Saturday, March 30, 2013

Spring Break 2013

We've had a wonderful last few days of spring break, although the week started out quite rough. N didn't sleep through the night Monday and Tuesday which is very out of the ordinary - even though he just moved into his new big boy safari room. He did great in there over the weekend, so we knew something was wrong. Wednesday I finally took him to the doctor after hours of screaming crying all night long and turned out he had a horrible bleeding ear infection and a virus that caused ulcers in his mouth, so he wasn't eating/drinking much either. 24 hours of antibiotics and he was back to his old self! We traveled to my parents house to meet up with my sister-in-law and nieces.

Friday we took N to his first zoo trip! He had a good time, but wasn't quite amazed like I thought he'd be. We'll get there! After 3 hours of walking around though, I think I over did it. I was sure I'd be having baby with the giraffe family. I haven't quite recovered since then either, which feels weird, but I am a day away from 37 weeks pregnant. Whew....!

We then played outside the rest of the day and had fun Easter activities today. The egg hunt was hilarious. I think Ben took it more seriously than any one! Tomorrow we will go to church and celebrate that Jesus is risen! We owe him so much and I am so thankful for the life he's given me. I love our new church and small-group. I feel like we are growing into the family, couple and people we are supposed to be in Christ.

As for my 36 week appointment last Monday, I'm huge, ready to have a baby, but she's not ready to be here yet. I KNOW this is a good thing so she can continue to grow in there, but WOW.... I am very ready. I need to look back on the posts where I was this pregnant with N, b/c I truly do not remember being this uncomfortable. I've had a few days this week where I felt back to myself, but mostly I feel like.... oh, my, gosh am I going to make it any longer?! 3 weeks and 1 day left until her due date.

N is in his new room. The nursery is all L's. Both their bags are packed and in the car along with a car seat for both. My clothes bag is ready, but bathroom items are hard to pack since we use them daily.

Here are some of my favorites from the past week:

Tuesday, March 12, 2013

Thank you da-da

N has been quite polite (at least to us at home... his behavior at school lately has been less than stellar) for a few weeks now saying 'thank you!' when we give him something and most recently 'please?' when wanting something.

Some how over the past few days his thank you has turned into a new phrase...
N: 'More please?'
(I give him something.)
N: 'Thank you Dada!'
Um... What???
Me: 'I'm Mama.....thank you MA-MA..'
N: 'Thank you Dada!'
Me: 'Hmmm.... You're welcome'

This happens all day long now, most surprisingly when dada is no where to be found... Like in the car, at school or grocery store with just me and N. silly silly boy.

The word 'cup' that he's been saying for months has also become 'cupple'.... What on earth is a cupple?? Cup+Apple=cupple? Although its milk in there.... No apples.


Thursday, March 7, 2013

Our little boy

There are only 6ish weeks where N will be an only child. I am trying so much to enjoy these last weeks with just him. It is made more difficult with the enormous belly I'm sporting, but we still find time to play, read a lot of books and sing & dance. I don't think this will change too drastically when baby L gets here, but it is still hard to imagine how life with 2 will change things..especially life with a newborn and a 20 month old.

 Love these baby blues.

 So tired on the way home from playing with friends.

 Daddy gave him bubble bath for Valentine's Day - it is our newest favorite activity!

 I take that back... eating ice cream is probably his favorite activity.

 Visiting the doctor last weekend after several days of a high fever... still a happy camper, just a fever virus thank goodness.
 A quote from our favorite book, "My daddy thinks he's very tall, but I'm the biggest of them all!"

 Picnic lunch outside on one of the two days we've had sun this year! HURRY UP SPRING!

 We love to read books! Reading the Baby Bible with Daddy before bed.
 This is another one of our favorites. Its short, super sweet and makes me think of N.
 We read this one every night too and it has a 'boo-boo' (dog) on almost every page which is his favorite, and N puts his little hands together to pray. :) Love. 

"I love you through and through... yesterday, today and tomorrow too." 

I love this sweet boy and can't wait to see him as a big brother. We haven't moved him out of the nursery yet, which was planned to have taken place at least a month ago. I am hoping this weekend's weather will allow us to get some painting finished so we can finish his jungle room!

N at 20 months:
Says 'Thank you' a lot and yesterday started saying please
Loves to give hugs and kisses - makes a 'mmmmm-mwah!' noise when he kisses
Doesn't like to eat anything except bananas and cheese at the moment
Weighs right in at 25 pounds
Can say animal noises of just about all the animals I know the noises of.
Still prefers to be outside with no toys than inside with every toy in the world.
Loves his 'choo-choos' (we got a train table)
Has to go in time-out occasionally, but is getting better about being in there and wants a hug as soon as he can get out.
Still gets his paci at bed time and prior to today car rides, but today we decided to break car rides and it be an ONLY bed time thing. Wish us luck!
Still thinks fake crying will help him get his way a few times a day... it does not lol!
He has had a few 'cloudy' days at school lately and his teacher said her sweet N has gotten tough. I was so sad. She said he had to get tough to keep up with the 2 year olds in the class (there are 8 boys and 1 girl in there - all of which are MUCH older than N). I hope his sweet self will return when he is reshuffled into the classes next year with kids closer to his age.
Goes to bed later now because they take late naps from 12:30-3:30 at school - so he goes to bed around 7, but it takes him about 30 minutes or so to fall asleep. He'll still lay in there and talk or wiggle around. I have to wake him up from a solid sleep every morning at 6:45. On weekends he'll give us until about 8 most mornings.
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