Thursday, January 27, 2011

Ramblings on Monday

It's been a couple of weeks since my last post. I just do not know where in the world time goes?! Add to that the fact that baby #2 is T-minus 2 1/2 months away from DD-day (that's due date day!) and it's all I can do NOT to freak out. Freaking out aside, we are enjoying the winter weather with lots of love in our house and fun activities going on all the time.

Some things we have been up to recently include:

Playing games of Muppets Yahtzee, in which B ALWAYS wins. My sister-in-laws family gave this to us for Christmas and we have had so much fun "teaching" Brendan how to play the game. He loves it and in his second game, first two turns, rolled back to back Yahtzees!!!

I finally finished a cape project that I have been thinking about doing for Brendan since before Christmas. This is a "Wonderpets" cape from one of B's favorite T.V. shows of the same name. He's been running around the house making all sorts of flying noises and terrorizing the dog :D

Another project that I just completed using my *gasp* sewing machine is this toolbelt. I stumbled upon a great blog that has tutorials for all sorts of sewing/re-purposing projects and just HAD to make this one right away! (if you are interested in this sort of thing...the site is )

We made a trip down to the Children's Museum a couple of weeks ago with a bunch of friends and Brendan had the time of his life. Running from exhibit to exhibit, playing with everything he could get his hands on. He especially liked being able to draw on his own face! Look at how much he was concentrating on getting it just right :D

Hanging out in our jammies with slippers on is a must around here. Every morning, Brendan enjoys helping me make breakfast. He gets his "stool" and we put it in his spot. Then he helps me to carry an egg from the fridge, being careful not to drop it. He chats away as I crack the eggs (sometimes he gets a chance to do that too) and cook the eggs. It is the one meal in the day that I know he will eat the whole thing of, which is wonderful :D

So, that is our life as it stands right now. This Friday I have my monthly baby doctor appointment. After this one, I will be going in every 2 weeks until the baby decides he's ready to see the world. So unbelievably crazy that I'm that far along already!

Monday, January 10, 2011

Baby #2...

And it's a BOY!

First set of pics are of the face and profile, second set of pics are the foot and hand and the last pic is the $$$ Shot (it actually shows part of the umbilical cord along with the "boy part" :D).

We are so excited to be adding another little boy to our testosterone filled house! Brendan can't wait to play choo-choos, watch Spiderman and play games with his little brother. We have yet to figure out a name, but we're not too worried about it at this point.

I am now 23 weeks along and have been doing great. I have gestational diabetes again, but is has been controlled with diet, exercise and now a little bit of insulin before I go to bed at night. Since I'm doing the insulin, though, they will induce me at 38 weeks...which, if I get that far, will be Easter weekend.

At this point in my pregnancy, I have actually lost 3 pounds due to the fact that I'm dieting and exercising as much as I should. Nothing to worry about at all, as everything with the baby is great!

My Little Buzz

This wonderful costume has been hidden away in B's closet since he was about a month old. I found it at a garage sale and have been dreaming about the day he could wear it. SADLY, that day is is still big on him, but it fits and he had a BLAST zooming around the house with his wings on last night. I asked him if he wanted to wear the costume for Halloween next year and he said "Yeah, Woody last year, Buzz next!"

We're gearing up here to move the Big boy into his Big Boy room. We're just a little over 3 months until the new baby will most likely be here and want to make that transition with plenty of time to adjust. He is very excited and likes to check out his big boy room whenever he can. Right now it is our DVD/CD/whatever else we can squeeze in there Storage room. We're making little baby steps in being able to move that stuff out and put him in the room. We've cleaned up part of the basement in order to figure out what else we need to move around to put the CDs and DVDs downstairs. Next we will move the rest of the stuff around in the basement, move the CDs/DVDs/ETC. downstairs and finally move B's stuff into his new room. It's pretty exciting, but nerve racking at the same time, since he does like to get up and out of his room way too early some days and we usually don't hear him...time to break out the monitor in the kitchen or something!

Well, now I'm going to post pics of the new baby from our Ultrasound we had about a month ago!!! :D