Friday, December 19, 2008

Christmas at our house!

Saturday, December 13, 2008


It snowed last night! Yay!!!! It finally feels like it is almost Christmas. That's all for now, hope I didn't disappoint too much with the short post, later today I will add some pictures if the snow doesn't melt before then.

Thursday, December 11, 2008

Finals Week!

Today is the first day of Steve's finals week. I have to take a second to brag about my husband, I am so proud of him, he has just been an amazing husband, dad, and student. Steve is taking some really hard classes this semester including chemistry- yuck, and Anatomy. We made a deal that if he gets all A's in his classes then he can buy an XBOX 360 at the end of the semester. Well, we already bought the Xbox because we found a really good deal, so he better get all A's. I have no doubt that he will, so far he has gotten A's and even some 100's on his tests throughout the semester. The past couple of weeks Steve has been staying on campus late to study because it's been kind of hard for him to study at home, which has been hard on me because I am at home all day long, and I really come to miss my husband. But as soon as he walks in the door after a long day of work, studying, and school, he is the Dad and Simon is his. They play together for the rest of the night. Last night I actually ditched Steve to run to WalMart for a minute, and he stayed home with Simon who has been really cranky. So cranky Steve even had to give him a bottle, luckily I have lots of milk stored up in the freezer. But anyways, I am so proud of Steve. He has been doing such a good job with his schoolwork and still finding time in his busy hectic schedule to play with his son and take care of his wife, and even get straight A's in his classes. I know he can pull off all A's, in one class he just has to get at least a 64% to get an A in the class... I don't think that will be a problem. So here's to Steve and final's week, and getting straight A's to earn the Xbox 360 we already bought!!

UPDATE: Steve just called me and he got a 94 on his Anatomy final!!!!!

Monday, December 8, 2008

Some Firsts

First bath- very unhappy

First Swing ride

Simon Santa

Cindy and Amy bought Simon and Zane these little Santa suits. Cindy wanted to use her two new grandbabies for her Christmas cards so we got them all dressed up and did a little photo shoot. Sadly, by the time we had both babies ready to take pictures, they became quite unhappy and were both crying, hence the pictures with the fingers in their mouths. Kristy and I would stick our finger in our baby's mouth, and once they both stopped crying we would count to three then her and I would pull out our finger and duck so everyone else could take pictures. When I first found out about the Santa suits I have to admit I was a little skeptical and thought it was kinda cheesy, but once I saw them in their outfits, it was adorable. I love my little Simon-man, he is just the cutest baby ever!!! And little Zane is cute, sadly he lost one of his little booties, so he ended up going barefoot, but he is just so cute and tiny. Simon and Zane are cousins, Zane belongs to Steve's sister Kristy and he was born 10 days after Simon!

Tuesday, December 2, 2008

Have I had a full life??

