Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Landon is 22 Months


Say it ain't so!!! 22 months??? It's much easier to accept his 2nd birthday is around the corner because we are expecting a little one in a few weeks.

Weight: ranges between 24.5-27 lbs.. But he loves to weigh himself 1-5x a day. 


Health: very healthy this past month and he's doing really well! 


Diet: loves vietnamese food. LOVES it. 



Social: he had a play date with my sister and her friends daughter. He's such a ladies man! 


Sleep: naps are 12:30/1- 2:30/3. And 8-7:30. 2-3x this month he slept until 8:30.... It was awesome! 


Crying: like this? Lol just kidding. We rarely get years.. But there's been a lot of whining.... And we redirect when he's misbehaving. We also have him sit with his hands in his lap when he's disobedient. You can really tell when he knows he's done something wrong.. Because he says "uh oh" and if I correct his behavior, he will cry.

Loves: dinosaurs and pop up books. I mean obsessed with it!!! 


Clothes: size 18 & 24, some 2T. Shoes 6. 


Milestones- he's in underwear all day except naps, bedtime and when we leave the house. He has maybe 1 accident a day. 


Must Haves: smoothies (he calls "joose"), he must have a blanket and his dog sitting on his lap.. Dinosaurs, walks and mama.



Teeth: 15! I felt 1 back molar so looks like his last set of teeth are coming...lots of extra drooling. We doubled up on his amber necklace!



Oh and he loves his dada-daddy. Since I've been on bed rest, my husband has really stepped up and they are best friends! I love watching them bond! 

Monday, April 14, 2014

"G" is for Glitz, Glam, Girl.. A Baby Shower for Lucy

Over the weekend, my sister, sister in law and best friend threw me a little shower. Here are my invitations.. LOVE!!


Originally, my shower was scheduled at my moms house, but with me being placed on bed rest and my OB constantly suggesting I be admitted to the hospital... I began to panic and had my sister cancel the shower... It was really stressful!


My sister talked me into having my shower and we switched it to one of my favorite restaurants. It was perfect! I honestly couldn't have asked for a better shower!


It was quaint, lovely and I loved catching up with my family and friends who are all new parents as well!!!


I feel so blessed to have such sweet family and friends who made it out to celebrate!! 

Here are more details!

Food:

The food was amazing!! I had a pizza with pepperoni, spicy peppers & sausage. The strawberry lemonade dipped in pop rocks was delicious! 


Dessert was from Casey's cupcakes! 


Funfetti!! My FAVORITE!! I had funfetti cake at Landon's shower as well!! It's my favorite!


I saw these canvas bags on Pinterest and I had to have them!! 


My sil filled the bags with Essie nail polish and mani ped kit! Soooo cute! 

We had a simple game that gave us tons of laughs!! I wasn't even close to winning but we had such a good laugh! 

It really was more than I could ever ask for and it makes me so excited for Lucy's arrival! 





Sunday, April 13, 2014

33 Weeks: Little Lucy is a spicy chili pepper



How far along? 33 Weeks and feeling a little better! 

Total weight gain/loss: lost 2lbs at my last visit.. So 30 lbs. 

Maternity clothes? Yep and I'm loving it. 

Stretch marks? Nope!  

Sleep? Trying too, but the contractions interrupt my zzzzZzzz's! 

Best moment this week: last week, I had it rough.. But on Thursday I had some good news so my sister went ahead and threw me a little shower! It felt so good to get out of the house and have some conversation with other people! 

Miss Anything? I miss shopping. I really wanted to get out and take Landon on an Easter egg hunt... 

Movement: she's moving around a lot and I love it!

Food cravings: pound cake, ice cream sandwiches, watermelon, siracha (weird because I can't eat spicy food), vietnamese sandwiches and burgers! 

Anything making you queasy or sick: I'm feeling very queasy lately.. Especially in the middle of the night. 

Have you started to show yet: you cannot miss me... I'm huge. 

Gender: sweet baby girl!

Labor Signs: yes. Dilated to 2. Uterus shrank to 2.2 but at my last appt, it grew back to 2.9!! And my contractions are every min. 

Belly Button in or out? It is literally at the edge... It's kind of freaking me out! 

Wedding rings on or off? on

Happy or Moody most of the time: happy happy happy!!

Looking forward to: my dr appt this week.. I'm hoping that they'll take me off of bedrest.. Also we are counting down because the dr said she's coming between 34-36 weeks so I'm so nervous!! 

Thursday, April 10, 2014

Toddler Activities: Slime

It's amazing to see how a $3 container of slime can provide hours and days of fun!!! 

