Saturday, September 29, 2012

Batman and Robin

While searching for Halloween costumes for this year:

via Pinterest

Me:  Hey Aid, what about Batman?

Aidan: Noooo. I think next year I will be Batman and Kellan can be Robin.   

Me: Big brother, baby brother tag team?

Aidan: Yup.

Me: Great idea bub!

Melt my freakin' heart.

Thursday, September 27, 2012

29 Weeks

Weight Gain: 9lbs. 8.5 of those (at least) are in my boobs.  This is the same from last week. I don't weigh myself at home but I am sure I have gained some weight this week!

Baby's size: 2.5 lbs. 

Sleep: It's better. Thank You Tylenol PM and Benadryl.  I am back to being tired all day!

Maternity Clothes: Love my maternity jeans. 

{from the front, holy baby, hey boobies}

Food cravings: This week everything sounds good and then sounds gross.  So weird.

Food aversions: No ice cream. I'm forcing myself to eat a little meat to get some protein.

Symptoms: A lot has subsided this week. I'm feeling pretty good!

Doctor’s Appointment: Next week for my O'Sullivans test. I hope I pass. I hate needles!

Gender: Boy! Kellan Adam

Movement: He's been kind of quiet this week.  Still moving a lot but no new tricks. 
Belly Button: Still an inny. But it's getting wide and shallow.

What I’m looking forward to: Nursery painting will be done tomm!
What I miss: Sleeping on my stomach and sushi. Gosh I miss sushi. 
I can hardly believe that I will be term in just 8 weeks!!! How nuts is that? I fully expect him to be right on time or late but this pregnancy is quickly coming to an end either way.  We are a still a little unprepared for his arrival but we CANNOT WAIT TO MEET HIM.  I spend so much time daydreaming about what life is going to be like when he gets here!  Once the nursery is painted we will be waiting on the crib and bedding to come in October.  The nursery is really neutral and although I have no idea what the finished product will look like (I have an idea in my head) I will feel so much better when it's done! We are taking a refresher childbirth class and a breastfeeding class and Aidan is going to do a sibling tour of the hospital and then hopefully we will all feel a little bit more prepared!  

Wednesday, September 26, 2012

Aidan for Fall

This season I have had the hardest time shopping for Aidan.  It's not that my taste is super traditional  but it's definitely more traditional than all the skinny jeans out there for boys.  They look great on some kids, just not Aidan.  I have literally spent hours with him in dressing rooms this season trying on different pairs of jeans/pants because I just don't know how they'll fit.  Luckily, we have found some and a few pairs from last year fit as well. 

Every year I go through his clothes and assess what he will need for the fall and winter months.  I make a list and then I shop.  I don't buy anything I can't live without and I am a huge advocate of staple items.  A few good pairs of jeans, solid color tops, some fun shoes and sweatshirts/sweaters that make it easy to layer, layer, layer.

Here are a few of the things we have purchased this season:  You will see some repeats.

Aidan looks great in stripes so I load up on them.  This pull over we bought last year in grey as well and it still fits.  

LtoR: JCrew, JCrew, GapKids

Aidan is OBSESSED with Star Wars right now. I don't know where it came from but he picked the right time to be in to them because there is tons of it out there.  Typically I wouldn't buy something with a theme but he was dying for this hoodie and top so I sprung for them.  The black jersey knit pants are great for lazy days and when they have gym day at school. 

LtoR: GapKids
Simple. The hat is so cute in real life. He looks adorable in it and he picked it out himself.  I have found that sometimes spending my money in accessories is the way to go because they make outfits.

