Monday, October 26, 2009

At last...

This weekend I finally transitioned Tater to his crib and I moved back into my own bed. For the past 6 months I have been sleeping in a separate room with Tater so he doesn't wake my husband with his frequent screaming for meals. This Saturday night I finally decided it was time for him to be on his own and I would just come into his room at night for feedings.

It went better than I could have expected. I had been trying unsuccessfully for months to get him to go down in his crib but the crying and constant waking was driving me insane. It was just easier to sleep with him. Then at the end of last week he finally discovered that he likes pacifiers. Or more specifically this pacifier. My friend bought it for us back when I was pregnant and despite my offers he never really seemed to get on board with the whole pacifier thing. Then this week it clicked and he would suddenly spend hours happily in his crib so long as he had his trusty WubbaNub.

He only woke for 2 feedings Saturday night and 1 last night. I woke up a few times and checked on him but he was good. Crazy. Last night while he was resting in his crib we also packed up the swing and brought down the exersaucer from the attic. He and his brother have been enjoying the new toy this morning. It was sad seeing the old baby swing go but it is fun to see the boys playing together this morning.

We even got in a trip to the Pumpkin Patch so the boys could pick out a pumpkin. It was pretty picked over but we got some cute pictures. Although I have noticed that the boys are at an age where getting either of them to look at the camera is an exercise in futility.

We also got in a trip to the park this past week.

Thursday, October 15, 2009

In the past week

This little guy turned 6 months old.

I can't believe he is already half a year old. We had his 6 month checkup this morning and he was 16 lb 2 oz and 27 inches long. Although I think the nurse may have over-measured his height a bit. He is now eating 1st foods and cereal one to two times per day and is still not even close to sleeping through the night.

Also this past week my blog turned 2. I can't believe it. My life has changed so much in the past two years and it is really great to be able to go back and see what was going on back then.

And finally I got a NEW CAR!!!! SQUEE!!! I am 29 and have never owned a vehicle that wasn't used. It was really exciting to be able to walk in and pick out the color I wanted (sort of, they only had 2 colors on the lot) and the model. We had been talking about this for 2 years and looking for months. I was in Dallas this past weekend and found a Honda dealer that gave me the price I wanted. So I got to drive home in this shiny new Honda Pilot.

It has been a big week here and that doesn't even include my 29th birthday that I celebrated last Monday. Now if I could only get my husband to get around to fixing my oven I will be in business.

Tuesday, October 6, 2009

Husbands can drive you crazy

So a few weeks ago my best friend was over and we were flipping through DVDs looking for one to watch and she mentioned that she wanted to watch Interview with the Vampire. My husband loves that movie but for some reason we just never bought it. I mentioned it to my husband that night and told him I was going buy it since it is an old movie and I could get it cheap.

Last week I ordered it from Amazon and told my husband. I even followed up to tell him when it had shipped. As of today it has not yet arrived. So my husband has to run to Best Buy tonight to get some gadget he needed and he calls me to tell me that he bought me Interview with the Vampire. He acted completely oblivious to the previous conversations we had regarding my purchase of this movie. Grrr...

Then I decide to check the mail and I cannot locate the key to our mailbox anywhere. My husband checked it last night so on a hunch I went out to the mailbox and there was our mail key hanging out of the lock. The first words out of his mouth when I told him about it were "I didn't check the mail last night". Grrr....

Monday, October 5, 2009

My birthday

Today I turn 29 for the very first time. It is strange to be turning 29 because in my head I am still 22. It seems like every birthday until 21 came so slowly and every one after flew by. It has been a pretty great birthday so far.

I celebrated last weekend with my my mom and then this weekend we had friends over for brisket with all the fixings and cake. Next weekend I will celebrate with my dad so it is really more of a birthday month than birthday day.

I got to start the day off right with birthday cake for breakfast with my coffee. Yum! And later today my order from Old Navy should arrive with this sweater and these jeans,

(pictures courtsey of

which I will tuck into these boots that my husband bought me.

(They are Frye - Heidi Boots *picture courtesy of

I also picked myself up these 2 shirts and this sweater from Express last week and I love them.

(pictures courtesy of

Yay for birthday money and giftcards. My best friend got me a $30 gift card for Ulta this weekend that I am itching to spend. Any suggestions on what to get there?