday, October 14, 2009
It's my contraction data from when I went into labor with Walker. I started timing them using the iContraction app on my iPhone at about 11pm on August 13th - and kept up until we went to the hospital at about 9am on August 14th. We finally met our little man at 7pm that night! (it actually starts at the bottom)
Duration=01:00 Interval=04:19 Start=Aug 14, 08:15:19 (last contraction before we checked into the hospital)
Duration=00:44 Interval=04:28 Start=Aug 14, 08:11:00
Duration=00:53 Interval=04:41 Start=Aug 14, 08:06:32
Duration=00:59 Interval=04:16 Start=Aug 14, 08:01:51
Duration=00:58 Interval=03:39 Start=Aug 14, 07:57:35
Duration=01:14 Interval=05:14 Start=Aug 14, 07:53:56
Duration=01:09 Interval=05:48 Start=Aug 14, 07:48:42
Duration=01:14 Interval=04:56 Start=Aug 14, 07:42:54
Duration=01:06 Interval=04:25 Start=Aug 14, 07:37:58
Duration=01:03 Interval=04:49 Start=Aug 14, 07:33:33
Duration=00:57 Interval=03:29 Start=Aug 14, 07:28:44
Duration=01:15 Interval=07:44 Start=Aug 14, 07:25:15
Duration=01:08 Interval=07:55 Start=Aug 14, 07:17:31
Duration=01:18 Interval=04:05 Start=Aug 14, 07:09:36
Duration=01:13 Interval=02:39 Start=Aug 14, 07:05:31
Duration=00:05 Interval=05:34 Start=Aug 14, 07:02:52
Duration=01:16 Interval=03:36 Start=Aug 14, 06:57:18
Duration=01:26 Interval=03:16 Start=Aug 14, 06:53:42
Duration=01:08 Interval=03:14 Start=Aug 14, 06:50:26
Duration=00:54 Interval=03:26 Start=Aug 14, 06:47:12
Duration=01:20 Interval=13:27 Start=Aug 14, 06:43:46
Duration=01:06 Interval=06:37 Start=Aug 14, 06:30:19
Duration=01:04 Interval=03:51 Start=Aug 14, 06:23:42
Duration=01:10 Interval=06:10 Start=Aug 14, 06:19:51
Duration=01:09 Interval=08:39 Start=Aug 14, 06:13:41
Duration=01:15 Interval=05:56 Start=Aug 14, 06:05:02
Duration=01:06 Interval=06:27 Start=Aug 14, 05:59:06
Duration=01:03 Interval=07:34 Start=Aug 14, 05:52:39
Duration=01:06 Interval=07:31 Start=Aug 14, 05:45:05
Duration=01:10 Interval=05:25 Start=Aug 14, 05:37:34
Duration=01:08 Interval=03:15 Start=Aug 14, 05:32:09
Duration=00:37 Interval=03:19 Start=Aug 14, 05:28:54
Duration=00:45 Interval=04:57 Start=Aug 14, 05:25:35
Duration=00:58 Interval=07:50 Start=Aug 14, 05:20:38
Duration=01:03 Interval=04:56 Start=Aug 14, 05:12:48
Duration=01:13 Interval=05:20 Start=Aug 14, 05:07:52
Duration=01:07 Interval=06:55 Start=Aug 14, 05:02:32
Duration=01:03 Interval=05:48 Start=Aug 14, 04:55:37
Duration=00:55 Interval=03:05 Start=Aug 14, 04:49:49
Duration=01:07 Interval=05:33 Start=Aug 14, 04:46:44
Duration=01:20 Interval=05:36 Start=Aug 14, 04:41:11
Duration=01:19 Interval=07:19 Start=Aug 14, 04:35:35
Duration=01:36 Interval=05:27 Start=Aug 14, 04:28:16
Duration=01:19 Interval=06:39 Start=Aug 14, 04:22:49
Duration=01:33 Interval=08:48 Start=Aug 14, 04:16:10
Duration=01:13 Interval=09:13 Start=Aug 14, 04:07:22
Duration=01:17 Interval=06:14 Start=Aug 14, 03:58:09
Duration=01:15 Interval=06:50 Start=Aug 14, 03:51:55
Duration=01:27 Interval=08:10 Start=Aug 14, 03:45:05
Duration=01:17 Interval=08:45 Start=Aug 14, 03:36:55