 LtoR: GapKids, Jcrew, GapKids
Last year my aunt bought Aidan a pea coat and it was too big but this year it fits! We're so excited.  This sweater we actually bought in grey but they didn't have that color online.  
LtoR: JCrew, GapKids, GapKids

More stripes.  These Gap khakis are so soft. So is the polo.
 LtoR: JCrew, GapKids, GapKids
We have the best luck with North Face products for Aidan.  Last year on Sale we bought him two fleeces and this year I bought this. We haven't received it yet but he looks great in vests.
 LtoR: North Face, JCrew, GapKids
The weather is so unpredictable here in NC that I love the idea of being able to layer.  This zip up hoodie is perfect for that.  If was a little bit cooler I would probably layer one of his tshirts over this top.  We bought this top in a few colors as well .  Staple items people.
 LtoR: JCrew, GapKids, GapKids
Again another hoodie for layering.
LtoR: JCrew, JCrew, GapKids
I'm sure you noticed all of this stuff came from the same couple of stores.   All of them run great sales and you can get their stuff at fractions of the original price.  We also always find good deals on BodenUSA and at Nordstrom.  Anyone have secrets of where to get good clothes for little guys? 

Tuesday, September 25, 2012

Singer Sewing Machine

My first sewing machine was super inexpensive and a gift from my parents for Christmas a few years ago.  Well, it jams more than it sews. Now it is completely stuck and rather than spend the money to fix it, we "totaled" it out and I have been sadly without a machine.  Until this weekend. 

I spoke to the woman at the sewing machine store about my sewing abilities and what I planned to do with the machine and she recommend {after laughing at me} the Singer 160 Anniversary Machine. Seen below. The black is not my favorite but it's growing on me.  The table is nice and big and the stitches are computerized.  Bye, bye stitch dial!


I dragged Adam along for the purchase because I've found when I include him in purchases he holds me accountable for using them.  I am planning on making a stack of bibs and fun burp cloths as my first projects on this thing.  I'll let you know what I think about it and how it turns out! 

Monday, September 24, 2012

I can't help it...

I have to be really honest.  I don't know if there will be other women out there that relate with me or if I'm all alone but it helps me to write it out.  It feels better.

Almost every day before the new baby comes feels like such an emotional struggle for me.  I am trying so hard to hold on to every last day with my sweet Aidan. 

Most of you know by now, that Aidan wasn't planned for us.  When I found out I was pregnant with him, the thought of having a baby was terrifying.  It wasn't until I held him for the first time that I felt like we might be alright.  That I had it in me.

Having Aidan meant so much for me. It meant responsibility was a word I was going to learn the deepest meaning of.  It meant the majority of my twenties wouldn't be spent living it up with my girl friends.  It meant my resume would read "Mom" at the very top of the list. 

It also meant I was going to learn to love like I never thought possible. It meant having to grow up a little bit faster than everyone else was and I was going to be on the greatest journey of my life.   And in a lot of ways I feel like I owe Aidan. 

For creating this person I didn't know could exist.  For making me a woman I only dreamed about becoming before he was around.  For teaching me to love unconditionally.  For creating this amazing family out of a young couple that really hardly knew each other before him. 

So I worry.  Will it be different?  Will he be OK?  Will he know truthfully that the thought of another baby in this house is only happening because we want to get the chance to love another little person as much and as easily as we've loved him everyday? 

I find myself staring at him a little longer, holding on to his every word, letting the housework go to spend more time with him and feeling a little...OK A LOT behind the ball on doing stuff around here to get ready for the baby.  The thing is I'm not getting this time back.  If the nursery is missing a detail no one will notice but if I miss out on the last great memories of Aidan as an only child...I will.

Friday, September 21, 2012

Smelly McSmellerson

This pregnancy (if I've said it once, I've said it a hundred times) is so different from Aidan's.  I swear besides the fact that I had a moving growing belly last round, I had ZERO pregnancy symptoms/issues/whatever.   This pregnancy whole. different. ball game.  Thus smashing the rumor that extremely different pregnancies result in different sexes.  Hello, two boys.

I gotta tell you, when I was pregnant with Aidan, I really and truly thought so many people were making up all these "symptoms".  Not all of them, but most of them. I was all "mind over matter" people.   It's in your head.  I am sorry and I take it all back.  Enter my HUGE problem with smells right now.  Things that smell:

I would swear Diet Coke smells different.  I am not a coffee drinker so DC is my go to. Except it smells.  Like what?  Aspartame.  I have no factual information to lead me to believe this is actually what I am smelling at all but I have convinced my crazy pregnant brain that the Diet Coke smells like something I should not be drinking.  We broke up. 

