Life....: 2009

Monday, December 28, 2009

Christmas and 1 Years Old!

This week has been crazy.. Family has been here and we have been everywhere. You got to celebrate Christmas with all of your family yes different days but none the less with all of them. You absolutly adore your family and they adore you. I remember on December 25 of last year we were wondering when you would be born. And low and behold 2 days later you were. Its amazing to me that a year ago yesterday at 11:35 am you came into this world. You totally rocked our world more than we could imagine. Not only are you 1 but you have a little brother or sister on the way. Its scarey still to think that all next years holidays there will be you and a sibling! Holy cow I will be a mother of 2!

Well Christmas went great and on your birthday yesterday we spent it mostly at home. In the morning you threw the biggest tantrum you have ever thrown and it was funny because I said look is this what our future holds. HOpefully not but only the good Lord knows! You are such a charmer. You do so many things now and I love it.

- wave bye bye and hello
- Clap
- Dance like its not body's business thats our favoite
- You escaped out of the nursery last week when we were at church
- you love your grandparents like no bodys business
- you are a mamas boy for sure
- but you love to play with your Daddy as well
- you are spoiled with love from all of your family and got more gifts than we could ever need
- you give the best hugs
- your kisses are wet and sloppy and I love them
- You are unique, one of a kind and a special little boy.

You are the best little guy we love and adore you. Thank you for being our son God has blessed us more than we could have hoped or dreamed and it will be amazing to see what the future holds! Love you little guy!

Monday, December 21, 2009

Church Dedication & 1 year birthday!

Oh my little darling.. You are just such a little peach and your mama and daddy adore you. You were dedicated December 20, 2009 at First Baptish Church Oviedo. 25 of your family and friends came just to see you dedicated! You were absolutly adorable and you were a little pouty pants while the pastor was talking. you did a little grunt than as soon as he handed you the Bible you flashed him the biggest grin you could and started chewing on it. After the service so many people came up to tell me how adorable and sweet you were and how you are just the cutest little thing. I couldn't agree more.

After your dedication and service we all went back to my mom's house and had bar-b-q. You loved it! You enjoyed having all the family there and I loved seeing how happy you were. You ate all your bbq and than when we gave you your cake you ate all the icing but none of the cake! YOu are so funny. After cake and presents you went with all your little cousins accross the street and played on the the neighbors swingset. You just ran and played like crazy! Everyone loves you son. When you got back you took a long nap and than up to play before we left. Son you really bring so many peopel joy and hope and I could not be a more proud mama! Thank you for being you and for loving me and your Daddy!

Guest List so I can always remember:
Nancy B
Dennis B
Marcella B
Bob B
Linda B
Billy B
Sarah B
Daniel B
Patsy D
Jack D
Jackie P
Nathan P
Kerri F
Amy F
Kerri-Ann G
Xavier G
Zach G
Ethan G
Eric F

Pierce we all Adore you! You are the best little boy ever!

Mama & Daddy

Thursday, December 17, 2009

12 Month Check up

Oh my sweet little boy. You will be 1 year old in a few short days. Oh how the time has flown. Oh to quickly if you ask me. I took you to your 1 year check up yesterday and you are doing wonderful. Every one in the office adores you as well as your mama! You are the in 50th percentile all around.

You are: 29 3/4 Inches Tall
You are: 22.05 LBS.

The Dr. said you are perfactly square! LOL Not sure what that means I guess that is a good thing... hmmm... Well you have this belly on you that is big and round. I love it though you stick it out all the time and do this big fake laugh. It is hilarious. Mama has been feeling morning sickness lately and you seem to know and be a little easier on mama. Taking your naps well etc! The Dr. said it was time to put you soely on a sippy cup but Mama is a rebel and Im not ready for that. Your still a baby and need your bottle in my book. Yes I'll give you less milk than i used to which probably is why your belly is so big but you will still get your milk mostly in a bottle. I just adore you son. You are so full of joy, charm, character and laughs! You are the greatest.

On December 20th you are being dedicated at First Baptist. It is the church that mama and Daddy got married in and met and also where we go to church. I am so happy and I'm excited to dedicate to raise you in the Lord. I'm just hoping my morning sickness is not bad that day. Don't want to throwup on stage! After your dedication we are havnig a birthday party and Grandma Bell's house only with family. I am very excited. Its mostly going to be lunch and a celebration that we have made it. We are also planning on telling the family we are expecting again. Well son I love you to the moon and back. You are the sweetest little thing in the whole wide world and I look forward to your smiles, hugs and kisses for a very long time.

I love you little boy,

Love your mama!

Tuesday, December 8, 2009

Big Brother

Pierce, Today we found out that you are going to be a big brother around August 9 or before. Right now Mama is in shock b/c I just can't believe that we are going to go through a pregnancy again and I can't imagine how I'll love your little brother or sister as much as I love you. Part of me doesnt' feel ready. I'm not ready to split my time from you, I'm not ready to not have you be the first priority in my life other than Daddy and Jesus. I'm just not ready. Today when I was thinking about it it dawned on me... well thats why God gives you 9 months to get ready. So I will be ready and I know you will be the best big brother. You will love your little baby so much I already know b/c of how much you already love other kids. Daddy can't wait for you to have a playmate and he is thrilled. I know it will be ok its just very scary. Right now there are lots of sad things going on with the family and I feel guilty for having this little blessing in my life right now, besides you, when there are people who are trying and want a healthy baby so badly. But all the same God chose us to have this baby and we will love and adore him or her as much as you.

