Wednesday, March 25, 2015

Josh is 34!

Yesterday my sweet husband turned THIRTY FOUR! That seems so O L D to me, but Josh acts much younger than me, soooo atleast he's got that going for him! ;) j/k I love him for that!

We had a pretty terrible day yesterday, and I feel awful about it. But, Josh is such a wonderful man, he didn't even let it get to him. Thank you God for such an amazing husband and father!!

Judd has been super fussy lately, so we finally took him to the pediatrician yesterday. Turns out his reflux is flaring up again (apparently reflux peaks at 4 months, who knew?!), so we switched his meds. I am praying this new medicine gives him (and us) some relief, because he hardly napped yesterday and was up a lot last night!

BUT! After the pediatrician, Josh got a little free time, we picked up Jacob from school, played outside in the gorgeous weather and got Pei Wei for dinner. Jacob and I even made a lemon cake for dad! His favorite! :)

HAPPY BIRTHDAY, HONEY! You are the best husband and father, we are all so lucky to have you! Thank you for everything you do for us!  We love you!

Cheers to YOU! I hope you had a great day and hopefully this is the BEST year yet!

Monday, March 23, 2015

Our Weekend

Despite being knee deep in Judd's 4th Wonder Week, we had a pretty nice weekend, so I thought I'd share it here.
We had a college kid lay 25 bags of mulch in the front and back flowerbeds, so Jacob can now play without stepping in mud constantly. He loves playing in the backyard aka his "construction site." On Friday, he was dragging around that octopus bubble blower. That thing is so damn might get "lost" soon. ;)
We used some of our tax refund to finally buy a new dryer. You know you're getting old when getting a new dryer is seriously the highlight of your weekend. Ha! It dried our sheets in 20 minutes. 20 MINUTES!!!! Our old dryer took over an hour!

The weather was decent on Saturday, so we got a little more outside time while Judd napped. Jacob was playing "delivery man" after the dryer was delivered. Wonder where he came up with that idea?

On Sunday we went over to Josh's sister and B-I-L's house to celebrate birthdays. Josh's birthday is on March 24 and Emily's (his sister) is on March 29, so we always celebrate them at the same time. We all gourged ourselves on yummy BBQ, a delicious homemade cake by Emily and some ice cream! This was my splurge meal of the month, since I really shouldn't be eating dairy. Everything was so delicious! We raced home at 6:30pm and threw the kids in the tub and to bed, and then quickly went to bed ourselves. I don't think we're used to doing so much, so we were beat!

ignore my face- I was saying "Jacob, say cheeeeeeese"
Judd is doing really good from his lip tie revision. I plan to do a whole post on that soon, once its completely healed and I can give my thorough opinion.
Hope you all had a LOVELY weekend, too! Josh's birthday is tomorrow, so Jacob and I are busy decorating the house and making a cake! All day tasks indeed!


Wednesday, March 18, 2015

What's Up Wednesday

I found this blog series via Shay over at Mix & Match Family, and it seems like fun! Plus I haven't blogged much at all recently! So here we go. 

What we're eating this week...
Lately I've been making some sort of crockpot meat on Mondays, because we have swim class on Monday afternoon and those evenings are always pure chaos around here. So, having a crockpot meal to just serve when we get home is the perfect solution! Then I try to make one more meal throughout the week with that meat. This week I made BBQ pulled chicken- Monday was BBQ sandwiches and last night we had BBQ potatoes! Yummy! I also make mexican chicken for burritos, tacos or taco salad. All delicious!

What I'm reading...

This book is an easy, light read, but so funny! Andy Cohen seriously knows everyone!

What I'm reminiscing about...

You know that Time Hop app? I have it and love it, and recently I've been wondering why I didn't have any posts from last year...and then I remembered that I gave up social media for Lent! As hard as it was, it was such an awesome refresh for me! 

What I'm looking forward to...

We are getting Judd's lip tie evaluated and possibly revised tomorrow, and I'd be lying if I said I wasn't super excited and so nervous about it. I pray it helps with our nursing issues. 
What I'm loving...

I bought a few of these boyfriend tanks from Old Navy and they're a really good transition piece! You can easily throw a cardi over them, or wear them alone with shorts. They're super lightweight and airy too. 

What we've been up to...

We've been spending lots of time outside the last few days and I'm LOVING it!

