Photo Friday!

 

 

Photo Friday…plus some bonus Saturday pics because I fell asleep on the couch last night. Oops. 🙂

 

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This is around 1am Saturday. D has been fighting sleep all. week. long.

This is around 1am Saturday. D has been fighting sleep all. week. long.

This is what B found when he woke up around 3am in an empty bed. Oops.

This is what B found when he woke up around 3am in an empty bed. Oops.

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D’s first nap of the day. From 6-8pm. Oy

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Bottoms up! (Ignore the bald spot. It’s actually filling in quite nicely.)

D and Poppa crashed out.

D and Poppa crashed out.

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This is EXACTLY how I sleep.

This is EXACTLY how I sleep.

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Momma gave me a sweat mohawk.

Momma gave me a sweat mohawk.

These lips kill me.

These lips kill me.

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After 40 minutes of crying, D finally gave in and fell asleep.

 

D hanging out at B’s softball games.

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Hot stuff in his shades.

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Mom, I am not amused.

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D seems about as excited about the ball game as I am…

D was over the exersaucer. He just wanted to play one the floor with Momma.

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Baby smiles. He's doubled his lowest weight since birth, but he's still so skinny!

Baby smiles. He’s doubled his lowest weight since birth, but he’s still so skinny!

D started sitting up in front of the boppy billow…

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And this is where he ended up…

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House warming at Uncle Rob & Uncle Patrick's! D LOVED the pool.

House warming at Uncle Rob & Uncle Patrick’s! D LOVED the pool.

I learned that I brush my teeth way too hard!

007Any my absolute favorite part of the week…

D graduated from physical therapy!

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D has been in PT for 4.5-5 months for torticollis. There is no such thing as a stupid question for the pediatrician! I was concerned about D not turning his head as far to the left as he did to the right. I left like an idiotic, neurotic, hypochondriac mom, but after my Mother’s Intuition kicked in the first time, I was not about to ignore it.  

D's first graduation ceremony.

D’s first graduation ceremony. 

 

 

Hope you had a fantastic week!

Love to you,

Lo

Naps

Dear D,

Child, we have to talk!

I know in your 6 (!?!?!?!) short months on earth you’ve had a lot of different schedule changes to adjust to. For the first couple months there was no schedule. You slept when you were tired and you let me know when you were hungry. Once you could finally eat and keep it down… 

Then Momma was finally cleared to go back to work but we still did our own thing and only dropped you off at daycare at the last possible second on the days I worked my paltry 2 hour shifts 3 times a week.

Then I changed jobs and went back to work full time. You were up and eating at 5am, burped, diaper changed, chilling and waiting for Daddy to get you dressed when I walked out the door at 5:45am. Daddy took you to Miss Tamara’s until after work, you guys came home, you ate, we played, you had your last bottle, burped and were asleep in bed by 8pm.

And then came summer. Glorious summer! (I work for a local school system.) We had two amazing days off, just the two of us, the weekend off with Daddy and two more fabulous Mommy and D days off. You were still up at the butt crack of dawn (like your Daddy), but you were coming around to the joy of sleeping in a little. Momma found out I had to take a 3-day continuing education course and it was back to up early to hang out with Grandma before the entire summer stretched ahead of us. Freedom to spend our days together doing whatever we darn well pleased!

Then Daddy’s Grandpa died.

A few days out of town for the visitation and funeral with zero chance of even attempting a schedule or letting you do your own thing.  Once we got home you started going to bed between 8-9pm, sleeping 10-12 hours, eating a full bottle, ready to eat cereal and whatever veggies I fed you and drinking a partial bottle before crashing for a 2-3 hour nap. You would take another 30-45 minute nap or two throughout the day and be ready to go to bed and start all over again the next day.

You have been exceptionally clingy since we got home… starting to cry whenever I left a room or you couldn’t see me. I even had to take you and your exersaucer into the bathroom with me so I could shower Thursday and you still screamed the entire time I was behind the curtain and you couldn’t see me. Even with the clingy-ness you were catching up on the crazy sporadic non-schedule and figuring things out for yourself!

Or so I thought.

You went to bed last night at your regular time.

You slept all night and woke up around your normal time.

You ate your bottle, played and were ready for your cereal and solids two hours later.

You fell asleep like you normally do.

But you were up 40 minutes later.

D, I love you dearly. I wouldn’t trade you for anything in the world. An-ee-th-ing.

But?

I was kind of planning on that 2 hour nap time to clean up the house, do some laundry, have some Momma time, maybe shut my own eyes for a few minutes, take a shower. I adore the extra time we get together today, but I smell.

Can we please figure out a schedule that works for us?

I love you to infinity and beyond.

Love,

Your (stinky) Momma

Photo Friday

Photo Friday has pics from the last two weeks.

I promise I had good intentions of posting last week. Friday morning I got a (mass!!!!) text from my MIL telling us that B’s Grandpa had passed away.

Yes, a mass text. Seriously? Whiskey. Tango. Foxtrot. Who does that?!? Call me crazy, but that isn’t something I want to find out in a freaking text message. 

