Wednesday, December 15, 2010

4th Trimester

I have hit the last stage of "Am I actually going to make it?"

I know I will. I have done it before I can do it again!

Symptoms I did not have with pregnancy #1:
- the skin around my belly button feels on fire, like sand paper rubbing a sunburn. I go touch it and it feels so numb! Crazy. It hurts to have clothes on.
That's really the only difference.

Though I haven't hit the stage that feels like he is about to fall out at any moment. More discomfort to come.

Focus on the positive. In roughly 50 days I will be holding this sweet baby boy! I can't wait to cherish those cuddle moments because I know now that it doesn't last long!

Wednesday, December 8, 2010

A not so wordless Wednesday!

First hair cut

8 weeks later....

Already time for another hair cut!

Sunday, December 5, 2010

two questions

Why does this blog app warp my pictures....?

I wonder how Drew will respond to Santa this year!

A little bit Scrooge and pee!

Tis the season! We put our Christmas tree up today. Which is probably the earliest I have ever put a tree up. This is also my first holiday with a fake tree. I'm a big fan giving each holiday their personal space. October for Halloween, November for Thanksgiving, and December for Christmas. There are always a few who have lights up by Thanksgiving. But this year I feel like the entire world is starting Christmas too early. We may get our lights up by next weekend though I wouldn't be surprised if we waited another two weeks.

We put the tree up and couple other knick-knacks. I still have two more bins in the garage full of decorations. I decided that whenever it is time to pack away the decor I will be a nine month pregnant person already freaking out about having everything prepared for Ethan. I would like to keep things as simple as possible.

I wonder what Santa will bring little Andrew. He has been a good boy this year, except for peeing all over his bed. I will fill you in about that in a second. Santa let me know already about some Mega Lego Blocks. What are things one year olds like to play with????

Now the pee story. Andrew must know how much his Daddy despises urine, which any normal person does, it's just funnier to watch Daddy when he is disgusted! On the day Andrew was born, still lying on the warming table, he had a giant pee fountain. Landing all over Dad's socks, which I guess he was wearing without shoes in the hospital room. The details are blurry, I was pretty doped up on narcotics due to a 10 pound baby and the damage that can do to you! Anyways, Daddy promptly threw those socks away and continued to wear a
shirt that had splatters of blood..... 15 months later.… Drewster can be a wiggle worm and it's easier for Daddy to undress him while
He is still in the crib. After the wrestling match ends Dad turns and goes to discard the dirty diaper and pjs. He turns around to find Andrew standing watching himself pee all over the bed! Now, I wish I was there to witness this but I was busy brushing my teeth. I heard a faint yelling. I turned the faucet off and heard "HELP ME" on the baby monitor. Hehe.

Saturday, December 4, 2010


Ethan Joseph Bilski,

Your estimated time of arrival is roughly 68 days away. Today was the first day that I began to nest. Your Daddy said he was in a nesting mood as well. I have come to a conclusion that our definitions of nesting are completely different. I have no complaints about this because he is way better at the day to day chores than I am. You will learn this pretty quickly.

Ethan your bedroom is no where near ready for you and I am not sure what I am going to do with everything that is in there. I guess I am not completely worried because your big brother will still be in the crib for a month or two before you move into it.

You and your big brother may have some rivalry. Andrew is already jealous of you! He has noticed the growing belly you currently call home. He likes to poke, smack, and bit my belly. Today he threw a toy at you and it hurt! I am pretty sure you felt it because you kicked back! I know you two will be best friends one day.

Ethan I know you will be your own person. This pregnancy has already been different than with Andrew. I was not sick for as long as I was with your big brother. Indigestion has been less but has been increasing a little bit but nothing a few tums can't handle. I do think your are going to be just as big or a little bigger than Andrew. He was 10 pounds so I hope I am wrong! I feel this way because the physical toll this pregnancy is wearing me down. Depending on my daily activities I can barely walk in the evenings. The process of moving my right leg forward is excruciating in my hip joint/ sciatic nerve. I am taking it easy as much as possible.

