Thursday, October 30, 2008
Ever since I became pregnant, strong smells make me gag - food, diapers, cheese. I have NO idea why, but it makes me really nauseous and I have to hold my breath a lot of the time.
Today, I went to change Acadia's diaper, and realized that she had a.....poopie diaper. I will give you the opportunity now to either start reading another blog or continue with mine. I, like always, gagged a little, then went to throw it out. The diaper made it into the garbage, but the poopie fell out and landed in her diaper holder we have attached to the changing table. I swore. Seriously. I think I swore more then that I have in the past year. I picked up the poopie while still holding my breath and threw it in the trash. The poopie promptly hit the side of the garbage can and fell on the rug. Honestly.
Not to worry - the poopie finally made it into the garbage, and after I threw up in my mouth a little, I put Acadia down for her nap so I could come out and make my lunch. What a day!
TFT - Poopie stinks.
Tuesday, October 28, 2008
The one thing that I can count on to calm her down is to watch herself on video. Lately, if she's really cranky and nothing is working, I will ask her if she wants to "watch baby Cadi", and she will always, always, say yes and run over to the couch. She will ask for the same video to be played over and over and over again. And if watching herself on tv is what will turn my little girl back into an angel - I am willing to play these videos over and over!
Monday, October 27, 2008
My Aunt Mimi made this beautiful quilt for Acadia. We have used it every night in Acadia's crib since A. Mimi gave it to us, but it's only been the past two months that Acadia has asked for her "blankie" during the day time. It's now as important to us on road trips as diapers are - we have to have blankie with us at all times. Just recently, Acadia has started to play a little game of "ni nights, baby", where she will lie down and either pull the blankie over her, or ask us to wrap her up in her blankie. Here is a small clip of her newest and funnest game. It might be hard for you to hear her, but she also says "cheese" now whenever I break the camera out! LOL!
Saturday, October 25, 2008
Although Rice beat Stowe two times (out of the two games they played) in regular season, Stowe has won the state championships the last four years in a row. Stowe seemed to dominate in the first half of the game, but what the heck do I know? I don't know anything about field hockey.
BUT - and this is taking from the Burlington Free Press, Rice came back, "scoring a goal on a penalty corner with no time left in regulation to force overtime in the Division III state championship game... Then the resilient group of Green Knights (14-3) made it a memorable one when they prevailed in a penalty-stroke shootout, securing the program’s first crown and halting Stowe’s four-year championship reign."
Let's me just explain something to you. The score was tied 1-1 when Stowe scored with THREE minutes left in the game. I doubt very much I should type what was said throughout the crowd in the sidelines when Stowe scored. Let's just say that I will not allow Acadia to say any of those words for a long, loooong time. I can only imagine the thoughts of the parents surrounding me, mentally preparing themselves to pick up the pieces of their daughters when the game ended.
Instead, Rice scored to tie the game with NO TIME LEFT on the scoreboard!!!!!!!!!!! I have never seen anything like it! And I have never experienced the pure joy and complete happiness that was felt on the sidelines. Screaming and tears - this game was just as much a win for the parents, who have loyally gone to every game wearing their Rice jackets and cheering their girls, as it was for the players themselves.
As the BFP article said, they then went into overtime and won in the shootout. It was an amazing game, and I am so, so proud of my cousins!!
The shoot out
Holding the trophy for the first time!
Aunt Becky waiting to congratulate her girls!
My very, very proud Uncle Bob
The beautiful Bouchard Family
Look at Uncle Bob - I don't think there was a prouder dad!!
Thursday, October 23, 2008
Here is a video about Stephanie and Christian:
Here is Stephanie's blog:
My advice is to read it from the very last post to the most current post. Trust me - you will love this blog!
If you are interested in C&S as much as I am, here is Stephanie's sister's blog. She is giving daily updates: http://blog.cjanerun.com/
Tuesday, October 21, 2008
Monday, October 20, 2008
Sunday, October 19, 2008
Looking through the menu
Picking out her dinner
Trying Vietnamese for the first time!
Friday, October 17, 2008
Thursday, October 16, 2008
I walk along holding your 2-year-old hand, basking in the glow of our magical relationship. Suddenly I feel a kick from within, as if to remind me that our time alone is limited. And I wonder: how could I ever love another child as I love you?
Then he is born, and I watch you. I watch the pain you feel at having to share me as you’ve never shared me before. I hear you telling me in your own way, “Please love only me”. And I hear myself telling you in mine, “I can’t”, knowing, in fact, that I never can again.
You cry. I cry with you. I almost see our new baby as an intruder on the precious relationship we once shared. A relationship we can never quite have again.
But then, barely noticing, I find myself attached to that new being, and feeling almost guilty. I’m afraid to let you see me enjoying him, as though I am betraying you. But then I notice your resentment change, first to curiosity, then to protectiveness, finally to genuine affection.
More days pass, and we are settling into a new routine. The memory of days with just the two of us is fading fast. But something else is replacing those wonderful times we shared, just we two. There are new times – only now, we are three.
I watch the love between you grow, the way you look at each other, touch each other.
I watch how he adores you – as I have for so long. I see how excited you are by each of his new accomplishments.
And I begin to realize that I haven’t taken something from you, I’ve given something to you. I notice that I am no longer afraid to share my love openly with both of you.
I find that my love for each of you is as different as you are, but equally strong. And my question is finally answered, to my amazement. Yes, I can love another child as much as I love you – only differently.
And although I realize that you may have to share my time, I now know you’ll never share my love. There’s enough of that for both of you – you each have your own supply.
I love you – both. And I thank you both for blessing my life.
Wednesday, October 15, 2008
We are working on turning Acadia's playroom upstairs into her new "big girl" room, and the new baby will go into Acadia's old room. It's hard to see our baby growing up so quickly - it's very bittersweet.
Top two questions:
1. Will you be finding out the sex? No, we will not be finding out the sex of the baby. We loved the surprise aspect we had with Acadia and definitely want to repeat it!
2. How have you been feeling? Actually, not so well. I have had morning (ha! more like all day) sickness, which had recently subsided - thank god! I have been also very tired, which is to be expected. Besides that, everything has been fine. I have been thanking Matt weekly for picking up random items at the store - lemonade, sour patch kids and jolly ranchers, as the sourness has really helped with the morning sickness.
We are very excited to share our ride with you all with this blog - it's a shame I wasn't blogging when I had Acadia, because I find that this is a form of therapy for me :) Luckily, I kept a diary with Acadia, so I kept track of all our appointments, thoughts and fears that way.
Thank you for all your sweet e-mails and phone calls - we love you!!
Monday, October 13, 2008
Sunday, October 12, 2008
Saturday, October 11, 2008
Friday, October 10, 2008
Thursday, October 9, 2008
Our families normally do secret santa for Christmas, which really alleviates a lot of stress. Last year, we actually decided to do away with secret santa, and just buy for the kids. SO much less stressful!! It helps us focus more on what the day is all about, instead of just running around buying and wrapping presents.
Last year, I had all my presents bought and wrapped by October, and although one of my friends made fun of me...a LOT...it was SO nice to have everything done and enjoy the holiday season.
TFT: What are your secrets for keeping Christmas less stressful?
Tuesday, October 7, 2008
Here are some pictures from Sunday :)
Trying to pick out a pumpkin
Wondering why she can't lift the pumpkins
Finally! A perfect one for our girl...
A little cold!
Having her very first cheeseburger with fries!
In awe of the clown
Checking out the goat