Wade and I decided adding a baby to our family wasn’t enough chaos for the near future. He was offered a new job about three weeks ago and has officially accepted it. (They were the ones who sent the goody box to the family.) He will be working in the Design Engineering group at Hallmark (That’s right – Hallmark. But not the card part, the interactive toy, etc part) in Kansas City. He and I took a weekend trip down to visit the city (Wade had only been once for the interview and I had never been) and had a great time. We even met up with an old friend of mine from DC who is living there now. We don’t have a lot of the details worked out, but we do know Wade’s official start date is February 17th. Now the big question is whether we will be Missourians or Kansans.
Month: January 2014
Creating targets for the nerf guns.
Little guy plate date.
The boys had their regular 6 month dental cleanings today. They were both excited to go and Alex kept telling Teague about the surprises at the end. On his own, Alex told me he had a rough time last visit (very true – see here) and that he would be really good this time. Both boys did a great job and patiently let the woman clean their teeth, take x-rays, and then let Dr. Ric perform his exam.
I rarely climb up into Alex’s bed. Most of the time he is already in bed when I even look into it. Imagine my surprise when I got up in the bed today and found 20 (or more) books on the platform end. My guess is Alex uses his nightlight (built into the bottom of the control panel) to read books after we put him to bed. Being a book lover myself, I have no problems with this. It reminds me of reading with a flashlight under the covers when I was a child.
Alex’s happy place.
Teague has just discovered Curious George books (or I should say he has finally developed the attention span to listen to an entire one) and wants to read them constantly.
Due to my preterm labor with Alex and his early arrival, my doctor has decided to put me on weekly progesterone shots. She told me I had the option of coming into the office for these every week or my husband could give them at home. Wade has some issues with needles so I wasn’t sure what his reaction would be to giving shots. He decided he could handle it, went through the “injection training”, and then gave me the first shot in the doctor’s office. The weekly shots last for 20 weeks, so only 19 more to go!
I mentioned a few months ago that Wade had officially declared his fourth wedding ring lost (read here). For Christmas he found a replacement ring he liked (it turns out amazon has the same tungsten-carbide ring he likes at a much much cheaper price) and asked for two of them. He now has a wedding ring, and a backup. Does that officially count as rings five and six?
(Photograph courtesy of Gram.)
Snuggled up after bath time.
(Photograph courtesy of Gram.)
Gram always bringing a new book in her bags!
Gram brought a treat with her!
“No eye patch Mom”
Alex had his first paying job today. Amber (who works with autistic children) took him on a playdate and he was paid a piece of gum and a dollar.
Mr. Independent can now undo his snap and zipper.
I realized at some point that Alex had been really quiet for quite a while. This is where I found him.
For those of you interested in the pregnancy side of things, here is a comparison between my first and second (so far). So far I would say this is a “dream” pregnancy.
*Morning sickness all day (In fact Madison learned to leave the room at the command “Go Away” because she kept following me into the bathroom)
*Extreme fatigue (Wade at one point asked me if I was every going to get off the couch again)
*Extremely sensitive to smells (Non-pregnancy I would almost say I don’t have a sense of smell so this was a big deal)
*Noticeable decrease in appetite for sweets (I still ate them, but the quantity was drastically different)
*Some slight queasiness before eating in the mornings, but then nothing the rest of the day
*Slightly more tired than normal. (I take a short nap when the boys nap and otherwise my schedule is the same)
*No noticeable sensitivity to smells
*Same noticeable decrease in appetite for sweets
The TV stare.
Taking Daddy breakfast in bed. Happy Birthday Daddy!
The boys and I woke up early (in this case meaning before Wade) to make breakfast for Daddy. Then we got out the party hats and had muffins in bed. (I didn’t really think this through beforehand and ended up having to change the sheets due to the mass of crumbs.) The boys couldn’t wait to have their present open and I think Wade was pleasantly surprised with our tickets to the Monster Truck Jam. (If you recall from years past Wade has actually requested to go.)
We had Wade’s choice dinner of fried chicken, mashed potatoes, and biscuits. Then we got ready for the Monster Trucks. Both boys were excited and knew they needed their ear protection. Imagine my surprise when we got to our seats and they were front row (thank you “best seat” finder). Our seats were very loud and a little dusty, but fantastic for seeing every detail! Teague watched 90% of the show with his hands covering his eyes and peeking out, but he wouldn’t have left if we had begged him.
Definitely the new favorite game around our house.
Kitty cat snuggles.
Alex loved playing entertainer to Grant and tried to read him a train book.