Sunday, November 29, 2009

First Baby Billy Bath

Baby Billy's Belly Button (say that 10x fast) fell off so last night was his first tub time. These are the only pics my silly husband got of the grand event. I could just thump him!Squeaky Clean!!!

Wednesday, November 25, 2009

One by One

Counting my blessings naming them one by one...

Thank you Jesus for my Pauly... Little boy, you have been such a joy to your mama and daddy's life. I truly felt like my life had meaning when you came around my little rascal. You keep me on my toes - you're so smart and you're always thinking one step ahead of mama!! I am so blessed and honored to be your mama. I look forward to the days ahead with you my little man - the moment where you realize the true meaning of grace and love that our Lord has for all of us, your first day of school, and those precious moments when you will beam with pride for a job well done. You are such a wonderful big brother and mama is so proud of you!

Praise the Lord for my tiny Billy... Little precious baby of mine... The Lord made your little self so much more precious and beautiful than any mama could ever imagine her baby could be... So perfect... little hands, little feet, little lips. I love you to the moon and back! We are going to have so much fun together. You are a precious gift from God and I want you to always remember how much he loves you my snuggles. To the moon and back...I love you forever.
Can't imagine life without My Mr. Melton... You're Gentle and Patient. I'm a better person because you're in my life My Love. I appreciate all your help the past few months and I know wouldn't of been able to make it without your encouragement... You're my best friend. I love that we can laugh, cry, dream and scheme (*wink*wink*) together. We're a fabulous team and I wouldn't want anyone else by my side to spend the rest of my life with. You work so hard to provide for us and to make it so I can stay home, thank you. You are a wonderful daddy and husband and I thank my lucky stars (God!!!!) every day for you babe! I love you.

Friday, November 20, 2009

Two Boys

These are some pictures of my boys at about the same times when they were just born. I'm just amazed how healthy, beautiful babies. The first ones are Pauly and the 2nd are William. Praise Jesus for my boys!


Just can't let him!

I have to admit the last couple weeks I have been letting Satan have a run away with me. He is giving me thoughts of inadequacy towards mothering my older boy. It seems like this poor kid is just having to go without so much than he did when it was just him and I. I kept thinking about this and it would make me feel SO BAD! I wanted to bawl constantly - with my hormones raging I couldn't (and barely can) think straight to realize it wouldn't be forever and it was a transition that many kids have to go through. He is such a great kid he has been so wonderful keeping busy with books, toys and content with watching movies. When there was just no possible way I could get outside with myself healing from the c-section and tiny boy being too tiny to go outside, he continued being such a helpful sweet boy!
Then there is/was the battle in my brain about being able to continue breastfeeding. Thankfully right in the recovery room our new baby started feeding almost immediately. I had a great colostrum supply and my milk came in within 4 days of having the little guy. I had such a nightmare of battling our first son with breastfeeding... I ended up having to use breast shields at first and then also pumping. He was born at 7lbs 14 oz and went down to a low 6 by the end of the first month. His poor little face got kind of sunk in and he looked terrible. I came home from that doctor's office, stopped by Albertsons for some VERY EXPENSIVE formula and he ate that stuff as if he was starving. He obviously thrived, thank you Jesus, but I just do NOT want to go through that again. So this is definitely something that I've been stressing about and I've been letting Satan put all sorts of doubts and lies in my head.

I have such an amazing support team with my amazing husband who has made it a game of being extremely cheerful the moment he steps in the house to get my mind off of my worries and laugh a little - not to mention, tending to my every need for the first two weeks after giving birth, as well as, being a huge help when I was Oh so very preggers. He has also been having some stressful work weeks since we are getting down to the end of the year and he never failed to take care of his work, me, or our boys. He is amazing! I asked him yesterday what I did to deserve him and he just jokingly said I got lucky. He's so wonderful!
I was (and still are a little) letting these things consume my every thought and I realized I wasn't taking the sweet precious time to enjoy these first days of my tiny son's life. I feel so foolish having to call my sisters, mother, sister-in-laws and mother-in-law - crying to them - I just feel like I can cry on demand and every time they are all so helpful and supportive.
I had a little bit of problems with baby blues with our first son but that was a little different and maybe a little worse actually as I was battling again nursing issues but also I was watching FAR TOO MUCH CNN and then the house right down the road got broke into and I developed a major fear of... well... "the unknown". Would someone break in and take my boy?, would someone break in and do "who knows what" to us while my husband was gone? I started not opening the blinds during the day and had a huge fear of keeping the door locked obsessively.
Thank God! I came out of that with... again, my husband and family's help and I just can't let myself go through that again!! I can't let Satan put these lies in my head and steal away my time with my beautiful boys that is so precious and needs to be enjoyed and not feared for. I'm so thankful for where the Lord has put me with a hugely supportive wonderful husband, two beautiful little boys, and an amazing family. I have much to be thankful for and I just praise Jesus for giving me strength to get through these hard past weeks. God is so GOOD!

Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Sister Sister

(don't mind the haggard gal in the middle - kind of embarrassing but I wanted to share)

I'm totally brain dead and meant to post this one earlier this week. My sisters came this past weekend. It was wonderful to see them and I got to see my niece, Macarti, daughter of my youngest sister. She loved the baby and constantly was calling him "Baby Belly" (as we nicknamed him Billy.) She loved kissing on him and holding him. Her and Pauly love to play with each other... and within the first hour of being here this is what the boys' room looked like. My sister Jodi also came but her kiddos stayed home with their daddy (which was bitter sweet - because having them there too would of been a rodeo - but Jodi being there without her kids was a little weird, and I miss them so much!!) Jodi and Casi cleaned my house (Jodi fixed my vacuum - She ROCKS!), tended big brother, and made meals for us. (I love this pic of Casi - isn't she gorgeous?!)
and yes, if you are wondering my mother named us all with an "i" at the end of our names... Sami Jo Jodi Dawn and Casi Jean...
We laughed and cried and it was just so meaningful to me to have them come and spend that time with me and meet our new little man.

Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Day Two - No worries!!

Today we had to go to baby brother's doctor's appointment to get his poor little heel pricked... boo hoo! and I was dreading this day for a week, knowing my husband couldn't come and that I was all on my own. I started getting ready really early and pulled up to the doctor's office 15 minutes ahead of time. Thankfully, I hadn't talked to my mom for a few days so I called her and got some much needed encouragement! (she rocks!) Through all my worry I had a little boy who read his book like a good boy, a baby who was terribly hard to calm down... (NOT! He almost slept through the whole thing except the heel prick of course)and I was made a fool to be such a worry wart. I never learn that the Lord is with me always and I shouldn't stress - especially over such little stuff!
Today was the first day that big brother really showed any interest towards baby brother. Made my heart melt!

I'm going through a little bit of the mommy blues - so your prayers are appreciated... While I was talking to my mom she read me an awesome verse that I had forgotten about and was in much need of reminding.

And he said: "I tell you the truth, unless you change and become like little children, you will never enter the kingdom of heaven.

Matthew 18:3

Monday, November 16, 2009

William Voss Melton


William Voss Melton
Born: November 3rd
Weight: 8 lbs 14 oz
Height: 22 3/4 inches
Sorry it has took me so long to update this blog - but I guess I was hoping everyone had already heard the news through my other blog, face book, phone calls etc. William is doing amazing - we think now (he's almost 2 weeks old) he is almost 10 lbs. He went to breastfeeding right off (Praise Jesus!) and Pauly is not quite sure who/what he is...
We are having so much fun with him and settling in to being a mother of two is well... interesting! Let's just say, I'd appreciate prayer! Today was my first day on my own as the first week my mother was here and the 2nd my husband was able to be home with me. We had a pretty good day and now it is off to bed...

Day One

Day One with two boys:

**1 load of laundry washed (noticed I didn't say dried, folded and put away *wink*)
**dishwasher emptied and put away and reloaded and started!
**one boy happy as a clam as he got everything he could ever want in a day (which includes chicken nuggets and french fries for lunch and is currently watching Cars) What more could a 2 year old boy want?
**baby boy sleeping in his bassinet with a belly full
**bills paid
**called insurance company to add baby boy to health insurance
**out of my jammies by 2:00 p.m.
**dinner in the oven
BOOYA!

Saturday, November 7, 2009

Friday, November 6, 2009

Introducing...




William Voss Melton
Born: November 3rd at 7:57 a.m.
Weight: 8 lbs 14 oz
Height: 22.75 in long


More pics to come!!
Thanks for all your prayers! xoxo, The Lady

Sunday, November 1, 2009

Batman to the Rescue!!


Pauly was Batman for Halloween!



Oh Batman! You're so handsome! Save me!! Save me!!

Pow!! Whack!! Crack!! Boom! Schmack! Batman to the Rescue!!

So our little guy was Batman for Halloween! Here he is all dressed up! I was pretty proud of myself for being able to get a costume (and a good one at that... Thanks to Aunty Roo) and take my kid out trick-or-treating at 9 months pregnant! Cuz - I'm awesome!! (said like Justin Timberlake on SNL - link here) My husband and I say that all the time and get a good laugh...
Oh Batman!! You're so handsome!!
Mama loves her little superhero!!
Another super funny thing that we've enjoyed on SNL is this one and this one... If you watch these you are going to be saying little quotes from these all week... then you'll think of me! They're hysterical and they have a little bit of a twisted humor so don't watch them if you don't like SNL skits - but we think they are hysterical!!!
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