Friday, November 30, 2012

Nights Stink

Have any of you dealt with night terrors? I am currently in a world of hurt from them. My darling sweet loving little boy has been dealing with them for months now. We have some good days and some bad.  We have changed just about everything we could. We no longer watch "scary" TV after he goes down in case he hears it, we dont' play any type of video games around him. We tightened our bed time routine.

But the terrors continue. I need some sleep. I am going nuts!!!!  HELP!

Thursday, November 22, 2012


With Thanksgiving fast approaching, I wanted to say what I am thankful for.

I am so Thankful for my family and friends. They have been with me on a roller coaster of a year with me. With out them I wouldn't of been able to get past this year. I don't think a blanket statement could tell you how I feel about my friends and family. That being said there is so much I want to say we might be here for days. Due to this, I will just leave this at I am blessed with the people in my life. Old or new, related or not.

I am Thankful for my husband. My world is not a good place with out him. Because of him I am a better person. The love and support that he shows me every day is amazing. I couldn't ask for a better person to share my life with. He makes the world a better place and the journey of life so much fun. He has been through a lot in his life, and will go through so much more, but he takes it all in stride and works his butt off.

Pickle - My precious boy. I can't tell the world how Thankful I am to have him in my life. We struggled to conceive. A battle that took 3 years, It was a emotional toll on us, but I wouldn't change it for the world. Everything went through brought us this amazing little boy. He lights up a room when ever he enters. He is always so happy, and carefree. He loves with every fiber of his being, when he smiles (and that one cute little dimple shows up) you smile. It is hard not too. He is starting to come into his own as a little man. He is losing the baby in him and growing up into a full grown boy at such a amazing pace. I will miss the little guy, but I look forward to who he will become.

S has been my close friend for many years. We have had our ups and downs, but we always find out way back to our friendship. She loves and supports me like a sister even though we arent' by blood, She loves me like a true friend should. I am so Thankful to have someone like that in my life. A true friend, with a great heart.

Most don't feel like they love their jobs, I can say that I am not one of them. I work for the most amazing people. I have found the right fit for me here. Although I work for a HUGE company, our office is a family. Most of us have been here for years. Seen one another through ups and downs. The love and support from this office is something that you don't see often. We all take care of each other and that is wonderful thing.

Last but not least, I am so Thankful for this blog. This has been a new experience for me to write a blog. I am not a writer as you can tell, but it has allowed me to share my story and experiences with others, and at the same time allowed me to process my own thoughts and feelings. Through this entire experience I have come across so many blogs that were able to help mend and open my heart. I know there are many of you who are out there reading this (I see the stats! LOL). Thank you for reading our story and allowing me to be apart of your lives.

I hope everyone has a terrific Thanksgiving. I hope your holidays are happy and safe, with all our love, The Hello Pickle Family.

Wednesday, November 21, 2012


I am sure on this blog you have seen many pictures where my son's binky is there smack dab in the middle of his mouth. How do I break this? Any tips? He currently only has it when he sleeps or finds one. Once he has it all bets are off you won't get back. Any help would be appreciated.

Because One is not enough

always happy, Esp. With a binky
No bink, but so darn cute.

Tuesday, November 20, 2012

Phoenix Zoo Lights!

We spent a wonderful evening on Saturday with our dear friend S and her son at Phoenix Zoo Lights. For those of you who don't live in a place that no one should live (Arizona) let me provide some details. Phoenix Zoo Lights is exactly what is sounds like. In the winter months for the holidays, the zoo decorates most of the zoo with different type of holiday lights. They have light up figures and animals all over. They also time a section of the lights to holiday music. They leave some of the animals out so you can see them as well. It is a great night!
We spent the night there, walking around looking at the lights and the animals that you could see in the dark. Our little man had the time of his life. He was fascinated by all the lights. He would oh and ah over all the different lights. When we got to the section that had the musical lights you would of thought he was in heaven. Our little man also had his first carousel ride. It was the greatest experence, that I feel like I am so lucky to have shared with him. This was a great night, If you are in the area GO! You won't regret it.

I hope all everyone has a safe and happy Thanksgiving!

Monday, November 19, 2012

New Ears!

Today's post is brought to you by: Things you never knew about us! I know that many of you are aware that M is handicapped. He has some severe back issues that cause him constant pain and weakness, because of this he is unable to work.

What You didn't know is that I have a disability myself. I am hearing impaired. I will say I am truly blessed with how much hearing I do have. I am able to hear with out assistance. It is more of matter what can't I hear. Which is a lot. Which brings me to today's exciting topic. NEW EARS! I have worn hearing aids for many years now, but I just got a new set. They are amazing. The doctor fit me with Oticon Intega 10s. The sound quality is so amazing I feel like I have so much of my life back. My last set were not so much of a hearing aid as they were something to turn up the volume of life. These are so slim and comfy. They block out certain sounds well, but at the same time allow me to hear so much more. I cried when I heard Pickle for the first time with them. I was never able to tell what he truly sounded like. It is amazing. I am so Thankful that my insurance was able to cover 100% of the cost.

We had a amazing weekend. That will have to be another post, to follow all about zoo lights. I will however post this really cute picture of a Daddy/Pickle nap.

Too cute for words

Friday, November 16, 2012

Interesting Title Here....

So I really have nothing interesting to say anymore. I just don't. To be honest with you I am not sure I have ever had anything interesting to say. So I am just going to picture bomb you.

Most of these are from the other day. We were having quite a cold spell here in Arizona (yes, it does get cold. Not like Fargo cold, but cold.), and being the great mom that I am, I dug out last years winter clothes and PJs. And shoved my son into them like a sausage (Did I really just compare my kid to pork. One these days his Daddy is going to kill me). So with out further ado, here is the little pickle.

All wrapped up
Now that I look back at the pictures it doesn't look that tight
No, wait from the back I can really start to see it.
Happy little man, a few days later, when it warmed back up and he had normal clothes back on
This is just a old picture that I found on my phone. This is my little man still in my tummy.

Monday, November 5, 2012

Happy Birthday Honey!!!!

Happy Birthday M! It is M's birthday, and what a great day it is. We celebrated his birthday on Sunday, with his family. It was a nice day and we really enjoyed ourselves.

I can say other then M's birthday we spent a nice quiet weekend at home. We are going to have a busy week ahead of us so a nice weekend was in order. I have my Audiologist today, the ENT tomorrow, and Pickle  has speech therapy tomorrow as well as Parent's as teachers. I am sure more is going to come up!

Thursday, November 1, 2012

Happy Happy Halloween

I can say that this was the best Halloween that we have ever had! This was our little man's first Halloween where is was going out. His first Halloween 5 weeks old, and last year he could barely walk, and we just came back from a wedding back east, so this is the first!

I am so proud of him. The first few homes he was terrified. He didn't know what to do and when we could get him up to the house he just looked at the people. We were lucky enough to go with my sister and brother, and all of their kids (6 kids, + Pickle), plus my mother, M's mother, and his Uncle G (M BFF). Once he got a few more houses in, he was a pro at it, and doing great, he even started shutting people's doors. I will up load the pics in a few days for you.

Hope you had a great holiday!!!!!!!!