Friday, December 30, 2011

Cain got this...

tunnel when he was about 6 or 7 months old. He loved crawling though it and playing in it. Eventually he kind of was over it and we only get it out every once in awhile to keep it feeling "new". He wanted to get it out the other day and it just brought back so many memories of my little baby.
when he first got the tunnel - about 7 months old

about a year old

just the other day - 2 years old

Wednesday, December 28, 2011

Christmas Morning...

My Dad came over Christmas Eve night to spend some time with us. One of the presents he brought over for Cain was wrapped with a big "punching" balloon. I'm not sure what they are called but he loved it for half an hour. I kept telling him he was going to pop it on the tree and sure enough with in 30 mins it was gone.

So Cain woke up at his normal time of the day and we came out and saw all the presents under the tree. He was so excited! 

Then that evening we went to my Mom's house for dinner. Where Mr. Cain was showered yet again with presents. 

We had a wonderful day and I couldn't have imagined it any better!

Tuesday, December 27, 2011

Christmas Continues...

So on Christmas Eve we always celebrate with Chris' family. We eat, open gifts, play games, and make a day out of it.
getting ready to eat

playing with his tools

"fixing" grandma's tree with his hammer

Monday, December 26, 2011

I hope everyone...

had a wonderful holiday and got to spend lots of time with family and friends. The entire weekend was a blur - we had something going on every day so it went by super fast. I have lots of pictures of our weekend that I want to share but I wanted to first share our attempt to make our first gingerbread house. I crack up laughing just seeing the pictures.
Here we are at the beginning. Just getting started and we already had a large crack all the way down the side of the roof. 
Cain is eating the piece that was supposed to be the chimney - at this point we had already given up hope on a chimney. LOL 

Cain putting the candies on the roof. This was our attempt to save the roof and he also picked out where he wanted to put the candy.

And the collapse. Our house lasted all of 15 mins. - better luck next year.

Thursday, December 22, 2011

I would like to...

introduce you to Mr. Cookie Cain

He is fierce. He is mean. He loves cookies!

Wednesday, December 21, 2011

14 weeks

Pregnancy Highlights:
How Far Along: 14 Weeks
Size of baby: the size of a lemon
Maternity Clothes: I started wearing some of my pants. My hips are wider making some of my jeans a little uncomfortable. 
Gender: We don't know yet
Movement: I think it's still early but yesterday I definitely felt something. I was reading that you can usually feel movement earlier with your second pregnancy. 
Sleep: Tossing and turning and waking up at least once.
What I miss: Nothing really - not a lot has changed 
Cravings: No cravings and finally stopped starving all day long
Symptoms: I don't really feel pregnant at this point. No real symptoms I just feel huge already. 
Best moment this week: My belly growled when I was hungry and Cain looked over and said "oh the baby burped". Also reaching the second trimester! 

Tuesday, December 20, 2011

2011 Year In Review


Cain was 40 duplos tall. He was also only a year and a half


Cain played Mouse Trap with Sam and Tyler


I turned 28


We went and saw the dinosaurs at the Center For The Arts


Mr Cain got a new slide and didn't want to leave it for 5 mins


We celebrated our 4th wedding anniversary


Potty training was in full swing and super successful 


My baby turned 2


Apple cider donuts at the apple barn


The best husband/father ever turned the big 3-0


Adding baby number two to the fam - 8 weeks along


Our little family will celebrate our last Christmas as a family of 3

Monday, December 19, 2011

My child almost...

killed me last night with his insane bedtime delaying. So I think I've mentioned before that he likes to claim he has to poop right before bed so he doesn't have to get into bed. Well this hadn't happened in awhile and I thought we were past this phase but it came back in full swing last night. The crying, the screaming, the flailing, oh it was to much. I am so thankful for my wonderful husband who takes over when I think I'm going to die! 

Tuesday, December 13, 2011

I woke up this morning....

and it was like over night my belly burst. I can't even suck it in anymore. At 13 weeks (2 days shy of) I can not believe how pregnant I look. This time around is so incredibly different then my pregnancy with Cain! I was so darn sick with him for the longest time - throwing up, loosing weight, admitted to the hospital, etc. I didn't look pregnant for him until I was 20+ weeks.

This time though no sickness (knock on wood) besides feeling a little nauseous every now and then. No weight loss - just gaining (fatty mcfarley from here on out). My face is breaking out a lot this time and looks gross. And the only similarity is that I was extremely tired both times. I can fall asleep anywhere!

I am enjoying it much more this time because I am not sick. Although with Cain I was always looking at baby stuff, I thought about decorating the nursery all the time, it was baby on the brain 24/7. I have not gone through my baby stuff yet and really have no desire to. I don't think about nurseries or baby gear -I guess because I know what to expect. I know what I need. I know what works for me and what doesn't.

