Friday, April 30, 2010

Vincent's 1st Birthday!

Well Vincent has been one for over a week now and it still does not seem real. I still ponder when people in the store ask me how old he is, I am so used to saying 9 or 10 or whatever months and now I say A YEAR OLD! AHHHH! How can it be!?!?

Has a year really flown by that fast!? 


When I hold him it is still hard to believe that he was in my belly once... It is truly incredible actually, and having Baby L in there right now is just such a weird feeling because I know exactly what is happening and when, since I am not longer a first timer! ha!! 
Vincent has done so much in so little time, when he first came out of my belly he was so fragile and little, now he is robust and a tough little monkey! All he did a year ago was cry, dirty his diapers, eat and sleep, now he is ON THE GO walking, cruising, crawling, talking up a storm, still dirtying his diapers (way stinkier), eating everything we eat (which is amazing!) and sleeping like a champ (10-12 hours a night and a nice nap). 

My oh my, I must say though that my love grows stronger each day with him, I never knew my "Mommy Love Tank" could get so full! How am I going to have enough room for 2 in my tank! I guess I have figure another 16 weeks to figure that one out! Until then here are 
my little mans 1st Birthday pictures! 

His Giant Cupcake!


Dessert Table



Cupcakes for guests 
Chocolate with Mint Oreo Buttercream, and Vanilla with Blueberry Buttercream
Baking is my 2nd passion behind being a mommy!

Now I want a fricking cupcake!! YUMMMM

His Birthday Sign- Check 1st Wishes for great supplies!


Mommy, Daddy and Birthday Boy!


I think he approves! 


Playing Pat-A-Cake literally! 


Playing with presents!!



Weeeeee!!

*Thank you to ALL of our friends and family who were with us this first year! We are so glad to have had ALL of you along for the ride and look forward to having you all along for round 2 in August! Love you all! xoxo*


Also since I have a lot of new followers that I love from MBC... I wanted to re-link Vincent's First Video Montage!! - HERE IT IS!
MOMMY WARNING---Might cause your eyes to tear up! 


Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Baby L- Week 23

Here is what our baby is up to this week! Cannot believe we are this far along ALREADY! Whew!

Week 23-At this point you’ve pretty much adjusted to the fact you’ve got a moving little gymnast inside of you, but now they’re going to kick up the party a notch because they can hear and react to sounds from the outside world. Sounds from your alarm clock, a thunder roll, or that darned car honking at you across the intersection can actually jar their little ears enough to elicit a kick or violent bout of squirming. Of course this also means that their little ears are picking up the sounds of your voice and those near you. So go ahead, sing a lullaby to your little angel—if they start kicking, it’s likely they just want you to stop… or maybe it was a kick of approval? You decide. Your baby's tiny taste buds are still growing and their bones are continuing to ossify (harden), their tiny veins are visible through their translucent yet wrinkly skin. (Think of it this way: they’ve been swimming in the equivalent of a long hot bath for the past 23 weeks, so you can’t blame them for being a little prune-like.)


Me- Mommy Gator 23w4d


I hope baby L likes the music Vincent and I jam to during the day! I also hope that he/she likes the movements of Vincent and I dancing around like fools! I am sure the baby thinks we are crazy loons at how goofy we are! I am sure he/she loves hearing the squealing sounds of me chasing Vincent through his tent! It is his new favorite game! We also like to cuddle up in there with him! It may start to be our new go-to place! 

Come get me MOM!!


 Baby #2 is also quite the KICKER, my goodness he/she is on the move in my belly! Maybe a gymnast like mommy, or just swimming around like daddy! Speaking of kicking, last night I could not sleep and Vincent woke up screaming at 1am which is so rare, I felt very compelled to bring him in bed with us, so I could cuddle him and hopefully fall asleep easier! Well I brought him in and he fell right back asleep all snuggled next to me...HEAVEN!!

But he moved I swear 50 times! I could not sleep a wink! At one point he was sideways, with his feet in my face! He is such a wiggleworm! I did not mind it though because I rarely get to snuggle since he is MR INDEPENDENT is ALWAYS on the move unless he is super sleepy! He did wake up in a GREAT mood though! And allowed me to lay in bed for an extra hour while we cuddled!

