Saturday, February 27, 2010

Smackin' a H**

I am beyond upset; and this happened well over 5 hours ago! Laura and I went to a craft fair thingy at one of the local high schools. I had the baby because Ryan and Rexx went to see a movie. We were walking around trying to get some ideas for our little business venture when this RUDE lady spoiled my other wise happy day!

Like most people who notice you have an infant they peek around to see who/what is in the infant carrier atop your stroller. Well this RUDE lady, peeks around my stroller and says " That is one chubby baby" as she is walking away. I heard part of it but Laura heard ALL of it and if we would not have been walking in opposite directions I would have walked up and SMACKED the H**! I was and still am sooooo mad! She has NO idea that he does/doesn't have any problems, for all she knows he could have been 8 months old! Some people need to shut their mouths!

That is all!

**I had to write about it to vent**
Thanks for listening!

Wednesday, February 24, 2010

Wordless Wednesday

Because his food wasn't enough

Tuesday, February 23, 2010


I am a bad blogger because....
  • I would rather be playing on this REALLY new cool app for my IPOD Touch 
  • I would rather relax after a LONG day answering insurance questions
  • I would rather dedicate my "spare" time to loving on my husband who is very patient with this
  • I would rather clean up the kitchen after dinner, prep bottles and pre-set the coffee maker
  • I would rather play with my 5 month old because time is flying by
These are only some, on a long list of reasons I have not been a good blogger lately, and I am sorry very sorry! So now that we have gotten that out of the way, lots of things have been happening around our humble house.....
Baby Keegan turned 5 months old today! Oh my oh my how the time is flying by! My mom uploaded this picture to facebook tonight:

I kept turning to Ryan and talking about how small and RED he was! Look at the tone of that skin, oh my gosh! I forgot how red he was and that was only five short months ago! What else am I gonna forget between now and the time he grows up and moves out of our house to start a life of his own. The thought is just too overwhelming. I forever want to remember how he smells, how he will look up at you with his big blue googley eyes, his extra little fingers and toe and just how many obstacles this poor little guy has gone through in his few short months on this earth!.

One reason I bring this up is because of this post, "Embrace". I read this post the other day, at the time Keegan was at Mrs. Amanda's and all I wanted to do wast scoop him up and embrace him, I wanted to Embrace him for all the things I mentioned above. I wanted to embrace him because Jess can't embrace her baby Stephen anymore. I wanted to embrace him because life is short and you never know what can and will happen, there is no way to predict. I wanted to embrace him because he is my baby and I love him more than life itself. 

Her post really got me thinking yesterday and I just felt I needed to share her story.I find myself praying for the Bowman's in my little prayers to the one above every night. Their story, while empowering, heartfelt, and true- is a hard one to hear. I admire her strength, her children's strength and her husband's strength. I pray for them every night and hope that they embrace their love for one another and the love they felt for baby Stephen who is now in a better place waiting for the day he can spend eternity with his family.

As awkward and hard as this transition is some "lighter" stuff:

Today marks Keegan's five months here on earth! I try to get a pic each month with his little giraffe-We had some fun tonight taking his "monthly picture". His doggy Lexus decided she wanted to lick his face! Yucky! Here are some of his pictures:

Onto some other news. I have signed appropriate paperwork for the Shrine hospital to release any and all of his medical records to them so they can see if they will be able to remove his fingers and toe. I think I will rest a little easier if and when they accept us so I know its being taken care of. I know I can't and shouldn't put any shoes on the little guy until those are removed. 

People keep asking me about his next appointment at Riley, right now, we don't have a visit scheduled until the end of May. This is a GREAT thing! We may or may not have more blood tests between now and then though!

We tried rice cereal a few weeks ago and the didn't get the concept of the spoon and food really well. I am proud to announce that we tried it again last night and he was excited! In fact he got so excited at one point that he shoved his fingers in his mouth, got food all over them, then rubbed his hands up and down his onesie and legs! It was the cutest thing EVER! I look forward to introducing fruits in the next couple of weeks and seeing how he reacts to those!