Your Daddy and I can't wait to meet you. I wonder about your hair color and eye color all the time! Will you come into this world looking just like Andrew? It's all I know so when I dream at night you look like him. Will you have the same easy going temperament? Or will you come out your own little demanding boss?

I think you will be stubborn and strong. Out our last ultra sound you did not want to show off your manhood. I had had a little sneak peak two weeks before and were thinking most likely boy. At our official ultra sound they made me get up and dance so you would move around, as the technician was saying he was 85% sure it was a girl you went spread eagle and displayed what we were looking for. I think you will be strong because you have gabbed me so hard I have gasped for air and tinkled at the same time! Andrew better watch out!

Thursday, December 2, 2010

4 in a row?

Can I do it, four blogs in four days? I think I can! Having an app makes it so much easier. Though not easier to think of entertaining material.

What could I write about?

I could write about work but too many teachers are being fired for that. I would like to keep my job.

I could write about mommyhood. Though I can understand how some maybe bored and annoyed with that. Oh well, it is all I know right now! Yesterday Drew had a 15 month check up. Everything went great. He measured at 25 pounds and 31 inches long. This is in the 50th percentile. He started in the 98th percentile so I was a little concerned but she said it was completely normal. I had a doctor appt right after that. Everything once again is great! His heart rate was in the 150's and going strong! I have only gained 15 pounds! Crazy! Now I just need to be really good for the next 9 weeks ( all the holidays) and I won't gain like crazy like I did last time. For some odd reason I thought pregnancy weight melted away the day after baby was born. Poor me for being naive!

I will try and be more creative for tomorrow. If you read my blog feel free to comment. More comments I get the more I try at rejuvenating my blog life!

Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Beached Whale

I feel enormously huge. Ginormous. Like a beached whale. There is no sensitive way in saying it. Two more months, will I make it? I think I just grow big babies. Tomorrow I have a doctor appt and I am curious to find out my weight gain and fundal height. Last appointment I had only gained 5 pounds total and fundal height was only 1 cm larger than where I should of been but that can be pretty common.

Sorry for complaining. I know I am blessed and can't wait to meet Ethan

And this app keeps stretching pics... Making me a little bigger than what I really am!
Sorryfor the dirty mirror!

Monday, November 29, 2010

Has it really been 4 months?

Yes it has. I have found an app to blog from my iPhone. Maybe this means I will blog more? Most likely not. I'm lazy and if you know me "irl" then you know that already.

4 month recap:
August- back to work and Drew turned 1
September- worked
October- worked
November- worked and celebrated Thanksgiving! Today is also my birthday. I feel old or maybe that is the 8 months preggo thing.

This pregnancy is going fast and smooth. I hope the next two months slow down a little. The closer to my due date I get I realize how young and dependent Andrew is on mommy and daddy. I have yet to do one thing for Ethan's nursery. Can I handle a new born and 17 months old? I guess there is one way to find out. The doubts of a second time mommy have been hitting me hard. I don't think I am prepared for this.!
Any advice out there?

I will leave you a picture of andrew at 3 months and then again at 15 months. I can't believe how much he has grown and developed into his own person. God is great and I thank him daily on the good days and on the rough days.

Saturday, July 31, 2010

Behind in my book reviews

I was about half way through the book before this was a memoir and not fictional. Jillian Lauren was a drop out theater student striving to be an actress. To pay the bills she was doing topless dancing which led her into a high profile escort agency. She found herself in a harem in Brunei. Entertaining the Prince Jefri of Brunei. This is a raw personal experience of an ex-hooker. Jillian Lauren is currently married to the bass player of Weezer.

Swimsuit [Book]

It has been awhile since I have read a murder mystery novel and not one the sappy love stories by James Patterson. I think I prefer the sappy love stories. Though this was an interesting story that kept me reading, I was a little sickened by the gruesomeness of the serial killer. Maybe in my old and more mature self I have become more sensitive to blood, guts, rape and beheading.

