A new year….

It’s a new year, happy 2014 to you all! I hope you all had a very nice Christmas and a happy New Year!! Did you make a resolution? Resolution or no resolution I hope 2014 is off to a great start!

For NYE we partied like……tired adults with a baby on NYE. 🙂 And stayed in! Grayson had such a nice first Christmas but was unfortunately, sick a lot of the holiday. He had a terrible case of the flu the week before and an ear infection during most of it. He finally started feeling better towards the end of my break from work. All in all, he got lots of family time and LOTS of gifts. I think what I’ll do for the next one is re-wrap all the toys we currently have and pretend they are new! HAHA, is that ok to do?

In other news, Grayson turned 10 months on Jan 4th. I’ve already been coming up with some ideas for his FIRST birthday. I’ve thrown around some themes and decided on a fun one I think he will enjoy. I’ll share it after we celebrate. Grayson also just had a minor procedure done today! He got TUBES!!! The poor kid has had his ears full of fluid since birth, which sometimes cause infections but his ears always feel plugged! Imagine walking around and talking with your fingers in your ears, all. the.time. Apparently, that’s how he was. So he should feel MUCH better now! I was not to happy about him having to have anesthesia but I know it’s for the best. He seems to be recovering just fine!

Here are some photos of Gray at 10 months!!

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Likes:

*Standing

*Baths

* Clapping

* Knocking down towers that mommy and daddy build

* Blueberries and Bananas

Dislikes:

* Getting into his car seat

* Hats (mainly when people are wearing them around him)

* Being told “no, no”

Grayson is a real spitfire and he has such a fiery personality. I can tell now he will be giving us a run for our money when he is older. Right now, if we take him away from something he is standing by or crawling to he shouldn’t he throws his head and arches his back and cries. It’s funny to see but I know it’s just the beginning….and when we put him in his car seat he arches is back and keeps his legs straight and rigid and won’t sit down. I have to chuckle because right now I can still control the little 21 pound pistol….wish us luck!!!

Happy New Year and Bump Update!

I hope you all had a wonderful New Years Eve and a great start to 2013. We of course are very excited for 2013, as 2013 is the year we will be expanding our family by one! And let me tell you, it feels like time is flying! I have been very fortunate to have all last week off and will finally go back to work tomorrow. We have been able to get a lot done here around the house, as well as spend time with lots of family over the holiday. I think we are both feeling the time crunch that Little Man will make his appearance fairly soon, and that we have lots to do. We have completely reorganized the kitchen and storage room and next weekend we will tackle his nursery. Our weekends are already filling up, so we are trying to make good use of our time as a family of two. Here are some things on our list the next few weeks.

1. Paint and decorate the upstairs bath
2. Organize Little Mans room
3. Make and freeze meals for maternity leave
4. Get carpets professionally cleaned
5. Put away, wash etc. all things for Little Man
6. Go out on some dates and enjoy our time as a family of two. 🙂

I know things will come up to add to that list, but those are our goals the next 60 days or less! 🙂

Below is my 31 week update, please excuse the grunge look, I have another photo of me and my sisters where I look a little more presentable. 🙂

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How far along? 31 Weeks, 3 days
Maternity clothes? Yes
Stretch marks? No
Sleep: Some nights are better than others
Best moment this week: Ringing in 2013! Is the year we will welcome our little man, and we are getting closer and closer.
Miss anything? Sleeping on my stomach, being able to walk up our millions of flights of stairs without getting completely out of breath.
Movement: Lots! Big rolls and kicks, and it seems he has found a punching bag in my bladder. 🙂
Food cravings: Steak, fish, and lots and lots of sweets! Always the same!
Anything making you queasy or sick: Nope
Have you started to show yet: Yes!
Gender: BOY! Little Man, as I like to call him. 🙂
Labor Signs: No thank goodness, but I have had a lot of Braxton Hicks lately.
Belly Button in or out? In
Wedding rings on or off? On except at night I’ve been taking off all my rings.
Happy or Moody most of the time: Both. Shout out to my wonderful husband here, for putting up with me the last 6 months. He has truly been a Saint and I am so thankful he has put up with my weird cravings, moods, and everything else. This is love. 🙂
Looking forward to: We finally start childbirth prep classes this week. They are four weeks long, two hours each week. I can’t wait to be a step closer!

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Cheers to you all and I hope you have a great 2013!