We are also in the trenches of "THE FOUR MONTH WAKEFUL".  Keegan was sleeping through the night at 2 months old, which I know, was lucky and I should thank my lucky stars that he slept through the night so young. But I can't help but get grumpy when Keegan wakes up at 2 just because. I try not to stimulate him too much. I may give him a couple ounces of warm formula and change his diaper but after that I try to put him right down so he gets the idea its not play time and he should be sleeping. I have heard this phase goes away but I don't think that this can be too soon! It's a lot for a mommy and daddy who work full time and have a house to keep up! 

We have also decided that in April we are enrolling in a local swim class with Baby Kee! I think it will be so much fun and will be beneficial for us and him! It's pretty cheap and since I learned to swim very young, I find its the best way to keep him safe in and around the water! 

Well, its getting late and Keegan needs his last bottle before I turn in for a couple hours of sleep. Please, if you haven't already done so go check out Think: Bowmans blog page and say a little prayer for them tonight AND don't forget to EMBRACE those you love!

Saturday, February 20, 2010

Bad Blogger

I feel like such a bad blogger lately! I have not updated everyone on Keegan's progress, new toys and exciting happenings. He has reached what the lades on the "the bump" refer to as the 4 month wakeful and its not fun! I previously had a baby that slept from 7 -6ish every night. Now not so much, he may have a night or two like that, then the next night be up at 2 ready to play or up at 4 and really mad because he is hungry. This in turn does not bode well for a mommy and daddy that don't have the pleasure of falling back to sleep and doing nothing. SOOOO with that said, I have been super tired when I get home and when I am not I am playing with the precious lil one! So my apologies! I am gonna post tomorrow with a "catch up" post and lots of pictures-BEWARE!
Night Y'all!

Wednesday, February 17, 2010

Sunday, February 14, 2010

Polar Plunge

Keegn's Aunt Abby has been involved with Special Olympics for several years. She does track and field in the spring with all her athletes. She has been awarded volunteer of the year a few years back and does a GREAT job at it! She is participating in the Polar Plunge for Special Olympics xext Saturday the 20th and she still needs some sponsors! Please visit First Giving or the widget I have installed in the upper right corner of my blog! You wont be sorry, I promise (pictures of her freezing her tail off while jumping into a frigid lake are to follow!)
Fundraising Page Image

Friday, February 12, 2010

Once upon a time...

Once upon a time (about a year ago) in a land not so far away(mommy's body) there lived an egg:

and there lived a sperm(in daddy's body of coarse):

On a glorious day, no much different than today. The 2 united to create:

Happy Conception Week Baby Kee! 
We were blessed a year ago with your presence (even though we didn't know it quite yet)!

Wednesday, February 10, 2010

Because I conform....

Well, sometimes but not ALL the time. I am gonna start Wordless Wednesday. Alot of girls are doin it so why shouldn't I?

Tuesday, February 2, 2010

A Moment in Time

Tonight I rocked my baby. Tonight I rocked my baby while singing to him. Tonight I rocked my baby while singing a song from Marc Broussard and the whole world seemed to stop.  It was one of those moments where, even though you know it can't, you just want it to last forever.

Keegan had been fussing for a little while this evening while sitting in his Boppy. I decided a call to my Grammy and Grampy was in order since I have not talked to them in a while. While I was on the phone he got more and more aggravated because his paci kept popping out of his mouth.

Meanwhile Ry was sitting on the other end of the couch working on my sisters monogram thingy for her wedding in July. He had itunes up and was listening to some mellow music. The music that was playing reminded me of Marc and I asked him to put something from him on. I scooped up Baby Kee and began to rock him slowly while sitting on the couch. He snuggled into me and began to close his eyes. As I sang The Wanderer I just watched my baby and thought about how time is just flying by! It seems like only yesterday I was being induced for Pre-Eclampsia and looking forward to meeting my baby boy. It's moments like that that I WISH could last forever!