Saturday, January 30, 2010

Snow, Cold???

You don't know what snow and cold is when it's 25 degrees and you have a couple of inches.

I was watching the Weather Channel this morning and there was a story about the weather in Raleigh, NC. I took interest because my brother lives in that area. I lived there for almost a year once, I get that a couple of inches can reak havoc on their world. But stop whining it's cold. I live in one of the coldest areas in the country. It was -24 degrees last night...25 degrees colder than the Weather Channel reported for Raleigh. And 2 inches of snow is a dusting....we can get many, many feet here. Not that we have it right now, just a couple of feet maybe (we had rain last week and it melted lots of snow---YAY!) I do laugh at my brother each year when they get snow....he just can't seem to get away from it!

On another note, I had my first prenatal appointment yesterday. Got to see the baby and hear the heartbeat. Everything looks good and the heart rate was 124 bpm. And I think it's another boy. I woke up yesterday morning thinking it was a boy. I'm not sure why, I just do. Tony really, really wants a girl so I hope I'm wrong.

Friday, January 22, 2010

Birthdays and...Babies???

We are nearing the end of January and I am glad. The beginning was pretty hectic. First Elliot's birthday was 12.31, then mine 1.1, Elliot's party 1.3, Tony's birthday 1.8 and in between a little surprise...1.6 we found out I am pregnant-Baby #2 is on the way!

Elliot was a bit more interested in unwrapping for his actual birthday, but not his party so Mommy got to do all those. I took his birthday off of work and we had a fairly quiet day at home, just us. It was nice. His party was full of family and friends...about 35 people all together. And it was during a snowstorm. Luckily most people were local, only my sister and her family had to make an hour trek, but they came. Elliot is almost 13 months old and I can't believe it.

I also can't believe that come September I will be a mother of 2 under 2. At least for about 3 months. After having a feeling I was, a number of negative tests, finally a positive, then a negative at the doctor's office, I had blood work done and it was confirmed. Our next baby bug is due 9.14.09. We are very excited and think that this one will complete our family.

Now for pictures....

Elliot's Birthday

The Party Cake

Elliot's Smash Cake

Not a fan of the party hat, but it looked so cute and matched his shirt.

Testing the frosting...

Digging in!!