Thursday, March 29, 2012

The Boogeyman

I'm sitting here at 720pm listening to my poor baby cry himself to sleep, as he's done every night for about a week now.  He's starting to get scared of things and everything in his room freaks him out.  For a few nights he cried about the 'cat' that was looking at him and it took us forever to realize that his lion towel was hanging on the back of the door and he wanted us to put it away.  Then there was the 'cat in the closet'.  Ace and Jasper, our 2 real cats, used to hang out in his closet and occasionally one would get shut in there at night.  So it appears he remembered that as well.  Then it was all the animals that sit on his shelves and in the rocking chair that we had to take down and put away. This has always been the case at Nana's house, but she has so many that are new to him it was understandable.  These animals have been in his room his whole life.  Tonight when I went to check on him, he turned himself around the opposite way in his crib so he couldn't see 'the cat', although it's not there anymore.  He also wanted me to leave the door open- a new request.

It's just funny to me that there comes a time that a child is scared of everyday things for no reason.  I wonder if it's the same time they start to get a vivid imagination, are reading more books and learning about new things and therefore their little brains are trying to keep up.  Thankfully he's not scared of the dark yet (although he does have a night light) and hopefully it's just a phase.  It's sad to know he's scared, but I'm not sure there's but so much I can do. Especially when he just wants me to keep coming back and it seems to be a way to prolong bed time.  Any suggestions?

Wednesday, March 28, 2012

Wordless Wednesday- St. Patty's Day Parade

Gage and Mommy, March 17, 2012

Clapping along to the music

He loves parades!  His favorite part are the marching bands.

Tuesday, March 27, 2012

Sunday, Lazy Sunday

Since it was a very unusual day, I thought I'd document it.  This whole weekend was super rainy and dreary.  Sunday is my morning to get up with Gage and although I knew it was my turn and went to bed a little early, I was still pretty darn tired.  Lately when Gage is napping, all I can think about is napping, too, but Sunday afternoon I had a few errands to run and I desperately need a new pair of shoes, so I set out to Kohl's instead.  Gage went down about 1pm and I headed to Kohl's, putzed around for a few, but really couldn't find anything I wanted.  I started to feel really tired and not so good so I decided to head home.  I texted Luke and he said Gage had just got up at 3pm.  I arrived home a few minutes later and the house was quiet as a mouse.  I figured the boys were upstairs but since I didn't hear anything and really wasn't feeling good at that point, figured I'd lay down a minute until they came down.  It was 320pm.  I got comfy on the couch and woke up at 420pm to a still silent house.  It was strange, so I decided to go check it out.

When Gage got up, he was still fussy and asked shortly to go back to bed.  Luke took him back to our bed to snuggle, b/c Gage does this all the time and doesn't actually want to go back to sleep but just wants to rest.  He said he immediately fell asleep again (which he has never done in our bed) and Luke having a headache decided to take advantage and close his eyes, thinking Gage would be up shortly.  Little did he know more than an hour later, they would still both be snoring in our bed.  It was defintiely a lazy Sunday, but a good one.  Too bad I didn't get a picture.

Saturday, March 24, 2012

Week 14- Quick update

Ok, so Luke's convinced me that my belly looks the same as last week and most of you probably don't need to see it every  week, so here's a quick update instead.

How far along: 14 weeks 1 day

Total weight gain: still holding steady at 7lbs

Stretch marks:  Not yet and have purchased the cocoa butter!

Maternity clothes:  Had to...wore 2 pairs of maternity pants this week- all my shirts are still long enough and probably will be for a while.

Sleep:  It's a lost cause.

Cravings:  Earlier this week it was Tropical Smoothie, until I realized they didn't sell my favorite smoothie anymore!

Best moment this week:  Not related, but hearing my little boy say 'I love you' just for fun!

Movement:  No, but looking forward to it...hopefully only a few more weeks.

