Tuesday, 30 November 2010

10 months

In all the busy'ness of the holidays I almost forgot that this big little boy hit the 10 month mile marker. And he's ringing in the new month with the beginings of 4 new chompers (top, front)!!

Week Recap

A quick post of my favorite pics from our Thanksgiving week:

WVA for a quick squeeze from Grandma & Grandpa:
Being the little man that he is and lounging in the recliner with the 'mote

Woodbridge, VA to get some Grandma Jo love:
Getting a quick sewing lesson from Gma Jo - cause he's not gonna get that from Mommy!

Richmond, VA to cram 4 years of catching up with the Mintons in one day:
At the Childrens Museum in Richmond

Woodbridge, VA for Turkey & all the fixins with Grandma Jo & Family:
Logan & Daddy getting a heads start on Thanksgiving

Blacksburg, VA to watch the Hokie whoop some Wahoo butt:
It was riiiiiidiculously cold but the Hokies won :)

*Highlights* (sarcasm)

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

Turkey Break

We made it!

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!

Gobble, gobble.

Friday, 19 November 2010

Foto Friday

Just monkey'ing around this morning

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Wednesday, 17 November 2010

The face

Finalllllly I caught this face on camera!!! It's my absolute favorite and he does it all the time but by the time I get the camera to my face its gone. Still haven't figured out what this face means - despite what it looks like, it's not a mad face. I think it's more his deep in concentration face....whatever it is, I looovve it.


Logan is making progress! He is a little rolly polly on the ground and has his own way which resembles nothing of any form of crawling but is more a leisurely roll around - it will take him upwards of 30mins to get from one spot to where he wants to be (3 feet away). Also, there have been 3 times that he has, intentionally, gone from sitting to belly but he tends to get stuck in this position:


We have officially hit our max amount of free photo storage in Picasa - GASP :0

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!

Birthday Party

We are leaving soon to drive down to VA to visit family for Thanksgiving & Kevins birthday is on Monday so I wanted a chance to have a little birthday party before things got crazy. So last night we had homemade carrot cake cupcakes & a taco buffet -sounds like a party to me :) Logan & Dylan got Daddy a new pair of sneakers and I re-organized and cleaned his man closet.

Happy Birthday!

Monday, 15 November 2010


Some girlfriends & I had a weekend in the big apple! It's possible that it was just what I needed to snap out of the emotional rollercoaster I've been on the past couple weeks. We left at the crack of dawn on Saturday morning & took the train into the city. We then proceeded to walk, shop, eat & chat till the sun went down. And even though it was less than a 48 hr. mini vacation it was the longest I'd been away from Logan....I probably spent the majority of the time showing off the pictures I had of him in my phone and talking about him but it was nice to share them with others & laugh. Good times.
Kevin played Mr. Mom and would send me text pics of their weekend. I know they both enjoyed their time together but I'm pretty sure they both missed mom :) I know I missed them....ever wonder where Logan gets his deer in headlights look?

Back to the daily grind.

Friday, 12 November 2010

Fish N' Chips

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 : )

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Thursday, 11 November 2010

The numbers

Logans 9 month digits:

Height: 28inches
Weight: 17lbs 10oz

AND HE DIDN'T CRY WHEN HE GOT HIS FLU SHOT :) such a tough little baby.

Logan & this little lady were the exact same at 9 months :o

We did express all our concerns with the doctor and he agreed that Logans motor skills weren't quite up to par but the fact that he was so verbal and interactive he said it was nothing we should be concerned with yet. Just to keep playing with him and with time he'll come around. He said some babies just aren't driven....lol. OK Logan, you can be not driven for the first few years of your life but then you better step it up if you're going to be the first man to establish life on a new planet while unearthing the real fountain of youth, and becoming rich & famous so you can set your parents up in a floating Mars house where we can live forever.
Trying on my spacesuit....

Wednesday, 10 November 2010

I'm not sure what you would call yesterday but I'm pretty sure I can describe it best as a hormonal tornado. Google started it.

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.

Dear Hormones,
WTF. Don't do that again. Or at the very least give us a warning.

Monday, 8 November 2010

12 weeks!

First trimester - DONZO!!! I can only hope the rest of the pregnancy goes by like that. If I didn't know it I would never suspect I was pregnant. There were just a handful of days that I've felt really tired, twice that I've felt faint (one of them being just this morning), and only a couple of times that my emotions have made the tears flow for reasons that I know don't warrant tears.

I've had the same food aversions that I had when pregnant with Logan. Naturally, it's the healthy stuff that hasn't sounded good - chicken, veggies, seafood. I sense thats coming to an end - we had chicken and broccoli last night...I just made it a point to eat all the broccoli fast and first. Chocolate, Graham crackers, pb&j sandwiches, mac&cheese, pizza and bbq things are all foods that are on my mind.

My hair is thick & luscious. lol. Wait a second, it always is ;) But it is that much more thick. Awesome. Thursday I have an appointment to get a much needed hair-do re-do. I've got an itch for something different.....
I'd say the biggest difference between this and last pregnancy is I've been ridiciously COLD all the time. Kevin is walking around in a t-shirt while I have a long sleeve, my thickest sweater, jeans and my sleeping bag slippers on and I still have goosebumps. It's really quite strange. I can feel kinda warm to the touch but I'll have goosebumps everywhere. I must be creating a little incubator for the baby and it's just zapping all my warmth.

Everyone will be happy to know that we will be finding out the gender of the wee one when the time comes.

A box & 2hrs

We bought our new bathroom vanity & sink last weekend for our bathroom upstairs and since then have had a gigantic box sitting in the entry way for a week. Thank goodness I didn't smash it up for the trash man like I originally wanted to.
Here's the box in all it's glory before:

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

Foto Friday

Have a big belly weekend :)

Thursday, 4 November 2010

Good Morning Thursday

It's rainy & it's change the damn sheet Thursday - double bummer. But the silver lining is it's GAME DAY (VT vs. GT) and Daddy promised to make his wings for it :)

Tuesday, 2 November 2010

May 23, 2011

1st ultrasound was this morning - we found out we are 11 weeks 1 day preggers, first trimester almost over :) wahoooo! Haven't gained any weight & I can't really see a bump on my belly yet but I'm so very happy that there is a healthy little baby kicking & waving in my belly. May 23, 2011 is the due date and our next appointment is December 6th.