My little chunk

I’m so in love with this little guy!! I cannot believe how far he has come! He was so tiny, born at 5 lbs 9.5 ounces… a whole 5 weeks early! And now at 3 ½ months he’s wearing size 2 diapers and has the cutest fat rolls.  I LOVE IT!!!

It’s so weird how each child is different.  I never was able to produce enough milk for my daughter.  I was still able nurse her for a year, but she needed extra formula as she got older.

Meanwhile, this guy eats WAY more than she ever did, and gets everything he needs from me.  In fact, I have extra…. 3 freezers full extra! Crazy! Because he was so early, they had me nurse and then pump immediately after.  I think that definitely helped.

I’m sure the little buddy is getting ready to roll over soon! He holds his head up so well! And I love how he loves to watch his sister. When I drop them off at daycare she puts herself between her little brother and her classmates, protecting him and shouting “Gentle!” It’s the best little family I could have ever wished for.  I’m so blessed.

My “disgusting” belly

The lost blog…

I meant to post this while I was still pregnant.  Alas, Colin arrived 4.5 weeks early, and I never got around to it.

People are funny. You can’t please them all.  I realize that not everyone likes to look at a pregnant woman.  I understand if you just can’t because you’re having problems getting pregnant yourself, or have suffered miscarriages.  I’ve been there.  You do what you need to do to cope.

But for the Negative Nancy’s: Come on… complaining about my growing belly, and calling in to call its appearance on live television “disgusting” is extreme.  There are more important things to life, people.  Get over yourselves.  If you can’t say anything nice, don’t say anything at all.

What do you want me to do? Hide my belly?? Fine. Is this better?

image“The magic blue screen” – Nothing like hiding that belly with a little blue painter’s tape!

image“Pardon me while I walk around with this giant landscape!”

image“My best friend Peyton” – Nothing like using your good, super tall buddy to hide that growing belly!!

Missing photos:

“The Redneck” – belly hiding at its best in duck hunting camouflage.

“The mumu” – Granny would be proud.  There’s no way you’re finding any kind of shape in that get-up.

Yeah… none of these are going to work.  I’m proud of my belly.  And I’m proud I’ve made it as far as I have. So deal with it.  It’s not like it’s forever anyway.