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Friday, 24 December 2010
Thursday, 23 December 2010
Wednesday, 22 December 2010
1. First and foremost tomorrow we have our level two ultrasound with Yale for Baby2. It is just a precaution to make sure this baby doesn't have dilated ventricles like Logan had. BUT we also will find out what this baby is!! Flashback: I remember telling Kevin about an article I read in a pregnancy magazine, when we so super excited to find out if Logan was a boy or a girl, that the intention of this appointment is to make sure everything is growing and ok with the baby. That there is a possibility of finding out that something was wrong. It certainly didn't stop our excitment back then and it was barely even a fleeting thought. Then we had our appointment and our world was kinda flipped upside down. Moral of the story: We are really excited to find out boy or girl but we are mostly anxious to hear "Your baby boy/girl looks great, everything is as it should be".
2. This doesn't mean Kevin & I haven't had our personal debates on what this baby is. Kevin has thought boy from the begining. I have thought girl from the begining. However, in the last 2 weeks I've switched back to thinking boy for two reasons: ONE: This pregnancy, so far, is exactly the same as with Logan. TWO: I've always had a sneaking suspicion that I would be blessed with a house full of boys. But to keep it fun and competitive I'll say girl, Kevin says boy. Final answer. ohh Logan & Dylan both say boy. I'm outnumbered. Is that a sign that I will always be outnumbered?
3. Next up - tomorrow we plan to packup and leave for our National Lampoons Christmas Vacation in WV. Originally we planned leave right after our ultrasound appointment - until Kevin saw an article that listed Thursday December 23rd one of the worst days for travel this year. Sooooo now we plan to leave in the wee hours of Christmas eve morning and drive through the night. There will be plenty of willing and helping hands at the 'rents house to entertain Logan while we sneak off for a nap, right?
Bonus for the trip: I see another 2, possibly 3 teeth making their debut :o
Logan doing his "Whats a girl? It's definitely a boy" pose.
Monday, 20 December 2010
Saturday, 18 December 2010
Friday, 17 December 2010
Thursday, 16 December 2010
3hrs of pretty clothes here we come :)
Tuesday, 14 December 2010
And as if she knew Logan needed more food, Joanne (Kevin's mom) sent me a packet of babyfood recipe ideas just yesterday. SOooooo, inspired and low on babyfood we went to Wally-World to get supplies. 2hrs later we are stocked up once again :)
I'm happy I've stayed motivated to continue to make his food & in my head I feel like it will be a smoother transition to the real thing when the time comes. Anywhoo - I hope I can do the same for baby2 so I decided to add some of the recipes to the other blog that we have Beans, Wine & Chocolate so that when the time comes and I'm wondering what on earth did we feed Logan I'll have some ideas :) I've labeled them all Babyfood - in case anyone else is making food for their babes.
Monday, 13 December 2010
This is what our yard looked like this afternoon. Thousands of blackbirds, thousands - doing what they do best and being ugly & loud. I choose not to believe the myth that black birds are a bad omen. Instead I'd rather think it means something wonderful like an early spring :)
Friday, 10 December 2010
Thursday, 9 December 2010
He naps now & appears to have forgotten our little episode this morning. Time to tend to the coffee that was splatter all over the living room.
Wednesday, 8 December 2010
Monday, 6 December 2010
His daily food intake consists of 3 6oz bottles (7am, 11:30ish, 3:30ish), one 4oz bottle before bed along with a breakfast of oatmeal mixed with fruit and a piece of toast with either jelly or cream cheese spread on it. Lunch is usually baby yogurt or some cottage cheese, ritz crackers (his fav) and maybe a taste of what I'm eating. At dinner we've been trying to let him have a small amount of whatever we have but most of the time we'll still heat up some mushed up veggies for him.
Lots-o-food for the growing baby.
