Thursday, August 28, 2008

Through Tatum's Eyes

I said in an earlier post that Tatum will repeat anything we say, well she will also mimick the things we do. I was having sinus issues at the end of last week and all weekend which meant I was having killer headaches/migranes. When I have my migranes/headaches I can usually take tylenol and put ice on my head and it won't get too bad. I guess Tatum saw a little too much of me with ice on my head the past few days 'cause last night I caught her doing this...

Tuesday, August 26, 2008

Our Fast Weekend...

We had a very busy and crazy weekend. With the rain and me having sinus issues, I have been so tired but kept going so we could get everything done.

Friday, it was raining when I got Tatum ready for school, so I put her rain boots on her. They were a little big, so I changed them, but she loved them anyway. (Amigo Bear made the pic too)

This next picture is Tatum cheesin' for the camera before we left for school.(I am not really sure what is on the tv in the background, so please ignore)
Saturday, we had a BUSY day. Antonio, Tatum, and I met my mom, grandmother, sister, and 2 nieces for fast shopping and then lunch at 11. We finished eating and ran home to let Tatum nap for about 30 minutes and then headed to Longhorn for Antonio's mom's birthday lunch. Here is a picture of the WHOLE family.(Antonio's mom, dad, sister, sister's hubby, niece, and nephew).
After we left there, we got gas and headed to church. After church we went to dinner with a few couples from our church. We FINALLY got home around 9 or 9:30. Sunday we got to sleep in and be lazy since we went to church Saturday night.

Not sure if this last picture will make sense to most of you guys, but isn't it the cutest thing?!? Does it look familiar to anyone??? lol WE LOVE YOU GUYS!

Sunday I also started working on Tatum's 2nd birthday party plans. I have most of it figured out. I ordered a few things online Sunday. I can't believe she will be TWO soon!!! eeeekkkk!

That's it for now. Be sure to check out the other new blog below about Baby Boy Simpson below.

Week 22...

Well, I am now in my 22nd week of pregnancy. I must admit that this pregnancy is FLYING by. Here are the stats for this week of pregnancy(It actually applies to weeks 21-24).

Watch what you say -- baby is now able to hear outside noise from down in the womb. Studies show that baby finds gentle music and your own voice most soothing. Nipples are starting to sprout, and that little face is fully formed. And, baby's starting to settle into sleep cycles, snoozing about 12 to 14 hours a day. It shouldn't be hard to figure out when -- just pay attention to those kicks as they start and stop.

Now here are some belly pictures.

I didn't think the first one showed off my belly well enough, so in this next picture I was holding my shirt as tight as I could.
And then the bare belly pic of course...
And finally, a picture from the front...
Everyone keeps telling me that I don't look 22 weeks pregnant, but I can sure tell that my body has grown alot. Like when I went to (cough, cough) Gymboree today to look for something for Tatum, the cashier said there was no way that I knew for sure I was having a boy since I wasnt far enough along yet. She thought I was 12 weeks and was shocked to hear I am 22 weeks. Trust me, these pictures above don't do justice, I am much bigger than I was, I promise. AND I didn't start out tiny. When I weighed this morning on my scales, I have gained between 6-7 pounds. I am definitely happy with that. Hopefully this time I will stick to the 25-35 pound weight limit this time instead of 41 pounds that I gained with Tatum. We shall see I guess.

Baby Boy Simpson still doesn't have a name. We are 99% sure on the first name, but 0% sure on the middle name. He is definitely a kicker! I feel him at night when I lay in bed and also first thing in the mornings. Antonio got to feel him this past Sunday night. I think he enjoyed finally being able to feel his kicks.

Today is Tuesday, so that means it is TP Tuesday. I know i didn't do TP Tuesday last week, sorry, but this week I am just a little shy of being 9 full squares around. I know I am going to hit a growth spirt soon.

