Tuesday, January 31, 2012


I just LOVE groupon.com. I have bought several great deals online with groupons. One of my favorite groupons are the Canvas on Demand ones, I always buy them when they come up. It's a $120 wrap around canvas for $40, that price always includes the canvas, tax and shipping. What a great deal. I had two that I needed to use before the month ended so I of course ordered them of my two boys. So here are my two newest canvases hanging in our home.

This picture is from Landon's 3 year old pictures

This is Houston at 3 months during Christmas time
I am very proud of my two happy and healthy boys. 

Happy Tuesday!!

On a side note: I have lost about 7lbs this month and I had 2 people ask me if I have lost weight. Made my day! Only 35lbs more to go ;o)

Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Going out of business

Our local Food Lion is going out of business in a few weeks and today was the first day where the whole store was 50% off.  So of course I stocked up on lots of items, from paper products, batteries, baby formula, rice cereal, lots of baby supplies and food, toothpaste, band aids, snacks, juices, etc., you get the idea.
I have no idea where I am going to store all this
 I was able to get several months supply of Houston's very expensive formula and rice cereal.
His formula is $16 a small can. With 50% off at $8.00 and then I was able to use my $2.50 off coupons. So total of $5.50 a can. Cant find a deal better than that. I have 5 more cans of formula not pictured. haha 
Happy wednesday

Sunday, January 22, 2012

Still fits?

Look who thinks he can still fit into his old bumbo play center

Landon 2009

Landon 2012

I LOVE this age!

Wednesday, January 18, 2012

Thursday, January 12, 2012

Baby Shower

My sweet friends Rebecca and Shauna threw me a baby shower for Houston last weekend. Since we have been home for a few months and I already had tons of clothes and baby items from Landon, we decided to have a baby essentials shower. Super cute idea isn't it? Well I am worlds worse about charging my camera battery so I was only able to get a few pictures before the camera died.

The cake with the invention
 The cake table
 All the baby essentials

Opening presents
And this is where the camera died...
All the baby wipes we have received over the last few months
All the diapers plus a few more boxes in the floor
Jason and I have some amazing friends, family and co-workers who have been there every step of the way since Houston's early arrival. My work also threw me a great baby shower where he received some amazing gifts as well. We are very grateful for everyone and everything we have received in the last 4 months. I think we are stocked up on diapers and wipes for a while, what do you think?
We are blessed!
Thank You 

Saturday, January 7, 2012

Look alikes

I really think my boys look alike, especially when they are babies.

Landon at 3 months old; Oct. 2008

Houston at 3 months; Dec. 2011
 Both are bald, have blue eyes and have round chunky faces.
I love looking at old pictures of when Landon was a baby. I cant believe he will be 4 years old in 6 months. ;o)
Happy weekend

Tuesday, January 3, 2012

Houston is 4 months old

Today our little man is 4 months old. I know I say it every month, but WOW 4 months already. He has been home for 2 months now and thriving quickly. Today he had his 4 month wellness check-up.

Daddy and Houston at the pediatricians office
We never had a pediatrician for Landon we just used our family doctor, but with Houston being so premature we had to find a pediatrician who has experience with preemies of his age. I asked around and all my friends said the same practice. There are 4 all women pediatricians in this office and we love them all. My friends were right about them and I am so glad we choose them. The whole staff is wonderful, very helpful and aware of our situation with Houston. I am planning on switching Landon over to them as well in the near future. Ok back to the baby.

He had to get four different shots and he showed us that he has no problem with his little lungs. I have never heard him scream that bad before. Here are his stats based on a preemie scale:

Weight: 11 lbs 13oz (90th percentile)
Length: 21 1/2" (70th percentile)
Head circumference: 38cm (70th percentile)

Our doctor said that he is doing wonderful by growing and thriving well. He is on about a 2 month old level. He has started to open his hands up more instead of clinching his fists, he is getting much better head control and making more eye contact. He has also rolled over several times during tummy time. He will start solid foods by spoon in 2 months and we will be able to change his NeoSure (formula for preemies) to regular milk or possibly soy based formula. Now he is taking rice cereal in his bottle every feeding to help with his digestion and with his projectile spit up by keeping his bottle down.

My attempt at a 4 month photo
Big brother wanted in on the action, take 1
 Take 2
 Take 3
 Take 4

Tomorrow I go back to work after being on maternity leave for 4 months. I am excited about seeing my kids again and being able to go to school with Landon and seeing him throughout the day. As well as getting out of the house, catching up with my girlfriends at work and basically rejoining the human race. However I am having to leave Houston. I found a grandmother at our church who is willing to take care of Houston for me while I work until school is out for the summer in May, so I know its only temporary. I have complete trust and faith in her and her ability to take good care of my baby, but its just hard to leave him after all we have been through. So please pray for me tomorrow as I will have LOTS of crazy mommy meltdowns.

I hope everyone had a great New Years. We stayed home and ate chick-fill-a and watch Toy Story. We were all in bed before midnight and DVRed the ball dropping.
Please don't be jealous of our lives. haha! Maybe next year we will have better plans.