Warning: Picture Overload!!
Wednesday, October 16, 2013
Every time I write one of these I am amazed at how fast time is going!!
|Trying to get him to sit still for 2 seconds to get a picture is almost impossible now!|
Clothing: 6-9 months
Diapers: , size 2--once we are finished with this box we're moving up to size 3
Height: Not sure-no wellness check this month
Teeth: Still just has the bottom two but we swear that his bottom eye teeth are getting ready to pop through-we've been able to see them for probably 2 weeks now
Milestones: full fledged crawling, starting to pull up on things, started to try to chew his food, says "Ma", "Dad", and "Re" (Reggie) and means it!!
Likes: Mickey Mouse, his babysitter, playing peek a boo, crawling, Reggie, Mama and Daddy
Dislikes: being sleepy, being redirected from what he isn't supposed to be doing (i.e. playing with cords)
|He's such a ham!!|
|After a weekend from hell sleep wise, Coop slept 13 hours straight one night. He woke up feeling like this---and so did Mama!|
|So I got a text message that a good friend is pregnant and I said,"Cooper...aunt Ash is having a baby! You're going to have a baby cousin!" annnd this is what he did. Be still my heart.|
|Sending a picture to Daddy while he's at work|
|Grandma bought Cooper a blow up ball pirate ship...after he realized how to climb in and out of it he was all about it!|
Monday, October 14, 2013
Friday night was the usual-grocery shopping, grab a quick dinner, and play as a family.
Saturday morning we got our family pictures taken for our Christmas cards/updated pictures of Cooper. I am supposed to pick them up tomorrow and I can't wait to see them! Expect a full fledged photo post coming soon!
Saturday afternoon I took Cooper to my mom's for the night, Jon and I, along with 6 of our friends headed to Cincinnati for the King's Island Fright Fest that we do every year.
|It's about to get real.|
|One of the new haunted attractions-you walk through different board games. It was amazing!|
|I love this picture of us-even if it is a bit blurry.|
|Family photo op|
Monday, October 7, 2013
You know a good weekend recap is good when it starts with a line from Christmas Vacation.
So let's back up...
Friday...we ran an errand, came home and ate dinner, put Coop to bed, and had a little date night (in) and watched This is the End.
|Don't waste your time and $$|
2 hours of my life I will never get back.
It. Was. Horrible.
Danny McBride acts like an asshole (par for the course for his characters). It wasn't funny at all.
Cool-you guys can smoke pot and get high.
So I had to work on Saturday. After I got off work we went to the grocery store, played with Coop, make dinner, put Coop to bed, yadda yadda yadda.
We had plans to take Coop to the zoo Sunday morning.
We wake up Sunday morning at 6-a-freaking-clock because Cooper went all FGL on us like...
"HEY HEY HEEEEYYYYY WHERE'S MY PARTY PEOPLE?!"
And we were like,"Cooper it's Sunday don't you wanna sleep in?"
And he was like:
|Duck Dynasty for the win|
So we wake up and Jon says AND I QUOTE, "Cooper must have shit everywhere. It smells AWFUL even in here!"
I get up and open our bedroom door to a HORRIBLE smell.
Change Coop who was dirty but not the smell we were smelling.
Took Reggie out and it smelt HORRIBLE outside.
I go back in and Jon says, "Babe..the toilet won't flush..."
I'm like ah hell....
I go back outside to make a phone call and my neighbors across the street come out and ask to use our restroom because they are having plumbing problems....
so I call the water company...just then the smell hits like a ton of bricks and we look outside and sewage is trickling down the street...
We pack up Coop and go to drive him to my mom and dad's and the water company guy is standing in our street looking like this...only in work clothes...
Needless to say---we didn't make it to the zoo.
It's Monday--which is the highlight from the weekend!
Friday, October 4, 2013
One thing I struggled with in becoming a mom was keeping up with the house. I felt I was always lacking. Lacking organization, motivation..and...well..time.
One of the girls on my birth month board suggested the Motivated Moms app. YOU. GUYS.
It changed my life.