Pierce you are almost a year old and you truly are the light of our lives. You are just a funny little monkey. Today you woke up grumpy and I had put the tree up last night. So I told you to hold on and I plugged in the lights and held you up to see the pretty tree. You literally awweed and ohhhed over it and did you big old baby grin. You loved it. I love you Pierce. I really love you with every single beat of my heart. I love when you toot and laugh like its the best joke in the world and you do it again, I love how you jump off your rocking chair and land on the floor only to get back up and do it again, I love how you take alllll the tupperware out of my drawers and pots and pans out of the cabinets, I love how you chew on my cell phone cord, Ilove how you run from me when I come after you, I love your fake laugh you do and how you mimic our laughs, I love how you sing when your animals sing to you or when I sing to you, I love how you run to me with your arms up when I come home after being away, I love how you give me big wet slobbery kisses, I love how you yell mama when your scared sad or hurt, I love how you have to have your monkeys for bed and nap time and you carry them around by the tail in your mouth, I love how you just started clapping and you love to do it all the time now, I just love every single little piece of you Pierce and I wouldn't change one moment of my time with you for anything in the world.

This next year of your life is going to change so much and I can't wait to take this Journey with you and Daddy. we love you so much little guy and because you are so amazing I know that our next child will be just as wonderful. Thank you for being my son. Thank you for loving me and Daddy unconditionally. We love you and we hope time slows down so i can drink every moment in that we have with you.

I love you son aka Big Brother!

Monday, November 30, 2009

Birth Story and First Few Months of Pierce's Life

Wow how things have changed…

At my 37 week appointment with the Dr. we decided that he would induce me on the December 27th. I was about 2 cm dilated about 80% effaced so I was right on track. He doubted that he would have to do much work to put me in active labor. So Kyle and I had a wonderful Christmas with my family the Bells were down from up North and Ryan and Michelle (my future SIL) were down from North Dakota and Nanny and Poppy Bell were in town.

We all just had a really nice time. We got to celebrate Jesus’s Birthday and Kyle and I were celebrating the upcoming birth of our son. Well on Deceber 26th we went to Kyle’s parents house to celebrate our Christmas with them. We opened gifts and just had a nice time. Starting around 2pm on the 26th I started getting contractions. They were about 10 min apart but pretty constant. I was told by the Dr. to check into L&D the next morning at 7am. Alright sounds good to me. So I knew I could hold on till then. Kyle and I hung out played cards and some other games with his whole family. Well that evening my contractions were still pretty consistent and getting a little closer and by that afternoon I was defiantly ready to get home. Everyone else had chili and I remember my last meal b/f my little dude was born was a PB&J sandwich with chips and cookies. I didn’t want to eat chili for fear if I puked that night it would not be a pretty sight. I refused to go to the hospital with a car full of gifts. So my MIL decided she would just go home with us so that if we went to the hospital in the morning she could just be there with us. My contractions were getting even more regular by the time we were driving home. I remember talking to my mom on the phone telling her and she said to just swing by the hospital (Since we drove right by it to get home) and have them check me. I said no way these aren’t that bad I have to unload my car and get everything ready for tomorrow. I also want a shower and I want to do my hair and makeup. So we get home and crazy me made sure to get everything out of my car basically did it by myself. Get the stuff ready and packed for the next day when the baby would come shower and crawl into bed..

I had been planning on getting goodnights sleep since we didn’t have to be there till 7am. Well 2am rolls around and I am awoken with some pretty intense not unbearable but intense contractions. I roll over and tell Kyle its getting pretty bad and he told me to relax and try to go back to sleep. HELLO I’m IN LABOR!!! So I said whatever got up and took a shower. I remember being in the fetal position just in pretty constant pain. I call L&D and they tell me to hold on at home and not to come in unless my contractions were 2-3 min apart… (remember we live 45 min away I don’t think L&D knew that). OK whatever. So I decide after my shower to read a book. Not very good at this b/c I’m still in pain. Well I go pee and there was a pretty significant amount of blood. Its about 2:45am. I go to kyle and I said “GET UP! We are going to the hospital NOW! I am bleeding and I am not waiting till later”. I think he was pretty shocked. He says calm down I’ll get up. I go and get his mother up as well. I am having to breath through the contractions that aren’t unbearable still but a pain. By now they are a constant 2 min apart. After his shower Kyle was just so flustered he couldn’t figure out what to wear cause he wanted to look “Nice” LOL SO he wore his plaid green/blue shorts and a yellow striped shirt… nice kyle nice LOL. I thought it was pretty funny.
So finally by about 3:30am we are in the car on the way to the hospital. We arrive there around 4:00am praise GOD. I had my L&D Pass and we got sent right up. Contractions still very constant. I get into my room and they check me. I am 4 cm and 100% effaced and the baby is VERY low about ready to come out. So the nurse asks me if I want some type of meds. Originally I thought I could do this with no epidural but I said heck with that give me the epi. I’m sure Kyle was very happy about this. B/f the epi was givin since I was so afraid I would poo on the table I told them I had to go potty. I went and praise God it all came out. That would have been terrible to do this while in labor.

The anesthesiologist comes in to administer the epi and was very impatient with me I remember. She asks me to not scream or jerk. OF course I do both! LADY IT HURT! Finally the meds kick in and I’m no longer in pain. But now of course I am nauseated. I was pretty miserable not in pain just sick to my stomach so I tried to get some sleep. My parents finally arrive around 7am. Around 6am Dr. Parker came in and checked me I was about a 4-5 so he broke my bags of water and said it could be a few more hours. Alright whatever. They checked me around around 10 am and I was at about 6-7 cm. Finally around 11:00 am I called the nurse back in and told her I had to push. She laughed at me and said listen we just checked you, you have a few more hours. I said no you listen I’m ready now. So she checked me and I was a 10 and the baby was making its entrance.

