Friday, February 27, 2015

29 Week Bump and Baby Update


Catching up here, it's 29 weeks and I'm posting during 29 weeks, hooray!

I just did a nice, long post on the baby shower yesterday, so I'll be sparing today.

I'm finally starting to look super pregnant, my incognito bump is finally getting out there.

I'm also starting to feel super pregnant, uuuggghhhh, feeling super pregnant with many weeks to go.

My stomach feels stretched to it's limit already.

My butt and thighs are growing [which I hear is actually good for breastfeeding, babies are all about that bass].

Heartburn all the time.

And the pee, I just don't want to pee anymore, definitely not 20 times a day [or 40 times a night!].

Boobs. Lord. Boobs. I knocked over a cup of coffee with my boobs this morning, enough said.

But baby is good! She seems happy and has started bumping around at all times. For a long time, she only moved when I would lay down, but now it's all the time. It makes me laugh when I am walking and my stomach suddenly jars to one side or starts bumping around.

As long as baby is healthy, it really doesn't matter what else is getting big, right? Just want baby to be healthy! Granted, it does NOT help that this stupid weather that's either freezing cold, icy or snowy keeps me inside. I'd love to go walking, a lot, but I can't when it's 25 degrees outside! Pregnant lady doesn't need anymore colds.

And that's week 29 for you.

- Amanda

Thursday, February 26, 2015

28 Week Bump and Baby Update: Baby Shower!


This one is a little less official, I never got my "bump photos" done last week. I was still recovering from my cold and trying to get my house all spruced up for my baby shower. One of my friends took photos during the shower on Saturday, this was the last day of my 28th week... so 28 week bump photo!

It's candid and adorable.

We'll skip a day back and talk about that Friday first because it was so much fun... not really.

It all began with my glucose test at the Doctor. I didn't eat before because it was first thing in the morning and I didn't want to mess with my blood sugar at all. I had been good all week, cutting down sweets and carbs, trying to make sure we pass. Everything went fine, drank the gross drink, had my regular appt while my blood sugar went nuts and then the nausea kicked in. I figured it was just because I hadn't eaten and all I had on my stomach was that gross junk.

They took my blood a hour later and sent me back into my Dr, I had to get a shot as well [Yay, O- blood!]. I got my shot and went to check out and that's when the fun starts. There was a paper missing from my chart, so they printed it and went to have it signed.

During that time, it all kicked in. I really wanted to hurl, my vision blurred, I started seeing spots and as I was considering sitting down, everything went black.

By gosh, I fainted.

I have NEVER fainted in my life, I don't suggest it.

I woke moments later with my Doctor and another Doctor hovering over me, asking questions and getting "felt up" to make sure I wasn't leaking or bleeding.

I got to sit and eat crackers for 15 minutes, while my husband stressed out via text because it was the first appt he didn't come to and so, of course, I had an issue.

And that was it, after 15 minutes I got a quick look over and a stern warning about eating. I eat all the time, I swear! I did it for the glucose test!

Stupid glucose test.

I also bruised my butt and had a fun headache for the rest of the day. I was nearly confined to the couch or bed by my concerned husband.

But we are okay, if anything, little miss had so much fun, she's frequently kicking and begging to ride the fun ride again.

I'll pass.


Onto the baby shower! I'm trying to be sparing with all the photos, so I picked a few I liked.

To begin, this Red Velvet Cheese Ball was BOMB. It's like eating cake batter or frosting on cookies. I highly suggest it. My hostess, Afton, took care of food and this one was the crowd favorite. And I got to keep the leftovers! Recipe here.


There was a baby in attendance, which means I HAD to hold the adorable three week old and nearly put him to sleep.

I love baby holding so much, so I'm in luck with one on the way!


The gift table! She received so many cute things! The basket, big pink bag behind it and gray box were all from Mima, my Mom. She is the spoiler of the Grandbabies... this being only her second one.


Most of the gifts were super adorable items like this and received a loving, "Awwwww" from me.


Several members of my family put in together and got us a car seat, hooray! And a britax at that! It's huge and heavy, which I like, considering my son had a little Graco and out grew it at 6 months. Sad face. I'll use it and baby to work on toning my arms later! I was so happy, it was a blessing and one less big ticket item for us to pay for.


