Saturday, November 26, 2011

First Soccer Tournament

Is there such a thing as falling behind on blogging about the events in your life?  If there is, I’m there.  So many exciting things have happened in the past few months that I have not had the time and energy to record it all. 

One of the things I haven’t really written about is Michael’s new soccer team.  He’s been playing for a new Academy team and doing really great on it.  These boys are so good!  They’ve only lost a few games since they’ve started the team. The exciting thing is that Michael is playing as well as the other boys on the team and he seems to really like playing with his new teammates.

Last weekend he participated in his first tournament with his Odyssey team in McKinney.  I didn’t attend the first day because there were three games, and I would have had to take Mark out with me to the fields for 12 hours.  I didn’t think I would be able to handle it. They won all three games.

On Sunday, I went and saw both games.  The first game was to determine which team would play for the tournament championship.  Odyssey lost in a shoot-out, which should not have happened because they should have won 2-1.  The referee was pretty much an idiot and did not see the 2nd goal that one of our boys scored. When the game ended, the score was 1-1 and our team lost by 1 point in a shoot-out. So instead of playing for the championship, the team had to settle for playing for third place, which they won. Oh well.  I don't mind the third place, but I just felt like they were cheated.

Friday, November 25, 2011

Baby Stats

We went in for our first follow-up on Monday (11/14/11) when Mark was 1 week and 4 days old. At this point he was back up to his birth weight of 7 lbs 11oz.  When we were discharged from the hospital, he was at 7 lbs and 4oz so I was very happy that he was putting on weight.

Our 2nd follow-up visit was on Tuesday (11/22/11). Mark was 2 weeks and 5 days old. He gained over a pound, putting him at 8 lbs and 12 oz. He only gained an inch in length - 21 inches,

What a relief for me to know that he's getting enough food.  However, I was told to eat another 300 calories so I don't make skim milk.  My body definitely does not belong to me anymore. Additionally, I'm to cut out dairy completely to see if it reduces gassiness for Mark. This breastfeeding thing sure is not easy, but it's suppose to be best so i'll continue with it for as long as I can.

Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Title Change = Life Change

As you have noticed, I have changed the title blog a little.  I knew that our lives would be forever changed going from two to three. It has not all been easy, but it is worth it. This time around, I'm a little more prepared and I'm definitely a lot more patient.

This time around, I think both M and I cherish the moments more.  We're able to enjoy the experience with a more mature perspective.  Not to say that we cherished the experience with Michael and Matthew less.  It's a different experience now because we are at a point in our lives where we are more settled.

I can't believe it has been three weeks since my little Mark joined us.  I will write the birth story when I have more time and energy.  For now, it's sufficient to say that there are no words to describe the feeling I got when I first laid eyes on him.  It was one of the most beautiful experiences I've ever had.

Welcome to the World, Mark!

First Meeting

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Tuesday, November 01, 2011

Happy Halloween!

Today did not start off very well. I accidently backed out into M’s car. I messed up my bumper and tail lights and the side of his car has a huge dent on it. I’m so mad! I don’t know what I was thinking. I knew his car was parked behind me and I have the back-up sensors on my van. I guess it all didn’t come together in my brain. There goes $2K…

On a happier note, the kids had a great time trick or treating last night until they got home and Michael had a mini-meltdown. He got upset because he didn’t get to watch his show after his shower. Then he got upset that he only got to keep 10 pieces of candy. What’s the point of going trick or treating when he only got to keep 10 pieces? According to him, “This is the worst Halloween ever!”

My Little Ninjas - Pre-Halloween Meltdown