Sunday, October 31, 2010

Happy Halloween........

Happy Halloween Everyone...........

Here is our pumpkin with his pumpkin the day he got it & sadly it has taken me this long to do anything with it except set it outside on the front porch table; very sad I know!!

I did cheated this year & just painted our pumpkin; carving is not my thing, Lance was working all day & I just got tired of looking at a plain 'ol pumpkin so this is what we have now (with a few added graphics; I was having a bit of fun)!! 

I love it & think that it is perfect & B liked it too & that is really all that matters!!  Here he is in his Halloween pajama's admiring mommy's art skills!!

We have a fun filled day today & we can't wait for tonight when little man gets to get all dressed up as Mickey Mouse & go trick or treating for the first time!! I am sure that I will have a ton of pictures & will of course share them with you all!

Have a Happy & Safe Halloween..........

Saturday, October 30, 2010

I Love to Bake.........

I love to bake but it seems that I always say "I don't have time to do it"; well yesterday I made time to make yummy delicious muffins!!  Brayden's daycare (he goes twice a week) is having their Fall Festival today & they needed homemade baked cake walk goodies & I was more than happy to help out!

I made Cinnamon Apple Muffins.........

Banana Nut Muffins...........

Blueberry Strudel Muffins.......... 

& Chocolate Chunk Peanut Butter Muffins........ 

I wrapped them all up (well I kept a blueberry & chocolate one for the baby) & dropped them off yesterday! 

I was planning on taking Brayden today but it is from 11-2 & he naps from 12-2; plus he is still fighting off his cold & tomorrow is a big day of pumpkin patches, hay rides, corn mazes, pony rides, trick or treating & tons more Halloween fun. 

Find The Cup........

This is all my fault & now I have to figure out a way to stop it.  Brayden drinks all day everyday & that is a wonderful thing HOWEVER I wish I would have taught him from the beginning to stay in the kitchen with it because even though the cups don't spill they do drip!!  I hate to have to follow him around with the carpet cleaner but I feel like that is what I do sometimes when he has his milk cup; I just feel like the milk (however small the drip is going to sour in the carpet & stink up the house!

Now that I am trying to keep him in the kitchen with it Brayden he has decided it would be fun to hide his cup from me; so now we play "find the cup" & he thinks that it is hilarious.

13 Weeks........

13 Weeks
Baby's now the size of a peach!

Your fetus is forming teeth and vocal cords...savor this, their nonfunctional phase. Baby is approaching normal proportions, with his head now only one third the size of his body. And intestines are in the process of moving from the umbilical cord to baby's tummy -- much more convenient.

Due Date: May 6, 2011
Total weight gain: 3.5 lbs. (that is 1.5 more pounds than last week; what the hell??)
Morning Sickness: nope; I get dizzy & a little nauseous but not that often
Cravings: all things sweet, chocolate, sugary & spicy. Damn all the Halloween Candy in this house!!
Sleep: I wish I could get more than a few hours & I have never been able to nap.
I can't live without: Water; I am so thirsty all the time.
I miss: the way my jeans used to fit
I am looking forward to: decorating the nursery; there is so much out there & most of it is so adorable!
Milestones: Getting out of 1st trimester
Exercise: Walk with Brayden 5 mornings a week & let me tell you our neighbor is very hilly & his stroller is VERY heavy so I get a very good workout. I started my prenatal Pilate's this week too.
Diet: I see it & eat it all diet............I have gotta get control!!
Movement: Not yet
Gender: Boy?? (we were told boy by our specialist & although we don't think anything will change we are waiting until our appt. on the 23d before we begin decorating......truth be told we are already calling the baby by his name so I hope they were right!!)
Labor Signs: Nope
Belly Shot:

& just because he is so cute; here is Brayden (we were playing "ride the horsey")

Friday, October 29, 2010

Goodbye Bib.........

Hello t-shirt cut down the back; we needed more area to be covered/protected from whatever he is eating so I have been cutting Lance's old t-shirts & using them to cover B while he eats!!

Like I have said before he is very independent & likes to do things himself & I figure I should let him learn right??  Well the eating situation has gotten a bit out of hand here lately.  For some reason (this started about 2 weeks ago) Brayden will be eating just fine & trying to use his utensils but then all of a sudden he starts eating a bite & then smooching the rest of the food.  He will smooch it until he finishes the bite in his mouth & then eat some more & smooch some more........then he will start putting the food on his head!!  Yeah, on his head; not sure what this is about but it is messy & sometimes a bath is needed right after dinner (which by the way DOES NOT help with the staying up later thing).

He is so cute when he is all messy & I don't mind the mess at all but I do worry that he is getting more on his head, in his lap & on the floor for the dogs than he is getting in his tummy!!

Thursday, October 28, 2010

A Boy & His Dog(s).........

