Wednesday, December 30, 2009

Happy Birthday Jesus!

This year a tradition we want to start is celebrating Jesus' birth with a party. Peyton is at an age where is understands and remembers things very well. We want our children to grow up knowing why there is a Christmas and that it is not just about presents and lights. Peyton and I made a cake and we had so much fun. He more licked and asked if he could eat the batter than he did help, but it was still fun!

The Holidays

This year was a very relaxed and low key Christmas. Having a newborn limited our going out of town and actually it was nice!
Chris has been home almost 2 weeks, it has been nice to have extra hands around the house and it is always nice to see his handsome face more!
My family came to us and we had fun! Peyton got lots of gifts and we are now closing in a room so we have a place to keep them, haha. (That is true but for another post) My mom got him this amazing train set that he LOVES! We had to record his reaction when he walked around the corner Christmas morning because we just knew he was going to be so excited. We gave him a set of tools, every boy needs some tools! He also got more cars than he can handle! Cy got some diapers and formula, haha! Well, he needs it!
There are WAY TOO MANY pictures to put them all on here but I will just post a few below...

This is the beginning of a long night....

...but it was worth it!he loved it!

Christmas with the cousins......
...and another cousin...

Sunday, December 27, 2009

couponing and swagbucks

I might be really late on this, but I signed up for Swagbucks today. Anyone heard of this?Check it out over there on the side! You can earn swagbucks for searching on that particular website and cash them in for giftcards or paypal cash. I am still looking in to it and trying to figuer it out! Also, I am going to a couponing class January 9th, let me know if any of you want to go! It is here in North Augusta and should be a lot of fun, very informative!

Wednesday, December 23, 2009

5 weeks old

Today our little Cy is 5 weeks old. His new name is chunky monkey, well Chris changed his name to C(r)y. At his one month check up, Cy weighed in at 10lbs and 21 3/4in!!!!!! He has grown so much. We saw a different doctor because ours was not working. She told us we were feeding him too much, too often. Well, we tried what she said for a day. By night time it was out the window. He was just too hungry on his 'diet' and cried too much. He was a very content baby and then well Chris changed his name.
He is staying awake more now but just isn't content with trying to figure out entertaining himself. We are working on a good schedule and I think that has helped in at night time. He slept 6 hours, going 7 hours between feedings. I was excited because that meant 6 straight hours of sleep for me!
Peyton still loves his little brother. If he doesn't see him in the room he is in he asks where he is and if he can see him.

I can't wait for Christmas! It has been a fun season so far because we have the best gift of all...Cy! Although we have been stuck in the house lately, we have tried to fill our days with fun. We decorated our tree, watched Polar Express (50 times!), had my nephew (Manny) over, one night we even went to Light of the South. Peyton LOVED it! I am amazed at all the work that goes into that place to turn it into a playground of lights. Unfortunately we weren't there long enough to get any pictures, my in-laws are not picture people and I am so maybe next time.
It is very different having a winter baby. Peyton was a May baby and so he was naked most of his days, but Cy has to be bundled up or we just don't leave the house if it is too cold.
I hope you all have a very Merry Christmas! We are trying to figure out what traditions we want to continue or start now that our family is growing. If you have any suggestions, please leave them.

Wednesday, December 2, 2009

Happy 2 week Birthday!

Our littlest man is 2 weeks old today! He has been such an added joy to our house. He is a perfect baby, if there is such a thing! He sleeps all day and all night and only makes a peep to let me know he is hungry. His big brother just adores him and I love watching it. Peyton asks to hold him all the time and wants to help him drink his milk. I didn’t think it was possible to love another as much as I love my first, but somehow God provides the love needed to care for both.

Today was my first day with no help. Last night Cy went 5 hours between feedings! I guess he knew I would need the rest for today. He sometimes eats 4 oz every 2 hours during the day! This boy can eat, but shows no sign of any chubbiness, if that’s a word. It actually was a pretty quiet day. I was actually able to play a lot with Peyton, which he just eats up!

I can’t believe I am a mom of 2 precious boys. Time has flown by way too fast! I am blessed to have an amazing husband who supports me and loves me for who I am and sons that bring delight to our lives!


I know I am a little behind, but as you can imagine, adjusting to taking care of an extra being is taking some time. It has not been hard yet because my mom has been here and she even gave me 2 full nights of sleep! She is a great mom!
For thanksgiving my dad and step mom and my mother and father in law came to our house and brought ALL the yummy food! I didn’t have to do a thing! That’s my kind of entertaining!
Here are some pictures….

