Sunday, 31 October 2010


Step 1 : Carve the pumpkins

Step 2: Light the pumpkins

Step 3: Get in costume!
If you couldn't guess we all dressed as DIY'ers (and yes, that is the current state of our upstairs bathroom)
Logans not going trick or treating this year cause all the candy he would get would go into Mommys belly ...maybe next year.
Happy Halloween!!

9 months!

October 31, 2010: Baby is 9 months old!

January 31, 2010: Rewind to 9 months ago, baby is born :)

April 2009: Rewind time another 9 months, livin la vida loca in Barcelona.

July 2008: Rewind time yet another 9 months: Merely an engaged to be married couple, if I was thinking babies I sure as heck wasn't going to scare Kevin off with my thoughts.

I could keep going but I think you get the jest of it: Things get better with time :)

Friday, 29 October 2010

Foto Friday

"Just let me touch the camera mom. I'll be gentle."

Fashion Friday has turned into Foto Friday in hopes you play with me :) Snapshot it up and post it today & every Friday. At the very least - Andrea I hope(expect) you'll play.

Thursday, 28 October 2010

Showin off

While doing a video skype with Andrea & Mason, Logan stood up all by himself - without me holding him!! :) It's the first time ever that he has done that and he did it several times and a couple of those times he stood for close to a minute without toppling over :) I think he was just showing off for Aunt Andrea & baby Mason.

Wonderful technology allowed Andrea to take a screen snapshot & then send it to me:

Workin on those walkin legs!

Wednesday, 27 October 2010

Last of the warmth

Yesterday was a gorgeous fall day so the baby boys & I packed up and went for a hike and then met Daddy for lunch - although by the time we got to lunch the clouds had rolled in and it wasn't so nice anymore - good thing Daddy brought his own sunshine :)

Not ready for winter to begin.

Monday, 25 October 2010


And no I'm not talking about what I found in Logans diaper this morning....
We're talkin about the next baby!!

In comparison to Logans pregnancy my documentation of pregnancy #2 has been sllllacking. Probably because I'm still in the "am I really pregnant" stage. Where I don't look pregnant, & aside from having eaten a loafs worth of pb&j sandwiches in the last week, I don't feel pregnant. And to top it off we don't know how far along we are. I'm definitely hoping when we go for our ultrasound in 8 days the doc.will be like holy cow you're 30 weeks pregnant!! (haha I wish) But seriously he could tell us the first trimester is over or he could tell us that I'm only about 8 weeks along. But mostly I'm hoping & praying that the doc. confirms yes you are still pregnant and yes your baby looks to be a perfectly healthy & growing little sprout.

When pregnant with Logan I had a very early instinct that he was going to be a little boy. As far as this baby goes - When I've talked to Kevin about being pregnant I've, without thought, used the words she & her :o

I have also pondered the idea of not finding out the sex of the baby. Kevin is not on board. And most likely we will find out but.... It's not that I don't want to find out - it's the exact opposite. I reallllly want to find out ...which makes not finding out even more exciting in my head. Kevin has suggested that he could find out and not tell me - to which I replied "you must be crazy to think that would work"

I stopped nursing Logan about a week or two after we found out we were preggers - gotta start saving up the reserves for #2. It was an easy transition & aside from paying the pretty penny for formula it is a nice change to have the freedom to have anyone feed Logan :)

Within a couple days of knowing we were pregnant Kevin asks "Are you going to make me take a picture of your belly every week?" Still undecided if it will be every week - but for sure for sure there will be some pictures of the oven just as soon as we find out how big the bun is.

Whole lotta scrambled thoughts but thats how my mind runs these days.

Saturday, 23 October 2010

We are having a relaxed Saturday & going to wear our warm comfy things all day, turn on some football and get the house ready for Daddys return tomorrow :o

Friday, 22 October 2010

Fashion Friday

Mall photobooths.

Tuesday, 19 October 2010

Crumb Catcher

Dylan has learned that "all done" means Logan is finished eating which is his que to come slurp up whatever managed to land on the floor & this morning was a first when I caught him with his nose in the high chair licking up the leftovers.

Monday, 18 October 2010

Happy Anniversary

Missin him today. But so happy in the thoughts that we've had two wonderful years of marriage and now two babies to spread our love to.
Long time my love :*

Sunday, 17 October 2010

Here we come 2011!!!

Thats right folks... Bring on the babies :) We are pregnant with #2 !!!!! We took a test September 13th and we got the double pink lines. As of today we don't really have an idea of how far along we are & we won't know until our first ultrasound on November 2nd - but we're guessestimating a due date in May 2011.
In celebration I have given the ole' blog a face lift.
Hooray for another little life to begin documenting!!!

