Wednesday, August 27, 2008

Long Week...

It's only Wednesday and this has been SUCH a long week! Benny has been pretty cranky in the nighttime and Rochel has been sleeping over every night to help out with him! I miss Shuky!!! Been working on trying to get the house back into order from the past few weeks, still a work in progress! And I needed to make sure everything is packed (it's not, by the way). And since I'm going to be gone for a week after Florida, I wanted to make sure all the laundry is done and the house will still be standing when I get back!
Everyone say a little prayer for the new parents traveling with their little 5 week old (as of today) son! And then for the crazy Mommy traveling alone, afterward, with said kid!

Good night everyone.

Monday, August 25, 2008

Another Day with Benny

It's been a few days since I wrote but not a whole lot has happened. Shabbos was nice. We stayed in pj's the whole time, never even unlocked the front door! Shuky left to the farm yesterday, he'll be back in time to jump back in the car for the drive to the airport Friday morning. We're coming to Florida for Chaim's Bar Mitzvah!! We're gonna stick around for a week and from there Shuky goes back home and Benny and I are heading out to New York so Benny can meet his Bobbe (my mom)!!! Benny will be quite the little traveler!!!
I'm a little nervous about traveling alone but we'll make it!

Anyway, here's two pictures from today. He's wearing a really funny shirt that Uncle Shmuly sent him!

Love you all and we're all very excited to see everyone!!

Friday, August 22, 2008

I Got My Bed Back!

Shuky brought home the new pack-n-play yesterday and put it together for us and Benny slept in it. I GOT MY BED BACK FOR MYSELF!!! It was so exciting! He looks so yummy in his new bed and today we went to Toys'r'us to get some more stuff and I get sheets that work for pack-n-plays. And we finally found diapers in his size, by the box! Shuky also got new shoes and I got more baby books, ones for after the baby is born...I actually got the continuations of two of my baby books that I liked the most! Hopefully they'll be just as good and informative!

Have a good Shabbos everyone!

Wednesday, August 20, 2008

Professional Pictues

Last night was rough, Benny was up very often. I was so tired! It got to the point where I couldn't remember if I was just starting to nurse or if he was just finishing....
Rochel and I took Benny to WalMart for some professional pictures once we all rested and were able to see straight! We met Stefanie and the kids there for Benny and Aaron to take some shots together, they were so cute and they finally didn't scream when seeing each other!!

Anyway, his pictures came out ADORABLE! Although he did have to go through three outfits. The first one didn't even get any pictures, he spit up just as we were setting him up! As soon as the pictures are ready, we'll post them!

And now, I'm beyond exhausted. Good night everyone!

Tuesday, August 19, 2008

Some Pictures from the Bris

We still don't have too many but here are a few that we got so soon as I get more, I'll put them up!
(Thanks Blooms for the pics we do have!)

Monday, August 18, 2008

Bris Day, FINALLY!!!

Today was the little man's bris. He was amazing, cried for a second and has been great the entire day since! His name is Binyamin Avraham, Binyamin after Shuky's grandfather and Avraham after my great-grandfather. We're going to call him Benny.
Usually, I don't like the concept of naming after more than one person but about three weeks before he was born, I had a very clear and detailed dream. In the dream, I gave birth to a boy. For some reason, the bris was the following day (someone mentioned this could possibly be taken as a sign that the bris was not supposed to be on the 8th day). Shuky and I named the baby Binyamin Avraham, after the two above-mentioned grandfathers. The dream even went on to show me that we had already decided to call him Benny. After he was actually born, I spoke to a Rabbi about the dream. He told me that something so clear about something so beautiful should not be cast aside and that we should definitely consider this as a sign! So Benny he is.
And for anyone who has or has not met him, the name really works! He's definitely a little Benny. Although it will be hard to stop saying Baby!
Anyway, I don't have pictures of the bris. I was slightly preoccupied. If anyone has pictures, please send them our way!
I would also like to thank everyone who helped out so much! We love everyone so much and were so happy to be able to share the simcha with everyone, on the phone, over the internet, in person....however people were able to join!
Have a good night and Benny can't wait to meet everyone!

Sunday, August 17, 2008

Shema/Vach Nacht

Tonight was dudeski's Shema (Vach Nacht) and he did great, sleeping so nicely in his bassinet while all the little boys said Shema around him and the 12 Pesukim. He wanted one of the goody bags too but I warned him it would ruin his appetite and he was about to eat dinner, so he decided not to take the candy...
As the boys were finishing up, Stefanie brought over all the delicious stuff she baked for the bris. I am giving everyone a sneak peak of the AMAZING cake she made for the bris. Everything you see here is edible, including the base. I don't know how anyone will cut it, I will be standing there swatting hands away!!! I LOVE IT!!!!!!!!!

Soon to be named!

Thursday I took little guy to work and to run errands around town (we walked, well I walked and he strolled), while Shuky went to LaCrosse to pick up his father. Mimi and the kids all had colds so they moved to my father's house. We've waited long enough for this bris. No need to push it off even more!
Friday, Baby and I went to Cedar Rapids to pick up my father and walk the aisles of Sam's Club. Bris stuff, here we come! Of course, we did forget the drinks.
Shabbos was nice, Friday night was quiet. Shabbos day we had Mimi and the kids, Rochel, my father...It was really nice! Nana and Grampa stopped by in the afternoon, right before Shuky left to shul for Mincha. Me and Baby showed them around the house, the backyard. We sat and talked for a bit.
Today we're going to have a nice brunch at 11:30. Problem is I may have forgotten to tell most of the people invited! Just waiting for an hour that isn't SO horrible for me to call over to my father's house...
Anyway, after the brunch, Baby and I (and Rochel, if we can steal her away) need to go to WalMart to get the stuff we forgot to get at Sam's Club!
Have a nice day everyone! Can't wait for tomorrow!!!

