Wednesday, April 1, 2015

The final countdown

Things have been busy over the last month or so as we frantically prepare for little sister. The official countdown is 3 weeks and 1 day (due April 23)!

Brian was the assistant coach for Buckhannon Upshur High School's girl's basketball team from November through the beginning of March.  The girls had an amazing season (like, the best season in 15 years or so), winning sectionals and regionals to send them to the state tournament!  Going to games in your third trimester with a toddler is an exercise in endurance, patience, and ingenuity, but I survived.  When the girls would make a basket, Will yelled "touchdown!"  The team was knocked out in the first round at the tournament, but it was just so amazing that they got there in the first place.  Brian is already talking about next season...oh my!

after winning regionals...with a piece of cut net!

Local celebrities

on the civic center floor!

Once basketball season was over, it was finally time to get serious about preparing for little sister (before i had a nervous breakdown)!  Will's "big boy room" needed painted and furniture, the nursery needed lots of work, I had no clothes ready for little sister, and our house was generally a wreck (although that doesn't seem to change much day to day).

 Will's room went from this lovely place with wallpaper and red trim....

to a nice, clean, gray space that now has furniture and is inhabited by one excited big brother.  I'll share some more pictures once I get it a bit more organized.

My mom and I were also able to knock out painting the nursery.  I had planned to keep it gray (or at least that's the story I told brian ;-) but I just couldn't get it to work with the ideas I had in my head. So, we painted it. I'm slowly working on getting it decorated with pictures on the wall, french door curtains, some homemade bunting and twinkle lights, and a pompom mobile....

Somehow, Brian and I were able to find about 24 hours to get away.  We took a quick trip to Stonewall Resort and did nothing but eat and sleep.  It was glorious.

35 weeks at stonewall

And after all of that, Will and I have been completely exhausted ;-)

Friday, February 20, 2015

31 week update

Everyone says things are different with the second child. So true...already.  With Will, I took belly pictures all the time. With this baby, I've taken about two....I either forget or just don't have the energy.

This is a comparison at 25 weeks last time versus this time....

I am now 31 weeks.  Only 9 to go. Maybe. My friend Krista just had her baby three weeks early, so I'm pretty much having daily panic attacks now!

Last week, I had some wardrobe issues....surely a non-maternity dress with plenty of rouching could still handle my belly, right? Nope. That sucker pulled in all the wrong places. But I wore it anyways...with a long sweater to cover as much as possible! Changing would have been exhausting. If Tony Kornheiser had seen me, there would have been more sausage casing comments. Regardless, here is the 30 week belly....

The only thing I have ready for Little Sister is her blanket.  I got my yarn in the mail and finished it in about a week.

We have been talking more and more with Will about his sister.  He gives my belly a kiss each night and giggles about her teeny-tiny clothes.  Maybe he's practicing up for this sister business, because when Brian picked him up from school a few weeks ago, he was dressed like this....

phone cameras aren't designed for reconnaissance photos

His teacher said he likes dancing in it. BAHAHA!!!!  At least it is blue and yellow.

::My father-in-law brought to my attention that he couldn't comment on posts. I think I've fixed it-use Name or Anonymous.  Comment away, Ed! ;-)  ::

Tuesday, February 10, 2015

Brown bear, Brown bear, What do you see?

When I was little, I pronounced the word "frog" with three syllables. My mom used some serious inflection when she read to us, and I was ever the copycat.  And now, I totally recognize that I'm doing this with Will. He may only get every other word, but he's reading exactly as I read to him. And apparently we've read this one a few times! ;-)

....and yes, it's February 10th and my Christmas tree is still up.  What can I say?...I love twinkle lights.

Wednesday, January 14, 2015

Blingy vs. nuh-nuh

When I am on a break and have Will at home, we spend lots of time cuddling and taking naps together.  Will can't rest though without his nuh-nuh, an aqua thermal blanket with satin trim just like his Mama's when she was a little girl...or when she was 30.  Confession: I am 30 years old and still sleep with my childhood blingy. My family told me when I got married I was going to have to get rid of it.  I don't think they understood that it was part of the package.  It is starting to look rough after all of these years.  Will's nuh-nuh is actually my back-up blanket that my mom still had at her house.  She gave it to Will (without my permission), and he immediately fell in love with it.  When going to sleep, he rubs his hands and face with it....just like his Mama.  I really wonder if it's genetic.

I recently learned that the company that made these wonderfully wonderful blankets (Baby Morgan blankets) went out of business a few years ago.  I am currently on the hunt to find one for baby sister or find the materials to just make one.

