Apr 29, 2011

Ben's in a big boy bed!

We continue to have change after change going on here in the Bishop house. Last weekend, it was the purchasing of a new mattress to place on the bed frame given to Ben from his Grandparents that once belonged to his Dad. I was extremely nervous about this transition. You see, Ben LOVED his crib. He only once tried to climb out. Other than that, he slept like a champ in there, he loved waking up slowly and just playing in there. I knew I could put him down for nap and he would stay there. So, with nervous excitement, and the need to get the crib ready for Ben's little sister, we made the move. And Ben LOVES IT! So far, we have had no real issues in putting him down to bed or naps. He slept for 3 hours yesterday afternoon! He has his dinosaur sheets which he looks forward to sleeping on every time!

So far: Ben has me put him into bed, and waits for me to tell him it's ok to get out of bed. He now, in the last couple of days, insists on getting in and out of bed by himself but does wait for me to be present. And with my current condition, I have to say I'm thankful for that one less time I'm hoisting up my 2 year old!

Baby #2: Getting BIG! I will be 34 weeks pregnant tomorrow. That equals 8 1/2 months pregnant. I am getting...well...big, and exhausted. My body is tired, sore, I work and take care of Ben, and when I'm not doing that I'm trying to heal my aches and pains. This means, I am on the couch, trying to stretch, or sitting. I'm getting stir crazy actually. I'm so tired and sore I can't really do anything, but then I'm bored and wanting to get out and do something. Does that make sense? Sleeping isn't really happening right now already. I can't lay flat, I'm awake about every hour (the other night I think I clocked 2 hours of sleep combined) just trying to get comfortable. I have to figure something out since I have 6 weeks left officially. I just want more and more coffee which I know I shouldn't drink, not to mention it gives me the worst indigestion I have ever experienced in my entire life, which also wakes me every hour or so.

Doctor's appointments are going well though. Me and the baby are checking out as healthy as we possibly can! To quote the doctor from the appointment last week "The baby sounds fantastic!" as she listened in. My appointments are every 2 weeks right now, going to once a week next week. We're in the home stretch!

Hope everyone is well!

Apr 17, 2011


He was REALLY not sure of this at first! But the car as a seat, and Thomas the Train on the tv in front of him quickly worked. Momma didn't go far!

As you can see, she tried using the squirt bottle on him. He didn't think that was as fun as we did!

Denise the hairdresser wasn't so sure, either. She said we put this off long enough. We tried to convince her we were going for a surfer look.

Mom and Ben talk it out a little more...

Everyone's feeling better and better about this...sort of.

Now we're getting somewhere!!!!

Brian held me back from taking ALL the clippings and made me pick a select few. Good move, probably.

I know, we FINALLY did it! After much deliberation and heartache, we've cut Ben's hair. He has gone from looking like a little toddler, and yes, sometimes like a crazy Gary Busey, to a grown up little boy! He's SO cute! We did it Saturday and then headed to Michigan for an overnighter, plus ballet. It was my Mom's Spring concert and it was well worth the trip! It included a piece by Maggie based on her 3 sisters. It was lovely! Nice to visit with everyone! I'm going to bed now!

Apr 10, 2011

Warmer weather?!?!

Considering it's 9:30am and already about 70degrees, I'm going to keep this brief! The sun is actually out and we don't even have to wear jackets! The last 2 weeks have been fun! Cold, but fun.

Ben: potty training is going smoothly. I'd say he's about 80% way there with Number 1. 20 percent there with #2. Doesn't that add up to 100%? He's in pull ups most of the day and even waking up dry some mornings and from most naps. He just hasn't quite figured out #2.... He'll get there. We're still not pushing too hard. He's figuring it out and just turned 2 so what's the rush.

Baby #2: GROWING! I'm 31 weeks pregnant yesterday. She's moving a lot, some getting quite painful. Something jabs me in the ribs, usually around 3 am that can knock the wind out of you. I'm feeling well all things considered. My body is definitely aching, but that's to be expected at this point. She still doesn't have a name. We'll get that figured out in time...I hope. Ben now thinks the words "belly" and "baby sister" are interchangeable. He'll ask my to kiss his baby sister while lifting up his shirt. We'll work on that, too.

Abby: Had her second class yesterday and was THE STAR! I'm not just saying that because I'm her proud Momma, but she was used as the example of what to do throughout the entire class! It might have helped that I got out the morning of to really run her so she wasn't so hyper. I confessed this to the teachers, and they agreed that was a perfectly reasonable strategy. We practiced healing more, ignoring food on the floor (I've never been more proud of her), and bowling. She got an A. I'm starting to feel more and more optimistic that she will be able to pass her first certification exam which is on May 7.

Other fun stuff: The Trices came to visit for a couple days on their Spring Break and I got to spend some quality time with my Godson at the zoo. Jackson continues to thrive! He's a very articulate 2 year old! I'm a proud GodMomma!
Back to the zoo, it was of course cold and misty when we were at the zoo, but the boys didn't care. They just cared about the animals! They begged us to go back the next day. It was nice to be there on a Thursday except for the 500 school children we had to share the zoo with. Once they all left we basically had the place to ourselves which was nice. The boys tired themselves out by walking for over 3 hours from animal to animal!

We had fun with the Trices and I wish we could see them more often much like everyone!

Hope everyone's enjoying their weekend and more updates to come!

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