Wednesday, March 30, 2011

One happy camper

Lately Joshua has been waking up from his naps so cranky.

K I take that back, lately Joshua has been so cranky! No matter how long he sleeps, or what I do to try and make him happy he is just a cranky boy. He is in this "I am a big boy, so let me do what I want" phase. Oh my goodness! He isn't even 16 months old yet. In fact he is throwing a fit as I am trying to type this, because I wont let him unplug the computer (mean mom right?!)

The only thing that makes him happy is strawberries. This child would LIVE off of strawberries if I let him. I limit him to two, two times a day. So twice a day, I have a happy boy. This is one of the only happy moments we have had in the last couple days

I hope everyone is having a happy Wednesday. I am stuck at home, without a car again. So tonight I will be out and about running errands that I should have gotten done today. Have a great evening friends!! Love Love ♥

Monday, March 28, 2011

Hair everywhere!

As I sit here, listening to Ryan finish up installing the pocket door in Joshua's closet (way more complex than it sounds), and enjoying the quiet of Joshua sleeping, all I can think about is "I am SO sick of dog hair!!!"

We have a pit bull, a beautiful 3 1/2 year old black and white cuddler. We got him when we were in Japan, and then he made the long, stressful 24 hour journey home with us because we just couldn't bear to leave our baby behind. When we lived in Japan he didn't shed. Literally I thought this was amazing, because I always believed short haired dogs shed. But hey, HUUUGE plus. No dog hair! Ever since we made the journey back to the good ol USA he is a MAJOR shedder. We thought at first, "he's just nervous", then after we moved to Texas "he just needs to get used to the dry climate", then after we got back to Minnesota "THIS DOG IS NEVER GONNA STOP SHEDDING!!!" I swear, I am going crazy.

He used to be allowed on the furniture, but as of about 3 weeks ago we are looking for a new couch, and with the baby coming decided its just best if he stays off of all furniture. So that is taking some getting used to for him, and I am still finding hair all over the bed and couch so he is getting on it when we leave (little sneak)! I don't know how to keep him off when we are gone, but hopefully, eventually he will catch on. I am in the process of making him a SUPER comfy bed so he has no desire to get on the couch. But until that's done, the fight goes on!

Alright, enough about the boring subject of dog hair and on to a cute picture of my cuddly puppy with his favorite ball

Have a great Monday everyone! Today is part of our weekend since Ryan is working Tuesday-Saturday the last couple weeks. Pray we finish this door! He is way to stressed out about it :)

Love love ♥

Sunday, March 27, 2011

Nap time

I have begun treasuring nap time the last few weeks. I realize I am about to have this baby, and chances of me getting 2-3 hours of quiet (usually) productive time during the day are going to be slim to none after this little boy joins our family. I am not complaining by any means, I am looking forward to having this baby and giving Joshua a little brother. I just enjoy the quiet time that much more now :)

I love this little man

Have a great, relaxing Sunday friends! Love Love ♥

Saturday, March 26, 2011

2 minutes with Josh

Wanna spend 2 minutes with Joshua? It might look something like this...

Yummy banana for breakfast

followed by a powder donut

(throw food on the floor, then scream and throw a fit when the dog eats it *Not Pictured*)

time for some coloring

enough of that... I'm just gonna eat the crayon

have a great weekend friends!! Love Love ♥

Thursday, March 24, 2011

33 weeks 3 days

Here is my most recent belly picture:

33 weeks 3 days pregnant. Less than 7 weeks until we meet our new baby boy!

Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Spring and a snow storm.

Wow. That's all I have to say about this weather we are having!! Sunday was the first day of spring (long, long awaited first day of spring). As of yesterday we had no snow in our yard. Yay for sunshine :) Then this morning we wake up to 3 inches of snow on the ground, and 5 hours later it is still falling. We are supposed to get 9-12 inches today!! Does the snow realize it is spring?! I am so over winter.

But on the bright side, I am now officially 33 weeks pregnant with a "big boy". I was measuring big at my last appointment so I had an ultrasound on Monday and looks like I am going to be having a big baby. His head is even big they said. I almost cried right there at the ultrasound. Joshua was 8 lb 2 oz and that was big enough for me!! As of Monday, he is approximately 4 lbs 15 oz. The average baby at 33 weeks is 4 lbs 2 oz. So about 13 oz above average. Wish me luck, I have a very low pain tolerance.

Well I am gonna get a little cleaning done before Ryan gets home and Joshua wakes up. I hope everyone is having a great week so far! love love ♥

Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Doctors and dreary weather

Today had the potential to be a good day for my little man. It's finally warming up, and we were planning a walk to enjoy the 48 degree weather we are having. Joshua was 15 months old on the 3rd of this month, so we are already a couple weeks behind for his check up. I called this morning to schedule it and they said today at 11:15 or else the 31st.... we couldn't very well wait until he is almost 16 months old now could we? So it was up to me to get Joshie to his traumatizing (trust me, it was!) appointment all on my own this morning. Daddy was supposed to be there for this one...

