Saturday, December 17, 2011

All I want for Christmas - Mariah

You have no idea how happy this video makes me...
I love spying on my child.

Wednesday, December 14, 2011

Chaps and Santa

Chappell told us that she would not sit on Santa's lap.
However, when we arrived at the good ole Bass Pro Shops, she seemed to have a change of heart!
She marched her cute little self up there after taking one big deep breath, and sat on the big man's lap.
Anyone notice this was the same creeper that grabbed my bum last year?
He seemed a little less pervy this year.

Chaps told Santa that she wanted a "Christmas chicken."
We think she meant "princess kitchen" and slipped up due to nerves.
Either way-- this little lady will be receiving a Christmas chicken, I can promise yo
u that...

Baby Collier's Unsuccessful 4Ds

As you can see, these were not the best shots of lil' Collier.
I was too far along (and I knew it) when we decided to do his 4D images.
However, our ultrasound tech was so sweet and let us do it again yesterday-- these are the 33 week shots and I'll post the 35 week shots later.
Currently 28 days away from his arrival-- that is if I make it to my C Section date--- I can't believe it.
He is still breech as of yesterday... Dr. Kouri said that the chances of having two breech babies in a row is lower than 1 in a 1,000.
Quite odd.
I was breech, myself... one stubborn mom and two stubborn babies!

3 year old questions...

Like most warm blooded creatures, I've been lovin' some Pinterest lately.
It's my go to activity late at night when I'm laying in the bed wide awake with pregnancy insomnia.
Anywho, I saw this cute idea and decided to do it with Chaps!
She loved it-- I told her it was a game and she got really excited.
You are supposed to ask these questions every year on the child's birthday (starting at 3) and then put all of the answers in a book later on.
So... here are Chappell's 3 year old answers:

1. What is your favorite color?
2. What is your favorite toy?
3. What is your favorite fruit?
4. What is your favorite tv show?
Little Einsteins
5. What is your favorite thing to eat for lunch?
6. What is your favorite outfit?
The dog one.
7. What is your favorite game?
Star Wars -- (OK... with her cousins, I think)
8. What is your favorite snack?
Fruit snacks
9. What is your favorite animal?
10. What is your favorite song?
11. What is your favorite book?
Halloween book (it's a puzzle book from Colleen Rogers) and ShoeLaLa (from Preston Sullivan)
12. Who is your best friend?
Pollard, Barnes, Riley, George, Oliver & Frances
13. What is your favorite cereal?
"What's cereal?"
14. What is your favorite thing to do outside?
"Play basketball"
15. What is your favorite drink?
Milk, water and juice
16. What is your favorite holiday?
17. What do you like to take to bed with you at night?
"my lovies"
18. What is your favorite thing to eat for breakfast?
19. What do you want for dinner on your birthday?
20. What do you want to be when you grow up?
"What's growing up?"
"To my birthday" -- not sure what she meant
"A farmer"

Wednesday, December 7, 2011

OH my

I'm losing it.
I posted the wrong Christmas card! That was a proof, not the one that I ended up buying.
I'm losing it!
I'll find it later...
Here I am a month later.
I should probably be showering and doing things around the house right now while Chacha is sleeping-- but, alas, I shall blog.
It's been a while and there are so many things I've been wanting to
record for prosperity's sake... but the second I sit down at the computer, these thoughts are gone. No where to be found.
So, what has been going on at the crazy Willy's house?

Let's see.
My sweet baby girl will turn 3 on Friday.
Whattttt on earth? How is this possible? I do not know.
She is so wonderful and hilarious and all things awesome right now-- I don't want her to grow another day and get any older.
While this age is great in so many ways, I'd be lying if I didn't admit that th
ere are moments where I want to pull my hair out.
Like last night for instance...
Chaps has been (successfully) potty trained for months, but last night proudly proclaimed (while at a friends house for dinner) that she had pooped in her pants.
I mean, what the heck?

I do know, however, that we are very lucky with this little girl. Although she can be stubborn, she usually gives in pretty easily.
I keep thinking that maybe baby Collier will be a monster since his sister has been so easy on us.
She is still taking one 2-3 hour nap every day... thank the Lord. Don't know what I would do
without nap time!!
She still sleeps very well-- today she woke up around 8:15 am. Some mornings are earlier, you never know-- but as far as sleep goes, in general-- we are very lucky with her habits.
I'm fully aware that as soon as this little man arrives, I'll be awake around the clock.

I might be completely naive, but I'm not really that worried about adding another baby to the mix? Is that dumb?

I know from experience that having a newborn is tough-- but I feel like this go around it's not really going to change things that much. I think my mothering style is much different now than it was in the beginning... not quite as up tight.
All of my personal freedoms and private time have been gone for 3 years now... so what will change with a new baby? Another mouth to feed? I don't know... I'm just not that concerned. I stay up very late working as it is... I get up early...
PLUS... I didn't drink coffee when Chappell was a baby. What was I thinking? Caffeine is my saving grace!
Say a PRAYER that I am right!!
Or just send me to a good shrink...

So, baby Collier is scheduled to arrive via C-section on January 11th.
I'm currently 34 weeks, 1 day.
This pregnancy -- knock on wood please-- has been so great!
It really has. After the initial morning sickness... this thing's been a piece of cake.
Maybe it's because I'm busier than I used to be? Maybe it's becau
se I already have Chappellina to keep my mind off of things? Who knows.
After I had Chaps I honestly wasn't sure I'd ever want to be pregnant again...
this pregnancy has me hoping that I will be pregnant again.
Life is odd.
I guess we change.

Christmas decorations are up (thx mom!) and we are loving the new house.
The nursery is done... and I love it! It's so neutral and peaceful in t
here. It's exactly what I wanted for our little baby boy. I need to take some pictures and post them here before the baby gets here. Everyone knows the nursery never looks the same post-baby. Ha.
The painters should be finishing Collier's bathroom tomorrow night. It had orange wallpaper before... I chose Galveston Grey for the bathroom and Revere Pewter for the nursery. Both Benjamin Moore colors that I love. Thank you, Pinterest!!

Pictures to come of:
Chaps visiting Santa... she marched right up to him and told him that she wanted a "Christmas Chicken." She meant to say she wanted a "Princess Kitchen"... whic
h is in fact a Princess dollhouse... Guess she was nervous??
Chaps family birthday on Friday...
Chaps 3rd Birthday party... happening on Saturday morning...
Collier's unsuccessful 4d ultrasound...
and the nursery!

Here's a screenshot of our 2011 Christmas Card:

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