Greatest snapshot ever for September 11th.
Monday, September 26, 2011
Greatest snapshot ever for September 11th.
Monday, August 29, 2011
Monday, May 16, 2011
To get to it: Right underneath the big picture of him and the owl hat, there is a a home button and then it says next to it Karsty Pics, etc, click on any of those buttons and they should pop right up. Check back on those pages for more updates!
::3 Month Check-up::
My little peanut is already 3 months!!!! My goodness, he is getting way way way to big, it is almost depressing! Unfortunately, this little nugget acquired a bad cold and cough during that time, poor Karsty :(
Here have been his favorite things so far:
- Playing on the play mat
- Reaching for his crazy colored, dangling toys...especially this googly-eyed parrot
- Watching movies believe it or not- all eyes on t.v. and Iphone w
hen we play one
( Shaun the Sheep in particular)
- Talking, talking, talking- I will make noises and he has been trying to mimic me, it is so adorable!
- Speaking of mimic, trying to stick out his tongue
- Grabbing things lately
- Being snuggled
- Still loving tubby time!
Not so much fun:
- Getting out of the tub
- Getting bum changed
- Tummy time
- Being ignored...haha that sounded terrible but if Ben and I are in the kitchen cooking, we will place him on his play mat and he will play for a while then once he notices no one is around, someone gets a little bit fussy.
Here are the changes since the 3 months now..pics are a little dark..
So going back about 2 Christmases ago, my amazing hubby's grandma, who we call Gigi, gave us this really awesome cookbook with tons and tons of recipes. I was real excited to use it but i was hoping there would be tons of pics for me to count on! I opened it and wahla! No joke, E.V.E.R.Y. recipe had a PICTURE!! So I try cooking with this one a lot- If you don't have it, get it. There are some real cultural so to say recipes that some people make be all grossed out on, but i love those kinds! So here is my cookbook.my bible.
Thursday, April 21, 2011
My little peanut...reached the 2 month mark, already!! The first month, was basically what a newborn does best...SLEEP, eat and you know the rest. Now his second month has been quite entertaining too. Here are are few things our little karsty loves:
- Being talked to which results in nothing but smiles!
- Making noises with your mouth
- Playing on his play mat
- taking baths
- His duck toy that jingles and his horse toy (full of color might I add)
- Car rides and his car seat
- Sleeping with his arms up
...he does NOT like getting his bum changed, getting out of the tub...results is this picture..that is for certain.
I started work...about 3 weeks ago already! It is nice to get out and do one thing I love which is hair and it is also nice to get out and communicate with adults. ( Sometimes that crying can getcha)!
I had a brief 5 min. discussion with one of my bosses about kids and what not. I was just telling her about Karsten and for one, how stinking A-dorable he really is. Then, the topic of his crying came up and how frustrating it really gets me! My husband always tells me to relax, he still is a little new baby and he can't help it. Which yes, I'll admit it, my husband is right. So that reminder really helps. But sometimes my husband isn't always there to remind me, so of course, silly old me starts to get frustrated once he keeps crying for over a minute. Karsten really is a good little baby and cries for the typical- milk & dirty bums- but at times he will just cry cry cry and that's were my brain goes AHH!!!!!! Well back to the discussion with my one boss....she was talking about her little girl and how much she loves her age and the discussions she with her and how time goes by fast. Seeing that my little nieces and nephew turn 6 soon, makes me want to cry, so I kinda get how it does go.
Having my own kid, clearly is a smidge different. So I was telling her my frustration and she then said how her mom has always said to cherish the moments with kids, you never get them back. It quickly made me think of my time with my kid and as hard as it is, to even cherish the moments of him just bawling, I really do need to cherish those. They are quite annoying/ obnoxious, ect. but I know one day I will look back wishing that Karsten was back to being as young as he is now. So to all you mothers out there having a little bit of a hard time like me, trying to cherish those little fun/ cute/ frustrating/ flustering moments, you won't ever get those sweet moments back.
Sunday, April 3, 2011
Thursday, March 31, 2011
Now as for me, I grew up with the Chinese/ Japanese cars...HONDAS. Was my husband okay with this? For the most part. But, I had a 3 year lease with a 2008 Honda Civic that I just turned in and my husband was quite excited. He has been looking and looking since last year knowing this and finally, waaaalaaa (it really didn't go waalaaa) BUT his dream came true. I am now a vdubber! (yikes...) I will say I absolutely love love love this car! It's a fast one and all I did was laugh when I first drove it because it was quite a change. So here "she" is...