Don't let the name fool you. It isn't just for moms. In fact-you can turn off the settings regarding children. It also has built in Bible readings daily (which I turned off because I do my devotionals every day.)
You can personalize as many tasks as you want (if you buy the $2.99 version--DO IT.)
Here was my Thursday..and yes it even has "Clean out brushes and combs". AMAZING.
Here is the setup screen. You can add tasks with the "custom tasks" option. You can even assign tasks to people and share them via text messages/email/Facebook/etc.
Another app I'm crushing on is the My Coupons app. Again-I bought the full version.
You can scan your barcode on the coupon and well....
I know I know...impressive! What's more impressive is that it lists them by expiration date and you can set it up to alert you the week before things expire.
Be still, my heart.
My house is cleaner, we're saving money..and I have more time to do things!
Monday, September 30, 2013
Happy Monday ya'll...not going to lie...I'm not sad to see this weekend go...it wasn't a blast that's for sure!
Our house was sans husband this weekend as Jon had a bachelor party in St. Louis this weekend.
Friday night I woke up at 3:30 to this weird sound outside and Reggie was FLIP-PING out. All of a sudden I hear this screech and Cooper starts screaming for me. I go in there..well..I tried..Reggie was already busting past me to get to Cooper. Coop is standing in his crib screaming and looking at the window. It was dark obviously so I couldn't see anything but when I opened the blinds whatever was outside got pretty pissed off and snarled at me. Reggie starts barking and trying to get to the window.
I ended up letting him outside and he comes back with something in his mouth and sat it next to the front door like a present...it was a dead possum. My big 97 lb pansy dog killed a possum for scaring Cooper. Coop kept going "Re!! Re!!" (Reggie in Cooper talk) It took me 2 solid hours to get Cooper to sleep again. We slept in until 8 Saturday morning. Mind you I didn't fall asleep until 2 Saturday morning just to get woke up at 3:30. I slept a very rough 3-4 hours of sleep broken up.
Saturday Coop and I went shopping with my mom. I bought him some new clothes and ate lunch at Panera. We came home and Coop took a 2 hour nap on the couch.
Cut to Saturday night-Coop went down easily...again, I couldn't sleep....4:30 I am woken up (after sleeping 2 hours) and he is screaming again....but not for me...for Reggie. I send Reg in there and they both go back to sleep. He was up and ready to go at 7. Dyyyying.
Sunday he napped for 1.5 hours and then went down fairly easily. This morning-he was up at 5:30. So yeah, I got more sleep than the last two nights but holy crap...8 month sleep regression can bite me. :) Hopefully a normal fun day at the sitter will help him get back into his sleep loving routine!
In other news, I preordered Love Italian Style by Melissa Gorga because...well..if you know me, I love Real Housewives...especially Melissa..her and Tamra from the OC are my favorite housewives ever.
I thought over all the book was good-it was a quick and easy read. One thing that did drive me a little crazy was the repetitiveness of the content. I know it was to reiterate her beliefs but I felt very much like the repetitiveness could have been cut out and the book would have been even better.
The book had some good marital advice, in my opinion. She spoke about how if you "date" your husband, your husband will always be your boyfriend as well as your husband. Meaning if you make a point to make your marriage as fun and interesting as you did when you were dating then your marriage will stay fun and interesting...which I totally agree. I feel it is very important to continue to date Jon and I try very hard to do so.
I also thought it was interesting when she wrote about their hardship during the recession. It really put into perspective how bad they were actually hurting and how they handled it.
The only issue I had with the book was the very very VERY traditional submissive/dominance in the book. A few examples:
-She has to be home by the time her husband is home. Once she went to CVS and wasn't home when he got home from work and he was pissed.
-He expects dinner ready when he's home. A hot meal or he's not too happy.
-He wants sex he gets sex. Even if she says no...because according to Joe..every woman really means yes when she says no so just "turn her around and take her clothes off.."...I think that's known as rape, Joe.
I was all for the book until I finished the last few chapters just a few minutes before I opened this laptop. I can't deal with the whole sex topic in the book. Good for them if it works but the book is supposed to be about marital advice...you're advising husbands to not take "no" for an answer when it comes to sex.
