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10 weeks
May 7, 2009, 7:03 pm
Filed under: babygonzo!, tales from the heart

Today Graham turns ten weeks old.  Two and a half months.  An eternity. 

It truly seems like he’s already been a part of our lives for as long as I can remember.  He is a natural fit; like finding the missing puzzle piece when I never realized the picture wasn’t complete.  Sam and I have always been a ridiculously happy couple and before we had Graham I honestly did not believe that we could possibly be happier.  In fact, I often worried that throwing in the stress of a kid would take away some of that joy because I just didn’t see how it could possibly increase, but now that he’s here it seems that I can hardly remember our lives without him.  That’s not to say that I don’t sometimes pine for the days of a little less responsibility, but I wouldn’t trade one of his worst gassy grumpy days for a year’s worth of that freedom. 

I think like most new moms, I originally found it very difficult to learn to share my life and to give up so much freedom.  Making that adjustment was so more difficult than I’d thought it would be.  I was completely sideswiped by this incredible force that entered our lives and changed it so dramatically, but as time has passed and I have grown more comfortable in my new role I feel confident in saying that Graham is the best thing could have happened to us.  He is just so sweet and so handsome and innocent I just can’t help but love him with all my soul.  To look at him and see both his father and myself is just incredible.  Every time he sneezes or yawns or breathes I find myself in awe that we created an actual living person with his own personality and his own quirks.   We are completely in love with him and I feel so excited that I get the privilege of watching him grow up. 

 Happy ten weeks little man!  We love you!

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Whirlwind
April 8, 2009, 6:56 pm
Filed under: babygonzo!, tales from the heart

Tomorrow, my son, our son, turns six weeks old. I cannot begin to describe how impossibly fast and how tediously slow the last several weeks have passed, all at once. I think that now, six weeks in, I am finally starting to understand a little bit about motherhood. I am slowly beginning to feel a little more comfortable in this new role that has begun to define my life. The first four or so weeks were so trying and so exhausting, but it seems that now we are kind of starting to get into a groove and I am kind of starting to like it. :)

Staying home hasn’t been easy for me, and Graham hasn’t been the easiest baby, but things are getting SO much better than they were the first few weeks. We are really starting to have fun being parents and Graham is just awesome. His fussy periods are getting fewer and further between, and he has begun to show us more and more of his little personality. His current favorite activies are having mama carry him from room to room so that he can stare at  all of the fans, going outside, and listening to dad play the guitar. He has also recently discovered his tongue and has begun sticking it out at us! He smiles often, but we have yet to decide whether they are “real” or not, as they are often followed by ripping farts! OH and the farts… Who knew that a baby could have real, live MAN farts that actually stink! This makes Sam very proud.

To be quite honest, this has been the hardest thing I have ever done, but as they say, it is all worth it. I am SO in love with him. He is absolutely beautiful and I could not be more overwhelmed with love for him. And to see him and Sam together just blows me over.. Our house is just one big fussy farty love fest these days!

To catch all of you up on the last six weeks, here are some pictures.. I can’t believe how much he has already grown…

Week 1 - He's so tiny!

Week 1 - He's so tiny!

First bath!

First bath!

Peas in a pod.. Playing in the play gym

Peas in a pod.. Playing in the play gym

The usual - Crying baby and mom

The usual - Crying baby and mom

Handsome baby!

Handsome baby!

Playtime!

Playtime!

His favorite spot - Relaxing in his dad's arms.

His favorite spot - Relaxing in his dad's arms.

All dressed up ready to go to his first party! He looks nervous! Ha.

All dressed up ready to go to his first party! He looks nervous! Ha.

My handsome little man.

My handsome little man.



First Fire
November 16, 2008, 8:33 pm
Filed under: babygonzo!, Bellly Shots, tales from the heart

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This weekend marked the first real cold snap of the season.. Sam and I were both so excited! Something about this time of year feels so fresh and cozy and new. I love watching the trees turn and knowing that the holiday season is right around the corner. This year seems to be especially exciting for us because even though he’s not actually here yet it feels like we’re getting to spend the holidays with our newest edition. Although he’s not quite in the world, he’s still with us every day and it really has made everything so much more exciting and sweeter. Ha – Can you tell that somebody’s emotions are really working overtime lately? Case in point – I got teary this week at work one day while I was watching over my students dutifully working on an exam. I was just kind of watching them and all of a sudden I was hit with how sweet and good they are, and man it took a lot for me to resist hugging and kissing each one of them. If you knew this class, you’d know what a stretch that is!

In other news, it seems that my belly chose this past week to have it’s official “coming out” party. It really does seem to have all of a sudden ballooned out, or “popped” as they say. I had several comments at work (One student said on Monday, “Your baby got BIG!”) and my first random person comment at HEB. It’s so wild that I actually look pregnant enough for someone who doesn’t even know me to ask when I’m due! So bizarre. WIthout further adieu, here is my Week 26 Belly Shot:

26 Weeks!

26 Weeks!

Hope you guys all have a great week! I promise I’ll try not to cry and hug and kiss my poor students this week. Oooh how frightened they would be! :)