Sunday, December 19, 2010

Great End to a Bad Week



Wow, what a week we have had.  It started out awful, just no fun at all.  Last Saturday, was a relatively good day, my darling husband gave me a much appreciated break, and I was able to take two back to back yoga classes.  The new teachers did a wonderful job there first time teaching a large class.  Then we all went out to Costco and dinner.  So far so good, right?  Wrong, after we all got to bed we woke up at 1:30 to the sound of Daniel throwing up all over his crib, this upset tummy did not end as quickly as it came.  Instead, he was getting sick about every 20 - 30 minutes till about 10 am.  The next few days we tried to rest as much as possible and let little Daniel recoop from his evening of illness.  Wednesday, we went to Great Grandma and Grandpa's as usual.  Overnight Wednesday night...mommy was up sick.  Thursday I found out Grandma and grandpa were sick, as well as my dad!  Then on Friday night Brian was up sick all night...so needless to say, we decided it would be best to cancel our Haungs Chrismas exchange for today ( Sunday) .  After Brian rested yesterday and overnight, he felt pretty good, we were able to have our family Christmas, and even ended our evening with a delicious Turkey.  None of us feel 100% yet, whatever stomach virus we had kicked our butts, but we are feeling a little better each day and we are looking forward to seeing Brian's family this weekend.  


On a good note, Christmas was a blast today...last night Brian and I worked on putting together the train set Santa brought for Daniel, and when we woke this morning, after opening presents at the tree, we noticed snow tracks going out to Daniel's playroom...boy was he surprised when he saw his new train table!  I think other than naptime and eating, he spent the rest of the day from about 8:00 am till 8:00 tonight playing with his new trains  :)

There is nothing like seeing your child's eyes light up when they have a toy they absolutely LOVE!











Hope everyone else had a wonderful weekend, and we are looking forward to sharing our next weekend of Christmas fun with our Kandell relatives.

Thursday, December 9, 2010

St. Nicholas' Visit and Updates From the Week


What a wonderful cozy family weekend we had, it was cold and dreary, but we enjoyed spending the whole weekend doing things as a family.  

St. Nicholas Day falls on December 6th each year, but since the 6th fell on a Monday this year we decided to have it a day early.  On Saturday night Daniel went to bed and when he awoke Sunday morning we told him to look by his tree and see if there was anything in his shoes.  He loves the lights on his tree, so of course that was the first thing to grab his attention.  Then he looked inside his shoe and saw that St. Nick left him a train called Stanley.  So much fun to see his face light up when he gets trains, or even hears a train.  












Daniel has been a very busy boy this week, even skipping naps, he has so much energy it's amazing.  He isn't the only one who is energetic this week, his brother has been bouncing, flipping and kicking like crazy too, I swear it's almost 24/7.  It is starting to interrupt mommy's sleep, as well as the fact that my body is starting to get achy, especially around my pelvis and lower back.  Went to see my midwife this Wednesday and everything looks great.  I have no swelling, which I started to get around this time with the last pregnancy, and I should hear by Monday how my iron and glucose levels are.  Tomorrow we will be at 28 weeks, hard to believe it is going so fast.

Our friends Phil and Amber are getting married on February 5, 2011 so with that in mind, we are hoping baby will allow us one last night out together, before making his appearance.  Daniel will be staying at Grandma and Grandpas since Bowling Green, KY is about 3 hrs away.  I am also planning a women's yoga workshop the last weekend in January.  I am currently waiting to receive my prenatal license for yoga...I have to renew my insurance, pay my license fee and renew my CPR before I will be sent my certificate, so it will likely come in January as well.

So that's our update for this week, hope to write more over the weekend.




Friday, December 3, 2010

It's Beginning to Look A Lot Like Christmas



It is 11:00 at night, Daniel has been in bed for a little over an hour and daddy and mommy are sitting and enjoying the quiet time.  After a night out looking for a Christmas tree we finally got one!!  It is a Colorado Spruce I believe, and although fake, it is our first full size family tree, and I am very happy with it.  It is a 6.5 ft prelit tree and it is ready and waiting for us to decorate with Daniel tomorrow.  Of course, we do have a 2 ft. tree as well, which will be put in Daniel's room this year.  His stocking is also ready for Saturday night, since St. Nicholas will be visiting and leaving a little something for a good little boy.  

I am hopeful that maybe next year I will be able to get a boot for each of the boys, since that is traditionally what St. Nicholas fills on the evening of  December 5.  

Our nativity is also set up now, although I had to put it up on top of our dining room table due to the fact that it is porcelain and could easily be broken.  Someone else has been interested in our tree...I think our kitty Abby might enjoy the tree as a napping place.