Our cars.  Adam literally has had to have them cleaned bi weekly because I swear something has crawled in to the engine and died. I mean that's obviously what happened because I have searched the interiors high and low and nothing! I don't know what the stats are on the likelihood of animals crawling in to your engine and dying are but it's happening to us a lot so they must be high.

I cringe even writing this BUT Adam's deodorant/body wash/something combo is killing me.  I know what your him something else.  I have! So much so that Aidan is now using Axe body wash so it doesn't go to waste.  I don't have the heart to tell him.  What do I say "hey honey, while I'm waddling around here complaining about every ailment under the sun and you are reassuring me I'm beautiful, I wanted to tell you when I smell you it makes me a special kind of nauseous." NO! Not going to happen.

And not everything smells bad.  I am obsessing over washing everything in our house because I love the clean laundry smell.  I have just about cleaned the finish off of our wood surfaces because I go crazy for the almond scent of my wood cleaner.  I would argue that apple juice on ice in a wine glass is the best thing I've smelt after a long day.  The lists just get weirder and weirder!

This heightened sense of smell is just out of control!

Thursday, September 20, 2012

27 & 28 Weeks!

Ladies and Gentleman I would like to welcome you to the third trimester of my pregnancy.  Am I the only one who is like where the H E double hockey sticks has the pregnancy gone? I'm not complaining...I CANNOT WAIT TO MEET THIS KID! I can but I can't.

Weight Gain: 9lbs.  8.5 of those (at least) are in my boobs. 

Baby's size: The size of a Chinese cabbage? Who knows who comes up with these things.  Anyways...2.25 lbs!

Sleep: My Dr. assures me nothing is wrong with the fact that I have gone through TWO bottles of Tylenol PM since being pregnant.  I could not sleep without the stuff.  Seriously considering a new mattress because that has to be why my hips hurt!

Maternity Clothes: I bought another pair of jeans.  They are so comfortable!  Two words: FULL PANEL.  Four or five tank tops to wear with long cardigans.  A cardigan and some long sleeve tops.  And I couldn't go without a pair of maternity yoga pants in black and grey.  I'm done. 

Food cravings: Nothing in particular.  Still in to veggies.  Mexican might be making a comeback.

Food aversions: No ice cream.  I'm forcing myself to eat a little meat to get some protein.

Symptoms: Where do I start?  I have so much pressure in my lower abdomen.  Dr says he's just hanging out low and my abdominal muscles aren't the same. Chest pain/shortness of breath.  Sciatica. I had it with Aidan but this is worse. Every morning I wake up with the worst cramp on my right side. Adam (the amazing) leaves a glass of water on my nightstand every morning for me to chug before I get out of bed.  Hoping that will start to cure the cramp.  I'm exhausted all the time.  This may be a Tylenol PM hangover.  Heartburn is much better.  Rarely nauseous anymore. Trying to keep my eye on the prize.  This is where I come to vent. =)

Doctor’s Appointment: Last week.  Baby's heartbeat was 137 and he was not happy to be poked at with the doppler.   He was trying to run away.   The nurse and I had a good laugh.  I just love my Dr. She sat with me for almost an hour and let me ask her every question under the sun.  This pregnancy has been so different than Aidan's.  I love when she tells me she is as excited as we are for his birthday!  Next appointment is the first week of October for my O'Sullivans blood test. Less than excited.

Gender: Boy! Kellan Adam

Movement: Constant! And if I try to sleep when he is wide awake he goes nuts! I try to sleep on my left side but it's painful if he's over there trying to party like it's 1999.  We are at the stage now where we can see him moving just by looking at my belly. That's entertaining.  Adam loves to feel him and Aidan has lost interest because every time he tried, he wouldn't move!

Belly Button: Still an inny.  But it's getting wide and shallow.

What I’m looking forward to:  Nursery gets painted next week.

What I miss: Sleeping on my stomach and sushi.  Gosh I miss sushi.  And I am envious of all the seasonal beer I am missing out on. It's my favorite!

