Monday, July 27, 2009
Other things that have happened recently:
1. Riley became BFF with Ricky and Allana Rowley's dog, Milo. We went to Schabarum Park and let them run around together and then went for a hike. They have tons of fun together because neither one of them ever seem to get tired of playing!
2. We finally found a roofing company that would give us a few shingles from an open bag for FREE rather than having to buy a whole bundle of them. We wanted to roof Riley's dog house (which has turned out to be a bigger project than we originally intended) and were so excited to finally have the materials. We worked on the roof last week and it's turning out pretty well-- only a few set backs (ie the drill battery died after like, one screw-- we're still trying to find the time to put the roof back on the house..) Also, the shingles are like... blue. So we plan on spray painting them black ASAP.
3. The baby has been kicking a ton lately! Freddy and I frequently enjoy time together watching and feeling the baby kick... :) And my clothes are slowly being weeded out of my closet into a box in the garage-- all the things I totally don't fit into anymore. We went in for another doctor's appointment this past week. Everything looked good! The baby's heartbeat was great-- at 142 beats per minute (should be between 120-180). I'll be 25 weeks pregnant tomorrow; my next appointment isn't until the 19th? (or something like that).. But yeah, some things that Tracy doesn't like while being pregnant: the heat, the smell of seafood, and standing for more than like- a minute. Things that Tracy does like: swimming and cold showers, feeling the baby kick, drinking milk all the time, salads, and watermelon! Overall, things are going great!
That's pretty much the extent of things going on over here-- oh-- except that the CIRCUS IS IN TOWN!!! We're hoping to be able to go on Saturday!!!! :) I love the circus. But yeah- that's the update for now!
Friday, July 17, 2009
We woke up early and went to the Boy Scouts Pancake Breakfast. It was pretty good-- we had pancakes (obviously), scrambled eggs, and sausage. Unfortunately eggs and sausage aren't really on the Tracy-likes-to-eat list, so I just had pancakes and Freddy got double the eggs and sausage. We're such a good team. :)
Riley is so funny!! So first of all, he usually eats just dry food, but occasionally we let him have a mix of wet and dry food. The only problem is that the wet food attracts flies-- LOTS of flies. And Riley gets SO DISTRACTED by them! He'll start eating... and then hear them by him... then he SNAPS and tries to catch them! He'll chase them ALL OVER the back yard until he loses them and comes back to eat his food. Funny!
And the FUNNIEST thing he does.... So Riley has to be an outside dog (lame) because my in laws don't want him in the house. Fine. But he also has to be a chained-up outside dog (super lame) because one time he found one of my step father-in-law's tools on the ground and chewed the cord (duh- pick it up off the ground). (But whatever-- I'm not bitter about it!) Anyway-- he's usually pretty good about having to be put back on his chain when we have to go back inside. Lately he's been playing this game where Freddy will call out, "Riley, chain!" and he'll start walking toward you--but stop about 2 feet past where the chain will reach. He'll sprawl out on the ground and then mayyybe start inching toward you (as long as you still can't reach him). Suuuuper funny!
Wednesday, July 1, 2009
Okay. So I know that I had my mind set on waiting to find out the baby's gender. And I really was determined to wait! But then.... it just seemed so unfair that the ultrasound tech knew and I didn't even know what it was going to be. So-- if you want to make a final guess as to what you think the baby is, now's your chance!
Oh and if you don't want to know-- you should just not read this post probably. :)
Yay!!!! We're suuuuper excited!! You see, I kept having dreams (more like nightmares) that the baby would come and I didn't even have like a diaper or any clothes or anything. It was AWFUL! So finally I decided to start getting things-- you know, sticking to gender neutral things. But here's the thing: gender neutral things stink. And beyond that, I don't think they're THAT neutral. Green just seems more like a boy color-- and yellow seems more girly... I don't know.. But I wanted to get cooler clothes. So then I decided that since I thought I was having a boy, I would just start buying boy stuff (which is a fabulous idea, if you actually end up with a boy-- not so great if you really get a girl). I only bought one cute little dress that my mom made me buy because it was simply adorable. I'll save it for another kid, maybe. Anyway, when it came down to it my determination to wait was getting weaker and weaker. Finally, I just cracked! SO- now we know (although my mom really wants a girl still so she reminds us that ultrasounds CAN BE wrong!!)! Freddy's so proud already. He's like, I'm gonna teach him how to do _____ and show him how to shoot/pass/kick/dribble like this... etc. Cute.
And now, if we could just come up with a name we like... :/