She said now Laurel you need to relax this could take up to 3 hours to push him out. I said yea right he is coming out now. So I started pushing with each contraction. I must say I pushed like a pro. By 11:30 the baby’s head was already out and the Dr. just arrived. I gave him one more push and by 11:35 am my little Pierce Bradley Fuller was in my arms. It was by far one of the happiest moments in my life. I did tear a little I got 4 stitches but I didn’t think that was that bad. Kyle and I just looked at him and cried. My mom had said he better come b/f lunch and low and behold he did. He was the most beautiful thing I had ever seen. Right after the baby was born Kyle and I kicked everyone out so we could have sometime with him by ourselves. SO our parents went down to eat some lunch. Pierce was just a little sweetie and we started nursing right away. I had to use a guard to help but that was ok.

Everyone finally came back in and just loved on my little angel boy. I was starving by this point and they brought Kyle and I food. I had a wrap with an orange, chips and bread. It was delicious. I remember my first meal like it was yesterday> I was starving. Unfortunately I was bleeding a little more than normal so they kept me on the pitocin to help my uterus contract.

Finally everyone had left and my epi had come out and it was time for me to move to the recovery room. It was about 4pm by this point. They had me go to the restroom and when I stood up I almost blacked out. Everything was turning black my blood pressure was dropping. Not sure if this was b/c I had lost more blood then usual or what but it was very scary. They finally got me under control and took me to the recovery room.

We were there for one night with you. It was a crazy night that’s for sure. I don’t think I slept very much cause I wanted to make sure that you were ok. So I was awake a lot I fed you when you cried, I changed your diaper. I did everything I could to make you comfortable. Daddy slept on the couch in the room. I don’t think he was very happy with all of the people coming in and out. I remember being to scared to even put you down cause I couldn’t even imagine losing one moment with you. Well we made it through the night. I think I was still going on adrenaline. Nanny Bell had made some ambrosia for Christmas and I wanted some desperately so I had mom and dad bring it up to me before we left the hospital. By 3:30 they had kicked us out. It was very scary going home the first day and I was not ready at all. I remember thinking please let me stay one more night. But nope barley 24 hours after you were born we were outta there.

Looking back I’m kind of relieved they sent us home when they did. I was ready to be in my own bed. Daddy and I tried to get sleep between feedings and diaper changes. We made it through our second night with you. Looking back I thought that you would never sleep through the night which meant that I would never sleep but no that is not true.. you now sleep 12 hours a night and your not even three months old. You started doing sleeping through the night at about 6 weeks and its been pure heaven since..

The first month of your life!!! – recapped

My beautiful little boy. The first month that you were home was a crazy learning experience. I never knew how strong of a woman I could be. Within you being home the first two weeks I couldn’t nurse your normally so I began pumping like a mad woman. After being home two weeks Daddy went on a ski trip and I stayed home alone with you for 3 nights. I never knew how strong I was until this time. I made it son. I woke with you every night when you needed me. I played with you in the day, I washed bottles… I made it. I thought I wouldn’t because I was still sore, tired, exhausted and everything in-between but I made it. You made me a stronger woman I love you son. From the beginning at night you would wake every 3-4 hours to eat. I would nurse/pump you and than put you back down. You were such a joy even in those times at night I just loved watching you eat and sleep. I did get mastitis when I was pumping. I got it abt 2 weeks after you were born. It was sooo terrible. I made it though I was on antibiotics but I made it. I then did get it when you were abt 3 months old. After I got it that one last time I decided that I could no longer nurse/pump for you. I just needed to let my milk dry up so I could concentrate on taking care of you and spending as much time with you as I could. Ever since you were born I went into the office and worked 2 days a week. Yes its hard but I did it for you son so you can have a better life and insurance. Son you are such a tremendous joy in my life. At 6 weeks you started smiling and since that day you have changed so much. I love you son and I am so thankful for you I honestly could have never asked for a better son or more loving son than you.

4/3/09 Pierce is starting to giggle. Its absolutely adorable. He did it one time in our driveway and than on 4/5 he did it at his grandmas house when I tickled his neck. He is the cutest little guy in the whole wide world!

5/10/09 – Mothers day has come and gone! What a wonderful weekend we had. We went and visited Grandma and Grandpa Fuller. We went swimming, built and pond and just had a very nice visit. I am so thankful to be your mama baby bear. You are one of the greatest loves of my life. You are sweet, gentle, loveable and cuddleable. I can’t imagine my life without you. I never really understood how wonderful Mothers day could be. OF course I love my mother but than I look at you.. my son and you made me the mother I am today. You have taught me patience, self control and a love that is completely unconditional. Your Daddy and I think you are the most special thing that we have ever experienced. Last night as we put you to bed you were half way asleep and of course you could still eat your cereal even with your eyes mostly closed. WE just giggled and giggled because you are such a doll and just love your food even when you can’t keep your eyes open. You are now eating pears, applesauce, bananas, greenbeans, squash, sweet potatoes, prunes and oatmeal. You love all things food. You also love lemons. You are just too silly. You have also started sitting up soooo well. ON May 1, 2009 you sat up for about 15 min. IT was soo good. You do the gorilla sitting but its wonderful. Son I am so thankful that you are in my life. You are the most precious gift that God has given Daddy and I and we can’t wait to watch you grow and learn every day. Thank you for being the greatest son and for making me the mother that I am today!

