Tuesday, October 21, 2014

9 days...

I've really been taking several trips down memory lane lately...  Its so hard that in a blink of an eye, my small newborn baby has turned into a one year old toddler!  It's bittersweet...  I've lost my baby, yet we are only beginning this amazing journey together.  I love him more than I could have ever imagined I would. 9 days... 

Tuesday, October 7, 2014

How is this happening?

Seriously, when "they" tell you time is just going to fly by, they are NOT kidding!  I can not believe that my baby is about to be one years old!  It makes me misty eyed just thinking about it.  ONE years old!  Where did my little baby go?  I wanted to have his photos taken, but decided to give it a whirl myself.  The theme of his bday party is "Our Little Pumpkin is turning One."  So we had a pumpkin party, and I think it turned out GREAT!  I created all the hats myself with scrap book paper, and dollar store party hats!

11 down! 1 to go!!!

LOVES:  Seriously, he loves everything and everyone, he is the happiest baby boy!  I am the luckiest mommy in the world!  The biggest smile you'll get is when Bubble Guppies comes on! lol



SLEEP: still on our schedule, 7pm-7:15ish every day, with two naps during the day... usually around 9 and 2

NICKNAMES:  Nino, Neeners

WEIGHT: I tried to put my wiggle worm on a scale the other day and it said 27lbs- not sure how accurate that is

CLOTHES:  24 months with a little 2T mixed in

Important Dates:

9/29- standing alone- just a few seconds!  But Ill take it!

Tuesday, September 2, 2014

10 Months!!

LOVES:  to stand! crawl! play patty cake! and BATHTIME!  One night last week, I had to bartend at a soccer game in DC and my Mom came over to sit with him until Pat got home, and after she bathed him she called and said OMG I have NEVER in my life!  lol  I tried to warn her!  He is a MANIAC in the tub!  Splash! Splash! Splash!  Kick!  Kick! he even tries to crawl up the wall lol.  And hes heavy slippery butterball that is very hard to contain lol

HATES: he still HATESSSSSSSSS  getting his diaper changed...  UGH  it is like wrestling a bucking bronco!

EATING: This kid lovesss to eat!  And only if he is feeding himself!  Within the last two weeks, are are just about totally done with the baby food, and are full on people food! lol  Scrambled Eggs, Grilled Cheese, Pot Roast, you name it...  He probably loves it!  Still Nilla Waffers are int he #1 spot!

SLEEP: still on our schedule, 7pm-7:15ish every day, with two naps during the day... usually around 9 and 2

NICKNAMES:  Nino, Neeners

WEIGHT: 22 lbs 6 oz was last month, 9 month check up

CLOTHES:  just yesterday, i realized we are officially done with 18 and are in full swing with 24 mo

Important Dates:

Aug 1- Sit up by himself
Aug 2- Pull up by himself
Aug 9- First Hair Cut
Aug 10- Said MaMa!!!!!!!!!! ((((First word))))

Thursday, July 31, 2014

Happy 4th of July

I know, I'm late, but come on... How friggin CUTE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

9 Months!

LOVES:  He LOVES feeding himself Bananas, Baby Puffs, and Baby cheese doodle, and loves the ranch flavor!  And I would say he may be addicted to Nilla Waffers!  Anthony LOVES to move!  Now that he can crawl, there is no stopping him, he loves to pull on the blinds to the sliding glass door, he loves to chase the puppies and pull on their collars, he loves to knock over his basket of toys, and then crawl in, and he loves to hold his ba ba all by  his self.  And he lovessssssss to swim!  Splashing, and kicking the entire time! Oh and cant forget Bubble Guppies!!!

HATES: He HATES being restricted!  UGH, you cannot keep him still for long!  Changing a diaper now a days has become QUITE the challenge!

EATING: Lately hes been whiney a little bit through his meals...  I think its just because he knows that the end result is a Nilla Wafer!

SLEEP:  like a BOSS!  I know youre not supposed to, but I lay in in his crib with a ba ba, and BOOM!  BAM! ZZZZzzzzzz...  All night long, no crying, nothing!  The same goes for his naps- which are about 1-2 hours each!  I can happily say that this baby boy is on a SCHEDULE!

