I have been a total slacker with this blog this week (and some last week too) so thought it was time for a little update on what's going on with us...
Brady is doing pretty well with potty training. He wears underwear all day and a pull-up at night. He hasn't had any #1 accidents in a couple of weeks but we're still having issues with him going #2. He will hold it all day long until we put a pull up on him for bed and like clockwork, he'll go right after we leave his room...then we change him and he's good for the night. I guess this is better than nothing and hopefully he'll get over his issues with going #2 on the potty. We've taken him lots of places and he hasn't had any accidents (hopefully I didn't just jinx us!). I've had a rough week...I haven't felt very good, a nasty cold (that I most likely got from Brady) that is turning more into a sinus infection and its just zapped me. So a little extra rest has been on the docket lately. This baby is moving like crazy! And usually at night which has interrupted what little sleep I was getting but I guess it's a way to get me ready for when baby is here. We are getting so excited! 7 weeks from today is our c-section!!! It's going really fast. We're really excited to finally find out what Baby C is! I just love this anticipation! Andy has been keeping busy and has been such a trooper and has really picked up the slack for me not feeling well/being so tired. We are really trying to get Brady to rely more on Andy (since he's such a mama's boy) so that when this baby comes he is a little more adjusted and not quite as reliant on me...that could be interesting! I'm hoping to take my 32 week pic soon and post...I need to get back into doing that since I've slacked the last couple of weeks! Our weekend should be relaxing yet full of fun! We're excited for Nicole and Travis to come over tomorrow night for dinner and to catch up. We'll have full weekend of running errands and hitting up Pump it Up so Brady can get rid of some energy!! Hope you all have a great weekend...here are some pictures of our little ham! Can't wait for him to be a big brother!!
On Sunday Jen took my maternity pictures for Baby C #2. We didn't do maternity pics with Brady and since this is our last little one, we decided we needed to. I love the way they turned out! She did a great job! I'm a very modest person so no belly shots here but just tasteful family pics! Here are just a few of my favorites...there were so many!
Andy is always so thoughtful and sweet when it comes to Valentine's Day. I always tell him he really doesn't need to do anything but he always has something up his sleeve. He had given me a bouquet of tulips the weekend before and I told him that was enough, no more...well then when I got up early for work on Tuesday, there was another tulip bouquet waiting for me at the table with a sweet card. Tulips are my favorite flower! Later that night we exchanged some small gifts and he did a great job with new perfume, hair stuff that I wanted, an adorable picture frame with a picture of us and dark chocolate (my other fav). We had plans to go on a date tonight but Brady is sick and I'm home with him...so we'll have to reschedule. Brady had a great Valentine's Day. He was SO excited for his daycare party, it was all he could talk about and then we had to go through all his valentines when he got home. Apparently I wasn't a very good planner as we used up all his valentines on daycare friends and he still has some he needs to give to our neighbor boys...gives me a job for today! We hope you all had a great V-day with your loved ones!
My beautiful tulips! Thanks honey!! I should have taken pics of the other ones too...oops!
We had a great weekend! On Saturday we headed to West Des Moines to hit up Costco and the mall to get a few things (mostly for the baby as we're getting down to just a few weeks!!). After our errands, we met up with Chris, JoAnna, Cadence and Nick at Monkey Joes. Brady and Cadence had so much fun playing on all the inflatables...they ran around like crazy, jumped like little jumping beans and also played a heated game of Air Hockey. After about an hour and a half it was time for lunch so we all headed to Red Lobster for lunch. It was kind of busy but we didn't have to wait too long, which was a good things because we had 2 hungry and tired kiddos. Cadence was wiped out and she fell asleep before we even left. I thought for sure Brady would sleep on the way home but we were able to keep him up and then put him down when we got home. We spent the rest of the day hanging out at home, doing some cleaning, laundry, etc. It was an early night for us as we were all wiped out!
Here are just a few fun pics from the past couple of weeks...we frequented the park when the weather was warmer and we've snuggled on the couch watching movies when it's been colder...all in all we've had a great winter!
On Saturday while we were doing our usual weekend cleaning, Brady decided he wanted to help. So he got to work on the floors with Dadddy. On Saturday we hosted the Waters and Fuhrmans for a fun get together. Jen, Meggie and I decided that we'd have a little appetizer party and all had to try new recipes from Pinterest. What a great idea! All the food turned out great! We each made 3 or more appetizers/desserts and they all were a hit! I think we should definitely do that challenge again soon. What did we do before Pinterest?? After the kiddos went to bed the adults were able to catch up and had a great time! It was a great night!
Brady was SO excited for the snow...all day on Saturday he kept saying "It's No-ing out (that's how he pronounces it). So on Sunday Andy and Brady made a snow man and also went sledding and had a snowball fight. They had so much fun! He loved it! I didn't mind the snow since we didn't have anything really going on this weekend. It was great to be snowed in a little and watch how excited he was to be out playing in it.
Thursday marked 29 weeks on this pregnancy...I'm super late getting this post up as I'll hit 30 weeks this week...that means only 9 weeks from Thursday we'll have our little baby!! Woo Hoo! Things are going pretty well for the most part. Just the usual pregnancy issues...sleep, uncomfortable, etc but it's all worth it! This baby is very active and growing every day! I'm so excited to be in the single digits for weeks left! April 12th will be here before we know it!
Andy and I met through mutual friends and started dating in 2004. We were married on September 30, 2006 and welcomed our first son, Brady in December of 2008. Our second son Mason arrived in April of 2012. We enjoy spending time with our family and friends!
Loves: Tee-Ball, animals, math, memorizing birthdays and special dates, being a big brother, Sheriff Callie's Wild West, granola bars, water, and being outside!
Loves: Books, his Power Wheels, stroller rides, playing at the park, his sippy cup, cheese, milk and copying everything his big brother does!