Tuesday, December 31, 2013

Three Words

Two. Year. Molars.

The two year molars are hitting our house hard!  Poor bud is a slobbering, gnawing, whining, rashy little boy.  He's not eating as much food but gnaws on his sweet, little fingers all day.  I got my finger back there last night and found some tiny mounds where they are trying to come in.  We're also dealing with nightly wake up calls.  Poor C, Poor Mommy and Poor Daddy.  The cherry on this sundae is that it can take 6-9 months for all four to push through. 6 - 9 MONTHS!!  This mom's going to need a vacay!

Three more words: Bleeding to death! 53 days and counting. I will not mention this again except for maybe a day count every now and then.  AND it's only so people who are considering an IUD will know what to expect.  I certainly was NOT expecting this!

Three more words: Happy New Year!!  We hope you have a wonderful 2014!

His first time meeting Santa!

He loves music and especially loved watching Katelyn play the guitar.

He loves his Jake sword!  He's saying "Yo Ho Let's Go!"


Wednesday, December 25, 2013

Merry Christmas!!

Happy Birthday Jesus!  Merry Christmas from our home to yours!

Opening his Santa presents

Action shot!  He loves his tee ball set and bike helmet!

Helping Sissy open one of her presents.

Great pic of Tristan and John

Happy about her glove!

I took this up close picture so you can see his eyes.  I still can't tell what color they are.  Depending on the light they are sometimes blue, green or brown.

This is one sweet boy!

He wouldn't take off his helmet for dinner.

Riding his new trike!

My monkey and me

Granna and Pop stopped by to see him

Then I took them out to the new home site.  The left side is bricked and now they're working on the right side.

Friday, December 20, 2013

We got an offer!

Phew!  It has been a busy 7 days!  John took Tristan to Ole Miss last weekend for a softball camp and they really liked her. The head coach asked to watch just her and one other catcher.  Hopefully they'll give her a scholarship! Friday night I went to the Pink concert and Christian spent the night with Granna and Pop.  They let him stay up until 10 PM so I'm sure he thought he was a rock star! He did pretty well with my mom sleeping in the bed with him.  Sunday I had brunch with my KPMG girls.  It was so much fun but I had to leave early.  I had only been there for about 30 minutes when I got a call from our real estate agent asking if the house could be shown at 12.  SO... Christian and I had to race home to clean the house! I was sad that I had to leave early but it turned out to be a good thing because we got an offer!! Yay!!!  We are still working out one small issue and I think we'll officially be under contract tomorrow!  Thank goodness!  While the house was being shown I took C to a parade.  He loved it but it was freezing (it was 0 degrees celcius Canadians!)

Isn't he so cute for the Christmas party.
Christian with Rhonda's sweet little boy, Peter.

After the parade.  He kept waving his hands at me and saying, "Hands cold, hands hurt."  Poor thing. 

Our new house is coming along nicely.  They have started bricking it!  They are still on track to be done around end of February.

John was sick for most of the week but seems to be feeling better now.  Thankfully he didn't give it to me or Christian.  Since he was sick he stayed home with Christian Wednesday night while I went to my company Christmas party.  I didn't get home until late so he had to put C to bed.  John said that he just rocked him for a few minutes and then C asked to get in his bed.  Then John sat in the chair and C went to sleep all by himself.  Are you kidding me???  It takes me an hour of rocking and holding and letting him cry a few minutes and then rocking him again! So we tried it again last night but it was a no go.  Apparently if I'm in the house he won't let John put him down.
He found some of his Christmas presents.  A helmet and a new bat. He was so excited!

Today I met my friend and her little girl (Rebecca and Emma) for lunch.  I haven't seen them in a while so it was a lot of fun.  We had beautiful weather today so we took C to the park after lunch.  Now John and Tristan are taking him to the zoo to see the Christmas lights.  Thank goodness I have a couple of hours to relax tonight! :)

Friday, December 13, 2013


I got an IUD on November 7th.  Now I know why women don't get pregnant with an IUD... I haven't stopped bleeding yet!  The procedure itself was pretty painful.  The doctor said, "You'll feel a cramp and then about a minute later you'll feel another cramp and then we'll be done."  Sounded easy enough.  The first cramp almost made me fall off the table.  The doctor and nurse looked at each other and then at me like I shouldn't be hurting that much.  The cramp did not subside either so when she said, "OK, here comes the second cramp" I said, "You mean it's going to hurt worse than it already does!?!"  YES!  It did!  I almost threw up.  After it was finally over (the whole thing took about 2 minutes but it felt like an eternity) she told me to lay there for a few minutes b/c I was looking a little green.  I felt a little green.  It was terrible!  I then cried just a few tears at the thought that we were definitely done.  There was no very slight chance that we would conceive a child.  Done.

I was a little embarrassed that it hurt me so much.  Maybe I'm not as tough as I thought!  BUT when I got home I did some research.  Apparently it hurts women who have never given birth A LOT more because the cervix has never been stretched.  So that made me feel a little better.  I cramped on and off for a few days and felt like I was about to start for about a week.  I was in full PMS mode that whole week... poor John. Now if we can just get the bleeding to stop we'll be all good.

Christian is spending the night with Granna and Pop tonight.  This is the first time in about a year so I hope he does well.  He slept through the night pretty consistently up until this week.  This week has been tough with him waking up at least once and sometimes twice.  AND he's still crying himself to sleep each night which is really hard.  I think it's time to go to a big boy bed but John isn't so sure.  I could lie down with him until he falls asleep and then if he wakes at night we'll just do that again.  It has to be better than what we're doing now!
Hit, Bat, Ball, Like Sissy




Sunday, December 8, 2013

It's The Most Wonderful Time

It's the most wonderful time of the year!  It's Christmas!  Christian's first Christmas where he is old enough to understand a few things.  It's also the most wonderful time with Christian.  He is at such a good age right now.  He's so sweet and happy.  We need this sweet, happy time sandwiched between the hard first year of life and the hard terrible twos and threes.  When he's throwing a tantrum and kicking and screaming on the floor, I'm going to remember this time with him.  He's the cutest!

He loves hats and helmets.  
 Below is what you'll find him doing 90% of the time if you come into our house.  He's playing with some sort of ball... soccer ball, football, tennis ball, baseball, golf ball... and any other ball.  He knows the difference and knows what he's supposed to do with each one.  He wakes up saying "bat, ball, like Sissy" and he goes to bed saying "bat, ball, like Sissy."  He loves his Sissy and wants to hit the ball like her.  He practices all day!  He can pretty consistently hit the ball with his bat.  I would say he hits it about 30-40% of the time.  That's pretty good for a kid who's not even two.  He has some good hand eye coordination.

My boys were all tuckered out after Thanksgiving Dinner.

Both the babies begging for food.

What happened to my sweet chunky monkey??  He's getting taller and thinning out.  So sad that his baby fat is going away!
We went by the new house this weekend and talked to the agent.  They have an estimated finish date of late February.  Yay!  There was a slight hiccup where we almost started over to build a different house.  That fell through so we're sticking with the house we're building.  Now we just have to sell this house!!!


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