Sunday, June 30, 2013

A couple updates

So I guess it's about time I update you all on what's been going on here!

First of all, Google's reader will be disappearing tomorrow. So if you like to follow blogs using that, you may want to look into Bloglovin.  I actually prefer Bloglovin. It's a lot easier to read using my tablet and phone.  

A week ago we adopted a dog!  Pretty crazy!  His name is Bud and he is a Lab/Sheppard mix. He's about 5 months old and surprisingly a great dog.  He had a few issues with the leash, but within this last week that has improved a lot! And he also has his moments of separation anxiety with being in the crate when we leave the house.  He enjoys his crate but he knows that we are gone.  He will start crying when he hears the car return.  I'm sure that's normal puppy behavior.  

One thing that bugs me a lot though, is how attached to me he is. (The reasoning for this is probably related to what I talk about at the end of this post).  He can't stand being in a different room and me.  He won't cry or damage anything like other dogs do when they have separation anxiety, but he just follows me everywhere.  He will be sound asleep in the living room and I get up to go into the kitchen for a snack or a drink and he gets up and follows me.  And by the time he gets settled laying down in the kitchen, I've gotten what I need and am back in the living room.  

He's really great with Tanner.  He isn't food aggressive at all.  Tanner has stepped on him and sat on him, and he hasn't gotten aggressive.  He does get really excited when he comes inside from going potty and he will sometimes jump on Tanner.  So we are working on that.  He also likes Tanner's toys.  Right now Bud and Tanner are learning how to be gentle with each other.

And in other news...

The main reason I haven't blogged in a month is because I have been feeling like crap.  I am exhausted all day everyday.  And I am so nauseous each day. 

 Yes.  I am pregnant. 

Here is 2.0.  We found out while we were in Phoenix.  We were planning this, but now that it is a reality, I am freaking out.  So many things going through my mind.  I am scared to be pregnant again. I am sad that Tanner won't be my one and only anymore.  I am scared thinking about labor and delivery...whether or not to VBAC or have a repeat C-section. I am terrified.  How will I be able to handle two kids!?

But I am SO happy to give Tanner a sibling close in age!  I know he wont remember a time never having a sibling.  And with Nick being in the Military, I'm hoping they will be each other's friends each time we move.  This is a good thing.  A great thing.  It's going to be hard.  But it's going to be worth it.  

Based on my last period, baby would be due at the end of January.  But I know that's not accurate.  It's actually closer to two weeks off.  The ultrasound was measuring a week off but the placenta was in the way and my doctor couldn't get a good reading.  So when I go back at the end of July I will be getting another ultrasound to measure a little better.  In anyway, Baby will be due at the beginning of February.  

So now, I am going to try to take a quick nap before Tanner wakes up from his nap.  

Monday, June 10, 2013

Tot-School (Green Week)

Tanner was 17 months old

Before we went on vacation we had green week in tot-school!  Tanner seemed to enjoy it, and still does, as I haven't switched to blue week yet.  

Here are the trays for this week:


He loves the little hot wheel cars!
He's rolling it back and forth to me.

And this is what usually happens :)

 Play-doh, of course

 A new puzzle

 Homemade picture puzzle

This was not a hit.  I believe he's still a little young for this one. 

Water bead transfer

This activity was by far his FAVORITE!  Every time he saw with the bowl that held these water beads he would yell, "BALLLLLLL!!!!" 

We even threw a few into the bathtub so he could play with them some more.  It was a good fine motor activity.  They're hard to catch in the tub.

We also did some coloring and a little color review.  Since it's been a few weeks I'm going to need to do a little more review before moving on.

For more great tot-school ideas, go on over to 1+1+1=1!  I'll be checking it out for sure.

Tot School

Monday, June 3, 2013

Phoenix Photo Dump

I seriously am lacking any motivation to blog. I get all these ideas lined up in my head on things to talk about and then when Tanner's nap time comes around I have other things to do.  Or I just want to hang out and do nothing for an hour.  

So I'm going to post this real quick and then get some lunch and veg out in front of the TV until Tanner wakes up.  Honesty is good, right? ;)

He was SO excited to be on a plane and see other planes taking off from his window! He was such a good boy on the plane! His first words when he got into the terminal in Phoenix, "WOW!".

This is probably more funny to me than it really is.  Tanner had barely slept all day after waking up at 4:30 central time. We were on out way to lunch after leaving the airport and nightmare that is the Phoenix rental car center.  We were hoping Tanner was sleeping in the car.  And since he is still rearfacing and we didn't have the car mirror in the rental, I turned my camera on and tried to peek at him to see if he was sleeping. He obviously wasn't. Ha! (You can see how tired he was though) 

Being an East coast southern girl, I have never had In-n-out.  So we had to stop to see  what the big deal was and why everyone loves these burgers.  It wasn't too bad.  A little greasy. I like five guys better!

Other than being hot, Arizona is kind of pretty.  Tanner loved the rocks everywhere.

Adorable little church our friends were married in!


Handsome ring bearer!

Probably my favorite picture of the vacation.

Petting zoo at the zoo.  Can you tell we were the only ones there?

Feeding the giraffe!

Someone took off with the stroller.

Feeding the catfish and swans.

Ready to go for another ride!