Monday, November 29, 2010

A Long Overdue List :)

I know I've discussed this before, about how once I don't blog for awhile, it just seems so hard to post that next post. I think it's because I feel like I should catch back up or something. Which I know isn't the case, but well you know how ocd I can be. 

Anywho. So I decided that this "getting back into my routine" post will be a list, but hopefully a good list :)

1. I am 38 weeks and 1 day today and am hoping that at my midwife appointment tomorrow they're going to tell me I'm almost there. I remember with Klaeyton I was ok with waiting. Because I was relishing my time with Matt. After all, I wanted to spend as much time with just him as I could. I knew that married life would change drastically once a baby arrived. This time around? Umm...yeah being pregnant just isn't working for me. It's inconvenient. I want her to be here so I can establish my new routine. But I am trying to snuggle with Klaeyton more and more, even though he sometimes wants nothing to do with me :)

2. Which brings me to my next list item. This age with Klaeyton is a blast. Yes it is extremely exhausting and very trying on both my nerves and my body right now but it's just so much fun. His speech is really developing and he tries to repeat everything he hears, so naturally we've been a little more careful about what we say and what we watch. 

3. Klaeyton wants to be just like Daddy all the time. Sometimes it's helpful because we can manipulate that to get him to do things he doesn't really want to like putting his socks or his jacket on. Other times, it's just cute to see him mimic Matt...
"Daddy's Juice" and Gatorade :)

4. We had a fantastic Thanksgiving. We decided to cook for the first time. Matt was in charge of the turkey breast (we didn't buy a whole turkey because we don't like dark meat) and the stuffing. I did the mashed potatoes and homemade cranberry sauce. We also had green beans and crescent rolls, which I burned the bottoms of : / but overall everything turned out great. I'm excited to do it every year now.

5. One of the many reasons I love my husband:
He doesn't care what he looks like in public. Especially that he's ok with wearing three different types of plaid. 

6. I actually made a plan and went out on Black Friday this year. Ummm....I could probably write a book about it, but I'll just paraphrase here. We decided to go to Walmart because I wanted to get Klaeyton a power wheels jeep and they had them for only $88. I should have known it was a too good to be true kind of deal. Oh don't get me wrong, I definitely got one, but I almost got trampled in the process, not to mention I think the whole experience traumatized my poor sister. Let's just say it made me sad for humanity. I couldn't believe how savage and ridiculous people acted over toys! There are people starving all around the world, who fight to just live every day and here in America, we trample pregnant women and knock teenage girls in the heads with boxes just for toys. Definitely pathetic. I think I'll re-strategize for next year. 

7. I really need to get to bed. The last couple days all I've wanted to do is sleep and tomorrow I have a pretty busy day so I'm going to sleep while I can. Especially since I haven't been sleeping well at night anyhow. So goodnight all, and I promise...I'm really going to try to get back into posting. 

Oh the joys of being a busy mom :)

Saturday, November 6, 2010

My Smarty Pants

I think two-year olds are so fascinating. It seems like just in a matter of weeks Klaeyton's vocabulary and cognitive abilities have expanded like whoah. Every day he amazes me with new words and new skills. He repeats almost everything we say which can sometimes bite me in the butt. Like the other day we went to Target and Matt and I were teasing each other and I told him to shut up. The next thing I know I hear "Shut Up!" as Klaeyton laughs. Yep. Lesson learned. : ) 

Klaeyton loves soup. I think he would eat it for three meals a day if I would let him. We've found we can get him to eat other things (like chili and ravioli's) if we just tack soup on the end of it. So last night we had "chili soup" for dinner. Hey whatever works right? Well like I said Klaeyton would eat soup all the time if we let him. Yesterday morning he wanted soup for breakfast and we kept telling him no only to look up and see this:

I've never seen him do this and neither had Matt. It's a joy to see, but at the same time makes you sad as a parent, because I know one day Klaeyton won't be asking to make him soup. He'll just make it himself. 

Oh the joy of being an ordinary mom. 

Monday, November 1, 2010

My Eleven List for Monday :)

1. It's almost ten o'clock. I should go to bed, but I'm still waiting on my bedding to get dry : / boo. 

2. I reworked my week this week and took today semi off. By that I just mean I didn't go anywhere, I am amazed at the amount of things I got done around the house and for work. 

3. Klaeyton once again refused to take a nap, and he totally fell asleep at six o' clock and is still sleeping. 

4. I wonder if he'll be waking me up at 5 am. 

5. Baby J is due in six weeks. I can't say too many times how it can't come quick enough. 

6. I feel like my belly became a shelf overnight. 

7. I've been sitting most of the day and my back still hurts. 

8. I think I've peed at least 20 times today. This has got to end soon. 

9. Klaeyton absolutely loves soup. I think I should do some recipe searching for good crock pot soup. 

10. It's November already. Wow. Where did this year go to?

11. I'm watching Monday Night Football on my computer but all the commercials are foreign and in a language I have no idea how to understand. It's kind of weird.