28 Weeks

This past Sunday marked 28 weeks which means I'm officially in the third trimester... Let the countdown begin!  I went to the doctor this week and all is going well.  I will have an ultrasound at my next appointment and then I'll start seeing her every two weeks.  I can't believe we're already at this point.  Where did the time go?

I can definitely tell my belly is getting larger and I'm now at the point where almost everyone feels the need to comment on my pregnancy.  They are constantly asking when I'm due and seem surprised when I tell them I still have 12 weeks to go.  Makes me a little nervous to think what this belly will look like at 40 weeks.  The next question is if it's a boy or girl and then the look on their face when I'm telling them it's another boy and that Henry and this baby will only be two years apart is very sympathetic.  They try to be upbeat but I know what they are really thinking.... Yes, I know it will be a little crazy at first when they are young but I also know we'll survive and that they will love having a brother close in age.  It just may require a lot of wine in the evenings for Ryan and I :)

Sleeping has become harder lately and I find myself waking up several times during the night to go to the bathroom and then I can't fall back asleep quickly.  I have a hard time getting comfortable and it doesn't help that there is a certain big black dog that is taking up all my leg room!

All in all, things continue to go well and no major complaints here.  Just looking forward to meeting this sweet baby boy!


Twenty Two Months

Henry Ryan... you are twenty two months old!

It's hard to believe you are two months shy of your 2nd birthday.  It seems like just last month that we were planning your 1st birthday party!  I can truly say that each month gets better and better.  You are expressive, sweet, funny and such a happy boy.  You definitely have your moments when you melt down for not getting your way but we're working through that.  It seems that it is happening more and more lately but I'm afraid that just comes with your age.  

Everyday when you come home from daycare you ask for juice, a snack and grab the remote so you can watch TV.  You love to watch Disney Junior and a few of your favorite shows are Mickey Mouse Clubhouse, Chuggington, Little Einsteins and Sofia the First.  This actually works out well because it lets me change clothes and then get dinner started.

Speaking of dinner.... Boy, you love to eat!  If it's something you like you are asking for "more" and saying please.  A few of your favorites continue to be waffles, hot dogs, cheese, grapes, peanut butter and jelly sandwiches and spaghetti o's.  We need to work on adding more veggies to your diet but they tell me you are at least eating this at school.  You also discovered purple skittles recently which makes me happy since they happen to be a favorite of mine as well.  We just have to hide the bag from you because you would eat them all if we let you!

I know I've talked about your love for being outside which hasn't change.  One of your favorite toys continues to be your lawnmower and you whip this out as soon as you see Daddy out in the yard mowing. You would stay outside as long as we let you regardless of the temperature.  You are so determined to be just like him and love to push your mower around.  It's even been known to make it in the house on several occasions....

You love to take baths but would prefer to take a shower now.  We thought it would be a good idea and quick to put you in the shower with us and now you are obsessed!  You would stand under that water forever if we let you.  We can't even say the word shower around you because you are peeling off your clothes and shoes ready to get in.

Cooking is a new favorite hobby of yours.  If I'm making dinner you have to have your pots out and some kind of food to put them in.  The other day I discovered that you had grabbed tortillas out of the pantry and placed one in each pot.  You were so proud of yourself!  All was going well until Bennett discovered the tortillas and ate them.... Melt down followed!

As far as stats, you are wearing 18-24 mth clothes and even some 2T and you weigh about 28 pounds.  You just moved up to size 5 diapers and are now in size 5.5/6 shoes.  You have 9 teeth which includes the top molars in the back.  Where did my baby go?? I can't believe you are such a little boy now and while it makes me a little sad I truly love watching you grow up.  You have a small vocabulary but I'm amazed with how much you understand from us.  I know it's not long before you'll be speaking in short phrases and sentences. I'm also amazed by your knowledge of technology already.  You love to play with my phone and even know how to scroll through the apps.  I think it's time I start downloading some apps for you to play with!

You are all boy and love to play with your trucks and mimic the sounds they make.  Your favorite books even revolve around trucks and we will read Mike Mulligan and the Steam Shovel and Little Blue Truck several times at night before going to sleep.

I mentioned up top that you are such a happy boy which is oh so true.  You love to smile, giggle and laugh and still love to pump your arms up and down when you are excited.  Nothing makes us happier.  I can't believe you are so close to being two and we're trying to soak up this age with you as well as our time as a family of three. Love you H Man!!


Gameday Gear

I picked up a new OU shirt for Henry while in Norman and we are officially decked out in our gameday gear to cheer on the Sooners.  Boomer!

The only problem is my little Sooner fan only made the first quarter before falling asleep in his highchair....

I'm sure he'll be up and ready to watch Johnny cheer on the Ags against Alabama at 2:30.  And yes, even though Ryan is actually at the game we'll be making an outfit change and wearing maroon :)


Life Lately

I didn't mean to go two weeks without posting but that's what happens when you're 6+ months pregnant with a toddler running around while your husband studies every night for the CPA.  So what's new with us?  Not much honestly.  I do have a few cute pics I want to post and thought I would share a few things going on with us.  I plan on using bullet points so don't get too excited :)

  • It's September!  Time for fall, sweaters, football and candy corn.  Now if only the temperature would drop below 100 so we could really get excited about the upcoming season.  
  • Henry may not be potty trained but he definitely knows how to flush the toilet, wave his hands and say bye bye as the water goes down.  Mimi taught him that so maybe she'll teach him how to actually use the potty as well??? Wishful thinking on my part... 
  • Ryan has officially taken two out of the four tests as part of the CPA.  I can definitely say this seems worse than him being in class since he literally studies every night and several hours every Saturday and Sunday. The plan is for him to take the last test just weeks before the baby should be born so we're crossing our fingers he passes them all!  We're going to need all hands on deck with two kiddos in the house. 
  • I am going to Norman, OK next week for work and I'm so excited to be back on campus for a few days.  I'm looking forward to seeing a good friend while I'm there and hitting up some of my favorite stores on Campus Corner.  I'm also on the lookout for a new game day shirt for Henry.  
  • I know I've mentioned here before that Henry loves to be outside but I think we've reached a new level.  He is obsessed.  He could care less that it's 100+ degrees outside and he's sweating.  He just loves to be outside.  This makes it a little challenging when you're pregnant with a large belly but we've managed to get out as often as possible.  It may only be a short walk to the mailbox but at least both Henry and Benny are happy :)
  • Party planning for Henry's 2nd Bday is officially underway.  I know this fall is going to get crazy so it's never too early to start planning.  We're thinking of doing a firetruck theme.  Anytime Henry hears a siren he puts his finger in the air and waves it in a circle while mimicking the sound of a siren. It seriously is the cutest thing ever.  
  • In baby news, Ryan and I have decided on a name and even purchased something with his initial.  We've actually decided to keep it a surprise so sorry for making everyone wait!  
  • And lastly, Henry and I wore matching green shirts today.  I couldn't resist getting a quick pic with this cutie before heading out the door.  Love him so!

Have a great rest of the week! Thank goodness it's almost Wednesday :)