Monday, December 28, 2009


Wow, I can't believe how long it's been since I posted. I guess I haven't had much to say (or much time to say it in).
Christmas was a big hit. Riley was so into it this year. He saw Santa 4 times in the mall (well sat on his lap 4 times, we saw him many many more than that). He was adamant that he wanted golf, (Mickey Mouse golf clubs he saw at Disney Store) I was hoping he'd forget about them after a few days, but he stuck with that pick everytime he saw Santa or anytime anyone asked him what he wanted. So Santa brought him golf! Let's just hope he doesn't hit his brother with the clubs. At least they're plastic. He also got a Handy Manny tool bench from Grandpa, which is a huge hit. I just can't wait until he can build the items by himself. We've already built a birdhouse, a race car, a robot, and a toolbox. Now I just have to figure out where to put all their new toys! Or which old toys to retire.

Saturday, September 19, 2009

Exciting times in our house! Riley was given bunk beds from a friend of mine who's son decided he was too old for bunk beds. So we set them up yesterday, and Riley spent the whole night sleeping in his new big boy bed! He slept better than ever! Let's hope he loves it so much it becomes a regular event!

Thursday, August 27, 2009

I've fallen in love... with my two boys. I see Riley interact with his little brother and my heart feels like it's going to explode. I can't believe how much I love them both!!

Wednesday, August 12, 2009

Parker Allen

He's here!! Only 6 days late!

Parker Allen Spetman
August 2, 2009 10:20am
8lbs 5oz 21 in

Friday, July 31, 2009

I feel like an elephant...

and it has nothing to do with my size (well almost nothing). Did you know an elephants gestation period is 22 months? I think that's how long I'm going to be pregnant!

Monday, June 8, 2009

Not true

So, I'm in denial. My son is two years old today, and I just want to curl into a ball (well as much of a ball as I can with this big ol' belly in the way) and cry. I can't believe how fast the last 2 years have flown by. I also can't believe I'm about to be a mommy of TWO boys. This is all getting a little overwhelming!

What happened to the last 24 months?

Monday, June 1, 2009


Here are the first few shots from the Maternity Photo Session...

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I can't believe how good her editing skills are, she makes me look amazing! More to come.

Sunday, May 3, 2009

Baby Boy 1 vs Baby Boy 2

Here are the 4D Ultrasounds from both babies. Think they're gonna look alike?



4d Ultrasound

We went and had our 4D Ultrasound yesterday. Here are some of the pics.

Saturday, May 2, 2009

Sleep? What's that

So, I'm not sure what has been going on with Riley lately, but we've had huge sleep issues. His doctor thinks they're night terrors (a little different from nightmares), and gave me some information about them which basically says they'll outgrow it sometime by age 12 (if we survive that long).

I'm starting to wonder though, could it be just another symptom of the terrible 2's?? He's been basically having temper tantrums in his sleep. He screams "no" over and over, and "I can't do it". He screams about his bebo (belly button) and kicks the blanket off then screams for the blanket to be put back on.

I'm so torn as to what to do. This has been going on for about a month or so, and I'm just not sure if he needs sleep training, or if it has something to do with the cold he had (now pneumonia), or if he is having these night terrors. I just feel so lost. We were up from 11:30 until after 2 am last night, and I'm just exhausted. It's also really hard to keep calm when you're 7 months pregnant, dead tired, and listening to screaming for over 2 hours!! I am starting to crack a little, and I'm not sure how I'm going to handle this with a newborn!

Thursday, April 2, 2009

Poor Riley

I'm blaming the hormones for this one...

Riley is intelligent, not Albert Einstein smart, but still he knows quite a bit for a one and a half year old. Lately I've been worrying that we may not be able to provide him with what he needs. Hopefully this is all just silly nonsense and he's going to become a brilliant millionaire and take care of his poor mommy in her old age. But still, I've been amazed by his intelligence several times (so has his daycare provider so it's not just a biased mommy thing) and I just hope we can continue to stimulate him and guide him in the right direction.

Friday, February 20, 2009

To do...

We've been struggling with ideas for activities lately. I feel like there are so many things we can/should be doing, I'm just not very creative and feel so tired. So, we're going to go to the dollar store today (hopefully) and pick up some supplies. I am hoping to get inspired while there and hopefully we can find some fun new activities!! I'll post pics (eventually) if we are successful.

Friday, January 30, 2009


I know it's been awhile, things have been crazy lately and I just haven't felt much like posting. I'm hoping now that I'm in my second trimester and life things are settling a bit, I'll be able to update you guys a little better. So much has happened lately that I'm not even sure how to update you. So for now I'll just post a picture of Riley's latest change...