Saturday, August 21, 2010

Three tables

Before Eli was born, I wanted to get a couple of things done around the house. I think it was my version of nesting, because I definitely never got into a cleaning spree. I wanted a dining room table (it's actually in the kitchen though), that could seat at least 6 people comfortably, and that I could squeeze 8 people in if I needed to. I also did not want to pay a lot of money for it. So I looked for plans in the awesome knockoff-wood website that I have come to love so much. I found this design for a farmhouse table and bench, and set about making it. It was very easy to make, it took only a couple of hours. However, the sanding, staining, and polyurethane took several days. I absolutely love the way it turned out. 

I primed and painted our old coffee table, and now it's leah's "coloring table". 

This is the new coffee table that Tony and I made. It matches the design of the end table. It was actually the most difficult piece of furniture we have made so far. It's also my favorite. 

Friday, August 13, 2010

Jumping Jax

Today Tony and I took Leah and Eli to Jumpin Jax. Jumpin Jax is pretty much a cheaper more ghetto version of Monkey Joe's. It took about 45 minutes of Leah screaming hysterically and clinging to us for her to finally branch out and play in the little toddler area. After about 10 minutes of safe play in the toddler section, she started jumping, climbing, and sliding around everywhere. She had a blast.

we finally got her to play in the toddler area by throwing the ball around.

Aw... look how much fun she is having :)

She became a jumpin maniac. 

This was what little brother was doing while Leah played. 

Tuesday, August 10, 2010

sweet nothings

"Your thighs don't look as chubby"

Yes, these are the sweet words that Tony said to me the other day as we were sitting on the couch. He totally thought he was paying me a complement.

1 week

Its been one week since our sweet little Elias was born. It's been great being at home so far. My mom was here for three days, and Tony's mom will be here for three days. After that we are on our own! Tony will take the whole next week off from work, and I will hopefully be ready to tackle the two kids on my own after that. I will have to stop playing man-to-mom and will switch to zone defense after this.

Here are some pictures of him throughout the week.

Daddy and baby on our first day at home.

This is the second bath we gave him. He hated the first, tolerated the second. 
Big sister being sweet and cute.

Of course I had to rock out my moby wrap!

First of many trips to Chick-Fil-A.

Eli at one week old exactly!

Thursday, August 5, 2010

Elias Miguel Bermudez

On tuesday, August 3rd we welcomed Elias Miguel Bermudez into the world. He was 8lbs 15 oz's, 21 inches, and absolutely beautiful! 

Here is a short run down of the birth story: I began labor early that morning around 1:30 am. They were very mild, and were about 7 mins apart. By 6:00 they had completely stopped. At 1:00 ish PM they began again, this time a lot harder and longer, but still not so bad that I felt I needed to go in. I called Tony from work and he came home, and then thought, well, I might as well let my dr. office know what was going on. Good thing I did. I talked to the midwife there, and she suggested I go ahead and come to the office for a quick check, just to see how far along I was. At this point it's around 4:30. 

We packed up Leah and our suitcases, just in case, and headed towards the office. I went straight back with the midwife, and as soon as she checked me I saw her eyes get all wide. She told me I was 9 cm, and that my water bag was bulging. We immediately left for the hospital (not even 10 minutes away), and she met us up in the delivery room. We checked the heart tones, started an IV in my forearm "just in case" (the nurses insisted), my water broke, and the baby was born barely 20 minutes after arriving to the hospital. I left the Dr. Office at 5:05, and the baby came at 5:44. I have to say, it was a very terrible few minutes of pushing, but overall a pretty great labor and delivery experience. 
sweet little baby.

Leah watching Sesame Street on thursday morning