Saturday, February 27, 2010

A list of positives after weeks of negative...

So the past few weeks have been rough. It seems like things just keep piling up, one on top of the other. We have had such problems with our car and these problems were not planned for. That has started the giant snowball of trouble. We are going to get through it, we always do. And at the end of our troubled rainbow will lie a huge pot of positive. I cant wait to see that pot! Ok enought of the stupid analogy that makes no sense what-so-ever!!!!

Here is my list of positives:

  • The way the snow glistens off the snow the day after a snowstorm

  • The delicious stuffed shells that Brian and I made last night together and then ate while watching the movie UP with our boy.

  • The little bean I have in my belly that is moving around all the time and I am even lucky enought to feel it sometimes. That makes me one of the luckiest people in the world.

  • My smart, beautiful, funny son that will do anything he can to make anyone laugh. My little people pleaser is the kindest kid you will ever meet. Crazy at times but I wouldnt have him any other way.

  • The sprouts Owen spotted on the side of the house that tells us Easter is around the corner and then comes spring. I can not wait to see the beautiful white and purple flowers that those buds will turn is what they looked like last year.

  • The great week that Owen had...five perfect days in a row. Five smiley face stickers in a row. Five dollars he gets to spend on his reward for having five good days in a row! I really think my boy is turning a corner, growing up a bit. He is getting ready to be a big brother! He doesnt know whats coming, he doesnt know the love that he will feel for his baby sibling! I think the age difference between the two will be perfect!

These are all positive things in my life that overpower the negative things. I try not to think of negative things, some people say I hold things in but really I try not to sweat the small stuff. It is very hard and I do let things get to me from time to time. I am not always the happiest person but this is my year to overcome the things that bother me and the way I handle my feelings.

Tuesday, February 16, 2010

Sunday, February 14, 2010

A day with my boy

I had the chance to spend the whole day with Owen yesterday. Brian was working on the car for the day so we had the whole day to ourselves. I wasnt feeling 100%. I had a horrible migrane the day before so I was worried I would be on the couch and the poor boy would be bored to tears. My head got a little better to where I could actually move around and somewhat function. So we played all day.

We painted








and we played with flour for a long time. The things that entertain children. Never toys you buy at the store usually things that are not toys.






We watched the movie up (I sort of napped on the couch for most of it).

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Later on he took a nice bubble bath!! This boy loves his tub. He would stay in for hours if I let him. Prunny feet and all.








Then we read a book after bath. It is always the same thing, at some point he has a mini melt down over something, this time it was over a book, he sat and pouted for a bit then came up to cuddle and read. Then off to bed he went.





Have a great Valentines Day everyone!!!!

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Thursday, February 11, 2010

Follow up to the last post...

I did hear the heart beat! It was faint and quick! The bean is healthy and its heart is beating.

I have to also correct my rant earlier...I was infact not feeling the bean move. That was my intestines. The heartbeat was 5 or 6 inches blow/to the left of where I am feeling. I guess I was just excited. Now I have to find out what is going on with my intestines and what I am feeling.

My ultrasound is scheduled for March 17th. That is the ultrasound where we can find out the sex if we choose to. We are not finding out but we are excited to see the bean and make sure everything is perfect.

I have to go this week or next for a gluclose test. Its not the same one as when you are 28 weeks. I have to go to the lab, drink a sugary drink then wait an hour and they will test my sugar. This is a preliminary test as I was diabetic with Owen. If it is negative I will be re-tested at 28 weeks. If it is positive I am assuming I will do just what I am doing now and that is watch my diet (minus the sneaking sweets here and there...that will be no more).

I also have to get my thyroid rechecked. I will get that done at 28 weeks as well. All in all my thyroid numbers are good there was just one level that was off.

I have gained 6 pounds total so far. I guess that is not bad. The nurse told me tons of people gain it all in the beginning and some gain it all in the end. I hope I gain steadily throughout and not all at once. I am working towards a total of 30 pounds. 20 less than last time. We will see if that happens.

So thats all...just thought I would follow up.

Going to the Doctors

I have my monthly checkup today. I am 14 weeks. Hopefully we will get to hear the heartbeat. Last time she was unable to find it. It was so early still so hopefully this time we will get to hear.

I have been feeling flutters lately. At first I was unsure if it was the baby or gas but I am pretty sure its the baby. I hear all the time "its too early for that". Well until anyone has felt what I feel they shall shut their mouths. Sorry but my hormones are crazy today and I am a bit moody. I think that I should feel excited to tell the world that I can feel my baby but instead I have felt like I could only tell a select few. Its true what they say when they say everything happens sooner with baby number two. I started showing at 8 weeks. Not everyone could tell but I could and so could my old jeans. I guess I wouldnt really say I was showing but I had a gut. That didnt happen with Owen.

I am looking forward to this visit. I have some questions for the doctor, we will make our appt for our 20 week ultrasound (no we are not finding out the sex of the baby), and I can find out when I will find out it I have Gestational Diabetes. I have really been trying to eat healthy. The one thing I cant seem to cut out completely is the bread. I am trying though.

I will be back later tonight to tell everyone if we heard the heart beat or not. I am going to try and record it with my phone...we will see if we are successful.

Wednesday, February 10, 2010

Snow Day

Today Owen and I had a snow day. We spent a good part of the day watching good old Barbara from the comfort of our living room.

