Friday, April 15, 2011


Rudy decided that we need to walk.  This coming from a man that has rarely walked with me ever; I think William has something to do with the new desire to walk.  I am not complaining at all; I absolutely love this time with my two favorite guys.  With a society smothered in technology the only way to enjoy your family is to walk (leave the ipod at home please).  The past few days we have just taken a quick stroll around our neighborhood but last night Rudy decided to get crazy and go to the park.  So after dinner, feeding William, cleaning the kitchen, getting the stroller into the car; we finally made it to the park.  I loved every second of that walk.  I watched kids fish, little boys play tee ball, and families enjoying a Spring picnic.  I did not have a computer, television, only a cell phone for emergencies and the world did not end.  I pray that Rudy continues to want to take William for strolls because he is also making me the happiest wife in the world.  This makes me happy because I get to remember Christopher.  My family would also take walks after dinner and I can imagine the two of us riding bikes (or Daddy pushing bikes since we decided that was no longer fun).  I love and miss Christopher so much and just when I think I am forgetting our lives together the Lord puts me in a place where memories come rushing down like a waterfall.     

Thursday, April 7, 2011

Back to Work

These past 8 weeks have been wonderful being with my sweet William but it is time for Mommy to bring in a paycheck.  Luckily, Publix is taking me back and letting me set my own schedule.  I am only working Monday, Wednesday, Friday nights, and Sunday mornings.  William is not starting daycare yet!  I pray for a teaching job in August but I just have to leave that in the Lord's hands.  I believe He has a better plan than I do and if working at Publix will keep us financially stable then a teaching job is not in His plan.  I hope I can handle working around 20 hours a week and keeping William full time.  I know Rudy will help; I just have to ask.  My problem is asking for help; I want to do it all and that is not possible or necessary.  I start April 18 so I will let everyone know how the first week turns out; keep us in your thoughts as we embark on yet another change in our lives. 

2 Months

I Did Its- Play Mat, Holding your head for even longer amounts of time, smiles-Daddy gets the best ones!  We have heard you laugh but in your sleep; we have not really made you laugh, Gripping our clothes and a toy, we caught you watching the TV while Daddy was playing a video game, Watched (listened to) Barney in Spanish, Skyped with Abuelo and Abuela but you were fussy, slept from 10:30 to 5:45 (YAY)- I woke up at least 4 times to check on you, met Mommy's friend at the Galleria for lunch and had first public feeding (that took forever), vaccinations, Papa fed you a bottle, put yourself back to sleep with a paci instead of needing a bottle (you let Mommy sleep until 5:30 instead of 4:45-THANKS!)

Growth- You are getting BIG!  I remember when you were born you were tiny and we had to buy newborn clothes and now you wear some 3 month clothes and you are only 2 months!  Size 1 diapers but the next box will be size 2 for sure, Your hair on top is slowly filling in :) 

2 Month Checkup Stats-

Weight- 11.9 1/2 lbs. (50-75%)
Height- 23.58 in. (75-90%)
Head- 15.78 in. (50%)
Things you enjoy- A bath (finally!) but not getting out :( , the way Daddy holds you, kicking your legs, lights-we limit this because you would stare at them constantly, paci, but only at certain times, although Mommy is a terrible singer I believe you enjoy it but I try to spare others from it

Obstacles- Tummy troubles (still) but the good thing is the doctor switched you to Similac Sensitive-we will see how it goes; finally making progress with feedings-feeding expert told us to pre make formula and store because shaking before hand is causing you ALOT of gas and to switch to a faster flowing nipple, Your fingernails-I am scared to trim them but filing only works for a day or so.  This is Mommy's obstacle-holding you too much; I have to stop or I will be holding you forever, tummy time-you are not a fan, trying to get on a consistent feeding schedule, I am still not ready to move you from your pack and play to your own room yet; maybe this will be an "I Did It" next month

I LOVE this outfit but unfortunately it will probably be the first and last time you wear it chunky man!


You are amazing and we love you more and more each passing moment.  I love to watch you with your Daddy; it makes my heart smile.  I can sit for hours watching you sleep and I wonder if you dream.  I am beginning to learn your cries which I thought was impossible.  I worry when you fuss but I know it is normal.  I pray that you will continue to be a healthy boy and make the absolute most of your life.