Saturday, November 28, 2009

Happy Thanksgiving!

What a Thanksgiving we had. We spent Thanksgiving with your mama and Dada, your MImi and Poppy, both of your great grandparents, your uncle Ryan and Aunt Michelle, you Great Aunt Jackie and Nathan. You were just such a good boy all day. You played all day long and loved to chase the ball and your new thing is to sing to us. You let the Great Grandparents love on you because they sure do miss you. You ate all of your turkey dinner and than you practically put yourself to sleep after you were so exhausted. You napped for 4 hours on Thanksgiving day total. You are just such a joy little boy. I remember last year when you were in my belly I could have never imagined how blessed I am and how wonderful you would be. You are more than your Daddy and I could ever dream of. We just adore and think you are the greatest and can't wait to celebrat many more holidays with you. We are so thankful for you. After thanksgiving the next day we went to Grandma and Grandpa Fuller and celebrated there. You had so much fun there with all the kids. Well we love and are so blessed to have you in our lives!

11 Months old
- 4 teeth
- You run
- you sing to us now
- you still only say mama and Dada we can't get you to wave yet!
- you love to laugh
- you are becoming more of a mama's boy
- you grab on our legs now for us to pick you up
- you love any dog you see
- you have never met a stranger
- you weight just over 22 lbs
- you love to be in mama's purse you dig in it as soon as you see it and pull everything out!
- you love to be with the crowd you love other little kids!
- you are the light of our lives!

Monday, November 16, 2009

Double Ear Infection

OH little boy. You officially have a double ear infection. You started with a fever last night and then were up ever 3 hours whimpering.. good indicator of ear ache. I took you in today and I was right. You are amoxicillin. Hopefully this will be cleared up before we know it. You love your antibiotics I think you like the taste you are sooo silly.
-You now have four teeth... 2 on top 2 on the bottom.
- You run instead of walk
- You weight a little over 21 lbs
- You LOVE other little kids and would rather play with them then by yourself.
- You Love to talk constantly you are very loud especially since your ears have been hurting you are even louder I think its cause you can't hear as well LOL
- You are the silliest little boy I know I laugh so hard when I'm with you cause you make me you are too funny.
- You run into my arms for big hugs lots of times throughout the day.
- I love you little boy you are pretty great. I can't wait to give you a brother or sister one day. You will be a great big brother.

Gosh don't grow up to fast little guy we want to keep you as our baby for a little longer....

Monday, November 9, 2009


Oh little boy how you change every day :-). You now RUN instead of walk. You are a very skilled walker at only 10 months old. You can turn around while walking and not fall. You virtually NEVER crawl cause you prefer to walk. You started walking at 9 months and by 10 months the skill has been mastered. Everyone that sees you think you are pretty great and that you are a walking machine. You now have popped through your two bottom teeth and your two top teeth are almost through as well.

You are not a great sleeper when you are teething. You have been trying to get up at 5:00 am AHHH!! Mama lays you back down and I pray you make it till 6:30 or 7:00. Sometimes you will make it to 7:30am. This time change and being sick and teething has not done well for your sleep. I'm hoping you will start sleeping again till 8:30 like the old days HA! Probably not! Well you are such a joy. You flirt and love to be with everyone and I could not be a more proud mama! You also LOVE other little kids! YOu are great at sharing. You do not like though when other kids take your toys or try to not let tyou use it. You get very upset and try to take it back! You don't seem to take junk from anyone! You are just like your mama! Thank you for being such a good boy. I love you little guy and we are so proud!!

Monday, November 2, 2009

New Best Friend...

Baby Bear.. today you found your new best friend.. your shadow... :) You were sooooo adorable. You could see your shadow and you would follow it all around the house. When it would get on the wall you would gently go up to it and pet it. Honestly it was sooo sweet. We were so proud that you loved your shadow. We than sat you down in front of the big bright wall and Daddy made a show of shadows. You tried to touch the bird and the other things he did. It was quite a show. You just change and grow so much. We play hide and seek almost every night where I bounce out scare you.. you run to Daddy laughing... I chase you he picks you up and than we do it all over again. Its really so much fun. You have brought so much joy to my life that I don't know what I would do without you. Well you and I are still recovering from our colds. HOpefully we will be better soon. We love you sooo much little boy. Thank you for being our son.

Wednesday, October 28, 2009

10 Months Old Yesterday!

My Little boy you are officially over 10 months old! Boy you are one happy little wild thing. Everyday I look at you and I love you more and more. Since you have been on this earth so many things have happend. You have lived in 3 different places and probably a fourth before your first birthday. You are just so much fun.

Some things you are doing/have done.
- Went to your first pumpkin patch the one cold day we had in Florida and you LOVED it. You loved all the pumpkins and mama took lots of pictures.

- You now say mama a lot. Espcially when you are sad and you want some love.

- You say dada all the time :-)

- You love your little cousins and any other little kids. You adore playing.

- You still don't have seperation anxiety you love going to Sunday School at church and never cry.

- You still take 2 naps for a total of 3-4 hours a day. Atleast the days that mama is home.

- Grandma bell still takes care of you one day a week and you adore her and grandpa bell.

- You rock a mohawk everytime we go in public cause mama thinks its adorable. People comment how cute it is all the time so for the time being I will keep giving you one. Your just so darn cute!

