Tuesday, August 21, 2012

Long, hot summer!

Its already august which is crazy! B started his new job a month ago and its great! I have hard days, like today, but for the most part i keep our heads above water which is what matters.  Emily is more awake and alert, its funny how quickly time is going by with her. I hate it and love it. I hate to see my tiny baby getting bigger and bigger so quickly. With tyler I only had him to worry about, with her I have her, Tyler & usually Hudson to worry about. I stay REALLY busy. I think first children are lucky to get that alone time...however long or short it may be.  We stay busy busy even when we do nothing at all. Most of the time it is fun.

Tyler is almost 22 months old. About the time he his 20 months i started thinking that sounded crazy, so instead i find myself saying he's almost 2. HOW did that happen?!?!! He's a toddler to a T, into everything, doesn't listen, totally adventurous (at his own pace of course). He's stubborn, ornery, busy, crazy, happy, heal thy and all boy. As much as he drives me insane i love him to pieces.  I was reading a post about him from last summer which referred to his demeanor as similar to a pregnant womans. Now i think that's how i feel about him. I can be soooo frustrated with him one second and absolutely enamored with him 5 seconds later.  He is my sweet boy, and i love him no matter what.  Its truly amazing.  He is growing like crazy, more so vertically than anything but what else is new.  He is still wearing size 3 diapers, though maybe one day when he tells me he needs to go to the bapoo he'll actually go! He's still wearing 12m shorts and 18m shirts. I"m interested to see what we're going to do in a couple of months when he has to start wearing pants.  He's talking a LOT. He has started saying several 2-3 word phrases and he loves to copy what we say, so far nothing bad, thankfully. He has really enjoyed swimming and "splash splash"ing this summer. He's really taken to the shower instead of baths too. He loves books, sesame street, eating, flip flops, and being crazy.  He's eating really well these days, and is up around 23lb. He's wearing size 6-7 shoes and i feel like his feet are so long and narrow. His hair is finally filling in on top which is nice...really takes after his mama. He is a total computer geek like daddy and enjoys video chats with B and Maggie during the week and talking to "mammy" on my phone. And of course, most importantly, he has to know where hudson and sissy are at all times. I think they might be his favorite people! ;)

Sissy is almost 6 months old!! I'm just in awe of how fast she's growing. She's a real chunky butt, weighing in around 17-18lb and has a big ol' melon. She's easily wearing 6-9m clothes, she's now sharing size 3 diapers with her brother, and her feet seem to be growing too!haha  Her hair is growing fast and seems to be staying brown like B's...i loooove her hair and her eyes. She's just so freaking cute! I'd love it if she could figure out how to sleep a little better at night, but she is a good napper usually. She laughs, smiles, loves to talk, prefers sitting or standing to laying. She can roll over but chooses not to usually, and as of last week she can now sit up on her own! Such a big girl. She likes to have people around and will cry if we walk away.  She seems to be a mama's girl, too. Lucky me!  We've let her try avocado and peaches so far, and will introduce more as this month goes on.  I have bananas and peaches ready to prep for her this week. I'm doing my best to actually make her baby food. I'm sad i've been so busy' that i've missed blogging a big part of her first few months. A year from now i'm sure i'll wonder when she did something...such is life with 2 babies.

I'm usually sleep deprived. There are not enough hours in the day. Its both bad and good having b gone during the week but we're making it work for us. I'm looking forward to the months ahead!! I know the rest of this year is going to fly by!

Monday, July 2, 2012

New job!!

I recently posted on Facebook about a big change coming to our family.  So while its still fresh on my brain i guess i should explain it a little more here.  To start, b got laid off at the end of April. This wasn't a shock. We were told not long before Christmas that this was coming.  Being told you're losing your job sucks...but it sucks a lot more when you've been told that 3 times in less than 2 years.  We have had BAD LUCK!!  They outsourced their department to Wisconsin and everyone in finance and accounting in Plano was laid off.  I always try to look at the bright side. He was hired permanently when i got pregnant with Emily so he got a severance package, which included pay through the end of june...but its still stressful since it had taken him 3 months of unemployment when Tyler was a little baby before he had found this job. Of course he didn't want to make too many major strides while i was pregnant with Emily for insurance reasons, so when April rolled around, he had no job. He had a couple of interviews relatively quickly but nothing that panned out.  About a month ago he told me he had heard about a job from a guy he used to work with and was going to talk to him that night.  He came out and had this look on his face.  I knew something was up.  He asked "would you kill me if i have to travel??"  How much travel??  So he explains its in new mexico and he'd be traveling during the week and home at the end of the week.  Meaning I am playing single mom all week long with a very trying toddler and an infant.  OOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOkay.  But i believe that the right opportunities are brought to us at the right time and this felt like the right opportunity. So i told him to go for it and see what happens.  Well, he had an interview and felt very positive about it.  It's not your run of the mill, cubicle position. He NEEDS to not be stuck at a desk twiddling his thumbs all day.  So last week he got the call that the position had been approved and he would start July 9th.  As the day approaches I am scared of how i'm going to make it, but i strongly believe this is going to be good.  Its going to be good for our family because of course the stress of unemployment is gone, but i also think its going to be good for our marriage.  We spent the first 5 years of our relationship in different places, and there haven't been too many days in the five years since that we've been apart.  Hopefully this will bring a new appreciation of our relationship to us both.  I know i will certainly appreciate him being here on the weekends, and maybe i can sleep in a little or catch a nap! While we don't see eye to eye everyday he has spoiled me with extra sleep the last couple of months.  Any mom of a newborn/infant that gets up 3-4 times a night, knows that any extra sleep is as good as gold!  :)

Tuesday, May 29, 2012

Memorial Day Weekend in Photos

What a fun weekend!!  Saturday we spent a bit of time doing...well not a lot.  Sunday we headed up to Sherman to celebrate my mom's 29th birthday...again.  Never a dull moment with my family!  I also got to see my BFF Katie, who was in town for her step sister's wedding. Such a great great surprise to add to my weekend!! I hadn't seen her since last July, so she got to meet Emily and see Tyler for the first time since her own wedding last year.  Maggie and I can really put on a feast...our dinner was delish!  Tyler chowed down on maggie's science expirement of a cookie bouquet. Then Monday we decided to take an evening dip in the pool which was more of a photo op for me than anything! Tyler loves splashing in his pool and now I can hardly keep him out of there. I was on the phone tonight for about 10 minutes and i had to yank him out 3 times! Hopefully I'm raising a little fishy.  It was a great, relaxing weekend!