WARNING!!! this car is sassy and fast
Wednesday, March 9, 2011
One more thing....
I have been dying for quite sometime to get this book too...it looks so stinking cute.
Tuesday, March 1, 2011
Here is the play by play of what happened (sorry if you get bored). So my due date was February 9th...I had gestational diabetus (that is how I say it, it makes me laugh), so my OB told me I can't go too far in risk of having a huge baby. So I thought, yes! Perfect, I won't be going a week late then. Well, I had a check up before my due date which was the 8th, and I was still only 75% effaced and 1.5 dilation...that was going for 3 weeks! So he said, let's make an appointment on the 14th...yup valentine's day...and if nothing happens, we will induce you that day and you will have a baby by the 15th. So I was thinking you know, going in and starting everything in the afternoon but nope. I had my appointment around 2 and still same everything so he said, we will see you tonight. I said what do you mean tonight? He said you will go to the birthing center at 10:00 P.M. I wanted to freak at that point...are you kidding me, 10 at night? I knew it was going to be a longggg labor at that point.
So we got in, things started around 11:00 P.M. I clearly couldn't sleep at all! My husband on the other hand...he could. My mom came at 2:00 A.M...she is such a champ, I love her. I was feeling contractions for about 2 hours but luckily my mom came in time because I was quietly yelling for my husband and which all i heard was snoring on his end, that little turd! But he eventually woke up fast, but my amazing mom was there to help me get through them too. They really couldn't do anything at that point because I wasn't really dilated or effaced enough. So what do they do? They gave my nubain...which knocked me out instantly for only about a hour or so. I could still sorta feel contractions, but not the extreme, my goodness! My doctor wasn't coming in until 7:30 that morning, but had a feeling he would be running behind so he came around 8ish but I could feel E.V.E.R.Y.T.H.I.N.G from about 4:30-5:00 to about 9, which at that time, I was fine enough to get the epidural!! Wahoo!! I honestly cried at one point when I had a contraction...but funny thing is, I really don't remember! I guess I was really goofy and talkative during everything, which surprises me. I do remember asking my anesthesiologists, "does this really hurt?" haha his response was priceless, "not really, just think of it as a tiger bite"! Thanks!! Then bing, bang boom he was done and all it felt like was a mosquito bite! ( he lied, he admitted). My doctor came shortly after, broke my water around 10 and things started to progress a lot more rapid. By like, i think, 1 he said I was dilated to 9+ and I'll start pushing at 2! I couldn't believe it. I was kinda freakin at that point. So 2:00 came, pushed for a hour and I love my husband. He kept giving and getting me ice chips, holding my hand and helping, he is an amazing husband.. and wabamm! My little Karsten was born at 3:15 P.M. weighing a waaappping 9 lbs. 1 oz and 20 inches long. My labor was 16 hours long, but it did go really fast when I think about it. My nurses were awesome, seriously. I couldn't have asked for such an awesome delivery experience and recovery there.
When they put my little guy on my chest after he was out, I started bawling. First off, I didn't know how the heck I pushed this thing out of me, and secondly, I couldn't believe how blessed Ben and I was to have this adorable, healthy baby boy. He had his big big eyes just open and crying and honestly, I felt all the noise had around us had vanished almost and it felt like it was just my husband, me and our little guy together in our room. It was peaceful amidst all the nurses and everything getting things to get our guy cleaned. I love every minuet with my baby, even when he fusses and gets all his clothes and everything dirty from bathroom mishaps. Because at the end of the day, this is what I get to fall asleep to and wake up to every day. We love you little Karsten!! (or as my sister says, Karsty Coo...haha poor kid)!
...I'll have actual pictures at the hospital up soon!
Tuesday, February 1, 2011
I cannot believe I am almost due...it almost scares me! Everyone has asked how my pregnancy has been and so far, not terrible but not the best feeling either. Dealing with lovely sharp pains and back pains, yaouchhh! 39 weeks now which means next week is the big week for us- just crossing our fingers he comes at least a few days earlier! Had our check-up yesterday and only dilated at 1.5 centimeters which can mean great or crap, he won't be coming out anytime soon, you just never know! Last night was quite the night, my whole belly looked like a tidal wave! I will say the last 4 weeks of movement have been the most uncomfortable. I don't know how he is able to move around anymore! We just can't wait for our nugget to come out...I still every morning walk into his little bedroom and just can't believe I am going to be a mom. It already is the best feeling to think about so I can't imagine what it will be like when he is in our arms. I haven't really posted any pictures of me up yet but here is one at 37 weeks. I never took beginning stages because there is nothing really to look at!