What I'm dreading...
Tomorrow's lip tie appointment. I just hope my baby isn't in pain and heals quickly!

What I'm working on...

I finally pulled out my Simplified Planner and started using it. It's definitely a work in progress, adding all our appointments and important dates, but I'm hoping it'll help get my shiz together!

What I'm excited about...

We finally caved and bought a Bob Duallie. I cannot wait to hit the trails with both boys!

What I'm watching...

All I ever really watch is Bravo. I'm kinda a junkie. Sooo Real Housewives, Vanderpump Rules and I'll add in Fixer Upper's awesome!

What I'm listening to...

Monsters, Inc. while little brother naps. Please tell me your kids watch movies like this too?

What I'm annoyed about...

It's been raining a lot here. The weatherman said we're up 1.38" for the year! Yuck! But I guess we need it. And how cute is that pug?

What I'm hoping for...

A March Madness victory! Stay tuned!

What I'm wearing today...

The usual. 

What else is new...

Jacob has now been going to Emler for 2 YEARS! Within the last month he's really taken off and is swimming on his own! I'm so proud of him and can't wait for the summer! 

What's up with YOU?!

Tuesday, March 10, 2015

Judson - 3 months

My sweet Judd, you are the happiest and most relaxed baby I've ever seen. You are simply a DREAM!!! I love you, sweet boy, and cannot imagine life without you. You really are the perfect piece to our puzzle. 

Age: 3 months

Height: --

Weight: --

Nicknames: Judd, JudderBug

Milestones: Judds been batting at toys for awhile, but recently he's started trying to grab them. He loves laying on his back on his playmat and just whacking at all his toys. He's also a pretty big fan of tummy time. He can raise his head up a few inches and look around for quite awhile, so cute when he's watching his big brother play. He's rolled over from belly to back a few times, but it's not really that consistent yet. Recently he's been wanting to stand up a lot (with assistance, obviously); I'm pretty impressed with the way he can put weight on his legs like that! He's also starting to try and sit up a bit, he's very wobbly at this point, but gotta start somewhere! I've been putting him in the Bumbo for a few minutes each day and I can tell he loves being able to look out and watch his brother. He coos and smiles a lot, but he still hasn't laughed yet.

Sleep: We transitioned Judd to his crib a few weeks ago, because he seemed uncomfortable in the rock & play, and he did surprisingly well! Naps are pretty consistent and good- we usually get two solid 1.5-2 hour naps and two 45 minute-1 hour naps. He has a "twilight sleep stage" during almost every nap right at 45 minutes, he will fuss and whine a little bit, but he usually falls back to sleep. Nighttime is pretty consistent too, although I really wish he would start sleeping through the night. Currently he's waking once a night anywhere between 1-4am, and then he goes right back to sleep until 6:30-7am.

Eating: Judd was eating every 3 hours, and I'm trying to push it to 3.5 hours. Somedays it totally works, and others he's ready to eat at 2.5 hours! I'm actually starting to think that his lip tie is effecting his nursing, so we're going in a week to have it evaluated and possibly revised. He just seems really annoyed with the boob and will often give up quickly into a nursing session, but if we give him a bottle (of pumped breastmilk), he chugs it.

Clothes size: 3-6 month // 6 month

Diaper size: size 2
Teeth: none

Favorite toy: his playmat and any toys he can bat at

Likes: his brother, diaper changes, bathtime, being held so he can look out

Dislikes: being cold, being wet, nursing

Personality: so far he seems really happy and easy-going, unless he's overtired, wet or overstimulated

Best moment: We've had a lot of fun this month, Judd fits into our family so well!

Worst moment: Judd got sick  A G A I N  this month. I hate it so much when he's sick, he's just so sad and pathetic. Praying that warmer temps make their appearance soon and we can kick all these dang colds!

Looking forward to: This week is spring break and Jacob doesn't have school, so we have a few playdates planned with friends. Looking forward to getting out of the house and praying Judd cooperates! :) Josh's birthday and Easter are coming up this month too, so that'll be fun to celebrate with Judd!

How is Jacob adjusting?: I don't know if its baby brother, or just the terrible 2/3s, but Jacob has been really difficult lately! He's just so defiant and rude to me. It probably has to do with my lack of sleep, but I have zero patience for his antics. I'm praying he will get over this hump SOON!