Thursday, September 27, 2007

12 Weeks (*with update)

Let me first mention, that it is 7:45 am... I am updating my blog... and do you know why? Because my child is still sleeping!!!! HOORAY! =) Over the last week and a half, Brody has nicely transitioned from getting up at 6 to getting up at 7. This morning he woke up at 5, and I was very fearful that he wasn't going back to sleep... but he did... and he is STILL SLEEPING! So I was able to get up leisurely, make myself a cup of faux coffee (the little instant latte junk that I am strangely addicted to), watch a little news, and now am realizing that if I want the child to nap before we go to playgroup today, I need to wake him up... but instead I am blogging.

So yes... week 12. With Brody's pregnancy, it was a HUGE turning point. It was when I got to stop taking meds for nausea because I wasn't sick anymore. It was when I started feeling OH so much better, and when I really felt like the 2nd trimester had started. Except this time, there is no instant change, and I feel exactly like I did yesterday (just slightly more rested). But tomorrow we get to see The Tadpole, and that is making me oh so excited.

Sometimes I feel very disconnected from this pregnancy, so I am anxious to see pictures of da babee to help me reconnect a little. I think I am just so busy already being a mommy that I don't have the time or energy to pay attention to what's going on with my body. But then I start feeling guilty that I'm not obsessing over every milestone like I did last year. All of this is sounding very familiar... have I just thought it a lot or did I actually write about it before? Scary...

Well, the boy(s) are finally up, so I'm going to cuddle with them and enjoy our relaxing morning!

*Updated to add: Apparently I got ahead of myself... Brody was still sleeping because he is sick. He threw up all over himself at some point last night (it was dark in there at 5, so I didn't notice anything when I gave him his binky back) and threw up his entire bottle this morning. YEAH!

Wednesday, September 26, 2007

Where HAVE I been???

That is a very good question. Unfortunately, the answer is simply- here. Trying to take things day by day. You see, we knew Brody was teething- he's been working on his top 2 teeth for quite some time. (Read: miserable and making all those around him miserable.) Well, then I realized that there was a bump on his bottom gum where sometime a molar will be. So he was working on 3 teeth. YEAH! On the 12th, he popped through the first, on the 10th, he popped through the second. Today? Well, today I found a tooth I didn't even know was coming! So now he has 3 on top, two on bottom... a molar working it's way through on the bottom, and another top tooth about to pop through. All of a sudden, his foul mood makes perfect sense. But really? I could take a day or so off!

Beyond that, Matt and I have both been feeling pretty nasty lately. We got hit with some sort of flu and while the worst of it is certainly over, it's just kinda lingered. So we're just trying to get by without completely losing our minds. =)

Oh let's see... since I'm too lazy to update the other blog- the pregnancy is good. The Tadpole is swimming away, and we get another look on Friday. Really- there's just not that much I can say about being pregnant this time that I didn't say last time. This pregnancy is like Brody's, except with much more rainbows and sunshine and much less puking (well, except for that whole flu thing)

As much as I hate to say it, because truly I'm annoying myself at the possibility, so I can't imagine how frustrated ya'll must be... I'm thinking of combining all the blogs. I just can't decide if I should do it here or somewhere else. It seems unfair to put both kids and my life in a blog named after Brody... but then again, moving all my posts, forcing all of you to update links in the hopes that you would follow me for yet another move... that doesn't seem right either. Geesh. Maybe I can create another one, but have this site automatically link there? That might do it. But I'm not moving until I am sure of a name that I can keep... regardless of additions to our family, or what I want to talk about. So stay tuned... for now- I will most likely just put everything on here. Keeping up with one blog has been hard enough, let alone 2 (oh wait, I have 3!)

And hopefully I'll be around more often- as I have been reminded, I have missed several Sunday Snapshots, so I will attempt to download some pictures soon and post them... at least as soon as the clingy baby/toddler/crazy kid lets me. (You can all thank Matt for watching him during his lunch today so that I can update and shower. YEAH!)

Tuesday, September 18, 2007

Good News/ Bad News

I don't even know where to start. I know I owe Krystle a huge thank you... and I promise, one of these days I will attempt to do the post justice, but right now, I just can't.

We got both wonderful and horrible news today. Friends of ours who have been trying to get pregnant for a number of months found out recently that they are expecting. While it is overwhelmingly exciting, their joy was horribly cut short last night when a man with a shotgun entered their home last night killing her brother's girlfriend and seriously wounding her brother. It was apparently a crime of "passion" as the man with the gun was her estranged husband who was under a restraining order after assaulting her earlier this year.

I can't begin to express both our joy and sorrow to our friends. I can't imagine how difficult it must be to be going through all of this at once. Though we only met Nikki once, I think I can surely say that we will never forget her.

Thursday, September 13, 2007

It's better than Christmas!

We FINALLY have a 3rd tooth!!!! And with any luck, the 4th one will pop through within the next few days like the 2nd one did. I can't even begin to describe the relief that this has brought both Brody and me. For his sake, I really wish the teeth would stop coming in 2's- one at a time is rough enough!

Beyond that, we're just plugging along. But it seems my free time (and one of the only times I have ever been up before Brody!) is over- so I guess it's time to start breakfast.

Monday, September 10, 2007

Well Wishes

I was hoping to get a decent post in today, but my brain is otherwise occupied. I'm not sure I have permission to talk about it publicly at this point- but someone we love is not feeling so hot lately and should get some important tests and results today. So we're waiting on pins and needles to hear that everything will be fine! Once I can think about something else, or have some good news to report, I'll be back.

Tuesday, September 4, 2007

Tuesday Teachings

I remembered! Aren't you all proud???

Today's "lesson" is more of a plea than a lesson... but it is very heartfelt.


Please stop beating mommy up. It hurts when you pull my hair, or kick my belly, or chew on my toes. (Sidenote: Yes, he LOVES my toes... won't touch Matt's, but at least 4-5 times a day, he tries to munch on my toes- and please don't tell me it's cute, cause I'll send him to your house to munch on yours!!!) It also hurts when you poke out my eyes and jump on my bladder. Truly child, I know that you are going through a mommy phase, but mommy needs a break. Just a day or two to let the bruises heal. Can we work something out?

Still loving you (even though you beat me up!)