Monday, January 31, 2011

Weekend (lots of pictures)!!!

This weekend turned into being a very nice one if I do say so myself! Friday was our typical pizza night, and our fill up our growlers night. We go to Sun King on Friday because it is only $5 to fill our growlers up, and they have great, local beer. 




Saturday we were planning on going to see the Reds Caravan at the Castleton Mall. It would be Fletcher's first time meeting Reds players, but by the time we got Fletcher ready (in his adorable outfit) the line was WAY too long. 


He still looked cute even though he didn't meet any of the players. He will be able to see lots of Reds games this summer! 


I am usually the one deciding on what we do, but I couldn't think of anything good. We thought about going to the Home Show but by the time we paid for parking and two tickets (at least Fletch was free) it was going to be $30. That was too much to pay since neither of us were that excited. So, it was Matt's job to figure out what we were going to do. I had already packed food for Fletcher and we were all dressed and out so I was determined to do SOMETHING.

Matt thought about it for a while and decided we were going to National Museum of the Air Force in Dayton, OH. I hadn't ever been there before but Matt went with his dad when he was a kid so we thought we would give it a shot. I called up my brother and Cyndi to see if they would like to come and all five of us headed to Dayton. 

Can I just say that Matt's idea was amazing? Because it was. It was so much fun, I wish we would have been able to have more time there. Fletcher was such a good boy and loved looking at all of the planes. This place was huge and I can't wait to take him back when he is bigger! Here are some picture of the day:











How cool does that place look? It was definitely worth the two hour drive! Sunday we were extremely lazy and didn't do a darn thing. Fun day though!


Sunday, January 30, 2011

I Am Lazy...


...and I will post about our fun Saturday tomorrow, because today, well, today I am lazy.


Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Wordless Wednesday: Tallulah & The Tongue!



Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Follow-Up Visit

Thursday afternoon I have a follow up visit for my miscarriage. I really wish I didn't have to go and I think it is kind of unnecessary, but since my doctor wasn't there when I went in last time she wants to see me. Ugh. I am not really sure what they are going to do, but I hope everything checks out okay. I feel okay, but I really wanted the next time I went in to be because I was pregnant. 

I have gone back and forth on when I want to get pregnant again. I feel ready. I know it hasn't been long, but I feel like our family needs another member. Fletcher is the most perfect baby, and I know the next one might not be this easy, but we have room in our house and our hearts for another one. 




Plus wouldn't he be the most perfect big brother?


I sure think so. :)


Thursday, January 20, 2011

Today I Am Starting To...

Eat healthier. I want to get back to pre-pregnancy weight. I didn't gain much while being pregnant with Fletcher, but that weight hasn't come off. That while adding a miscarriage and the five pounds I gained with that, well, I just want it off. 

I started today with some oatmeal to go with my coffee. For lunch I am going to have our leftover chili, although this time I am not going to put any toppings on it. Dinner, well I am not quite sure what I want for dinner yet, but portion sizes will definitely be cut down. That is my main problem. I am not much of a snacker, and I don't eat when I am not hungry but I definitely need to take smaller portions. 

In the end I want to do this for myself, but I also want another one of these...


...and I want it to stick around longer this time. I know it wasn't because I wasn't in prime shape, but feeling better about myself doesn't hurt, and I don't want baby weight to pile on baby weight. 

So, get in shape and get pregnant. That is the plan. 

Wednesday, January 19, 2011

Wordless Wednesday: Part Two

...and it isn't entirely "wordless". I just had to post these two pictures of my little man. He blows me away. He's cute, funny and so sweet. How did I get so lucky?



Wordless Wednesday: Franken-Eater!



Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Ikea Blocks

Seem to be the life of the party. Who knew a $5 toy could be SO fun!




Best. Purchase. Ever. 


Sunday, January 16, 2011

One Year Ago Today...

I married my best friend. It has been the happiest year of my life, and I wouldn't ask for anyone else to spend my days with. 

The day wasn't spent with a beautiful white dress and tuxes, but it was filled with love and devotion. We were gathered with friends, and oh how I wished my family would have been there as well but I had my new family, with Matt there. 

It was for us. It was perfect. 

Plus Peyton Manning was in attendance. Can't top that. 

I love you Matt, you truly make even the toughest days amazing. I am so happy we are together. I love you and our family that we have together so much. 


Thank you for being my husband, my parter-in-crime and my lover. 

I love you. 

Friday, January 14, 2011

Five Question Friday!

Two posts in one day? Yeah, that means Fletcher is being a good boy this morning!

1. What movie could you watch over and over again and not get tired of?
Love Actually. That one was easy. I love that movie. If I am feeling happy, I watch it. If I am feeling down, I watch it. If I am feeling Christmasy, I watch it. If I want to travel, I watch it. You get the picture. I Actually Love it. Ha!

2. What's your biggest pet peeve right now?
Um, the snow. This winter has been LOOOOONG and I am tired of it. I heard more is coming this weekend. Yuck. 

3. If you had to describe your best friend in five words or less, what would you say?
Funny, Hard-working, Dirty, Kind. 

4. If you did not have to worry about money or go to school what would you do for a living?
What I already do, stay home with Fletcher (and other babies that will be coming someday!) I would however do all of this while living in Hawaii. Ahh, sounds brilliant! 

