Thursday, March 27, 2014

Unsolicited Advice

I am racing the clock with this post...M is down for a nap and I have no idea how much longer he'll sleep. His morning nap is usually 30 minutes on the dot and afternoon naps are all over the place.

This past weekend J and I went shopping...I should say I dragged J to Car.ters and Babies R Us...thanks to coupons! When we were in Car.ters, the woman behind us was commenting on the bib I was picking out and all the choices out there for baby clothes today. She then told us how beautiful M was and asked if he was our only child. (It always surprises me when people ask if he's our first or our only...I think sometimes I prefer "only".) She then went on to tell us that she only had one as well and that we should learn from what she did and make sure we have another child. We both kind of chuckled...J used his usual line of "We got it right the first time so it's one and done." She told us how she's now in her 50s and her son is off to college. She said the best advice she could give us was to go home and - brace yourselves! - get knocked up. We both laughed and I said "If only it was that easy." We left the store wishing her a good day...she wished us a good day and a wonderful life. When walking to Babies R Us we said only in TX could someone actually tell you to go home and get knocked up. We laughed about and quickly moved onto another subject.

We did our shopping in Babies R Us and were meandering through the store as M napped. We  were checking out the car seats when we noticed a couple looking at the B.ob stroller. He happened to have on a Red Sox hat...they were chatting with a rep from the store about the strollers. I said to J we should let them know how much we love our B.ob. When the opportunity presented itself we let them know what a great stroller it is. We got a polite "thanks" from the husband and the wife and her mother listened for a bit longer. The wife got called away by her husband and after another minute grandma thanked us and said "we are all set".

When we were walking back to the car I said to J that I still could not believe the woman in Car.ters told us to get pregnant. J said that we know to expect advice from strangers when we are out shopping and to not worry about it. At the same time we looked at each other and realized we had done the exact same thing about the stroller. No one asked our opinion but we felt we should add our two cents to the decision making process for this couple. We had a good laugh over it. We decided that this couple had not lived in TX long enough yet to know that strangers are going to talk to you when you are out shopping. We then commented on how we were decked out in New England attire...J had on a Red Sox shirt and Bruins hat and I had on my Cape Cod the husband should have realized that we were "one of them". We wondered if the husband was just wearing a Sox hat and maybe he wasn't really a fan.

It made us realize that San Antonio is definitely becoming a part of who we are - especially when we are out shopping!

Woohoo! Wrote this post and the boy is still sleeping. :)

Monday, March 17, 2014

Monday, March 10, 2014

Our little man - lots of pictures

Thanks to the time change M is already down for his nap so I thought I'd try to get a post up.
This is going to be picture heavy...

My Mom came to visit in February...M loved having her here with us. It was great to see the two of them together again. I love this picture of my Mom reading to him.

We went to the rodeo while my Mom was in much fun. M did great! It was loud and he did not get upset by it. He stayed awake for the entire show. J is convinced that when he's old enough M will participate in Mutton Bustin'...I am not as convinced. :)

M is really starting to interact with the dogs's so much fun to watch them together. Garnett is super gentle with him and loves it when M "pets" him.

M is the king of tummy-time...rolling over, not so much. Still waiting for that to happen...due to his size I am not overly concerned that it hasn't happened yet.

We've booked our trip to Belize!! We are going for 2 1/2 weeks in May. I cannot wait to get there and to have him meet everyone. We are planning to do a family photo shoot while we are there. So excited to get back "home".

We bought season passes to Sea World...M loves the dolphins!

My walking buddy...trying to get out walking at least 3x a week. Dr. H was not happy with my weight at my last appointment so I am doing my best to get healthier.

Loving my "kisses" from my little man. :)

One happy family

The sweater that M is wearing was knit by my Nana for one of my brothers. It means so much to me that my Mom saved it for me. I love seeing M in it. It makes me feel like my Nana is right here with us.

M is loving his books.

Crazy hair day!

M and his puppies :)