Friday, March 2, 2012

Baby Makes 4

   So it would seem that a lot has happened since my last post, most significantly is that I have given birth to our second son.  We have all been so excited for Baby O's arrival, so naturally he was late.  41 weeks and 2 days to be exact.

   We have been settling in to life as a family of four.  T loves his new brother, but still needs to learn about personal space.  Unfortunately T had a fever and cold when O was born and for the first week so we had to keep them apart as much as possible.  I felt awful telling T, "No, you can't hug your brother", "No, you can't hold O", etc.  T has been amazing through this adjustment, and now that he is better the boys can bond and be together.  I love watching T talk to the baby and when O cries T always comes over and says, "I think he wants his big brother".  I can't wait to see these two grow up together.  I only hope they are as good of friends as my sister and I are and R and his brother are.  I love that from now on they have each other to turn to in good times and bad (though I hope the bad times are few and far between).

   I don't have much else to say yet about life as a family of four aside from the fact that I feel so blessed.  I have an amazing husband and now two wonderful sons.  We are settling in nicely around here and I hope it stay that way.

Tuesday, November 8, 2011

Our House

    T and I went by the house this weekend and the renos really are underway.  We haven't been by it's not really the most child or pregnant lady-friendly environment, what with being a construction site and all.  This weekend was huge for us, we now have a second floor and bedroom for Rico and I.

   I find this all so exciting.  I guess it's because I've never lived in an actual house before.   I grew up in an apartment and lived in either a condo or other apartments since.  So the idea of living in a house, with all that space is thrilling.  Every time I go to the house (or Rico shows me pictures) I get little butterflies in my stomach.  Much like being a teenager and thinking about the boy you like.  I know we still have a few months to go until we can live in the house, but I love seeing it all come together.   I love thinking about our boys living there, holidays we will spend there, family dinners and traditions that will take place in our house.  That is what I look forward to the most, creating memories for our boys.

Friday, November 4, 2011

Dinner Time

   I have to say some days the thought of thinking of something to make for dinner is too much for me....such a tough life I know.  Then there are days like today that I love making dinner.  I find a recipe that sounds amazing and I can't wait to see how it turns out.  I've attached the blog I got tonight's dinner from incase you're interested, feta stuffed turkey meatloaf .  Luckily, for all of in our house, most days fall somewhere in between these two extremes.

   What are your ideas for keeping yourself motivated when it comes to meal times?  I don't want to end up being one of the houses that has the same meal every Monday, Tuesday...etc.

Thursday, October 20, 2011

Home Renovations

  Maybe it's because it's our first house and maybe it's because we aren't living in the renovations but I am so excited about our renovations.  It helps that R is a fantastic contractor with amazing ideas.  I look forward to the design and layout part of the renovations the most.  I love planning and seeing how it all works out.

  What really excites me about this whole process may just be a fantasy.  That is organization!!  Specifically, I can't wait to come up with a system to keep our entrance way tidy.  That means a place for our keys, our change, a system (that works) for our mail, somewhere for our coats, hats and mitts to go.  I love the idea of walking into the house and having a place to put things and have it look clean.  I hope this all works out the way I want it to, the way I think it can.  Here are a couple images I found of what my dream mud room may one day look like.

 There is so much to look forward to in our lives right now, I can't wait to share it with you as it all progresses.

Monday, August 15, 2011

Music Monday

I just thought I'd share mine and T's lullaby with everyone.  I love this song and have sung it to T since the day he was born.  Just last week T told me he is going to sing it to our new baby when he/she arrives.  He is going to be the best big brother.

Sunday, May 29, 2011


So what is your opinion on your child and other people with illnesses or things that are contagious?  I ask because today we were invited to a friend's place for brunch and when we got there their daughter had head lice.  Is that okay?

I think that when your child is ill/contagious you inform any other parent whose child is going to come into contact with your child.  When I have playdates  planned for T and he isn't feeling well I always inform the other parent and leave it up to them.  I feel it should always be up to the healthy child's parent(s) to make that kind of call.  I have no right to knowingly bring something into somebody's house without their permission.

I was really annoyed with our friends today.  I don't think we would have canceled brunch had they told us, I just would have liked the heads up.  I like to make the call when it comes to T and his well-being.

Am I being crazy/overly cautious?  You tell me.....