Friday, October 30, 2009

a little gripe

I am using this post today to whine and vent a little. Once its down in words, I will move on and stop feeling sorry for myself.

Sam gets vaccinated
Upset and fussy all night long. (awake every hour)

Sam is sick and in pain from his vaccines. He is crying all day, with no real naps.
Barely falls asleep when the FedEx man wakes him up with the door bell.
Brimley vomits on the carpet. (most puke I have ever seen in my life)
Brimley comes into the house with diarrhea. Needs bath. (I haven't even showered myself yet.)
Sam is upset and fussy all night long. (awake every 1/2 hour)

Not as fussy, and takes a 2 hour nap at Noon.
Sam sleeps again at 6pm, but only for an hour.
Matt gets sick and wakes me up with his loud puking.
A loud crash downstairs forces Matt to search the house, shotgun in hand.
Adrenaline adds to my frustration.
Sam decides not to sleep until 4am!!
We watch "Funny Farm" together.
Continues to be fussy all night, waking up every hour from 4-8am.

Sam is awake early, but happy. I actually get some things done.
He takes a 30 minute nap so I can shower.
Princess vomits roast beef outside the door, I step in it.
I put Sam in his Bumbo chair while I clean. Sam poops.
He poops 3 days worth of poop. Needs bath.
I need another shower.
Laundry is added to the to do list.

So, here I am. Blogging about my week while Sam sleeps off that incredible BM. I'm sure it will be comedy to me soon, but I think Ill have to catch up on some Zzz's before I laugh this one off.

...and scene.

Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Day 5

Seattle Center

Shauna, Sam and I met Nichole and Al at the market again so that they could take home some fresh Salmon to LA. We had lunch, shopped around and then said our goodbyes.

Us girls with Sam at the market.Shauna and Sam eating clam chowder.Sam and I in the Market.
Then Shauna and I headed to Seattle Science Center to play around for a bit.

The dinosaur exhibit. Sam thought they were pretty interesting. We got to explore the butterfly forest. Don't worry, no bugs were harmed.We had fun in the city!

Day 4

Family Dinner

Friday night we all got together for dinner, Filipino style. There was so much food, I didn't even get to try it all. We had loompia, steak, bbq'd shrimp, pork and noodles, green beans, squash and so much more. And to top us all off, we had Haupia cake for dessert.

Then after dinner we all retired downstairs for some competitive wii. It was a fun night and we are going to miss everyone when they head back home.
Chris, Tiffany and Alexander.
Sam trying out his new high chair.
Matthew waiting patiently for dinner.
Sam and Grandma .All the fun tired him out.Seattle bbq'ing. Matty checking on the shrimp.Jan, Peter, Linda and Ben cooking dinner.The Aprecio family eating dinner. We loved having everyone here to visit. Hopefully the next time we see them will be in Hawaii :)

Friday, October 23, 2009

Day 3

Sammy and I met up with Nichole, Al, Chris, Peter, Linda and Shauna and headed down to the city.


Sam and I at Kerry Park
Sammy and Nichole
Pikes Place Market

Day 2

Wednesday we hung out at Grandma and Grandpa Aprecio's to wait for Matt's cousin Nichole and her husband Al to arrive.

Sam eating sweet potatoes.
Playing "peak-a-boo" with Uncle Peter and Aunt Linda.All of the adults played Wii Resort Sports and acted like kids.

Day 1

Matts family is in town from Hawaii and LA this week to visit the new baby, Alexander. We are having so much fun with them, and we are so thrilled for Chris and Tiffany to finally be parents!

Dinner at Lombardi's
Peter and Linda with their new grandbaby.
Auntie Shauna
The new mommy, Tiffany.Matt and I after dinner.

Monday, October 19, 2009

Multi Tasking

In the last week and a half, Samuel has decided that sleep is optional. His usual schedule for the month of October has been to wake up at 9am, take a 10 minute nap at noon, then a 20 minute nap at 3 and another 20 minute nap at 6. Then he falls back to sleep around 11pm, and continues to wake up every 3 hours to eat, or get re-swaddled. The next morning at 9 it starts all over again.

We are keeping Tylenol and Orajel in business and hoping that this new routine is just a result of teething. We can't complain too much since Sam is still pretty happy, and has become a very cuddly little man. We are enjoying all the awake time with him, but boy has it affected my housework and free time!

I am now the multi-tasking guru. From one-armed meals to nursing while blogging (yes, this is all typed one handed) I am constantly with only one free arm. My baby bjorn has become a part of my wardrobe as you can see in the picture below.This is me at a photo shoot. I know these aren't meant to be worn on the back so Jill, feel free to
leave me a comment regarding the awesome baby-back pack thingy you have for Holden. I will invest.

Wednesday, October 07, 2009

Fun in the tub

Sam is not the biggest advocate of bath time, but occasionally he has a good time in the water. I managed to snap a few shots of him enjoying himself.

Salmon Days

This weekend we got to go watch my Dad play on the KZOK stage at the Issaquah Salmon days festival. Although we didnt get to walk around the street fair, we had a great time listening to the music. My dad played with Allen White from the band "YES" and Mungo Jerry along with a few other popular musicians. After the show Matt, Sam and I headed to the hatchery to watch the giant salmon attemt the fish ladder. There were so many at the river, and I couldnt believe how big they were. Sam had a good time watching them jump.