Nefertiti: Target Club Pick [Book] The Heretic Queen [Book]

If you like historical fiction then you will love these books. Michelle Moran tries to stick to the historical facts as much as possible with a little embellishment. It is so interesting to see and I love trying to understand other cultures and their way of life. I think in my next life I will be a cultural anthropologist.

Other news:

My summer is coming to an end. It seemed so short, probably because of teacher summer school for half of it. I enjoyed being lazy and playing with my baby! He has grown so much. Crawling all over the place. Pulling himself up and standing on his own. We are still working on finger foods. At least half end up on the floor do to throwing and spitting it out.... on purpose.... even his favorite foods... I just don't understand. We have cut the pacifier cold turkey. Which wasn't too hard because he wasn't too dependent on it. I just worry about the thumb taking its place. So far I haven't seen any signs.

Next steps for Drew are using the sippy cup more and getting rid of the bottle. Walking, though I did see him take just one step yesterday, I think it will be awhile still. Introducing whole cows milk. Strawberries! I have a bunch frozen since they were so good at HEB this year. Become a big brother! Well, that one is still a little far off (7 months). Andrew will be One years old in less than a month. I cannot believe it!

Thursday, July 1, 2010

A Funny Story About My Visit To The OBGYN

So from the title you should be able to tell that this WILL be TMI.

Dr. H is huge on education and being self-aware of your body and pregnancy.

My legs are in stirrups and Dr. H is doing an internal exam. He notices some scar tissue down there from Andrew's traumatic entrance. He pulls on it and asks if I knew about it. Ahh, I don't think so?? Then asks Ryan if he has noticed it. haha awkward silence. He was talking about it and wanting Ryan over to cove look at the scar tissue down there. I lean over and look at Ryan. His head is in his hands and I told Dr. H that I thought he didn't need to come look.

I thought it was pretty funny and awkward.

Thursday, June 24, 2010

First Ultrasound for Baby 2!

Well, I had an eventful day. I had a Dr appointment today. We pin pointed the due date to February 10th 2011.
I measured at 7 weeks and 1 day. We had originally thought that I was around 8 weeks based on my cycle but it was slightly irregular.

They were immediately able to find this little nugget and the heart beat. The heart beat was around 140 beats per minute which is good.

Also, not shown in this picture was a second sac but no heart beat was detected. The doctor called this Vanishing Twin Syndrome. Apparently it happens a lot more than we realize. I just read that a US study predicted that it happens in 1 in 8 pregnancies when 1 and 70 actually result in multiples.

No matter, it definitely scared me when I saw that second sac. Could you imagine a 17 month old and 2 newborns? My head was already spinning. My doctor assured me that there is no hope for this sac and it will not harm my nugget. At my next appointment they are going to go ahead and do another ultra sound to make sure this vanishing twin was reabsorbed.

Wednesday, June 9, 2010

Book Review

Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet by Jamie Ford

I enjoyed this book immensely. Mostly because it is historical fiction and set in Seattle. Seattle is where I was born and lived the first 10 years of my life. I love the city and many special people to me still live there. The main characters Keiko and Henry live in the chinatown and japantown neighborhoods of the city. These two kids both go to an all white school and stick out especially with the recent bombings of pearl harbor. Their friendship grows and is interrupted by the round up of all first and second generation Japanese to internment camps. The second story line the novel is Henry in his fifties recovering from his wife's recent passing and trying to figure out how to communicate with his only son.

Next book: I started reading Nefertiti by Michelle Moran last night but was reminded by another fellow bloggers blog about the release of The Short Second Life of Bree Tanner. I am trying to figure out how to read it on my iphone.

Andrew has his nine month well baby appt tomorrow. I am really interested to see how much he weights. That boy is a linebacker through and through. He is one solid baby. He is doing well rolling around with his toys and babbling away. Right now he is going to day care half days while I teach summer school.

