August 3rd

Im back…hopefully for good.  The break was nice.

I will probably not blog everyday and there maybe some weeks that I do not post anything,

but at least I am back.

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It was a year ago on August 3rd that we found out that we had some big changes in our near future.

 

I can remember being so excited and nervous.  This was such a surprise…a great surprise.

 

Now a year later…

 

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Welcome…

Welcome to my new blog.  I have imported all of my past posts, but thought that this would be good to start over.  I am stepping away from blogging for a little so that I can come back refreshed.

Ellison needs my attention right now so blogging is taking a back burner.

little scott things

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On Thursday Ellison had his first non routine doctors visit.
Wednesday he was not nursing like himself and his left eye was very watery and crusty.  We got up early on Thursday and headed to his pediatrician’s office just to see what was up.  The doctor said that he has a blocked tear duct and with daily massage it should clear up.  As for the not eating, we think that his stomach was a little upset.  After a poopy diaper on Thursday he started acting a little better.
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I have to return to work next week.  I am less than thrilled about it, but at least Ellison will be able to stay at home with Andre until school starts. Then he will start daycare.
I am glad that we get to do this in stages
(for my sanity)
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Our second wedding anniversary is coming up in less than a month.  
It has really snuck up on me this year…I need to start thinking about what I want to get Andre.
We are definitely not going on a big trip like we did last year.  
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Ellison is 11 weeks old and weighs 14.5 pounds!  He is a BIG boy!
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My mom is coming to visit this weekend.  We are going shopping since my work pants don’t quite fit comfortably.  I still have 9 pounds to lose and I have a feeling that those 9 pounds are not going to come off easily.  Since starting Insanity I have lost a whopping 2 pounds
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It is going to be HOT HOT HOT here in Florence this weekend.  I am already dreading the walk from my car to the mall on Saturday… 🙂
Seriously, I am so thankful to have central air condition!
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I finally have baby tomatoes on my plants!!!  Hopefully it wont be too much longer until we get to eat some fresh tomatoes. 

lately

there have been quite a few milk comas

there are LOTS of blooms on my tomato plants…now just waiting on the tomatoes

tucker has played with his brother

Ellison has been sleeping better at night, so there are LOTS more smiles in the morning

even though we have been getting more sleep it still isnt like a full nights worth of sleep
so a cup of coffee is still needed

we fall in love with this little boy more and more everyday

we have gone on walks in the evening to get Ellison to nap

 We even took a nap in the bed together

we have broken out the 3-6 month clothes and they fit perfectly

Life has really been whizzing by these past few weeks.  I have to return to work in 2 short weeks.
I am NOT ready…
I have been soaking in every moment with my little boy because I know I will never have an opportunity like this again.

I’m 5 weeks old…say what…

These pictures were actually taken last week, but I knew I wanted to share them.
I want to take a picture of Ellison in his crib with a white onesie one each month
(so I can have them when he turns 1)
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I think that we need to move up to size 2 diapers
I don’t think these size 1 diapers are cutting it anymore
we have had poop explosions in the Scott household the last couple of days
moving up a diaper size is the only thing I can think of
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E slept in his crib until 3 AM yesterday night!!!  
Then he slept right beside me last night
…baby steps
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a weighty issue

Do you know how much I gained with Ellison….
a whopping 50 pounds.
Thats what it looks like
Want to know what is even crazier…
my doctors were all okay with that weight gain
I was eating right and exercising
and Ellison was growing right on track
Yes I fretted about the weight gain a ton because everywhere you look in blog land women are gaining 20-30 pounds…heaven forbid them gain 35 or even 40.  I thought I was doing something wrong when I hit the 30 pound mark and I still had a few months to go.  My doctors assured me that I was doing just fine, so I stopped worrying about that number on the scale.  
I even got the marks of motherhood…stretch marks
(another thing that no one seems to get in blogland)
I got them on my hips and a few on my lower sides
I was a little bummed out when I first got them, but that is a small price to pay for this healthy baby boy I have in my arms right now.  
My mom reassured me that they fade over time and she got them in the same places that I did.
(this was taken 10 days after he was born)
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Now for the good news…
at 2 weeks after E was born I was down 25 pounds
and now at 4 weeks I am down 36 pounds
thats only 14 more pounds and I will be at my pre-pregnancy weight.
So the lesson in all of this is
don’t beat yourself up about gaining a little more weight that the “norm” while pregnant
(I have already done the beating up for you)
and if you get stretch marks…
its okay…you are not the only one
the most important things are to have a healthy baby, eat right, and keep moving
no so much the number on the scale

thoughts and prayers needed

I am going to do something that I do not usually do on my blog…
I am going to ask for you all to keep Andre and his family in your thoughts and prayers.
His dad got the news that his cancer had spread on Monday and now he is under hospice care.
I know that they need peace and acceptance.
This is such a hard thing for any family and they could use a little help.
Thanks in advance.

My Christmas Wish List…

a blender…ours is broken and I will need a good one when I start making little Scott’s baby food next year
a kuerig
and cappuccino makers…self explanatory (long nights = delicious caffeinated drinks)
books
How Easy is that?
Toms
new knives
a bench for Tucker
and of course some cute maternity clothes

all from Michael Stars
I cant wait to see what I get from Santa, my parents, and Andre!!!