Wednesday, September 24, 2008

Baby info

1. Were you married at the time? Yup, for 3 years

2. What were your reactions when you found out you were pregnant? soooo excited.

3. How old were you? 22

4. How did you find out you were pregnant? Just had a feeling.

5. Who did you tell first? Rob and then Joder. at 11 weeks we told family and other friends

6. Did you want to find out the sex? Not a chance

7. Due due: May 31/07

8. Did you deliver early or late? 1 week early. Woo Hoo. I did not think I'd be early, although when I found out how big he was, I was glad he was early

9. Did you have morning sickness? For the first 2 1/2 months. Not really morning sickness though, kinda all day nausea. Not too bad though

10. What did you crave? Fruit, tomatos and spaghetti

11. Who irritated you the most? I don't think I really got irritated.

12. What was your first child's sex? Male

13. How many pounds did you gain throughout the pregnancy? 34

14. Did you have any complications during your pregnancy? None

15. Where did you give birth? At the hospital.

16. How many hours were you in labor? 24 start to finish. Although I only count the 6 1/2 hours at the hospital that was really HARD

17. Who drove you to the hospital? Rob

18. Who watched? Rob, my doctor, a doctor in training and 3 nurses.

19. Was it vaginal or c-section? Vaginal.

20. Did you take medicine to ease the pain? Not a thing. I was so proud of myself. Totally drug free labor

21. How much did your child weigh? 9lbs 10 oz

22. What did you name him/her? Caden Alexander Jay

23. How old is your first born today? 16 months yesterday

Tag five mommies: Joni
Heather D

Tuesday, September 23, 2008

Pucker up

Its not always an open mouthed kiss anymore. We're learning to pucker up. Love it.

Wednesday, September 17, 2008

A van????

I know, I swore I would NEVER ever drive a van. Now I have one. And I love it. Rob bought a van yesterday. Well, obviously it makes more sense for me to drive that and him to drive my car. Of course its for sale. Any of you who know my husband know that we never own a vehicle more than 2 months. It'll be hard to go back to my car after this. Guess I'll have to enjoy it while it lasts.


I'm feeling badly for not posting, yet I really have nothing good to post. Guess I'll just go through a few things.

~Cadens 3rd eye tooth came out. 1 more to go

~I made peach jam yesterday. Delicious

~Catering this saturday. Its been a while. It'll be nice to get back into that again. summer is always slower for that. Which is nice, but the extra money is nicer.

~I'm enjoying working. I have so much to do on the 2 days that I'm there that it goes by so fast. I'm debating working 3 days a week, once winter comes. Can't do anything outside then anyway. Although leaving Caden 2 days a week is enough I think. I miss him too much

~Hoping to go to Red Lobster one evening this weekend. Endless shrimp. Yummy.

~Going crazy making photo cards. I have about 30 made. Now I just need people's baby pics to fill them. Can't wait to do Cadens 18 month card, as well as Christmas cards.

Monday, September 15, 2008

Baby Baby Baby!!!

No, unfortunately not me. But Erin is having a baby. WOOT WOOT!!!!! I am so incredibly excited for her. She is due for March 23rd. She came over Saturday morning to tell me the news. Of course I cried, in between jumping up and down with excitement. Erin, I love you and I am so excited for you. Can't wait to meet this little baby.
Oh and Happy Birthday to Erin today as well.

Sunday, September 7, 2008

5 years, come and gone ***updated for Joni**

Yesterday was our 5 year anniversary. I can hardly believe its been that long. I looked back at pics from our wedding day and I'd love to do it all over again. I'd change very little. It was such a fun day.
Hoping the next 5 years is even better, filled with even more kids ;-)

Friday, September 5, 2008

Happy Birthday Rob!!!

My husband turns 32 today. (Although he says he's turning 31). I know he won't read this, so I can say that we will be going go carting or bowling tonight depending on the weather. A bunch of our friends are joining us. Then back to our house for a fire, or just hanging out inside.
Looking forward to a great evening.

Thursday, September 4, 2008

Eye teeth

There are 2 through. Woo Hoo. 2 more to go and then maybe the 4 poopy diapers a day will stop. I can only hope.


