Mom, Mama, Drew and Jack

Mom, Mama, Drew and Jack
the adventures of 2 boys and their moms

Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Sunday, April 24, 2011

Happy Easter

We had an amazing weekend celebrating Drew's First Easter.  I think because we were still in the "new baby stupor" during Thanksgiving and Christmas, this is the first holiday that we can truly sit back, relax, and enjoy with our little family. It is truly amazing how much joy Drew has brought into our lives.

Last night I posted the following as my facebook status: "Had tons of fun coloring eggs with the Little Man today. I dreamed for so long that I would be able to do things like this with MY child - and now my dreams have come true!!
I really feel like all of my dreams really have come true.   There is not another thing in this whole world that would make my life any better than it is right now.
We went to church this morning with my parents and then went out for a wonderful lunch with my parents and brother and his girlfriend.  Drew was an absolute trooper and was so good all day long.  It was finally beautiful here - 70 degrees and when we got home we hung birdfeeders, raked a bit of the lawn, and went for a nice walk.
Here are some of our favorite pics from the weekend:

We had a blast coloring eggs with the Little Man yesterday, but we'll save that for a post all of its own.  Happy Easter everyone!

Saturday, April 23, 2011


I have had this post idea swirling in my head for a long time and since the Little Man is napping, I'll take a moment and write about it....

I am quite amazed at how accepted our little family has been.  I know it won't always be easy, but I'd love to share some experiences we've had where people haven't really even "batted an eyelash" and have accepted our two mom and a little man family.

*We first have to start with our own families - it is so nice that both my and MJ's families accept both us and Drew.  He is a lucky little guy to have so much love from both sides of his family.

*Our work family.... we work in a school that is incredibly accepting.  We really have an amazing staff and it is great to know we have support from everyone there.  From our principal absolutely giddy with happiness when we told her we were expecting, to the HUGE baby shower that they threw for us, we couldn't be more thankful for a wonderful work family.  People have told me that they are sad that I am back to work because now I don't bring Drew in to visit anymore!

*Did he get that from your side?  One of my favorite stories comes from work as well - one of the second grade teachers asked MJ if Drew's red hair was from her side of the family and then realized what a funny question that was.  However, to us, it shows that people see both of us equally as his Moms.

*We were at a restaurant a few weeks ago and the lady in the next table was oohing and aahing over Drew.  When MJ took him to change him, she asked me if MJ was my mother and I replied, "NO."  She then said, "your mother in law?"  I clarified and said, "No, she's my partner.''  The woman took a quick moment to digest what I said and told me that he was clearly a well loved boy and continued asking about him.  When she got up to leave, she made a point to come over and say hi to Drew - she wasn't phased at all.

*When Drew was first born, we went to a jewelry store to get new charms for our Pan.d0ra bracelets.  One of the jewelers came out, and asked if he was ours.  We said yes, and the jeweler told us that he was one lucky little boy.

I could go on an on about our wonderful experiences, but Little Man is waking up!  It is  just so nice to have your family validated by others and to realize that no matter how you go about making your family - you just need love and each other.

I'll leave you with a pic of the Little Man!

Friday, April 22, 2011

{this moment}

{this moment} – A Friday ritual inspired by SouleMama.
A single photo – no words – capturing a moment from the week.
A simple, special, extraordinary moment.
A moment I want to pause, savor and remember.

Thursday, April 21, 2011

It's Been So Long!

I has been so long since we've done a proper update - so here it is!  I don't know how people with babies update everyday - I just can't do it.  By the time we get home, feed Drew dinner, have dinner ourselves, bathe Drew, nurse and put him to bed, and have an hour of time to ourselves  we are ready for bed!  Plus, blogger is blocked at work, so it's not like I can sneak a post in from work every now and then!

Drew continues to fill our lives with joy!  We are on school vacation this week and it has been so wonderful to be able to spend every day with him!   We have snuggled in bed each morning and just let the days go by enjoying him!