Wednesday, September 19, 2012

Pizza Pie!

I've been doing a pretty good job cooking more around here.  I love our kitchen (post on that to come) and preparing meals in the time before Adam gets home seems to keep Aidan and I busy.   He loves to help in the kitchen.  Usually after a couple of nights of preparing meals with too many steps and ingredients, I switch it up for something a little bit more simple.  Enter home made pizza.  So easy! And so cheap.  I buy the $.99 pizza dough at Trader Joe's.  Adam and I will eat pretty much whatever is leftover in the fridge on ours but Aidan is a straight cheese and pepperoni guy.  Step by step of him making his own pizza....


 Goofy fake smile because I made him take pictures.
 He let me have a bite once it was cooked and it was sooo good! 

Tuesday, September 18, 2012

Apple Picking

When I lived in Massachusetts we lived right around the corner from an apple orchard and we used to walk there from our house often but I can't for the life of me remember ever picking a single apple.  So since the summer has slowly started to roll in to the fall, I was thinking of something we could do to enjoy the season change.   An blog friend posted pictures of her little boy at an orchard on Instagram and I thought "what a great idea." 

She coincidentally recommended the same orchard in the foothills of NC that a friend of ours did.  Sky Top Orchards in Flat Rock.  Saturday after a birthday party in the morning we hit the road and in less than two hours we were there! The weather report called for perfect weather but honestly IT WAS HOT!

We still picked a half bushel of apples in a few varieties, enjoyed a few caramel apples on the ride home and picked up a delicious home made apple pie to share with my parents when we returned.  It was a day for the books for sure!

Monday, September 17, 2012

Opening Home Game

Adam bought two of my Dad's PSL's for the Panther's games this year and yesterday was the season opener at Bank of America Stadium.  There was never even a mention about me going to the game around here.  Aidan and Adam went together and had a great time! Aidan came home with a new Cam Newton jersey and Panther's hat.  Lucky Kid!  I didn't snap any photos of them before the game but I took these when they got home!

Thursday, September 13, 2012

Happy Birthday Scout

Ok, it was his birthday on 8/27 but I had to blog about it!  Our little Scout turned one! Or seven? Either way he had a birthday and I had promised Aidan we would do something for him.  So he and I stopped at the K9 Cafe around the corner and picked him up a cake!   I am sure your 1st birthday as a dog is a big one but I don't know if we will celebrate every year. Especially with another human living here with a bday to celebrate!

I used to buy treats for our dogs before Aidan was born at this shop but Scout hates them. He literally puts them in his mouth and spits them out.  And they aren't cheap! Luckily, my girlfriend Candace's dog, will eat anything so I gave them to her! We did pick him up another "naturally shed" deer antler to chew. He LOVES those things!

Back to the we picked up his cake and waited for Adam to get home to sing and minutes after he walked through the door, that's just what we did. 

The woman at the bakery instructed me to slice the cake and let Scout have a piece.  Welp, he ate the ENTIRE thing in about 2 minutes.  As far as I can tell he was fine. No tummy ache for the birthday boy!

Clockwise from top: Scout's cake, a very empty cake box, Scout drags Adams shirts from the laundry basket to nap on, Aidan torturing hugging Scout, Scout eating his cake.
It's no secret that our time with Scout has been very trying for me.  He was kind of a responsibility that just got dumped on me when Adam decided he would buy Aidan a puppy without discussing it with me.  His heart was in the right place {as always} but I didn't really see a dog in our immediate future.  I've been frustrated with his chewing and jumping up and the other million things that puppies have to be broken of.  Somewhere through this year Aidan started telling us "Scout just wants some love."  I don't know where that saying came from or why he says it but whenever Scout and I are having one of our moments, Aidan is either here to remind me that Scout just wants some love or I hear his little voice in my head.  And for whatever reason, if I stop washing the dishes while he's jumping on my leg to pet him, or if once in a blue moon I let him take a nap on our bed or walk him an extra lap around the block, he truly does seem to appreciate the "love" and the space between Love and Hate in our relationship grows a little bit smaller.  Happy One Year Scouty.  I guess you can stay. 

