Saturday, April 27, 2013

17 Months!

I'm a little late posting this, but our little man turned 17 months old a couple of weeks ago!

Clapping for himself.  :)


He loves sneaking into the bathroom and closing the door.  I don't know why!  He just stands there in the dark giggling, thinking he's getting away with something.  He cracks up when you then knock on the door and he gets to "let you in". 

Look at that happy face!!

Our 17 month milestones:
  • On March 14, 2013 he started saying "at", which is "hat".  If he doesn't have a hat handy, he just pats his head while he says it.  :)
  • On March 23, 2013 he started doing a "flip" when you ask him to.  He bends over and touches his head to the floor, but then falls over and rolls sideways onto his back.  He always gives himself a round of applause afterwards.  It's pretty cute. 
  • On March 31, 2013 his top left canine tooth started poking through, and on April 3, 2013 the top right canine poked through. 
  • On April 6, 2013 he apparently discovered how much fun walking on your tip-toes is, because he wants to do it all the time.  It's funny to see him tip-toeing through the house as if he's sneaking around. 

Monday, April 22, 2013

New trick?

Looks like somebody learned how to pull his pants down... and can't quite figure out how to get them back up.  :)  Great party trick, Knox!

Now what??

A little embarrassed...

He loves trying to wear our shoes.  :)

Friday, April 19, 2013

Happy 3 Years, Hubby!

Logan and I celebrated our 3 year wedding anniversary this past week!  Since it's become somewhat of a tradition now, I ordered a miniature version of our wedding cake from our wedding baker again.  The past 2 years I got Logan's groom's cake flavor (apple butter cake with apple butter filling and milk chocolate icing - yum!) but this year I decided to switch it up and order my flavor.  It was chocolate kahlua cake with chocolate mousse filling and white chocolate icing.  When I ordered it, I wasn't even thinking about the fact that I'm pregnant and consuming a kahlua cake might be frowned upon.  When I picked up the cake, I asked her if the alcohol bakes out.  She said that some of it might, but that she uses an entire cup of kahlua in this small cake!  I had to exercise extreme will power to only eat one tiny piece.  :)  Anyway, Logan and I also had our tradition of steak dinner at Capital Grill, which was amazing as always.  Even though I'm not eating much meat with this pregnancy, I still enjoyed my steak! 

Logan didn't think I was ordering the mini wedding cake again this year, so he surprised me with cupcakes and cake balls!  We had a sugar feast.  :)

Happy Anniversary, Hubs!

Sunday, April 14, 2013

Hello, Libby! Goodbye, Libby...

Everyone knows I'm a dog person.  I love dogs, and I've really missed having a dog over the last year and a half.  So Logan and I talked about it, and after seeing how much Knox loves dogs (and how gentle he is with them) we decided to start looking for a puppy.  I know - it sounds crazy to be pregnant and looking into puppies, but it was either now or never.  (And by never, I mean we'd have to wait at least 3 more years until baby #2 was old enough to be around a dog - and we didn't want to wait that long.)  So we just decided to go for it!
Logan and I are both "big dog" people, but with little kids around, we knew we'd have to start out with a smaller dog.  I promised myself I would never rescue another dog again after having so many issues with Lucy, but we found an adorable litter of puppies on Pet Finder that were available, and were only 10 weeks old.  (Read: too young to be screwed up yet.)  ;)  They were part cattle dog, part Boxer (they think).  We went to meet a few of the puppies that the foster mom thought would match our needs, and we fell in love with Libby.  One short week later, she came to live with us!

Libby was SO sweet.  All she wanted to do was snuggle up in your lap and let you love on her.  And her puppy breath was intoxicating.  She was so, so gentle with Knox.  Even let him steal her toys and lay all over her.  The problem wasn't Libby.  The problem was me.  I knew potty training would require a lot of attention - but I thought since I'm home all day she wouldn't have the chance to have accidents.  Wrong.  I was literally taking her out every 30 to 45 minutes, yet she'd still come inside and pee and poop in the carpet.  I told myself to be patient with her, and try not to think about the fact that my son was rolling in the floor where I'd just cleaned up dog poop.  Then there was the water bowl issue.  I finally got Knox to stop dumping her water bowl out all over the kitchen floor, but apparently she thought this was a great new trick and didn't want to stop doing that.  Once again, I told myself to be patient with her.  All new puppies need time and training.  (Never mind the fact that she would go around the corner to pee in the carpet while I was distracted with cleaning up the water bowl mess.)  Then there was the howling and whining at night.  She'd always stop after 20 or 30 minutes, but it was a rough half hour listening to her sound so pitiful... and loud.  Patience, Lorin.  She's in a new place.  All of these things had me second guessing my decision.  How was I going to add a newborn into the mix in just a few months??  How would I keep the baby from crawling through the pee and poop in the carpet??  How mad would I be when the howling dog woke up both my kids when I'd spent hours trying to get them to sleep??  The final straw was when I caught her gnawing on a dead bunny she'd found stuck between some rocks in the back yard.  That was it.  I couldn't take it.  I know dogs will be dogs.  But they can be dogs somewhere else and kiss someone else's kids in the face with rabbit guts hanging out of their mouth.  So, back to the foster family Libby went. 

While she was here though, we still had lots of fun! 

She really was a very sweet puppy.  The timing was just bad.  It will be a loooonng time before we have another dog at our house.  And I'm totally okay with that.  Because as much as I love dogs, it turns out I love my kid more. 


Saturday, April 6, 2013

11 Weeks

So... definitely showing a lot sooner this time! 
This time around with Baby #2...

And for fun, my 11 week belly with Knox.  :)

Wednesday, April 3, 2013

Knox has an announcement to make...

That's right!  Baby #2 will be here this fall!!  We are so very excited to be having another Little Lowry!  :)

I technically had a very, very faintly positive pregnancy test February 12th, but it was so faint I thought I might have been imagining it.  So I tested again the next morning with a digital test, and there's no mistaking those results! 

I still didn't believe it, so I took another test that evening, and it was definitely positive! 

Logan was out of town on business, and I knew there was no way I could keep that kind of secret for long, so I gave him his Valentine's card a day early as soon as he got home.  :) 

My first belly shot this time around.  I was right at 9 weeks here.  (Definitely showing a lot sooner this time!)  I've been feeling pretty nauseated, really every day.  It typically starts in the late afternoon and really peaks when I'm supposed to be cooking dinner.  (That hasn't gone well.)  When I was pregnant with Knox, I couldn't be around chicken.  This time, I don't want to be around any meat.  Maybe Knox and I can be vegetarians together.  :)

Some out-takes... just for fun.  :)

Probably my second favorite.  :)