I will be 6 weeks pregnant this week. Andrew and BB2 will be 17 months apart. Should be an interesting first year! Right now I am only feeling sick in the evenings and have some pulling pain every now and then. Other than that I don't feel too preggo yet. Except for the Margarita's I wont be able to have for the next year or so!

Friday, June 4, 2010

Andrew is going to be a big brother!

This week Ryan and I found out that I was five weeks pregnant! It is all still sinking in a little bit. I am not having a whole lot of symptoms, just occasional nauseousness so far. We are supper excited. Definitely happened faster than what I expected. I was thinking it would take a few months and not the first month!

Baby Bilski 2 is due Feb 4th, 2011.

Our first ultra sound is scheduled June 24th. Can't. Wait.

Sunday, May 9, 2010

I went to a bar down town last night.

I have not gone to a bar down town since the the night Andrew was conceived! Approximately 17 months ago, until last night. I went with my friend, Jamie, and saw Blue October at Stubbs. They were great. Afterwords we met up with another friend, Sara, at a bar called Kung Fu. I realized last night that it had been about that long since I have been to a bar down town.

Some observations I made:

1. If you said kid people went running.
2. I am way shorter than I thought I was.
3. Bars are for single people.

I had a great time with Jamie. She is moving to Dallas in June and I sure am going to miss having fun with her! Lots of laughs have been had.

Today is Mother's Day and my head hurts. We have a fun day planned with Brunch at my house with family, a Round Rock Express Game/Bday party for a precious little girl, and dinner at my Dad's and Step-moms house.

Monday, May 3, 2010

Maybe Tonight is the Night!
(not a pic of Drew)

I do believe that these two front teeth (at the same time) are making their way through Andrew's gums as I type. I noticed a little white just beneath the surface almost three weeks ago! I had heard that it takes three days for the tooth the break through.... still waiting. However, he has been on the grumpy side lately.

Tonight he got real grumpy about 30 minutes before his 3 b's (bath/bottle/bed). It was Ryan's turn for bath night and poor baby was screaming just about the whole time. Which is very unusual because for those who have met Drew know that he is pretty calm baby and enjoys just about anything. With no extra play time in the tub , Ryan got him in his PJ's while still screaming. By this time I was definitely thinking teeth. Searching for the Tylenol or Motrin everywhere, I really wish I would put these things back in the same spot every time. Then I got to thinking about the huge Recall. Great, we are going to suffer all night. But no, I bought the off brand. Thank you, Lord. Gave him some feel good meds and a bottle.

The last time he had this piercing scream is when I tried to cut his nails as a newborn and accidentally took a itty bitty tip of his finger off. Well it may of been me crying, can't recall the details of those early weeks. It all blends together.

He is now in bed almost an hour early awake and NOT screaming. Just a second ago I could hear him dragging his pacifier along the side of the crib. I guess when you are in pain a little alone time is needed.

Hopefully these teeth will bust through tonight! I know the little man is eager to eat finger foods. He is downing yogurt melts and cheerios. He had some whole peas on Sunday and was laughing the whole time. Daycare says she sees signs that he wants to feed himself and pretty soon she thinks he will completely refuse to be spoon fed. We will see.

I am so excited to spend the summer with him. Though, I did apply to teach summer school this year. It is half day, four days a week, for 4 or 5 weeks. The extra income is always needed, especially when you have to pay for day care even if you don't need it. Got to save the spot. UGH. I believe there is about 25 % chance that I get the job. We will see.

Wednesday, April 28, 2010

HATE and then a little love.

I hate you so much. Now, I rarely use the word hate. It is such a strong word and I think offensive word. But sometimes there is no way around it, when you dislike something SO much.

My hates:

Raw stand alone tomatoes- I keep trying you because I think I will like you, but it never happens.

Spiders. I don't even try.


Horrible Parents. The things they have done to these children are disgusting. My heart aches.

Negative people. Once again, I am a hypocrite.

Hypocrites. :- )

Drama. Unless it is entertaining drama, and we all know that's drama that doesn't involve yourself.

