Thursday, November 25, 2010


Things I am thankful for:

1. I am thankful for my amazing family. I have great in laws. I am blessed to have not only a dad, a dad in law, but I also have a step-dad in law, too. My mother in law is amazing as well. She loves her family, loves to cook, and is a wonderful servant. She is a wonderful grandmother, and Dylan loves being with her.

2. I am thankful that I have 2 sons. I gave birth to 2 wonderful boys in less than 2 years, and most importantly, I survived to tell about it.

3. I am thankful for Jeff. This past year has been the hardest year of my life. I know that God put Jeff in my life because He knew that we would be a great team to go through the death of our son. Without Jeff, I would be a mess. Jeff, brings the best out in me.

4. I am thankful that Brendan is in heaven. I know it sounds crazy, but I think that he is much happier in heaven. He is no longer in pain. He can breathe. His heart is perfect. He is perfect. And I know that he is in good hands.

5. I am thankful for Dylan's health. There was a time that I didn't think we could have a baby. Then I thought that we were incapable of having a healthy child. Today I am the mother of a healthy, happy little man. And he's freakin adorable. Seriously. he is.

6. I am thankful that Dylan was born healthy despite being a month early. Seriously, the fact that he didn't have to go to the NICU was amazing.

I am blessed. I know that God gave me the people in my life to help me get through this year. It was the hardest year of my life, but it ended better than I could have ever imagined.

Tuesday, November 23, 2010


Well, I haven't been near a computer in a couple days. Jeff and I are in Chattanooga and there are so many people to see and so many things to do. I will post on Thanksgiving, though.

Before I leave I just have to tell you something cute. Jeff's grandmother, Dylan's great grandmother, visited with Dylan today. We went to Cracker Barrel and then to her retirement home.

We got there during lunch and she showed Dylan off to every table, and there were about 25 tables.

She is one proud great grandmother. She held him for a long time this afternoon and you could tell that both she and Dylan enjoyed every minute of it.

I took about 100 pictures and a video, I will post them soon.

Happy Thanksgiving everyone!

Friday, November 19, 2010

working from home

Jeff has been working from home the past month. It's been pretty awesome. And here's why:

Every night I get up at least 4 times to feed, cuddle, burp, change and love on my little man. And every morning I am exhausted. I feel like I have been hit by a truck on a daily basis.

Around 6 or 7 in the morning Jeff will get up, brush his teeth, and take my little man downstairs to hang out with him while I get at least on hour of sleep.

An hour of quiet, uninterrupted, baby free sleep.

Sometimes I get 2 hours.

Sometimes I will get 3 hours.

And sometimes I get 20 minutes.

They are the best 20 minutes of my day.

Well, other than snuggling with my little man in the middle of the night.

Or snuggling with my little man in the middle of the day.

Or hanging out with Jeff and my little man in the evening.

Or watching Dylan smile when I tickle him.

Or hanging out with Dylan watching Friends in the afternoon.

Wait, what was I talking about?

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Things I have learned since becoming a mom

1. Sleep is an impossibility.

I seriously haven't slept in 56 days. I love to sleep. Just ask my husband. The phrases my husband has heard the most in our 6 years of marriage are as follows: "Where is the chocolate?" and " I am going to go take a nap".

2. Stretch marks are sexy.

That's right. You girls with your cute, flat tummies, you don't know what you are missing. Flab is in. One piece bathing suits are sexy and you know it.

3. Spit up is the newest accessory.

I totally expect to see shirts and scarfs with spit up stains in the Spring collections of all the famous designers. Wait for it. It is coming.

4. Makeup?

Seriously, what is this thing you speak of? I wear foundation (thank you adult acne brought on by 2 straight years of pregnancy), mascara, and chapstick (because it's not manly to have your mom's lipstick smeared all over your face from all the kisses she gives you.)

5. Dinner is a necessary evil.

Stouffers is my friend. Frozen lasagna is wonderful. Left overs are amazing. I have made a few fancy dinners over the past 56 days, but I have learned to cook for a small army and freeze the leftovers. God Bless you Mr. Microwave.

6. Laundry is never ending.

How is it that adding one little person to your family can produce an exponential amount of laundry? It defies the laws of science, umm, gravity, umm, nature? Whatever. It is incredible the amount of laundry I have to do on a daily basis.

7. Time

I used to think that when I become a stay at home mom, I would have all the time in the world to get things done. I even told Jeff that I was nervous to get rid of cable tv because I would have so much time on my hands and nothing to do. HA! I think that I watch 1 hour of tv a week. Getting rid of cable was a good idea. I have no time to watch it. I have no time for anything. I even forget to go to the bathroom.

8. Bladder infections are an inevitability.

Seriously. I will come home from running errands with one thing on my mind.....Must pee. Then I realize that if I don't put the groceries away they will spoil, then my child starts screaming because he is wet, or hungry, or just plain mad and I take care of him and hold him and get lost in how cute he is, and then before I know it, I have been home for 6 hours and haven't gone to the bathroom. 

9. If you thought your husband was sexy, just wait until after you have kids.

There is nothing more attractive than seeing your manly husband hold your son and comfort him and give him little kisses. There is nothing more attractive than when your husband says, "go take a nap, I will take care of Dylan for a while." See #1 above.

10. Breastfed babies don't have smelly diapers.

This is not true. I was always told this, but I can in fact tell you that my child is 100% breastfed, and has the smelliest diapers ever. I suppose that mommy's diet of diet coke, chocolate, pizza and Salsarita's makes for a smelly diaper. I apologize in advance to anyone who changes his diapers.

11. I never thought that I could love someone this much.

I thought that my love would have to be split between my husband, Brendan and Dylan. But there is no limit to the amount of love that my heart can hold. My heart keeps getting bigger with every child I have. Jeff wants three kids. That's one big heart.....

Wednesday, November 3, 2010


Halloween was a fun day in the Plemons household.

First off, we decorated the house.

Then we dressed up our little man and prepared for all the cute little kids (and some not so cute older kids- seriously, at what age do you stop going trick or treating?)

Well, this is our little Tigger. You can tell that he was really enjoying his day.

Well, after running out of candy at 7:30. Most of the neighborhoods we have lived in got like 5 trick or treaters. So, Jeff started passing out a ton to each kid so we didn't have a lot left over.

This was a mistake. By 7:30 we were rummaging through the cupboard looking for anything to pass out to the kids. I think at one point I yelled to Jeff that we could pass out chocolate chips. It was either that or canned goods.

Needless to say, we turned off the lights and turned away the trick or treaters early.

The good news is that we didn't get egged. I honestly thought that the older kids were going to revolt.

Well, after a fun day and evening, Daddy and Dylan feel asleep on the couch.

Here is one more photo of my little man. Seriously, isn't he the cutest little Tigger you have ever seen?