The Donnell Family...Life Chronicled for Paige, Drew and soon to be Gage Donnell

Sunday, August 7, 2011

Another weekend down...

Not much happened this weekend. Drew went to a bachelor party and I had an inner-ear infection, so G and I just chilled at the house. In case you've never had an inner ear infection, it's similar to vertigo. Your equilibrium is off, and I basically stumbled around like a drunk sailor. It's very strange not being able to control your balance when you're sober. I don't recommend it that's for sure. So I went to the dr and he told me to take Bonine (it's exactly like dramamine). Motion sickness pills are great, except these knocked me on my a*& and I ended up sleeping almost all day Saturday and Sunday because of it!

Other than that, I hate it being this hot! It would be one thing if I were in the Caymans floating in the water, but it's so hot, I can't take G out to run errands (not that I feel like going). I mean you just can't do anything. BLeh!

Drew and I are in the middle of re-landscaping, but I think everyone knew that. Otherwise, I'm obsessed with watching Entourage, Teen Mom, Teen Wolf, The Marriage Ref, and every other trashy TV show that comes on.

Life is great otherwise. God is Good! Have a great week!!

Sunday, July 31, 2011

4 Months and Counting

Gosh, it's so hard to post these days... Where does the time go? There's really not much to report other than Gage is growing so big so fast! It's so cliche, but he's growing up so fast! I took him to the doctor earlier this week and he was 19.5 pounds and 27" tall, so still off the growth charts. But he's big and happy so who's complaining? The new thing now besides his rolling over is he SQUEALS constantly! He always likes to sit in his high chair while Drew and I eat dinner I think just to feel like he's at the table wtih us and he squeals and "talks" the whole time! Wonder where he got his conversation skills from !!?? Anyways, I need to take his 4 month photo, so I'll try and do that tomorrow. Other than that, went to a friends baby shower this weekend and when I got home, Drew had teh whole front yard ripped out! Needless to say we're relandscaping now...

Gage at this point:
-being tickled
-FOOD -- all of it. He ate a whole avocado today and a bottle!
-the dogs

-a dirty diaper
-waiting to be fed
-his car seat
and personally, I don't blame him on his car seat because I feel bad even putting him in there. I mean he hardly fits in it, and on top of that, it's 100 degrees! I just feel bad even putting him in there. But he is so freaking smiley other than that, that it's ok.

Wednesday, July 20, 2011


I must say, I hope Drew and I make lots of money in our lifetime because I don't know how we're going to afford our grocery bill.

Happy Boy!

So, Gage is closing in on the four month mark and is quite possibly the happiest baby I've ever seen. He had 102 fever the other day and he was still smiling in the mirror at himself. Which is a good thing, and a bad thing... Problem is with a happy baby, it's tough to tell when something's really wrong.
Anyways, when I took him to the dr last Friday for being sick, he weighed 18 pounds, 11 ounces. I have to take him back for his four month check-up, so we'll see how big he is then. He's a complete wiggle worm and my mom keeps telling me that if they walk or crawl early they typically talk later. Well that's all well and good, but he makes noises -- loud noises -- all day long and he definitely "talks" a lot. As far as I'm concerned, he's going to be a talking tornado by 6 months!
Besides him being ridiculously cute, nothing else is new. Work is keeping me incredibly busy and when I come home I've been walking for about an hour every night trying to get rid of this "mom weight". I don't know if it'll ever happen frankly, but at least I'm not pregnant anymore.

Drew and I have nicknamed Gage "Giant Baby" and sometimes we just hold him up and raise his arms and he sort of looks like Godzilla, LOL.

I guess that's it for now, I wish I had more, but I've been so busy it's tough to think of things now. Pics posted!

Wednesday, July 6, 2011

14 weeks

At least I think he's 14 weeks... I can't remember... I know he's 3 1/2 months old so that's good enough for me. Nothing new to discuss. We went to my parent's for the 4th and had all these plans to hang out with people, but when we were out on the jetski we ran out of oil and had to get towed in and the boat all our friends were renting apparently caught an electrical fire and they weren't able to meet up with us... What a random weekend, right?
Anyways other than that, I'm completely floored and sickened by the Casey Anthony case. I just can't believe! tHAT GIRL TOTALLY GOT AWAY WITH MURDER...
So Gage is all sorts of fun these days:
-sweet potatoes
-apple sauce
-his pacifier

-being changed
-dirty diapers
-he hates when he's not fed immediately, he totally loses it!

So, I had a lot of reservations about taking Gage to day care, but honestly, I LOVE IT! Every time I go there I feel so good about dropping him off, he's always so smiley there and the people who watch him are so nice!! It makes me feel so much better about returning to work when he's there. And I'll be honest, I'm so happy being back at work!
Off for now, will have more later!

Thursday, June 23, 2011

We're off the growth charts...

So today was Gage's 12 week appointment and before he was at least on the growth chart, but now after his growth chart he's officially off! At 12 weeks, he's 17 pounds, 9 ounces and 26" tall. I don't know what his head is, but its caught up to the rest of his body and is officially now a giant dome. So after the doctor's appointment, we came home and tried some squash, and I think he liked it. It took him a bit to get the hang of the spoon, and he's still no pro at it, but he did pretty good, and he acted as though he liked it so I think that's a good thing.
Nothing to report otherwise... going to work on Monday and am looking forward to it even though I'll probably cry or whatever.
Happy weekend everyone!

Tuesday, June 21, 2011

San Antonio and New Braunfels

Well, our trip to the river is over and it was a lot of fun! All the kids/cousins got to meet each other and let me tell you, Ella sure does love Gage... She would not stop kissing and doting on him all weekend! He liked it too, he just kept smiling and laughing at her. It was also fun when Ella told me she'd have a baby in her belly soon. I told her that was great and she should tell her dad that because he'd be really proud. LOL.
Besides the river we made a quick trip to San Antonio to see my grandma. She's in assisted living up there and the second Drew and I walked in there was line dancing going on in the dining room. I was like, where are we??? Anyways, between the walkers lining the hallway and the issue she had with EVERY waiter in the dining room at lunch, the visit was really good. I start work on Monday and am looking forward to it even though I'm a little nervous and anxious about returning and leaving Gage. Hopefully all goes well, but it'll be nice to return to some normalcy. A part of me feels like I've been on a VERY long vacation.
Anyways, nothing else is new. I take Gage to the doctor on Friday so we'll see what they have to say! Have a good week!