Friday, August 30, 2013

Five for Friday

Check out other Fridays here.

1. You took me on a Breaking Bad tour for my Birthday.
2. When you need a little pick me up during the day, you go to the blog and look at Remi's one month photos.
3. You bought me ice cream on the way home from a difficult evening out with our two year old.
4. "What's sexy Jo Jo?"
5. Thanks for helping me keep my priorities straight.

P.S. I love you :)

Thursday, August 22, 2013

Remington is 1 Month Old!

Today our little prince turned one month old.

I might be suffering from a slight case of sleep deprivation because I could have sworn his one month birthday was on Monday. This month has gone by so fast and yet so slow. 

This little dude is already in size 2 diapers and has out grown all his newborn sleepers. When people meet him for the first time, they usually comment on how long his legs are or how much he looks like his big sister.

Monthly photo shoots are my favorite! They are such a nice excuse to ignore chores and stare at my baby.

Remi was the perfect model for his first monthly session and only spit up once, which is really saying something. He tends to go through several outfits a day because of spitting up, peeing or pooping through his diaper. He's such a boy!

This is Mr. Blue Monkey. 
Before Remi was born, I told Matt that I wanted to buy this baby a stuffed animal of his own for monthly photos. We never had a chance to pick one out but that was OK because Remi's Uncle Perry and Aunt Nic showed up at the hospital with this little guy.

Ah, Mr. Remington, you are such a handsome little man and we are so happy to have you home!
Happy One Month Mister!

Wednesday, August 7, 2013

At Home with Remi

Our first week at home with Mr. Remi has gone by quickly. Even though he mostly just sleeps and eats, his love for food along with our energetic two year old, have been keeping us busy. For the most part though, everyone seems to be adjusting well and I'm working on getting us back into a routine. 

Below are a few photos from Remington's first week at home along with a few fun facts about our little guy:

1. He has a birth mark on the back of his right thigh
2. He also has stork bites on the back of his neck to match his Sister, Dad and Granmarie
3. He gets the hiccups A LOT
4. He pees through his clothes A LOT
5. He likes to eat.... A LOT

Addy is such a sweet big Sister. She's adjusting to the changes in her own way but when it comes to her "Baby Brother" (which is what she usually calls him), she's only loving and ridiculously sweet.

Hanging out on the Boppy.... we love the Boppy.

Uncle Perry, Aunt Nic and Cousin Tate have already gotten to see Remi a couple of times. Yeah for family!

My little helper.

This boy loves to be swaddled.

Ah the life of a second child, surrounded by all of his sister's toys.


Our first outing as a family of 4, to the Farmer's Market and then the Zoo where we discovered that a double stroller is a must have.

It's so great having both of our kiddos under the same roof! We may be a little sleep deprived, but we're loving life with our little family.

Tuesday, August 6, 2013

Remington Kayo

On a Monday morning in July, as the world anxiously awaited the arrival of Prince William and Kate Middleton's bundle of joy, Matt and I welcomed our own prince into the world; Remington Kayo Danner, born July 22nd at 11:33 am weighing 9 pounds, 6 ounces.

The story of Remington's birth is somewhat short and sweet. I went into labor around 3 am. Since the contractions grew painful and closer together quickly, we gathered up our stuff right away, woke Addy up, dropped her off at her Aunt and Uncle's house and headed to the hospital. My Mom, who had already been in town for 3 weeks waiting on the baby, met us there just as bright and cheery as usual.

My birth plan was pretty simple: give me the epidural as soon as possible. The epi is definitely the way to go. Once I had it, I couldn't feel a thing besides the big push at the end. And there's a reason I felt that one, I delivered a 9 pound baby!

The midwife, who happened to be the one I saw through both my pregnancies, was shocked at how big he was, as were the rest of us. We were also pretty surprised to find out we had a baby boy in there all along. His big sister was right on.

I was able to hold him right away.
Matt announced the sex, after a little help from the nurse and I think we were both pretty overwhelmed with all kinds of emotions.

It didn't take too long for the nurse to realize he wasn't crying like he should be. Instead of wailing like most babies do, he was "grunting" and taking short breaths. They moved him to the warmer where they tried to get out whatever he had swallowed during birth. As they called in another nurse and then the NICU nurse, we held our breathe hoping we wouldn't have another NICU baby.

Unfortunately, what we had been praying wouldn't happen did and they wheeled him down to the NICU as Matt followed. It was only supposed to be for a couple of hours, that turned into a couple of days and then after getting the results of his chest x-ray, the descision was made to keep him there on antibiotics for a full week.

Here we go again.... our second baby, our second stint in the NICU. This time was a little different though. We knew what we were getting into, we were older and a little more mature but we also had a two year old at home who needed our attention.

Thankfully, we have amazing family and friends who watched Addy most of the day, kept us fed and encouraged, did our laundry and even mowed our grass.

Before we knew it, the week was over. We brought our little guy home to finally meet his big Sister and it felt so good to have both our kiddos together at last.

P.S. In case you're curious, Remington's middle name was taken from my Dad, his Pappa, who's initials are K.O. Matt came up with the spelling and I love it!