Sunday, May 30, 2010

Memorial Day 2010

Its been several weeks since I last blogged and a lot has happened...

This week Stella lost one of her top teeth. That stubborn little fella was "wiggly" for quite a while and it was nice to see it finally come out. I was absolutely grossed out every time Stella would say "look what I can do mommy" and she would push her tongue against the back of the tooth and the tooth would be poking out of her mouth at a 90 degree angle...YUCK. The tooth fairy left her $2 for her tooth! Geez when I was a kid it was a $1 for your first tooth and .50 cents there after. Apparently the tooth fairy is recession proof. LOL :) On Friday (May 28th) we took Stella to Kings Island. Teta and Gido bought the girls (their grand babies Stella and Sophie) and their parents of course Kings Island Gold Passes. We live less than 20 miles from Kings Island and it's a great place for the kids to have fun and for the parents to wear the kids out. Stella loved Planet Snoopy and rode most of the rides. Here is a picture of Stella on the carousel and of course of all of the horses she could pick she picked the zebra (Racing Stripes- on of her favorite movies).

We met up with some of our good friends, Vine & Giga and their kids and had a wonderful evening visiting with friends. The best part about Kings Island: Stella slept for 12 hours after a day at KI.

I've felt baby boy moving quite a bit lately. I am beginning to see figure out some of his patterns and routines. I certainly haven't experienced any really hard kicks or jabs but I can certainly tell when I am being kicked and when I am being punched. His little head is on my right and his feet are on my left side. And although sometimes I feel like sometimes he is doing a jig on my bladder, I wouldn't give up any of these kicks or punches for anything.

I had to buy a maternity bathing suit this week. I didn't have to buy one with Stella because she was born on June 4th so after she was born I just wore a fat girl suit. Needless to say, there is nothing more embarrassing looking like a beached whale at the pool but I certainly didn't have much of a choice. Baby boy will not be here until September and there is no way that I will be able to survive the summer heat without cooling off in the pool. Beached whale or not, I'm going to need to cool off and take a dip so I was left with no choice but to buy a maternity suit!

I hope that everyone is having a happy and safe Memorial Day!

Friday, May 14, 2010

We're half way there!

Tomorrow officially marks the 1/2 way point in our pregnancy! Yup we will be 20 weeks tomorrow. Today we had our 20 week ultrasound and we took Stella with us. This was the first ultrasound we ever took her too because many of the others were internal and this one was external. We didn't want to scare the Ba-Jesus out of her so we opted to wait until the 20 week ultrasound to take her with us. At first Stella was mesmerized asking what everything was on the screen. Then about 5 minutes into it she was bored and kept asking when we were gonna leave. Typical 6 year old...
As you can see from the picture, baby boy is sucking his thumb and doing a little wave all at the same time. Once again (because he did this when we were pregnant with Stella) Todd asked the ultrasound tech to confirm the baby's sex and what do you' still a boy. The little "turtle" (or the wee-nis, like my sister likes to call it) was clear as day on the monitor! I guess we can officially begin to paint and decorate his room blue.
September cannot get here fast enough! I cant wait to get my hands on this little baby boy!

Sunday, May 9, 2010

Happy Mothers Day!

I had one of the most amazing Mothers Day, ever! It all began this morning when Stella jumped in bed with Todd and I holding a card addressed to me and signed from her and "baby"-freakin adorable. Todd's card was hilarious, but I think he forgot that Stella can read now so any inappropriate cards we now have to tell Stella they mean something else! LOL Then we went to church as a family and when I arrived home after a short errand there was a nice bouquet of flowers on the kitchen counter waiting for me. Stella said "mommy I picked out your favorite flowers"-again freakin adorable.

Then later this evening, my sissy (aka sister Sarah) came over to the house with the most amazing handmade cards. One made by her and one made by my niece Sophie (aka the Sopha-monster). Both cards were amazing and a forever keepsake!

My parents are still in Turkey on their trip and get home late tonight. As my sister said "Mothers Day without mom is lame" and I couldn't agree with her more! So glad that they will be coming home soon! We love you mom, where ever you may be and we will celebrate with you when you get back!

If there is one thing that I have learned over the years its that being a mommy is the most priceless job! No matter how "sick and tired" we sometimes say we are, I wouldn't trade it for the world!

Happy Mothers Day everyone!

Tuesday, May 4, 2010

Baby Clothes Galore....

Well, its official, this little boy that has not yet arrived yet has more clothes than me Todd and Stella combined. I had 2 great friends from work that gave us oodles of hand-me-downs and many of the items were only worn once or still had the tags on them! Stella and I had a great time last night sorting all of the clothes by size and season. Now if I could only find a place to put them in the nursery.......

Todd and I are in the process of making a list of all of the items that we will need. Unfortunately, we got rid of much of our baby stuff years ago when we thought that Stella was going to be an only child. So far our list looks like this: Avent bottles, car seats, stroller, pack-n-play, bouncer, swing, crib bedding, diaper bag, bibs, hooded towels, diapers, wipes, bath tub...oy vey and the list only gets bigger as the days go by.

We remodeled Stella's bedroom this weekend and moved all of her furniture to the nursery. She is so excited to have a "big girl room." Stay tuned for pics.