And my parents got us a Pack N Play, finishing the list of "pricey" items baby needs. I teased my mom about it later. I told her I didn't really "need" one, it would really only be used for traveling or Mima's house... so Mima got one. My parents love having my son over, I think he stayed the night the first time at 6 months because they enjoyed having him around. I don't normally have to ask for him to stay over, it's like an unwritten agreement between Grandparents and Grandchild that he stays over during the weekend.


My mom went through her chest at home and brought out a bunch of items that were mine as a baby, like this adorable Precious Moments blanket.


A few weeks earlier she let me pick this beautiful yellow quilt at a craft fair, it's a simple one piece but the quilting is what makes it. It will be so pretty in Maeve's room.


Everyone also found a fun game to play called, "Make Maeve Mad," if you poke my belly enough, she will move and hit back. It's really quite amusing, my husband does it all the time. I have Irish blood from my dad and hispanic from my mom, so with Maeve's attitude, I keep saying we're probably having a little Cholita or a Ginger. One of them with her in womb sassiness.


Here's a cute photo of the basketball I am smuggling :)


I had a wonderful baby shower, fun but relaxed, all thanks to these three ladies [I'm counting the one in purple, she helped decorate]. We've been friends since I was pregnant with my son and our kids are super close in age, so it's been fun watching them grow up around each other.

And that's week 28.

Thursday, February 19, 2015

27 Week Bump and Baby Update


This one is a week behind. I ended up with a cold that kept me down all last week and as much as I wanted, I couldn't get myself behind the computer. I used what energy I had to fulfill my duties as a Mom! [And Wife, still had dinner on the table every night!]

So, last week, I was 27 weeks! I was mostly sick, so I don't have much to discuss other than the sad limitations pregnant women face for cold medicine, my love of Vicks and while gross, apple cider vinegar in warm tea really did make me feel better.

Hooray.

If I'm lucky, as I'm still recovering, I'll get my 28 week photos done today and have them up by tomorrow.

If I'm lucky.


Wednesday, February 4, 2015

Dining Room - Update 1



So with a baby on the way, I have finally gotten into gear on wanting to fix my home up... after almost two years of living here.

I love my house but it does have a few dated finishes, like wallpaper and mauve countertops.

My husband and I had been discussing starting to work on things for awhile and we just finally got into gear. We decided to work one room at a time, fix the dated finishes and work on furnishing or decorating it before moving onto the next.

While I would love to start on my kitchen, it needs the countertops redone and that's going to take a lot of work. So we went with the next room, the dining room and her beautiful wallpaper from 1991.

I didn't take a photo BEFORE because, I was busy peeling wallpaper down. But you can catch a glimpse of it in this older photo.


That was when I discovered I had a magnet wall that had been wallpapered over. It's still there, just like that, but all that pretty wallpaper is gone, heh.


And this is how it looks now, without any decorations at this time. It's called "done for now" and until I have time to get the rest, it will stay as is.

I decided to go with a bold green, my kitchen will be turned white and bright when the time comes in the spring and the living room plans are all moving neutral with touches of black and white. So I wanted to be BOLD in one room, the dining room is the perfect place for that.

I knew I wanted to go green, I had messed with darker greens and softer greens before deciding on this one. It's called Chesterfield French Green by Valspar from Lowe's. I picked it up, showed my husband and we gave it a few weeks before we decided to stick to it and put it on our walls. I'm in love with it! I know some people think it's a big dark, but it's the only room with a color like this.

I have a lot of beautiful glassware my Grandma gave me recently in glass, white porcelains and a very beautiful rose colored depression glass tray that will be going in here when I pick up my shelving.

I had originally wanted to paint all the trim white as well, I love white trim. But the whole house is done in the same oak trim and I didn't feel like sanding and painting a whole houses worth of trim. I love the wood color with the green and with all the decorating I plan to do with white, I think having the wood trim will keep it from being too much of the same.


I'll be recovering all the seats with this table cloth I picked up on clearance at Target. While I do want a more updated, modern vibe, I went with something a little more traditional to compliment the table we have right now.

When I can build the table I want, I'll change my finishes.


We also replaced the old gold and brown fan with a chandelier, thanks to my parents. With this being our first big project in the house, they wanted to buy something to put in the room. I couldn't be more thankful and I was happy to find something I wanted.

Granted, I want to take those hats off... but my husband insisted we put them on. Someday, when I'm not pregnant and can climb the ladder, they may disappear.