5. What is your one "splurge" item, that you will always buy, no matter the cost?
Shoes. Coach ones. 

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Weekend Plans

We have none. What? No weekend plans? Most people would be excited, but me? No, I want to do something! I am not one to sit around and have a relaxing weekend. Sure, they are fun sometimes, but for the most part I like to get out and do something. I guess that is probably because I am home with Fletcher most of the week and by the weekend I feel like playing! 


You know, maybe do some monkeying around. 


I think I am going to try to talk my husband into going to Ikea. I am not-so-secretly obsessed with that place. It gets my usually nonexistent shopping juices flowing (if my husband is reading this stop being dirty ;)! 

Anyway, I want to do something (also husband stop being dirty, I know you) and since it is going to be crappy and cold it most likely will involve shopping. Now, if I could not be broke that would be awesome. I am still waiting on you Publishers Clearing House. 

With that said I will leave you with a funny video of Fletcher trying to steal his Daddy's beverage. He doesn't do this for all beverages, just the kind he is going to have to wait years upon years to try. Truly his Father's child. Gotta love them! 




Thursday, January 13, 2011

FIVE MONTHS!

Fletcher today you are FIVE months old! Your Daddy and I think it seems like you have been here much longer, probably because you act like a much older boy.

 

Last time you were at the doctor's office you were four months and you were 17.6 pounds and 26 inches long. I know you are MUCH bigger now! You are such a long boy! You mainly wear nine months clothes although you still fit in some six month pants. You have a really long torso so you outgrow onesies really fast! You also have moved up to size three diapers. When we were at Target the other day another daddy asked how old you were and we said "almost five months" and he couldn't believe you were in size three diapers! His 15 month old was in just one size up! My big boy!

Cute widdle crack!

Your sleeping habits have changed little man, and not for the better. You were sleeping through the night for about a month, but that is long gone. That is okay, I really enjoy our late night talks. Most nights when you are fussy we go into the spare bedroom and cuddle and you fall fast asleep on the bed. It is really cute seeing a little boy like you on that big bed. You are so sweet.



You really enjoy toys now. Your ExerSaucer is by far your favorite toy, well that and your elephant Grandma Kac bought you. You will jump so hard and you think you are SO funny! Daddy and I think you are pretty funny too!


You love to go out, and get annoyed if you are in the house too long. You are so good whenever we take you anywhere. You give everyone smiles, and rarely cry. You really love the car, too! 


Another thing you love is football, which makes Daddy (and Mommy too) really happy! We put some blankets on the floor in front of the T.V. and you cheer and yell so loud! It is hilarious! Your favorite team seems to the be the Colts (it better be)! You are really rolling all over and grabbing your feet. I think within the next month you will be crawling. You are getting so big, and Mommy is wondering where her little newborn went? 


You also LOVE food! You have eaten cereal and all stage one veggies and fruits! You open your mouth and eat really well!



Fletcher we love you so much and we couldn't ask for a better little boy! We can't wait to see you grow, but promise me little man that you take your time. Mommy wants all the baby cuddles she can get! 

Love you!






Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Wordless Wednesday: Daddy's Hat





Monday, January 10, 2011

Giggler!

SO happy!

Saturday, January 8, 2011

Gooooo Colts!!!


Friday, January 7, 2011

Makes You Want To Scream

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2011/01/07/AR2011010702593.html


Fletcher agrees, this article makes us scream. 

What a classy man. Ugh. 

Thursday, January 6, 2011

He Makes My Heart Happy



He makes everything okay, more than okay, wonderful. 

Wednesday, January 5, 2011

Wordless Wednesday: Diaper Time!




Tuesday, January 4, 2011

Tallulah...Do You Hear It?

I know Fletcher is only four months old, but the boy talks. He says "hi" on command and "Mama" all the time. Today on video I asked him if he was looking at his puppy and I swear he replies "Tall-uuuu-lah". 


Yes, baby Tallulah is her name. 

Proud Mama moment! 

My Lack Of Blogging...

 It has been awhile since I have updated my blog, and a lot has happened. We had a wonderful Christmas (I still need to post pictures) and also a not-so-fun event happened.

I had a miscarriage. Those words are still so strange for me to say, type or think. 

Saturday we were taking a leisurely drive to Peru (Indiana) to visit my husbands favorite fast food restaurant, Taco Johns. 


Not as good as in Minnesota!


Well, I had to use the gas station restroom. When I was in there I saw some blood. It wasn't much so I didn't think anything of it. We drove home and when we got home I had a bit more, but still not much. This continued on throughout the night so I called the on-call doctor. She told me to come in Monday unless it had gotten worse. 

It hadn't, so I waited to go in. 

Monday morning I just felt different. I felt like something was wrong. I still didn't have cramps, but my body is usually so normal that bleeding to me meant something was wrong. I was right. There was something wrong. I could tell instantly from the ultrasound technicians face. She was trying to think of how to tell us that our baby was not going to make it. 

I knew, even looking at the pictures on the T.V. that something was wrong. I was supposed to be ten weeks, and the baby looked much smaller than that. It turned out that our baby stopped growing at six weeks, and never had a heartbeat. It is what is considered a chemical pregnancy. 

Getting this news was heartbreaking, and still is but in that moment I looked to my left and Fletcher was sitting on my husbands lap. He gave me the biggest smile and in that moment everything was going to be okay. 

I have a healthy baby who I love very much. I have a wonderful husband and we have a great life. 

We will have another baby when the time is right and Fletcher will be an amazing big brother. 


Milky smiles and all. 

We are going to be okay. :)