Thursday, September 30, 2010

Yawn or Freak Out?

Luckily this is just a YAWN!
We are happy to say we really
haven't had a freak out!!
But, baths and being naked are
not on the top of his list.
We are having so much fun with
this little guy!

Kallen is actually sleeping about
7 hours at night and eating really well :)

I will try to get back to blogging next week!
Happy weekend everyone!!

Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Kallen is 1 week old!!

This has been such a whirlwind of a week :)

We have had about 4 full days home and are loving it!
He is SUCH an easy baby has
made this week super easy on the
new mommy and daddy!
A special thanks to everyone who has come to visit and
those of you who have brought yummy meals!!
Thank you, Thank you, Thank you!!!
Here are some photos of Mr Kallens first week :)

Everyone has been asking the detail of how it all went

I will try to post that tomorrow!!

Thursday, September 23, 2010

Baby Kallen is HERE!!

Baby Kallen is HERE!!
After a surprisingly easy labor and
delivery our baby boy is here :)
He was born at 12:15pm
September 21st
6lbs 7oz
19 inches long

He was about 3 weeks early
Were all doing FANTASTIC!!

I will update more next week
as we try to get all settled at home
as a new family!

Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Anniversary Recap!

Year 4!
Our Anniversary snuck up on us this year..
With a baby on the way,
Dylan working 70 miles away from home
and lots of other things going on...
We really didn't have much time to
plan, like we usually do.
But with that said..
It was a wonderful evening!
Like usual.. we got small cake from Helen Burnhart
the bakery that made our Wedding Cake!

Our wedding cake was 3 tiers with different flavors,
so every year we get a small cake that is 1 of the flavors..YUMMY!
Being pregnant I almost ordered all the!
I resisted.
We Enjoyed Vanilla Cake, with Marrionberry filling
and Cream Cheese frosting....
We enjoyed a wonderful dinner downtown Portland
at McCormick and Schmicks Harborside on the Willamette River

And for our GIFT..
As you might remember I was struggling with this years gift
What was my BRILLIANT idea??
Well, Kinda..
How about wine!!
We have a lovely winery just about a mile from our house
that has a wine club, so we are now proud members!!

We will receive wine 4 times a year
Free tasting whenever we want
with a guest each :)
15% off bottles of wine
and invites to special events at the winery!
The gift that will keep giving all year long!

Monday, September 20, 2010

Got Beer?

Why YES we do!!
About 10 Gallons to be exact!
Dylan has been a Busy Bee making beer
to hand out when our lil guy makes his arrival!
{Cigars are SO old school!
Ha, Ha, just kidding.. }

We put the first 5 Gallons in our Keg
and are getting ready to Bottle the next
5 gallons later this week!

I cant wait to have a nice cold glass of
my hubby's magic!!
Its been way to long!!!!

Thursday, September 16, 2010

September 16 2006 {post #1} Happy Birthday!

Little did we know while Dylan and I were getting married
This sweet puppy was being born!
Yes, Our lil Bulldog Emma Bean Wilkinson
was born on our wedding day!

The day we picked her out :)
{4 weeks old}
{6 weeks old}
{9 weeks old}
The day she came home with us!
Her cute bulldog butt!


September 16 2006 {post #2} Happy Anniversary!

Happy Anniversary to my Best Friend!
I cant believe we have already been married 4 YEARS!
They have been the most wonderful years :)
cheers to many, many more!!
{here are just a few photos of our wedding day}

With our baby boy due in the next month..
Its nice we have today to celebrate US!

Wednesday, September 15, 2010

Is this MY car?

I guess this is the view in my car now..
We had our Car Seat installed Monday and
I still cant get over it!!
We decided to get a Peg Perego.
Dylan and I both really like it!
It had great reviews, fits into our
BOB Revolution Stroller and is
pretty light for caring our lil man
around town :)

We also already have a Britax
Marathon for our guy in a few months :)

Anniversary Gift Suggestions??

Suggestions Anyone??
Our 4th Wedding Anniversary is TOMORROW!
and we have NO idea what to get...
We have tried to get presents off
the "traditional" gift list... with a TWIST!
Here is what we have done in the past.
Any ideas or suggestions would be great!!
Thanks :)

1st Anniversary
For our first anniversary we took a
We Flew down to San Diego and spent 11 days
driving up the HWY 1 & 101 coast.
We ended up at a U of Oregon Duck
Football Game.
So, year 1 was Airplane and Game tickets
2nd Anniversary
For our second anniversary we got new sheets!
We picked out new throw pillows, blankets,
sheets, duvet cover and dust ruffle.

3rd Anniversary
This one was a little tricky for us..
We thought and thought about this one??
We ended up with "The Duke"
a leather NFL regulation Football
We both love football so it just made sense!
It sits over our!!

4th Anniversary
This is the one I NEED HELP WITH!!
Any ideas or suggestions?
Neither of us have a major green thumb,
So, I'm not looking for "a bouquet of flowers"
or a "tree" or "plant" of some kind..


Tuesday, September 14, 2010

36 Weeks!

How far along? 36 weeks
Total weight gain/loss: 2 more pounds. {GRAND TOTAL = 26lbs}
Maternity clothes? Yes
Stretch marks? I still don't think so :)
Sleep: Yes! A TON!
Best moment: 2 great moments this week.. Our friends Julia and Brian had a little baby shower for Dylan and I last week! It was SUPER sweet of them :) And we got the good news about Jackson!
Movement: Still lots :)
Food cravings: Sweets! Milkshakes and candy!
What I miss: The ability to jump in and out of my car.. lol! I feel like I have a to be super delicate with myself..
Anything making you queasy or sick: nope :)
Labor Signs: Starting to get some cramping a few times a day..
Belly Button in or out? Still in :)
Happy or Moody most of the time: I'm still in a great mood :) Everything is coming together great and I have no complaints... {same as last week :)}
Weekly Wisdom: Still trying to stay motivated and keep exercising! When I cant tie my shoes anymore can I stop working out? lol!!!
Milestones: I'm dilating! Well I'm at a 1.. and he is 50% effaced! I have also started to loose my mucus plug! lol.. I know.. TMI!!!!