My Doggy going through separation anxiety. Randomly shitting on our carpet and chewing baby toys ONLY when we are gone.

I think that is all. Maybe for my next post it will everything I love. Here is a sneak peak:

I love that TAKS testing is almost done. Fifth grade takes Science tomorrow. I have a few taking the retakes in May.

I love that in four weeks I will be done.

I love having a friend across the hallway from me! I will miss her when she moves to the other hallway!

I love that I have gotten to work at the same school as my husband for four years now.

I love that I have a summer vacation. PS I need you now before I dissolve into nothing.

I love that whenever I think I need a different job, there is nothing else (besides being a SAHM) that I would rather do.

I love my Drew's smile and laugh when I tickle him!

Monday, April 26, 2010

Got God on the Brain Tonight

"If you never encounter the devil on your daily walk it may be that you are walking in the same direction."
My mom, yes my mom, had this quote on her Facebook status. It meant a lot to me today, opened my eyes a little wider. I have not been a faithful church goer, but I have not relied on going to church "religiously" for spiritual growth, for he is in your heart and not a building, however, recently I have felt a calling to find a home church and small group, which I am on that quest.

Acts 17:24 24"The God who made the world and everything in it is the Lord of heaven and earth and does not live in temples built by hands.

I have been a christian since the seventh grade. Ever since then He has always been in my heart, I may of strayed here or there but always find my way back and strive to be a better sheppard. At one point in my life I was hurt by many Christians who I would of considered mentors. This has put an anger in me that I am working on. With this event I have been cautious of many different churches noticing first judgment and hypocrisy. Which is interesting because in this I am being judgmental and a hypocrite. Christians who acted righteous ran me away.

Anyways, I know I am sinful, we are all sinful. But today I opened my eyes in what ways I am sinning. Some of us think we didn't sin at all today, there is nothing to repent in our evening prayers. When in fact, we gossiped, failed to take an opportunity to witness, didn't help some one in need, etc.

“Don’t you know that you yourselves are God’s temple and that God’s Spirit lives in you? If anyone destroys God’s temple, God will destroy him; for God’s temple is sacred, and you are that temple.” (1 Corinthians 3:16,17) And “Do you not know that your body is a temple of the Holy Spirit, who is in you, whom you have received from God? You are not your own; you were bought at a price. Therefore honor God with your body.” ( 1 Corinthians 6:19,20)

My sins today and many other days is not treating my body like God's temple. I have not been taking care of my body. Eating poorly and not exercising. Today I ate a donut, Venti Vanilla Latte, a mini cup cake, and I am sure there were some other things in there that weren't good. My quest right now is to take care of God's temple. I don't want to set my mind on loosing weight, because I usually fail miserably, so I am just going to concentrate on taking care of myself.

This past Friday I bought myself a new-to-me Treadmill from a co-worker. I have been walking on it. I tried running, which proved to me I have put this off way to long. I don't like feeling my butt and kangaroo pouch bouncing. Sorry if I gave you a horrible visual. For some reason while I was pregnant I thought it would all bounce back into place with out any work...... sigh.


Drew is 8 months old today! I cannot believe it. This boy is amazing in everything he does! Haha, but I am sure most mothers would say that about their adorable sons or daughters.

He seemed to take a little longer to sit up, but he is doing much better now, not flinging himself backwards as much. I would want to yell "timber" whenever he was going down!

Still no teeth, but I think those two bottom ones could break through any day. Drew does not want me anywhere near his bottom gums. The boy can scream pretty loudly and is really good at crocodile tears. As soon as I stand him up he starts laughing.

The past month he has really started to sleep through the night. It was so strange, at his 6 month well baby check, we asked about him not sleeping through the night, at this point he may of only 15-20 times. She gave us a packet about it, read it, researched some more. Was doing all the stuff they tell you too, didn't really work. Went back to our old ways and is now sleeping through the night most nights. There may be one night out of the week he wakes up.

