Friday, June 24, 2011

19 Months!

He actually turned 19 months on Saturday, so I'm a little behind this month. Maybe if I keep waiting, he'll never leave the teens? I'm a bit afraid of entering the "20" months. Yikes.

I think that the current age has been the easiest and most fun thus far! He's such an easy going child, even though he does have a firm opinion. Signing really helps him communicate, so we're not have any tantrums going on. He sleeps well and goes to sleep somewhat easily, and he's just a blast to play with. It's just my energy keeping up with him that has some struggles sometimes.

19 month stats:

  • no clue how big/long he is
  • still wearing 12-18 month clothes, although it's closer to the 18 month sizes now
  • naps consistently 1.5-3 hours and sleeps through the night! He only got up once a handful of nights in the past month. Pure amazing.
  • 12 teeth; no signs of the canines as of yet
  • can now point out his armpits, elbows and cheeks
  • can catch a ball, if big enough
  • can dribble a heavy ball (like an actual basketball as opposed to his rubber balls)
  • is showing some major favoritism to his left hand in coloring and in eating
  • is starting to drink from a cup, although it can get messy
  • know that you go "tee-tee" in the potty
  • loves helping out with everything around the house
  • likes to show you that he's strong
  • shrugs his shoulders and says "dunno" read: I don't know
  • favorite food: peanut butter
  • favorite book: still Chicka Chicka Boom Boom
  • favorite activity: blocks of all kinds

Wednesday, June 22, 2011

Wordless Wednesday

(PS- I know I'm so behind in posts. I'll get back into it some day...)

Friday, June 17, 2011

Back to Square 1

CD 1.

I'm not even upset about it. We had crappy timing, and it's just the first cycle. Sure, it was a long as crap cycle, but it's just the first. It took three cycles to get pregnant with Jeffrey, so I'm sure I'll become more invested if it takes longer than that. Of course, I'm fairly positive that it will because you can clearly see that my cycles were much prettier pre-Jeffrey than they are now by just a simple glance at my charts. Plus, I know that breastfeeding isn't exactly helping my cause. I'm more concerned that my LP was only 9-10 days, and that's if I ovulated at the earliest that I could, based on my missing temps. So, I'm hoping for a shorter cycle and a longer LP this time around.

Is it strange that I'm sad that this cycle didn't end on CD 100? What a clean number to end it all on.

I AM glad that I'll be able to kick AF to the curb before our road trip. Because that would have seriously sucked.

Wednesday, June 15, 2011

Wordless Wednesday

Tuesday, June 14, 2011

What are the odds?

I'm still in the middle of this ridiculously long cycle. It's pretty much comical at this point. So, I decided to ditch the thermometer for our Florida trip. After all, what's the point? No need to worry about the time difference and waking up at the same time when nothing is happening, anyways. Well, yesterday I wake up to temp and, low and behold, it's high. Same thing today (although I woke up an hour earlier). All signs are starting to show that I did, in fact, ovulate sometime around the trip. If so, we don't have great timing. Oh well, at least I ovulated!

Jeffrey nursed substantially less than normal on the trip, and my chart shows that my body has been gearing up to O quite a few times. So, I think the missed feedings (specifically the morning one) just kicked it all into gear. That, the high temps and the fact that I'm lethargic and feel like a sloth make me really think that it's happened. We'll see what the next few temps hold, though.

Monday, June 13, 2011

Home, Sweet Home

We are back! It was a great time, but it's always nice to get back to the comforts of your own house, car and city. We got to see lots of family that we don't get to see too often. Some since our wedding! It's also nice to get to see Nana again. She's 98 years old, so you can never take a visit for granted. It was a lot of fun getting everyone together. His Florida family is so much more fun than the family here, so that sucks that they live so far away. Jeffrey had a fabulous time and LOVED seeing his cousins, especially the 9 year old. They were instantly best buds. The little man and I ended up not actually going to the graduation. For one, it was really early (7am our time), and Jeffrey was already way thrown off schedule. It also turned out to be outside, and it was just too dang hot for him to sit in the direct sun for two hours. So, we got to sleep in, and he was a little ham at the party afterwards! While we were there, we also hit up the Clearwater Aquarium, the Lowry Park Zoo in Tampa and went to eat dinner at Clearwater Beach. 

