Tuesday, February 24, 2009

First 5k Walk

Steve, Lucas and I signed up for our first charity walk coming up in May. We decided to help out Lucas's friend, Michael, who was born at just 26 weeks. His mom never even had a last trimester! Even with Michael's obstacles he is thriving and a super cutie.

We are helping out the March of Dimes organization by walking with Michael and his family. This organization conducts research to prevent babies being born prematurely. If you remember Lucas was born 3 weeks prematurely and we were very lucky he was born healthy. If you would like to help out Michael just click on this link: http://www.marchforbabies.org/Tracyp13

Thanks from the Pevzamian family!

Saturday, February 21, 2009


For the past 3 nights Lucas has slept the longest he has ever slept..5 hours straight. On Wednesday night he went to bed around 9:30 and didn't get up until 2:45. I told Steve that he slept for 5 hours and he reminded me that I had a Corona right before breastfeeding. He assumed the beer must have knocked Lucas out. Steve was ready to go out and buy a keg for me if it would keep Lucas sleeping! I was actually a little surprised when he didn't.

The next night there was no beer but there was 5 hours of silence.

Let's hope it lasts and then gets longer!

Sunday, February 15, 2009


On the 13th, Lucas and I ventured to my school to see my co-workers and my students. I can't speak for Lucas, but I was excited to have an adult conversation and see everyone again. When I think about it, I see the other teachers more than I see my own family. They are pretty much my second family and they were just as excited to meet Lucas as anyone.

I felt like Barack Obama walking into school: kids were clapping, teachers were hugging me and everyone was smiling. It took about 5 seconds until one of the teachers washed her hands and snatched Lucas away. I was a little nervous about seeing my class since I hadn't been there in 2 months I wasn't sure if I would remember their names. I did remember their names and I told them I would be back next month. Some even bought me Valentines. Ahh..

While at school, I talked with another teacher who is breastfeeding her 4 month old. I asked her how she is pumping at work and if she had any advice. She was pumping in the occupational therapy room until the janitor walked in on her (the doors don't lock). Since then she has been sequestered to use a closet (but the doors lock). So, when I go back to work next month I will be sitting in a closet for 20 minutes so Lucas can eat. It seems a little barbaric to me, but there aren't any other solutions.

Steve, Lucas and I went to a great Greek restaurant for Valentine's Day. Lucas was great throughout the entire dinner and waited to go into a hissy fit until we left. Thanks Luke! It was nice to spend the first official holiday together as a family. To make the holiday even better Steve gave me a gift certificate to a salon and also watched Lucas so I could go to the gym. I am not sure which gift I liked better!

Monday, February 9, 2009

Meeting Great Granny

On Sunday we took Lucas to Agawam to meet his great granny, great Aunt Elaine and visit Grammy Gale and grandpa. My granny is 96 (soon to be 97 in April), legally blind and in a nursing home. It breaks my heart to see her there but it is what is best for her at this point in her life. Lucas was a trooper and slept in his great granny's arms for a long time. We could tell it made her day to hold him and even better that he didn't cry. He'll never remember that day but he made granny (and his parents) very happy!

Somehow Steve convinced my father that he should change Lucas's diaper. Being the supportive family that we are, we all grabbed our cameras to watch the comedy routine that would follow. Dad tried his best, but had a difficult time figured out the tabs. At one point he had the diaper on sideways and all the while Lucas sitting patiently (although he kept looking over at me and probably asking when it would end). Steve jumped in at the end to end the event but kudos to dad for attempting. He'll get it next time.

Friday, February 6, 2009

Future runner..ready to go!

We got the results back from Lucas's hip ultrasound and everything is normal. Great! Now Lucas can start training for his first 5k:)

Monday, February 2, 2009

Auntie Holly

We had a nice visit this weekend from Auntie Holly! I consider myself to be pretty organized but Holly has a knack for making places look better. She moved some things around in the baby's room and made things more convenient for Steve and I. For instance, every time Steve and I gave Lucas a bath I would run around getting the towels, washcloths, baby soap, lotion, etc. Holly put all the bath items in a caddy in the closet. Now all I have to do is take out the caddy instead of running around like a maniac. She's a genius!

Lucas had his first meltdown in public at Babies R Us this weekend too. I had feared that people would give me dirty looks, Lucas wouldn't stop and it would be a big mess. Luckily they have a mother's room so I could feed and change him comfortably. Holly reassured me that the meltdown wasn't that bad and that your child's cry always seems louder to the parents than by others. I'm actually a bit relieved he had his first "meltdown" in public. Once you get through it once, it doesn't seem that scary the next time.

Check out some pictures from the weekend. Lucas had his second play date with Michael.