Tuesday, December 28, 2010

10 Month Ouchy!

Parker is 10 months today and has a big ouchy! Now that he is in the beginning stages of walking there will be many bumps and bruises just like when he started pulling up on everything.

Yesterday, he was walking along the bed when he decided to let go. He proceeded to walk and lost his balance falling face first into the nightstand. Daddy was there to witness the whole thing. They were both a basket case...one in pain and the other devastated at the thought that his baby boy had gotten hurt. He hit right on the eyebrow bone and it split open, bleeding immediately. After trying to get it to stop bleeding, I got the phone call at work. I could hear the panic in Todd's voice which then made me panic. What a helpless feeling that was. Parker then paid a visit to the Dr where he got cleaned up and sterile strips applied. Thank goodness there was another option besides the 3 stitches that were needed. This is just the beginning...Geez!

Monday, December 27, 2010

1st Christmas

Santa was good to Parker for his first Christmas! The fun festivities all started Christmas Eve at the Barnett's. There was great food and friends! Todd was even able to join us which made the night even more enjoyable. Parker loves him some Auntie Kris. They played and played together...

After the party we took Parker home to get him in bed for Santa but he did not want to go to sleep at all. I think he was so excited he couldn't sleep! He finally passed out on our drive around the neighborhood at 11pm to look at Christmas lights. Then the fun began for Todd and I...assembling all the toys we got him! With Christmas Music playing and Hot Chocolate in hand we began! Then the stocking were hung above the chimney with care...in hopes that
Saint Nicholas would soon be there!

The next morning, Parker rose with a smile to see what Santa had left him under the tree!

Parker's new fridge farm

Assembling the last toy...Parker got to help Daddy!
Super cute froggy towel

Later that day we went to Aunt Kelly's for Christmas with the Fam but got a cute picture of Parker in his bib eating lunch 1st!

It was yet another Wonderful Christmas and one to put in the books since it was Parker's 1st Christmas. We will conclude the festivities on New Year's Eve with the final Christmas with my family!

Wednesday, December 22, 2010


Yeah We got two good videos of Parker dancing! One may be black mail for when he gets older ;o)

Tuesday, December 21, 2010

9 Month Pictures

Parkers Auntie Jennifer took his 9 month pictures when we got together in November for Thanksgiving and she brought me the edited pictures this past weekend. I love them so much I wanted to share them.

Monday, December 20, 2010

The Magical Weekend

Wow! What a fun weekend we had. It all started Sunday when we met the family at Esparza's in Grapevine for Margaritas and a late lunch. Their nachos are AMAZING and the Rita's are too! Following lunch we headed to the Gaylord with a sleeping Parker in tow. We started off the night going to ICE! And let me tell you, it was COLD! Parker wouldn't wear his parka so we took turns tucking him in each of our parka's. He was in awww and so were we. The sculptures are awesome. Following ICE we made our way to Fireside Pies....where we had some more amazing food!

I found that there are truly genuine people in this world while at dinner. Being that it was 8 o'clock and way past Parker's bedtime, I failed to bring formula as we ventured to dinner. There was a very sweet family there who offered up some formula for Mr. P. She was my lifesaver as he was getting very anxious for his milk!

We finally returned to the hotel late and were all exhausted. Parker went straight to bed, but being that it was a new place he woke up at 4am. He finally went back to sleep about 6am but in bed with us. That is something we don't ever do anymore but when you want sleep you gotta do whatcha gotta do! He is NOT easy to sleep with. Head on one of us and feet sticking into the side of the other. I think he gets that from his Cuz Meadow!!
Today was Santa Day. We woke up late and went and had breakfast. While eating breakfast I spotted Martellus Bennett walking through getting his eat on too! Next was Good Ole' Saint Nick! Will he Scream? Cry? Smile? We were the first in line after waiting an hour. Parker did good despite not getting a smile out of him. He sat there with all the girls first and then with Santa by himself. No tears just pure doubt!
It was a GREAT time all together and a must do next year!

First Steps!

He did it! A week ago Parker and I were playing and I stood him up by himself as usual and here he came...2 steps!! It was so exciting to witness. He got so excited when he realized what had happened. He has continued to take a few steps here and there with 6 steps in a row being his longest. Here is a video of when he took his 6 steps but I only caught the last step (my camera wasn't cooperating!)

Saturday, December 11, 2010

Don't worry guys...it's just gas!

