Thursday, January 27, 2011

Sunday Update-Word-full Wednesday!

Jan. 17 Monday

Jan. 18 Tuesday

Jan. 19 Wednesday

Jan. 20 Thursday

Jan. 21 Friday
Migraine, Tim came home early

Jan. 22 Saturday
Knitting Class

Tim sanded the kitchen.  Luke and I went grocery shopping and got the train table from Wal-Mart.  We're putting it away for his birthday.

Jan. 23 Sunday
Skipped church

Mom & Dad brought the girls home to Chrissy, then Mom, Dad, Frankie, Amanda, and I all met at Sarku Japan in the mall for lunch.  Tim stayed home with Luke.  After lunch, Mom & Dad stopped by to visit with Luke for a few minutes.

Jan. 24 Monday
I don't think anything of consequence happened on Monday, other than that I got a lot of knitting done on my hat and a little bit of knitting done on a pair of shorties for Luke.

Jan. 25 Tuesday
Migraine, Beth came over

Jan. 26 Wednesday
Poo.  I started dinner, soup, I was boiling the chicken.  Then I took Luke to put him down for a nap.  He was really tired and had missed his early nap so I knew he'd go down easily.  What I wasn't prepared for was ME going down easily!
I fell asleep and woke up an hour later to the smoke alarm & home security systems going off.  :(  The chicken had boiled dry & was burning in the pot.  (Not actually on fire, just smoke)
It took me several minutes to get the pot under control, get back to Luke in the bedroom, and then attempt to turn the security system off while finding my cell phone.
I missed the call from the system so Tim had already dispatched the fire department.  They ended up coming, even though I called it in as a false alarm just to make sure. :(  Its a rainy day, I guess they don't have a lot going on.
SO, now we're going to have Lipton Noodle Soup and grilled cheese/meat sandwiches instead.  Because I'm not thawing out more meat and that's a relatively easy meal.  The only thing is there won't be anything for Luke to eat, so I guess he'll get baby food again!  He had his favorite Pumpkin Apple baby food mixed with plain ham baby food for lunch.  He wasn't happy about eating it, but he did.

Monday, January 24, 2011


Luke's sixth tooth broke the skin today!

AND, he slept from 9:30 PM until 4:20 am last night!  Then he nursed and slept through until 7:30, woo hoo!!

All we did differently was let him snack on cheese balls & 1/2 a banana before bed.

 He is eating all solid foods as of today!  He had 1/2 a banana for breakfast, a slice of turkey & almost 1/2 a banana for lunch, and has snacked on 2 dozen cheese balls & a hand full of Veggie Straws throughout the day!

Way to go Lukey!!

Sunday, January 16, 2011

Sunday Update!

Time to get a Sunday Update post written, actually on Sunday!

It was a pretty lame week, so I'm just going to go with bullet style updates!

Jan. 10 Monday

Jan. 11 Tuesday

  • 8 Weeks Pregnant!
  • Therapy--Luke ate a few bites of solid banana

Jan. 12 Wednesday

  • Made Luke a "jester" hat
  • Ci Ci's Pizza for dinner--Luke ate chicken & pizza crust

Jan. 13 Thursday

  • Got Fluffy Mail!  An Ooga Booga shorties set for Luke, new buttons for his sweater & music overalls, and 2 newborn Nanipoos from FSOT!
  • Luke and I went out in the evening to Target & Greenbrier Mall

Jan. 14 Friday

  • Luke's doctor appointment--ear infection in his OTHER ear now, new antibiotics
  • Old Navy--Got the baby a Christmas outfit for this year, Luke a Christmas tee (3T!), and a new shirt for Luke
  • Target

Jan. 15 Saturday

  • Tom & Peggy took Luke out & came home with a potty seat
  • Christmas decorations down & in attic
  • Started working on repairing kitchen
  • Luke ate waffle & bacon!

Jan. 16 Sunday

  • Skipped church, since Luke kept me up 1/2 the night
  • Probably going to take Luke to Target today to return a couple shirts & maybe the play-place at one of the malls
Wearing Luke around the house--getting some work done!

Luke rocking out on his Pop Tunes guitar!

Luke's jester hat

Girly Pom Pom Tassle hat for a trade

Tuesday, January 11, 2011


Put it in the baby book folks, Luke just gave me a closed-mouth kiss, complete with smooching noise!!

He's been giving hugs with loving, tender pats on the back for a few days now too.

