Monday, March 30, 2009

look alike

Thomas and I were discussing the other day who Garrison looks more like. He said Garrison looks like him, while I said he looks like me. I decided to post the pictures and see if you can tell.



Saturday, March 21, 2009

Big things are happening

In the next six months or so our lives will be changing dramatically. Coming up in June my little sister, Joanna, will be getting married and if you don't know she has been living with us since September of 2007. Starting June 13th the only people that will be living at our house will be people with the last name of Bush. It's been so long that I don't remember what that is like. (Don't get me wrong, I have loved Joanna living here. I'm going to miss her greatly, but at the same time I'm excited to have our house back.)
In September, as you know, we'll becoming a family of 4. Which means that Garrison will be moving out of his room now and into the room next door. We'll be making the transition from crib to bed. Oh how I pray that will be an easy transition. I cannot wait until I can dive into his new room and start painting and turning it into a little boys room. When we were pregnant with him we decided to keep the nursery neutral for a few reasons. First, we started planning and painting before we found out he was a boy. And second, we didn't want to have to buy a new bedding set if we had a boy and then had a girl or vise versa. So the nursery is neutral. Now with him soon moving into his room I'll be able to make it a complete boys room. Sports here we come.
This summer we also plan on tearing out all the carpet on the first floor and fixing the hardwood underneath. I could not be happier about that. Our entire house, except for one staircase, is covered in WHITE carpet. I've hated the carpet since we moved in, but since having a child and THREE dogs come into this household I've developed a stronger hatred for it. This project could not come fast enough for me, but I know that Thomas is going to drag his feet on this one. (sorry babe, but you know it's true.)
But before these events happen a few, very small, changes have been occurring around here. The first one is Garrison has taken up walking. We were getting kind of nervous that he may never branch out and take a step. He's 14 months and seemed to have no desire to ever walk. He is a master at crawling and can get from point a to b really fast. We would stand him up and encourage him to try walking, but he would just plop down on the floor and crawl away. Then one day he was leaning back on Joanna while Thomas, Shane, Joanna and I talked and out of nowhere he started walking across the room like he'd been walking for years. Of course we ran to get the camera hoping to capture the moment again, but nothing. Now he still prefers to crawl, but will at least try and walk to his destination before he drops down and crawls. Sometimes he makes it there without crawling and other days he takes two steps and crawls the rest of the way. I know one day he's going to take off running and never go back to crawling again. So I'm cherishing the time I have left with a crawler in the house. (this isn't the greatest video of Garrison walking, but he gets overly excited when the camera comes out and has a hard time concentrating. Also don't know why the video is so far away from this paragraph... sorry)

Besides him beginning to walk he got a HAIRCUT. (I know your excited Tom, my brother) It has been six months since I cut it last and it was to the point that you could almost put the back in a small ponytail. I know, I know that's gross, but I was so lazy and couldn't get myself to cut a one-year-olds hair. It's such a work out, but Thomas had a few days off this week so we decided to tackle the challenge since, hopefully, warm weather is around the corner. He did really well, for the first 30 minutes, but after that it was EXTREMELY hard to get him to sit still. I don't blame him. But we made it and now our little "girl" is a handsome little boy.

a week before the haircut thinking about his haircut

this picture is worse than it actually was

his new look

The last change of the week is my expanding belly. It wasn't that long ago when I was pregnant with Garrison, but boy did I forget how fast you start to show. Although, I know that you "pop" out faster with your second than your first. I also forgot how annoying it is when your clothes start to not fit right. I can still wear my pants with no problem, but some of my shirts are already to tight. However, I will not complain about it because I'm so excited about being pregnant again and cannot wait to find out what we're having.

2 days shy of being 14 weeks

Monday, March 9, 2009

Three becomes four

We are expecting baby #2!

Yes, our little family of 3 will soon be expanding to 4 in September. We are so excited to have this little bundle on the way. We will definitely have our hands full as our two babies will only be 20 months apart, but we're up for the challenge or should I say I'm up for the challenge.

Here are some answers to the questions that you always get when someone finds out your pregnant...

- When are you due? Our due date is September 21st, but everytime I have an ultrasound they tell us that the baby is bigger and could come a week earlier. They said the same thing about Garrison and he arrived a week after his due date. We'll see.

- How are you feeling? Good! For the first 2 1/2 months I didn't "feel" pregnant at all. With Garrison I was only sick for a few weeks and only while I brushed my teeth. With this one, I still have the brushing of the teeth thing, but also strong smells send me running for the toilet. The other day I almost throw up on Garrison as I changed one of his poopy diapers. Luckily I have a wonderful husband who changes them for me now, if he's home.

- Are you going to find out if you're having a boy or girl? Yes! I'm dying to find out if it's a boy or girl. We will let people know what we are having, but can guarantee that Thomas will want to keep the name a secret again until the baby is born.

- How far apart will Garrison and the baby be? They will be 20 months apart, which is exactly how far apart my brother and I are. So I know that they will grow up being buddies.

- Was this planned? Yes! We thought that we wanted 2 1/2 years between each child, but since having Garrison and seeing what an easy baby he was we decided to have another one sooner than later. Yes, I know that just because Garrison was easy doesn't mean that this baby will be easy, but I'm excited to get to know this baby too.

- Will Thomas be a soccer coach this year? The jury is still out on this one. We're not sure how we feel yet. I'm not excited that Thomas would be gone a lot the first month of the babies life and could possibly be gone for the birth depending on games and if he could find a replacement coach.