Monday, December 31, 2012


Going to be a lazy NYE at our house tonight.. Hubs is still at work and Greyson and I are just chilling out (he's currently in the game room with his big brothers, probably helping them kill some sort of zombie or something,lol!) I have no desire to ring in the New Year out. Being in with my little family is everything that I could have wished for and more...Also wanted to quickly say, Greyson is doing AMAZING! He is holding his head up sooo good! Also he is cooing, which is incredibly adorable and he is smiling that big gummy smile, which just melts my heart! Definitely counteracts those terrible cries in the middle of the night, HA! We are still discussing "Project Sibling" round these parts.. Christy is on board of course, but we are still trying to go over everything budget wise to make sure it is feasible without causing too much stress to our wallets! I will do a post about that some time really soon.. Nothing much to report otherwise, things are just moving right along.. I will leave you with some adorable pictures of Greyson!

Trying to decide if he wants to smile..

Yep, I wanna smile!

Mommy's Funny!

Wishing all of you a VERY BLESSED NEW YEAR!

Friday, December 21, 2012

Merry Christmas!

I am doing my Christmas post early, because we are super busy around here! There aren't enough hours in the day to get everything that I want done.. So I decided to shout my Happy Holidays, Merry Christmases and all that jazz today! I hope each and every one of you has a very Happy Holiday and a blessed NEW YEAR! I hope that the New Year brings happiness to those that have seen heartache and new beginnings to all of us.. I am sure I will get a post in before the New Year rolls around, but still it's worth saying now just the same.. Until then:

Santa says "Naughty or Nice?"

Sunday, December 16, 2012

Can You Spoil a Newborn?

That's the question of the day.. Everyone has an opinion on holding a baby too much or not. Of course the nurses said "You CANNOT spoil a baby at this age, they don't know how to manipulate you...YET"... I beg to differ! This is Greyson when he is NOT being held:

My MAD face when I'm not being held!

However, the minute you pick him up he does this:

Now, I'm no genius BUT METHINKS this kid definitely has a preference on his ass touching something other than someones arm or his head resting on something other than some boobs or some manchest, JUST SAYIN'.....

So needless to say I am not getting much done around these parts as of late.. I am only able to post because he is asleep right now! Don't get me wrong, I LOVE LOVE LOVE snuggling and holding my little guy, BUT... C'mon dude I can't hold you all day..EVERY DAY.. I just can't..

But alas.... He has other ideas!

The few and far between times he will sit in his swing (it doesn't last long!) But damn if he isn't a cute little stinker!!! :)

Wednesday, December 12, 2012

1 Month Old

Greyson is ONE MONTH OLD TODAY!!!  Time is flying by so quickly.. He is over 10lbs and starting to sleep a bit better the last few days.. Last night he slept over 5 hours!! In fact I jumped up around 6:55am and touched his face because I was scared, since he hadn't made a peep to wake me up at his usual 2:45am-3:30am feeding.. We were pretty excited when we realized we got a good solid 5 hrs of sleep, lol! Here's hoping that trend continues in the coming days/weeks..

I wear Pooh at least once a week for my Nana!

One Month Old today, Rock On!


I can't believe how fast December is going by! Luckily I am pretty much finished with my shopping, but man I still need to send out my Christmas cards! They came out so cute! I got all the boys together in santa hats! Adorbs! I still need to do my holiday food shopping, but I am not sure what I want to cook yet..I tend to do the same foods for Thanksgiving and Christmas but instead of a turkey or ham I do a prime rib roast or something like that.. Not sure what I want to do this year and I don't have much time to figure it out! 

