Sunday, December 31, 2006

Safe New Year's Eve

I just wanted to wish everyone a safe New Year's Eve tonight. Miguel and I are starting our night out at Bonnie & Chris' house and ending it at his mom's house.

Have fun and be safe...I don't want to be taking care of you in the ER tomorrow!

Saturday, December 30, 2006


I finally got my pictures uploaded of baby Kaetlyn. Isn't she a cutie?

Friday, December 29, 2006

4 Month Appointment

Colin had his 4 month check-up today. He is very healthy. He weighs 15 lbs. 10 oz. (75th-90th percentile) and is 25.5 inches long (95th percentile). The doctor said that he is a tall baby! He got 4 shots today, so he's been a little sleepy & cranky, but other than that, he's great! We'll be starting solids - starting with cereal, and adding baby food in 6 weeks. I'll keep you updated to the solid food progress!

Speaking of Colin being a tall baby, we have been in the process of looking for a convertible carseat for him b/c he doesn't seem very comfortable in his infant car seat anymore. He used to love being in it, but now he cries every time we put him in it. Our infant car seat will hold a baby up to 25 pounds or 27 inches. Colin is quickly approaching the 27 inch mark. I had seen an open box Britax Marathon on sale at Babies R Us for $229 (originally $270). It had been there since before Thanksgiving, and was there last week when I went. So I drove over there today to finally buy it, and, of course, it wasn't there anymore. I was upset that we had missed out on the deal. I went home and searched ebay. I think the carseat not being there anymore was a blessing in disguise b/c I found one on ebay for $182. I placed at bid, and 20 minutes later I was winner of a brand new Britax Marathon! It ended up coming out to $207 with shipping, but the price with shipping was still better than the open box sale at BRU! I can't wait to get it! I'm so excited about it! The things that a mother gets excited about!

Wednesday, December 27, 2006

A New Kolb

Kaetlyn was born a little while ago! We can't wait to meet her. Congratulations Chris & Casey!

Done. Simple. Better?

Monday, December 25, 2006

Merry Christmas

Merry Christmas to all of my faithful blogger readers! I hope that you have as blessed of a Christmas as I have had!

Colin was my best gift ever this year! He enjoyed his first Christmas even though he had no idea what was really going on...he just knew that he was getting a lot of attention!

Miguel got an XBOX 360, some DVD's, CD's etc. I got the Kitchen Aid Mixer that I've wanted for a few years now, some DVD's, etc. Colin made out like a bandit! He got tons of toys, DVD's, CD's, clothes, etc!

But best of all, we spent the holiday with family. First we went to my mom's house. We ate a traditional American Christmas dinner, and then opened gifts. After that we went to Miguel's mom's house. We ate a traditional Puerto Rican Christmas dinner, danced, opened gifts, danced some more, and then played some games. It was a long day and a late night, but we had such a great time!

Friday, December 22, 2006

Happy Birthday Courtney!

Happy 22nd birthday Courtney! Enjoy your first birthday as a mommy!

Christmas Party

We had so much fun at the Christmas party last night! I ended up wearing a pair of heels that I had. The dress wasn't too short. I wore jewelry that I had, and I did my own hair. It turned out very nice. Miguel won one of the door prizes which was a night in the hotel that the party was at. We can't wait to use it!

We had dinner with friends, danced and just really enjoyed our time out!

Thursday, December 21, 2006

Formal Christmas Party Tonight

Tonight Miguel and I are going to a formal Christmas party. I'm wearing a Jessica McClintock dress, but I'm a little disappointed because I couldn't find any gloves to wear. Well, I found some, but they were either light pink or sea green...and my dress is black & white. I don't know what I'm going to do with my hair, what jewelry I'm going to wear, or what shoes I'm going to wear. I bought a pair of flat shoes, but they don't look quite right. I can't really wear a heel b/c the dress would be a little short, and I can't find a flat shoes that looks good with the dress. This could turn out to be a disaster, but hopefully we'll have fun. I'll post pictures tomorrow.

Friday, December 15, 2006

Ladies & Gentlemen, We Have A...


