Thursday, October 27, 2011

Silas (2+)

Little Man has done and said some pretty cute/funny things lately and I want to write them down so we don't forget them.:)

*Yesterday when he got up from his nap he went straight to the window in the living room and looked outside saying, "Hurry Daddy hurry! Tum pay Yiyas! (Come play with Silas!)." It was the cutest.

*About a week ago Justin and I were getting ready to go somewhere when he walked in the bathroom with a big iron skillet and said "EN GUARDE!!" If you have seen the movie Tangled, you know why that is funny. They fight with skillets. He then brought us each our own and we had a sword fight with pots and pans.

*He LOVES to play Hide and Seek - especially with his Daddy and especially outside. He hides in the same place every time and then when it is his turn to "seek" he goes to all of the same places holding his big stick like a sword and then says, "nooooooOOOOO" (in his sweet high pitched voice) if we aren't there.

*His favorite words right now are "mine!" and "I do it Mommy!" with "NO!" being a close third. This was cute for about 5 minutes - not so much anymore and he is becoming very familiar with his time-out corner.

*He also says, "Sorry Mommy" of his own accord sometimes and I will hear him saying sorry to his toys and random objects if he steps on them or does something he thinks was wrong (sorry Woody, sorry Buzz, sorry hairbrush...). This makes up for screaming NO at me a hundred times a day.:)

*Today I took a shower while he was awake (a very risky move that had to happen because I have sewing to do during naptime today) and was praying the entire time that he would just watch his movie and not destroy anything or himself. About the time I got the shampoo in my hair I heard a loud bump so I called for him to come where I could see him. He came and I opened the door and asked what he was doing. He said, " I get green chocolate, Mommy" and held up a jar of Hershey's kisses someone gave us at Christmas last year that has been in the top cabinet since then. I told him to sit on the rug outside the shower and I would give him one when I got out. When I was done I went to check the damage and thankfully nothing was destroyed but it was apparent that he had spent some time rearranging the contents of the top cabinet before he found the contraband chocolate. He pushed his little chair up, climbed up on the counter and then stood and dug through everything. I know this because I made him show me how he got it. Thank goodness he didn't fall off or hurt himself getting down - we aren't ready for another trip to the ER.;)

*He also very much enjoys singing the blessings at meal times. Here's the proof:

We can thank Micah May for his volume. ;)

I love this kid!

(Sorry the video is grainy - it isn't until I upload it here and I have yet to master the art of blogger and videos.)

Thursday, October 13, 2011

Boy or Girl??

Last week we had a special ultrasound and found out that Baby Moon is a GIRL!

I thought she was a girl from the very beginning.:)

We had our best friends over to take pictures of the "reveal" and share the special moment and then we let all of our family and friends know by posting on facebook. Easiest mass-announcement ever.:)

To answer all of the questions:
(when I am out and about I think I am just going to start bringing a tape recorder with me so I can press play and have it answer everything for me. People need some new small talk material!)

*Yes, we are excited.

*No, we aren't any more excited than we would have been if it was a boy.
(It is amazing to me how family, friends, and total strangers will express their deep desire for you to have a certain sex...especially if you already have one child.)

*Yes, we have a name but we are still deciding how to spell it. Once we make the final decision we will share.:) It's the same one we have always liked.

*I don't feel like this pregnancy is crazy-different than my first. I am not carrying any higher or lower despite what random people that I have never met try to convince me of in the grocery store. :) A few things are different, but not enough to write home about.

*I'm almost 20 weeks, which is half-way.:)

*For the most part, I feel fine. I do have sciatica issues, but it is generally manageable. I didn't (and don't) have morning sickness. Sometimes I am tired in the afternoons (but who isn't??). ;) When people ask me how I feel I usually just say "fine" or "great" because I don't feel like hearing every home remedy or piece of advice they feel the need to share. What is it with people feeling like they must share their advice with pregnant women? STOP DOING THAT! Unless we ask, we aren't interested in how you or your Aunt Gertrude did it.

*I don't have any weird cravings. I do crave things, but it's never anything that I don't normally enjoy. But when I do crave something, I want it RIGHT.NOW. :)

I guess that covers every pregnant woman's most FAQs.

I'm joining Emily for Embrace the Camera this week. Hope over and say hello and see if you want to join in the fun!