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!