Wednesday, April 28, 2010

30 weeks today

I had my 30 week checkup & ultrasound this morning and all looks good!

So far Baby S is measuring way larger than "normal". The ultrasound tech measured him to be about 3lbs 14 oz. A "normal" 30 week baby should be almost 3 lbs! Even Dr. Williams said, "you're gonna have a big boy"...

John was 8lbs 7oz, so I know big...but they're estimating this kid to be bigger. Yikes!

Can't wait to meet his little... I mean, big guy!

Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Early morning conversations with Johnny, Part II

3:30am...I hear the thud of little feet coming down the stairs.

Me:     John, what are you doing up?
John: Mommy I scared of the storm
Me:    There's not a storm, let's go... back to your bed.

Right as I said that....a loud clap of thunder and lightening

Me:    sigh...get up here
John: mommy, God's makin da storm?
Me:    yes baby
John: he's sittin on a cloud makin it storm?
Me:    No, he's in it's time to be quiet and go to sleep.

Needless to say we once again didn't get much sleep after that. It stormed for probably 30 more minutes, and John had to comment after ever thunder clap and lightening flash. Finally, he passed out. Maybe tonight we'll get a full night's sleep without interruption.

Monday, April 26, 2010

1:30am conversations with Johnny

At 1:30am this morning, I was awoken to John pulling on my arm.

Me:     Honey, what are you doing up?
John:  I just want ta snuggle
Me:     Come on up here...
John:  A wolf was tyin' to eat me in my dream
Me:     ...a wolf huh...well he won't get you now. Mommy & Daddy will keep you safe.
John:  yeah I safe. Mommy, when yous was a lil girl, you went downstairs when a wolf tried to eat you?
Me:     yes, I'm sure I did.

And then he passed out cold! He slept great all night, we on the other hand did not. But what can ya do when he says he wants to snuggle! I can't say no to that!

Friday, April 23, 2010

Blind as a bat...

...well not anymore..Tim had Lasik eye surgery this morning!

Yea Timmy!! I'm sooo excited for him. I had the procedure done about 2 years ago and in my opinion, it's the best money I've ever spent. It's such an amazing thing that a laser can cut a flap as thin as a strand of hair and then zap your eyeball a couple of times and you see 20/20 almost instantly. What's even more amazing is that John and I got to watch it all happen!! John thought it was pretty cool but was very concerned what the "people were doing to daddy".
It was cute!

I'm anxious to see how his vision is tomorrow. It's really cool when you've been so dependent on glasses and contacts for soooo long and then all of a sudden, you don't need them. It's a breath of fresh air!

Tuesday, April 20, 2010

"The Highly Sensitive Child"... a great description of my child. It's also a book written by Dr. Elaine N. Aron. 

A friend of mine from high school, who's blog I follow religiously, shared how she found this book after spending countless hours researching her son's "highly sensitive" personality. What really got me is that her son and John share many of the same personality traits. I mean seriously, when she describes "C", it's exacly how I would describe John. So I figured I definitely needed to research this more. And boy am I glad I Chalna said, "This is my son". THANK YOU Chalna!

John has always been what I would describe as shy or super sensitive, and that has always been fine with me. I too was shy and super sensitive as a kid so for the most part, I understood. But still sometimes, I would...and still do...get frustrated when he doesn't want to participate in things or gets upset over what most people consider little things. But now, after reading an excerpt from this book, I really understand that to him they're not little things. He notices things that most 4 year olds don't. He often won't participate in group activities opting to observe instead and then will discuss in extreme detail everything he just saw. He also has an amazing vocabulary which I'm certain has to do with how much he observes and listens. It just all makes sooo much sense now! I'm super excited to read more about how John "sees" the world and how to parent more effectively.
Here is the link to the website It's very interesting reading!

Thank you again Chalna for sharing this book with me.

Thursday, April 15, 2010

28 weeks and still no name

So I'm officially 28 weeks and according to Dr. Williams, doing great! Baby S (still has no name...sad isn't it?) is laying transverse (sideways) but still has time to move. He said now is when he'll start putting on all his weight and he'll probably get uncomfortable the bigger he grows which will make him want to change positions. Let's just hope he changes into the correct position! I start the every 2 week appointment routine now and next appt I have another ultrasound.  I love ultrasounds...something about acutally seeing the baby makes it all real. Of course so do the swift kicks to my bladder!

John is getting more excited about baby brother's arrival. He talks about him constantly. This morning, while he was playing in the bathtub he made "coffee" for me b/c baby brother needed it for his sore throat. (side note...he normally takes a bath at night but last night refused so this morning he got one...can't send the kid to school dirty!)

Tuesday, April 13, 2010

Spring school pictures

John's school offers fall and spring pictures courtesy of The Picture People. This is great for me b/c I'm sooo bad about having professional pictures taken. We've had "family" pictures taken 3 times and everytime I hate them. John and Tim look great but for some reason I look like a complete dork! My smile is either crooked or my eyes are's always something. So I try to avoid pictures of myself whenever possible.

Anyhoo, here are some snapshots the morning of picture day. The kids were supposed to dress "springy" but it was 36 degrees that morning so we did a spring-ish shirt, kahki jeans and cowboys boots. Ya can't EVER go wrong with cowboy boots! Oh side note...He also had on his cowboy belt Pop-Pop got him at the rodeo but ya can't see it b/c of his untucked shirt.

Thursday, April 08, 2010

John funnies

I have a lot of blogging to catch up on...Easter, school pictures, etc. but I thought I'd start off with some funny John stories. That kid is funny!

Funny #1
So a new "thing" he's into is counting how many dead animals he sees on the road. Yep, he counts roadkill! I know, it seemed kinda morbid at first but I decided to make it into a safety lesson. I'm a smart one huh?!?! Since we live out in the boonies, amongst the wildlife, he has numerous opportunities to spot roadkill. Our conversations usually go something like this...

John:  Mommy, I sawed anover dead aminal ...oh there's anover dead aminal...dey ran  out in the road and got killed.
Me:    Yes, that's why we never run out into the always have to be very careful around cars and trucks...okay?
John: yep...and motorcycles.

hahaha, I laugh everytime!

Funny #2
John enjoys talking to "baby brother" in my belly...still don't have a name so we just call him baby brother...anyway, the other night we were sitting on the couch and he leans over and pats my belly. He tells me he wants to say mind you he thinks he has to talk into my belly button, like it's a mircophone. So he says, "hellloooo....what you doing in dere?" then he a cat and then proclaims, "John in da house!"

Tim and I burst into laughter! I seriously haven't laughed that hard in a long time. That of course got John going and he repeated "John in da house" probably a million more times.

The things he comes up with...