Monday, January 30, 2012

The countdown begins...20 weeks down, 20 weeks (or less) to go!

Time is going by so fast, I just realized that I need to share some updates....

 Zane has been a funny boy! His new phrases lately are "of course, mom" and "Really!?!"  He and I went to the Children's Museum on MLK. It was a big day, he wore his big boy pants (not pull ups) all day with no accidents! He had so much fun. We took him last year, but he was still pretty little to enjoy it, this time he made some paper, he drove the bus, organized their grocery store, helped Peter Rabbit cook his vegetable stew and much more! We'll be going back there again!! He's all about hockey and now he even has a hockey helmet (he already  has a net and sticks so it's the whole package). Brian took him to a pond near our home to play hockey last week, and he thought that was pretty neat! Zane is such a big boy! He's doing so well potty training ( I think we can safely say he's out of the potty training phase, we just need to get the poop thing down). He'll go poop every so often, but not regularly in the toilet. For those of you who have potty trained, you understand! We're extremely patient and so proud of him! He knows he's not a baby anymore!

Zane is very excited for the baby to come. I had my 20 week ultrasound last week. Baby is doing great, 11 ounces, very active and has all organs and limbs! I have partial placenta previa like I did with Zane, but I will not have to worry about 36 hrs of labor since we've already determined I'm having C-section the fist week of June, if baby will wait that long. The good thing is we'll get to see the baby again at 28 weeks, and if necessary more often. We also confirmed that baby is a boy! We are all very happy and now it's trying to figure out a name for this little guy! We have his middle name figured out, but just like with Zane, we're having trouble agreeing on his first name. Zane is ready to play football and basketball with baby, so hopefully he's not too disappointed when the baby can't play when we bring him home. I'm grateful because I saved all of Zane's baby clothes. I just bought a double stroller last week and Zane is ready to ride in it (it's still in the box) but he took it upon himself to start opening the box! He's so determined.

This weekend we visited Kellie and Sterling in Winona, which was fun. The boys ice fished and were able to bring enough fish home Sunday for dinner! It was delicious! Kellie, Zane and I went to a wedding show. I tasted her cake, met her photographer and saw her DJ. She is really organized and ready for this wedding. Now she just needs to figure out small details (and I need to figure out my speech) and for time to pass so we can get the show on the road!

Enjoy our pictures and I'll keep you posted!

Monday, January 9, 2012

Zane's a big boy!!

This week was pretty easy going, no traveling or plans. We took Zane to an indoor play area that has the coolest climbing tower and gym. He loves going there and each time we go he is a little more brave. There are big slides, towers and kids everywhere. He also gets to play basketball and jump in a bouncy house! Kids these days are so lucky! This weekend we stayed home and did a lot of playing, a little exploring at Cabellas and Zane practiced going potty. Brian went ice fishing really early on Sunday but didn't have much luck! I was a little nervous for him since it's been so warm. I love our weekends at home. The are typically pretty uneventful, but this weekend we had a lot to celebrate Zane- is officially potty trained! Whew, such a relief! I was hoping he's be potty trained before the baby came.


So, if you're really interested in the details, here they are...During the week Zane and I took back a box of his diapers to Target because I could tell he was serious about this potty business. He picked out his own big Buzz Light year big boy pants (they are so cute on his little butt). He did really well with only a few accidents as long as we reminded him. Then he started to go on his own and we even made up a potty song that he thinks is so cool! He makes us sing it each time he goes potty and doesn't let us forget!! He continues to tell us that he's not a baby because he doesn't wear diapers. Oh, we're really proud of him!! He hasn't had an accident in several days, woke up from bedtime dry two days in a row and today he even went poopy on the toilet!


As for the baby, quite uneventful! I'm in the 2nd trimester and feeling great. I have my 20 week ultrasound on January 25th and I'm really anxious and excited to see how much the little one has grown! I'm sure baby is getting big compared to the last one at 14 week. Zane is really anxious. He keeps asking me to take the baby out of my tummy. He'll be a great big brother! I can't wait to take Zane to pick out the baby's coming home outfit and a few other things for baby!


Here we start another week! I'm heading to Milwaukee Wednesday for work and will be back on Friday! I'm not a huge fan of traveling to Milwaukee, but at least I can fly rather than drive! We have meetings with the College, sounds like there are some big changes taking place.


Happy Monday! Have a great week!

Tuesday, January 3, 2012

It's been awhile!!

Facebook has taken over my blogging but I have decided to resume our family blog! Looking back over this blog during my growth and then Zane's growth brought be back to times that seem so long ago (yes, I know 2-3 years ago is not a long time) but when your talking all of the changes a little one goes through, time has gone by so fast!
I plan to update this weekly so you can all be entertained by the "Zaneisms" that Brian and I are fortunate to hear daily as well as keep up with the little one that is due June 14th (one day before Zane was due). I'm 17th weeks today (I'll save you from the math) I'm excited to share with you our stories.
I recently started feeling our little one moving around and we've seen a few pictures of baby. I'm a little nervous because the two ultrasounds I've had the baby is moving all over the place-we're going to be busy with two of them! Zane is so excited and now talks to my tummy! He's going to be a great big brother!
As for Zane, he gets funnier and funnier each day! To set the stage: The other day Brian and I were playing with him, and he's potty training right now (almost there!!! Yay!). We give him dum dum suckers when he goes potty, but the rule is that he cannot jump or run with a sucker in his mouth. He was about to jump from our ottoman and we said, "Zane, don't jump with the sucker in you mouth." and he says, "Oh, yeah. Sorry, I forgot!" Coming from a 2 year old, I wonder where he came up with that. Again, back to the suckers, he went potty right before bed so we gave him a sucker (yes, you might judge us, but we gave him a sucker before bed for going potty), and he said, "Daddy, not a sucker before bed!" and laughed!
Oh, how we love this little boy! Can't wait to meet baby!!