In 4 months, I will have two little ones to cuddle with, the one will have no choice whether to cuddle or not which I WILL LOVE, and I am sure Vincent will want to start cuddling with mommy just like the baby! I will eat up every sweet minute of it! Ahhh life is good and is only going to get better!

Off to dream about the snuggles that lie ahead! :)




My Favorite....

I am going to upload all the pictures from the party one night this week but here is my favorite picture of mY BiRtHdAy BoY!

 ENJOY!


Sunday, April 25, 2010

Yay it's a Gymboree Day!!!!

First of all...I started this blog to get things off my chest as a mother, and to kind of have a place to vent, but I have found that I will sometimes write posts and not post them because I do not want people to think I am rude or whiny of something. Which is insane because everyone has their views on things and we all have things that irk us in every day life, plus the being hormonal and pregnant doesn't help! I do not have a lot of these moments but there are things that irk me and I am going to do what I intended when I first started this blog and get things off my chest, but still keep everyone updated on the most important part of my life, our family OF COURSE!

So back to my post....Yay, It's a Gymboree Day!

Yes that is one of the lines from the many songs that we sing during Vincent's classes! There are a long list of songs, some are pretty cute and he gets excited when we sing them here at home! He does love his gym time with his new found friends! But....I have never really said the second reason we go to Gymboree!

The whole mommy and me class thing started of course because I wanted to get Vincent out and interacting with children his own age, since at home he just has the cat and dog, and you can tell by the way he sometimes pets the other kids hair that animals are his only friends here at home!

But I also started Gymboree for me! I wanted to get out and meet other mommies and get to know some other women going through what I am! But this past week, I had one approach me that just rubbed me wrong...I mean I am sure she is a very sweet person and all that jazz but here was the situation.

I noticed her when I pulled into the parking lot since we were parked beside each other, she had 2 cute kids, one in a rear facing car seat and one in a forward facing car seat and I thought "That is ME in a few months!", I knew we would have something in common since her children seemed pretty close in age! So I was kind of excited to maybe get to exchange some words and what not.

Well, I was just sitting there playing with V during play time and she asked when I was due and I told her late August, and she asked how old Vincent was and I said he just turned one and she had a look of sheer horror on her face! Just what I like to see!! And then I said yes they will be close but I saw yours seemed close together! She stated no they are 27 months apart and I want to pull my hair out EVERYDAY!

Then she went on to stress to me how horrible it was and how hard it was to have 2 that young...I am just sitting taking it all in and kind of laughing to myself. But after all the complaining about how bad it was she said but hopefully in 10 years you will look back and be happy! I was just kind of shell shocked and said well I am just taking it all in strides and taking each day as it is, but I am really excited to have another one!

Vincent then sped off to another activity and I followed suit...

I sometimes do not get why people have to throw their fear and bad news of something that you are going through at you! I know she in no way meant to make me feel bad or stress me out but come on! If anyone I know is going through something, I ALWAYS look for the positive and give them happy advice that they want to hear, unless they ASK for my honest opinions on the hardships of it!

There are stupid comments like this that irk me all the time, and I do not know why I let it get to me, but I do! I am only human right! :)

I feel like I get most of these opinions when I am pregnant, as if I do not know I will have 2 under 2 people! Trust me I am well aware of this and have been and we planned to have another one and probably would have gotten pregnant (if we had not sooner) before or right around this time, that Vincent is one!

I am excited about baby #2 and cannot wait, I think it is going to be AMAZING and a total blast! It will be double the fun and double the work but it will all be worth it! We wanted our children to be close and I highly doubt we will be done after this one!

Jordan states it best "We will get to have another Vincent, how sweet is that!"

I always add "How sweet will it be that we will be in our 40s when our kids are going to college!" I would not change a thing, okay maybe the being married before Vincent thing, but truthfully everything is being timed out perfectly to the beat of our own "Family Drum"

Here are some pictures from Vincents past class at Gymboree! Minus my being irked from one comment because I dwell on things, we always have a BLAST!




Bubbles on the nose! ha



And here is a video of Vincent and his what I call girlfriend Lyla pushing the big barrel mat! Too funny!
video

Hope everyone has an amazing week ahead! I will post pictures from the V's Birthday party this week!

Friday, April 23, 2010

Vincent's First Year! at OneTrueMedia.com



Here is the video I made for Vincent's First Birthday! Had to wait to post it until today so no family would sneak a peek! If you are coming to the party and see this post... Please do not peek!! :) Make sure to have your volume on for the music on the video!!  ENJOY!! 

