Friday, March 30, 2012

No I'm serious....she loves Rio.

I know I already showed you how much Kayla loves Rio, but here's another example for you.

There is this part in the movie when Jamie Foxx and  Towards the end of the song the female blue Macaw (Anne Hathaway) has a solo where she is flying/soaring.  Kayla dances to this whole song and when Jewel sings, she puts her hands in the air and flaps them a little bit, like a bird.  I'm not kidding.  She does this during the movie and when just listening to the song.  :)  She's so smart.

Enjoy. (Pregnancy update posts coming up this weekend.) :)

Thursday, March 29, 2012

The kid loves Rio...

Kayla has never been interested in any sort of T.V. entertainment, kids shows, movies, etc.  I tried to see if she would watch some popular kids shows, including the supposed "baby crack" of Yo Gabba Gabba, and she couldn't have cared less.

But the kid LOVES the movie Rio.  She loves the music (which we now have the soundtrack on our phones) and in the mornings, she takes the remote, points at the t.v. and dances to tell us to please turn on Rio.  Then, this happens...

Wednesday, March 28, 2012

Mostly Wordless Wednesday: Spaghetti

Discovering your child just can't get enough of spaghetti...priceless.

I'm planning a few pregnancy update posts hopefully starting tomorrow. :)

Sunday, March 25, 2012

Where do you buy your fedoras?

Kayla buys hers at Target. :)

My new found love of Instgram.

Saturday, March 24, 2012

2 Little Lines

After Justin snagged a job (which he really likes by the way) in the beginning of December, I started asking him about when we could start trying to have another baby.  (He would probably call it bugging him.)  We had already talked about having babies close together in age as long as we were pretty settled and could keep the stress to a minimum.  I mean, we registered for a stroller that converted to a double on purpose.  Well, we both had good arguments.  Justin's side was that it would be as easy to get pregnant as it was with Kayla (can we say one time?)  I saw his point, but my point was what if it wasn't?  What if it took many many months of trying over and over again?  Then our babies become not so close in age.  So we sort of decided that we would start trying when we felt comfortable with getting pregnant right away, but if it took a few months that would be ok too.

I didn't want to chart and put too much pressure on getting pregnant, but I have a pretty good idea each month of the best time frame for me.  So after Justin was offered and accepted a job and we had figured out how we would afford everything, we decided to start trying.

*Note: This is the only time you will ever hear me say this. (Unless it happens again, I own it.)*

Well, Justin was right.

It took one time.  Again.

And two weeks later, I nervously washed my face in the bathroom while this happened:

Justin was already in bed so I text him the photo and then went in to hug him.  I think he was not that shocked but pretty scared.  Or maybe he was just tired.

Me on the other hand.  I wanted this I should just be thrilled right?  What no one tells you before you have kids is this: no matter if you are trying or not, those two little lines never bring on emotions that are black and white.  You never only feel happy and thrilled.  And you never only feel scared and shocked.  I was excited, but also really scared and slightly in disbelief.  If my stomach wasn't expanding so quickly this time around, I wouldn't actually believe it even now.

I'll write more about how my feelings have evolved over the last 12 weeks since we found out soon, but for now, bring on the next adventure.  I love riding this roller coaster with Justin by my side (and Kayla safely in our laps.) :)

Tuesday, March 20, 2012


So, remember after Kayla's one year doctor's appointment and I told you I had been a little worried that she wasn't really saying anything that was the form of a word at all?  She was babbling a lot, but nothing in the form or shape of an actual word.

Well, Kayla must have ESP or something because she started "talking" about a week later.  I think a couple of her first words were "off" and "hot," if I remember correctly.  But after a week or two, Justin and I discovered that she would try to mimic our words whatever we said.  I started with feeding her apples for breakfast and she was just saying "apple, apple, apple," now it is one of her favorite words.  She also tried to mimic "purple" at first.