The past week has been a whirlwind of out of town visitation, funeral and spending time with the entire extended family. Definitely sucks that Grandpa is gone, but he was very ill and his suffering is over. It was a wonderful, beautiful tribute to a father, grandfather and great-grandfather who will be missed beyond measure. Love you, Grandpa. Give Grandma a big hug and kiss from us. Until we meet again.

 

My favorite picture ever. The only photo taken of the four generations of Vino men.

Grandpa meeting a 2 week old D Christmas morning and four generations of Vino men. <3

Christmas morning 2012. Grandpa meets D ❤

 

D’s crib acrobatics.

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D likes to cover his face with the blankets. I am not a fan.

 

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Ha, looks like he’s wearing a cape.

 

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Booty straight up in the air!

 

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Sweaty head. I uncovered him more than once but D was determined to be covered up.

 

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Covered himself with ALL the blankets.

Napping baby.

Knocked out.

Knocked out.

 

Totally sprawled.

Totally sprawled.

 

D would not let me put him down yesterday. Poor guy didn't know up from down after all the out of town schedule changes.

D would not let me put him down yesterday. Poor guy didn’t know up from down after all the out of town schedule changes.

I big puffy heart this picture.

They passed out during Daddy & D snuggle time. Thankfully B showered before they fell asleep. :)

They passed out during Daddy & D snuggle time. Thankfully B showered before they fell asleep. 🙂

 

Adventures in cereal eating. He’s a true Vino man… D loves to eat- anything and everything you offer him. Even the jalapeno chips Daddy loves. Yeah.

He isn't smiling at me. He sees the squash.

He isn’t smiling at me. He sees the squash.

 

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Seriously, Mom. Put down the phone and give me that squash!

Seriously, Mom. Put down the phone and give me that squash!

I will never feed D when he's dressed again. What a mess!

I will never feed D when he’s dressed again. What a mess!

 

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I can't believe my baby is 6 months old already.

I can’t believe my baby is 6 months old already.

Just hanging out with Momma.

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Hanging out at Daddy’s softball game.

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Happy (Grand) Father’s Day!

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Vintage Father’s Day.

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You’re welcome. 🙂

 

Hope y’all have a fabulous, safe, fun-filled, relaxing weekends!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Photo Friday… on Saturday

There was a awful stomach virus that ripped through the Vino family this week. Nothing says classy like being dressed up for a wedding puking your guts out on the side of the busiest highway in the state… 

Thankfully, D didn’t get the Both Ends Bug like B and I did, but he did get nailed with an awful upper respiratory infection. D was almost as needy as B. B tends to get man sick. Oy.

There was also a virus that decided to invade my computer. Hence the Photo Friday on Saturday. Oops. But, here we go, Photo Friday Saturday!

Seriously, what is with this kind and Über weird sleeping positions?

Seriously, what is with this kind and Über weird sleeping positions?

D has a tendency to sleep with his left eye open a smidge. It kinda freaks me out.

D has a tendency to sleep with his left eye open a smidge. It kinda freaks me out.

Why would I want my pipe in my mouth when I could just shove this blanket in there?

Why would I want my pipe in my mouth when I could just shove this blanket in there?

My grandma died two weeks before B and I got married I stole these peonies from her yard before her house sold and transplanted them in our yard. This is the best they have looked in the four years I've had them. I miss Gram like crazy and I love having her flowers. Makes me feel like I have a part of her.

My grandma died two weeks before B and I got married. I stole these peonies from her yard before her house sold and transplanted them in our yard. This is the best they have looked in the four years I’ve had them. I miss Gram like crazy and I love having her flowers. Makes me feel like I have a part of her.

Only a 90* rotation from how I put him in bed.

Only a 90* rotation from how I put him in bed.

D figured out that if he rolls from front to back over and over again he can move around the living room. D rolled himself right under the coffee table and got stuck. I'm a bad Momma. I laughed and took a picture before I helped him out from under the table.

D figured out that if he rolls from front to back over and over again he can move around the living room. D rolled himself right under the coffee table and got stuck. I’m a bad Momma. I laughed and took a picture before I helped him out from under the table.

Poor baby feels like garbage. He didn't move an inch.

Poor baby feels like garbage. He didn’t move an inch.

D crashed out in the car on the way to D's softball game. And he's rocking his adorable new hat from Tia.

D crashed out in the car on the way to B’s softball game. And he’s rocking his adorable new hat from Tia.

He's holding on to the corners of his blanket, just like his Momma does.

He’s holding on to the corners of his blanket, just like his Momma does.

Poppa (my dad) spent the first day of summer vacation snuggling his grandson. I'm one of four girls, so Poppa loves the Man Time.

Poppa (my dad) spent the first day of summer vacation snuggling his grandson. I’m one of four girls, so Poppa loves the Man Time.

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I promise, I do change D's sheets. He has at least 2 sets of the same sheet.

I promise, I do change D’s sheets. He has at least 2 sets of the same sheet.

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D is ready to score some great deals at the neighborhood garage sale with Tortilla. Too bad we didn't see the sign that said Friday 6-9pm. Oops!

D is ready to score some great deals at the neighborhood garage sale with Tortilla. Too bad we didn’t see the sign that said Friday 6-9pm. Oops!