I do really think I am going to have a hard time with the weight gain of this pregnancy. I already feel self conscious about it. I am trying to just look at the positive and that it is going to happen regardless. I have the rest of my life after this little one is here to try and be "thin". Easier said then done sometimes.

Monday, December 12, 2011

Bachelorette Party...

I had so much fun celebrating Stacy's bachelorette party - well as much fun as a pregnant lady can. 
I can't believe how fast time is going and pretty soon her wedding day will be here! 

Friday, December 9, 2011

Conversation with Cain...

and how well he really does know his Dad

Me: Cain do you think we should go get Dad a Christmas present?
Cain: Yeeeah!
Me: Ok what do you think we should buy him?
Cain: A train.
Me: Well that's what Cain would like. What do you think Dad would like?
Cain: - long pause- a sandwich. 

Thursday, December 8, 2011

Also happening...

during this week was Little Bird's first dentist appointment. He did really good but I thought it was going to go a little better. Just last month Chris had his regular cleaning so we took Cain with us so he could see the office and see everything that happened at the dentist. He did really good then, he sat in the chair with Chris, touched the tools, and seemed to really like it.

This time though he did not want to sit in the chair, he did not want to smile for the dentist, he did not want to open his mouth, he wasn't doing anything! They were really great with him and were able to at least apply a quick treatment to his teeth with just a few tears. Then as soon as she said she was all done he asked to "pick a prize now". He picked a cute little frog out of the box and got a new light up toothbrush. We shall see how it goes again in 6 months :)

Wednesday, December 7, 2011

12 weeks

This really isn't the best picture of me but here I am at 12 weeks - the end of the first trimester! 
We have had one doctors appt. so far and everything was great. Still no sickness and no thyroid problems :)

Pregnancy Highlights:
How Far Along: 12 Weeks
Size of baby: the size of a lime
Maternity Clothes: None needed yet - although I could have busted some out for Thanksgiving with all those meals I ate!
Gender: We don't know
Movement: Not feeling any yet
Sleep: Lots of tossing and turning trying to get comfy - just the beginning  I know.
What I miss: Nothing yet, I don't feel any different
Cravings: Still hungry all the time but not really craving anything 
Symptoms: Nausea between weeks 9-11 just usually in the evening. Nothing bad and not to the point that I was sick or anything. Thank God! Lower back pain already which didn't happen until way later with Cain. 
Best moment this week: Cain sort of realizing there is a baby in Mommy's belly - he always asks if it's crying. So darn sweet!

Tuesday, December 6, 2011

Big Boy Bed...

Cain sleeps in a toddler bed at my Mom's when he spends the night there and does really well. Over the last weekend we went to stay with family and Cain slept in his own "bed" and did so good. So when we got home we decided to turn his crib into a big boy bed. We just took the side off and switched it to the day bed option. He was so excited! When it was time for bed he climbed right in and went to sleep. He did not get up once during the night. This morning when he was awake and talking he stayed in bed until I came in and got him up (which I am sure is short lived when he really realizes he can get up at his own free will). We are proud of him for being such a big boy!

Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Time is just...

moving rapidly and it just keeps going and going. Like yesterday was Halloween and then Thanksgiving and tomorrow it will be Christmas. I have started my Christmas shopping and am pretty much done for Mr. Cain.  I say that and then every time I'm in the store I see something I just know he would looove and have to grab it. I just have a few things for other people and I will be done.

We went and picked out a Christmas tree today. It was covered in snow so we put it in the garage tonight in hopes that it would be clear off and we can bring it in the house tomorrow to decorate it! Cain was pretty excited about it. Also he loves the snow! We got our first real snow last night and it was a whopping 5 inches :( He wanted Chris to pull him in the sled all night, it was so cute.

We went and had our first visit with the OB yesterday. I had an ultrasound already but this was the first visit. I really like our doctor. When I was pregnant with Cain I had a midwife whom I loved but because of my emergency c-section I am seeing the doctor this time. I still don't really feel pregnant yet, mostly because last time I was so sick and this time nothing. I am however already popping out in places that didn't pop until way later in my pregnancy with Cain. I keep saying that by the end of this 9 months I may weigh like 500 pounds. All these damn holiday candy, meals, treats are working against me. The people in my office already brought in Christmas cookies and it's not even December - totally not helping! Next week I will post my "stats" and picture because I will be 12 weeks already. The end of the first trimester almost completed.

So other then holiday stuff and pregnancy stuff there's not to much going on. Trying to be as stress free as possible. Trying to hang out with Cain as much as possible, who by the way, speaks in full sentences and cracks me up all day long! Oh the stuff he says. I will have to start keeping track of some of the stuff on here so I don't forget.

Monday, November 28, 2011

Wow - It's been awhile...

I haven't updated in awhile. I hope everyone had a great Thanksgiving. My sister and her family was here from out of state for the week so we have been busy. It was great having her here and seeing our kids play together. We had tons of family things going on over the last week.I  ate like it was my job. I should have busted out the maternity pants early! Besides eating we did some shopping, lots of traveling between families houses, and relaxing. I have lots of pictures that I want to share at some point but here are a few for now.