When Joshua was born, he was circumcised. Ryan noticed the day after it was done, that it didn't look like it was done right. They insisted it would heal the right way, and he was just being a "typical new dad" worrying about his little boy. We were still uneasy about it and have asked every doctor about it at every appointment he has had. They all just assured us it would fix itself over time. Surprise, surprise! It didn't. So today my poor little boy had to go through another horrible circumcision, just without the numbing medicine this time :( I almost cried because he was screaming so loud. He was over it in a few minutes and running around playing. Just when he had all but forgotten about the traumatizing experience the nurse came in and gave him 3 shots. I think this was worse than any other shots because he was still shaken up from what had just happened. After a few minutes I finally had him calmed down, and they made us got to the lab and have blood drawn for some tests.

Overall, it was a traumatizing, exhausting, looong morning.

Here is how Joshua felt after it all was over

Poor baby :(

Then we got home, and it started raining just minutes after we pulled in the driveway. Now it is dreary and yucky outside. No walk for us today! Oh well hopefully this warm weather will stay since spring is really only 5 days away :)

Have a great week friends and keep my baby in your prayers as he heals up from this painful day. Love love ♥

Tuesday, March 8, 2011

Just for fun

I was just looking through pictures on facebook... I do this from time to time, look back on how my life used to be and realize how much it really has changed. I thought, just for kicks and giggles, I wanna go see my first profile picture. Here it is:

This was me December 15, 2006. I was only 17 years old. I remember that I took this picture when Ryan was in Japan, I took pictures to send to him all the time. I wasn't having a good day this day, and was missing him like crazy. I even remember the jeans I was wearing in this picture, they were my FAVORITE jeans of all time. My Silver jeans that made me feel so skinny :) And looking back I really was skinny haha. I took most of my pictures I sent to Ryan in those jeans, cuz they made me feel good about myself.

Amazing all the memories one photo can bring back huh?

Love Love ♥

Monday, March 7, 2011

I'm so over this!!

I seriously am getting huge!! I still have 9 weeks left until this baby is born, and I am already so uncomfortable. I didn't get like this until I was about 39 weeks with Joshua. I guess I just expected all my pregnancies to be as easy and painless as my first (no such luck). I have a doctors appointment next week hopefully and then they will probably do an ultrasound because I am measuring big (again), my guess is I just have a lot of fluid (Again), because I keep having that pain in my back (again). The more that I think about it, this pregnancy isn't so different from my first :) I just got REALLY big, REALLY fast.

I am going crazy this week (Yes, I am aware its only Monday). After out little run in with the guard rail last Saturday they weren't able to get the truck in until Thursday. So we have been without the truck for 4 days already, and will be at least 3 more. That truck is my freedom! Our other little car is a piece of junk that we paid $100 for. It is a 2 door probe, that has seat belts in the back seat that don't lock, and a passenger door that doesn't open from the outside. Needless to say we don't take that very far, and definitely not on the highway with Josher in the car. I AM SO OVER BEING STUCK AT HOME. Alright I'm better now :) just needed to vent!

Well I suppose I should go start dinner (hamburgers and french fries, yummy :) I hope everyone is having a better Monday than I am. I am just thankful I have my little boy to make me smile, even when he drives me crazy! Love Love ♥

Thursday, March 3, 2011

Heaven is for REAL

Have you ever read a book that really made you think? That made all of the little things we worry about every day seem just that? Little. Unimportant. I don't want to spoil this book for anyone that wants to read it and hasn't gotten the opportunity to yet. But I HIGHLY recommend this book to everyone. Really doesn't matter what age, gender, beliefs anything.

Here is a little over view of the book that I found on a website Heaven is For Real

Heaven Is for Real is the true story of the four-year old son of a small town Nebraska pastor who during emergency surgery slips from consciousness and enters heaven. He survives and begins talking about being able to look down and see the doctor operating and his dad praying in the waiting room. The family didn't know what to believe but soon the evidence was clear.

Colton said he met his miscarried sister, whom no one had told him about, and his great grandfather who died 30 years before Colton was born, then shared impossible-to-know details about each. He describes the horse that only Jesus could ride, about how "reaaally big" God and his chair are, and how the Holy Spirit "shoots down power" from heaven to help us.

Told by the father, but often in Colton's own words, the disarmingly simple message is heaven is a real place, Jesus really loves children, and be ready, there is a coming last battle.

WOW. That's all I have to say! I hope everyone is having a great week so far :) Only one more day until the weekend. Love Love ♥