Monday, September 13, 2010

Jackson Update :)

Thanks for your concern about my Baby Boy Jackie!
After a trip to our Vet this weekend..
It looks like he is all good!!
I found a quarter size mole looking thing on the back of his leg
last week and FREAKED out...
The Vet told me its probably just a skin tag!
We need to keep an eye on it... but if the size stays the same
we should be in the clear!!

Friday, September 10, 2010

Happy Friday!!

Happy Friday Everyone!

I haven't had time to post anything this week with
my OCD setting in and getting things ready for Jr. to
make is appearance next month!

I had a wonderful Baby shower last weekend
hosted by Dylan's mother and I will post
some photos of that next week!

I have a doctors apt today..
they are every week now!

Were off to the beach this weekend
to work and play :)

Jackson my 10 year old pug has an appointment
at the vet for Sat.. he has a large lump we found
a few days ago.. {keep lil Jackie in your thoughts}

And last but not least, were trying to plan our
Anniversary/Baby moon trip!!

Busy, Busy, Busy!!!!

Still feeling pretty good!
I will be full term after the 21st and if
Baby W would like to come soon after that day
I would love it :)

Thursday, September 2, 2010

34 Weeks

Well before I get into the little questionnaire I will fill you all in on whats going on with us...
Last Thursday I was back at the doctors office because I couldn't see.. Well, that may be a little dramatic. For about an hour my vision was COMPLETELY BLURRY! I was at work and couldn't line up art to mat or frame and couldn't read customers credit cards.
After if was over it was followed my a REALLY bad headache :( I called the doc office and they had me come in and get checked out.. My Doc office is about an hour and 15 min from my work, fortunately my mom was headed into the city and followed me. My {wonderful and amazing} hubby met me at the hospital :) We talked with another OB cause mine was out of the office. They checked my vitals and all were good! She said it could be a number of things and to take it easy, drink lots of fluids and rest for the next few days.. OH, and NO more driving to work ALONE.. Its just to far and if it happened while I was driving I would be stuck!
So I guess I have kinda started maternity leave! YIPPEE! I am working a few more weekends but My hubby will have to drive us..
In other news.. Dylan just started an awesome remodel at an AMAZING ski house! The good news.. its a high end home that is GREAT work and pay and will keep him busy till right before the baby comes.. The BAD news.. Its 2 HOURS AWAY on Mt Hood! So I have my Aunt and Grandma on call for any emergencies! We are both crossing our fingers I go into labor at night or on a weekend! lol

How far along? 34 weeks
Total weight gain/loss: I gained 2 more pounds over the past 2 weeks. {GRAND TOTAL = 24lbs} I'm still trying to keep my weight between 25-30lbs for my whole pregnancy.. looks like I will be at the higher end of my goal, but oh well... with nightly sweet cravings I think I'm doing ok :)
Maternity clothes? Yes, I'm pretty much living in all my maternity clothes.. and with only a little bit more time in them I'm trying to get use out of all of them! lol
Stretch marks? I don't think so, but with that said I cant see the bottom of my stomach anymore and my sweet hubby hasn't said OMG while rubbing me down with lotion! lol
Sleep: Yes! A TON! I feel SO lazy some days.. Dylan is leaving for work earlier so I'm up making his lunch at 5am, which gives me about 8 hours of sleep a night.. then I follow that up with about a 3 hour nap in the afternoon before he gets home! I'm trying not to feel guilty about all the sleep, cause I hear from several moms that I'm about to start tossing and turning at night as the baby gets closer. Best moment: I have been home more and I LOVE it :) Spending more time with Dylan before the baby comes has been FABULOUS!!!!!
Movement: Yes! lots of kicks in my right side to be exact!
Food cravings: Sweets! Milkshakes and candy!
What I miss: Being able to move. I think I'm starting to waddle a! whenever I have to go to the bathroom or I have a BH contraction I tend to move a little stiff.. and i think it looks {or it feels} like a waddle
Anything making you queasy or sick: nope :)
Labor Signs: Not yet
Belly Button in or out? Still in :) I don't know if its going to "pop" it still looks like its pretty deep but it is feeling REALLY tight! Oh, and I'm just starting to get the little line below my Belly button, its pretty faint but I can see it!
Happy or Moody most of the time: I'm still in a great mood :) Everything is coming together great and I have no complaints... well maybe just that I wished I could have worked a little longer..
Weekly Wisdom: I'm trying to practice what I preach.. take it easy and try not to feel bad about it.. Your little one needs you to take care of yourself!
Milestones: I know have doc appointments every week!

And in other good news, We have been monitoring Baby W's heart at every apt and it has been regular and strong! {exhale} So were not going to be meeting with a cardiologist. My OB will monitor it when he is born and we will go from there...

Wednesday, September 1, 2010

Suggestions for a soon to be MOM...

I'm getting ready to start deep cleaning
and getting all of Baby W's clothes ready to wear..

Do any of you moms have cleaning products you LOVE?

I have been told by several moms to use DREFT
for the little ones laundry..
Do any of you use it?
suggest any other products?

Now down to the Nitty Gritty...
How about cleaning products for floors, showers/baths,
windows and the kitchen?
I already use Mrs Meyers and have loved using it but
lately I'm kinda getting sick of the smell...
I don't know if its the pregnancy or if I'm just
getting sick of!!!

Any suggestions would be great!