- You walk about 95% of the time. When we are in Public people are shocked that you walk and how good you are.

- You went to sea World for the first time last Friday and you loved it. You loved all the reefs and fishes. Daddy said that we should have named you Reef like he wanted.. I love Pierce though :-)

- You are a climber... enough said.

- You love having your picture taken

- You eat more than anyone in the house LOL! You eat constantly. Mama always has a pile of cheerios ready for you at all times. You love table food you love your water. You really dont like baby food unless daddy lets you slurp it up.

- You have another cold. !!! AHHH This is the second cold in the last 2 months.

- You love people. I dont think you have ever met a stranger. Everyone comments how sweet and smiley you are this makes mama's heart smile. I hope one day you can use this gift to show Gods love.

- You really are just a joy to be around I fall in love with you more and more everyday and I can't wait to see what our future holds. I pray for you constantly and I hope you love Jesus one day as much as he loves you.

Little boy you are the best thing that has ever happened to me and your daddy. We adore you so much and we always wonder how we could ever love someone so much. Thank you for being you. We love you tons!

Thursday, October 22, 2009

Just Got a Call from Daddy...

So Mommy is at work today and she got a call from Daddy. He was telling me how he was feeding you lunch. Apparently the jar of food was kind of runny really liquidy.. I dont know why it gets like that. So he was having a hard time feeding it to you and instead of mixing it with oatmeal or rice he gave you a straw and put the end in the jar you slurped it up in under a minute. Now should I be proud that you slurped your meal up or think your daddy is crazy for feeding you that way. Oh well! :-) I guess I am just so thankful to come home to a live happy baby after work. Maybe Daddy could try to sell a new device for feeding babys! LOL We love you baby bear!

Thursday, October 15, 2009

Thursday, October 8, 2009

Yes My 9 month old is WALKING!

Well today my little guy started actually walking. Walking from the table 10 steps or more to my mom. IT was crazy. I was sooo excited. He is soooo awesome and walking so well now. I think he is going to get even better in the next few days. I am sooo amazed. HE is just wonderful and I'm just sooo shocked that he can actually walk. WEll I will put up a video hopefully very soon. I just love this little nine month and I can't believe he will be running very very soon! AHHH!!! I love him! His Mama and Dada are SOOOOOO proud!

Monday, October 5, 2009

Zoo Time!

Baby bear you went to the zoo for the first time today with your Daddy. Oh how I wish I could have gone and atleast taken a picture but low and behold I was working. so off you and Daddy went. He said you really enjoyed watching the monkeys. I'm sure you loved to see them swinging around. Daddy also let you touch the animals at the petting zoo. I think he said that there was a little calf and a goat. I'm sure you really enjoyed yourself. I let Daddy know if he is going to take you on first new adventures WITHOUT me... he better learn to take some pictures.

This weekend you got to spend the night at your grandma and Grandpa Bells. you stayed there why Daddy and Mommy got to have a staycation for their 2 year anniversary. I missed you so much on Sunday though so off we went to pick you up. The instant you saw us you squealed with delight and crawled as fast as you could to be picked up. When I picked you up you squeezed me and just touched my face like in aww that we were there. You are so precious little boy and I am sooo blessed to have you as my own. You are just growing and changing like a weed. Before I know it you will be running to me instead of walking. Thank you for being my son and I hope one day you can look to your mama and Daddy and be proud that you had us as parents because little boy we are sure proud that you are OUR son! We love you!

Sunday, October 4, 2009


Pierce cut his first tooth this last Friday October 2nd. Its his bottomr Right. He is adorable.

Monday, September 28, 2009

Time OUt!

Oh baby bear.. We have started time out! LOL You sure have a little temper on you so we have started time out. Yesterday which is not the first day you have done this you were yelling at me with fist in the air b/c I wasn't feeding you goldfish fast enough. After the 10th time of getting angry I had felt it was time for a time out! I took you and set you in the cornor and I counted and signed 1-9. You screamed and fussed while you were there because you knew you were in trouble. After 9 I picked you up and calmly told you why gave you a hug and a kiss and you were back to normal. You were sweeter after this but you did get 2 more time outs. Its funny because I really think you knew why. I love you little boy.

So this morning as I was changing your diaper and clothes I left you on the floor nakie! LOL I walked away to get some vaseline and when I came back you were sitting there with a rattle in your mouth looking cute as can be. I think you knew I was getting ready to leave for work and you got this silly look in your eyes and started peeing!! AHHHH I screamed and jumped away and through your pjs over your pee pee! I was laughing soo hard. And you just set there peeing a fountain with this little grin on your face. I don't think your grandma Bell appreciated it but I sure did. So i cleaned up got you dress and smoothered you in kisses. I do miss you tons baby bear but always remember I work part time to give you a better life because I love you and I know Daddy will be taking good care of yoU! Well I love you little guy you are a blessing and I can't wait to see what your future holds! I pray you will grow to be a God fearing man who will love the Lord with all of your heart!

Sunday, September 27, 2009

9 Month Check up!


You are 28.25 inches long
You are 19.08 lbs
You are in the 50th percentile for Height
You are in the 40th Percentile for weight
Your Iron is perfect.... you are perfect!

You love to eat. You have started to refuse baby food and only want table food.
You love pizza, macaroni and cheese, spaghetti, chicken, turkey, mash potatoes, broccoli and anything else we can get into your mouth fast enough. I try to make sure you have on jar of veggies just in case! You really are the sweetest little guy in the whole world. You talk like crazy I think we will have a blabber mouth on our hands!. I love it. You try to walk still but only standing pushing object and letting go and balancing yourself. You love to go on bikerides.