NICKNAMES:  Lately Ive really been sticking to Anthony.

WEIGHT: 22 lbs 6 oz was last month, 9 month check up is this week

CLOTHES:  18-24 months

** We're up to 8 teeth! **

Important Dates:

July 12, 2014 - FIRST CRAWL!
July 29- First Waive, still a little Rusty, but hey!  Ill take it!

Thursday, July 3, 2014

8 Months Old

LOVES:  Me :)  I am proud to say he is a Mommys boy :)  Its so fun to see his face light up when I walk into a room.  But I think I come 2nd to PUFFS...  He is a little puff monster!  and he LOVES to Clap!!!  I swear when he did it for the first time I nearly cried lol  my baby is growing up so fast!  He is also a big fan of the pool!  We started Mommy and Me swimming classes, and he seems to love it!


EATING: As I mentioned above, he loves his puffs!  And he loves to eat!  We are on 2nd level gerber foods, one for breakfast, one for lunch and two for dinner!  And for dessert he gets an arrowroot cookie, made by gerber!  Its super messy, but I think that's half the fun!  I tried to reintroduce cereal again, and still the same result.  Also had the same result with Sweet Potatos!

SLEEP:  He is still crying for a few minutes when I put him down for the night,  but he is sleeping through the night, and taking two good naps for me during the day!

NICKNAMES:  Neener, Nino

WEIGHT: 22 lbs 6 oz

CLOTHES:  18-24 months

Important Dates: (Also throwing in the 7 month dates since I skipped an entry :P)

May 14- SIT UP
June 17- First time Swimming
June 22- First Clap

7 Months Old!

Thursday, May 8, 2014

6 Months Old! Happy Half Birthday!!

LOVES: Mickey Mouse Club House!  Green Beans & Making his Razzzz sound and spitting all over himself and mommy! :)  Rolling!  He is a professional!  back to front, front to back!  Ill look away for one second and he is on the other side of the room! :)  And he loves to smile and laugh!  He is the HAPPIEST baby!

HATES:  teething :(

EATING: Right now Nino is eating about 6 oz every two hours...  and we're eating veggies twice a day...  So far we've tried Green Beans, Peas, Carrots, and Sweet Potato!  We had an allergic reaction to the cereal- so we are sticking to a veggie only diet for now.

SLEEP: We got into a bad habit of him falling asleep in Mommys arms during the last feeding of the night, and once I would put him down he would be WIDE AWAKE and pissed off if I tried to make him go to sleep, so I was spending about 3 hours every night, rocking and rocking and laying in bed on the couch watching tv till he fell asleep and I would VERRRRRRRY carefully place him in his crib.  NO MORE!  After thinking about it long and hard I decided to let him cry it out!  1st night, 45 minutes, 2nd night (worst night) 2 hours, 3rd night 15 minutes 4th night... Seepy Na Na! :):):):):):)  Now if I put him in there, he may cry or wimper for a few minutes if he does at all and we get a good 12 hours out of him!

NICKNAMES: Neener/ Nino are it so far...  Boo Boo Baby Bear lol

WEIGHT:  19 lbs 15 oz (90th %)  he is in the 97% for his length!  29"

CLOTHES: 12 months, almost into 18!

Sunday, April 27, 2014

Happy Easter 2014!

5 months old!


I am a horrible blogger!  I haven't given an update in forever!!!

Let me just start by saying...  I am OB-SESSED with my baby!  I mean he is just the most amazing thing in this entire universe!  I literally want to squeeze him all day and night 24-7!

So- I have a job where I am able to work from home, so I am able to stay home with Anthony.  So, all day long I am Mommy, and all night long I am a project manager for a website design company.  And that explains my lack of blogging lately.  I'm either squeezing my son, or working. lol

Monday, March 10, 2014

4 Months Old!

LOVES: Mickey Mouse!  I got him a small little stuffed Mickey and its his favorite toy!!

HATES:  hmmmm... I really can't think of anything!  He is such a happy baby! :):)

EATING: Holy Moly!  We are at 8.5 oz every 3 hours!  I think it may be time for cereal!

