Friday, February 25, 2011

Our BABY is 2!!!

So basically, here's what happened. We had this baby, well I had this baby with some help from Cameron. We fell in love with this little bundle immediately.

February 24th 2009

We brought him home and he stole our hearts.

He ate a ton because I love fat babies.

We went to bed and when we woke up, he was 1!

Then we went back to sleep and he turned 2 over night!
 That's about how fast the last 2 years went by!  It feels like just yesterday Collin had this tiny little cry and we were hoping for the sun to come out to cure his jaundice.  Now he is a walking, talking 2 year old.  Why does everything happen so fast?!?

Dear Collin,

You make your dad and I SOOO happy!  You are everything I always wanted and you made my dream of being a mommy come true.  I love all the time we spend together.  You are a great eater and sleeper.  You are very excited to be a big brother, just 46 more days to go!  You love dogs, even though your mean mom will probably never let you have one.  Your favorite part of the day is when dad gets home so you can play with his keys, phone and lunch box.  You always want to ride in daddy's truck.  Playdoh and paint are almost daily activities for us because you love arts and crafts.  You are very friendly and will say "hi, how's it going" to anybody multiple times until they say hi back to you.  Blackberries and pancakes with raisins and peanut butter are on your list of favorite foods.  You are very cuddly and I hope that never changes.  You talk a lot, like multiple words at a time and repeat everything we say.  You know your alphabet and you count to 12, usually forgetting #4.  You love to sing Mary Had a Little Lamb and Rock a Bye Baby.  You know your colors and shapes.  You are obsessed with the garbage man and you even wanted a garbage truck party, which we are having in a few days!  You are fully potty trained and you are very proud of your big boy undies.  You love to read books.  You talk about your grandparents, uncles, aunts and cousins almost every day and you love them so much!  You want to go to preschool like your big cousins Hunter and Maddi.  You told dad and I a few weeks ago "I'm growing up" and it is sad but true.  I would like to just freeze this time with you.  We hope you had a wonderful 2nd birthday!  We love you so much and can't wait to see what your future holds!  It is so fun to watch you grow into a little man, I just wish it wasn't happening so fast.

Mom & Dad

Wednesday, February 2, 2011

It's A Play-Doh Kind of Day

I see the sun starting to peak out and I'm crossing my fingers the groundhog is right and it will be an early spring.  With it being so cold lately it is very hard to tire out a toddler inside all day.  We try to stay busy with fun arts and crafts like play-doh.  If the groundhog is wrong, we will have more mornings and afternoons like this:
Play-doh mustaches

Play-doh glasses

Play-doh girlfriends

Play-doh goatees

Play-doh smiles
Yes, my son is wearing Christmas pajamas in February.  That's just how we do it here.  Happy Groundhog's Day!

UPDATE : : It is a gorgeous sunny day and we just spent some time at the park.  Yeah!

Tuesday, February 1, 2011

30 Weeks

The first few months of this pregnancy crawled by so slowly because I was sososo sick.  Now that I am feeling great the time is flying by!  10 more weeks sounds like a long time but it will be here before we know it.  I have my 30 week appointment tomorrow and it is always so exciting to hear the heartbeat and see how this little baby is growing!  At the beginning of the pregnancy I was leaning towards a girl because I felt so different this time around.  Now that I am farther along I am carrying this one just like Collin so I have kinda changed my vote to boy.    

Collin is very excited about his big boy bedroom so we are hoping for an easy transition.  He climbed out of his crib the other day and ran into his new room and said, "I'm a big boy now" and the last 23 months flashed right before my eyes.  I can't believe how big he is getting!  We are waiting for the safety rail to come for his bed so he doesn't fall out at night and nap.  The dresser we ordered had a crack so they are sending us a new one and it should be here any day.  He likes to play in his big boy room and climb on the bed.  We will be needing to establish some ground rules in the new room, I can see:

Like no climbing on the window!
Collin likes to talk to "his baby" and says things like: "I'm your big brother"
"Come out baby"
"Open it" (which means he wants me to lift my shirt so he can see my belly)
"I'm so excited to meet you"
"Be gentle baby" (we've been talking about how baby will be so tiny and fragile and he has to be gentle)
"Big happy family"  (when we are all on the couch together he says this and I have no idea where he got it but we love it!)

He likes to count to his baby and sing Old McDonald EIEIO right into my belly.  He also winds this little music maker and holds it to my bellybutton and it must be right on my bellybutton.  It is precious and hilarious at the same time.  Then he puts the music maker to his belly and says "Collin's baby" as if he is growing a baby.  It always makes me laugh! 

Yesterday the baby was moving so much I put Collin's hand on my belly and told him the baby was kicking.  He took off his socks and put his foot on my belly.  Little kids do the funniest things.  I guess he just wanted to kick the baby back.  Ha!

He has been very patient!  It probably feels like we have been talking about this baby forever and he must wonder when it is really coming.  10 weeks isn't a very good answer for an anxious toddler.