Friday, February 25, 2011

Dancing to the Piano Child

My friend Abbie over at Just a Bunch of Characters posted a video of her almost 2 year old playing the piano and singing. I played the video for Wyatt and he just laughed and danced and wanted to watch it over and over and over again. So I took a video because he's just too adorable not to share!

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Thursday, February 24, 2011

Still Pregnant

I am 38 1/2 weeks pregnant and anxiously awaiting Baby Girl's arrival. I went to the doctor yesterday and I am still not showing signs of being close to delivery. When we were this far with Wyatt, I had dilated a few centimeters and was already mostly effaced. Because my body was showing signs of readiness, we were able to induce at 39 weeks and I was blessed to have a fairly easy labor and delivery. We are not able to schedule a 39 week induction this time though and I must say I'm a little sad. I want so badly to hold my new baby in my arms. As much as this pregnancy has flown by, these last few weeks have seemed like months! On the bright side, Baby Girl sounds good and is still actively kicking and moving around making me oh so uncomfortable. Please pray that I will not spontaneously go into labor this weekend as my doctor will be out of town. She needs to wait until Monday at least. I will go back for a check-up on Tuesday and hopefully I'll have better news!

Wyatt still continues to grow, develop, and make us crazy! He's attempting to say some words and he babbles incessantly! He is nothing short of amazing! Here is a picture of him sitting in a chair that was Cousin B's long ago. Wyatt is finally able to get in and out of it on his own and he enjoys toting it around the house and sitting in different places!

Friday, February 18, 2011

What's Up?

I am 37 weeks along the pregnancy and everything is still looking good. I went to the doctor Wednesday and Baby Girl sounds good, but looks to be quite comfortable where she is! Please pray that if she comes early that she comes by the 24th or waits until the 28th. My doctor is going out of town during that time and I really want my doctor! I'm feeling physically ready to not be pregnant, but mentally I'm feeling a little inadequate. I know everything will be fine, but I'm much more nervous about being a mommy to 2 than I was when I was just going to be a mommy to Wyatt. I know once she's here, everything is going to be great and we have the most wonderful support system here to help us any way they can. I cannot thank God enough for giving us such amazing parents and friends.

Wyatt has another sinus infection (so do I) so we are both on some antibiotics. Hopefully we'll be feeling better very soon! He woke us up the other night with a 101 degree fever and went to bed last night at 102 degrees. Needless to say, we have not been sleeping well lately!

On a more positive note--we had some maternity/family pictures done yesterday. I wasn't going to get them done this time around, but I was trying to take a nap the other day and my mind just started racing with ideas for different shots with Wyatt. Because I didn't feel quite capable to take tons of pictures of myself with a toddler and Kev, I called my friend to see if she felt up to the challenge. She definitely was and the sneak peek shows some fabulous shots. You can check them out on her blog here. Hope you enjoy!

I would also like to take the time to ask you all to be in prayer for some very dear friends of ours as they welcome their long-awaited adopted daughter in their family today. They have been through so much over the last 3 years and this newest addition is only the answer to tons and tons and tons of prayers! They also have a little adopted boy that is 6 months older than Wyatt so please pray that he will adjust well!

Friday, February 11, 2011

Chewing

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This is the face Wyatt makes when we tell him to chew something. We're not quite sure where he got this from, but I promise we chew with normal faces and our mouths closed! Just more entertainment from our funny little man!

Thursday, February 10, 2011

A Hundred Blogs Later

**Warning, this blog is a little on the long side!

So it's been a year and 3 months and this is blog #100! A blog this noteworthy had to include updates of us all! So here we go.

Kev is working harder than ever lately. He's had extra meetings and he's even been working late (which, if you know Kev, is a huge deal). I must say that I am rather spoiled by his being home around a certain time and his late hours are not conducive to my neediness! Some days he doesn't get home until 4:30! His county has the honor of receiving a grant for the PE programs (they applied last year and were so close that they changed a couple things, re-applied, and received it this year). The grant means gobs of money for the county which is so exciting, but it means a lot of extra work for my man. He's recently received a ton of new equipment to use with the new curriculum that he'll have to begin soon. He's also been having to gather sample data of kids using pedometers for a week at a time (this is hard, because pedometers get lost/unreturned and he has loads of extra paperwork). All of this + a new baby on the way, has meant a little extra stress for him. However, I think he's managing very well and doing a great job with these new responsibilities.

