There's been lots of good things happening to us lately. First of all, apparently a lot of people didn't know that I was pregnant when I posted my last blogs. I had already told most people that I talk to regularly or that live by me, so I guess I just assumed most everyone knew. My last two posts weren't really intended to 'announce' that I was pregnant, but I guess they did for lot's of people. I realize it was kind of a funny way to tell people. I was writing it as if it was already common knowledge. So anyway, yes...I am pregnant with number 2! 17 weeks pregnant, and the first of the good things that have happened to us lately is that I am completley rid of all nausia and vomiting. Yeah! It's such a wonderful thing to wake up one day and feel like you again. I feel great. I don't really even feel all that 'chubby' as I said in my last post either. Something different must definately happen the second time around and your body immediatley starts preparing to change and grow for the baby. Around 12 weeks I already felt like I was starting to pop out, but since then I've pretty much just stayed the same. It was making me a little nervous for awhile... but I'm sure I'll start popping more soon. I can already feel he/she moving around and I forgot how cool that it.
Anyway, enough about how I feel... Good thing #2 is that it is cooling down out there!! Yeah! We have been able to resume our wagon walks which makes benson extremeley happy..
Isn't he cute?! I love my little (almost) 2 year old. He's my little buddy. Latley he's been really into picking out what he wants to wear. I didn't think this would happen so soon, well, I didn't think this would ever happen since he's a boy, but it has. It's not too bad yet. If he dosn't see what he wants to wear then he'll wear whatever, but if he sees one of his favorite things (monkey jammies, football shirt, choo choo jacket, anything with something he loves on it) he wants to wear them. This was one such day...
They're blurry for some reason, but you get the point. His monkey jammie bottoms, car shirt, and diamondbacks hat, backwards only.
He's also talking like crazy now and is our little parrot. He repeats the last word of every sentence, and sometimes will even finish them for us. The other day I said 'oh my' and before i could finish it bens yelled 'gosh'! He's obsessed with animals and can name most for you including sting ray, otter, and bison. We've had to move on from cow and duck. He's a happy kid. He loves his Daddy, binkey, and blankie more than anything else. We're still working on getting rid of the binkey...it's not going too great. Neither is potty training. Not that we've really tried yet, but he'll sit on his potty and make the 'potty noise', but hasn't actually gone yet. We did put on some big boy spiderman undies to see if that would spark some excitment. Not really.. but he sure was cute in them.
Another good thing last month was our trip to California to see Grandma and Grandpa. We got to see a lot more people than just them though. Manda, the bishoffs, my grandma's, Aunt Beth, Chels and Ash, Shelly and Carter, Erin and her family, and La and Eden to name a few. It was so nice to see everyone! Just Bens and I went this time and we had so much fun, but we missed Tan.
He loves his grandma and grandpa Woffinden. But I think his most favorite person just might have been his great grandma Woffinden, who after all these years knows exactly what to do to make kids so happy.
Isn't she the cutest Grandma ever? She was the greatest grandma growing up and she still is to my kids. She had Benson rolling with laughter and attached to her. I think he wore her out..
I have the greatest Grandmas. Here's my other cute and tiny grandma.. Four generations...
Benson and Eden's reunion was cute.
Bens, Sade, Lex, and Coop
Grandma and Bens at the beach
Benson fell and cut his lip open pretty bad while we were there...you can kind of see it in this picture. He split it open on my parents stone fireplace. It was a hard fall and almost sent us to the emergency room for stitches, but after we cleaned it up we thought it would heal, and it since has.
Other than that, Tanner is happy with his new job, and things are starting to pick up there. We're still loving our new house, and so happy that this time of year is finally here! I love the holidays...
...This post is long enough and that's the update... Hope everyone else is doing great!