Our first Thanksgiving came and went with lots of family and even more food! I began the day feverishly getting Dean ready & packed, trying to make myself somewhat decent looking and attempting to bake Emeril's 3 cheese macaroni for the first time. I'm sweating just thinking about it all. After 2 different mid-recipe runs to HEB for ingredients (yes, 2) we were off to our first Thanksgiving with Michael's family. We enjoyed all the traditional turkey, dressing, etc... and no one choked on my mac & cheese so I assume it was edible. We then headed to my parents house on the other side of town and enjoyed a delicious non-traditional meal. Steak. After our final meal we rolled ourselves back home and crashed. Dean did fantastic but he was completely pooped! The poor kid only got to nap in the car between the two meals but, you would never have known. He was a all-star the whole day as he got passed around, hugged, kissed, fed and fussed over. Must have been rough.

The remainder of our weekend was filled with visits from Dean's Uncles and Aunt and our good friend Jason Alley! We had a fabulous first Thanksgiving and we have TONS to be thankful for this year....

a healthy baby boy
family & friends
our warm home
each other
Michael's job
and my hormones returning to normal levels

Now we are headed into Dean's first Christmas season!!! YEA!! Let the fun begin!



Swine Flu & Family Pictures

Its been a busy week here at our house and it's only Tuesday! On Monday morning, Dean and I ventured out VERY early to a Houston clinic so I could get the swine flu vaccine. The clinic was in a rather sketchy area of town so my plan was to get there and get home as quickly as possible. I was in line for about 3 1/2 hours sandwiched between a women who stood three inches away from the back of my neck while coughing and a little boy who kept trying to grab Dean's paci out of his mouth. It was a nightmare. I spent the majority of the time trying to distract the little paci thief with hand sanitizer and discreetly wipe the back of my neck with a wet ones wipe. I kept Dean covered up with about three blankets. I was finally given a number (63) and ushered into a room and administered the vaccine. Ahh, government run health care at its finest. Bottom line, I am glad I went and got vaccinated - even if everyone is panicking about the safety of the vaccine. I will let you know if I grow a third eye. Stay tuned.

Today was much more fun. We had Adam Nyholt come to the house to take some pictures. He was great! I dressed Dean in a buffalo check onsie, cable knit booties and the most precious hat with little ears. I took a picture of him in this outfit however, Adam's photos will be MUCH cooler! After two hours of smiling, clapping, laughing, snapping and making ridiculous faces all in a failed attempt to make my son laugh - I am exhausted. And of course, as soon as I closed the door behind Adam, Dean started laughing. Weasel. I can't wait to see the proofs in a couple of weeks.

Tonight, Michael is getting to have actual adult conversation at the Rockets game with a customer (lucky). I am glad he gets to get out of the house! And after a long day of pictures and costume changes Dean is chilling in his Bumbo grunting and pooping and I'm getting ready to change a diaper. Tomorrow, we head back to the pediatrician for Dean's last two month shots. Poor guy.



2 month check-up

Today was Dean's two month check-up with Dr. Brack. He was a pretty tough little guy when he got his shots. He made me very proud! Here are his stats:

Weight: 13lbs 7oz - 90%
Length: 24" - 75%
Head Circ: 40cm - 50%

He might not be an astronaut but it looks like he's going to be a bruiser! The nice smiley picture is pre-shots and the video is him getting his shots...don't worry I didn't record any needles. I feel so blessed that we have a healthy baby boy. Praise the Lord!



Have a baby, get a blog

Well, it seems the latest trend for new moms is to blog. I am afraid that I am a bit late to the game but, better late than never I suppose. I decided to name my blog "The Mom Jeans Memoir" because mom jeans and minivans are THE suburban mom stereotypes - if you EVER catch me in a pair of these jeans please take me out back and put me out of my misery. If you don't know what mom jeans are I have included the SNL skit about them in the sidebar to your right. Watch it. I apologize ahead of time if you have fallen victim to this terrible piece of fashion.

This blog will consist of my ramblings about becoming a new mom and the general Feigleson family update.