Saturday, October 23, 2010

Collin’s “Almost” Costume

Growing up we always dressed up for Halloween.  And I don’t mean going to target and getting a cheap-o plastic mask or wig, but full out, handmade by my grandmother, beautiful costumes.

I know some people feel differently but I really don’t see an issue with participating in some of the traditions that come around in the end of October.  We will go to the pumpkin patch, put up a few fall decorations, carve a pumpkin, get some special candy, and if Collin wants to he can wear a costume.  (Last year, thanks to our friend “Auntie Rachel” Collin was the most adorable frog prince.)

So as much as I wanted to make his costume this year and start it as a tradition, I was just so tired with the pregnancy that I just didn’t have the energy…but I did find the most adorable giraffe costume at Old Navy that I thought Collin would LOVE! 

That is what I pictured for his costume this year…adorable, right?  Well, I am not sure what the issue was, whether it was too big, too hot, too scary, but let’s just say that Collin was not a fan of the giraffe.

At first I thought maybe he just needed to get used to it, so I took it out of the bag and hung it on the outside of the closet door.  I would let him look at it, touch it, and I would ask him, “Collin, where is the giraffe?” 

Then I would periodically put it on him, which he hated, but I LOVED it & I REALLY wanted him to wear it so I kept trying.  It got to the point where if I even said “Let’s get your giraffe” he would run away screaming.

So instead of the adorable costume model above, I got the crying angry giraffe – not fun & not worth what we spent on it.

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After about a month of this I gave up & exchanged it for a cute but boring pumpkin pj’s outfit.

Oh well, better luck next year.  However next year he will probably be old enough to pick out his own costume so I am probably just going to have to wait for the next baby to dress up!  Fortunately I won’t have to wait very long :)

Tuesday, October 19, 2010

14 Week Update

How far along? 14 Weeks & 1 Day

Heartbeat?  135 bpm – although I could barely hear it over the screaming toddler in the room.  I mean seriously, who brings their 18 month old to an OB visit??  Even if it is a quick one??  Oh wait…that was me :(

Total weight gain/loss: + 5 lbs

Maternity clothes? Not really, but I did wear a pair of maternity dress pants to church Sunday night.  However, they were really loose even with the bella band that I kept having to pull them up.  I can still fit into my jeans, but most of my dress pants are getting a little snug :)

Stretch marks? No – and I doubt they will appear since I didn’t get them with Collin either.

Sleep?  Still really hard to sleep lately…either not able to go to sleep with about a billion things running through my mind…or if I am able to fall asleep I wake up a billion times to run to the bathroom.  I don’t remember it being like this with Collin?

Best moment this week:   Going shopping with the whole family & picking out a few things for baby :)

Movement: I think I have felt some baby “fluttering” a few times, but I am still not sure.

Food cravings:  I just made buttermilk biscuits at 10:00pm and ate 2 – does that count?

Gender: I had my 12 week ultrasound a few weeks ago where they check the neural tube, etc. and she told me that she was 90% sure of the gender of the baby…but I’m not posting it on FB or blog until we are 100% sure :)  If you want to know just ask :)

Labor Signs: No, but I didn’t ever go into labor with Collin so I doubt there will be much action here.

Belly Button in or out? In, and it stayed in the whole time I was pregnant before too.

What I miss: Sleeping all night without waking up.

What I am looking forward to: Right now I am just enjoying every moment.

Milestones:  Hearing the heartbeat – music to my ears (even if it was music barely heard over the screaming of a very angry little boy) hehe!

Saturday, October 16, 2010

My Baby Sister’s Wedding

Let’s just start out by excusing the fact that this post is over a month late, okay?  Thanks!

Well, about a month ago my little sister, Becca, got married!  And I will have to say that (besides my own of course) it was the most beautiful, fun, sweet, wedding that I have ever had the pleasure of attending. 

Collin & I were able to fly in to Dallas, then Son met us in Tyler a few days later.  Here is Collin sitting in his “big boy” seat in the airplane :)

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He even let me buckle his seat belt…too cute!

I have already gone over the details of the weekend in this post, so I will just skip to the good stuff – the pictures!

Becca’s dress was SO BEAUTIFUL!  I loved how detailed yet simple it was, and her sash & “bling-bling” necklace made it totally perfect!  Here are my mom & I helping to get her dressed :)

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My cousin Brenton was playing at the wedding (just like he did at mine) so Collin got his first ever Viola lesson.  He really enjoyed listening to Bubba play and even got to pluck the strings a little :)

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Awwwww – isn’t the Vuong Family just adorable!

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Me with my parents – I thought my mom’s dress was beautiful & perfect for the Mother-of-the-Bride.

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The happy couple cutting the cake

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I wish I had taken more pictures of the wedding site itself because it was so gorgeous!  The wedding was outdoors & the weather was perfect.

Congrats again to Becca & Warren!!!