Thursday, June 30, 2011

Fort Morgan

Yesterday, we got back from the beach with my family. It was the most fun, relaxing trip we have taken in a while. We went to Fort Morgan, Alabama and it was gorgeous!! We had never been there before and were amazed at how secluded and uncrowded the beach was... just our style! We loved every minute of the trip and wish we could have stayed longer! Maddox is NOT a fan of the beach or sand, but he still had a great time playing in the house and outside on the deck. I even got to read a whole book while we were there, which rarely happens these days! I also discovered that you can definitely get sunburned while totally out of the sun and under an umbrella... not fun! We had a blast and I can not wait to go back in the Fall.

Friday, June 24, 2011

15 Months Old

This little stinker turned 15 months old yesterday. What a mess he is! We had his check up a little bit ago and here are his stats:

-Weight: 24 pounds, 12 ounces
-Height: 30.75 inches
-Head Circumference: 18.75 in

He is between the 50th and 75th percentile and looking great! His 4 teeth that were coming in at his 12 month check up are STILL in the process of coming in... that explains a LOT about his moods lately! It takes this poor child a super long time to get those teeth in!! Poor thing (actually poor mommy and daddy!). But overall he is doing wonderful! In only 5 short months he will become a big brother... how crazy is that?

And as mentioned on facebook, we ended up having another ultrasound Wednesday and found out that we are having a GIRL this time! We are so thrilled and can not wait to see what life is like with a baby girl. There are so many exciting changes ahead in the coming months and we are so ready!

Monday, June 20, 2011

Baby Mundie #2

So, we were unable to find out if baby Mundie #2 is going to be a boy or girl. However, we were able to find out the most important information.... that he or she is perfectly healthy so far and doing great! The heart rate was 143 and everything looked perfect. The baby was incredibly low and in a curled up position that made it impossible to tell the sex. It's funny, though, because several people have asked if we were disappointed. But to be honest, I really wasn't. There was a small part of me from the beginning that wanted to wait until the birth to know. I did not think I would have the patience for it, but now knowing that we might not be able to find out makes me think differently. There would be something so special about that moment!! So, here is what we have decided. We personally do not feel that it is worth the money to have a 4d ultrasound. So we know that we are not going to do that. But if the doctor I go to in Tallahassee wants to do an ultrasound when we get there, we might find out then. If they choose not to do an ultrasound since I have already had one here, then we will be perfectly fine not knowing... I really think it is exciting not to know! Anyway, here are some precious pictures of our little one:

In other baby news, I began feeling the baby move last night. It was really exciting to know that he/she is doing great in there! And tonight, I was sitting on the couch and was feeling it move, and not really thinking Daniel would be able to feel it I asked him to try anyway. But he was actually able to feel it after al! It was the neatest thing b/c I don't think he was able to feel it this early with Maddox. Very exciting!!

Wednesday, June 15, 2011


...we now know where we will be living in Tallahassee! We went down there a week and a half ago to look at houses, and boy did we take advantage of our 2 days of looking. We had been looking for weeks online and narrowed our search down to 11 houses. We packed all of the looking into a day and a half, and out of all the houses, we both quickly agreed on a favorite. We were not totally positive we wanted to buy since we have not sold our house here yet, so what we ended up doing was putting in an offer with a contingency... which means the owners are going to let us rent the house for the first couple of months, giving us more time to sell our house. When we got home we immediately decided to drop the price of our house significantly, in hopes that it would sell more quickly. So, needless to say, we are praying hard that someone comes along and wants our house SOON. If not, I think we are just going to rent it for a year or so and reevaluate the situation later. I have tried throughout this whole process not to get too emotionally invested, just in case it didn't work out for us, and I think I did a pretty good job. The whole thing was a mess and we never could seem so come to an agreement with the seller. So we ended up walking away and said that we were going to look at other options. I had a feeling they would come back and accept our offer and sure enough, that's exactly what they did. Soooo...... here are some pictures of our future home!! We will be moving early August.