Monday, November 23, 2009

He has arrived!

39 weeks- it's go time!

Well, Cy came Wednesday at 1039am weighing 7lbs 7oz and 21 inches long! The dr was worried the last few weeks of my pregnancy about how small Cy measuring, well he blew us all away! My belly was smaller with Cy than with Peyton, but Cy was bigger. We had many sweet visitors at the hospital and the care was great!

Waiting to go to the OR

Proud daddy

7lbs 7oz 21 inches
My sister
My mom - Nana

My dad and step mom- Poppy and PG

In-laws- Papa and Mimi

Sister-in-law- Aunt Krissy
Papa, Chris, Uncle Glenn- Chris' brother

Cy has been a great baby, eats and sleeps and only cries to let us know he is hungry. I am sure it has a lot to do with our attitude and not being stressed out trying to figure out what to do with him and he doesn't seem to have any stomach issues like his brother did.

Speaking of his brother...Peyton has been so sweet! He talks to 'his baby Cy' as he calls him and loves on him and kisses him. Peyton doesn't seem to dislike him or us, I can see him being more attached to Chris right now, but that is understandable. I am dealing more with the baby so he wants his daddy's attention. Peyton will still come and lay on me and hug me, which I love and am glad he doesn't resent me for bringing this baby home.

Monday, November 16, 2009


Wednesday is the big day!!!!! Around 10 o'clock we will meet our sweet new baby boy! I can't wait! I can't wait to see what he is going to look like, I can't wait to see how much Peyton is going to love him, I can't wait for Cy to meet all our sweet and loving family and friends that has prayed for him since we announced his coming, and oh yeah I can't wait to get my body back! Haha!
I just wanted to share this sweet moment with you all. I went to the doctor last friday and got our last sonogram done. Peyton wanted to hold the picture. He looked at it for a few seconds and he excitedly said, "Mommy, Cy is pretty!" He melted my heart and I just wanted to cry. We started pointing out Cy's ear and nose and chin. Later Peyton wasnted to show Chris Cy's picture. He told Chris the samething and proceded to show him his ear and nose and all the other parts we talked about. Moments like this make me more excited to watch my precious boys love each other and become best friends!

38 weeks!

So....I made it! I only have 2 more days. I have done a terrible job tracking this pregnancy for those of you that I don't see at leats once a week. You have begged for belly shots and I just haven't done it. Honestly, I forgot! Well, and I don't want my big belly displayed every week either...haha.

Chris and I went out for our 'last night' Saturday night. Some friends were turning thirty and they threw themsleves a birthday party. It brought back memories of good ole Gc&SU! yes, Krisal the dancing from GC&SU. It is so funny to think back and realize the things we did, we were so crazy and just didn't give a care who was watching. I of course, did not dance around and bounce Cy but I enjoyed watching and visiting with a sweet friend and sister-in-law! Our husbands I think had the most fun with catching up and talking like girls.

Here are some pictures I remembered to take. Hopefully you can see why wonderful round fully big belly. It was dark so Krissy had a hard time seeing what she was getting. And yes Krisal this is mostly for you ;o)

Monday, November 2, 2009

Random catching up........

wow...that picture is terrible!

HAHA...that first picture makes me laugh. It looks like I was making P take the picture but I was not holding him against his will. I know the date says months ago but did anyone else ever do this when you were little on a rainy day. It was one of those days that rained ALL day long for a couple of days so we camped out inside. Peyton LOVED it!

He is a big boy now! Peyton has been in a big boy bed for a few months now and he loves it! He calls it his Thomas bed because of the bedding. We took him to the store and let him pick out whatever bedding he wanted and I think that was the trick for him. We needed the crib for Cy so we wanted to give Peyton as much time as possible to get rid of his attachment to it before he saw his little brother using it.

We went to Greenwood! Peyton and I took a day trip up to Greenwood, which is only about an hour from here, to visit a sweet friend from college. Peyton instantly bonded with her and I never doubted he would. She has such a sweet loving demeanor. I have really missed seeing her so I was glad we finally found a day to visit. She is living up there while her husband finishes his fellowship/residency whatever that lingo is for med school. I keeping hoping she is going to tell me that when he is done they are moving back to Augusta, but we shall see.