Tuesday, June 29, 2010

A day in the life of.... Stephanie Wilson

Well, I thought since my life has changed so dramatically I would document mommy's days as a new parent.  Long gone are the days of sleeping in, getting a shower when you want, Bejeweled blitz and other leisurely activities.  Just a year ago Toph and I had no idea the exciting activities we would be partaking in in just one short year.  We were basking in the sun, drinking cocktails, and enjoying a sunset cruise in Aruba this time last year.  I wouldn't trade this little man for anything in the world though!!!
He is a great sleeper though, I put him in his bed (this is his pack and play and we lovingly refer to it as his man cave)  around 9pm and he wakes up at 2am, and then sleeps until 6 and back out again.  So I couldn't ask for a better baby.  He has some gas issues, but I think we have finally tackled those issues with Dr. Brown's bottles.  You try to listen to everyone's advice, but usually it just comes down to your baby and how it works for him. We usually lay around in the bed til around 10 and then we get up and get Landon's bath and clothes on for the day.  After that I sit him in his boppy and let him watch the fan (he LOVES the fan) while I get a shower.  Then we play and talk a few hours and eat our lunch, I say this because he gets what I get.  I try to stay away from cabbage, cucumbers, broccoli, green onions and that sort of thing... due to the gas!  Toph is working as the electrical engineer on call for Wise 2 nights a week, so we stay with Granna B on Tues and Wed.  We love to visit!  When we are at home, I lay him in his man cave for a nap and go to the pool for about an hr, (I love his video monitors)!  They are great. This week Nae, Dalton, and Barbara came to swim with me... We had so much fun!
Today, I booked Landons first Santa Session with HMP studios, he goes Nov 11th.  I can't get over that I now have a child to take to Santa, it feels so weird sometimes, but I can't wait.  Toph and I don't know what in the world we did before out little man.  He is the best thing in our lives.  We are headed 2 our first beach trip soon, and I can't wait to travel with new fam of 3!
Landon Jacob!

Wednesday, June 23, 2010

Life Changes

So, I can finally say I am getting used to little man.  I have loved every minute of being a mommy, but it has took some time to get used to having him around.  I love taking care of him, it is an amazing feeling to know you are responsible for this little person's every need.  I have a great husband and helpers and we have been doing great.  He is now 6 weeks old, time is passing by very quickly, TOO QUICKLY!  I just got released from my doc and he asked if I was ready to go again, all I could think was not right now cause I'm not tough enough, lol.  I told him to give me 1 or 2 years and I would be back and ready for another one.  He said that gives me time 2 forget the misery and the pain.  Landon is gaining weight like crazy, he loves to eat like his mommy.  I am so happy he is healthy and doing good.  I am going to try and nurse until he is 6 months old, it has been a blessing to be able to feed my baby, I love it.  We have had lots of visitors over the past 6 weeks, I have saw some great friends and family and I love having company, I guess I will have to have another one before I see some of them again, lol... Landon is sleeping good at night, he sleeps for about 5 hours after I put him down at 9:00.  My anniversary was this past weekend and we left him with my mom for the first night, I missed him so much, but I got a full night's sleep and it was wonderful.  I had a great anniversary and I am so happy to be married to a very special man, he is so sweet and such a good daddy. We also went to church for the first time, it was a special day because it was Father's Day and our first service.  I felt so proud when they recognized the father's... It was like wow, this is special! I know Landon will have a great example in Toph as a father, he loves him so much. Well, I just needed to update, it has been a few days.  I am going to have this blog printed into a book that converts them, where Landon will have memories of his first weeks with Mommy and Daddy.  Love 2 all from the Wilson crew!

Anniversary Trip 1 Year!

My little bug is getting so long!

Wednesday, June 9, 2010

So, Landon, Granna B, and I loaded up 2 head to Moulton, Alabama for Landon's newborn photography session.  He was SOOOO good!  I took all his little hats that I had ordered and he got to wear all of them, April Warhurst, did the photos and she is so calm and is great with babies.  The studio is so cute and they have lots of different props to choose from.  We have been on the waiting list for 6 months and I am so happy that I went ahead and called where we could have this appointment.  She allows 2 hours  for the shoot and Landon stayed asleep during all the pics, which was good because she put him in alot of different poses.  We treated ourself to the Steakhouse in town after we were finished, Landon slept the whole time again!  I think he was wore out. 
Yesterday was my birthday!  I had a great day.  Me and Toph went to Waltons for lunch, and it was the first time the the three of us went to eat together. He bought me a new Vera computer bag, necklace, and a very good birthday cake.  He is so sweet and I love him so much!  Then we went on to Granna's because Toph had to work nights.  Mom and Dad took me out to Stanfields that night.  I was stuffed!  They bought me some new Juicy Couture perfume and lots of work and parts for my car.  I am really grateful that dad can fix my car for me!  Nae bought me some jewelry and some beautiful roses!
My baby made my birthday the best one I have ever had.  He is so sweet and I love him so much!  He is growing so fast and he is beginning to be a little CHUNK!  It makes me happy though to know he is growing and eating good.   I can't wait to see the other pics from the session, I will share when I buy them!!

Props from the photo shoot