We are so looking forward to celebrating Easter with the Little Man this year.  I have been pregnant for the past two Easters and now we finally have our child to celebrate with!  We are going out for dinner with my family  - a tradition we have had for many years now.

Once we go back to work on Monday - we only have 43 school days left until summer vacation.  We absolutely can not wait to spend the lazy days of summer with Drew.  We'll spend lots of time outside, at the lake, visiting family in MN and hopefully sneak in a camping trip.

We can't believe we are coming up on the 6 month mark - half a year old already.  We're not quite sure how time has gone by so quickly, but in  many ways, we can't remember life before Drew.  He really is quite the character and we have so much fun with him.

The weather here has been crappy....  Gray and cool and showers off and on.  We actually still have some small bits of snow left in the yard... I am so ready for it to be nice - I would love to see some 60 degree days sometime soon.

That's all from here.....

Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Wednesday, April 6, 2011

Tuesday, April 5, 2011


Drew -

You are now five months old.  It seems like we waited so long to meet you and now the time is just flying by.  We are so in love with you and you have truly filled our lives with happiness. 

You have learned to make so many new noises this month.  You love to shriek and squeal, and you can be quite loud when you do it!  You have also figured out how to suck air into your throat to make fun noises.  You have mastered blowing raspberries as well.

This month you have enjoyed playing in your jump-a-roo and you also like to play in your new exersaucer.  You can work all of the toys in your exersaucer including pushing the buttons to play music.  You also like to play with many of your other toys especially if you can get them into your mouth!  You have much better coordination now and you can get those toys right to your mouth with no problem!

You have mastered rolling over and you can roll both ways very easily.  It only took you about 3 days to really figure out how to do it!  We can't leave you anywhere now, because you just roll and roll!  When you are on your stomach, you are starting to scooch across the floor and you are beginning to bring your knees up under yourself.  We're sure it won't be long until you are crawling!

You went swimming for the first time this month and you LOVED it!  Mom even dunked you twice and you were such a champ about it.  We figured you would like swimming because you like your bath so much!  Speaking of your bath, you have figured out how to make a "waterslide" in your tub by pushing off on your feet and sliding.  You definitely keep us on our toes!

You have continued to be an excellent sleeper and you are now asleep by 7:15 most nights and we wake you up at 6:00 in the morning.  We are so thankful that you enjoy your bed and you enjoy sleeping!  For the past couple of weeks, you have woken up around 4:45 squealing and talking away in your crib.  When we go in, you are kicking your legs, smiling away and so happy to see us.  We usually bring you into bed with us and you fall right back to sleep.  We love that snuggle time with you, Little Man!

You still really enjoy going to the babysitter and have lots of fun playing with all of the other kids there.  You always smile when we drop you off and you are waiting for us with a smile when we pick you up.  It is so nice to know that you are so well taken care of while we are at work!

The biggest milestone this month, is that you have started solid food.  You were just hungry all of the time, and you were waking at night for feedings.  We tried some food to see if you would take it, and you opened your mouth wide and gobbled it right up.  You have had rice cereal, oatmeal, squash, sweet potato, pears, bananas, and apples.  We feed you in the morning and also in the evening.  You absolutely LOVE eating "real" food and you are much happier with more substance in your belly!

You wore 3-6 month clothes for the entire month. You still wear Size 2 diapers.

You didn't have a doctor's appointment this month to get your official stats, but we figure you are about 14.5 pounds now. 

You are the best thing that has ever happened to us, and we love watching you grow and change each and every day.  You have filled our lives with so much happiness and joy.  We are blessed to have you in our lives, Drew.

With all our love,
Mom and Mama

Friday, April 1, 2011

{this moment}

{this moment} – A Friday ritual inspired by SouleMama.
A single photo – no words – capturing a moment from the week.
A simple, special, extraordinary moment.
A moment I want to pause, savor and remember.