Friday, February 17, 2012

16 weeks

 Even though I know this new baby is going to bring even more joy into our lives, I can't help but feel a little sad that my boy's world is going to be rocked. I think he'll be a great big brother, and that he'll enjoy a lot of it, but the days of having all of Mom and Dad's attention are almost gone. He'll never remember what it was like to be an only child. To have our whole world revolve around only him. To be the only one able to call me Mom. 

But he'll always be the first.

In spite of my worries for Logan (should I be worried?), the pregnancy marches on and it gets more exciting the closer it gets. Here I am at 16 weeks and feeling a ton better now that the sickness and tiredness has abated.
March 7th we get to see our little bean again and find out if it's healthy and what the gender is. So excited for baby shopping!

Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Valentine's shenanagins

I love Valentine's Day. Boyfriend or not, it always seemed like a day when romance could bloom.

Of course, it never really did until 7 years ago today when I went on a first date with a shy boy who had a killer smile. The date was simple, but the sparks that flew changed the rest of my life. 

I was thinking that Valentine's Day would be a bit of a dud this year since Tyson is in scouts and they are meeting tonight. But once again, I was reminded to never underestimate my love.

He gave me flowers 5 days in a row this year giving me not just a Valentine's Day but a whole Valentine's Week. 

Since we knew he would be gone Tuesday (and who really wants to battle the Valentine's crowd anyway?) we went out to dinner Saturday night.

The food was soooo good. You may notice that not only had we started eating before I remembered to take a picture, but also that Tyson's fish is disappearing a lot faster than mine. It's because it was AMAZING. I mean, mine was good, really good, but his? Oh man. We are still talking about it. Thank goodness he was willing to share with me. If you live in the pacific northwest you need to go to Jake's Famous Crawfish and order the crab stuffed salmon immediately. It will rock your world. 

Strangely the green beans also rocked my world. They were the things I remembered about most after that incredible salmon.

So happy and satisfied.

In spite of feeling pleasantly full after our meal, when the waitress brought out the dessert tray...

we ordered half of it.

And then this happened.
So full. So happy.

Pretty sure my belly doubled in size that night.
Happy Valentine's Day lovers!

Thursday, February 9, 2012

Oh goodness, time is interesting isn't it? I swear I blink once and 3 weeks have gone by on the blog, yet in that same blink I've only moved one more day in the pregnancy. Lame.

I'm just gonna go through the pictures we've taken in the last bit to catch up. Warning, it will definitely be Logan heavy. 

We got snow! Logan thought it was pretty awesome since we had been talking about snow, making fake snow with styrofoam, and making snowflakes out of paper for the last few weeks. Finally, the real thing!
Dad even built a snowman with him at 7:30 in the morning since it was already raining and the snow would probably not be good that night.
He played outside for hours (and went through about four outfits) which made me sad that it wouldn't last.
The next day...
Yup. Rainy McRainster.
And boy does this kid love to splash.
No matter where he is.

Logan is also very helpful when it comes to doing laundry.
Hey, guess what happened January 30? Tyson had a birthday!
Turns out 32 isn't as old as I thought it was. At least, it looks good on him.
 I finally used my brain the other day and instead of stressing during dinner prep (which by the way, I'm feeling good enough to cook again, yay!) about Logan climbing on the counter and touching things he's not supposed to, I got him some split peas to play with.
Fantastic (and free!) sensory play. He played with the peas the entire time I was cooking which was about an hour. Best thing we have ever done for ourselves. I have since gotten them back out several times either at his request or when he wants to hang out in the kitchen with me and can't help with what I'm doing.

Another activity that his little fingers have enjoyed is putting pennies in his pig.
I got the pig bank at Target for two bucks and it has provided hours of entertainment. He's even figured out how to take the plug out so he can fill and empty at his own will.

And when we don't do that, we dress as a dog.
Or play in our boxes of toys.
And that's pretty much been our life the last few weeks. Now you know why I haven't been able to think of anything to blog about :) 

A couple things Logan has done that I don't want to forget:

The other day we had a relief society activity at the same time as Tyson's scouts. When Tyson came to get him, he swiped a piece of broccoli off the refreshment table and excitedly called it a tree. 

He proceeded to bathe with, and sleep with tree.

If only I could get him to eat it. 

And on the topic of eating, we went out to lunch yesterday and we ordered Logan a little pizza (he loves) and apples (the only side he even had a chance of eating). When the food came he proceeded to eat only the skin of the apples and nothing more. So random and out of character.

I love it.