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Hey lovelies, welcome to SDB! I'm Natasha. I am a walking, talking mombie fueled by coffee. I am obsessed with shoes, all things glittery and/or sparkly, and I have an owl obsession. We talk about everything from motherhood, lifestyle, and all things inbetween. I am a mom of three kids and we reside in the Pacific Northwest. Thanks for tagging along! Now lets sit back and sip on a cup of coffee in the AM or wine in the PM and lets relax.

Saturday, June 30, 2012

What's New with A.J. - The Month of June

It's amazing how in the last 12 months so much has changed with Amari. For fun, I went back and read last June's What's New with A.J. One goal that I had for him was that he would know at least 20-25 words bye the time he turned 2. I am happy to announce that he has. How many words he knows, I have no idea. Stinker is one talkative cookie and he is one feisty little man. Sometimes I don't know what to do with myself when he says some of the things that he says to me. He is one of the most hilarious little boys that I have ever known and he has the sweetest little smile. He is so happy that he is going to be a big brother in 4 short months. :]

- Amari is so funny. When he doesn't want something or doesn't want to do something that you ask him to do he will literally stare you down and say rather defiantly, "Mmm, mmm. I don't want it!" The first time he ever said this to me I had to take a moment to register what he had just said. He literally caught me off guard!

- "Baseball time," is his favorite saying to yell out when Daddy takes him out to play ball in the yard or an MLB game is on ESPN. He loves baseball! Kind of scary at times...

- He is geeked that he is going to be a big brother. =]

- He is learning to fold clothes (even though I have to re-fold them after he is done).

- He is scared of fireworks! =/ But he loves watching them on T.V.

- Bugs still scare the hell out of him, LOL.

- He gets extremely excited when he sees an airplane in the sky.

- Whenever we cross the 205 bridge to go to Portland he will yell out excitedly, "Fishy's! See fishy's Mommy? See fishy's Daddy?" I think we are going to have to get him his first pet fish in the near future.

- He has become a picky eater (which makes me want to cry). He either wants yogurt, apple sauce, waffles, French toast, apples, bananas, cheese, salad, and French fries. Anything else, he won't eat or you'll hear, "Mmm, mmm. Don't want it!" He used to be the best of eaters when he was younger.

- Amari has learned to roll down the car window and likes to drop his socks and watch them fly away...and then he cries, LOL.

- Everything is apparently his. The word mine has entered his vocabulary.
"My play place!"
"My park!"
"My house!"

- He loves to snuggle Mommy and kiss my belly. He still thinks that he has a baby growing in his belly too. So sweet. :]

- He is now wearing size 8 toddler shoes.

- He loves dinosaurs and toy cars.

- He also has learned how to say his full name, which sounds like Mar-i Jaams Doorant, LOL. =P

And pretty much that is what's new with A.J. this month!

Friday, June 29, 2012

And It's A...???

This afternoon we had our 20 week ultrasound. All day I felt like a giddy fool because after twenty long weeks of patiently waiting we were finally going to find out Little Beans gender. For weeks and weeks I have had the feeling that the sweet little bundle that is currently baking in the oven was a girl. I would constantly dream of floral printed dresses, bows, and lots and lots of pink in my life. I also have had dreams about lots and lots of dirt which is usually associated with little boys! Random, I know. I was pleasantly surprised when we found out! Sadly, I won't be able to tell you Little Bean's sex until Sunday after we have a mini gender reveal party to announce the gender to the rest of my family. I'll leave you in anticipation for now. =P Just know that Little Bean is healthy baby for now!

Monday, June 4, 2012

Pregnancy Week 16: Baby #2

I totally forgot to post about week 15 last week... Oh well. I've got the pregnancy brain going on and seem to forget to do a lot of things lately. Normally I'm the super organized type but lately I have the forget-about-it mentality going on. For starters, I put the peanut butter in the fridge and the mayo in the cupboard the other day. Seriously Tasha? I have to write things down and check them off to make sure I have completed everything that needs to be done. I don't remember having the pregnancy brain until a lot later when I was pregnant with Amari. My energy levels have been very high, which has been nice seeing as I've been packing up my house the past two weeks. Have I mentioned how much I hate moving? This time around we are moving a hundred and two miles from where we currently live. Fun times, not! We have way too much crap in our house. Tomorrow I have my 16 week check-up with my midwife. I have to inform them that we'll be moving and my search for a new doctor will begin. I am not excited to find a new doctor or a new pediatrician though. I will miss Dr. Larsen. He was wonderful. Lately I have been feeling Little Bean moving wildly. Bean likes to wiggle early in the morning and right before I go to bed (which annoys me because I just want to sleep). I still have the feeling that this baby is a girl. We will find out for sure in four short weeks. :] I can't wait. Trevor and I finally sat down and discussed names last night. I have come to the realization that picking names this time around is going to be a challenge. I'm so picky! Choosing a name for Amari was easy. We had our names for him picked out around 12 weeks. Well its 16 weeks now and we have yet to create a list let alone decide on names. Hopefully, once we know the gender of this baby it will be easier to decide. Once we decide we won't be sharing the babies name until he or she is born. So far, Little Bean is 4.6 inches tall, weighs about 3.5 ounces, and is the size of an avocado. Tomorrow we will hear the heartbeat and it will be sweet music to my ears. =D