Sunday, November 30, 2014

Enunciation, dear.

RonRon was reading Sophia an absolutely adorable Dr. Seuss ABC book, and for the letter "R" it talks about riding a red rhinoceros.  A discussion ensued, and RonRon said she's ridden and elephant and camel (I'm totally jealous), and I said I've ridden a horse.  Sophia said she's ridden a horse (not yet), then the following happened:

RonRon:  What else can you ride?
Sophia:  Dicks!!
RonRon: ......  ......  ......  Ducks?
Me: BAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA
Sophia: Yeah!  Dicks!

....we'll be working on how to properly say "ducks" for the next few days.  *facepalm*

Monday, November 24, 2014

12ish weeks and first midwife appointment

Goal:  keep lab in the dark about this until Christmas.  Or, at the least, until after December 4th.  But I think Christmas would be funnier.  So far, so good.

We had our first midwife appointment (almost 3 weeks ago), and were able to hear the heartbeat!  The midwife turned to Sophia and told her:  "That's the sound that will rock your world."  I thought it was pretty funny, but also think that she will do okay.  She has been an only child in our house, but not in other aspects of her life.  That, and for the first little bit, younger siblings are okay.  Then from ages 2 until, oh, 18, they're.....a learning experience.  Right, Melinda?  (Love you kiddo!)  All joking aside, I'm glad for my younger pest sister, and wouldn't exchange her for the world.

Updated question thingie:

SymptomsI have energy back!  Well, as much as my non-caffeinated self can manage.
Mood/Emotions: Don't think I've gone all whackado hormonally crazy (Jordan, feel free to chime in here....IF it's to agree.  :) ).  Emotions: quite excited.  Enjoying keeping it a secret for now (I know something you don't know.  Nanner nanner boo boo)
Sleep: There are not enough hours in the day to get the amount of sleep I want (....still!)
Movement:  We heard some kicks on the doppler, but not feeling any.
Cravings: Very susceptible to the power of suggestion.  I may have eaten 3 bacon bleu cheese burgers in one setting.  Twice.  And they were yummy.  And, buffalo wild wings.  Wild sauced.  Lots of extra sauce. 
Things I MissCaffeine.  And, a margarita. Been kinda wanting one of those lately.
Workouts This Week: I walk 1.5 miles every day to get back and forth from my car to my building and back again.  And try and get some running in.  
Other Notable HappeningsFinally getting over the ick!

Doctor’s Midwife's Visits:  Second one next week!

9 ish weeks

(Publishing now; originally written real time)

Whooo boy, have the aversions increased these past few weeks!  I've had to open up the ol' belt buckle a notch or two, but I can still wear a belt (for a while, at least).


Here's the nifty question doo-hickie I pilfered from a local blog I follow:

SymptomsA LOT more nauseous these past weeks, and it seems like I'm a lot more smell sensitive also.  And, no more ranch.  Blech.  Veeeerrrrrryyyyy sleepy, too. zzzzzzzz
Mood/Emotions: Don't think I've gone all whackado hormonally crazy (Jordan, feel free to chime in here....IF it's to agree.  :) ).  Emotions: quite excited.  Enjoying keeping it a secret for now (I know something you don't know.  Nanner nanner boo boo)
Sleep: There are not enough hours in the day to get the amount of sleep I want
Movement:  WAY too early for that question.
CravingsPASTA!  I heart pasta right now.
Things I MissNot feeling totally and completely exhausted, caffeine, and being able to eat anything I want.
Workouts This Week: Does sleep count as a workout?  I've been running a few miles during the week, but nothing too terribly crazy.
Other Notable HappeningsSophia kindly shared her germs with me, even though I keep telling her I don't need daycare herd immunity, so I've been coughing up a lung.  Drinking my weight in slurpees and tea with honey to combat that.

Doctor’s Midwife's Visits:  First one will be in November.  We intend to use the same birthing center as we did for Sophia.

Thursday, November 13, 2014

Halloween 2014

This year, Sophia had a better grasp on the whole "Halloween" thing....she was very excited to get a pumpkin, and her daycare class went pumpkin picking (they brought a whole bunch to the parking lot, and the kiddos got to pick their favorite).  She is very proud that her pumpkin is sitting on our porch.  

We went to our friend's house again this year, to join them for trick-or-treating, and she had decorated to the nines, and even had some adorable games and photo opportunities:

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Pin the nose on the pumpkin.  (Sophia, when blindfolded:  "I no see mommy")

And, the photo opportunity.  She was booked for 1st degree trickery.  :)

There were a bunch of kids there, so we tried to get a picture with all of them.