He has been able to kiss closed-mouth and been able to smack his lips (when he blows kisses) but as far as I know, this is the first time he's put it all together!

I love my boy!!

Monday, January 10, 2011

Since Christmas

Hmm, what has happened since Christmas. I know I've been busy or I would have been blogging!

Dec. 26
We lazed around at home, it was nice.  I think we even did a mystery shop for dinner!

Dec. 27-30 I can't remember

Dec. 31
Tim had to go to the doctor in the morning for his cough.  I got my Ergo in the mail and tried it out.

That evening we went to Tom & Peggy's to celebrate for a little while with the family.  We were home and in bed by 10:30.

Jan. 1
I was sick.  Big time.  I spent most of the day in bed.  I ended up getting Dr. Morgan on the phone in the evening to call in a prescription for mastitis.

Jan. 2
We had church and I realized that the Ergo was what caused my mastitis.  So, that afternoon I sold it!

Jan. 3-5 I can't remember!

Jan. 6
Thursday Luke woke up hoarse.  He was cranky & fussy all throughout the day but I just figured he had a cold.  He wouldn't take a nap and I was getting quite frustrated with that.

Around 1:00, Rachel came over and took us for a LONG car ride.  Luke fell asleep after almost an hour in the car.  We grabbed some McDonald's for me, since I hadn't eaten at all and then headed home.  Luke, of course, woke up when I carried him in the house. :(

After Rachel left, Luke and I puttered around getting ready to go out.  Luke was going to Mandy's house to be babysat & Tim & I were going to Lowe's to do  our kitchen remodel.

After Lowe's Luke was still "good" so we went to Olive Garden for a dinner without the baby too!!  (Don't know how many of those we'll get before the new baby comes!)

When we got to Amanda's around 9, Luke was sound asleep snuggled up to Mandy.

By the time we got him loaded into the car, though, he was still asleep but had a cough.

I carried him in & he stayed asleep, so I went ahead to bed too.

It's a good thing I did, because at 1 am he woke up, with a fever of 103.9 and was coughing so hard he couldn't catch his breath.  After a quick check with my Mom & the pediatrician's hotline, we headed to CHKD at 1:30.  We got to the hospital around 2 and were taken straight back.

We were there until 5:45 am, Luke got a dose of steroids and a diagnosis of croup and an ear infection.  Fun times.

Jan. 7
We got about 3 hours of sleep before we had to get up and get moving.

I had my doctor's appointment at 1:00.

During the ultrasound the technician pointed out the baby & then Luke (who had been occupied with the iPod) said, "There it is!"  It was SO cute!

We saw the baby measuring at 7 weeks and 3 days and then we saw the babies heartbeat.  The other stuff from the ultrasound is pretty boring, but at least we know the baby is measuring right on track and that there is only ONE baby!

After that, Tim took Luke to the lobby because he was still so cranky & sick.  I ended up throwing up twice while we were at the appointment, so I got all kinds of special attention from my favorite nurse.

My morning sickness this round has been a LOT worse.  I've actually vomited on several occasions, where-as with Luke I never did get Dr. M gave me my zofran and did my full exam and got me out of there lickety split.

After the doctor's appointment, we rushed home so Tim could get some measurements in the kitchen and I could feed Luke some lunch.

Then we headed to Lowe's.  We had to finalize things with the cabinets and buy our new sink, range hood, faucet, and paint.  We chose Orange Canyon by Valspar.

From there, we headed to the pharmay to fill my Zofran & Luke's antibiotics.  That took over an hour & we still left without the medicines.

So, we ran to Wal-Mart and I stocked up on some groceries before we headed BACK to the pharmacy to try again on the prescriptions.

We finally got home and pretty much went straight to bed after that!

Jan. 8
Saturday morning was my first knitting class.  Tim dropped me off & then took Luke to Pembroke Mall to hang out.

I had a good time & best of all learned to knit & purl as well as a 2nd cast-on.  So, I'm well on my way to becoming a KNITTER!  Woot!

I think we just spent the rest of the afternoon relaxing at home.

Jan. 9
Yesterday we pretty much took it easy.  Tim went to church by himself, while Luke and I stayed home to pick up the house.

Frankie and then Mom & Dad came over.  Later Amanda and J.C. showed up too.  It was a good lazy day.

And now, some of the pictures I've taken since Christmas:

Being cute & looking SO TALL 

His cute face & showing off his salvaged longies!

With his diaper stash!

The current stash!