Friday, 15 October 2010

Sink or Swim

If this were me & so many fun things were placed just out of my reach I'd either get reallllly frustrated or learn how to get them in my reach. We're hoping Logan goes for the latter.....

.... to be continued.

Thursday, 14 October 2010

Sleepy Baby

Back to back videos! Crazy 'ness :o

Logan had been talking in his crib off and on for a while after his morning nap so I decided to go up and see what he was up to:

Tuesday, 12 October 2010

Laughing Cars

Monday, 11 October 2010

The begining of something good

Neither of them will admit it - but I think they love each other.

Sunday, 10 October 2010

Short & Sweet

Grandpa & my Aunt Chris found themselves about an hour away in CT to watch Aunt Chris's son, Joey, play in a football game - sooooo guess who stopped by Saturday evening :) They both were able to see our house for the first time & visit with all of us. Grandpa even gave Kevin, me & Logan a super special gift - the train set that me, Andrea & BJ use to play with as little kiddos! Kevin is already plotting out where we are going to set it up :)

Saturday, 9 October 2010

MRI Images

We just figured out this morning how to view Logans MRI images. Pretty neat to look at .... gonna be a smart guy with a brain that size :)

Friday, 8 October 2010

Fashion Friday

Got Prunes?

Thursday, 7 October 2010


At Yale on Monday we were sent home with a disk of all of Logans MRI results. I popped it into the computer today and read

There is dilatation of both lateral ventricles. The third ventricle
is of normal caliber as is the fourth ventricle. The sylvian aqueduct
is difficult to visualize with the quick brain protocol however there
is no gross mass in this region. There is no acute infarct. There is
no parenchymal hemorrhage, mass effect, or midline shift. No
extraaxial collections are noted. Note is made of bilateral cystic
structures in the caudothalamic grooves, likely choroid plexus cysts.
Midline structures are essentially unremarkable as seen. The
craniocervical junction is unremarkable. The visualized orbits are
1. Dilatation of both lateral ventricles.
2. No gross intracranial hemorrhage.
3. Bilateral choroid plexus cysts.

I don't know what half of these words mean but I googled Choroid Plexus Cysts

For anyone that doesn't google it - It's definitely good news and a definite reason not to ever think about it again :)

Tuesday, 5 October 2010

Whew we've been busy, busy the past couple days
We drove out to our friends house for their son, Wesley's, first birthday party. It was also Logans first ever birthday party and we snapped a few good pictures of the birthday boy and Logan playing with a balloon but I can't seem to find the pictures that I downloaded :(

We then went to another friends house for their Chili cookoff, some football and a fire :) All in all Logan did awesome with all the traveling and being up late. We left the house at 1 and got back at 10pm....he probably napped a total of 30mins in that time frame - yikes.

We attempted a hike - Logan got a little crabby about 30mins into it so we had to turn around. Good news is we found a bunch of trails near our house.

On the way home we passed a Pumpkin patch so we bought us some pumpkins :D

Logan had his follow up Quick Brain Scan MRI. GOOD NEWS!!! Doc. sees no reason we need to follow up ever again!!! His brain ventricles are still dilated but they have not dilated any further since way back when he was still in my belly.

But - somewhere along all our travels and busy weekend Logan caught a cold :/ mrrrr. It's pretty pitiful & we feel so bad for him. His nose is like a leaky faucet and he can't breathe through his nose which makes sucking his thumb nearly impossible which is the one thing he wants.

Saturday, 2 October 2010

Fingers Crossed

For the past three days or so Logan has gone about his daily routines constantly crossing his two fingers on his right hand. Wonder what he's wishin for?!

Friday, 1 October 2010

8 months!

To counteract my last post - here are some of my favorite things that Logan does:
  • Smiles allllll the time. To strangers, to anyone.
  • I catch him just starring at me sometimes :)
  • He never wakes up crying - he just starts singing
  • Recognizes when we say "It's Bathtime!"
  • Likes to clap
  • Watches Dylan play and likes to pet him :)
  • Starts to suck his thumb when he's tired

How the baby is stackin up numberwise:

  • Wears 6 month and some 6-9 month clothes
  • I have reason to believe he is about 17lbs
  • Eats 3 solid food meals a day
  • Just moved up to size 2-3 diapers
For the big day yesterday we met Daddy at Toys R Us & picked out the book - Goodnight Moon.