Here is a list of the words she frequently uses now and what they actually sound like:

  • "Buh Buhy" = Bye, Bye (always accompanied by a cute little wave)
  • "Aaaaahhh-ple" = Apple I tried to get this one of video because is HILARIOUS how to draws out the word, I'll keep trying. 
  • "Buy-ber" = Diaper (a new favorite, she walks around repeating this one over and over)
  • "Ha" = Hi 
  • "Haaaaat" = Hot (don't think she quite understands what this one means yet but it's close)
  • "Dada" = Dada obviously, the other morning she walked into the bathroom with me while Justin was showering and said "Ha DaDa."
  • "HaDa" = Hot dog
  • "Dak" = Duck (in the tub mostly)
  • "Ah Da" = All done (I'm thankful for this one because I was afraid she would never actually say any of the words she can sign.)
  • "Poop" = poop clearly.  Usually sounds a little quiet and more like pup.
Those are the main ones I can think of right now.  This age is so much fun.  She understands so much more and I feel like we can really communicate so much better now!  Here's a video of her saying "apple" tonight at dinner.  (You can probably just listen to the first half, I think the second half is useless. ;) )

Wednesday, March 14, 2012

Mostly Wordless Wednesday: Big Girl Cup

I am really not sleeping well or feeling well today but wordless Wednesdays are like a blogging trend so I thought I'd hop on the bandwagon since it's quick and easy.

Kayla loves Mommy and Daddy's cups...must buy baby cups soon.

Friday, March 9, 2012


I've noticed, as a first time mom, that there are many things you teach your child that you think are great, then in hindsight you realize maybe you should have waited on that lesson.

This has happened with a couple things for me such as teaching Kayla how to open tubes of chapstick.  Most recently, Aunt Lauren and I taught her the word "off" and Gigi and I taught her how to zip and unzip her sweaters.  This is turning out to be a big hassle at night time.

Case and point:

Kayla has been waking up earlier in the morning and won't go back to sleep usually, and I'm pretty sure part of it is because she unsnaps then unzips her pajamas.  The other night, when we were going to bed, I found her sleeping on her back with her pjs unzipped halfway, passed out.  I was able to zip her back up but I'm just hoping this is part of the recent sleeping issues.  

She sure is a pistol. :)

I know I've been a terrible blogger.  One of my excuses is that I can't think of anything to write about.  Another is that I can't find the time of the four days of the week I work, because I spend my morning getting myself and Kayla ready for the day and playing then I have to go to work until late at night.  But beyond the excuses, my goal for March and forward is to try to post 3-4 times a week.  If you can think of anything you'd be interested in reading about please let me know. :)

Friday, March 2, 2012

Happy Birthday to the Doctor

You know the one...Dr. Suess!

Yes, today is Dr. Suess' birthday and the day that the movie "The Lorax" starts in theaters.

Anyone that knows me knows I love to read, therefore I love to read to Kayla.  (I can't say the same thing for her though.  I'm not sure she is interested in sitting still for long enough to read a whole kids book.)  I have a whole slew of Dr. Suess books and they are some of my favorites to ready.  They have new words, fun rhyming and some really great messages:

"Think left and think right think low and think high.  Oh, the thinks you can think up if only you try."
-Oh, The Thinks You Can Think

"When you think things are bad, when you feel sour and blue, when you start to get should do what I do!  Just tell yourself, Duckie, you're really quite lucky!  Some people are much more...oh, ever so much more...oh, muchly much-much more unlucky than you!"
-Did I Ever Tell You How Lucky You Are?

"That was long, long ago.  But each day since that day I've sat here and worried and worried away.  Through the years while my buildings have fallen apart, I've worried about it with all of my heart.

'But now,' says the Onceler, 'Now that you're here, the word of the Lorax seem perfectly clear.  UNLESS someone like you cares a whole awful lot, nothing is going to get better.  It's not.'"
-The Lorax

And my favorite:
"On and on you will hike.  And I know you'll hike far and face up to your problems whatever they are.

You'll get mixed up, of course, as you already know.  You'll get mixed up with many strange birds as you go.  So be sure when you step.  Step with care and great tact and remember that Life's a Great Balance Act.  Just never forget to be dexterous and deft.  And never mix up your right foot with your left."
-Oh, the Places You'll Go

My Dr. Suess wish list:

  1. How the Grinch Stole Christmas
  2. Horton Hears a Who!
  3. Yertle the Turtle
  4. You're Only Old Once!
  5. There's a Wocket in my Pocket
  6. The Sneetches 
  7. Hunches in Bunches
  8. Fox in Socks
  9. The Butter Battle Book
What are you favorite Dr. Suess books? :)