Monday, February 23, 2009

11 Years

Today Miguel and I have been together 11 years! I had just turned 15 when we started dating, and 11 years later...we've been married for 7 1/2 years and have 2 beautiful boys! My love grows deeper and deeper every day. All of our trials have made us a much stronger team. I love you with all of my heart sweetie!

Sunday, February 22, 2009

Happy Birthday to ME!

Happy birthday to me! I had a WONDERFUL birthday this evening! We had family and a couple of friends over to have appetizers, cake & ice cream. I had such a good time spending time with everyone, and I felt so loved. Thank you everyone!

Saturday, February 21, 2009

Chris Tomlin Concert

Miguel and I met up with a bunch of friends from church and went to the Chris Tomlin concert at Nokia Theatre tonight. All I can say was that it was amazing! I felt so blessed when I left there. It was more than just a concert for me. Unfortunately, we were sitting pretty high up and pretty far back, so my pictures didn't turn out so well, but I got a few salvageable ones...

Thursday, February 19, 2009


For the past week or so, Brennan has been extremely fussy. He's not been finishing his bottles and has been rejecting his cereal. His fingers are always in his mouth and when he gets like this...his pacifier doesn't soothe him. He's drooling quite a bit and he really only 'likes' his pacifier when I dip it in ice cold water.

To me, all of this sounds like teething...but it just seems so early. Especially when Colin didn't get his first tooth until he was 13 months old...and Colin's 'symptoms' were do different since he was older.

I've felt into Brennan's mouth, but I don't feel anything.


Wednesday, February 18, 2009

Blog Template

Thank you SOOOOOOOO much Casey for the new blog template! I absolutely LOVE LOVE LOVE it! That was so kind of you, and it is totally me!

Sunday, February 15, 2009

Happy Valentine's Day

I used to be into Valentine's Day much more than I am now. In fact, I really couldn't care less about it at all. So, if Miguel didn't do or say anything, I would be okay with that. If we didn't have special dinner plans, I would be okay with that.

That being said...Miguel surprised me with a beautiful card, one of my favorite chocolate bars, and a gift certificate for a special mani/pedi at a spa that I like. We also went out to dinner last night for sushi (one of my favorites!), went shopping at one of my favorite stores, and finished off the evening at a coffee shop.

It was so nice. It was so nice that even though he knows that I don't care about Valentine's Day he made it special. It was so nice that we had a full evening out...alone. It was so nice to have adult conversation that didn't involve the words mommy, papi, be nice, stop it, calm down, relax, lower your voice, no yelling, eat your food, no, no, no, etc. Now, I love my boys with all of my heart, but it was definitely a much needed evening!

Thank you Miguel for planning such a nice evening. I truly had a great time with husband, my friend. *Muah*

Thursday, February 12, 2009

New Blog Template...

But I don't like it. Maybe I'll change it soon, maybe not. It's an old one that I used a few years ago that I just updated. I didn't like it then, and I don't like it now...but it was time for a change, so here it is. Take it or leave it ;).

Maybe my next template will actually be a NEW one. Maybe I'll start working on one and totally surprise you all. Maybe it'll be cool. Maybe not.

Wednesday, February 11, 2009

4 Month Appointment

This morning Brennan had his 4 month well baby visit. For the most part everything was ok.
He weighs 14 lbs. 3 oz (50%) and is 25 inches long (75%).
He got 2 shots and handled them really well! What a trooper! He has been sleeping a little more than usual today, but it's due to the shots.
The doctor sais that socially and developmentally he is doing wonderful! He was all smiles for the doctor today!

We have 2 small (but could become a bigger problem...) problems. I noticed (and brought up) and his 2 month appointment that he was turning his head to the right quite a bit and that the right side of his head looked a little flatter than the rest of his head. At that time, the doctor said is was a mild case of case of torticollis. Well, I've been trying to correct it for 2 months by turning his head to the left and holding it there for a minute or so during each diaper change...but it really hasn't seemed to help. In fact, I think it's gotten worse. It is obvious that he favors looking to the right, and because of it, the right side of his head has gotten even flatter...which is causing his forehead to bulge a little bit. The doctor agreed with my observation, and now says that he has moderate torticollis. He told us that we need to be much more diligent with stretching his head to the left and giving him much much more tummy time (he HATES tummy time). He also wants him sitting up more. He wants me to call him back in a month to month and a half to see if things are getting better (or worse :( ). If it doesn't seem to be improving, then he is going to send us to some kind of cranio-specialist to have him fitted for a helmet, which would help re-shape his head. Please keep him in your prayers. I don't want him to have the helmet for 2 reasons...1. he's my little baby, and I don't want anything to be wrong with him. 2. It's really said about $3000. Granted, insurance would cover some (not all) of the expense, but we would still have to pay a hefty chunk.

Ok, sorry for the really long post, but I wanted to get it out there. We can use some prayers for all of you pray-ers! Thanks!

Tuesday, February 10, 2009

4 Month Comparison

Colin - TOP Brennan - BOTTOM

4 Months Old

My little Brennan is 4 months old. Where has the time gone? He has a precious little smile, and such a wonderful personality.
He has been giggling and batting at toys for weeks (just shortly after 3 months), and is so much calmer than Colin was. He is definitely my 'laid back' child.
His reflux is improving greatly. In fact, I think I may start to wean him off of his Prevacid in a month or so. He's a great eater...7 ounces 5 times a day with a large bowl of cereal 3 times per day.
We have his 4 month well baby visit tomorrow, so I'll update after we see the doctor. All in all, we have such a wonderful baby!

Friday, February 06, 2009


I think I'm going to do a blog makeover soon. I just need to make some time for it! Keep a look out, b/c it's a coming!

...maybe even today!

Tuesday, February 03, 2009

I Promise...

I will update soon. I'll be back updating a few things as well.

Sunday, February 01, 2009

Super Bowl Party

This is the first year that I haven't worked Super Bowl Sunday in a few years, so I thought it would be nice to have a little party! Almost all of the family came over, except those that were sick (and almost all of the rest of us ended up sick anyway), and one of my neighbors/friend came over. Another friend was supposed to come as well, but she ended up with the flu! These two pictures are of everyone with their 3D glasses on watching a few commercials. The rest of the pics are on smugmug.