The other day at your great gigis you sneezed while eating spaghetti and one shot out of your nose. It was hysterically gross! :-)

Lots of things going on in your life. Mommy and Daddy trying to get a new house for you. We are going today to look at it and hopefully it will be ours. You are still sick but slowly getting better. You are such a begger. Right now your begging your grandpa for some apple. You love cookies and icecream and anything.

You are awesome. Still no teeth! That still doesn't stop you.

Everyone I know thinks you are pretty darn handsome and I would have to agree! Well we love you baby bear! Happy 9 month birthday! You are such a blessing in our lives!!!

Monday, September 21, 2009


We have all been soooo sick this last week and a half. Baby bear came down with the stomach bug two weekends ago and took down his mama, dada, gma and gpa fuller and gma bell. We have all had the stomach bug for atleast 3-4 days a piece and now baby bear and I are facing a terrible cold. My poor little guy wakes up every morning with a horrible cough. He coughs and coughs and gags and can't catch his breath.. so every morning around 6 we both strip and into the shower we go. Him and I take a good long shower and steam him up and he seems to be able to stop coughing as much. its the only thing that helps in the morning.

Its funny because I've come to love that alone time with him. Him clinging to me for dear life as we shower and I spray him with the water and he laughs. And slowly but surely every morning his little cough gets better until the next morning.. YUCK! I do love the poor sick little guy. This morning I am still feeling SOOOO sick with my cold and just not right since the stomach bug so I laid in bed and kind of held him there. Thank you Lord he finally fell back asleep around 6:30 and didn't wake up till 7:30. So I finally got up finished getting ready for work until Daddy got home. I had the last 48 hours with the little guy alone while Daddy was at work. It was actually really nice to have so much uninterrupted time with the little guy but its hard espcially in the morning getting up so early by myself with him. Well hopefully we will be on the upswing very shortly. He goes for his 9 month well visit on Wednesday and I hope his cough is better or they can prescribe something. Please pray for the little guy and his mama!!

I am blessed... with an 8 month old WILD THING!

Tuesday, September 8, 2009


Pierce said MAMA today! I love that boy! Praise Jesus for a precious beautiful boy!

Thursday, September 3, 2009

Standing... Walking... 8 Months Old?!?

Oh my! Son you are 8 months old now! Wow TIME FLIES!!!! You are standing all the time by yourself. You like to practice constantly. You have been doing this for about two weeks. You pull up stand than let go get your balance and grin! You are just a little wild thing! I love it and I am sooo proud of you but I'm afraid your going to be walking before I know it. I will be proud of course if you did but I still want you to be my little baby and you are just growing up SOOOO extremely fast!

You really are our little sweetie and you LOVE to eat! You are now eating three jars of food a day and 4 bottles still! You LOVE to eat our food anything I am eating you want! The other night you had cut up turkey from my plate, mash potatoes and field peas! You loved it all except for the potatoes... I wonder if it was the texture. You woudl make this crazy face! I will say that you LOVE sweets! This is not always a good thing! You love icecream. The instant you get it though that night you will not sleep! You also are sooo good at using your pinchers you can pick anything up and put it in your mouth. i'm pretty proud of you. You eat cheerios all the time and are soo good at putting them in your mouth! You still aren't sleeping very well since we are at grandmas! I can't wait till we move into our new place so you do sleep but yet I will miss grandma and grandpa's cause they help SOOOO much and they love you to pieces!

Well I love you baby boy and I will put up some new pics when we move in! I love you baby bear!!!

Wednesday, August 26, 2009

First Nights Away From you...

Baby bear this last Saturday your Daddy and I drove to Port St. Joe to deliver Kramer. We didn't take you because you hate riding in the car and its a 6 hour car ride. So we left you with my parents. It was very hard to leave you but we all made it. I must say I slept wonderfully and I had a nice time but my heart hurt sooo badly because I was missing you. I have never known how badly your heart can hurt when you miss someone especially when its your baby. You were very good for your grandparents and I am so thankful they took such good care of you. You can now hold your bottle better than you could before we left, you crawl better than you could before we left and you are even more vocal if that is possible than before we left.

We have officially moved into my paretns house and we are all adjusting. Well son I love you and I missed you terribly I am sooo happy to be back home with you. I am even thankful for the few times a night you wake and I get to tuck you back in. I love you little boy and I do hope our life will be more normal in the next few weeks when we move into our condo! Thanks for being the best boy ever~

Wednesday, August 19, 2009

Life Changes....

Oh my son you are loads of fun. You now pull up on every single thing that you can get your hands on. You pull up on mama and let go and try to balance yourself. You lasted for 20 seconds yesterday and me and your mimi were shocked! You are just too cute. So we would cheer you on and you would do it again. I love you son so much. You are growing like a little weed and tickles me to death yet makes me sad that you are growing SOOOO fast. I remember just the other day you were in my belly kicking me and going to all my sales meetings with me. I loved that and I miss it. But now I have you to squirm in my arms when I come home from work.

Well Kramer and Lady are now going to stay in the family instead of being adopted out. Daddy's mom and sister are each taking one. So of course Daddy feels so much better.