My ideas do seem to be heading in a "french" way, so I might start seeing what else I like that's "french" looking without going overboard.


And that's it for now, I have a list of things to do for this room to be completed over time.

  • Curtains, obviously
  • My husband wants wood blinds
  • Large rug for under the table [indoor/outdoor rug since we have kids!]
  • Recover the seats
  • Buy and hang the art I want, as well as other decorations
  • Buy shelves and move in glasswares
  • Cute table settings/decorations so my table isn't so naked!
It's not on the list, but eventually we want a different table and chairs. For now, we're just slowly filling in the gaps a small budget will allow and we'll hit the bigger ticket items another time.

Oh, we also just need to put the covers back on all of the receptacles, if you didn't notice the sad looking light switch over there. 

Hopefully I'll have some more progress to share in the next month!

- Amanda

Tuesday, February 3, 2015

26 Week Bump and Baby Update


I've hit 26 weeks and crossed into the 3rd trimester, boo, on the trimester thing.

It's funny how the 1st trimester is fairly miserable because of the morning sickness, fatigue and everything that comes with your body adapting to carrying another human being inside and forming all those tiny details. It felt, for me, like the 1st trimester lasted FOREVER. I was dropping weight and I missed FOOD, real food, I wanted more than saltine crackers. I was also sleepy, allll the time.

I slid into the 2nd trimester, the nausea faded and I was hungry, all the time. I wanted red meats, vegetables and meals full of carbs [like pasta!]. And lordy, did I crave mexican food! The sad thing is, the 2nd trimester is so nice, you almost forget about all the discomfort from the 1st trimester.

And then it's over. The 3rd trimester arrives much sooner than I would have liked! Suddenly I can't sleep because my back aches, I have to PEE ALL THE TIME, I'm getting nauseous again but it's paired with hunger, so I can't find a happy medium. And the heartburn, allll the heartburn.

Wake up, have a glass of water, heartburn!

Eat a light breakfast of oatmeal with a glass of orange juice, heartburn!

Sandwich and veggies for lunch with water, heartburn!

Ribs, potato salad, jalapeno mac and ranch style beans [for the super bowl], not that much heartburn... until I went to sleep, then.... heartburn!

Gah.

I saved myself from the backaches, this one I'll file under, don't knock it 'till you try it.

I never bought a maternity pillow with my first pregnancy, but a friend gave me hers. I let it sit in the nursery for a week but the back aches at night were finally just getting to be too much. I need sleep! So one night, I got up and grabbed that pillow! Now I sleep sooo much better, little to no back aches! My husband isn't fond of it, because, well, the pillow gets all the cuddles. But if it helps me, it stays.

I'm also just feeling super uncomfortable already, like I don't have room left. My son was much bigger than she is so far, so I don't know why I would already feel this way, she even seems to stay more compact. Maybe because I got super fit this past summer and I actually have abs to move to make way for the baby. I don't know for sure, but I'm not a big fan. Whine, whine, whine.

Movement has increased like, I don't know, 150%. So much movement, all the time, I love it. Though I wish she wouldn't do huge stretches while I was standing, those can be quite painful. But I'm just happy to feel her moving.

I also got a call from my Dr's office this week to inform met that I get to take my glucose test next time I'm in, yay... but thanks for the warning! And I have to get my RH shot for my blood type [O-], my son has been waiting to see this shot I speak of because he thinks it's funny.

It's funny because I get a shot in the butt.

I hardly find that funny, but I'm not 5.

Lastly, as you can see, I was wearing stripes again! I don't know, I wore a white piko top all weekend and then the stripes emerged.

Stripes on pregnant ladies are cute, I can't help it.

14 weeks to go!

- Amanda


Thursday, January 29, 2015

25 Week Bump and Baby Update


So here we are, at 25 weeks!

I haven't lost count, I am aware that I said 23 weeks just last week, but that all changed when I went to the Doctor on Friday.

I found out that I moved up a little bit after my last ultrasound, which technically moves baby up, but my Doctor decided to leave her due date at May 16th because babies always come on time [they don't, that's sarcasm from both of us]. But it rolls me a week ahead, at 25. I'm not going back and changing anything because at the time, I thought it was 23!

Baby and I are still completely healthy, she's on track with growth and I'm doing good. Now that I've hit the 3rd trimester, the comforts of the the 2nd are slowly dwindling away.

