Thursday, December 15, 2011

Still Here!!

Wow, this ha been one of my longest blogless stints to date. I'd like to rush back here and tell you its because I  have been super busy, but sadly that would be a lie. Thins have been somewhat boring recently, I mean can it really be boring while taking care of the two hoodlums?
Super London

 His trusty sidekick (and arch nemesis) 
Baby Wonder

Christmas is almost here! While I have managed to find the time to find the time to finish almost all of my Christmas shopping, I have yet to send out any Christmas Cards. Nothing like waiting until the last minute! Although sadly, it is not all that unusual for me. is a little fun fact, I finally jumped on the bandwagon...ya know if the band wagon hadn't passed by say 4 years ago...and I'm reading the Twilight books. I've watched all the movies, mainly using them as an excuse to get out of the house and sneak some wine into the movie theater. I've not some great tips on that if anyone is interested.
Baby Bottle Cooler Bag with ice packs + Mini Bottles + Red Solo Cup = Getting drunk in the movie theater while drooling over Taylor Lautner. Win-Win, right? I DON'T CARE IF HE WAS ONLY 15 DURING FILMING!!!

Anyway, back to reading...I borrowed my sister nook to try it out and decided to get the first Twilight book. By the next day I had finished and moved on to New Moon. Well here I am a few days later the proud owner of a new nook and engrossed in the Twilight Saga. I just started Eclipse. I'm really looking forward to Breaking Dawn because I have already seen the movie (Part One) and I'm eager to see how this whole "saga" ends. Yep, I'm a dork! Whatev's

Friday, December 2, 2011

New Blog Friday- Shannon

This week I am featuring Shannon from Solo Pronto 

Here is a message from Shannon:

I'm sure at this point, you've read a blogger's personal information a hundred times on other blogs and are sick to death of reading a lot of the same old thing, so I'll put mine in purple italics and see if that spices it up for you a little bit!  After all, I'm here for you!  Here are my slanty, colorful tidbits of personal info for your reading pleasure:

Hello!  I am Shannon from Solo Pronto!  I am married to a wonderful man (rolling your eyes yet?) whom I met at work 8 years ago and who actually trained me for two different jobs before running off with my heart.  We moved to Colorado for a while, then back to Tennessee before settling down in Georgia.  We have three dogs, 9 nieces and nephews and god-children and love making memories and taking new adventures.  Our biggest adventure thus far in our five year relationship/three year marriage has been trying to start a family.  So far, we've had one miscarriage and are currently in the midst of our fifth cycle of fertility treatments and fourth IUI.  It's been a ride, let me tell you.  I've found emotions in me I didn't know existed these past few years and they aren't due to the medication!  Well, not all of them anyway....

I named my blog Solo Pronto! because it means "I am ready!".  I honestly thought I was!  I started this blog at a point in my life when I thought I was ready for anything.  I was strong, healthy, happy, everything was going so well - which is probably why I thought I was so ready for anything - life was good.  Then a lot of unexpected things happened.  Things I couldn't control.  I had a miscarriage, lost my job, couldn't get pregnant again, etc.  Life happened.  I took a break from blogging and worked on getting my life back together and somehow, blogging ended up finding its way back into that plan a few months ago.  It has become a kind of therapy and as I am sure you know from experience, it has been much-needed (and welcomed) support and has honestly helped me more these last few months than anything else has in this whole crazy journey.  Up until about two months ago, I had 5 followers and mainly used Solo Pronto! as a way to document what I was going through and use it as an online diary, albeit a very public one.  It's helped me open up to people I know in real life about our situation and because of that, I have found close and personal friends who have been experiencing the same pain and frustration I have with no one to talk to.  Blogging has given me back some of the confidence and courage that I had lost in the past two years.  I've met some really crazy, amazing, sarcastic and supportive people these past few months and I couldn't be more thankful.  I'm hoping to meet more and possibly be that extra bit of support for others as well.

As for my writing style, I try not to be too serious and usually have no problems with self-deprecation.  I'm an easy target, what can I say?  My funny bone extends from my shoulders to my ankles so I tend to think almost everything can be made into something funny - I laugh a lot. 

I hope you'll stop by and say hello.  Check out a post or two.  I'd love it if you did.  I can't promise you I'll always be positive or funny or even coherent, but I promise I'll keep in interesting.  With every day, I'm learning more and more and preparing for what life has to offer.  Hopefully, at the end of all this, whatever this is, I'll be able to say "SOLO PRONTO!" and mean it.  I hope you'll join me!

Until next time,

Go show Shannon some love by commenting or following her blog. 

Also if you would like to be featured on New Blog Friday, click on the new blog Friday tab at the top of my blog to find out how. Don't worry if you don't fit all of the criteria, very few of the blogs that I feature fit it exactly. It can't hurt to try :)

Thursday, December 1, 2011

One Month Old!

Actually Holden is 6 weeks old but he didn't get to his one month well baby check up until  yesterday.

"Well baby" check up right? WRONG!!!!

For the last few days Holden has been going through a phase where he never wants to be put down. He is also exceptionally cranky every night from about 4-8pm. I really didn't think too much about it because I remember when London did this. I even wrote about it HERE. I just assumed that Holden was going through the same phase.

Yesterday while at the Doctor, I mentioned his new found crankiness and that he still had a snotty nose left over from his cold. She looked him over and when it came time to check his ears we found the culprit. He has an ear infection. Poor guy! 

So we left his "well baby" check up with his very first script for antibiotics. FABULOUS!! 

Besides that his one month, actually six week stats are 21 inches long (up from 18.5 at birth) and 11lbs 3oz (up from 7lbs 2oz) at birth. Both of which are in the 50th percentile for his age. Wooohoo! for being average :) 

I better get to bed, little man is still waking up every 3 hours to eat, I'm really hoping that changes as he starts feeling better. What I wouldn't give for 4-5 hours of uninterrupted sleep. 

Here is a picture of Holden at one month old, and just for fun here is a picture of London at the same age. So far they look NOTHING alike. 


And a picture of the boys from today 

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