New Dave Ramsey envelopes

Playing with his Thomas

Showing off his big smile & his 2T Buzz jammies from Great Aunt Nunny & Uncle Bill 

Being cute & showing off his shirt from Auntie Mandy

Luke and Mandy snuggling the nights he babysat

Playtime with Pap & Daddy

And the 2nd thing I've sewn on my new wonder machine!  Longies for a sweet DS mama!

Wednesday, January 5, 2011

New Years Blogging!

2010 Surveys

39 Questions

1. What did you do in 2010 that you'd never done before?

Celebrated a first birthday with my child, conceived a 2nd SURPRISE baby with NO medical assistance!

2. Did you keep your new years' resolutions, and will you make more for next year?
I don't think I made any in 2010!  

This year's resolutions are: 
-have a healthy pregnancy & a healthy baby
-night train Luke so he'll go to sleep without boobie milk
-get Luke to eat solid food like a big boy, BEFORE the new baby comes
-learn to knit

3. Did anyone close to you give birth?

I had a couple friends from the Gathering who had their babies this year!

4. Did anyone close to you die?

Unfortunately, we lost Grandpa Goetsch in September.  I was VERY close to him, even though I barely knew him.  He was really the only "Grandpa" I ever got to know at all.  Both of mine died when I was young (one when I was about 5 and the other when I was 12).

5. What countries did you visit?


6. What would you like to have in 2011 that you lacked in 2010?

Well, obviously, the 2nd baby....more money, energy, patience.

7. What date from 2010 will remain etched upon your memory, and why?

Nov. 16, the first day of the cycle I conceived this little miracle.

8. What was your biggest achievement of the year?

Getting pregnant & all of Luke's milestones!

9. What was your biggest failure?

Not losing more weight before getting pregnant. :( (Don't even have to change this one.)

10. Did you suffer illness or injury?

I'm currently recovering from case #4 or 5 of mastitis.   I also had a couple colds & broke my right index finger, although I never went to the doctor for it!

11. What was the best thing you bought?

I think my new sewing machine from Tim is my favorite thing we bought this year!

12. Whose behavior merited celebration?

Tim's--for being such a great & supportive husband & dad! :) Not changing this one either!

13. Whose behavior made you appalled and depressed?

Hmm..I don't know other than things I can't mention here... :/ Not changing this one either.

14. Where did most of your money go?

Food, electricity, gas, and Luke.

15. What did you get really, really, really excited about?

Luke learning to roll over, then to crawl, then to stand, then to walk (on Labor Day), then graduating physical therapy, then turning one, then eating solid foods, then eating a whole jar of baby food in 14 minutes without spitting, oh and the new baby!

16. What song will always remind you of 2010?

I don't know that any song will remind me of this year. (stays the same--I don't listen to tunes)
Though if I HAD to pick ones, I'd pick anything by the Wiggles or Backyardigans!

17. Compared to this time last year, are you:
I. Happier or sadder? A million times happier, I have a beautiful son, a great husband, and a newbie on the way!
II. Thinner or fatter? About the same...maybe a touch heavier.
III. Richer or poorer? Richer! Tim got a little raise at the end of 2010!

18. What do you wish you'd done more of?
Said no.

19. What do you wish you'd done less of?
Spoiling Luke.  No really. He's SPOILED ROTTEN.

20. How will you be spending Christmas?
This year (2011), we will spend Christmas Eve with Tim's family and exchange gifts with them before bringing the babies home.  Christmas morning will be spent at our home just enjoying our babies.  We'll aim to be at Mom & Dad's around 2:00.  We'll probably spend the night there & drive home to relax on the 26th.

21. Did you fall in love in 2010?
Nah, I was already in love with Tim & Luke!

22. How many one-night stands?

23. What was your favorite TV program?
Psych overall I think, but I enjoyed Cake Boss & Rescue Me this year too.

24. Do you hate anyone now that you didn't hate this time last year?
No, I can honestly say I don't hate anybody.

25. What was the best book you read?
The Twilight Saga

26. What was your greatest musical discovery?
I don't really have one..

27. What did you want and get?
A new sewing machine

28. What did you want and not get?
Less debt.

29. What was your favorite film of this year?
Toy Story is our household fave right now

20. What did you do on your birthday, and how old were you?
I turned 27 right after we got back from celebrating Grandpa Goetsch's funeral.  My parents bought me jeans, shirts, and sneakers.  I can't even remember if Tim got me anything!

