Monday, September 1, 2014

Baby Riedel Shower

The boys before the party started
This weekend my sisters, mom, and I threw Kaila and Baby R a baby shower - it was fun! The theme was nautical and we had a lot of fun planning everything. Can't wait to meet our newest nephew!
As always, thank you Oma and Opa for opening up your home, it's a perfect venue for a party.

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Open, close, open..empty

The joys of emptying drawers. 
At least he thinks it's fun to put everything back! 


Auntie Koni bought Hunter a car for his birthday. It's designed to also be a walker, but Hunter never seemed interested - until now! He is very proud of himself when he walks around the house with his car, it's cute to watch. Proud of my boy, I wasn't sure when he was going to show an interest in walking!
And then he found the baby swing, yikes.

Baby #2 - 17 Weeks

This week flew by fast! Not much has changed, although it seems my belly disappeared today. My next doctors appointment is next Friday. Can't believe it will be my 18 week appointment - time is screaming by really fast these days. I feel pretty normal and starting to crave some veggies (thank god). I was beginning to worry I'd never be able to eat greens again. I am craving less carbs and more steamed veggies, whoohoo! I'm pretty sure this is what happened last pregnancy too. 

In other news, today is national dog day. Thank you Cooper for being Hunter's stepping stool, tug of war toy, teething toy, compost bin, and sidekick. We couldn't have asked for a nicer dog! 

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Baby #2 - 16 Weeks

Four months pregnant and feeling good. I don't feel nauseous which is great! Baby is the size of an avocado (~4.5 inches long) and still pokes around in there occasionally. I am sleeping really well, but not feeling rested when I wake up. This morning we all slept until 7am - very unusual! 

I am definitely looking bigger this pregnancy than last (although I weigh less, which is interesting) - see last pregnancy at 16 weeks here.

Sunday, August 17, 2014

Gym Class

Gym class was so fun! Hunter loved the ropes course and even climbed through a tunnel. We are thinking about getting a membership since there are classes on Sat & Sun we could attend (plus open gym afterwards). 
I noticed Hunter is becoming more comfortable standing by himself and I think a class like this will give him more confidence!

Teepee Time

Our gift to Hunter for his birthday was a teepee! I wanted to get him something that would be useful for years to come. I picture him reading and playing in his teepee with his brother/sister/playdates/etc. 
Lately we've been having "teepee time" after dinner and before bed. A new trick Hunter learned in his teepee is how to put objects back where they came from. I never thought following a command would make me so happy, hah! He also learned to tell me what a monkey sounds like "oo oo ahh ahh" and gets super excited when I ask him to show me. Next up is learning what dogs say...