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12.19.2013

And so it begins.

11:39 am- I set Jack in his jumper so I could make my lunch in the kitchen.
11:44 am- I'm reheating last night's leftovers when I hear Jack doing a weird cough I haven't heard before.
11:44 and 30 seconds-I walk over to Jack as he continues to cough. Awww baby, are you ok?  I pick Jack up.

He immediately stops coughing, looks at me, and smiles.

12.12.2013

4 Months: Lessons Learned

*really need to weigh him/smiling and laughing all the time/finally tolerating tummy time in small doses/rolling from stomach to back/loves jumping in his jumper/loves anything that makes him feel strong...including taking steps while Ben holds his arms/getting better at hand-eye coordination*
 
  • Projectile 'spit-up' is the craziest thing I have ever witnessed. In my entire life. He opened his mouth and it literally shot across the room. In a constant steady stream that lasted at least 3 mississippi's. The strangest part of it all was that he wasn't even phased by it! Side note: I'm sorry to start off my 'lessons learned' with that one, I completely understand if you can't even continue reading. But I seriously couldn't think of anything else until I got that one out on 'paper'. Honestly though, that experience tops anything I've ever seen in a sci-fi movie.
  • Having Ben give Jack his nighttime bottle has been the only wise one of the wisest decisions we have made. Every night around 6:30 I kiss my boys and they head upstairs. Ben gives Jack his bottle and puts him to sleep. And I sit. Or clean. Or cook. Or facebook. Or just stare at the wall. It's ahhhmazing. I sometimes still will go upstairs and steal another kiss.
  • Transitioning a sleeping baby from the car to the house is impossible. At least for Jack it is. So if you come over and the car is parked but no one is answering the door-I'm probably sitting in the driver's seat while Jack is snoozing in his car seat. This has also led me to start yelling like a madman or singing opera style to try and keep Jack awake while we're driving home.
  • I know I'm supposed to say You're fine when Jack starts to cry if somebody else holds him...but all I really want to say is, Sorry, he only loves me. Now give me my baby. Juuust kidding. And I know this has happened to a lot of people this past month, so really, I'm kidding. ... .......
  • Being a mom wasn't something I grew up dreaming of. In fact, I continuously said I wanted to wait until my thirties to even start thinking about babies. I felt uncomfortable, awkward, and intimidated anytime someone called me a 'mom' while I was pregnant. Now, I thank God every morning and every night and countless times throughout the day that He has blessed me beyond measure and given us this sweet boy. Trust in Him, friends, and I promise you, you will not be let down. I promise. His path will satisfy your search for happiness and will bring you joy and peace you've never experienced before. My path was a self-serving, self-seeking, world pleasing, I-deserve-it, what's-in-it-for-me, momentary false sense of happiness path. Every now and then do I find myself back on that path? More than I'd like to admit. Am I thankful that God used my path to get me to where I'm at today? Absolutely. Wouldn't change it if I could. But thank goodness I don't have to continue on it. Thank. You. God.

Proverbs 3:5-6

Trust in the Lord with all your heart
And do not lean on your own understanding.
In all your ways acknowledge Him,
And He will make your paths straight.
 


12.10.2013

I'm Sorry Ben!!

Look at my baby. Isn't he the cutest?!

I should start off by saying I love my husband. I really do.
I feel a little bad that while Ben is upstairs snoozing away, little does he know that I am downstairs blogging on my new domain-www.nicolelynnshea.com. Feel soooo bad about taking his name out of the blog address! But I swear, I can explain!!

A few months back, I kept getting emails from blogger that my domain was up for renewal at the end of October, and I kept ignoring those emails. You know how you ignore those things that you know you have to do but you aren't sure how to do them? Yea. That's what I did. Oops. So my domain expired, but I was sure there was some way I could re-activate it. I'm not the most tech savvy person there is, but I try. For some reason though, I could not figure it out on blogger's website for the life of me-and I don't know how many of you have ever tried to find a customer service phone # for blogger, but I swear it doesn't exist!!
I never felt the pressure to get this issue resolved, because for some strange reason, I was still able to blog, post, and access my site. Until a couple of days ago. Things got weird. Real weird. I could access my blog through blogger, but anytime I typed in my old address "benandnicoleshea.com", it brought me to an error page with advertisements for godaddy.com, a host website.
They had a nice and bright "24/7 customer support" number on the ad, so I figured I would call, since at least someone wanted to help me! And you guys, I promise this isn't a paid ad for godaddy or anything like that, but seriously their customer support was awesome and they informed me that somebody bought my 'benandnicoleshea.com' on December 5th!!! What the heck?! Apparently there are people out there who wait for domains to expire so they can buy them and hope that the original author will pay lots of money to get it back.
Well not this girl, you crazy person whoever you are!! I just decided to kick my hubby off the blog name (sorry Ben!) and now I'm back up and running.

And Ben, if you're upset, just look at how cute this baby is. Makes everything better, right??