He was a bit overstimulated and overtired most of the trip, so he was throwing and hitting more than normal. Still in a great mood, overall. There were some major lessons learned from this trip. For one, travelling by plane was much more interesting than last year. We can really tell how much bigger he is than last summer! Planning the flight for nap time was our worst decision since that meant he started the trip off tired. It was just too awkward to hold him that long in such a small space, and he couldn't get comfortable on our laps. Being on the plane with him awake, though, was MUCH easier than I would have guessed. Not a big deal at all. If he'd had a car seat, it wouldn't have been an issue (although all three of us are not big fans of the Cosco Scenera; Jeffrey was SO excited to get back in the Britax). Darn full flights. 

Something interesting we decided to try was to have Jeffrey sleep on a twin air mattress to see how he would do- zero issues! It was so strange to see him sleeping in a regular bed. We're probably going to start working on his big boy room/transitioning to a twin after we finish the bathroom. It was so cute for him to get out of bed and come get us in the morning!

So, now it's relaxing time and getting back in the swing of things. For a little bit, anyways, since we leave on a 10 day road trip on the 25th...

Tuesday, June 7, 2011

Off We Go!

A year after our last vacation, we're on our way back to Florida (tomorrow)! I'm pretty excited about it; we've been talking about it since we came back last year, knowing that Jony's nephew would be graduating from high school. There's a few nervous feelings, though. Jeffrey was only 7 months old last time. He was moving a lot more than most 7 month olds, but he wasn't walking just yet. Now, he's almost 19 months old and most definitely walking, running, climbing, etc. We planned our flights for nap time, but we'll see how that goes. Otherwise, it may be a rough 2 hours trying to keep him in our laps (ha) or (most likely) walking up and down the walkway of the plane the whole time. We've got a few things to put in the carry on bag, such as snacks, so hopefully that helps. This is where I'm very glad that I've still got the boob in my back pocket of tricks!

I'm also nervous about Jeffrey interacting with the whole Florida family. Jony's aunts can be VERY overwhelming. Last year, he hated them. They thought that because he's family, he would automatically know them and realize that he should respect them. We all know that it doesn't work that way. Now, he can very much voice/display his opinion. Hope that doesn't get too interesting.

My biggest concern is the actual graduation. First off, it starts at 8am, which is 7am our time. Freaking early. Then, it's a graduation. Not exactly the ideal activity for an 18 month old. We'll see how that goes. My bets are that I'll see 10 minutes of the actual graduation, lol.

Despite a few worries, I have no doubts that it's going to be a great and fun trip. Jeffrey will have a blast at the beach, the Florida Aquarium, and seeing his cousins. At this point, I'm just ready to go (except for the aspect of packing and cleaning up the house a bit before we go...)

Friday, June 3, 2011

Bathroom Update: It looks like a room!

Our bathroom is officially starting to look like an actual room, as opposed to an empty shell or dead space. All of the walls are completely up! Walls and floors make me very happy. They still need to be taped and floated (and painted, of course), but I'm just happy to see them hung up in all of their glory. Jony was so glad to close up all of the plumbing and electrical stuff. It caused him quite a bit of grief and took up a lot of time! 

We've purchased the two sinks (decided to just go with pedestal sinks instead of building a vanity) and the toilets (one for our bathroom, of course), as well as the new light fixtures. All of those are ready to be installed once we get the walls finished up and painted. That will hopefully be finished before we leave for vacation on Wednesday. 

When we get back, we'll still have to tackle the bathtub tiling, fixing up the door to the closet/cabinet, buying and setting up an additional cabinet for the corner and all of the decorating! Looking back at all that we've done, this doesn't seem like anything at all. I'm so excited to see the end of this project and am pretty sure I'll be very pleased with the end result.

the old light fixture is still there until the wall is painted; don't want to mess up the new ones!

the bathtub walls will have to stay exposed for just a little bit longer

Wednesday, June 1, 2011

Wordless Wednesday