I'm having a harder time sleeping.

Nausea is returning when it pleases.

I'm getting uncomfortable cramps from growth. [Baby's, not mine, but I guess I have to grow a little too]

Sooo tired, all the time.

I'm starting to hit the point where normal clothes no longer fit and I have to wear maternity options. Which is okay, considering a friend just gave me a ton of maternity clothes in excellent condition. Yay for a dozen free sweaters and pants!

Speaking of normal clothes, I can still fit my "leather" leggings, hooray! Which just means that since being pregnant, my booty and thighs haven't grown much. I can't say so much for things above the belt as, obviously, my waist is gone, ha. And, well, other things are preparing to be a food source.

And with the mention of a food source... boy, is it complicated trying to explain breast feeding to a 5 year old. I kind of gave up when I said Momma would feed her, he said how and I looked down at my chest, not ready to go there! He'll understand when she gets here, right? I hope.

That's all I have for 25 weeks. On a side note, I have no idea why I am always wearing stripes when I take my photos. I try to make sure my hair is presentable and I have clothes on, but I don't think much beyond that, ha. Next week, I'll try to ditch the stripes!

- Amanda

Wednesday, January 28, 2015

DIY: Sequin Chipboard Letters


Since I first found out I was pregnant, I began scheming up ways to decorate a little girl's room. I know, that's a little crazy but some how I just knew it was a girl.

Maybe it was a terrible morning sickness and how this pregnancy was far from being as easy as my previous.

I have an embarrassing pinboard with 300+ ideas for a girl, I kept it a secret until we knew for sure.

The sequin letters were something I actually stumbled across on facebook and just saved a screenshot. I don't recall which one, but one of the beauty companies I "like" posted up photos from a New Years party and had displayed the words "CHEERS" over their drink table. The words were gold sequin and I immediately knew I wanted THAT for her room.

My overall vibe is, I guess, eclectic. I'm pulling inspiration from vintage, modern and I guess you call it hipster sources? I just hope it all comes together.

I didn't want to go overboard on the shiny and glam, so I decided to just make the sequin letters to hang. We'll see if it actually stops there.

They're easy to make, but take time. I spent about 4 days working on mine, but I could only give it 30 minutes to a hour here or there. I also got much faster at it as I figured out how measure and layer.

To Make Your Own, You Need:

  • Chipboard Letters [I found mine in scrapbooking]
  • Sequins on the Spool [found with ribbons and sewing]
  • Hot Glue Gun or Craft Glue
  • Scissors
  • Paint to match sequins and a paint brush
  • Wax Paper or a Tray to paint and glue on
Optional
  • Ribbon/Twine
  • Tacks
  • Hammer
  • Super Glue [I'll explain later]


I began by painting my letters gold, you don't NEED to do this, but I wanted them all gold just incase there was a gap anywhere and you could see the board through the sequins.

I used gold metallic paint from Martha Stewart that you can find at Michael's and my Chip Decor letters came from Hobby Lobby.



I painted all sides of the board, even the back. Maybe I'm a bit of a perfectionist on that point but it's what I did!




Go ahead and paint all of your letters now, so they have time to dry. Give them at least 1 hour to dry, just to make sure everything will stick.


The next step involves your glue gun, sequins and scissors. If you don't have a glue gun, you can use a high quality craft glue. I didn't use one, so I can't tell you which works best. I can tell you the pros and cons. 

With the glue gun, you have the treat of your glue drying quickly, but that can also be a pain if you don't move fast enough! One the other side, craft glues can take up to 48 hours to fully dry, but you'll have time to mess around and make sure everything is straight.

Also, be aware that a craft glue and super glue are totally different things! Do not use super glue because it dries quickly and you can never fix a mistake... or get your fingers free.


To begin, measure your sequins along your letter to find how long to cut. You will lose a few sequins each time you cut, so find your length and then cut a few sequins longer. We'll deal with the excess thread later, but it's harder to add sequins back than it is to remove a few!


Put a line of glue down and lay your sequins on top, pressing them down into the glue. 

This is up to you, but I layered my sequins as I went. I also changed the direction, to me it just looked better this way, but it's up to you.


You'll have to play around a little to figure out how to cover the full letter, especially if you have small spots like I did. It doesn't look pretty now, but it's okay, it gets there!