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Even though there was a blizzard we decided that we wanted to have a homemade smoothies...

Strawberry, Blueberries and Bananas

Perfectly Blended

Smoothies for a boy and his mama

A nice little mess to clean (that can wait until after the smoothies)

Brian go home early today. There was a neighborhood snowball fight/snowman building contest in the church lot behind my house. Brian took Owen out and they HAD A BLAST!!! There were over 70 people there. I actually stayed in and spent the quiet time doing NOTHING. Though I would have liked to go play in the snow, I dont have proper gear for the kind of snow it is. I need to invest in some snowpants and waterproof gloves and boots ( I come).

Tuesday, February 9, 2010

A Trip to the Denist

Owen went for is 6mo cleaning today. For some reason I didnt take picture of his previous visits. This place is so cool. As soon as you walk in they have an XBox, Playstation and Wii set up for the kids (or adults). You know Owen loves that. He didnt want to go into the room to get his cleaning.

Once he got into the room and the super nice Dental Assistant got him all set up he was full of questions, looking all around to see what was going on. He wanted one of everything that the assistant had (gloves, mask, etc.).

He heard some drilling going on in the next room...what was that he said??

He got his glasses and was good to go

This face makes me melt but also looks like trouble

Classic Owen

The dentist said that he has been doing a great job brushing his teeth. He has been doing it all by himself for a while now. I check to make sure he doesnt just eat toothpaste.

Monday, February 8, 2010

The Small Things In Life

I stumbled upon a blog about enjoying the small things in life. This blog has got me thinking. In a good way. I never really stop to smell the roses. I sweat the small stuff and sometimes focus too much on the piles of laundry that need to be done or the dirty dishes in the sink. When I should really be sitting on the messy floor with my boy to play a game or listen to his crazy story about how he is an invisible vampire that turns into a bat at night and creeps down the stairs when we are sleeping to fly in the night. I forget and get so overwhelmed with life. It does no good for any of us. So I have been inspired by this blog writer to stop and smell the roses. Stop life and appreciate the small things in life. Not worry so much about getting everything done and what I have to do next. Those things aren't important. Time with my family and the people I love is what is important.

Last night Brian and I went up to Owens room to play with him. We need to do that more often and worry about doing the dishes when he goes to bed. He is 5 years old and grows more and more each day. He is going to be a big brother soon and will grow even faster. I don't want to miss one second of it. So...laundry...I am sorry but you will have to wait until tomorrow.

Here is a list of the "SMALL THINGS" I enjoy:

- The morning cuddles I get from my cheerful boy even though I dont want to wake up and want him to go back to sleep.

- The creative stories I hear daily about what he is at the moment described in great detail.

- The mornings - this is my favorite time of day, even though we have to get up and go I still love to slow down in the morning and forget about doing my hair and make up to cuddle on the couch for 10 minutes with my boy.

- Before bed - every night before he goes to bed we all lay in bed together and read a book. We have been doing this for the past 4 years. He is usually very wound up (which always happens before unwinding). We read, cuddle, talk and then off to bed he goes. I tuck him in every night by saying "Good night, Sweet dreams, I love you and I will see you in the morning." Followed by "Sleep tight, dont let the bed bugs bite." When I was little my dad used to say that to me every night. We say it together and at the end he usually says "Dont let the bumble bees bite". When I go down stairs within five minutes he is usually yelling down stairs "I am a (insert animal or character here) and I am asleep now". He goes to bed like such a good boy. I have to stop here and remember how good he goes to bed because alot of times at the end of the day when I am tired and worn out from everything I "have" to do I get frustrated that he is still up there talking and wanting our attention. When in reality he NEVER gets out of bed, always falls asleep within 10-20 min of being put to bed and all I have to do is tell him "good night (animal or character). What is so hard about that.

- When he does something right the look on his face is enough to make me melt. He is so proud of himself. Brian and I usually make a big deal out of what ever it is that he is doing. For example...we bought him a new pair of shoes this weekend. We have all been talking about him learning to tie. He has gotten the gist of it for a year now. We never really forced him to do it. Well this weekend I sat down with him and coached him through it. He is basically tying his shoes after practicing all day yesterday. This morning he didnt want my help and said he could do it. I know he will get frustrated from time to time because he cant do it perfectly but as he says "practice makes perfect".

These are only a few of the small things I enjoy. There are so many more and as I practice taking time to smell the roses I will learn how many more things that I enjoy and that have special meaning.

Sunday, February 7, 2010

Happy Birthday to my love!!!

I would like to say Happy Birthday to my love!!! He is 32 today. He is the best husband and father I have ever met. He deserves so much on his special day.


It seems over the past few years that something always comes up around his birthday. This year its our lovely car. If it wasnt for this car my love would be having the best birthday ever. We were supposed to go see Avatar in 3D yesterday but that sold out as we were standing in line. I am always 20 min early for everything and the one time I am basically on time (late in my mind) we get the shit end of the stick. Next time I will follow my gut and buy the ticket ahead of time. It seems things just arent working out for us to celebrate. I will make it up to him for sure!

We did get to have a great birthday dinner with his parents and one of his brothers and wife. It was nice to be able to celebrate it with them. Thank you for taking us out to dinner!

There is always next year.

Happy Birthday my love!!! You are so special and make my heart complete. Thank you for being the best friend I could ever have, for always being there for me and for just being you! You are the funniest, smartest and most handsome person I know!!!!

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