We are leaving you for the first time with your Mimi and Grandpa Bell this Saturday. Its HUGE! I have never spend one single day away from you and I'm so nervous to do this. But we have to drive 6 hours with the dog to Daddy's sisters to drop him off. I know you woudl HATE the drive seeing that you scream on even a half hour drive. I can't imagine how upset you woudl get for 6 hours. So we are leaving you here. I am excited to have a night or two alone with Daddy but I will miss you to pieces. You are the light of my life. I was talking to a friend today and I mentioned that even though I don't get all the time to myself liek I used to and I'm busy and focused on you 99.9% of the time.. I would NEVER go back to my life before. My life is so much more full with you in it and I never want to change that.

Well thats all for now I love you little baby bear!

Wednesday, August 12, 2009


You now officially pull yourself up to stand in your crib!! What am I going to do with you. Daddy is at work today so I had to lower your crib all by myself this morning it was quite difficult but I did it! You are too funny though! I hear you yelling and talking and I walk in and there you are standing... so of course what do I do?!? I run and I get my camera!

You are soo cute and and so much fun but truly are exhausting! Thank you for being my baby boy and I hope you can learn soon how to sit down after standing so you don't stand there and scream for me over and over... not that I dont like to be needed! well I love you baby boy!!

Thursday, August 6, 2009

Milestones and Life Changes

Baby bear you are now over 7 months old and have crossed some more milestones...

- you can crawl pretty darn well now
- you like to crab crawl where you stand on all fours its hysterical
- you can sit up all by yourself from the crawling position! You rock!
- you sleep perfect through the night and take LOTS of naps (knock on wood)
- you are eating some more table food from mama!
- you laugh ALLL the time
- you pull yourself up on everything its sooo funny!

Son you really are what makes my day better. You are my little sunshine on a cloudy day and I couldn't love or appreciate you any more!

Lots of things are going to be changing in the next few weeks. On August 22nd mama and daddy will be giving our doggies away. We had to sell the house and no body wants us to bring two dogs that have pit in them. Its very sad because you really enjoy watching them but I know in the long run our lives will be so much easier and maybe one day when we have our house being finished being built we will get you a puppy of your own. We will be moving out of our first house and your first home on August 26th. Its crazy and bitter sweet. Its bitter becuase you were concieved here we prayed and couldn't wait for you to be born here. You were first brought home from the hospital here. Our best friends Rachel and Ramon live next door here. There are so many firsts here and its sad to leave. Its making me cry thinking about it.

Its also sweet because we will be moving about 30 min closer to both of your grandparetns. Daddy will now work only 1.5 miles from home so we can see him all the time when he is on shift. We will have a pool that we will now be able to play with you in. Mama will have to walk up stairs every day so hopefully I can lose those last 10 lbs. We will be starting over which in and of itself is kind of sweet. We are purging all of the yuck and old stuff that cluttered our lives and starting fresh and its so sweet that you will be part of it.

So here is the time line:

August 22, 2009 - say goodbye to the doggies

August 26, 2009 - move all of our belongings into a storage unit

August 28, 2009 - close on our house.. our home is no longer ours

August 28, 2009 - move in with grandma and grandpa bell

September 9, 2009 - finally move into the condo for the next year and see where life takes us from there.

The first year of your life will continue to be a wild one but hopefully things will slow down shortly. Well I love you son thank you for being the bright spot in my day! Daddy and I love you more than words can say and we hope that when you look back on your life you will be proud of the parents that we were to you! We love you!!!

Monday, July 27, 2009

7 Months Old Today

My sweet sweet little boy... you are offically 7 months old today! Wow how you have grown over the last 7 months and its hard to believe you have been in my life for 16 months. You are such a joy... last night you suprised me by sleeping all the way through the night. You often wake up crying and I come and snuggle you and you are fast asleep again. It has been particurlay hard the last few days with you waking multiple times a night but I know when you are ready too you will sleep peacefully through the night.

Some of your milestones:
- you can definatly roll all over the place
- you are trying to crawl and your soo darling as you try
- you love to pull yourself into a standing position especially during bath time...
- you love your jumperoo and even when your not in it you are trying to jump!
- you love Max (grandma's dog) and I think he loves you
- you have regular play dates with baby Kella.. and on a rare occasion you even get a playdate with Aiden and Kaitlyn
- you love to give wet sloppy kisses and I love to recieve them
- you have started reaching for me anytime I'm near and than you cling to me like you never want me to let go... I never want to let go...
- you really are my little ham.. any chance you get you ham it up for the people around you, just so they aww and ohh over you... it makes me smile and reminds me of myself!
- you also love love love praise music.. anytime you need to calm down I just put on some praise music and sing to you and most of the time it works
- you adore the beach...
- you are teething which makes for some hard periods in the day where you scream but its all worth it...
- you also have this very loud beautiful voice that you like to use all the time... I am so thankful to be able to hear it... please never stop talking to your mama

All in all son you are the love of my life and I cannot wait to see you grow and change in the many months to come. Don't grow up to fast though cause I don't want to miss a thing. Thank you for being a light in my life and for loving me as your mom unconditionally.. I hope I will always make you proud as a mom and you can look back one day and know how much I loved and cherished every second that I got with you. You are the best little boy... I love you! Happy 7 month birthday!

Wednesday, July 15, 2009

4th of July! My little Cowboy!

Little boy for the 4th of July we had LOTS of fun! We went swimming at your Aunt Jackies with your grandparents and cousin! We dressed you up like a cowboy and we took a really long nap! You loved the swimming part! You are going to be a very good swimmer I think when you get older! You were in your little float and you could kick your little legs and it would propel you across the pool! It was sooo funny I was very proud of you. Than you cousin Nathan let us borrow his cowboy boots and hat and we dressed you up as a cowboy! You were sooo cute and I think you rather enjoyed it! Me and you also took a very long nap! All together it was a really nice day! I just wish Daddy could have been there but he had to work! Well I love you baby boy and you are just such a little blessing!

