Monday, February 22, 2010

9 month checkup

Today was Heaths 9 month checkup! Well, he is a little over 9 mos now, but anyways, these are the new stats!

He weighs exactly 20 pounds! He is in the 45% for weight, 75% for head circumference, and 90% for height!
He has 6 teeth so far. (4 up and 2 down) but I think 2 more are about to come through the bottom gums. He loves his table food, and refuses to eat baby food anymore.
He is still in size 3 diapers.
He has taken a few little steps but not many, but he will stand alone for about 5-10 seconds at a time. (He can stand alone longer, especially if he is distracted!)
He loves to take a bath or shower, and will bang on the door if he hears the water running in the tub and he is not invited!
He takes about 3 naps a day (morning, noon, and late afternoon) and goes to bed at 7.
This is a picture we took this weekend down in Charleston. He is laying on the boat in his life vest! We put him on his back for the picture and he could not flip over! haha it was like a poor little turtle!
And this is a picture of the first time he was in the same life jacket. This was about 8 or so months ago! Think he has gotten any bigger?!?!! Still has the same expression though!!

Tuesday, February 16, 2010

Your questions answered!

I had several questions from some follow bloggers, so here are my answers!

How did you and your husband meet?

I was invited to go to the lake with my roommate and her guy friend (who happened to be friends w/Ryan) and on the way, we had to help this guy aka Ryan load up the jet-ski, so we pulled up to this house (it was Ry's mom and dads house) and I was walking up the driveway, eating a sandwich -ya know, just chomping away- when I first met Ryan. It was classic love at first sight hahah, but seriously during our day at the lake we got to know each other and the next day he picked me up for our first date of bowling!!

What do you do for a living?

I am currently a stay-at-home-mom. I love my job! I have a degree in Public Relations, but nothing could compare to raising my sweet baby boy, keeping a clean house, and being a fabulous cook!! (i am TOTALLY being sarcastic on that last point-but i try! to cook-sometimes )

Does your husband flip houses for a living or a hobby?

My husband has a salaried job where he goes every M-Fri mornings, but he really enjoys doing the flip houses because he can flex his construction muscles and really likes to see projects progress and become so much more than they were before he got hold of 'em! He just likes to stay busy, plus he will get paid for all of his hard work when they sell.

What are my favorite places to shop for yourself and Heath?

Um, I don't do a lot of shopping, but when I do shop, you can find me at target! But, I absolutely love to window shop at the little boutiques in Columbia, i just dont buy anything!!

Have you picked out any names for the new baby?

Well, we havent really thought too much about it since we are not sure whether or not it will be a boy or girl, but whenever we nail it down, I will let yall know! Plus, we find out the sex in about two weeks!!

Exactly how far along are you?

Haha this is a funny question, because I never know!! With Heath, i knew down to the day how far along, but with this baby and being so busy with Heath, I have to look at the very bottom of my blog page where i had added the little babybump timelines!! Ok, i just looked. Today, I am 18weeks and 4 days!! Only 150 days to go until July 16th- my due date!!

You should do pictures of your belly each week!

OK, not a question but a suggestion! I so would, but I am not that organized or scheduled! Maybe i will do a few tummy shots for the blog, but i cant promise a weekly picture!

Now that Heath is 9 mos. and there's another baby on the way, what are some MUST HAVE baby items around the house?

Whew this is a toughie, because Heath's interests change so much! But i will say that a must have at the beginning is a swing! That swing was a total life saver in the beginning. Then, at Christmas, he got a sleep sheep, which is a little stuffed sheep with a sound machine inside. He loves it and goes to sleep with it every night! Another thing that we just love is this table that he got for Christmas too. He can stand up around it and press all the little buttons to play music. And i know this is not a baby item, but it is essential to have organization for all of the little toys that we have accumulated over the past 9months. It helps to keep things tidy, and is accessible for Heath to reach and pull toys out himself.

How are you feeling with the pregnancy?

I feel great!! I am so excited about this new addition! I have been trying to eat well and exercise, so hopefully I will continue to have a heathy pregnancy!

Well that was the last question! If yall want to know anything else, just leave me a comment!!

Friday, February 12, 2010

Ask me anything!

I have been getting some question from my fellow bloggers, so I thought that I would open up for questions from you guys so you can get to know me better! Ask me anything! Just leave a comment with your question and I will post the answers in the next few days!

Thursday, February 11, 2010


This afternoon, right after Ryan came home, Heath took his first little steps!! All by himself! He doesnt even turn nine months old until Saturday.

So this is how it happened~ Ryan was holding Heath's hands and I had just made a bottle so I held the bottle in front of Heath about two or so feet away and Ryan let go. Then Heath took about four little steps and grabbed his bottle!! I am so proud of my little guy!

Random Thursday

An addition to our family this week was the yucky-tummy-bug. It was not fun at all, and managed to circulate to each family member starting with Heath, then me, and finally Ryan. Hopefully it is all gone now!
Lots of Ginger ale

and saltines

We have also "unofficially" decided to move into the most recent flip house that has been acquired. I have not yet shown any pictures of this flip house, however this picture somewhat (yet waaay more prettily) depicts the layout of the front of said reno. This is not the after shot, I just found it on the internet and put it into my "dream house" file on my computer.

Another great thing about this flip house is that it has a GIGANTIC laundry room.. (my current laundry room is in the kitchen) I am totally psyched to have a laundry room/mud room/ pretty space that can be all mine (even if i have to share it with dirty socks/muddy boots/rain coats) Bring it on!!!!!!
These are some inpiration photos of my dream laundry room (and still being feasable with the space in the new house):

I will soon post before photos of the new flip house
(well Ryan has already done some work, but yall will get the picture...Thank goodness this house doesnt need as much work as the first flip)
And speaking of the first flip house, I told you guys that we got an offer. Well, whoever wrote in the offer would pay full asking price, but wanted us to include the boat. Well too bad we had just sold the boat so it could not be part of the deal. So, he offered us about 20% below our asking price. We countered with a price that was a few $1,000s less than what we listed it as. He said no deal and took his offer off of the table.
Then, a few days later, the original buyer (came to his senses) rewrote an offer that was very reasonable and close to our counter offer, SO (after a quite long story on my part!) the house is now under contract!!!! I am so proud of my sweet, sexy, handyman, do-it-himself husband of mine!

Thursday, February 4, 2010


We sold our boat yesterday! It was a bittersweet moment, but mostly exciting!! Ryan proposed on this boat so it was kind of sad to see it go, however, now we don't have to worry about the upkeep and such with it. We hadn't really used it in the past year or so anyways b/c of the baby, and with another on the way, we figured we wouldn't be doing much with it for the next little while!
On another note, WE HAD OUR FIRST OFFER! on the flip house!!! We will see what happens.......