Friday, January 29, 2010


To my dismay, looks like Parker's first words are Da-Da! haha

Friday, January 22, 2010

I am back.

I haven't updated in awhile and lots of things are a changin'!

Parker is now 7 months old! Well, tomorrow he will be anyway.

He is now:                                                    

                                                                        sitting up tall


pulling up occasionally

                                                                    sucking his toes

eating solid foods but still has no teeth

taking a bath in the big tub

 swinging at the park

                                                                     making friends


 his sleeping patterns are awful (lol)

                And that's okay because Parker is a super happy, bright eyed, fun, and loving baby boy!

Check out Parker eating with a spoon!!

And Crawling for the first time!!

Oh and dancing!!!

Monday, November 23, 2009

5 months!

Wow, time flies when you're having fun...and not getting alot of sleep! haha  It is hard to believe Parker is 5 months old already!

He is growing sooo fast. He is turning into such a little boy now, developing a personality and is so alert. He has mastered his Jumparoo in record time...he now jumps so well in it that he 'catches air' as Jake pointed out.

We took some pictures in the yard the other day...and however cute, it was not the best idea on mommy's part. Poor baby got red bumps and scratches all over him! :(  

But, the good news is that they went away by the next morning and it didn't seem to phase him a bit. The photos turned out great though! My mom pointed out to me that there is a photo of me that is very similar, I will post it soon.

We had some family photos made yesterday on the beach, and I am very excited to get those back asap so I can share them with everyone and get started on Christmas cards!

In other news, Parker spent alot of the night last night having some pretty rough teething symptoms, so I am expecting one any day now! (I hope) He has a runny nose and some congestion, and pulling on his ear. I think these are teething issues and not a cold (again, I hope) Either way, he was up crying alot last night...poor baby.

Thanksgiving is this week! (yay) I love Thanksgiving of course, because I love to cook and eat!!! haha
We are having about 8 people for dinner including myself, but not Parker because he will have to wait until next year to sad. And then we will have our family tradition of bowling afterwards, which we have missed the last few years being in Chicago. Pics coming soon!

Monday, November 16, 2009


Parker, Jake, and I went camping last weekend at Hanna Park! Yes, Parker went. Yes, I know it's been getting chilly. But, guess what he LOVED it! He was so good! We had a blast!

He spent alot of time in the mai tei and got lots of vitamin D!

He also enjoyed sleeping and hanging out in the tent

He still got plenty of tummy time

He rode in a bike buggy

                                                                              AND, he even made a girlfriend! Haha

Thursday, November 12, 2009

First November Post

Been kinda slacking on posting lately, but I am not sure anyone reads this anyway, so I am starting to think I am just talking to myself. Which is kinda what I do all day anyway, because Parker probably just hears a wah-wah-wah spewing from my mouth constantly. Sometimes that is the look that he gives me anyway!

So, Parker went to the pediatrican on Monday. He is now a whopping 18lbs 3oz and 26in long!!! Whoa baby! He is in the 90th percentile for weight and 75th for height. He was given lots of compliments from the nurse practitioner, Hope, that we saw for his alertness, strength, skin tone, and his looks! He is a super cutie I must say...don't know where it comes from.

He does however have to go to see a physical therapist and a chiropractor for Torticollis. His poor little head is getting really flat on his right side, and he favors it so much that sometimes I can't even turn it when I try. He fights me and he is strong. But, hopefully it will all work out and he will be fine once he is sitting up alot on his own. He can now, but only for a few seconds and then he falls forward!

Speaking of milestones...he still hasn't gotten all the way over, but he is rolling side to side! He lifts his legs way up in the air and turns back and forth alot! He also is pushing up really well on his arms during tummy time and will hang out there for quite a long time. Before he really would start fussing after a few mins but now he will lay his head down to rest and then push back up again. He is grabbing hold of hair, shirts, anything dangeling, and even my mouth and nose! This morning he woke me up by grabbing my mouth and squeezing it as hard as he could! Ouch!

Oh, and check out his new BumGenius Flip diaper in the pics above...cute eh?!

I think my cloth diapering obsession is drawing to a close (or really needs to!). I have plenty for now! Of course I will probably contiune to browse...ya never know, a to die for diaper could be looming out there. Don't want to get out of the loop! Next, items up... a highchair which we should have on Thanksgiving when 'Beppa' (Grandma Ellie) brings it, and a woven wrap carrier for christmas from Grandma Debbie! Ah, consumerism.....

My boy is serious about saving the planet!

This weekend we are taking Parker for his first camping trip! Well, actually he has been once before, but he was still in my belly! We went when I was like 7 months pregnant or something! So, hopefully we will have lots of good stories to tell and more cute pics to post!

Saturday, October 31, 2009

October's End

Sad to see it go, but October is offically over tonight. My favorite month and another has wasn't nearly cool enough here this year.

Parker is a clown this year for Halloween.  It is a make shift costume thought up by me when I started to get jealous that everyone else was dressing up their babies. I thought at first that it was kinda silly to dress him in a costume when he can't even sit up yet, let alone walk to trick or treat...but then I realized that the little sleeper 'My first Halloween' outfit that Grandma Ellie got (although extremely cute) was just not going to cut it! I can't deprive my child of a coustme on his first Halloween! Silly I know.

Last night we went out in search for a pumpkin. This was not an easy task, as all the pumpkin patches were gone or rotten. Guess that's what we get for waiting so long. But the weather here this last week was so crappy and I was waiting for it to improve so I could get the perfect picture of Parker next to a bunch of pumpkins!

No such luck really, so I had to improvise and do it at home, except for one cute one with his daddy. (left) But you can see it in Parker's face that we kept him out too late last night...poor thing!

Parker also had his first ear infection this month.

So sad.

He was just so fussy and not like himself until he got over it. He also had Roseola at the same time. I hate to see my baby sick and in pain! But the good news is he was so happy and smiling and laughing like crazy when he started feeling better! It was like he had to make up for lost time!

This post is a bit random and probably makes no sense because I am not feeling so good today...I have a very scratchy throat and a throbbing headache. So, please excuse my randomness. I think I am going to make some tea.

Monday, October 26, 2009

Diaper obsession

Here is yet another diaper that I am sure to love..since I already love BumGenius! This is BG's new diaper!

It it is called Flip! It is a diaper cover WITH SNAPS and three options for inserts! Yay for snaps!

You can get this diaper at

I am hoping to try this diaper very soon. There is just something about cloth that looks just so darn cute on a baby's bottom! (No, that is not Parker's bottom, but his legs a cute and chubby just like that but he cannot stand up like that yet!)