Wednesday, June 29, 2011

Horsefly or Deer Fly Bite! Ouch!!

After Little Man woke up from his nap yesterday, I got him sunscreened and suited up to go hang out at our friend's pool!  We got there, set our stuff friends were inside putting up groceries and told us to just go on in!

I put on Little Man's hat and puddle jumper so he was ready and stood him on the side of the pool.  I climbed down the ladder, and as I was reaching to get Little Man, I felt a big pinch on my stomach!  I thought it wasn't too bad, and went ahead and pulled him in the pool.  As my arm touched the water, I felt more stings and they KILLED!  I screamed and screamed.  I scared Little Man so bad that he started crying and screaming.  I set him out of the pool and yelled for the people inside the house.  No one heard my blood-curdling screams, so I jumped out, and walked up their back porch steps with Little Man in tow.  The teenage daughter cam outside, and I told her to "Get it off of me!!" as I held up my arm.  She didn't see anything at first, but then swatted something down.  I took Winston inside their house where the mother was, and I tried not to break down.  I was so scared that I was going to be allergic and that whatever stung me was going to hurt my baby!  Well the stinging died down, we went back outside, sat on the porch and tried to calm down Little Man.  The mom looked at the bug and thought it was some kind of bee, and the dad thought it might be a baby horsefly.  I still don't really know.

Anyway, I calmed down and took Little Man back out to the pool.  I took him in the water but he just cried and cried :(  He wanted to get out and wanted to sit in the chair.  He didn't want me in the water either, he told me "Up! Up!"  Well I got back in while he was sitting in the chair and started splashing around.  He was laughing really hard, so I asked if he wanted to get back in the water, to which he politely replied, "No!"  

We left a few minutes later.  I hope I haven't scarred him for life.  I really hope he wants to get back in their pool the next time we go!

I think I will be okay.  My bites have gotten a lot bigger.  I have one on my stomach, 9 on my underarm, and two on my hand.  I'm posting pictures for your amusement and opinions!

I called my OB today, and I am waiting for a return call to see what they want me to do.  We'll see!

I haven't really started taking belly pictures during this pregnancy yet, so since I had the camera out...

We find out boy or girl a week from tomorrow!! I probably won't be posting about it until the next week after we've had a chance to tell all of our family!  

Happy Wednesday! :)

Sunday, June 19, 2011

21 month update!

21 month update

In just 3 months, Little Man will be 2 years old!! I can't believe it!  I guess I need to start party planning.  I'm thinking either a train themed party or bulldozer/truck themed party.  We'll see!

Life with Little Man has been so much fun lately.  He is so loving and affectionate, and offers big, wide-open-armed hugs and kisses to everyone.  A couple weeks ago, I ran into one of my friends in the mall.  The husband was pushing their daughter, who is just one month younger than Little Man, in a stroller.  I told Little Man to go give her a hug!  Not only did they have a huge embrace, but they kissed each other on the lips about 5 times before the husband said, "Okay, break it up you two!"

He loves to point to my stomach and say "baby!"  The only problem with that is he thinks everyone's tummy is a baby now.  

The other day we were playing around on the bed with him, and he came over and lifted my shirt and said, "Baby!"  Then he went over to hubby's tummy, lifted his shirt, and said, "Big Baby!"  It was hilarious!

He loves to help say the blessing, and the one he has learned at school is "A-B-C-D-E-F-G, Thank you God for feeding me.  Amen!"

He can answer yes or no questions really well.
"Have you been a good boy today?"  "Yeah!"  (He usually accompanies this with a head nod and sometimes says adds good boy!"
"Let's go change your dipe dipe."  "No!" (which is usually said as a question and smile)

His favorite book right now is called, "If You're Happy and You Know It!"  He loves to clap his hands, stomp his feet, flap his arms, go "kiss kiss," and do whatever else the book asks him to do.

He likes to help me put on my shoes, and he still loves to wear his.  

One of my favorite things to see is when his Daddy is giving me a kiss or a hug.  Little Man comes right over and either hits me or Daddy.  He gets so angry!  He thinks all the attention should be directed at him, and we shouldn't be kissing or hugging each other!