I think herding mice would have been easier.

They're all there.  More or less.  I'll take it!

After the fun and the yummy food, it was time to trick-or-treat!

No, she wasn't excited....

Walking off....

And looking around

We got to trick-or-treat with Dorthy, the cowardly lion, the tin man, and the scarecrow-ess.

I am jealous of the scarecrow-ess's sewing skills....she made the Dorthy dress and cowardly lion suit!!

Another cute picture of our triceratops

Candy!  Every time she'd get a piece of candy, she'd take it right back out to look at it.

Waiting our turn...

Family photo!

And getting more candy.  She got some good stuff that I may or may not have confinscated.  You know, to save her teeth?  Um, it was hard candy?  Too little?  Aw, heck, I wanted it and she'd never know the difference.  :)

Fun times!  Can't wait to see what we'll be next year.  Maybe I'll actually get with the program and do a theme....or at least make the outfit.  I think the triceratops was a bit beyond my skill level, though.  Maybe Batman and Robin?  Too bad Spiderman doesn't have a little sidekick.  A princess and a pea?  That would be amusing.  A bit girly for me, but amusing.

Tuesday, November 11, 2014

Girls vs Boys

I maintain that there's only one thing that boys can do that girls can't: pee standing up without making a royal mess.  There are times when I am jealous of the point-and-click interface (peeing in the woods or in icky bathrooms come to mind), but am generally happy with my plumbing.

Well, it seems I may have been proven wrong.

Sophia's daycare teacher told me the following:
"Yesterday, Sophia went to go pee, and before we could stop her, she pee'd standing up.  And didn't spill a drop!!  I was scratching my head as to how she managed that one."

I got a good laugh out of it, and darn if I'm not proud of her.  And, a bit jealous.  And, questioning the laws of physics.  :)

Monday, November 10, 2014

Itsy Bitsy Spider

Please ignore the less-than-opera quality singing, but the cuteness from this was too much to not share:

Sophia does the Itsy Bitsy Spider motions

Car trip antics

So, as mentioned, not only was RonRon stuck in a car with us, Sophia was stuck in a car with us!  So, what's a bored 2.5 year old to do??
Steal RonRon's sunglasses....

Be silly with 'Cole's sunglasses....

Wear sunglasses like they're meant to be worn.

And ask RonRon to take a selfie with you!

And, of course, demand to see all the pictures that were taken, and ask for more!  (Thanks, RonRon, for sharing all these pictures with us!)

Sunday, November 9, 2014

Last Spartan race of the season

Last Spartan race has been completed!  And, trifecta earned.  I found out that I was only one race away from a double trifecta, since my beast finish in VT actually counted (I didn't think it would).  Oh well....maybe next year?  Mom, Jordan, Sophia, and RonRon all stayed in the same hotel....RonRon was totally awesome and agreed to being trapped in a car with us for a total of 12 hours, and then entertaining the tiny human while the rest of us raced....major brownie points to you!!  (THANK YOU!!!)  The Lambert clan shared a room, and mom and RonRon shared a room.  Sophia started out in her own bed, then I climbed in with her after I ate supper.  The first night, she just did not want to settle down.  Up.  Down.  Up.  Down.  Re-adjust.  Shuffle.  Shift.....you get the picture.  She finally quieted down, and we didn't think much of it.  Until we went to go to bed.  Then, we found this:
To heck with the nice comfy bed.....I'm sleeping on the FLOOR!  Suckas.

(Proud moment here) I was able to successfully get her off the floor and into bed without waking her up, and she stayed in bed with me until 4, at which point she decided she needed to finish the night with Jordan.


Race day started out chilly, but ended up being a gorgeous day!  While the course wasn't up and down a mountain, it wasn't without its hills.  But, all in all, it was a good course.  I figured out how to get up the 10 and 12 foot walls myself, without using the "girl" step.  Quite proud of that one.  And, I managed the men's atlas stone carry and sandbag pull and carry this time around.  I swear, the mens atlas stones at the last race were double the weight at this one.


Before
After (D is awesome and ran ahead and killed the course)

We were starved after the race, so we did a quick clean-up and headed to a steakhouse for some yummy noms, and to give mom and RonRon their surprise.  I do believe we accomplished the impossible:  rendering RonRon speechless for a full 60 seconds.    

Deer in headlights look aside, at least it's a good team.

And an even better player.  :)

(Okay, so that double trifecta may need to wait until 2 years from now.......maybe.....)