Tuesday, December 12, 2017

Boston is TWO!

He's TWO! How did that happen? I am so excited for him to be a big brother. He is going to take such good care of his little sister. Boston has brought Braden and I so much joy and life is a million times better with him in it.
Boston is obsessed with the moon, tractors, trucks, asphalt trucks, garbage trucks, fire trucks, Christmas tree lights, balloons,
His favorite foods are cheese, hotdogs, eggs, yogurt, "balls cereal" a.k.a. Reese's Puffs, strawberries, apples, oranges, milk, syrup, beans, rice, macaroni and cheese, lollipops, baby chocolate chips, oreos but only the inside and he insists on eating it with a spoon. Actually, he insists on eating everything with a spoon or toothpick.
He loves going outside, running as fast as he can from one wall to another wall, baths, playing with cars and tractors, he also likes lining them up like a train, his loves new remote control car, running around with a blanket over his head, hiding from us.
Every time he falls or hurts himself he immediately says "okay!", as in, I'm okay guys! He is seriously the toughest kid I know.
He picks out his own shirt every single morning, and he even tries to put the clothes on himself! He loves his huge moose stuffed animal and sleeps with it every night and for every nap. He will sometimes tell us he is ready for his nap, he will grab his moose and blanket and will go to his room. He also lets us know when he needs his diaper changed and will sometimes bring us the wipes and a diaper, which is funny because we used to have to pin him down and use our legs to keep his arms still so that we could change his diaper. He also tells us when he needs his fingernails clipped. He hates having a snag or anything weird on his fingers. He also hates being messy. We constantly have to wipe his hands or wipe things up that he spills on his shirt.
He has become such a good talker which is saying something because he used to grunt syllables for every word. He knows his colors and shapes, he knows some letters, and is learning to count! He loves books and he picks out a book every night before bed.
This kid is so smart and so independent. He loves doing things by himself. We always ask him if he wants help and he says "no, Boston" and then if we are doing something he always says "Boston, help?" and wants to help us.
I'm sure I could write a million more things and I know I will be adding to this list because I want to remember every single thing about this little two year old boy.

I can't wait for him to learn and grow more and for him to be a big brother! I am really excited to see how he will interact with her. He already loves her. He will randomly ask me to lift up my shirt so that he can see sister (my belly). He will give her high fives and feed her food. Sometimes he will even give her a kiss. I'm still not sure how much he actually understands but it is still so cute.

We already celebrated his birthday on Saturday, that was his party. Today we are going to go to Krispy Kreme and get a donut, he loves watching the donuts get made. And then we are going to get a hotdog for dinner because that is his favorite food!

Here is the post about his birth story.
Here is the post about his first birthday!

Monday, December 11, 2017

TWO the Moon

Boston turns TWO tomorrow! That is insane! I can't believe that I have a two year old! He is the cutest two year old ever and I can't wait for him to become a big brother.
We celebrated Boston's 2nd birthday party on Saturday. It was a really low key birthday with just family but it was perfect. His party theme was the MOON! This kid is obsessed with the moon. He wants to go see it every day, unfortunately we have had really bad inversion for the past week so he hasn't been able to see it. But when he does, he tells it that he loves it and blows it a kiss.

For refreshments we made star and moon rice krispies, fruit rockets, and a meat, cheese, and cracker plate.

My mother-in-law made this amazing cake! I am seriously obsessed with it. If you ever need her to make you a cake call her up! Here is her Facebook page so that you can see all of her work! 

I found a moon cake topper like this on Pinterest and I had to copy it! Now Boston just plays with it and he loves his new moon ball.

Whenever we get packages we almost always use a key to cut the tape open. Boston insisted on using a key to open ALL of his presents.

I was able to work with some amazing companies for his party. Serenity Wall Art gave us this beautiful moon print. When we first put it in the frame Boston kept picking it up and kissing each moon. He is seriously so cute. Wild Willow sent us the cutest moon blanket. Boston sleeps with a blanket every night and for every nap. We knew he would love this moon blanket. I love this company because for every purchase they donate a blanket to a child in need. They have donated blankets to orphanages, NICU babies, and foster babies all over the world. This just makes me love the company even more. Their prices are also insanely affordable, seriously, cheaper than any other baby blanket company I have found. And they have so many beautiful designs.

Mallory designed the perfect moon invitations for the party as well! Boston also had a fun time kissing the moons on the invitations!

Tuesday, December 5, 2017

Anxiety and Schedules

As many of you know, I struggle(d) with postpartum anxiety after having Boston. It took me a long time to realize it/accept it and get help. There were two things that triggered my anxiety; leaving the house alone with Boston and SCHEDULES. I am totally find leaving the house with Boston now although, there are a few places I refuse to go just because they are so busy but schedules are still something that get to me. I love having a schedule and Boston does so well being on a schedule.
But this is something I really want to be more flexible with our baby girl. I remember people telling me about the book Baby Wise and how it works miracles. I read the book and tried to apply all of the things I read to Boston. But Boston just wasn't having it and is STRESSED ME OUT! This was supposed to be an amazing program that helps your baby sleep through the night and take amazing naps. When Boston wasn't following this it worried me. But you guys, all babies are different! Boston eventually slept through the night and took amazing naps but it took time. With this baby I am planning on just letter her take the lead. It's easier for me to just wake up in the middle of the night and feed her rather than trying to rock her back to sleep because "it's not feeding time yet". I think I will get a lot more sleep this way and things will be a lot smoother. I am hoping that the anxiety doesn't come back. I still hate it when we have to take Boston off schedule so I can't handle double the anxiety with two kids!
Moms, how do you do it?

On another note... We tried to self-timer some family pictures yesterday and it was a disaster, ha! Boston took a 1 hour nap... he usually takes a 3 hour nap. We set up the tripod and then it started snowing and was getting super windy! So we took like 5 pictures and went home. But this maternity dress from PinkBlush is my favorite. It is so comfortable and is so easy to dress up or dress down and the best part is... it's on sale!

We had to bribe him with some smarties for him to cooperate.

28 weeks you guys! I can't believe it!