Wednesday, August 31, 2011

New necklace with both my boys name

In March, I bought myself an early mother's day present. It's a necklace with Landon's name and birthstone on it from When it arrived I LOVED it.

When I received the necklace in the mail I was pregnant with baby #2, but had no idea.

Last week I sent back the pendant with Landon's name on it so she could add a pendant for Houston and his possible birthstone. If he comes early or late she is going to let me switch birthstones. She added a picture on her FB page of the finished product and I will be getting it back this week.

I am so happy with my necklace and still cant believe I will be having 2 boys in just a few short months. If you are looking for any super cute personalized jewerly, clothes, bags, drinkware, etc.. check out her website or like her on FB. She is great to work with and super talented.

Friday, August 26, 2011

Same shirt, BIGGER belly

May 2011                                                                      
August 2011
I have not worn this shirt since I was 13 weeks pregnant and today I am 25 weeks 4 days.
It just amazes me how our bodies can adjust to growing babies

Wednesday, August 24, 2011

3D picture

It's a picture of a picture so its not the best quality, but this is our 2nd son's sweet face.
See his eyes, nose and mouth? O I cant wait to kiss that sweet face

Sunday, August 21, 2011

Wilson Co. fair

Last night Jason and I decided last minute to head to a neighboring county to the Wilson County Fair. It was the last night for the fair and we didn't have anything else to do so we decided to take Landon and see how he would like it.

Jason and Landon on their 1st carnival ride
 He was the happiest on the carasoul

 and the tractors
 Riding the tractor to the car
Overall we had a great time and will go back next year

Thursday, August 18, 2011

It's blue

Jason finished painting Houston's nursery and moved the furniture back in and I have to say its BLUE
 Waiting for bedding and baby
 It's a blank canvas right now, but I hope the color calms down a bit once the brown and green bedding, curtains, rug and chair comes into the room. The mirror on the floor I bought at a yard sale like 5 years ago and never did anything with it, until now. I bought a can of chocolate brown paint and I am going to paint it this weekend and have Jason hang it over the dresser.
 Clothes I bought at consignment this month waiting to be washed and worn by Houston
So what do you think of the color? I'm on the look out for a shag brown rug this weekend and a few other goodies.

Monday, August 15, 2011

24 weeks

I can hardly believe I am 24 weeks pregnant today
 A certain someone had to be in the picture this time

I have an ultrasound tomorrow afternoon and then I get to drink this lovely drink. I passed with Landon so let's hope I pass this time as well.

I am feeling pretty good. I started back work last week and I found it challenging with my back. I am on my feet most of the time I am there so my back was sore pretty much all week. Nothing a little Tylenol could not help. Sleep is also challenging with constant potty breaks during the night and my hips being sore from sleeping on them. Men have it easy don't they?
Cant wait to see my little man tomorrow on ultrasound. I will let you know how it goes. Have a great week!

Saturday, August 13, 2011

Painting has begun

Today Jason started painting Houston's new nursery. I have been back and forth on what color to paint the walls, between brown or blue. Landon has a green room so that color was out. I went into the store looking for brown, but changed my mind and went with blue. I just liked the blue colors the best. It took pretty much all day to tape off the trim and cut in around the edges with two coats. The walls will be done this week and then moving the furniture in its right place.

The colors I am going with are brown, blue, lime green and white. Stripes and polka dots as well. The color blue I picked is called Rushing Stream.
Inside the closet

Up close view of the blue
 On another note: I cant believe I am buying diapers again. Landon has been out of diapers for over a year. It seems so real to be clipping out coupons, looking for deals and buying size newborn and 1 diapers. I know when I start washing clothes and putting them in his closet it will hit me, but I cant wait. ;o)
When the walls are done and furniture is in place I will post more nursery pics.

Monday, August 8, 2011

Back to school

Today Landon and I had our 1st day back to school. We both had a great day and look forward to a new school year.

Cookies Landon handed to his new teachers this morning

 1st day of 3 year old class
 Showing me his new lunch box and tennis shoes
 Going into the doors for his 1st day of school
He gave me a kiss, walked into his classroom and told me bye. He is such a BIG boy. I walked right down the hall to my classroom thinking how it just seemed like yesterday I was coming back from maternity leave after having Landon and dropping him off in the infant room. Also hard to believe that I will taking another maternity leave in 4 short months or less with baby #2.

I am 23 week pregnant today.;o)  Next week 5 month baby bump post.

Wednesday, August 3, 2011

I have converted

I have converted over to the mother of all coupon holders, the coupon binder. You know the one that holds hundreds of coupons with baseball card holders. haha

 I have been wanting to do this for awhile, but never got around to sitting down and organizing it all. And since all binders are on sale right now, I said why not and went for it. I have it sorted out by categories and need to get some dividers so I can flip to that section quickly.
 This is what I was using. It worked for awhile, but I hated having to flip through all the coupons in that category just to find the one I needed. I have been couponing for awhile, but never used the binder system. Any advice for keeping it organized?

On another note... It's consignment time ;o)
I was so excited because I was able to shop for two boys this time. I found lots of great things in Landon's size and for Houston. Shopping in the baby section made me even more excited about bringing a new baby home in 4 months.
 I found this highchair for cheap. I was not happy with the one I used for Landon so I'm giving that one to my mother-in-law. I bought this Graco that has wheels, very light, reclines and has 3 different tray selections. All we need is a baby to put in it. ;o)
Only 4 more days of summer. We are back to school on Monday morning. I'm so READY!

Monday, August 1, 2011

3 year doctor visit

Today, Landon had his 3 year doctor visit. He was such a big boy going to the doctor's office.
I told him if he was good during the trip I would get him a treat. We waited about 20 mins in the lobby and he did wonderful. Then they called us back and he got weighed, measured for height and had his temperature checked. He continued to be a good boy.

His doctor came in and asked him to draw a circle and a cross.
I helped him write his name
Ready to go home
His doctor just went over the basic of what we should be working on with him and what to expect from him at his age. Here are some stats:

Weight: 38.8lbs 95% percentile
Height: 38 1/2"  75% percentile
He can ride a bike with training wheels
He can say his whole name
He can draw a circle and a cross (kinda)
He knows all his body parts
He knows a few colors (red, blue, green)
He knows his age and can hold up 3 fingers for his age
He knows Jason and mines full name
He is NOT a picky eater and eats ALL foods
He's potty trained (PTL)
He can dress himself and put his own shoes on
He can unlock all doors and has learned how to open the garage door
He is very independent
He can brush his own teeth with a little help. Dr. recommend we need to take him to dentist at this age 

This is just a few things we went over today with the doctor. I know its boring, but I want to remember these things.

After we left we headed over to the pharmacy and he picked out Skittles for his treat. ;o)

Over all it was a great experience for the both of us and I'm happy and blessed to have a healthy, smart and active 3 year old.