Thursday, October 23, 2014


So much love for my Hunter. 
He is becoming quite the kisser these days. Big, wet, open-mouth kisses. He also won't let go of my hand at the park. Soaking up on these little moments, as I know they are fleeting. 

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Baby #2 - 25 Weeks

Feeling very pregnant (again) this week. I seem to remember this last time, when the baby starts moving up and everything starts feeling more clausterphobic. If I drink too much water, eat too much, or sit in certain positions I feel uncomfortable.
Other than that I am still sleeping great, baby's heartbeat sounded strong, and I passed my glucose test! I drank the sugary drink after fasting for 12 hours and had three blood draws. Happy I passed and can still eat my nightly chocolate chips. 
One thing that's bothering me right now is really dry and itchy skin. I am doing my best to drink water, but that doesn't seem to help. Hot showers and coconut oil to the rescue. 
my belly buddy

Sunday, October 19, 2014

Pumpkin Patch 2014

We took a trip to the pumpkin patch this morning to pick out some pumpkins and check out Webb Ranch. This is the same location where we buy our Christmas trees, just down the road. Webb Ranch does a great job of offering a ton of different things for kids (and parents!) to do during the holidays. For October - hay rides, petting zoo, pony rides, lots of different types of pumpkin picking, water bubble races (?), jump houses, etc. 
Hunter is a little weird about walking outside. He did okay at the patch, but had a fit earlier in the morning at the park. I'm not sure what it's all about, but maybe we've been carrying too much?! We slowly introduced him to the hay and pumpkins and eventually he kind of warmed up. He isn't so sure about dirt, grass, or bark and makes a funny face when touching it. I have a feeling after a few more weekends at the park he will grow out of this, but for now he is very, very cautious!
Anyway, it was a fun trip to the patch - next year will be a full family affair with two kids. See last year's trip to the patch here.

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Baby #2 - 24 Weeks/6 Months

Feeling preg-nant this week, whew. The belly is large and in charge and baby boy is on the move. Sometimes I get self-conscious at work that people can see my belly dancing around, hah! This week is viability week, which means if the baby were to come out now, there is a chance of survival, hooray. Check out last time we were at 24 weeks here.
I was supposed to have a check-up today but had to reschedule last minute for Friday, as work got too hectic.

What's the baby up to?
Your baby's growing steadily, having gained about 4 ounces since last week. That puts him at about 1 1/3 pounds. Since he's almost a foot long (about the size of an ear of corn), he cuts a pretty lean figure at this point, but his body is filling out proportionally and he'll soon start to plump up. His brain is also growing quickly now, and his taste buds are continuing to develop. His lungs are developing "branches" of the respiratory "tree" as well as cells that produce surfactant, a substance that will help his air sacs inflate once he hits the outside world. His skin is still thin and translucent, but that will start to change soon.

Monday, October 13, 2014

Saturday, October 11, 2014

Six Years

Happy 6 year anniversary, Robert! 
There isn't anyone else I'd choose to be my partner and father to my kids. 
I love you very much and look forward to many more years together! 
Here are six things I love the most about Robert:

1. His ambition. 
There is no stopping Robert. Whether it's school or work, 
he is constantly challenging himself. 
A trait I hope is passed down to our children.

2. His dedication to me. 
No matter what, Robert is always supportive and makes me feel loved. 
I feel his dedication to our marriage on a daily basis. 
I don't tell him enough how much it means to me. 

3. His openness. 
I can suggest pretty much anything and Robert is open to doing it. 
Hike? Sure! Museum? Sure! Poopy diaper? Sure..

4. His frugality. 
I wouldn't say I love this, but I love why he is frugal. 
He is a provider and wants a comfortable lifestyle for his family. 
I appreciate this. 

5. His positivity. 
I am constantly amazed at Robert's ability to see the positive in every situation. 
He is able to let negativity roll off his back and see the best 
in people. Everyone could use a lesson on this and I am thankful 
to live by his example on a daily basis. 

6. His role as a father. 
Hunter is a LUCKY kid. 
There is no shortage of love, laughter, tickling, and support. 
Robert was born to be a dad. I love watching him in action. 

Thank you for your ambition, dedication, openness, frugality, positivity, and ability to 
love our kid(s). Most of all, thank you for loving me and choosing me as your wife.  
Happy 6 years to us!

Friday, October 10, 2014