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I'm Pregnant-Don't Comment on My Weight

I am now 30 weeks pregnant with my second child. I'm excited...I'm over this pregnancy though. I'm sure several of you can relate. I now have an inquisitive, adventurous and busy 2.75 year old running around. It's been a hot summer. I hate the humidity. I'm glad we are only a few days away the official start of Fall. AND I'm ready to say F you to anyone else who feels it appropriate to comment on the additional weight I have gained during this pregnancy.

Before having Augie, I was in the best shape of my life. I exercised daily-vigorously. I ate healthy and cooked elaborate, fun meals. I had hobbies.

This pregnancy has been harder on my body and my brain. I started 10 lbs heavier, less fit, more sleep deprived and still searching to find a balance between being a Mom, maintaining a strong relationship with Andy and being the best in my work life as possible.

I've been to the Dr. plenty of times - Had plenty of ultrasounds - Had potential gall bladder pains/…
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Pizza Night

I wrote this post 2 weeks ago. It's been 2 weeks since I've had 10 minutes to sit down and put some pics with this post. The pizza was really good....
It's been forever since Andy & I have really cooked together.  He cooks a lot, especially during the week because the evening after Augie goes to sleep is my prime exercise time.

Finally after months of trading dinner and playtime or exercise time we made a pizza! And it wasn't your regular run of the mill frozen deal. We made a gluten free Prosciutto, mushroom, spinach, onion and goat cheese pizza on a garbanzo  bean flour crust.
 We started with a quick crust and tripled it, using a little less water and adding yeast.  We let it sit 30 min as suggested, spread it on our pizza sheet (with aluminum foil because it wad a bit thin) and tossed it on the grill. We threw on some garlic powder, sage, dill and dried geen onion and let it cook on one side.

 Then we flipped it over and added our toppings. Delish. Then back …


Today was our third adventure to the Discovery Center Museum, since Augie was born. We went just after his 1st Birthday, then again a few weeks ago (and purchased a year membership) and decided a cold, Sunday morning would be a great opportunity to get out of the house.  At our first visit, Augie was a relatively new walker. It was the first time he had walked anywhere, besides home and school, in his little leather shoes. Now, I can barely keep up with him AND he's almost worn out his favorite tennies. 
Where should we start?

The shapes & lights are fun...

The puzzles are great too.

Peg stacking is exciting.

Driving a car is even more fun. 

And playing house is fantastic!

 Andy had as much fun as Augie today...

So did I...

My Little Toddler

Well, at 15 months old, this dude is a sponge. Each day he is surprising me with the new actions, gestures, noises, word attempts, and some of the more "grown up" things he is doing.

Here's the rundown of the good stuff:

Night-weaned-Finally!! About 5 weeks ago. Sleep had been a major issue in our household...frequent night wakings, long night wakings, difficulty going to sleep, not being able to go to sleep or settle himself, etc. We tried a few different methods and went with what worked for us...and yes, it did work, obviously. Most nights we get a full nights sleep and Andy & I are able to have some down time-just the two of us. It's nice.

Augie Stats:
Height-8th percentile
Weight-20lbs 12 oz-6th percentile
Head circumference -still large-60th percentile

Augie's Dr. is happy with his growth, as it has been consistent and steady. He's still just a small guy. Nothing wrong with that.

Likes Fave foods: tomatoes, avocado, cucumbers, fruit/veggie/grain pouches…

Week of the Young Child 2013

This last week was National Week of the Young Child. To celebrate, the Ryan Jury Center (Augie's school) scheduled fun dress up days, hosted different events for the kids (including a talent show and a parade) and collected items needed for an area shelter. Last year's celebration was great. Augie was the new kid at school, having just started daycare a few weeks earlier at the ripe old age of 3 months. Now, at 15 months old, we dressed him up and turned him loose to express himself in his own Augie way.

Monday-Crazy Hair and Sock Day
Augie ended up being my little punk kiddo this day-faux hawk, skinny tie and funky socks. Man he's cute.

Tuesday-Cowboy Day Augie sort of looked more like a farmer than a cowboy. Cowboy is hard to do for a wee man like Augie. At the end of the day Augie brought home a picture of himself in on a horse (horse jumparoo), wearing a neck bandanna and a cowboy hat. We even practiced saying "Yee Haw". He had the yee and the haw separate, but…