Tuesday, June 14, 2011

Pure Sweetness

This is what I got to see when I went in to get Maddox up from his morning nap today. Typically, I am not a fan of waking up a sleeping baby but today it was necessary b/c we had several errands to run, and I also wanted him to take a good long afternoon nap before going to night #2 if VBS. I just love the expression of a sleeping baby... (especially mine!)

One of the things we did while we were out was go to Home Depot to get some paint. Maddox really enjoyed his first "car ride" in the store...

Friday, June 10, 2011

A Big Deal

This picture is not nearly as big a deal to anyone reading this as it is to me. But trust me... this IS a big deal! We have had serious eating habit issues since Maddox has been off of baby food. I am talking NO fruit of any kind and NO vegetables of any kind. Period. End of story. The word picky does not do this situation justice. But I have to say, once we figured out that he does not want small pieces of anything, it got better. He wants the whole thing... whatever it may be. He still will not touch a vegetable, but he will eat fruit now. At least now he will eat grapes, apples, a few bites of banana, and a few bites of strawberry.

I vowed a couple of weeks ago that we would do a "boot camp" of sorts. The plan was that he would get what he gets for dinner... whatever we are having... and if he doesn't eat it, then he does not eat. I know it may sound cruel, but we can't give in to his every wish. That will create a monster. So I have to say, we are making progress. Last night he didn't want spaghetti, which was what we were having, and instead if eating any of it, he played with it, careful not to put ANY into his mouth. It was pretty funny actually. But nonetheless, that was all he was offered. Our doctor told us that if he gets hungry enough he will eat anything and I believe her. Maybe vegetables will be next??

Thursday, June 9, 2011

Crib Bedding Ideas

We decided that we are not going to move Maddox to a big bed before baby #2 is born. He sleeps so good in his crib, and the last thing I want to do is confuse his sleeping habits 2 months before the new baby is born. But we also did not want to buy a 2nd crib. So, my great friend Lydia's sister had a crib that she wanted to get rid of, so she gave it to us. How sweet was that??? Plus, it is white, so it will give the nursery a different feel than Maddox's room since we did dark furniture for him. I have been thinking for a while, now, that I want to make the new bedding since Maddox will still be using his. I may have narrowed the fabric choices down. Here are the 4 fabrics I will most likely use if we have a girl...

And here are 2 I want to use if we have a boy. I will probably add 2 more fabrics, but will pull solid colors from the main print.

I was reading a friend's blog the other day and saw some crib bedding that she made and it really inspired me to make it! The bumper we have now is 1 long piece, but the new one would be 6 pieces, all tied together. Here is a close up of the general look of this kind of bumper. Isn't it super cute??
I am not going to make a blanket since we still have never used the one that came with Maddox's bedding. So all I will make is the bumper and skirt. I think I better get started as soon as we find out what we are having because I have a feeling it is going to take me a while!!


I think I said about 5 weeks ago that I would start taking belly pictures. Well, clearly that did not happen. But I finally did take one tonight (well, Daniel did). I will be 15 weeks tomorrow. I went back to look and I never did take a 15 week picture last time, so maybe I can compare better at 16 weeks. Anyway, here it is...
I actually feel a bit smaller than I did last time at this point. I was never really sick with Maddox, but I have gotten sick a good bit this time. I also have not had a great appetite in a while. I finally have some energy again, though, so that is good news. We are ready to find out what this little baby is!!

Thursday, June 2, 2011

It's Almost Time

...for the big ultrasound! We went to the doctor this morning and everything looked great with the baby! I will be 14 weeks tomorrow and he scheduled our ultrasound for the 20th. So in a little over 2 weeks we will be able to see our little baby and make sure all is well. We'll also get to find out whether it's a boy or girl. We are very excited! Last time, we just called and told everyone right after the appointment, but I am not sure if we'll do it that way this time. I would like to do something more creative, so if you have any ideas, please send them my way!

I also added a poll to the right side of the blog so be sure to vote on whether you think this baby is a boy or girl. Happy Voting!! :)