Sunday, November 29, 2009

Decisions Decisions

So, I am having a hard time deciding on which baby girl name I like best. If it is a boy Bob gets to pick so I don't have to worry about it, but if its a girl I get to pick. I have three names picked out, approved by Bob of course, to chose from. I am looking for feedback from friends and family to help me decide. If you can tell me your favorite and maybe why it is your favorite, that would be awesome. So here they are...
1. Elizabeth Rachel - I would call her Lizzie
2. Isabella Faith - I would call her Bella
3. Molly Joy
Please leave your comments on this post! Also, in case you want to know, if it is a boy Bob will probably choose Isaak James. Our second boy name is Isaiah Daniel. Thanks for the input!

Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Who hates I teeth?!?!?

So, does anyone else think that cutting teeth really bites? Haha, pun intended. This last week or so has been really crummy. Grace has been cutting her I teeth and has had such a hard time sleeping. That is bad enough at home, but maybe a little worse when you are sharing a hotel room with her. Last night was not fun. I didn't fall asleep until midnight or so and then I woke up a few times feeling nauseous before Grace even started waking up. Then around 1:30 Grace started whining/crying in her sleep. She woke up around 3:30 and I gave her more tylenol and orajel, but she just couldn't fall back asleep. She was trying...she was sucking her thumb and occasionally playing her glow worm. She would get quiet after a little bit, getting my hopes up and then I would hear the glow worm. After about 30-40 minutes she started crying again. I think she was frustrated that she couldn't fall asleep. I finally just got her up and took her out in the sitting room. She was grumpy out there, but I was hoping Bob could at least get some sleep. I laid her back down around 5:15 and she finally fell back asleep. She was in a fairly good mood this morning considering. However she only took an hour nap, so I am VERY tired! She definitely needed more sleep, because she is being quite crabby this afternoon.

On a more positive note, we went swimming this afternoon and she enjoyed that. She tried to drink the water a few times, yuck! She didn't really try again after she got a mouthful that made her cough. I suppose we have all had our fair share of chlorine. I got a few pictures, but it was hard because I was keeping and eye on her and trying to take pictures. I think we might go with daddy again tomorrow night and then we can get cute video and better pictures.

On another side note, I think Grace finally has her first real case of diaper rash. I guess diaper rash once in 18 months is pretty good. I love her cloth diapers. I don't have any of the inserts that I need to use the diaper rash remedy the doctor's office said I should use, so I will have to get a small pack of disposables. I should buy some of the inserts just to keep on hand, but I have never needed any in 18 months, so I never thought about it. Speaking of diapers, I just changed her because I thought she was smelly, but she wasn't and guess what she just did....I guess I will go change another diaper her in a minute. I am going to make sure she is good and done this time. :)

Right now we are just waiting for daddy to get home from work and then we are going out to buy what she needs for her rash and then out to dinner. I think we are going to go to some italian place that I can't remember the name of (blame it on the babies). After Grace goes to bed tonight I need to go run. I don't really feel like it, but like I said the other day, excuses aren't going to help me run the 5/3rd in May. I really want to run the 25K (assuming my delivery is healthy), so I am going to run as long as I can until the baby gets here. I am hoping to at least make it until January, if not longer. I still feel pretty good running, I just have to keep it to 3 miles or less, but that is enough to give me a base to start with after I deliver wicked pickle number 2. Running has made a big difference in weight gain this pregnancy compared to Grace (I gained 40lbs with her and I am on track to gain about 28lbs with this baby), which is great, and I am hoping to shed to pounds faster afterward than I did with Grace (after one year I was 4lbs. short of my prepregnancy weight and then I got pregnant again).

Well, I think stinky is done filling her diaper so I am going to go change and her and go downstairs and watch for daddy. Sorry to ramble so long, but it makes up for the two weeks that I didn't blog at all. :) Enjoy the pictures!
The problem with making such cute barrettes for work is that I want to buy them all for Grace!

Playing peek-a-boo like a silly girl.

Checking out the water.

I love this face. I think she might have been leaning in to try to take a drink! Goofball!

She has a cute butt, what can I say?

Walking back to our room.

Saturday, November 7, 2009


It was such a beautiful day out today! It was so nice to be able to spend time outside today. Bob and I (well, mostly Bob) finished the leaves today. Of course Grace helped. She loves being outside so she had a good time. I helped bag about eight bags and I was done. Things are definitely getting more difficult to do as I get closer to my due date. Only about 13 weeks left!

It is supposed to be even nicer tomorrow so we are going to try to go to the zoo tomorrow. Grace loves animals so it should be fun. Hopefully I will get some good pictures. I hope you enjoy the pictures of Grace playing with the leaves!

Monday, November 2, 2009


I have been working with Grace on her colors for the last few weeks and we finally seem to be making progress. About a week and a half ago she learned pink. (Maybe because of all her pink clothes and her pink room....) Today she learned blue and yellow. It is so cool to see her learn and to see our practice paying off! It is just so cool to see how fast and how much she is learning. I am constantly amazed at how much she understands and she is getting better and better at communicating.

Grandpa was over today playing Zelda (Grace knows how to say Zelda, of course). We were playing and did something cool and Grandpa taught Grace how to fist bump. He only had to show her once or twice and voila, she knows how to "give knuckles". It is soooo cute. Sorry no pictures today!

Sunday, November 1, 2009

A Pleasant Week

This week was a fun week. Grace was in a good mood all week which was such a nice change after her being sick for a week and a half! She just played so well all week. This last Thursday we decided to go the orchard because it was probably one of the last nicer days this year. It wasn't as sunny as I would have liked, but at least it was warm enough and dry! Brooke, Ender, Grey, Emily and Allison came with us. We had a really nice time looking at pumpkins and eating apples. I was a little disappointed that there weren't any donuts, but at least I discovered that Grace likes to eat whole apples...a lot. On the way home I was hungry and I asked Grace if I could have a bite of her apple and she kept shaking her head no. She did not want share with mama! I literally had to force her to give it to me! Silly little piggy.

This week we also discovered something Grace likes doing...she has taken to standing on our bed and looking into my vanity mirror with her shirt pulled up. She thinks it is hilarious! We took a video because it was just so cute! Apparently my kids are modest in the womb, but lose that modesty somewhere in the first year of their lives and become exhibitionists! Enjoy the pictures and the video!