Monday, May 28, 2012

Bringing back the blog!

I've gotten very "bored" with blogging...i think mostly because i've been busy with the kids and life and so i feel forced to do my monthly update and that's about it.  BLAH BLAHBLAH BOOOOOOOOOOOOORING!

So...here goes.  I'm bringing back the blog about all things happening in the Hill house. Its been lots of fun around here lately. We have the kiddie pool all set up in the backyard which makes for lots of good photo ops.  Emily is getting bigger, cuter and more fun! And tyler...well he's always fun.  I also plan to include my fun coupon trips and mail i get from deals i find.  I planned to start a new blog for those things, but for now one blog is probably all i can manage.

In other exciting news tomorrow starts the beginning of my new exercise/diet plan to lose the rest of my baby weight. I will admit, its been harder to lose the baby fat after Emily.  I only gained 29 lbs with her, just 7 more than i gained with tyler, but its been a challenge to take off. I have lost 20ish so i have roughly 9 left to lose.  So some of that will be included here too. IDK about you but according to my husband the only things i seem to watch on tv are pregnancy and weight loss shows.  What can i say?!

So i'm brining back the blog.  But we'll wait to start the interesting stuff for later.  Its 10:30, and i just remembered i decided i was going to do this yesterday, so the fun will have to wait for now!

Wednesday, April 25, 2012

Dr. Visit

We saw Dr. K today for Tyler's 18 month and Emily's 2 month check ups.  Let's just say we have 2 very different kids!

Tyler weighed in at 20lb 1.5oz, 32.25" and 18.75" head.  He's not even on the charts for weight, but Dr.K isn't worried. I'm so glad he just takes it all in stride.  Emily is 12lb 5.5oz, 23" long and 16" head. She's a healthy little chunk. He still wants us to get her ears looked at, so once B finds a new job and gets insurance again we can look into fixing them. I still think they're cute, but i'm sure at 17 she may not feel that way.

What's new with them?!

Tyler's vocabulary is growing everyday. His newest words are cookie, baseball, grampa, and yummy.He's so funny! He's starting to enjoy things like playdough, coloring and of course is still obsessed with elmo.

Emily is getting more alert. She is smiling and cooing at us. She loves for us to talk to her.  She is doing a good job holding her big melon up (did i mention its 90th%??) and she enjoys both her swing and bouncy chair. She's still a pretty good sleeper during the day and night is hit or miss.

They both got shots. One for him and 3 for her. He's done now until 4 and she gets to go back in two months for her next appt.

Nothing new other than that...but here are our precious little peanuts:

Thursday, April 5, 2012

Busy bees!!

Well I guess having 2 kids has me busier than i thought.  I am a horrible mother and i haven't updated on EITHER of my babies in almost 2 months!

Emily is now almost 7 weeks old! she weighed 11lb even at 6 weeks and is quite the little chunkster.  She LOVES to eat but manages to be much quicker and more efficient than Tyler, which is quite nice. She still sleeps a lot but at night she likes to wake up and look around with her big, still blue, eyes. She's just so great and every night when we go to bed i think about what a gorgeous baby we have!  Its okay to think your baby is beautiful, right?!  Well, beautiful, smart and perfect...naturally.  She is the apple of her brother's eye for sure. He is now telling her "lub-ou" and likes to try to hold her and is constantly kissing her.  We won't talk about how he hit her in the head with the elmo phone today though.  She's in size 1 diapers now and 3m clothes and has the most petite little feet.  We bought their matching Easter outfits last weekend and will be taking pictures tomorrow so i'm looking forward to showing them off.

Tyler, beast that he is, is 17.5 months old.  The fact that he's nearly a year and a half kinda blows my mind, but time flies when you're having fun...or something like that.  He is in EVERYTHING now. He is so lucky he's cute, it saves his butt a lot of the time. He keeps me on my toes, and always on my feet.  He's a true destructo.  Its so fun to watch him as he starts to understand and communicate more.  His non-verbal communication is hilarious.  He loves making truck sounds and animal noises. The duck, elephant, dog, snake and turkey seem to be his favorites.  Last week he got his first stitches after falling into a pair of metal tongs and putting a nice 1.5" gash in between his eyes. That was a little scary but he's fine, and that's what matters. He is about 21 lbs now, wears size 3 diapers still and 12-18 month clothes, though he can still wear his 6-9 month shorts from last year.  He loves fruit pouches, chocolate, and apparently pulled pork! He is adding to his word count and can now say juice, shoe, sissy, go, look, this, love you and cheese (anytime he spots my camera or we open the fridge.) He can follow simple commands like when we ask him to get in his high chair, get a diaper and lay down, and go night night.  The biggest change for him is that he's now sleeping in his room in a toddler bed every night!! It has been great for everyone.  He usually gets in bed with me once b wakes up for work and we sleep til 8 or so! That part is great!!  As much "fun" as he can be, every night when he is sleeping i look at that sweet face and think i couldn't possibly love him more...but i do, every single day!

Sunday, February 19, 2012

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