Monday, May 25, 2009

My "Nathan" Belly at 21 Weeks

It's been awhile since we posted a belly photo, so here are some taken this weekend. Lucas was actually pointing at my belly button - one of his new fascinations - but it looks like he's pointing to his little brother!

Every Boy Needs a Black Eye

Just wanted to document this one for Lucas to look back on some day.... his first black eye. This photo was taken a week after he collided head on with a little girl, so you can imagine how bad it was right afterwards - she was fine, but he was left with battle scars! Poor guy!

Friday, May 22, 2009

The important things...

Sometimes I feel like life gets in the way of our enjoyment for each moment and even each wonderful thing and people in our lives.

For some reason lately I have been so focused on the unimportant things in life - cleaning, cooking, errands, etc. I was panicking about all the things that I want to have done before Nathan comes, realizing I only have about four months left before he arrives. Somehow I think I was pretending I wasn't pregnant, wrapped up in being a mommy and taking care of the house. Lucas hasn't been sleeping and we've been throwing all our energy into working with him on that, so I've been up late and up early, doing cleaning and projects to all hours of the night. When I was tired I just pushed myself more to get more done. Not too smart.... considering that yeah, I am actually pregnant.

This week we had a bit of a scare that ended up with an ultrasound and the possibility of something called "funneling of the cervix". I won't go into more detail on that here, but until next week's doctor appointment I am on orders to not pick up a broom or mop, and to take it as easy as possible. So I have been sitting.... resting..... watching TV or reading during Lucas' naps. And let me tell you it is HARD! and boring! I can't stand sitting around, but I am doing it because I need to remember that I'm pregnant and need to take care of this little boy. I don't want anything to happen to him.

So, my new philosophy.... I don't care if things are messy. I don't care if I don't get all my projects done. I just want to enjoy the rest of this pregnancy, have a really fun summer with Lucas, spend time with my friends and family, and take time to take lots of pictures, write, and enjoy life. We'll see how long I can do this! :-)

I am so excited for this long weekend ahead. We are (hopefully) finally going to get our master bathroom sink/counter installed after living without one for a year, and hopefully get some fun time with friends and family as well. And yes, I will be doing a lot of resting...

Happy long weekend everyone!

Wednesday, May 13, 2009

Mother's Day Painted Picture Cards

For Mother's Day this year we decided to hand make some cards for everyone. The paper was designed and created by Lucas. Here are some photos of his first attempt at finger painting.

We started at the kitchen table, but ended up with paint on the chair, the wall, and all over him...

So we moved it outside where we had a little more space and room for messiness.

Ruffy and Gizmo were very curious as to what we were doing as well.

Lucas loved squishing the paint between his fingers and toes.

I had to hold on to him to direct his hands to the paper, otherwise we would have had a rainbow colored back yard.

We smeared color after color, made hand and foot prints, and had so much fun!

When it was time to clean up, Lucas wanted to head in the house....

We attempted a quick cleanup, but that didn't work.

This kid really needed a bath!

Sorry, no pictures in the tub, but I'm sure you can imagine what color the water ended up when he was all cleaned off!

Here are some photos of our masterpieces!

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