Sunday, June 20, 2010

"Da" Day

In honor of Fathers Day Will learned the sign for "Daddy" this week, and shortly after finally started to say "Da"! We have been trying to get him to say mama or dada for so long now, and he just, all of a sudden, did it on his own. (The dada part at least. Still working on mama.) It's the cutest thing seeing and hearing him do it! The sign for "daddy" is putting your thumb to your forehead with all of your fingers out. He prefers to put his pointer finger on the side of his head. Good enough for me. It's pretty funny.

For Father's Day we went out to breakfast (after church), and after Will's nap we went the Red Wings baseball game. Dean's dad, sister, and our nephew were there too. We showed up at the 7th inning (they let you in for free then!), sat through a little baseball, and then after the game they opened up the field for the dad's to play catch with their kids. The little boys had lots of fun. Some ball throwing was done, but mostly wrestling....


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Here are 3 generations of William Dean Eaton's


Happy Father's Day!

Friday, June 18, 2010

Anniversary

Dean and I celebrated our 4 year anniversary yesterday! My FIL asked, "Can you believe it's been 4 years already?" So, we were talking about it, and ya know what? Yes, we can. It fact, we can't believe it has only been 4 years. We have changed, our life has changed, so much in that short amount of time!

We have had our share of relationship ups and downs, and have definitely grown and learned from them.

Dean's business has gone from him only doing in-house repairs, to manning a store front, selling new and used appliances, for 1 1/2 years now, and having 1 employee (and 2 apprentices) while still doing all of the on the road repairs.
I got pregnant, and gave birth to our now 19 month old son. Now, am pregnant again.

We have moved once already in order to accommodate our growing family, and now look forward to taking a somewhat scary step, sometime in the hopefully near future, in buying our own home.

We have also changed in how we look! I can't believe how young we both look when we were first courting (@ 19 and 21 years old)!


We had a wonderful day together yesterday. It was such a beautiful day too! Dean surprised me by taking the day off. We spent the morning at home with Will. Took a walk to the park and went on a bike ride. My sister came over after lunch to watch Will, so we could spend the rest of the day just us two! I didn't want to do anything fancy. No dressing up. No expensive dinner. (Although, at times, I do enjoy doing just that). We saw a double feature at Movies 10, had some yummy diner food (I ordered meatloaf. At a diner. Can you tell I'm pregnant?), we got some Cheesecake Factory cheesecake to-go, and headed to a park where we had our dessert picnic style. Then we set up our, totally awesome best purchase ever, hammock and just.....relaxed. It was so wonderful. We were home by 9pm. No late night partying for this mama. Got to kiss my baby, and rock him to sleep. Then headed to bed with my hott and handsome husband. The perfect end, to a perfect day :)

Friday, June 11, 2010

Pregnancy Diary: Week 15

I find myself being excited it's the weekend, but I'm not sure why. Nothing too spectacular is happening. My work doesn't end. Dean is working all day today. Perhaps he'll be home early enough for us to do something fun before my body gives out. We have a vow renewal ceremony to go to tomorrow morning for a short time, which will be nice, but then Dean is back to work all day leaving Sunday as our only full day together as a family. I'll be getting my haircut tomorrow too, which I always have mixed feelings about. I am excited at the prospect of having it turn out how I want, but I have had too many bad haircuts to know that there is always a chance it won't. Fingers crossed I suppose.

Today has been quite lovely. Had breakfast with 4 great girls (and Will), at a local diner..... Ahhh, Diner food: My new love. *Guilty confession: I have eaten at a diner 4 times this week. Twice for dinner. Twice for breakfast. I only sort of feel bad about that. I'll do better next week, I promise.* I had an appointment with the midwife, and that went well. I got to hear the heartbeat again, which always makes my day :) I gained roughly 4 lbs in 4 weeks. Wonder why. Almost back up to my pre-pregnancy-morning-sickness weight, which I suppose is a good thing.

I have been feeling good these past couple of days. Haven't felt the need to take a nap, and have been able to get some stuff done while Will naps. Hoping to get back into a workout routine of some sort now that my energy is coming back. It's tough getting back into it after going so long without it! It's amazing how quickly you can lose your muscle mass too! Right before I got pregnant, I was in the best shape I have ever been. Now I feel fat and blah. I know mom, I know. It's a good thing. Eat, eat, get fat, and eat.

So, you may have heard of pregnancy dreams before (Yes, random change of subject). A normal occurrence of crazy, whacked out dreams during pregnancy. Well, I have crazy, whacked out dreams anyways, so that's nothing new. What I have been doing is talking in my sleep. Now, after my spiel has been said and in my half awakeness, I either a) Try to explain to Dean why what I said makes complete sense or b) Start to defend myself. It has been rather amusing. I of course can't remember anything specific that was said, so I guess you'll just have to take my word for it. Or ask Dean.

I will leave you with a shoddy cell phone shot of my 15 week baby belly. Taken in my messy room.


Oh, and I just downed a peach and about 16 oz of cottage cheese. And I bought dill pickles today.

Friday, June 4, 2010

Pregnancy Diary: Week 14

Hello 2nd trimester, good riddance morning sickness! I can't believe I am already heading into my 2nd trimester. I am feeling close to normal now. Smells still get to me, but no longer make me very nauseas. Still waiting. Hoping. Desperately praying for my energy to come back. I'm pretty much cooked by 9pm, and that's with an afternoon nap. My belly seems to be popping out a bit quicker this time around, which I actually very much enjoy. It took forever with Will! I didn't feel like I looked pregnant until around 20 weeks. I'm at the point now where I don't look big at all in the morning, but by the end of the day, and multiple bowls of cereal later, there's no holding it in.

I have been so hormonally emotional, it's driving me crazy! Not to mention my poor husband! I get all worked up over silly things, and I even tear up/cry at tv shows. TV SHOWS!!! I had yet to cry at even the saddest of movies before now. I wasn't like this at all with my first pregnancy either. Oy.

I thought I may have felt the baby move yesterday. It's so hard to tell the difference this early between baby movement and well....gas, and lets face it, gas happens a lot while pregnant. My pregnancy burps have officially started. I just don't burp un-pregnant, but gee whiz I can't help it now. I don't even realize I'm doing it!

I am so excited for this summer! Even though it was super tough being sick for so long, and hard to see the positive side of things I am thankful that, if it had to happen, it at least happened when it did. We have such a crazy busy and fun summer planned with multiple weddings, graduation parties, bridal showers, family picnics, birthday parties, Seabreeze, VACATION!!!!!, family camp, and that's just what is planned already! I would be so bummed if I were to be dealing with morning sickness during all of that, and I thank the Lord often that I won't be!

Well, I am off to try and take a nap now while Will sleeps, so I am happy by the time my man comes home!