Saturday, November 13, 2010


I am very happy to introduce Baby N!  N is doing great!  Big Brother C is adjusting well and seems to love N so far!

I'll be sure to give more details soon!

Monday, November 8, 2010

Last Night in Utero

Tonight we will be having a great big family sing-a-long...wanna join!  My sister R and her daughter gave us 3 CD's when C was born, they were all by an artist named Brady Rymer, the songs are very catchy and fun for even adults.  There is one song in particular that we will be humming along to tonight.  I was going to post a video of the song, but could only find this clip

Here is the chorus and my favorite verse!

It's your last night in utero
Gather all your things and let's go, go, go
Tomorrow you'll be sliding
Through your front door
So tonight you better party down

Say goodbye to the bladder
Say goodbye to the spleen
Say goodbye to all the friends
You have made inside.
'Cause tomorrow your mama's gonna give you
A great, big squeeze!

Heehee..I chuckle every time I hear this song!  There are many songs that C loves to sing along to, I'll have to get some video to post! 


Fall Back

I have seen very little love for the fall back of the clock this weekend!  I have to say that while I understand why some people wouldn't like it...I LOVE it!  It means Fall is well underway and Winter is almost here!  I love Winter!  I love Fall and Spring even more, but there's something about the cold weather and getting to wear heavy sweaters, and having the holidays as an excuse to pig out indulge in food and drink you usually wouldn't. 

One mom on my Facebook said that falling back with toddlers is not fun.  I guess Hubby and I had it really easy.  Sure, C woke up early, but then he just came and cuddled in our bed for an hour while we slept a little, granted we were still out of bed by 7:00, but getting out of bed so early really did equal getting so much done!  The mom also mentioned the sun going down so early....but I say, what about the sun coming up so early!  I hate waking up to dark, it makes it so much harder to get out of bed!  Plus, some of my favorite memories from being little are from playing outside in the dusk/dark right after dinner with my cousins, catching bugs, playing flashlight tag....all while wearing new clothes! 

I have to say that bedtime was so much easier last night.  We didn't adjust C's bedtime any, we just put him down the usual time, but since it was actually an hour later, he fell right to sleep and slept pretty well during the night!  I say that's a win for the end of daylight savings time!

Ready or comes Winter!!!!  (Not that I am ready to say good-bye to Fall yet!  I love the cool crisp air!)

Saturday, November 6, 2010

Almost Done!

Tuesday, November 9 is the big day!  If I don't go into labor before and have this little dude, this is it!  Hopefully the labor will go as quick as it did with C! 

Don't get me wrong, I actually really enjoy being pregnant, up until a couple weeks ago that is.  This baby got big!  I told my OBGYN that I felt like the wimpiest second time mom ever!  I never went through a lot of this pain with C.  He was induced at 37 weeks due to no growth.  He was born at 4lb 14oz, so really small, he never dropped, I never had contractions (that I could tell) until I was started on the Cervidil, I never had swelling to the point of it hurting.  So yes, I was very spoiled my first pregnancy, and I'm sure I have not handled the last couple of weeks with as much grace as I could have.  Oh well, IT'S ALMOST OVER!!!! 

Having a beautiful little boy at the end of this pregnancy will be wonderful, but there are a few other things I am looking forward to...
     *laying on my stomach...oh I cannot wait!
     *being able to roll over in bed without it being a 400 point turn (seriously, not kidding!)
     *only having to get up once, if that, to go to the bathroom in the middle of the night
     *being able to sleep all night (okay, okay...I know this one will take a little while, but seriously, I can't wait!)
     *having a few more clothes to choose between....I don't have a huge wardrobe by any means, but it seems a lot bigger after wearing my maternity clothes for so long
     *being able to play with C a little just takes too much effort to get off the couch and play, sitting on the couch and watching TV is so much easier

I know there's more, but I have little to no brain left after this pregnancy...I guess I can add better memory (hopefully!) to the list of things I'm looking forward too!

I am going to try setting a few posts to post while I am at the hospital, not sure what they will be about, but I am sure super exciting like always :)  But, I do apologize in advance if they don't get set up, I will be sure to post at least a short blog post when I get back with pictures and stats!

I was going to end this post with a super cute picture of me recently, but realized I don't really have one that shows off my belly very well.  Poor second child already, with C we did pregnancy pictures and everything!

Wednesday, November 3, 2010

Happy Halloween (really late)!

Hope everyone had a fun Halloween weekend!  Since everyone loves to see kids in you go!

Our little pilot! 

We couldn't decide what pilot he was exactly.  We thought about Tom Cruise in Top Gun, but he didn't wear a scarf, and loved the look of the scarf on C.  So we went with generic "pilot."  We did try to spike his hair a little, but his hair was too long since he needs a hair cut (hint, hint, Auntie S!)  

We had fun trick or treating.  We only went to 3 houses, but C had fun!  We went to both sets of grandparents and his local great-grandparents.  Too much candy!!!

Hope everyone had a great weekend and fun on Halloween!!! 

Monday, November 1, 2010

Apple Picking

Earlier in the month we went apple picking with C's class and his teacher.  We went to a local orchard and had so much fun.  We didn't leave with many apples, but I think the experience was fun and important for C...maybe a new family tradition!

Here are a few pics...

There was a little girl hanging out who had a pet lamb!  The lamb was very cute and C loved her!

 The lamb kept trying to eat his pockets, C thought she was "so silly." 

I just really like this picture.

Leading the way!

Not about C...but look at that belly!  And that was 4 weeks ago!!

The best apples are the ones right out of reach!

The true sign of how successful an outing is...asleep before we even got out of the parking lot!