The only reason I was willing to publicly embarrass myself by admitting my blingy obsession (and posting such unflattering photos) is because I absolutely cherish these pictures. Flipping through on my phone and Brian's old phone made me laugh at the number that contained both of us sleeping with our blankets...mainly from this summer when we took LOTS of naps together.





Sunday, January 4, 2015

I have a blog?

I haven't posted since October 14...yikes! I have good reasons though.  Mainly because this happened....

Yep, the Webb's are expecting Baby #2 at the end of April. I am currently 24 weeks! This past semester was a blur...because I felt like death.  This pregnancy has been nothing like the first.  I had to tell my students I was with-child at around 8 weeks so they would forgive me for running out of class in the middle of a sentence to throw my guts up...luckily, they were very understanding. It was a solid 18 weeks before I felt sort of like a normal human again.

I have a few good pictures on my camera, but it (and my computer) are not cooperating at the moment, so I'll stick with iphone documentation of the last few months...

Will was Mickey Mouse for Halloween...thanks to my cousin Beth for saving her boys' costumes through the years!  When my computer cooperates, I'll post the pictures from Halloween night where there were big tears rolling down his face because mean-ole-mom wouldn't let him stay outside with Dad in the frigid temperatures!

I celebrated my 30th birthday! Amongst lots of cool stuff, I was most excited about my automatic car starter my family got for me!  Now on bitter mornings, Will and I hop into a nice toasty vehicle...totally priceless!

Will got to ride in Pawpaw's truck. And oh my goodness, this is the BEST thing in the world.  Bless his heart...when we visit Brian's family, the first thing Will says when he wakes up is "truck!"  He loves Pawpaw's truck!

At some point when I could hold my head up without feeling woozy, I was ready to tackle a project! The lady we bought our house from left a great hutch, table, and chairs. But the chairs looked like she let her kids wipe their faces on them.  Cleaning didn't work, and I wasn't about to reupholster the backs, so I compromised.  I recovered the seats and painted the backs (using this tutorial). I also painted some curtains for the dining room.  Please excuse our gross's on the to-do list....way at the bottom labeled "someday when we have an extra (at least) 20K sitting around"

 The boys also got new Ikea bedroom furniture put together! So, we may have plaster falling off the walls, but by golly, we finally have bedroom furniture that matches! High five dad!

 Brian and I got to join Will one day for lunch at school for his big Holiday Feast! It was so much fun!

Will helped me make Pioneer Woman Cinnamon official Webb family Christmas tradition.  He stirred the icing (and flipped it all over the counter)....

...discovered the butter/sugar/cinnamon mixture still left on the table and licked it up when "mom wasn't watching".....


...and licked his plate clean when he finally got to eat one! HA!

 And during a tense evening in the ER, we found out we are having a little GIRL!!!  I have a feeling she is going to add some adventure to our lives, because she has certainly been a spitfire thus far.

We are currently working on Will's big boy room so I can redecorate the nursery for our sweet babe. I'm going with orange/pink/red color scheme this time with these as inspiration photos...
 Entering the girl world {the nursery} » Colors...done.   purl soho | products | item | yarn for super easy crib blanket in super soft merino (purl soho)

And if she doesn't get her brother's lashes, she is going to be ticked.....

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

So sweetly obstinate

Will's favorite word right now is "no."  Any question you ask him..."no" is the answer.

I think it's hilarious. So much so that I ask him questions all the time just to hear him say it.  Apparently, I've done this alot...enough that I caught him mocking me the other day in the car...

Will: (babbling, with the proper questioning inflection)

nah dah blah da da?  No.
da ba oo go you?  No.
blah da moo you nah? No.

I posted this video on Instagram, and our friend Gina pointed out that his voice is so sweetly obstinate. Sure is.

But he definitely doesn't know what "no" means, because those cheeks are telling a different story about him eating all of his lunch!

Friday, October 10, 2014

First haircut

I know. I am lame. I haven't posted in over a month. I have really good reason(s). Promise. On to the good stuff...

Will finally got his hair cut in September.  Now that I see these pictures, I can't believe I let it go that long.  I was hanging on to my baby, not ready for him to look like a little boy, while the poor kid was really looking like a ragamuffin....

We brought our own seat to strap him in to Sandra's chair, and away she went.  Luckily, she is fast.  Will didn't cry, just tried to maneuver his head as far away from her as possible. All in all, it was fairly painless.

Totally over this.

But, got his first taste of a sucker. Oh my.

The haircut is super cute...makes him look particularly rotten...especially when sitting next to his partner in crime.

In other news, we are working on eating with a spoon. But sometimes that just doesn't cut it, and a guy's gotta use his hands!