Monday, August 27, 2012

ch-ch-ch-CHANGES!

We've got bellies growing and fur a flyin'! Lots of ch-ch-ch-changes (Am I the only one who sings that part? haha) around here! I keep getting bigger and bigger, the doggies look totally different after a haircut, my sissy-poo is moving her from Michigan in 6 days, and we have even been changing the way our house looks (aka trying my hand at "decorating"). Here's me and baby girl at 22 weeks and some days:
Me and Konnor, who is changing every day! He learns new words and things every single day. His newest "trick" is saying his name when you ask him what it is, except he says "Nonnor"!
Steve was trying to take some "nice" pregnancy pictures of me since we had such pretty lighting coming through the window, but he was making me laugh SO HARD that most of them look like this:
Me crying and trying not to laugh any more!
I think this is the best one he got!
On now to Trixie (left) and Widget (right) who were in DIRE NEED of a grooming!
Before:


After:
We took them to the "Mutt Hut" and the lady there did a great job (and she didn't charge us an arm and a leg either)! Now they finally look super cute and cuddly and are a lot happier:
I'll leave you with the "happy-dog-rolling-on-the-carpet" picture!
-Michelle

Saturday, August 25, 2012

How to Look Like a Girl!

According to at least three people, this is how you make your 2-year old BOY look like a little GIRL!
#1 Blue Buzz Lightyear hat
#2 Treasure hunter shirt
#3 Blue and black plaid shorts
#4 Lightening McQueen shoes
#5 And oh yeah, longish hair

Apparently, that's the makings of a girly look! At least three people told Konnor they loved "her" hat and said "she" was so cute and asked how old "she"was! I don't know about you, but the kid in that picture above looks like a boy to me!
Here's Konnor giving mommy kisses at Wendy's! We went to Wendy's because I was craving a baked potato from there specifically and it just so happened to be the day when a local radio station was playing live at the restaurant so it was PACKED! Steve entered his name into a drawing they were having and he won a free t-shirt!
Aww, me and my precious little guy!

Bonus picture:
Konnor on a (RARE) rainy day! He looks like a little business man on his way to work! And yes, an old lady in Target asked Konnor where "she" got her little "slicker".

I guess if your hair is past your ears, you are automatically a girl around here...

'til next time,
Michelle

Thursday, August 9, 2012

Konnor's first trip to the ER...

Konnor had his very first trip to the emergency room this morning (don't worry, he's okay now)! It all started when we were getting ready to go to WalMart to buy some things... I was in the bathroom washing my hands or something (I can't remember now) and Steve was in the living room. I hear Widget and Trixie come flying down the hallway and Konnor chasing after them. The next thing I know, Konnor trips and smashed his forehead into the "sticking out" corner of the wall right by the bathroom door!I heard a huge "SMACK" and he starts screaming. It took me all of 2 seconds to bend over and pick him up to assess the damage and this is what I saw:
It was even bigger in real life, like a literal egg under his skin!
His head had swollen up that much in about 3 seconds! Steve was right next to me by then and I said, "Grab my purse, we are going to the hospital!" Thankfully we had been getting ready to leave anyway so we were all dressed and ready to go. I slipped some shoes on and ran out to the car with Konnor in my arms and Steve right behind me. I was so scared because I had never seen an injury swell that big, that fast! Konnor had stopped crying and was acting normal by the time we pulled out of the driveway, but I wanted to get the "all clear" on him before Steve and I both had to go to work later. We tried to keep an ice pack on his head, but he wasn't too interested in that... At the hospital, they got him in pretty fast and decided, because of his age and how huge the bump was, that they would do a cat scan!

Konnor having fun while mommy is trying to stay calm!
After the swelling had gone down some...
Daddy trying to keep Konnor occupied while we waited to get the cat scan...
So we went to the cat scan room and they laid Konnor down on the table. I was right next to him, holding his little hand and Steve tried to explain to him that it was "ok", they were just going to take some pictures of him! They started putting on the little kid-sized lead vest when I was thinking, "Oh crap! I shouldn't be in here!" I asked the tech what I should do and she showed me where to stand in the little viewing room where I would be safe from the "beam". I felt so terrible that I couldn't be by my little baby's side while he was scared and in pain, but Steve took extremely good care of him (of course) and the techs said he was the best little 2 year old they had ever worked with! (I'm still a little worried about residual radiation in that room and the fact that they left the viewing room door OPEN while doing the cat scan...)

The doctor looked over his pictures and said his brain and skull looked fine and we were clear to go home. THANK GOD Konnor was going to be just fine (short of a massive bruise on his head)!

He is laying next to me right now taking a nap and baby girl (who doesn't have a name yet) is kicking away happily in my belly.

And that concludes Konnor's first trip to the ER and his first cat scan!

'til we go on our next adventure...
-Michelle

Sunday, August 5, 2012

Evidence of a Child in Your Home!

How to tell if you might have a little one in your home...
A trail of party hats in the kitchen...
A collection of Hot Wheels in your bed...
A huge pile of bath toys in your tub...
If you have these things happening in your house, you just might have a child playing somewhere!
Hahaha...I just love seeing all of the "evidence" of Konnor everywhere!

Oh and speaking of bath toys and baths...
Look at all those bubbles! I've never been a fan of bubble bath for Konnor because #1 I find the "normal" kind (usually the bottle is adorned with cartoon characters) is very harsh and drying and #2 Konnor likes to put the bath water in his mouth and occasionally...DRINK IT! (ew, ew, ew!) I spent most of bath time saying, "Konnor! Don't drink bath water!" Haha, the things that come out of your mouth when you're a mom...
Anyway...I finally found some bubble bath worth using! This stuff makes TONS of bubbles, is safe and natural, and  smells amazing! I generally don't even like lavender scented things, but this smells great. Also, this bottle comes with a frickin' bubble wand...come on, can't get more fun than that!!!

Now bath time is over and (most) of the toys have been cleaned up...now we are watching the Little Mermaid and waiting for Daddy (Steve) to get home!!

-Michelle

Saturday, August 4, 2012

20 weeks pregnant and back with a blog post!

In the last 5 months since I posted, a lot has happened for our little family!
We found out we are going to have a new little baby!
Get it? A bun in the oven!
We moved into a new (rental) house!!
Back when our weeds were still green!
  Konnor went to his first carnival!
Driving a boat at the Cinco De Mayo carnival!
I got a JOB!
And Konnor turned TWO YEARS OLD!!
We take his picture wearing this sweater every year!
And here are some random pictures I got off of my phone over the last month or so:

Konnor lining up his dinos (and an elephant and a lizard lol)
Konnor "reading" a "book" while on the potty!
What our poor backyard looks like...
Konnor happily playing with his sand and water table!
Steve "practicing" for our baby girl with a friend's new little girl...
Konnor and Ernie in Walmart, Konnor got a new hat!
My precious little fluffy-head taking a nap...
I was trying to show how he creepily sleeps with his eyes open, but I couldn't get a good shot!
And...I debated on posting this picture or not because I look terrible! Taking a picture of yourself in a mirror that is leaning up against the wall is NOT flattering! Hahaha...but this is me and baby girl at 20 weeks...look how HUGE-MONGOUS I am already! EEK!

Well there you are, a BIG update! I'm going to TRY to keep up on my blog again because I did it for my pregnancy with Konnor so it's only fair to baby girl if I do the same for her!

Til' next time,
Michelle