Once you have applied all the sequins, trim all the excess strings off of the edges. You can be finished here or you can go back and edge them. I went back.


I ran a line of sequins across the top and bottom and finish mine off. That is completely up to you, it just made me feel better about mine.

From here, you just repeat with each letter until your word or name is finished.




At this point, you can stop! If you just want to stand them or lean them on something, then you are all done! 

But I wanted to hang mine, so I'll be continuing into the optional section.


If you want to hang it, you will need ribbon or twine, tacks and a hammer. 

I also have super glue and now I will tell you why. I'm am not 100% sure where I'm hanging this yet, but in case it goes some place like up above or near her crib, I don't want to risk a letter coming loose and falling. They're not heavy, so the worry isn't it hitting the baby as much as ending up in baby's hands. So if yours is going into the room of an infant or small child, I suggest the super glue!


Begin by laying your letters out and spacing them as you want them to hang. Then run your ribbon across the top to find out how much you want. I gave myself an extra two feetish on each side, just to be sure I'd have enough.

Cut your ribbon.


Turn your letters over, space them properly and be sure to place them in order so that they look right when you flip it back over. I put a towel under my letters to be sure I wouldn't break anything off and to protect my table from having sequins pounded into it.

Lay the ribbon over your letters, take a tack and gently press it through the ribbon and partially into the letter.

Gently pull tack back out of the letter, if should leave a small hole, but keep it in the ribbon.


Twist the ribbon so that you can see the tack and put a dab of super glue onto the tip of the tack. Turn the tack over and place it back into the hole you just made.


Take your hammer and gently hammer the tack into the letter. Continue this process until all your letters are done and connected. Allow super glue time to dry.


And that's it! You're ready to go and place this cute little decoration anywhere you please. I haven't put mine up yet, simply because I haven't started putting her room together. It needs a fresh coat of paint before I do anything to it! And since I'm pregnant, I have to wait until my husband has time to do that... he just finished painting my dining room for me, so he deserves this coming weekend off for sure.

I'll update when I get it put up in her room!

And if you make your own, tag me on instagram or leave a link in the comments, I'd love to see yours!

Thursday, January 22, 2015

23 Week Bump and Baby Update


Apparently I am not very good at documenting the baby bump, week 17 was the last time I officially took a photo. How awesome am I? But at the same time, I was completely aware that there isn't a huge change week to week and so I like putting a little gap in between.

I also like making excuses to make myself feel good about not getting things done.

You can't tell in the photo, but I took this in our dining room, which we just ripped all the wallpaper off of this past weekend. So I am keeping busy!

You can see the 17 week bump and compare.

So what is has changed since last time?
Well, I'm still in love with junk food and spicy food, all of which kill me. But she also enjoys a salad and kind of lets me eat deer meat. She was totally into duck and dumplings soup the other day, but cravings vary day to day.

I have oddly specific cravings too, like the other day I was craving brownies. But I didn't just want brownies, I wanted a whole pan, to myself and I wanted to slowly eat it with a fork while it was still warm.

To be safe, I just didn't have any brownies, at all.

She's moving like crazy! My son and my husband have their hands on my stomach anytime they see me placing my hands where I feel movement. I've especially fallen in love with her fondness for her Father, he'll fall asleep next to me with his hand on my stomach and I can feel her pressing against his hand. Not kicking, punching or moving, just resting there where her daddy is.

And I just got all misty eyed, the second trimester has been all about ill timed tears for me. This morning I noticed I couldn't see my feet when I looked down, so I started crying. The tears just started rolling, it's ridiculous.

I've named my second trimester, The Weepies, for this reason.

And baby's health?

According to our last ultrasound and Dr's appt, baby is doing great and so am I. We're both healthy and looking good. She is running small, Dr. Miller said she was only missing growth by 2-3 days, so this early it wasn't anything to be concerned about.

My son was 9lbs 5oz, so I could really go for a smaller baby. Maybe she'll be a petite gal and I will actually have a kid that won't outgrow me. I see my son towering over me by the time he's 10, he's tall like his father.

And baby's closet?

Ha.... One of my friends offered me an intervention because of my Baby Girl pin board with 300+ pins. I haven't bought a ton for her, though I've hit a few consignment stores in the city and online to catch summer clothes on the cheap. I've been able to get several GAP, Old Navy and other nice baby brands without spending much.