49 so far, 52 if I cheat. The bold ones are things I've done. I stole this from one of my sister's old roommates. Once I go to Europe I can check off several more. I think I have had a full life, what do you think??
1. Started your own blog
2. Slept under the stars
3. Played in a band
4. Visited Hawaii
5. Watched a meteor shower
6. Given more than you can afford to charity
7. Been to Disneyland
8. Climbed a mountain
9. Held a praying mantis
10. Sang a solo
11. Bungee jumped
12. Visited Paris -in Las Vegas!!
13. Watched a lightning storm at sea
14. Taught yourself an art from scratch
15. Adopted a child
16. Had food poisoning
17. Walked to the top of the Statue of Liberty
18. Grown your own vegetables
19. Seen the Mona Lisa in France
20. Slept on an overnight train
21. Had a pillow fight
22. Hitch hiked
23. Taken a sick day when you’re not ill
24. Built a snow fort
25. Held a lamb
26. Gone skinny dipping
27. Run a Marathon
28. Ridden in a gondola in Venice
29. Seen a total eclipse
30. Watched a sunrise or sunset
31. Hit a home run -on the Wii
32. Been on a cruise -does a ferry ride for a few days count??
33. Seen Niagara Falls in person
34. Visited the birthplace of your ancestors
35. Seen an Amish community
36. Taught yourself a new language
37. Had enough money to be truly satisfied
38. Seen the Leaning Tower of Pisa in person
39. Gone rock climbing
40. Seen Michelangelo’s David
41. Sung karaoke
42. Seen Old Faithful geyser erupt
43. Bought a stranger a meal at a restaurant
44. Visited Africa
45. Walked on a beach by moonlight
46. Been transported in an ambulance
47. Had your portrait painted
48. Gone deep sea fishing
49. Seen the Sistine Chapel in person
50. Been to the top of the Eiffel Tower in Paris
51. Gone scuba diving or snorkeling
52. Kissed in the rain
53. Played in the mud
54. Gone to a drive-in theater
55. Been in a movie
56. Visited the Great Wall of China
57. Started a business
58. Taken a martial arts class
59. Visited Russia
60. Served at a soup kitchen
61. Sold Girl Scout Cookies
62. Gone whale watching
63. Got flowers for no reason
64. Donated blood, platelets or plasma
65. Gone sky diving
66. Visited a Nazi Concentration Camp
67. Bounced a check
68. Flown in a helicopter
69. Saved a favorite childhood toy
70. Visited the Lincoln Memorial
71. Eaten Caviar
72. Pieced a quilt
73. Stood in Times Square
74. Toured the Everglades
75. Been fired from a job- kinda, I couldn't work anymore because I wasn't a student, and had no warning that it would be happening
76. Seen the Changing of the Guards in London
77. Broken a bone
78. Been on a speeding motorcycle
79. Seen the Grand Canyon in person
80. Published a book
81. Visited the Vatican
82. Bought a brand new car
83. Walked in Jerusalem
84. Had your picture in the newspaper
85. Read the entire Bible
86. Visited the White House
87. Killed and prepared an animal for eating
88. Had chickenpox
89. Saved someone’s life
90. Sat on a jury
91. Met someone famous
92. Joined a book club
93. Lost a loved one
94. Had a baby
95. Seen the Alamo in person
96. Swam in the Great Salt Lake
97. Been involved in a law suit
98. Owned a cell phone
99. Been stung by a bee
100. Totally copied a post from someone else's blog to your own

Thursday, November 20, 2008

More pictures of Simon, finally!

I think I have the most handsome beautiful baby ever, and here are more pictures of him. Just enough to spike some curiosity and satisfy those who might be wondering what he looks like now that he is almost two weeks old! and then a link to my facebook album with even more pictures of him!

These first two are my favorite, I was laying on the couch and he was laying on my chest and moved his arm over his face, and it was just adorable and beautiful, and perfect lighting, so I had to take a picture of him from my viewpoint.

This next one we were getting ready to go to pie day I think, he looked so cute in this hat even though its way too big, and then he kinda half smiled, I love it!!

Taking Simon for his first walk in the stroller, in the background is the duplex we live in.
Getting his first "bath" a sponge bath, he was not happy!

Daddy holding Simon, he looked so cute with his little finger in his mouth

Steve and Mel at Pie Day, they traded babies and seemed quite content with the others baby.

Me and Steve taking Simon for a walk (mom was taking the picture and went with us)

Simon was wearing a sleeper that said "First Teddy" on it, so we had to take pictures of him with his first teddy, given to him at the hospital from Great Grandparents Buccambuso

