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Saturday, August 30, 2008

11 weeks

We finally moved Jon David to his own room. He is a VERY noisy sleeper and it was time for him to get used to his crib. Of course, the move coincided with a growth spurt! He was eating every hour and 45 minutes, night and day. I wasn't sure if we'd make it through! My doctor took one look at me and gave me orders to take one night off a week and take an Ambien! I assured her I was fine and we would make it through the growth spurt (ok, maybe I lied...) We did survive and I am happy to report he is sleeping better! Jon David attended his first wine event at Morton's where he made lots of friends. We stocked our locker with some yummy wine and had a great dinner. We had lots of people stop by our table to comment on how cute he is! Ok, ok, I'll quit bragging!!!

10 weeks

Here's my little one at 10 weeks. I can't believe how big he is. He's quite popular! Everywhere we go, people love to see him smile. He does have those huge, blue eyes (thanks to Jon). I know babies eye color can change, but I'm pretty sure the blue is here to stay!

Wednesday, August 27, 2008

9 weeks and my birthday!

We decided to make a quick weekend trip to San Antonio for my birthday. We have other family members with birthdays near mine so we all celebrated together on a private dinner barge on the Riverwalk. It was great and we learned more about San Antonio's history. If you ever go visit, take the tour! Jon David was wide awake (it was late) and loved all of the lights and sounds. He slept well that night. Now that's the birthday gift I really wanted!

2 months

These pictures crack me up. I can just hear it in my head... "Hey Ladies!" I have so many pics from this time, it's hard to pick the one I like best. I'll just pick two! His personality is so funny and he has become quite the ham for the camera. Jon has started calling me "mom-a-razzi". I guess I deserve that!

Monday, August 25, 2008

6 weeks

After our return from San Antonio, JD seemed to change overnight. He looked so different and really started to notice more around him. He started smiling all of the time and his "voice" got very loud and creative! He is a happy guy and we are so blessed to have such a good boy! I used this picture to make the stamps for his birth announcements. I can't get enough of those smiles!!!

San Antonio Trip

Our first big trip was to San Antonio so our family and friends there could meet Jon David. Jon's parents were so excited for us to come. They wanted to be with us at the birth, but his mother had back surgery the same day he was born. If she could have found a way to travel, they would have. After 3 surgeries, her doctor was pretty strict! We spent lots of time with everyone and it was a great trip. I learned alot those days without Jon there and it made me more confident as a parent! The last time I could survive on 3 hours of sleep I was in college. Ahhhh, to be young again!

Sunday, August 24, 2008

One Month

Jon and I were on our own with Jon David. All of our visitors had left and we were excited but nervous. I cried when my mom left, but I knew it was time. It was so intimidating, yet natural for the three of us to fall into a routine. I missed having the chance to nap when I wanted to, as opposed to when he napped. By the time he took his long nap in the afternoon, I was wide awake. We stayed busy because we only had 6 days to get ready for our first trip. We went to San Antonio to see family and friends. While we were there, Jon went to Las Vegas for business. It was the first I was "alone" with JD. We stayed with his brother Chris and his wife Evelyn and their son Joe Anthony. To make our trip more difficult, we took the dog with us too. Shelby is very hyper and only listens to Jon. Joe Anthony was a big help, taking Shelby out to pee and playing with her. She even got to sleep in the bed with him a couple of nights! Let me tell you, the whole experience was trial by fire!

Week 3, Fourth of July

After Uber-Oma left, my dad and brother Nate came to see the baby. Nate only stayed for the weekend, but my dad stayed through 4th of July weekend. We had a BBQ at the house with hamburgers and Jon's famous guacamole. My dad and Jon had fun picking up Jon's new car, they even got free shirts and hats with it. I was too tired to even care, maybe that's why Jon chose this time to buy a car... For those of you who don't know, Jon is a car enthusiast. His passion for cars is usually a sore subject. I don't understand it, but it makes him happy! He could probably say the same for my obsession with purses. They both involve the same question, "Why do you need more than one?". I've received 2 very nice purses since then, so I cannot complain. After the holiday weekend, my dad took my mom home and we were then on our own. Yes, I cried alot!

Saturday, August 23, 2008

Week 2, still alive!

So we made it to week 2. Now that his cord stump fell off, it was time for a real bath. He was NOT happy. I am glad to report he likes his bath now, but those first few were bad! Poor baby, look at that face!

The first week

Well, it turns out it's ok I'm doing this late because I don't remember much from that first week home. Between the vicodin and no sleep, well, you parents out there know what I mean. Let me take this opportunity to say a big THANK YOU to my mother who was with Jon and I for a total of 6 weeks. We were so happy she could be here for the birth and even happier she could help after. Jon and I would watch the clock, knowing at 9am, we could sleep because Oma would take over! I still had to get up to feed Jon David, but my naps all day long probably saved our marriage. I always heard that being a parent was the hardest, yet best experience ever. That really didn't mean much until it happened to us. I thank God everyday for our little one (even when I don't sleep!) I am also happy to report that my Oma was able to come visit and hold JD all day long. She is a proud great-grandma!!! We call her "Uber-Oma" because my mom is now Oma! I am pretty sure if I was not breastfeeding, my mom and Oma would have taken the baby home with them...

At the hospital

After Jon David was born, and I got to sleep for 5 hours, they moved us to a bigger room. Our friend George brought us a fantastic dinner (with wine!) to celebrate. Let me tell you, I earned that Morton's steak! Everyone working the floor stopped by to see what smelled so good. Thanks to George for the delivery. All that was missing was his tuxedo...

Friday, August 22, 2008

A thank you to friends...

This blog would not be here without the encouragement of my friends. It is a great idea and I hope to put lots of memories here. To all of my friends and family, may God bless you all!

Jon David is here!

Our son is here! Jonathan David de la Garza Jr. was born June 11th at 11:47 p.m. weighing 8 lbs 12 1/2 oz. What a funny look on his face! He actually said, "UH OH" after delivery. Everyone in the room repeated it before realizing this child's first noise was "uh oh". Oh boy, we are in for it! Welcome to the world Jon David!

Here we go!

Here is the beginning of our adventure! Our fingers were crossed hoping that this day (June 11th) Jon David would finally make his appearance. As you can see by my very swollen body, it was time. I promised myself after all we had been through, I would not be miserable or "down" about my body. My doctor assured me all was fine and that sometimes IVF patients retain more fluid. Well, I didn't expect to be stopped TWICE by strangers asking when I was due and if I was having more than one baby. JD was coming out that day even if I had to throw a fit at the doctor's office. Lucky for all, we were admitted...