Other times when he gets mad, he hits whatever is around him: the wall, the refrigerator, the floor.  Sometimes he will just sit down in the floor and throw a little tantrum.  They never last longer than a few seconds because I usually just walk away from him when he's doing it.  I don't want him to see me laughing!

He can identify a stop sign, and loves to stay the word stop...which sounds more like dop!

He speaks so well now!  He can pretty much say anything we say in complete sentences.  He loves his truck book and can identify the bulldozer, backhoe, tractor, and hummer in it.  

The other day we went to the yard of a house that is about to be torn down.  There were two machines in the front yard.  Little Man pointed at one, nodded his head, and said, "Bulldozer!"  I said, "Good Boy."  My sister was holding him and told me she thought he just said, "Bye Coco."  So I asked him what he said, and he was actually identifying the other machine, "Backhoe!"  Too smart!

Some of his other favorite words are bubbles, bumblebee (he loves the bumblebee song!), alligator, helicopter, airplane, truck, big truck, sun, horse (he makes a great horse sound!), juice, which he says, "Shoo!" and many others...

He also says, "Scoos Me!" when he toots.  It is hilarious!  I think sometimes he does it just so he can say, "Scoos me!"

Before I put him to bed at night, one of his favorite things to do is hide our heads under his blanket today.  We put the blanket over our heads and he gives me kisses and laughs and says, "Hey!"

He is still sleeping great.  He still sleeps in his crib, and goes down around 7:30, and wakes up around 8.  He is in his crib from 1-4 everyday for naptime, and is usually asleep for about 2 1/2 hours of that time.  He loves to play in his crib when he wakes up, and sometimes won't let me get him out when I go in to get him!

He gets more amazing everyday, and I can't wait to find out if he will be having a little brother or little sister!  We find out in two weeks on July 7th!!

Hope everyone in blog world is doing well!  We just got a new treadmill, and I am going to start trying to do at least 30 minutes a day because it is way too hot to walk outside!  We'll see how that goes!

Happy Wednesday!!


Monday, June 6, 2011

Monday Message: Living is Christ, Dying is Gain!

 Philippians 1:21-26 (NRSV)
"For to me, living is Christ and dying is gain.  If I am to live in the flesh, that means fruitful labor for me; and I do not know which I prefer.  I am hard pressed between the two: my desire is to depart and be with Christ, for that is far better; but to remain in the flesh is more necessary for you.  Since I am convinced of this, I know that I will remain and continue with all of you for your progress and joy in faith, so that I may share abundantly in your boasting in Christ Jesus when I come to you again."

Wherever we are and whatever we are doing, we should be living for Christ!  In death, we will be with Him eternally and we owe our lives to Him.  It is in Christ that I find peace.  Whenever I make a conscious effort to remember His presence in my life throughout the day, my day is better for it.  I wish it were easier to do, and I will strive to do this every moment that I live!

Hope you have a wonderful week!  Little Man has an allergist appointment in the morning.  I am hoping to convince the doctor to check him for his peanut allergy again...I pray that he has already outgrown it, or does so before the age of 2!! (There's a much less chance of outgrowing the peanut allergy after 2).


Friday, June 3, 2011

A Peek at the Baby!

 My uncle let us go to his practice in Greenville today for an early peek at the gender.  There was a girl in the waiting room who was only 12 1/2 weeks pregnant with identical twins, and they were able to tell her she was having I had lots of hope that we would find out the gender.

Unfortunately, after lots of careful looking, the ultrasound tech couldn't say for sure... she kept thinking girl, and then would say, "Wait." And then it was "I don't know."  She said if she was pushed to guess today, she would lean towards "Girl," but that's really just a guess.

We were sent home so happy though after seeing the healthy heartbeat and with lots of pictures to keep!

If you have any experience and want to venture a guess, here are the "toilet poses" as they are called.  It means you are looking up at the baby's butt as if they were sitting on the toilet.

We find out for sure on July 7th! (5 weeks away!)

Oh and if you aren't a follower of my friend Heather at It's the World I Know, go check her out and join in on the OPI Swap!  Sign up ends tonight at hurry up! :)

Hope everyone has a great weekend.  I'm off to my cousin's wedding tomorrow.  Can't wait to see some of my sisters and other extended family!!