Wednesday, November 19, 2008


I just wanted to post something new because I haven't for a while, but I really don't have anything to say. Every day just kinda blurs into the next one, the only way I can tell what day it is is if I think really hard about what time Steve gets home. Tonight it's not until 9, which means it is a Wednesday. Right now I feel like life is a blur of trying to sleep, feedings, and just sitting on the couch. I don't do a whole lot, but I am just exhausted all the time. I have been recovering very well, I can walk around great, without any pain or soreness, I feel really good physically, I am just so tired all the time. We are very lucky to have a baby who will sleep from when we go to bed at about midnight until 4 or 5 in the morning before he needs a feeding.
I am very fortunate to have my mom staying here, she helps out a lot with Simon, changing him, and holding him so I can have a little time for myself, and then she is just taking care of me in general, I feel very spoiled. She has been making meals for us, cleaning, doing dishes and laundry, helping us get organized, preparing my plate at lunch and dinner and bringing it to me at the couch, refilling my water, bringing me my phone, just all kinds of stuff, I feel like a little princess who can't do anything on her own, but I am very grateful I have such a wonderful mom here taking care of me, and a husband who is so excited to see his son at the end of the day. As soon as Steve walks in the door and puts down his backpack, Simon is his for pretty much the rest of the night. Steve wakes up in the middle of the night, gets Simon out of his bassinet and passes him to me for feedings. I don't how he is doing so well in school right now but am glad that he is, and am glad that he can and wants to spend so much time with his son during the evenings.
Today mom and I were getting ready to go on a walk and had a nice surprise, Steve came home for a little break!! So he got to go for a little walk with us. Part way through Simon got a little fussy because he was tired, so Steve took him out of the stroller and carried him the rest of the way. He is just so cute with his little son. And now he is in the kitchen making me lunch when he should be studying between classes, my husband is smart, incredible, handsome, and the best father ever!

Sunday, November 16, 2008

Baby contests

Cindy won the contest for when Simon would be born.
Steve and his Grandma both guessed the right weight.

In other news, I think I am going to start a new blog on being a mom where I can complain or talk about things most people won't really want to hear about like breastfeeding, and leaking, that type of stuff.

Thursday, November 13, 2008

More pictures of Simon

I made a photo album of pictures of Simon on facebook. You can see it HERE! I am posting a couple of them on this page for kicks, but if you want to see them all go to the facebook link, it's public so you can see it even if you don't have facebook.
THIS ONE is more of the labor, delivery, and recovery.

Monday, November 10, 2008

I am still alive!! and I had a baby!

To make a really long story short... Friday morning I woke up at 2:23 a.m. because I was feeling contractions. I tried to go back to sleep all morning but couldn't because I was just really uncomfortable because I was having labor pains and having really bad back labor and couldn't get comfortable . So I kind of relaxed and got stuff ready for the hopsital until my scheduled doctor's appointment at 9:15 that morning. At my appointment my doctor said I was dilated to a four and would be heading to the hospital, but she wouldn't be coming with me because she was about to leave to go out of town for the weekend. So we left, ran over to Jack-In-The-Box for our last meal as just a couple, and then went to the hospital. We got all checked in, went to a labor and delivery room, and stayed there for hours and hours and hours. Doctor Enrico came in about 11 a.m. and broke my water to get things started and then left because the on-call doctor was suposed to be heading over, and he just happened to be there doing a delivery. About 1 o'clock I was in so much pain I wanted an epidural. Never got it. So I was in active labor and dilated to a ten. About 3 o'clock it was still just us and our awesome nurse Yvonne, and it was time to start pushing (still no doctor). So I pushed for 40 minutes with the nurse with my mom and Steve coaching and holding my legs for me. No progress. The baby wasn't descending and he was facing the wrong way (sunnyside up). So we waited, because there still wasn't a doctor. I was in major pain with the back labor and was not very happy. I kept saying "give me and epidural and cut this thing out of me!" So about 5:30 the doctor shows up, decides its time for me to try pushing (ok already done that, it doesn't work) so we all got it postition he felt for the baby had me push and said the baby isn't going to come out he's stuck in the pelvis, we need to do a c-section. Thank You!! So Steve got changed into scrubs, they gave me drugs to stop the contractions which made me shake really really bad, took me into the OR and got me prepped. I got a spinal- most amazing thing in the whole world!!! I was so happy and smiley in the Operating Room, a completely different person the non-drugged up person I was just a few minutes before. Twenty minutes later Simon Stephen Buccambuso was born. (Although at first his name was Andrew, but we changed it)

Simon Stephen Buccambuso
November 7th, 2008 5:52 P.M
7 lbs. 2 oz. 21 inches
Brown hair Blue eyes (so far)