Thursday, January 31, 2008

calling all mamas

with the cold winter air and bordem with all toys...i am calling on any moms in the neighborhood for a playgroup! poor owen has been cooped up inside far too long and quite frankly is getting on my nerves. he needs some good ol playtime with kiddos his age. any takers? I am dead serious...i will be the playgroup president/organizer if there are any will be the best 1-2 hours of your day. (or maybe just mine?)

Tuesday, January 29, 2008

My favorite

Although i am functioning on 3 hours of sleep, i can't help but look at this picture and think its all worth it. There is nothing more rewarding to know that something so small and perfect relies on you for everything and trusts you with their life.
Im still adjusting to life with 2 kiddos. I haven't yet braved the open world and taken them both out at the same time. I may need awhile to get used to that. How the heck do you go grocery shopping? Owen is a very loving big brother and loves his little brother a little too much sometimes. We are constantly telling him to give Reggie his space. He is full of kisses and pats (softly of course). We are all really tired these days and spend most our days lounging around and playing with playdough & leggos for endless hours...not to mention feeding, feeding and feeding.
I love my boys and Tyson and for helping me so much and letting me sleep in that extra 30 minutes each morning!

Friday, January 25, 2008

Check out my little family's photoshoot....
i wet a few tissues looking at them.
Thank you sister!

Thursday, January 24, 2008

GoOd tHinGs

- Sleeping on my stomach once again
- A jar full of GoOd & pLenTy's
- A mother who is willing to tag along with me to all my baby's appointments
- Grocery shopping SOLO
- Fitting into clothing that doesn't contain any stretch.
- & Rocking with my 2 boys at the same time....

Monday, January 21, 2008

Little guy

I just can't get enough of this little bundle. Love Love Love him.

Saturday, January 19, 2008


The Details-

Name; Reggie Nash Mackay

Birthday: January 14, 2008. Monday 6:45am

Weight: 6lbs 13oz 19in

More Details-

Due to high blood pressure the little fella came 2 1/2 weeks early. He was in the special care unit the whole time in the hospital because of his little lungs and low blood sugar. It was the saddest thing to see an IV in a hand that small. But we were lucky and got to take him home on wednesday night. We are home and healthy and thankful for all your cute comments.

Let life begin with all my boys!

Monday, January 14, 2008


Say hello to our new little addition...but you have to go here.
more updates to come.

Thursday, January 10, 2008

Bed-ridden & Bored

In my current state right now i am breaking the rules...
Let me update you-
Yesterday i woke up, its a regular day and Owen and i wizzed through our daily activities. Built a snowman, watched the snowfall bury our snowman, cleaned up the house a bit, played a few card games and stayed warm inside. Something strange was happening however. It was 11am and i hadn't felt like eating breakfast yet. Not my usual feelings. I wake up craving my frosted mini wheats..but not today. 4:00 rolls around and i am feeling So dizzy, even laying down doesn't drown out the thumping of my heart rate...its fast. I remember my doc saying that when i feel dizzy to come on in and get my blood pressure tested-
I did- after all day of no appetite and light- headedness. I didn't want to face the snow covered stratus but Owen and i braved the snow and headed out.
to make a long story short-
my blood pressure was exremely high which put me in the hospital for a few hours last night to be monitored and tested for few things. The outcome is PIH (pregnancy induced hypertension/ preeclampsia...sounds much worse than it is).
So right now i am breaking the rules because i was put on strict bed-rest by the doc. I am allowed to "sit up" to eat, get up to pee and get up for a "brief" shower. Other than that, i am bed-ridden to my left side. BORING. Sitting up fills like heaven right now.
Anywho, if any of ya'll feel like playing games or chatting, come to visit. I have an appt first thing monday morning. Lets hope for some change because i don't know if i can do this for 2 1/2 more weeks.
I am catching up on reading...if any of you have some good reads, fill me in! Ill keep you updated and until then, ill be stuck on my left side.

Tuesday, January 8, 2008


Through the month of January i have given myself a challenge to post something new daily!! Anything to make the time go by faster right?!

3 is my lucky number today-
For instance, this little boy ate 3 cookies behind my back which resulted in the desire to wrestle for a good 3 hours.

and...3 weeks to go before little one (we like to call it baby x) comes!

Saturday, January 5, 2008

Sleeping Woes.....again

I am calling for help...yet once again. Your advice for all the sleeping routine and potty training tricks helped much last time so i ask once again. (although i decided to for-go the potty training ordeals until he get a bit older).
Here is the deal. My 2 year old STILL isn't sleeping through the night. We got him on a nice routine and he goes to bed without too much hussle or bussle...BUT THEN....2am rolls around and he is up, crying, stumbling into our bedroom. The only way he goes back to sleep is to have one of us lay with him (in his own he is NOT allowed in our bed ever anymore...ever) until he falls back asleep. Sometimes 1 hour,2 and even 3 hours it can last! "i need a drink of water, i need lotion, i need my blanket on me" he wimpers. RIDICULOUS! Once he hears us get up from his bed and try to sneak away, he flips out..literally! How do we get him to go back to sleep on his own without one of us laying on his ...oh so small bed... through all hours of the night?
my suggestion was to bite the bullet and get a lock for our bedroom door and let him cry bloody murder outside our door for a few nights and then he will be trained. The problem is, Mr Softy (aka-tyson) won't let me do it. He would give in too easily. HELP. Noone is getting sleep around here and we are grumpy all day. I was looking forward to getting all the sleep i can now before 3 weeks rolls around and another little one needs my attention at 2am.
Advice will help!
thank you.

Friday, January 4, 2008


Like i said, my mother suprised the girls with a little girls weekend to the zermatt spa in midway (pics to come soon). The last night when the girls left, Tyson and Owen came up and we stayed the night. It was cozy, warm and white. We did some swimming, hot tubbing, pizza eating, the more swimming, hot tubbing and exploring. It always seem so exciting to stay somewhere new, even if its 20 minutes from home.

Tuesday, January 1, 2008

A White Christmas

our favorite part about this Christmas was the snow. Its been way too long without a white christmas!

Having our own little Christmas morning was priceless. Owen has never been happier. And the fact that his stocking was filled with dollar store toys didn't even matter to him. making cookies for Santa and watching a Christmas movie with mom and dad was what really brought the sparkle to his eyes.
The Spirit of Christmas is easier to feel with kids. I can't wait for another.