Wednesday, August 13, 2008

My Lil Lamb!

Baby loves his new swing! And I love Target! Got some stuff that Walmart just doesn't carry that we needed for the little dude!
Just wanted to put up some pictures of him in the new swing...and a video we took when he was on Shuky's lap, flooping and flopping his head around.

Enjoy and have a good night!!

Baby Swing

Yay! I finally found a store that has the swing that I want! Mimi and I are about to head out to LaCrosse to go to Target and get this swing and my little man will be able to have so much fun swinging around!
In case anyone wants to see what kind of swing we're getting, it's called the Fisher Price Lil Lamb Dream Swing. It's REALLY cute!
And while I'm at Target, I'll see what other fun things I can find!


Monday, August 11, 2008

A Good Day!!!

Today was a day for good news and exciting ideas.
Baby has a set day for his bris, it will be a week from today God willing, Monday the 18th!
Shuky and I decided to come to Florida for Chaim's bar mitzvah!
We are almost positively going to New York for Succos.


I felt such a huge weight lift off my shoulders when the nurses told me what Baby's level was at after the blood test! I just couldn't stop smiling and talking excitedly to the little man...

Then Mimi and I took all the kids to the mall in Rochester and I got Dude some cute outfits for Yom Tov and pictures and all the trips coming up...

And now I'm exhausted and must go and start planning this bris, FINALLY!

Can't wait to give him a name and share it with everyone! Good night and hopefully today was good for everyone else too!!

Sunday, August 10, 2008

A Fun Story Called Poop

So little guy poops alot and of course can't stand having ANYTHING in his diaper so the smallest of anything has to be changed instantly. So off we went to Walmart to get more diapers. Because we were out already. It's been about a week. A little less. We are also on our third company. First one gave him a small rash, second one wasn't leak-proof like it claimed, we'll see how this third company holds out!
Oh, the Mohel came by this morning and said Baby is looking much better. He said that if this were the first time he was seeing the baby, we would be doing the bris on time...
Tomorrow we have the next blood test so hopefully, with what the Mohel is saying, we're gonna get the go-ahead!

Hope everyone is having an easy fast!!!

Friday, August 8, 2008

Good Shabbos Everyone!

We have Moishy over for Shabbos and I finally gave Baby a bath (I was supposed to do that yesterday but I wasn't feeling too great) and he smells DELICIOUS! I'm eating him for dinner. And dessert! And Zalmy just peeled all our eggs for the egg salad because 'soon he's gonna be 4!'
Anyway, just wanted to wish everyone a good Shabbos and an easy fast! Hopefully this coming week will bring good news about Baby's bris!

Love you all!

Thursday, August 7, 2008

Happy Birthday Shuky!

Sorry it's been quiet for the past few days...being a new mom is a lot of work! We'll work on getting posts up more often. In the meantime, just wanted to wish Shuky a happy birthday and I hope he likes his birthday present! It took me 24 hours to get it but there was a 9.5 month wait list once I ordered it!

Love you Shuks!

Monday, August 4, 2008

County Fair

I forgot to mention that yesterday, in the afternoon, we went to a county fair nearby. Baby had so much fun watching Zalmy and Shaina go on all the rides! We switched the stroller so that the carriage was facing me instead of the public and he slept the ENTIRE time! It was really nice getting out and I'm trying to hick up my son as much as possible....git'er started young!

Today, once the rain cleared up, we invited the Blooms over for some water fun - water balloons and running through the sprinklers! Then, later in the afternoon, we went for a walk to the library and the post office...really hot out but nice to get out!
We ran out of diapers already so off I went in search of diapers that would fit my big boy's butt. And he sure does poop alot! He tends to wait until we close the tabs on the new diaper and then 'expresses himself' once again!

And now I am watching Finding Nemo with Zalmy while Shaina goes to sleep and then off to sleep I go!

Good night and lots of love!

It's Raining, It's Pouring, I Wish I Was Snoring!

Baby fussed alot this morning for some reason. I'm exhausted. In bed now, he's sleeping. Just wanted to say hi, I love being a mother! This boy is delicious!!!

Sunday, August 3, 2008

Post Shabbos Post

Shabbos was interesting. Trying to keep him in the Bilie Wrap, hoping it doesn't unplug or that the kids don't get to it, trying to nurse and change him in it....
Obviously it didn't last. It got unplugged at some point, but we tried! We had nice quiet meals and nice visitors in the afternoon. Baby slept extremely well last night and I hear him crying out in the living room now but we're letting Tatty hang out with him while I relax a bit...

So off I go, searching for a bris outfit online with Bobbe and just kicking back...

Love you all!

Friday, August 1, 2008

Bilie Wrap

Apparently, they've made a sandwhich to help with Jaundice. It's called the Bilie Wrap. Baby had another blood test this morning and he's still at a high level. They think he may have gone up since Sunday and is now on his way back down. So we now have this fun UV Light contraption, called a Bilie Wrap, to try to help bring it all down...
Which means the bris has been pushed off yet again!
And I am exhausted. I had to go back to the hospital after our morning appointment because they suggested the Wrap after I was already home.
So now, Baby and I are off to take a nap. He will be sleeping with his Wrap on!
Good Shabbos everyone!