Caden is learning to eat by himself, and with that comes a very stubborn boy who doesn't like me to feed him anymore.
My question is to all you mothers out there who have taught a child to eat by themselves. Caden often uses his hands in addition to the fork or spoon. Half the food gets moved off the plate onto the table, and then back into the plate.
Do you allow your children to play with their food while they learn to eat it? I haven't been allowing it, because I know that you don't play with your food. But I'm wondering if I should let him as he explores the newness of eating all by himself. Any advice?

Also, in following with what Stacey did a while ago, I want to know what you want to know. I'm feeling that my life is
a little boring to blog about, so please ask me questions, any questions, on anything that you'd like to know about me.
Can't wait to spill my guts.

Fun questions for married couples

I was reading a book called 'humor for a womans heart'. It is similar to a chicken soup book. There was this fun little quiz in it that had me laughing out loud as I read. I had to share it with you. Well, the good ones anyway. Hope you enjoy.
1. The recreational activity you most often do together is:
A. Bicycling B. Bowling C. Hunting for his car keys.

2. True or false: A vacuum cleaner makes an excellent anniversary gift.
True! Provided you want it to be your last anniversary.

3. (Husband question) When your wife says, "Let's not get each other Christmas presents this year," it indicates:
A. Her desire to share with the less fortunate

B. Her thoughtful and realistic interest in the household budget
C. A test to see it you "love her enough" to forget the suggestion and "surprise" her with something you'll be paying off until Easter.

4. Before answering the question "How do you like my new hairstyle?" what should a husband always remember?
A. His wife's feelings are the most important thing.
B. She may have spent hours in the salon to get it to look that way
C. The couch is lumpy, and when you sleep on it a spring pokes you in the back.

5. When the both of you attend church together, it is best for the husband to wear:
A. A dark suit B. A tuxedo C. Whatever his wife picks out.

6. When the waiter asks what you'd like for desert, a wife's most common response is:
A. Chocolate mousse, please. B. I'll try the cheesecake. C. Oh, nothing for me, I'll just have a teensie bite of his.

7. Your spouse is snoring. You should:
A. Accept it as a minor flaw in an otherwise perfect mate. B. Gently nudge him and say, "Roll over, dear."
C. Put a pair of sweatpants over his head and tighten the drawstring
8. ***My favorite one*** If a longtime married couple is in the bathtub together, it can only mean:
A. They still feel passionately about each other.

B. Their love life is spontaneous and exciting
C. He's grouting some loose tile while she tries to get rid of stubborn soap scum.

9. When doing the laundry, which of the following is the average husband most likely to forget:
A. Whites in hot. B. Colors in cold. C. Pens, pencils, keys, tissues, etc in pockets.

10. A husband offers to run to the store for a quart of milk. He is most likely to return with:
A. A quart of milk

B. Two steaks, a big fish, a bottle of ketchup, 2 bottles of pot, a box of donuts
a TV dinner, some cheese, the lattest issue of TV Guide, and a can of motor oil
C. A dazed expression and the question, "What was I supposed to get?"

11. (Husband question) To prove your love for your wife, you would gladly:
A. Climb the highest mountain B. Swim the deepest ocean.
C. Hold her purse while she tries things on at the mall and run the risk that, at any moment, one of the guys might walk by.

Tuesday, September 2, 2008

Happy Birthday Mom!!!

This beautiful woman is 43 today. She's my mom, but she's also my friend. I never would have dreamed that we'd grow to be so close. Mom, thanks for being there for me always. I love you!

Where have I been???

Well, we no longer have internet at home. We are seriously debating getting rid of our house phone as well. We both have cell phones, so to pay an extra $35 a month seems silly. Now I only have internet when I go to work, which is 2 days a week, or when I go to my parents house. Although I miss having it at home, it has forced me to do other things. I realized that I spent way too much time on the internet. I can use Cadens nap times in a much more productive way. And although I really miss reading all the blogs that I've become attached' to, its kind of nice to only get to check them twice a week. It seems that then everyone has written something new. So please forgive me if I don't comment on your blogs. I still read them, and will try
to comment still. But with only 2-10 minute coffee breaks to do all my reading, it may not get done. Thanks for stickin by me even though there has been nothing good to read for a while. Hopefully I caught up on everything new.