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October

I can’t believe it’s already mid-October! I don’t think time EVER went this quickly before I had a child, now it seems like I blink and it’s been 6 months! With it being October, all things Halloween (and some Christmas? Stupid Walmart.) have started to appear. Pinterest is LOADED with Halloween costumes, party ideas, pumpkin carvings, all SORTS of stuff! The only things I’m looking forward to this October are:

  1. Hocus Pocus is on NINE times this year on 13 Nights of Halloween on ABC Family!
  2. This will be Little Man’s first year trick or treating and he is going to be Batman!
  3. I’m two months away from my second little guy arriving!

Other than those things, Halloween seems overdone to me. The excuse that girls (women, ladies, whatever term you use) have that it’s a holiday to dress slutty irritates me to death. This Buzzfeed post cracked me up when I read/looked at it. I could honestly see girls dressing in these costumes just because it’s Halloween! I’m more like the Cady Heron (#MeanGirlslove) of Halloween.

To update on what has been going on since I updated last…Little Man’s language skills have progressed SO much! He says at least 20 words and is able to see something and know what it is, either by name (dog or car) or sound (meow or neigh neigh). He is able to tell us what he wants more, which is an AMAZING help instead of him just yelling because I’m not giving him what he wants. He still will not eat potatoes, except in french fry form.

This past weekend, we took him to a local zoo and he had LOTS of fun. He got to pet some goats (he called them “neigh neighs” but close enough, right?), we saw a giraffe and an elephant from about five feet away, and he absolutely LOVED seeing the fish. Plus, he got to ride on his daddy’s shoulders so he was quite excited about that.

He spotted the elephant! (It went out and came back in)

He spotted the elephant! (It went out and came back in)

Playing in a crate that is used to ship elephants (sad story I know!)

Playing in a crate that is used to ship elephants (sad story I know!)

He was sick at the beginning of this month and he’s still coughing (mostly when he wakes up in the morning or from a nap). It makes me so sad to have him sick but it doesn’t seem to be bothering him.

As for the new baby (still unnamed), everything is as it should be at the 29 weeks I’m at. Hes growing like he should, moving a lot more than I remember Little Man moving, and causing heartburn for me left and right.

It’s getting late and I’m hungry so I better go make something before bed. I’ll let everyone know how trick or treat went around the first of the month, but hopefully I’ll be updating before that.

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It’s Been A While…

I did not think that being pregnant and having a toddler would be this difficult! It is crazy! On days when Little Man goes to early head start, I sleep. I don’t even mean to, I have a list of things set to do and they never get done because I just pass out. Hopefully, that will pass soon since I’m heading into month 6 of pregnancy. On August 13, we found out I am pregnant with another boy and as of right now, he is still nameless. I am hoping a name will come before the little one is born, but I don’t think it’s looking too good at this point. That may just be my intense need of having everything planned months in advance though…

Onto more crazy topics, considering I will be MASSIVE this fall, I’m trying to put together an ideal outfit that I have in my head. I am having ZERO luck with finding the pieces for said outfit for relatively cheap, so if any of you know where I can find a long sleeved button up (down?) shirt dress and a pair of tall boots for under $20 each, PLEASE let me know! I would like them both to be relatively neutral colors and solid prints.

I’m not sure if it will start this month or next, but I will be writing as a Resident Mom for Skinny Mom. I am really excited to begin this journey and I cannot wait to see what happens with it. Also occurring either this month or next, I will begin taking classes to become a certified child care provider! I’m not sure if that’s the exact term used, but it works. I have a meeting in the middle of the month to learn more about the classes, so I’ll be able to further update then.

I don’t know about you all but I am ready for Thanksgiving. I’m ready to eat crazy amounts of food at my husband’s grandma’s house and see Little Man start to understand the importance of family togetherness. He’s learning very quickly, he uses actual words now, and he follows directions very well. He is progressing perfectly for an 18 month old and I couldn’t be more happy.

How did summer treat you? Are you still having crazy weather like we are?! It’ll be about 60 in the morning then 90 in the afternoon. It’s pure insanity. I am so ready for fall! I’ll see you all soon!

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Exercise Is Futile!

Little Man finally went back to early head start today after being home for two weeks straight. Don’t get me wrong, I love the little guy but he is turning into quite the chatterbox. With him being gone during the day, that leaves me time to do nothing all day. I used to just watch talk shows all day, take naps, eat, then go pick him up. But I recently discovered the benefits of prenatal yoga. I’ve heard all along that yoga is good for you and blah blah blah, but until this point in my pregnancy I was SUPER tired. This morning after I got home from dropping Little Man off at school, I turned on some soothing music and tried out the video that is at the bottom of this post. Now I am not one to willingly exercise, but this video didn’t feel like exercising at all! I will definitely be putting this video series into my everyday routine. It made me wake up more than usual and I didn’t nap AT ALL today! It was great!

I’m almost 17 weeks along now, meaning I’m almost halfway through this pregnancy. This one seems to be going slower than my first did, but I found out about this one about 5 weeks earlier than the first. According to everything I’ve read, I should start to feel the baby move at any time. I think I’ve felt little movements but I’m not 100% sure. In early August, we’ll hopefully find out if we’re having another boy or a little girl…if this baby isn’t modest anyway.