Thanks for everyone giving their opinions on Baby Boy Simpson's bedding. I, personally was really leaning towards getting #6. Originally I liked #5, but then started second guessing my decision. Anyway, I showed Antonio all of the options and he liked #6 too, so I thought I might just get #6 and be done since we both liked it. Well, I got to see #6 in person at Babies R Us yesterday and I didn't like it nearly as much in person. So, Antonio and I are kind of back at square one. He doesn't really like #5, and we both feel like #11 may be a little too plain for our taste. I got to see some of the other options in person at Babies R Us and didn't like them either. I just don't want the bedding to look cheesy.

Speaking of Babies R Us, I went to register for a few things yesterday and found a few things that we need. Nothing big, just a few things (changing pad covers, recieving blankets, etc) that we have in pink but need blue for the boy. I am glad that we don't need any big things this time.

I guess that is it for now reguarding Baby Boy Simpson.

Friday, August 22, 2008

Baby Bedding Blues....

So, as I have posted previously, I am having a very difficult time deciding on baby bedding for Baby Boy Simpson. There are so many cute things out there and I can't even narrow it down very much. I am posting over 10 options. The walls will stay brown (kind of a chocolate color), the furniture is a dark brown, and the floors are hardwood floors. Let me know which ones you like...

Do you like any of them? If so, let me know which number (or numbers) you like. If you don't like any of them, do you have any suggestions? I am needing some help, can you tell?

Wednesday, August 20, 2008

50 Things To Do Before I Die

I read Buck's Blog the other day where he posted his "99 Things to do before I Die" blog and decided to do my own list.(Since I don't know how to like his post you can click on "Daddy Diaries to the right and scroll down.) While I didn't make it to 99, I did make it to 50. I figure I can add to it as I go. Some of the things on my list I stole from other people when I was researching things, others I did come up with on my own. So, here it is...

Things To Do Before I Die…

1. Travel to Australia
2. Own a Beach House
3. Get back down to the weight I was when Antonio and I met
4. Train for and complete a marathon
5. Go skydiving

6. Swim with dolphins
7. Go on a family vacation EVERY year

8. Attend the Olympics(at least to see gymnastics)

9. Go to Costa Rica (again)

10. Stop biting my nails

11. Fly first class somewhere (anywhere)

12. Learn not to say yes when I really mean no.

13. Get passionate about a cause and spend time helping it, instead of just thinking about it.
14. Accept myself for who I are.
15. Learn to make authentic, Colombian empanadas (Yummy).

16. Give a panhandler ALL the money I have on me.
17. Take an African Safari

18. Retire in a different country

19. Learn how to cut hair and actually find people that will let me do theirs

20. Write a book about my life

21. Live long enough to see all of my kids have their own kids.

22. Throw a dart into a map and travel where it lands
23. Be thought of as someone’s hero
24. Design and build my dream house

25. Visit Mt. Rushmore

26. Visit the Great Wall of China

27. Travel TO (not through) all 50 states
28. Get rid of ALL of my clothes and replace them without looking at a single price tag.

29. Float in the Dead Sea

30. Touch a Penguin

31. Hold a Koala

32. Travel somewhere via a train

33. Drive Antonio’s motorcycle by myself
34. Go snow skiing
35. Hold a monkey

36. When driving past a homeless shelter or "bad part of town", really look at the people and see their struggles, their challenges, and realize how blessed I am.

37. Learn to cook a ridiculously complicated 3 course meal and serve to at least 6 people.

38. Go to a wine tasting

39. Go on vacation with just me and Antonio (no phones, no internet, no tv)

40. Give a compliment to someone every day.

41. Buy and expensive camera and learn to take professional quality photos.
42. Learn to do a cartwheel

43. Become a NEAT FREAK!

44. Attend the OPRAH show when she has a MY FAVORITE THINGS episode.

45. Make a difference to an old person, a young person, and a peer.

46. Put on a swimming suit and feel great about how I look

47. Learn how to plan flowers (and do it) or at least put something nice to look at in my flowerbed.

48. Learn the entire THRILLER dance.
49.Write my own obituary. Full of funny things like “she was a world renown roach smasher.”

50. Mentor a child

So, what's in YOUR list of things to do in your lifetime?