I've been reading reviews on the book too and a lot of people who reviewed the book are in agreement with me in response to the sex topic.
Stay tuned the next few weeks!! We have some fun dates planned-both couples and family dates! Also-we have family pictures coming up soon! And Halloween!
Yay yay yay!!
Wednesday, September 25, 2013
My little man has changed SOO much in the last two months! (Going on three!)
-He is now in 6 month and 6-9 month clothes.
-He is CRAWLING!!
-He has two teeth and is working on at least one more.
-He says "Ma" and "Da" with meaning...not just babbling. He's also started to say, "Re" when he sees Reggie.
-He is starting to pull up to standing on his own.
-He can go from laying down to sitting on his own.
-He is now eating pureed baby food 3 times a day. He is still eating between 27-30 oz of formula a day-he eats less often though. He may eat 6-7 oz every 4-5 hours instead of 4 oz every 3.
-Naps are still hit and miss but he generally does well with them.
-Night time is still going well 99% of the time. But they aren't joking about sleep regression when learning something new. No joke-he learned to crawl on a Wednesday evening...Wednesday night he was up for 2 hours 2 separate times crawling around in his crib laughing at himself. Silly boy!!
I never talked about this before on the blog and to be honest-this was part of the reason for my hiatus. We had to find a new sitter. Actually-this is our third. Our first one watched Coop from the beginning and I realized one day that they just weren't jiving. It hit me one day after some things were said regarding Cooper and what type of baby he was. I left that day knowing I wasn't taking him back there. No more needs to be said about it other than that because it just makes me cry that I waited so long.
My best friend Cort's sister started watching Coop for us at our house, but she's been having some health problems and wasn't able to watch him for us which sucked because he loved her and the feeling was mutual. :) The first evening home with him after Hal started watching him we noticed a huge temperment change in Cooper...he seemed so much happier. I realized at that moment that I made the right choice in switching sitters.
We are on our third week with our current sitter and I love her....more importantly, Cooper loves her and she loves Cooper. He kisses her bye when we leave at night. And I love hearing the way she talks to him-so much nicer than what I had heard before...the other day I got out of my car to pick him up and I heard him laughing from outside. Talk about heart warming. This morning when I dropped him off he started fussing (Mondays suck for us.) and as I was walking out I heard her say to him,"Hey Coop d Coop (yes-she has her own nick name for him) you can't cry for your mama...she got you all weekend it's my turn now!!" It was so sweet. I heard him giggle and all was well. It's so nice! Fingers crossed third time is the charm!!
That about sums up what's been going on with Cooper Jo!
Another update will be coming in a few weeks for his 8th month update...and expect a post in the future about his first birthday party plans!!
Tuesday, September 24, 2013
This weekend was AMAZING...much much needed!!
Saturday I had to work but managed to cut out 1.5 hours early (which ended up being a great thing!).
I came home and loved on my boys-then packed Coop's stuff up, got myself ready, and dropped Coop off at my parents for the night so Jon and I could have our date night we've been planning for months!
Jason Aldean concert? Don't mind if I do!
We FINALLY met up with our friends for a quick bite to eat around 4:00 (Thank you, traffic.). After that, we headed to the parking lot to tailgate.
We headed into the concert just before Thomas Rhett (Adkins) took the stage. After he was done, Kara and I swore we had time to run to the bathroom before Jake Owen came out. Now--I've been to a million concerts in my day (Okay I lie-but probably 100-150.) I've never ever been to a concert where there wasn't at least 15-20 minutes between the first two acts. Mind. Blown.
Jake Owen was amazing! Love me some Barefoot Blue Jean Night!!
And Jason was...well...Jason! He was amazing as always!!
We had such a blast! We actually had pavilion tickets but ended up staying in the lawn the whole concert to be with our friends--so worth it! :)
|me with my best guy friend, Kyle|
|Everyone's phones lighting up the sky...so pretty!|
Sunday was spent doing the normal-plenty of time with my boys, grocery shopping, laundry, and...
watching the Colts beat the Niners!!!
Holy crap on a cracker!!