Now for random sentences thrown into a paragraph. I just ate the most flavorless blueberries that I’ve ever eaten in my life! Maybe I’m just bad at picking out blueberries, who knows! OMG! Have you ever seen the show Clipped on TBS? It has Ashley Tisdale, Lauren Lapkus, and George Wendt (to name a few) in it, and it’s about a bunch of people in/near Boston (they have MASSIVE Bostonian accents) who were friends growing up that now work in a barber shop. Okay, so my explanation sounds bad but seriously check it out!

I think that’s about all I have to throw at you for now. I’ll be back later to tell you more. Let me know if you watch Clipped! Email or comments are great! See you later!

^There’s the yoga video I tried if anyone would like to give it a try or recommend it to anyone!

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A Baker’s Dozen

I’m officially one week into my second trimester of my second pregnancy. This pregnancy has been a MILLION times different than my first one was! I haven’t gotten sick at all (knock on wood), just slightly nauseous. Last pregnancy, I got sick any and every time I got into a car. I remember one trip to Walmart (which is about a 5 minute drive from my house), I made it to the store and through our whole shopping trip without getting sick. When we got back out to the parking lot, I started to get sick in the parking lot. An older lady walked up to me and asked if I needed anything and I informed her that it was just morning sickness due to being pregnant. She said AND I QUOTE “God love a duck.” I have absolutely no idea what that means but that is the one thing that my husband and I still talk almost two years later. I had another checkup yesterday and everything sounds great so far. We’re going on vacation at the end of July so I won’t be having another checkup until early August. HOPEFULLY, that’ll be when the anatomy ultrasound takes place so (if baby cooperates) we can find out what we’ll be having!

As you can see, I’m pretty excited about that but there are a few other things to be excited about too! Little Man is now officially a walker! He’s been walking on his own for a little over a week now. He’s still a bit slow but he’s starting to speed up some. On our vacation in July, we get to see my aunt and uncle that I haven’t seen since my mom’s wedding to my stepdad about 9 years ago. They’ve never met my husband or my son so I’m super excited for that! That’s about all that’s going on for us right now! How are you all doing? Anything exciting happening this summer for you? Let me know!

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She’s Got A Baby Inside…

safety pins

Yep! It’s happening! Baby #2 is on the way. This is the reason I haven’t posted in a while. I didn’t want to slip and write about it before my husband and I had the chance to tell all of our parents. I’m due on Christmas Day so I’m hoping that I’ll be able to eat all the good food and spend Christmas with family and then have the baby. I do not want to be in the hospital for Christmas. As of yesterday, I’m 9 weeks along. I’ve only been nauseous so far, which is AWESOME. Little Man will be about 22 months old when this baby is born so I’m hoping he’ll have some of an understanding before he/she gets here. Other than this big news, nothing much has been going on. I sleep as much as possible, Little Man is teething terribly, and my husband has been working.

How is your life going? Let me know!

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The Little Things

iHola! It’s a new day, meaning it’s time for another post from theĀ September Blogging Challenge! In my head, I say that in one of those epic announcer voices…just so you know. Today’s topic is the 10 things that make you the happiest. This is a bit difficult because I don’t really think about what makes me happiest, it just does. From number two on aren’t in any certain order.

Number one would have to be my son’s adorable face, even if he is making a strange face (see pictures). Although, most parents say that their child’s face brightens their day but my kid is seriously adorable, I’m probably slightly biased.

8 days old

8 days old

3 months old

3 months old

6 months old

6 months old

The second thing that makes me happiest is movie marathons with my brother. We are currently planning one right now, however, there are only two movies on the list so far. It’s great to be able to watch movies that you’ve seen a million times with someone who has also seen them a million times, no one gets mad if they miss a part or can’t hear over the quoting/singing.

Third, my son going to bed without crying makes me pretty stinking happy. Tonight is the first time this has happened, so it’s a new happiness.

Sales at my favorite stores when I have money is the fourth thing that makes me happy. I think that makes everyone happy though! I mean, who doesn’t love getting a shirt that you’ve always wanted but hadn’t been able to because it was out of your price range?!

I get very happy when I’m able to spend time with my husband. Lately, we’ve been watching movies that one of us hasn’t seen or I’ll watch him play a new video game he got. We used to go to about one movie a month and go out to meals at different places, but having a baby changed that a bit so we stay home. Us getting time together is the main thing.

WOOT! I’ve passed the halfway mark! I really love Chinese food, so I get pretty happy when I’m able to have some good Chinese. Vegetable lo mein, chicken and broccoli, and peanut butter chicken are my absolutely favorites. It was the only food that I was able to keep down during that HORRIBLE time of “morning” sickness in pregnancy. I’ll have to express my feelings on “morning” sickness in another post. I’m sure anyone who has been pregnant (and possibly their partners) are totally on my side.

Hmmm…I need four more things that make me happy. OH! Nice, long, refreshing, hot showers make me very happy. Again, anyone with a child knows how great it is. I sing super loud during these times, just because I CAN!!!

Being able to write down my thoughts and everything here makes me pretty happy too. It’s great to get it all out and have a bunch of AWESOME people read it!

Listening to my favorite music is great! Last year, when iOS 7 came out, I lost everything I had on my phone. I’m finally getting some music back now but I get a new phone in November so I’ll have to do it all over again then. Ugh.

Last one…hmmm…people with a sense of humor make me happy. I’ve only met a few people that didn’t have senses of humor and meeting them as awful. I think you should be able to laugh at everything that’s supposed to be funny!

There ya go guys, the 10 things that make me happiest. Come on back tomorrow for another post! See ya later!