Getting in a few practice swings with Daddy
Monday, July 28, 2008
Wyatt was very fussy while we were waiting for the Doctor to come in, probably because the room was a sauna! Brian picked up a "Pause" magazine to fan himself off with. The irony of him using a menopause magazine to fan himself off was not lost on us....but it still didn't make Wyatt happy. Brian and Wyatt were on their way out the door when the Doctor came in and Wyatt calmed down. I was so happy that they didn't have to leave...Brian's never missed an appointment for either of them and I knew he didn't want to miss hearing her heartbeat and everything. And once the Doctor was in Wyatt was concentrating on everything he did, so he stopped fussing. Wyatt was especially interested in the baby's heartbeat when they put the Doppler on my stomach. He was just staring trying to figure out where the sound was coming from.
Sunday, July 27, 2008
Tomorrow we have a Doctor's appointment for Baby Girl and potentially a vet appointment for Noelle (she hasn't been eating much this weekend). Oh, and Brian and I are also going to see Poison tomorrow night. Yeah....I know. But, Brian really likes them and I'm tagging along because I think the girls are funny (and I really like his show), so we should have some fun.....
Saturday, July 26, 2008
Giving his dog the first bite
Laying down and sharing the cookie
Thursday, July 24, 2008
It was great! Outback usually isn't opened for lunch, but Laura's brother opened up and her fiance was cooking us some yummy food! There were cheese fries and blooming onion and wings and spinach dip and bread and steak and chicken and it was all delicious! There were about 15 of us there eating and having a great time..... including my husband who managed to keep ANOTHER secret from me for about 2 weeks! I was shocked! I couldn't believe I hadn't found out at all between Brian and the fact that I review my boss's calender and emails daily to make sure he doesn't miss anything! They hadn't even sent him anything electronic for me to pick up on! We had another situation of men not necessarily knowing appropriate and inappropriate things to discuss at a Baby Shower.... but this time it was my boss and the interns:). We got loads of great little baby girl stuff (seriously, we are so blessed to have so many fantastic friends who we love!) and Baby Girl corner has now become Baby Girl side of my room! Fortunately, Brian set up the painter to come next week so we'll have everything in order soon enough!
I really absolutely can not thank everyone who put all of our showers together enough....we're so lucky to have all of you!
Wednesday, July 23, 2008
Tuesday, July 22, 2008
Sunday, July 20, 2008
Diet Lemonade light on the ice....aaaaaaaaah! I love this stuff!
My Pampered Chef Microfiber Towels! I ordered them a few weeks ago and they came in last week. I love the colors with my kitchen and I love how well they clean.
Bernie Williams....no, he doesn't play anymore, but he's on TV right now and I just really like him. It was hard to pick between a picture of him playing or him with his classical guitar, because the fact that he plays classical guitar is one of the things I love about him! He's one of my favorite Yankees ever.
Wyatt's new favorite video that teaches him about baseball. We're not pushing a love of baseball on him at all....seriously, we're not.6.
My 2008 Rav 4 with remote start (and everything else I could ever want) my first brand new car ever! The third best Christmas present ever (behind me surprising Brian with the news of Baby Number 2 and my engagement ring of course)! But, in my opinion, ranked ahead of the Ryne Sandberg baseball bat I gave Brian (he may disagree?).
The Kenny Chesney concert at the Amphitheater on Thursday! I've been every year since '05 and they just keep getting better. Nobody puts on a better concert than Kenny Chesney and every year it's different, but the same. A great big, fun party. Although, I will say that LeAnn Rimes as the opening artist was probably the worst choice ever. Uck.
My super friends! Last weekend they threw a surprise Baby Shower for Brian and I. Okay, I was the only one actually surprised, but it was awesome and we had a blast. And it was fun to teach the boys appropriate and inappropriate things to say at Baby Showers! Their gifts were placed in what I like to call "Baby Girl Corner" in our bedroom until her room is set up!
My boys! I guess it won't just be "my boys" for long, but I love them! No matter how blah or uncomfortable I feel they always make me feel better! Wyatt is now starting to say "Hi Sis" and give his "sister" (my belly) a kiss. How cute is that? They're the best!
Yesterday was a little less hectic in the morning. I went with my Mom to look at refrigerators at Best Buy where I remarkably stumbled upon a Wii Fit and scooped that up! We haven't played it yet. I've heard it gives Body Fat measurements and with it not knowing I'm pregnant I'm kind of scared what it will say. When we first got the Wii I was pregnant with Wyatt and Brian made my Mii fat! I had him change that after I had him....
My Mom watched Wyatt during his nap so that I could go get a pedicure which was lovely. Especially since I can't reach my feet anymore! Once we got home things were a little stressful because I had a wedding to get ready for and I'm not used to having to shower/do my hair/ get dressed with Wyatt running around (I'm usually ready before he's up). But, he played very nicely in his playroom so that I could get all of that accomplished and I flew out the door as soon as Brian's Mom got here to watch him!
