Saturday, May 23, 2009

He Loves to Smile!

So I figured out that Baby Shawn is just as much of a "Ham" as I am. He loves to have is picture taken! He is really growing up so fast.

We think Shawn has one blue eye and one brown eye (cool huh?) but we won't know for certain for another few months. Also, we think he may be teething! Amiee found a "tooth bud" and he has been slobbering and gnawing on his hands. Last night he slept 7 hours without waking which is SO wonderful...but he still doesn't go to bed until 2am or so (it's lucky that Mo doesn't go into work until 2pm)!

Well, I better go now...we do have a busy weekend ahead of us which does include a visit from both Mom and Dad! LOL

Wednesday, May 20, 2009

The Weekend Visits

I can only make it through the week now without pulling my hair out because of spending time with my best friend Amiee and her son Leith, and because I know Mom and Dad are coming to visit on the granted it's on much DIFFERENT days ha ha...but they both almost always make it.

Mom (Grandy) and Dad (G-Dad) can't get enough of "Sugar Booger"/"The Little Boy". I don't think I have ever seen them this happy and giddy about, well, anything EVER ha ha. It makes me SO proud that they want to see him so much and be here for Shawn every little moment! Mom always tells me that she loves me dearly but there is nothing like the feeling she gets when she is around her grandson. It doesn't bother me a single bit because I get it...I feel the same way about little Shawn and always will.

Dad has been here every weekend and Mom would be too if she could (and almost has been even though she lives so far away)!! Dad has multiple pictures of Shawn that he takes every weekend and then posts (in order of weekend) on fact it's one of the main reasons he got on he can picture swap like Mom does LOL!!

Off the subject, I know too that most of you will wonder why it is that I am posting at 3am! I am posting this late/early because we JUST got Shawn to bed for the exhausting!!

Friday, May 8, 2009


Since Shawn is asleep I can elaborate on some of my experiences that probably most everyone wanted to hear about.

When I went in on the 25th of March I was so nervous! Luckily I got a great nurse and Mo was there (and Mom too just not in the same room) so that comforted me. There is a lot of preparation that goes into a C-Section so it took about 2 hours for prep. I was a little nervy until I got the epidural. The epidural was FANTASTIC!! It took away all the anxious feelings I had and they wheeled me back to surgery while I was on cloud 9! I didn't even realize that the doctors had already cut me open when all of the sudden Dr. Banks said, "Here he is!" and held up the most beautiful thing I had ever Baby Shawn. Of course tears streamed out of my eyes because of all the anticipation and here God had made him more beautiful than I had imagined. They handed Shawn to Mo for a very brief period of time so we could see him. Mo brought him up to my face so I could see him and kiss his cheek.

It was all in all a wonderful experience even though it was major surgery. I wouldn't trade it for anything in the's so much easier to have a C-Section under the right circumstances.

Well, Baby Shawn is waking up so more next time!!...

Thursday, May 7, 2009

6 Weeks Later...

Sorry it has been SO LONG since I have posted...but I have been busy!!

Shawn is just the most precious thing ever...even when he is screaming his head off at me at 4am for a bottle. He brings so much joy to Mo and I...we are so very blessed.

My experience with the C-Section was fantastic! I went through minimal pain and recovered VERY quickly! Honestly it was a struggle getting into the swing of things, and there were mixed emotions and craziness between family members, but we are doing wonderful now.

Shawn is very easy to take care, change diaper, eat some more, sleep, wake up, eat, etc. He does have a lot of gas pain but we counter that with Mylicon (thank you Mom). He is now 6 weeks and learning to smile and he even laughs this little deep gurdle thing that cracks me up too!

Currently we are listening to Vertical Horizon and I'm bouncing him in his bouncy seat while he battles the hiccups he hates so much (contrary to popular belief). He is my little Tater-Tot...he is so snuggly! Well, he is getting restless so I hope this little snack of a blog will do for now...until next time I can sneak on the computer!

Wednesday, April 1, 2009

Shawn Danish Syed

...Was born March 25th, 2009 at 7:47am (via c-section). He was 9lbs 5ounces and 21inches long. He is the love of his Mommy and Daddy's heart and always will be.

It's nice to have the stress of labor and delivery over with and be able to breath a little easier these days (literally). Now there are a new set of worries and concerns that will last a lifetime, but are only normal.

I'm over-joyed and over-whelmed...but also happy that (knock on wood) post-partum doesn't seem so bad. I LOVE my Baby Shawn and we are SO happy that he is finally here!

Monday, March 23, 2009

40 Weeks Pregnant at Aldridge Gardens

Umi and I had a jam packed day today. First off we had to go to the DMV to get my drivers license up to date with my new last name. Luckily there were 2 people in front of me so it took no time at all. Then we had to go to the grocery store (since there was no food in this house except for the frozen or boxed kind lol). We were so worn out after that (at least I was) so we came home, unloaded the groceries, ate some Gofta and Chowel (which is meatballs and rice), and then rested.

My middle sister-in-law (Shaz) has been begging me to go get some professional pictures made of myself with my big pregnant belly. She said she would reimburse us for it. She has been MORE than generous to us lately with money so I got a better idea for some great pictures that wouldn't cost anyone anything. We have a small Botanical Gardens like Park right beside our apartment complex called Aldrige Gardens. As you can see from the pictures it is a beautiful place. So, after lunch I got as dressed up as I could, got Umi and the camera in the car, and we went to Aldrige Gardens and took some pictures of me HUGE pregnant (as you can see lol).

After Aldrige Gardens Umi decided we should get some ice cream (since I was sweating like a pig) so I took her to Brewster's. Our next stop was at Home Depot to get some more pegs so we could fix our book shelf (which right now is a DVD/VHS shelf lol). Last but not least we went to Bruno's and used my WIC to get milk, juice, and peanut butter. Whew!! What a day!

We are finally home now and I am VERY tired. Hopefully I will get some good sleep because tomorrow is my doctor's appointment which is going to be tiring as well. Then, the next day, I will most likely be having a C-Section so I need some rest! Hope you enjoy the pictures!