We've been working on getting Colin to sleep throught the night without crying for the past 3 nights. The first night was pretty bad. The second night, Colin did good.

But...(drum roll please), last night Colin slept all night without waking up! I put him down after his 10:00 feeding, and he didn't wake up until 6:40 this morning!

We are so excited, and hope that this will stick!

Colin on Tummy

I know that I posted about finding Colin on his tummy in the middle of the night the other night, but when I went into his room yesterday morning, I found him on his tummy and just had to post the pictures that I took!

Tuesday, December 12, 2006

A New Milestone

I went into Colin's room to get him at 6:00 this morning, and when I turned on the light, I found him on his belly!

He been working on it for a little while now. He'd roll to his side, and make almost all the way over, but not quite. I'm so excited that he's starting to roll over, but I don't want him sleeping on his tummy.

Friday, December 08, 2006

Baby Robert Clark

Isn't baby Robert just adorable? We got to go to the hospital for a little while today to visit with the Clarks.

I can't believe how much like William he looks! I actually called him William by mistake! Posted by Picasa

Thursday, December 07, 2006

A New Clark Has Arrived!

Congratulations Doug & Lisa! Baby boy Clark, now known as Robert Douglas made his wonderful entrance into the world at around 8:00 this morning. We will be visiting either later today or tomorrow, so I'll have pictures to post then!

Family Christmas Portraits

I just got tons of pictures yesterday! we had our first set of family Christmas portraits taken. Colin wasn't a happy camper that day, so you won't see him smiling. The rest are on my smugmug site. Posted by Picasa

3 Month Portrait

I got Colin's 3 month portraits yesterday. This pose is my favorite! He's just so cute. The other poses can be found on my smugmug site. Posted by Picasa


I finally ordered 1 of Colin's newborn pictures. I just got it yesterday. I can't believe that was my baby Colin just 3 short months ago. He's changed so much! Posted by Picasa

Smugmug Frenzy

I have been on a photo uploading smugmug frenzy the past couple of days. Most of the pictures that I've been uploading won't interest very many people as most of them date back. I think I'm almost all the way back to 2001. Nonetheless, if you get bored, there are tons and tons (over 3500) of pictures on my smugmug site, to look through!

Wednesday, December 06, 2006

Colin's First Bowl of Rice Cereal

Colin had his first bowl of rice cereal on December 4. He LOVED it! He made a mess of his face and hands, but he took to the different texture very well. He did a great job eating off of a spoon. I'm so proud of him! Posted by Picasa

Monday, December 04, 2006

GDSX Christmas Party

Saturday night we went to the annual GDSX Christmas Party. This year it was held at Stratos in Dallas. We ate Greek food, watched belly dancers, participated in the white elephant gift exchange, and danced salsa. We had a great time! Posted by Picasa

Wednesday, November 29, 2006

W00t! It's Here...My New Flash!

It just got here! I'm so excited! I took a few pictures with it already, but I haven't played with any of the features yet. Posted by Picasa

Too Cute, I Say

Colin is just too cute. He's adorable, really.

Lately (the past few days), he's been making this new kind of whine noise. It always happens when he's happy and smiling. So, he smiles, makes this noise for a little bit, then cries. I've decided that he's trying to find his laugh. Not really sure what it's going to sound like after hearing the noise he makes, but I'm sure it will be cute!

I'm Singing the Song...

The "I'm Getting My Flash" song. So here it goes.

I'm getting my flash, I'm getting my flash, I'm getting my flash today. I'm getting my flash, I'm getting my flash, I'm getting my flash today. I'm getting my flash, I'm getting my flash, I'm getting my flash today. I'm getting my flash, I'm getting my flash, I'm getting my flash today.

Whoo-hoo! Merry Christmas to me! Thank you so much Miguel! I was deciding between the Canon 430 EX & the Canon 580 EX. After Miguel talking to some friends, and me talking to some friends, and a guy at a camera store, I've decided to go with the 430. More resonable for the type of pictures that I plan on taking with it.

I want it. I want it now!

