Wednesday, 29 June 2016

Second Pregnancy Problems

You know when you're pregnant for the second time and you don't have the time in your day to actually blog about it and announce it until 17 weeks?  That's me!

For any of you who didn't already know (or people who aren't my immediate family, if any of you are reading this blog), Parker is getting a little brother or sister sometime around December 1!

Some fun facts:

Yes this was planned.  Yes it happened quicker than we thought.  And yes, sometimes I think we're crazy.  Having 2 kids under 2 (only for a few months, they will be about 22 months apart if I go full term) is going to be pretty insane for awhile I think.  But I'm also really excited about how close in age they are going to be.

I'm terrified of having 2 under 2 to be honest.  Parker is still very needy and he will be too young to really know what's going on.  But I know in a few years the small age gap won't make a huge difference.

They will be only one year apart in school because Parker was born in January of 2015 and this baby will be born before the end of 2016.

I have been having another good pregnancy, but the symptoms hit me a lot earlier.  I felt much more nauseous and the fatigue started immediately instead of at 8 weeks.  But luckily both of those symptoms calmed down by around 9-10 weeks. 

I started showing much earlier.  Like at 8 weeks, last time was around 20.  Most people still don't think I'm showing, it just looks like I have a bit of a gut, but in comparison there is a big difference to what I looked like last time.

I still crave carbs, just like I did with Parker.  But now meat is not my friend.  I can eat it, but it's not satisfying at all.  A big bowl of cheese cappeletti on the other hand...I could eat that every night!!

Maybe some day I will edit the weekly (ok biweekly...) pictures that I've been taking and post them.  I told you that second pregnancies were a bit different...


Friday, 3 June 2016

Why Wouldn't You Want to Sit in a Box

So apparently I never posted this and just found it in my's still worth a post though because he still cracks me up!
  This kid cracks me up.  I looked over at him one day while we were in the office and he's climbing head first into the box.  He then proceeds to sit in the box and play with whatever he found in there.  


Saturday, 28 May 2016

May 24 Cottage Adventures

Last weekend we went up to the cottage for May 24 and let me tell you, the little man had a ball!  This summer will be so much different than last summer.  It will be more difficult in that Parker is very mobile and so will need constant supervision.  But it will also be so much fun, because Parker just loves it outside!  

Elf on a shelf?

Maybe he's musically inclined like his uncle
 Every May 24 there is an annual canoe trip down the river.  Parker is way too young to go, but we decided that he could canoe across the lake and I would pick him up at the bridge.  Just a short 10 minute canoe ride!  I wasn't really prepared for it, so I didn't bring his blue lifejacket.  He wasn't impressed with the pink one.
 But once he was in the canoe he was very content!
 It was definitely a smaller crew this year than usual, a lot of people had other plans, but I think they all had a good time anyways!

 The whole family isn't up every weekend, just long weekends, but I loved having the other kids there to play with Parker!  Parker thought that he was one of the big kids and he didn't even notice that they gave him a smaller noodle for the noodle fight!  He had a great time running around the lawn playing with the kids.

We are so lucky to have a close family and I feel even luckier that the other kids love Parker.  They don't see him as the annoying little cousin, they really love to take care of him and play with him.  I even had my 7 year old cousin make him breakfast one morning!  Bonus!

 It was a great weekend and I'm looking really forward to the rest of the summer!  


Friday, 20 May 2016

Parker's Dedication

Last Sunday we finally got around to getting Parker dedicated at our church.  Our church is really big, so they do child dedications after the service so it was in a smaller room with just the families of the other children being dedicated.

We invited immediate family and my grandparents.  I think Parker really enjoyed his day and he always knows when it's all about him. (Oh wait a second, it's always all about him.)

The dedication was nice and Parker only got a little bit squirmy.  He wasn't a fan of when the minister put his hand on his back to pray, he was like what is this guy doing!

Then for the rest of the service we distracted him with Veggie Sticks, which kept him pretty quiet except when he started growling at Auntie Tal....