January 24, 2015

Fox, Katie & Nadine in 2015: Week 3

 Day 15
Fox spent the day with grandpa, while we were at work. Looks like they wore each other out!

Day 16
Sleeping in style at grandpa's house again! Nikki sent me this picture at work and apparently he slept almost two hours like this. 

Day 17
Another fun day with grandpa!

Day 18
 Rodney and Nikki took Fox to his first Auto Show.

Nikki and Fox, picking out his first car. 

I have no idea who this is, Rodney told me it was someone from the Show Orange County Choppers?


Day 19
Love my boy!

Day 20
Eating his breakfast while watching "The Price is right" with Mommy.

Day 21
My whole world!
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January 21, 2015

January 18, 2015

Fox, Katie & Nadine in 2015: Week 2

 Day 8
Our Boy is growing up! Pulling himself up...we're in trouble!

Day 9
We have the best co-worker. Seriously the best! We were all still sick and stayed home and got a text message around lunch time from our sweet friend Sandi, she dropped off some lunch for all of us in front of our house! So incredibly sweet and thoughtful!

Day 10
Happy Boy in his new high chair. 

Day 11
Conked out after a walk. 

Day 12
Playing in the office with his "Employee of the Month" Statue that he stole from mommie. 

Day 13
Setting up for another Home Show.

Day 14
 Second day of Set up... some of us were working hard...some weren't...haha!
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January 16, 2015

January 11, 2015


Today, I'm feeling like a failure. In fact, I've been feeling like this for many weeks now. 
Motherhood is hard and I feel like I'm doing it all wrong.

The last couple of weeks have left me exhausted and drained, both physically and emotionally. 
We've all been sick and I've been trying to survive on short stretches of sleep. Taking care of a baby, WHILE WORKING in the office, while being sick, is no joke. It's becoming all a little overwhelming for me. We're getting a full time nanny in one month, so I know there's light at the end of that tunnel, but my heart hurts all at the same time, thinking about being away from my boy every day, all day. 

I guess it all started out when Fox started to teeth, back in November. He got six teeth since then, one after the other. I don't think I got more than a two hour stretch of uninterrupted sleep since. And since he's up basically every hour all night long, I figured the easiest thing to do is to have him sleep in our bed, which has been a blessing and curse all at the same time. A blessing, because I don't have to get up a million times in the middle of the night, but instead, I'm being kicked in the face and sleeping on 10 inches of the bed, because he's crowding my space. 

Bedtime and naps are becoming more and more difficult. He just screams and screams, and I try to figure out what's wrong with him (is he hungry? is he still in pain because he's sick? is he teething?), while Katie thinks he is just throwing a fit. 
Hearing him scream hurts my heart and oftentimes I cry with him. I just don't know what to do anymore. I feel like we failed him. We should have figured this sleeping thing out by now. He should be sleeping in his own room and be able to sleep longer than 2 hour stretches. I'm so tired. Shouldn't he?
I need us to all get better. 

And then there's the food. The kid doesn't like anything. We tried so many things in the last two months, but he refuses to eat anything. Some days, he'll eat a few bites of banana, but that's about it. What are we doing wrong? Did we start him too late? Is he not ready yet? Are we giving him the wrong things?

I just don't know. I'm trying to make excuses for his changed attitude. Oh, he's teething. Oh, he's sick. He must be hungry. He must be in pain. 
But is this it? Or have we created a monster who relies on us to put him to bed just the way he wants to? 

All I know is that I feel like shit. I feel like a failure. I feel tired, drained, an inadequate mother, wife and employee. 
Motherhood is hard. It's so worth it, but boy, it is hard!

January 09, 2015

Fox, Katie & Nadine in 2015: Week 1

Day 1
The New Year didn't start too good for us. Fox got sick and we were doing this most of the day. Poor Baby!

Day 2
My Grandma sent Fox this jacket that she knitted for him, so cute!

Day 3
We had a late Christmas with Katie's family. Fox got this little airplane from his Great Grandmother and loves it. 

Day 4
Still under the weather. We went to the pediatrician who said it was just a cold and we had to wait it out. 

Day 5
More sickness. This was probably the worst day all week. Fox just screamed and screamed and finally collapsed and fell asleep in my arms right after I took him out of his bath (which he usually loves). I felt so sad for him!

Day 6
I never get sick, like never ever. Well, 5 days with a sick baby did it for me and I had to take a sick day myself. Let me just tell you, taking care of a sick baby while being sick yourself is one of the hardest things I ever had to do. We were both miserable. 
He did light up though when I started coughing, he thought it was hilarious, so I kept fake coughing and got it on video. Love this boy!

Day 7
 We got this little bathtub from Patrick's mom and it's truly perfect for Fox! We finally retired his baby bathtub and he loved this one! Sitting up like a big boy in the tub!

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January 07, 2015

Please vote for Fox!

Fox is in the finals for a photo contest we entered him in last month! Now we need your help to win it!
Please click on the link below and vote for his Santa Baby Picture (it's the 5th picture), you'll need to connect to Facebook to do so! You can vote daily until January 20th!
Every vote is very much appreciated!

Thank you so much!!!

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