100 questions...





Remember back in the day always filling out quizzes from forwarded emails from friends! Well I always loved doing that so I found one on here to fill out! It will be interesting to see what my answers are now that I am an adult, versus a young teen who's biggest concern was when her next cheerleading competition! Oh how time changes!!




1.How old will you be in five years?
29... OUCH! Crazy to think about!


2.Who did you spend at least three hours with yesterday?
Vincent and Jordan!


3. How tall are you?
more like how short am I .. I'm a whoppin' 5'2" ..

4. What do you look forward to most in the next six weeks?
I look forward to finding out if we will be staying here or moving, also for baby #2 to keep getting bigger, and getting Vincent's big boy room ready!

5. What's the last movie you watched?
Wow I am at a total blank here... The last movie in a theater I saw was Valentine's Day though


6. Who was the last person you called?
Just called Jordan


7. Who was the last person to call you?
Alex actually was, to check in on the plans for this weekend!


8. Who was the last person to text you?
My friend Cassandra


9. Do you prefer to call or text?
HAHA I prefer which ever my phone will allow, since I let Vincent play with it a lot, it only works on occasion! But lately it has been stellar! :)
10. Do you have any pets?
Yes, our German Shepherd Lord Verner and our cat Jonsey! We are thinking of maybe another German Shepherd in the next couple years! We want to have a full force of them! :)

12. Are your parents married?
Not to eachother anymore, my dad is remarried though!


15. What planet do you like?
Earth!


16. What are you wearing right now?
PJ's and a blanket since it's a little chilly in the morning!

17. What is your favorite christmas song?
Baby it's cold outside or Nsync Merry Christmas, Happy Holidays haha


18. Where is your favorite place to be?
Anywhere with my family

19. Where is your least favorite place to be?
Anywhere I feel unsafe or scared in anyway

20. Where would you go right now if you could go anywhere?
Florida or anywhere nice and sunny! I need a tan!

23. What did you fear was going to get you at night as a child?
A monster in the closet for sure!

24. Who was the last person that really made you laugh?
Jordan and Vincent playing!

25. How many TVs do you have in your house?
3 but we really only use the one in the living room, Jordan plays video games on the one downstairs though

26. How big is your bed?
King! I do not think we can ever be in a queen again! We like our space!!

27. Do you have a laptop or desktop computer?
Laptop, so much more portable!


28. Do you sleep with or without clothes on?
With them on for sure!

30. How many pillows do you sleep with?
4, one between my legs, one on my back and one on my head and one somewhat between my head and belly! Pregnant belly sleeping is NO fun!

31. What is your favorite season?
Spring! Everything is blooming and coming back to life! It is beautiful!

32. What do you like about summer?
The sun and the fun to be had outdoors like cookouts and swimming!

33. What do you like about winter?
All of the holidays to spend with loved ones!

34. What do you like about the fall?
The changing of the colors


35. What do you like about spring?
Woops kinda answered this, but the blooming of everything!

36. How many states have you lived in?
ONE but am up for going wherever life takes us!


37. How many cities/towns have you lived in?
Home, College, Here! 3

38. Do you prefer shoes, socks, or bare feet?
Bare feet or flip flops

39. Do you like wearing jeans?
Yes, it is killing me that I cannot wear most of my pairs now! Oh well they will be back soon enough!


40. What was the last thing you ate?
I just ate cereal

41. What is your favorite restaurant?
Melting Pot or BJs

42. Longest car trip?
Vacations to Florida when I was little, or maybe our trip to Gulf Shores, AL, either or they were both LONG

43. What's your favorite kind of ice cream?
Gosh thats a toss up! I look Cookie Dough, Cherry Cordial, Mint Choc Chip and Snickers equally


44. What is your favorite kind of soup?
Broccoli Cheese, Tomato or My White Chili

45. What kind of jelly do you like on your PB & J sandwich?
I do not like PB & J

46. Do you like Chinese food?
YES! We actually ate it for dinner last night!

47. Do you like coffee?
NO! But I will drink Vanilla Iced Coffee but it has to have EXTRA vanilla to kill the coffee taste, but that is only like once every 3-4 months! But I do like Chai Tea!


