Monday, January 23, 2012

Family Update

Well, it's been a little while since I've last blogged.  Our family has (mostly) been keeping busy with daily life.

Ledger has been busily avoiding the cough and cold that is making the rounds at his child care.  He had been doing a great job at it... until today.  Don't worry, it hasn't slowed him down at all!  For Christmas, he got these miniature Star Wars action figures and he loves playing with them.  It cracks me up when he has Darth Vadar out and will sing the Imperial March (or at least, his own version of it) or when he fights with "WEEbacca" (Ledger's name for Chewbacca).  He can also always be found with at least one tool in his hands at all time, and often it's a Lego creation that he's calling "drill".  He has also been working on potty training and is wearing Pull-Ups at grandma Jamie's house and has pottied in the little boy potty quite a few times.  We're currently bribing him with Skittles at home and Starburst at grandma Jamie's house.  He has pottied a lot, but we're still trying to figure out how to get him to poop in the potty.  As I'm writing this, he just looked at me and said "I'm pooping".  *Sigh*  If only he would tell me just a minute in advance!

Chris has been suddenly motivated to watch his calorie intake and he's been on the treadmill almost every night.  He is using a super-cool app on his phone to track the nutritional content of everything he is eating and drinking.     If you've ever dieted, you know how difficult it can be to keep an honest food diary, so I am very proud of him!  So far, he's down about 11 pounds! :)

(I promise to post a pregnancy picture here soon!)
I have continued to be busy at work and at home.  Ledger is really going through a Mommy-clingy stage and although I love the cuddles and attention, it is very difficult to pick-up and carry my toddler while dragging my own belly around!  It seems like I am continuing to add pregnancy symptoms to the list -- including cravings for vegetables and smells that overwhelm me in a negative way!  My belly is big and tight and being on my feet does cause some very minor contractions.  Rhodes continues to move a lot!  That is supposed to slow down some as he runs out of room (or womb), but that hasn't quite happened yet!  Starting in February, I will be seeing the doctor every 2 weeks.  Things are really going to be speeding up as we near the end of this pregnancy!!


  1. Yay! I was in need of an update! So excited about baby Rhodes.

  2. Thanks for the update... We're so proud of Chris' dedication to his diet. And of Ledger's achievements in potty training. Cheers to you guys! Sounds like, over all, you are feeling good, which is great to hear! Looking forward to seeing you all soon, love, BoomMa and BoomPa

  3. You guys are so darn busy ~ I appreciate the posts to keep up with you. So proud of Ledger and his potty~training and Christopher on his exercising and watch of diet. For your sake, KJ, wish baby Rhodes would rest a little more. :) He will be here soon! YEA! Love you guys!