Monday, September 28, 2009
Griffin has officially taken his first steps today! He has taken a few before, but this time is for real! Check him out.
Sorry the video is sideways. We don't have the editing software on our computer (it is in storage somewhere). Just tilt your head a little. :)
Please excuse the mess we had be playing all afternoon.
Sunday, September 27, 2009
On Sunday, I have to fess up. We didn't make it to church. We actually didn't even make it out of the house this morning. Griffin woke up in kind of a bad mood (he has more teeth coming in), so we decided to stay in and make him feel better. Ryan decided to be Mr. Tunnel Man (as seen below). Griffin (and I) thought he was pretty funny.
Friday, September 25, 2009
Thursday, September 24, 2009
We wanted to go ahead and proceed with having the nuchal (down syndrome) test done. Not that we would do anything about it, we think it is just good to know so that you can prepare yourself. Seeing as we are 13.5 weeks, we had to get done asap as the test is typically completed between 11-13 weeks. Well, Ryan had to go out of town today and tomorrow and they said that if I did not have it done today, then I couldn't. Monday would have put me at 14 weeks. So, Griffin and I ventured to the doctor all by ourselves. I kept him contained in the stroller the whole time. He was actually pretty good considering.
Everything looked great with #2. He/she is measuring great. We could see all of the important stuff (limbs, heart, brain, organs, etc). I did ask the nurse if she could make a call on the gender. She said it was a little too early to call, but took a peak in between those tiny little legs. I looked up and said oh, it looks like a boy (but really what do I know except for what we saw with Griffin). She said that she thinks we might be steering the other way. So, we may be seeing PINK! She said not to run out and buy anything because the baby was really too little to tell.
I guess we really don't know with this one, but time will tell. We have our follow up appointment in 6 weeks and they can make the "official" call then. But, most importantly, the baby looks healthy!
Tuesday, September 22, 2009
They had cupcakes. We had to sit on the blanket and unfortunately that was not the best idea with a little guy and icing. Needless to say, it ended up all over ME! See the second picture below. My shirt was solid black. =) I guess these are the joys of being a mom. And guess what, it all washed out. No harm done.
Saturday, September 19, 2009
Ok, so please don't think I am a total dork! I have heard about this product called Intelligender that claims it can predict the gender of your unborn child. I have heard different things, being that it really works or it really doesn't. The other day my sister, Alex, told me that she saw it on The Doctors and that we should give it a try. So, I figure what the heck. It would be fun, knowing to take the results with a grain of salt.
Anyways, I got it Friday and showed it to Ryan (which he made fun of me a little) and took it Saturday morning (you are supposed to do it first thing). And the results....A BOY!
So, we will see in a few weeks if this was right or not. =)
Anyone else willing to fess up that they took it?? (I am probably the only poor soul that fell into their trap)
Wednesday, September 16, 2009
Griffin and I went to our first MOPS meeting this morning. There is a group that meets in Rio Rancho at the Calvary Chapel. I have really been looking forward to going to be able to network with other moms. I also think that Griffin being in a daycare setting would be helpful for him too. I wasn't sure how he would do, but they give you a beeper in case something happens and mine never went off. They said he was great! I am so proud.
At our meeting, we chatted, made a jar with cookie ingredients, signed up for special interest groups and learned about one another. I really enjoyed myself and am looking forward to the next meeting. We even set up a play date at the zoo for next week.
And speaking of special interest groups, I was nominated to be the leader of the Bunco group. Now, I have only played a few times with my mom's buddies. But, they figured all girls from the south know how to play Bunco. I will be calling my mom for a refresher! If anyone has any good ideas, please let me know!
Monday, September 14, 2009
Saturday was dedicated as cold turkey day. After a long day, we decided to grab dinner out, so we brought Griffin his sippy cup with some juice in it. Ryan decided to give him some by putting a little in a straw and giving it to him. He loved it. So, then we put the cup up to his mouth with no lid and he took a couple of sips. We then took the valve out to show him that he could get juice and success! He is drinking out of a sippy cup! We put the valve back in and he sucked away.
So, at breakfast the next day, I thought to myself, I wonder if he forgot. But I gave him milk with his waffles and sausage and he chugged away.
He is officially off the "bobby." He is not drinking as much milk as I would like, but I figure it will take some time.
I am so proud of my little man!
Friday, September 11, 2009
Griffin made the transition to whole milk with ease. However, the sippy cup has proven to be a huge challenge. The child loves his "bobby." We have tried to get him to drink out of one since he was about 6 months old. Granted, we have not been persistent, but have offered it at random times to him since then.
He will not drink anything out of one. In fact, he actually does not care for juice or water, only milk. I have tried to put something else in a bottle and he just tosses it.
I have researched the best cup to switch with and as you can see, have purchased all kinds. None seem to work. I have determined that the cold turkey method may be best for this strong willed young man. If anyone out there has any suggestions, PLEASE let me know!
Thursday, September 10, 2009
I mean, it is not like I dress him in sissy clothes (today he was in plaid shorts, tshirt and crocs). I think I have determined that it is his hair. We haven't had it cut yet. It is getting kind of long in the back/sides. It used to curl, but now it is just a wild looking mess even if I fix it. The top is actually kind of long, but it is so fine and thin, I can't do anything with it.
So, Mr. Griffin may be getting a stylish new do sometime in the near future. Something with spikes so that there is no mistaking him for a girl. We will see! I will definitely post pics of what we end up with!
Tuesday, September 8, 2009
Playing ball with his new buddy Cash. Cash's mom Jill and I exchanged numbers and she is part of a moms group. She invited me to join in on their fun and to go to dinner next week. I am so excited! I knew this little man would help me meet people!
He loved climbing over and up everything!