SLEEP: AMAZING! alll night long!  Im working on trying to configure a napping schedule.  He's not a huge napper!  It's easy to know when he's getting tired, he puts his hands up around his face and rubs/ pulls his ears.

NICKNAMES: Neener is still going strong.  And I have a habit of calling him Baby!

WEIGHT:  17lbs 15oz

CLOTHES: baby is rockin 9 months, and a few 12 months!  I am officially out of everything I got for my showers!

2/11/14- Rolled over from front to back! :)
2/23/14 Baptism

Saturday, February 8, 2014

3 Months Old!

LOVES: He is such a happy baby!  He loves bath time!!  His favorite part is actually when I wipe his face!  He smiles the whole time!  This week we discovered that he loves Mickey Mouse!  Pat sat him in his bouncy chair in front of the TV and turned on Mickey Mouse Club House and he went nuts!  Kicking and cooing like a mad man! :)

HATES:  He hates tummy time!  Its really one of the only times when he's fussy!

EATING: This little big guy is chowing down 7 oz every 3 hours!!!!!  Same as last month!

SLEEP:  Like a BOSS!  Sleeping all night long, and Im starting to get good with his night time schedule...  Bath time, and his last feeding, usually around 8-830ish and a little rocking and signing You are my sunshine, and its a wrap till about 7:30am

NICKNAMES: Neener is still going strong.  And I have a habit of calling him Baby, all the time!

WEIGHT:  Last visit to the doctor was Jan 2nd, and he was 12lbs 15 oz

CLOTHES: He is growing like a weed!  Right now we are pushing size 6 months!

1/4/14 - First smile! :):)

Thursday, January 2, 2014

Dear 2013...

Dear 2013,

You were the best year of my life.  Thank you for everything that you have given me.  After years of trying, I unexpectedly found out that I was pregnant, and you gave me the gift of the most beautiful thing I have ever laid my eyes on.  I am almost sad to see it go, but happy to see what 2014 has in store for us!  Thank you 2013!  It's been real!  Happy New Year!

I absolutely love making this video- I can't watch it with out crying!  2013 was 100% best year of my life!

Christmas with the Phipps'

My baby's first Christmas has come and gone!  The afternoon of Christmas Eve was spent at my family's house!  Nino was definitely the star of the show!  I don't think I got to hold my baby the entire day!  He was passed around from aunts, to cousins, to uncles, to grand-mom, to great-grand-mom!  Then we spent the evening with Pat's family.  His mother usually hosts a big Christmas Eve shindig centered around the bar, but decided to opt for dinner because of Mr. Anthony.  It was great!  Christmas Eve is very special for me, because 7 years ago that is the night Patrick proposed to me :)  Christmas morning we always to go my parents house for a big breakfast, that is the one time of year my father cooks, and as always it was delicious!  And Christmas night is spent, with Pat's family once again, at his God-Parents house for their annual fiesta!  All in all, it was the best Christmas yet, because we got the best gift of all! :)

My Family
Mr. Christmas in his bow tie & Santa hat 
Christmas Eve
Patrick's Fam :)
Cookies for Santa
"Look Mom!  He ate the cookies & drank the milk!"

Christmas Morning

Christmas Breakfast
me & my baby on Christmas Night

I love my family- Nino's first Christmas was a success! 

2 Months Old!

Holy Moly!  My baby boy is 2 months old!

LOVES: To eat!  And he loves to be held by his mommy! :)

HATES: to be hungry!  Lord help us all!  The only time this boy cries is when he is hungry!  And you better make that bottle FAST! Because he will let you know, you are not moving fast enough!

EATING: This little big guy is chowing down 7oz every 3 hours!!!!!

SLEEP:  He is sleeping completely through the night since about 6 weeks.  I mean this boy goes to bed about 11ish every night and sleeps till about 8!  I am so lucky!!!  Last night (1/1) was his very first night in his crib!  He did great!  Woke up once at 5, ate and back to sleep he went!

NICKNAMES: Neener seems to be the one that has really stuck so far lol.