48. How many glasses of water, a day, do you drink on average?
Not as much as I should....I am trying to keep up with getting over 64oz! It is tough!


49. What do you drink in the morning?
Milk or Water







50. Would you rather sleep with someone else or alone?
With Jordan of course, or even when Vincent is in bed, which never happens anymore bc he is so independent, it breaks my heart!!

51. Do you sleep on a certain side of the bed?
Yes the right side!


52. Do you know how to play poker?
No


53. Do you like to cuddle?
Yes!!! I cannot wait til baby #2 comes to be my cuddle bug bc Vincent is my squirmy bug now unless he is super sleepy and trust me I soak it up!

54. Have you ever been to Canada?
Yes


55. Do you have an addictive personality?
Not really

56. Do you eat out or at home more often?
I cook at home pretty much every night, sometimes on the weekend we will go out!

57. What is your favorite cheese?
Munster

58. Do you know anyone with the same birthday as you?
Yes, a girl I went to high school with in my class did!

59. Do you want kids?
Obviously! Yes! Not sure how many we will have yet but we are very happy and content with 1 here and 1 on the way!

60. Do you speak any other languages?
A little German but not enough to make too much sense

61. Have you ever gotten stitches?
Yes on my foot from doing gymnastics in my room when I was younger

62. Have you ever ridden in an ambulance?
No, Thank God!

63. Do you prefer an ocean or a pool?
POOL!!! I only like the Ocean up to my knees!

64. Do you prefer a window seat or an aisle seat?
Depends if I am flying pregnant or not! But I am fine with either!

65. Do you know how to drive stick?
Yes!! I used to love it!


66. What is your favorite thing to spend money on?
Vincent and others!


67. Do you wear any jewelry?
My wedding ring is always on and now my new necklace for Mother's Day that I received early! I love it!


68. What is your favorite TV show?
 I used to love The Price Is Right, but it kills me having Drew Carey be the host! So I would have to go with Jeopardy

69. Can you roll your tongue?
No

70. Who is the funniest person you know?
Jordan's frend Forrest for sure! He CRACKS me up like no other!

71. Do you sleep with stuffed animals?
No

72. What is the main ring tone on your phone?
It is usually on silent bc it will glitch off if it makes a noise lol

73. Do you still have clothes from when you were little?
No, darnit!

74. What red object is closest to you right now?
A present for Vincent is on the table wrapped in a red zoo pattern

76. Do you sleep with your closet doors open or closed?
Depends if we closed them or not

77. Would you rather be attacked by a big bear or a swarm of bees?
Oh my... neither!! Whichever would kill me faster I guess!

78. would you rather fight a chimp or a badger?
Badger seems smaller so I would go with that! Chimps are INTENSE!


79. What do you dip a chicken nugget in?
HONEY!!!


80. What is your favorite drink?
Shirley Temple!

81. Can you change the oil on a car?
No

82. Have you ever gotten a speeding ticket?
Yes but not in a few years!

83. Have you ever run out of gas?
Yes after work one day in college when it was snowing out of control, to make matters worse I was wearing a skirt and flip flops! Clearly worked at Abercrombie to be dressed so stupidly!  So horrible!

84. What is your usual bedtime?
I try to be in bed by 10, but I usually am up for awhile!



The Christmas Sweater
85. What was the last book you read?
I am still reading A Christmas Sweater

86. Do you read the newspaper
No


87. Do you have any magazine subscriptions?
Parents and American Baby

88. Do you still sleep with the lights?
Sometimes I keep our bathroom light on! :)

89. Do you watch soap operas?
No


90. Do you dance in the car?
No but I sing

91. What was the last note you scribbled on a piece of paper?
My to do list for today that I made last night

94. What is your favorite candle scent?
Woodwick's Applewood, the wick is wood and it crackles like a real fire, it is AWESOME and smells amazing!

95. What is your favorite board game?
Scrabble! :) I dominate in it

96. What is your favorite video game?
SONIC!!! Or old school Mario!

97. When was the last time you attended church?
Last Sunday, we attend every weekend, I love Mass, it is so calming to me!


98. Which one of your friends have you known the longest?
Cassandra


99. What is the longest you have ever camped out in a tent?
Probably a night, we used to always camp out as kids in the back yard!





100. Did you realize you just completed a 100 question survey?


Yes