Saturday, November 25, 2006

3 Months Old

I can't believe it, but Colin is 3 months old today. He has grown so fast, and is learning every day. He was this little blob that ate, pooped, and cried when we brought him home; but now he is interactive, coos, laughs, and smiles all day long.
I am so grateful for the opportunity have this precious little angel in my life. Posted by Picasa

Friday, November 24, 2006

Happy Anniversary Courtney & Richie!

Happy 2 year anniversay! You now have a little angel to celebrate with you! Posted by Picasa

Thursday, November 23, 2006

Happy Thanksgiving!

I hope that everyone has a fun & safe Thanksgiving.
The thing that I am most thankful for this year, is of course, Colin. He has brought so much joy to me in the past 3 months. Priase God for His greatness. Posted by Picasa

Wednesday, November 22, 2006


So we (Miguel, Colin & I) took our Christmas pictures today. Not that great. Our appointment was for 2:10, and they didn't start until 3:10. I purposely scheduled the appointment for the time I did b/c I knew Colin would be awake and happy for the most part. Since the appointment was delayed, it was time for Colin to eat at 3:00. We had to stop to feed him after just a few pictures b/c he was crying and fussy (can you blame him?). After he ate he still wasn't that happy, but we took the pictures anyway. He didn't really smile for any of them, and the pictures didn't really turn out that great. They were so busy, and I really felt like we were being rushed. Anyway, I will post them when I get them back and can scan them.


Yesterday Colin had his 3 month pictures taken, and today we are having our family Christmas pictures taken. I'll post when i get them back.

Tuesday, November 14, 2006

Fun Photos

Yesterday Whitney, Emily & Katie came over and spent the day with me & Colin. We had so much fun eating leftover food and taking pictures!

The rest of the pictures are on smugmugPosted by Picasa

Sunday, November 12, 2006

Colin's Dedication

We had our beautiful son dedicated to the Lord yesterday. It was such a special time for Colin, he just doesn't know it yet! Colin received his first Bible.

Thank you to all of our family and friends that helped make Colin's day special and memorable. Posted by Picasa

Thursday, November 09, 2006

Feeling a little better...

Not sure what I had, but 2 days ago I layed around this house all day long not feeling well. When Miguel got home from work, he took my temperature, and I was running a fever.
I'm so glad that Miguel stayed home from work yesterday to help me with Colin, while I pretty much layed in bed all day running fever.
I feel a much better than the first day, but not quite myself yet.
Thank you Miguel for taking care of me (and Colin!) yesterday! I love you!

Wednesday, November 08, 2006

Happy Birthday Danny!

I wish you a happy 24th birthday! I'll catch up up to you in a few months! Posted by Picasa

Monday, November 06, 2006

Work was Work

Well, I worked yesterday. I pretty much picked up right where I left off. I was nervous that I had lost some of my skills b/c I hadn't done them in about 4+ months, but I was fine. I jumped right in and all was fine as far as work was concerned. I cried almost the whole way to work, and a couple of times during the day. I think that Miguel was probably sick of me calling him.

I got through it...thank God, and will do it all over again next week.

Saturday, November 04, 2006

Please Pray For Me

Tomorrow is going to be my first day back at work. I'm nervous about going back, since I haven't worked in almost 3 months, and before that I wasn't working in the main ER...I was doing something very simple (since my belly was so big!). I'm also nervous about leaving Colin for such a long time (about 15 hours). I know that Miguel will be watching him, but I'm still nervous.

Thursday, November 02, 2006

Wednesday, November 01, 2006

New Photos

I've uploaded some more photos to my baby shower folder, finished off the 1-2 Months folder, started the 2-3 Months folder, and added some other various photos. Enjoy!


Happy November

Happy November everyone! 'Tis the season! It all starts favorite time of year!

New Car

So I forgot to post that last Thursday we finally decided on a new car, and bought it. We got a 2007 Toyota RAV4! Yay! I'm so excited that I don't have to bend down anymore to put Colin in the car. It's the perfect height. We test drove 3 cars, and researched quite a few, but the RAV4 met our needs the best! We got rid of my Accord. It's a pretty blue color. I'll post a picture when we get it back from the shop (leather seats are being installed)

Tuesday, October 31, 2006

Monday, October 30, 2006

Rachael Lynn is Here!

