Friday, February 29, 2008

First Week Coming to a Close

So, as the first week of us knowing that we are pregnant is coming to a close, I am thinking back to a few weeks ago...when I was so tired and just slept all day...I couldn't drag myself out of bed, and I just wondered to myself "what is wrong with me?" Well, now we know!

I've experienced a little more tiredness, but I would much rather have that than morning sickness (which, knock on wood, I haven't had any of yet), and I'm super thirsty! Peeing more frequently, though not like the "normal" pregnant person. I have a pretty well trained bladder, being a nurse and all. And, what I thought was "pre-menstrual bloating", is actually my little pouch forming. I think it's going to peek out a little quicker than with Colin.

So far so good! No complaints. My first appointment is March 14, and we will have our "official" due date then, though we think it's between October 26-28.

Wednesday, February 27, 2008

Colin's 18 Month Check-Up

Colin had his 18 month check-up today. He's doing great! Growing fast, big and strong! He weighs 26 lbs. 7 oz. (50-75%), and is 32.8 inches long (75%). The doctor thinks that he's going to be around 5 ft. 10 inches, but we'll have a better guesstimate when he turns 2.

The doctor was very happy that Colin finally started walking. That means that we don't have to start ECI. Yay! He also noted that Colin is "very social". He says that's a good thing!

We are glad that he's a healthy boy, and growing strong! his next appointment is at 2 years.

Place Your Bets...

I've set up a Baby Pool guessing game! Place your guess!

Tuesday, February 26, 2008

A New Journey

Miguel, Colin and I recently found out that we'll be going on a journey together, and in anticipation of it, I decided to get directions for it on Google Maps. I found the directions to be pretty interesting, and so I'm posting them here for you to see as well. What do you think? :)

Monday, February 18, 2008

Not So Little Anymore!

Well, besides the fact that my baby is going to be 18 months (*tear, tear*) next week, we converted his crib into a toddler bed. We've been meaning to do it for a while now, but just haven't found the time until this past weekend. Colin slept in it for the first time last night, and he did great. We knew he would!

Also, Colin finally started walking yesterday...for real walking. He did it all day at my mom's house and when Miguel and I went to pick him up, he refused to walk. Today he didn't want to walk until this afternoon. Then, he just picked himself up and walked all over the house this evening!

What a big boy he is! Miguel and I are so proud of him!

Sunday, February 17, 2008


I was awakened at 6:40 in the morning by the loudest sound Ive ever heard. I thought that my windows were going to break. The hail lasted about 8 minutes. 2 hours later, I decided to take a couple pictures of the hail balls...look how big they were...after having 2 hours to melt!

Thursday, February 14, 2008

Colin at the Park`

I took Colin to the park today! It was sooo beautiful outside...a bit windy, but the temperature was great. Colin posed for a few pictures for me. The rest can be found on my smugmug!

Tuesday, February 12, 2008

I Hate Ebay!

I found a really cute outfit for Colin and I was the high bidder all day long. I was watching the auction as it was ending...and it got down to 8 seconds...and someone outbid me. I hate Ebay!

Friday, February 08, 2008

How Sweet...

The Kolb's attended a playdate at our house yesterday, and Madison was in such a loving mood! She went over to Colin and hugged him.

When Casey and I "awww-ed", Colin got excited and decided to hug her back:

Isn't that the sweetest thing you've ever seen?

Friday, February 01, 2008

Miguel and the Broken Arm...

Imagine having a really hard, long, physically draining day at work. You are tired and so ready to go home and just rest your feet from the long 12 hours you just spent on them with out a potty break, and barely a lunch break.

Your evening is looking good...your mom is at your house, and she even made dinner for the family! Wow! You get home to your loving husband who, also, just got home from a long day at work.

You walk in the house and smell yummy meat sauce. You can't wait to eat dinner...and pee!

Your son is in a really good mood, your husband is home, your mother is over visiting...with dinner...the evening couldn't get any better...that's absolutely correct...but it can get worse...and it does!

You don't even have your shoes off yet when your husband decides to play the "Let's run from mommy and have her catch us game." You are tired, but you go ahead anyway...they start running (son in father's arms), and you start to chase them. Your husband looks back to see how close you are, and in that split second your dog runs under his feet, gets him tangled and you see (in slow motion, of course) your husband falling to the floor while holding your son.

Son doesn't cry until he realizes that mommy's face dropped 10 feet. You pick him up to make sure that he's ok...and, thank God, he's fine. A bit shaken, but fine.

Your husband, on the other hand, is still laying on the floor. He's holding his arm, saying that he can't move it. You go into nurse mode...check to see if there is a deformity...nope, that's good. Next you check his pulses in that arm...good pulses...that's great. You do start to see some swelling around the elbow area. You tell husband that we need to splint the arm, and you go find something to splint it with (cardboard and a few ace wraps). Husband doesn't want you to touch it b/c it hurts so bad,and you realize at that point that you definitely need to make a visit to the doctor.

You go to an urgent care facility...where there are a bunch of people waiting. Before checking in you ask the receptionist "If his arm is broken will you guys splint it or will you send us to an ER?" She calls back to the nurse who gives us a run around answer. It was an easy either splint or you don't. Well, since they couldn't give a a straight answer, you decide that you guys had better not waste time sitting there...that it would probably be quicker of you just waited in an ER.

You call your job to tell them that you were coming...but they were jammed packed, so you decided not to go there either. Off to Centennial you go (which is actually a really nice hospital). You walk into the ER lobby...and there isn't anyone there! Yay! You are so excited!

You see the triage nurse, who takes you guys back to a room right away. About 5 minutes later you see the nurse. 2 minutes after that the doctor comes in, and 5 minutes after that the X-ray tech shows up! Now that is quick service! Maybe 15 minutes later the doctor comes back to tell you that your husbands elbow (radial head) is broken. 10 minutes later the tech comes in to splint the arm and then the nurse comes back to discharge you.

You finally get home again to find your son you only got to see him for about 45 minutes that day, your mother asleep on your couch...who you are so thankful for b/c she watched your son ALL day long, and your husband who is in incredible pain...but acting loopy b/c of the pain meds that the nurse gave him.

You had a crappy day at work, and then a crappy evening at home...but, you love your husband, son, mother & you wouldn't change a thing.

That was my day on Tuesday!