We are still in talks regarding a "sibling project" for Greyson.. I change my mind day to day about this.. Reality is setting in with my sleep deprivation and I am thinking I am nuts for even wanting to do this again! BUT, then I look at his sweet face and say I TOTALLY wanna do this again.. Cost is a factor too. We are pretty much finished paying for the Greyson cycle and the remnants of the "fails" before that, with the exception of a few grand. That will be paid off before the summer. If we are going to do this again, we need to start saving something towards it and then getting our minds around more tries (yes TRIES, because we have no guarantee it's going to work on the 1st FET like it did the first fresh. Our FET history is kind of sucky, if y'all remember.. We have FIVE embryos in cryo, so that gives us FIVE eSET (elective single embryo transfers) OR (2) double embryo transfers and (1) eSET... I am liking that idea more, BUT it isn't lost on me that there is a chance at multiples in doing option #2... So lots to think about still... 

For some people it might seem sudden or even crazy to be thinking about a sibling so soon after, but in reality it's not.. This isn't something that can happen without planning, so in order to make sure we can afford it OR that it's feasible for all parties involved we have to start talking about it and working it out on paper now.. It does make for some stressful talks, BUT in the end we feel it's worth it to at least have the conversation, ya know? I think we will have a definite answer in the next 2-4 months..

That's about it for now, off to pump (AGAIN) that's about what my day consists of, pumping, feeding, changing, burping, (rinse & repeat!) BUT I LOVE IT!!! *the sleep deprivation, not so much!*

Friday, December 7, 2012

My Birthday...

Today is my birthday! And When hubby talked about getting me a gift, all I could think of was that I already had the best gift I could ever get, my sweet baby boy! Hubby let me have the night off and took care of him so I could get some rest and that was so amazing.. I took the morning shift since I was rested and we have just been hanging out today, me and my little man.. Later we are heading to dinner at my Dad's for his amazing ribs and whatever else my Stepmom has cooked up, I am sure it will be super delicious!  

I feel so thankful this birthday... Thankful that my dream of a baby has finally come true after so long... Thankful that I am not just a little sad this holiday season for "what could have been" because it's actually here! I feel so "FULL"... I don't know how else to explain it.. My wish is for everyone who wants to experience parenthood whether through surrogacy, IVF or any other ART that has been on this journey realizes their dream of being "FULL" as well.. That's about it! Greyson will be ONE MONTH OLD in a few days, ACK!!! More on that later... I hope everyone enjoys their weekend! MWAH!

Monday, December 3, 2012

3wks Old

Greyson is 3 weeks old today!!! I can't believe it... He is growing so fast and so adorable. I couldn't ask for a more wonderful little guy.. He is sleeping longer at night but he is also staying up longer when he is awake. We try to minimize the amount of interaction during changing and feeding in the middle of the night, but sometimes he just wants to party anyway! He is adjusting well to his surroundings and I think it will only get better as he gets older. He has had some spitting up issues that I suspect could be reflux, so I will talk to the Dr. about that next month at his TWO MONTH appointment. 

Greyson's newborn photo shoot was SO amazing! My friend Karmen took some really amazing photos! Now I have to work on getting my Christmas cards made and mailed out.. 

Christmas is going to be very laid back this year, since Greyson won't have any immunizations still, we won't be running all over town taking him to see everyone, so we will be relaxing at home. We are not going all out with gifts this year either, like we do every other year. My gift is Greyson! I can't think of anything else that I could want more.. The big boys already told me what they wanted, I told them to pick two things they really wanted and that was it, so they did. I got my nieces and nephews things ordered so I am pretty much done with Christmas shopping! 

Can y'all believe gifts are STILL coming in for Greyson!!! It's insane. Just today we got two more packages, one was from my friend Mandi and it is an adorable "sock monkey" hat and diaper cover! She wanted to send it in time for Greyson's newborn shoot, but she hasn't been feeling well. She is also making him an adorable "football" hat! Can't wait to get that one and have his 6mos pics taken in it.. Greyson got a diaper cake, a radio flyer wagon basket and a package of "little monster" rompers and jumpers! This boy is so loved already, it's amazing.. So many wonderful people have sent him things, it's impossible to name them all!

OK, so what you all come here for now anyway, lol.. Here are some pics oh my THREE WEEK OLD little chubster!

Totally is Mommys Heart Breaker!
Quit Monkeying Around Mommy!
Monkey Butt!

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