Thursday, December 27, 2007

A little lunchtime excitement!

Jack and I headed over to my friend Amber's house for a lunch/playdate with my mom's group this morning. We (the moms) were in the kitchen finishing lunch and the kiddos were running around the house playing. Nothing too unusual. I noticed that all the kids had wandered back into the kitchen area and I didn't see Jack. Amber said she saw him playing in her son, Caden's room so I went back to check on him since he was being awfully quiet. When I got to the end of the hall the door was shut (not unusual since Jack thinks that ALL doors MUST be shut). I go to open it and... it wouldn't open! He'd shut the door and the knob was broken and we couldn't open it! Amber had to call the fire department and have them come out to open the door. Thankfully, there were lots of toys and Jack was occupied in there for about 20 minutes before they showed up. As soon as the door opened, he came running out holding a big ball over his head yelling "BALL!" so he obviously was not too upset by the whole ordeal. Exciting!

Wednesday, December 26, 2007

Merry Christmas!

We had a wonderful Christmas at home this year. Jack had a blast opening presents, although it did take quite some time. We'd open one and have to take it completely out of the package, play with it for a bit, and then move on to the next present. After having our small Christmas morning, the rest of the family came out bearing MOUNTAINS of gifts and tons of food! Our friends, the Courseys, joined us and Jack and Selah had a great time together. We are so thankful for our wonderful family and friends, our little boy and baby girl on the way, and most of all, the amazing Gift God gave us at Christmas - the assurance of salvation in His Son, Jesus Christ.
Jack, playing with blocks from SantaThe newest addition to the playroom... it was a big hit!

The Nursery... FINALLY!

With one week and counting, we've finally completed the nursery! YAY! My mom did a beautiful job of putting together all the bedding and window treatments. It is more gorgeous than I could've imagined! Ahhh, it feels good to have it all done! All we need is a baby...

Here are some pics of the lovely room!
Speaking of which, we thought Friday was "the day". I had a midwife appointment that morning and she checked me (after Jason letting me know that he REALLY wanted to know - I was choosing to forgo the exams) and I was dialated to 4cm, which is what I was when I was admitted to the hospital with Jack. She was certain that she'd see us again over the weekend, if not that night. Well, my contractions really picked up and were coming regularly for nearly 8 hours but not really increasing in intensity. Then, they just STOPPED. Ugh! So, here we sit, no baby yet. Still waiting...

Monday, December 24, 2007

Not so jolly...

Clearly, Jack did not care for Santa.

Wednesday, December 19, 2007

38 Weeks

I'm tired of being pregnant. I'm tired of being tired. I'm ready to get this show on the road... and I still have 2 weeks till my "due date". Urgh.

Monday, December 10, 2007

20 Months!

AAAAAHHHH!! Jack turned 20 months old on Saturday. It's hard to believe that, by the time he's 21 months he'll (hopefully) be a big brother! Unbelievable! He is at such a fun age right now. He's really starting to talk to us and point out different things to us. When we're in the car, he'll say "car" about 50 million times just to let me know that there are cars outside his window. Yesterday, we were driving around, running errands and he "dropped" his sippy cup of juice against the door and then proceeded to say "UH OH!" about 50 or so times in a row! He's also really liking to purposefully drop something or push something off a table, just so he can say "uh oh". We're working on learning the difference between an accident and doing something on purpose now. The above picture cracks me up! Jack was playing with his boxes this morning and decided to make a stage out of one of them. He just climbed up and began yelling at the top of his lungs. It was hilarious!

A night out...

On Saturday night, Jason and I attended our 3rd MB&D holiday party. It's always nice to have an occasion to dress up and leave the munchkin at home with Gigi so we can have some time together. We were able to enjoy some good food and great (however interesting) adult centered conversation. We came home to a little boy who was soundly asleep in his bed, which is a wonderful thing!

Happy Birthday Uncle Bryan!

We headed out to Pappasito's on Friday night to celebrate Uncle Bryan's 29th birthday! Jack did pretty well, even though we kept him confined for quite a long time before his food arrived. Once he had some chicken and rice, however, he was a very happy boy! And then came the singing and dessert. Even though Jack wasn't too interested in eating Uncle Bryan's dessert, he was surely intrigued looking at the candle.

Monday, December 03, 2007

We have words!

So Jack hasn't been much of a talker yet. He's been saying Mama and Dada (or Daddy) for ages but not too much else. In the past month his language development has blossomed and he's picking things up quickly. Some of the words Jack now says are:

nana (banana)
TOUCHDOWN!!! (complete with arms raised up in the air as if officiating a game!)
night night
beep beep
uh oh!
sit (sounds a lot like a 4 letter expletive, unfortunately)
God (he likes to help me sing God is so Good at bedtime)
Jason (and he knows that Jason = Daddy)
and his current favorite... NO! (complete with head shake and violent arm movement)

A new look...

With the arrival of Baby Girl just weeks away (like, 4. WOW.) I decided we needed to move to a more gender neutral blog layout. You know, not so blue. In case anyone was wondering why I changed things up a bit...

Oh yeah, did you read up there when I said she'd be here in around 4 weeks! FOUR WEEKS!!! Ok, I'm in minor freakout mode trying to get everything ready, especially since my midwife seems convinced she'll arrive the week of Christmas. Eek! Thankfully, we've had 3 great showers/sprinkles this week and the nursery's just about stocked. We just need to get the bedding done and get a chair in there and we'll be all set! I've been washing pink laundry like a mad woman the past few days and have been to Target daily for the last 4 days because I keep thinking of stuff I need for the baby and I need them RIGHT NOW! I'm nesting in full force - It's a bit like having some sort of mental illness, I believe.