31. What one thing would have made your year immeasurably more satisfying?
More sleep.

32. How would you describe your personal fashion concept in 2009?
Lazy. Many days I didn't even get out of pjs!

33. What kept you sane?
My husband and baby.

34. Which celebrity/public figure did you fancy the most?

35. What political issue stirred you the most?

36. Who did you miss?
My mom

37. Who was the best new person you met?
My breastfeeding/AP friends!

38. Tell us a valuable life lesson you learned in 2010.
Sometimes you have to know which bridges to cross and which bridges to burn.

39. Quote a song lyric that sums up your year.
"Unforgettable, in every way."-Unforgettable by Nat King Cole


Stolen from A-Priori Mommy

Best Event: Week long vacation in CO

Best Movie: Toy Story

Best Over-Played Song: I don't know

Best Book: The Twilight Saga

Best New-ity of 10: Getting pregnant!

Most Shocking News of 10: Getting pregnant!

Events of 2010 in no particular order:
1. Sold the truck
2. Luke learned to roll over (thanks to therapy)
3. Our fourth anniversary
4. Luke learned to stand/walk (thanks to therapy)
5. Grandpa Goetsch's passing & our 2nd trip to CO
6. Luke's First Birthday
7. Finding out I was pregnant


And the biggie-I tried to work on all year:


1. Who did you kiss on new years?
Tim & Luke, though not at midnight, we went to bed early

2. Did you have a new year's resolution this year?
Nope, but I made some up above for 2011

3. Does it snow where you live?

4. Do you like hot chocolate?
Yes, especially when I'm sick or cold.


1. Who was your Valentine?
Tim of course

2. When you were little did you buy Valentine's for the whole class?

3. Do you care if the groundhog sees its shadow or not?
nope & I couldn't tell you if it did or not!

4. What did you get for Valentines?
We left Luke with Mandy, it was our first time leaving him and we went to Red Lobster's and ate the FASTEST dinner ever!

MARCH 2010

1. Are you Irish?
Nope, Italian!

2. Do you wear green every year on St. Patrick's Day?
No, but I did have fun dressing Luke in his St. Pat's stuff!

3. What did you do for St. Patty's Day in 2010?
Dressed Luke up & took a million pictures because he learned to sit up that day!

4. Are you happy when winter is pretty much over?
Oh heck yes.

APRIL 2010

1. Do you like the rain?

2. Did you play an April fool's joke on anyone this year?

3. Do you get tons of candy on Easter?
No, we got stuff from Mom & Dad in Luke's basket but that was it.  

4. Do you "love" the month of April?
No, why would I?

MAY 2010

1. What is your favorite flower?

2. Finish the phrase "April showers":
Bring May flowers?  is there another ending?

3. Do you celebrate May 24th:
No, what is it?

4. Is May anything special to you?

JUNE 2010

1. What did you do for Fathers Day?
Um, I'm not sure.

2. Did you do anything fun during this month?
Not that I recall

3. Have a favorite baseball team?

JULY 2010

1. What did you do on the 4th of July?
I honestly can't say....we had sparklers, but I don't think we did anything.

2. Did you go to the fireworks?

3. Do you tan in the day?
Nope, we didn't go outside much.


1. Did you do anything fun to end the summer?
We took a trip to CO from July 28-Aug. 4

2. What was your favorite memory of summer?
Our entire trip to CO and getting to know/love Grandpa Goetsch

3. Did you have a sunburn?

4. Did you go to the pool a lot?
Nope, like once or twice.


1. Were you attending school?

2. Do you like fall better than summer?

3. Anything special about September to you?
We lost Grandpa Goetsch & I turned 27


1. What was your last Halloween costume?
Nothing but we dressed Luke up as Charlie Brown & I made him a treat bag!

2. What is your favorite candy?
Reese's Peanut Butter BIG cups 

3. What is your favorite thing about this month?
Luke's birthday!! Oct 18


1. Whose house do you go to for Thanksgiving?
2010 we went to Mom & Dad's, we spent the night the night before too.  Next year we'll be at Tom & Peggy's

2. What is your favorite thing about November?
Election day--how dorky is that

3. Do you wish on the wish bone?
Not since I was a little kid!


1. Do you celebrate Christmas? Yes!!!

2. What are you thankful for?
Luke & Tim & the new baby

3. Get anything special last year?
Tim surprised me with the Singer Curvy sewing machine & of course the new baby

4. What do you want this year?
a healthy baby

5. Where did you begin 2010?
In bed, asleep!