Sunday, February 21, 2010

2 years in the making!

Last night Rob and I had our first night (together) away from Maggie! I know, I know-it has been almost 2 years but being so far from our family and Rob's work schedule has made overnight trips almost impossible! Last night however, our great friends Beth and Andrew watched Maggie so Rob and I could have a night on the town before we have two kids and never leave the house again (joking...I hope). We stayed at a hotel in DC and went to the top rated Indian Restaurant in the city for dinner. We have been wanting to try out Rasika forever and were happy to find the food worth the wait. We walked around DC, rode the Metro and felt like teenagers again! We got some breakfast at Eastern Market before returning to pick up Maggie this morning. According to Beth she had a great time and slept all night without any problems-whew! It was great to spend the time together as a couple but we both were happy to see her smiling face when we picked her up!

In other news, she is completely potty trained (during the day) and the transition to the toddler bed is complete! The first night was a little rough but since then we have had a few *perfect* nights and a few where she wakes up once and comes to get a snuggle from Mom or Dad but goes right back to bed. She loves her "big girl bed" which is extra special b/c it was made by her Papa (Rob's Dad) when the Crowe kids were little. I have some more projects to complete in her room but we are getting closer to being finished!

Maggie and I are headed to Florida on Tuesday to visit the Pantanos and are so looking forward to getting out of this snowy place! Keep your fingers crossed that it is not a full flight and they have an extra seat for her. Last chance to fly before her 2nd birthday!!

Thursday, February 11, 2010


Ready to face the BLIZZARD!
Our back patio after the 1st storm
I heart snow in a pink bowl!
Playdough fun
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Wednesday, February 10, 2010

snOMG 2010

This storm is crazy! After finally shoveling out after the 23 inches we got over the weekend, we received another 8 inches today!! Aside from a quick trip to the library and a walk down the street for a Super Bowl party we (well-Maggie and I) have pretty much been stuck in the house.

I really can't complain though as it has given us a chance to work on the potty training!! And, I am pleased to announce that Maggie has pretty much mastered the skill. The week at home and bribery with candy hearts seems to have helped a ton. She is still in diapers at night and probably will be for a while but that is ok with me. Household recommendation of the week: Gerber toddler training pants!!

This weekend we are planning to test out some other double strollers and do a big trip to IKEA to pick up a mattress for Maggie's new bed and some other fun odds and ends. We have to move the queen size bed out of the new baby's room and replace the desk in the office to make the new bed fit. Lots of work but I am excited we are moving forward. Now, if we could only decide on a name!!

Pictures to come tomorrow!!!

Monday, February 1, 2010

Baby Two

I realize I have been giving small updates on this pregnancy but figured I should spend some time blogging about this baby as well!! I am now 27 weeks along and looking forward to my next Doctor's appointment this Friday. I dealt with some morning sickness early on but have felt great since about 16 weeks! During the beginning of the pregnancy, it felt very different from my pregnancy with Maggie. I was way more tired, sick all day, and just felt yucky! The second trimester however seems very similar to Maggie's! I have been super hungry and while I am trying to make healthy choices I am still rapidly gaining weight! I am still within the "normal" range but was hoping for a fitter pregnancy this time. I am so looking forward to an early spring here in VA so we can get outside more regularly! Last Monday it was 65 degrees and today it is 30 with snow everywhere!!

Baby 2 is a little frog and is ALWAYS moving! He/she does a great job of waking me up all night though (just like Maggie) whenever Rob puts his hand on my belly the baby stops moving. Maybe it's another Daddy's girl!!

I have been craving anything sweet these days and maintain that while spring babies are great, it is frustrating being pregnant over Christmas and now, especially Valentine's Day! I wish I could re-wire my brain to crave carrots and celery instead of chocolate and peanut butter!!

Now that it is officially February we are going to start to get the nursery set up and transition Maggie to her "big girl" bed. I am sure I will have lots to blog about then but for now, just keep your fingers crossed! Since we have all gender neutral stuff from the first go around, baby two will have a green and brown elephant room too! It is nice that everything is in pretty good condition still and that we don't need to buy much in terms of baby gear!

Speaking of baby gear, we are still undecided about the double stroller situation. Thanks to Amanda we were able to find the new Baby Jogger City Select, which is a really cool stroller. We checked it out last weekend and while Rob is sold, I still think it is a little long. I am still thinking about the Bumbleride Indie Twin which Beth has spoken so highly of. We are going to test it out soon since I finally found a store that has one in stock!! Ok, if I forgot any pertinent baby info please let me know!