Tuesday, November 16, 2010


Well, my little baby is looking more like a little boy everyday! He figured out how to roll onto his tummy from his back on Saturday night and immediately flipped back over onto his back and has been flipping and flopping ever since! He is mobile and mommy was NOT ready yet! I cannot believe how much he grows and changes every single day. I am definitely cherishing every little moment with my little baby because I can tell that in the blink of an eye, he won't be a little baby anymore. Chris can't WAIT for him to be big and walking and talking, and don't get me wrong, I can't wait to see the little boy he is going to turn into, but I know that this baby phase is so short and so quick and I am loving every single little second.....even those 3 in the morning wake up calls!
He is such a happy baby and it puts a smile on my face that he literally makes everyone around him so happy. Random strangers at the grocery store or the mall are always stopping and checking him out and he smiles at everyone! It's so awesome to have such a happy baby, reassures me that Chris and I are doing a good job, I guess :).

On another note, Cyler has apparently entered into the "I only want my mom and dad" phase. Chris and I got to attend a winter gala for an organization called BOMA with some of his work colleagues and get all dressed up! Well, we left Cy with Uncle Ry and his friend, Lily, and apparently, he was not his easy-baby self. Chris and I had a great time, but when we got home well after 11pm, poor Cy was still awake and cranky! Once we got home, he was ok, but his sleep was still a little off that night. Apparently, Lily was a Godsend and I know Ry has a ton of patience, so I think it was alright, I just wish he had slept a little longer than normal.

On yet ANOTHER note, I have always hated the fact that people screw up my name. I would say 9.9 times out of 10, people think my name is Michelle, not Rachelle, and the other 1% of the time, people think my name is ROchelle....and when they read it, they say "Rachel." It has always been annoying, hence going by "Chelle." Well, I don't know how I missed this in naming Cyler, but apparently, he has this naming issue as well. First time I saw this in action was at his 1 month check up, when the doctor actually called him "Cycle." Really? Cycle?! Ugh. Then, I have people (like the insurance lady on the phone) who read it as "Kyler". Now, whenever I tell someone what his name is, they think I am saying "Skylar" or "Tyler". :( Bummer. Oh well, I love his name, and like calling him "Cy" which seems to be easier for nimrods to figure out....I hope :).

Friday, November 5, 2010

Catching up!

Time seems to be slipping away from me lately. Things are getting hectic! Cyler had his first Halloween and was (in my biased opinion) THE cutest little monkey I have EVER seen! Just look:

And another one with Mommy and Daddy!:

Now that Halloween is over, Thanksgiving and Christmas seem to be so close! I am going to have to be a busy bee in the next couple of weeks! Alison is being so so generous and is hosting a "Holiday Open House" at her house the weekend after Thanksgiving. I am bringing all of my clothes and bows and goodies to sell and hopefully get some custom orders to get a little extra moolah for Christmas and also get my little business a jump start. I cannot wait to open my etsy store!
Also, next weekend, we are going to a black tie event for BOMA with some of Chris' coworkers and colleagues. Uncle Ryan is goign to babysit Cy for us and I am way excited to get out of the house and get all dressed up! Now all I need to do is to find a dress to fit my booty right now! haha. I AM down to my pre-pregnancy weight, but I definitely have some pounds to lose, and since aving Cy, my body is definitely holding its weight much differently, so not much is really fitting me well right now. So, along with work and school and getting my business up and running, I have started working out with a personal trainer two days a week and do cardio two other days a week after work. It already feels good to be trying to get healthy again - it has been a LONG time since I have really been at a good weight for myself and I can't wait to go shopping for new clothes at the end of it all. Shopping is ZERO fun when you think your body looks like crap! haha Anyway - wish me luck in all these crazy endeavors! :)
Wish me luck!