Wednesday, December 30, 2009

Christmas Lights

Well, just wanted to blog and post a few pictures of Mason that I took last night. New Years resolution - picture a day. I'm hoping to learn more about my camera, get better at taking pictures, and so forth. So let's just say I've started early.
And they won't all be pictures of Mason. Of course he is my world, so I'm sure the great majority of them will be of my little Tubs.
This was shot with f/5.6, exposure 1/25, and ISO 400.

Monday, December 28, 2009

Wonderful Christmas Time

Christmas was an eventful, but wonderful day this year. Mason slept in until 8 on Christmas morning, so that was definitely nice for me. We had our Christmas at the house, just me, Mr. H, and little guy. I made some breakfast casserole and sausage balls to take to my Mom's, so we loaded everything up and headed over there.
Mason got all kinds of goodies, including a gift card to Toys R Us, so we can get him a high chair! He got toys tons of toys and clothes, and an Exersaucer that I've been wanting to get him. He has lots of new things to stare at, scare himself with, and drool all over. The Mr. and I got way too much, but we are very appreciative of everything we got.
It was great to have all the screaming babies at my Mom's house. All the boys were excited (Mason, mainly from all the loud noises and so much going on).
We spent the rest of the afternoon going to the Mr's Dad's house, my grandmother's, and my Dad's. All in all it was a wonderful day, and I am glad I got to see all the family that I did.
Next Christmas will be a whole new experience, and I am definitely looking forward to that.
I have a fussy teething baby that I must get back to. Will post pictures later!

Wednesday, December 16, 2009

It's The Most Wonderful Time of The Year

Just a quick update.
Mason is doing great. He slept from 10pm until 9:30am. No 5am feeding! Very, very nice little guy. Mommy definitely appreciates that.
The Mr. and I are doing well. Getting a lot of Christmas shopping done, but still plenty left to do of course!
I love this time of year. I got Mason some gifts that I'll have to open for him. Yes, I know, I wrapped them and all. (For pictures sake, c'mon). And Santa will be visiting him this year. I don't care if the little guy will remember it or not. I will remember it, and that's all that matters.
I can't believe Christmas is just a little over a week away. It's my favorite time of the year. I love Christmas music, the cold weather, Christmas lights, being with family and friends, coffee and Bailey's, warm boots and cuddly babies.
It is our first Christmas as a family. The three of us. I'm going to try my best to make it a Christmas to remember.
Tonight, more Christmas shopping. Possibly taking Mason to have his picture made with Santa. We shall see how that goes.
We will pile on some more debt, but it's going to be a damn good Christmas.

Wednesday, December 9, 2009

Crafty Wreath

Well I worked on my wreath for about 6 hours yesterday, but finished in half the time I thought it would take! Here is what it started out looking like. I knew I was getting somewhere!
Almost halfway finished!

And the finished wreath! I love how it turned out!

I'll have to get Mr. H to hang it on our front door today. But I was very excited. Lots of work, but definitely paid off. I love the solid white. It's definitely something I could use as year-round decor. But I might, just might, actually make a red one next! Hopefully I'll have some time to do that.

Friday, December 4, 2009

3 Months Old!

Mason Jack turned 3 months old yesterday, so I set him up in his onesie and took a few snapshots.
His stats at the doctor's office at 3 months were...
Weight: 16.6 lbs
Length: 24 inches
He is getting so big! And here are a few of the things Mason has accomplished.
-sucking on his hands
-laughing like a little old man
-squeeling like a girl
-snorting when he laughs
-picking up whatever is next to him, blanket especially, and shoving it straight into his mouth
-can sit up (if propped of course) for awhile
-mastered holding his head up
He is getting to the point that he wants to roll over, but he just gets mad more than anything.
My little boy is growing up, and I love it. He just gets cuter everyday, and I can't help but want to squeeze the crap out of him.

And in honor of the three month mark, let's reflect back on three months ago.
1. Were you married at the time? Yes.

2. What was your reaction when you found out you were pregnant? "Holy crap, we just got married three months ago!"

3. How old were you? 23

4. How did you find out you were pregnant? I had a feeling the night before I tested. It was New Years Eve, I had half a beer, and it made me sick. I started putting two and two together, and woke up the next morning, booked it to CVS, came home, and three minutes later. BAM.

5. Who did you tell first? My sister in law. She told me first with her second (after he husband), and she got lucky, because she was the only person who answered the phone. Mr. H was a close last to finding out. I was struggling on how to tell him, and knew that calling him at work probably wasn't the best method.

6. Did you want to find out the sex? Oh of course! I couldn't wait to find out, and was so impatient that we had an ultrasound earlier to find out!

7. Due date? September 6, 2009.

8. Did you deliver early or late? 3 days early. He was born on September 3 at 7:47.

9. Did you have morning sickness? Not at all! There was the toothpaste incident. Could've been the toothbrush though...

10. What did you crave? Skittles, sweet tea, salads, milkshakes, and the big

11. What irritated you the most? Being told "Oh my god, you are HUGE. When are you due?" When my due date was about 3 months away.

12. What was your first child’s sex? Boy

13. How many pounds did you gain throughout the pregnancy? 52 pounds! And I've lost it all. But still need to lose more weight just for the heck of it.

14. Did you have any complications during your pregnancy? No not really. We thought I may have had gestional diabetes (due to him measuring wayyy ahead), but turns out I didn't.

15. Where did you give birth? Floyd Hospital

16. How many hours were you in labor? About 22 and a half hours. Labor began around 9pm on the 2nd, and I had him the next evening.
17. Who drove you to the hospital? My madre and Stephanopolis
18 . Did you take medicine to ease the pain? Epidural, pain name it, I took it.

19 . How much did your child weigh? 8 lbs 13oz.

20 . What did you name him/her? Mason Jack

21 . How old is your first born today? 3 months and 1 day.

22. Who does your child look like? He looks like his daddy, but also like my baby pictures. Daddy's eyes, mommy's lips.

23. Did you get mad at your husband during labor? I slept the majority of my labor, and wasn't really in pain until the last hour or two. So no, I don't really remember him being there that much, let alone get mad at him.

Tuesday, December 1, 2009


Thanksgiving was wonderful! So much has happened in the course of a week. Let's recap.
Good food, good company, an engagement proposal to my best friend, and fun with my little guy and Mr. H.
Thanksgiving day was hectic as always. This year my Step-Fathah deep fried a turkey, and it was wonderful! Mom made her award-winning dressing, with lots of wonderful side dishes, and I attempted to make my Mimi's bread pudding. I give myself an A+ and a pat on the back for that.
Here are a few pictures from the days festivities.
All tuckered out after his "Thanksgiving Dinner"

Nothing like some Mimosas to get the day started off right!

Mom and her wine

After dinner conversation

Feeding tubs