Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Baby Moves

Over the past few weeks I've wondered a few times if I was feeling the baby move or if it was just gas.  I always deicded it was just gas.  But around 21 weeks I was starting to wonder when it was going to happen.  I've been asked a few times, which doesn't bother me, but when they're asking at my doctor's appointments I start to wonder.  I Googled it the other night and can happen anytime up to 25 weeks, but is more commonly earlier in second and higher pregnancy.  That part wasn't so comforting, but the 25 weeks thing was.  Then late in week 21, I was confident that's I was feeling baby move!  I was confident for the first time while I was at a dinner for work one evening during invitational events.  Dear baby, I'm glad to feel you, can can't wait for the update at our next appointment very soon!

Monday, July 28, 2014


The boys wrapped up Vacation Bible School at our church this year on Sunday.  All last week they spent their evenings at the church participating in VBS.  Every day Caleb would come home and complain, I like VBS, but I don't like singing! 

Caleb's never been one to really like music, and he doesn't like things too loud.

Caden on the other hand, loves music and sings often!  He'll sing along to his favorite songs in the car and in the house.  He'll sometimes since in the shower, but most often I hear him singing when it's bed time.  I usually have them get ready for bed and get in bed and they're in there for a little bit before I go tell them goodnight.  Some nights it's just because I want to listen to them, and often Caden is in bed singing away! 

Mid-way through the VBS week the Pastor gave Caleb a twizzler because he was singing and doing the motions to the songs, which is uncommon for him.  She rewarded him for it, and we know he's not a fan of it.  Caden, who loves music, refuses to particiapting in the singing and motions at VBS!  I think he's afraid of being embarassed.  While he may love music, he's never loved a crowd.  In fact, in his early preschool years we kept in the smaller classes to transition him up to larger groups of people, it's just not his thing.

I hope we can foster the courage in Caden to sing when he wants, regardless of who's around.  We sure know he enjoys it!

Saturday, July 26, 2014


One of Elinore's favorite new words in heavy!  Many things are too heavy to carry.  When she first learned it she did it correctly and only said it when she was carry something that would be heavy for her, but now we're starting to exaggerate a little!  The other night she told me the piece of paper she had was heavy and wanted me to hold it. 

Heavy, heavy! 

Friday, July 25, 2014

Move it!

Elinore has grown a bit more cuddly lately.  She's never been a big cuddler; she's active and on the go.  She'll take a quick hug every now and again, but wants to keep moving.  More recently though at night time and when she's tired she'll snuggle into my shoulder or chest with her blankie for a little bit, or course it's rarely for very long.  Her only requirement to snuggle?  I move my hair.  She doesn't like to rest her head on my hair that's long and laying on my shoulders or chest usually.  I have to put it all down my back so she can be comfortable!

Thursday, July 24, 2014


Elinore has learned to call farts toots.  So if anyone toots, she calls you out on it or asks if you toots!