I am 36 weeks pregnant and I feel like it. Although I seem to be a little smaller in the tummy area, I still weigh the same (I'm not quite sure how this works). I've still been reading. Since my last reading post, I've finished Redeeming Love, The Scarlet Thread (also by Francine Rivers), The Misadventures of Maude March (a book for older elementary/middle schoolers), and am now reading this book called Boomtown (by Nowen N. Particular). I highly recommend Redeeming Love. The Scarlet Thread was very good, but took longer to get into it. I like Maude March and definitely recommend it for girls (although some boys may enjoy it too) and I want to get the next book in the series to see what happens. So far Boomtown is quite funny and very enjoyable. I'll let you know when I finish. Maybe I can finish before Baby Girl gets here, but I wouldn't hold my breath!

SuperWy is just that. He's so amazing. He's continuing to grow. I think he'll be ready for mostly 3T clothes this summer, but some 2T pants. We'll just have to see. He's definitely in need of some bigger pj's! He's also taken to cutting 6 teeth lately. I noticed the first one had poked through about 3 weeks ago. With that has come interrupted sleeping patterns and extra sleepiness for us all! (That means I need a nap when he does and I haven't been able to work as much.) Despite all this, he never ceases to entertain us. He climbing up and down on furniture without assistance (this scares his Daddy very much) and with his height comes the ability to grab just about everything off of the counter! It's quite annoying at times. He's also taken to chewing his food. I'll try to post a video of this later, because it really is quite funny! It'll be very interesting to see how he responds to having a new baby sister around soon.

Baby Girl pretty much has a name, but just in case we change our minds (as we last-borns tend to do), we won't say it's 100% sure. I had a check-up yesterday and everything looks and sounds good. I have started slight progression so we'll see if she wants to come sooner than her brother, or wait a little longer. My doctor says she's ready to deliver whenever Baby wants to come! Her room is in the process of getting ready. We have furniture in there, so I've been sorting through all the clothes I've borrowed from my friend and my sister. Let me just say, that we will not be buying anything for at least the first 3 months! We are truly blessed to have friends and family that can help us out in this department. I'm almost finished sorting, so the next step is to wash them and get them put away.

If you made it this far--kudos to you! I love all my readers! I can't wait to meet and introduce our newest addition! I will post a few pictures soon, and hopefully that chewing video!

Friday, February 4, 2011

January 2011

So we didn't do much out of the ordinary in January (besides the ice). We also had a couple check-ups for baby girl. We had our final ultrasound and she smiled for us and she looks a little like her big brother. The doctor said she's weighing in at around 5 lbs. 2 oz. and that she'll probably be smaller than Wyatt. Dr. M also predicted a shorter labor/delivery so she said I need to go straight to the hospital if I go into labor. We'll be 36 weeks this coming Monday. Hopefully she'll at least wait until 37 weeks. That will give me another week to try to get things ready for us to be in the hospital and for her to be home. It's hard to imagine that we'll have another little one in about a month!
Here's a little bit of the rest of our month!

Wyatt enjoyed sitting on the windowsill...until he started moving farther behind the couch and getting stuck. We have now blocked off the window (at least until he's too big to squeeze back there)!

Let me just say that this kid loves going for rides in his wagon! He'd probably stay there all day if we let him.

We celebrated JJ's birthday!

A beautiful day calls for a trip to the playground!




Another nice day means another adventure. We were trying to get him in the car, but he just wanted to go up the sidewalk and sit down in the sun!

Grown-ups on a kid slide is hard enough--try being almost 35 weeks pregnant!

Sliding with Daddy's help!

This is what he likes to do lately. #1--he loves to push things around. Now he's actually trying to pick up the big box of diapers and carry it around. #2--he likes to wear his monkey-head basket on his head. He's quite an interesting little munchkin!

You know how he likes bananas? Well he pulled the whole bunch off the counter and took a bite out of one. What does Kevin do? He gets the camera and takes pictures instead of putting the bananas up. (don't worry--he did pick them up later)

Wednesday, February 2, 2011

Ice

I thought I had pictures from the ice/snow day that I wrote about in the last blog. I just didn't have them on the computer yet. So here we go!


Kev wanted to slide down the hill so he got one of Wyatt's Christmas presents (a little small for him, but it worked well enough). Just a note about sledding on ice--wear something to protect your hands! Kev's were fairly sliced up.

Wyatt was so excited to be out in his wagon!

This is our neighbor's driveway. All of the driveways looked like this and we dared to cross them. It was slow-going, but we had a good time.



Even the road was a sea of ice--yes, it is frozen solid in the road too!