Monday, January 26, 2009

Here's ET catching his fish at the boat show.

Weekend In Dallas

Things have been so crazy around our house lately. Last week was chaotic to say the least. My mom came up on Thursday and helped me clean/organize my house (thanks mom). We cleaned out Ethan's entire room and closet, organized all his baby things and went through his clothes, toys and books. That kid has way too much stuff. We also cleaned out the garage. It was so cluttered that it was starting to stress me out. We put 8 big tubs of Ethan's clothes (ridiculous) and 5 big tubs of toys (again, ridiculous) in the attic. Again, this kid has way too much stuff for a 3 year old! We worked all morning on Friday and finally called it quits after we couldn't walk. I still have a little more to do but I'm motivated enough to do it now.
So that was Thursday afternoon - Friday. Friday evening, Ethan went with Zann and Casey to the boat show at the fairgrounds. It was so nice to have the house to myself for a few hours. I actually fell asleep (I was worn out from working in the garage). That was nice. Anywho...Ethan caught a couple of catfish and found a boat he wants. According to Zann, the boat was pimped out and cost around $80,000. Not gonna happen little buddy.

Now on to the weekend. We woke up nice and early Saturday morning and headed to Dallas (along with Jen and Casey) to meet MiMi and PePaw. It was kinda nice to get away. We went to the Galleria on Saturday and the Dallas Aquarium on Sunday. If you ever have a chance to go to the aquarium, go. It's awesome! And of course we couldn't leave the Dallas metropolitan area without a visit to Ikea. I could spend all day in that store! I LOVE it!
Hopefully we can get back on a schedule now. Ethan didn't really have a nap all weekend. He did fall asleep on the way home yesterday at 5, slept all the way home and we managed to get him in the house and in bed without waking up. And he slept til 7:15 this morning! WoooHooo!

And here's the real reason you read our blog...

Me with my wonderful father-in-law.

Zann and Ethan looking at some monkeys.

Ethan really liked the fish. I think he wanted to get in the tank with them.

All the family, minus Zann, at lunch on Sunday.

Check out that smile! This boy loves his family...especially his grandmothers. He has them wrapped around his little finger. Happy Monday! Stay warm!

Oh...I almost forgot...we're 9 weeks pregnant! Ethan's going to be a big brother!

Sunday, January 18, 2009

I'm Still Here

Yes I'm still around. Just haven't had anything exciting to blog about. Until Mariah tagged me with the baby tag...

1. Were you married at the time? Yes...3 years.

2. What were your reactions when you found out you were pregnant? Didn't really think it was real. It happened fast...real fast.

3. How old were you? 24 when I got PG and 25 when I delivered.

4. How did you find out? Took a test alone on my lunch hour.

5. Who did you tell first? Well Zann was first then my sister and my best friend, Tara.

6. Did you want to find out the sex? Nope. And we didn't. It was so worth it too!

7. Due date? November 29, 2005

8. Did you deliver late or on time? 1 week early.

9. Did you have morning sickness? A little in the first trimester.

10. What did you crave? Neapolitan ice cream and hot dogs...not necessarily together.

11. Who/what irritated you the most? The people that thought we were crazy for not finding out the sex.

12. What was your first child's sex? A healthy baby boy.

13. How many pounds did you gain throughout pregnancy? no comment

14. Did you have any complications during pregnancy? see #13. I did gain a little too much weight and was pre-eclamptic. Hence the early delivery.

15. Where did you give birth? Integris Baptist Hosptial

16. How many hours were you in labor? Maybe an hour of active labor? I was admitted at midnight, epidural at noon, water broke at 3:26 pm and he was here at 4 pm on the dot. I thought it was going to be a whole lot harder than that!

17. Who drove you to the hospital? My mom, dad and sister. Zann was on call.

18. Who watched? My doc, a few nurses and Zann.

19. Was it natural or c-section? Natural.

20. Did you take medication to ease the pain? I had an epidural.

21. How much did your child weigh? 6 lbs 11 ozs.

22. Did your child have any complications? Happy and healthy. He did have a little cone head from the vacuum but it wasn't too bad. His ears were slowing him down so my doc had to help him find his way out with the vacuum.

23. What did you name him? Michael Ethan
24. How old is your first born today? 3

I tag...Suzanne, Christy B., and Kerri T.

Keep checking back for more posts. We've got some things going on this week that just might be blog worthy.