He loves balls, puppies, and bath toys!

Here are some of our Easter pics my Dad took for us. I am blessed with such an amazing and beautiful family. No matter how many times I tried to ruin my life with bad choices God had something special in mind. I think these pictures really show what his plan was. So far........

Wednesday, April 21, 2010

Wordless Wednesday Copier

One Day Old

Andrew will be 8 Months this Monday.

Oh my goodness my heart may burst with love!

I wrote this three days ago and forgot to post it!

I am not an original person so I am copying a fellow blogger, who I believe got the idea from another blogger. Stream of Conscience.
When all else fails and you have writer's block, just type. I am actually at school right now, we are having DEAR time. Drop Everything And Read. I am pretty sure there are about five out of the 25 in this room who are fake reading. Though the other twenty are enjoying their books. I can understand, I hated reading until 6th grade, I think. It can be hard overcoming concentrations issues and the shortcomings in their reading skills. By this time I think the struggles in skills have so much to do with interest in materials. One day I hope they enjoying reading as much as I do.
I am still reading Book of the People. It is an excellent book but I am reading it at a bad time. Now is the most stressful time to be a teacher. 1 month and 2 weeks. I will get to play stay at home mom. Andrew is doing so many new things, I can't wait to get to play with him all day! Though, he will still be going to daycare at least 2 times a week. You still pay for it.
I am sure I have more that I can write about, I think of stuff all the time, but it escapes me. I need to keep a note pad.

Sunday, April 11, 2010

Pink Eye, Baby Food, and Teen at HEB

1. Pink Eye. Friday around 5 pm I noticed a little bit of green goop in Drew's little eyes. By 10 pm it became progressively worse . I had checked in on him around this time to see how he was doing. Right then he spit up so I picked him up and saw that both eyes were completely covered is bright green goop. yuck. The poor guy couldn't even open his eyes. I walked in our room, Ryan was already asleep, woke him up and said we are going to the ER. I did not want to wait till Monday when the offices open. We were in and out in 30 minutes with a prescription and headed towards a 24 hours pharmacy. By Saturday he was doing much better. His eyes were still a little swollen but the goop had decreased dramatically.

I am still not 100% sure it was pink eye. His eye balls weren't blood shot or red, I have a had pink eye several times, a draw back from my chosen profession, and his were not quite like that. Based on my credentials (internet research ; } ) and a motherly instinct I think it was allergies to the insane amount of pollen in the air. However, I am still giving him the eye drops and have kept him away from other children just in case. He should be good for day care on Monday.

Please forgive me for not posting a picture of this disgusting mess. I did not want to gross you out too much. AKA I tried but the photo did not capture the true severity of the goop!

2. In attempt to make up my failure in breast feeding, I am making approximately 60% of my own baby food. My entire pregnancy I had absolutely no doubt that Andrew would be 100% breast fed. However, I did not take into consideration the roller coaster of emotions and the physical process of recouping from a difficult delivery. There were many factors that led me to solely rely on formula by the time Andrew was 6 weeks old. Now, I do not regret giving up breastfeeding, I just wish I knew how difficult it was going to be.

I have made the basics like squash, sweet potato, Apples, pears, and bananas. Peas and Green beans never really worked out for me, I couldn't get the consistency right. I buy those jarred now. I am trying to break out and make a variety of things for Andrew to try. Two weeks ago I made a Butternut Squash and Apple Bake. Today I am making a Butternut Squash and Potato Mash and a Steamed mixture of Zucchini, Cauliflower, and Apple.

I love this website:

In the next two weeks, I am going to be thinking on how to make some protein baby food. I was looking at jars in the grocery store and some ingredients start to take a down fall when it comes to the meat jars. I will probably start with chicken. Though, I did buy some ground turkey today so maybe I will do something with that. We will see! I will let you know how that goes.

