Friday, October 31, 2008

Abram is home...finally!

After almost 2 weeks in the NICU Abram is finally home and doing great! I took him to the doctor on Tuesday and he's currently 6 lbs. 10 oz. and 19 1/2 inches long. Maleina just adores him and loves to help me but wonders why he sleeps so much and when he will be able to play. I can understand that!! He is a really good baby...of course we are comparing this to Maleina who was quite possibly the hardest baby ever born.

Sunday, October 19, 2008

Abram is here!

My little snuggle bear

Well, after a month of bedrest Abram Anthony Newsome came the day my doctor let me off meds and the couch! He was born on October 11th at 12:42 am (hopefully not a sign of his preferred schedule), weighed 6 lbs 4 oz. and was 18 3/4 inches long. What a good size for a 36 weeker! Unfortunately, he has been in the NICU since he was born. He is doing really well but was slow to eat. He is doing much better now and we are praying he will be home with us soon.

Friday, October 3, 2008

Long trips to the bathroon already??

For a while now I have noticed that Maleina's trips to the bathroom keep getting longer and longer. Is she a girl or what! Seriously, in the morning before preschool she is sometimes in there for 20 minutes! What is she doing in there? Well, at first I just enjoyed being oblivious, liked the alone time and figured it was harmless but then I started to wonder...what is going on? So after a few incidents I listed a few of her favorite bathroom rituals below:

*Washing her toes (or stinky toes as well call them in our house. They aren't really stinky we just think that's cute to say) But how random is that?? And is she drying with my hand towel???

*Filling the sink with water to give Dora, Flying Barbie or whoever is available or dirty a bath. She has also overflowed the sink with this bathroom time favorite.

*Cleaning the bathroom...which I haven't actually seen yet. I just noticed that our hand towel is sopping wet after she's done?? I need to witness this so-called "cleaning". She's says "mommy come see how beautiful your bathroom looks"!

*And the picture above is what Anthony caught her doing last week. She filled up a jug with water and was washing her hands. Not so bad on its own. But when he returned to the bathroom she was just about to dip her toothbrush in the same water to brush her teeth!!! How gross!!

I'll post an update on anymore bathroom activities I discover!

Thursday, October 2, 2008

Maria Sharapova or Serena Williams? Nope - it's Maleina

Okay so I know I'm being one of "those" moms but she's pretty good...isn't she!!! Here she is in action. A girl after my own heart. I can't wait to get out on the court and play with her!