Courtney has Rachael at 5:21 PM. She is 7 lbs. 10 oz. and 20 1/4 inches long! I can't wait to see pictures of her!

Rachael is almost here...

Courtney is pushing! Yay! Well, she may be born by now...she pushing about 20 minutes ago, and I haven't heard anything yet! I can't wait!

Today is the Day...

that we will finally know what little Miss Rachael looks like!

Courtney started having contractions at 10:00 last night, and they are now, finally, 10 minutes apart, so she is waiting for Richie to get home from work so she can go to the hospital.

I'm so excited that I'm going to have a new neice soon!

Saturday, October 28, 2006

6 Days Over Due

Today Courtney is 6 days over due with Rachael...and we know the baby is a little Rachael because Courtney had a sonogram yesterday. Now if we could only convince Rachael to make her grand appearance...

Friday, October 27, 2006

Broadlane Fall Festival

This evening Miguel, Colin, and I went to Frances' job for their annual family fall festival. We ate dinner, and went to each floor to see the decorations! We had fun!

Colin's 2 Month Appointment

Colin had his 2 month appointment today. He weighs 11 lbs. 11 oz., and is 22 inches long. The doctor was very impressed with his social skills and his neck control. He was also impressed with his night time sleeping.

His reflux is getting better now that we've been on Enfamil AR formula for a while. His constipation has also gotten a little better. Hopefully he'll grow out of the reflux soon.

Tuesday, October 24, 2006

Happy Birthday Frances!

Happy Birthday to you, happy birthday to you, happy birthday dear Frances, happy birthday to you! Posted by Picasa

Sunday, October 22, 2006

To Due Or Not To Due?

That is the question.

Courtney is due today. Now I know that only 5% of women actually go into labor on their due date, but Courtney is so tired and ready, that I hope she's part of that percentage. Little Rachael is being stubborn!

All, I can say is, Courtney...prastaglandins! It's guaranteed to work!

Friday, October 20, 2006

I Retract My Last Post!

So, Courtney thought that her water broke. She packed up, went to the hospital, Richie met her there...when in fact her water hadn't was excess fluid that had built up and leaked. Her actual due date is on Sunday...but my guess is that she won't have her until November 2.

Thursday, October 19, 2006

A New Neice...or Nephew?

Courtney's water broke a little while ago, so soon Colin will have a little cousin! Hopefully the baby will be little Rachael...since that's what Court has been preparing for!

Wednesday, October 18, 2006

First Time To Meet Colin

Megan got to meet Colin for the first time during her visit home. Colin just loved being held by his Titi Megan! Posted by Picasa

Megan's Coming

Megan's coming home for the weekend from college (Alabama). We are excited to see her. This is the first time that she will get to meet Colin!


I came across this and thought it was interesting.

Here is mine:
LogoThere are:
people with my name
in the U.S.A.

How many have your name?

Here is Miguel's:
LogoThere are:
people with my name
in the U.S.A.

How many have your name?
Funny thing, is that 3 of them are related to Miguel!

Here is Colin's:
LogoThere are:
people with my name
in the U.S.A.

How many have your name?
I totally thought my Colin would be the only one!

Tuesday, October 17, 2006

New Pictures

I finally uploaded some new pictures of Colin that Whitney took today! They are cute! See them on my smugmug page. Posted by Picasa

Saturday, October 14, 2006


Colin is definitely developing his little personality. This morning he is all smiles for his mommy and papi. He hears our voice, and looks for us smiling! He's got an adorable dimple on his right cheek when he smiles. What a beautiful thing. I'm stalling on getting ready for church just so I can make this moment last. He's such a happy baby!

His reflux seems to be doing better. We've put him back on the Enfamil AR, and we are just adding karo syrup to each feeding to prevent the constipation. We've also switched to Dr. Browns bottles, and at first I didn't think that they helped, but they do. Now I just need to go out and buy more of them!

On a Side Note

Ok, this is serious...I need to know...

Danny & I are debating this topic, and I know I'm right!

Do the majority of men have skidmarks in their underwear? (YES!!!) I've started a poll, please vote!

