Monday, April 18, 2011

please accept my apologies...

I apologize for being absent; absent from blogging, absent from the social calendar, absent from human existence...but, I just haven't felt good! I hate to complain because I've been lucky with both of my pregnancies that my 1st trimester 'morning sickness' has never been the 'head-in-the-toilet-24/7' type.  Just like with Boogie, this time it's been extreme exhaustion and a constant state of nausea.  Chasing around my very mobile 9 month old has taken all of the energy I could muster up over the past couple months.  I manged to keep food on the table and our house just clean enough that it's better than living in a tent outside, but that's about it. So, again, I apologize to anyone who has entered our house in the last couple months, I can't imagine the thoughts that must have run through your mind....we don't usually live in this amount of squalor, I promise.

I am now 13 weeks, 2 days and just like with Boogie, as soon as I made this transition into trimester #2 I feel like a totally different woman!  I'm still tired and not ready to attempt a marathon anytime soon, but I think I can handle my daily duties of being mother, wife, cook, housekeeper, etc. Of course now I have to work double time in trying to catch up on the the housework and get this place into livable conditions again!

I also apologize for slacking on the photo-blog scene as well.  But, I just haven't felt inspired or motivated at all to be quite honest! Hopefully now that my energy is returning and the weather is looking brighter I can start my journey again.  I just enrolled in a photo class through JCCC for this summer. Although I've tried to make my photo journey focus on things other than the adorable Boogie, the course I'm taking in focused on photographing people, so you're just going to have to look at his cute little face a little more :)

Here's to hoping this new found energy is here to stay and I can rejoin human existence again and get life back  on track. So, again, please accept my apologies...

Friday, April 8, 2011

Boogie Snot...

I knew it was going to happen sooner or later, we've just been so blessed that Boogie has been healthy and happy for 9+months. But, the time has come....Boogie is officially a sick little monkey :(  He's had an occasional runny nose, but never really been "sick."  He now has a full blown, thick snot, watery eyes, grouchy pants, can't sleep cold. My poor little Boogie Snot...

It started yesterday with a runny nose.  I thought maybe it was just the crazy weather ups and downs and it would pass. But, last night I got the proof that he's truly not feeling good:

  1. He woke up in the middle of the night.  He hasn't done that in about 5 months!
  2. He let me hold him 'like a baby' and rock.  For anyone who has held Boogie, you know he does NOT like to be held horizontal 'like a baby.' Never has.  Even when he WAS a teeny baby, I had to hold him upright, head on my should, to rock him.  We rocked for a long time, 'like a baby,' and he didn't make a peep, squirm or fight.  He just sucked his thumb (for about 10 seconds at a time since he can't breathe through his nose) and stared up at me with those "mommy why do I feel like this" eyes :(
We had a very rough day today.  He fussed and fussed and wanted to be held all day long.  He fought and fought his naps, even though he could barely keep his eyes open.  We used the nose spray and snot sucker I don't even know how many times!

I gave him a little Tylenol with his bedtime bottle and he's now been quietly sleeping for about 30 minutes.  Hopefully he'll make it through the night.  We BOTH need some peace and quiet and a little sleep....oh yea, I forgot to mention...I've had a killer sinus headache and fever all day's been quite the day at our house!

Here's my sweet little Boogie Snot.....tears and snot and all.  Feel better little man!!!

Tuesday, April 5, 2011

he's on the move...

Boogie is on the move!  We decided to try his 'walk-behind' that he got for Christmas and he is a maniac behind the 'wheel!'  He flies across the floor (and does a little boogie to the music).  Although, if he runs into an obstacle, he won't wait for me to help him maneuver around, he's on to bigger and better it's just short videos at a time.  I'm afraid he'll be walking on his own in no time; he has no fear! Please excuse the camera angle, I'm not tech-savvy enough to figure out how to rotate the videos!

Friday, April 1, 2011

Version 2.0...

If you haven't heard, Boogie has some news to share....

Yep! He's going to be a big brother! Version 2.0 is due this October! This family is joining in on the baby boom of 2011 :)

Below is a recap of our journey so far:

2/16:  As with Boogie, we're keeping this a family secret for a little bit. We got our BFP on Friday, 2/11.  It came as a little bit of a shock.  We had said when we got pregnant with Boogie that we wanted to have our kids close together. Well, we got our wish! The kiddos will about about 16 months apart; talk about 2 under 2!! We were planning to have a few more months, but God has his own plans :)

Most of the initial shock has worn off and now we couldn't be more excited! As of right now (2/16), we still don't have a due date!  As you know, I am still BF Boogie and thus Aunt Flow never came back for a visit, which is nice, but makes determining conception a little tricky. We had our first appointment today.  Our CNM said my uterus seemed to be measuring about 5 weeks and thus thought it was a little early for an u/s.  It is scheduled for 3/2.  I guess it's good that we're keeping this little nugget a secret for now because it would be awkward to answer the question "when are you due" with "oh, I don't know...."

3/2: We had our u/s today and finally have a due date! Looks like Version 2.0 will make it's debut around October 22nd....just before my 30th birthday! It was weird to see such a small little nugget.  We didn't get to see Boogie until we were 20 weeks along so this time was much different!

3/30: We had our third appointment today and finally got to hear the heart beat.  We saw the little flicker on the u/s last time, but there's still something special about hearing that "wah wah wah wah" for the first time :) We were going to wait until the end of the first trimester to let the secret out, but we don't go back to the doctor for 5 more weeks and it might be a little hard to hide at that point! So, we started telling our family tonight :)

4/1: All of our parents & grandparents have been told so now it's time to make it 'facebook official!' It's funny how this makes it all real now.  J said the other night after telling our parents "so, I guess you're really pregnant now, huh?" ha!!