Sunday, November 21, 2010

The rare and few update

Hi everyone! Noah Maxx is now 4 months old and I am back at work, doing the work that I had done before, except I'm now with a different company and back to the old worksite. What can I say, I live in the world of defense contracting!

The GF is at home watching Noah Maxx while I'm working, and because I have a almost crazy commute to and from work, I am not able to spend as much time with Noah Maxx as I'd like to. Lately, he has been waking up at 5:30-ish in the morning and that's when I'd go and feed and change him before I have to get ready for work. In the evening, if I can get back at a "reasonable time", then I can get to hang out with him and help the GF bathe him before he goes to sleep at 7 PM-ish.

That is why weekends are great because I get to spend more time with him! He has been such a good natured and calm baby that it's almost scary!

Life has been good, even with its bumps, and now it's even better with a cute baby boy! Yes there are definitely more expenses, but that's a small price to pay for the fact that our lives are now much fuller!

Thursday, September 02, 2010

Welcome to the world, Noah Maxx!

Noah Maxx was finally born on July 29th. 2010, after being induced and 17 hours of labor! Pardon me for the delayed update, but I've simply been sleeping/eating, and doing stuff in an out of whack sort of way. Life is now lived in 3-4 hour increments of feeding and changing diapers.

He, however, has been the best baby, not overtly fussy, sweet, and just about everything that we had hoped for! I'm so glad that he's in our lives! My only regret is that his great-grandparents couldn't live long enough to meet him. I am sure though, however, that they're watching over him from where they are.

My maternity leave so far has been one of the best "vacations" ever! The only annoying parts have been dealing with the disability insurance company, as well as trying to find a new job (will explain further in the next post or two.) after the maternity leave ends.

We've had some relatives visit, to include my aunt, my sister, and the GF's family. Friends are slowly trickling in to see our little man, and I'm so happy to say that Noah Maxx doesn't seem to be weary of people he doesn't know holding him!

Most of the Noah Maxx updates will be on the "Two bad moms" blog, I've hyperlinked it for your convenience. I will update here from time to time.

Rarely are there events in life which can make one as happy as the birth of a new child, and we're so glad that he's finally here!

Tuesday, July 27, 2010

The latest

Hi everyone! I'm still here and pregnant! My baby is now about 6 days overdue and the plan is have him induced in another 2 days. God willing it won't hurt that badly, but what are the chances of that?

The GF and I have been taking it easy for the past week. I took off from work about less than a week prior to the baby's original due date, I didn't really feel like being a hero and work until my water broke. I am really grateful to have some lazy days before our lives take new turns, this time as parents.

I'm really thankful to the God that my pregnancy has been one of the smoothest and problem free ones that I know!

I'm sure that parenthood will be fun, tiring but exhilarating, and the perfect remedy for people who don't really have much of a life anyways! :-)

If you're interested, please click on my profile tab on the right and you'll see our other blog "2 Bad Moms", and all the baby details will be there. I will be back here updating from time to time.

Hope you're (my very few readers) all doing well in your lives, see you all soon, and by then there will be three of us!

Thursday, May 20, 2010

3D picture time!

These pictures of our little Noah Maxx were taken two days ago. He is growing right on target and was acting shy with his little fist covering his right eye! However, our ultrasound technician was really good and got these great shots! Just 9 more weeks to go and we can't wait to finally see and hold him in person!

Saturday, March 20, 2010

It's a....

Boy! The GF and I had gone to the radiologist late last week for my second trimester ultrasound exam. It'll probably be the last ultrasound that we'll take before the baby's born, unless the obstetrician finds something that he/she is suspicious about or if the images were not clear enough.
This picture is a shot of my baby's wiener, taken from below his buttocks, and the column like structure to the left of him is my spine, the bright white line in the middle is his thigh bone.

I had no inkling whatsoever of what gender the baby is, but the GF had, about two nights before the ultrasound, she couldn't sleep in the middle of the night and thought that the baby could be a boy, and she was right!
During the exam, the baby was just chilling down in my belly and even peed when the technician was checking his kidneys! They usually check for baby's size, brain size, belly size, heart and its valves (to see if they're all there and working), and kidneys. We know his bladder works because she said he was peeing while she was checking it.

Sorry that we couldn't really capture the face much, his arms were crossed and his fists were covering his face. We do have two profile pics but they didn't scan well.