Wednesday, September 12, 2012

MY House is Back...Almost

When we put our house in the market in February we rented a storage unit and packed away everything that made this house feel like mine.  I had actually convinced myself I was no longer emotionally attached to this house.  And it may be that I'm not attached to the house but I am attached to our stuff. I love to see pictures of us as a family, light good smelling candles and litter my house with faux florals (a decorating tip I picked up from my friend the Lady...wink wink).
When the house went off the market in July, I had already started to slowly make trips back and forth to our storage unit and put things back in their place.  I remember my first trip...I picked up the picture we had our friends and family sign at our wedding reception.  Aidan and I sat in the car parked in front of the unit in the pouring rain and we read all the sweet messages from those that love us the most.  I was just so happy to have that little piece of "us" back!  
This week, after the holiday of course, I sent Aidan off to school and Adam off to work and I slaved away unpacking more boxes, dusting and organizing and putting our home back together.  I've made serious headway in the living room.
Here's a looksy.
Adam and I picked these lamps up at a TJMaxx when we were on vacation with my family last summer.  They had to ugliest shades on them but I never buy a lamp for it's shade.  The shades were like $14.99 at Target. Can't beat that! 
This sign is new to us.  It is an antique that my parents have had my entire life. There was no room for it in their new condo so I asked if we could have it.  I think it looks great above our board and batten moulding.  There is actually a really great story that goes with it but that's a post for another time.  I can remember where it was hung in every house we've ever lived in.
After taking these pictures today I realized we needed something that would add a little height between the lamps. I already had this photo of the three of us and although I know it's the picture I use for everything I thought the size was good and when Kellan comes and we have a new family photo taken, this will be the perfect place for it.
This pine drop leaf table is another antique we acquired from my parents move. I love the big knots in it.  I made the twig arrangement when Hobby Lobby was having a sale a month or two ago.  I'm assuming I'll decorate it for holidays.  We'll see.  That photo of Aidan is one of my favorites ever! Thanks Quinn.  
This is the little table right when you walk in our front door.  The lamp is part of a set Adam bought me in Charleston as a housewarming gift before we knew he was moving in.  I've since swapped the shades with these Pottery Barn ones.  It has a bright chrome finial on it that is in desperate need of a change. Good finials are hard to find peeps.

I apologize the light is a little blown out in this picture. My Dad always jokes coming over is like stepping in to his old life because we have so much of their old stuff and I guess I'm going to have to start to agree! This "buffet" between our living room and dining room was in their home in Dilworth before they remodeled their kitchen and had no home for it.  It's a beautiful piece that they picked up in a boutique and I think I paid them $200 for it!
I keep all of our throws for the sofa in those locker baskets.  I went with these baskets bc I will make sure they don't collect junk in them since you can see it!  The little platter I painted with chalk board paint and change the sayings out often. Before today it said "Summa Time". It's only a matter of time before I bust out the pumpkins. There is a link to that wreath tutorial  here. 
Remember for years I talked about wanting the Rojo Cabinet from Crate and Barrel?  Every time I would decide I was ready to commit it was on back order or I would find something else to spend the money on.  Well I finally bought it. We have no storage in this house and we have a lot of stuff.  After this week, it's packed to the max.  All of our good china and glassware is on the top and there are random vases and candles holders (need a candle holder, come on over) on the bottom two shelves. See those two baskets up there? They store all of my table linens.  Napkins, rings, tablecloths. I am going to make little tags to hang off of them so I know where everything is.
I just love the cabinet.  It was so affordable and the perfect pop of color for our house!


I skipped out taking pics of the sofa and our dining room table for now because the table is currently being used to lay out a picture wall (location TBD) and I'm working on some new pillow covers for the Fall.  As soon as I finish up those projects I'll be sure to take a picture of the whole room! 