Skidmark Poll

Friday, October 13, 2006

Update on Colin

First of all, thank you to everyone who prayed for Colin. I know prayer works!

Colin had his Barium swallow test today, and he does not have pyloric stenosis...thank God! But, and here is the but, his pyloric sphincter (the sphincter at the bottom of the stomache that empties into the small intestine) is spasming, and can get to the point where it won't open, and turns into pyloric stenosis. He definitely does have reflux, and the radiologist said that it can be due to the spasming. Colin is at risk for pyloric stenosis until he is about 10 weeks old. After which time, his chances of getting it decreases, and the spasms should be slowing down...which in turn will help his reflux problem.

I'd like to ask everyone to continue to keep Colin in your prayers, not only for the pyloric stenosis thing, but also for the reflux. It's not comfortable for him, and he's not sleeping as well as he would if he didn't have it. Thanks!

Completed Nursery

Okay, so I finally took some pictures of the completed nursery. It only took me like 2 months! So, for those of you who were asking for them, here you go!

Nursery Posted by Picasa

Prayer for Colin

This morning at 10:30 is Colin's Upper GI Series test. I am very nervous, and would like to ask everyone to please keep Colin, and Miguel & I in your prayers this morning.

Wednesday, October 11, 2006

3 Nights in a Row!

Colin has slept over 5 hours straight for the past 3 nights! I am beginning to wonder if it's going to stick. Last night I actually woke him up after 5 hours...I know, I know...never wake a sleeping baby, don't know why I did it! Yay!

BTW - can anyone see the picture with the post below? I can't see it.

Monday, October 09, 2006

I posted some new pictures of Colin in the "1 Month to 2 Months" folder in smugmug. He's so adorable! Posted by Picasa

Colin slept!

Or better yet...I slept! For the first time, last night Colin slept for 5 1/2 hours straight! I know that's not great, but considering he was only going 3 hours, 5 1/2 is wonderful! I'm not sure what to attribute it to. We've changed so many things in the past few days. He's on yet again another formula...Enfamil Gentlease. That didn't work by itself, so now we are mixing that with the Enfamil AR. We've also gone to feeding him every 4 hours instead of every 3. He's now getting 5 oz. instead of 4 oz. We've also given in, and he's sleeping in his swing. Miguel moved it to his room last night. I didn't really want to do that, but he actually slept better...and longer. Praise God! Now if we could only get the spitting up issue to end...he did really good last night, but this morning is just terrible. I fed him at 7:00, and he's been spitting up lots since then.

Sunday, October 08, 2006

Family Worship

We started a Friday night family worship this past Friday. We opened Sabbath, ate dinner, had a brief bible study/worship, prayer time, dessert, and fellowship. It turned out nicer than I expected! I am hoping to continue it each week, and maybe make it a family tradition.

Saturday, October 07, 2006

World of Warcraft Video

Ok, so I laughed through the whole thing and had to watch it over and over!

Friday, September 29, 2006

1 Month Checkup

I took Colin to his 1 month checkup appointment today. The doctor said that he is developing wonderfully, and his growth is great. He weighs 9 lbs. 5 oz. (which is 50-75% percentile), and is 21 inches long (also 50-75% percentile). He does have reflux (poor baby), so the doctor started him on some medicine that should help with the burning but won't help the spitting up. The formula that we had him on to stop him from spitting up so much was causing him constipation, so we had to switch formulas...again. I've already noticed that he's back to spitting up more, but at least it doesn't seem to be burning as much as before.

Thursday, September 28, 2006

First Smile

Ok, so this isn't a picture of Colin's first smile, but he is so pimp! I popped his collar, and gave him a faux hawk just like his Papi!

Now about that first smile...My little Colin smiled at me for the first time yesterday! At first I thought is was just gas like all of the other times, but then he smiled at me again when I was talking to him. Still thought is was gas. Later on in the day he smiled at me a third time, and this time I knew he was smiling at me. We met grammy for lunch, and he gave her a big smile too. Later when papi got home, Colin was cranky, and wasn't in the mood for anymroe smiling, but papi got a little smile too! Yay! My little boy is gaining his personality! Posted by Picasa