If you're worried about making a mess, I'll be honest... it makes ZERO and its worth EVERY PENNY!


When I introduced this, I said, "Landon, do you want to play with Slime?"

he said "no". No is his new favorite word.


I took this as an opportunity to teach him how to follow instructions. First I said: "here, you open" and I showed him how, closed it and handed him the container.


Once the container was open, I said, "turn it upside down" when he did, the slime plopped out. He was fascinated!!


simple instructions:

"touch it"
"pick it up"
"not in your mouth"
"use 2 hands"


once we made it clear that he couldn't put it in his mouth, he started to really pull it apart and play with it!



his favorite thing to do was "clean up". Actually, it's all he does when I hand him slime, open it, dump it, clean it up, put the cap back on... simple yet enjoyable!
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after about 2 weeks, the slime stopped being gooey and would come apart easily so we replaced it. such a fun activity and totally recommended.

**you don't need an apron, we were painting right before this activity!**

Tuesday, April 8, 2014

32 Weeks: Lucy my Love!




How far along? A very stressful 32 weeks! 

Total weight gain/loss: 32lbs. I'm a fatty... Must be all the ice cream filled donuts lol!

Maternity clothes? Yep and I'm loving it. 

Stretch marks? Nope!  

Sleep? Here & there

Best moment this week: i didn't have a best this week... I had a stressful week! Went in for my 31 week check up and They said my cervix was shortening which sent out OB office into a frenzy.. Placing me on light bed rest... I'm also dilated so that doesn't help. Wednesday night- I started having contractions which sent us back to the OB where they advised me to pack a hospital bag!!! They noticed more issues and placed me on strict bed rest. Came back on Monday and I had dilated to 1.5... So we had a 
fetal fibronectin test done to see if I'm in labor... Ughh!! Luckily our results were negative so here I am.. Laying around baking this troublesome turkey!

Miss Anything? I miss being able to get up and move around without feeling guilty. It literally brings me to tears.

Movement: she's moving around a lot and I love it!

Food cravings: pound cake, ice cream sandwiches, watermelon, siracha (weird because I can't eat spicy food)

Anything making you queasy or sick: all clear! 

Have you started to show yet: you cannot miss me... I'm huge. 

Gender: sweet baby girl!

Labor Signs: nope!

Belly Button in or out? Awkwardly in... 

Wedding rings on or off? on

Happy or Moody most of the time: happy happy happy!!

Looking forward to: with the weeks hectic frazzle, we had to cancel my baby shower... I think. Lol it's all up in the air.. If it's happening, I'm excited lol! 

Monday, March 31, 2014

Toddler Activities: Cars and Tubes

I received a package the other day and was excited to use the box as a learning activity! 


Propped up the box at an angle and taped it to the wall..


Gave Landon some match cars and showed him how to drop them in...


He was instantly impressed.. Screaming "MORE".. And laughing!


He would collect them and repeat for what seemed like hours! 


He would count with his fingers 1-2-3 then yell "GO"!


It's great to watch him try to figure out where his cars where when they got stuck. This is such a great fun and free activity for toddlers! 


Sunday, March 30, 2014

31 weeks: let the count down begin



How far along? 31 weeks!

Total weight gain/loss: ok so I gained 9lbs since my last appt 5 weeks ago. Can you say "fatty"??? Must be all the milky buns (ice cream filled donuts).. So total weight gain is 31lbs. 

Maternity clothes? I caved and got maternity shorts... It's really hard to chase a toddler in maxis and dresses... 

Stretch marks? Nope!  

Sleep? Yes and no.. The insomnia is kicking in again and I'm a bitch when I wake up in the middle of the night! 

Best moment this week: baby shower invitations were sent out and I'm pretty excited about it! I also saw Lucy on Monday... Let's just say, this little lady is egar to make her appearance so I'm now on bedrest!

Miss Anything? I kind of miss socializing.. Traveling and good food! 

Movement: 
she's moving around a lot and I love it!

Food cravings: fruit, pizza and milky buns (hot donuts filled with ice cream)! So so good! 

Anything making you queasy or sick: all clear! 

Have you started to show yet: you cannot miss me... I'm huge. 

Gender: sweet baby girl!

Labor Signs: nope!

Belly Button in or out? Barely in. 

Wedding rings on or off? on

Happy or Moody most of the time: happy happy happy!!

Looking forward to: im ordering artwork for our nursery. We did buy a ton of stuff and we're waiting for some to arrive!