Tuesday, September 11, 2012

Knights Game

Weeks ago now Aidan and I were home alone and he really wanted me to go out back and throw the baseball with him.  I am the world's worst baseball player but I agreed. Of course two minutes in, he was huffing and puffing and asking when his Dad would be home to pitch to him.

I got the brilliant idea to hop online and see if the Charlotte Knights were playing that night and to my surprise, they were! And even better they were playing the Red Sox farm team!  You know we are big Red Sox fans around here.  Adam was all about it so when he got home from work we loaded up the car and headed to the game.

It's less than exciting than a major league game but that's OK because it was inexpensive, the hot dogs were good, the family time was great for memory making and the fireworks that followed after the game were fun to see!

It also helped that the Red Sox won!

"Mom, throw dis"

 Hey batter, batter.
 Aidan self portrait of us at the game.

Monday, September 10, 2012

Aidan's 5 Year Well Visit

Last week we went to Aidan's 5 year well visit.  We also used this as a time to make sure his pneumonia was good and gone!

I am happy to report, we have a very healthy boy on our hands!!!

He weighs exactly 50 lbs and he is 46" tall.  He weight is perfect for his height. 

He had all the nurses in the hallway chuckling because when he did his vision test and they pointed to the flag he said "that's the Grand Old Flag".  It was so cute.

He has a little bit of leftover congestion from being sick coupled with some allergy symptoms so he had perfect hearing in one ear and not so much in the other. Probably due to fluid in his ear.  We are going to re check it in December but no one was super concerned.

He asked me days ago if I thought he was going to get any shots and I just couldn't lie to him.  He's old enough to know what's up and he didn't have any anxiety prior to the appointment. I am deathly afraid of needles so it's hard for me to pretend like shots don't scare me too.  I held it together for him.  He got a finger prick first which was awful because he does not like to see blood and the nurse tricked him in to thinking that there was nothing inside the "finger pricker".  I didn't think that was very nice.  They held off with two of his vaccines because he has recently been on steroids but they did give him his flu shot.  He was in absolute panic mode.  He wanted me to hold him and when she gave him the shot, the needle was still in his arm and he started to laugh. I looked at him like "whaaa" and he said "it doesn't even hurt". I was so relieved.  He was thrilled because I had secretly promised him the Darth Vader watch he has been wanting at the Lego store. I'm not above bribing him when I know he's in for something rough. 

I was a little shocked but our pediatrican said that if Aidan could swallow the small white part broken off of a candy corn, he could start taking pills! So this week we of course had to get candy corn and he could swallow it!  Why am I still terrified he would choke on a pill?

We decided we would give him his other two shots when his baby brother goes in for his first appointment in December.  Our pediatrican had a "Big Brother" tee shirt made for Aidan and she plans to give it to him then! I hope it makes him brave enough to tough out those shots.  What would I bribe him with that close to Christmas that I wasn't already giving him? Haha!

Friday, September 7, 2012

Ten Things That Will Make a Preggo Cry

Even I have to laugh at myself at how weepy I am these days.  Adam and I were trying to think of the funny random things that I have cried over the past few days.
1.  Loosing my camera USB cord.  And then I cried when I found one on Amazon for $6. It was such a good deal!
2.  Realizing how much dust collects behind our sofa.  I vacuum EVERY OTHER DAY. 
3.  Someone not refilling the Brita water pitcher.  WHY is it so hard??
4.  Everyone else's baby photos.  I'm constantly all "Adam! Adam! Look, sweet. We're getting our own soon." 
5.  Getting dressed. What a process and self esteem smasher.
6.  The "What do you want for dinner" argument. Are we the only ones that have this? I'm eating for two. That's enough work.  Just make the decision!  
7.  Not being able to breathe.  I seriously was a different person last time I was pregnant. I did not have this prob this early on. I would argue that this baby is in fact growing between my lungs.
8.   Adam teasing me about my bad gas.  I can't help it!  I really, really can't.
9.  Our landscaper BUTCHERED our bushes out front this week.  I was so distraught.  Adam reminded me they will grow back BUT it took 5 YEARS to get them just where I wanted them.  Christmas lights were going to look perfect on them this year!
10.  Spider webs. They are everywhere.  After running errands one night last week I walked right through one and was immediately crying.  I only stopped when I looked down to see Aidan looking at me like I had completely lost it.  He said "it's just a spider web Mom".
   I just love being able to say "leave me alone I'm pregnant" when I'm in tears.  It's the best excuse!