I'm trying to hold off buying anything else until after my baby shower.

As far as baby items, I have been blessed by my friends generosity with hand me downs. I don't complain about free stuff, even if it's blue, who cares? So we have a swing, bouncer, bumbo, boppy, rocky bassinet thing and a walker, hooray!

I made registries at Target, Walmart and Amazon to maybe fill the gaps, but we plan to make an Ikea trip in March to pick up furniture for her room. [The nearest Ikea is 3 hours away in Dallas, so it's a trip!] We have all tile floors, so she needs a rug and I'm demanding new rugs in other rooms too. I'll have a baby on the floors soon, no nasty old rugs!

And that is all I have at this moment. I have an appt on Friday, so I'll try to update on the bump next week.

- Amanda


Wednesday, January 21, 2015

Sweet Little Maeve


With the busyness of the past month, I have not had a chance to get on here and properly announce who we will be welcoming in May. I had a grand idea that involved tons of sequins and maybe some balloons... but we just let Izzy announce via Instagram holding a darling onsie he picked to pose with.

He's becoming a big brother and he is so darn proud, I just let him take all the attention for it.

We found out on December 19th that we will be welcoming into our lives a little lady, which over joys me because I'm ready to even the playing field in this boy ran house.

I have loved the last 5 years with just our son, he has let me enjoy my super geeky side. We've indulged in Star Wars, Ninja Turtles and video games, obviously all things that a girl can do too, but there was no balance of princess fluff! And while I'm geeky, I am girly! So she'll probably be a total tomboy and daddy's girl, but I'll enjoy it while I can.

The other great news was we already knew her name, if she was in fact a girl. And if baby had been a boy, then my husband and I would have continued to disagree on names.

My boy name was Gabriel, which he didn't like, so I present Caellum and it was iffy.

His boy names were Phinehas, Hezekiah and Methuselah, as you can guess, I was against them all.

I have this thing I do, where I imagine trying to grow up and introduce myself with the name I choose and none of his were working.

On to our little girl, we chose the name Maeve Lorraine. My husband really wanted to use Lorraine, it's his Mom's middle name, his sister's middle name and actually a variation of my Grandma's name, Lorene.

At one point I started to like it a little less and came back to a name I saved in a my phone long before I was pregnant, which was Maeve.

Maeve is Celtic and, well, it actually has several meanings. I have latched onto "The Cause of Great Joy" but it can also mean, "Goddess of Song" or "Intoxicating." Obviously I have taken to the first because her surprise arrival into our life has only brought me joy!

I had a difficult time finding a middle name, I played with Lucille and then ended up coming back to Lorraine, which was a perfect fit for me.

Lorraine just means, "From Lorraine" which is a region in France. It's also where the The Maid of Orleans was born [in the village Domremy], or as most know her, Joan of Arc.

I do my research!

I have just started working on projects for her nursery, we had a spare room when we bought the house and I always called it the nursery. The photo above shows my first project, her name in sequins. I'm actually planning on keeping most of the decor fairly simple, so I had to put at least one thing glitzy in there!

I cannot tell you how much we all look forward to our sweet little Maeve to arrive in May, even if it means I won't make it to the theatre to see Jurassic World. Life of a parent, right? [I'm a life long Jurassic Park fan/Dinosaur lover, that's all.]

Onward to May!

- Amanda

Tuesday, January 20, 2015

That Day it Snowed in December



We had a very interesting snow day in December, they said we'd only see maybe 1 inch, 2 if we were lucky. But it ended up looking like a full on blizzard that day!

My husband was gone hunting and while my pregnant self would have rather stayed inside where it was warm, I have a 5 year old that has a very different opinion when it comes to snow. So I bundled up the best I could, because normal clothes are fitting me less and less all the time, and took the boy outside.

Of course, there was one condition, he had to let me take pictures before the snowballs started flying! 

You can see in the above photo how the flakes were coming down. If you live up North, it's probably not that big of a deal, but here in OK seeing those big fat flakes is a treat. We usually just get ice... hooray.

Below you can see the snow accumulating on him while he patiently took a few photos [the word patiently should be read sarcastically!].

I indulged him in his snowball fight and for the first time, I think I actually lost. I'll blame pregnancy but his aim is so much better and he kept catching them at the top of my coat and boots so the snow would get inside and slowly freeze me out.

Smart kid.