The wedding that I went to was at The Westin at Town Center. It was gorgeous. I love all different types of weddings, outdoor, church, hotel. Ours was at the church that Brian's family went to while he was growing up and our reception was at the Officer's Club at Dam Neck. It was an absolutely perfect day and we loved everything about it! This wedding was very chic and black tie. It was a black and white wedding (which I love), there was a beautiful white flowy hoopa (no other way to describe it) that they were married under and all the chairs had white covers on them. The ceremony was short and it was followed by hors d'oeuvre's in the lobby before the reception began. The room was transformed into a reception hall, all the chairs remained slip covered but now had black ribbon around the top and the centerpieces were beautiful. We had little cards with the menu - the food was fabulous! I probably had the best Caesar salad and the mashed potatoes ever! My friend that got married is a girl that I've worked with for a few years, so I was able to sit back with my other friends/co-workers and have a good time. A few years ago, when the first of us were married (we're all in our early/late 20's) we all agreed that we wanted to be at each other's weddings, but that they're expensive and we'd forgo inviting significant others as guests (and let's be honest, the guys are happy to not have to go to a wedding for someone they don't really know anyway!). I know from my wedding that it saved about $400 dollars not having to invite them and at this swanky wedding I'm sure it was more! To this day I think our agreement was a great one!
Anyway, today Wyatt and I are laying low until Daddy gets home from work. I don't feel great today and it's hot so I figured we'd just stay home. Tonight Wyatt is going to hang out with my Dad and Katie so that Brian and I can go The Dark Knight. It's the only movie that I've wanted to see all summer, and will probably be my last for a long time! And, since there's no place colder than the movie theater, I'm sure I'll be fine!
Friday, July 18, 2008
Anyway, Brian took Noelle in and then decided to take Wyatt for a swim. He brought a life jacket home from work so we could use it in our pool. We really love how the life jacket fits and how buoyant it keeps him. Once we got him in though, the changes that he's had in his swimming ability over the last few weeks were obvious. My parents have been working with him at their house on his kicking and "arm movement" (which I called to confirm, I didn't know he was being given "swimming lessons") and it's amazing. He gets in and says "Kick, kick, kick" and his little legs move like a turtles! He also was doing little "laps" back and forth and loved it! Here's some video from his swim time!
Wednesday, July 16, 2008
Not so much. A trip to the ER for an EKG was in order. YAY. We left our nice cocoon in L&D to go to....hell. The triage nurses were average, and then we got our nurse, Paul Giamatti's Italian Cousin (although I'm assuming the Giamatti is Italian too). He BUTCHERED my IV. Like, shoved it up my arm to the point of no return. My arm went numb. After 20 minutes Brian had to go get him and tell him he needed to fix it. So he came back and fixed it. Then (45 minutes later) the X Ray machine came. Sorry, I'm pregnant, even if it's a "Chest X Ray" that "won't effect the baby," we won't be needing it (I mean, the Dentist won't X Ray my teeth, but you want to get my chest? Not until I see a doctor). At this point it had been three hours since my 20 minute spell. 45 minutes after that the girl came in with the EKG machine. That took about 5 minutes. Paul Giamatti's Cousin came back 30 minutes after THAT and asked if a Doctor had been in. As a matter of fact, he hadn't. And I'm pregnant and hadn't eaten since breakfast. I was going to be dizzy again if I didn't get some food. So finally, after I got up and started to leave, an orderly stopped me and went and got a Doctor (there were 5 of them on duty and the ER was empty) who then came and gave me a bunch of attitude. He told me he didn't think I needed a Chest X Ray (seriously, I would have gotten it if the Doctor had said to, I just didn't want to do it without talking to him first), and my EKG was normal and he wasn't concerned about blood clots. So, if I'm short of breath again I should head back to the ER (I'll be going to the new one down the street), but other than that we were good to go. So the Nurse came in, took all my vitals again (and proceeded to explain that there was a D-Dimer(?) test or something that could check for blood clots...except that pregnancy elevates the results of the test) and basically talked to me like he himself is currently attending medical school. He said he just needed to fill out our discharge papers and we could leave.
Then, 5 minutes later the Doctor came in and said "You guys are leaving, you're good to go?" Um, yeah Dude, you told me 20 minutes ago that I was good to go. And I AM STARVING TO DEATH. Anyway, we finally got to leave a few minutes later, after getting a lecture from Paul Giamatti's Cousin about why it's not good to leave Against Medical Advice (insurance doesn't cover it), but we weren't leaving against the Doctor's advice. He had told us we could leave, the Doctor hadn't even signed the paperwork that we were leaving AMA. I was so confused and so hungry I just wanted out. So I left. And I feel fine! Except I'm tired and ready for bed now. And I have other updates on Wyatt, but those will have to wait for tomorrow....
