Monday, April 16, 2012

3 Months Until 3 Kids...

...holy CRAP!
(Sorry mom if you read this-I tried really hard to eloquently describe my feelings, but came up blank!)

This picture was taken over a week ago, but since then I have reconnected with my chocolate addiction AND taken advantage of All You Can Eat Breadsticks at Olive Garden.
Therefore, the belly has grown- which means this picture is all you get.
Just some random facts for your pleasure:
-I am feeling better all the time. Evenings are still hit or miss, but during the day I actually feel like a human being. I've really missed that!
-I have some really strange food aversions that have stuck around. Mainly in the dairy department. Tillamook cheese totally grosses me out. Tillamook yogurt, however, is a staple in my diet. Finely shredded cheese (any brand) makes me gag. Just FINELY shredded, the other stuff is fine. I have no idea why, and fully admit how crazy I sound. (ok, even just typing about it makes my eyes water a little. Wow.)
-Kerrigan is a little confused these days. After 4 months of addressing my belly as Baby Chloe, she now thinks that Chloe is in her belly and a different baby is in mine. Is it bad parenting if I am ok with it? I LOVE the name Chloe and may very well go with it, but would like the option of naming her something else. So as of now, Kerrigan thinks we are both pregnant and I haven't set her straight. (I feel guilty just typing that. And again, wow!)

-Tucker still has no clue what's going on, but he is totally intrigued by my protruding gut. He loves that his #1 raspberry blowing spot is getting expanding by the day.
-Jared...sweet Jared, he is struggling in the name department. Every day he comes up with a new name, and then decides against it the next. I have had my top 2 names for awhile...just waiting for the man to realize how amazingly perfect they are :)
-As for the love child herself, she appears to be pretty feisty. She isn't a constant mover, but holy cow can the kid kick! Yesterday in Relief Society, we were both enjoying her bout of hiccups when *BAM*, my innards took a beating (like so hard I visibly jumped). It appears she wasn't enjoying the hiccups as much as I was, and I think my liver took the brunt of her frustration. Thankfully it wasn't my bladder, because a force like that would have had me in adult diapers for the next 3 months for sure!
She loves music, her Dad's voice and Tucker's raspberries. And sometimes she gets startled when Kerrigan starts to sing in her ultra high pitched voice, but then again, so do the rest of us humans...and probably any dogs in a 3 mile radius.
Oh, and she REALLY wants Daddy to let me decorate her room like this:

Image found here

Friday, April 13, 2012

18 months...

My little bud turned 18 months on Feb. 28th. Naturally, I am just now getting around to documenting it.
I don't know about you, but I think 18 month Tucker is one handsome feller! (So when I first typed that out, I accidentally put feeler...little different than where I was trying to go with that sentence. Baha!)
The boy is still not talking much, but we have made HUGE leaps in his vocabulary recently. He is doing a ton better with repeating (or at least attempting to repeat) what we say, and is getting really good at singing along with songs.
A month or two ago Kerrigan was at preschool and Tucker was wandering around whining something. Me, being the observant mother I am, didn't realize for almost a 1/2hr that he was looking for his sissy. We have since realized that "Keeeeeeee Ggggeeeee" is how the kid says Kerrigan....holy melted heart!

Tuck may or may not have started nursery a few weeks earlier than he was supposed to. As in, I may or may not have shoved him through the door then ran. At first, he wasn't a huge fan. I don't know why my method would have caused any separation anxiety, right?
Now that he is a legit member of nursery, I stick around for a few minutes and he is doing better. He is basically their star "student", in fact. The other day I peeked in, and all the other kids where sitting nicely at the table and coloring- BAAAA-OOOOORING! Where was my little genius? Sitting ON the table EATING the crayons. That will teach those leaders to hold off on snack time. Advanced? You better believe it!
He has amazing hair. I don't know how to control it at all. Seriously way out of my league here ,folks, with this whole boy hair thing. It grows so stinkin' fast! And when it gets really bad I can't just put it in pigtails like I do with the girl.
Let's just hope I figure it out by the time he starts school, or I am gonna have some school picture day explaining to do later in life!
Tucker puts EVERYTHING in his mouth. No really- EVERYTHING!
Right now his favorite inedible happens to be dirt and grass. Although it is great for the firming up of his bowel movements (the kid hasn't blown out at all since its been warm enough for him to be outside regularly), the grainy consistency leaves something to be desired. I am still weighing the pros and cons.
Um, he just looks really big in this picture. That's all.And this picture is the perfect representation of 18 month Tucker. Messy, bruised head (above his eyebrow), probably sporting a dirty diaper...but happy as a flippin' clam!

Love him!