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October

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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…

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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!

A Baker’s Dozen

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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!