Tuesday, June 22, 2010

Shopping Addict in the making

Today Dominic and I went to the store to get a new baby pool to deal with this heat, I decided to let him have a toy cart. Dominic put his baby pool in there immediately and booked it for the toy aisle. Once he spotted the "Disney Cars" display he went nuts!! He shoveled almost half the display into his cart. I managed to get out of the store with the pool, the cart, and two of the cars.

After he put the pool in the cart--on to the toys!

uh oh, we're in trouble!

Thursday, June 17, 2010


Dominic and Ryann smooching!
New carpet and wall color

Another view

Dominic trying out his big boy potty
Uh Oh we have a toddler on our hands!

Monday, June 14, 2010

Lack of posts..

Sorry I haven't been posting but Dominic had a double ear infection (his first) and after 10 days on an antibiotic and a trip to the ped today he still has a single ear infection. We've been dealing with a very clingy, coughing, snotty toddler and he's been like a koala baby attached to us-so I don't have time to blog. I promise, once Big D is feeling better I'll post pics!!

Tuesday, June 8, 2010

Good Golly Miss Molly!!!!

Maggie was scheduled to be induced at 5:30 this morning, but went into labor last night while "watching the Bachelorette". If you know Maggs, this is so fitting for her! Molly Marie Kusan was born this afternoon and weighed 7 lbs 9oz. I haven't had a chance to talk more with Maggie-but my heart is bursting with joy for her!! Happy Birthday Molly!! And Maggie, Happy BEST day of your life! :) Love you!

Monday, June 7, 2010

lil bit of this, lil bit of that!

There are SO many exciting things happening this week!!

*TOMORROW morning, one of my best friends, Maggie will be induced to deliver her first daughter! She's waited so long to conceive and Miss Molly Marie already has so many people who love her! (And maybe a future husband in Dominic!)

*Tomorrow morning I will also be traveling to my clinical site for a visit from 8-12. I'm a bit nervous just to begin this actual process. I will go on a tour and then observe the radiological technologists at work. My biggest fear is that I am going to see something extremely gruesome and question my decision. I like to think I have an iron stomach though. Wish me luck!!

*Friday we are going to be getting new carpet on our 2nd floor and 5 flights of stairs! I cannot express how excited I am!!! We have the construction grade carpet right now and will be installing a very nice frieze carpet. Oooh I can't wait to Dyson all over that!! lol

*This week we have also decided to re-paint our 2nd floor (main living floor). We are also redecorating our living room and changing it from warm yellows, browns & reds to a gray/blue, brown and white. I think it's going to look great and so much more relaxing. I am on the look out for some neat pieces to add! :)

*My best friend Becky is turning the big 3-0 on the 14th and we are going to celebrate this weekend! Happy early Birthday Becky!!!

*My brother, Brett is going to be taking his Step 1 boards on the 10th. He's been studying like crazy and I know he is going to do great! Good Luck brother! And happy 26th birthday on the 12th! Love ya!

I thought this was hilarious! Dominic fell asleep during lunch this afternoon!!! He's never done this before! I was actually making my lunch and turned around to see this, so I did what anyone would do-sat down across from him at the table and ate lunch! lol Needless to say our conversation was pretty one sided! :)

Sunday, June 6, 2010

Another "first"

Dominic had been fighting a slight cold for about a week and a half. The cold progressed into a cough and on Friday a fever. We made an appointment for Saturday morning (how much do I love that our ped is open on Saturday!) and within minutes, Dr Flask informed us that Dominic had his first ear infection...and it's a double ear infection. Poor kid!

Saturday night Dominic fell asleep around 8:30, at 10:30 he had vomited all over himself and was very upset!! Long story short, he was once again running a fever and ended up coming to bed with us and after LOTS of tossing and turning-fell asleep around 4 am. Needless to say none of us were well rested today.
Today Dominic was his happy self, but looked a bit groggy all day and we were battling his fever on and off. Oh and by the way, Dominic is teething HARDCORE to boot! He's been up twice already tonight and it's not looking promising for a restful night. It's tough on all of us, but Lou and I will absolutely sacrifice sleep, evenings, etc for our little guy.

I don't want this entire post to be sad so here ya go! Oh and Dr Flask informed us that being in the water had nothing to do with his ear infection and he can still swim!

Tuesday, June 1, 2010

Summer blues

It officially feels like summer here in Ohio. The pool is open and the Jet Express is back to bring people to the islands. Dominic and I headed to the beach this morning to play in the sand and at the playground. I couldn't help but kinda get sad knowing that this is the last summer for a while that I'll have days like this with Dominic. In August, I begin my clinicals which will last for 22 straight months. Next summer I will be at the hospital 5 days a week for 8 hours a day. I know that I will be working for a goal that I have wanted to achieve for a long time and worked tremendously hard for-but I love every moment I get to spend with Dom each day. I will definitely NOT take this summer and last few months for granted! We are going to live it up Mommy/Dom style! ;)

Showing off his belly button which he is obsessed with now!