Gender:  Princess "I" if you ask Gage.  Lovingly named after his one and only Princess Pea, from Super Why!

Labor signs: Heck no!

Bellybutton in or out: In

What I miss: Dr. Pepper

What I am looking forward to: Feeling the baby move!

Milestones: The start of maternity clothes

Thursday, March 22, 2012

I love you...

are 3 of Gage's favorite words these days.  Of course, he first said it to me at almost 18 months and we say it to him daily, multiple times a day, but he usually doesn't reciprocate.  However, now I think he understand that it's nice to say and how we react when he does say it.  In the last few days, he's been using it whenever we snuggle, sometimes just for fun, or my favorite, when tonight he wanted Daddy to read him Daddy's least favorite story EVER- "The Grouchy Ladybug".  Daddy said 'No, any book but that one' and Gage replied, 'I love you.'  How could Luke say no to that?  It really is sweet and my heart melts a little every time I hear it.  He is just so much more verbal these days and it's crazy the complete sentences he comes up with.....although, he is still having some stuttering problems when nervous, hurried or excited.  I am just in love with this age and am so looking forward to the next 6 months I have with just him before he becomes a big brother!

Basketball starts again tonight, wahoo, March Madness and tomorrow is Friday!  Things are looking up, just too bad it's supposed to rain all weekend.  Ah, I guess we'll find something to do.....

Have a good Friday!

Wednesday, March 21, 2012

Monday, March 19, 2012

This is so last week....

but really, did anyone feel dumber after wasting 3 hours of their time or ~2.25 hours on DVR watching The Bachelor.  I mean yes, I saw it coming, I didn't even really need to watch it, but come was SO lame.  Not even an exciting or juicy finale.  Just the same old crap.  Courtney acting dumb and Ben defending her.  It should've been obvious (almost as obvious as Brad picking Emily) but I'm just so disappointed that I wasted all of my time...ha.  I know how pathetic it sounds.  But really, I haven't done too much in the last few months at night besides watch TV and I'm always like 5-6 days behind real time......and now I have nothing to show for it....ha.

Ok, I'm over the Bachelor and not really excited about watching Emily in May, either.  Anyway, on to more exciting news this weekend. Holy upsets!  Did you see the NCAA tournament Friday??  Craziness.  A 15 seed hasn't beaten a 2 seed in 11 years and twice in one day?!?  Awesome!  That's why March Madness is great...most of the time.  I'm not in any bracket this year for money, but I wish I was.  LOTS of people's bracket's were ruined this weekend.  I hope it's a crazy year and some random 4 or 5 seed wins!  Hopefully they'll be some more upsets today....I can only hope!  Hope you all had a good weekend and that your weather was as pretty as ours!

Sunday, March 18, 2012

Week 13

How far along:  13 weeks 2 days 

Total weight gain:  7 lbs...yes, I know more than necessary AND there's a girl I work with who is 27 weeks along and she's gained only 15lbs...opps. 

Stretch marks:  Not yet, gotta get some cocoa butter soon though.

Maternity clothes: I haven't caved yet, but I'm almost there.  Worn the Bella Band once and dug out all the clothes to see what I have and have started to borrow.

Sleep:  I am SO tired and most nights can't sleep.  Go to bed every night at 9pm and if you know me, that's not me.

Cravings:  chocolate, but can't think of much else.  When I get stuck on something though, I HAVE to have it.

Best moment this week:  Sleeping in this morning:)

Movement:  Nope.  Too early.

Gender:  Girl, if you ask Gage and I.  Won't find out 'til May.

Labor signs:  Heck no!

Bellybutton in or out:  In

What I miss:  Dr. Pepper and the occasional glass of wine

What I am looking forward to:  Finding out that it's a girl so I can buy this cute bedding.

Milestones:  Telling everyone at work?

And for good measure:  Happy St. Patrick's Day yesterday from Gage and his green water!

Friday, March 16, 2012

Happy Birthday Mason!