Thursday, September 6, 2012

26 Weeks

I know I said at the beginning of this pregnancy I wouldn't bore you with weekly posts about my progress but it's starting to fly by so I want to document it! 
How far along: 26 Weeks
A new bump pic!
 Let's face it. My boobs are trying to compete with this baby. 

Baby's size: Umm...the size of a Hot House Cucumber (says my app). About 1 2/3 lbs and 14 inches long!

Sleep: Just OK. I need something new to complain about. 

Maternity Clothes: The maternity clothes I told you about last week, came and were a disappointment.  The Old Navy stuff just wasn't great quality and the Gap items were not as cute as I thought they were going to be.  I just didn't love any of it. 
I stopped in Destination Maternity the other morning and scoured their racks and found some really cute things.  Most of which were on sale! I got the things shown below, one other top and a pair of boot cut jeans. All in the Motherhood section.  Some good staples to hopefully get me through the next few months!
Food cravings: I have the worst time trying to find something that sounds good. I am just happy to eat most days.  I'm loving veggies, fruit and flat bread.

Food aversions: I'm definitely not craving anything heavy. 

Symptoms I have: Heartburn has been better.  When I lay down I feel like I can't breathe unless I'm in the perfect position.

Doctor’s Appointment: The 13th.  I'm looking forward to it.  I have ailments I didn't have with Aidan I am curious about.  Haha!

Movement: Lots! He's always moving. Adam and I tried the flash light trick the other night and I think it scared him! We felt so bad. 

Belly Button: It's streeeeeetching. And it's off center.

Gender: Sweet Baby Boy!

What I’m looking forward to: Meeting him! I want to know he is healthy!

What I miss: Sleeping on my stomach.  My regular jeans and tops.  

Wednesday, September 5, 2012

First Day of TK

Aidan started his first day of TK yesterday.  He woke up READY TO GO.  He rushed me through making his lunch, helping him get dressed and taking his picture. "Come on Mommy, we can't be late."  We were.  I wasn't going to miss the photo op. I'm sorry. 

When we pulled up he was a little apprehensive.  I showed him where to hang his bag and then his BFF Dylan saw him and started screaming "AIDAN! AIDAN! COME ERE!"  and I snagged a quick kiss and muttered "have a great first day" and he was gone. 

I picked him up and asked him all about it.  He told me about the new kids and the kids that have been in his class before.  He pulled everything out of his bag and showed it to me from the back seat.  He told me to please leave the cheese off of his turkey sandwich for the rest of the year.  And then when I was done asking questions he said "I missed YOU".   I was like a puddle in the driver's seat.  Always such a sweetheart.  Then just when I thought he couldn't get any sweeter he followed up with "how was your day, what did you do today." 

I don't know if it's because he knows our time as a twosome is limited, but he's been such a mommas boy lately and I love it.  I think Adam and I know that there are going to be times in his life where he is all about only one of us at a time and other times where he loves and hates us equally.  After the past 5 years of it being all about Adam, I think we're making up for some lost time.  I will hold his hand, hug him and tuck him in every time he asks until the end of time.  I can't ever get enough. 

As the years go on, I wonder if it will get easier to drop him off for another year of school.  I don't know if by the time we get to middle school I'll be happy to see him go.  But today when I dropped him off today more than being sad, I was so proud of this kid.  He's growing up to be such a nice boy and he's mine!

Our cat Spike Jones was trying to steal Aidans' thunder. 

It would be totally uncool to try to tame this crazy hair of his.  He has two cowlicks so it is pretty much always going to look like this.

And just like last year...a collage of growth and looking back I must ask myself "What was I feeding him in that second picture."  I love having these.  Adam and I sat here tonight as I was writing this post and reminisced about all of these first days.  Time really is flying by!