Monday, October 21, 2013

Annual visit to the pumpkin patch

It's definitely feeling like fall around here (hallelujah).  I'm so glad the heat and humidity are over and the crisp beautiful days are here.    I really love (almost) everything about fall; fall clothes and boots, thanksgiving, pumpkin spiced lattes, the leaves changing colors, and the list goes on and on....
 
One of our favorite things to do every year is visit a pumpkin patch.  It's one of the things I really want to keep as a family tradition every year.  Nathan seems to always enjoy himself.  This year we went to one with an apple orchard as well.  I honestly think Nathan devoured 6 or 7 apples while he was there.  Here are some pics I snapped along the way.... (notice how every pic he has an apple??)
 



 






This last one was snapped by a good friend of ours...it's one of my new favs!!!!  It's so hard to get a good family photo these days...especially one where Nathan is actually sitting still.

Tuesday, October 8, 2013

Long overdue announcement....

Things are about to get a little crazy over here....


"Baby E" #2 is due to make his or her appearance on December 24, 2013...otherwise known as Christmas Eve.  We're all really excited for Santa Claus to bring a new addition to our family.  Well, Nathan seems excited but mommy and daddy are completely terrified of bringing a new life into our already crazy busy family.  Well, completely terrified but also completely excited.

Being pregnant the second time around is completely different than the first.  This time I'm so busy chasing Nathan around that I almost forget that I'm growing a real little human again.  Well, that is until I look down and see what looks like a basketball under my shirt.  

So here's a little summary of what's been happening lately:

How far along?   29 weeks today!!

Boy or Girl:  SURPRISE!!!  We're team green this time around.  

Total weight gain/loss:  Probably around 15lbs I'm guessing.  With my first pregnancy I only gained a total of 17lbs.  This time around I think it's going to be quite a bit more.  I blame cookies;)

Maternity clothes?  Unfortunately yes.  I'm rotating between 4-5 different work outfits and a couple of weekend outfits.  I'm already sick of everything but I'm trying not to buy anything else since I only have 10 weeks to go.

Stretch marks? Nope!!!  I didn't with Nathan either, so (touch wood) this time around will be the same.

Symptoms: Where should we start...how about with my least favorite...Breathing is becoming nearly impossible.  For some reason my lungs seriously won't cooperate with me until around 10:30 every morning.  This baby must be a giant for him/her to be compressing my lungs already.  Some of my other "enjoyable" symptoms lately include, charlie horses every night, back / tail bone pain, and sciatica.  

Sleep: I am sleeping okay.  Usually only getting up once per night to pee or because my darling little toddler still wakes up at night to come into our bed.

Best moment this week: My parents are visiting from Newfoundland and they are always the BEST BABYSITTERS EVER!!!  lol

Have you told family and friends: Yes!

Miss Anything? Wine, beer, my old clothes, my body, running, sleeping on my back. Sigh.  


Movement: For the past couple of weeks his/her movement has exponentially increased!!  This is by far the best part of pregnancy.  I love that my belly constantly looks like there's something alien dancing around in there.  



Food cravings: Still no cravings.  Just really enjoying cookies lately.

Anything making you queasy or sick: Nope


Have you started to show yet: Most definitely!  I feel huge:)




So that's about it for now!!!




Saturday, February 9, 2013

An overdue update...

Okay, so this time I'm really not going to apologize...the truth of the matter is that we're a busy family.  I work way too much, we're renovating our basement, we have a little busy bee of a toddler, a crazy high-maintenance dog, and we still try and maintain somewhat of a normal social life with friends and family.  So, blogging has become less of a priority lately.  That being said, this blog is supposed to be somewhat of a "baby book"; a place where we can look back and remember all of those milestones and day to day memories.  So I'm not going to abandon it and I will try and update as much as I can!!!

So, last time I left this blog with a haircut....

Since then we've had thanksgiving, a pumpkin patch day, halloween, Chanukah, christmas, NYE, and winter.  Nathan is seriously at the cutest age.  He finally had his "word explosion" that we were patiently waiting for.  So he's trying to say all kinds of words and sounds.  I want to do a separate post all about him at 20 months so I'll save the details for then.

I'll leave with some overdue pics of us over the past few months.

Here he is at the pumpkin patch...always a fun day!!!





He was the cutest little pirate.  We just took him around to a few of our neighbours.  He kept giving everyone else candy and chocolate from his bag...it was so cute!!













So that's about it for now!!!!