Wednesday, May 26, 2010

Photoshoot, 1 Month Old, & "Sister's Weekend"

A Photoshoot

Have I mentioned I have a cute baby? Every mom thinks that though, right? Well guess what. I have proof. Feast your eyes on some of Parker's newborn photos.

Apparently Parker is a natural in front of the camera. Tell me he's not posing in these pictures? Yeah, he's working it alright. Rawr.

I had to start off with these pictures. They just can't go anywhere else other than front and center of this post.

A big "THANK YOU" to my sister Gina for taking these pics and to my other sisters Shelley & Heidi for assisting.

Parker Turns 1 ... month.

Parker turned one month today, and all he got was a prescription for Zantac. Blech. Parker's got the reflux. I think he has a pretty mild case of it, but we all had had enough of his constant spitting up and fussiness while eating. So off to the pediatrician we went. Hopefully this stuff works.

Anyone else have experience with this? Obviously, Parker doesn't enjoy his peppermint flavored Zantac as much as the pharmacist had hoped.

So, a whole month has gone by now, and I'm starting to feel a lot more like my old self. We've slowly started coming out of hiding and have actually taken Parker to a few public places. It feels good to not feel like a prisoner in my own house anymore! Only TWO more weeks until I get to work out again... does that mean I have to stop eating Oreos and ice cream every night, too?

Parker has grown a ton. Its pretty obvious based on the Michelin Man photo up there at the top. His little arms have rolls even where there are no folds. Apparently reflux hasn't slowed down his weight gain! He was weighed at the doc's office and is already up to 10 pounds 11 oz. That's a gain of TWO pounds in the last two weeks. I guess it's no wonder when all you eat is milkshakes. (Him, not me .... mmmm, milkshakes.)

Sam's glorious 4 weeks of paternity leave ended this week too. Big bummer. We were getting so used to having him home all the time. Who knew that life could be so good when you and your husband both don't have to go to work?

Sister's Weekend

My three sisters all flew in from Utah last Thursday for the weekend. It was JUST what I needed. They have 11 kids between the 3 of them, so I was able to do some pretty serious brain picking. Why does that sound gross?

It was such a great time and it felt so good to spend quality sister time, eating ice cream, eating out, eating in, watching marathons of CSI, getting pedicures, taking Parker on his first shopping trips (above), and talking, talking, talking! I am SO thankful they came up! If only we lived closer...


  1. Oh, what wonderful photos of Parker and you & the girls! You have had a very full week! Hopefully the medicine will ease the discomfort for all of you... Love you! oxox

  2. What a handsome little guy! I LOVE the hat in his pictures. :)

    It looks like he got pooped out by the Target trip!

  3. Peppermint-flavored medicine for babies is the dumbest thing I've ever heard of. My sister had to give that to all 3 of her kids. They hated it too. Hope Parker doesn't have to take the Zantac for too long. :(

    I, too, love the hat in Parker's pictures. And his Michelin Man rolls. I just want to squeeze him!

    And are those the red doors of Target I see? *sigh* I heart Target!

  4. AWWWWWWW these pictures are ADORABLE! I love them all.. I cant wait to meet him:) Sisters weekend sounds Fun SOOOO much fun that I might have to have a sister-in-laws weekend:)

  5. AWWWWWWW these pictures are ADORABLE! I love them all.. I cant wait to meet him:) Sisters weekend sounds Fun SOOOO much fun that I might have to have a sister-in-laws weekend:)

  6. Yes yes yes, he is SOOOOO cute!!! I love those pictures and I know you will stare at them all the time :)
    Sorry about the reflux. That's no fun. I hope he gets it figured out soon and learns to like the medicine.
    How fun for a sister's weekend! You are so lucky to have such great support :)

    Love you!

  7. My little girl has been taking zantac since she was 3 weeks and it has worked WONDERS!!! I think the pharmacist adds the flavoring because we've had some bottles where you could smell the peppermint as soon as you opened it. Maybe you could just ask them to put less in next time?! I hope it works for you!!! And he's ADORABLE!!!!

  8. Ah man I have the cutest little nephew baby ever :)

    Hope he is feeling better from the meds and that you are doing great too. Every time I look at my pedicured toes I think about our fun weekend... Already miss ya! xo Gina

  9. Amy, He is so cute! I have been thinking about you a lot lately. Life gets hard when you are on your own with a little one. I hope you are doing okay.
    He is such a cute little chub!

  10. I don't think i'm logged in but its Lola! (: Rylan had really bad reflux, now its going away !(yay!)But his got so severe that he has to sleep on a HUGE wedge that goes in his crib. and takes prilosec.. Zantec wasn't working for him! BUT glad to report hes progressing. Hope parkers gets better. And i love the pictures, adorable!

  11. Blake was on that Zantac crap...his "spit-ups" were more like projectile vomiting. So much fun!! It was always so sad to nurse him and then have him barf it all up...all that hard work gone to waste!


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