WEIGHT:  He was at the doctors 12/16 and weighed in at 11 lbs 1 oz - But he sees the doc today for his 2 month well baby visit!  So I am very anxious to see how much hes gained in the past two weeks

12/7- First visit with Santa & first Christmas Tree
12/8- First Snow
12/25- First Christmas

Thursday, December 19, 2013

Girls Night!

Mommy was happy to clip in those hair extensions, glue on lashes, and strap those leather pants on this post  baby body!  Last Saturday was the annual girls Christmas party, or as we like to call it... "Hopper Holiday 2013!" It was nice to get all dolled up, and look in the mirror and say, "Oh hey!  You're lookin good!" Fashion, hair, and makeup is half the fun for me! :)

I had a good time, and to top it off, I got the amazing Naked 3 pallet as my secret Santa gift!  woohooo!  Every year the girls take turns hosting the party, and this year, we did it at a bar... It wasnt the same.  Usually we have a bigger turn out, and by being at a bar, we didn't get to have too much girly conversation...  The most fun part of the night for me, was the car ride from one bar to the other, blasting Lil' Kim and fist pumping (are moms allowed to do that!?)  Half of me felt like nothing had ever changed, being out with friends, socializing, and drinking, and the other half of me felt awkward, and guilty that I was there!  Hard to explain, I guess its the story of a new mom!

Nino must have had a fun time with Daddy, on their boys night in,  because he slept through the night until 10:30 am!!!!!!!!!!  What baby does that!?!  He had to know that Mommy had a few drinks and needed some extra rest!  He is perfect, totally and completely perfect!

Monday, December 16, 2013

A VERY Merry Christmas!

This is what I had been dreaming about my entire pregnancy- my baby in this santa hat I got on Etsy I literally cried during the photo shoot!  Its just that I had spent hours upon hours, and many sleepless nights on Pinterest getting ideas, and this is like the exact vision that I had in my head! And it's finally here!  The perfect Chistmas card and birth announcement.  Merry Christmas from the Phipps Family!

All photos were taken by the wonderful Lisie at Caught by a Flash Photography

Wednesday, December 11, 2013


Ho! Ho! Ho!  Baby is 6 weeks old today!

It's gotten a little festive in the Phipps household over the past week! We're all decorated, I cant believe that I actually  have a Christmas Stocking that has "Mommy" written on it! And Nino was introduced to a few "first's!" First Christmas Tree, First visit with Santa, First snow, and first boo boo  :( he scratched himself on his cheek!

And Mommy and Daddy had a date night!!!!  It felt so great!  Of course we had to have SUSHI!!  Oh how I missed my favorite sushi spot for the past year of being preggers!  And Anthony got some quality time with his Nonna!  We were home by 11, and I just wanted to come home and squeeze my baby!!!  We had a good time, but there is honestly nothing else I rather be doing, and no where else I rather be, then home with my Anthony!

A few days this week he had been super fussy, like all day fussy, and he is normally the most perfect, quiet little guy!  So my husband suggested that maybe he could be hungry!  Wow!  He was hungry!  My poor little guy was screaming because I wasn't feeding him enough.  He went from 4.5 oz every 3 hours to 6.5 oz every 4 hours!  I feel so bad for starving my baby! :(   He is turning into quit the little chunker! His little cheeks are really filling out, and we are losing his neck lol.  I love it!  He is wearing his size 3 month clothes well!  And he's really starting to move around!  Kicking and grunting, and really starting to pick his head up!  He's so strong!  I'm starting to introduce tummy time for about 10 minutes at a time!  I can't wait till he can hold his head up and smile at me!!

I'm totally loving every single second of being home with him.  I never want to leave him- EVER!

First Visit with Santa
Picking out his very first Christmas tree!

Posing with my tree!

First Christmas Jammies

Checking out our first snowfall!

Look Mommy!  I'm a cloud!

First Snow

My Aunt got a new camera and was having a photoshoot 
First trip to Target
Mommy & Daddy Date night - How cool is my shirt!?!?  Forever 21!  I couldn't type my cc info fast
enough when I found it online!