Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Wordless Wednesday: Busy Boy







Tuesday, November 29, 2011

26 Weeks



(Yes, I'm wearing the same shirt as last week.  I probably should start planning out my Tuesday outfits a little better!)

Pregnancy Highlights
How far along: 26 weeks
Size of baby: 15 inches, 2.2 pounds (about the size of an cucumber)
Maternity Clothes: Yes!  Either that or Tim's shirts and lounge pants!
Movement: Lots of movement, pretty much all day.  He starts kicking and moving around as soon as I wake up in the morning and he's still dancing when I get into bed at night!  
Sleep: I'm sleeping a lot better.  We started using a white noise app on Tim's old iphone that we use in Robby's room.  So Robby is sleeping in a little later in the morning because he can't hear Tim's alarm clock or the doors opening and closing when Tim gets up and leaves.  So that gives me the chance to sleep a little bit more.  Also, Annie has been sleeping in her kennel instead of on a blanket on the floor, because she would get up in the middle of the night and poop on our bedroom floor then whine about it.  Ugh!  So, I haven't had all those factors keeping me from sleeping in the past half a week or so.
Symptoms: Just some sore hips and back.    
Food cravings/aversions:  I'm not really wanting chicken lately, but other than that I'm wanting pretty much anything!
What I am looking forward to: I'm super excited about Robby's first Christmas and his first birthday.  As soon as those things are done, it will be time for Charlie to be here!  I haven't really thought of it that way, but we have some big milestones each of the next three months!  

Monday, November 28, 2011

It's been quite the day, y'all!





And I'm beginning to feel a little like my tree!

Friday, November 25, 2011

Thanksgiving 2011

When we found out that the pharmacy remodel would be going on the week of Thanksgiving and Tim would have to work the entire weekend afterwards, we knew we weren't going to be able to travel to any of our family for the holiday.  And just the thought of hosting in our apartment while pregnant and chasing around Robby just about did me in!  We considered just getting a turkey breast to make and making only our favorite sides for just us.  That seemed like what we were going to do until the other active duty pharmacist and her husband (who is a JAG in the Army) invited us over for dinner.  They don't have any family nearby so we were happy to be joining them.  The only thing they requested we bring was pumpkin pie.  Tim decided he would make the gravy, also.

Here is our sweet little turkey

You might remember seeing this shirt on this precious boy last year
I love that Graham wore it, Robby wore it, and next year Charlie will wear it!

We started our day watching the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade, or as Tim calls it "The Macy's Lip Synching Parade".  In my opinion, the lip synching really was worse this year than in years past!  I really kind of wish they would have a version that just focused on the balloons and some of the traditional floats and performances like the Rockettes.  Oh well, I'm not the parade planner!  It did seem awfully strange to just watch the parade with Robby (until his naptime) and not have a schedule running through my head of when to start what dish to make sure it would all be done at the perfect time!
After Robby woke up from his nap, we headed over to the Johnson's house around 1:00.  He was quite excited to be in a new place so he did a little exploring.

Here is the table full of food:
Robby LOVED the rolls!
He also ate some turkey and potatoes.
And he shared quite a bit with the floor!
After dinner, Robby discovered the stairs.  We weren't quite sure what he was going to do at first.  He just stood up and patted on them.  Then he decided to go at it and climb those suckers!

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By the end of the evening Robby was exhausted.  We took the pack n play with us, hoping he would take a nap in the afternoon.  We got him all set up in their guest bedroom but he only slept for about 20 minutes, if even that long.  So he essentially went from about 12:30-7:30 with no nap.  I was actually quite surprised and pleased that he didn't have any meltdowns.  But we knew that at any point it could happen, so we slipped away before dessert.  He was asleep before we even left their neighborhood!  Tim carried him up to the apartment and laid him down without even a peep.

We had so much to be thankful for this Thanksgiving, as we do everyday!  Most of all, we are thankful for a precious, healthy baby boy here and the precious, healthy baby boy on the way!  I hope you all had a wonderful Thanksgiving with friends and family!

Thursday, November 24, 2011

E-I-E-I-O

Robby is getting really good about repeating whatever sounds or his version of the words we say.  Whenever I ask him if he wants some juice he'll reply with "jsssss".  He loves "s" words!  He's been pretty much repeating "e-i-e-i-o" after I sing it to him for a while now, but I finally got it on video last night!
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I have still yet to capture him saying "Hi" on video, but it really is the sweetest thing!

Fun with Daddy!

Robby's newest favorite thing to do with Tim is crawl to the edge of the bed and slide down the side.  He thinks it's such a fun "game".  I was able to capture it on video a few evenings ago.  He will just laugh and laugh when they are doing this!
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Don't worry, I don't put him on the bed unless I know one of us is on guard and prepared for him to slide off the edge of the bed!

Happy Thanksgiving!

From our turkey to yours!





Wednesday, November 23, 2011

How to unload the dishwasher: A picture tutorial by Robby

Step 1: Approach machine cautiously
Step 2: Identify object you wish to unload

Step 3: Pull very hard on desired object
Step 4: (Very important, don't forget!) Smile sweetly so mommy thinks it's cute and won't stop you

Step 5: If object continues to resist, climb on door and pull on said object with all your might

Step 6: If it still doesn't come out, stand all the way up and try to reach the pan of brownies on the counter
I hope your dishwasher unloading is more successful than mine was!
Love, 
Robby



Wordless Wednesday: He sure does make me laugh!


Tuesday, November 22, 2011

25 Weeks

I'm finally getting back on track!
Pregnancy Highlights


How far along: 25 weeks
Size of baby: 9.2 inches, 2 pounds (about the size of an eggplant)
Maternity Clothes: Ummmm, YA!  If I could live in loungepants, I so would!  When I'm sitting for a long period of time, the band on my maternity jeans starts to dig into my stomach.  This didn't happen with Robby so I'm not sure if I'm carrying Charlie higher this time or if I'm just bigger all around!
Movement: Yes!  Same little kicks like Robby used to do.  It's funny that Charlie favors my right side, just like his big brother!
Sleep: I'm sleeping ok.  I usually wake up around 2-3am for about an hour but am able to fall asleep for a couple more hours usually.  I still wake up exhausted, unfortunately!
Symptoms: Well, if you read my earlier post, you will know what I'm dealing with right now!  I'm also feeling a lot of low pressure, especially when I've been walking or going up and down the stairs.  
Food cravings/aversions:  I'm not having any specific cravings.  I still just want to eat anything!!
What I am looking forward to: I'm just ready for Charlie to get here.  Tim made his prediction this weekend that it would be 10 more weeks, I'm hoping for a couple more than that just to make sure he's completely full term!  

Monday, November 21, 2011

Always close the bathroom door...






Chicken Tortilla Soup

Saturday night I saw this recipe and mid day Sunday decided I wanted to make it.  We were out already, so I sent Tim into the grocery store to grab the ingredients I knew we didn't have.  I told him to get the canned ingredients because I just envisioned myself dumping it all in a bowl and the soup being ready in 30 minutes without much prep work.  He came out with fresh everything except for the black beans.  We got home and he just jumped into the kitchen and started chopping and prepping everything.  He ended up making the entire thing on his own and it was delicious!  I know it would be good exactly the way the recipe is, but with the fresh ingredients, it was excellent!  The tortilla chips we used were extra thin and I didn't use quite as many as it called for, we just added them on top while we were eating.  Also, Tim just chopped up the avocado instead of pureeing it.  It was nice to have the chunks of avocado in there.  I hope you enjoy it!

Robby's world!

Here is a picture dump from the last several weeks!