Saturday, October 24, 2009
I didn't post this yet, but we went to the pumpkin patch Thursday and Vander loved it. It was 65 degrees and windy, which is kind of nice for a day out. All the babies and mommies went on a hay ride together. It was really beautiful. They had corn fields, pumpkin fields, sunflower fields and the best of all a field of over a million marigolds-fabulous and gorgeous! Vander's favorite thing at the pumpkin patch seemed to be hanging out in the pumpkins trying to pick them up. It was pretty funny because I would find smaller ones he could pick up and give them to him, he would immediately put them down and try to pick one up that was huge and move on to another big one. He did this for at least 30 minutes. Then, I brought him over to the baby pumpkins and gourds. He picked a couple out that he liked and tried to eat them. Such is the life of a little person. We had a blast and came home very tired... both of us.
Vander hosted his first party today. We had a Halloween party and it was crazy!!! 11 babies and their parents showed up. Hannah and Zade made pumpkin pancakes which were delicious. We tried to get a group photo...that caused mass crying. If they would just pose for a minute or two...anyway, it was very successful and they made adorable little footprint ghosts that turned out really cute. It was fun, but really chaotic, and quite frankly exhausting. Now I'm taking a break in between moping and vacuuming, while Justin and Vander are at the grocery store (one of their favorite pass times together. I can't seem to handle the grocery store very well right now. There are too many smells).
Thursday, October 22, 2009
It is official Justin and I are going to have another baby. The new addition to our family is due April 27th (or the 29th depending on which doctor you talk to). I am hoping to go full term this time. Keep your fingers crossed for me. I will be taking weekly deep muscle shots in the thigh (starting in November) of progesterone to help carry the baby to term. For those of you who don't remember Vander was 35 weeks, full term is 40 weeks. Apparently 50% of people who have taken these shots have made it to full term, and they all had risk of pre-term labor, so that is good news. Other then feeling sick for 3 months straight and having tons of head aches things have been going well. The baby is healthy and active. We won't know if it's a boy or girl until December 4th and even then, we have to get lucky with the baby's position, but we do plan on finding out. Either way Justin and I are excited. We were hoping to have our kids 2 years apart, and they will be just about 2 years.
We have been rained out of going to the pumpkin patch twice now, we are going to try again today, so we will see how that goes. Vander and I have had some tree people come out for estimates and we had some stumps ground down in the backyard yesterday. Vander enjoyed watching them. We still have 2 trees that need to be cut down (big ones). Vander is a sweet little dude just doodling around the house growing up day by day.
Tuesday, October 13, 2009
To start off I will say that Vander broke the camera, so unfortunately there will be no pictures until we buy a new one...bummer. Anyway...this weekend Vander's Uncle Freddy and Aunt Annie came out to San Jose to visit. They flew in on Friday and after a burrito lunch we got started on our backyard project...and what a project it was. Freddy did most of the work and I was his assistant. Our neighbors let us borrow some really tall limb clippers and a ladder , we had a hedger that Larry gave us and we bought a saw (which ended up having to be taken back cause the chain kept falling off). We trimmed the hedges down to 8 feet tall (from like 15 feet) and cut the ones down on the sides of the yard...they still have stumps so there is lots of project left, but thanks to Freddy we got a great start. He did a ton of work this weekend...Thank you so much Freddy!!! We also went to a baby Fall Festival and Vander got to pet some animals, play with some hula hoops and balls, eat a picnic lunch and get a temporary tattoo (my groups booth). We also got his picture taken in a pumpkin, we will see how that turns out later this week, but I don't think he smiled. Later on Saturday we tried to go to a pumpkin festival and that was a big flop, we got lost and didn't end up getting there until 30 minutes before close and everyone was cleaning up. Then, Sunday we stopped doing yard work at 2pm and just hung out and relaxed for the rest of the day. Vander really enjoyed some quality time with his aunt and uncle, and especially with Aunt Annie when she had some alone time. He really enjoys their company and we do too. I only wish they were able to come up for longer visits! Love you guys.
Wednesday, October 7, 2009
Saturday, October 3, 2009
I am so impressed with Vander's understanding. He is really starting to understand what we are saying and communicate back. Justin asked him to bring a stuffed animal to him so that he could hug it and he did. He then asked him to bring it to me, and he did. He is so happy and boisterous and just a joy to hang out with most of the time.