Friday, September 28, 2012

Pregnancy Update!

How far along: 27 weeks, hello 3rd trimester!
Size of baby: 15 inches/2 pounds, 2 ounces/cucumber
Weight gained/lost: plus 8
Maternity clothes: yup! I've had to buy all new pants, I guess I'm just smaller than I was with Liam.
Gender: boy!
Movement: "tornado Jude" is constantly kicking, punching, wiggling, and dancing. Seriously, he moves so much I feel seasick sometimes!
Symptoms: achy,tired, and constantly needing to pee...but nothing I can't handle! So thankful to be carrying this little wild man.
Sleep: have to use a pillow between knees for comfort and getting up a lot in the night for potty breaks. I've also had several instances of insomnia that are quickly cured if I get up and eat a snack, I just don't remember this trick until I've been tossing and turning for an hour or so.
Food cravings/aversions: not really any of either.
What I'm looking forward to: getting my glucose test and rhogam shot over with at my next appointment!

Monday, September 17, 2012


Yesterday was our 6th wedding anniversary! I cannot believe how quickly the past six years have gone by, or how richly blessed we have been in this short timeframe.

I can't tell you how happy I am to live life, raise a family, and dream dreams with my sweet husby. He never ceases to love, cherish, and take care of me.

And, I'll tell you what, we didn't do anything special for our anniversary. The starter went out in my car, so we spent the majority of the day trying to line out a game plan for getting that fixed. Ryan wrote me a sweet poem, I made him pizza, we watched "Chopped" on the couch with our ice cream, and I went to bed at 8. That's our life and I wouldn't have it any other way, honestly.

Sunday, September 9, 2012

Greek Festival!

Yesterday was such a gorgeous "fall-like" day that we had to get outside! I came home from work, took a quick power nap, and we headed off for the Greek Festival at our local Greek Orthodox church.

(Liam enjoyed some raisins while mom and dad scarfed down dolmodes and tiropita)

This was our first time attending the festival and it was pretty interesting. Lots of "Opa!," loud music, yummy Greek food, and people out soaking in the weather.

I was able to get a brief lecture on the structure and decor of the temple from my church history loving husby. He is so smart. And cute.

We didn't stay long, but we all enjoyed ourselves! Such fun! Next time I will take more pictures, it was just so crowded I couldn't capture the essence!

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Saturday, September 1, 2012

23 Months Old!

Dear Liam Davy,

I'm in denial that this is the last month before you turn two years old! You are turning into such a big boy, emphasis on the boy!

I think you've had a pretty big growth spurt this month, I'm excited to find out how tall you are when we go to the doctor next month! You seem to be slimming up a bit, and your legs go on for days!

You've started your first organized socialization (MDO) and seem to be loving it! We are so thankful to have a place for you to play with other kids your age and learn about Jesus!

Not much has changed on the eating or sleeping front, you still greatly enjoy both! You tried Pad Thai for the first time yesterday and devoured it, I hope you always eat so well!

This month, your vocabulary has exploded! You are saying more than 40 words, and made me the proudest mommy in all the land by saying "razorback" tonight! We love to hear your sweet voice saying new words. You've also recently learned the tune to "Twinkle Twinkle Little Star" which you love to sing with us.

You are obsessed with playing outside, shoes, disciplining Gus, and dancing. You can throw a very good fit, and are stronger than me so your temper tantrums have turned into my cardio workout. We are working on your patience and listening skills!

Love, even when you're in the throws of a vicious meltdown, we couldn't possibly love you more. You are such a joy and a lesson to us. I love it that you can teach me all about my own faults and shortcomings while I try to teach you about life. It's a give and take, buddy. Thanks for being such a sweet teacher.

Love you forever, and ever,