He has been moving more now, on and off from when I wake up until I fall asleep! He kicks especially harder when I'm hungry. I probably would have done the same exact thing if I were him! I try to eat different types of food so that he'll hopefully one day not become a fussy eater.
We're really excited to finally know the baby's gender! Everything seemed to be going right on schedule so far! The baby now just has to grow and be delivered safely when it's time!

Sunday, February 14, 2010

Happy Valentine's Day!

Happy Valentines to everyone! Especially to my wonderful GF! We've been together now for almost 11 years, and in those 11 years, we've adopted a dog and a kitten, I've been to war (and had her worried to death.), both of us worked what seems like countless jobs to make ends meet, roughing through the various bullshits of life (right now, it's the army.), moved from Texas to Kansas City, then to Pennsylvania, and now in the D.C. area. I give her a lot of credit with sticking with me through everything, and being the my spare brain, and my true home!

I am so glad that in about 5 months we will finally welcome our little Pinhead! Both of us had wanted to be parents for a while now, and finally that is becoming a reality! I know that the GF will be the bestest co-mom ever! She had thought out about how to bring up Pinhead from the kind of books that we'll read to Pinhead, music for him/her to listen to, down to what we'll tell him/her about why we didn't save for his/her college education (we'll have a psychotherapy fund instead.)!

Thank you for putting up with my seemingly selective hearing, my not so best ability to communicate, and all these other bad habits/traits! I love you and cannot imagine a life without you!

Monday, February 08, 2010

Snowed in

Hi folks! As some if not all of you may know, the great snowstorm of 2010 has paid a visit to those of us who live in the D.C. Metro area! I did not intend to but ended up (so far) taking Friday off (when the snow storm started.), my work location was then closed to all employees for today (Monday), as well as tomorrow (Tuesday).

Being a contractor, I'll pretty much will have to make up for the work hour missed, and that's going to suck. I've only got a very limited amount of work that I can do

We got a one of those fetal heart monitors in the mail, ordered it from, and we didn't get the most expensive model (as they're the most sensitive at picking up heartbeats.). Tried for almost 2 days to detect Pinhead's (that's what we're calling the baby before we know the gender.) heart beat. The GF was very patient was finally she was able to find hear it was the neatest thing in the world!

We won't be able to find out about the baby's gender until early next month....and I can't wait! I don't really care about whether or not Pinhead's a girl or a boy, I'd just like for Pinhead to be a healthy and happy baby!

So once again we've had a pretty hazy and lazy weekend, with the exception of the GF and I (she did most of the work.) shoveling snow. We finally were able to go out today and get some chick fil-a, and restock some of our groceries (nothing big, just milk, and some frozen foods.). It sure was nice to see the sunlight again....however short of a duration it was!

Forecast called for more snow this rate I have no idea how long the offices will remain closed!

Nevertheless, I'm taking all the lazy times that I can get, once Pinhead gets here, no more lazy time for the next 18+ years!

Stay warm, everyone!

Saturday, January 09, 2010

Week 12

Hi everyone! Sorry that I had not posted much lately. The holidays and braving the cold winter has taken a bit more out of me than I'd like to admit.

However, I am now in my 12th. week of pregnancy, and so far, everything seems to be going well. I've not had any morning sickness, and my weight gain has been minimal, which is great because even before I got pregnant, I was already overweight.

About the only really noticeable difference in me (at least that I can feel) is that I now tend to get tired more easily....growing a baby is work!

It's way to early still to know the gender of the baby, but I think as long as the baby is happy and healthy, we'll be happy as can be!

Up until week 11, the only person in my side of the family who knows about this was my sister, and she had managed to keep a really tight lip on everything. By the beginning of week 12, I just let it rip and told the rest of my family (surviving members include my uncle, aunt, and stepmom.). My aunt was a bit in shock but by her second e-mail (she is currently traveling abroad.) she was sounding happy about it. Maybe this baby is the ticket to my family finally getting a piece of good news after the past 3-4 years of people passing away.), and accepting my GF.....I mean, we've been together longer than most of the marriages that I've seen!

I"ll post ultrasound pictures as I can get them (the first few weren't that clear). Everyone please stay warm! (This has been one of the coldest winters that I can remember!) I will update more as events warrant!