Monday, July 14, 2008
OK, so I would typically be self conscious about putting my big fat stomach online, but this picture of Wyatt giving his sister a kiss is too cute not to. Especially since he walked up and pulled my shirt up to do it. By the way, it really sucks when your stomach sits on your thighs. Seriously.
Sunday, July 13, 2008
Sitting at Brian's desk enjoying his water
Something needs to be taken care of outside
Crunching the numbers
Out in the park with Daddy
Checking something out
Playing with the balloons
Playing with the radio
Laughing with Daddy
Walking through the kiddie section with Daddy with his own little radio (Daddy's Number 1, you can call Wyatt .5)
And, the only people named "Leon" I've ever met denied up and down that their names were actually Leon. It's just a thought.
Saturday, July 12, 2008
Wyatt and I played around the house until about 4 and then went to my parents house so I could drop him off. I went for my first pregnancy massage yesterday and it was FANTASTIC. My husband is an absolute genius for getting it for me. I was so comfortable and she found a bunch of little knots and got them worked out. I feel SO much better. After the massage I went back to my parents house for dinner and then brought sleepy little boy home and put him right to bed!
Today Wyatt and I are going to visit "Daddy work" for a little bit...not to play, juts to visit! Then we are going to drive ALL THE WAY to the vet to pick up Noelle Elisabeth's dog food (and no, Brian did not give her that middle name, I just like to call her Noelle Elisabeth). Hopefully someone nice will carry the bag to the car!
Friday, July 11, 2008
Going into the stadium with Daddy
Wyatt watching the game with Daddy
Watching the pitcher
Watching the game with Mommy
Clapping...and sitting on his sister!
Thursday, July 10, 2008
So now we need -
- A middle name
- Stuff moved out of Wyatt's future bedroom
- The painter to come and paint two rooms and the hallway
- Move Wyatt into his new room
- Get the Baby Girl set up in Wyatt's old room.
I guess the point is....I feel bad for Baby Girl. I mean, when she looks at my pregnancy journal she'll see that I didn't take any classes to prep for her. And then she'll think that I wasn't excited to have her or something. I'm not going out on a limb here, I think like that, so won't she? I'm already worried that with her being Number 2 we're not going to take as many pictures or won't get as excited (I don't think that's the case, I'm just worried that we won't have time to take pictures or something). Anyway, those are just current stresses, I'm sure that they're just typical jitters...right?
Tuesday, July 8, 2008
Monday, July 7, 2008
We pretty much laid out what we wanted to accomplish on the car ride up in terms of what Wyatt could do. We wanted to take him to the Pet Shenanigans show (we saw it at Sea World and he loved it), plus the Carousel, Land of the Dragons and the Clydesdale horses. Unfortunately, the heat started kicking my butt as soon as we got in. I'm not even sure I moved 1 mile an hour while were in the park. And as much as I should have known better, I didn't eat enough for breakfast so I got light headed. As soon as we got in, we took Wyatt to the Clydesdales, which he really enjoyed. He'd never seen a horse before, let alone one up close. He got his picture taken with one named Chip and he got to pet him. Brian told him to do "nice horsey" and Wyatt was very gentle, like a good boy!
Then we went off on our hunt for food. For some reason I only wanted to eat at FestHaus which was across the park (I'm dumb!). So we hiked over there and got lunch, but missed the Pet Shenanigans show. We went to the carousel instead and Wyatt had a blast. He rode it three times! Brian said he kept saying "whoa" while they road around.
We headed over to Land of the Dragons where I sat and Brian and Wyatt played. Wyatt thought the skyride was so cool. The boys went to the top of the "fort" and the skyride was passing right by. Wyatt kept smiling and pointing. He then got to ride two rides with Daddy that took him high up. On the ride where they "flew" the dragons, Wyatt kept playing with the controller that made them go up and down and laughing.
There was still enough time to make it to the next show, but the three of us had all had enough of the heat, so we packed up and headed home. Of course, we didn't stop to think about the tunnel traffic so we had an enjoyable 2 hour ride home! Wyatt was so cranky on the ride home (unless he was listening to Taylor Swift or Carrie Underwood....no Mike & Bob on 96x for Brian) that I was sure he would fall asleep. But no such luck! The little fella just had a pretty early bedtime.
Anyway, lessons learned - leave early (10-2), pack even more water for us and Wyatt, and eat a better breakfast. And get a grown up stroller for me!
Happy on the carousel
Wyatt astonished by the skyride
Wyatt had a blast up there!
Playing in the netting
Peaking out of the bars
Riding the ferris wheel like thingy
Flying the dragon!