Dadda (which happens to be Michael's first word) is on vacation this week and we love it. Mikey is enjoying all of the extra time with his favorite person and Den and I have been enjoying some time together as well. We were able to sneak away to a Cubbies game last night, our first of the season, with Bri and Jay. There's nothing like spring baseball and walking the quiet streets of Chicago at 11:30 pm. Thanks to Mike and Jane for both the tickets and watching Mikey! Although it wasn't exactly warm, it was a wonderful time.
For about a month now Michael and I have been spending part of our Friday afternoon's at Gymboree. He loves, LoVeS, LOVES his class. He's one of the oldest in the class and we're looking to move him to the next stage pretty soon, which is kind of sad cause he's just now getting to the point where he is super comfortable with everyone and all of the activities. Take a peek at his class!
You can't beat this! I just got two 5" x 7"photo flipbooks through Snapfish for $3.98! All I paid for was shipping. That's $1.99 a book, one being 36 pages of photos and the other was 45 pages of photos. UNBELIEVABLE!! So, I put together a few flipbooks of Michael's first days with us. I can't wait to see them. Use the coupon code ALLYOUMOM and only pay shipping, no matter how many pages you put in your book. Good deal!!
I basically just stole 6 Mother's Day cards from Shutterfly! What a deal they have going on. Get any three 5" x 7"folded and PERSONALIZED cards for only 99¢, and get this... THAT INCLUDES SHIPPING TO YOU! That's right, I just scored 6 cards for $2.14. I have two separate accounts with Shutterfly, which is how I scored this deal twice. Go get yours now before they pull the deal!! www.shutterfly.com
I have stumbled across a wonderful little service!! Wink (with Shutterfly) is a new service that provides photo booth style photo strips for a ridiculously low price. For $2.50 they will print, mail and send you a digital copy of your photo strip. It's a great idea for sending grandparents and family your favorite pics! Check it out today and get your first strip for free. Once your strip is mailed Wink will email you a customer survey, which if you complete you will get another strip for free. That is $5.00 worth of free photo strips for two minutes of your time. How do you pass that up?? I can't wait to put my strip up on my "Mikey Wall of Cuteness"! Check it out when you get a sec!!
Phew, finally a second to get a post in about our newest peanut, William Reagan.
This little boy is so completely different than his older brother. This pregnancy is nothing like what I experienced when pregnant with Mikey. Michael, active at all hours of the day, never stopped kicking. William is a churner. I constantly feel like I just "lost my stomach" for a second. He really isn't a kicker, but a somersault artist who performs at three very specific times of the day. The early morning, around 6:00 and then again in the early afternoon and tops off the day with a workout at about 10:00. Actually, I don't know that I would say I feel pregnant. I feel great, just tired. My belly really hasn't interfered with anything quite yet and all of the symptoms I had with Michael at this point I just don't have with William. No more cravings. No more nausea. No backaches or shoulder pain (which amazes me considering I'm lugging around the brut, Mikey). I suppose I really just don't have time to think about it, because we simply are just preoccupied with other things at the moment.
William is developmentally right on track. We've had three total ultrasounds with this little one. The first, to confirm the pregnancy. The second, his 20 week full anatomy ultrasound which was inconclusive because he was twisting and turning so much. Lastly, another 20 week ultrasound to get better measurements. The measurements all suggest that he weighs about 12 oz. at the moment and is right on track for his September 2 due date. The physician during our last ultrasound (which was a dream appointment) guaranteed me 2,000% that we are in fact having another little boy (picture to prove it below) and that he is healthy and one hell of a gymnast.
To be completely honest, this couldn't be any sweeter. Here we are with one child who seems to light up everyone's day, and now to be blessed with another little guy is just, ah, it takes my breath away. I'm looking forward to saying "our boys this" and "our boys that", for Mikey to be a big brother and for William to shadow his every move. I can handle the fighting every once in a while if the majority of the time they are buddies. I'm excited to see Dennis with the two of them. I'm just over the moon.
Now, here we are half way there already to meeting our little Will. Time sure has flown by, I thank Mikey for that. Pray for a nice, cool summer! :)