We have 2 wonderful dogs that love Brayden very much; we have our almost 5 year old bulldog, Georgia, & our almost 4 year old albino boxer, Bella.  Brayden loves both dogs very much but he seems to want to play with Georgia more than he does Bella & unfortunately Georgia doesn't like that.  She is like a grumpy old man & just wants to lay around & nap all day; don't get me wrong she will play but only when she wants to NOT the other way around. 

It is so funny to watch Brayden with her; he will just start walking toward her & she will get up & move & move again & move again & move yet again & she will do this until Brayden just gives up on trying to play with her.  I wish he would just go straight for Bella because she is up for playing 24/7.  This dog will get up nub a wagging when I get up to pee in the middle of the is cute but can sometimes be quite annoying too.

Anyway, Bella loves Brayden & just lets him crawl all over her all the time.  I am happy that the pups are so good with him & just know that they will love Baby G #2 too.

Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Making Room For Baby G #2...........

We have only been in this house for about 6 months & have been taking our time with decorating it; we finally had the spare bedroom beside Brayden almost completed when we found out that we were expecting so as pretty & as much as I loved the way this room was coming together...........we get to redecorate again & that makes me VERY happy.  This is what the room used to look like.

This is what the room now looks like now; we have thankfully already sold the bed so it is out of the house.  We have put the bench at the end of our bed & with some new cushions I think it will look great.  The candle holders are going in our formal living room but the rest of the "stuff" has no home yet so it has all been neatly (right) placed in our office.

As far as what the new baby's nursery will look like that is still undecided; the doctor said it looks like a boy & I have been feeling boy I am still going to wait until our appointment next month to start decorating.  I am of course going to start looking & planning but will be keeping that to myself until our appointment on November 23rd.

Here are Brayden & Lance working on taking the bed apart............

Tuesday, October 26, 2010

My Worm........

The worm in these photos was mine (& my sisters too) when I was a little one & it is now Brayden's to play with & enjoy not to mention it will soon be Baby G #2 as well.  This used to be one of my favorite things to play with & I am so happy that Brayden loves it so much too!!  It has been in his closet since he was born & when I brought it out the other day he went to it instantly, jumped right on & started to push himself around the whole house on it.  The worm is lighter than his fire truck so on the occasion he will carry it around the house too!!

It is really crazy to think my one of my son's favorite "new" toys is over 30 years old............holy cow now I feel VERY OLD!!!

He Has Become A Tooth Brushing Crazy Man...........

All we had to do was get "Mister Independent" his very own step stool so he felt like he was doing it all on his own & now he LOVES to brush his teeth.  In fact, we now do it 3-4 times a day when it used to be such a struggle to get him to do it one time!!

I swear it only took me 14.5 months but I think I am getting this kid thing down packed :)

Pumpkin Patch; Well Sort Of........

We have been trying to wait for the weather to get cooler so we could get all bundled up & head to a pumpkin patch but it doesn't seem as if that is going to happen so we just went to a little one this past Sunday & will try again this coming up Sunday..............Halloween!!

Brayden was fighting a cold & it finally caught up with him this past weekend (which is also making my plans for keeping him up later VERY difficult) so he wasn't really thrilled when we got there but Lance got him on one of the pony's & he did enjoy the swings & slide......

But mostly he just wanted to be pulled around in the little cart or just walk by himself......

I managed to get a few good pictures (but only a few; he just kind of stared around) but am hoping to get more this weekend when he is hopefully feeling better!!

Monday, October 25, 2010

Baby G #2 Update & Photos.........

We had our appointment today with the specialist at Kaiser; we have to go because Lance has both a heart & lung issue.  Everything looks good with our ever growing little munchkin & they are saying that the baby looks like a BOY!!!  We don't care either way but to imagine B with a little brother thrills me to no end!!  We will of course find out for sure next month but I am pretty sure that what they pointed out today was the same thing that I saw in Brayden's ultrasounds too.........a penis!!

Bed Time........

We have been struggling with Brayden's bed time for a while now; he was used to getting up so early when I was working (plus he was younger) that I was struggling to keep him up until 7.  Now that I am a SAHM I would love for him to sleep in in the mornings & stay up until 8 - 8:30 at night; plus with Lance's work schedule this would ensure that Lance would to be able to say good night to him every night & that would be great for both Lance & B.

He is great to go to bed at 7 most nights & I know that it is not just going to happen over night but if he keeps getting up early in the morning how can I keep him up later each night with out making he miserable?  Some nights we will be playing & having a good time & I will look at the clock & think "alright this is going to be the night that we stay up later" but then this happens about 5 minutes later......

And then he is done & I swear it is no later than 7:01 pm.  He must have a little clock in his head that says........BEDTIME!!  I have tried pushing his bath time back & that has helped but some nights after he has eaten dinner & wanted to do it all by himself a bath is necessary right after dinner so that only works on occassion so I just feel stumped.  I would love any suggestions that you guys might have.