Oh what a busy busy week. Parker has kept us on our toes all week. I think he has been a gassy boy. Who would have thought...no diet change just a gassy boy. I almost broke down and went to Cooks Emergency if the excessive fussiness continued. There were many sleepless night for both Parker and Mommy.
Parker is a big babbler now, combining his vowels and consonants.
Mommy didn't care...as long as he was happy. He was just helping to unroll the toilet paper.
Christmas shopping...the bags over took the stroller!

Tired of playing

Friday, December 3, 2010

Mr Smiles

Mr Smiles wasn't all smiles last night. He was one unhappy little boy. The fussiness all began Tuesday after his 9 month check up and escalated over the next two days. He refused to go down to sleep and would barely take his bottle. Finally at 8:30pm, Todd went driving to get him to fall asleep. He slept until about 12:30pm and was up crying again. He took a little more of his bottle but not much and went back down only to start crying soon after. Parker and I watched cartoons, sang songs, ate puffs, drank water, drank a little milk and walked circles around the living from until 3:30am. My mind and body had finally given in at that point and I think his had too because he went down to sleep without a fuss.

The following day he still wasn't himself...not taking his bottle and now refusing to eat his food. Right before lunch I made a call to the Dr which we later made a visit to. Ms. Nancy was stumped...no ear infection, no sore throat and after 2 catheters...nothing. You would have thought he was a-ok at the Dr office though because he was flirting with all the nurses and Nancy! It has been a long emotional day. Not to mention I had surgery yesterday and am in pain but thanks to Todd's parents and my mom, I have had a lot of help with Parker.

Well, Mr. Smiles is down for the night...no fussing just straight to sleep. i sure hope he sleeps through the night and wakes in a great mood.

Thursday, December 2, 2010

9 Month Check Up

Tuesday Parker paid a visit to Ms. Nancy for his check-up. Although it wasn't time for any vaccinations, he had to get his second flu shot and his toe pricked to test his hemoglobin which came back normal! His check up went very well and he is right on tract.
His ears were checked and no ear infection!!!

Weight: 19 lbs 8 oz (30%)
Height: 28 in (45%)
Head: 45.5 cm (50%)
Clothes size: 9-12 mo

He loves to open and close doors, climb the stairs and walk while holding on to your hands. He is a busy busy boy.
He is still sleeping through the night (7pm-7am) with one nap during the day.

Saturday, November 27, 2010

The Final Thanksgiving

Thursday morning; Todd, Parker and I traveled to Mount Pleasant, Texas for Thanksgiving with Todd's family. On the way we stopped and saw Aunt Frances and Walter. Frances had made Parker a cute knit hat for him to wear...especially since it was so so cold outside. At Todd's parents house there were lots of new faces for Parker to meet. He was passed from person to person with lots of loving from everyone! Denise, Lance, Amberlynn, David, Nana and Gaga all got extra time with him since we spent the night.
Parker doesn't do well in new places unfortunately for this mama. He wouldn't go to sleep unless Todd or I took him driving...so I found my self venturing through Mount Pleasant at the wee hours of the night just to get him to sleep. We even went to Ihop at 2am to meet Debbie and Linda after or Midnight Black Friday Shopping Spree at Wal Mart.

Parker was definitely in recover mode today. He took an hour nap this morning and a 2 hour nap this afternoon. He was so tired this morning that he fell asleep sitting up on the couch with Todd while I was fixing his bottle. My poor baby was pooped! Because he was napping this morning, he missed out on the first half of Jasmine's Birthday Party at McDonald's.

As Parker's bed time got closer, I got the gut feeling that he may have an ear infection but hope that I am wrong. He was becoming increasingly irritable, would barely take his bottle and tugging at his ear. I hope that it was continued tiredness from being out of town. We shall see what tomorrow will bring...

Overall, It was a GREAT 1st Thanksgiving for Parker. Being the happy baby that he is, he was a real trooper!

Sunday, November 21, 2010


Friday at work, I celebrated the first of three Thanksgivings. I left Parker with Merri and Staci for just 20 min and he had a mohawk! It was a long day but Parker was a real trooper as long as he had his Mama!
Today we celebrated my families Thanksgiving. It was a wonderful day of food and laughter. I am truly blessed with a wonderful family who enjoys each others company and loves one another. The cousins met once again and had a ball! Liam and Parker played their little hearts out together. They kept us all on our toes as they were DOUBLE TROUBLE! They loved banging their hands on the coffee table together....Parker really did have a cute outfit on today but he got hot playing so hard!
Todd and I are once again thankful for all God has provided this year...each other, a job, a roof, food, a loving family and so much more. He is so amazing and always provides for me and my family.