I have been reading about Wee Mason Man for almost his whole life, following him from his helmet days and his snowy Wisconsin winters to the toddler he has become today.  His Mom has a great blog that is always a good mix of her interests and her son and she used to be the luckiest Momma alive winning all sorts of giveaways when Mason was a baby.  Please head on over to their little piece of the Internet today and wish Mason a very Happy 2nd Birthday!  Happy Birthday Mason!

Tuesday, March 13, 2012

Happy Birthday Bonnie!

My dear friend, Bonnie turns 32 today!  Opps....sorry, were you still telling people you were 25?  Anyway, please head on over to her blog and wish her a great one.  Bonnie and I have been friends for YEARS and I'm glad to say we still keep in touch.  We finally got together over Christmas and visited for a few, although it's sad it isn't more often.  In any case, Happy Birthday Bonnie!  Hope to see you soon!

Sunday, March 11, 2012

Where have we been?

It's a long story so I guess I'll start from the beginning.  I've been looking for a cute way to make the announcement, trying to get Gage to tell you guys himself, or get a picture of him in his cute new shirt, but as I said, I have been highly unmotivated after work these days.  Some nights it was all I could do to play with Gage for a few hours, feed him dinner, put him to bed and then all I wanted to do was rest.  So I'll just come out with it!  This soon to be baby is taking it ALL out of me.  That's right, we're expecting and Gage will be a big brother in late September.  Old news it seems since EVERYONE is pregnant this year.  It's a repeat of when Gage was born. 

In any case, I was hardly sick with Gage at all, tired, but not really sick.  But when you have no other kids, you can sit on your ass after work and not have to worry about anything.  You can eat cereal for dinner and go to bed whenever you want.  So that might have something to do with it.....but this time I.WAS.SICK.  I felt horrible EVERY day and EVERY night for a long time.  I think that's why the 1st 12 weeks drug by soo slowly this time.  I am right at 12 weeks, as of yesterday and feeling much better.  I still have my moments and I'm still crazy tired, but things are looking up.  And I'm feeling some of my motivation coming back, which is awesome.  I sure hope for the 2nd trimester that I had with Gage when I didn't miss a beat and every day I almost forgot I was pregnant.  However, up until now everything has been different with this one, so we'll see what that means.  What it means to me, by the way, is it's a GIRL.  Gage thinks it's a girl and I have from the beginning.  I'm putting it in print now, so you all can joke on me when it's not. 

I'm already starting to show and can't button most of my pants.  Kinda made it hard at work when I was trying to hide it.  Luckily I had a few pairs of pants from after I had Gage and went back to work that were kinda big on me.  I've been wearing those, along with my 'stretch' pants from NY&Co. and they have held me over, but it won't be long before I have to break out the maternity pants.  Oh, what fun!

I'm excited to keep this blog during my pregnancy since I didn't have that luxury before when I had Gage.  I kept a journal, but not an online one.  I also never did the weekly updates either, so I'll have to find one I like and start it next week.  I just haven't even been able to write anything in the last few weeks/months.  Not only because I was so tired and sick, but also because everything that went through my head and everything I wanted to write about centered around Gage becoming a big brother and us becoming parents of two.  I really couldn't think of much other than that.  Now that we are at 12 weeks and heard a healthy heartbeat on Wednesday I feel the need to share and hopefully share I will.  More to come....

Saturday, March 10, 2012

Another 2 weeks....

have gone by and no blog post from me.  Most of you probably haven't noticed, but nevertheless......I have been as a whole so unmotivated.  And it's one of those things, that once you get out of the habit, it's that much harder getting back into it.  I have tons to share and hopefully will be doing so soon.  We took this video of Gage Thurs. night......whenever it's bed time now and we want to read to him, he says, 'I want to read to myself.'  So that's just what he did.  Sorry the quality is crappy (I still don't know why people rave about iPhone videos) but it was the best I had at the moment. 

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