Duration=01:42 Interval=05:20 Start=Aug 14, 03:28:10
Duration=00:44 Interval=04:35 Start=Aug 14, 03:22:50
Duration=01:30 Interval=06:51 Start=Aug 14, 03:18:15
Duration=01:13 Interval=08:36 Start=Aug 14, 03:11:24
Duration=01:12 Interval=08:05 Start=Aug 14, 03:02:48
Duration=01:09 Interval=10:02 Start=Aug 14, 02:54:43
Duration=01:09 Interval=11:02 Start=Aug 14, 02:44:41
Duration=01:23 Interval=09:10 Start=Aug 14, 02:33:39
Duration=01:19 Interval=08:07 Start=Aug 14, 02:24:29
Duration=00:48 Interval=03:47 Start=Aug 14, 02:16:22
Duration=00:50 Interval=02:38 Start=Aug 14, 02:12:35
Duration=00:55 Interval=03:56 Start=Aug 14, 02:09:57
Duration=01:11 Interval=08:45 Start=Aug 14, 02:06:01
Duration=01:17 Interval=08:02 Start=Aug 14, 01:57:16
Duration=01:09 Interval=08:37 Start=Aug 14, 01:49:14
Duration=01:16 Interval=06:58 Start=Aug 14, 01:40:37
Duration=01:12 Interval=08:14 Start=Aug 14, 01:33:39
Duration=00:53 Interval=12:11 Start=Aug 14, 01:25:25
Duration=01:33 Interval=03:56 Start=Aug 14, 01:13:14
Duration=01:36 Interval=04:22 Start=Aug 14, 01:09:18
Duration=01:16 Interval=07:37 Start=Aug 14, 01:04:56
Duration=01:22 Interval=07:32 Start=Aug 14, 00:57:19
Duration=01:05 Interval=08:41 Start=Aug 14, 00:49:47
Duration=01:04 Interval=08:33 Start=Aug 14, 00:41:06
Duration=01:08 Interval=08:44 Start=Aug 14, 00:32:33
Duration=01:20 Interval=07:14 Start=Aug 14, 00:23:49
Duration=01:22 Interval=07:21 Start=Aug 14, 00:16:35
Duration=01:21 Interval=06:18 Start=Aug 14, 00:09:14
Duration=01:21 Interval=06:32 Start=Aug 14, 00:02:56
Duration=01:15 Interval=12:16 Start=Aug 13, 23:56:24
Duration=01:11 Interval=06:32 Start=Aug 13, 23:44:08
Duration=01:11 Interval=06:30 Start=Aug 13, 23:37:36
Duration=01:08 Interval=05:00 Start=Aug 13, 23:31:06
Duration=00:57 Interval=05:15 Start=Aug 13, 23:26:06
Duration=01:23 Interval=05:29 Start=Aug 13, 23:20:51
Duration=00:52 Interval=05:10 Start=Aug 13, 23:15:22
Duration=01:26 Interval=05:55 Start=Aug 13, 23:10:12
Duration=01:22 Interval=07:19 Start=Aug 13, 23:04:17
Duration=01:09 Interval=04:43 Start=Aug 13, 22:56:58
Duration=01:28 Interval=07:56 Start=Aug 13, 22:52:15
Duration=01:28 Interval=08:24 Start=Aug 13, 22:44:19
Duration=01:28 Interval=06:55 Start=Aug 13, 22:35:55
Duration=01:15 Interval=08:58 Start=Aug 13, 22:29:00
Duration=00:58 Interval=04:49 Start=Aug 13, 22:20:02
Duration=01:26 Interval=04:48 Start=Aug 13, 22:15:13
Duration=01:08 Interval=07:32 Start=Aug 13, 22:10:25
Duration=01:23 Interval=08:20 Start=Aug 13, 22:02:53
Duration=01:21 Interval=06:21 Start=Aug 13, 21:54:33
Duration=01:18 Interval=00:-1 Start=Aug 13, 21:48:12 (First Contraction that I started timing)
Guess I'm feeling a little nostalgic! Happy 2 month Birthday Son-Son!
Monday, October 12, 2009
I will be going back to work on Wednesday and Aaron will be staying at
home with the little guy. There are some new opportunities on the
horizon and this is is the best decision for our family for now plus
Aaron will have more time to dedicate to a very challenging semester
I can't think of anyone better to stay with Walker than his Dad!!