*** Blogger is not letting me add photos so i will do this later :-)

Friday, July 3, 2009

Day 5- June 27th and Six Month Birthday

We made it to the end of our vacation! Today is your 6 month birthday and the day we head back to Florida! It was bittersweet leaving because it mean't we wouldn't see your Uncle Ryan or Aunt Michelle for a very long time. But it was nice to be going back home.. I missed my bed, your bed ( so you weren't in bed with me), my car and just being at our home.

Before we left Daddy wanted to go visit Lincoln Park. So you, me Daddy and this time Grandma Bell loaded up and headed to the park before we took off the the airport. It was the coldest this day that it had been all week!It was in the 70's and very very windy! While we were there you were literally getting blown away! It was nice to see all the different things. We had to rush through to make sure we got to our plane though.

So off we go now headed to the airport! We get there load up and head to Florida! You were really really good on the way home. I think its cause it was a night flight so you basically slept the whole second half! PRaise Jesus! We make it home finally get to our house at 2:00 am. I put you poor little sleepy boy to bed! Praise Jesus though that we made it safe and sound with all of our luggage and our sweet baby boy!

This trip was certainly a learning experiance... at times it brought out the worst and the best between me and your Daddy. Its hard in these high stress situations but we made it. While watching Uncle Ryan and Aunt Michelle get married it helped me remember what marriage is all about. Its about a life long commitment through thick and thin. Through the good times and the bad times me and your Daddy are going to stick together. Not only because we have you but because we love and are committed to eachother! I am thankful that we went not only for our wonderful trip to be with family on this special day but to learn and remember this valuable lesson. Sometimes we all need a gentle reminder what love, commitment and marriage are all about! Thank you for being our son.. the greatest blessing that has ever been bestowed upon your Daddy and I (besides Jesus Christ dying on the cross for our sins so we can one day all be in heaven!). We love you Pierce and our lives are so much fuller because of you...

Day 4 - June 26th! Ryan and Michelle's Wedding!

We have made it to the fourth day of our trip! Mama had to get up early and leave to get my hair done! You stayed and hung out with Daddy all day until picture time! You went swimming in the indoor swimming pool and had a great time! You really are such a joy and missed you so much while I was gone!

Well wedding time arrives! Your new Aunt Michelle looked absolutly stunning! I am so happy that she chose to marry my brother! They got married at what is known as the old jailhouse! It was converted to a house many years ago and before your Uncle Ryan got married he lived there!
IT was absoutly beautiful the scenery! We were afraid all day that it was going to rain but praise God it didn't! The ceremony came off without a hitch! You were a good boy and Daddy held you in the back while you slept!

Off we go to the Reception which was at the Raddison Hotel! Thank goodness it was there because that was also where we were staying! We danced the night away! YOu had such a good time with mama dancing at you and with you! Daddy and Mama also got a slow dance in while Great Grandma Dyal held you! Daddy did happen to tell mama that he was having such a nice time dancing with me that we should do it more often and I agree! Well around 10:00 pm you poor little thing couldn't keep your eyes open so off we went to our room and to bed. What a beautiful and blessed day we had and it was all the more better because you were there to expierance it with us!

Day 3... Rehersal and Zoo!

Off to the zoo we go! Me, you and Daddy headed the zoo bright early in the morning! We had such a nice time at the zoo. The zoo in Bismarck, ND is sooo different than any zoo in Florida. Its basically like a huge park that has all these wild animals that you can touch and feed. It was really really cool how up close and personal you could get with the bears, monkey's, bison, prarie dogs that run wild, birds, lions, deer and really any wild animal you could imagine. You were such a good boy all day and just cruised around in your stroller!

Mama was pretty tired b/c 1. lack of sleep with a foot in my rib all night 2. being out late for the party 3. you waking at 6:00 am.. Good times! But we made it! IT was pretty hot in ND and it seems that we brought Fl with us. So we had a good time at the zoo.

Later that day we had the rehersal dinner. You were such a good boy as always! We called it any early night because we had a long day the next day ahead of us! It was almost time for Uncle Ryan and Michelle to tie the not!

Day 2.... exhausted!

Day 2 baby bear we made it through the night. YEs you were up at 5:30 am but thank you Jesus we were right next door too your grandparents so guess where you went.. Over there! Thank goodness your grandpa Bell loves you so much LOL! So day two Daddy you and I head over the the Bad Lands. Its about a 2.5 hour drive. You were soo good on the way there. It rained most of the drive and we had to pull over in a podunk town for gas but we made it!
Its a state park that looks like the Grand Canyon I guess. I wouldn't really know I have never been there. So off we go exploring!

Thank goodness the park is one that you could drive the whole way through! There was places to hike but because we had you with us we had to put that on the back burner! We saw tons and tons of prarie dogs! One Buffalo (poor daddy looked and looked for one and it was like 2 miles away but we saw it) some wild horses and beautiful scenery! It was really a very nice time! YOu were such a good boy the whole time we were driving around considering you HATE your carseat!

So we begin to head back because mama has a bachelorette party for your new Aunt Michelle! So off we go! Thank goodness for Daddy! He is sooo good to you! He took care of you all evening of course with the help of my extended family but none the less did. You have one good daddy and I have one Great hubby! So off to day 3!