Monday, June 29, 2009

Thursday, June 25, 2009

Matching Game

My genius is obsessed with letters right now. Every time we see a sign, he must stop and read off the letters. I saw this on some one's blog (I don't remember who's so if this is your idea, thanks!!) and thought Lane would enjoy it. It took all of 10 minutes to make and I'm hoping it will be hours of fun.

As you can see, the markers were loads of fun too.

I just realized that there are a lot of pictures of Lane with no shirt on this blog. Hmmm. Maybe I should start dressing my kid.

Greetings from time out...

I'm getting to know this corner pretty well.

Monday, June 22, 2009

Father's Day

I had Lane paint a picture for Ryan for Father's Day. I'm really excited about how it turned out. Check out my little guy working his magic:

And the finished product:

Ryan loved it! I have to say, I outdid myself this Father's Day. He also got new hair clippers, a couple of shirts, a new hat and two giant boxes of Sweetarts (of which I already ate half). But to be honest, I'm setting the stage for my birthday which is next Sunday. I figure if I make Father's Day something special, it'll guilt him into going overboard for my birthday. Great plan, huh?

I'm a proud mommy

A lady at the playground told me you can tell Lane is a kind boy. It made my day!

Saturday, June 13, 2009

baby updates

I had an ultrasound on Thursday to check the baby's growth. Since I have a history of hypertension, my OB wanted to be sure the baby was growing on target. Babies born to moms with high blood pressure tend to be on the small size. Well, we showed them. My bean weighs 3.6 pounds, above the average of 3 pounds. I think he's going to be a big boy, possibly bigger than Lane. Lane was 8 pounds 6.6 ounces and I think this guy will be closer to 9 pounds. But here's my question: If this baby weighs 3.6 pounds, why oh why, have I gained 35?

The other news is the baby is still breech. My doctor isn't concerned since he still has 2 months to flip but I'm a little freaked since Lane was never in the breech position. I've been reading up on techniques to flip him and I'm trying them all. You should see some of the positions I get my big butt into. I've also tried putting clothes pins on my little toes and putting an ice pack on the top of my stomach while playing music at the bottom. If I get to 36 weeks without him flipping, I'm going to an acupuncturist. They have a great success rate in flipping babies. Last resort will be a chiropractor. I'm dead set against having a c section so I'm willing to try anything to get this guy to turn.

I just finished going through all of Lane's old baby clothes. I also pulled out the swing and bouncy seat. I feel ready for this baby. I'm in the agonizing waiting stage now. I'm ready to get this show on the road. The next two months are going to drag.

Bad mommy moment

I rolled the car window up on Lane's head this morning. Thank God I caught what I was doing before I rolled it all the way up. It could have been bad.

Tuesday, June 09, 2009

30 weeks

I can't believe I'm already 3/4 of the way there. Actually, I'm even closer than that since my doc will probably induce me early. Besides the enormous amount of weight I've gained, this has been a pretty uncomplicated pregnancy so far. By this time with Lane, my feet were swollen, my blood pressure was starting to creep up and I had terrible hip and back pain. So far, my blood pressure has stayed in check and I feel great. Sometimes I even forget I'm pregnant.

I've been trying to do lots of fun things with Lane in these last few weeks. I'm so worried that he will think we are replacing him or ignoring him.Today we went to Chuck E Cheese. Besides getting hit in the eye with a skee ball, Lane had a blast. I have to say I did too. He had cotton candy for the first time and loved it. He took a bite, said "yum", then took off running around the entire place.

We also went to a Washington Nationals baseball game on Sunday. Ryan was able to get us seats in the presidential suite. We were in the 4th row directly behind home plate. Let me tell you, this is the ONLY way to see a baseball game. There's a full buffet to stuff yourself on before the game then once you're in your seats they bring you anything you want. Hot dogs, drinks, popcorn, ice cream, peanuts.....all for free!! I was in pregnant lady heaven!
Check out my boy with his popcorn. It was as big as him.

And pooped out at the end of the day.

Oh, and my little man pooped on the potty for the first time yesterday! He's growing up too fast.

Wednesday, June 03, 2009

The cutest kid on the playground

And possibly the whitest.

My baby is a big boy now

Lane decided to potty train himself! I'm shocked. I wasn't even going to attempt potty training him until he was closer to 3. I hear it's a nightmare, especially for boys, and wanted to make sure he was really ready before I pushed it.

A couple of nights ago I took his diaper off after dinner and didn't want to put another one on him since he was about to get a bath. I just told him if he needed to pee he had to go on his potty. I never in a million years thought he would do it. We put on Max and Ruby and he sat on the potty watching it. A few minutes later I hear, "Mom, a sound!!" He was talking about the sound of the pee going into the potty.

He stood up, said "water" as he pointed at it and we all did a happy little dance. The rest is history. He's gone in the potty every single time since then! Well, except for at night.

Check him out. This is great blackmail for when he's older.

And here it is. His very first pee on the potty. Something only a mother could be so proud of that she would actually publish a photo.

29 weeks

and one day.