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)

Sunday, November 2, 2008

"Heelarious" and other ridiculous things

I saw these, and am so disgusted by them I feel it is necessary to share them with everyone. Heelarious Heels is what they are called, and these ones I came across advertised on craigslist for 0-6 month old babies. Babies!! High heels for babies!! I just think they are utterly disgusting and disturbing, but perhaps there are some out there that think they are cute??? Let me know what you think, I am just so blown away with these things and appalled by them. I can't even really say anything, I just stared at the computer monitor and shook my head and made Steve come over and look at them because I had nothing to say about them. Seriously, what do you guys think about them? Would you buy them for your little girl or a friends girl? If you like them, good for you, someone has to like them and buy them or they wouldn't make them, that someone is just not me. Oh, and they have a website where you can buy them.

So after I posted this originally I continued looking on craigslist for stuff and came across this Jeep pet stroller. There was a lady in the store the other day with one of these things, hers was hot pink. This is just ridiculous though, I thought it was bad enough that people would bring their pets into a furniture store, some loose, some on leashes, then I saw people with pets sticking out the top of their purse, or in their own little doggie carrying bag, and now they even have strollers for pets!! Honestly, what type of dog needs a stroller, can't it walk? Ugh. This second one is more like I saw at my store the other day. I googled pet stroller, and under images alone came up with 101,000 results. This brings a whole new meaning to taking your dog for a walk.

Saturday, November 1, 2008

Pumpkin Carving

On Monday we had FHE at Mel and Jared's house. We carved pumpkins, and by we I mean most people, I helped scoop them out, then separated out all of the seeds so I could cook them, and then I left them at all at Mel's house. Whoops. Here are some pictures from that, but first I will post one of my Halloween "costume" that I wore to work. I knew none of my coworkers were going to dress up and I didn't want to be the only one dressed up so I semi-dressed up. I cut out the shapes and taped them on my shirt when I got to work.

My little "Jack"-o-Lantern (baby's name might end up being Jack)
Notice the little green stem or leaf in my hair

Steve starting on his huge pumpkin

Cindy showing Steve her finished product

It's Obama!

Cindy's Obama pumpkin

Renee's traditional cute jack-o-lantern

Mike's scary artistic pumpkin

Steve's asian pumpkin complete with Fu Manchu

The whole line up