3. Some little teen boy at HEB was being nice and helping unload my grocery cart. He concluded from its contents I had a baby. He asked how old he was and then started talking about his friends who had babies really young. He said that one was doing great and the other was having a hard time time. I replied that it must be tough to be so young with an infant knowing that it is hard when I have the best family and the easiest baby. He said ohh no they were doing great with that, one snapped back into the shape and the other was a flabby mess! Was he trying to make a point about my flabby mess???? I wouldn't think so, but I am fully aware of the baby weight that is hanging on.

Friday, April 2, 2010


So my good friend Jamie has informed me that I need to post. I guess it has been awhile. For some reason I always think of a great post while driving. I get home and see a smiling roly poly and completely forget about it.


2 Months till summer. I cannot wait. This point in the school year is the MOST stressful part of the job. So much pressure with TAKS tests. I have been thinking about applying for a transfer to teach middle school but I am unsure. I participated in my districts LA textbook selection for next years adoption and would like to use it. I also love my school but a little ready for something different. I have done the same thing for four years now and would like to gain experiences with other age groups. I am still contemplating. I would also like to begin my masters eventually. I would like to be a school librarian when I grow up.

Andrew is now 7 months old. I can't believe how fast he is growing up.
6 Month Well Baby Check
Weight- 20 lbs 12 oz (75-90th percentile)
Height- 27.5 inches (75th percentile)
Head Circumference- 17.5 inches (50-75th percentile)


He is running, reading novels, and playing the piano. Just kidding. Milestones kind of stress me out. I was reading this website, Baby Center, about how a 7 month old should start sorting out their toys. Needless to say, but we aren't quite there yet.

He is Rolling is all sorts of directions, back to tummy and tummy to back. I think crawling will be delayed because rolling is working quite well for him. The cable box is usually his first destination. Pretty little lights on the face of it.

He is sitting. Though he does not see much need for it. He get bored after a few minutes and FLINGS himself to the ground. One day Mama will not be behind him and he will bump his little head.

Loves to babble when we are at home. He says dadadadadada and lots of other incoherent things.

Loves loves loves a certain few toys. Leo the Lion and a couple of noisy toys. He enjoys sitting in his swing and relaxing. Jumping in the bouncy and screaming. Sitting on the back porch with Daddy enjoying the pleasant afternoons.

We went and took some blue bonnet pictures today and can't wait to see them.

Books I have recently read and not in any particular order.

The Thirteenth Tale: A Novel

How to Train Your Dragon (How to Train Your Dragon Series #1) by Cressida Cowell: Book Cover

Sarah's Key [Book]

Currently Reading:

'People of the Book' by Geraldine Brooks

Next on my nightstand:
House Rules

On my wish list:
The White Queen by Philippa Gregory: Download Cover

Cleopatra's Daughter cover Or any other of the books by Michelle Moran

Saturday, January 2, 2010

I need to read my own diary/blog

I have to admit but I am missing being pregnant. I told Ryan and he laughed at me. Not because another baby would be out of the picture but because I apparently don't remember all the griping and complaining he endured for nine months! Andrew will not be a big brother anytime soon.... I will need to reread what I have written.... I wished I complained more in my diary than I did to Ryan.... Because then I could remember!

Christmas and New Years

We had a great Christmas this year and had a great time visiting with friends and family. The first part of Christmas vacation was spent shopping and preparing. Christmas Eve we went to church and saw a few snow flakes! That evening we were at my Dad's with our traditional stocking stuffer party. Christmas day we got to open presents with Andrew... of course he had no clue about all the excitement. For lunch we went to Kim's, my step-mom's sister. We had a fabulous turkey dinner. For Dinner we went to my Mom's house and had a fantastic roast "beast" dinner. On the 26th, Ryan's side from Brenham and Houston came for the day and had a great time catching up and opening gifts. New Years Eve we went to our friends Mark and Jenna's new house they just built and had a great evening.

Andrew is 4 months and 2 weeks now. He had grown so much and is so strong. He loves to talk, babble, and scream. His four month check up is next wednesday.

I have such a mommy brain right now I can't post anything thoughtful or interesting!