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Archive for February, 2009

We’ll only be staying three more nights with my parents! Then we’ll be in our new place that I love oh so much. And we can get back to our routine. Keagan really needs that structure…especially with the baby coming. So much is going to change for him! And soon! I am 34 1/2 weeks pregnant…maybe more depending on which due date I want to follow. I just hope we have time to settle in before sweet little Eden makes her first appearance.

I hope I can make the transition as smooth as possible for Keagan. I don’t want him to feel like we love him less or anything like that. šŸ˜¦ Poor little man is used to having Mama and Papa to himself. But I know he will adore his little sister.

Speaking of the sweet little man, he just woke up so I am done blogging for now šŸ™‚

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Things have been nuts for us. We couldn’t stand the wait until the first for our new place to open up. The neighbor situation just got worse and worse and we were not comfortable any longer. We didn’t feel safe and we were not sleeping. SO until our new place opens up, we’re staying with my folks (VERY nice of them!) But it’s hard because the three of us and two large dogs are in one small room. Even in those conditions, sleeping on a not so comfy futon, we’re all sleeping much better.

We’re about a week away from moving (YAY!) and we can’t wait to settle into our new home.

We’ve decided as a wonderful way to have a “housewarming” in our new place, we will be having a homebirth instead of birthing in the birth center. We’re still with the same great midwife, but we’re planning on staying home. We’re very happy with this choice!

Keagan is doing well. Poor guy has an infection in each ear and away from his home and most of his stuff and is still staying cheerful (most of the time!) He’s a great kid. We’re very blessed to have such a sweet boy.

Well, off to the old house to pack. Fun fun fun!

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Mama, I Cry!

I wanted to share some of the cute things Keagan has been doing before I forget them.

A few weeks ago, I was in the bathroom and Keagan was asleep. He woke up and started to call for me. I told him I would be right there. Then he said “Mama, I cry.” Yep. He threatened me. He knows I can’t stand to hear him cry and he used it against me. I told him to wait just a second and he started to cry the biggest fake cry I have ever heard. When I walked into his room he had quite a silly smile on his face. Goofball.

Throughout the pregnancy he’s been strangely realistic about everything. There is a baby in my tummy. Not his. Not papa’s. Not random other people unless they are actually pregnant women. But yesterday he decided there was a baby in his tummy too. Quite cute really. I tried to explain to him that only mamas get babies in their tummies, but it did no good. Today he’s back to reality. The only one with a baby in their tummy in our household is me.

He’s started singing along when I sing to him/ he hears music on the radio. So cute. He gets about every third word and makes up the rest. His rendition of “Silent Night” cracks me up. I wish I had it on video.

He’s in a fearful stage right now. He is afraid of everything. His friends “Cookie Monster” toy terrified him the other day. He hid behind me to get away from it. I am not sure what it is about but it both breaks my heart and makes me laugh at the same time.

He is getting good at writing his letters. Unfortunately, he wrote and “A” and a “Y” on the floor yesterday. Thankfully, color crayon cleans off of linoleum fairly easily. When I saw it I could not decide if I was proud or mad. šŸ™‚

He’s growing up so fast. I can’t believe he will be two soon. WAY too soon.

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So it is official. Our neighbors have driven us out of our home. We’re moving March 1st. We don’t have a place yet, but do to some violent acts I’d rather not describe, we know we have to leave.

March 1st is roughly one month from my due date.Ā  So IĀ  am going to be uber pregnant and moving with a toddler. Eeek! This also means that I have to start packing up the house again soon. We JUST moved in… well five months ago but still.

Otherwise, life is good. Keagan’s had a fever, poor thing, but he is not showing any other signs of being sick. I am not sure what that’s about, but I hope he gets better soon. Besides being sick, he is doing so well. He’s really into learning his letters. (I obviously decided that it was okay to work with him on them) He asks to “Do letters” all the time. He’s even reading a few words. I know I sound like a loon or else super boastful, but he really is starting to read. I am proud of him, but in awe. Who knew my 21 month old was so smart? (hehe this is probably totally normal and I am just too proud a mama to know better)

We’re doing some co-sleeping again. He goes to bed in his bed and I am too tired to try to convince him to stay there when he wakes up in the middle of the night, so he’s usually doing about three hours in our bed. But we won’t have space for both when Eden gets here. It’s only a full. We hardly fit now. I wish we could all pile in there. I am not sure how to handle that. I don’t want to kick him out of his safe spot, but I am sure going to want the little one right by the breast. I don’t want to have to get out of bed several times a night when I could just roll over and nurse her all cozy in bed. Dang it, people are going to know that I really just practice attachment parenting out of laziness! Kidding….mostly. šŸ™‚

I felted some sweaters to make into soakers, shorties and longies for both kids (cloth diapering stuff for those who don’t know) I just have to get to it. My hubby wants to help too. I find that super cute. šŸ™‚

I haven’t been totally ignoring my sewing by any means. Keagan wore a new pair of pants I made him today. He loves those pants… both pairs I’ve made for him. Probably because they are tie-dyed and colorful. That, and they fit right. He has no butt and most pants fall off of him.Ā  But these I made smaller up top to accommodate his “no butt syndrome.”Ā  One of these days I really will get to posting photos of all this stuff. I’ve done so many fun little projects and I want to share šŸ™‚ When I have some time.

Time. Ugh. I should be using my time to pack all the stuff I just unpacked!
Someone wants to come here and pack for me, right? Pretty please?

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