Friday, 3 December 2010
Tuesday, 30 November 2010
WVA for a quick squeeze from Grandma & Grandpa:
Woodbridge, VA to get some Grandma Jo love:
Richmond, VA to cram 4 years of catching up with the Mintons in one day:
Woodbridge, VA for Turkey & all the fixins with Grandma Jo & Family:
Blacksburg, VA to watch the Hokie whoop some Wahoo butt:
Logan caught a cold on day one of our trip. He also decided to grow 4 teeth :o Those two factors led to him sleeping through the night only 3 times. Kevin caught a cold towards the end of trip. And the cherry ontop: We were in the car driving for over 30hrs - I won't even venture a guess as to how many of those 30+hrs were filled with Logan crying. eee gads. Needless to say we are hoping for a toothless, healthy, traffic & tear free trip back down for Christmas in less than a month.
Home again home again jiggity jog.
You'd be crazy to think I only took these pictures. Almost 200 were taken, lots of those you can see in our Picasa photo album
Saturday, 20 November 2010
We packed our 110lb rottweiler our 9 month old baby and enough luggage for all of us for 10 days and we hit the road yesterday. The trip took us 9 hrs 2 of which were filled Logans tears - but we are here....
First stop: Grandma & Grandpas
Next up: Grandma Jo's
Quick trip to Richmond Tuesday & Wednesday
Turkey Thursday with Family
A drive down to the 'Burg on Friday for some Hokie game day on Saturday
Back to CT on Sunday :/
No internet for the next week. Catch ya on the flip side!
Friday, 19 November 2010
Wednesday, 17 November 2010
I have upgraded our account but it may take up to 24hrs for the extra storage to be available. That means no posting photos for 24hrs ....rats!
Monday, 15 November 2010
Friday, 12 November 2010
Many women get strange food urges during pregnancy. Erin would like to tell you she's not one of them, but random things sound good at random times and the urge doesn't go away until she's had her fill. It's usually cereal, but a few weeks ago it was FISH AND CHIPS, a British favorite. Our friends told us about the Portuguese Holy Ghost Society Fish Fry in Stonington Borough, so we checked it out tonight. Good stuff and urge satisfied!!! Since conceiving Logan during our year in the UK we've given him a British middle name and now he's had FISH AND CHIPS!!! And a side of mushy peas to boot. It's only fair to share : )
Thursday, 11 November 2010
Wednesday, 10 November 2010
You'll remember about a month ago I was worried that Logan still wasn't sitting up by himself. Well - here we are a month after that and he is now a great little sitter and a new worry has popped up. go figure. He is soooo not mobile and google is the devil. I came across a ton of "What should my 9 month old be able to do" articles & while there was a good deal of articles saying that babies develop differently and some never even crawl the ones that stuck with me were the ones saying "if your baby isn't attempting to move by 9 months there is something wrong" So yesterday I practiced tough love. When that wasn't successful, I cried.
It snowballed from there.
Logan didn't nap well, Dylan got under my skin. And things that don't really upset me had there go at me too. Kevin got several emails but nothing he said was really helping - I was too far gone at that point. So I sat across the room from Logan while he played & I cried. Logan did his best to get a smile out of me...he kept flashing me the biggest smiles and talking to me - all that did was make me cry harder. What the heck is wrong with me...look at this face
We all needed fresh air so after lunch we took a walk in silence - I think Dylan knew better than to stop and smell the roses on this walk...we were all business, walk fast...burn some steam and let the cool air dry up the tears.
It got better from there.
I slept well & we are having a much better day today :) Logan has his 9 month appt. this afternoon so I plan to speak my worries to the doc. I don't expect he'll say that there is anything at all wrong with Logan but it'll be a weight off our shoulders to speak our troubles out loud to someone who hopefully knows what he's talking about.
WTF. Don't do that again. Or at the very least give us a warning.
Monday, 8 November 2010
So after Logan went to bed last night Kevin & I got to work. And...this is what became of the box after 2hrs of hardwork & some imagination:
It's highly probable that Kevin & I had more fun making it than Logan will ever have playing in it..... It's a treehouse if you couldn't tell :)
Friday, 5 November 2010
Thursday, 4 November 2010
Tuesday, 2 November 2010
Sunday, 31 October 2010
Step 2: Light the pumpkins
Step 3: Get in costume!
April 2009: Rewind time another 9 months, livin la vida loca in Barcelona.