So pray that I don't have a breakdown on Wednesday and that Aaron will
remember all his super-cool dad tricks while I'm gone!
Friday, October 9, 2009
Friday, October 2, 2009
Wednesday, September 30, 2009
Tuesday, September 22, 2009
Monday, September 21, 2009
Tuesday, September 15, 2009
- use baby powder on the booty
- saline and syringe the little nose
- use the diaper genie instead of making 14 trips to the trash can
Friday, September 4, 2009
Last night I re-attempted the swaddle with this MiracleBlanket and it worked very well. Walker had his best night's sleep so far - with his feeding spaced out at least 4 hours. Whew - do I feel rested or what!
Birthday of Walker Monroe Zakeri
Thursday August 13th – 14th Mommy labored all night and received lots of back rubs from Daddy!
5:18am: Daddy called Jody Swank (our doula) and told her that they were having lots of contractions and probably heading to the hospital in a couple of hours.
Around 9:30am: Mommy and Daddy arrive at St. Vincent’s Hospital in Birmingham, Alabama. They are definitely STAYING because I am on my way! We are giving room #____.
11:15am: Doctor visits. Mommy is at 4cm and 90% effaced. I am at -1 Station!
11:50am – 1:05pm: Mommy did GREAT! She had really hard contractions and was so strong! She walked around the halls a little. She let Daddy take such good care of her! I knew from their voices how much they love each other!!
Mommy spent a lot of time sitting on a Birth Ball! Fun!! Daddy spent a lot of energy rubbing her back to help her through!! Mommy ate lots of ICE!!
1:10pm: Mommy is REALLY moving quickly…her contractions are really hard!
Nurse Imogene decides to check her. She is at 5cm !
1:10 – 1:55: The nurse helps Mommy kneel on the bed to ease some of her pain. Sweet Daddy keeps rubbing her back and telling her she is doing GREAT!
So many visitors came to show their love for my parents! Mommy’s mom, grandmother and neighbor! Some friends from Daddy’s work came too! Mommy got sooo hot~her mom, grandmother and doula kept her cool by fanning her!! Daddy’s mom came for a visit after driving all morning!!
2:00pm: I have the hiccups!!!! Haha
2:05pm: Nurse, Imogene, says it looks as though Mommy is in “TRANSITION”…wow!! She starts preparing all the baby supplies in the room!
2:45pm: Nurse checks mommy….wow! 7-8 cm and all of the sudden….no more water!!!! Mommy’s water breaks!!! Yippee…..I’m coming!
3:00pm: Nurse check….mommy is still at 8cm…..
3:15pm: Mommy sits up for a while trying to “get me down!”
3:35pm: Mommy feels lots of pressure!
3:45pm: Dr. visits mommy and says she’s doing great . . . let’s keep waiting!
3:50pm: Mommy moves back to ball….Daddy continues coaching!
4:15pm: Contractions just aren’t coming….Mommy and Daddy decide to
Try to get things moving with pitocin and ask for an epidural…..
4:30pm: Mommy sighs…..what relief…..let’s text our friends and tell them the exciting news: WALKER IS COMING TODAY!!!!
Daddy’s father joined Mommy & Daddy for a visit! The room now fills with friends and family….anticipating my arrival. Mommy shows them all my cute new clothes!!
5:20pm: No contractions…..no pain….no change in Mommy!! I’m hanging out pretty high in here! Just waiting!!
6:20pm: Doctor talks to Mommy and Daddy about my arrival!! They decide that I will arrive in the world through a c-section!!! I’m coming soon!!!!!
Mommy and Daddy get “all dressed” up to meet me!
The halls & waitrooms fill with anticipation at my arrival!!
AT 7:13pm 8lb 13oz WOW! I arrived in a room filled with awe and LOVE!!!
I meet my MOMMY & DADDY! WHAT A MOMENT!!!
I am the most blessed little boy in the whole world!!!
Thank you MOMMY & DADDY for taking such good care of me for the last 9 months!!! I can’t wait to spend my life with you!!
Walker Monroe Zakeri
Thursday, September 3, 2009
Monday, August 31, 2009
Sunday, August 30, 2009
Well - I would start at the beginning...but I'm not sure where that would be. So I'll start from what I can last remember...