Monday, November 14, 2011

Just watching...

Wonder Pets with Dad ...

although I am pretty sure Dad is sleeping.

And something that recently started happening and I have no idea why!?!

 This is Cain sleeping in yes IN his pillowcase. He curls up and tucks himself in there and I have no idea why 
he does this but we find him like this in the mornings when we go in there. It cracks me up! 
He wouldn't let me take his picture this morning so this was the best I could get.

Thursday, November 10, 2011

First Snow...

Here is Cain looking out the window today at the first snow of the year.  
It's exciting to see him get excited but other then that I am not happy. I hate winter! 

Wednesday, November 9, 2011

8 weeks

Well here we are at 8 weeks. We had our first doctors appointment yesterday. We got to hear the heart beat and they even did an ultrasound! I know that I didn't get an ultrasound that early with Cain, but it's always fun to see what's going on (even if there isn't much going on). I remember following Kelly and thought this would be fun to start also. 

Pregnancy Highlights:
How Far Along: 8 Weeks
Size of baby: the size of a kidney bean
Maternity Clothes: None needed yet
Gender: We don't know
Movement: Not feeling any yet
Sleep: I'm still sleeping ok, the waking up in the middle of the night has already started
What I miss: Nothing yet, I don't feel any different
Cravings: No cravings but I am hungry all the time
Symptoms: Super tired, little twings from muscles being stretched, 
Best moment this week: Our ultrasound!

And just for fun here is a picture of me at 8 weeks when I was pregnant with Cain...

Tuesday, November 8, 2011

Little Bird never sleeps...

anywhere except in his bed or in the car. It's been like this forever. If he is sleeping in the car and we get home he immediately wakes up. Except the other day. We got home and I got him out of the van and he just laid his head on my shoulder and kept sleeping. It was the sweetest thing ever. We came into the house and I laid him on the floor, covered him up, and just stared at how darn cute he is. We cooked dinner and he slept right through it.

Monday, November 7, 2011

Last weekend I hosted...

a bridal shower for my friend Stacy. Everything went really well. The time is flying by and before you know it the wedding will be here.
My Mother-in-law and sister-in-law made this super cute cake (and it was delicious)!

Thursday, November 3, 2011

New W/ Cain...

well Cain is just a little over 2 years old now and he is doing some of the funniest things ever. I just wanted to write them down so I could look back and remember.

- He no longer feels the need to nap. It is hit or miss. Either way he lays down for at least an hour in bed. Sometimes he will fall asleep but most days now he just lays in there and talks to himself, sings, and rolls around. I go in there after the hour and he smiles and says all done sleeping mommy.

- He is using the potty still really well with few accidents. And he has now figured out that if he says he has to poop, right before nap time or bed time, then he gets to sit in the bathroom and not have to go to bed. So every single day before nap/bed time he tells us that he has to poop and wants to sit in the bathroom f.o.r.e.v.e.r. and not do anything. It's getting old buddy, really old.

- He uses ummmm before he answers anything. "Do you want a banana?" "ummmm yes" "Do you want to change your shirt?" "ummmm no" "Do you want to take a shower?" "ummmm sure" I wonder where he gets that from!

- This kid eats like crazy and he is still a tall string bean.

- We've been talking about what we are going to do with a baby. I ask him to show me how he is going to be gentle with the baby and he rubs my arm lightly and then says "hit the baby" and tries to hit me. No sir we won't hit the baby. He also tells me he is going to play little legos with the baby and feed the baby a bottle of milk.

- Chris had a dentist appt. today for a regular cleaning and we took Cain to the office so he could see it and see the dentist's chair, etc. sense his 1st dentist appt. will be coming up soon. He acted really nervous about going into the building and asked us if he could go back to the van. But once he got in there he did so great. The people at Dr. Carter's office are amazing. He didn't freak out at all when they started cleaning Chris' teeth and he just acted like it happens everyday. They gave him his own new toothbrush that lights up and let him pick something from the prize box (he choose sunglasses). He said he had fun at the dentist. We shall see when it is actually his turn.

Tuesday, November 1, 2011

I haven't cried...

this much in a long time. It's hormones I'm sure - but today was a rough one for me. I have some personal things going on and I feel depressed. I'm going to let myself pout about it for the rest of the day and then let tomorrow be a new day - one hopefully with no tears.

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Monday, October 31, 2011

Happy Halloween!

Cain had a great night trick or treating for the first time. He did great. Only got scared a few times. 
He went trick or treating with his cousins as Cat In The Hat and Thing 1 - Thing 2.

Here he is getting ready to leave

Cain and Mom

yay for candy!

Thing 1 and Thing 2

Here is they all are - so darn cute :)

edited to add the cutest picture ever - a tired little man with chocolate all over his face after a long night